September Update

September was another busy month! Let’s take a look at what was completed.

Pre-Orders

Probably the most exciting thing for me was listing the pre-order for Aidan’s book, Just A Small Town Romance, which is book one of my upcoming contemporary romance series, the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor.

I also have a cover for the next DragonFate Novel, which is Dragon’s Wolf, coming next spring and available for pre-order now. This is Arach and Wynter’s book—I’m looking forward to writing about a dragon shifter who’s fated mate is a wolf shifter with other plans.

I also listed the pre-order for January for the next book in my Blood Brothers series by Claire Delacroix—The Hunter & the Heiress will be available in ebook, trade paperback, hardcover large print and audio, too.

Just a Small Town Romance, book one of the Heroes of Harte's Harbor series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
Just a Small Town Romance
Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
Dragon’s Wolf
The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Hunter & the Heiress

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m also continuing to work on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin. This is book nine in the Flatiron Five Fitness series and will be published in ebook and trade paperback in October. This is a friends-to-lovers, fling-to-forever, mistaken identity book and I really like it.

I’ve also made some decisions about Flatiron Five Fitness. There will be one more story in the series, which will probably be a novella, called When Annika Met Thom. I’m hoping to publish it in March. This means that it’s time for boxed sets—the first one will publish in December and will include the first three books in the series. I haven’t posted that pre-order yet, but will show you the covers (and hopefully have the first one loaded) at the end of October.

I’m leaving Flatiron Five Fitness for the moment and it will be in a good place for a break. I still have ideas for more stories at the club, but will focus on the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor for the time being. My hope is to publish a new book in that series every four months and the plan is for seven books in total. I have five covers already, so that’s motivating! These stories are all set in the same fictional world, so some F5F characters will make appearances in HHH. I haven’t forgotten Pierce’s new venture, Silver Fox Security, either.


New Releases

A Baron for All Seasons, book #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

Claire had a new release in September, A Baron for All Seasons, which is book three in my Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas. This is a second chance romance and one that many readers have been waiting on. I also finished the fourth and final book in this series, A Most Inconvenient Earl, during the summer and put it up for pre-order for March. It’ll also be included in a holiday anthology publishing in October.

Also for Claire, I enrolled most of her medieval romances in Kindle Unlimited this month. The exceptions are the Brides of North Barrows series and the Blood Brothers series, but everything else is in KU.


Translations

Once again, I had several new translations published in August. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, we’re continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and have finished The Jewels of Kinfairlie—in September, I published Just One Hometown Hero and the Ballad of Rosamunde in Spanish editions. I also published Dragon’s Kiss in Italian in September.

Just One Hometown Hero, book four of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español
Español
Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Italian edition
Italiano

Well, that gives me a sense of accomplishment! On to October…

Just One Hometown Hero in Spanish

The Spanish edition of Cassie and Reid’s book is available this week! There will be a trade paperback as well, but the cover isn’t completed yet. It’ll be done and available soon. In the meantime, the ebook is live at most portals:


Just One Hometown Hero, book four of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Cassie tiene todo lo que quiere…
La vida de Cassie Wilson es prácticamente perfecta, con un trabajo de ensueño, grandes socios y la libertad de hacer lo que le plazca.  Lo último que quiere es volver a Montrose River, la ciudad de la que estaba ansiosa por salir, y visitar el pasado.  Pero cuando su mejor amiga le pide que sea madrina, Cassie ve la oportunidad de marcar una diferencia en la vida de Emily.  Quizás enseñarle a Emily a soñar en grande sea su legado.  Además, un fin de semana en el Medio Oeste no la matará.  Ella regresará a Manhattan tan rápido que no tendrán tiempo de extrañarla en Flatiron 5 Fitness.

