Save on Medieval & Time Travel Romance!

Save on Knights & Rogues in Kobo's BOGO Sale!I’ve told you about this big buy-one-get-one sale at Kobo, but now I have a fun flipbook to share with you. This is an easy way to see ALL of the books included in the sale.

View the KOBO BOGO Flip Book

For my paranormal romances, you’ll find the Dragonfire full-length novels in the sale, as well as the four books in the Prometheus Project. The links below will take you to a carousel featuring just my books.

Remember you can download the KOBO reading app for other devices.

Kobo also offers a $5 credit for downloading the app, but note that you have to buy an ebook that costs more than $5.99 to get the credit.

The BOGO sale ends February 3, so don’t miss your chance to save!

Here are links to the carousels of my books included in the sale:

Claire’s Carousel for US readers

Claire’s Carousel for CA readers

Claire’s Carousel for UK readers

Claire’s Carousel for AU readers

Claire’s Carousel for NZ readers

Throwback Thursday – eBook Covers

I thought it would be fun to look at some old book covers, and play compare and contrast. We’ll start with my first four ebook covers for my first four indie-published books. I created these covers and was quite pleased with them, way back in 2011. I think I’ve learned a bit about covers since then…The Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II, an anthology of vampire romances including "Coven of Mercy" by Deborah Cooke

original ebook cover for Coven of Mercy, a vampire romance and short story by Deborah CookeFirst up, Coven of Mercy, my vampire romance and short story. This was first published in an anthology, the Mammoth Book of Vampire Romance II (which was called Love Bites in the UK, a title I still love) in print only. The anthology cover is on the right. At left is the cover I created for it in 2011.

Coven of Mercy, a short story and vampire romance by Deborah CookeHmm. I knew I didn’t have it right, so had a new cover designed. Here’s the second cover on the right.

Coven of Mercy, a short story and vampire romance by Deborah CookeAt left is the current cover, which I love. This guy looks just as I envision Micah.

Every time I write about this story, I’m reminded that it was supposed to be the first in a series. Then I try to figure out when I’m going to write that series. I’ll let you know when I do solve that riddle!

In the meantime, Coven of Mercy is available at all e-retailers.
Amazon.com
Apple
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
Books2Read Universal Link (Find international stores and other Amazon stores here)

Amor Vincit Omnia is a short story, a medieval romance that was originally published in a digital anthology called the Seven Deadly Sins. This story isn’t available on its own anymore, but is included in my anthology, Beguiled, in both digital and print formats.

The Leaves, a short story by Deborah Cooke, in its original ebook editionI also got some extra mileage out of that image I licensed for Coven of Mercy and used it for the cover of The Leaves, a short story I’d written and never published before this ebook edition in 2011. This story is also available now in the anthology, Beguiled.

The interesting thing here is that, in 2011, we weren’t sure people would read long stories in digital editions. Popular thinking was that short stories would rule the format, which of course, hasn’t proven to be true at all – but that’s why I published short stories first.

Beguiled, a collection of short stories and novellas by Claire Delacroix and Deborah CookeWriting this post made me realize that Beguiled hadn’t been updated for a while and was no longer available at all retailers – I had to take it down when the Ballad of Rosamunde was in Kindle Unlimited – so I’ve fixed that this week. I also am in the process of republishing the print edition, which disappeared in my distribution transition from Createspace to Ingrams.

Buy Beguiled in ebook at:
Amazon.com
Apple
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
Books2Read Universal Link (find international stores and other Amazon stores here)

Once Upon a Kiss, a Scottish time travel romance by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition

Once Upon a Kiss, a Scottish time travel romance by Deborah Cooke, published under the pseudonym Claire Cross and republished as a Claire Delacroix titleOnce Upon a Kiss is a Scottish time travel romance that was published in 1998 by Berkley and was the first book I published under the name Claire Cross. Here’s my first ebook cover for it, at left.

Here’s the Berkley mass market edition at right.

Once Upon a Kiss, a Scottish paranormal romance by Claire DelacroixAnd here’s its current cover at right, created by Kim Killion back in 2011 when I realized that my cover wasn’t getting the job done.

Of course, Once Upon a Kiss is currently available at all ebook retailers, with the pretty cover by Kim.

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Original ebook cover for Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke, first published under the pseudonym Claire Cross and now a Claire Delacroix title

Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition

Love Potion #9 is a paranormal romance and romantic comedy, and was my fourth book published under the pseudonym Claire Cross. My first ebook cover is at left. The original mass market cover is at right. I always liked the cover art, which was painted by Judy York. It depicts a scene in the book, which is a rare and wonderful thing.

Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance by Claire DelacroixLove Potion #9, a paranormal romance and romantic comedy by Claire DelacroixI subsequently licensed the cover art from Judy and she added type to it for me. (You can see with this title that we didn’t have fixed proportions for ebook covers for a while.)

Eventually, I had Kim make the type consistent with my other books, and this edition on the right is the one that’s available now.

Buy eBook
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(Find international stores and other Amazon stores here)

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.

Buy at iBooks

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.

Buy The Last Highlander Now!
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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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