New Foreign Language Print Editions

When I was traditionally published, one of the most exciting things was receiving print copies of the foreign editions of my books. So, I find this really exciting. This month, I started to make some print editions available for my translated books and they’re now available for sale.

So far, I have four available at Amazon, two in Spanish and two in German:

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in Spanish

La novia del caballero de las cruzadas

El corazón del caballero de las Cruzadas

Die schöne Braut

Die rosenrote Braut

I’m ordering copies for myself and will show them to you when they arrive, but that could take a while. I needed to share this news with you today!

The Champions at Your Local Bookstore

The Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

I’m trying one of my experiments in publishing, this time with print editions of my books, and I could use your help. My print editions are available at Amazon through their print services but also are available to bookstores from Ingrams. Ingrams offers a lot of options, and I’ve recently changed up my choices to make stocking my books more appealing to bricks-and-mortar bookstores located in the US. The following series are included in my experiment:

Flatiron Five Fitness

Flatiron Five Tattoo

The DragonFate Novels

The Champions of St. Euphemia

If you are in the US, have a favorite local bookstore and would like to see my books there, please ask them about stocking them. Discoverability is a bit of a challenge in this market, and your request would certainly help bring your local bookseller’s attention to my books, and their availability. Thank you! 🙂

Time Travels in Kindle Unlimited

My three time travel romances – Once Upon a Kiss, The Last Highlander and The Moonstone, are now available to read in Kindle Unlimited, as is the boxed set, Timeless Loves. Their 90 day term ends on May 11 and I’ll decide in May whether to enroll them for another 90 days. If you’re a KU subscriber, here’s your chance to read these three popular romances!

Timeless Loves, a time travel boxed set by Claire Delacroix

Timeless Loves is a digital bundle including three full-length time travel romances: The Last Highlander, The Moonstone, and Once Upon a Kiss.

Surrender to three loves that transcend time!

In The Last Highlander, an illustrator’s research trip to Scotland takes a turn for romance when a handsome rogue of a 13th century Highlander insists that only she can send him home again and vows to whatever is necessary to win her favor. Soon Morgan finds herself torn between helping Alasdair and wanting to keep him forever.

Timeless Loves, a time travel romance boxed set by Claire Delacroix

In Once Upon a Kiss, a practical businessman discovers a sleeping beauty on his newly acquired Scottish property: not only does Aurelia complicate the renovation of Baird’s newest boutique hotel, but she thaws his heart and threatens to claim it forever.

In The Moonstone, a medieval knight allows a pretty condemned witch to make one last wish, never imagining that her sorcery will work. She drops her magical charm, and as a man of honor, he can only pursue her and ensure justice, wherever she has fled. But when Niall finds Vivian in a world filled with possibilities and passion, will he be able to resist the temptation to stay?

Three magical stories of love conquering the barrier of time!

Timeless Loves is now enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and the ebook is available exclusively at Amazon.

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Blackleith, Sutherland and the Picts

This month, The Rose Red Bride is on sale for just 99¢. This is the second book in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series and takes us north from Kinfairlie into Sutherland, the location of Erik’s home of Blackleith – and his stolen legacy. Today, let’s talk a bit about that part of Scotland.

Kyle of Durness, Sutherland, Scotland
9th century map of Scotland

Erik’s home estate of Blackleith is north of Kinfairlie, far north, in the lands allied with the Earl of Sutherland. Sutherland is the peninsula at the top of Scotland, which points toward the North Sea. (The tip of that point is Caithness.) On this 9th century map, all of Scotland north of the Firth of Forth (where Edinburgh is located) is green, indicating that this territory was held by the Picts.

There’s not a lot known about the Picts. They left amazing carved standing stones, and their presence is noted in the records of other peoples from the fifth century or so to the tenth. They are believed to have been Celtic and to have merged with the other Celtic tribes at that time, becoming part of the peoples called “Scots”. We don’t even know what they called themselves: the name Pict comes from the Latin for “painted or tattooed people”, because the Picts loved to color their skin.

The name “Sutherland” comes from the Vikings, who dominated this territory from their jarl in Orkney: it was literally the land south of the court. The Vikings held territories in what is now Scotland from about the 8th century through the 13th. They held longest to the northern and western isles. Their influence remains, though, in the names of towns and territories, and the fair coloring (blond hair and blue eyes) of many inhabitants.

In the Middle Ages, the Scottish kings gradually claimed territory north of Edinburgh and St. Andrews, extending their hold along the eastern coast and west to the Strathclyde. Even by the fifteenth century and the setting of The Rose Red Bride, points north remained wild (as did much of the highlands.) Vivienne would have been certain that she was riding off the edge of the known world when she accompanied Erik north to Blackleith.

If you’re interested in the Picts, you might like my time travel romance Once Upon a Kiss. It’s a reincarnation story and a Sleeping Beauty story, set in the Orkney Islands.

