Christmas Reads

I have a lot of holiday romances and some of them are on sale this month, so here’s a little festive shopping list for you. 🙂

Just Home for the Holidays, a Christmas romance novella and #7 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Just Home for the Holidays (Flatiron Five Fitness #7) is discounted to 99¢ this week. (Act fast!) Hunter and Chloe’s romance is a fake date, freinds to lovers, workplace romance that I just love to bits. What can Chloe do with a guy who hates Christmas, except try to change his mind? All this and Christmas in Manhattan, which is pure magic. (My first trip to NYC was during the week between Christmas and New Year’s and I’ve loved that city ever since.) Come fall for Hunter and New York in this romance.

All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

All or Nothing is #4 in the Coxwells series but those books are closer to being standalones. It’s also a fake date that leads to forever, and a romantic comedy with all the feels. It starts just before Thanksgiving, when Jen invites Zach to her family dinner, mostly because she’s sure she could never fall for a guy like him. (We know where that goes, don’t we?) The best part of this IMO is that Jen compels Zach to reconsider his choices and make some different ones. I love that kind of romance.

Just One Christmas Night, book four of the Flatiron Five Tattoo series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Just One Christmas Night (Flatiron Five Tattoo #4) features a fresh start for Chynna when she attends a Christmas wedding in Maine. She’s had a great love in her life already and isn’t expecting another – but then she meets Trevor. She thinks it’s just a one-nighter but Trevor knows that Chynna is the woman he’s been waiting for. This is a later-in-life romance, an emotional and festive story of healing, and the romance both of these characters deserve.

Just One Second Chance, book six of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Just One Second Chance is Flatiron Five Fitness #6 and Theo’s second-chance-at-love romance. Lyssa returns to NYC and reappears in Theo’s life when he’s doing promotional pop-ups for Flatiron Five Fitness at locations around the city. She’s got secrets to share and confessions to make, and just like she did once before, she shakes his world completely. I love how these two work through the wounds of the past to build a new future together.

A Berry Merry Christmas, a holiday romance novella by Deborah Cooke

A Berry Merry Christmas is the first holiday story I ever wrote (!!). It’s a romantic comedy featuring an elf on assignment from Mr. C. to make one girl’s Christmas wish come true – and the by-the-book businessman who is that little girl’s uncle and doesn’t believe in magic at all. It’s a sweet, fun story that some readers have said should be a Hallmark movie. I’ve made it 99cents for the month of December but at KOBO, it will be discounted from December 8 to 24 as part of a Festive Reads promotion.

If you shop at KOBO, they’re having a BOGO sale this month on holiday romances and some of the other titles are included in that.

Just Home for the Holidays is on the Charts!

This week, Just Home for the Holidays, Flatiron Five Fitness #7, is on sale for just 99cents and I had a BookBub Featured Deal advertising that price yesterday. Let’s have a look at the results.

At Amazon.com, Hunter and Chloe’s story is currently #134 overall in the Kindle store, #4 in Sports Romance and #7 in Holiday Romance.

Just Home for the Holidays by Deborah Cooke at #134 overall in the Kindle store at Amazon.com on December 1, 2021

At Amazon.ca, Hunter and Chloe’s story has a #1 Bestseller banner!

Just Home for the Holidays by Deborah Cooke at #1 in Sports Romance in the Kindle store at Amazon.ca on December 1, 2021

The book is also #5 in Holiday Romance, #6 in Romantic Comedy and #83 overall in the Kindle store at Amazon.ca

Just Home for the Holidays by Deborah Cooke at #1 in Sports Romance in the Kindle store at Amazon.ca on December 1, 2021

Over at Apple, Just Home for the Holidays is #41 overall in the iBooks store and #11 in Romance.

Just Home for the Holidays by Deborah Cooke at #11 in Contemporary Romance in the iBooks store on December 1, 2021

At KOBO, Just Home for the Holidays is #1 in Sports Romance and #16 in Contemporary Romance. You can see that it’s also included in KOBO’s December BOGO sale.

Just Home for the Holidays by Deborah Cooke at #1 in Sports Romance in the KOBO store on December 1, 2021

And at Nook, Hunter and Chloe’s book has a bestseller ribbon. It’s #18 in the Nook store.

Just Home for the Holidays by Deborah Cooke at #18 overall in the Nook store on December 1, 2021

That’s a good run for the first day! Do you have your copy yet?


Just Home for the Holidays, a Christmas romance novella and #7 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Chloe has plans…

Running the finances at Flatiron Five Fitness West is steadily making her goal of financial independence come true. Returning to New York for Christmas should be routine, but her mom starts matchmaking—and Chloe needs a plus-one fast. When Hunter volunteers, Chloe decides he’s the perfect choice—she’ll never get emotionally involved with a guy who doesn’t worry about tomorrow. It doesn’t hurt that he’s hot, or that he kisses like he invented it—but when Chloe discovers that Hunter hates Christmas, she needs to know why. How much will she surrender to unlock his secrets? And how will she keep herself from falling in love once she does?



