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Twelve Days of Christmas Historical Romance Feature 2018The Rogue, #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

The Rogue
The Rogues of Ravensmuir #1
Claire Delacroix

Dear Reader:
Seductive and mysterious, Merlyn was the laird of Ravensmuir—never had a man so stirred my body and soul. I gave myself to him—willingly, trustingly, passionately—and we soon wed. Then a horrible revelation emerged, shattering my innocence and my marriage…

Five years later, Merlyn returned to my doorstep, desperate for my help. The scoundrel swore he was haunted by memories of me, that a treasure locked in Ravensmuir could clear his name. Yet I could not surrender to his will again. Now he is said to be murdered and Ravensmuir has fallen into my hands.

But even as I cross the threshold of this cursed keep, I hear his whisper in the darkness, feel his caress in the night, and I know that Merlyn has told me but part of his tale. Should I do as is right and expose his lair? Or dare I trust my alluring but deceptive spouse—the rogue who destroyed my heart?
— Ysabella

“A beguiling medieval romance from Delacroix…readers will devour this rich and compulsively readable tale.”—Publishers Weekly

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The Twelve Days of Christmas 1.5

Twelve Days of Christmas Historical Romance Feature 2018

Christmas in the Scot's Arms by Julie JohnstoneChristmas in the Scot’s Arms
Highlander Vows #3
Julia Johnstone

Laird Liam MacLeod is not lacking for lasses that wish to marry him. As chief of one of the few remaining stable and wealthy clans in the Highlands, the scheming misses are more than plentiful—too plentiful, in fact, for a man who desires to marry for love. Given the opportunity to escape to London for the holidays, Liam takes it with a halfhearted expectation that perhaps English ladies will be different. But the calculating debutantes of the ton and their marriage-minded mamas leave him with little hope, until a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with a beautiful, witty lady who knows nothing about him.

Miss Cecelia Cartwright has an unfairly tattered reputation and the distasteful yet pressing need for a marriage of convenience. She’d frankly rather eat dirt, but when one’s family is on the verge of poverty, pride must fall by the wayside. But the day a handsome, honorable Scot comes to her aid, he awakens longings in Cecelia that she knows she cannot pursue.

Torn between her heart and her duty, Cecelia finds herself dancing at the very edge of impropriety that once before destroyed her good name. When her old suitor returns to Town, she must choose between the laird she loves and the duke who could save her family. Just when she thinks she knows what she ought to do, Liam reveals a secret that may well prove charming Scots are the most dangerous rogues of them all.

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

Twelve Days of Christmas Historical Romance Feature 2018Are you getting into the holiday spirit yet? The Christmas decorations have been in the stores since August here (!!) but it takes that cold snap in the air to start me feeling festive. Let’s get into the holiday mood with historical romances, each filled with the joy of the holiday season. There will be one post per day here for the next twelve days, each one featuring a different book – plus a few bonus posts. I hope you find some new favorites!

The Snow White Bride, #3 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

The Snow White Bride
The Jewels of Kinfairlie #3
Claire Delacroix

The Laird of Kinfairlie has helped his sisters, each a gem in her own right, to find husbands. Now the laird himself seeks to wed, and pins his hopes on The Snow White Bride.

Lady Eleanor knows better than to dream of romance and love. Married twice to secure her father’s alliances, she has learned that she is desirable only for her fortune. When the Laird of Kinfairlie’s sisters ask her to wed their brother, Alexander, Eleanor agrees, expecting only to save herself from danger.

But Alexander is like no man she’s known before, a man more interested in courting her smile than her obedience, a man who values her counsel as much as her newly awakened passion…and a man unaware that Eleanor is the key to a fortune that could ensure the future of everything he holds dear.

Now, ruthless enemies will stop at nothing to secure Eleanor’s capture. Will she dare to trust her new husband before it’s too late for her, for Alexander, and for Kinfairlie?

