Spellbound is Free

Spellbound, a Regency romance anthology by Claire Delacroix, Jane Charles and Claudia DainThe Haunting of Castle Keyvnor authors have a present for you! For one week only, the anthology Spellbound is free at digital portals. This is one of the four anthologies in the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor collection – the twelve Regency romance novellas in the series all take place during the same week at a haunted castle in Cornwall, where the characters have gathered for the reading of a will. You can read the novellas in any order.

Spellbound includes the novellas:

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Claire Delacroix
Seven years ago, Sophia Brisbane lost everything—her father, her brother, her family fortune—but worse, was rejected by the man she loved. She’s determined not to yearn for the past and its pleasures—until she encounters Lucien de Roye again. Although he knew Sophia could never be his own, Lucien vowed to retrieve her squandered inheritance—even wagering his very soul to a demon. When Sophia learns what he has done, no force on heaven or earth will convince her to let him pay the demon’s due, no matter what the cost to herself.

Her Gypsy Lord by Jane Charles
Lady Charlotte Beck craves just one little adventure, which is nearly impossible as her older brothers are the most diligent of chaperones. However, when her family is summoned to Castle Keyvnor for the reading of her great-uncle’s will, Charlotte can hardly contain her excitement. Ghosts, magic and gypsies seem to be the ingredients to the adventure she’s been searching for. However when she meets Adam Vail in the nearby gypsy camp, it may be another adventure all together that calls to her soul…if she can survive Castle Keyvnor and one very murderous ghost.

Lord Death and Lady Ghost by Claudia Dain
Hal Mort, Viscount Blackwater, visits Keyvnor Castle in the company of friends and atop his new stallion. How was he to know that ghosts awaited him? Hal does not believe in ghosts. Unfortunately for Hal, the ghosts take an interest in him. One ghost wants to see him married to the lovely Lady Morgan. Another ghost is just as determined to see him slip the noose. As the ghosts work their supernatural magic, Hal can’t determine if the intense attraction he feels for Morgan is coming from him or from them. And after a few magical kisses, he’s not sure he cares.

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Addicted to Love on Sale Today!

Today’s the day! Kyle and Lauren’s book is available now!

Addicted to Love, book #2 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Kyle wants it all…
Kyle Stuyvesant doesn’t believe in love and romance. His parents taught him there’s no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there’s only one woman who ever tempted him to more than a single, hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she’s married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren’s husband cheats and Kyle isn’t just the bearer of bad news, but the man she turns to for comfort.

Lauren demands it all…
When Lauren’s marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure and sensation. Who knows that territory better than Kyle who seduced her so deliciously years before? It was a night Lauren never forgot, and now that she wants to start again, Kyle is the only man she wants. Will she be able to accept his terms of no love or romance? When Lauren can’t get enough, will Kyle take a chance on wanting more?

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For Libraries

My books are available to libraries!

Digital editions of my books are available to libraries through Overdrive and Bibliotheca. This includes my new releases, as well as new editions of many backlist titles. I used to upload directly to Overdrive, but now am using Pronoun (a Macmillan company) to deliver to both of these library portals. Their interface is easier for me, so new releases will appear more quickly on Overdrive than they did before. I also like their version control better.

Print editions of my books are available to libraries through Ingrams. Some of my books are also available in hard cover editions from Ingrams. You can find them on the Collectors’ Editions page here on the site.

My audiobooks are available to libraries through Overdrive and Blackstone Library. Blackstone makes physical cd’s of my audiobooks for libraries, as well as offering digital download licensing.

The Coxwells on the USA Today Bestseller List

I have some very exciting news to share. The Coxwells Boxed Set made the USA Today bestseller list when it was on sale. Philippa, James, Matt and Zach clocked in at #134 on the list, which is just thrilling.

Thanks to all of you who grabbed a copy of this bundle during the sale. You’ve made one of my dreams come true. This is the first time my contemporary romances have made the list and the first time I’ve had an indie-pubbed title on a list. Woo HOO! I’m so pleased.

THANK YOU!

The Coxwells Boxed Set on the USA Today bestseller list June 2017

And thanks to IndieReader for telling me. 🙂 The bundle was also #9 on their bestseller list:

The Coxwells Boxed Set at #9 on the IndieReader bestseller list June 2017

You can see the USA Today bestseller list for the week right here.

In the Midnight Hour Sample

 

There’s a sample in my online store of the next Flatiron Five book, which is Damon’s story.

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeDamon has a secret…

Every Friday night, the F5 partner who is the quiet powerhouse leaves on the dot of five. Where does he go? What does he do? His partners want to know, but Damon can’t bring himself to share the truth about his mom’s illness. She’s the only family he’s ever known, the anchor in his life, and he can’t imagine how he’ll go on without her. In the middle of the night, when he’s most alone, he wants proof that he’s not completely powerless. He doesn’t expect to find such a willing, or seductive, volunteer.

