The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set

The Brides of North Barrows series will be available in a series bundle next summer, in both ebook and trade paperback – and the pre-order is up now. Look at this gorgeous cover! As soon as I saw it, I knew that could be Sophia and Lucien at Castle Keyvnor.

The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set including all four Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix

The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set includes all four Regency romance novellas in the Brides of North Barrows series by Claire Delacroix. In this series, two orphaned sisters are inspired to make love matches and dream of future happiness.

In Something Wicked This Way Comes, Sophia is disguised as the governess of Daphne and Eurydice when she meets Lucien again, the man who broke her heart, and he sees through her charade. She dreams of a second chance at love, but Lucien has made a deal with a demon to see her avenged and the demon will collect his due on All Hallow’s Eve—can they join forces to break the curse and win a future together?

In A Duke by Any Other Name, Daphne is on the way to Christmas wedding and dreams of her own nuptials. When she encounters a foppish duke, she’s determined to make the most of a rare opportunity. But there’s much more to Alexander than meets the eye, and Daphne is the one to pierce his disguise. Will the beguiling maiden jeopardize his mission for the crown, or will they corner the jewel thief together?

In A Baron for All Seasons, Anthea accepts her brother Alexander’s invitation to leave Scotland for London to organize his wedding to Daphne. She hasn’t visited town since she was accused of theft, but discovers that Rupert, her brother’s friend, has been working valiantly to clear her name. They join forces to locate the last missing gem, and their love blossoms. Anthea would wed Rupert for love, but he has no inheritance and won’t ask her to live with less—will these two star-crossed lovers find a way to be together?

In A Most Inconvenient Earl, Eurydice is convinced that a practical match will suit her best. She resolves to wed a wealthy rogue and let him do as he will in town while she writes in his country house. Alexander’s friend Sebastian is the ideal choice, so she proposes to him. Sebastian is astonished and intrigued by this unconventional offer and accepts out of curiosity. The couple elope and flee to London, finding adventure, romance and love along the way. But can a smitten Sebastian convince Eurydice to make their marriage of convenience into a real one?

The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set includes four Regency romance novellas, brimming with disguises and mistaken identities, hidden heirs, second chances and a marriage of convenience that becomes so much more. Join Daphne and Eurydice for romance, intrigue and love forevermore!

Available August 2022

Pre-order available at some portals.

This bundle will also be available in a trade paperback edition.

The Hunter & the Heiress Coming Soon

The next book in my Blood Brothers series of medieval romances will be coming in January and the pre-order is up now. The copy is, as usual, a work in progress that will be finalized by the publication date but I expect to have a lot of fun with Amaury and Elizabeth’s book. No doubt they each have a surprise or two for me.

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

Nothing could be further from Amaury de Vries’ expectations than being compelled to join a company of mercenaries in the wilds of Scotland, much less one led by his notorious half-brother. He chafes to return to his former life of privilege and knows a wealthy bride will allow him to regain his stolen legacy. Elizabeth is a prize unexpected—beautiful and an heiress—and when she is abducted by barbarians, Amaury’s path is clear. He may not be the sole contender for the lady’s hand, but he knows himself to be the best one—and he will use whatever means necessary to seal his triumphant claim.

All Elizabeth D’Acron desires is to wed for love, but her inheritance has made her both a pawn and a prize. Caught between warring chieftains, her defiance blossoms—she chooses instead to flee with Amaury and make a marriage of convenience, hoping her trust in the gallant knight is not misplaced. She does not expect the beguiling fire awakened by Amaury’s touch, much less his unexpected conquest of her heart, and she dares to hope that true love has found a way.

But Elizabeth’s legacy is not so readily claimed—when Amaury’s plan is revealed, she is shattered to learn that her chivalrous husband is no different from other men. Recognizing that the true prize is his lady wife, Amaury rejoins the company of mercenaries and leads the battl to ensure Elizabeth’s freedom, whatever the cost to himself. Can these two lovers overcome the wounds of the past to build a future together? Or will the secret behind Elizabeth’s inheritance destroy any such hope forever?

Coming in January 2022!

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

The Hunter & the Heiress will also be available in an audio edition, narrated by Tim Campbell.

First Knights Today!

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!

Available Today!

A Most Inconvenient Earl

A Baron for All Seasons, #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

The Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas will be completed soon!

In September, A Baron for All Seasons will be published. This is Anthea and Rupert’s story. Click on the cover to see the synopsis and buy links.

In March, A Most Inconvenient Earl will be published. This is Eurydice and Sebastian’s story, and it will be included in a Christmas anthology this fall. In March, it will be available on its own, in ebook and print.

I’m so excited to be finishing up this series!

A Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix

Eurydice is convinced that a marriage of convenience to the notorious Sebastian Montgomery would be ideal: in exchange for one child, she can retreat to his country house to read and write to her heart’s content, while he continues to create scandal in London. The only trouble is that nothing with Sebastian goes according to plan, and she soon finds herself falling in love with her unpredictable, mischievous and secretly honorable husband. How could she possibly claim the heart of such a wicked rogue?

Sebastian is bored with life and all its amusements, until his friend’s ward makes a startling proposal. He likes that Eurydice surprises and challenges him—it’s only fair that he ensure that she has more experience of life to write about. A wild ride to Gretna Green and a very hasty courtship convince him that resilient and clever Eurydice is the perfect wife for him. He intends to court her properly and win her heart in time—but Eurydice turns the tables on him but soliciting advice in seduction from his former mistress, which leaves Sebastian scrambling to repair a Christmas—and a marriage—gone awry.

Solo edition coming March 2022.

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The Brides of North Barrows

Oh, things have changed around again!

I told you recently that Anthea and Rupert’s book – A Baron for All Seasons – would be included in an anthology available this fall. Well, this is a post about best laid plans going awry! I was challenged to make their romance a Christmas story, which is what needs to be in the anthology. The story starts in January, at the end of A Duke by Any Other Name, and it just felt mean to make Anthea and Rupert wait almost a year for their HEA, especially since this is a second chance romance and they’ve been waiting a while already. I did a lot of walking and thinking and finally surrendered to their idea of how the book should be – and I love the result! I went back to the original cover, which I also love.

This all meant that I needed a story for that anthology. Fortunately, I’d been working on Eurydice’s story when I was stuck, which is set at Christmas. How perfect is that? It will be in the anthology – you’ll meet Sebastian in A Baron for All Seasons and I hope you like him as much as I do. A Most Inconvenient Earl will be available on its own in 2022, and also in a print edition. This will complete the Brides of North Barrows series.

The anthology is planned for October release, so I set up the pre-order for Anthea and Rupert’s book for September. You can reserve your copy now. 🙂

A Baron for All Seasons, #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

Anthea Armstrong left London in her debut season when she was falsely accused of theft. Now that the real villain has been apprehended, she’s thrilled to return to Town to help arrange her brother’s wedding. Even better, she might once again encounter the mysterious suitor who stole her heart with a kiss at a masquerade ball and have a wedding of her own.

Rupert Haskell has always thought that Anthea, his friend Alexander’s younger sister, would make an excellent choice of bride, but the loss of his inheritance during her debut season made it impossible for him to honorably court her. The only service he can do for the lady who holds his heart is erase the stain entirely from her name—even if that means having to watch her marry another man. Caught between his principles and his growing love, how can Rupert deny his heart once he knows the lady shares his regard?

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