Dragonfire T-Shirt Giveaway

Dragonfire t-shirts for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m giving away eight Dragonfire t-shirts on the Dragonfire blog! The giveaway is open now, and will end on the 14th.

These are fitted t-shirts for women, and all cotton, with the Dragonfire logo on one side.

Do you want a Dragonfire t-shirt? Here’s your chance to win one!

 

Dragonfire t-shirts, for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeAll you have to do for your chance to win is comment on the post for the size of t-shirt you’d prefer to win and tell me which of the Pyr is your favorite dragon shifter and why. Good luck!

Here’s the Large

Here’s the X-Large

Here’s the 2XL

Here’s the 3XL

If you haven’t commented on the Dragonfire blog before, your comment will go to moderation so you won’t see it right away. I’ll approve them as quickly as I can. 🙂

The rest of the t-shirts have gone to Romancing the Capital for their goody bags.

Good luck!

Order Kiss of Fire for 99 cents!

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe ebook of Kiss of Fire is discounted to just 99 cents on the pre-order and will remain on sale until July 6. If you’ve already ordered it, the sale will be processed at the discounted price on the on-sale date by your portal of choice. If you haven’t already ordered it, don’t miss out. This book has never been discounted before.

New Edition June 26, 2018
Order Kiss of Fire ebook:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay

Buy Kiss of Fire in print:
signed trade paperback from Deborah
– which includes the ebook
• trade paperback from Amazon or Barnes & Noble.
The list price is $13.99 US although it may be discounted by the portals.

signed hardcover collectors’ edition from Deborah – which includes the ebook and free shipping to the US and Canada
• hardcover collectors’ edition from Amazon or Barnes & Noble

signed mass market paperback from Deborah (the original Penguin edition.)

More Dragonfire Links

Pre-orders are live for the next two Dragonfire novels! (The GooglePlay links will go live on the on-sale dates.)

Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOne kiss can melt his frozen heart…

The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions. The Pyr must destroy this source of power, and outcast Delaney vows to complete the quest himself. Delaney was exiled because of his dangerous impulses, and success in eliminating the Elixir will either redeem him or end his suffering.

But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm – or fiery Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm revitalizes Delaney, restoring him to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s mission, she realizes she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.

“A beautiful and emotionally gripping fourth novel, WINTER KISS is compelling and will keep readers riveted in their seats and breathing a happy sigh at the love shared between Delaney and Ginger. . . .Sizzling-hot love scenes and explosive emotions make WINTER KISS a must read!”—Romance Junkies

New edition July 10, 2018
Pre-order available at some portals

Buy Winter Kiss:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
signed mass market paperback from Deborah

Difference in this edition: There is an out-take from the prologue of Winter Kiss here on the site which was removed from the original edition of the book. It shows Magnus in action, and also will give you some insight into Melissa’s background in Darkfire Kiss. It’s been included in the prologue of the new edition of Winter Kiss. Read the out-take.

Whisper Kiss, #6 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

One man’s mission ignites one woman’s fire…

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

New edition July 24, 2018
Pre-order available at some portals

Buy Whisper Kiss:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
signed mass market paperback from Deborah

Dragonfire T-Shirts

To celebrate the republication of Dragonfire in new editions, I decided to have some t-shirts printed. I chose a shaped black t-shirt. I was a bit worried about the orange printing well on the black, but they came today and I think they’re awesome!

My Nelly agreed to model for us:

Dragonfire t-shirts for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

She’s wearing a black skirt but you can see where the t-shirt ends. The color on this shot is more true than on the ones below, which were taken outside.

Here’s what the logo looks like: Dragonfire t-shirts, for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m really pleased with them!

The vast majority of these shirts are going to Romancing the Capital for their swag bags. I’ll be giving away the rest of the t-shirts on my Dragonfire blog and in my Dragons & Angels newsletter in June, so keep your eyes open!

New Dragonfire Print Editions

As the new Dragonfire editions are formatted for digital and print, I’ve been ordering single copies of the print books. I want to read them one more time for typos before the books are published. OCR scans leave a lot of teeny tiny typos, and we want to catch them all.

This also gives me the chance to show you all the new print books. They’re trade paperback, the same trim size as the conclusion of the series. Here are the new editions of Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss with the original mass market editions.

New Dragonfire trade paperback editions published by Deborah CookeThe Dragonfire editions that are in trade paperback already have the gloss covers and I can’t change that setting. (That’s The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever.) I tried Winter Kiss in the matte finish here, because pale covers look good with that finish. It looks nice, but I’m going to change it to glossy to match the others. I think the glossy finish echoes the finish of the original books, which had foil stamping and embossing too. Kiss of Fury even had a tint varnish in its original edition, which was kind of a silvery-blue and very pretty.

