The Jewels of Kinfairlie Sale

Sale on the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances are on sale this month, from today through the 29th.

The Beauty Bride (book one) is free.

The Rose Red Bride (book two) is 99 cents.

The Snow White Bride (book three) is $2.99 US.

Remember that this series is also available in audio, narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.

Secret Heart Ink & Short Stories

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeSome of my books have come out of KDP Select and are back in wide distribution.

The first three books in Secret Heart Ink are available wide again, just in time for Chynna’s story to join them.

In Snowbound, you’ll meet the three friends from Honey Hill, Maine, on their girls’ weekend trip to New York – they attend the opening of Chynna’s tattoo parlor at Flatiron Five and Olivia wins the first moon tattoo from Chynna. It tempts her to take a chance and be with Spencer, Lexi’s big brother and Olivia’s secret crush. Snowbound has been discounted to 99 cents at all portals.

Spring Fever is Reyna and Kade’s story. Reyna is an established customer of Chynna’s but when she accepts a secret heart tattoo, her romantic luck changes—but can she leave her past behind to trust in a future with Kade? Spring Fever is now priced at $2.99 US.

One Hot Summer Night, #3 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeOne Hot Summer Night is a second chance romance for Gabe and Lexi. Gabe reveals an old secret and learns of an even bigger one that Lexi has kept. Can this pair heal each other and build a future together? It’s their Christmas wedding that Chynna attends in Under the Mistletoe, which pretty much tells you the answer. One Hot Summer Night is now priced at $2.99 US.

Don’t forget to pre-order Under the Mistletoe, coming September 24. This is Chynna’s story and a holiday romance – you’ll also see Theo get his tattoo in this story, which takes place at the same time as Bad Case of Loving You.

An Elegy for Melusine is one of the short stories. This is a retelling of a medieval fairy tale and also linked to the DragonFate series – Mel and the ghost Raymond are characters in that series.

Coven of Mercy, a short story and vampire romance by Deborah CookeCoven of Mercy is a short story, also available at all portals again. This story introduces Micah and Rosemary, as well as the Coven of Mercy itself. They all appear in DragonFate, too.

Beguiled, a collection of short stories, is available in wide distribution again. It had to be taken down because two of the stories included in it were enrolled in KDP Select.

Binge-Worthy Series on Sale at Apple!

The Coxwell Series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies by Deborah Cooke, on sale in the Binge-Worthy Series Sale at Apple August 27 - September 3 2019

Apple is having a sale in their store through September 3 featuring binge-worthy romance series. The sale is supported in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. You’ll find All or Nothing in the featured titles, as well as The Crusader’s Bride. They’re both on sale for just 99cents!

I’ve also discounted some of the linked books. In the Coxwell Series, Double Trouble is also 99 cents this week in these territories, while Third Time Lucky and One More Time are $2.99US/£2.49/$3.99CA/$3.99AU/$4.99NZ

In the Champions of St. Euphemia series, The Crusader’s Heart and The Crusader’s Kiss are both discounted to $2.99US/£2.49/$3.99CA/$3.99AU/$4.99NZ

The same sale prices are supported in the same territories at Amazon and GooglePlay, as well. Now’s a great chance to stock up on fall reading!


All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke (writing as Claire Cross)Some people will do anything for true love — even if they have to fake it.

Jen Maitland had no use for handsome guys with easy charm — until she met Zach. He’s the perfect fake date to end her mother’s matchmaking scheme before it starts. Besides, he’d probably just use her and leave her like her ex-fiancé did. At least that’s what Jen tells herself. The only problem is that Zach isn’t as predictable as he appears…

Zach Coxwell hates commitment, but loves a challenge. Like the pretty bar waitress who turned him down flat for a date — only to invite him to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Zach knows he can make Jen smile — and he’s betting that he can unravel her mysteries — even if he has to do it over candied yams.

A tofu turkey, a sister who threatens to have Zach’s love-child, the untimely appearance of a knitted avocado — and Zach’s discovery of her real motive — combine to turn Thanksgiving dinner into Jen’s worst nightmare. Zach, on the other hand, has the time of his life. And when he makes Jen smile, he finally finds a commitment he’s willing to make…but persuading Jen to believe him will take everything he’s got.

“Five hearts! Tender, sweet, and a lot of fun. A highly recommended read.”
The Romance Studio

“Five blue ribbons! A fantastic book.”
Romance Junkies

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The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixGaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

When the Templar knight Gaston learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France, he accepts one last quest for the order and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage snares his gaze, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings, and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to survive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

The Crusader's Bride, #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix is also available in audioBuy eBook
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Flatiron Five Summer Sale!

