Collectors’ Editions

The Rogues of Ravensmuir hard cover Collectors' Edition of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

Here’s a new thing from me – Collectors’ Editions of my books. These are clothbound hardcover editions with an entire series included in each volume. They’d also be good choices for libraries.

This year’s titles are The Rogues of Ravensmuir Collectors’ Edition and The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors’ Edition.

In The Rogues of Ravensmuir Collectors’ Edition, you’ll find The Rogue, The Scoundrel, and The Warrior, as well as family trees for Kinfairlie, Inverfyre and Ravensmuir.

The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors' Edition of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix

In The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors’ Edition, you’ll find The Beauty Bride, The Rose Red Bride, The Snow White Bride, and The Ballad of Rosamunde, as well as family trees for Kinfairlie, Inverfyre and Ravensmuir.

The books are made individually and to order by Ingrams Book Services, so your copy will have to be made for you. You can order them at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and at other booksellers. If your local bookseller doesn’t have them listed on their website, you can ask for them by ISBN#.

The ISBN# for The Rogues of Ravensmuir Collectors’ Edition is 978-1-988479-12-5.

The ISBN# for The Jewels of Kinfairlie Collectors’ Edition is 978-1-988479-11-8.

They’re going to be thick books as the type hasn’t been shrunk down for the interiors. The interiors are the same as the new editions for the included books, so these volumes are close to 900 pages.

I’m waiting for my copies and will share some more photographs and the ordering info once they arrive.

If you like these, I’ll choose more series to put into this format next fall. There’s a new tab on the menu bar for Collectors’ Editions so they’ll be easy to find here on the site.

What do you think?

The Crusader’s Handfast Giveaway

Many of you have commented that giveaways are always for digital books, and that you’d like to win signed print books for your keeper shelf. (Be sure to check out the Highland DreamWeavers Extravaganza, as there are a number of signed print books to be won in that contest.) Because of your comments, I’ve decided to add a new monthly contest for (surprise!) signed print copies of my books. Each month, I’ll feature a title. All you have to do for your chance to win is comment on the blog post. Depending on the number of entries, I may add more copies of the book in question.

This contest is open to readers in US, Canada, UK, Australia and NZ.

The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixDecember’s featured title is The Crusader’s Handfast, a choice that seems apt as Duncan and Radegunde’s story is a May-December romance. It’s also a medieval romance, with action, adventure and intrigue, which begins in Paris and ends in Scotland. The Crusader’s Handfast was originally published in installments, but the complete story is now available in a single volume, in both digital and print editions. You can read the first installment free now – both the EPUB and the MOBI are available for free download from my online store.

For your chance to win a signed copy, just comment on this post. Tell me what you love most about Scottish heroes. I’ll choose a winner at the beginning of January.

Good luck!

Addicted to Love Sample

Book #2 in the Flatiron Five series is Addicted to Love, coming next June. The pre-order is up at Apple and Kobo, and you can download a sample chapter in my online store.

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeKyle wants it all…

Kyle Stuyvesant doesn’t believe in love and romance. His parents taught him that there’s no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there’s only one woman who ever tempted him to more than a single hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she’s married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren’s marriage collapses and Kyle isn’t just the bearer of bad news, but the man she turns to for comfort.

Lauren demands his all…

When Lauren’s marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure and sensation. Who knows that territory better than Kyle, the eternal playboy, who seduced her so deliciously years before? It was a night Lauren never forgot, and now that she wants to forget everything, Kyle is the only man she wants. Will she be able to accept his terms of no love or romance? Or will Lauren convince Kyle to take a chance on wanting more?

Coming June 15, 2017!

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Simply Irresistible Today!

Today’s the day! My new contemporary romance series, Flatiron Five, launches today with Simply Irresistible.

Once upon a recession, five friends banded together to find success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5 to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5’s spell—at least, so far…

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Tyler McKay has had enough…

Going to his fourth sister’s wedding without a date will only encourage his female relations to “help” him find romance. Ty’s ready to wait for Ms. Right and is busy enough as the finance guy for F5. When he learns that the cute woman who works in his building is in the same predicament, he’s sure that fake dates are the perfect solution. She agrees, but Ty soon realizes that there’s far more to Amy than meets the eye. When she enrolls in a bondage class at F5, he finds himself taking a disguise as dangerous Matteo to keep her safe. How far will he go to win the heart of a woman he finds…simply irresistible?

Amy Thornton can’t get enough…

Amy can’t resist another romance about a hot hero and the woman who steals his heart away with naughty games. When she decides to write her own book, she knows she needs to do research. Her fake date, Tyler, is gorgeous but too nice to play naughty games—unlike Matteo, Amy’s mysterious personal instructor at F5, who plays them so well. When Amy has to choose, will she pick the nice guy or the promise of the forbidden pleasures she finds…simply irresistible?

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Bad Boy Heroes

This week’s Trope Tuesday is on Monday – because Ty and Amy’s book goes on sale tomorrow so they get the blog post spot.🙂

These romance tropes focus on the characterization of the hero. What kind of hero do you like best?

Wealthy Hero – This is a trope in which the hero is rich, often considerably richer than the heroine. He might also be an Alpha Hero, who is used to demanding what he wants. He might just be accustomed to things going his way or having more opportunity. When I write one of these heroes, the heroine invariably sets him straight. Sometimes, as in Double Trouble, I take all the hero’s advantages away. Invariably, the hero realizes in these stories that money can’t buy everything.

