My Books in Your Local Bookstore

The Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, in trade paperback

I’m trying one of my experiments in publishing, this time with print editions of my books, and I could use your help. My print editions are available at Amazon through their print services but also are available to bookstores from Ingrams. Ingrams offers a lot of options, and I’ve recently changed up my choices to make stocking my books more appealing to bricks-and-mortar bookstores located in the US. The following series are included in my experiment:

Flatiron Five Fitness

Flatiron Five Tattoo

The DragonFate Novels

The Champions of St. Euphemia

If you are in the US, have a favorite local bookstore and would like to see my books there, please ask them about stocking them. Discoverability is a bit of a challenge in this market, and your request would certainly help bring your local bookseller’s attention to my books, and their availability. Thank you! 🙂

One Week to Just One Silver Fox

Just One Silver Fox, book 8 in the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, coming February 25, 2021

Just one week until Just One Silver Fox, Jacquie and Pierce’s story, is published! The pre-order is available at most portals, and don’t forget that book #1 in the series, Just One Fake Date, is free.

Here’s an excerpt – Jacquie and Pierce have been kickboxing:


“You have to be holding back,” Jacquie accused, hoping it wasn’t so.

Pierce’s grin caught her by surprise. “Maybe a little.” His gaze swept over her with admiration. “Maybe not as much as you think. You’re good.”

“So are you.”

“Maybe you’re the one holding back.”

“Maybe I am,” Jacquie said, then ducked the blow he’d intended to be a surprise.

She flipped him over, hearing his exhalation of laughter before he hit the mat, then he caught her around the knees with one leg and she fell down beside him. He rolled her to her back before she caught her breath, angling his weight over her and the world stopped cold.

His eyes were so green.

His mouth was so close.

The hard heat of Pierce’s body pressed Jacquie into the mat and there was nowhere else she wanted to be. She could feel his heart pounding against her own chest and smell the musk of his skin. He was studying her, as if she was a miracle, as if he couldn’t learn enough. She watched his dark lashes sweep down as his gaze fell to her mouth. He inhaled sharply and might have moved away, but Jacquie stopped that.

On impulse, she locked one arm around his neck and held him there. Pierce met her gaze, his own simmering, his every muscle taut. Even angled over her, he felt so good.

So male.

She shivered, deep down inside, and felt her body respond to his.

Then she deliberately ran the tip of her tongue across her lips.

Pierce swore under his breath, which astonished her, then he bent to brush his mouth across hers. His touch was tantalizing, a tease and a sample, a touch to leave her simmering. His gaze searched hers as he held himself over her and she realized that he was asking permission.

Her heart thundered at that. The knowledge that he was a gentleman dismissed the last of her reservations.

Jacquie rolled him to his back, and locked her mouth over his, claiming him with a kiss. Pierce didn’t hesitate. His arms closed around her like steel bands, and he welcomed her kiss. She had the sense that he was letting her have her way with him, which suited her just fine.

The kiss was amazing. Potent. Persuasive. A promise of passion to come. It was hungry and demanding, as if they couldn’t get enough of each other, as if she hadn’t been the only one wanting this to happen. It was a kiss to dream on, one to keep her warm at night and fuel her fantasies, the kind of kiss she’d been needing for years, and Jacquie never wanted it to end.


Excerpt from Just One Silver Fox Copyright ©2021 Deborah A. Cooke


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

Jax Morgan is an open book…
Married young and widowed soon after, Jacquie can’t remember a time that she wasn’t defending and protecting someone. When her baby goes to college and her nest is empty, she decides to indulge herself. Attending the F5F Valentine’s Day “come disguised as your favorite superhero” party seems like the perfect solution—but the better one is taking “Superman” home for the night, knowing exactly who is behind the mask.

Pierce Aston has a hidden past…
It’s a history he’d rather forget, so Pierce is building himself a new life, with no commitments or responsibilities. F5F club provides a perfect place to find his new balance, with the bonus opportunity to admire kickboxing queen and human resources manager, Jacquie. Going to a party in disguise is right in his toolbox, as is a covert mission for seduction—but being with Jacquie is far more addictive than Pierce expects. When she decides to help him by unravelling his secrets, will Pierce be able to deny his perceptive new lover, even to defend those he is sworn to protect?

Coming February 25, 2021


Pre-order at these portals:

Multi-Author Promo – Free Steamy Romances

Mid-February multi-author BookFunnel promotion featuring steamy romance

I’m participating in a multi-author promotion at BookFunnel this month, featuring free 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 March 15.

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

Stolen Brides Boxed Set is Just 99¢

Stolen Brides, a boxed set of four medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Don’t miss this themed boxed set of four full-length Beauty-and-the-Beast medieval romances, available for a limited time! Stolen Brides includes four full-length novels: The Rose Red Bride, Pearl Beyond Price, The Warrior and The Beauty.

In The Rose Red Bride, book two of the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy of medieval Scottish romances, Vivienne’s night with her destined love is as magical as the tales foretell, but at dawn, he takes her captive. Erik is bent on vengeance but Vivienne quickly sees his true valor and resolves to help restore his stolen legacy herself. Will she lose her heart in the bargain?

“Claire Delacroix is a shining star of the romance genre. Cleverly original, emotional and fast-paced, full of twists and turns, her books will sweep you right off your feet!”

Julianne Maclean, bestselling author, on The Rose Red Bride

In Pearl Beyond Price, Kira is snatched away from her home by a grim warrior who she cannot understand. When he defends her, she realizes that actions speak louder than words; when Thierry is dispatched on mission that he is not expected to survive, only Kira’s knowledge can ensure his success and give them both the chance of a future. Can Kira dare to hope that the valiant warrior who has claimed her love will share that future with her?

“Another dazzling Delacroix delicacy!”

Affaire de Coeur on Pearl Beyond Price

In The Warrior, book three of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy, the unwed and unwanted Aileen is abducted by a dangerous knight and compelled to wed him in secrecy. But when her dreams reveal truths that the Hawk has never shared and her curiosity takes her where she should not go, he fears that his beguiling new bride may be his doom. Can Aileen overcome her husband’s suspicions to win his love?

“Delacroix’s satisfying tale leaves the reader hungry for the next offering.”

Booklist on The Warrior

The Warrior is one more gem in the crown of this queen of medieval romance!”

Rendezvous
Stolen Brides, a boxed set of four medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

In The Beauty, book five of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances, Jacqueline is seized on her way to a convent by a wounded knight seeking vengeance, but Alasdair has mistaken her for the daughter of his enemy. When Jacqueline discovers that her captor has returned from crusade only to find his inheritance stolen, she knows that she must help this man of honor regain what is rightfully his own. Will healing his heart cost her own?

“Four stars! A tale to warm a winter’s night!”

Romantic Times on The Beauty

In these Beauty-and-the-Beast romances, four wounded warriors are healed by the bold beauty of a bride they take captive—only to lose their shielded hearts to the maiden who believes in their honor. Can each persuade his stolen bride to become his willing partner—body, heart and soul?


Available Now!

Just 99cents through February 14!


Buy Stolen Brides at these portals:


Stolen Brides Boxed Set of four Beauty-and-the-beast medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Two Weeks to Just One Silver Fox

Just One Silver Fox, book 8 in the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, coming February 25, 2021

Just two weeks until Just One Silver Fox, Jacquie and Pierce’s story, is published! I’m so excited about this one, book #8 in the Flatiron Five Fitness series. The pre-order is available at most portals, and don’t forget that book #1 in the series, Just One Fake Date, is free.

These two have given me quite a ride – here’s an excerpt from the start of the book – Meesha, Sonia and Jacquie are in the Flatiron Five Fitness offices:


Sonia’s expression turned stubborn. “Maybe I’m just waiting for Mr. Right.”

“Some day your prince will come?” Meesha shook her head. “Are you really going to find him in your apartment making dinner when you get home?” She waved a hand. “You need to make something happen sometimes. Take a chance. Do something different to get different results.”

“I did!” Sonia insisted, pointing at her new tattoo.

Meesha turned on Jacquie. “And you,” she continued. “I thought you were going to go wild when your kids moved out.”

“It wasn’t as easy as I expected,” Jacquie said, feeling herself bristle.

“They’ve been gone since New Year’s,” Meesha reminded her, even though Jacquie could have told her the exact number of days. “It’s been six weeks. Haven’t you gotten any yet?”

Jacquie shook her head. As much as she’d intended to take advantage of finally having some privacy, the reality of an empty apartment was another thing. She missed her kids, their noise, their demands and their mess. She wasn’t entirely sure that she knew who she was without them around, but she’d never make Meesha understand that.

The two younger women then closed ranks together, folding their arms across their chests and staring Jacquie down.

“It’s been a long time since Mitchell died,” she insisted. “I haven’t been impulsive in years.”

“Start now,” Meesha advised.

“I’ve been making a plan.”

Meesha snorted, her opinion of that clear. “Plans, schmans,” she muttered. “It’s action that matters. How is a plan going to help you be spontaneous?”

“What kind of plan?” Sonia asked.

“I’ve been making a list of contenders,” Jacquie said. “This place is full of them. Now I have to choose the lucky candidate.”

“There’s nothing wrong with letting one choose you,” Meesha grumbled, then shook her head. “Okay. Choose now.”

Jacquie glanced out the door, just in time to see the man in the number one position on her list. He was headed across the lobby with his usual purpose, no doubt headed for the men’s change room. Right on time. He was wearing jeans and a dark T-shirt and jacket, as well as those horn-rimmed glasses that she loved. His hair was more salt than pepper, but he was in perfect shape.

Pierce was at the rock wall every Monday at six, and Jacquie had taken in the view more than once. Her heart fluttered just a little. “Okay,” she said, feeling bold. “Him.”

Sonia and Meesha leaned forward as one, looking out of the office without revealing themselves. Sonia smiled. “Pierce Aston. Good choice.”

“Mmmm hmmm,” Meesha said. “Now that’s a silver fox.”

“Not one ounce of body fat,” Sonia added.

“Rock hard abs,” Meesha said. “Probably the endurance of a man half his age. Nate said he used to be a Navy SEAL.”

“No. Really?” Sonia asked and Meesha nodded, her gaze unswerving. Sonia sighed. “Check out his butt.”

“I do,” Jacquie admitted and they laughed again.

“He looks intellectual, too,” Sonia said. “Like that hot professor at college.”

“Which hot professor?” Meesha demanded and Sonia blushed.

“Or, or, the geek who’s got more than meets the eye,” Sonia said quickly. “It’s the glasses.”

“Uh huh,” Meesha teased. “Who exactly are we discussing?”

“It doesn’t matter,” Sonia said, so red that Jacquie knew it did.

“But he has contacts for working out,” Jacquie said, hoping Meesha would give Sonia a break.  

Her plan succeeded, but that meant Meesha turned her attention on Jacquie. “So, what’s stopping you from doing something about it?” she demanded. “Tick tock.”

“He seems a bit mysterious,” Jacquie admitted, instead of confessing that she’d never asked a man out before. “I don’t think he socializes much at the club. I wonder what kind of secrets he has.”

“The point of being impulsive is that you leap before you look,” Meesha noted.

“I don’t want to regret anything.”

“There you go. Playing it safe.” Meesha yawned elaborately. “No wonder this show isn’t getting off the road.”

“But you like mysteries,” Sonia noted.

“True. I don’t like surprises, though.”

“The spice of life,” Meesha insisted.

“You could check his file,” Sonia suggested.

“That would be inappropriate and a breach of policy,” Jacquie said, even though she’d thought about it.

“And who would know?” Meesha asked. “I wouldn’t tell.” She held Jacquie’s gaze in challenge.

“You could get a tattoo,” Sonia suggested.

Jacquie laughed. “No.”

“You have forty-eight hours,” Meesha said, her eyes bright with challenge. “Do something by Wednesday night’s meeting.”

“Or?” Jacquie asked.

“Or I’ll do something for you,” the younger woman threatened, looking as if she’d love it. She shook a finger at Sonia as she grabbed her pink shearling coat. “That counts for you, too.”

Jacquie wondered just what Meesha would do—then she didn’t want to think about it.

It would be better to make a move herself.

Even if she’d never done it before.

There was a first time for everything and that time was now.


Excerpt from Just One Silver Fox Copyright ©2021 Deborah A. Cooke


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

Jax Morgan is an open book…
Married young and widowed soon after, Jacquie can’t remember a time that she wasn’t defending and protecting someone. When her baby goes to college and her nest is empty, she decides to indulge herself. Attending the F5F Valentine’s Day “come disguised as your favorite superhero” party seems like the perfect solution—but the better one is taking “Superman” home for the night, knowing exactly who is behind the mask.

Pierce Aston has a hidden past…
It’s a history he’d rather forget, so Pierce is building himself a new life, with no commitments or responsibilities. F5F club provides a perfect place to find his new balance, with the bonus opportunity to admire kickboxing queen and human resources manager, Jacquie. Going to a party in disguise is right in his toolbox, as is a covert mission for seduction—but being with Jacquie is far more addictive than Pierce expects. When she decides to help him by unravelling his secrets, will Pierce be able to deny his perceptive new lover, even to defend those he is sworn to protect?

Coming February 25, 2021


Pre-order at these portals:

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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