September Update

September was another busy month! Let’s take a look at what was completed.

Pre-Orders

Probably the most exciting thing for me was listing the pre-order for Aidan’s book, Just A Small Town Romance, which is book one of my upcoming contemporary romance series, the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor.

I also have a cover for the next DragonFate Novel, which is Dragon’s Wolf, coming next spring and available for pre-order now. This is Arach and Wynter’s book—I’m looking forward to writing about a dragon shifter who’s fated mate is a wolf shifter with other plans.

I also listed the pre-order for January for the next book in my Blood Brothers series by Claire Delacroix—The Hunter & the Heiress will be available in ebook, trade paperback, hardcover large print and audio, too.

Just a Small Town Romance, book one of the Heroes of Harte's Harbor series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
Just a Small Town Romance
Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
Dragon’s Wolf
The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Hunter & the Heiress

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m also continuing to work on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin. This is book nine in the Flatiron Five Fitness series and will be published in ebook and trade paperback in October. This is a friends-to-lovers, fling-to-forever, mistaken identity book and I really like it.

I’ve also made some decisions about Flatiron Five Fitness. There will be one more story in the series, which will probably be a novella, called When Annika Met Thom. I’m hoping to publish it in March. This means that it’s time for boxed sets—the first one will publish in December and will include the first three books in the series. I haven’t posted that pre-order yet, but will show you the covers (and hopefully have the first one loaded) at the end of October.

I’m leaving Flatiron Five Fitness for the moment and it will be in a good place for a break. I still have ideas for more stories at the club, but will focus on the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor for the time being. My hope is to publish a new book in that series every four months and the plan is for seven books in total. I have five covers already, so that’s motivating! These stories are all set in the same fictional world, so some F5F characters will make appearances in HHH. I haven’t forgotten Pierce’s new venture, Silver Fox Security, either.


New Releases

A Baron for All Seasons, book #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

Claire had a new release in September, A Baron for All Seasons, which is book three in my Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas. This is a second chance romance and one that many readers have been waiting on. I also finished the fourth and final book in this series, A Most Inconvenient Earl, during the summer and put it up for pre-order for March. It’ll also be included in a holiday anthology publishing in October.

Also for Claire, I enrolled most of her medieval romances in Kindle Unlimited this month. The exceptions are the Brides of North Barrows series and the Blood Brothers series, but everything else is in KU.


Translations

Once again, I had several new translations published in August. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, we’re continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and have finished The Jewels of Kinfairlie—in September, I published Just One Hometown Hero and the Ballad of Rosamunde in Spanish editions. I also published Dragon’s Kiss in Italian in September.

Just One Hometown Hero, book four of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español
Español
Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Italian edition
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Well, that gives me a sense of accomplishment! On to October…

August Update

August was a busy month!

Pre-Orders

First of all, I finished two Regency romance novellas and listed then for pre-order. A Baron for All Seasons turned out to not be a Christmas romance, so it reverted to its original cover and will be published in September. An Most Inconvenient Earl is a Christmas romance, as well as Eurydice’s story. It finishes out the Brides of North Barrows series – it will be included in a Christmas anthology, coming in October, then available on its own in March.

A Baron for All Seasons, book #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix
A Baron for All Seasons
An Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
A Most Inconvenient Earl

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve also been working on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin, which is a lot of fun. The first third of a book always involves a lot of back and forth for me, and reconsideration of the structure, as well as getting to know more about the characters.

You can see some of my ideas about Nate and Sonia on the Pinterest board for the book. This story will be published in October.

I’m talking to the cover designer about Aidan’s book. Since that will be first in a new series, getting this cover right will take a little longer. I have set up the pre-order at Apple and Amazon for this book, since they’ll allow it withough a cover. Just A Small Town Romance is coming next July.. This story is a lot of fun, a second chance romance with a lot of energy between the couple. I love Aidan already, but Meredith is just so perfect for him – she’s no pushover for his easygoing charm, or at least it seems that way to Aidan…

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Over in the land of paranormal romance, my dragons are stirring again. I have a pre-order up for the next DragonFate novel. This one is Arach and Wynter’s story, another enemies-to-lovers story with a reluctant mate. Wynter has her own agenda and it doesn’t include a firestorm, a hot dragon shifter, or a baby. Can Arach change her mind? Dragon’s Wolf will be available in May. The pre-orders are up at Apple and Amazon even though the cover is still in the works.

I also have a flash sale on the other three books in the series until the end of August, so you can catch it if you’re quick. If you haven’t started to read that series, now’s the time to catch up!


New Releases

I published a new boxed set from Claire of series starters called First Knights. This sampler is a good deal and a chance to see which of my medieval romance series you like best. It’s just $2.99US through the end of August.