New Dragonfire trade paperback editions, published by Deborah CookeIf you’re looking for mass market editions to complete your collection, they’re getting pretty scarce. The rest of mine are listed for sale in my online store as signed editions. You can find them in Collectors Editions, starting here on page two of the listings. And yes, there’s a new cover of Kiss of Fire shown there, too. That’s the hardcover edition.

What do you think? I’m really pleased with them. 🙂

New Dragonfire Bookmarks

Here’s a day I’ve been waiting for! Since all the covers are updated, I’ve ordered new Dragonfire bookmarks. Here’s a screenshot of what they look like – they’ll be 2″ by 8″ and the finished bookmarks will have rounded corners. The screenshot will probably show better color than any photograph I take of the actual bookmarks. 🙂

Bookmark design for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI should have these in a couple of weeks. If you’d like a couple, please comment on this post. You don’t have to include your email or mailing addy in your comment – I’ll contact you to ask for it, so it isn’t sitting on the internet for anyone to slurp.

What do you think?

Dragonfire Pre-Order Links

The pre-order links are live for the new editions first three Dragonfire books, all coming on June 26.

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeKiss of Fire is Quinn and Sara’s story and the launch title of the Dragonfire series. You can read an excerpt on the Dragonfire site, on the Kiss of Fire page.

Pre-order Kiss of Fire:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
signed trade paperback from Deborah – which includes the ebook
signed hardcover collectors’ edition from Deborah – which includes the ebook and free shipping to the US and Canada

signed mass market paperback from Deborah


Kiss of Fury, #2 of the Dragonfire novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeKiss of Fury is book #2 of the Dragonfire Novels. This is Alex and Donovan’s story, the scientist meets the bad boy dragon shifter hero. You can read an excerpt on the Dragonfire site, on the Kiss of Fury page.

Order Kiss of Fury:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
signed trade paperback from Deborah – which includes the ebook
signed mass market paperback from Deborah

 


Kiss of Fate, #3 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Kiss of Fate is #3 of the Dragonfire novels. It’s Eileen and Erik’s story, a second chance romance. You can read an excerpt on the Dragonfire site, on the Kiss of Fate page.

Order Kiss of Fate:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
KOBO
GooglePlay
signed trade paperback from Deborah
signed mass market paperback from Deborah

Changes Between Dragonfire Editions

Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOne of the most frequent questions about the new editions is whether they are different from the original editions. Of course, you want to know whether you need to buy the new editions of the books. So, I’ll let you know here on the blog and on the pages for the individual books what the differences are, if there are any. This is evolving as we work through the books.

For Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury, and Kiss of Fate, there are no significant changes between editions.

For Winter Kiss, there is an additional scene. I wrote a scene about Magnus and Mona which was cut from the prologue of the original edition. Because I thought you needed to know what Magnus was up to, it’s been available as a free read on my website ever since. It also foreshadows Darkfire Kiss, because Mona’s death is the reason that Melissa wants revenge upon Magnus. In the new edition of Winter Kiss, this scene has been added back into the prologue.

Darkfire Kiss, #7 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWe’re still working through the books and I’ve just found a bunch of old files, so I’ll keep you updated as we go.

Covers for New Editions

The other day, I had an email from a reader who wasn’t happy that the Dragonfire covers would be changed for the new editions of the books. I’m not changing the covers to create confusion: I have to change the covers because the original publisher holds the rights to the original covers. When the rights to the book revert to the author, it’s only the book itself (the inside bit) that reverts because that’s the part the author created.

The interesting thing is that sometimes the publisher contracts with an illustrator or photographer for the image for the outside cover. (Other times, people working at the house create the cover art.) When an outside artist is commissioned, the rights to the illustration or photograph can revert to the artist, just the way the book can revert to the author. When this happens, it’s possible that the artist might license the rights to the image to the author for a new edition of the work. The cover won’t be exactly the same, but it can be similar.

The first time I did this was for Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance originally published under my pseudonym Claire Cross. I loved Judy York’s cover art, because it was actually a scene from the book, and was very excited when she agreed to license it to me. Here are the two covers, my edition on the left and the original Berkley edition on the right:
Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix  Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix (writing as Claire Cross), out of print mass market edition

The next time I was able to do this was with the Prometheus Project covers. I licensed the original art for the first three books from the artist Larry Rostant. I love these illustrations, so was pretty excited about that. Here’s Fallen, first book in the series, my edition on the left and Tor’s edition on the right:
Fallen, #1 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke  Fallen, book #1 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Claire Delacroix, out of print mass market edition

That’s what’s happened with Dragonfire, too. Tony Mauro, the artist who created the illustrations for the first eight books, has licensed those images to me to be used on the new editions. I don’t think you’ll be very confused about which book is which, as a result.

For example, here’s the new cover for Kiss of Fire on the left, and the original mass market cover on the right. We have a new little dragon logo for the series, too.

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke  Kiss of Fire, first of the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke