New Books

Last week, I received print copies of my new translations. These are all trade paperbacks with matte covers. Have a look!

The Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish trade paperback editions

Here are the first three books in my Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances in Spanish. Book four comes out in April and book five in May.

Claire Delacroix medieval romances in German

And here are the first two books in my Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances in German, and the first book in the Champions of St. Euphemia series, also in German. The Jewels of Kinfairlie series will be completed in early 2022 in German, while the German editions of the Champions of St. Euphemia will be published at roughly six month intervals until the series is done. The next book, Des Kreuzfahrers Herz, will be published in the fall.

New Foreign Language Print Editions

When I was traditionally published, one of the most exciting things was receiving print copies of the foreign editions of my books. So, I find this really exciting. This month, I started to make some print editions available for my translated books and they’re now available for sale.

So far, I have four available at Amazon, two in Spanish and two in German:

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in Spanish

La novia del caballero de las cruzadas

El corazón del caballero de las Cruzadas

Die schöne Braut

Die rosenrote Braut

I’m ordering copies for myself and will show them to you when they arrive, but that could take a while. I needed to share this news with you today!

New Print Editions at Amazon

The Mercenary's Bride, #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romancesIf you prefer to order print books at Amazon, you might have noticed that my print editions weren’t available for free shipping under Amazon Prime. I’ve added new print editions of most of my books at Amazon to straighten this out. These are the affected titles, if you’ve been holding off on buying a copy for your keeper shelf!

The Mercenary’s Bride

The Runaway Bride

Unicorn Bride

Something Wicked This Way Comes

A Duke by Any Other Name

What’s Up With Nook?

Heartbreakers: Three Medieval Bad Boys, a digital bundle from Claire DelacroixSome of you have contacted me, asking about the delay in new book links at Nook. There’s a story behind this (of course!) and today, we’ll talk about it.

Once upon a time, in 2012 or 2013, when I first began to indie-publish, it wasn’t possible for authors outside the US to open an account to publish at Nook. As you know, I’m in Canada, but I wanted to make my books available to Nook readers. My New York agent agreed to make this possible, and we set up the account so I could publish my books there. At the time, I thought I would eventually return to traditional publishing and my relationship with my agent would continue. There also was talk that Nook would eventually open to non-US authors, so I planned to switch over the account when that happened.

Fast forward six years. My agent and I had less and less business to do together and finally, earlier this year, the last of the Dragonfire novels reverted to me and we had no business left to do together. I also had decided not to return to traditional publishing. I like being indie too much. 🙂 Since I’d heard nothing more about Nook opening to other authors, I began to distribute my books to B&N via an aggregator, replacing the Nook editions with Draft2Digital ones. This meant that the product numbers changed, which meant that the links to the product pages changed. It also meant that there wasn’t a specific Nook edition, with links to my other books at Nook inside each book.

You can guess what happened next. Just as the transition was nearly done – with the last of my books coming out of Kindle Unlimited and going into wide distribution again, all with new Nook links – Nook contacted me and asked me to be part of a beta-test for the opening of their portal to Canadian and Australian authors. Ha. Right now, we’re in the middle of that transition, but once it happens, my books will be published directly to Nook again and the old product numbers (and links) will be the good ones again. The books will also have Nook links inside again.

The Beauty Bride, #1 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixThe other good thing is that I’ll also be able to make print editions available directly through Nook, which will offer better pricing on the trade paperbacks to Nook customers than is possible on the print editions coming from Ingrams. This mirrors what I do on Amazon already. The list price of the trade paperback of The Beauty Bride, for example, is $14.99 US at Ingrams. Because Amazon is distributing only to Amazon, the list price on their edition (which is the same but is published only to Amazon) is $9.99 US. B&N has discounted the $14.99 US Ingrams edition to $11.84 US in their online store, but when I publish it directly to B&N through the Nook portal, it will probably be $9.99 US. The upside of Ingrams is that they make books available in a lot of other stores, particularly in international markets. My print books at Indigo, for example, come from Ingrams. The upside of doing the Amazon-only edition and the B&N-only edition is that the consumer gets a better price.

So, if you are a Nook customer, please be a little patient. Good things are in the works!

The Mercenary’s Bride in Print

The Mercenary's Bride, #1 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romancesI’ve just created mini-book print versions of The Mercenary’s Bride. I call these “mini-books” because they’re 4.25″ by 7″, almost the same size as mass market paperbacks, but are still print-on-demand.

This makes them an excellent size to give away or donate. I’ve sent 100 copies of this print book to Lori Foster’s Reader-Author Get-Together to go into the goody bags. They won’t be signed—because I’m not an attending author—but I hope the readers in attendance will enjoy the story. RAGT has over 500 attendees so not everyone will get a book, but people will probably swap them around, based on their reading preferences.

If you order a signed print copy of The Mercenary’s Bride from my online store, you get the digital edition for free. After you buy the print copy, you’ll get an email from BookFunnel about the delivery of your ebook. They’ll make sure you get the ePUB or the MOBI on your device of choice. Here’s the buy link for my online store.