The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set came out at the end of July, but I’ll include it here to balance the page. 🙂

First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix
First Knights Boxed Set
The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set, including all four contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set
Time Travel romances by Claire Delacroix

Also for Claire, my time travel romances came out of Kindle Unlimited and were republished in wide distribution in August.


Translations

I had a bumper crop of new translations published in August. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, we’re continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and The Jewels of Kinfairlie—we’ll finish F5F by the end of 2021 as well as The True Love Brides. I have a new Portuguese translation of The Crusader’s Heart and that translator is working on The Crusader’s Kiss. Another translator has finished Maeve’s Book of Beasts in Portuguese—she’s continuing with Dragon’s Kiss. A different Spanish translator has finished Dragon’s Kiss and is working on Dragon’s Heart. And one of my Italian translation teams has finished Dragon’s Kiss. They’re going to work on An Elegy for Melusine next.

Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
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The Snow White Bride, book three of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition
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The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Portuguese edition
Portuguës
Maeve's Book of Beasts, the prequel to the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Portuguese edition
Portuguës
Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español

Well, that gives me a sense of accomplishment! On to September…

Chynna’s Book in Spanish

Today, the fourth and final book in the Flatiron Five Tattoo series is available in Spanish. It’s pretty exciting to have a complete series available in another language. Pick up your copy today!


Just One Christmas Night, book four the Flatiron Five Tattoo series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Chynna ha amado y perdido… 
A pesar de que han pasado años, la Navidad le recuerda a Chynna la muerte de su esposo y hace que lo extrañe aún más.  Asistir a la boda de Lexi y Gabe en Navidad suena como un recordatorio de todo lo que ella perdió, hasta que la convencieron de ir y compartir su alegría.  Una vez allí, una relación con Trevor, el guapo amigo de Gabe, podría ser otra forma de superar su dolor, y Trevor hace que tomar ese riesgo valga la pena, volviendo a despertar a Chynna la sensación y la pasión.
 

Trevor nunca ha tenido tiempo para el amor … 
Él siempre se ha centrado en lograr el éxito.  Pero ahora que se lograron las ambiciones financieras de Trevor, él se dio cuenta de que no tiene a nadie con quien disfrutar de las recompensas.  La boda de su amigo Gabe le hace consciente de que ya no quiere estar solo.  Chynna es la mujer más atractiva que ha conocido en años y Trevor sabe que tomará más que una noche juntos para satisfacerlo.  Chynna es la mujer que ha estado esperando; todo lo que tiene que hacer es convencerla de que vuelva a arriesgarse con el amor, con él.


Coming Soon – Flatiron Five Fitness in Spanish

Now that Flatiron Five Tattoo has been translated into Spanish – book four comes out this month – we’re starting to work on Flatiron Five Fitness. This project will take us through the end of the year. There are new pages on the website for the series and a new menu under Español on the Translations tab..

Following my new rule, I’ll set up the pre-orders when I have finished book files.

Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
June
Just One More Time, book two of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
July
Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
August

New Spanish Edition in F5T

I have a new Spanish release today – it’s the translation of Just One Unforgettable Night and it’s available at all portals now.

Just One Unforgettable Night, book three of the Flatiron Five Tattoo series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Lexi es perseguida por su pasado … 
Una calurosa noche de verano, Lexi se arriesga y se rinde a la tentación.  Ella ha estado interesada en el misterioso Gabe durante mucho tiempo y no le sorprende descubrir que él comprende el placer lo suficientemente bien como para haberlo inventado.  Pero los secretos salen a la luz por la mañana: Gabe y Lexi se habían conocido antes; él recuerda lo que ella ha tratado de olvidar.  Él no sabe sobre el bebé que ella entregó y ella no sabía sobre la esposa que él tomó para honrar la memoria de su hermano.

Gabe quiere a Lexi en su futuro … 
Hace catorce años, Gabe encontró a la mujer de sus sueños y pasó una noche perfecta con ella, solo para despertarse solo.  Encontrarse de nuevo con Lexi, como la hermana de su nuevo socio, fue agridulce, ya que ella no lo recordaba.  Gabe sabe que él y Lexi deben estar juntos, al igual que él es consciente de que tiene que ayudarla a sanar de una herida secreta antes de que puedan tener un futuro.  Atrapado entre sus principios y su amor por Lexi, ¿podrá Gabe encontrar una solución que termine felizmente para todos?


Review for The Crusader’s Handfast

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixDebbie posted a wonderful review and showcase for The Crusader’s Handfast at her blog, The Reading Frenzy. Here’s part of what she had to say:

Like all the previous in her fabulous Champions of St. Euphemia tales, Claire Delacroix’s 5th in the series, The Crusader’s Handfast is like stepping through time back to the era of the Knights Templar. Her masterful storytelling is informative and insightful and the magnificent pageantry and the infusion of interesting historical facts with her incredible fiction gives the read an honesty not readily found in the genre. Her suspenseful side stories and co-stars add depth but it’s the May-September romance between her feisty heroine and principled hero that really rock this medieval read.”

