Yesterday, I received copies of the Flatiron Five books in their new hard cover editions! They really look nice.
I just added these editions a few weeks ago, in the hope that they’ll make their way into some library collections. You can also buy them at your portal of choice.
I’ve added the links to the book pages, but here they are all in one place:
Buy Simply Irresistible in hardcover:
• Barnes & Noble
Buy Addicted to Love in hardcover:
• Barnes & Noble
Buy In the Midnight Hour in hardcover:
• Barnes & Noble
Buy Some Guys Have All the Luck in hardcover:
• Barnes & Noble
Last night, I changed the publication date for Theo and Lyssa’s book, Bad Case of Loving You. Instead of coming out next week, it’s now scheduled for publication on July 23. If you had a pre-order at Amazon, it’s been cancelled.
This doesn’t make me happy but it was necessary.
This winter in Romancelandia, there’s been a lot of discussion about the depiction of people of color in romance novels. In fact, I think this discussion changed Theo’s story, because I was trying to get it right. To be sure, I asked two writers to do a sensitivity read on the final book. They both said there were issues with the book – and they identified the same issues, which is a good thing. What was interesting to me was that they said I’d made race a bigger issue in the book than it would be in real life, which means that my initial instincts were right.
The book needs to be revised, so it can’t be published next week. There are some other elements of the story that I want to change as well, so I’ll put the book aside while I finish One Knight’s Return, then revise it.
I apologize for the delay and hope you understand. 🙂
I’ve made some changes to the distribution details of my print editions from Ingrams, which means that you’ll see better prices at your portal of choice than has been the case to date.
I publish print editions directly through Amazon for Amazon of most titles, and to date, those have had the best prices. l publish print editions for everywhere else from Ingrams. They’ve been priced slightly higher, but these changes will make the prices the same in most cases as the Amazon-direct prices.
As an example, many of my trade paperbacks were $9.99 US on the Amazon direct version but $14.99 US if distributed by Ingrams. In most cases, they’re now $9.99 US from Ingrams, too. I have uploaded some print titles directly to Nook as well – Dragonfire, Flatiron Five, the Champions of St. Euphemia and the True Love Brides – which have similar pricing to the Amazon editions. All the other series come to B&N from Ingrams, and they will all do so in future.
Similarly, the hardcover editions which come from Ingrams – Dragonfire and new ones for Flatiron Five – have dropped in price from $32.99 US or so to $24.99 US or so. The prices vary slightly from book to book – because the length of the book determines the production cost – but you’ll see an improvement.
The new prices were effective yesterday, so they should be live at your portal of choice now.
Since closing my online store, I’ve been looking for a way to sell signed print books and ebooks directly to you. Today’s solution is for signed print books. I’m using a feature called Simple Payments, which lets me set up Paypal buttons on this site. It’s pretty easy to use, but it doesn’t include a shipping calculator. So, I’ve made a guess at postage on each item, and guessed high.
You’ll find buttons to buy signed books directly on the series pages for Flatiron Five and Secret Heart Ink, as well as for the individual F5 titles and Christmas with the Coxwells. You’ll also find one on the Dragons of Incendium page, and a few of them on Claire Delacroix’s Knights page. Of course, there are also buttons on the Dragonfire page for the whole series in paperback or hardcover.
Let me know what you thnk about this, or if there are any obvious omissions. I have many (MANY!) more print books, but this seemed like a good start.
I spent some time this week organizing the Pinterest boards for Flatiron Five and adding some more images.
You can find them all right here.
One Knight’s Return will be published May 21.
This is the second book in my Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances. Like One Knight Enchanted, it’s set in medieval Burgundy in an area we’d now call French Switzerland. You can see some pictures of the area on the Pinterest page for the series.
This is also the second of the books I originally published with Harlequin Historicals that I’ve revised for republication. One Knight Enchanted had new scenes and changes to the ending, as well as minor changes throughout from the original book, Enchanted. One Knight’s Return came out of My Lady’s Champion, but has so many changes in the first half that the second half is all new.
The rest of the books in this series will be all new works. You can meet the knights – each of whom will have his own book – in this excerpt from the prologue of One Knight Enchanted.