Hunter lives in the moment…

He’s learned the hard way that tomorrow might never come and is determined to make every day count. The problem is Christmas—he needs a major distraction to keep his memories at bay. A fake date to a fancy charity event with his gorgeous co-worker, Chloe, is definitely out of the ordinary for him, but Hunter loves a challenge. What could be a better one than breaking every one of Chloe’s rules? It’s all fun until Chloe decides to help Hunter put the past behind him—when she demands more than a fling, can Hunter learn to believe in the future again?


Five stars!
This is the most absolutely perfect story. I loved everything about this story, I couldn’t put it down. It was like a movie was playing in my head. It wasn’t rushed, it wasn’t too Hallmark-y, it was just…..perfect.

Amazon reviewer Debbie Fuller

Buy Just Home for the Holidays at these portals:


Visit the Pinterest board for this book.


A Country Christmas Wedding, the bonus epilogue to Just Home for the Holidays, book seven of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Come to a Christmas wedding at Hunter and Chloe’s farm, one year after the end of Just Home for the Holidays. When Hunter and Chloe exchange their vows, each has a surprise for the other to make their wedding day complete.

A Country Christmas Wedding is the free bonus epilogue for Just Home for the Holidays. You can download it just for subscribing to my monthly newsletter, Heroes & Happy Endings.

Look for the link at the end of the ebook!

Find it on Goodreads.


Five Stars!
Flatiron Fitness is always fun to return to and this time around we have a guy who lives in the moment, has deep scars, and doesn’t want any sort of commitment, oh, and hates Christmas. We also have Chloe who likes and lives by her plans, doesn’t like surprises, and needs a fake date ASAP while in town for the Holidays so her mom doesn’t try to set her up with her ex. Enter Hunter who, until now, has never noticed her because she hid behind her conservative clothes and glasses, but she has gone through a change and he likes that change. I enjoyed their story and how he got more than he expected or wanted because Chloe decides that he is worth more than a one-night stand. I enjoyed how it evolved and the ending was sweet and romantic. Loved it.

Rendezvous with a Romance

Just Home for the Holidays is also available in mass market paperback.


November Update

November was another busy month. I’ve given up thinking that things are ever going to slow down! Let’s take a look at what was completed.

New Release

Just the Wrong Twin, Sonia and Nate’s book, was published this month. Yay! I’m glad to have this one out in the world – and to see such wonderful reviews for it, too.

Five star review for Just the Wrong Twin, book 9 of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

This means the plot bunnies are loose and I’m scribbling story ideas all over the place. I’ll tell you more about those as they come to fruition. For the moment, there are pre-orders for what’s in the works.

Pre-Orders

There are three pre-orders for upcoming contemporary romances: Aidan’s book, Just A Small Town Romance, which is book one of my upcoming contemporary romance series, the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor; When Annika Met Thom is the 10th and (at this point) final romance in the Flatiron Five Fitness series, coming in April; The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 is the first series bundle and will publish in December. I’ve also got the pre-order up for The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, coming in June. The third bundle will publish next December. You can find the links for all of them on the F5F Boxed Set page.

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
When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
When Annika Met Thom
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1, including the first three contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1

Claire has three pre-orders right now: first, there’s The Hunter and the Heiress, book two of my Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances. In March, the fourth and final book in the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas, A Most Inconvenient Earl, will be published. There’s an upcoming bundle, the Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set, which will publish in August in ebook and trade paperback, too. This one was put together early because I saw this cover art and just fell in love. It’s perfect for Sophia and Lucien, who earn their HEA at Samhain.

The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Hunter & the Heiress
An Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
A Most Inconvenient Earl
The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set, including four Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set

Then there are dragons. 🙂 I have a huge new bundle publishing today which includes the entire Dragonfire series, called (surprise!) Dragonfire: The Complete Series. I just love this cover! There’s also a new bundle of series starters coming in December called Dragons First, specially priced at just 99¢. (‘Tis the season that I think about bundles.) And the next DragonFate paranormal romance, Dragon’s Wolf, is up for pre-order, too.

Dragonfire: the Complete Series, a digital bundle including all fourteen paranormal romances in the Dragonfire series by Deborah Cooke
Dragonfire: The Complete Series
Dragons First, a digital bundle of three paranormal romance series starters by Deborah Cooke
Dragons First
Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
Dragon’s Wolf

Translations

Once again, I had several new translations published in November. 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 November, I published Just One Second Chance and The Highlander’s Curse in Spanish editions. I’m also publishing Dragon’s Heart in Spanish right now – it’s processing at the portals.

