The Wolf & the Witch on the Charts

The Wolf & the Witch is discounted to 99cents this week, and I had a BookBub Featured Deal yesterday to promote the sale. This book has never been discounted before and it’s a series starter. Let’s have a peek at results.

The book earned an orange #1 bestseller ribbon at Amazon, in the US store, the CA store, the UK store and the AU store which is pretty exciting. I’m not sure that’s happened for one of my books before. Here’s the US store ribbon:

The Wolf & the Witch a #1 bestseller in medieval historical romance at Amazon.com on December 28, 2022

The ranking in that store was #201 paid overall in the store, #1 in Scottish historical romance and #1 in medieval historical romance.

The Wolf & the Witch a #1 bestseller in medieval historical romance at Amazon.com on December 28, 2022

At the CA store, The Wolf & the Witch is #122 paid overall in the store (yay!), as well as #1 in Scottish historical romance and #2 in medieval historical romance.

The Wolf & the Witch a #1 bestseller in medieval historical romance at Amazon.ca on December 28, 2022

In the UK store, Maximilian and Alys’ book is #680 overall paid in the store, as well as #1 in medieval historical romance and #2 in Scottish historical romance.

The Wolf & the Witch a #1 bestseller in medieval historical romance at Amazon.co.uk on December 28, 2022

In the AU store, The Wolf & the Witch is #139 overall paid in the store, plus #1 in medieval historical romance, #1 in ancient world historical romance and #1 in Scottish historical romance. Yay, Australia!

The Wolf & the Witch a #1 bestseller in medieval historical romance at Amazon.acom.u on December 28, 2022

At KOBO, The Wolf & the Witch is #2 in historical romance, and #2 in romantic suspense this morning.

The Wolf & the Witch a #2 bestseller in historical romance at KOBO on December 28, 2022

At Nook, The Wolf & the Witch is #12 on the Top 100 ebook list.

The Wolf & the Witch at #12 on the top 100 ebook list at Nook on December 28, 2022

It’s also #3 on the Top Indie bestseller list at Nook:

The Wolf & the Witch at #3 on the top Indie bestseller list at Nook on December 28, 2022

And it’s #1 in both Historical Romance indie reads and Romance indie reads at Nook, too. Phew!

The Wolf & the Witch at #1 on the romance Indie bestseller list at Nook on December 28, 2022
The Wolf & the Witch at #1 on the historical romance Indie bestseller list at Nook on December 28, 2022

Finally, at Apple, The Wolf & the Witch is #75 overall paid in the store:

The Wolf & the Witch at #75 overall paid in the Apple store on December 28, 2022

And it’s #27 paid on the Romance bestseller list at Apple.

The Wolf & the Witch at #27 paid in Romance in the Apple store on December 28, 2022

That was quite a ride! Thank you to everyone who bought a copy yesterday and helped to make this possible. Alys and Maximilian’s book will be discounted until January 7, so don’t miss your chance to grab this deal!

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Denied his rightful legacy, Maximilian de Vries devised a plan to avenge himself upon his father and see his own future secured. Allied with his two half-brothers, he descends upon ancient and mysterious Kilderrick, determined to seize the keep once promised to him, regardless of the price. A woman rumored to be a witch is the sole one bold enough to defy him but Maximilian has a solution—he will take her to wife, whether she be willing or nay, and seal his claim.

But this powerful warrior has yet to match wits with Alys Armstrong, a maiden with a thirst for vengeance and a fury that might exceed his own. Alys has no intention of capitulating to the proud and powerful rogue who stole everything from her—no matter how seductive his touch might be—and she does not share his compulsion to fight fair.

Bitter enemies from the outset, Maximilian and Alys’ match is a battle of wills. When passion flares, will either of them be able to resist temptation? And when Kilderrick itself is in peril, will they join forces to save the holding they each prize—and the unexpected love they value above all else?

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The Wolf & the Witch is 99¢ !

This week, The Wolf & the Witch, book one of my Blood Brothers series of medieval romances, is discounted for the first time and is just 99¢ at the major portals. Now’s the time to dive into this series if you haven’t started it already. There are three books published in the series so far. The fourth book and series finale, The Scot & the Sorceress, will be published in the spring and is available for pre-order now.

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Denied his rightful legacy, Maximilian de Vries devised a plan to avenge himself upon his father and see his own future secured. Allied with his two half-brothers, he descends upon ancient and mysterious Kilderrick, determined to seize the keep once promised to him, regardless of the price. A woman rumored to be a witch is the sole one bold enough to defy him but Maximilian has a solution—he will take her to wife, whether she be willing or nay, and seal his claim.

But this powerful warrior has yet to match wits with Alys Armstrong, a maiden with a thirst for vengeance and a fury that might exceed his own. Alys has no intention of capitulating to the proud and powerful rogue who stole everything from her—no matter how seductive his touch might be—and she does not share his compulsion to fight fair.

Bitter enemies from the outset, Maximilian and Alys’ match is a battle of wills. When passion flares, will either of them be able to resist temptation? And when Kilderrick itself is in peril, will they join forces to save the holding they each prize—and the unexpected love they value above all else?


Five star review for The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Here’s a blog post about my inspiration for Kilderrick.


Here’s a blog post about William II de Soulis, inspiration for Robert Armstrong.


Here’s a blog post about 14th century mercenaries
– like Maximilian, Jean le Beau and Rafael.


