An Upside Down Month

Things have been a little quiet around here lately, so this morning, I thought I’d explain why.

Four weeks ago, my laptop booted up, then the screen went black. That woke me up faster than a strong cup of coffee! I had everything backed up (twice) and I did manage to coax it back to life intermittently, but its untimely demise forced some changes on my daily routine.

Fortunately, there’s nothing wrong with my last laptop that a battery recharge wouldn’t fix – I’d upgraded because I wanted a lighter laptop for traveling. So, I loaded the old one up with the files for everything that’s happened in the past seven years. Its modem was never configured, because that used to be my trick to staying offline and getting more writing done. Now, it would need a lot of software updates to go online, and I’m not sure its OS would support them all. I really don’t have time to sort it out. Instead, it’s acting like a glorified typewriter, and I’m using Mr. Math’s computer when I need to go online.

Just One Silver Fox, book six in the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

We’ve both discovered that I go online a lot more than suspected!

As a result, I’m behind on social media stuff, and have been quiet. I do my publishing and research work in those moments online when I get the chance. The upside is that I’ve been writing a lot, which is a good thing – and I’m loving Jacquie and Pierce’s book. Sonia has a cameo in Just One Silver Fox that has convinced me that her book will be next. (More about that in March.)

I’ve also published some new translations this month—The Crusader’s Bride was published in Spanish at the end of December, then The Crusader’s Heart followed in January. The Rose Red Bride was published in German in January and my first contemporary romance translation, Just One Snowbound Night, was also published in Spanish in January. Some of the books are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

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

I have two Spanish translations—one Delacroix and one Cooke—and a German one for Delacroix due in February, plus am waiting on two Portuguese translations of Delacroix books. Publishing these editions means getting the cover translated by the designer, formatting the interior, then publishing the book and putting up pre-orders when possible. I’ve also set up new website pages and newsletters for each language, with the help of the respective translators, so I send a newsletter when there’s a new release. And I’ve contracted with some new translation teams for more foreign editions. Phew! It’s a lot of work but exciting too—Mr. Math thinks it’s cool to look at the locations of the various members of my team.

You can see the current translations (and some of the upcoming ones) on each of my websites:


Translations of my contemporary romances

Translations of my paranormal romances

Translations of my historical romances

Stolen Brides, a digital boxed set featuring four full-length medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Claire has a new boxed set coming out this week, a themed bundle of Beauty-and-the-Beast medieval romances called Stolen Brides. It’ll be 99-cents through February 15 and includes four full-length novels.

I published some of my books on Radish this month, and need to upload more content there.

And I’m participating in three BookFunnel promotions this month, too – these are the ones where readers sign up for an author’s mailing list in exchange for downloading a free book. Here’s one for contemporary romances – there will be a second one in the middle of the month. Here’s a paranormal romance one.

I’m running behind on creating memes and blog posts and getting newsletters prepped, and I haven’t created my monthly features on this blog or the Delacroix blog for trope of the month. At this point, I’ll wait until March to feature another one. I plan to be back on track by the end of the month, after Jacquie and Pierce’s book is all set up for publication in digital and print. Then it’ll be on to Max and Alys, then Sonia and….(?)

I hope your January was a little less challenging than mine!

A New Translation – Solo una noche nevada

Flatiron Five Tattoo is being translated into Spanish, and the first book—Just One Snowbound Night, in English, and Solo una noche nevada in Spanish—is now available! The other three books in the series will be published once a month, starting in March. I’ve enrolled the entire series in Kindle Unlimited for the moment.

You’ll find a new tab on the menu here on the site, called Translations, and beneath it, there’s a new page called Español.


Deborah Cooke's Spanish newsletter for contemporary romances

I’ve also created a newsletter for Spanish readers of my contemporary romances. You can sign up right here.


Flatiron 5 Fitness tiene una nueva tienda de tatuajes, dirigida por la enigmática y legendaria artista de tatuajes, Chynna.  Cuando la luna está llena, Chynna crea un tatuaje para encender dos corazones y lo regala, con el objetivo de hacer realidad los sueños románticos.  ¿Quién será el siguiente?

