The Crusader’s Heart 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

This week, I published The Crusader’s Heart in a new Spanish edition, called El corazon del caballero de las Cruzadas.

This is pretty exciting as it’s the first translation I’ve published directly (and not through Babelcube, a portal for authors to translate and distribute their books). I’m excited about the differences – for example, Wulfe’s book is available at Amazon already, while Gaston’s book, published in Spanish through Babelcube on December 29, is still on its way to Amazon. Books will be published faster this way, plus I’ll have more control over the pricing – and I’ll be able to see sales in real time. I’ll also be creating print editions of these books.

The other exciting thing is working with a little team on the task of translating my books to Spanish. I have a translator, Lauren, who is just lovely, and found a proofreader among my readers, Guadalupe, so the three of us are working together to get this done. I have a big list of books, so we have lots to do. We’re starting with the Champions of St. Euphemia (obviously) but also with Flatiron Five Tattoo from my contemporary romance list. Those will be the first translations of my contemporary romances that I’ve done. It also means new pages on my website(s) and new newsletter(s), but I’m loving the challenge.

There will be print editions of the new translations, too.

El corazon del caballero de las Cruzadas

The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition

Wulfe conocía su lugar, hasta que Cristina le enseñó a querer más…


Un huérfano y un hombre que ha luchado por su propia supervivencia, Wulfe es un caballero templario que ha jurado a la orden de por vida. Él defenderá a la orden y a sus hermanos hasta el final, pero protesta cuando se le incluye en una misión para entregar un paquete a París en la cúspide de un ataque a Jerusalén. La tarea lo irrita tanto que busca distraerse en un burdel veneciano. Wulfe no espera encontrarse con una cortesana de belleza e ingenio, la solicitud de ella por su ayuda, mucho menos su propio deseo de cumplir con lo que ella pide…


Cristina reconoce inmediatamente que el caballero sombrío le ofrece la oportunidad de escapar de una vida que desprecia y reclamar su legado. Todo lo que tiene que hacer es convencer a Wulfe de que la acompañe fuera de la ciudad, un desafío que exige más que el poder de su toque; cuando Wulfe es atacado, aprovecha la oportunidad para demostrar su valor para él y su búsqueda, sin saber si su ingenio sería suficiente.


Mientras aumentan los ataques y el peligro envuelve al pequeño grupo, Cristina es la que adivina el contenido del paquete Templario y tiene la clave para su entrega exitosa. Wulfe se sorprende al darse cuenta de que ella ha despertado el corazón que él había olvidado que poseía, y cuando ella se arriesga para ver cumplida la misión, él debe elegir entre su deber y su nuevo amor…

The Rose Red Bride in German

The Rose Red Bride, book two of my Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances, is now available in German! I’ve enrolled this book in Kindle Unlimited so it will be available exclusively at Amazon at least until April 19.

Die rosenrote Braut

The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition

Höhergeschätzt als Gold sind die Juwelen von Kinfairlie und nur die Würdigsten dürfen um ihre Liebe kämpfen … Der Laird von Kinfairlie hat unverheiratete Schwestern – jede für sich ein Kleinod. Und er hat keine andere Wahl, als sie in aller Eile zu verheiraten.

Wie eine Heldin in einer alten Erzählung wartet Vivienne im höchsten Turmzimmer von Kinfairlie auf den Liebhaber, den ihr das Los bestimmt hat. Er kommt in der Dunkelheit zu ihr, mit Umhang und Kapuze, sodass sie sein Gesicht nicht sehen kann. Er liebt sie süß und hingebungsvoll … und Vivienne weiß, sie ist ihrem Schicksal begegnet.

Doch im Morgenlicht zerbricht ihr Traum. Erik Sinclair von Blackleith ist kein romantischer Held, sondern ein enterbter Krieger, der ihre Entführung geplant hat, um sein Erbe zurückzugewinnen. Empört über Eriks Behauptung, sie nur für die Zeugung eines Sohnes zu benötigen, und doch verführt von der Leidenschaft, die er in ihr erweckt, wird Vivienne klar, dass ihr schweigsamer Ehegatte mehr Vorzüge hat, als er selbst zugeben würde. Erik betrachtet ihr wachsendes Vertrauen in seine Ehre und ihren Wunsch, sein gestohlenes Geburtsrecht zurückzuerlangen, mit Skepsis …

Er ahnt nicht, dass seine Braut, dieses seltene Juwel, beabsichtigt, auch sein verschlossenes Herz zu gewinnen.

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Tantallon, Inspiration for Ravensmuir

The Rogue, the first book set at my fictional medieval estate of Ravensmuir, is on sale this month for just 99cents. I thought we’d talk today about my inspiration for that holding.

In 1992, I visited Scotland for the first time and fell in love with it. What gorgeous inspiring countryside – and the castles were the best part of all. I toured a lot of them, most in ruins, but Tantallon left a very strong impression on me. It’s an old keep with a fascinating history. It also has a striking location.

Tantallon Castle

The picture above shows Tantallon’s gates from the west, as you approach the keep. That high curtain wall defends the point, effectively sealing it off from attack. The North Sea is directly behind it, and in the distance to the left is an island called Bass Rock. I added a moat and a defensive hedge to Ravensmuir, as well as a flock of protective ravens – who just might communicate with the laird.

Tantallon Castle from the sea

This second picture shows Tantallon from the sea side. You can see the defenses, the secured bailey, and what might be entrances to caves below. There was piracy along this coast and caves were used for hiding plunder. I decided that Merlyn’s father, Avery, would have taken one look at a ruined keep on a point much like this one and decided it was exactly what he needed to disguise his trade in religious relics.


You can see more of my inspiration for Ravensmuir on my Pinterest pages:

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Visit the Pinterest page for Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre


The Rogue, book one of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, is discounted to 99cents

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The Rogue is 99cents!

This month, my medieval romance and series starter, The Rogue, is discounted to just 99 cents. If you haven’t been seduced by Merlyn yet, this is the perfect opportunity!

The Rogue, book one of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, is discounted to 99cents

The Rogue, #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Dear Reader:
Seductive and mysterious, Merlyn was the laird of Ravensmuir—never had a man so stirred my body and soul. I gave myself to him—willingly, trustingly, passionately—and we soon wed. Then a horrible revelation emerged, shattering my innocence and my marriage…
Five years later, Merlyn returned to my doorstep, desperate for my help. The scoundrel swore he was haunted by memories of me, that a treasure locked in Ravensmuir could clear his name. Yet I could not surrender to his will again. Now he is said to be murdered and Ravensmuir has fallen into my hands.
But even as I cross the threshold of this cursed keep, I hear his whisper in the darkness, feel his caress in the night, and I know that Merlyn has told me but part of his tale. Should I do as is right and expose his lair? Or dare I trust my alluring but deceptive spouse—the rogue who destroyed my heart?
—Ysabella


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A beguiling medieval romance from Delacroix…readers will devour this rich and compulsively readable tale.

Publishers Weekly

Passion and intrigue test the boundaries of love and honor—The Rogue is medieval storytelling at its best!

Terry Garey, RITA award winning author of Dead Girls are Easy

An engaging tale of lost love found!

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Merlyn is a delightfully charming rogue, Ysabella an admirable heroine, and the mystery just intriguing enough to keep you interested. Ms. Delacroix evokes the era, providing us with an accuate portrait and an enchanting tale—just what readers expect from this talented author.

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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.