Here’s a blog post about King Robert II of Scotland,
the reigning monarch during this series.


Here’s a blog post about “poppy powder”.


Five star review for The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

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Five star review for The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

The Hunter & the Heiress in Wide Distribution

The Hunter & the Heiress has finished its term in Kindle Unlimited and is now available at all portals again. 🙂 Start the Blood Brothers series today!

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 joining his half-brother’s company of mercenaries in the wilds of Scotland. A knight and a champion at the joust, he expected to inherit a holding—until the man he has known as his father revealed a terrible truth and disavowed him. Left with nothing, Amaury rides to Kilderrick, where he loses his heart to a beautiful noblewoman in the forest. A practical man, he knows he has no right to court the lady, but when she is abducted, Amaury follows, determined to fulfill his knightly duty by aiding a damsel in distress.

Elizabeth d’Acron has been a pawn and a prize, pursued for her father’s wealthy holding, and wants only to be desired for herself. Seized again, she vows she will surrender to no man—even the handsome knight who comes to her rescue. And truly, there could be no one more vexing than this confident yet inscrutable man, so concerned with duty that he could be wrought of stone—but Elizabeth soon learns that she can trust Amaury to defend her at any cost. She does not expect the seductive fire awakened by his touch, much less his conquest of her wary heart—but has she fallen in love with a man whose affections are already claimed?

Snared between duty and passion, Amaury finds himself beguiled by the lady who challenges his every expectation, but knows he has little to offer her. But when Elizabeth is threatened by a former suitor who will not be refused, Amaury risks his all in her defense, hoping it will be enough. But can he intervene in time? And will love alone convince Elizabeth to place her hand in his for all time?

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The Wolf & the Witch Available in German

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of my Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances, is available in a German edition today! This book is enrolled in KDP Select and available exclusively at Amazon, so you can read it free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription.

Der Wolf und die Hexe

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition

Maximilan de Vries, um sein rechtmäßiges Erbe betrogen, plant, sich an seinem Vater zu rächen und sich eine eigene Zukunft aufzubauen. Im Bunde mit seinen beiden Halbbrüdern macht er sich auf den Weg in das alte, geheimnisvolle Kilderrick, entschlossen, die Burg in Besitz zu nehmen, die ihm einst versprochen wurde, ganz gleich zu welchem Preis. Eine Frau, von der es heißt, sie sei eine Hexe, ist die Einzige, die kühn genug ist, ihn herauszufordern – aber Maximilian hat eine Lösung zur Hand. Er wird sie zur Frau nehmen, ob sie das will oder nicht, und so seinen Anspruch untermauern.

Aber erst einmal muss der mächtige Krieger sich mit Alys Armstrong messen – einer jungen Frau mit einem Rachdurst und einer Wut, die die seine vielleicht noch übersteigt. Alys hat nicht die Absicht, vor diesem stolzen, kraftvollen Kämpfer zu kapitulieren, der ihr alles genommen hat – ganz gleich, wie verführerisch seine Berührung sein mag. Und im Gegensatz zu ihm fühlt sich nicht verpflichtet, den Kampf mit fairen Mitteln zu führen.

Von Beginn an erbitterte Feinde, liefern sich Maximilian und Alys einen Kampf, der zu einem Willensduell wird. Können sie der Versuchung wiederstehen können, als unerwartet die Leidenschaft zwischen ihnen entflammt? Können sie, als Kilderrick in Gefahr gerät, mit vereinten Kräften den Ort retten, den sie beide beschützen wollen– und vielleicht auch die unerwartete Liebe, die mehr wert ist als alles andere?

The Dragon & the Damsel Delayed 30 Days

I’ve moved the publication date for Rafael and Ceara’s book out one month, just to give a little breathing room. With my books coming out of Kindle Unlimited, there have been a lot of admin tasks to complete and I’m feeling the press of time. That extra month will ensure that I have time to make the book the best it can be.

If you’ve pre-ordered the book, you’ll likely receive a notification from your portal of choice. You don’t have to do anything. 🙂

The Dragon & the Damsel, book three of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

A mercenary convinced that each man must see to his own survival first, Rafael has learned to savor the moment and its pleasures. He is interested solely in conquest and coin, not any promise of the future—until an alluring maiden challenges him, defying him to stake a claim. Rafael cannot resist Ceara with her flame-red hair and keen wits, but their cat-and-mouse game takes a dangerous turn when Ceara is stolen by her kin. Rafael cannot stand aside when the damsel’s survival is at risk—though if she has stolen his shielded heart, she must never know of his weakness…

Ceara fled an arranged marriage, determined to wed for love or not at all. A horsewoman and huntress herself, she has encountered no man worthy of her affection—until she matches wits with Rafael, with his flashing eyes and seductive touch. She knows the handsome warrior seeks only one prize from her, but hopes to steal his heart. When she is captured and compelled to return to her betrothed, she is thrilled that Rafael lends chase. When he claims her as his own bride, Ceara dares to hope for more than a marriage of convenience.

But Rafael appears to be interested solely in conquest and passion, and their match becomes a battle of wills. Will Ceara be cast aside when her newfound spouse is offered the prize he desires above all else? Warrior and damsel, can these two wounded souls learn to surrender the truth of their hearts—before their union is shattered forever?

Coming October 20, 2022


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