The Flatiron Five Boxed Set Update

Flatiron Five: The First Collection, a digital bundle of the first three contemporary romances and romantic comedies in the Flatiron Five series by Deborah CookeA reader contacted me last week to ask about an update to the Flatiron Five Boxed Set. This was a really good question and I had to think about it a bit.

The boxed set as originally published included Simply Irresistible, Addicted to Love and In the Midnight Hour. The issue is that there’s a new series starter, and that Just One Fake Date, while it’s Tyler’s story, is a different story than Simply Irresistible. Currently, the boxed set is unavailable – if you have it on your e-reader, the cover is at right. There’s no page for it on the website anymore, because it’s no longer for sale.

What I’ve decided to do is update the boxed set with Just One Fake Date and the two updated stories, Just One More Time and Just One Night Together. If you own the boxed set pictured at right, you’ll be able to download the new edition (which will have a new cover) as an update. I’ll do this around or slightly before the publication of Just One Silver Fox, which is just about the time that Just One Fake Date will become a free series starter.

Just One Silver Fox, book six of Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThe thing is that if you download this update, the existing file will be over-written. That means you won’t have Simply Irresistible anymore. There’s no way around this, so you’ll have to choose whether to take the update, or buy the new editions separately.

Then I’ll create a second boxed set, including Just One Hometown Hero, Two Weddings & a Baby, Just One Second Chance and Just One Silver Fox next summer, and publish it around the time that Aidan’s book is released. Aidan’s book will be the first in a new contemporary romance series set in Harte’s Harbor. I may also do a boxed set of the four books in the Flatiron Five Tattoo series next summer.

I’ll get the covers done closer to the end of the year and will put up a pre-order for the second boxed set once the first one is updated and available.

That’s the plan!

Reposted – A Sale at the Store

I’m reposting this because it had the wrong links. Now they’re fixed!

There’s a sale at my online store, from now through the end of the month.

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval Scottish romances, all first in a series, by Claire Delacroix

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval romances, is available to newsletter subscribers through my online store for just $1 US. This bundle includes The Rogue, The Beauty Bride and The Renegade’s Heart.

You can buy Kinfairlie Knights in either MOBI for your Kindle or EPUB. (You need to follow the links from here to get the discounted price.)

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah CookeThe second special this month is for the Coxwells Series Boxed Set. This digital bundle includes all four contemporary romances and romantic comedies in the Coxwell Series – it’s $14.99US at either iBooks or Kobo, but until the end of the month, you can get your copy for 50% off, just $7.50US in my online store.

Once again, you need to follow these links to get the discounted price: the MOBI is here and the EPUB is here.

Home from NINC

Phew! I’m home again from the fabulous Novelists’ Inc conference, which was once again held at St. Pete’s Beach in Florida. It was – as ever – an informative and interesting conference, plus a chance to meet up with good friends and make new ones. I had a lot of good meetings, and will have lots of news to share with you in the coming months. While it was wonderful to spend the time to connect with friends, I could have spent another two weeks there, talking with authors I’ve only met online before.

©Deborah A. CookeThe beach makes this conference special – I tried to walk on it each morning, and again in the evening when the stars were so bright. I didn’t take any pictures this time, but we had the same sunny skies and warm weather as last year. Last year’s pix tell the story.

©Deborah A. CookeI did find some shells. There seemed to be more fighting conch shells on the beach this year. Last year, many were occupied by hermit crabs (like the one at right.) This year, most were still live conchs – and I saw several strike, which I’d never seen before. A little bit of research reveals that the Florida Fighting Conch, which is what I should have seen according to Wiki, looks a bit different. The shells (and conchs) I saw in St. Pete’s look like the West Indian Fighting Conch.

Here are the shells I found: three conch shells, all abandoned by their original residents and without new (hermit crab) tenants:Deborah Cooke's shells from St. Pete's Beach

I also met another visitor to the beach who was looking for shells for her son. While we walked along and chatted, I saw a piece of a lightning whelk that was about 3″ x 3″ that looked like part of a big shell. It was buried in the sand and there were a lot of broken whelks on the beach so I assumed this was another. All the same, I dug out this one, only to discover that it was almost intact – and HUGE! It was about 8″ across. It was pretty much a sphere – although the stem was broken off. I’ve never seen one so big, and gave it to her for her son. (I think she might use it as a planter in her garden. It’ll make a good one for some succulents.)

A friend and I visited the Salvador Dali Museum on the day before the conference began, and it was truly wonderful. The location is beautiful – we had a perfect sunny day – and I loved the design of the building. The visiting exhibit was the work of M.C. Escher, so it was well worth the trip to see it all.

Highland Heroes, a digital boxed set of Scottish medieval romances by Claire DelacroixAlthough I ended up being offline for the week, I found out on my way out the door that an interview I’d done with BookBub about creating multi-book single author boxed sets had been posted on their blog. It’s the result of interviews Diana did with several authors – I talked about my experience with Highland Heroes – and she pulled a tipsheet together from the various authors’ comments. You can read it on their blog right here.

Once the conference started, things got busy! On Thursday morning, I saw Susan E. Smith, who is just the most lovely person. I met her originally at Romancing the Capital in the spring, and will see her again there next year. (So can you, if you register for the RTC reader con!) She asked if she could feature me in her reader newsletter which was going out that day. Of course, I was thrilled to be asked – by the time we’d found each other again to do an interview, she’d written a post herself and sent it out. She’ll be visiting my blog in the next couple of weeks, so you can all learn more about her.

