Just One Hometown Hero in Spanish

The Spanish edition of Cassie and Reid’s book is available this week! There will be a trade paperback as well, but the cover isn’t completed yet. It’ll be done and available soon. In the meantime, the ebook is live at most portals:


Just One Hometown Hero, book four of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Cassie tiene todo lo que quiere…
La vida de Cassie Wilson es prácticamente perfecta, con un trabajo de ensueño, grandes socios y la libertad de hacer lo que le plazca.  Lo último que quiere es volver a Montrose River, la ciudad de la que estaba ansiosa por salir, y visitar el pasado.  Pero cuando su mejor amiga le pide que sea madrina, Cassie ve la oportunidad de marcar una diferencia en la vida de Emily.  Quizás enseñarle a Emily a soñar en grande sea su legado.  Además, un fin de semana en el Medio Oeste no la matará.  Ella regresará a Manhattan tan rápido que no tendrán tiempo de extrañarla en Flatiron 5 Fitness.

Reid sabe lo que quiere…  
Reid Jackson está convencido de que hay que atraer a la suerte.  Mantener los ojos abiertos ha sido el secreto de su triunfo sobre su pasado, junto con mucho trabajo duro.  Puede que él haya venido del lado equivocado de los caminos, y puede que tenga la reputación de ser malo hasta la médula, pero ha construido su propia marca de éxito.  Cuando Cassie Wilson regresa rápidamente a la ciudad, Reid está listo para descubrir si ella realmente es diferente a los demás.  Cassie le da la vuelta a sus expectativas, cumpliendo sus sueños y cambiando su rutina.  Pero cuando Cassie decide que quiere más que una aventura, Reid sabe que él no es el hombre que ella quiere que sea, ¿puede Cassie convencerlo de que quiera más?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


Flatiron 5 Tattoo Spanish editions

Ths Spanish editions of Flatiron Five Tattoo are currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimited – and from today through September 19, book one of the series is FREE!

Flatiron Five Tatuaje in Kindle Unlimited

¡Comienza GRATIS la serie Flatiron 5 Tattoo, de apasionantes romances contemporáneos! Solo una noche nevada es gratis del 15 al 19 de septiembre. ¡Conoce a Spencer y Olivia, luego lee el resto de la serie gratis en Kindle Unlimited!


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 tormenta interfiere con el plan de Olivia, lo que le da a Spencer más tiempo para trabajar en 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?


Free and 99¢ Series Starters

Contemporary romance series starters free or 99cents

This weekend, I’m participating in a BookFunnel promotion for free and 99cent contemporary romance series starters. The landing page is on BookFunnel, and each book’s page will direct you to the retail portals to get your copy. You’ll find Just One Fake Date on the landing page and lots of other contemporary romances. What a great way to find a new series to love!

Visit the landing page.

Just a Small Town Romance Pre-Order

Here it is! I’ve put up the pre-order for Aidan’s book, Just a Small Town Romance, which is the first book in my upcoming series Heroes of Harte’s Harbor. You met Aidan in Just One Fake Date – he’s Shannyn’s brother – now he’s got everything organized to start his new craft brewery in his hometown. We visited Harte’s Harbor in Just One More Time for Shannyn and Ty’s wedding. These books are set in the F5F world, so I’m expecting some familiar characters to pop up.

My plan is to publish this series on a nice steady schedule, with a new book every four months. Right now, I have seven books planned for the series. They’ll all live under the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor tab here on the website. I’ve been working on the Pinterest board and a character list and will let you know when they’re ready for you to browse. Right now, book one is on pre-order for next summer. Here we go!


Just a Small Town Romance, book one of the Heroes of Harte's Harbor series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Aidan Hawke’s legendary good luck has bailed…
What other explanation can there be for his entire future being in the hands of Merry Sinclair? By-the-book Merry has always been the one person immune to his charm, but everything is riding on Aidan convincing her to him use her dad’s historic warehouse for his new craft brewery. Worse, now Merry’s a hotshot Boston lawyer—with legs that go on forever—and even less inclined to compromise than ever. She just wants to sell up and leave town forever. Unless Aidan can persuade her to give him a chance, Merry will probably dump his first batch of beer into the harbor—and maybe throw him with it—then sell the warehouse to someone else. Aidan will do anything to make it come together—even take Merry on as his partner…but when their partnership-of-opposites works like a charm, can he convince her to take a chance on Harte’s Harbor and him?

