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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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.”
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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.

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?

 

Snowbound Today!

Today’s the day for the launch of Secret Heart Ink with book #1, Snowbound.

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeFlatiron Five has a new tattoo shop—run by the enigmatic and legendary tattoo artist Chynna. When the moon is full, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire and gives it away, with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Who will be next?

Olivia trusts here-and-now…
Olivia doesn’t believe in magic or everlasting love—she’s a scientist, after all—but winning a tattoo from Chynna convinces her to take a chance. She’s always admired her best friend Lexi’s big brother Spencer, maybe because opposites attract. What would it be like to seduce him? Would it end her fascination with him? With a little help from her friends and a blindfold, Liv decides to find out. The bonus is that Spencer will never know his secret lover was her…

Spencer believes in forever…
But Spencer guesses the truth almost right away. He’s good with having Olivia want him—having her alone in his cabin is the perfect chance to teach her to trust sensation and him. A blizzard interferes with Olivia’s plan, giving Spencer more time to work his own persuasive magic. He knows a night or two will only be the beginning of what he wants to last forever. Can he convince Olivia to give love a try, or will she leave him forever as soon as the snow melts?

Read an excerpt.

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More Links for Snowbound and Print, too!

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Flatiron Five has a new tattoo shop—run by the enigmatic and legendary tattoo artist Chynna. When the moon is full, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire and gives it away, with the goal of making romantic dreams come true. Who will be next?

Olivia trusts here-and-now…
Olivia doesn’t believe in magic or everlasting love—she’s a scientist, after all—but winning a tattoo from Chynna convinces her to take a chance. She’s always admired her best friend Lexi’s big brother Spencer, maybe because opposites attract. What would it be like to seduce him? Would it end her fascination with him? With a little help from her friends and a blindfold, Liv decides to find out. The bonus is that Spencer will never know his secret lover was her…

Spencer believes in forever…
But Spencer guesses the truth almost right away. He’s good with having Olivia want him—having her alone in his cabin is the perfect chance to teach her to trust sensation and him. A blizzard interferes with Olivia’s plan, giving Spencer more time to work his own persuasive magic. He knows a night or two will only be the beginning of what he wants to last forever. Can he convince Olivia to give love a try, or will she leave him forever as soon as the snow melts?

Read an excerpt.

Coming March 20.

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Also, Snowbound will be available in a print edition! Stay tuned for more details.

Snowbound Excerpt

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThis month, I’m launching a new spin-off series from Flatiron Five called Secret Heart Ink. You might remember Chynna setting up her tattoo shop at Flatiron Five in In the Midnight Hour, and that she plans to give away a tattoo every full moon. These tattoos, filled with the moon’s magic in Chynna’s view, bring true love to the recipient. There are skeptics at F5 and there are believers. Cassie gets the first of thes tattoos to test it out, but by the end of In the Midnight Hour, she hasn’t had results. (She’ll get her results in Some Guys Have All the Luck.) This new series follows the recipients of the tattoos.

On the opening night for Chynna’s shop, three friends are enjoying a girls’ weekend in New York. One of them, Olivia, wins the tattoo. Olivia doesn’t believe in magic or even true love, but she decides the tattoo is a sign that she should take a chance and seduce Spencer, the guy she can’t get out of her mind. He’s her friend Lexi’s brother, so the three friends conspire together.

Snowbound is coming March 20. It’s a fun, sexy read. These books are shorter than the F5 books. Pre-order is available! The books in this series will also be available as paperbacks.

There’s also a Pinterest board for Secret Heart Ink, right here.

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An excerpt from Snowbound:

The plan was nuts.

It was also Lexi’s idea, which pretty much explained everything. Liv would never have concocted such a scheme, but that also meant she would never have done anything about seducing Spencer. The plan should ensure that he never knew it was her.

That was the important thing.

Would he play along?

Liv had major jitters but she wasn’t going to back down now. She really didn’t want to see Spencer be surprised by the news of her attraction to him. She wanted her fantasy but not any awkwardness. Now that her tattoo was healed and the plan was in motion, the only thing left to do was hope for success.

Blindfold. Sex. Getaway.

