Secret Heart Ink & Short Stories

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeSome of my books have come out of KDP Select and are back in wide distribution.

The first three books in Secret Heart Ink are available wide again, just in time for Chynna’s story to join them.

In Snowbound, you’ll meet the three friends from Honey Hill, Maine, on their girls’ weekend trip to New York – they attend the opening of Chynna’s tattoo parlor at Flatiron Five and Olivia wins the first moon tattoo from Chynna. It tempts her to take a chance and be with Spencer, Lexi’s big brother and Olivia’s secret crush. Snowbound has been discounted to 99 cents at all portals.

Spring Fever is Reyna and Kade’s story. Reyna is an established customer of Chynna’s but when she accepts a secret heart tattoo, her romantic luck changes—but can she leave her past behind to trust in a future with Kade? Spring Fever is now priced at $2.99 US.

One Hot Summer Night, #3 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeOne Hot Summer Night is a second chance romance for Gabe and Lexi. Gabe reveals an old secret and learns of an even bigger one that Lexi has kept. Can this pair heal each other and build a future together? It’s their Christmas wedding that Chynna attends in Under the Mistletoe, which pretty much tells you the answer. One Hot Summer Night is now priced at $2.99 US.

Don’t forget to pre-order Under the Mistletoe, coming September 24. This is Chynna’s story and a holiday romance – you’ll also see Theo get his tattoo in this story, which takes place at the same time as Bad Case of Loving You.

An Elegy for Melusine is one of the short stories. This is a retelling of a medieval fairy tale and also linked to the DragonFate series – Mel and the ghost Raymond are characters in that series.

Coven of Mercy, a short story and vampire romance by Deborah CookeCoven of Mercy is a short story, also available at all portals again. This story introduces Micah and Rosemary, as well as the Coven of Mercy itself. They all appear in DragonFate, too.

Beguiled, a collection of short stories, is available in wide distribution again. It had to be taken down because two of the stories included in it were enrolled in KDP Select.

Binge-Worthy Series on Sale at Apple!

The Coxwell Series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies by Deborah Cooke, on sale in the Binge-Worthy Series Sale at Apple August 27 - September 3 2019

Apple is having a sale in their store through September 3 featuring binge-worthy romance series. The sale is supported in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand. You’ll find All or Nothing in the featured titles, as well as The Crusader’s Bride. They’re both on sale for just 99cents!

I’ve also discounted some of the linked books. In the Coxwell Series, Double Trouble is also 99 cents this week in these territories, while Third Time Lucky and One More Time are $2.99US/£2.49/$3.99CA/$3.99AU/$4.99NZ

In the Champions of St. Euphemia series, The Crusader’s Heart and The Crusader’s Kiss are both discounted to $2.99US/£2.49/$3.99CA/$3.99AU/$4.99NZ

The same sale prices are supported in the same territories at Amazon and GooglePlay, as well. Now’s a great chance to stock up on fall reading!


All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke (writing as Claire Cross)Some people will do anything for true love — even if they have to fake it.

Jen Maitland had no use for handsome guys with easy charm — until she met Zach. He’s the perfect fake date to end her mother’s matchmaking scheme before it starts. Besides, he’d probably just use her and leave her like her ex-fiancé did. At least that’s what Jen tells herself. The only problem is that Zach isn’t as predictable as he appears…

Zach Coxwell hates commitment, but loves a challenge. Like the pretty bar waitress who turned him down flat for a date — only to invite him to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. Zach knows he can make Jen smile — and he’s betting that he can unravel her mysteries — even if he has to do it over candied yams.

A tofu turkey, a sister who threatens to have Zach’s love-child, the untimely appearance of a knitted avocado — and Zach’s discovery of her real motive — combine to turn Thanksgiving dinner into Jen’s worst nightmare. Zach, on the other hand, has the time of his life. And when he makes Jen smile, he finally finds a commitment he’s willing to make…but persuading Jen to believe him will take everything he’s got.

“Five hearts! Tender, sweet, and a lot of fun. A highly recommended read.”
The Romance Studio

“Five blue ribbons! A fantastic book.”
Romance Junkies

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The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixGaston battled for duty and honor—until his new wife tempted him to fight for her love.

