One Knight’s Desire

Heloise and Lothair’s story is back on my desk. We’re heading for Sayerne, to continue my Rogues & Angels series, once the Blood Brothers series is completed. This book was delayed because Heloise threw me a curve when I started to write the story – she told me that she wasn’t Heloise at all and that I had to keep her secret to ensure her safety. That mucked up my plan, since I had known the story I would be telling and had done the research. Now I have a new outline (because I have to trust Heloise to know who she is) and the book is back on my schedule.

I’ve changed the description and lowered the book price, and scheduled it for next July. The pre-orders are up! At portals other than Amazon, I was able to change the publication date and revive the old pre-order. If you ordered the book there, your order will still stand, but it will be processed on the on-sale date at the lower price.

At Amazon, I needed to create a new listing for the book. If you had pre-ordered at Amazon, that order has been cancelled. You’ll need to pre-order again.

I’m not sure where I’ll be with Kindle Unlimited a year from now but will let you know closer to the date. The book will be available in wide distribution for at least a week. It’s possible that I may take the series wide for that publication date, since it’s been a while. I’ll make those choices in the spring and let you know.

In the meantime, you may want to read the introduction to this company of knights that appears in the prologue of the series starter, One Knight Enchanted – it’s right here.

There’s a Pinterest board for this series, which is a work in progress. Each book has its own board, plus there’s a board for Tulley, one for the gifts and one each for heroes and heroines.

One Knight's Desire, book three of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

When the grim Lord de Tulley bequests his legacy to his niece and decides to arrange her marriage, the maiden in question knows that no man of sense will decline such a rich prize of a bride. Her jest, undertaken to ensure her survival and ease an old man’s loneliness, has become deadly serious. To Heloise’s dismay, Tulley chooses Lothair the Viking as his successor. Lothair is unlike the other knights in his company—just as powerful and decisive as his fellows, quiet Lothair is also perceptive. His very presence makes Heloise’s heart flutter and not just because she fears he will uncover her deepest secret. A man of honor like Lothair can only reveal the truth to Tulley and Heloise dreads the result. Can she charm her taciturn betrothed for the greater good?

A warrior and a healer, Lothair is accustomed to being caught between objectives. Still, experience has not prepared him for the temptation of Lady Heloise, the beautiful niece of his overlord. The maiden’s very presence steals his wits and renders him mute, while her barest glance fills his heart with wild yearning.

When Lothair discovers that Heloise is not the maiden she pretends to be, he is once again snared—between honor and duty, his dawning love for his new wife, and the lady’s determination to keep her secret. Can he dare to trust the woman who has stolen his heart, or is he just a willing pawn to his lady? Can Heloise trust the knight who swears to defend her forever instead of fleeing—or will her past demand its due from both of them first?

Coming July 19, 2023. Pre-order available at some portals:

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Bundle in Spanish

Today, the Jewels of Kinfairlie series boxed set is available in a Spanish edition! This bundle is enrolled in KDP Select, which means it’s available exclusively at Amazon. You can read it free if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Boxed Set, including four medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition

Más apreciadas que el oro son las Joyas de Kinfairlie, y solo los más dignos pueden luchar por su amor… El señor de Kinfairlie tiene hermanas solteras, cada una de las cuales es una joya por derecho propio.  Y él no tiene más remedio que verlas casarse a toda prisa.

Cuatro mágicos romances medievales de la “Reina del Romance Medieval”, Claire Delacroix.  Conoce a los hermanos de la intrépida y amorosa familia de Kinfairlie y sigue sus aventuras en la búsqueda del amor verdadero.

En La bella novia, Madeline está horrorizada por la determinación de su hermano mayor de hacerla casarse en contra de su voluntad.  Cuando él subasta su mano a un mercenario desterrado, ella huye de ambos, segura de que su destino no puede ser peor.  Pero Rhys FitzHenry no es un hombre que abandone lo que aprecia, y la belleza de la orgullosa Madeline ha cautivado su corazón.  ¿Puede un rudo caballero hechizarla con historias y convencerla de que sea su verdadera esposa, o sus enemigos se vengarán primero?

En La novia de la rosa roja, Vivienne está convencida de que solo el destino podría traer a un maravilloso amante secreto a su habitación, pero con la luz de la mañana, su amante la secuestra.  Erik sabe que la justicia solo se puede obtener de los Lammergeier por la fuerza, especialmente cuando el destino de sus hijas pequeñas está en juego.  ¿Podrá Vivienne ayudar a este escocés herido a recuperar su legado y ganar su corazón?

En La novia blanca como la nieve, Eleanor busca refugio en Kinfairlie durante la Nochebuena.  Las hermanas del Señor de Kinfairlie deciden que la hermosa viuda será la pareja perfecta para su hermano.  El corazón de Alejandro se pierde rápidamente, pero a medida que se revelan los secretos de Eleanor, él teme haber confiado demasiado en muy poco tiempo.  ¿El pasado de Eleanor pondrá en peligro el futuro de este caballero que ha reclamado su corazón, o podrá salvarlo del peligro que la acecha?

Este paquete incluye los tres romances medievales de la trilogía Las joyas de Kinfairlie: La novia bella, La novia de la rosa roja, La novia blanca como la nieve, así como el cuento, La balada de Rosamunde.

Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.

La joyas de Kinfairlie: La serie completa está ahora en KDP Select: está disponible exclusivamente en Amazon y puedes leerlo gratis con una suscripción a Kindle Unlimited.

Compre La joyas de Kinfairlie: La serie completa en ebook.