Meredith Sinclair is on the road to success…
Her hard work is finally paying off and she’s in the running to make partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston. At the worst possible moment, she has to return to Harte’s Harbor—the backwater she couldn’t wait to leave—to settle her father’s estate. It just figures that her dad made one of his handshake deals with Aidan Hawke, her polar opposite—and secret high school crush. That crooked smile still has a dangerous effect on her pulse. But Aidan, with his easy charm and boy-next-door good looks is the last person Meredith needs complicating her life. But when the offers for the warehouse fall through, Aidan’s suggestion of a temporary partnership makes more sense it should. It’ll just be business, for their mutual benefit—so long as Meredith doesn’t forget everything she’s learned about love and romance.


Coming July 2022 in ebook and trade paperback


Pre-order available at some portals:

August Update

August was a busy month!

Pre-Orders

First of all, I finished two Regency romance novellas and listed then for pre-order. A Baron for All Seasons turned out to not be a Christmas romance, so it reverted to its original cover and will be published in September. An Most Inconvenient Earl is a Christmas romance, as well as Eurydice’s story. It finishes out the Brides of North Barrows series – it will be included in a Christmas anthology, coming in October, then available on its own in March.

A Baron for All Seasons, book #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix
A Baron for All Seasons
An Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
A Most Inconvenient Earl

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve also been working on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin, which is a lot of fun. The first third of a book always involves a lot of back and forth for me, and reconsideration of the structure, as well as getting to know more about the characters.

You can see some of my ideas about Nate and Sonia on the Pinterest board for the book. This story will be published in October.

I’m talking to the cover designer about Aidan’s book. Since that will be first in a new series, getting this cover right will take a little longer. I have set up the pre-order at Apple and Amazon for this book, since they’ll allow it withough a cover. Just A Small Town Romance is coming next July.. This story is a lot of fun, a second chance romance with a lot of energy between the couple. I love Aidan already, but Meredith is just so perfect for him – she’s no pushover for his easygoing charm, or at least it seems that way to Aidan…

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

Over in the land of paranormal romance, my dragons are stirring again. I have a pre-order up for the next DragonFate novel. This one is Arach and Wynter’s story, another enemies-to-lovers story with a reluctant mate. Wynter has her own agenda and it doesn’t include a firestorm, a hot dragon shifter, or a baby. Can Arach change her mind? Dragon’s Wolf will be available in May. The pre-orders are up at Apple and Amazon even though the cover is still in the works.

I also have a flash sale on the other three books in the series until the end of August, so you can catch it if you’re quick. If you haven’t started to read that series, now’s the time to catch up!


New Releases

I published a new boxed set from Claire of series starters called First Knights. This sampler is a good deal and a chance to see which of my medieval romance series you like best. It’s just $2.99US through the end of August.

The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set came out at the end of July, but I’ll include it here to balance the page. 🙂

First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix
First Knights Boxed Set
The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set, including all four contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set
Time Travel romances by Claire Delacroix

Also for Claire, my time travel romances came out of Kindle Unlimited and were republished in wide distribution in August.


Translations

I had a bumper crop of new translations published in August. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, we’re continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and The Jewels of Kinfairlie—we’ll finish F5F by the end of 2021 as well as The True Love Brides. I have a new Portuguese translation of The Crusader’s Heart and that translator is working on The Crusader’s Kiss. Another translator has finished Maeve’s Book of Beasts in Portuguese—she’s continuing with Dragon’s Kiss. A different Spanish translator has finished Dragon’s Kiss and is working on Dragon’s Heart. And one of my Italian translation teams has finished Dragon’s Kiss. They’re going to work on An Elegy for Melusine next.

Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español
The Snow White Bride, book three of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition
Español
The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Portuguese edition
Portuguës
Maeve's Book of Beasts, the prequel to the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Portuguese edition
Portuguës
Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español

Well, that gives me a sense of accomplishment! On to September…

Just One Night Together in Spanish

There’s a new Spanish edition of Just One Night Together available today!


Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Damon tiene un secreto…
Todos los viernes por la noche, el socio de F5F, quien es la potencia silenciosa, se marcha  a las cinco en punto sin explicación.  ¿A dónde va Damon?  ¿Qué hace él?  Sus socios quieren saber, pero Damon no se atreve a compartir la verdad sobre la batalla de su madre contra el cáncer.  Ella es el ancla en su vida y él no sabe cómo se las arreglará sin ella.  En medio de la noche, cuando está más solo, quiere controlar todas las variables para alguien, para demostrar que no es completamente impotente.  Él no espera encontrar una voluntaria tan dispuesta o seductora.

A Haley le encanta resolver misterios…
Especialmente uno como el del hombre hermoso que visita a su paciente favorita todos los viernes por la noche.  Él debe ser el hijo de Natasha, pero ¿es también el modelo en la cartelera de ese gimnasio del centro?  ¿Dónde aprendió él el masaje terapéutico?  Aunque ella es enfermera, el interés de Haley en él y su habilidad no es solo profesional. Ella  quiere sentir esas manos sobre su propia piel, durante el mayor tiempo posible.  Una noche, ella se arriesga y le pide una lección, solo para descubrir que tiene un hambre por esa sensación que solo Damon puede satisfacer.


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


Compre Solo una noche juntos en tapa blanda:

First Knights – A New Boxed Set

My alter ego Claire Delacroix has a new boxed set available this week called First Knights. It includes four series starters, each a full-length medieval romance novel. If purchased individually, these books would cost almost $20 US – although one book, The Beauty Bride, is sometimes a free read – and the bundle is priced at just $2.99 through the end of August. What a great deal! If you like medieval romance, here’s a chance to sample four of my series.


First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix

First Knights includes four medieval romance series starters from the Queen of Medieval Romance, Claire Delacroix. Be swept away to a realm of pageantry and chivalry, where each knight competes for his lady’s favor, each lady knows her heart’s desire—and love conquers all. Included in this digital bundle are four first-in-series medieval romances: One Knight Enchanted, The Princess, The Beauty Bride and The Crusader’s Bride.

In One Knight Enchanted—book #1 of the Rogues & Angels series—Annelise seeks refuge at a keep when she is separated from her party and pursued by hungry wolves. The price of admission is marriage to its mysterious lord, and she agrees—only to find herself in a luxurious palace, and seduced by her secretive spouse. Her new husband believes he is doomed, but Annelise knows that love can conquer all. Can she save her husband from the curse placed upon him, or will breaking her promise to him cost any chance to win his wary heart?

In The Princess—book #1 of the Bride Quest series—Brianna is obliged to choose one of three brothers as her husband. Instead, she challenges them, vowing to wed the one who brings her a gift that makes her laugh. She has no intention of laughing at all, but one brother, Luc, declines to follow her whim. Sparks fly between the willful princess and the disillusioned knight after his brothers depart, and from this battle of wills, an unexpected love dawns. When the other knights return, will Luc take up his sword again to defend the maiden who has claimed his heart, or will Brianna be compelled to wed another?

In The Beauty Bride—book #1 of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series—Madeline flees her arranged marriage to the notorious outlaw Rhys FitzHenry, only to be pursued and seduced by her stubborn betrothed. Is she just a possession to this man who wants a son above all else, or can she capture his love for her own? Why does Rhys tell her so many stories, and what do they reveal about her enigmatic husband’s hidden heart?

In The Crusader’s Bride—book #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series—the widow Ysmaine makes a marriage of convenience, accepting the offer of a Templar knight in Jerusalem who is leaving the order to return to France. When their party is attacked, Ysmaine learns that Gaston carries a secret treasure in trust for the Templars, Ysmaine knows that her new husband’s survival may depend upon her assistance—and that this man of honor has stolen her heart. Can she persuade him of the merit of love and trust before it’s too late?