Right now, I’m glad to be home AND pretty much caught up on the laundry. The New Girl danced on her hind legs when I came home, then ran in circles of joy. Of course, Mr. Math spoiled her terribly when I was gone, but she just likes having the pack together again. I think she was too excited to know what to do next, but she’s been following me around ever since. 🙂 I was very excited to get home and get cooking again – I didn’t expect to miss it so much. I made fish tacos yesterday, then roasted a chicken for dinner. Yum!

Did you have a good week?

Brides and Rogues at GooglePlay

I posted about this sale on Monday, but now the sale prices are also available at GooglePlay. 🙂

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—and now at GooglePlay as well—through May 31. Don’t miss out!

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!

Kinfairlie Knights

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval Scottish romances, all first in a series, by Claire DelacroixMy new boxed set, Kinfairlie Knights, is on sale today. This digital bundle includes three full length medieval Scottish romances set at Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir. All three titles are first-in-a-series.

For one low price, you’ll get The Rogue, The Beauty Bride and The Renegade’s Heart.

This boxed set will be available for a limited time from these portals.

Buy at Amazon Buy from Amazon UK Buy from Amazon Germany Buy from Amazon Canada Buy at GooglePlay Buy at iBooks Buy at KOBO Buy at B&N Buy from Nook UK Buy at Smashwords

Kinfairlie Knights at Amazon and KOBO

Kinfairlie Knights, a digital bundle of three medieval Scottish romances, all first in a series, by Claire DelacroixKinfairlie Knights is a new boxed set, coming in February 2014. It includes three full length medieval romances – the first book in each of my three series set at Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir. That’s The Rogue, The Beauty Bride and The Renegade’s Heart, all in one bundle for a special price.

The bundle is discounted for pre-order and will go on sale February 24.

The Amazon and KOBO links are live now, and it will be available for pre-order at iBooks and Nook early in the new year.

Highland Heroes Available Today

Highland Heroes, a digital boxed set of Scottish medieval romances by Claire DelacroixMy boxed set of Scottish medieval romances is on sale today. Highland Heroes is already a #1 Kindle Bestselling Title in medieval romance because so many of you pre-ordered a copy. Thank you!

It will remain at 99 cents for two days only, then the price will increase. There’s also a print edition of the bundle, since I know a lot of you like print books. 🙂

You can get your copy at these portals:
Buy at Amazon Buy at Createspace Buy at iBooks Buy at KOBO Buy at B&N Buy at Smashwords

Shhhhhh…..

It’s been very quiet here on the blog, because I’ve been so busy since getting home from the Novelist’s Inc. conference in Florida. There’s the usual travel thing of needing to get organized once I get home, and catch up on laundry etc., but NINC is special because I learn so very much. I come home from that conference with a huge To Do list, plus I’ve been finishing The Warrior’s Prize. (It shouldn’t be any surprise that Rafael is not particularly cooperative, but Elizabeth and I have teamed up on him. He hasn’t got a chance now.)

What else has been in the works? Well, I have the cover for Firestorm Forever, which is very exciting, and have scheduled a cover reveal for Monday November 10. You can either hop back here to the blog to see the cover on Monday, check in on my Facebook page, or sign up for my newsletter, which will be delivered Monday morning. The book is available for pre-order now at iTunes and KOBO, and will go on sale March 16, 2015. I’m trying something new for 2015 – my pre-orders will all be discounted. The book will stay that price for the on sale date, then increase.

Secondly, I’m finishing up newly edited versions of my backlist titles, and have been republishing them on Amazon without DRM (digital rights management). If you’ve already bought them, you won’t lose access to the version you bought. DRM is a technique publishers use to control piracy, but it doesn’t work. Pirates can break DRM easily. What happens is that DRM keeps people with legitimate copies from moving the digital content between devices. As more people use more devices, this is becoming more of an issue, which is why I’m doing the ugly fix now. I’m tracking my progress by title in my newsletter, so there’s another reason to sign up!

Next, I’ve been working on the next medieval romance series coming from Claire Delacroix in 2015. It’s called The Champions of St. Euphemia, and begins with The Crusader’s Bride, coming in May. These are medievals with no paranormal elements, set during the Crusades, and I’m having a great time planning and writing them. There’s an excerpt here on the site already, and we’ll have a cover reveal on December 15.

I’ve also been exploring means to sell content directly to readers, without going through another portal. I believe this is the wave of the future – just as we go to farmers’ markets and artisan markets to buy directly from whoever grew or made the product, I think more readers will be buying directly from authors. The store is in early stages yet, but there’s a new tab at the top called Store. Right now, it has a link to my store on Selz, which will get prettier as I spend more time on it later this month. I have some ideas for the store once it’s configured, so stay tuned!

There’s also a new tab for Audio, for those of you who particularly like audio books.

There are new boxed sets in the works. We’ll be re-issuing a re-edited and updated version of Three Timeless Loves before Christmas, due to popular demand, and there’s another multi-author boxed set being prepped right now for a November 19 reveal.

Phew! That’s just a taste of what’s been happening off-stage this past week or so! I’m also participating in NaNoWriMo this month, as usual, and am using it to help restructure my day so I get more writing done – that means fewer blog posts in the short term, but more books for you to read. I’m thinking you’d rather have the books. 🙂