Reid sabe lo que quiere…  
Reid Jackson está convencido de que hay que atraer a la suerte.  Mantener los ojos abiertos ha sido el secreto de su triunfo sobre su pasado, junto con mucho trabajo duro.  Puede que él haya venido del lado equivocado de los caminos, y puede que tenga la reputación de ser malo hasta la médula, pero ha construido su propia marca de éxito.  Cuando Cassie Wilson regresa rápidamente a la ciudad, Reid está listo para descubrir si ella realmente es diferente a los demás.  Cassie le da la vuelta a sus expectativas, cumpliendo sus sueños y cambiando su rutina.  Pero cuando Cassie decide que quiere más que una aventura, Reid sabe que él no es el hombre que ella quiere que sea, ¿puede Cassie convencerlo de que quiera más?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


Flatiron 5 Tattoo Spanish editions

Ths Spanish editions of Flatiron Five Tattoo are currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimited – and from today through September 19, book one of the series is FREE!

Flatiron Five Tatuaje in Kindle Unlimited

¡Comienza GRATIS la serie Flatiron 5 Tattoo, de apasionantes romances contemporáneos! Solo una noche nevada es gratis del 15 al 19 de septiembre. ¡Conoce a Spencer y Olivia, luego lee el resto de la serie gratis en Kindle Unlimited!


Olivia confía en el aquí y el ahora…
Olivia no cree en la magia ni en el amor eterno; después de todo, ella es una científica, pero ganarse un tatuaje de Chynna la convence de arriesgarse. Ella siempre ha admirado al hermano mayor de su mejor amiga Lexi, Spencer, tal vez porque los opuestos se atraen. ¿Cómo sería seducirlo? ¿Terminaría eso con su fascinación por él? Con un poco de ayuda de sus amigos y una venda para los ojos, Liv decide averiguarlo. La ventaja es que Spencer nunca sabrá que su amante secreta era ella…


Spencer cree en lo eterno…
Pero Spencer adivina la verdad casi de inmediato. Es bueno que Olivia lo desee; tenerla sola en su cabaña es la oportunidad perfecta para enseñarle a confiar en las sensaciones y en él. Una tormenta interfiere con el plan de Olivia, lo que le da a Spencer más tiempo para trabajar en su propia magia persuasiva. Él sabe que una noche o dos serán solo el comienzo de lo que él quiere que dure para siempre. ¿Podrá él convencer a Olivia de que pruebe el amor o ella lo dejará para siempre tan pronto como la nieve se derrita?


August Update

August was a busy month!

Pre-Orders

First of all, I finished two Regency romance novellas and listed then for pre-order. A Baron for All Seasons turned out to not be a Christmas romance, so it reverted to its original cover and will be published in September. An Most Inconvenient Earl is a Christmas romance, as well as Eurydice’s story. It finishes out the Brides of North Barrows series – it will be included in a Christmas anthology, coming in October, then available on its own in March.

A Baron for All Seasons, book #3 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix
A Baron for All Seasons
An Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
A Most Inconvenient Earl

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve also been working on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin, which is a lot of fun. The first third of a book always involves a lot of back and forth for me, and reconsideration of the structure, as well as getting to know more about the characters.

You can see some of my ideas about Nate and Sonia on the Pinterest board for the book. This story will be published in October.

I’m talking to the cover designer about Aidan’s book. Since that will be first in a new series, getting this cover right will take a little longer. I have set up the pre-order at Apple and Amazon for this book, since they’ll allow it withough a cover. Just A Small Town Romance is coming next July.. This story is a lot of fun, a second chance romance with a lot of energy between the couple. I love Aidan already, but Meredith is just so perfect for him – she’s no pushover for his easygoing charm, or at least it seems that way to Aidan…

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Over in the land of paranormal romance, my dragons are stirring again. I have a pre-order up for the next DragonFate novel. This one is Arach and Wynter’s story, another enemies-to-lovers story with a reluctant mate. Wynter has her own agenda and it doesn’t include a firestorm, a hot dragon shifter, or a baby. Can Arach change her mind? Dragon’s Wolf will be available in May. The pre-orders are up at Apple and Amazon even though the cover is still in the works.

