The Mercenary’s Bride in Audio

The Mercenary's Bride, book one of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

The Mercenary’s Bride, book one of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances, is coming in audio!

This medieval Christmas novella has been narrated by Tim Campbell and is on its way to retailers now. I’ll add buy links to the Audio page for the Brides of Inverfyre as they go live, but you can listen to a sample right now.

New Covers for Blood Brothers Trilogy

I decided to try something different for my upcoming medieval romance trilogy – or to return to something I did in the past. 🙂 Instead of having couples on the covers, I’ve had the covers for these three books redone with the hero alone. This often works well for my books because I write hero-focused stories and we’ll see how it works this time.

Here are the new covers for Blood Brothers:

The Wolf & the Witch is the first book, coming next April. It’s up for pre-order at a number of portals now. I’ve already contracted with Tim Campbell for the audiobook, which will be available shortly after the ebook and print edition.

What do you think?

Audiobooks Coming Soon

I’m excited to share with you that I’ve contracted with narrator Tim Campbell for two more audiobooks.

The Mercenary's Bride, book one of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

First, I’m listening to his narration of The Mercenary’s Bride right now. Once I approve it, it will make its way to Audible, Amazon and Apple. I’m not sure how long that takes these days, so we’ll find out together. I’m so excited that he managed to squeeze in this project, as Quentin and Mhairi’s romance is a Christmas story. It’ll be great to have the audiobook available (fingers crossed) for the holiday season.

I should have a sample to share with you next week.

When you listen, remember that the Gaelic pronunciation of Mhairi is VAHree.

Next, in the effort to catch up and make audio production more concurrent with new book releases, Tim will record The Wolf & the Witch in May 2021. It’s not quite simultaneous production and publication, but it’s a lot closer to that ideal than I’ve been to date.

The Runaway Bride, book two of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

Finally, Tim and I have contracted for production of The Runaway Bride in August 2021, so Ross and Aiofe’s story will be available next fall. We’ll be caught up with the Kinfairlie and Inverfyre books then, which is pretty cool.

We’ll see how things work out after that. I’d like Tim to finish the Blood Brothers trilogy (once I write it) and it’s possible that he could finish the Champions of St. Euphemia series for me. We’ll see how the next year goes, then make a plan for subsequent recordings. Right now, you audiobook fans have three new listens coming soon!

More Audiobooks

I produced a lot of audiobooks in a row, then stopped. Why? It was hard to promote them and I became overwhelmed. But I sorted out some distribution stuff (and am sorting out a bit more) and am looking at them again. There are some new promotional avenues, and I’m kind of excited about that. I know a lot of you love audiobooks.

The Mercenary's Bride, book one of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

I also found a fabulous new narrator. I’d been thinking about hiring a new-to-me male narrator for my series and listened to Tim Campbell, who narrates for Cynthia Wright (among many others). His audition blew me away, so we’re off.

He’s recording The Mercenary’s Bride right now. The stars aligned and he had time to squeeze it in this weekend, then he’s booked up. I feel very lucky and hope to be able to share a sample and buy links with you soon.

Here we go again!

New Bookmarks

My stash of bookmarks is getting quite low, mostly because all the conferences were cancelled this year so I didn’t order new ones. I’m fixing that this week. 🙂

Here’s the new bookmark for the Champions of St. Euphemia series, with their pretty new covers:

Here’s the front and back (they’re squished together) of the new bookmark for the Rogues & Angels series. It has all three of the current covers, and I think it’s soooooo pretty!

As always, bookmarks are yours for the asking. If you’d like any of these, just let me know!

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