Those Kickstarter Editions

I’m pretty excited about the 15th anniversary omnibus hard cover editions of Dragonfire that will be available at Kickstarter starting later this month, so I thought I’d give you a weekly update each Friday until we launch. The first update was last week and you can read it right here.

Why Kickstarter? Kickstarter offers an opportunity for authors to connect with readers, to offer special items that aren’t available anywhere else, and to showcase new content. I’ve always been lucky to have a strong connection with my Dragonfire fans, so that series is a natural place to start.

Dragonfire Quest, 15th anniversary hard cover omnibus edition, available at Kickstarter

My first Kickstarter campaign is for hardcover omnibus editions of the Dragonfire Novels. There are four volumes in all, and each is a huge big book. The first one, Dragonfire Quest, is 1050 pages with a 2.5″ spine. It weighs 3.8 lbs and maxes out the possible page count at the printer. That’s just a computer mock-up of it at left – in reality, it’ll be a lot thicker. It’s a hardcover with a printed slipcover. I’ve ordered a copy to show you in advance of the campaign and it has shipped. I should be able to show it to you next week.

There will be four omnibus editions in all. Dragonfire Quest contains Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury and Kiss of Fate and is the biggest. Dragonfire Elixir includes Winter Kiss, Whisper Kiss and Darkfire Kiss. Dragonfire Reunion includes Flashfire, Ember’s Kiss, Harmonia’s Kiss, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness, and Kiss of Destiny. Dragonfire Triumph includes Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever.

Dragonfire Elixir, 15th anniversary hard cover omnibus edition, available at Kickstarter
Dragonfire Reunion, 15th anniversary hard cover omnibus edition, available at Kickstarter
Dragonfire Triumph, 15th anniversary hard cover omnibus edition, available at Kickstarter

Offering these editions this way gives us some extra opportunities. For example, if you buy copies of these books during this campaign, your name will be added to the acknowledgements as a supporter of the project. That’s a one-time opportunity! Also, you can order these books through the Kickstarter campaign and receive them signed from me with additional swag. You can also order personalized ones that will ship directly from the printer. (The postage cost will be lower on those, since they only ship to you. The signed books have to be shipped to me first and then to you.) I’ll show you what the personalization looks like when that sample copy arrives.

The campaign is also of comparatively short duration. We launch December 27 and the campaign will end on January 14. That gives you a little over two weeks to buy the books. These editions might be offered in another later Kickstarter campaign, but the acknowledgements will be set up in this one. (No new names will be added after January 14.)

These editions won’t be available at retailers ever.

Right now, I’ve figured out the postage costs for the US and Canada. Gillain noted last week that she’s interested and she’s in the UK, so I’m figuring out that postage too. If you live anywhere else and are interested in these books, let me know in the comments please. Should I add AU/NZ postage? Probably.

And there’s swag that will be available only on this campaign. I’ll show you more of that before we launch, but here’s one item: a Dragonfire tote bag.

This is a big zippered canvas tote that will hold all of the books. I added a Dragonfire logo to it (yay, me!) and also a dragon charm on the zipper pull. I have only four of these, so they’re early bird bonus gifts for the first four orders for signed copies of all four omnibus hardcovers.

The omnibus editions aren’t the only things on offer. You’ll also be able to order personalized copies of all eleven trade paperback editions (the complete series in individual volumes) or personalized hard cover copies of the eleven individual books. And if all goes well, there will be a bonus for campaign backers that I think you’ll like a lot. 🙂

I’m hoping this creates a better way to launch my dragon shifter romances in future and have my fingers crossed that this campaign is a success.

Right now, you can sign up for Kickstarter and ask to be notified when the campaign launches.

Here’s the link to the campaign.

Learn more about Kickstarter here.

My Upcoming Kickstarter Campaign

Did you know that 2023 is the 15th anniversary of the publication of Kiss of Fire and the launch of the Dragonfire Novels? It’s hard to believe, but true. To celebrate, I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign to create four hard cover omnibus editions.

These big fat hardcover books will only be available through Kickstarter and won’t be in stores. There’s some special swag to commemorate this anniversary, too. The hardcovers will align with the big boxed sets: Dragonfire Quest, Dragonfire Elixir, Dragonfire Reunion and Dragonfire Triumph. I’ve set up and ordered a copy of the first one, Dragonfire Quest, and can’t wait to see it. It maxes out the allowable page count at the printer, coming in at 1050 pages with a 2.5″ spine. Big book.

The campaign launches on December 27 and will run for several weeks.

Right now, you can sign up for Kickstarter and ask to be notified when the campaign launches. You’ll find Thorolf there waiting for you. 🙂

Here’s the link.

DragonFate in Wide Distribution Again

Phew! With the republication of DragonFate at all the portals, all of my paranormal romances are available at all retailers again. Even better, they all have updated interior files. I can’t believe I’ve updated almost all of my ebook interiors this year. (There are a few stragglers, like Dragons First and Here Be Dragons, but I’ll catch them up.)

Maeve's Book of Beasts, book 1 of the DragonFate novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
1. Maeve’s Book of Beasts
Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
2. Dragon’s Kiss
Dragon's Heart, book three of the DragonFate Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
3. Dragon’s Heart
Dragon's Mate, book four of the DragonFate novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
4. Dragon’s Mate

Dragonfire in Wide Distribution Again

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

The Dragonfire novels, including the four series boxed sets, are now available at all portals again. I’ve updated the links here on the website and at Books2Read.

Remember that the whole series is available in both trade paperback and hardcover editions. You can buy signed print copies directly from me – check out the new page in the Store for Signed Print Bundles.

Kiss of Fire is a free series starter, too.

If Amazon hasn’t matched the free price point in your geo, you can grab a copy of Quinn and Sara’s story free from BookFunnel right here.

And the series is available at Radish again. We were up to Winter’s Kiss there, but I’ll add more.

The four Dragonfire series boxed sets are no longer available from Amazon, but you can buy them directly from me from the eBook Bundle page in my online store.

NaNoWriMo 2022

It’s time for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) again! The challenge is to write 50,000 words in the month of November, which is pretty much my usual monthly goal. I thought I did NaNo every year, but it turns out that I missed last year. Hmm.

I’ve signed up this year with the goal of completing The Masquerade of the Marchioness, which is the next book in my Claire Delacroix Regency romance series, The Ladies’ Essential Guide to the Art of Seduction. I’m excited about this story – it’s about a marriage on the rocks and a wife that is prepared to do whatever it takes to win her husband’s attention back. I’m looking forward to meeting the hero, as well as the inevitable antics of “Mrs. Oliver” at a masquerade ball, and to sorting out another HEA. That story is scheduled to publish in December.

I don’t participate in a lot of events during NaNo – I just keep the focus on writing. It’s a good month to revisit my routines and make sure I’m working effectively, maybe to establish some new and more productive habits.

If you’re participating in NaNoWriMo, good luck with your goal. I hope you start the month with a day filled with words!