BookBub Bestselling Romance at iBooks

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixBookBub is currently running a promotion featuring bestselling romance reads at 99 cents at iBooks through the 22nd. They’ve included my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy, The Last Highlander, in this promotion, which is sweet. 🙂

Follow the iBooks link to the iBookstore to get your copy of The Last Highlander and also to see what else is on sale.

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I’ve also made Morgan and Alasdair’s story 99 cents at Amazon and B&N, as well as in my online store. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy, here’s a good chance to do so!

The Last Highlander 99 cent sale

Scotland, 1314: After the Scots reclaim Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair MacAuley only wants to celebrate. But the revels are interrupted by an old crone who claims the castle’s true owner is the legendary witch Morgaine le Fee. Dared by his fellow warriors to go meet the witch, Alasdair heads down a flight of stairs — and tumbles right into another century…

Scotland, 1998: American Morgan Lafayette is in Scotland to enjoy the history, not to ogle men in kilts. So when she stumbles upon a brawny man in a kilt, she is less than enthralled. She is certain he’s drunk for he claims Morgan is a powerful sorceress who has brought him to her magical kingdom! Despite her reluctance, she is intensely drawn to this handsome Highlander and the mystery surrounding him, a mystery that has the power to alter history — and her heart — forever…

Finalist – Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence
for Best Paranormal, Fantasy or Time Travel Romance

“A delight… the taste… will linger on your tongue!”
The Toronto Star

Reader letter from the new edition.

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February Print Book Giveaway

Each month, I give away a signed print copy of one of my books. Last month’s print book giveaway was a copy of Highland Heroes. Our winner is Josée Giroux. Congrats Josée!

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross)This month’s print book is The Last Highlander, my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy. I think it’s a perfect winter read.

For your chance to win, please comment on this post. Tell me your ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day—whether that actually happens or not is your secret!

The giveaway is open to readers in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia and NZ.

I’ll draw a winner on March 1. Good luck, everyone!

Edited to Add – we have a winner! Congratulations to Michelle W!

Thanks to everyone who commented. It sounds as if you all know how to celebrate love and romance. There’s a new book giveaway posted for March with another chance to win.

The Last Highlander Riding High

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixThe Last Highlander had a very nice bounce yesterday from my 99 cent promotion. This is my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy featuring Morgan, an American illustrator seeking inspiration on her vacation to Scotland, and Alasdair, a 13th century highlander who tumbles through time to land at her feet. He’s convinced she’s the only one who can return him to his own time, and is determined to do whatever is necessary to earn her favor. I love this book. Alasdair steals my heart every time I read it.

And a great many of you are taking the opportunity to fall in love with Alasdair, too!

This morning, The Last Highlander is #209 overall in the Kindle store at Amazon.com, as well as #2 in Time Travel Romance and #3 in Scottish Historical Romance.

The Last Highlander at Amazon.com on November 7, 2016

At Amazon.co.uk, it’s #2 in Time Travel Romance and #5 in Scottish Historical Romance:

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix on Amazon.co.uk on November 7, 2016

At Amazon.ca, The Last Highlander is #33 paid overall in the Kindle store (wow!) and #1 in both Scottish Historical Romance and Time Travel Romance:

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix, #1 at Amazon.ca on Novemer 7, 2016

At Amazon.au, it’s #73 overall in the Kindle store, #1 in Time Travel Romance and #2 in Historical Romance.

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix, #1 at Amazon.au on November 7, 2016

At Barnes and Noble, The Last Highlander is #8 on the Bestselling Romance list:

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix, #8 on the bestselling romance list at Barnes and Noble on November 7, 2016

And at Kobo, The Last Highlander is #3 in Contemporary Romance, #2 in Historical Romance and #4 overall in Romance. (There isn’t a Time Travel Romance category at Kobo.)

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix on the bestseller list at Kobo on November 7, 2016

What a wonderful way to start the week! Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy. The Last Highlander will be discounted only through tomorrow at online portals – and my Time Travel Romance Boxed Set will also be going up to $14.99 by the end of this week. After that price increase, it won’t be available at Amazon any more, so get your copy today!

