Schedule Updates

Some Like It Hot, book #7 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeI’ve been moving my schedule around to accommodate the new publication date of Bad Case of Loving You. I also want to start some new projects.

One of the results of this reorganization is that Some Like It Hot has been moved to a February 2020 publication date. That will take my contemporary romance publication schedule back to two titles a year. (Theo and Lyssa messed me up, but in 2020 we’ll be on track again.)

Under the Mistletoe, a contemporary Christmas romance and #4 in the Secret Heart Ink series by Deborah CookeThe contemporary romance after that (summer 2020 pub date) will be a Coxwell book. I also want to set some romances at Flatiron Five West, and will be attending RWA National in San Francisco in July 2020 with the plan of doing some research there.

I’m planning to finish up Under the Mistletoe and publish it this fall, so it will be my 2019 holiday romance read. First, Theo and Lyssa, then Chynna.

Unicorn Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix, 2019 new editionAs for Claire’s books, there will be One Knight’s Return this month, which has proven to be another one of those little republication projects that ended up taking a huge amount of time. (The second half of the book is all new and the first half has significant changes. It would have been faster to just write a new book!) Then there will be a republication of Unicorn Bride in August, which really will be a republication and very close to the original.

That’s where we stand!

Flatiron Five in Hard Cover Editions

The Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke in hard cover editions

Yesterday, I received copies of the Flatiron Five books in their new hard cover editions! They really look nice.

I just added these editions a few weeks ago, in the hope that they’ll make their way into some library collections. You can also buy them at your portal of choice.

I’ve added the links to the book pages, but here they are all in one place:

Buy Simply Irresistible in hardcover:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Buy Addicted to Love in hardcover:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Buy In the Midnight Hour in hardcover:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

Buy Some Guys Have All the Luck in hardcover:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

 

Theo’s Book

Bad Case of Loving You, book #6 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeLast night, I changed the publication date for Theo and Lyssa’s book, Bad Case of Loving You. Instead of coming out next week, it’s now scheduled for publication on July 23. If you had a pre-order at Amazon, it’s been cancelled.

This doesn’t make me happy but it was necessary.

This winter in Romancelandia, there’s been a lot of discussion about the depiction of people of color in romance novels. In fact, I think this discussion changed Theo’s story, because I was trying to get it right. To be sure, I asked two writers to do a sensitivity read on the final book. They both said there were issues with the book – and they identified the same issues, which is a good thing. What was interesting to me was that they said I’d made race a bigger issue in the book than it would be in real life, which means that my initial instincts were right.

One Knight's Return, book #2 of the Sayerne series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixThe book needs to be revised, so it can’t be published next week. There are some other elements of the story that I want to change as well, so I’ll put the book aside while I finish One Knight’s Return, then revise it.

I apologize for the delay and hope you understand. 🙂

 

Pricing on Print Editions

Wyvern's Outlaw, book #4 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI’ve made some changes to the distribution details of my print editions from Ingrams, which means that you’ll see better prices at your portal of choice than has been the case to date.

I publish print editions directly through Amazon for Amazon of most titles, and to date, those have had the best prices. l publish print editions for everywhere else from Ingrams. They’ve been priced slightly higher, but these changes will make the prices the same in most cases as the Amazon-direct prices.

As an example, many of my trade paperbacks were $9.99 US on the Amazon direct version but $14.99 US if distributed by Ingrams. In most cases, they’re now $9.99 US from Ingrams, too. I have uploaded some print titles directly to Nook as well – Dragonfire, Flatiron Five, the Champions of St. Euphemia and the True Love Brides – which have similar pricing to the Amazon editions. All the other series come to B&N from Ingrams, and they will all do so in future.

The Frost Maiden's Kiss, a medieval romance and third book in the True Love Brides series by Claire DelacroixSimilarly, the hardcover editions which come from Ingrams – Dragonfire and new ones for Flatiron Five – have dropped in price from $32.99 US or so to $24.99 US or so. The prices vary slightly from book to book – because the length of the book determines the production cost – but you’ll see an improvement.

The new prices were effective yesterday, so they should be live at your portal of choice now.

Moving Dates

Bad Case of Loving You, book #6 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThis year, I’m determined to get ahead of my publication schedule, so that books are done and loaded well in advance of publication. This will make it easier for me to plan and also to promote those books. This means I need to delay publication on some things. In future, I won’t tell you what I’m working on until it’s loaded for pre-order (and done). So, we’re in a little transition phase.

First up, the publication date for Bad Case of Loving You moved to April 16.

Next, One Knight’s Return‘s publication date moved to May 21.

Third, Some Like It Hot moved the fall – it now has an October 29 publication date. At this point, I’m thinking it will be the last Flatiron Five book, but we’ll see.

What goes in the gaps?