When the Templar knight Gaston learns that he has inherited his father’s estate in France, he accepts one last quest for the order and agrees to deliver a package to Paris on his way home. A practical man, Gaston knows he has need of a wife and an heir, so when a lovely widowed noblewoman on pilgrimage snares his gaze, he believes he can see matters solved to their mutual convenience.

But Ysmaine is more than a pilgrim enduring bad luck. She has buried two husbands in rapid succession, both of whom died on her nuptial night, and believes herself cursed. Accepting this gruff knight seems doomed to result in his demise, but Gaston is dismissive of her warnings, and Ysmaine finds herself quickly wed again—this time to a man who is not only vital, but determined to survive.

Neither of them realize that Gaston’s errand is one of peril, for the package contains the treasure of the Templars—and some soul, either in their party or pursuing it, is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, do they dare to trust each other and the love that dawns between them?

The Crusader's Bride, #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix is also available in audioBuy eBook
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Hard Cover Editions with Cloth Covers

Ingrams, the supplier I use for printing my books, has announced that they will be discontinuing their clothbound books. From their email: “On October 22, 2019, we will be retiring our blue and grey cloth covers and gold foil spine stamping in favor of a blue and grey digital cloth image with linen textured lamination.”

I really like the clothbound editions so am disappointed by this, although I understand that it must be a more complicated production process.

Right now, I have the Flatiron Five series and the Dragonfire Novels available in these clothbound hardcover editions. Both have blue cloth. The interiors are the same as the trade paperbacks and the books are just a little larger for the case. Here are my Dragonfire editions beside each other on the shelf:

The Dragonfire Novels by Deborah Cooke, in their print editions

If you’d like any of these books in the clothbound hardcover editions, you should order them soon. You can order them from the usual online portals – there are links on the landing pages for the books – or you can order signed copies directly from me.

Here’s a link for ordering the Dragonfire Novels in hardcover from me:

The Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke in Kindle Unlimited

Buy Signed Hardcovers of the Dragonfire Novels

Buy directly from Deborah and get signed copies of all eleven Dragonfire Novels in hardcover collector's editions – Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate, Winter Kiss, Whisper Kiss, Darkfire Kiss, Flashfire, Ember’s Kiss, The Dragon Legion Collection (which includes Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever – as well as some swag. The price is in US$ and includes $40 US postage from Canada.

$324.99

If you’re interested in Flatiron Five, please add a comment and I’ll email you. 🙂

 

Shopping at GooglePlay

If you buy ebooks at GooglePlay and live in US, Canada or Australia, you’ll likely see some better pricing on my ebooks soon. GP has changed their publisher agreement for these territories: they used to discount the list price worldwide, so publishers had to set the list price higher to ensure that the displayed retail price matched the Amazon price. (Amazon’s agreement stipulates that their displayed price must be the lowest.) GP’s new agreement eliminates that discounting in those three territories, although both GP and Amazon retain the right to match lower prices elsewhere. I’m cautiously optimistic about this change.

I’ve been updating my book files at Google with Google-specific editions – that means the links to other books go to the book’s respective product page at Google, instead of to the landing page on my website. I’ve been updating the prices as I go. The new terms stipulate a price range for books in these territories to be available for the new terms (99cents to $9.99 US) and I’m finding that the conversion to $CA and $AU puts my boxed sets outside the parameters. So, they’re keeping the old prices in all markets except US.

Depending how this shakes out, it might be possible to do pre-orders at GooglePlay in future. We’ll see.

Right now, most of Claire’s books have been updated. I should finish them and Deborah’s books this week, then will update Secret Heart Ink, as well as my paranormal romances and time travels, as those books come out of Kindle Unlimited in September and go into wide distribution again.

How curious. Deborah has an author page at GooglePlay, but Claire doesn’t. But most of Flatiron Five is missing from Deborah’s page. I’ll send support a message and try to get this sorted out – if you click on Simply Irresistible, GP will show the rest of the series in the sidebar.

See Deborah’s books at GooglePlay.

See Claire’s books at GooglePlay.

