FAQ


When will Skin of the Night be published?

May 11th, 2021.

Where can I buy your books?

Click here to find links to a few places. All my published works are listed there.

A quick Google search of the title and my name should also provide some answers (i.e. ‘Skin of the Night Claire D. Bennett’). Click here to find my Goodreads profile, and here to find my author profile on Amazon. You will be able to see all my available works there.

What formats are your books available in?

All my books will be possible to purchase as hardcover, paperback and ebook.

When are you going to publish the sequel Into the Night? Are you going to publish all The Night books at the same time?
  1. I’m already working on the sequel Into the Night. It’s possible to pre-order it on Amazon right now (click here). The release date is set for July 13th, 2021.
  2. No, I won’t publish every book of The Night series simultaneously. Hiring editors is an expensive endeavour, so I won’t employ them for the remaining books before I know that the series will sell. In addition, editing takes time, so there is no way I can publish the complete series all at once.
Is Skin of the Night part of a series?

Yes, and it consists of—till now—four books. I plan to write a fifth. The series is titled The Night.

The books of The Night series are as follows, in chronological order:

1. Skin of the Night

2. Into the Night

3. Lost In the Night

4. Everlasting Night

5. (Title to be announced)

How many chapters are there in each book, approximately?

Each book will be somewhere between 25-30 chapters long, and each chapter ranges between 3500-6000 words in length.

Each book is between 120.000-150.000 words (although book 4 in the series, namely Everlasting Night, is likely to turn out as the longest book and might surpass 150.000 words easily).

Skin of the Night is 478 pages long, and the book is 5.5×8.5 trim size, meaning it’s 5.5 inches wide and 8.5 inches tall.

“I was reading Skin of the Night on Inkitt/Wattpad, right up to the point of chapter 90-something, when they were at Jason’s birthday party. Which book is this part of?”

Jason’s birthday party, as it looks now, will be part of book 4.

Considerable changes have been made to all the books before then, though, so I do recommend reading them first because I am likely to make slight alterations to book 4 as well once I start editing it. This means certain (or a lot) of things won’t make sense to you unless you’ve read the published versions of the books leading up to nr. 4.

When can we expect book 3, Lost In the Night?

Right, so, a LOT of research goes into my books. I am extremely cautious with every single detail as it is of utmost importance to me to make my story as true to life as possible. Not even the placement of one’s hand is an accident in my books. Every. Single. Detail. is carefully planned out.

Book 2 Into the Night demanded a lot of research, and book 3 Lost in the Night is going to require even more. There are plenty of legal issues that will arise, as well as health issues, professional (work-related) issues, and romantic issues. In order to do these issues justice, and respect your intelligence as a reader, I won’t storm through book 3. Instead, I mean to take my sweet time to make sure I have paid every single detail meticulous attention before I publish.

As it looks now, Lost In the Night will not be published till 2022 (hopefully beginning of the year, though). I’ve got my hands completely full career-wise and publishing 2 books back-to-back, so I won’t start working on book 3 Lost In the Night before summer 2021. It’s just not possible, I’m afraid.

Rest assured, Lost In the Night will have lots of positive changes, especially in terms of plot, as I mean to add much more substance to it. As it was before, I personally thought there was too much fluff, and while lots of it will stay, I’m also adding more details pertaining to Cara’s work-situation etc. I’m really looking forward to starting. My fingers are itching to explore my ideas!

“I was reading your book Under the Billionaire’s Umbrella before you removed it from Wattpad. Will you be publishing this book?”

First of all, that extremely cringey title needs to go. I only made it as an experiment on Wattpad to check whether it was lucrative in terms of attracting readers. Now that I’ll be more established as an author, I will be changing the title to something less generic and more original.

Second, I do have plans for that book (it will probably turn into a series to be honest). However, I mean to finish The Night series before I start working on it. The plot will be considerably different from the one that was previously posted on Wattpad, although the characters’ personalities will remain essentially the same. The comedy and lots of the scenes will also remain, so don’t worry about that. I’m simply adding more substance to the plot. One major change is that Ivy and Alex have known each other since they were only kids, for example.

Is there a Spotify playlist for The Night series?