She had this.

It was new and different, but she’d think of it as an experiment. A test of her verve. A means of getting the desire for one gorgeous man out of her system.

Liv gripped the steering wheel. Would Spencer figure it out?

She was leaving for the UK the next night. She wouldn’t be back until the fall. If this went badly, she didn’t have to go back to the town of Honey Hill, Maine at all. Ever. Her mom was good with visiting her wherever she ended up.

But the plan was good. It would work.

Liv lowered the window and got a ticket for the parking garage.

There were clouds gathering overhead when she parked at the airport and headed for the terminal. The wind was up and she wondered whether it would rain or snow. Whatever kind of precipitation fell, she’d be back here in twenty-four hours, waiting for her flight to Heathrow.

Liv called Lexi. “I’m not sure I can do it,” she said when her oldest friend answered.

“Of course you can,” Lexi replied with her usual confidence. “It’ll be easy. We’ll take care of the tough bit.”

“He’ll think he’s been tricked.”

“He’ll think he’s in heaven.”

“I’m going to puke,” Liv confessed.

“Don’t!” Lexi replied. “It’ll ruin everything. Trust me: it’s hard to seduce a guy when you’ve got yack on your coat.”

Liv heard Gabriel chuckle in the background. “And you know this because you’ve tried it?”

“I’m going out on a limb,” Lexi admitted. “I’m guessing.”

Gabriel murmured something and Lexi laughed. “Okay. There was that incident at a Christmas party a few years back, but I didn’t really want him anyway.”

“I thought you wanted all the guys at least once,” Liv heard Gabriel tease.

“Everyone but you,” Lexi retorted. “You’re too much of a bad boy even for me.”

Liv rolled her eyes, doubting that was even possible.

There was a hoot, indicating that Gabriel had taken exception, and Liv would have bet good money that Lexi had taken Gabriel home at least once. She entered the terminal and checked the arrivals board. “You didn’t tell me what you had to do to convince Gabriel to go along with this.”

“And I’m not going to. Just trust me.”

Liv smiled. Got it in one. “Okay, I’m walking to the gate.”

“Good. You remember everything?”

“Yes, diabolical one.”

“And everything’s ready here. Look out, Spencer! The new moon has your name and number!”

“Does your brother know you should come with a warning label?”

“Probably.” Lexi was dismissive.

“Besides,” Reyna contributed suddenly. Liv hadn’t realized she was there, then wondered where else she would have been. “There will be cupcakes.”

Liv didn’t share Reyna’s conviction that cupcakes fixed everything, but she knew that kind of commentary would be unwelcome. “Thanks,” she said, because Reyna’s cupcakes were awesome. She wasn’t sure there’d be time for food. “I hope Lexi has a story to explain Reyna’s cupcakes in Spencer’s house.”

“I’ll think of something,” Lexi said. “Better yet, smear them around, eat them, and destroy the evidence before he can see it.”

Something else to do. Liv nodded, forgetting that Lexi couldn’t see her. “Okay.”

“Gabriel’s going to call him now,” Lexi said. “Get ready.”

Liv reached the gate where Spencer’s flight was arriving. The glass doors were tinted, but the sign displayed his flight number.

He was probably just on the other side, waiting for his bag, maybe fifty feet away.

And just in a couple of hours, he’d be at her mercy. She gripped her phone tighter.

“I am going to puke,” she said.

“Use it,” Lexi said, showing her typical lack of mercy. “If he thinks you’ve been inconvenienced, too, you’ll start with something in common.”

“Got it.” Liv ended the call and dropped her phone into her purse. She jammed her hands into her pockets and balled them into fists, reminding herself to stay calm. She was the queen of composure. She was impassive. She could do this. Her heart was skipping and her stomach was jittery, but Spencer didn’t need to know that. It seemed like her new tattoo was heating up, like she could feel Chynna’s tattoo gun burning its outline all over again.

But that was irrational.

As irrational as moon magic.

And true love lasting forevermore.

The doors slid open and three passengers emerged. Strangers.

Liv took a steadying breath.

