April Signed Book Giveaway

The Beauty, book #2 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances and a NYT bestselling title, by Claire DelacroixLast month’s prize book was The Beauty and Lisa M won the signed trade paperback copy. Congrats to Lisa!

This month’s prize book is The Warrior, book #3 in my Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval Scottish romances. This one is a reincarnation story – the Hawk steals a bride, who brings him a great deal more than he expects. Aileen unravels the mysteries of the past at Inverfyre, and also helps the Hawk to secure his legacy. It’s an enemies-to-lovers, stolen-bride kind of story and one that proves to me that love conquers all. 🙂

The Warrior is also good book to read to get ready for The Brides of Inverfyre series, which features the children of Aileen and the Hawk.

“Delacroix’s satisfying tale leaves the reader hungry for the next offering!”—Booklist

The Warrior, book #3 in the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of Scottich medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix The Warrior, book #3 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe fun thing this month is that the winner will be able to choose which edition he/she would like. I have both of these available. The one on the right is the current version.

Please comment on this post for your chance to win. Tell me whether you believe in reincarnation or not – and why.

Good luck to everyone. I’ll choose a winner at the end of the month.

ETA – Judy Miles is our winner and she’s already chosen a copy of The Warrior with the new cover. Thanks to everyone who played along. Your answers are fascinating. Now, it’s time for May’s book giveaway. 🙂

Matte Covers on POD Editions

Sometime last fall, the print on demand supplier I use (Createspace) introduced a new cover finish. Until then, all covers had been glossy, but they began to offer a choice of finish: matte or glossy.

Beguiled was the first book for which I used the matte finish, and it really is lovely. Because I like it so much, I’ll be using it for all future books, and also working back through my publication list to switch older books over to the matte cover finish. The print edition of The Frost Maiden’s Kiss is all locked and loaded, and it will have a matte cover. This week, I also switched over The Last Highlander to a matte cover because I was updating the interior anyway.

Just in case you like the matte finish as much as I do, I’ll keep you posted on my progress in changing the settings on the older books.

Serpent’s Kiss Winners

There were two different contests that finished yesterday. The first was the mid-month celebration, and the second was the nomination of a Dragonfire title for the Character Couch. We have four winners, all of whom will receive the same prize: a signed trade paperback copy of Serpent’s Kiss, a Serpent’s Kiss tote bag, a pair of Dragonfire earrings in Thorolf’s color and some Dragonfire temporary tattoos.

Mid May Reader Prize for Serpent's Kiss by Deborah Cooke

First, the winners for the mid-month contest. We had 48 entries, so that means TWO prizes. Our winners are Alyssa and MIchelle. I’ve emailed both of you so please look for my message. Thanks to everyone who entered and congrats to the winners!

Edited to add – we now have the winners for the Character Couch draw with the same prize. emb4s and aviscauley2002, please check your email!

Serpent’s Kiss Print Edition

Serpent's Kiss, a paranormal romance and Dragonfire #10 by Deborah CookeMany of you have been asking about the print edition of Serpent’s Kiss – and whether there will be one. There is, but I couldn’t set it up for pre-order. It was available from Createspace yesterday, and last night, it appeared on the Amazon site. Here’s the link for the print edition on Amazon – within a day or two, the digital and the print will be linked. It takes up to 72 hours for that to happen.

The information about the print book’s availability is perking through databases as we speak. It will appear on B&N and the Book Depository, but there’s no telling how long that will take. We’ll just have to keep our eyes open.

And yes, this is a trade paperback. It’s the same size as The Dragon Legion Collection in print. I know many of you like to line books up on the shelf (because I do, too) so I chose the size closest to that of The Dragon Diaries US trade paperback edition. I have the mass market Dragonfire books followed by The Dragon Legion Collection, followed by The Dragon Diaries on my shelf, and they look great together.

There is no physical distribution of this book – that means you won’t walk into your local bookstore or drug store and find a copy. You will have to order one online. Technically, any bookstore can order a copy for you, but in my experience, they don’t bother. On the upside, this is print on demand, which means that they’ll make a copy just for you when you do order it. You won’t get some copy that’s been fingered and read, has its corners turned and its cover scuffed.

This is the only way that I could finish the series, and given that, moving from mass market to trade isn’t that bad of a compromise.