A Duke in Shining Armor Amazon UK Kindle Deal

Good news for my UK readers: Amazon UK has included A Duke in Shining Armor in its Valentine’s deal, dropping the Kindle price to £0.99.

This deal is good from now through 21 February.

If you haven’t yet read my first Difficult Dukes book (the second one is still in progress), here’s your chance to try it for almost-but-not-quite-free!

Those Puzzling Messages from Amazon UK

Marguerite Gérard,    Lady Reading in an Interior

Marguerite Gérard, Lady Reading in an Interior

Loyal readers in the UK recently alerted me to an upsetting development. They have received messages from Amazon UK telling them they can’t get copies of A Duke in Shining Armor. These readers had pre-ordered (thank you!) and things were OK, I guess, until the recent message arrived, telling them things were not OK.

Well, that can't be right, can it? No, it isn't. I checked.

Here’s the good news: A Duke in Shining Armor will definitely be available in its various formats—print, eBook, audio, etc.—in the UK/Australia/New Zealand. Sometime on or near the U.S. release date, it will magically reappear on Amazon (fingers crossed).

But for complicated reasons, apparently having to do with who has what territorial rights where (we’ve been in this surreal world before, alas), Amazon won’t allow us to have preorders. Or something like that. Until they decide they will (which could happen, too.)

Really, I do not understand, and probably wouldn’t even if Amazon explained. I would just put my head on my desk and cry.

It’s all part of the dreaded business of international contracts, which I discuss here, and which, I’m grieved to say, has come up many times before on this blog.

The Clarendon Hotel, pictured here, plays a crucial role in  A Duke in Shining Armor .  Image: Egerton,    The Leech   , from the Fashionable Bores series, 1824, courtesy Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

The Clarendon Hotel, pictured here, plays a crucial role in A Duke in Shining Armor.

Image: Egerton, The Leech, from the Fashionable Bores series, 1824, courtesy Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection.

Once again, dear reader, thank you for your patience. I’m sorry this contract business tries it so often. But we are learning how to work around these technical difficulties, and this time, I trust you will get the book, in the form you prefer, sooner rather than later.

In compensation for this and other trials you’ve endured on behalf of my books, I am planning to send out exclusive content via this blog as well as posts in advance of those that will appear in the various other places where I yammer on about something or other.

 

U.K. eBook Bargain and eBook News for Germany

Most of the time, I find myself apologizing to my readers outside the U.S. because an eBook isn’t available or a special deal isn’t offered in their part of the world.

This time, though, I’ve got good news for readers in the U.K and Germany.

In the U.K.
Silk Is for Seduction
£ 0.99
Kindle Summer Sale
8 July – 31 August


Meanwhile in Germany, eBook editions of my stories have been scarce. Only the last  two Dressmaker books so far.

But that’s going to change, and soon.

My agents have let me know that the following eBooks will become available in Germany sometime between now and the spring of 2017:

Scandal Wears Satin
Silk Is for Seduction
Your Scandalous Ways
Not Quite a Lady
Last Night’s Scandal
Lord Perfect
Miss Wonderful
Mr. Impossible
Lord of Scoundrels

Dukes Prefer Blondes Now Available for UK/AU/NZ

Things happened more quickly than expected, and some of my readers were ahead of me on this.

I’m delighted to report that my readers in the UK/AU/NZ can now download Dukes Prefer Blondes to their Kindles. Ebooks for other digital readers—iBooks, Kobo, GooglePlay, etc.—will take a bit longer, but you can expect them to be available within two weeks.

Thanks to Corinne & Sue for the early warning system! And thank you all for your patience & loyalty. My readers are the best!