Dragon Deals is a multi-author PNR promotion featuring free reads with dragons. (How can this be a bad thing?) The books are all free, some at the online portals and some via BookFunnel. You’ll find Kiss of Fire and Wyvern’s Mate among the offerings.
This sale ends today, so don’t delay!
I hope you find something new and hot for your book hoard…
I’ve started to create virtual tours of the worlds featured in my books, and the first tour is now running. It’s of Ravensmuir, Kinfairlie and Inverfyre. The idea is to give you a peek behind the scenes in the creation of each book set in a particular fictional world of mine – in this case, Ravensmuir. The tour “visits” each book in turn and in order – this one starts with The Rogue. There’s “stop” – or an email message – once a week on the tour once you join. As well as more information about the book, there are discounts and links to other free resources. I think it’s fun and hope you do, too.
You can join the tour at any time. New subscribers will receive the first message after joining the tour. Everyone receives a message once a week until the tour is completed.
If you haven’t signed up for the virtual tour of Ravensmuir and Inverfyre yet, you can do that right here.
The second tour I’m setting up is of Dragonfire, and will begin with Kiss of Fire. This virtual tour is still being organized, and I expect it to launch in January 2019. You can sign up now, though, and will get your first message in January.
You can sign up for this tour right here.
There will be more tours set up in 2019 and I’ll let you know when sign-up is available.
I’m participating in the Fangs, Fur, and Immortals paranormal romance promotion this month at BookFunnel. Promotions like this are great ways to discover new series to love.
Here’s the landing page. Happy browsing!
Today, all three books in The Dragon Diaries trilogy are available in new editions!
Zoë is the Wyvern of the Pyr—the one female dragon shape shifter with special powers. But Zoë is at the bottom of the class when it comes to being Pyr, and her powers are AWOL. Worse, there’s no reference book to consult, and the last Wyvern is dead….
Everything changes when Zoë’s best friend is bullied and Zoë reacts. Before she can blink twice, her inner dragon is loose, and she’s suspended from school and headed to a shape shifter boot camp with guys she’s known all her life. But soon she’s doubting her powers—and even some of her friendships.
Zoë quickly realizes she has to master her powers yesterday—there’s danger ahead and boot camp is a trap. A secretive group, the Mages, want to eliminate all shifters and the Pyr are next in line—unless Zoë and her friends can solve the riddle and work together to save their own kind…
“Zoe is a wonderful heroine–smart, strong and sympathetic. Bring on book two!”
—#1 NYT Bestselling Author Kelley Armstrong
Zoë Sorensson yearns to come into her powers as the only female dragon shifter. But being part of two worlds is more complicated than she expected. It’s bad enough that she’s the target of the Mages’ plan to eliminate all shifters—she also has to hide her true nature from her best friend Meagan, a human. For her sixteenth birthday, all Zoë wants is one normal day, including a tattoo and a chance to see hot rocker Jared.
Instead, the Pyr throw her a birthday party but ban Meagan from attendance, putting Zoë in a tight spot. Things get even worse when Zoë is invited to the popular kids’ Halloween party and Meagan’s left out. Zoë knows the party is a trap laid by the host, an apprentice Mage. When Meagan gets a last-minute invite, Zoë must save the day—and her best friend—without revealing her fire-breathing secrets…
“Sure to become a classic!”—Fresh Fiction
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and Zoë Sorensson’s love life is heating up. Cute, loyal, and understanding, wolf shifter Derek is pretty much the perfect guy. He likes Zoë, and he knows what it’s like to have to keep a secret. Yet, Zoë can’t help but wish it was rebel rocker Jared asking her to the Valentine’s dance instead. But Jared’s too busy playing hot and cold with her heart, calling Zoë his dragon girl one minute and then taking special interest in her best friend the next.
Zoë is just about ready to breathe fire, especially once she uncovers a new threat that targets her friends. Although Zoë thought the Mages were defeated, they’re back and have invoked an old spell to give them new power—they plan to eliminate all shape shifters on the night of the big dance. Now, Zoë must lead an alliance of young shifters to battle the Mages and figure out exactly what—and who—she wants, before it all goes up in smoke…
“I have been a huge fan of Deborah Cooke for many years. When a new release comes across my path, I truly do a happy dance. Cooke has lived up to her previous work with BLAZING THE TRAIL. I loved how Zoe deals with the everyday issues in front of her while trying to save the world with the Pyr and fellow shifters.”—Fresh Fiction
New edition September 25, 2018
Today’s the day that the new edition of Liz and Brandon’s book, Ember’s Kiss, is available!
