Under Construction

You’ve probably noticed that I’ve started to create pages and populate them, here on the blog. The idea is that all of my website stuff will be here, in one location, and my website urls will ultimately bring you here. There’s a dropdown menu for each of my writing names here, then booklists nested under each. I like how sleek the organization is. Recreating the book pages is going more quickly than I’d expected – who knew I could cut and paste not just copy but code between applications?! YAY! I still need to upload a batch of covers that are all the same size. Excerpts will be here, too, but that will likely be last. Until it’s all done, you’ll find omissions and gaps here.

Once all the data is here, the design may change slightly. The designer will have a better idea of what she’s got to accommodate when she can see it all. OTOH, I quite like it as it is, and might just forgo that step. We’ll see.

This site and the other two websites (http://www.delacroix.net and http://www.deborahcooke.com) will co-exist for a while. The next phase in the transition will be updating the links in the backs of my digital editions – the urls for the individual book pages change with this process, too. I’m not sure when I’ll do that, as it will be a tedious job. Once each book file is updated by the formatter, I’ll have to upload the new version to seven different portals, check it and publish it. All of the sites should continue to co-exist for a while after that, because readers will have editions of the books with the older links. There are about 25 book files in total right now, so I think I’ll save that job for the new year.

What do you think so far?

Blog Games

You might have noticed that the look of the blog changed this morning. This is phase one of a process that will take me some time—I’m going to amalgamate my websites and my blog into one handy site. I’ll have a designer do custom templates for me, but this one is a good place to start.

This is a job that’s been on my list for a couple of years, and it’s time to get to it.

That’s all the changes for today, but I’ll be back at it soon…

One Day Sale!

To celebrate the release of The Highlander’s Curse, and to thank you all for your patience, I’m having a one day sale. For today only, both The Renegade’s Heart and The Highlander’s Curse will be just 99 cents. (The currency conversion gets a little goofy, but it will be similarly discounted in other countries, too.)

You can grab your copy at any of the portals linked below.

The Renegade's Heart, first in the True Love Brides series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix


Apple – US

All Romance eBooks

Barnes & Noble


The Highlander's Curse by NYT Bestselling author Claire Delacroix, #2 in her True Love Brides series of medieval romances.



All Romance eBooks

Barnes & Noble


Thanks to all of you for reading my books, and I hope you enjoy these two!

Coastal Magic

I spoke to a number of people at the RWA National conference in Atlanta who were interested in the Coastal Magic Readers’ Conference that will be held in Daytona Beach next February. I’m a featured author there, which is very cool – the conf is focused on paranormal romance and urban fantasy romance. Registration opened at the beginning of July, so think about attending. (Winter in Florida. What could be bad about that?) It should be a fun conference and I’m really looking forward to it.

Click through here to find out more.

I hope to see you in Daytona next February!

RWA National

It will be quiet this week on the blog, as I’m off to the Romance Writers of America‘s annual conference. It’s in Atlanta this year, which is a city I’ve never visited before. I’m looking forward to doing a bit of sightseeing, maybe some shopping, and catching up with friends and business acquaintances. I’m hoping to hear lots of juicy gossip and learn a lot about writing and publishing (because there’s always more to know). It’s like that I’ll bring home too many books, sleep too little, then come home both energized and inspired. It’ll be fun.

Ember's Kiss, a Dragonfire paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke

  The Renegade's Heart, first in the True Love Brides series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

If you are in or near Atlanta, the booksigning to raise money for literacy is open to the public. I’ll be signing copies of Ember’s Kiss and The Renegade’s Heart there. The “Readers for Life” literacy signing will be on Wednesday July 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. More info is here.

Double Trouble, book #2 in The Coxwells Series, by Deborah Cooke

The Beauty Bride by Claire Delacroix, first in the bestselling trilogy of medieval romances The Jewels of Kinfairlie.

If you’re attending the conference, I’ll also be participating in the Indie Author Signing, which will be on Thursday July 18, from 3 to 4:15 in the Marquis Ballroom D. I’ll have postcards with QR codes for a free digital copy of Double Trouble and/or a free digital copy of The Beauty Bride from KOBO.

If you’re staying home, then be good this week and stay out of mischief while I’m gone. :-) Be sure to pop back here next Monday as there’s something good in the works for next week…