I like to use Pinterest to collect ideas and inspiration for my books. Pinterest now allows sections inside boards, which is a great way to organize images for a book series. Each book then has its own board inside the main board. I like this feature a lot.
The Ravensmuir board now has a section for each book in that world, from the Rogues of Ravensmuir through the Jewels of Kinfairlie, the True Love Brides and the Brides of Inverfyre.There’s still lots of pinning to be done, as this board is a massive project, but you can check it out now.
The Champions of St. Euphemia have their own board, which is pretty much complete.
There’s also a board for Rogues & Angels, which is a work in progress.
Finally, I have a couple of general boards: there’s also one for the eye candy of Castles. Here’s Medieval Eye Candy, which started out with images from illuminated manuscripts but has become a catch-all of interesting medieval images.
Do you use Pinterest? What kind of images do you collect there?
The Runaway Bride is the second book in the Brides of Inverfyre series and…
IT’S ROSS’S BOOK!
I know a lot of you will be excited about that. Ross has been waiting a while for his story, but in Aoife, he’s met his match—and I think she was worth the wait.
Here’s the cover:
Aoife MacArthur is a beauty and a prize, an heiress who wants to marry for love—but her father has arranged her marriage to Nigel Armstrong, the oldest son and heir of the Hawk of Inverfyre. One look confirms that Nigel will never possess her heart—although his cousin, Ross of Kinfairlie, is another matter. Aoife knows she cannot escape her fate, but yearns for one last adventure: she will flee Inverfyre and hope that Ross will be sent in pursuit. She tells herself that one kiss will be sufficient…
Ross Lammergeier is a mercenary with a blade for hire, for he has not the coin to claim a bride. When his cousin’s betrothed flees, he lends chase, for the Hawk of Inverfyre trained him. Ross suspects that Nigel’s betrothed plays a game, but Aoife’s ploy is dangerous—for the treacherous MacLaren clan, always seeking to undermine Inverfyre, take her captive. In the course of rescuing Aoife and ensuring her safety, Ross finds himself captivated by the fierce and beautiful maiden. When they both surrender to temptation, their futures are changed—not least by the surprise attack of the MacLaren clan. How much will Ross surrender to guarantee Aoife’s safety? And how much will Aoife give to protect the man who has captured her heart?
Coming October 30!
There’s a new excerpt posted here on the site for The Runaway Bride, just to give you a taste.
The Brides of Inverfyre series are NOT being enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, as there are lots of readers wanting them at other portals.
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To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Red Door Reads authors are hosting a scavenger hunt with a prize. To participate, find this button somewhere on my website:
Click on it and you’ll be redirected to a landing page with a letter. That letter is your first clue. The landing page also has a link to the next author’s website in the scavenger hunt. Find all the buttons, collect all the letter, and unscramble the message for your chance to win!
Find all the details on the Contest page at the Red Door Reads website. Good luck!
The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest, is free at Amazon from today through February 3.
Driven from her late husband’s estate, Countess Eglantine de Crevy fled to wildest Scotland to claim a castle, only to find a ruin — and a clan chieftain standing guard. Kinbeath was hers, she declared, vowing to rebuild the manor and launch a bride quest so her daughters could marry for love. But Duncan MacLaren had devised a bride quest of his own, swearing to win the land—and the fiery countess—in a war of sweet seduction…
Eglantine declared she would never be captured by this barbarian. Yet Duncan awakened passions she had never known before. She promised to fight him with every weapon at her command even as he vowed to woo her for a year and a day—and make her his pagan bride.
Each thought Kinbeath the prize the most desired, a prize to be won at any price. Until passion turned to love, and the chieftain found himself fighting for the heart and hand of the woman he was born to possess.
“Master storyteller Claire Delacroix has done it again with this marvelous medieval romance. The Countess is a keeper!”—Old Book Barn Gazette
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The Mercenary’s Bride, book #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series, is available today!
Robbed of his possessions, wounded and left for dead, Quentin de Montgomerie has lost everything except his love for Mhairi, the daughter of the Hawk of Inverfyre—and he knows who is to blame for his fate. He vows to return to Inverfyre and take his vengeance from the Hawk, but arrives to discover that the fierce maiden in possession of his heart has blossomed into a beauty, and that her kiss has the power to give him hope for the future again. Can Quentin prove himself to the Hawk and win Mhairi—or will she spurn him for being less than once he was?
The Mercenary’s Bride is a Christmas Scottish medieval romance novella which was originally published in the Christmas 2017 anthology The Nutcracker Reimagined.
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