What’s Up with Nook?

Spring Fever, #2 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeSome of you have contacted me, asking about the appearance of duplicate editions at Nook this week. There’s a story behind this (of course!) and today, we’ll talk about it.

Once upon a time, in 2012 or 2013, when I first began to indie-publish, it wasn’t possible for authors outside the US to open an account to publish at Nook. As you know, I’m in Canada, but I wanted to make my books available to Nook readers. My New York agent agreed to make this possible, and we set up the account so I could publish my books there. At the time, I thought I would eventually return to traditional publishing and my relationship with my agent would continue. There also was talk that Nook would eventually open to non-US authors, so I planned to switch over the account when that happened.

Fast forward six years. My agent and I had less and less business to do together and finally, earlier this year, the last of the Dragonfire novels reverted to me and we had no business left to do together. I also had decided not to return to traditional publishing. I like being indie too much. 🙂 Since I’d heard nothing more about Nook opening to other authors, I began to distribute my books to B&N via an aggregator, replacing the Nook editions with Draft2Digital ones. This meant that the product numbers changed, which meant that the links to the product pages changed. It also meant that there wasn’t a specific Nook edition, with links to my other books at Nook inside each book.

You can guess what happened next. Just as the transition was nearly done – with the last of my books coming out of Kindle Unlimited and going into wide distribution again, all with new Nook links – Nook contacted me and asked me to be part of a beta-test for the opening of their portal to Canadian and Australian authors. Ha. Right now, we’re in the middle of taking my books direct again, so there are duplicate editions appearing at Nook. Once the transition is complete, my books will be published directly to Nook again and the old product numbers (and links) will be the good ones again. The ebooks from Nook will also have Nook links inside for my other books.

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.I’ll also make some print editions available directly through NookPress, just as I make some available directly through Amazon, as that gives a better consumer price than having either portal sell the Ingrams editions. For example, the list price of the trade paperback of Simply Irresistible from Ingrams is $13.99 US. I have an edition available on Amazon that is the same except that it isn’t available for broader distribution. It’s priced at $9.99 US. On Nook, I just put a print edition on sale which is exclusive to B&N – it’s also otherwise the same as the Ingrams edition, but has a list price of $9.99 at Nook.

So, if you are a Nook customer, please be a little patient. Good things are in the works!

Ocean Ridges

This past week, I cast on yet another knitting project. It’s funny how no matter what is on the needles, I crave something else. I realized that I needed something to knit in the car, a portable project on larger needles (than socks) that didn’t require a lot of attention. Summer is the season of road trips, after all! I wanted to use yarn from my stash, too.

The Lizard Ridge afghan is one that I’ve admired for years – this is the Ravelry link and this is the link to the pattern on Knitty, where it was originally published in 2008. It’s a free pattern. Lizard Ridge is designed to showcase Noro Kureyon, one of my favorite yarns, and does that brilliantly.

Here my first few blocks – this is the colourway 254 from my stash.

Lizard Ridge blocks knit in Noro Kureyon by Deborah Cooke

I had seven skeins of Kureyon in my stash, but the pattern calls for twenty. I played with mixing and matching, but really, the Kureyon makes the project. I was compelled (alas!) to buy more Kureyon in coordinating colorways. 🙂

What do you think?

Dragonfire T-Shirt Giveaway

Dragonfire t-shirts for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m giving away eight Dragonfire t-shirts on the Dragonfire blog! The giveaway is open now, and will end on the 14th.

These are fitted t-shirts for women, and all cotton, with the Dragonfire logo on one side.

Do you want a Dragonfire t-shirt? Here’s your chance to win one!

 

Dragonfire t-shirts, for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeAll you have to do for your chance to win is comment on the post for the size of t-shirt you’d prefer to win and tell me which of the Pyr is your favorite dragon shifter and why. Good luck!

Here’s the Large

Here’s the X-Large

Here’s the 2XL

Here’s the 3XL

If you haven’t commented on the Dragonfire blog before, your comment will go to moderation so you won’t see it right away. I’ll approve them as quickly as I can. 🙂

The rest of the t-shirts have gone to Romancing the Capital for their goody bags.

Good luck!

Order Kiss of Fire for 99 cents!

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe ebook of Kiss of Fire is discounted to just 99 cents on the pre-order and will remain on sale until July 6. If you’ve already ordered it, the sale will be processed at the discounted price on the on-sale date by your portal of choice. If you haven’t already ordered it, don’t miss out. This book has never been discounted before.

New Edition June 26, 2018
Order Kiss of Fire ebook:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay

Buy Kiss of Fire in print:
signed trade paperback from Deborah
– which includes the ebook
• trade paperback from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
The list price is $13.99 US although it may be discounted by the portals.

signed hardcover collectors’ edition from Deborah – which includes the ebook and free shipping to the US and Canada
• hardcover collectors’ edition from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

signed mass market paperback from Deborah (the original Penguin edition.)

Fabulous Firsts

The Jewels of Historical Romance have two boxed sets called Fabulous Firsts. Each bundle includes six full-length historical romances and is priced at just 99 cents. Each of the Jewel authors has one book in Fabulous Firsts, and it’s a first-in-series title. This is a terrific opportunity to sample the works of all twelve of us!

