The Prometheus Project

Phew! They’re all done, AND the new boxed set, too.

Fallen, #1 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke   Guardian, #2 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke   Rebel, #3 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke   Abyss, #4 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke   The Prometheus Project Boxed Set of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke

There are new editions uploaded of my Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances. You’ll know you have the current edition because it’ll be a Deborah Cooke book (instead of a Claire Delacroix book) and it’ll have the new cover.

Also, Fallen, book #1 of that series, is discounted to 99 cents right now.

Fallen, first in the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke

Spooky Books

Halloween is just around the corner. Do you read spooky books at this time of year? I do, so I thought you might like a list of what’s spooky in my list. There are ghosts, or suspected ghosts, warning dreams, cursed heroes and heroines, a nightmare of a future world and more in this collection of my spooky books.

Fallen, first in the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke

An Elegy for Melusine, a retelling of a medieval French fairy tale by Claire Delacroix

The Rogue, book #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Spellbound, part of the Haunting of Castle Keyvnor series of Regency romance novellas, by Claire Delacroix

The Warrior, #3 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

 

Shiny New Books

The delivery guys have been good to me this week. I have shiny new books!

The Rogues of Ravensmuir medieval romances by Claire Delacroix in new trade paperback editions

The Jewels of Kinfairlie medieval romances by Claire Delacroix in new trade paperback editions

The Prometheus Project urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke in new trade paperback editions.
Not only do these editions have new covers, but the interiors have been updated, too. The historicals have pretty illuminated capitals at the beginning of each chapter, like this:

2016 updated print interior of The Snow White Bride, book #3 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

You can order signed copies of these new editions in my online store. Here’s the series bundle for The Rogues of Ravensmuir and here’s the series bundle for The Jewels of Kinfairlie.

What do you think?

Brides and Rogues…

Fallen, book #1 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire DelacroixAnd one rogue angel!

From now through the end of May, my Bride Quest II trilogy and my Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy are on sale. The Countess and The Beauty Bride are both discounted to 99 cents, while The Beauty, The Temptress, The Rogue, The Scoundrel and The Warrior are each priced at $2.99. Here’s your chance to read these two bestselling Scottish medieval romance trilogies. Also, Fallen is $2.99 so you can begin my urban fantasy series featuring fallen angel heroes. Usually, all of these titles are priced at $4.99 each.

The Bride Quest II Boxed Set, a trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe Bride Quest II and Rogues of Ravensmuir boxed sets are also on sale for half their usual price – $4.99 instead of $9.99.

This pricing is available at Amazon, Apple, B&N and Kobo, through May 31. Don’t miss out!

The Experiment

In the quest to do things better and more efficiently, I’ve done some analysis of the year past to plan for the year ahead. One of the things bugging me has been the sales of my print editions. I’ve made them available to the widest number of portals, but that’s meant that the prices on the trade paperbacks have ended up higher than I’d like. There aren’t that many units selling through extended distribution, particularly of backlist titles. I think this might be because there are still used mass market editions out there available cheaply for many of those titles.

So, the experiment begins. I’ve made all of my backlist titles available exclusively through Amazon. This means that the prices have dropped on those editions, particularly in the US. They’ve also dropped a bit in the UK. The difference is pretty significant: instead of most of these titles having a list price of $14.99US and £9.99, they’re now list-priced at $9.99US and £7.99. Some of the longer books—like Fallen—are still more than $10, but not as highly priced as before.

This experiment DOES NOT include the new titles that I’ve indie-published, like The Dragon Legion Collection and Serpent’s Kiss, the True Love Brides Series, Abyss and Beguiled.

Firestorm Forever WILL HAVE extended distribution, too.

We’ll see how this shakes out, then I’ll decide what to do with the Champions of St. Euphemia. Stay tuned!

March Madness I

I’m going a little stir crazy here with the snow and the cold, so I decided to have a March Madness sale. The idea is that books will be on sale, which can only be a good thing. 🙂

For the month of Match, the digital editions of these five titles will be discounted from $4.99 to $2.99 at Amazon, Apple, All Romance eBooks, B&N and Kobo:
Fallen, book #1 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire Delacroix
Guardian, book #2 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire Delacroix
Rebel, book #3 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire Delacroix
The Renegade's Heart, book #1 of the True Love Brides Series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix
The Highlander's Curse, book #2 of the True Love Brides series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixWe’ll also have weekly sales, but these are the ones that will be on sale all month. Check back next Monday for the one-week discounts!

