It’s just 7 days until the publication of Dragon’s Mate, Hadrian and Rania’s story. Have you ordered your copy of my next dragon shifter romance yet?
Her kiss will shatter realms…
Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.
Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.
But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?
In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances, is now available for pre-order at (almost) all portals. The GooglePlay link will go live on the on-sale date in January.
Damon has a secret…
Every Friday night, the F5 partner who is the quiet powerhouse leaves on the dot of five. Where does he go? What does he do? His partners want to know, but Damon can’t bring himself to share the truth about his mom’s illness. She’s the only family he’s ever known, the anchor in his life, and he can’t imagine how he’ll go on without her. In the middle of the night, when he’s most alone, he wants proof that he’s not completely powerless. He doesn’t expect to find such a willing, or seductive, volunteer.
Haley loves solving mysteries…
Especially ones like the gorgeous guy who visits her favorite patient every Friday night. He must be Natalia’s son, but is he also the model on the billboard for that fitness club downtown? Where did he learn therapeutic massage? Even though she’s a nurse, Haley’s interest in his skill isn’t just professional. She wants to feel those hands on her own skin. Late one night, she takes a chance and asks for a lesson from him, only to learn that she has a hunger for the sensation only Damon can give.
Coming January 25, 2018
There’s a new addition to the F5 team. Meet Chynna, a tattoo artist who first appeared in Dragonfire, in this out-take from Whisper Kiss.
Princess Brianna was determined to marry for love despite King Henry’s decree that she wed one of the sons of the man who had conquered her family’s castle. So Brianna issued a seemingly impossible challenge: he who returned with a gift that made her laugh would win her hand. And thus began the bride quest of the three brothers Fitzgavin. Burke and Rowan, knights both, set out at her command.
Only Luc remained, refusing to indulge the whims of the glorious Irish princess. Even Brianna’s legendary beauty could not tempt him—until she invaded his senses…and his soul. But Luc thought a princess had no place in the life of a battle-weary warrior who vowed to lay down his sword forever—until he was forced to take up arms to protect the fair maiden who had seized his heart by divine right.
“Claire Delacroix is the queen of medieval romance!”
USA Today Bestseller
1998 Best Historical Romance Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence
1998 Best Historical Romance Holt Medallion
1998 Best Medieval Historical Romance Romantic Times
New edition available August 24, 2017
Pre-order available at these portals:
The Damsel and The Heiress are both available for pre-order at iBooks, Nook, and Kobo. The Amazon pre-order will be available 90 days before publication.
The pre-order for Addicted to Love is live at Amazon and Nook. (It was already live at iBooks and Kobo.) It will be available in my online store in June and at GooglePlay on the release day.
June 29 is the big day for Kyle and Lauren’s story!
Kyle wants it all… Kyle Stuyvesant doesn’t believe in love and romance. His parents taught him that there’s no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there’s only one woman who ever tempted him to more than a single hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she’s married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren’s marriage collapses and Kyle isn’t just the bearer of bad news, but the man she turns to for comfort.
Lauren demands his all… When Lauren’s marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure and sensation. Who knows that territory better than Kyle, the eternal playboy, who seduced her so deliciously years before? It was a night Lauren never forgot, and now that she wants to forget everything, Kyle is the only man she wants. Will she be able to accept his terms of no love or romance? Or will Lauren convince Kyle to take a chance on wanting more?
Coming June 29, 2017!
Download the first chapter free from my online store:
I’m pretty excited about this news. Starting a new series is always a thrill, and I’m loving this one. Flatiron Five features five friends who have built a successful business in Manhattan together. Now, it’s time for them to meet their romantic matches….
One of my working titles for this series was Five Weddings and a Fitness Club, but I thought it was too long. The series starts with Tyler, the finance guy on the team, who likes everything organized. Amy is going to shake his tree, and he’s going to like it!
