In the Midnight Hour Sample

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeI’ve updated the free downloadable sample from In the Midnight Hour in my online store. It’s now two complete chapters, which gives you a much better introduction to Haley and Damon. It’s also available in the iBookstore.

You can download the MOBI here and the EPUB here.

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The Coxwell Series on Sale at iBooks

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah CookeSince The Coxwells Series Boxed Set is on sale at Amazon, I decided to also discount it to $2.99US (or equivalent) at iBooks, in select territories.

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The iBooks sales starts today and ends the 27th of November.

This digital boxed set includes all four books in The Coxwell Series. Three brothers and a sister find themselves on the adventure to romance and happily-ever-after in this bestselling series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies by Deborah Cooke.

When Philippa’s high school crush turns up on her doorstep, she knows better than to trust the bad boy who broke her heart. Nick proves that he’s determined to fix his past mistakes in Third Time Lucky – does Philippa dare to give him another chance?

In Double Trouble, self-reliant Maralys breaks her own rules to help out her twin sister’s husband and kids when her sister walks out forever. If it’s because she has a soft spot for James—or unfinished business with him—she’s not going to admit it. But James is better at understanding Maralys than she realizes, and he soon realizes that their second chance at love is their best shot at happiness.

In One More Time, Matt walks out of his marriage to Leslie, his mother-in-law unexpectedly moves in while he visits an old girlfriend, their teenage daughter shows even more attitude and a pair of resident poodles add mayhem to Leslie’s quest for the magic that once made their marriage work. Can they find the balance again?

In All or Nothing, bad boy Zach meets a cute waitress who isn’t easily charmed and (even)  turns him down. A cancer survivor, Jen knows better than to get involved with guys who will only disappear when it matters. When her mother decides to play matchmaker, though, Jen decides that Zach would make a great fake date, only to discover that he has a lot more to offer than a good time.

The boxed set includes Third Time Lucky, Double Trouble, One More Time, All or Nothing and also an excerpt from Simply Irresistible, book #1 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances.

A USA Today Bestseller!

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NaNoWriMo 2017

National Novel Writing MonthI often participate in NaNoWriMo (which is National Novel Writing Month) and this year is no exception.

The fact is that every month of my life is NaNo, since the goal of NaNo is to write 50K words in a month. That’s not a novel in my corner of the fiction market, but it’s about half of one. Most months, I write new content at this rate, so November isn’t anything special. I’m using working on multiple projects at a time, as well, although I only list one on the NaNo website.

Doing NaNoWriMo is a good way to cross check my productivity, though. I tend to keep track of my page count on Post-It notes on my desk, and I do update my wall calendar each week with my progress—right alongside my goals for the week. Keeping track on the NaNo site makes me feel more accountable, and it also makes me more aware of what else is placing demands on my time. What’s interfering with writing? What am I doing instead? NaNo provides a little productivity cross-check for me each year, and helps me to refine my process.

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThis year, for example, I’ve written 13,000 words through Saturday. (Still taking Sundays off.) That’s not bad, but it’s less than I’d hoped to achieve in four days. I aim for 3K to 5K per day of new word count. The fact is that there was been a LOT of publishing stuff happening behind the scenes last week, so I wasn’t even starting to write until after 2PM. The problem is that mornings are my most productive time.

This week, I’m not going to check my email until lunch.

One of the speakers at NINC made an interesting comment that has stuck with me, that email is a means for other people to offload jobs to you. His strategy was to do what was important to him first, then see what other people wanted to hand off to him. It’s good advice. I just have to break my habit of checking email while I have my second cup of coffee. 🙂

You can find me on NaNo here.

A Kindle Monthly Deal

The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah CookeFor the month of November, Amazon is featuring the Coxwell Series Boxed Set as a monthly Kindle Deal.

You can grab a copy of this bundle with four full-length contemporary romances and romantic comedies for just $2 US.

Buy at Amazon.com

This digital boxed set includes all four books in The Coxwell Series. Three brothers and a sister find themselves on the adventure to romance and happily-ever-after in this bestselling series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies by Deborah Cooke.

When Philippa’s high school crush turns up on her doorstep, she knows better than to trust the bad boy who broke her heart. Nick proves that he’s determined to fix his past mistakes in Third Time Lucky – does Philippa dare to give him another chance?

In Double Trouble, self-reliant Maralys breaks her own rules to help out her twin sister’s husband and kids when her sister walks out forever. If it’s because she has a soft spot for James—or unfinished business with him—she’s not going to admit it. But James is better at understanding Maralys than she realizes, and he soon realizes that their second chance at love is their best shot at happiness.

In One More Time, Matt walks out of his marriage to Leslie, his mother-in-law unexpectedly moves in while he visits an old girlfriend, their teenage daughter shows even more attitude and a pair of resident poodles add mayhem to Leslie’s quest for the magic that once made their marriage work. Can they find the balance again?

In All or Nothing, bad boy Zach meets a cute waitress who isn’t easily charmed and (even)  turns him down. A cancer survivor, Jen knows better than to get involved with guys who will only disappear when it matters. When her mother decides to play matchmaker, though, Jen decides that Zach would make a great fake date, only to discover that he has a lot more to offer than a good time.