Double Trouble, book #2 in The Coxwells Series, by Deborah Cooke All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series. The Damsel, book #2 of the Bride Quest trilogy of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix Once Upon a Kiss, a Scottish paranormal romance by Claire Delacroix The Rogue, book #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Scoundrel, book #2 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Warrior, book #3 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Snow White Bride, third in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Frost Maiden's Kiss, a medieval romance and third book in the True Love Brides series by Claire Delacroix The Warrior's Prize, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix and book #4 in the True Love Brides Series The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix The Crusader's Vow by Claire Delacroix, book #4 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances.

Hidden Heir/Heiress – one of the protagonists is either in hiding or unaware of his/her inheritance of a kingdom, title or fortune. In a way, this is a variation of the Wealthy Hero, except that he might not be aware of his wealth – or he might not be able to claim it. The Snow White Bride and The Heiress are the odd stories out here, as in these books, the heroine is secretly wealthy.

The Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Beauty, book #2 of the Bride Quest II trilogy of Scottish medieval romances and a NYT bestselling title, by Claire Delacroix The Snow White Bride, third in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Highlander's Curse by NYT Bestselling author Claire Delacroix, #2 in her True Love Brides series of medieval romances. The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series. The Crusader's Kiss, #3 in the Champions of St Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixWyvern's Prince, #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Bad Boy Hero – the hero has a dark reputation but the heroine sees the good in him, and her love redeems him. This is a classic trope of love conquering all, and I’m not really surprised that it’s one of my favorites. Another variation of it is Fake Rake, in which the hero (usually in a Regency) pretends to be worse than he is, for reasons that seem like a good idea at the time.

All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke Kiss of Fury, #2 in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke flashfirevsm Serpent's Kiss, a paranormal romance and Dragonfire #10 by Deborah Cooke Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke The Heiress, book #3 of the Bride Quest trilogy of Scottish medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Rogue, book #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Scoundrel, book #2 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Warrior, book #3 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Beauty Bride, first book in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Rose Red Bride, book #2 in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Renegade's Heart, book #1 of the True Love Brides Series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix The Frost Maiden's Kiss, a medieval romance and third book in the True Love Brides series by Claire Delacroix The Warrior's Prize, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix and book #4 in the True Love Brides Series The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series.

There are more tropes featuring heroes and their traits, but we’ll examine them next week.

Do you love these three tropes as much as I do?

Highland DreamWeavers

Highland DreamWeavers Extravaganza

I’m participating in a fun multi-author Christmas promotion and you can enter today. The Highland DreamWeavers Holiday Extravaganza runs from now through January 2 and is hosted by nineteen historical romance authors!

The grand prize is a $125 gift certificate to the online portal of your choice. There are also a lot of signed print books to be won – that list is still growing. The contest is being run through Rafflecopter and you can enter in several places.

There’s a Facebook page for the Highland DreamWeavers Extravaganza, which you can like and then enter the contest. If you’re not a fan of Facebook, there’s a blog post on Tarah Scott’s website where you can enter the contest, right here.

Thanksgiving Reads

All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeBookBub included All or Nothing in their blog post today 14 Romances Set at Thanksgiving, which is something to be thankful for in my corner of the world.

Thanks, BookBub!

Maybe you feel the need for a romantic comedy today, too. All or Nothing features a fake date for Thanksgiving dinner, a bad boy hero and a heroine who needs a little boost to start living again. I really like this book, not only because love conquers all but because Jen and Zach give each other exactly what they need. The energy between them is just fun.

 

Coxwells series by Deborah Cooke

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US. I hope you have a wonderful day, surrounded by friends and family, and share a good meal. (You’ll need your strength for Black Friday shopping.)

When do you put up your Christmas decorations? I’ll probably start this weekend. We’ve had snow, so I’m ready for things to look festive.

Review for Wyvern’s Mate in Audio

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeKim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer posted a 4-star review for Wyvern’s Mate. She listened to the audio edition. Here’s some of what she said:

“Both Drakina and Troy are well developed. She is snarky and will eat you if you piss her off. He is smart and lethal. I loved seeing them trade barbs and their sizzling chemistry curled my toes. I adore when characters have clear goals, but upon meeting, it all goes to hell in a hand basket. It is always fun seeing how it all works out, even while worrying that something will go awry. I enjoyed watching the romance that developed. Cooke offered some laugh aloud moments allowing me to connect to these strong individuals.

Despite Cooke introducing this world, the length of the tale made things develop quickly. While this is dubbed book one, it read more like a prequel. I loved the Dragons, from the stubborn entitled Kings to the reader of prophecy. Some of the tidbits from pregnancy to diet were fabulously entertaining. I do marvel at Cooke’s vivid imagination.

Wyvern’s Mate is a complete story regarding the couple, but there is so much more to learn about these planets, their sun and the other planets in their galaxy.

Saskia Maarleveld once again narrates for Cooke, and she is such a perfect match for these stories. She captures Drakina’s personality, sets the pace, and her male voices aren’t raspy.

If you love Dragons, off planet stories and paranormal romance you’ll want to grab a copy of Wyvern’s Mate.”

Thanks Kim!

You can read the full review, right here.

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