Just One Second Chance, book six of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español
This Highlander's Curse, book two of the True Love Brides series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition
Español

Just Home for the Holidays is 99¢

This week, Just Home for the Holidays, Flatiron Five Fitness #7, is on sale for just 99cents! Don’t miss your chance to read Hunter and Chloe’s story at this special price!

Just Home for the Holidays, a Christmas romance novella and #7 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Chloe has plans…

Running the finances at Flatiron Five Fitness West is steadily making her goal of financial independence come true. Returning to New York for Christmas should be routine, but her mom starts matchmaking—and Chloe needs a plus-one fast. When Hunter volunteers, Chloe decides he’s the perfect choice—she’ll never get emotionally involved with a guy who doesn’t worry about tomorrow. It doesn’t hurt that he’s hot, or that he kisses like he invented it—but when Chloe discovers that Hunter hates Christmas, she needs to know why. How much will she surrender to unlock his secrets? And how will she keep herself from falling in love once she does?



Hunter lives in the moment…

He’s learned the hard way that tomorrow might never come and is determined to make every day count. The problem is Christmas—he needs a major distraction to keep his memories at bay. A fake date to a fancy charity event with his gorgeous co-worker, Chloe, is definitely out of the ordinary for him, but Hunter loves a challenge. What could be a better one than breaking every one of Chloe’s rules? It’s all fun until Chloe decides to help Hunter put the past behind him—when she demands more than a fling, can Hunter learn to believe in the future again?


Five stars!
This is the most absolutely perfect story. I loved everything about this story, I couldn’t put it down. It was like a movie was playing in my head. It wasn’t rushed, it wasn’t too Hallmark-y, it was just…..perfect.

Amazon reviewer Debbie Fuller

Buy Just Home for the Holidays at these portals:


Visit the Pinterest board for this book.


A Country Christmas Wedding, the bonus epilogue to Just Home for the Holidays, book seven of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Come to a Christmas wedding at Hunter and Chloe’s farm, one year after the end of Just Home for the Holidays. When Hunter and Chloe exchange their vows, each has a surprise for the other to make their wedding day complete.

A Country Christmas Wedding is the free bonus epilogue for Just Home for the Holidays. You can download it just for subscribing to my monthly newsletter, Heroes & Happy Endings.

Look for the link at the end of the ebook!

Find it on Goodreads.


Five Stars!
Flatiron Fitness is always fun to return to and this time around we have a guy who lives in the moment, has deep scars, and doesn’t want any sort of commitment, oh, and hates Christmas. We also have Chloe who likes and lives by her plans, doesn’t like surprises, and needs a fake date ASAP while in town for the Holidays so her mom doesn’t try to set her up with her ex. Enter Hunter who, until now, has never noticed her because she hid behind her conservative clothes and glasses, but she has gone through a change and he likes that change. I enjoyed their story and how he got more than he expected or wanted because Chloe decides that he is worth more than a one-night stand. I enjoyed how it evolved and the ending was sweet and romantic. Loved it.

Rendezvous with a Romance

Just Home for the Holidays is also available in mass market paperback.


Just the Wrong Twin Available Today

The next Flatiron Five Fitness story is available today! This is Sonia and Nate’s romance, and a story I just love to bits.

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

Sonia is ready to take a chance…
It’s ten years since she reclaimed her life and it’s time to celebrate. When boy-next-door Nate Buchanan arrives looking hot and dangerous at Jacquie and Pierce’s wedding, Sonia hears opportunity knocking. Bringing Nate home might turn out to be the smartest impulse she’s ever had—Mr. Right-Now might even be a contender for Mr. Right. But then Sonia’s secrets start to reveal themselves—with the help of her troublemaking twin sister—and her past puts everything at risk.

Nate won’t miss his chance…
Ex-Marine and former weightlifting coach Nate knows better than to expect happily-ever-after. He’s good with enjoying the moment. Nate has a new dream job, a new car and a new chance to make his life what he wants it to be. No more looking back at what he’s lost. One last visit to Flatiron Five Fitness and it’s goodbye, Manhattan—until Sonia propositions him. Nate knows he can’t give Sonia what she wants, but he can’t resist the chance of one night to remember. Sonia’s secrets make Nate want to defend her—even though he knows that more than one-and-done can only lead to heartbreak. Can Sonia convince him take a chance on the future again?


Visit the Pinterest board for Just the Wrong Twin.


Buy the ebook:


Five star review for Just the Wrong Twin, book 9 of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

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

Just One Second Chance Available in Spanish

Today, Theo and Lyssa’s book is available in a new Spanish translation!