Brandon Merrick is determined to banish his shifter nature forever. The charismatic tattooed surfer is on the cusp of the ultimate challenge – to prove himself on the whitecaps of Hawaii and secure his future as a pro surfer. But his dragon isn’t prepared to be tamed so easily…
One look at marine biologist Liz Barrett ignites the spark of the firestorm: Liz is his destined mate and his chance for happiness. While Brandon sees their first night together as just the beginning, his dragon seizes the upper hand. Awakening in the company of a raging dragon challenges Liz’s ability to believe her own eyes. Can Brandon accept his inner beast in time to make it work with Liz?
Neither one realizes that Brandon is caught in an ancient Slayer‘s scheme to enslave him. When the deadly plot ignites, the very island will be at risk…and Brandon and his mate could be the ultimate sacrifice.
“Dodging your birthright is the theme of the latest terrific Dragonfire novel, as both the hero and heroine attempt to deny their bloodlines. Cooke introduces readers to the world of witches, opening up other intriguing plot possibilities. Ember’s Kiss is filled with passion and the power of self-discovery — another Cooke classic!”—Romantic Times Book Review
Today’s the day! The new edition of Cassie and Lorenzo’s book, Flashfire, is available now!
Master illusionist Lorenzo wants nothing to do with the Pyr. His dragon nature is just another secret to hide and another detail to juggle, like ensuring that each of his Las Vegas magic shows is a true spectacle. Until he feels the burn of his firestorm and his whole world shifts….
Cassie Redmond is tired of photographing celebrities. She wants to pursue her dream of serious photography—despite the lucrative offer for a shot of a dragon shifter. Las Vegas is the last place she wants to be, but Lorenzo arouses more than her curiosity when he shifts shape as the finale of his show. Instead of forcing him to reveal his secrets, Cassie gets swept away by this illusionist’s masterful touch.
Lorenzo wants to satisfy the firestorm and put it behind him. But Cassie is hard to forget—and he can’t ignore the danger when Slayers target the mate Lorenzo didn’t believe he wanted…
“In the seventh Dragonfire novel, the defeat of one Pyr’s enemies only means that a new threat rises in the form of the crafty and deadly Chen. The hero in this chapter has long denied his dragon shifting nature, but on the eve of his greatest stunt, fate intervenes. Cooke’s long-running series continues to be a sexy and thrilling winner!”—Romantic Times
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This year has been a really busy one for me in terms of publishing, but I didn’t realize how busy until I sat down and made a list last weekend. I love lists and this is yet more evidence why.
I’ve been publishing a LOT of books this year. Here’s the list so far:
1. One Knight Enchanted
This was a revision of an older title (originally published in 1998 as Enchanted) which I thought would be quick and easy. Instead, it turned out to be such a huge editorial process that it would have been easier to just write an entirely new book.
2. In the Midnight Hour
Book #3 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romance. This is Damon and Haley’s book.
3. A Duke By Any Other Name
This is book #2 in my Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances. It was originally published in the Christmas at Castle Keyvnor anthology Charmed at Christmas, but I published it on its own in March.
4. Wyvern’s Angel
Book #9 in my Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances.
5. Kiss of Fire
A new edition of the paranormal romance and book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels. Again, I thought this would be an easy update, but it was more work than I expected – plus there were seven more titles to be prepped for publication. The titles that were already available all had to be updated, as well.
6. Kiss of Fury
A new edition of book #2 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
7. Kiss of Fate
A new edition of book #3 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
8. Winter Kiss
A new edition of book #4 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
9. Whisper Kiss
A new edition of book #6 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
10. Darkfire Kiss
A new edition of book #7 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
A new edition of book #8 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
12. Ember’s Kiss
A new edition of book #9 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances.
Book #1 of Secret Heart Ink, a contemporary romance series that is also set in the Flatiron Five world.
14. Spring Fever
Book #2 of Secret Heart Ink.
15. Some Guys Have All the Luck
This is book #4 of my Flatiron Five series of contemporary romance.
That’s where I’m at so far. Some of these haven’t been published yet, but they’re all locked and loaded at the portals and thus are off my desk (and off my To Do list).