I also have a flash sale on the other three books in the series until the end of August, so you can catch it if you’re quick. If you haven’t started to read that series, now’s the time to catch up!


New Releases

I published a new boxed set from Claire of series starters called First Knights. This sampler is a good deal and a chance to see which of my medieval romance series you like best. It’s just $2.99US through the end of August.

The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set came out at the end of July, but I’ll include it here to balance the page. 🙂

First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix
First Knights Boxed Set
The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set, including all four contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set
Time Travel romances by Claire Delacroix

Also for Claire, my time travel romances came out of Kindle Unlimited and were republished in wide distribution in August.


Translations

I had a bumper crop of new translations published in August. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, we’re continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and The Jewels of Kinfairlie—we’ll finish F5F by the end of 2021 as well as The True Love Brides. I have a new Portuguese translation of The Crusader’s Heart and that translator is working on The Crusader’s Kiss. Another translator has finished Maeve’s Book of Beasts in Portuguese—she’s continuing with Dragon’s Kiss. A different Spanish translator has finished Dragon’s Kiss and is working on Dragon’s Heart. And one of my Italian translation teams has finished Dragon’s Kiss. They’re going to work on An Elegy for Melusine next.

Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español
The Snow White Bride, book three of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition
Español
The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, Portuguese edition
Portuguës
Maeve's Book of Beasts, the prequel to the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Portuguese edition
Portuguës
Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español

Well, that gives me a sense of accomplishment! On to September…

Just One Night Together in Spanish

There’s a new Spanish edition of Just One Night Together available today!


Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Damon tiene un secreto…
Todos los viernes por la noche, el socio de F5F, quien es la potencia silenciosa, se marcha  a las cinco en punto sin explicación.  ¿A dónde va Damon?  ¿Qué hace él?  Sus socios quieren saber, pero Damon no se atreve a compartir la verdad sobre la batalla de su madre contra el cáncer.  Ella es el ancla en su vida y él no sabe cómo se las arreglará sin ella.  En medio de la noche, cuando está más solo, quiere controlar todas las variables para alguien, para demostrar que no es completamente impotente.  Él no espera encontrar una voluntaria tan dispuesta o seductora.

A Haley le encanta resolver misterios…
Especialmente uno como el del hombre hermoso que visita a su paciente favorita todos los viernes por la noche.  Él debe ser el hijo de Natasha, pero ¿es también el modelo en la cartelera de ese gimnasio del centro?  ¿Dónde aprendió él el masaje terapéutico?  Aunque ella es enfermera, el interés de Haley en él y su habilidad no es solo profesional. Ella  quiere sentir esas manos sobre su propia piel, durante el mayor tiempo posible.  Una noche, ella se arriesga y le pide una lección, solo para descubrir que tiene un hambre por esa sensación que solo Damon puede satisfacer.


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


Compre Solo una noche juntos en tapa blanda:

July Update

Since we’re in the lull before the storm – as I move to having new releases finished several months before publication – I thought it would make sense to start giving you a monthly update of my progress. This way, you’ll see that things are happening, even though there aren’t covers etc. to share just yet. I’ve been less active on social media this year, which is great for my writing but not so great for visibility. Writing makes me happier, so I’m going to continue on this path.

Let’s have a look at what’s in the works.

A Baron for All Seasons, book three of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

I’ve been writing several projects simultaneously, which is always a happy situation when I can make it happen. I have nearly finished A Baron for All Seasons, which is book #3 of my Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas. (It might be done by the time you read this.) The plan is for it to be included in a holiday anthology this fall – details to come – then it will be published on its own, probably in March or so. This is Anthea and Rupert’s story – we met them both in book #2, A Duke by Any Other Name. Novellas always take me longer than I expect: even though they have a lower word count, I have to be more careful with the structure to fit everything in.

