Schedule Updates

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

If you have pre-ordered The Wolf & the Witch, you may have received an update from your portal of choice that the publication date has been changed. Maximilian and Alys’ story will now be published on May 11. As has so often been the case with my pre-orders, the final compilation of the book is just a little too tight, so I’ve added those two weeks to make sure everything is right.

There’s an excerpt on the book’s landing page, so you can have a peek.

If you haven’t pre-ordered The Wolf & the Witch, you can do so at these portals:

Deadlines are tricky for me. An approaching deadline can pull parts of the story into focus more quickly than they might become clear to me otherwise. Too much deadline pressure can undermine my creativity completely. There’s a balance to be struck, probably one I learned when I was traditionally published. I’ve tried to mimic that with pre-orders, but haven’t managed to get the balance right. As a result, in future, my books will be available for pre-order only when they are completely written, edited and formatted.

As a result of that decision, I’ve also removed the pre-order for One Knight’s Desire, which had been scheduled for publication this fall.

The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

A number of other considerations also contributed to that choice, the first being that fewer of you are interested in medieval Burgundy than I am. The second is that series perform better when books are published more rapidly in sequence. As much as I love switching between eras and series, it’s not a good publishing decision.

The next book I write and publish will be The Hunter & the Heiress, book two in the Blood Brothers series. I’m hoping to publish that story in the fall. My plan is to finish that series before thinking about Sayerne or any other series again.

An Excerpt from The Wolf & the Witch – and More News

The Wolf and the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, hardcover large print edition

There’s an excerpt from Maximilian and Alys’ story posted on the page for The Wolf & the Witch, so you can get a taste of the upcoming book.

Also, there will be an audiobook available, probably near the end of May. Tim Campbell will be doing the narration.

Also (!) there will be a large print hardcover edition with a different cover. The cover from the ebook will be on the trade paperback print edition, but not the hardcover.

Read the excerpt here.

Kinfairlie Knights Coming in Audio

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval Scottish first-in-series romances by Claire Delacroix

My boxed set Kinfairlie Knights is available at retailers again. This popular bundle includes three series-starters set in the medieval realm of Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir: The Rogue, The Beauty Bride and The Renegade’s Heart. You can buy it at digital portals, or directly from me at a better price. (Look in the Store.)

Why is it back? Because there will be an audiobook boxed set of Kinfairlie Knights available soon. Stay tuned!

Pre-orders for Los campeones de Santa Eufemia

I’ve set up pre-orders at some of the portals for the next three books in this series as they’re being translated right now. How exciting! Bartholomew’s story will be available in March; Fergus’ story will be available in April; Duncan’s story will be available in May. The first two books are available now. Just click through on the cover for more details on each one.

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

Los Campeones de Santa Eufemia sigue a un grupo de caballeros a quienes se les ha confiado un tesoro en Jerusalén que ellos deben entregar de manera segura a París.  En el camino encuentran aventuras y peligros, además de romance.  Dado que las historias se superponen y se construyen unas sobre otras, deben leerse en orden.

El tablero de Pinterest de la serie está aquí.

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in Spanish
The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition
The Crusader's Kiss, book three of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition
The Crusader's Vow, book four of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition
The Crusader's Handfast, book five of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition

Coming in 2021

This year is going to be a busy one! Here’s what I can tell you now about upcoming releases.

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

I have two new books on the schedule for this year: The Wolf & the Witch, which is the first book in a new trilogy called Blood Brothers, will be published in the spring. One Knight’s Desire, which is the third book in the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances will be published in the fall.

I’ll also have two audiobooks published this year, both of which will be narrated by Tim Campbell: The Wolf & the Witch will be available in audio in the spring (in my attempt to move closer to simultaneous audio release). The Runaway Bride will be released in audio in the fall (in my attempt to catch up on audio editions for books that are already available). I’m excited to be moving back into audio again, and I love Tim’s recording of The Mercenary’s Bride. He has such a wonderful voice and a talent for bringing the story to life.

There will also be two new boxed sets. Stolen Brides will be published in February at a discounted price of 99cents for release. There will be another new bundle in the summer, but that’s all I’ll tell you about that right now. 😉

Stolen Brides Boxed Set, including four Beauty-and-the-Beast medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

I’ve had a lot of translations in the works, and they’ll start popping up this month. In German, you’ll see more of the Jewels of Kinfairlie this year, as well as the launch of the Champions of St. Euphemia. In Portuguese, we’ll complete the Jewels of Kinfairlie. In Italian, we’ll start the True Love Brides. In Spanish, we’ll see the Champions of St. Euphemia series completed and maybe even more.

Will there be even more? It’s possible. I’ll keep you posted.