BookBub Ad Results for Simply Irresistible

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.On Sunday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal for Simply Irresistible, which is book one of my Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances. This serie starter was featured as a free read.

Simply Irresistible has had BBFD’s before – dates – so it’s reasonable to expect diminished results each time.

This time, I discounted other books in the series in the hope of prolonging the halo. I did this with The Princess in June and the strategy worked well for historical romance – the halo for that series extended well into July at all portals. This was an opportunity to see how well it worked for my contemporary romances.

By 12:30 Eastern, Tyler and Amy’s book was on the move at Amazon.com. It had already reached #2 in Romantic Comedy and #5 in Contemporary Romance, as well as #22 overall free in the Kindle store. Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #2 in Romantic Comedy, #5 in Contemporary Romance and #22 free overall at Amazon.com on August 12, 2019What a great start!

Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #2 in Romantic Comedy at Amazon.com on August 12, 2019

Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #5 in Contemporary Romance at Amazon.com on August 12, 2019

Tuesday morning, the results look like this:

At Amazon.com, Simply Irresistible is #1 in Romantic Comedy, #2 in Contemporary Romance and #10 overall free in the Kindle store. Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #1 in Romantic Comedy, #2 in Contemporary Romance and #10 free overall at Amazon.com on August 13, 2019

Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #1 in Romantic Comedy at Amazon.com on August 13, 2019 Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #2 in Contemporary Romance at Amazon.com on August 13, 2019 At Apple, Simply Irresistible is #2 in Romance and #2 overall free in the Apple store.

Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #2 free overall at Apple on August 13, 2019 Simply Irresistible, book one of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #2 free in Romance at Apple on August 13, 2019

I’m very pleased with results so far. 🙂

Flatiron Five Summer Sale!

Sale on Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke from August 8 - 17 2019Today is day one of the summer sale on my Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances!

Simply Irresistible (book 1) is free at all portals.

Addicted to Love (book 2) is 99 cents at all portals.

In the Midnight Hour and Some Guys Have All the Luck are both discounted to $2.99 US at all portals.

These discounted prices will be in effect until August 16, so take advantage of this chance to catch up with the team at Flatiron Five!

Kindle Unlimited Update

This summer, I put some books into KDP Select, which means you can read them free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. This was an experiment – I think KU skews to new content not backlist, and also to frequent publicataion. My suspicions have been proven right this summer, at least for my books. As a result, these titles will be going back into wide distribution at the end of their 90 day term in KU and I wanted to give you fair warning of the change.

The Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
The first three books in the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances are currently in KU, but will finish their term September 1 and go wide again. This will make them available at all portals in time for the publication of the fourth and final book in the series, Under the Mistletoe.

Coven of Mercy, a short story and vampire romance by Deborah Cooke An Elegy for Melusine: A Medieval Fairy Tale by Claire Delacroix Beguiled, a collection of short stories and novellas by Claire Delacroix and Deborah Cooke

Coven of Mercy and An Elegy for Melusine will also finish their term in KU on September 1 and go wide. This will make them available at all portals before Dragon’s Kiss is published, which is good since they are connected to the DragonFate Novels. I’ll also republish the collection Beguiled (which includes both of those stories) at all portals in September.

If you’re a KU subscriber, grab your copies this month!

Bad Case of Loving You Print Edition

The print copies of Bad Case of Loving You arrived last week, but I packed them all up to take to Romancing the Capital without taking a picture to show you. I really like this cover and hope you do, too.

Have a look!

Bad Case of Loving You, book 6 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke in trade paperbackIt’s a dingy day here, so the colour isn’t quite as saturated as in real life. That purple looks so rich on the actual books. Just like the other four full-length F5 books, there’s a hardcover edition of this one available, too.

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Bad Case of Loving You, book #6 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Buy Signed Trade Paperback Copy of Bad Case of Loving You

Buy directly from Deborah and you’ll get a signed trade paperback of Theo and Lyssa’s book – along with some swag. The price includes $10 US for shipping. If that’s too much – or if I’m meeting you at a signing – I’ll refund as appropriate.