Haley loves solving mysteries…

Especially ones like the gorgeous guy who visits her favorite patient every Friday night. He must be Natalia’s son, but is he also the model on the billboard for that fitness club downtown? Where did he learn therapeutic massage? Even though she’s a nurse, Haley’s interest in his skill isn’t just professional. She wants to feel those hands on her own skin. Late one night, she takes a chance and asks for a lesson from him, only to learn that she has a hunger for the sensation only Damon can give.

Coming January 25, 2018

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Waiting for Rain Shawl

This week, I finished knitting a shawl. These are unusual colours for me, but I really like the result.

The pattern is called Waiting for Rain (that’s a Ravelry link) and it features lace inserts in a garter stitch crescent-shaped shawl. The construction is really interesting, plus it’s easy to play with the colours and the design.

I knit mine in Madeline Tosh Dandelion, which has 10% flax. It’s interesting because the different fibers take the color in different ways. I used two skeins of Chickory and one of Whiskey Barrel. I decided to do the lace inserts in Whiskey Barrel, as well as some extra stripes and the bind-off. This yarn is discontinued so it’s gone from the MadTosh website, but here’s a Ravelry link.

This meant that I had too much yarn – the pattern calls for 700 to 800 yds, and I had over 900 – but I wanted to use it up. The pattern has three lace inserts. Once I’d followed the directions, I continued in a similar way and added two more lace inserts, then knit in garter stitch until the Chickory was gone. I liked the yarn. It’s smooth and cool, and I like the colour gradations in each colourway. There were long fibres, presumably of flax, and it was tempting to tug them out but I knitted them in. The pattern was well-written and clear. I bought the collection and will knit another shawl from it.

Here’s a detail shot, showing off the yarn:

Waiting for Rain shawl, knit by Deborah Cooke in Madeline Tosh Dandelion

There are stripes in the Whiskey Barrel, but the Chickory has some of the same greyed brown tone in it so it’s hard to tell which yarn is where. I like that! If you’re curious though, all the garter stitch below the lowest lace insert is in Chickory, then the bind-off is in Whiskey Barrel. You can just barely see it. Also, the garter stitch is all Chicory down to the first lace insert. (The shawl is knit from the top of the picture.)

My only disappointment is that I wasn’t sure how much Whiskey Barrel to leave for the cast-off, and I left too much. 😦 That means leftovers for the stash, about 8g. It turns out that I could have knit a couple of rows of garter stitch in the contrasting colour before casting off, but that’s how it is and that’s how it will stay. There’s no need to frog back a 500 stitch cast-off!

Here’s the complete shawl:

Waiting for Rain shawl, knit by Deborah Cooke in Madeline Tosh Dandelion

I was debating whether to block this shawl. I don’t usually block garter stitch shawls because I like the squishy texture they have right off the needles. It’ll get bigger if it’s blocked, though, and I was thinking it’s just a nice size. While taking the pictures, though, I can see that the ripple on the increasing edge is too much. I’ll give it a good block it this weekend.

What do you think?

Kinfairlie Knights and Highland Heroes

These two boxed sets will be available only until July 1, 2017. If you don’t have your copy, this is last call!

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval Scottish romances, all first in a series, by Claire DelacroixKinfairlie Knights
First Book in Each Medieval Scottish Series

Updated for 2016!

Welcome to Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir!

Claire Delacroix’s fictional medieval Scottish estate of Kinfairlie and its sister holding of Ravensmuir are the location for many of her bestselling medieval romances. Included in this digital bundle are three first-in-series medieval Scottish romances: The Rogue, The Beauty Bride, and The Renegade’s Heart.

In The Roguebook #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy—Ysabella’s estranged husband returns to beg for her help. Does she dare to trust Merlyn again, knowing that he stirs her passion as easily as he hides his truth? In The Beauty Bride—book #1 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series—Madelyn flees her arranged marriage to a notorious outlaw, only to be pursued, wooed and seduced by Rhys FitzHenry. Can she save him from the legacy of his own past? In The Renegade’s Heart—book #1 of the True Love Brides series—Isabella is intrigued by the bold knight who makes accusations against her own brother. When she follows Murdoch to discover the truth, she finds herself enraptured by his touch and determined to defend his cause. Can her love save Murdoch from his curse and see justice served, too?

Come to Kinfairlie, for adventure and romance, passion and pageantry, and loves that will endure for all time.

Kinfairlie Knights will be available until July 1, 2017.Kinfairlie Knights, a digital collection of three medieval Scottish first-in-series romances by Claire Delacroix

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Highland Heroes 2016 edition, a boxed set of three medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixBe swept away by the romance and enchantment of the Scottish Highlands!

Three complete medieval Scottish romances from New York Times’ Bestselling Author Claire Delacroix. In The Beauty, part of Claire’s Bride Quest II trilogy, a maiden pledged to the convent heals the heart of a crusading knight returned home to find his legacy stolen. In The Rose Red Bride, part of Claire’s Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy, a damsel seeking adventure and romance is abducted, but only she can see the valor her captor would hide from the world. In The Warrior, part of Claire’s Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy, a daughter considered undesirable is chosen by a dangerous knight of dark repute to be his bride, only to be haunted by dreams of their shared past.

Three wounded champions, each more honorable than he believes, each destined to be healed by a lady who steals his shielded heart.