The boxed set includes Third Time Lucky, Double Trouble, One More Time, All or Nothing and also an excerpt from Simply Irresistible, book #1 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances.

A USA Today Bestseller!

Buy The Coxwell Series Boxed Set Now:

Buy at Amazon.com

New Cover for Holly And Drew

As you know, my Christmas romance novella, A Berry Merry Christmas, is available in a digital edition on its own now. I originally thought that a cartoon cover would work for this story, but we had a tough time choosing the image from the available stock.

It took two steps to launch this new cover idea.

First, Debbie Barao told me when we met in Florida how much she loved the story and that it reminded her of a Hallmark movie. What a wonderful compliment, but also one that got me thinking about the cover. Hmm.

Second, I saw that my cover artist, Kim Killion, had done covers for the new Hallmark e-books. You can see the first few on the Hallmark website right here. I love these covers, as they have that Christmas-magic feel that I wanted for Holly’s book. I emailed Kim about changing the cover image and we got to work.

A Berry Merry Christmas, a holiday romance novella by Deborah CookeIt still took time to find the right photographic stock—and many discussions about magic-y bits. We followed a few false leads and ideas that didn’t get us where we needed to be, but the result was worth the effort. I love it to bits and Kim does, too.

A new edition of the novella has been published to all portals with the new cover art. The interior is the same as before, but you can download the new edition to have this cover image on your device.

What do you think?

In the Midnight Hour Pre-Order

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeIn the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances, is now available for pre-order at (almost) all portals. The GooglePlay link will go live on the on-sale date in January.

Damon has a secret…

Every Friday night, the F5 partner who is the quiet powerhouse leaves on the dot of five. Where does he go? What does he do? His partners want to know, but Damon can’t bring himself to share the truth about his mom’s illness. She’s the only family he’s ever known, the anchor in his life, and he can’t imagine how he’ll go on without her. In the middle of the night, when he’s most alone, he wants proof that he’s not completely powerless. He doesn’t expect to find such a willing, or seductive, volunteer.

Haley loves solving mysteries…

Especially ones like the gorgeous guy who visits her favorite patient every Friday night. He must be Natalia’s son, but is he also the model on the billboard for that fitness club downtown? Where did he learn therapeutic massage? Even though she’s a nurse, Haley’s interest in his skill isn’t just professional. She wants to feel those hands on her own skin. Late one night, she takes a chance and asks for a lesson from him, only to learn that she has a hunger for the sensation only Damon can give.

Coming January 25, 2018

There’s a new addition to the F5 team. Meet Chynna, a tattoo artist who first appeared in Dragonfire, in this out-take from Whisper Kiss.

Download a sample chapter from my online store:
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A Berry Merry Christmas Available Today

This is a sweet holiday romance and romantic comedy which was originally published under my pseudonym Claire Cross. It’s just 99 cents right now through the end of September, but will be $2.99US in October. It’s a novella.

A Berry Merry Christmas, a Christmas romance novella by Deborah Cooke

A mysterious nanny has a special message to deliver to a young orphan and her uncle who long to feel the joy of Christmas in their hearts again—but it’s Drew and Natalie who make Holly’s secret dream come true.

 

Buy A Berry Merry Christmas now:

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Back to Reading Promotion

Back to Reading PromotionThere’s a second promotion running this weekend, which also features free and 99 cent reads. You’ll find All or Nothing, Wyvern’s Mate and The Beauty Bride included in this promotion along with many other books.

Again, this promotion features Amazon links, but you can find All or Nothing free at iBooks, too. The Beauty Bride is free at BookFunnel. Wyvern’s Mate is 99 cents at all portals, not just Amazon.

The landing page is right here. Happy browsing!

D.A.T.E. Free Book Promotion

Download All The E-Books Free Romance Promotion

D.A.T.E. (Download All The eBooks) is a promotion organized by Erica Conroy. This weekend, you’ll find a number of free romances available from the landing page, including my romantic comedy All or Nothing. This promotion features Amazon links, but All or Nothing is free at iBooks, too.

The landing page is here. Happy browsing!

All or Nothing on the Charts

This weekend, my contemporary romance All or Nothing is free and there was a BookBub ad yesterday promoting that. The results have been pretty amazing, so let’s have a look.

By lunchtime yesterday, All or Nothing had moved to #2 overall free in the Kindle store, and it’s still there. In the afternoon, it moved into #1 free in Contemporary Romance and #1 free in Romantic Comedy, which is pretty exciting stuff.

All or Nothing, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke, at #2 overall free in the Kindle store on September 8, 2017

All or Nothing, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke at #1 free in romantic comedy and #2 free overall in the Kindle store on September 8, 2017

All or Nothing, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke at #1 free in contemporary romance in the Kindle store on September 8, 2017

Over at iBooks, Jen and Zach’s book is also doing well. It’s #2 overall free at iBooks and #1 free in Romance.
All or Nothing, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke, at #1 free in the iBooks store on September 8, 2017

What’s interesting about this promotional run is that this time, the #1 book and the #3 book are the same at both iBooks and Amazon. It doensn’t usually work out that way. All or Nothing, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke, at #2 free overall in the iBooks store on September 8, 2017

Thanks to everyone who has picked up a copy of my book! All or Nothing remains free through the weekend, so if you haven’t gotten your copy, now’s your chance!

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