It’s hot and humid here this week, but the construction frustrations of last winter are paying off – the new air conditioning is truly wonderful. Usually in hot weather, I get nothing done, but this week, I’m zipping along. Yay!

So, I thought I’d update you on the status of various projects.

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

I’m doing the final final FINAL read through of The Highlander’s Curse. It’ll go to the formatter tonight or tomorrow, so I should have it back Wednesday to upload it to various portals. It’ll go live most quickly at Smashwords and All Romance eBooks (in EPUB and MOBI at both portals) but should be available from Amazon on Thursday. (Fingers crossed.) B&N and KOBO should post it Thursday or Friday, and I hear Apple is taking about a week to process and post new book files – count on seeing it in the iTunes store by the end of next week.

My monthly newsletter will go out Thursday or Friday, depending when the Amazon link is live.

Kiss of Destiny, #3 of the Dragon Legion novellas in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances, by Deborah Cooke

Next, I’ll write the last couple of scenes in Thad and Aura’s story, Kiss of Destiny. That’s #3 in the Dragon Legion novellas, which together are Dragonfire #9. I’ll send it off to my editor by the end of this week, and she’ll do her thing while I’m at RWA National in Atlanta next week. I’ll publish the digital novella when I return (i.e. two weeks from now), and it’ll appear on the various portals with the same kind of speed as mentioned for THC above.

The Dragon Legion Collection by Deborah Cooke

Once Kiss of Destiny is done, I’ll format the Dragon Legion Collection and publish it, initially in the trade paperback print edition. It’ll be available from Createspace and Amazon early in August (maybe very early in August) then will perk out to be listed on other portals. The timing on that distribution is hard to predict.

Abyss, an urban fantasy romance by Claire Delacroix

In August, I’ll be heading back to the Republic. I’ll be finalizing files for Fallen, Guardian and Rebel, plus doing edits for Abyss. The goal is to publish the books in order, with Abyss going on sale at the end of October.

Phew! After that, it’s Thorolf’s turn and I’ll dig in to his story. After Thorolf comes Malcolm, then Sloane, then Elizabeth.

That’s where we’re at. Now you know – and now I’m getting back to work. Stay cool, everyone!

4 thoughts on “Update!

  1. Hi Deb, wow I remember you talking about this after last summer and being from the midwest US it’s hard to imagine not having airconditioning. I’m glad you’re zipping along. Looks like you’ve got a full summer to fill your palate too. I’m looking forward to all the PYR novellas coming out and learning more about the ins and outs of this fabulous species but I think you know what I’m really lusting after. It’s been a long wait but you’re finally going to tell us all Tupperman’s tale and I can’t wait to get my hands on that.
    I wish you drinks with umbrellas and starry night skies and lots and lots of creative thinking. 🙂


  2. Gee Deb I feel tired just thinking about all the things you have to do! Glad the air conditioning is working a treat! Its winter over here in OZ, so I’m as cool as a cucumber! We don’t have central heating here where I live!!!

    Hope you come back from Atlanta refreshed and ready to go!


  3. I can’t wait for Highlander’s Curse!! I have been checking it seems forever for a date!! lol!! so excited, :))


    • LOL Glenna – this one has been a fighter, but I just love it and hope you do too. I made a number of changes in the last edit, so my editor is proofreading it one extra time – then it’s off to formatting and publishing! Fingers crossed for it being available on Amazon Saturday.


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