Sale on Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke from August 8 - 17 2019Today is day one of the summer sale on my Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances!

Simply Irresistible (book 1) is free at all portals.

Addicted to Love (book 2) is 99 cents at all portals.

In the Midnight Hour and Some Guys Have All the Luck are both discounted to $2.99 US at all portals.

These discounted prices will be in effect until August 16, so take advantage of this chance to catch up with the team at Flatiron Five!

Apple’s Steals & Deals Sale, or Buy Direct

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeApple is running a sale on ebooks in Canada, Australia, US, UK territories. All of the featured books are discounted to $2.99 US or less from today through June 25.

You’ll find Kiss of Fire featured on the sale page, and it’s been discounted to 99cents. I’ve discounted Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss to $2.99 US for the duration of the sale at Apple.

These four titles are discounted at Amazon in the same territories for the same period.

Because I know you don’t all shop at Apple or Amazon, and you don’t all live in thes included territories, you can also buy the ebooks directly from me at these discounted prices. You’ll pay by PayPal and your ebook(s) will be delivered by BookFunnel in ePUB or MOBI.

Here’s your chance to save on the beginning of the Dragonfire series!

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• Buy Kiss of Fire directly from me for 99cents US and have your ebook delivered by BookFunnel:
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Kiss of Fury, #2 of the Dragonfire novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Kiss of Fury:
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Kiss of Fate, #3 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Kiss of Fate:
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Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Winter Kiss ebook:
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Addicted to Love on the Charts

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeYesterday, 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.

Addicted to Love at #18 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #178 overall paid at Amazon.com on March 20, 2019

At Amazon.ca, it reached #6 in Romantic Comedy, #18 in Contemporary Romance and #70 overall paid in the Kindle store.

Addicted to Love at #6 in Romantic Comedy, #18 in Contemporary Romance and #70 overall paid in the Kindle store in the Amazon.ca store on March 20, 2019

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.

Addicted to Love at #22 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #206 overall paid in the Amazon Australia store on March 20, 2019

At Nook, Addicted to Love earned a bestseller ribbon!
Addicted to Love with a Bestseller ribbon at Nook on March 20, 2019

Kyle and Lauren’s book is #35 overall in the Nook store this morning:

Addicted to Love at #35 overall in the Nook store on March 20, 2019And #12 in Romance:

Addicted to Love at #12 in Romance in the Nook store on March 20, 2019At Apple, Addicted to Love is #15 overall in the Apple bookstore:

Addicted to Love at #15 overall in the Apple bookstore on March 20, 2019

And it’s #6 in Romance at the Apple store:

Addicted to Love at #6 in Romance in the Apple bookstore on March 20, 2019

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!

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and #2 in the Flatiron Five series, on sale for 99 cents March 2019

First in Series FREE at Apple

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeApple is having a First-In-Series-Free sale and it starts today!

The sale is available to consumers in the US, CA, UK, IR, AU and NZ.

You’ll find both Kiss of Fire, which is book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels, and The Crusader’s Bride, which is book #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia, among the titles offered. You don’t need a download code – the books are just free in the included territories.

Kiss of Fire at Apple

The Crusader’s Bride at Apple

Both books are discounted to 99c internationally at Amazon, and it is possible that Amazon will match the free price in some territories.

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixKiss of Fire at Amazon.com
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The Crusader’s Bride at Amazon.com
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The sale goes until March 5, so don’t miss out!

 

A BookBub International Featured Deal

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Original mass market edition

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixEarlier this week, I had a BookBub Featured Deal for The Princess, book #1 of my Bride Quest series of medieval romances. The book is discounted to 99 cents. The Princess was my very first book to land on the USA Today list – it was #93 in its first week on sale, way back in 1998. In those days, of course, it was a mass market edition. That’s the original cover on the right.

This was the first time I had a featured deal for international markets only, and I was curious about its effectiveness. This week’s Indie Publishing post is about my results.

My previous BBFDs have been for all markets. At BookBub, this means US, UK, CA, AU and IN. An “international-only” deal means that BB will only email the deal to readers in the UK, CA, AU and IN, not those in the US. The book doesn’t have to be discounted in the US, but I discounted it there anyway – that discount was promoted only on my website, newsletter, and social media.

There are two variables here: the relative size of each market itself, and the number of BookBub subscribers in each market. My Claire Delacroix BookBub profile shows that I have 18,780 followers.

