October Update

October seems to have flown by for me. Let’s take a look at what was completed.


There are three pre-orders for new titles that I told you about last month: Aidan’s book, Just A Small Town Romance, which is book one of my upcoming contemporary romance series, the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor; the next DragonFate Novel, Dragon’s Wolf, coming next spring, which is Arach and Wynter’s book; and book 2 in my Blood Brothers series by Claire Delacroix—The Hunter & the Heiress, coming in January.

Just a Small Town Romance, book one of the Heroes of Harte's Harbor series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
Just a Small Town Romance
Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
Dragon’s Wolf
The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Hunter & the Heiress

I’ve also started to add pre-orders for Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Sets. There will be three in all (at least that’s the current plan) and the first will be available in December. The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 includes Just One Fake Date, Just One More Time and Just One Night Together. That pre-order is up now for December delivery. The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2 will be published in the spring: it includes Just One Hometown Hero, Two Weddings & a Baby and Just One Second Chance but I haven’t loaded the pre-order yet. I’ll get that done in November. You can read about the bundles on their new page, F5F Boxed Sets.

Claire also has a pre-order up for March for the fourth and final book in the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas, A Most Inconvenient Earl. I had a lot of fun with Sebastian and Eurydice – their banter was great, and I just loved how she challenged his assumptions.

So, I have new releases scheduled for January, March, May and July of 2022, and F5F bundles coming in December 2021, June 2022 and December 2022. I’m hoping to publish the next Blood Brothers medieval romance in September 2022, and Harte’s Harbor #2 in November 2022. That will make for a busy year but I’m excited about all those stories.

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1, including the first three contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, including books 4 to 6 of the contemporary romance series by Deborah Cooke
The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2
An Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
A Most Inconvenient Earl

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I pushed back the publication on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin, to November, as timing was getting tight. There were a couple of reasons for this: first, Sonia is a very private character and it took her a while to tell me her story. When she did, it trashed pretty much all my plans for the book. I’ve learned to trust characters when they do this, even though it’s inconvenient, and I’m really pleased with how this book has come together. We’re on track for November publication and I think you’ll love this story as much as I do.

I also was a bit delayed getting to Sonia and Nate because I wrote two Regency romance novellas this summer that weren’t on my schedule. The initial plan was for one novella to jump queue, but it ended up being two. I had an unexpected opportunity to participate in a multi-author anthology, which is always great promotion. I didn’t have a story to fit the Regency Christmas theme, though—A Duke By Any Other Name was committed to a different anthology—so I wrote the next story in the series, A Baron for All Seasons, which did not want to be a Christmas story. (Those characters…) That meant I was in for book four, A Most Inconvenient Earl, which is the story included in the anthology. It also means that the Brides of North Barrows series is completed, which is happy news all around.

New Releases

Twelve Lords for Christmas, a Regency romance holiday anthology

Claire had a new release in October. Twelve Lords for Christmas is that Regency romance Christmas anthology. It includes A Most Inconvenient Earl as well as eleven other holiday romances by bestselling authors.

From sexy earls to holiday ghosts, second chances to false engagements, find your Christmas cheer in these twelve sweet-to-spicy historical romance tales from bestselling and award-winning authors! The lord you’ve been looking for might be just a page-turn away…

Also for Claire, I enrolled more of her medieval romances in Kindle Unlimited this month. The exceptions are the Brides of North Barrows series and the Blood Brothers series, but everything else is in KU.


Once again, I had several new translations published in October. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, we’re continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and have started The True Love Brides—in October, I published Two Weddings & a Baby and The Renegade’s Heart in Spanish editions. I also published The Crusader’s Heart in German in October.

Two Weddings and a Baby, book five of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
The Renegade's Heart, book one of the True Love Brides series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition
The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition

And it’s already November…