Something Wicked available in German

My Regency romance, Something Wicked This Way Comes, book one of the Brides of North Barrows series, is now available in a German edition. The entire series will be translated and is available for pre-order now. These books are exclusive to Amazon and enrolled in KDP Select. You can read them free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Something Wicked This Way Comes, a Regency romance novella and book one of the Brides of North Barrows series by Claire Delacroix, German edition

Vor sieben Jahren hat Sophia Brisbane alles verloren – ihren Vater, ihren Bruder, ihr Familienvermögen – aber schlimmer noch, sie wurde von dem Mann, den sie liebte, zurückgewiesen. Sie ist fest entschlossen, sich nicht nach der Vergangenheit und ihren Freuden zu sehnen – bis sie Lucien de Roye wieder begegnet. Obgleich er wusste, dass Sophia niemals die Seine sein konnte, schwor Lucien, ihr vergeudetes Erbe zurückzuholen – und verwettete dafür sogar seine eigene Seele an einen Dämon. Als Sophia erfährt, was er getan hat, kann keine Macht des Himmels oder der Erde sie davon überzeugen, ihn seinen Wetteinsatz bezahlen zu lassen, egal, was es sie selbst kostet.

The Christmas Conquest

The Christmas Conquest, book one of my new Regency romance series, The Ladies’ Essential Guide to the Art of Seduction, is available today!

The Christmas Conquest, a Regency romance novella by Claire Delacroix

Love was not part of the plan when this marriage was arranged…

Rhys Bettencourt, Baron Trevelaine, had every intention of avoiding his family’s curse. An arranged marriage to a plain bluestocking of fortune should have ensured the provision of at least one heir. After all, it was beloved Bettencourt wives who always died in childbirth. But practical Catherine undermined her husband’s scheme by stealing his heart. The only way for Rhys to protect her is to deny them both physical satisfaction, against his own desires.

Catherine Carruthers was content to wed for practical considerations and accept an arranged marriage to please her family. Two years later, though, Catherine is certain that her dashing aristocrat of a husband regrets his choice and that her marriage will never be more. She accepts an invitation to Rockmorton Manor for Christmas to decide whether to leave Rhys and return to her father’s house. Upon arrival, though, Catherine discovers pages of sensual advice left in her room—as well as Rhys determined to convince her to stay. Can their marriage be saved?

Armed with information and with little to lose, Catherine embarks upon a campaign of seduction that Rhys is powerless to resist—even as he fears for Catherine’s fate if he surrenders to temptation. Caught between love and the wretched curse, can Rhys find a way to keep his cherished wife safely by his side?

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Upon a Midnight Clear, bonus epilogue to The Christmas Conquest, book one of The Ladies' Essential Guide to the Art of Seduction book one, by Claire Delacroix

Rhys and Catherine’s story has a bonus epilogue, available to my newsletter subscribers, called Upon a Midnight Clear.

The sign-up link is in the back of the ebook, but also right here:

Sign up for my newsletter to read the bonus epiloque, Upon a Midnight Clear. If you’re already a subscriber, please use this link anyway – your information will just be updated. Once subscribed, you’ll receive a link to download the story from BookFunnel.

Buy The Christmas Conquest in mass market paperback.

This edition includes Upon a Midnight Clear.

First Knights on Sale

From today through August 15, my boxed set First Knights is discounted to $2.99US. This bundle includes four full-length medieval romances and series starters. That’s a lot of reading for less than $3!

First Knights, a digital bundle of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix

First Knights includes four medieval romance series starters from the Queen of Medieval Romance, Claire Delacroix. Be swept away to a realm of pageantry and chivalry, where each knight competes for his lady’s favor, each lady knows her heart’s desire—and love conquers all. Included in this digital bundle are four first-in-series medieval romances: One Knight Enchanted, The Princess, The Beauty Bride and The Crusader’s Bride.

In One Knight Enchanted—book #1 of the Rogues & Angels series—Annelise seeks refuge at a keep when she is separated from her party and pursued by hungry wolves. The price of admission is marriage to its mysterious lord, and she agrees—only to find herself in a luxurious palace, and seduced by her secretive spouse. Her new husband believes he is doomed, but Annelise knows that love can conquer all. Can she save her husband from the curse placed upon him, or will breaking her promise to him cost any chance to win his wary heart?

In The Princess—book #1 of the Bride Quest series—Brianna is obliged to choose one of three brothers as her husband. Instead, she challenges them, vowing to wed the one who brings her a gift that makes her laugh. She has no intention of laughing at all, but one brother, Luc, declines to follow her whim. Sparks fly between the willful princess and the disillusioned knight after his brothers depart, and from this battle of wills, an unexpected love dawns. When the other knights return, will Luc take up his sword again to defend the maiden who has claimed his heart, or will Brianna be compelled to wed another?

First Knights, a digital bundle of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix

In The Beauty Bride—book #1 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series—Madeline flees her arranged marriage to the notorious outlaw Rhys FitzHenry, only to be pursued and seduced by her stubborn betrothed. Is she just a possession to this man who wants a son above all else, or can she capture his love for her own? Why does Rhys tell her so many stories, and what do they reveal about her enigmatic husband’s hidden heart?

In The Crusader’s Bride—book #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series—the widow Ysmaine makes a marriage of convenience, accepting the offer of a Templar knight in Jerusalem who is leaving the order to return to France. When their party is attacked, Ysmaine learns that Gaston carries a secret treasure in trust for the Templars, Ysmaine knows that her new husband’s survival may depend upon her assistance—and that this man of honor has stolen her heart. Can she persuade him of the merit of love and trust before it’s too late?

The First Knights digital boxed set includes four thrilling series starters by Claire Delacroix, bursting with medieval romance, adventure, suspense, and love everlasting. Be swept away to Claire’s medieval world in this introduction to four of her medieval romance series today!