One Knight Enchanted on the Charts!

My medieval romance One Knight Enchanted is on sale for just 99 cents right now. On Saturday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal to promote the sale, which propelled Rolfe and Annelise’s book up the bestseller charts.

Let’s have a look.

At Amazon.com, One Knight Enchanted rose to #49 overall in the Kindle store, as well as #1 in Medieval Romance and #1 in Shifter Romance.

One Knight Enchanted at $49 in the Kindle store at Amazon.com, #1 in medieval romance and #1 in shifter romance on September 20, 2020

Here’s that orange bestseller ribbon:

One Knight Enchanted is a #1 bestseller in medieval romance at Amazon.com on September 19, 2020

Over at Nook, Rolfe and Annelise’s book also did really well. It rose to #13 overall in the Nook store:

One Knight Enchanted at #13 overall in the Nook store on September 13, 2020

It was also #3 in Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #3 in romance in the Nook store on September 13, 2020

And #1 in Historical Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #1 in historical romance in the Nook store on September 13, 2020

At Kobo, One Knight Enchanted rose to #1 in Paranormal Romance, #1 in Fantasy Romance and #3 in Historical Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #1 in paranormal romance, #1 in fantasy romance, and #3 in romance overall in the KOBO store on September 13, 2020

Kobo is the only store that currently has book #3 in the series, One Knight’s Desire, listed for pre-order. It’s coming October 2021. I’ll be able to add the pre-orders at Nook and Apple at the beginning of November.

One Knight's Desire and the Rogues & Angels series by Claire Delacroix at Kobo

At Apple, One Knight Enchanted rose to #23 overall in the Apple store:

One Knight Enchanted at #23 overall in the Apple store on September 13, 2020

And #3 in Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #3 in Romance in the Apple store on September 13, 2020

Phew! What a wonderful array of results! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, One Knight Enchanted is still on sale for just 99cents.

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

One Knight Enchanted is 99cents!

This weekend, One Knight Enchanted, book #1 of Rogues & Angels, is just 99 cents!

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Cursed to take the form of the wolf by day, Rolfe de Viandin is skeptical that love can save him. All he wants is to return home from crusade by the Yule and even the pleasures of a magical palace cannot console him…until a beautiful and bold maiden arrives at his gates, seeking sanctuary, and Rolfe’s hope is restored.

Hunted in the forest, Annelise de Sayerne has to surrender her desire to wed for love, as the price of entering the only refuge is marriage to its enigmatic lord. She fears he must be a monster, but once she experiences his kindness, Annelise resolves to find love with her new husband—if she can just claim his heart.

Even as Rolfe is beguiled by his bride and Annelise unravels his secrets, a spurned suitor pursues Annelise, determined to claim her legacy at any price. If Rolfe’s curse is not broken, how can he defend his beloved wife from the villain? Will their future be lost before it is truly won—or will Rolfe be convinced of the power of love in time?


An earlier version of this story was published by Harlequin Historicals under the title Enchanted. This version has a different ending.


“One Knight Enchanted is a revised book and is the start of a new series Rogues & Angels. The series will be about knights returning to their homes from years at the Crusade. Before they all left on their journey, each was given a special gift that’s supposed to help…in the future to come. Book one is the story of Rolfe de Viandin… along with the misfortune that he encounters. Lady Annelise de Sayerne stumbles across Rolfe de Viandin on her trip to a convent in hope of avoiding a forced marriage… This book supplies romance, laughter and adventure. If you like “fairytale” stories then this is a great beginning of a delightful series to come! Five stars!”

—Amazon Reviewer

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(N.B. – Goodreads has merged the reviews for One Knight Enchanted with the original edition of Rolfe and Annelise’s story, Enchanted. The ending is different in One Knight Enchanted. One Knight Enchanted was published January 9, 2018, so you might want to look at reviews posted after that date.)


One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

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Buy a signed trade paperback of One Knight Enchanted from Claire! The price is in US dollars and includes shipping to the US or Canada.

$19.99


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One Knight’s Return Pre-Order

The Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances continues with the tale of Quinn’s return home to Sayerne.

One Knight's Return, #2 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixKnight and crusader Quinn de Sayerne vowed never to return home while his villainous father drew breath. Twenty years after his departure, he is notified of his father’s death and summoned by his liege lord to claim his family holding. But his overlord has a stipulation: Quinn must wed Melissande, the beauteous heiress of neighboring Annossy. Quinn hoped to make a match based on more than mutual animosity, but he is resolved to win the heart of his lady wife, at any cost.

Melissande cannot believe that her liege lord has not only compelled her to break an old betrothal but wed her to a ruffian—and granted the seal of Annossy to him, despite her expertise. It is the dream of Quinn’s father brought to fruition, for the holdings will be merged just as he long schemed. But her overlord cannot be defied and she finds herself the chattel of this rough knight, despite her every protest.

Can Quinn win his lady’s reluctant heart? Or is he doomed to lose Melissande forever when her betrothed returns?

An earlier version of this story was published as My Lady’s Champion. What’s different? Ha. Pretty much everything – except Quinn, who I still adore. 🙂 The book has been completely revised, and there are new scenes linking the company of Rogues & Angels to the story. Tulley has a niece now, too.

Coming April 23, 2019.

Pre-order One Knight’s Return in ebook:
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Read an excerpt here.