The First Knights digital boxed set includes four thrilling series starters by Claire Delacroix, bursting with medieval romance, adventure, suspense, and love everlasting. Be swept away to Claire’s medieval world in this introduction to four of her medieval romance series today!

Available Today!

A Mistake

On Friday, I made a mistake and have the email replies to show for it. I set up my first contemporary romance newsletter for Spanish editions of my books and, instead of sending it to the Spanish newsletter subscribers, I sent it to the English newsletter subscribers.

Oops.

This is actually a bit too easy to do with a suite of newsletters like mine. In a newsletter service account, the subscribers are all in one pool, so to speak. They’re divided into groups: any subscriber can belong to multiple groups or just one group. Subscribers are added to groups in different ways: for my lists, the subscribers choose to subscribe to a list. That’s the only way they get added – I never ever add people to my list without their consent, or add subscribers to different lists than the one(s) they’ve chosen. So, the newsletter service puts subscribers in the right group, based on the sign-up form they used or the link they followed. That all makes sense, doesn’t it?

For example, Heroes & Happy Endings is the newsletter for my Deborah Cooke contemporary romances in English. If you follow that link and sign up, you’ll be added to that group for my contemporary romances in English.

You could also subscribe to the newsletter for my historical romances, or the one for my paranormal romances, or for any of those in specific languages for which I have translations. You could have signed up for a guided toour of the Ravensmuir books, which is a newsletter sequence for my historical romance readers. There are a lot of groups on my newsletter dashboard and many subscribers belong to more than one.

Last week, I ticked the box for the Spanish contemporary romance readers group, but I didn’t un-tick the box for the English contemporary romance readers group. It was ticked because I copied the English newsletter to make sure the Spanish one was consistent, then changed out all the copy and links and images – but not the recipient list. It was that easy. I couldn’t call back the emails but I fixed the setting for future Spanish newsletters.

But here’s the wrinkle: if you thought you had been added to another newsletter list without your consent, you might have clicked on the Unsubscribe button at the bottom of the Spanish email. That would be a reasonable thing to do – except it won’t quite work out the way you might have expected. Because the newsletter went to the wrong list, if you unsubscribed from that Spanish newsletter Friday or Saturday, you actually unsubscribed from the English newsletter list. I know. It was a simple error with quite spectacular ramifications.

So this post is just to let you know – if you unsubscribed this past weekend in response to that newsletter, you won’t get any more English newsletters unless you sign up again.

Look up, way up, for that sign-up link.

July Update

Since we’re in the lull before the storm – as I move to having new releases finished several months before publication – I thought it would make sense to start giving you a monthly update of my progress. This way, you’ll see that things are happening, even though there aren’t covers etc. to share just yet. I’ve been less active on social media this year, which is great for my writing but not so great for visibility. Writing makes me happier, so I’m going to continue on this path.

Let’s have a look at what’s in the works.

A Baron for All Seasons, book three of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

I’ve been writing several projects simultaneously, which is always a happy situation when I can make it happen. I have nearly finished A Baron for All Seasons, which is book #3 of my Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas. (It might be done by the time you read this.) The plan is for it to be included in a holiday anthology this fall – details to come – then it will be published on its own, probably in March or so. This is Anthea and Rupert’s story – we met them both in book #2, A Duke by Any Other Name. Novellas always take me longer than I expect: even though they have a lower word count, I have to be more careful with the structure to fit everything in.

I’ve also written about half of Eurydice’s story, which will be book #4 and the final story in the series. Details on that to come, though it will probably have a simultaneous (or close to it) publication with book #3. It’s interesting to me how different the two stories are in some ways: Anthea’s book is a second chance romance with elements from previous books to resolve, too, while Eurydice’s book is straightforward fun. Moving between the two stories helps me make progress.

The Pinterest board is still in work.

