An Elegy for Melusine in Italian

My retelling of a medieval fairy tale, An Elegy for Melusine, is now available in Italian!


An Elegy for Melusine, a medieval fairy tale retold by Claire Delacroix, Italian edition

Condannata da una maledizione a cambiare forma un giorno a settimana, Melusine sa che solo l’amore può renderla libera. Quando incontra Raymond, un affascinante cavaliere con un disperato bisogno di aiuto che solo lei può soddisfare, crede che la sua occasione sia arrivata. Giura di diventarne la moglie devota e di guadagnarsi il suo amore, anche se sceglie di tenere segreta la sua maledizione. Quando la loro felice unione viene messa alla prova dalla sfortuna, Raymond giura di dimostrare che le malelingue si sbagliano. Sarà tentato di rompere la sua promessa a Melusine per scoprire la verità? E l’amore per la sua sposa sopravvivrà se il segreto di lei verrà svelato?

“Elegia per Melusine” è la rivisitazione di una famosa fiaba francese. Ha un finale triste, ma potrai incontrare di nuovo Melusine, detta Mel, e il fantasma che la perseguita, nella serie “Il Destino dei Draghi”, in cui lei troverà il suo lieto fine.

Q1 E-Book Specials

Last year, we had a good long run with some free series starters. Just One Fake Date was free from April to the end of the year. Kiss of Fire was free most of the year. Wyvern’s Mate, my other PNR series starter, was 99 cents last year. The Beauty Bride was free until my medieval romances went into Kindle Unlimited. It’s time to switch things up!

The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set, including all four contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set

For my contemporary romances, my two series starters are 99cents for first quarter of 2022. You can get Just One Fake Date or Just One Snowbound Night for just 99 pennies. Remember that there are now boxed sets available for both series, and those are more economical ways to continue reading. You can find the Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set here, and the main series boxed sets here.

Also, for Q1, my contemporary romance and romantic comedy, All or Nothing, is a free read. I love this book so much: Zach and Jen are fun together and so good for each other. It’s set between Thanksgiving and Christmas, but a fun read no matter what the season.

All or Nothing, book #4 of the Coxwell series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
All or Nothing

It’s book 4 in the Coxwell Series, and I’ve also discounted the Coxwell Series Boxed Set from $14.99 to $9.99 in case you want to read the other books in the series. (The bundle is available at Amazon again, too.)

Amazon may or may not support the free price – I can only set a book to 99¢ there and ask them to match the free price at other portals – so be sure to check the price before you download it. It’s free internationally at other portals, and you can download a MOBI file from Smashwords if Amazon doesn’t have the book free in your geo.

Dragons First, a digital bundle of three paranormal romance series starters by Deborah Cooke
Dragons First
3 Dragon Shifter Romance Series Starters

For my paranormal romances, Kiss of Fire and Wyvern’s Mate have returned to their regular prices because there’s now a bundle of series starters called Dragons First. Dragons First includes three dragon shifter romance series starters: Kiss of Fire, Wyvern’s Mate and Dragon’s Kiss. (It also includes the DragonFate prequel, Maeve’s Book of Beasts, and the Dragons of Incendium short story, Nero’s Dream.) Right now, it’s just 99 cents which makes it a great way to meet my shifters.

Dragonfire: the Complete Series, a digital bundle including all fourteen paranormal romances in the Dragonfire series by Deborah Cooke
Dragonfire: The Complete Series

Again, you can continue reading with boxed sets: Dragonfire Quest includes the first three books in the Dragonfire series while Dragonfire: The Complete Series includes (surprise!) all fourteen works in the complete series. I’m going to include that cover here, just because I like it so much. 🙂 There’s a bundle for the first six works in the Dragons of Incendium series called The Dragons of Incendium: the First Collection.

There are also discount codes available for KOBO, Barnes & Noble, GooglePlay and Smashwords, so you can save when you continue reading. These digital coupons are a bit of a new thing so I’m giving them a try. You can find the details in the password-protected area of the Dragonfire website called The Lair. You can get the password in my PNR newsletter.

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

My medieval romances can be read free in Kindle Unlimited if you subscribe. That means they’re available exclusively at Amazon and that they’re otherwise at their regular prices. If you’re looking for value, my boxed sets are a better deal than buying books individually – here are the trope-based bundles. First Knights is my most recently published bundle: it contains four medieval romance series starters. There are also bundles for many of my series.

If you’re looking for a new medieval romance to love, The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of my Blood Brothers series will be publishing soon.

That’s the big plan for Q1!

2021 in Review

This year has been a wild ride. I’m looking forward to tallying it all up in this post today. 🙂

New Releases

I wrote my usual amount this year, which is always a cool thing. I published three full-length books and two novellas this past year. (I’ve also written a lot of words for books that will be published next year, including most of The Hunter & the Heiress.)

A Most Inconvenient Earl is odd – it’s both published and on pre-order, since it was published in the anthology Twelve Lords for Christmas and is available for pre-order on its own for March.)

