The Crusader’s Bride is free

The Crusader's Bride, #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe Crusader’s Bride is free from today through the 26th at Amazon. The entire Champions of St. Euphemia series is enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, so if you’re a subscriber, you can continue the adventure free.

This book is also available in audio, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds, and the audiobook is in wide distribution. There are links below, as well as an audio sample.

Gaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

When the Templar knight Gaston learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France, he accepts one last quest for the order and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage snares his gaze, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings, and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to survive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

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The Crusader’s Bride

The digital edition of my medieval romance, The Crusader’s Bride, which is book #1 in the Champions of St. Euphemia series, is on sale for 99 cents through October 8 at most online portals. Do you have your copy of Gaston and Ysmaine’s story yet?

The Crusader's Bride, first in a new series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixGaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

When the Templar knight Gaston learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France, he accepts one last quest for the order and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage snares his gaze, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings, and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to survive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

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You can download a free longer excerpt from my online store, in either EPUB or MOBI formats.

You can also read an excerpt here on my website.


The Crusader's Bride by Claire DelacroixThe Crusader’s Bride is also available in audio, narrated by Tim Gerard Reynolds.
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New Review for The Crusader’s Bride

The Crusader's Bride, first in a new series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThere was a wonderful new review posted yesterday for The Crusader’s Bride at the Reading Nook blog, so I wanted to share it with you today.

It’s a four book review 🙂 and here’s a snippet:

“I do love a good historical romance and this one was great. A lot of information is thrown at you from the get go, almost too much to keep track of, but soon you find yourselves on a intriguing crusade along with the characters so just go with the flow.”

There’s quite a good summary of the story in the review – hop on over to the blog post at Reading Nook to read it through.

Thank you for the wonderful review!

Remember that The Crusader’s Bride is available in audio, too.

The Renegade's Heart, book #1 of the True Love Brides Series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire DelacroixWhile I was at the Reading Nook blog, I discovered that they’d also reviewed The Renegade’s Heart! Another wonderful four star review – here’s a good bit:

“A book about a curse or prophecy. Historical highland romance with a paranormal twist – loved it! There is a good balance between the historical world and the fae world. I don’t think it really matters if you have read the others in series or not as feel that this could be read as a standalone. Does make me want to check out the rest of them though.”

Once again, it has a good long summary of the story. You can read all of the review of The Renegade’s Heart right here.

Remember that The Renegade’s Heart and all of the True Love Brides series are also available in audio editions.

The Crusader’s Heart

Today’s the day! Today Wulfe and Christina’s story is available!

The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series.A valiant warrior sworn to the order of the Knights Templar for life, Wulfe resents being dispatched on a quest to Paris just when the Latin Kingdoms are at their most vulnerable. He is determined to fulfill his duty as quickly as possible and return to fight for justice—but the courtesan he defends in Venice is resolved to remain at his side. The alluring and perceptive Christina will not be left behind, and soon Wulfe finds himself forced to choose between his vows and his heart…

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Bookmarks

I showed you my new bookmarks for the Champions of Saint Euphemia series a few weeks back, but I forgot to ask who wanted some. 🙂

CSE_bookmarks2A few of you spoke up, but I thought it would be a good idea to ask again. Just comment on the post if you’re interested. I’ll send you an email to get your mailing info, so don’t post it here for the whole world to see. 🙂

The Crusader’s Bride

Today’s the day! Do you have your copy of Gaston and Ysmaine’s book yet?The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixGaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

When the Templar knight Gaston learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France, he accepts one last quest for the order and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage snares his gaze, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings, and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to survive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

Buy from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon UK Buy from Amazon Germany Buy from Amazon Canada Buy at Createspace Buy at GooglePlay Buy at iBooks Buy at KOBO Buy at B&N

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You can download a free longer excerpt from my online store, in either EPUB or MOBI formats.

Cover Variations

I’ve had the covers updated for two of the Champions of Saint Euphemia books. As much as I liked them initially, in thumbnail versions they weren’t as snappy as I’d like. I had the designer make a couple of changes.

First off, The Crusader’s Heart. In the old version, her dress was white. In the new one (which will be on the book) it’s gold:
ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersHeart200And then, The Crusader’s Vow. In the old version, her dress was brown and the cover overall looked a bit dull when it became small. In the new version, her dress is purple and the background has changed to a winter scene:
ClaireDelacroix_TheCrusadersVow200What do you think?