“Delacroix provides an excellent end to a terrifically captivating series.”—Booklist

The Snow White Bride is a gripping story with an emotionally wounded yet wonderfully strong heroine. What a passionate, romantic read!”—Vanessa Kelly, one of Booklist’s new stars of historical romance

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A #1 Kindle Bestseller in Medieval Romance and in Scottish Romance

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The Runaway Bride Pub Date

I’ve changed the publication date for The Runaway Bride because I’m running behind this fall. You can blame those dragons for distracting me – the new editions of the Dragonfire Novels were a lot more time-consuming than I’d anticipated. I want to ensure I have all the details right in this book, and let my editor have enough time to do her magic, too. So, I’ve moved the pub date for Aoife and Ross’s story to November 27.

Coming in November!
The Runaway Bride, book #2 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixAoife MacArthur is a beauty and a prize, an heiress who wants to marry for love—but her father has arranged her marriage to Nigel Armstrong, the oldest son and heir of the Hawk of Inverfyre. One look confirms that Nigel will never possess her heart—although his cousin, Ross of Kinfairlie, is another matter. Aoife knows she cannot escape her fate, but yearns for one last adventure: she will flee Inverfyre and hope that Ross will be sent in pursuit. She tells herself that one kiss will be sufficient…

Ross Lammergeier is a mercenary with a blade for hire, for he has not the coin to claim a bride. When his cousin’s betrothed flees, he lends chase, for the Hawk of Inverfyre trained him. Ross suspects that Nigel’s betrothed plays a game, but Aoife’s ploy is dangerous—for the treacherous MacLaren clan, always seeking to undermine Inverfyre, take her captive. In the course of rescuing Aoife and ensuring her safety, Ross finds himself captivated by the fierce and beautiful maiden. When they both surrender to temptation, their futures are changed—not least by the surprise attack of the MacLaren clan. How much will Ross surrender to guarantee Aoife’s safety? And how much will Aoife give to protect the man who has captured her heart?

Coming November 27!

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Those Bundles

Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys, a digital bundle from Claire DelacroixThis is a post for the frugal shoppers among you. 🙂

My most recent boxed sets were bundled by trope. Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys includes three books with bad boy heroes. Knights in Shining Armor includes three books with noble heroes. Highland Heroes includes three Scottish medieval romances. Kinfairlie Knights is the exception – it includes three first-in-series medieval Scottish romances.

I know, though, that most of you prefer to read in series. So, if you’ve bought these bundles, what titles do you need to buy to fill in the gaps? Here’s a cheat sheet for you, if you like boxed sets:

The Princess, #1 of The Princess, #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe Bride Quest
1. The Princess
2. The Damsel
3. The Heiress
4. The Countess
5. The Beauty – in Highland Heroes
6. The Temptress – in Knights in Shining Armor
(psst – you might want to look at the Bride Quest I Boxed Set…)

The Rogues of Ravensmuir:
1. The Rogue – in Kinfairlie Knights
2. The Scoundrel – in Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys
3. The Warrior – in Highland Heroes

The Snow White Bride, #3 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe Jewels of Kinfairlie
1. The Beauty Bride – in Kinfairlie Knights (also free)
2. The Rose Red Bride – in Highland Heroes
3. The Snow White Bride – in Knights in Shining Armor
4. The Ballad of Rosamunde

The True Love Brides
1. The Renegade’s Heart – in Kinfairlie Knights
2. The Highlander’s Curse
3. The Frost Maiden’s Kiss – in Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys
4. The Warrior’s Prize

The Crusader's Bride, #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe Champions of St. Euphemia
1. The Crusader’s Bride
2. The Crusader’s Heart – in Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys
3. The Crusader’s Kiss – in Knights in Shining Armor
4. The Crusader’s Vow
5. The Crusader’s Handfast

The individual series often have series bundles, too. There isn’t a series bundle for the Champions of St. Euphemia, though, and there are no plans for one at this time. Now you know! Happy reading. 🙂