Black Friday Sale

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire DelacroixThere’s going to be a sale on selected ebooks in my online store for Black Friday. The sale will start on Wednesday and run through Cyber Monday.

You’ll be able to save 50% on selected ebooks when you buy them in my online store.

You can have a peek at what titles are on sale in the store, right here. (Although I might add more titles.)

You’ll need a discount code to save 50% on the selected titles. That code will be included in my newsletter which goes out Wednesday the 22nd for the publication of the new edition of the Bride Quest I Boxed Set.

If you haven’t signed up for my newsletter yet, you can do that right here.

New Series Mailing Lists

I’ve been creating some new automated sequences in my mailing list.

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeDon’t worry if you don’t know what that means. Two months ago, I didn’t know either. This is a pretty cool thing. An automated sequence is a series of emails that are set up to be delivered in order, and are triggered by some action. My first automations were added in November and are “onboarding” sequences. These two automations welcome new subscribers to my newsletter with a series of four emails. The emails talk about my books and series, tell where to find me on social media, etc. An onboarding sequence familiarizes new subscribers to bring them onboard. It’s an “automation” because once it’s set up, it just rolls. It doesn’t matter when someone subscribes to the list, their email is added to the onboarding sequence whenever they do subscribe. Twenty-four hours later, they’ll get the first email. The second, third and fourth are delivered at seven day intervals, then those new subscribers are added to my main newsletter list. There are two different sequences which are slightly different based upon what link the new subscriber uses to sign up for the list.

How cool is that?

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWell, it gets even better. Once I had my feet wet, so to speak, I decided to add some sequences for people who shop in my online store, to follow up on their purchases. I’ve been trying to figure out how to make this work for a while – the store has the ability to follow up, but allows a single follow-up for all purchases and products. I wanted the follow-up to be specific to whatever the customer downloaded. If, for example, you download the sample of Wyvern’s Warrior, it makes sense that you’ll be most interested in the full book of Wyvern’s Warrior. The Selz people helped me to figure out a way to do that, by using a new integration with a service called Zapier.

Now, I can set a specific sequence to trigger on any product. Ha! I’ve grouped the products into series and created new mailing lists for each series of books. The idea here is that you might not want to read all my news every month to learn what you want to know. You might not even want to read all my paranormal romance news. You might just want to know when the next Dragons of Incendium story is available—either for you to download a sample or for you to buy.

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixAnd here’s the super-cool bit—you might even be interested in getting it on sale. One of the wonderful things I can do in my online store is create a discount and offer it to specific people. The discount is targeted, rather than being available to everyone who shops at Amazon, for example. On these series lists, subscribers are being offered discounts on the books in the series, either in digital or in print editions. It stands to reason that the subscribers on the list might be interested, since the only way to get on one of the lists is to download a sample from that series or buy one of the books in my online store.

If you’ve downloaded samples for Flatiron Five or the Dragons of Incendium series, you’ve probably received at least the beginning of one of these automated sequences already. I’ll be adding more series lists in the new year – next will be the Champions of St. Euphemia.

If you want to be added to the series newsletter lists, all you need to do is download a free sample of one of the included books. You can find all the book samples in my online store right here.

If you have any troubles with the sequence, suggestions for improvement or comments about it, please let me know!

Wyvern’s Warrior Sample

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWyvern’s Warrior, book #3 in my Dragons of Incendium series will be available January 19. Today, the free downloadable sample is available in my online store.

A mysterious stranger arrives on Incendium in secret, but is intercepted by princess Thalina when he tries to break into the palace. Thalina is intrigued by the dangerous mercenary and cyborg, so lets him abduct her to learn more. Acion is seldom surprised, but this dragon princess challenges all of his assumptions—while Thalina’s realization that Acion is her destined mate changes her own plans. Can she win the heart this warrior doesn’t appear to have—or will the truth of Acion’s nature break Thalina’s heart instead?

Coming January 19.

Download a free excerpt from my online store! Here’s the EPUB and here’s the MOBI.

Signed Book Bundles

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixI’ve put together series bundles of print books in my online store and priced them at a discount. This is a good way to get a whole series in matching editions and formats, and to have them signed, too. Each series bundle comes with a free tote bag.

All prices in the store are in Canadian dollars, so there’s a discount in the currency conversion for those of you south of the border. I think the Canadian dollar is worth about 75 cents US these days, which looks like a 25% discount to me.

We also pack each order from the store with postcards and other goodies.

The Beauty Bride, first book in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixIn the Series Bundles category of the store, you’ll find Bargain Bundles of Bargain Bundles of The Bride Quest II, The Coxwells, The Jewels of Kinfairlie, The Prometheus Project and The Rogues of Ravensmuir. You’ll also find Series Bundles of The Champions of St. Euphemia, The Jewels of Kinfairlie (with the new covers) and The True Love Brides Series.

If you like the mass market editions of my books (or the Berkley trade paperbacks of The Coxwells), be sure to look in the Collectors’ Editions category of the store. Buy three or more books from any department and I’ll include a free tote bag – so if you build your own series, you’ll still get a bag to carry them in.