Coming This Year

Do you get excited by the possibilities at the start of a new year? I do!

2019 is particularly exciting since a number of my series have been completed or are coming to an end. It’ll be a year for fresh starts, and I love diving into new projects and worlds. Let’s talk about one of those series today: Rogues & Angels.

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixLast year, I published One Knight Enchanted, which was a revision of a story originally published under the title Enchanted. I always loved this story, which is a Beauty and the Beast tale, because Annelise and Rolfe seemed to be so very good together. At the beginning of the book, he’s cursed to be a wolf half of the time, and only true love can break the spell. Rolfe doesn’t believe in love, so he doesn’t think he’ll ever be released—until Annelise comes along. The threat to her reminds Rolfe of the knight he used to be and he defends her, which begins their unexpected courtship. He hasn’t counted on Annelise’s belief in the power of love or her determination to solve every riddle—and neither of them realize that a thwarted suitor will follow her and threaten their future.

Enchanted, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix

Original Harlequin Historical edition of Enchanted by Claire Delacroix

I remembered the story very vividly, but when I dug into the book file, I realized that my writing had developed quite a lot in the past twenty years. Instead of just correcting the scanned book file, I ended up revising the story, rewriting passages and adding new scenes. I delved deeper into the characters of both Rolfe and Annelise, and their relationship developed more dimension as a result. If you read Enchanted back in the day, you’ll find that One Knight Enchanted is similar but different. I think it’s better.

The story, Enchanted, had been the middle book in what I considered to be a trilogy, the Sayerne Series. It was never labelled as such by the original publisher, so for republication, I switched things around and created a new series with tighter links between the books. Rogues & Angels features eight knights and comrades returning home from crusade, each of whom is given a gift by their host before departure. You can read that scene here on the website and it’s the prologue of One Knight Enchanted.

One Knight's Return, #2 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixMy Lady’s Champion was the first Sayerne book published and again, I always liked this battle of wills. Quinn returns to reclaim his family holding of Sayerne, summoned by his overlord, the Lord de Tulley, upon the death of his father. Quinn was estranged from his father and has been gone for fifteen years. He’s surprised to learn that Tulley wants him to marry Melissande, the only daughter of the neighboring estate of Annossy, but willing to do whatever is necessary to regain his family holding. Melissande, however, battled long against Quinn’s father, who schemed to join their two holdings at any price, and believes the son will complete what the father began. She doesn’t want to marry Quinn and hates that she has no choice—she also distrusts that Quinn can tempt her passion to rise so easily and fears his intentions. I chose this story to be book two of Rogues & Angels and will publish it as One Knight’s Return. Annelise, the heroine in One Knight Enchanted, is the sister of Quinn, the hero of One Knight’s Return.

My Lady's Champion, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix

Original Harlequin Historical edition of My Lady’s Champion by Claire Delacroix

Again, I remembered the story, and again, I’m doing a lot more revising and rewriting than I’d anticipated. The pacing in the original was slower than I like now, and there are a lot of exclamation marks that were cut, too. I love the fire between these two, so it’s work worth doing. I’m enjoying the deepening of their characters and their conflict. The war of wills between Quinn’s companion, Bayard, and Melissande’s maid, Berthe, remains in this new version, but also, the other knights arrive at Sayerne as arranged.

The Lord de Tulley has a niece now, and that charming rogue Niall MacGillivray glimpses his future in the heiress of Tulley. Niall and Heloise’s story will be an all-new book, coming later this year.

I see this as a series of at least eight books. The year is 1102, and this company of knights is returning home after the first crusade. We began in Jerusalem and are now in the Kingdom of Arles (part of the Holy Roman Empire, in the vicinity of Sion in modern Switzerland). Niall and Heliose’s book will take place here, too. The series then will continue to France, England and Scotland. In the coming weeks, I’ll post some more about my research for this series. I’ve started to work on Pinterest boards for this series, which you can see here.

I’ll also be creating a free guided tour of the books in this world and you can sign up now: sign up for the Rogues & Angels tour.

I’ll share the links for pre-ordering One Knight’s Return soon. 🙂

I haven’t forgotten about The Stolen Bride or A Baron for All Seasons, but I’d like to write Niall’s book first. Stay tuned for more news about those books.

Welcome to 2019! I think this is going to be a great year!

New Guided Tours for 2019

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixI’ll be creating a guided tour of the books in my world of Sayerne and you can sign up now. Subscribers to the Rogues & Angels guided tour will receive a weekly newsletter, each featuring one book in the series. You’ll get a peek behind the scenes, learn more about my research, and be able to take advantage of special offers. Since some of the books in this series are revised from previously published titles, I’ll also tell you what the changes are in the new edition. Since this series is in progress, you’ll receive emails until you’re caught up, then a new email when another book is added to the series. This is going to be a long series!

The guided tour will launch in April 2019, right before the publication of book two in the series, One Knight’s Return.

Sign up for the Rogues & Angels tour.

The Crusader's Bride, #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixI’ll also be adding a guided tour for the Champions of St. Euphemia series in 2019. (It’s likely that I’ll set this one up first.) This tour will also give you a peek behind the scenes and discuss more of my research. As usual, there will be special offers for subscribers. Since this series is completed, the tour will have only six stops, and you’ll get one email each week until you’ve finished the tour.

Sign up for the Champions of St. Euphemia tour.