Abyss On Sale

Abyss, book #4 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire DelacroixTupperman’s story Abyss is available! Phew – I’m glad to see this one published. Because it’s a bit shorter than the others in the series, the price is a bit lower. 🙂

At the beginning of the 22nd century, humanity has survived a challenge to its survival and has commenced the task of rebuilding. An elite corps of fallen angels called the Watchful Host remains in the earthly realm to help—but someone is hunting them.

Once the angel Turiel, Tupperman chose to remain in this realm after his mission was completed in order to aid the Watchful Host. When he is framed as the person behind the deaths of the soldiers, Tupperman knows not only that he will be sacrificed next, but that it’s time for his final quest. His only clue is a stone, which leads him to New Mexico—and a woman who enchants him completely. Tupperman never counted on finding love, nor that his mission would include a challenge from a dark force and known cheat. Can he save Kara and complete his quest, or will taking Lucifer’s wager cost him the woman who has claimed his heart?

ABYSS is book #4 in my Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances. Read an excerpt right here.

Buy Abyss now at All Romance eBooks, Amazon, or Createspace. More links to come…

REBEL Reader Letter

Rebel, book #3 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire DelacroixDear Reader;

The Prometheus Project trilogy of urban fantasy romances was a departure for me in many ways, a visit to a very gritty dystopian world of the future, where angels voluntarily shed their wings in a quest to aid humanity. This world is filled with secrets and concealed truths, so it shouldn’t be a surprise that each book gave me new questions to answer. We started outside an “old city” in Fallen, an off-limit zone that Lilia Desjardins was bold enough to explore. We learned not only about the angels shedding their wings in that book, but about the survivors hidden in the old cities like Gotham. In Guardian, we went on a quest with Rafe to find and protect a woman who had long been hidden in the netherzones, and encountered the wraiths, a group of people lost to the Republic’s databanks. In Rebel, we undertake a bold mission with Armand at the Institute for Radiation Studies itself, in which he finds himself opposed by a wraith assassin. Theodora is an alluring woman who insists she will do anything for the bounty—but Armand quickly doubts that she’s as mercenary as she would have him believe. Together they enter the secret realms of the Institute to find Armand’s captured comrade, with only each other to trust as they try to evade capture themselves. I like their journey of discovery and the way this pair provoke each other to reconsider their assumptions.

I felt for years that I’d done badly by Tupperman in not giving him a happily-ever-after, and there were certainly readers who agreed with me. His story finally came to me (maybe it was in a flash of angelfire!) and I’m happy that it will be published this year. Originally, I’d expected Tupperman’s story to be a novella, but he had more to say than that, so it is a full book, the fourth novel in the Prometheus Project. Abyss is set several years after the ending of Rebel, when the elite corps of fallen angels known as the Watchful Host are being stalked and assassinated. Tupperman embarks on a quest to save the souls of the angels he convinced to shed their wings, never anticipating that he’ll meet a woman who challenges all his preconceptions. There’s an excerpt from Abyss at the end of this book, just to tempt you.

The research for these books was fascinating, as it touched so many topics. I often find myself reading old stories and myths, as well as variations in familiar stories, when researching my books: angelology was completely consistent with that. I’m also used to researching different physical locations for my books, including the underground realms and the history of cities. But with the Prometheus Project, I had to learn a lot about radiation and nuclear bombs. Both proved to be fascinating subjects, and not nearly as simple as one might expect: the elusiveness of data was part of what inspired the existence of the wraiths in my fictional world. If you’re interested in learning more about nuclear research and radiation, I recommend these two very readable volumes: Before The Fall-Out: From Marie Curie to Hiroshima by Diana Preston (Doubleday, 2005) and The Plutonium Files by Eileen Welsome (Random House, 1999). They are both proof that truth is stranger than fiction.

Until next time, I hope you are well and have plenty of good books to read.

All my best,
Claire

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