#1 Kindle Bestselling Title in Medieval Romance – TWICE

Highland Heroes will be available just until July 1, 2017.

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The Damsel Pre-Order

The pre-order for the 2017 edition of The Damsel is live at Amazon, iBooks, Nook and Kobo!

The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixOnce upon a time, the legendary knight Burke Fitzgavin galloped into Kiltorren Castle and fell in love with Alys, the lord’s orphaned niece. But her uncle was determined that Burke marry one of his homely daughters instead. Through tricks and lies, Burke was sent away believing that Alys wanted nothing of his heart.

Pledged to a Bride Quest, Burke has vowed not to return home until he finds his long-lost love. He returns to Kiltorren to discover that the fiery young innocent has become a woman, a servant on her uncle’s estate. Paying penance for Burke’s long-ago embrace, she wants nothing to do with him. Burke knows he must earn her trust again.

Even as he slowly rekindles her desire, Alys’ family attempts to thwart their romance—determined that Alys should not marry before her cousins do. But Burke is a warrior and this battle to win the hand and the heart of his one true love will be his greatest challenge ever…

“A gem of a book!”
Rendezvous

USA Today Bestseller

 

New edition available September 14, 2017

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In the Midnight Hour Cover

Book #3 of Flatiron Five is coming in January and it’s Damon’s book.

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeDamon has a secret…
Every Friday night, the F5 partner who is the quiet powerhouse leaves on the dot of five. Where does he go? What does he do? His partners want to know, but Damon can’t bring himself to share the truth about his mom’s descent into dementia. She’s the only family he’s ever known, the anchor in his life, and he can’t imagine how he’ll go on without her. In the middle of the night, when he’s most alone, he wants to control all the variables for someone, to prove he’s not completely powerless. He doesn’t expect to find such a willing, or seductive, volunteer.

Haley loves solving mysteries…
Especially ones like the gorgeous guy who visits her favorite patient every Friday night. He must be Natasha’s son, but is he also the model on the billboard for that fitness club downtown? Where did he learn therapeutic massage? Even though she’s a nurse, Haley’s interest in his skill isn’t just professional. She wants to feel those hands on her own skin, for as long as possible. Late one night, she takes a chance and asks for a lesson from him, only to learn that she has a hunger for the sensation only Damon can give.

Coming January 25, 2018

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The Coxwells on the Charts!

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah CookeThis week, the Coxwells Boxed Set is on sale for just 99 cents, and yesterday, I had a BookBub ad to promote the sale. It went pretty well, so I wanted to share the results with you.

On Amazon.com, the bundle rocked its way up to #25 overall in the Kindle store, but I didn’t take a screen shot of that. 😦 This morning, it’s sitting at #27 overall, though its category ratings are the same.

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke #27 overall paid in the Kindle store June 15, 2017

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke #27 overall paid in the Kindle store June 15, 2017

That’s pretty exciting as it’s for the total Kindle store!

The categories are exciting too. As you see above, the bundle is #4 in Romantic Comedy:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke #4 paid in Romantic Comedy in the Kindle store June 15, 2017

And #4 in Women’s Sagas:
The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke #4 paid in Women's Sagas in the Kindle store June 15, 2017

It’s also #5 in Romance Fiction:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke #5 paid in women's romance fiction in the Kindle store June 15, 2017

And it’s #7 in Contemporary Romance:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke at #7 in contempporary romance at Amazon.com on June 15, 2017

At Amazon.ca, the bundle is also doing well—#10 overall, #2 in Contemporary Women, and #3 in Contemporary romance:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke at #10 overall in the Amazon.ca store

Phew! What a great showing!
At Barnes & Noble, The Coxwells are #10 overall in the Nook store:

The Coxwells Boxed Set at #10 overall paid at Nook on June 15, 2017

It’s #1 in Romance:
The Coxwells Boxed Set at #1 in romance in the Nook store on June 15, 2017

And #1 in Contemporary Romances, too:
The Coxwells Boxed Set at #1 in contemporary romance in the Nook store on June 15, 2017

At Kobo, the news is also good. The Coxwells are also high on the charts. (I’m not sure what’s up with those reviews. Two people left only ratings. I’m guessing they had trouble with the big book file on their device, but wish they’d said as much.)

The Coxwells Boxed Set at Kobo on June 15, 2017

#3 in Contemporary Romance:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke at #3 in contemporary romance at Kobo on June 15, 2017

#1 in Humorous Fiction:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke at #1 in Humorous Fiction at Kobo on June 15, 2017

And #4 in Romance overall:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke at #4 in Romance at Kobo on June 15, 2017

And finally, on to iBooks, which is a very happy place for the Coxwells this morning. My bundle is the #1 bestseller in the iBooks store this morning:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke, #1 paid title at iBooks on June 15, 2017

It’s also #1 in Romance:

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke, #1 bestseller in Romance at iBooks on June 15, 2017

 

Wow, what a ride! Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy of the bundle yesterday. It’s still on sale and will remain so until Sunday, so make sure to grab a copy before the price goes back up.

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