Under the Mistletoe, a contemporary Christmas romance and #4 in the Secret Heart Ink series by Deborah CookeUnder the Mistletoe will be a September release. It makes more sense to publish a Christmas book in the fall than in the spring, after all. I’ll give you the links once it’s loaded at the portals. Chynna’s story will be the last Secret Heart Ink book

Here Be Dragons will be a July release, one way or the other. Again, I’ll give you the links once it’s loaded at the portals.

What comes after that? I’ll tell you once the links are live! I have so many covers that I’ve already commissioned, but might do something entirely new.

 

Addicted to Love on the Charts

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeYesterday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal for Addicted to Love being on sale for 99 cents. As usual, I wanted to share the results with you.

At Amazon.com, Addicted to Love reached #18 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #178 overall paid in the Kindle store.

Addicted to Love at #18 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #178 overall paid at Amazon.com on March 20, 2019

At Amazon.ca, it reached #6 in Romantic Comedy, #18 in Contemporary Romance and #70 overall paid in the Kindle store.

Addicted to Love at #6 in Romantic Comedy, #18 in Contemporary Romance and #70 overall paid in the Kindle store in the Amazon.ca store on March 20, 2019

At Amazon Australia, Kyle and Lauren’s book reached #22 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #206 overall paid in the Kindle store.

Addicted to Love at #22 in Romantic Comedy, #41 in Contemporary Romance and #206 overall paid in the Amazon Australia store on March 20, 2019

At Nook, Addicted to Love earned a bestseller ribbon!
Addicted to Love with a Bestseller ribbon at Nook on March 20, 2019

Kyle and Lauren’s book is #35 overall in the Nook store this morning:

Addicted to Love at #35 overall in the Nook store on March 20, 2019And #12 in Romance:

Addicted to Love at #12 in Romance in the Nook store on March 20, 2019At Apple, Addicted to Love is #15 overall in the Apple bookstore:

Addicted to Love at #15 overall in the Apple bookstore on March 20, 2019

And it’s #6 in Romance at the Apple store:

Addicted to Love at #6 in Romance in the Apple bookstore on March 20, 2019

Kyle and Lauren’s book will be 99 cents until the end of the week, so you can still get a copy at this special price!

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and #2 in the Flatiron Five series, on sale for 99 cents March 2019

Addicted to Love is 99 cents!

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and #2 in the Flatiron Five series, on sale for 99 cents March 2019

Kyle and Lauren’s book is on sale this week for just 99 cents! The sale is only for a few days, so grab your copy now!

Addicted to Love, book #2 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Kyle wants it all…
Kyle Stuyvesant doesn’t believe in love and romance. His parents taught him there’s no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there’s only one woman who ever tempted him to more than a single, hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she’s married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren’s husband cheats and Kyle isn’t just the bearer of bad news, but the man she turns to for comfort.

Lauren demands it all…
When Lauren’s marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure and sensation. Who knows that territory better than Kyle who seduced her so deliciously years before? It was a night Lauren never forgot, and now that she wants to start again, Kyle is the only man she wants. Will she be able to accept his terms of no love or romance? When Lauren can’t get enough, will Kyle take a chance on wanting more?

“Loved every second of it. It has the kind of character development rarely seen in romance novels. Everything happens within a few days, maybe a week or two, but this one started twelve years ago when they first met, then flash-forward to present day and he is her brother’s best friend, their past is a secret, she is married and he is the bearer of bad news. From that moment on it is a slow burn and a strong build up to a great relationship. It spans months and Cooke does it seamlessly with no dull parts. It was great. I loved the slow build. I loved that Kyle had to work for it and that Lauren refused to settle. The progression of the book was great and the conflicts were strong. I loved how Lauren set her cheating ex-husband straight in front of a group of strangers, and I love how Kyle grew from a man who wanted nothing but one night stands, to one who wanted forever and how he grew as a character. There isn’t anything I didn’t like about this book.” —Rendezvous with a Romance

Buy Addicted to Love ebook:
Amazon.com
Apple
Nook
GooglePlay
KOBO
Books2Read Universal Link
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Amazon Link for Bad Case of Loving You

Under the Mistletoe, a contemporary Christmas romance and #4 in the Secret Heart Ink series by Deborah CookeTheo and Lyssa’s book will be off to editing this week, which is a wonderful thing. These two have given me a tussle, but I love their book. (Sometimes the fighters are the best stories.) I’ve moving out the publication date to April 19 to give us all a bit more breathing room. Rushing edits is never a good idea. This means also that I’ve put up a pre-order at Amazon. Under the Mistletoe is almost done, too, and now that I know how it intersects with Theo’s story, I’ll be finishing it up this month, too. After it goes to my editor and I confirm her schedule, I’ll put up the pre-orders for it.

So, here are the pre-order links for Theo and Lyssa – as usual, it’ll be available at GooglePlay on the on sale date:

Bad Case of Loving You, book #5 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

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 April 16, 2019

Available for pre-order at:
Amazon.com
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
Books2Read Universal Link