The Last Highlander is 99 cents!

Buy NowMy Scottish time travel romance, The Last Highlander, is on sale for just 99 cents this week!

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix

Scotland, 1314: After the Scots reclaim Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair MacAuley only wants to celebrate. But the revels are interrupted by an old crone who claims the castle’s true owner is the legendary witch Morgaine le Fee. Dared by his fellow warriors to go meet the witch, Alasdair heads down a flight of stairs — and tumbles right into another century…

Scotland, 1998: American Morgan Lafayette is in Scotland to enjoy the history, not to ogle men in kilts. So when she stumbles upon a brawny man in a kilt, she is less than enthralled. She is certain he’s drunk for he claims Morgan is a powerful sorceress who has brought him to her magical kingdom! Despite her reluctance, she is intensely drawn to this handsome Highlander and the mystery surrounding him, a mystery that has the power to alter history — and her heart — forever…

Finalist
Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence
for Best Paranormal, Fantasy or Time Travel Romance

“A delight… the taste… will linger on your tongue!”
The Toronto Star

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New Time Travel Covers

My two time travel romances, The Last Highlander and The Moonstone, have new covers!

These two books were originally published by Berkley in their Time Passages line. Here are the original mass market covers – these are digital photographs of the actual books, so the colors aren’t as saturated as on the real book covers. (Imagine. We didn’t get jpegs of our covers in those days!)

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition The Moonstone, a time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition

These were the first books that I republished in new editions when I started to go indie. They were also the first covers that I had a cover artist design. These are the covers they’ve had since 2011:

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix The Moonstone, a time travel romance by Claire Delacroix

I thought they were due for an update, so Kim and I went back to the drawing board. We decided to return to the “guy alone”, since these books aren’t that sexy, and to get rid of the clock. The time travel would be shown by the two locations, one modern and one medieval, behind the guy. Here are the new covers:

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix The Moonstone, a time travel romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix

The new editions have been uploaded to all of the various portals. If you bought the books before, you should be able to download the new edition free. That might even happen automatically. If you can’t get it, please contact customer support at the portal.

The Last Highlander Disappears

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross)If you’ve been looking for my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy, The Last Highlander, you’ll have discovered that its digital edition is currently unavailable.

This morning, I thought I’d tell you why. 🙂

The main reason is that I’ve been invited to participate in an exciting project. This  requires The Last Highlander to be in Kindle Unlimited, which means that it can’t be available anywhere else while it’s available through KU. I’ve removed the book from sale now, to make sure it has time to disappear from all the portals that are fed content by the big portals. After this is all done, I’ll republish The Last Highlander. So, you can expect to find Morgan and Alasdair’s story widely available again in the new year.

I’ll tell you more about this project and give you links as soon as I can!

That iBooks and BookBub Promotion

Bestselling Romance promotion at iBooks

Here’s more information about the Bestselling Romance promotion hosted by iBooks and BookBub.

The included titles are established bestsellers and are on sale this weekend. The promotion is for US, UK, Canada and Australia.

Of course, you already know that The Last Highlander is included at 99 cents. It’s also featured on the paranormal section of the landing page. 🙂

iBooks BookBub promotion The Last Highlander

The Last Highlander 99 cent sale

BookBub Bestselling Romance at iBooks

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixBookBub is currently running a promotion featuring bestselling romance reads at 99 cents at iBooks through the 22nd. They’ve included my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy, The Last Highlander, in this promotion, which is sweet. 🙂

Follow the iBooks link to the iBookstore to get your copy of The Last Highlander and also to see what else is on sale.

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I’ve also made Morgan and Alasdair’s story 99 cents at Amazon and B&N, as well as in my online store. If you haven’t yet picked up a copy, here’s a good chance to do so!

The Last Highlander 99 cent sale

Scotland, 1314: After the Scots reclaim Edinburgh Castle, Alasdair MacAuley only wants to celebrate. But the revels are interrupted by an old crone who claims the castle’s true owner is the legendary witch Morgaine le Fee. Dared by his fellow warriors to go meet the witch, Alasdair heads down a flight of stairs — and tumbles right into another century…

Scotland, 1998: American Morgan Lafayette is in Scotland to enjoy the history, not to ogle men in kilts. So when she stumbles upon a brawny man in a kilt, she is less than enthralled. She is certain he’s drunk for he claims Morgan is a powerful sorceress who has brought him to her magical kingdom! Despite her reluctance, she is intensely drawn to this handsome Highlander and the mystery surrounding him, a mystery that has the power to alter history — and her heart — forever…

Finalist – Colorado Romance Writers’ Award of Excellence
for Best Paranormal, Fantasy or Time Travel Romance

“A delight… the taste… will linger on your tongue!”
The Toronto Star

Reader letter from the new edition.

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February Print Book Giveaway

Each month, I give away a signed print copy of one of my books. Last month’s print book giveaway was a copy of Highland Heroes. Our winner is Josée Giroux. Congrats Josée!

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross)This month’s print book is The Last Highlander, my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy. I think it’s a perfect winter read.