Right, so, I have actually made a Spotify account, but the playlists are still in the making. All I’ve made atm is a “sexy” playlist called Night After Night. Other playlists pertaining to what Will & Cara listen to on the regular will be added later, when I have better time 🥰

14 Comments

  • Siobhan

    Hi Claire,
    I’m happy to hear that you’re this incredible book is getting published! You’re writing definitely deserves to be in the book stores. I’m just short on money right now so I was wondering how much each of the books would be and how an estimate of how many chapters they would be. It’s been a pleasure reading your books so far, and I’m excited to see what more changes you’ve made!
    All the best x

    • Claire D. Bennett

      These are a wonderful questions. I’ll make sure to add them to the list on this page straight away, but to answer you personally:

      1. Each book will be between 25-30 chapters long, and each chapter ranges between 3500-6000 words in length. Each book is between 120.000-140.000 words (though book 4 in the series, namely ‘Everlasting Night’, will be far more because so much needs to be covered, haha. So that one will be closer to 200.000 words I expect).

      2. Price ranges. I’m still working on this and will be coming back to you with a definitive answer closer to the publishing date. The eBook will of course be cheaper than the paperback/hardback (by quite a lot, actually). This is due to materials, printing and shipping costs for the paper format versions. However, that said, it should be mentioned that the price for the books will vary depending on where in the world you live. The paperback will be cheaper in India than in the U.S., for example.

  • Ariana Swayne

    Hi!
    I was just going through a list of my favorite books and remembered faceless man. Is there anywhere I can get my hands on that?

    • clairedbennett

      Hiya!💞
      I’m sorry, but no. That book was, in my opinion, badly written. It also hadn’t been professionally edited, and I was awfully young when I wrote it. I therefore unpublished it after it had been in the market for only a few months. However, once I finish The Night series, I might rewrite The Faceless Man series to do it justice!🥰
      Henry/Leo and Keira were intriguing characters, so I’d love to visit them again. Although, another problematic part is Leo’s work, haha. It’s hard to tackle human trafficking as a subject, from the perspective of a home security officer, when I’ve no personal experience in that field. That’s another reason I took the series down. I need to be more elaborate in my research before I dare publish a story like that again, as it needs to be realistic. Hope this answered your question! x

  • Marcelle Geller

    Hi Claire,

    Look forward to the finished product. I wanted to ask if there are plans on releasing the other book (apologies as all I recall is part of the title), the one that involves Wills friend, his new assistant and an Umberella. I enjoyed that story, sooo wanted to know more of their journey.

    • clairedbennett

      Hi Marcelle 💞

      That makes two of us!
      The book you’re taking about is called Under the Billionaire’s Umbrella. I’m not sure whether I’ll be publishing that book again. Although I liked the story and found both the plot and the characters charming, it was also quite cliché. If I do decide to publish it one day, it will have to go through a serious editing process. I had no clear goal for that story when I began to write it, so I need to properly map out the “skeleton” of it before I start writing on it again. Unplanned stories make for organic content, but they also make for a lot of plot-holes and loose ends, and I don’t really appreciate that. So, I can’t provide you with a definitive answer on this, I’m afraid.

      Either way, I’ll be completing The Night series first, and that’s going to take some time. Hope this answered your question at least somewhat x

  • Riddhima

    Hey I wanna ask that last time i read your book on wattpad it had some 90 + chp, and the last chp i read was where clara and will had some fight kind of thing and it was Jason’s birthday party.so the question is does that chapter is in 2nd book or third?

      • Sandra

        Hey , i love your books , amazing writing.But one of the books that i look forward too is ‘Under the billionaire’s umbrella’ but i guess you stoped writing after few chapters.😢 Please continue that book , i loved those characters.

        • clairedbennett

          Hi dear!
          This book will definitely see the light of day again, although it will be vastly different from the one you read in the past, in which the characters will have far more depth and I’m changing the plot a bit after Alex and Ivy have entered their relationship. Rest assured, their personalities and several of the existing scenes will remain intact x

  • Rayeha Maryam

    I have been googling this name “Skin of the Night” for the last several months. And it was today that I got all of my answers in the FAQ session.
    I am eagerly waiting for this book to be published as an ebook. So I could buy it as my first ebook purchase.
    I am so excited that the 11th of May is coming up.
    Please don’t let us wait any longer 🥺🔥❤
    And one more thing, you have got yourself an amazing website I must say.

    • Cheryl

      Hey. I started reading your book online quite a while ago and was really glad you decided to publish it. I couldn’t put it down despite having read up to 90 or so chapters! Looking forward to book number 2 😌
      The preorder only seems to be for the kindle version on Amazon US but nothing for the physical book and nothing for either on Amazon UK. Is that intentional? X

      • clairedbennett

        Hi love!
        Thanks for notifying me about this. Unfortunately, I think that’s down to Amazon! I published it as a pre-order, but I’m unable to choose which market it should be available in before the actual release. However, you can be sure it will be sold on Amazon UK when the time comes! xx

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