Fabulous Firsts: The Blue Collection, a digital boxed set of first-in-series historical romances from the Jewels of Historical RomancesThe Blue Collection
More than 1700 pages—six novels from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from six of the twelve Jewels of Historical Romance! The Blue Collection includes:

A KNIGHT IN TARNISHED ARMOR by Jill Barnett
THE BRIDE WORE BLUE by Cheryl Bolen
MIDNIGHT MARRIAGE by Lucinda Brant
THE FORBIDDEN DUKE by Darcy Burke
LADY DANGER by Glynnis Campbell
GATHER THE STARS by Kimberly Cates

Buy Fabulous Firsts: The Blue Collection now:
Amazon
Nook
iBooks
KOBO
GooglePlay

Fabulous Firsts: The Red Collection, a digital boxed set of first-in-series historical romances from the Jewels of Historical RomancesThe Red Collection
More than 2000 pages—six novels from six New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors! Each book is the first in a beloved series. From the majesty of medieval castles to the glittering ballrooms of the Regency, read an enchanting novel from six of the twelve Jewels of Historical Romance!

THE MacKINNON’S BRIDE by Tanya Anne Crosby
THE BEAUTY BRIDE by Claire Delacroix
ROGUE’S HONOR by Brenda Hiatt
THE VISCOUNT’S CHRISTMAS TEMPTATION by Erica Ridley
LOST IN TEMPTATION by Lauren Royal
SILVER STORM by Cynthia Wright

Buy Fabulous Firsts: The Red Collection now!
Amazon
Nook
iBooks
KOBO
GooglePlay

Wyvern’s Angel

Wyvern's Angel, book #9 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWyvern’s Angel has been published!

I was a little late with this one, but the book is available now. Phew!

Wyvern’s Angel is book #9 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances featuring dragon shifter princesses from space. Bond, the hero of this one, is a fallen angel with a taste for the pleasures of the material world, while Percipia doesn’t have a lot of patience for savoring. I like these two together and how they shift each other’s assumptions. 🙂

Buy Wyvern’s Angel at:
Amazon
iBooks
• Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
buy directly from Deborah’s Selz store. (The ebook will be delivered by BookFunnel.)

The print mini-book will be available once Nimue’s Gift is published.

New Covers for the Dragon Diaries

The Dragon Diaries is a paranormal YA trilogy which is a spin-off from Dragonfire. It tells the story of Zoë Sorensson’s coming of age as the next Wyvern of the Pyr. There will be new editions of all three books in September of this year – although the new editions of the first two books won’t be available in all territories.

Here are the new covers. Once again, I was able to license the original cover illustration from the artist.

Flying Blind, book #1 of the Dragon Diaries series of paranormal YA novels by Deborah Cooke Winging It, book #2 of the Dragon Diaries YA trilogy by Deborah Cooke Blazing the Trail, #3 of the Dragon Diaries YA trilogy by Deborah Cooke

The Allison & Busby Commonwealth English editions of the first two books remain available in both print and digital, exclusively in the exclusive territories and non-exclusively in the non-exclusive territories. (What does that mean? The UK is an exclusive territory, therefore only the A&B editions are available there. Canada is a non-exclusive territory, therefore both the A&B editions and my new editions are available there.) The A&B editions look like this:

Flying Blind, first of the paranormal young adult Dragon Diaries trilogy by Deborah Cooke, UK edition Winging It, second of the paranormal YA trilogy The Dragon Diaries by Deborah Cooke, UK edition

Since A&B didn’t acquire the rights to Flying Blind, the new edition of that book will be available everywhere.

Click through on the covers to my Dragonfire website, where the detail about these books resides, to find more information about each book and pre-order links (more will be added as they become available).

GDPR and Newsletter Links

The sign-up links for my newsletters have changed. In order to make them compliant with GDPR, I needed to add fields to the form, which couldn’t be updated on the old version. The links in my books will still work, and I’ll gradually update them as I publish updated versions of my books.

If you’ve signed up already, all is good. If not, here are the links!

Heroes & Bad Boys is the newsletter for my Deborah Cooke contemporary romances.

Dragons & Angels is the newsletter for my Deborah Cooke paranormal romances.

Knights & Rogues is the newsletter for my Claire Delacroix medieval romances.

 

 

Spring Fever Today!

Spring Fever, #2 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThe second book in the Secret Heart Ink series is Spring Fever.

Reyna knows happily-ever-after isn’t in her future…
But after three years of solitude, Reyna is ready for a fling. She’s learned her lesson with bad boys and long-term expectations, so her neighbor’s visiting nephew is the perfect man to lead into temptation. But Kade has a gift for breaking her rules and ensuring Reyna doesn’t regret it, which means one night becomes two…

Kade believes in putting the past where it belongs…
Kade was always waiting for the right woman, and one night with Reyna convinces him that he’s found her. It’s more than great sex and good conversation: Reyna’s determination to shape her life inspires him to rebuild his own, and he knows they’ll be a great team. All he has to do is convince her to take a chance on him and forever. When Reyna’s past catches up to them both, will it destroy their new partnership before the future begins?

Available today!

Buy ebook at:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
Buy directly from Deborah
in her Selz store (The book file will be delivered by BookFunnel in either ePUB or MOBI.)
Buy a signed print copy from Deborah and get the ebook free.