For your chance to win, please comment on this post. Tell me your ideal way to celebrate Valentine’s Day—whether that actually happens or not is your secret!

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

I’ll draw a winner on March 1. Good luck, everyone!

Edited to Add – we have a winner! Congratulations to Michelle W!

Thanks to everyone who commented. It sounds as if you all know how to celebrate love and romance. There’s a new book giveaway posted for March with another chance to win.

The Last Highlander Riding High

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixThe Last Highlander had a very nice bounce yesterday from my 99 cent promotion. This is my Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy featuring Morgan, an American illustrator seeking inspiration on her vacation to Scotland, and Alasdair, a 13th century highlander who tumbles through time to land at her feet. He’s convinced she’s the only one who can return him to his own time, and is determined to do whatever is necessary to earn her favor. I love this book. Alasdair steals my heart every time I read it.

And a great many of you are taking the opportunity to fall in love with Alasdair, too!

This morning, The Last Highlander is #209 overall in the Kindle store at Amazon.com, as well as #2 in Time Travel Romance and #3 in Scottish Historical Romance.

The Last Highlander at Amazon.com on November 7, 2016

At Amazon.co.uk, it’s #2 in Time Travel Romance and #5 in Scottish Historical Romance:

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix on Amazon.co.uk on November 7, 2016

At Amazon.ca, The Last Highlander is #33 paid overall in the Kindle store (wow!) and #1 in both Scottish Historical Romance and Time Travel Romance:

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix, #1 at Amazon.ca on Novemer 7, 2016

At Amazon.au, it’s #73 overall in the Kindle store, #1 in Time Travel Romance and #2 in Historical Romance.

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix, #1 at Amazon.au on November 7, 2016

At Barnes and Noble, The Last Highlander is #8 on the Bestselling Romance list:

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix, #8 on the bestselling romance list at Barnes and Noble on November 7, 2016

And at Kobo, The Last Highlander is #3 in Contemporary Romance, #2 in Historical Romance and #4 overall in Romance. (There isn’t a Time Travel Romance category at Kobo.)

The Last Highlander by Claire Delacroix on the bestseller list at Kobo on November 7, 2016

What a wonderful way to start the week! Thanks to everyone who picked up a copy. The Last Highlander will be discounted only through tomorrow at online portals – and my Time Travel Romance Boxed Set will also be going up to $14.99 by the end of this week. After that price increase, it won’t be available at Amazon any more, so get your copy today!

The Last Highlander for 99 cents!

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixMy Scottish time travel romance and romantic comedy, The Last Highlander, is on sale in US, UK, CA and AU for just 99 cents, now through November 9.

I love this story, which features an American illustrator looking for inspiration on her Scottish vacation, and the highlander who tumbles through time to land at her feet. Alasdair is convinced that only Morgan can help him return home and is determined to charm her into helping him. He’s pretty persuasive. 🙂

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Review of The Last Highlander

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixI don’t usually post on Saturday, but Eileen’s review is worthy of an exception.

She’s posted a five-star review of The Last Highlander on her site, BookTalk with Eileen, and it’s a rave. Here’s a good bit:

“I’m partial to time travel.  I mean, after all, what is better than experiencing the real thing instead of reading about it in history books?  Author Claire Delacroix made it very enjoyable plenty of comical situations and many moments where I related to the anguish of the main characters, eyes brimming with tears or laughing out loud to the reactions of the hero of the hour, Alasdair MacAuley.  It is so much fun seeing the 20th century in the eyes of someone from centuries before…

Need I say more about this wonderful read?  It’s funny, at the same time the story will clench your heart.  Will love win out in the end?

This is a five-star review.  I highly recommend Claire Delacroix’s books, whether time travel, historical romance or fantasy.  She will surely entertain!”

You can read the entire review on Eileen’s blog here.

🙂 I’m so pleased. I just love Alasdair and Morgan’s story, and it’s so wonderful when someone else loves that book, too. Eileen has made my weekend – maybe even my month! Thank you, Eileen!

New Editions

This year, I’m doing a big update to my book files, in both digital and print formats. I promised to keep you up to date on my progress, so here’s an update.

The Rose Red Bride, book #2 in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThere are new versions uploaded to all portals of The Jewels of Kinfairlie series. You can easily identify the new versions because the books have new covers.

They were published in July, so have perked through everywhere. The last update was made to Overdrive last week, and the changes are live there, as well.

The Last Highlander, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire DelacroixThere are also new versions published of my time travel romances. In addition to having updated end matter and reader letters, these books have had another editorial pass. Please download the new editions!

You can tell them from the previous editions because they now have only one excerpt at the end. (The last edition had two excerpts at the end of each book.) Also, for the Amazon editions, the clickable Table of Contents has been moved to the front of the digital book. The print editions are updated as well and available through Ingrams. These books had been in KDP Select earlier this year—they’re now available in wide distribution, including Overdrive for libraries.

Next up: The Coxwells, which are getting an update, and The Prometheus Project, which are getting new covers and an update, too.