$19.99

Buy Signed Trade Paperbacks of the Flatiron Five Series

Buy directly from Deborah to get signed copies of all of the F5 books so far – Simply Irresistible, Addicted to Love, In the Midnight Hour, Some Guys Have All the Luck, Going to the Chapel and Bad Case of Loving You – along with some swag. The price is in $US and includes $25 US for shipping from Canada. If this is too much, I’ll refund the difference to you.

$84.99

Dragon’s Kiss and Under the Mistletoe Pre-Orders

We have pre-orders!

Under the Mistletoe is the fourth and final book in the Secret Heart Ink series.

Under the Mistletoe, a contemporary Christmas romance and #4 in the Secret Heart Ink series by Deborah CookeAlthough Chynna is a complete romantic, she avoids weddings because they renew the pain of losing her beloved husband. So does Christmas, so an invitation to Lexi and Gabe’s holiday wedding should be easy to decline. All the same, she’s tempted to see three recipients of her secret heart tattoos happily in love, and with some encouragement, agrees to attend. A hook-up with Trevor, Gabe’s handsome partner, seems like the ideal way to settle her nerves—but Trevor wants a lot more than one night with the most attractive woman he’s ever met. Chynna is the woman he’s been waiting for—all he has to do is convince her to take a chance on love again, with him.

Coming September 24!

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Dragon's Kiss, book #2 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Dragon shifter and Pyr warrior Kristofer follows the spark of his firestorm into Maeve’s dark realm, only to discover that it’s an illusion and a trap, not his firestorm at all. The fake mate who lures him into Fae is another species threatened by Maeve – Brianna is a Valkyrie, whose sister has been imprisoned by the dark queen. Brianna has to collect a Pyr soul to save her sister, but Kristofer doesn’t intend to die just yet. Trapped by Maeve, Kristofer and Brianna reluctantly join forces to save her sister—even when they discover that their skills are complementary, they know that there can be no future between a mortal Pyr and an immortal collector of souls. How much will either surrender to triumph over Maeve? And what will they do when the firestorm sparks in truth?

Coming October 22, 2019

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Reviews for Bad Case of Loving You

Bad Case of Loving You, book #6 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeIt’s been a good week for reviews – the first week for reviews of Bad Case of Loving You – and I thought I’d share some of them with you.

Sandy at The Reading Cafe said:
“BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU is a story of family, friendship, secrets and lies; of betrayal and heartbreak; second chances and falling in love. The premise is inviting; the romance is spicy and sexy; the characters are sassy and wounded. BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU is an animated look at rekindling love.”

You can read the whole review right here.

Heather at Rendezvous with a Romance said:
“So good. I always enjoy returning to Flatiron Five and Theo is the last partner not attached to someone and we find out why in this installment. He is already in love with a woman and has been for the past 11 years. The rest I will leave up to you to find out. Their story was great, shocking, and beautiful. Deborah Cooke handled their second chance romance beautifully. Lyssa has kept quite a few secrets during the past decade since she saw Theo last and she also has some deep scars that Theo doesn’t know about. When they reconnect near New Years, she sets out to right some wrongs and hopefully rekindle a friendship, if nothing else, though she does hope for more. Start to finish the story was enjoyable and engrossing. Passionate and beautiful. Overall, a great read. This series just gets better and better.”

You can read the whole review right here.

Eva at Stormy Vixen said:
“This second chance romance is a “Boom” of a story and has readers dancing to the beat of its vivid intensity. The characters are strong, captivating and easily draw readers into their emotionally gripping and heartwarming story.”

You can read the whole review right here.

There are also terrific reviews posted on the product pages at the portals. Thanks to all of these reviewers for loving this story and making my week!

If you don’t have your copy of Theo and Lyssa’s story yet, that’s easy to fix.

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 just Lyssa Monroe. There’s never been another woman who could compete—he even loved Lyssa enough to let her walk away when she said it was over. When he sees her again, 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 she sees him again, everything is simple for once and only one choice is possible. The secret she keeps from Theo could destroy any chance of a future together, but surely she can keep it hidden for just one more night. Or maybe two. How much will she sacrifice to defend her son—and how far will Theo go to give them a second chance?

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