The doors slid open again, and half a dozen passengers stepped into the terminal. Some were clearly expecting to be met, because they surveyed the crowd. Others trudged away to taxis or to the parking garage.

Six more.

Eight more.

What if Spencer had missed the flight? What if he’d guessed his sister’s plan or somehow sensed trouble and canceled his flight? What if he didn’t turn up at all? Liv wasn’t one to worry but her imagination was churning out possibilities when the doors opened and Spencer strode into the terminal.

He was on his phone, so she had a chance to ogle him.

She hadn’t seen him for a while, but he was still as gorgeous as ever. Dark hair, a little long, and little tousled. He was wearing a leather jacket and jeans, a hoodie under the jacket. He frowned as he talked into his phone. His lips tightened before he said something curt, then he glanced up, his gaze sweeping over the crowd.

Their gazes locked.

Her tattoo exploded in fire and Liv almost fell over at the sudden burst of heat. Was she going crazy? Or was this just stress? The sensation faded as abruptly as it had come on and she could dismiss it. She waved at Spencer and tried to look cool and composed.

It had to be better than looking like she was going to hurl.

She knew Spencer’s eyes were a sapphire blue with long dark lashes. She knew they had to be snapping with annoyance. She knew which tattoos he had where, that he worked out daily, that he was an amazing chef, that he was part owner of a successful restaurant and bar, that he seldom drank alcohol, that he had a wicked left hook and a killer smile. She could hear the rumble of his voice as he told Gabriel off, but could only stare back at him, her heart thumping as he strode directly toward her.

Perfection made flesh.

The only man she’d ever wanted.

It was just raw biology. He was the best male specimen she’d ever seen. That was all. Natural selection. Survival of the species. May the best genes win. Plain old biology getting things done.

It was too late to back out. This was going down. She was going to do it.

And as Liv watched Spencer approach her, she had to admit that she was really, really excited.

Excerpt from Snowbound Copyright ©2018 Deborah A. Cooke

Bad Case of Loving You

The pre-order for Theo’s book is up at iBooks. It’ll be a January 2019 release.

Theo knows what’s possible…
Because he’s learned the hard way what’s not. The internationally successful supermodel known as Angel stole his heart forever when she was shy Lyssa Monroe. There’s never been another woman who could compete—he even loved Lyssa enough to walk away when she told him they had to part. When he sees her at F5, he’s resolved to make one glimpse of her sustain him for another ten years. When she offers him one night together, Theo can’t say no—even though he knows a taste will only tempt him to hope for more all over again.

Lyssa has tasted forbidden fruit…
And she can’t forget it, no matter how hard she tries. Theo’s love is a touchstone for all that is pure and good in the chaos her life has become. When their gazes meet across the dance floor at F5, everything is simple for once and only one choice is possible. The secrets she keeps from him could destroy everything, but surely she can keep them hidden for just one night. How much will she sacrifice to defend the past—and how far will Theo go to discover the truth?

Coming January 22, 2019

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My Pinterest Boards

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeI like to use Pinterest to gather inspiration for my stories, but I don’t log in and play there regularly – it’s too easy to lose half a day there! But recently, I logged in to reorganize my Dragonfire images and ended up sorting other boards out, as well. It’s now possible to create sections within a board, so there are boards for each of my series with sections inside for each book in the series. Most of those boards also have extra images in them, which either are inspiration or apply to the entire series.

So, there’s a board for Flatiron Five, which has subsidiary boards for each book in the series. The extra images on this board are of Manhattan.

There’s also a board for Secret Heart Ink, again with subsidiary boards for the individual stories.

There’s a new board for Dragonfire, which you can find right here. You might also like my Dragons board which is just for dragon eye candy.

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeMy alter-ego Claire has lots of boards on Pinterest. Here’s Medieval Eye Candy, which started out with images from illuminated manuscripts but has become a catch-all of interesting images. The Ravensmuir board has a section for each book in that world, from the Rogues of Ravensmuir through the Jewels of Kinfairlie, the True Love Brides and the Brides of Inverfyre. The Champions of St. Euphemia have their own board, and there’s also one for the eye candy of Castles.

Do you use Pinterest? What kind of images do you like to collect there?