Just One Second Chance, book six of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Theo sabe lo que es posible…
Porque ha aprendido por las malas lo que no lo es.  La supermodelo de éxito internacional conocida como Angel le robó el corazón para siempre cuando solo era Lyssa Monroe.  Nunca ha habido otra mujer que pudiera competir; él incluso amaba a Lyssa lo suficiente como para dejarla irse cuando ella dijo que todo había terminado.  Cuando se reencuentren, él está decidido a que un vistazo de ella lo sostenga durante otra década.  Cuando Lyssa le ofrece una noche juntos, Theo no puede decir que no, aunque sabe que probarlo solo lo tentará a esperar más de nuevo.

Lyssa ha probado la fruta prohibida…
Y no puede olvidarlo, no importa cuánto lo intente.  El amor de Theo es una piedra de toque para todo lo que es puro y bueno en el caos en el que se ha convertido su vida.  Cuando lo ve de nuevo, todo es simple por una vez y solo una opción es posible.  El secreto que le oculta a Theo podría destruir cualquier posibilidad de un futuro juntos, pero seguramente podrá mantenerlo oculto solo por una noche más.  O quizás dos.  ¿Cuánto sacrificará para defender a su hijo y hasta dónde llegará Theo para convencerla de que les dé una segunda oportunidad?

¡Próximamente! Se publicará en noviembre


New Territories for KOBO Plus

Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

KOBO Plus is a reader subscription program, a lot like Kindle Unlimited. Readers subscribe to the service and authors are paid by pages read. The big difference for authors is that books don’t have to be available exclusively at KOBO in order to be enrolled in the program.

Another difference is that KOBO rolls out this program by geographic territory. The original launch was for readers in the Netherlands, and it expanded to Belgium and to Canada. In April, KOBO Plus launched in Portugal. So far this month, KOBO Plus has launched in France, Italy, Australia and New Zealand.

I enroll my series starters and reader funnels in KOBO Plus to be available in all territories. When the program expands into a new geo, they’re immediately available to readers there. This includes Just One Fake Date, Just One Snowbound Night, Kiss of Fire, Fallen and Wyvern’s Mate.

Just One Snowbound Night, book one of the Flatiron Five Tattoo series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I add the other books incrementally. Typically, KOBO Plus has a free trial period for readers in a new geo. This is great for readers, but not so great for authors, since there are no page reads paid in that period. So, I add my books to the program in that geo 90 days after the launch, or sometimes a bit later. Yesterday, I remembered to add my list to Portugal (I doubt there were a lot of readers there desperately awaiting my English content.)

I will make my books available to KOBO Plus in Australia, New Zealand, France and Italy in February.

Here’s the landing page for KOBO Plus for Canada. If it’s like other KOBO links, it will automatically redirect for your territory.

The Next F5F Book

The next Flatiron Five Fitness book is the last one I have planned for now. When Annika Met Thom should be a short story or a novella, but it might be a long novella – I’m not very good at writing short. We may come back to the fitness club in future, but first we’ll go to Harte’s Harbor, beginning next summer. When Annika Met Thom will be available in April and the pre-order is up now at some portals.


When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Once upon a time, at a fledgling fitness club in Manhattan, an architect arrived to supervise the installation of the rock-climbing wall that would make the club a famous destination. She brought her ferrets, intending to stay with her fiancé and start their life together. Unfortunately, Leo had moved into his new girlfriend’s place, leaving his roommate Thom to deliver the bad news. They make a deal to share the apartment while she’s in town. Thom thinks it’ll be fine so long as his dog doesn’t eat her ferrets. That sounds good until Annika begins to organize everything, including him—until he discovers they have to work together, too. Their romance was the basis of the legend at F5F about finding love at the club.

On the eve of exchanging their vows at the newly re-opened and thriving fitness club, Annika and Thom share the story of their partnership of opposites, an unlikely romance resulting from a most inconvenient arrangement.

Coming April 19, 2022.

Pre-order available at some portals.

Romance Series Starters FREE or .99 Promo

Free and 99cent Contemporary Romance series starters BookFunnel promotion

This week, I’m participating in a multi-author BookFunnel promotion featuring free or 99cent contemporary romance series starters. You’ll find Just One Fake Date on the landing page as well as a lot of other books. This is a great chance to stock up your e-reader and find a new series to love.

This promotion is a short one – it runs November 15 to 22 only.

Visit the landing page today!

Save 35% on Just One Silver Fox

Smashwords for the Vets promo November 2021

Smashwords is celebrating veterans with a feature on military heroes, which includes my book, Just One Silver Fox. I’m trying out something new with this and offering a Smashwords coupon to save 35% on Pierce and Jacquie’s story.

To get Just One Silver Fox for $3.89, go to the landing page for the book right here, and use the code GW76S at checkout.

To see all the featured books, visit the landing page at Smashwords.

This promotion runs from November 10 through November 15.