I’ve also written about half of Eurydice’s story, which will be book #4 and the final story in the series. Details on that to come, though it will probably have a simultaneous (or close to it) publication with book #3. It’s interesting to me how different the two stories are in some ways: Anthea’s book is a second chance romance with elements from previous books to resolve, too, while Eurydice’s book is straightforward fun. Moving between the two stories helps me make progress.

The Pinterest board is still in work.

There will be a boxed set of this series available in ebook and trade paperback, likely in time for Christmas 2022. (It felt odd to type that date!)


Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve also been working on Sonia and Nate’s story, Just the Wrong Twin, which is a lot of fun. The first third of a book always involves a lot of back and forth for me, and reconsideration of the structure, as well as getting to know more about the characters. You can see some of my ideas about Nate and Sonia on the Pinterest board for the book. This story will be published in October.

In the Flatiron Five world, there’s a new boxed set for Flatiron Five Tattoo, available in both ebook and trade paperback. I’m debating how to break up the main series into boxed sets (two or three?) and you should see some thing available soon.

When I get stuck on Just the Wrong Twin, I’ve been diving into Aidan’s book – again, this is a similar dynamic. Sonia and Nate’s story has a lot of elements to carry forward from previous books, some that need to be resolved in this book, and I need to ensure consistency with the existing world of Flatiron Five Fitness. Aidan’s book, in contrast, will be the launch of a new series with new characters. There aren’t that many details about that corner of my fictional world that have been defined. There’s a Pinterest board for the new series, as well, but I haven’t made it public yet – I’ll do that when the book has a title, cover, and publication date. For the moment, though, I’m loving how sparks fly between Aidan and Meredith. Talk about opposites attracting! My hope is to have the first two books at least publish next summer, so we can have a more rapid publication schedule. That means getting them written and edited ahead of time.


My other project in the works is the next book in my Blood Brothers series, The Hunter & the Heiress, which I’d like to see published in December or January. (Fingers crossed.) I’ve booked the narrator for the audio already and am trying to have a simultaneous audio-ebook-print publication for the first time.

Book #1, The Wolf & the Witch, is available now. Here’s the Pinterest board for the series:

First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix

I have a new boxed set from Claire of series starters called First Knights, which will be published in August. This sampler is a good deal and a chance to see which of my medieval romance series you like best.

I’m also looking at updating some covers. My time travel romances have come out of Kindle Unlimited and are due for a fresh look. I’ll wait on the new covers before republishing them at the other portals. My cover designer is really busy this summer!


Translations are continuing, too. I have two new Spanish editions each month and the pre-orders are available for them through the end of the year. So far, my team has completed the Champions of St. Euphemia series and Flatiron Five Tattoo. We’re working on the Jewels of Kinfairlie and Flatiron Five Fitness now. The full-length romances are available in both ebook and trade paperback in translation.

I also have German, Italian and Portuguese translations of my medieval romances available and more in the works.

DragonFate is also being translated, which is quite cool. Maeve’s Book of Beasts is available in Italian now, as well as in Spanish, and I expect Dragon’s Kiss to be available in both languages in August or September. Maeve’s Book of Beasts should be available in Portuguese then, too.

And that’s where I’m at for the end of July. 🙂 I’ll keep writing (and weeding my garden) and will give you another update in a month. I hope you’re well!

Just One More Time in Spanish

Just One More Time is available in a new Spanish edition!


Just One More Time, book two of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Kyle lo quiere todo…
Kyle Stuyvesant no cree en el amor y el romance.  Sus padres le enseñaron que no existe la eternidad y él se tomó la lección en serio.  Después de todo, solo hay una mujer que lo tentó a querer más que una noche caliente juntos.  Afortunadamente para sus convicciones, ella está casada con otro hombre.  Problema resuelto, hasta que el esposo de Lauren la engaña y Kyle no es solo el portador de malas noticias, sino el hombre al que ella llama para que la consuele.

