Website Reorganization

I’m updating my websites (again – this feels like an endless task sometimes) in order to add some features. First, I’m updating to the new WordPress block editor, which should improve how the sites look, especially on your phone.

While doing that, I’m adding more buy links, particularly for print editions, and updating to cool little buy buttons.

Thirdly, this update allows me to add Paypal buttons for you to buy signed print books directly from me.

Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve finished the updates on my contemporary romances, so if you look at the individual book pages for The Coxwells, Flatiron Five Fitness and Flatiron Five Tattoo, you’ll see those features. I’m offering both individual books for sale and series bundles of print books – they’re both listed on each book page. On the Store page, you’ll find the series bundles only. Once I get this update done across all of my sites, I’ll dig out my inventory of original print editions and add them to the book pages. I think, for example, that I still have some of the Berkley editions of the Coxwells in trade paperback.

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

The final change will affect my other sites: I’m going to move the Dragons of Incendium to the Dragonfire Novels site, which will leave me with three websites to manage instead of four. All the PNR will be on the Dragonfire site. I’ve already got the individual books there, under their own Incendium tab – and I learned that there’s a new cool option to display audio samples from Soundcloud, like the one for Wyvern’s Mate. I’ll do the PNR site next, then the Delacroix site last.

I’ll let you know when everything is done!

Signed Print Books

Since closing my store, I’ve been considering different ways to sell signed print books. I had set up one method here on the site, but it was a little bit buried – the links are at the bottom of the book series pages, but they’re easy to miss there.

To simplify things, I’ve put the Store tab back on the menu bar. There are bundles of print books priced there to include shipping from Canada to destinations in the US or Canada. I’ve collected entire series because postage from Canada can be high – it works out better if you buy multiple books at once. The postage is a guess, since it will vary based on your location – if it’s too much, I refund you the difference. I charge actual postage with no handling fee. If you live outside the US and Canada, you can just email me and we’ll work it out.

I have a LOT of titles, so they’re not all listed on the page. Again, if there’s a title you’d like—or a series—please just email me about it. If you’d prefer, you can comment on the Store page and ask any questions.


January Giveaway – Highland Heroes

Highland Heroes, a digital boxed set of Scottish medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThis month’s signed print book giveaway is for a copy of Highland Heroes. This volume includes three of my medieval Scottish romances – The Beauty, The Rose Red Bride, and The Warrior. I have just one print copy left, and it will be this month’s prize.

All you have to do for your chance to win is comment on this post. Tell me something, anything, or wish everyone a happy new year.

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

Edited to add – we have a winner! Josée has won the signed print copy of Highland Heroes. Thanks to everyone who entered. Please check the blog for the February book giveaway and good luck!

Don’t forget that I also have THREE Goodreads giveaways running this month.

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeClick here to enter the GR giveaway for a signed copy of Wyvern’s Mate.

Click here to enter the GR giveaway for a signed copy of Simply Irresistible.

Click here to enter the GR giveaway for a signed copy of The Crusader’s Kiss.

Good luck!

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 Layout at the Store

Having an online store really keeps me hopping, and not just with orders to fill. The application I use (Selz) has been growing and offering new functionality at a dizzying pace. I think it’s wonderful how they listen to their customers and add features to serve our needs. I tend to fall behind in integrating the cool new stuff they introduce, though, because the new features are coming fast and furious. (And I have, you know, writing to do.)

Wyvern's Prince, #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBut a week or so ago, I finally dug in and updated the store. I changed the theme and added new graphics, and am quite pleased with the result. As mentioned previously, the store pricing is in Canadian dollars, and all physical items will be shipped from Canada. Right now, the shipping calculator is set up for US and Canadian destinations—if you live elsewhere, I’m happy to fill your requests for signed books, but you’ll need to email me to have a shipping cost calculated for your order. Please include which books you’d like and your mailing address, and email me at
chestwick AT bell DOT net
(You know what to do with those caps and spaces!)

You can visit the store right here.

What’s in the store?

• My online store is the best way to get signed print copies of my books, because you order them directly from me. See all the available signed print books in the store. If you’re interested in discounted titles and editions, visit the Sale Book category.

Knights and Rogues of Medieval Romance by Claire Delacroix• You can download free samples of my books in the store, and read a longer excerpt on your e-reader rather than the short ones on my website. See all the available book samples in the store.

• You can download free family trees for my book series in the store. Note that these are PDF’s and won’t display well on your e-reader. You can download them to your computer or tablet and print them out. See all the available family trees in the store.

• You can download free reads in my online store, including free titles like The Beauty Bride and Double Trouble, as well as samplers. See all the free reads in the store.

• You can download five-minute audiobook samples from the store or buy audiobooks on physical CD’s directly from me. Visit the Audiobook Sample category, or shop the Audio Boxed CD’s category.

That’s a summary of what’s currently in the store. Is there anything you’d expect to find in my online store that isn’t available there?