New Print Bundles in the Store

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixIt seems I’m always playing around in my online store. What’s new now? Well, I’ve added some series bundles there, with special pricing. This is how I sell books at signings and other appearances, so it made sense to me to do the same in the store. Essentially, if you buy trade paperback copies of all the books in the series, you get a better price and a tote bag to carry them in. Some of the series with OOP covers are really discounted—they’re called Bargain Bundles. You’ll find these series in print bundles in the store:

The Bride Quest II
The Rogues of Ravensmuir
The Jewels of Kinfairlie
The True Love Brides
The Champions of St. Euphemia (the series so far)
The Coxwells
The Prometheus Project

The True Love Brides Boxed Set of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixI also created some new categories and rearranged the virtual shelves. You can find digital copies of the Dragons of Incendium books there now, as well as the print ones.

The True Love Brides Digital Boxed Set is in the store because it’s only available at Kobo and Apple—if you have a Kindle, you can get a MOBI edition in the store. Of course, the EPUB is there, too.

I’ll add some more digital bundles that aren’t available in wide distribution over the coming days. I’m waiting, for example, on the new cover for the Prometheus Project Boxed Set, and will add it to the store’s virtual inventory when it’s done.

Beguiled, a collection of short stories and novellas by Claire Delacroix and Deborah CookeBeguiled wasn’t there, for some reason, but now it is.

You can find all the old editions of my books in the new category called Collectors’ Editions.

Also, an astute reader found some inconsistencies in the Kinfairlie and Ravensmuir family trees, so those PDF’s have all been updated in the store. You can find Family Trees right here.

Changes at the Store

My online store is going The Snow White Bride, book #3 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroixthrough another change. Or maybe it’s a revision. 🙂 The update is based upon what you all DO in the store. The most popular items in the store are the free  excerpts that you can download. You also like the family trees (also free) and some of you pick up copies of my free books there. Quite a number of you buy signed print copies of my books in the store. Very, very, very few of you buy digital books in the online store, probably because you have a favorite portal and like to shop there.

The store currency was US$, because I had to adhere to Amazon’s pricing policies and ensure that the list price in the Amazon store for my digital books was equal to or lower than the price on that same digital book at any other portal. Some of you in Canada questioned why the print books were priced in US$ (and the postage was converted to US$) since we were all in Canada. The Amazon TOS was why.

One More Time, book #3 in the Coxwell Series of contemporary romances, by Deborah CookeBUT, I’ve removed the digital books from sale in the online store. Now the store offers free content and signed print books. The store currency is now Canadian $ and I’ve used Selz’ new postage calculator to make the postage charges more accurate. (You’ll find the postage works out best for three trade paperbacks instead of just one.)

AND EVEN BETTER, there’s a sale in the store. 🙂 The covers have changed on some titles, so the older editions are on sale. I also have far too many print books in my inventory, and they need new homes. There will be more books added as I dig into the boxes, but there are lots listed already.

Check out the sale books right here.

 

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.

Kinfairlie Knights for Fans

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

You all know I love experiments, so here’s the newest one. Kinfairlie Knights is a new digital bundle of three medieval romances of mine, each of which is first in a series set at Kinfairlie. The Rogue (#1 of The Rogues of Ravensmuir), The Beauty Bride (#1 of The Jewels of Kinfairlie) and The Renegade’s Heart (#1 of The True Love Brides) are all included in this boxed set. It goes on sale at major online portals on February 24.

BUT…

Kinfairlie Knights is available for purchase, directly from me, in my online store today for the same 99 cent pre-order price as is offered at the major portals. You have to know how to sideload content onto your e-reader or device – if you’re not sure, try one of the free samples first. The site is set up to accept payments from credit cards or Paypal.

Kinfairlie Knights MOBI

Kinfairlie Knights EPUB

FREE Family Tree for Kinfairlie Color PDF

FREE Family Tree for Kinfairlie B&W PDF

FREE Family Tree for Ravensmuir & Inverfyre B&W PDF

FYI, because of the new VAT rules, I’ve simply turned off sales to EU countries, so this option won’t work for you if you live in the EU. With any luck, they’ll get that sorted out soon.

If you all like this get-it-early feature, we’ll do it for all upcoming releases. Let’s see how it works!

Guest Blog Post at StoryFinds

Recently, a group of writers were talking about selling content directly to readers, and I mentioned that I had opened an online store. Renee Fields at Storyfinds was intrigued and asked me to write a guest post about the store—and my reasons for setting it up—for their Insight blog.

The post is live today, so come on over and say hello. Here’s the permalink.

Samples at My Store

I have been experimenting this month with setting up an online store, in order to sell content directly to readers. One of the other things I can do with the store is use it as a way to deliver free content to readers in an easy way.

For example, this week, I’ve made the Family Trees available at the store for download. You can find them right here in the store:
The Crevy-sur-Seine family tree for the Bride Quest II
The Ravensmuir & Inverfyre family tree for the Rogues of Ravensmuir
The Kinfairlie family tree in color for the Jewels of Kinfairlie and the True Love Brides
The Kinfairlie family tree in b&w for the Jewels of Kinfairlie and the True Love Brides

I’ve also put the printable book list over there:
Printable book list in color
Printable book list in B&W

And finally, I’ve created some samples for upcoming books. These are EPUB files – I thought they’d be easier for you to read on your phone (or wherever) rather than reading the excerpt on my website. They also have lots of links to the other books in each series, and pre-order links where they’re available.
EPUB excerpt of The Warrior’s Prize
EPUB excerpt of Firestorm Forever

The store is still in development and there are more products to be added, but please let me know what you think of it, and what you think of these excerpts, too.