There will be a boxed set of this series available in ebook and trade paperback, likely in time for Christmas 2022. (It felt odd to type that date!)


Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve also been working on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin, which is a lot of fun. The first third of a book always involves a lot of back and forth for me, and reconsideration of the structure, as well as getting to know more about the characters. You can see some of my ideas about Nate and Sonia on the Pinterest board for the book. This story will be published in October.

In the Flatiron Five world, there’s a new boxed set for Flatiron Five Tattoo, available in both ebook and trade paperback. I’m debating how to break up the main series into boxed sets (two or three?) and you should see some thing available soon.

When I get stuck on Just the Wrong Twin, I’ve been diving into Aidan’s book – again, this is a similar dynamic. Sonia and Nate’s story has a lot of elements to carry forward from previous books, some that need to be resolved in this book, and I need to ensure consistency with the existing world of Flatiron Five Fitness. Aidan’s book, in contrast, will be the launch of a new series with new characters. There aren’t that many details about that corner of my fictional world that have been defined. There’s a Pinterest board for the new series, as well, but I haven’t made it public yet – I’ll do that when the book has a title, cover, and publication date. For the moment, though, I’m loving how sparks fly between Aidan and Meredith. Talk about opposites attracting! My hope is to have the first two books at least publish next summer, so we can have a more rapid publication schedule. That means getting them written and edited ahead of time.


My other project in the works is the next book in my Blood Brothers series, The Hunter & the Heiress, which I’d like to see published in December or January. (Fingers crossed.) I’ve booked the narrator for the audio already and am trying to have a simultaneous audio-ebook-print publication for the first time.

Book #1, The Wolf & the Witch, is available now. Here’s the Pinterest board for the series:

First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix

I have a new boxed set from Claire of series starters called First Knights, which will be published in August. This sampler is a good deal and a chance to see which of my medieval romance series you like best.

I’m also looking at updating some covers. My time travel romances have come out of Kindle Unlimited and are due for a fresh look. I’ll wait on the new covers before republishing them at the other portals. My cover designer is really busy this summer!


Translations are continuing, too. I have two new Spanish editions each month and the pre-orders are available for them through the end of the year. So far, my team has completed the Champions of St. Euphemia series and Flatiron Five Tattoo. We’re working on the Jewels of Kinfairlie and Flatiron Five Fitness now. The full-length romances are available in both ebook and trade paperback in translation.

I also have German, Italian and Portuguese translations of my medieval romances available and more in the works.

DragonFate is also being translated, which is quite cool. Maeve’s Book of Beasts is available in Italian now, as well as in Spanish, and I expect Dragon’s Kiss to be available in both languages in August or September. Maeve’s Book of Beasts should be available in Portuguese then, too.

And that’s where I’m at for the end of July. 🙂 I’ll keep writing (and weeding my garden) and will give you another update in a month. I hope you’re well!

Just One More Time in Spanish

Just One More Time is available in a new Spanish edition!


Just One More Time, book two of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Kyle lo quiere todo…
Kyle Stuyvesant no cree en el amor y el romance.  Sus padres le enseñaron que no existe la eternidad y él se tomó la lección en serio.  Después de todo, solo hay una mujer que lo tentó a querer más que una noche caliente juntos.  Afortunadamente para sus convicciones, ella está casada con otro hombre.  Problema resuelto, hasta que el esposo de Lauren la engaña y Kyle no es solo el portador de malas noticias, sino el hombre al que ella llama para que la consuele.

Lauren lo exige todo…
Después de que el matrimonio de Lauren se derrumba, ella quiere perderse en el placer.  ¿Quién conoce ese territorio mejor que Kyle, quien una vez la sedujo por completo?  Lauren nunca olvidó esa noche maravillosa y, ahora que de repente está soltera, la regla de Kyle de no tener amor ni romance tiene un nuevo atractivo.  Todo lo que ella quiere es satisfacción, pero cuando Kyle se dé cuenta de que necesita más, ¿podrá convencer a Lauren para que vuelva a arriesgarse de nuevo, esta vez con él?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.