Tyler has had enough…
Going to his fourth sister’s wedding without a date will only encourage his female relations to “help” him find romance. Ty’s ready to wait for Ms. Right, and doesn’t want anyone meddling in his love life. When he learns that the quiet cute woman who works in his building has the same predicament, he’s sure they can each provide a solution for the other. But there’s far more to Amy than meets the eye, and Tyler finds himself not only intrigued by her secrets, but falling hard. How far will he go to make their temporary arrangement permanent, and win the heart of a woman he finds…simply irresistible?
Here’s a fun detail about this series. In Simply Irresistible, Amy decides (with Tyler’s encouragement) to follow her dream of becoming a writer. She begins to write an erotic fairy tale called Her Dark Prince. My fellow writer, Ella Ardent, agreed to write and publish “Amy’s” books. Her Dark Prince is the first title in Ella’s Euphoria series, and it’s available now.
…when you realize you haven’t posted the buy links for your upcoming release on your website.
Here they are, better late than never! The GP one is still in the works.
Nero has always aspired to be an astrologer in the royal court of Incendium. When he divines a portent about the pending royal marriage, he makes the perilous journey to the capital city, only to be kept from delivering his tidings in time. Worse, Nero is assigned the task of pursuing a dragon princess bent on taking vengeance upon her reluctant groom, a feat he knows can’t be done. His dream appears to be lost forever—until the captivating princess Peri surprises this unlikely advisor.
Nero’s Dream is a short story set in Incendium, which should be read after Wyvern’s Mate.
Now that Firestorm Forever is available for pre-order at Amazon again, the free excerpt on my store is also available in MOBI again. The downloadable excerpt is longer than the one here on the site – it’s the entire first chapter – and it has buy links in the end matter.
I have a new title on my upcoming releases schedule – it’s a collection of my own short stories and novellas, called Beguiled. This volume will include six shorter works of mine that have been previously published—they’ll all be together in one volume for the first time. It’ll be released in both print and digital.
The included stories are: An Elegy for Melusine by Claire Delacroix
A medieval fantasy novella with romantic elements, originally published in the anthology To Weave a Web of Magic.
The Leaves by Deborah Cooke
A short fantasy story, previously available in a digital-only edition.
The Ballad of Rosamunde by Claire Delacroix
A medieval romance with fantasy elements and a short story, originally published in the Mammoth Book of Irish Romance and later published as a digital-only short. It’s also included in the trade paperback edition of The Snow White Bride. It was edited in MBOIR for space constraints but appears in its entirety in all subsequent editions (including this one).
Amor Vincit Omnia by Claire Delacroix
A medieval romance and short story, originally published in the digital anthology Seven Deadly Sins and subsequently published in a digital-only edition.
The Kiss of the Snow Queen by Claire Delacroix
A medieval romance novella with fantasy elements, originally published in the anthology The Queen in Winter.
Coven of Mercy by Deborah Cooke
A vampire romance originally published in the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II and later available as a digital-only short.
I’m thinking this will be a July release, but will confirm the date closer to publication. I’m in the queue for a new cover!
She enchanted him with a kiss—but winning her love would demand all he possessed.
Disheartened by the challenge of rebuilding his legacy of Ravensmuir, Malcolm left Scotland to earn his fortune as a mercenary. Four years later, scarred by the realities of war and haunted by his own deeds, he secretly returns with his fortune. Upon entered the familiar ruins, Malcolm hears music so beautiful that it pierces his heart. He has no choice but to follow its summons deep into the caverns beneath his inheritance, where he finds a damsel in distress, a maiden whose kiss rekindles all the nobility of purpose he believed he had lost forever.
Trapped in the realm of the Fae, Catriona knows that her freedom can only be gained by the love of a mortal man. Desperate to return to her family and the mortal realm, she welcomes Malcolm with a bold kiss—never guessing the Fae’s trick to exchange her freedom for his own. But Catriona sees too much of merit in this wounded warrior to abandon him to the Fae—no matter what the cost.