Second Batch of Books in Wide Distribution

The Runaway Bride, book #2 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

And we’re back! My medieval romances have come out of Kindle Unlimited and moving to wide distribution again. The second batch is live at the other portals now, and I’ve rebuilt the links here on my site. I also updated the links on Books2Read for print and audio editions.

The Jewels of Kinfairlie

The True Love Brides

The Brides of Inverfyre

Boxed Sets

There are a few exceptions that will join the other books in the middle of October. The Beauty Bride is still in KDP Select until October 11. That means the boxed sets which include The Beauty Bride (the Jewels of Kinfairlie Boxed Set, First Knights and Kinfairlie Knights) will have to wait to be published wide until TBB is out of KU. I’m in the midst of having new covers designed for all four of the Time Travel romances, so they’ll be republished with the new covers. And I need to update the interiors for both An Elegy for Melusine and Beguiled before they’re published at all portals again.

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

The Wolf & the Witch and The Hunter & the Heiress remain in Kindle Unlimited. The Dragon & the Damsel will be published at all portals for a week, then will move into KU, too. I’ll do the same with The Scot & the Sorceress, then probably take the whole series wide again next summer. We’ll see how it goes.

I’m also going to add the Jewels of Kinfairlie series on Radish. The Rogues of Ravensmuir are already there. I don’t find that my historicals get as much traction there as contemporaries, but if this series does well, I’ll load some more books there. (It’s a bit of a labour-intensive process.)

First Batch of Books in Wide Distribution

Here we go! My medieval romances are coming out of Kindle Unlimited and moving to wide distribution again. The first batch is live at the other portals now, and I’ve rebuilt the links here on my site.

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Crusader’s Bride

The Champions of St. Euphemia

The Rogues of Ravensmuir

The Bride Quest

The Unicorn Books

Rogues & Angels

I’ve also had the Boxed Sets removed from Kindle Unlimited. They won’t be available at the other retailers until all of the individual books are wide again.

The Blood Brothers series is the only one that will remain in Kindle Unlimited.

I’ve also added a lot more buy links for print editions and have added print and audio buy links to the Books2Read pages.

For September, The Countess will be a free read. It’s starting to go free at some portals – Amazon will be the last, of course, but you can grab it now at GooglePlay, Apple or Smashwords.

The rest of my medieval romance backlist comes out of KU September 14. If you have KU reading to do, now’s the time to get to it!

The Year Ahead

Yesterday, there was a post on the blog of my Deborah Cooke website, about my month in the garden this past May and the decisions I made while weeding. The upshot of it all is that I’ll be focussed on historical romance for the next year, to the exclusion of other sub-genres. I’m curious to see where this takes both my stress level and my sales.

This decision is why I was able to add a new Regency romance series, The Ladies’ Essential Guide to the Art of Seduction, to my schedule, and I’m looking forward to it.

So, here’s my publication schedule as it looks right now:

The Brides of North Barrows including all four Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
The Brides of North Barrows
August 2022
The Dragon and the Damsel, book three of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix
The Dragon & the Damsel
September 2022
The Masquerade of the Marchioness, a Regency romance by Claire Delacroix
The Masquerade of the Marchioness
November 2022
The Widow's Wager, a Regency romance by Claire Delacroix
The Widow’s Wager
February 2023
The Scot and the Sorceress, book four of the Blood Brothers trilogy by Claire Delacroix
The Scot & the Sorceress
April 2023
One Knight's Desire, book three of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
One Knight’s Desire
July 2023

I know more and have my work planned through the end of 2024, but I’d rather share details once I have covers and pre-orders. There will be more stories in The Ladies’ Essential Guide to the Art of Seduction published next year, for example. That series is planned to have seven books and will finish up in early 2024.

You probably noticed that One Knight’s Desire is back on the schedule for publication next July. I’ll be continuing with the Rogues & Angels series, which also is planned to be seven books long.

I’ve also decided to take my backlist titles out of Kindle Unlimited (not Blood Brothers just yet) and republish them at the other portals. That will probably take until the end of September, but if you’re reading in KU, finish up your series now.

This is a pretty relaxed schedule for me in terms of writing, so I have a number of other histrom projects that I’m hoping to tuck into the plan. I’ll write those first, then list them for short pre-orders when they’re done.

Last Term for Backlist in Kindle Unlimited

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Crusader’s Bride

I did some number crunching over the holiday weekend and have decided to move my backlist historical romances out of Kindle Unlimited, and make them available at all portals again. I’ll leave Blood Brothers there for the time being.

In September, the Champions of St. Euphemia will go wide again, followed by the Unicorn series and Rogues & Angels. The Bride Quest and the Ravensmuir books will go wide again in September as well.

If you’re in the midst of reading one of my backlist series in KU, now’s the time to finish it up!

One Knight’s Desire

Heloise and Lothair’s story is back on my desk. We’re heading for Sayerne, to continue my Rogues & Angels series, once the Blood Brothers series is completed. This book was delayed because Heloise threw me a curve when I started to write the story – she told me that she wasn’t Heloise at all and that I had to keep her secret to ensure her safety. That mucked up my plan, since I had known the story I would be telling and had done the research. Now I have a new outline (because I have to trust Heloise to know who she is) and the book is back on my schedule.

I’ve changed the description and lowered the book price, and scheduled it for next July. The pre-orders are up! At portals other than Amazon, I was able to change the publication date and revive the old pre-order. If you ordered the book there, your order will still stand, but it will be processed on the on-sale date at the lower price.

At Amazon, I needed to create a new listing for the book. If you had pre-ordered at Amazon, that order has been cancelled. You’ll need to pre-order again.

I’m not sure where I’ll be with Kindle Unlimited a year from now but will let you know closer to the date. The book will be available in wide distribution for at least a week. It’s possible that I may take the series wide for that publication date, since it’s been a while. I’ll make those choices in the spring and let you know.

In the meantime, you may want to read the introduction to this company of knights that appears in the prologue of the series starter, One Knight Enchanted – it’s right here.

There’s a Pinterest board for this series, which is a work in progress. Each book has its own board, plus there’s a board for Tulley, one for the gifts and one each for heroes and heroines.


One Knight's Desire, book three of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

When the grim Lord de Tulley bequests his legacy to his niece and decides to arrange her marriage, the maiden in question knows that no man of sense will decline such a rich prize of a bride. Her jest, undertaken to ensure her survival and ease an old man’s loneliness, has become deadly serious. To Heloise’s dismay, Tulley chooses Lothair the Viking as his successor. Lothair is unlike the other knights in his company—just as powerful and decisive as his fellows, quiet Lothair is also perceptive. His very presence makes Heloise’s heart flutter and not just because she fears he will uncover her deepest secret. A man of honor like Lothair can only reveal the truth to Tulley and Heloise dreads the result. Can she charm her taciturn betrothed for the greater good?

A warrior and a healer, Lothair is accustomed to being caught between objectives. Still, experience has not prepared him for the temptation of Lady Heloise, the beautiful niece of his overlord. The maiden’s very presence steals his wits and renders him mute, while her barest glance fills his heart with wild yearning.

When Lothair discovers that Heloise is not the maiden she pretends to be, he is once again snared—between honor and duty, his dawning love for his new wife, and the lady’s determination to keep her secret. Can he dare to trust the woman who has stolen his heart, or is he just a willing pawn to his lady? Can Heloise trust the knight who swears to defend her forever instead of fleeing—or will her past demand its due from both of them first?

Coming July 19, 2023. Pre-order available at some portals: