Dragonfire T-Shirts

To celebrate the republication of Dragonfire in new editions, I decided to have some t-shirts printed. I chose a shaped black t-shirt. I was a bit worried about the orange printing well on the black, but they came today and I think they’re awesome!

My Nelly agreed to model for us:

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

She’s wearing a black skirt but you can see where the t-shirt ends. The color on this shot is more true than on the ones below, which were taken outside.

Here’s what the logo looks like: Dragonfire t-shirts, for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m really pleased with them!

The vast majority of these shirts are going to Romancing the Capital for their swag bags. I’ll be giving away the rest of the t-shirts on my Dragonfire blog and in my Dragons & Angels newsletter in June, so keep your eyes open!

Double Trouble on the Charts

Double Trouble, my romantic comedy and contemporary romance which is book #2 of the Coxwell series, is free!

I had a BookBub ad yesterday to advertise the discount and this morning, Maralys and James are riding high. Double Trouble is #16 overall in the Kindle store, #1 in Romantic Comedy and #2 in Women’s Fiction.

Double Trouble, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke, at #16 overall in the Kindle store on April 19, 2018

Let’s check out my neighbors on those lists. Here’s the free contemporary romance list at Amazon, where Double Trouble is #3:

Double Trouble, a contemporary romance, at #3 free in contemporary romance at Amazon on April 19, 2018

Here’s the Romantic Comedy list at Amazon, where Double Trouble is #1. (YAY!)

Double Trouble, a contemporary romance, at #1 in Romantic Comedy at Amazon on April 19, 2018

Here’s the Women’s Fiction-Romance list at Amazon, where Double Trouble is #1 (YAY!):

Double Trouble, a contemporary romance, at #1 in Women's Fiction at Amazon on April 19, 2018And here’s the Contemporary Women’s Fiction list at Amazon, where Double Trouble is #2:

Double Trouble, a contemporary romance, at #2 on the contemporary women's fiction list at Amazon on April 19, 2018Over at iBooks, the news is just as good. Double Trouble is #4 overall there:

Double Trouble, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke, at #4 overall free in the iBooks store on April 19, 2018

What’s funny is that Double Trouble is also #4 free in Romance at iBooks, with the same three titles in the first three positions:
Double Trouble, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke, at #4 free in romance in the iBooks store on April 19, 2018A virtual wave to my friend, Eve Silver, who is one of my iBooks list neighbors! (Her book is #8 overall free at Amazon this morning.)

Double Trouble, book #2 in the Coxwell Series of contemporary romances, by Deborah CookeDouble Trouble is still free. Have you read James and Maralys’ story? If not, here’s your chance!

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One Knight Enchanted Goes Wide

One Knight Enchanted is now available at all portals. Come join the adventure of Rogues & Angels!

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixCursed to take the form of the wolf by day, Rolfe de Viandin is skeptical that love can save him. All he wants is to return home from crusade by the Yule and even the pleasures of a magical palace cannot console him…until a beautiful and bold maiden arrives at his gates, seeking sanctuary, and Rolfe’s hope is restored.

Hunted in the forest, Annelise de Sayerne has to surrender her desire to wed for love, as the price of entering the only refuge is marriage to its enigmatic lord. She fears he must be a monster, but once she experiences his kindness, Annelise resolves to find love with her new husband—if she can just claim his heart.

One Knight Enchanted, book #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Download a One Knight Enchanted page to print and colour!

Even as Rolfe is beguiled by his bride and Annelise unravels his secrets, a spurned suitor pursues Annelise, determined to claim her legacy at any price. If Rolfe’s curse is not broken, how can he defend his beloved wife from the villain? Will their future be lost before it is truly won—or will Rolfe be convinced of the power of love in time?

An earlier version of this story was published under the title Enchanted.

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New Dragonfire Print Editions

As the new Dragonfire editions are formatted for digital and print, I’ve been ordering single copies of the print books. I want to read them one more time for typos before the books are published. OCR scans leave a lot of teeny tiny typos, and we want to catch them all.

This also gives me the chance to show you all the new print books. They’re trade paperback, the same trim size as the conclusion of the series. Here are the new editions of Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss with the original mass market editions.

New Dragonfire trade paperback editions published by Deborah CookeThe Dragonfire editions that are in trade paperback already have the gloss covers and I can’t change that setting. (That’s The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever.) I tried Winter Kiss in the matte finish here, because pale covers look good with that finish. It looks nice, but I’m going to change it to glossy to match the others. I think the glossy finish echoes the finish of the original books, which had foil stamping and embossing too. Kiss of Fury even had a tint varnish in its original edition, which was kind of a silvery-blue and very pretty.

New Dragonfire trade paperback editions, published by Deborah CookeIf you’re looking for mass market editions to complete your collection, they’re getting pretty scarce. The rest of mine are listed for sale in my online store as signed editions. You can find them in Collectors Editions, starting here on page two of the listings. And yes, there’s a new cover of Kiss of Fire shown there, too. That’s the hardcover edition.

What do you think? I’m really pleased with them. 🙂

Double Trouble is FREE!

My contemporary romance, Double Trouble, is free right now at all portals, so you can meet the Coxwells.

Double Trouble, book #2 in the Coxwell Series of contemporary romances, by Deborah CookeBuy Double Trouble NowTwo sisters. One disaster.

First things first: I’m the bad twin. While my sister, Marcia, has the perfect family in the perfect suburb, I’ve been making my living as an Internet advice columnist and designing Web sites in my downtown loft. I always thought I had the right answer – and hair color – for any occasion. That is, until Marcia ran up loads of debt and ran out on her husband and kids, and I was left helping to pick up the pieces. Her husband, James, is a lawyer who I hate on principle alone.

But for a guy who’s just lost his job, his marriage, and his expensive toys, he’s keeping it together – and making me rethink my feelings toward him. It’s not that he’s traded in his conservative suits for sexy jeans. It’s that he’s not giving up what’s important to him, and oh baby, I’m a sucker for a guy who hangs tough.

That doesn’t mean I’m ready to step into Marcia’s designer shoes now that she’s gone AWOL.

And it doesn’t mean I’m going to fall for James’s easy charm…not again, anyhow. Besides, I’ve had a lifelong policy of not being mistaken for my twin and I’m not backing down on that one now – no matter how convenient it might be for a certain sexy (and persuasive) man…

“For a fast-paced, captivating story of romance, family relationships, and following your heart, Double Trouble is not to be missed.”
Romance Reviews Today

A Rhapsody Book Club Selection

A Romantic Times Top Pick

A #1 Kindle Bestseller


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New Flatiron Five Bookmarks

I’m getting my swag organized this month! There are new bookmarks for Flatiron Five in the works. These ones have the Secret Heart Ink covers on the back. Here’s a screenshot:

Flatiron Five bookmark, showing the series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Ooops. Did I just show you the third Secret Heart Ink cover? 🙂 We haven’t done Theo’s cover yet, even though his book is coming in January.

As ever, if you’d like some of these bookmarks, just comment on the post and let me know. You don’t have to include your mailing information – I’ll email you to get it privately. I’ll send the bookmarks out when they come from the printer, probably in two weeks or so.

New Dragonfire Bookmarks

Here’s a day I’ve been waiting for! Since all the covers are updated, I’ve ordered new Dragonfire bookmarks. Here’s a screenshot of what they look like – they’ll be 2″ by 8″ and the finished bookmarks will have rounded corners. The screenshot will probably show better color than any photograph I take of the actual bookmarks. 🙂

Bookmark design for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI should have these in a couple of weeks. If you’d like a couple, please comment on this post. You don’t have to include your email or mailing addy in your comment – I’ll contact you to ask for it, so it isn’t sitting on the internet for anyone to slurp.

What do you think?

Revisiting Ravensmuir and Kinfairlie

The Runaway Bride, book #2 of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixOver the past few days, I’ve embarked on an unexpected adventure. I’ve been working on a series bible (or world guide) for Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. The plan was to compile what I’ve said about these places and characters before writing Ross’s book (The Runaway Bride) to make sure I don’t forget any important details. There are a LOT of details and it’s a much bigger exercise than anticipated. (I should have expected that, given how many books are set in that world, but there you go.)

The thing is that as I’ve been compiling details, I’ve found little gaps in the overall narrative. For example, in The Rogue, Ravensmuir is empty except for Ada and Arnulf when Ysabella arrives with Mavella, Tynan and Fitz. (Well, Merlyn is hiding there, but there are no more servants.) By the end of the book, Ada leaves, Berthe has arrived and Berthe’s parents come to be Merlyn’s seneschal and housekeeper. There’s no mention of men-at-arms or mercenaries hired to defend the keep, much less a captain of the guard. There needs to be one, and Berthe needs an HEA. In The Warrior, the Hawk has a company of loyal warriors and friends who follow him and aid in his quest. Where did he find them? I’m going to guess that he found some of them at Ravensmuir, in service to his uncle.

The Rogue, #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixSimilarly, by the end of The Rogue, Mavella has married her true love Alasdair, who is Kinfairlie’s miller. Alasdair has adopted his cousin’s fifth son to give that boy a legacy and to give himself an heir. On the downloadable family tree, Mavella and Alasdair are listed as having five unnamed children, the oldest of which is a girl. I left off the cousin’s son, since he isn’t their child. The next time we hear of Kinfairlie’s miller is in The Snow White Bride, when the current miller’s son, Mathew, is encouraged by Alexander to court shy Ceara. Who is that miller? I think he must be Alasdair’s youngest son, which means I need to figure out what happened to the other ones, as well as name some peeps.

The Rose Red Bride, #2 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixIn The Rose Red Bride, Alexander tells his sisters the story of the maiden who disappeared through the portal to the realm of the Fae, the one whose Fae suitor left behind a red rose made of ice as her bride price. This maiden was the beautiful daughter of the castellan who managed Kinfairlie keep after it was rebuilt by Merlyn and Ysabella but before Roland and Catherine took command of it. Anthony, the castellan at the beginning of The Beauty Bride is an older gentleman. Could this have been his daughter? What was her story? Where did she go and why? I always intended to write this story, but it’s been pushed aside for a while.

There’s also the story of Roland and Catherine. While we learn in The Beauty Bride that they drowned in 1420 in a shipwreck, they were still married for 25 years and had 8 children. I’m thinking they had a good marriage—plus they inspired a desire to marry for love in their daughters. Theirs must have been a love match. When and where did they meet? We know that Roland and the Hawk of Inverfyre were milk-brothers—when and where did that happen? Merlyn and Ysabella must have journeyed to Sicily, where Gawain and Eglantine were living after the siege of Inverfyre and where the Hawk was born. They must have gone during Ysabella’s second pregnancy or shortly thereafter, which makes sense given that Merlyn continued his trade in textiles from the east. I want to write Catherine and Roland’s story, too.

I haven’t even looked at the True Love Brides series, yet.

I’ve started Berthe’s story. My thinking is that these will be novellas or short stories, but we’ll see how it goes. I don’t tend to write short and I know you all prefer longer stories anyway. I’m going to call this collection Kinfairlie Tales. You’ll find a page for it under the Ravensmuir tab, after the Brides of Inverfyre.

And here’s my question for you today: would you be interested in the world guide for Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre? I’ll be compiling it for my own reference, but could publish it as well. What do you think?

Dragonfire Pre-Order Links

The pre-order links are live for the new editions first three Dragonfire books, all coming on June 26.

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeKiss of Fire is Quinn and Sara’s story and the launch title of the Dragonfire series. You can read an excerpt on the Dragonfire site, on the Kiss of Fire page.

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Kiss of Fury, #2 of the Dragonfire novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeKiss of Fury is book #2 of the Dragonfire Novels. This is Alex and Donovan’s story, the scientist meets the bad boy dragon shifter hero. You can read an excerpt on the Dragonfire site, on the Kiss of Fury page.

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Kiss of Fate, #3 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Kiss of Fate is #3 of the Dragonfire novels. It’s Eileen and Erik’s story, a second chance romance. You can read an excerpt on the Dragonfire site, on the Kiss of Fate page.

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Print Copies of Snowbound

I decided to do individual print editions of the Secret Heart Ink series books. Here are the copies of Snowbound:

Snowbound, book #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, in its print edition

These are in that not-quite-mass-market size of 4.25″ by 7″. You can buy them at Amazon Barnes and Noble
or directly from me in my online store.

When you buy the print book from me, you get the ebook free. (The ebook will be delivered by BookFunnel after your purchase is complete.)

I love these little books! What do you think?