Thanks, Deb!

Check out the whole feature on Deb’s blog.

You can read an excerpt from Duncan and Radegunde’s book here on my site or download the first part of the story free in my online store. Here are the links to the MOBI and to the EPUB.

Harlequin Historicals Foreign Editions

I love foreign editions. It’s so interesting to see how the stories are presented in different markets, sometimes with the same cover imagery and sometimes not. (I particularly enjoy the Viking cover on the first Italian edition of Unicorn Bride, which is a medieval set in southern France.) It’s also interesting to see which titles go to which markets. I had a lot of foreign editions from Harlequin Historicals, but this is only a selection – it’s pretty common for authors to not receive titles from foreign markets. These are the ones I have. I’ll group them here by countries and versions. Again, I don’t have digital book covers, so these are photographs of actual books, some of which are no longer square.

Brazilian Editions:
All of my HH’s were published in Portuguese in Brazil, but this is the only one that I have.
The Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Brazilian edition

First Japanese Editions:
The Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition Honeyed Lies, book #1 of the Moorish series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese editionUnicorn Bride, book #1 of the Unicorn trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition The Sorceress, book #2 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition Pearl Beyond Price, book #2 of the Unicorn trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition Unicorn Vengeance, book #3 of the Unicorn trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition My Lady's Champion, book #1 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition Enchanted, book #2 of the Sayerne series of medieval romances and a shapeshifter romance by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition My Lady's Desire, book #3 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Japanese edition

Japanese BUNKO editions:
The Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Japanese BUNKO edition The Sorceress, book #2 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Japanese BUNKO edition My Lady's Champion, book #1 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Japanese BUNKO edition My Lady's Desire, book #3 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Japanese BUNKO edition

Hungarian Edition:
The Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Hungarian edition

French Editions:
Honeyed Lies, book #1 of the Moorish series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, French edition The Sorceress, book #2 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, French edition Pearl Beyond Price, book #2 of the Unicorn trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, French edition

German editions:
My Lady's Desire, book #3 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition The Sorceress, book #2 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition

UK Editions:
My Lady's Champion, book #1 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, UK edition Enchanted, book #2 of the Sayerne series of medieval romances and a shapeshifter romance by Claire Delacroix, UK edition

First Italian editions:
The Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Italian edition Unicorn Bride, book #1 of the Unicorn trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Italian edition The Sorceress, book #2 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, first Italian edition The Magician's Quest, book #2 of the Moorish Series of medieval romances and a shapeshifter romance by Claire Delacroix, first Italian edition ClaireDelacroix_EncahntedIT1 ClaireDelacroix_MyLadysDesireIT1

Second Italian editions:
The Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second Italian editionUnicorn Bride, book #1 of the Unicorn trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second Italian edition The Sorceress, book #2 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second Italian edition My Lady's Desire, book #3 of the Sayerne trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second Italian edition

Swedish and Norwegian editions:
Honeyed Lies, book #1 of the Moorish series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Norwegian edition Honeyed Lies, book #1 of the Moorish series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Swedish editionThe Romance of the Rose, book #1 of the Rose trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Swedish edition

The Rogues of Ravensmuir Foreign Editions

There weren’t many foreign editions of The Rogues of Ravensmuir books, for a number of reasons, but I think it’s a shame. These are the kinds of books that would have performed well, particularly in Germany and Spain. C’est la vie!

It is very strange that Ysabella’s name was changed to Virginia for the French edition of The Rogue. I never could figure that out, as Ysabella is a French name. (?) I particularly love the cover for The Warrior from Spain – it might be my fave cover ever.

The Rogue, book #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, French edition The Warrior, book #3 in the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Italian edition The Warrior, book #3 in the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition

The Bride Quest Foreign Editions

The Bride Quest trilogy was particularly popular in Germany, where it was published in multiple editions. Here are a few of them, grouped together in design suites. The strange thing is when not all books are published in a particular design suite, but it happens all the time.

First German trade paperback edition (the clinches):
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German editionThe Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, German edition The Countess, book #1 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix - German edition  The Beauty, book #2 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix, German edition

Second German paperback edition (different clinches):
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second German editionThe Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, second German edition

German book club hard cover editions:
The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German book club edition The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German book club editionThe Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, German book club edition The Countess, book #1 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix - German book club edition

German paperback editions with castles:
The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, second German edition
The Temptress, book #3 in the Bride Quest II trilogy of medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix, German edition