Download a free sample from BookFunnel
Pre-order One Knight’s Return in ebook:
• Books2Read Universal Link
Dragonfire Elixir is the second digital bundle in The Dragonfire Novels: The Complete Series and includes three books that feature the battle between the Pyr, dragon shifters pledged to defend the treasures of the earth, and the evil Slayers, dragon shifters bent on destroying both the Pyr and the humans they protect. These three books feature the Pyr‘s mission to destroy the Dragon’s Blood Elixir which gives the Slayers the power to raise the dead.
In Winter Kiss, Delaney Shea who has been forcefed the Elixir is determined to destroy its source alone, no matter the cost to himself. On the eve of his suicide mission, he feels the spark of his firestorm and seduces Ginger Sinclair to leave a legacy for the future. But Ginger isn’t so easily abandoned, even for her own safety—she follows Delaney and becomes part of the mission to destroy the Elixir’s source, and save Delaney for herself and their son.
In Whisper Kiss, Niall Talbot has vowed to hunt down and eliminate the remaining shadow dragons, then is targeted by the Slayers himself. When his firestorm ignites and his mate—the feisty tattoo artist and dragon enthusiast Rox Kincaid—is at risk, Niall will do anything to defend her—even abandon his own assumptions when opposites attract.
In Darkfire Kiss, Rafferty Powell is bent on the destruction of the Slayer Magnus, since the two old foes have exchanged challenge coins and vowed to battle to the death. He doesn’t expect his destined mate to step between them, but reporter Melissa Smith will take any risk to get the real story—even enter the dragon’s den, fight fire with fire, and fall in love with the greatest romantic of the Pyr. Will it be enough to save them both from Magnus’ vengeance?
Buy Dragonfire Elixir:
• Books2Read Universal Link (for international stores and other Amazon stores)
This year, I’m determined to get ahead of my publication schedule, so that books are done and loaded well in advance of publication. This will make it easier for me to plan and also to promote those books. This means I need to delay publication on some things. In future, I won’t tell you what I’m working on until it’s loaded for pre-order (and done). So, we’re in a little transition phase.
First up, the publication date for Bad Case of Loving You moved to April 16.
Next, One Knight’s Return‘s publication date moved to May 21.
Third, Some Like It Hot moved the fall – it now has an October 29 publication date. At this point, I’m thinking it will be the last Flatiron Five book, but we’ll see.
What goes in the gaps?
Under the Mistletoe will be a September release. It makes more sense to publish a Christmas book in the fall than in the spring, after all. I’ll give you the links once it’s loaded at the portals. Chynna’s story will be the last Secret Heart Ink book
Here Be Dragons will be a July release, one way or the other. Again, I’ll give you the links once it’s loaded at the portals.
What comes after that? I’ll tell you once the links are live! I have so many covers that I’ve already commissioned, but might do something entirely new.
Yesterday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal for Addicted to Love being on sale for 99 cents. As usual, I wanted to share the results with you.
At Amazon.com, Addicted to Love reached #18 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #178 overall paid in the Kindle store.
At Amazon.ca, it reached #6 in Romantic Comedy, #18 in Contemporary Romance and #70 overall paid in the Kindle store.
At Amazon Australia, Kyle and Lauren’s book reached #22 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #206 overall paid in the Kindle store.
At Nook, Addicted to Love earned a bestseller ribbon!
Kyle and Lauren’s book is #35 overall in the Nook store this morning:
And #12 in Romance:
At Apple, Addicted to Love is #15 overall in the Apple bookstore:
And it’s #6 in Romance at the Apple store:
Kyle and Lauren’s book will be 99 cents until the end of the week, so you can still get a copy at this special price!
Kyle and Lauren’s book is on sale this week for just 99 cents! The sale is only for a few days, so grab your copy now!
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?
“Loved every second of it. It has the kind of character development rarely seen in romance novels. Everything happens within a few days, maybe a week or two, but this one started twelve years ago when they first met, then flash-forward to present day and he is her brother’s best friend, their past is a secret, she is married and he is the bearer of bad news. From that moment on it is a slow burn and a strong build up to a great relationship. It spans months and Cooke does it seamlessly with no dull parts. It was great. I loved the slow build. I loved that Kyle had to work for it and that Lauren refused to settle. The progression of the book was great and the conflicts were strong. I loved how Lauren set her cheating ex-husband straight in front of a group of strangers, and I love how Kyle grew from a man who wanted nothing but one night stands, to one who wanted forever and how he grew as a character. There isn’t anything I didn’t like about this book.” —Rendezvous with a Romance
Buy Addicted to Love ebook:
• Books2Read Universal Link (Find international stores and other Amazon stores here)