Lauren lo exige todo…
Después de que el matrimonio de Lauren se derrumba, ella quiere perderse en el placer.  ¿Quién conoce ese territorio mejor que Kyle, quien una vez la sedujo por completo?  Lauren nunca olvidó esa noche maravillosa y, ahora que de repente está soltera, la regla de Kyle de no tener amor ni romance tiene un nuevo atractivo.  Todo lo que ella quiere es satisfacción, pero cuando Kyle se dé cuenta de que necesita más, ¿podrá convencer a Lauren para que vuelva a arriesgarse de nuevo, esta vez con él?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


Just One Fake Date in Spanish

Just One Fake Date is available in a new Spanish edition today!


Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Tyler McKay tiene un plan…
Y no incluye una relación seria en el corto plazo.  Entre su trabajo diario y ser socio de Flatiron 5 Fitness, está ocupado invirtiendo en el futuro.  Pero Ty sabe que ir soltero a la boda de su hermana animará a los casamenteros de la familia: él necesita una cita falsa, rápido, en defensa propia.  Cuando la única mujer que lo odia entra en F5F, Ty sabe que ha encontrado a la candidata perfecta, que Shannyn no siga las reglas de nadie, solo deja a Ty con ganas de más…

Shannyn Hawke ha terminado con sus planes y sueños…
Ella tenía planificada toda su vida, pero todo salió mal.  Ahora, ella se está ocupando del número uno y vive el momento, sin preocuparse por el futuro.  Si su enamorado de la universidad quiere negociar una cita falsa para una boda por satisfacción física, Shannyn está de acuerdo. Pero solo una noche demuestra que Tyler es todo lo que ella cree que un hombre debería ser, y además él se toma como un desafío hacer que ella cambie de opinión sobre él.  Shannyn  no quiere que le vuelvan a romper el corazón, pero se está enamorando fuerte y rápido.  ¿Podrá ella recordar que es solo para aparentar?  ¿O Tyler convencerá a Shannyn para que vuelva a arriesgarse para siempre?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


Chynna’s Book in Spanish

Today, the fourth and final book in the Flatiron Five Tattoo series is available in Spanish. It’s pretty exciting to have a complete series available in another language. Pick up your copy today!


Just One Christmas Night, book four the Flatiron Five Tattoo series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Chynna ha amado y perdido… 
A pesar de que han pasado años, la Navidad le recuerda a Chynna la muerte de su esposo y hace que lo extrañe aún más.  Asistir a la boda de Lexi y Gabe en Navidad suena como un recordatorio de todo lo que ella perdió, hasta que la convencieron de ir y compartir su alegría.  Una vez allí, una relación con Trevor, el guapo amigo de Gabe, podría ser otra forma de superar su dolor, y Trevor hace que tomar ese riesgo valga la pena, volviendo a despertar a Chynna la sensación y la pasión.
 

Trevor nunca ha tenido tiempo para el amor … 
Él siempre se ha centrado en lograr el éxito.  Pero ahora que se lograron las ambiciones financieras de Trevor, él se dio cuenta de que no tiene a nadie con quien disfrutar de las recompensas.  La boda de su amigo Gabe le hace consciente de que ya no quiere estar solo.  Chynna es la mujer más atractiva que ha conocido en años y Trevor sabe que tomará más que una noche juntos para satisfacerlo.  Chynna es la mujer que ha estado esperando; todo lo que tiene que hacer es convencerla de que vuelva a arriesgarse con el amor, con él.


Coming Soon – Flatiron Five Fitness in Spanish

Now that Flatiron Five Tattoo has been translated into Spanish – book four comes out this month – we’re starting to work on Flatiron Five Fitness. This project will take us through the end of the year. There are new pages on the website for the series and a new menu under Español on the Translations tab..

Following my new rule, I’ll set up the pre-orders when I have finished book files.

Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
June
Just One More Time, book two of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
July
Just One Night Together, book three of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
August