Still to come for this year are the following titles:
16. Nimue’s Gift
A short story set in the Dragons of Incendium world, and #10 in that series, coming later this month (along with the print edition of Wyvern’s Angel).
17. Flying Blind
This is book #1 of the Dragon Diaries, a paranormal YA trilogy set in the world of the Dragonfire Novels, follows Zoë’s coming of age as the new Wyvern. It’s being republished in a new edition.
18. Winging It
This is book #2 of the Dragon Diaries, a paranormal YA trilogy set in the world of the Dragonfire Novels, follows Zoë’s coming of age as the new Wyvern. It’s being republished in a new edition.
19. Blazing the Trail
This is book #3 of the Dragon Diaries, a paranormal YA trilogy set in the world of the Dragonfire Novels, follows Zoë’s coming of age as the new Wyvern. It’s being republished in a new edition.
20. Here Be Dragons: A Dragonfire Companion
A world guide for the Dragonfire Novels, coming in October.
21. One Hot Summer Night
Book #3 of Secret Heart Ink, coming in September. This Gabe and Lexi’s second chance romance.
22. Going to the Chapel
A short story set in the Flatiron Five world and #4 in the series, coming in September. My working title for this is Two Weddings and a Baby, which tells you all you need to know about it.
23. Under the Mistletoe
Book #4 of Secret Heart Ink and Chynna’s story, as well as a Christmas story, coming in October.
24. The Runaway Bride
Book #2 of my Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances and Ross’s story, coming in October.
Phew! This list makes me realize why I feel like I’ve been working all the time! It’s good to have all these books available again, but I’m glad to be moving on to new work. There won’t be 24 releases next year, though!
There’s a video that people keep sharing with me on Facebook of an artist who makes the most amazing dragon gloves and tails for CosPlay. They’re knitted, with scales, and are just gorgeous. The artist’s site is Jaye Creations.
Seeing them over and over (and over! LOL) again inspired me to finally knit some (much smaller) dragon scale fingerless gloves. I ordered small scales from The Ring Lord, although it was hard to choose colours. These are the black ones that are black on both sides. My order came really quickly and the scales are really nice.
I bought a pattern but realized afterward that each glove was knitted flat and then seamed. I wanted to knit in the round. I also wanted a thumb gusset for a better fit. So, I used a free pattern that I’ve used before and modified it – it’s called Half Skein Worsted Mitts (that’s a Ravelry link). Essentially, I placed a 19 stitch reverse stockinette panel on the back of the hand, and covered it with scales. The scales go on every second stitch, and the placement alternates – 10 scales on the first scale row, 9 on the next. For this pair, the scales are on every third row, so there’s a Scale Row, then two rows of knitting, then the Alternate Scale Row, then two rows of knitting, for a six row repeat. I used some Patons Classic Merino in black tweed from my stash.
Here’s the right mitt in progress:
I haven’t knit the thumb yet or sewn in the ends in these pictures.
And here are the finished mitts!
They took 291 scales and 49g of Patons Classic Wool, which is almost exactly one half of the 100g ball. I like the weight of them and how they feel, plus the sound the scales make.
I’ll definitely be making more!
What do you think?
Today’s the day for the new edition of Niall and Rox’s book, Whisper Kiss. Whisper Kiss is Dragonfire Novel #6.
Niall Talbot has volunteered to hunt down and destroy all the remaining shadow dragons – who were weakened by the destruction of the Dragon’s Blood Elixir – before they can wreak more havoc. Among them is his dead twin brother, making Niall’s mission not only dangerous but personal.
Tattoo artist Rox believes the world is a canvas to be made more beautiful. An unconventional spirit who isn’t afraid of anything, she doesn’t even flinch when a shape-shifting dragon warrior suddenly appears on her doorstep. And as a woman who follows her heart in matters of passion, she makes the perfect mate for a firestorm with Niall…
“WHISPER KISS by Deborah Cooke is now my unofficial official favorite! Rox’s quirky characteristics and beauty and Niall’s no nonsense outlook on life as well as his dedication just drew me into this wonderful but often dangerous world of the Pyr and I loved every single scene. Bursting with emotions, passion, and even a real fire or four, I count myself lucky not to have spontaneously combusted! Don’t miss this sizzling addition to Deborah Cooke’s DRAGONFIRE series – it is marvelous!”—Romance Junkies