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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One Knight’s Desire Cover Reveal

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixRight now, I have a pre-order for The Wolf & the Witch, book one of my new medieval Scottish trilogy, Blood Brothers. I deliberately chose a date next spring, and am planning to have the book done early in the new year. I’ll put up the pre-order for the next book in the series when book one publishes.

In the meantime, I intend to work on a couple of books that need to be written, tucking them into the corners and spare days. (Yes, I’m hunting for those!)

The first is One Knight’s Desire, book three of my Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances.

One Knight's Desire, book three of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThis is Lothair and Heloise’s story, the mercenary and healer known as the Viking to his comrades and the beautiful heiress whose very presence overwhelms him. (If you haven’t read about the company of knights returning from crusade, you can do that right here.) Heloise is interested in the charming rogue Niall MacGillivray but her domineering uncle has other plans. Lothair finds himself caught between his responsibility to his comrade and to his reluctant lady wife. We’ll also get to see the other knights in the company of rogues and angels again.

While the first two books in the Rogues & Angels series were revisions of previously published works, this is an entirely new book.

One Knight’s Desire will be published in the fall of 2021 but there are some pre-orders available now. Here’s the working copy:

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

Heloise dreams of a love-match to a noble knight, even though her marriage is for her grim uncle, the Lord de Tulley, to arrange. She knows that one of the knights in service to her uncle could hold her heart captive forever, but pragmatic Tulley is dismissive of such whimsy. He speaks of legacies and defenses, of practicalities that leave Heloise cold. She hopes to persuade him to her view, but when Tulley is healed by Lothair the Viking, an imposing and silent warrior who terrifies Heloise, her marriage is arranged to him against her will. She vows to win her way, no matter what the price—to herself, Tulley or Lothair.

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. Lothair has only his name and his honor to offer, which cannot be enough for an heiress, a beauty and a treasure like Heloise. Lothair knows that his charming rogue of a comrade desires Heloise only for her fortune, but is powerless to intervene—until the Lord de Tulley chooses practical Lothair as his heir and husband of lovely Heloise. The maiden pledges defiance, which a less resolute man might consider a bad portent. Lothair is undeterred. Can he prove himself worthy of the affection of his reluctant bride, or is he doomed to watch as his comrade breaks the lady’s heart?

Coming October 2021!

It’s too early for a lot of the pre-order links to go live – KOBO is the happy exception – but you can follow the book page, the blog here on the site, or the book at Goodreads.

Pre-order ebook at:
• Amazon.com
(link coming July 2021)
• Apple
(link coming November 1)
KOBO
• Nook
(link coming November 1)
• GooglePlay
(link coming October 2021)
• Books2Read Universal Link

Goodreads

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!