The Rose Red Bride, #2 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

More cherished than gold are the Jewels of Kinfairlie, and only the worthiest may fight for their love…The Laird of Kinfairlie has unmarried sisters, each a gem in her own right. And he has no choice but to see them all wed in haste.

Like a heroine in an ancient tale, Vivienne waited in the highest chamber of Kinfairlie’s tower for her fated lover. In the darkness he came for her, cloaked and hooded so that she would not see his face. He loved her sweetly, thoroughly…and Vivienne knew she had met her destiny.

But in the morning light, her dream is shattered. Erik Sinclair of Blackleith is no romantic hero but a disinherited warrior who arranged her abduction to regain his own legacy. Outraged by Erik’s insistence that he needs her solely to beget a son, yet ensnared by the passion he awakens, Vivienne realizes that there is more merit in her taciturn spouse than he would admit. Erik is skeptical of her growing faith in his honor and her desire to recapture his stolen birthright…

Little does he suspect that his rare gem of a bride intends to capture his barricaded heart as well.

A Kindle Bestseller

“A beautiful, heart-wrenching, deeply emotional story. Five hearts!”—The Romance Studio

“Claire Delacroix has woven a tale that is a whirlwind of action and betrayal…What a wonderful plot! Throughout this amazing tale, Ms. Delacroix doesn’t let up for a second. There are lighthearted moments and tender love scenes that will delight historical romance lovers everywhere. Five hearts!”—

“One of the most fascinating continuing stories I have read in quite a while.”—The Romance Readers Connection

“One of Claire Delacroix’s best stories…Delacroix raises the bar in historical romance writing with the ease of a true professional.”—The NovaScotian

“Claire Delacroix is a shining star of the romance genre. Cleverly original, emotional and fast-paced, full of twists and turns, her books will sweep you right off your feet!”—Julianne Maclean, bestselling author

“Ms. Delacroix keeps the readers wildly entertained as well as enchanted all the way to the end! This reviewer has always loved Ms. Delacroix’s lush storylines, intricate details and has never been disappointed with her books. The Rose Red Bride is one book that will be read over and over again! Five hearts!”—

“What better way to begin a story than by providing the reader with a strong, determined hero out to avenge a wrong with a spirited and equally determined woman by his side? The Rose Red Bride is blend of passion, humor, fairy lore and everlasting love. A great read!”—

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Last Chance – Stolen Brides for 99¢!

Stolen Brides, a boxed set of four medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Don’t miss this themed boxed set of four full-length Beauty-and-the-Beast medieval romances, available for a limited time! This bundle is 99cents but the price will go up tomorrow. Last chance to save!

Stolen Brides includes four full-length novels: The Rose Red Bride, Pearl Beyond Price, The Warrior and The Beauty.

In The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy of medieval Scottish romances, Vivienne’s night with her destined love is as magical as the tales foretell, but at dawn, he takes her captive. Erik is bent on vengeance but Vivienne quickly sees his true valor and resolves to help restore his stolen legacy herself. Will she lose her heart in the bargain?

“Claire Delacroix is a shining star of the romance genre. Cleverly original, emotional and fast-paced, full of twists and turns, her books will sweep you right off your feet!”

Julianne Maclean, bestselling author, on The Rose Red Bride

In Pearl Beyond Price, Kira is snatched away from her home by a grim warrior who she cannot understand. When he defends her, she realizes that actions speak louder than words; when Thierry is dispatched on mission that he is not expected to survive, only Kira’s knowledge can ensure his success and give them both the chance of a future. Can Kira dare to hope that the valiant warrior who has claimed her love will share that future with her?

“Another dazzling Delacroix delicacy!”

Affaire de Coeur on Pearl Beyond Price

In The Warrior, book three of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy, the unwed and unwanted Aileen is abducted by a dangerous knight and compelled to wed him in secrecy. But when her dreams reveal truths that the Hawk has never shared and her curiosity takes her where she should not go, he fears that his beguiling new bride may be his doom. Can Aileen overcome her husband’s suspicions to win his love?

“Delacroix’s satisfying tale leaves the reader hungry for the next offering.”

Booklist on The Warrior

The Warrior is one more gem in the crown of this queen of medieval romance!”

Stolen Brides, a boxed set of four medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

In The Beauty, book five of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances, Jacqueline is seized on her way to a convent by a wounded knight seeking vengeance, but Alasdair has mistaken her for the daughter of his enemy. When Jacqueline discovers that her captor has returned from crusade only to find his inheritance stolen, she knows that she must help this man of honor regain what is rightfully his own. Will healing his heart cost her own?

“Four stars! A tale to warm a winter’s night!”

Romantic Times on The Beauty

In these Beauty-and-the-Beast romances, four wounded warriors are healed by the bold beauty of a bride they take captive—only to lose their shielded hearts to the maiden who believes in their honor. Can each persuade his stolen bride to become his willing partner—body, heart and soul?

Last Dau at the special price of just 99cents!

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