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

Olivia confía en el aquí y el ahora…
Olivia no cree en la magia ni en el amor eterno; después de todo, ella es una científica, pero ganarse un tatuaje de Chynna la convence de arriesgarse. Ella siempre ha admirado al hermano mayor de su mejor amiga Lexi, Spencer, tal vez porque los opuestos se atraen. ¿Cómo sería seducirlo? ¿Terminaría eso con su fascinación por él? Con un poco de ayuda de sus amigos y una venda para los ojos, Liv decide averiguarlo. La ventaja es que Spencer nunca sabrá que su amante secreta era ella…

Spencer cree en lo eterno...
Pero Spencer adivina la verdad casi de inmediato. Es bueno que Olivia lo desee; tenerla sola en su cabaña es la oportunidad perfecta para enseñarle a confiar en las sensaciones y en él. Una ventisca interfiere con el plan de Olivia, lo que le da a Spencer más tiempo para trabajar su propia magia persuasiva. Él sabe que una noche o dos serán solo el comienzo de lo que él quiere que dure para siempre. ¿Podrá él convencer a Olivia de que pruebe el amor o ella lo dejará para siempre tan pronto como la nieve se derrita?

Flatiron 5 Tattoo está actualmente en proceso en Kindle Unlimited y disponible exclusivamente en Amazon.

Multi-Author Promo – February Steamy Romance Freebies

I’m participating in several multi-author promotions at BookFunnel this month – here’s the first one, featuring steamy romances. You can download free books when you sign up for author newsletters. You’ll find Just One Fake Date on the landing page, along with a lot of other titles. The promotion runs through February 28.

Visit the landing page and find a new series to love today!

January New Releases

Did you miss any of my new releases in January?

This year, January was about translations of my medieval romances.

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition

This first book was actually published at the very end of December – The Crusader’s Bride is now available in a Spanish edition. La novia del caballero de las Cruzadas is the translated title. It was published through Babelcube, so has been taking a while to get to the various portals. I published the ebook and a trade paperback edition, too.

You can learn more about Gaston and Ysmaine’s story in Spanish on my Delacroix website, right here.

The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition

The second title published in January was the second Spanish translation in the Champions of St. Euphemia series. Wulfe’s book is called El corazón del caballero de las Cruzadas in Spanish, and the series is called Los campeones de Santa Eufemia.

Los Campeones de Santa Eufemia sigue a un grupo de caballeros a quienes se les ha confiado un tesoro en Jerusalén que ellos deben entregar de manera segura a París.  En el camino encuentran aventuras y peligros, además de romance. 

The translator will be finishing the series, so I’ve set up pre-orders for the other books. You can find them on my Delacroix website, too.

The Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix in Spanish

The rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition

I also published a new German translation in January, of The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series. Die rosenrote Braut has been enrolled in Kindle Unlimited, so is available exclusively at Amazon through April.

Madeline’s book is also available in German, but it’s in wide distribution. You can learn more about Die schöne Braut on my Delacroix website.

I have more translations coming in February, including some contemporary romances, but don’t have all the covers prepared yet. Stay tuned!

The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in German

Dragon’s Kiss is 99cents!

Dragon's Kiss, book one of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, is 99 cents

Dragon’s Kiss, the first full length book in my DragonFate series of paranormal romances, is on sale this week for just 99 cents! Be sure to pick up your copy of Kristofer and Bree’s story before February 2!

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Her kiss could be his doom…

When dragon-shifter Kristofer feels his firestorm ignite, he eagerly follows its spark to his destined mate. To his surprise, the heat leads him to a Valkyrie intent on claiming his soul. Even so, Kristofer has never met a woman as alluring as the fierce warrior before him. Trusting in the firestorm, he must convince her to fight with him instead of against him.

Trading the life of a dragon shifter for that of her sister Valkyrie is an easy choice for Bree…until she meets Kristofer. Experience taught her that dragons are evil, but in him she sees a bold and noble warrior. Finding his confidence as irresistible as his touch, Bree fears she is being tricked into abandoning her sister. But how can she take Kristofer’s life when his very presence makes her burn with desire?

When they’re compelled to join forces, Kristofer seizes the chance to convince Bree that they’re stronger together. Yet as a sinister plan unfolds, an ancient dragon is roused from his slumber. With danger closing in, can Kristofer convince Bree to surrender her immortality for their forbidden love? Or will Bree’s distrust of dragons prove justified?


“What a magical, sultry romance with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Can Kristofer convince Bree to work with him instead of against him and win her heart? Loved it!!”

—Amazon reviewer
Bree's Bargain, an out-take from Dragon's Kiss available to Deborah's newsletter subscribers

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If you subscribe to my Dragons & Angels monthly newsletter, you can download a free bonus out-take scene, Bree’s Bargain, from BookFunnel. Read it at the end of the Prologue.


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Buy a signed trade paperback of Dragon’s Kiss from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes postage to the US or Canada.

$19.99



Dragon’s Kiss on the Charts!

Yesterday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal, advertising Dragon’s Kiss at 99 cents. This morning, Kristofer and Bree’s book is on the charts. Let’s have a look:

This morning at Amazon, Dragon’s Kiss is at #237 overall in the Kindle store, #3 in Vampire Romance and #7 in Fantasy Romance.

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #237 overall in the Kindle store, #3 in Vampire romance and #7 in Fantasy romance on January 28, 2021

At Apple, Kristofer’s story is at # 27 overall in the Apple store (Look at all those Julia Quinn books!):

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #27 overall in the Apple store on January 28, 2021

Dragon’s Kiss is #13 in romance at the Apple store:

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #13 in Romance in the Apple store on January 28, 2021

At KOBO, Dragons Kiss is #2 in paranormal romance, #2 in SFF romance and #2 in SFF.

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #2 in paranormal romance, #2 in SFF romance and #2 in SFF at KOBO on January 28, 2021

And finally at Nook, Dragon’s Kiss is #21 overall in the Nook store:

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #21 overall in the Nook store on January 28, 2021

What a nice run! Bree and Kristofer’s story is on sale still, so if you haven’t picked up your copy, do it today – come meet my next generation of dragon shifter heroes!


Dragon's Kiss, book one of the DragonFate Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, is 99cents

Her kiss could be his doom…

When dragon-shifter Kristofer feels his firestorm ignite, he eagerly follows its spark to his destined mate. To his surprise, the heat leads him to a Valkyrie intent on claiming his soul. Even so, Kristofer has never met a woman as alluring as the fierce warrior before him. Trusting in the firestorm, he must convince her to fight with him instead of against him.

Trading the life of a dragon shifter for that of her sister Valkyrie is an easy choice for Bree…until she meets Kristofer. Experience taught her that dragons are evil, but in him she sees a bold and noble warrior. Finding his confidence as irresistible as his touch, Bree fears she is being tricked into abandoning her sister. But how can she take Kristofer’s life when his very presence makes her burn with desire?

When they’re compelled to join forces, Kristofer seizes the chance to convince Bree that they’re stronger together. Yet as a sinister plan unfolds, an ancient dragon is roused from his slumber. With danger closing in, can Kristofer convince Bree to surrender her immortality for their forbidden love? Or will Bree’s distrust of dragons prove justified?


“What a magical, sultry romance with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Can Kristofer convince Bree to work with him instead of against him and win her heart? Loved it!!”

—Amazon reviewer

Visit the Pinterest board for Dragon’s Kiss.


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The Champions of St. Euphemia in Spanish

The Crusader’s Bride and The Crusader’s Heart are now available in Spanish editions!

I’ve set up pre-orders at some of the portals for the next three books in this series as they’re being translated right now. How exciting! Bartholomew’s story will be available in March; Fergus’ story will be available in April; Duncan’s story will be available in May. The first two books are available now. Just click through on the cover for more details on each one.

The Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix in Spanish

Los Campeones de Santa Eufemia sigue a un grupo de caballeros a quienes se les ha confiado un tesoro en Jerusalén que ellos deben entregar de manera segura a París.  En el camino encuentran aventuras y peligros, además de romance.  Dado que las historias se superponen y se construyen unas sobre otras, deben leerse en orden.

El tablero de Pinterest de la serie está aquí.

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in Spanish
The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition
The Crusader's Kiss, book three of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition
The Crusader's Vow, book four of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition
The Crusader's Handfast, book five of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in its Spanish edition

The Rose Red Bride in German

The Rose Red Bride, book two of my Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances, is now available in German! I’ve enrolled this book in Kindle Unlimited so it will be available exclusively at Amazon at least until April 19. There’s a print edition available now at Amazon.

I have a lovely new graphic to share, too!

The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, in German

Die rosenrote Braut

The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, German edition

Höhergeschätzt als Gold sind die Juwelen von Kinfairlie und nur die Würdigsten dürfen um ihre Liebe kämpfen … Der Laird von Kinfairlie hat unverheiratete Schwestern – jede für sich ein Kleinod. Und er hat keine andere Wahl, als sie in aller Eile zu verheiraten.

Wie eine Heldin in einer alten Erzählung wartet Vivienne im höchsten Turmzimmer von Kinfairlie auf den Liebhaber, den ihr das Los bestimmt hat. Er kommt in der Dunkelheit zu ihr, mit Umhang und Kapuze, sodass sie sein Gesicht nicht sehen kann. Er liebt sie süß und hingebungsvoll … und Vivienne weiß, sie ist ihrem Schicksal begegnet.

Doch im Morgenlicht zerbricht ihr Traum. Erik Sinclair von Blackleith ist kein romantischer Held, sondern ein enterbter Krieger, der ihre Entführung geplant hat, um sein Erbe zurückzugewinnen. Empört über Eriks Behauptung, sie nur für die Zeugung eines Sohnes zu benötigen, und doch verführt von der Leidenschaft, die er in ihr erweckt, wird Vivienne klar, dass ihr schweigsamer Ehegatte mehr Vorzüge hat, als er selbst zugeben würde. Erik betrachtet ihr wachsendes Vertrauen in seine Ehre und ihren Wunsch, sein gestohlenes Geburtsrecht zurückzuerlangen, mit Skepsis …

Er ahnt nicht, dass seine Braut, dieses seltene Juwel, beabsichtigt, auch sein verschlossenes Herz zu gewinnen.

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Ooops

Well, this is embarrassing. I learned this past weekend that I’d uploaded the wrong interior file for Just Home for the Holidays to Amazon in December. I uploaded Just One Fake Date instead.

I haven’t made that mistake for about three years. :-/

I’m really grateful for the reader who contacted me, saying she’d expected Hunter and Chloe but got Tyler and Shannyn instead.

The issue is for books purchased between December 19 (when I thought I uploaded the version with updated links in the endmatter) and January 16.

I uploaded the correct file on Saturday and asked Amazon to push it out to all customers. They’ve agreed, so if you bought the book there, you should get a notification of an updated file being available, or it might just appear on your device (depending on your settings.) If you don’t get the file in the next week or so, please contact Amazon customer support.

The new file will over-write the existing file, but you don’t have to lose Just One Fake Date. That book is currently free at Amazon, so you can just download it as a separate book product.

I am sorry for the mix-up.

Radish Reading App

I’ve started to publish my books on a reading app called Radish. This is an interesting thing: books and stories are serialized, so that each episode is a short chapter. This is an idea that’s been around for a while, that of reading snippets of a story on your phone, maybe while standing in line or waiting for an appointment.

I’ve started with the Flatiron Five Tattoo series and will also post Dragonfire there this quarter, too. It takes a bit of work to set up each story in the format, but seeing people jump on it and start reading is fun.

You can learn more about Radish on their website, right here.