BookBub profile for Claire DelacroixWhen I sign in, BB tells me that 15,618 of those followers are in the US. That’s 3,162 non-US followers or 16%. I know that I have a lot of audience in outside of the US market so the BB follower list isn’t reflecting that. (Click that link above or the graphic to follow me on BookBub, regardless of where you are.)

(In contrast, and just for comparison, my Deborah Cooke BookBub profile has 87,884 followers, and 55,579 are in the US – which means 32,305 (or 36%) are international followers. That’s a break that fits better with my own perception of my audience and their location.)

Since these four English language markets are much smaller than the US, the assumption is that resulting sales will be lower than for a full deal and the ad is priced accordingly. Here’s the pricing chart for BookBub ads – the prices listed are for full ads. If you scroll down to Historical Romance, the featured deal for a 99 cent book is priced at $692 US. If that ad only runs internationally and not in the US, as mine did, the price is $108. So, $584 is for the US market, which gives you an idea of comparative reach.

For $108, I decided to give the international deal a try. The deal ran on Monday, December 3.

So, what happened?

The Princess, #1 in medieval romance in the Amazon.ca store on December 4, 2018

At Amazon.ca on Tuesday morning, The Princess had a #1 bestseller ribbon for medieval romance.

The Princess, a number one bestseller at Amazon.ca in medieval romance on December 4, 2018It was also #52 paid in the Kindle store overall, which is pretty cool.

The Princess, a number one bestseller in historical romance in the Amazon.AU store on dEcember 4, 2018It also had an orange #1 bestseller ribbon for medieval romance in the Amazon Australia store.

The Princess at #1 in medieval romance in the Amazon Australia store on December 4, 2018

It was #119 paid overall in the Amazon Australia store on Tuesday, too.

In terms of raw units moved, the traffic was almost equally divided between CA, AU and UK, with slightly more units sold in the UK. There were a few in the US, too. The halo was strong in these territories: at 8AM on Tuesday, sales for the day for The Princess were already 1/3 of what they had been on the day of the feature. The Damsel, book #2 in the series, and The Heiress, book #3 in the series, began to sell at full price on the day of the ad.

At Kobo, which has a large customer base in the territories covered by the international deal, The Princess was listed as #2 in historical romance on its product page on Tuesday morning.

The Princess, #1 in historical romance at Kobo on December 4, 2018

But when I clicked through to the bestseller list, it was actually #1 🙂

The raw units at Kobo were less than at Amazon, of course, but almost half – and more than sold at Amazon.ca. This is a very good showing at Kobo for a BookBub ad and likely a result of the territories matching Kobo’s market footprint. (Although I have had some BBFDs show very strong results at Kobo this year.) Kobo customers do love their boxed sets and Kobo does display them on the series page (unlike other retailers), so the first products to move in the halo at Kobo were the two boxed sets: The Bride Quest I Boxed Set and The Bride Quest II Boxed Set.

At Apple, The Princess popped onto the First in Series Bestsellers list, but without the US market, there weren’t enough units moved to place it high on any of the charts. The halo there will only be from links in the books that were sold and probably won’t be that significant.

In terms of money, there were enough units sold of The Princess on the first day to cover the cost of the ad. And as noted above, there is a halo, both in sales of The Princess in those markets afterward where it had visibility thanks to its placement on the charts and in the linked books. (There are five more titles in the series.)

One of the interesting things was that the book’s appearance on the charts was stickier in those smaller markets: typically, in the Amazon US store, a BookBub feature makes the book spike for a day, hitting high on the charts, then it drops hard. If it remains on a list for three days, that’s cause for celebration. But in these smaller markets, probably because there are fewer units being moved, the book stayed on the list longer.

On Wednesday, The Princess was at #2 in Medieval and #215 overall in the Amazon.ca store.

The Princess at #2 in Medieval romance and #215 overall in the Amazon.ca store on December 5, 2018

Similarly, it was still #2 in medieval romance in the Australia store on Wednesday, though it had dropped to #508 overall paid in the store:

The Princess at #2 in medieval romance in the Amazon Australia store on December 5, 2018

This is a good thing. One of the benefits of running a promotion like this is the visibility that the book gets on the bestseller lists, and more visibility is better.

In conclusion, it wasn’t a failed experiment, but it wasn’t such a success that it left me dizzy with joy. I don’t think I’ll run a BookBub featured ad in the international markets in historical romance again.

By the way, the book is on sale until December 8, so you can still pick up a copy on sale.

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