The Last Highlander for 99 cents!

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixMy Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy, The Last Highlander, is on sale in US, UK, CA and AU for just 99 cents, now through November 9.

I love this story, which features an American illustrator looking for inspiration on her Scottish vacation, and the highlander who tumbles through time to land at her feet. Alasdair is convinced that only Morgan can help him return home and is determined to charm her into helping him. He’s pretty persuasive. 🙂

Buy The Last Highlander Now!
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Review of The Last Highlander

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixI don’t usually post on Saturday, but Eileen’s review is worthy of an exception.

She’s posted a five-star review of The Last Highlander on her site, BookTalk with Eileen, and it’s a rave. Here’s a good bit:

“I’m partial to time travel.  I mean, after all, what is better than experiencing the real thing instead of reading about it in history books?  Author Claire Delacroix made it very enjoyable plenty of comical situations and many moments where I related to the anguish of the main characters, eyes brimming with tears or laughing out loud to the reactions of the hero of the hour, Alasdair MacAuley.  It is so much fun seeing the 20th century in the eyes of someone from centuries before…

Need I say more about this wonderful read?  It’s funny, at the same time the story will clench your heart.  Will love win out in the end?

This is a five-star review.  I highly recommend Claire Delacroix’s books, whether time travel, historical romance or fantasy.  She will surely entertain!”

You can read the entire review on Eileen’s blog here.

🙂 I’m so pleased. I just love Alasdair and Morgan’s story, and it’s so wonderful when someone else loves that book, too. Eileen has made my weekend – maybe even my month! Thank you, Eileen!

Thunder and Administrivia

Into every author’s life, some administrivia (like spring showers) must fall. For indie authors, it often feels like a bout of thunderstorms.

This week, however, there’s a monsoon of administrivia in my realm.

Buy The Dragon Legion Collection NowI’m in the midst of rebuilding the buy links here on my site, and doing some updates as I go. My new Buy Now button is being added to each book page, which will take you down to the buy links for the book. The buy links are also being updated. Kobo has changed their protocol, from preferring a link that was a search query for the ISBN# to a hotlink to the book page itself. (Previously the second kind of link didn’t redirect for territories outside of the one where the link was built. Now it does.) iBooks has changed their logo and their linking protocol—apparently the older links break on mobile devices. Since many many iBooks readers shop on mobile devices, we need the “geo” links in place. The print editions of my books are now distributed to Chapters/Indigo, so I’m adding those links, too. I made all the digital editions of my books available for sale through my online store. I’ve made my books available at All Romance eBooks again, so those links need to be added. Also, my time travel romances came out of Kindle Unlimited and went back into wide distribution, so those buy links had to be rebuilt. And, Overdrive gave me direct links for my books there – the unusual thing about Overdrive is that only those with Overdrive accounts can see their actual library of titles. As a publisher, I can’t see my books on their site, which means I can’t build links to them. They do have a publicly viewable site, which was what I linked to before, thinking that account holders could then log in and be on the book page. Not so. This is curious, but there you go. They send me a spreadsheet of links, so I’m adding them in.

I did new buttons, so they’d line up nicely instead of hip hopping along the line like the old ones did. Some good things have changed – for example, B&N is now nesting all editions together like Amazon does, so I just need one link to them for both the print and digital editions.

The new buy buttons look like this – but these ones aren’t linked to anything:
Buy EPUB e-book from Deborah Buy MOBI e-book from Deborah Buy Signed Print Book from Deborah Buy at iBooks Buy at Amazon.com Buy at Barnes&Noble Buy at GooglePlay Buy at Kobo Buy at Amazon.ca Buy at Chapters Indigo Buy at Amazon.co.uk Buy at All Romance eBooks Buy at The Book Depository Buy at Createspace Buy at IndieBound Buy at Amazon.de Buy at Overdrive

So, you see that sexy thing that happens now? Scroll back to the top and click on the Buy Now logo. It’ll pop you right down to the buy links. Figuring out how to do this makes me feel verrrrrrrrrry smart! Ha!

