Schedule Updates

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

If you have pre-ordered The Wolf & the Witch, you may have received an update from your portal of choice that the publication date has been changed. Maximilian and Alys’ story will now be published on May 11. As has so often been the case with my pre-orders, the final compilation of the book is just a little too tight, so I’ve added those two weeks to make sure everything is right.

There’s an excerpt on the book’s landing page, so you can have a peek.

If you haven’t pre-ordered The Wolf & the Witch, you can do so at these portals:

Deadlines are tricky for me. An approaching deadline can pull parts of the story into focus more quickly than they might become clear to me otherwise. Too much deadline pressure can undermine my creativity completely. There’s a balance to be struck, probably one I learned when I was traditionally published. I’ve tried to mimic that with pre-orders, but haven’t managed to get the balance right. As a result, in future, my books will be available for pre-order only when they are completely written, edited and formatted.

As a result of that decision, I’ve also removed the pre-order for One Knight’s Desire, which had been scheduled for publication this fall.

The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

A number of other considerations also contributed to that choice, the first being that fewer of you are interested in medieval Burgundy than I am. The second is that series perform better when books are published more rapidly in sequence. As much as I love switching between eras and series, it’s not a good publishing decision.

The next book I write and publish will be The Hunter & the Heiress, book two in the Blood Brothers series. I’m hoping to publish that story in the fall. My plan is to finish that series before thinking about Sayerne or any other series again.

The Crusader’s Vow in Spanish

This week, The Crusader’s Vow is available in a new Spanish edition.

The Crusader's Vow, book 4 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition

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

El corazón de Fergus estaba roto para siempre, hasta que Leila lo tentó a amar de nuevo…

En su regreso triunfante a Escocia y siéndole confiada la preciosa reliquia de los Templarios, Fergus se sorprende al saber que su amada Isobel se ha casado con otro hombre.  Él sabe que él nunca volverá a amar, por lo que un matrimonio de conveniencia con su amiga y compañera Leila parece un compromiso adecuado.  Al menos le daría a Leila la seguridad de un hogar y un marido, incluso si eso ofrece mucho menos de lo que Fergus deseaba del matrimonio…

Leila teme que su pasado la persiga, obligándola a volver a su vida anterior, hasta que Fergus le ofrece la solución ideal.  Ella anhela más que un matrimonio práctico con el valiente hombre escocés, sino que ella espera ganarse su corazón antes de revelarle el amor que ha mantenido en secreto.  Todo podría terminar bien, si la ex prometida de Fergus simplemente renunciara a su dominio sobre él…

Cuando aquellos que cazan el tesoro Templario en posesión de Fergus identifican su ubicación, tanto Fergus como Leila podrían perder mucho más que su matrimonio.  ¿Triunfarán ellos sobre el pasado y confiarán el uno en el otro a tiempo para encontrar la felicidad juntos?

¡Próximamente! Se publicará en Abril
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An Excerpt from The Wolf & the Witch – and More News

The Wolf and the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, hardcover large print edition

There’s an excerpt from Maximilian and Alys’ story posted on the page for The Wolf & the Witch, so you can get a taste of the upcoming book.

Also, there will be an audiobook available, probably near the end of May. Tim Campbell will be doing the narration.

Also (!) there will be a large print hardcover edition with a different cover. The cover from the ebook will be on the trade paperback print edition, but not the hardcover.

Read the excerpt here.

Kinfairlie Knights Coming in Audio

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval Scottish first-in-series romances by Claire Delacroix

My boxed set Kinfairlie Knights is available at retailers again. This popular bundle includes three series-starters set in the medieval realm of Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir: The Rogue, The Beauty Bride and The Renegade’s Heart. You can buy it at digital portals, or directly from me at a better price. (Look in the Store.)

Why is it back? Because there will be an audiobook boxed set of Kinfairlie Knights available soon. Stay tuned!

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?