The Ballad of Rosamunde in Italian

I have a new translation this week – The Ballad of Rosamunde is now available in Italian. This means the Jewels of Kinfairlie series is all available in Italian editions.

The Ballad of Rosamunde, book four of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Italian edition

Intrappolata nel Regno delle Fate, Rosamunde può essere liberata solo dal vero amore…ma l’uomo che lei amava è morto. Padraig vorrebbe che la loro amicizia si trasformasse in qualcosa di più…riuscirà a conquistare il cuore di Rosamunde per sempre?

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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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


A Rhapsody Book Club Selection


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!

Booklist

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.

Romantic Times Bookclub

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The Rogue, book one of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio, narrated by Ashley Klanac

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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.