With over 100 pages on my site, though, the thrill wore off quickly. I’m doing my indie-pubbed books first and have finished the pages for the Coxwells, the last 3 Dragonfire books, The Bride Quest II and the time travels. If you see the Buy Now button on the page, that page is done.

I’ll be heading to Scotland today, for the Rogues of Ravensmuir, the Jewels of Kinfairlie, the True Love Brides and then the Prometheus Project. When all that’s done, I’ll go back to the Bride Quest. See what I mean? It’s a deluge.

Echoes_of_Destiny_ThunderclapSo, where’s the thunder? Echoes of Destiny has a Thunderclap campaign and I’d love if you could support it and our boxed set. What happens when you support a Thunderclap campaign through your social media accounts is that TC posts a single message to the social media of all supporters at the same time on the same day. The idea is that *crack* you have a sonic boom of social media presence. I’ve never participated in one before so am curious about it.

Echoes of Destiny at AmazonThe bundle also has a new cover, (although I really liked the old one). The image at left is linked to Amazon, where the bundle is exclusive. It’s in Kindle Unlimited, so if you’re a KU member, you can read it for free. It’s priced at $1.99, so even if you’re not a KU member, it’s an awesome deal. So, hop on over, and pick up a bundle to read.

I’ve got more links to build…

Time Travel Romance Boxed Set on Sale

The Time Travel Romance Boxed Set by Claire Delacroix

My Time Travel Romance Boxed Set is in a Kindle Countdown deal right now. It’s available for 99 cents at Amazon.com in the US, just until Sunday.

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This digital boxed set includes four time travel romances and romantic comedies.

In Once Upon a Kiss, a practical businessman discovers a sleeping beauty on his newly acquired Scottish property: not only does Aurelia complicate the renovation of Baird’s newest boutique hotel, but she thaws his heart and threatens to claim it forever.

In The Last Highlander, an illustrator’s research trip to Scotland takes a turn for romance when a handsome rogue of a 13th century Highlander insists that only she can send him home again and vows to whatever is necessary to win her favor. Soon Morgan finds herself torn between helping Alasdair and wanting to keep him forever.

In The Moonstone, a medieval knight allows a pretty condemned witch to make one last wish, never imagining that her sorcery will work. She drops her magical charm, and as a man of honor, he can only pursue her and ensure justice, wherever she has fled. But when Niall finds Vivian in a world filled with possibilities and passion, will he be able to resist the temptation to stay?

In Love Potion #9, a divorced father getting his life on track again finds intriguing complication with his beautiful and passionate new neighbor, a fortuneteller convinced they have a second chance at destined love. Mitch soon wishes that Lilith is right, but then her reincarnated lover really returns.

Four magical stories of love conquering the barrier of time!

Buy signed trade paperback copies of Claire’s four time travel romances.

Currently available only at Amazon.
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Echoes of Destiny

I’m part of a new boxed set of time travel romances, which is now available at Amazon. It’s just $1.99 and includes TWELVE time travel romances – if you’re enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, you can read it for free!

Echoes of Destiny Time Travel Romance Boxed SetEchoes of Destiny includes 12 time travel romances:
• RISE OF A LEGEND by Amy Jarecki

• NOT WITHOUT JULIET by L.L Muir

• SOME LIKE IT KILTED by Allie Mackay

• SEDUCED by Tarah Scott

• YELLOWSTONE: HEARTSONG by Peggy L. Henderson

• DEFIANT SURRENDER by Tamara Gill

• THE LAST HIGHLANDER by Claire Delacroix

• A TIME AND PLACE FOR EVERY LAIRD by Angeline Fortin

• SEPARATED BY TIIME by Jennae Vale

• SHE OWNS THE KNIGHT by Diane Darcy

• FOR ALL OF EVER by Sherry Ewing

• MOONLIGHT WISHES IN TIME by Bess McBride

Do you have your copy yet? 🙂