Just One Silver Fox, book six of Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
Just One Silver Fox
Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
Just the Wrong Twin
The Wolf and the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix
The Wolf & the Witch
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

Then there were new boxed sets published of existing content:

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1, including the first three contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1
The Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set, including all four contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Tattoo Boxed Set
Dragonfire: the Complete Series, a digital bundle including all fourteen paranormal romances in the Dragonfire series by Deborah Cooke
Dragonfire: The Complete Series
Dragons First, a digital bundle of three paranormal romance series starters by Deborah Cooke
Dragons First
First Knights, a boxed set of four medieval romance series starters by Claire Delacroix
First Knights
Stolen Brides, a digital boxed set featuring four full-length medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
Stolen Bridees
Twelve Lords for Christmas, a Regency romance holiday anthology
Twelve Lords for Christmas

Plus I was thrilled to participate in this multi-author boxed set of Regency Christmas romances, Twelve Lords for Christmas. Because this bundle has done so well, we’re going to do another together next year – so Esmeralda Ballantyne will have her story told, too!

I also put my medieval romances into Kindle Unlimited.

I regained all of the rights to my YA trilogy, The Dragon Diaries, and published my editions in all markets.

The Wolf & the Witch, book one of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, audio edition narrated by Tim Campbell
The Wolf & the Witch in audio

I also published one new audiobook in 2021 – the narration of The Wolf & the Witch by the amazing Tim Campbell.

I don’t even want to think about the translations! 2021 was insane for them. (The links below will take you to the relevant translation page on my websites.) Let’s see: in Spanish, I published Claire’s The Champions of St. Euphemia, The Jewels of Kinfairlie and most of the True Love Brides, as well as Flatiron Five Tattoo and most of Flatiron Five Fitness. I’m in the midst of publishing the first Flatiron Five Fitness book in Portuguese and there’s an Italian translation on the way, too.

There were also Spanish editions of three of the DragonFate novels. There were Italian editions of two of the DragonFate Novels and The Renegade’s Heart, as well as Portuguese editions of the first DragonFate novel and the first two books in the Champions of St. Euphemia series. And there were more German editions, The Rose Red Bride and the first two books in the Champions of St. Euphemia series. I’m counting 35 translations for 2021 (but I might have missed one or two.) I actually did pre-orders for translations, which was new and different.

What’s in store for 2022? Well, the pre-orders give a hint of what’s in the works. I listed A Most Inconvenient Earl at the top of the page, but here are the other releases already scheduled for 2022:

When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
When Annika Met Thom
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, including books 4 to 6 of the contemporary romance series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2
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
The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Hunter & the Heiress
The Dragon & the Damsel, book three of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Dragon & the Damsel
The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set, including four Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
The Brides of North Barrows
Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
Dragon’s Wolf

I hope you’re as pleased with your accomplishments in 2021 – and looking forward to 2022 as much as I am!

December Update

Compiling these monthly posts is becoming addictive! It really gives me a sense of accomplishment. Let’s take a look at what was completed in December.

New Release

This month, as is so often the cast at the end of the year, I published two new boxed sets: Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 and Dragons First, a bundle of three first-in-series dragon shifter romances.

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1, including the first three contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke
Dragons First, a digital bundle of three paranormal romance series starters by Deborah Cooke

Boxed sets are a good way to save money on ebooks – FF1, for example, is priced at $9.99US, while the individual books are $5.99US each. Just One Fake Date is sometimes free, but even so, the bundle is a better deal than buying the books individually. Dragons First similarly is a better deal than buying all three books—it’s 99cents right now, so even if you picked up Kiss of Fire free, it’s a good deal. Better yet, Dragons First has discount codes after each book to save when you continue the series at some portals. (Nook, KOBO, GooglePlay and Smashwords). These codes are comparatively new and I’m curious to see how many of you like them. There’s more detail in this post on my Dragonfire website—plus I got to add a password-protected area there called The Lair. 🙂

One other extremely cool thing happened this month: I regained all of the rights for my Dragon Diaries paranormal YA series and was able to publish my editions in all markets. That was the last of the rights to revert from previous publishers, and it felt really good to have everything back. I’ve gotten used to having the control over my work. 🙂

Flying Blind, book one of the Dragon Diaries paranormal YA trilogy by Deborah Cooke
Winging It, book two of the Dragon Diaries YA paranormal trilogy by Deborah Cooke
Blazing the Trail, book three of the Dragon Diaries paranormal YA trilogy by Deborah Cooke

Pre-Orders

For a while, I’d sworn off pre-orders but have been making up for that this fall. There are three pre-orders for upcoming contemporary romances: Aidan’s book, Just A Small Town Romance, which is book one of my upcoming contemporary romance series, the Heroes of Harte’s Harbor; When Annika Met Thom is the 10th and (at this point) final romance in the Flatiron Five Fitness series, coming in April; The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 is the first series bundle and will publish in December. I’ve also got the pre-order up for The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, coming in June. The third bundle will publish next December. You can find the links for all of them on the F5F Boxed Set page.

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
When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke
When Annika Met Thom
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, including books 4 to 6 of the contemporary romance series by Deborah Cooke
Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2

Claire has four pre-orders right now: first, there’s The Hunter and the Heiress, book two of my Blood Brothers series of medieval Scottish romances. This month, I also added the pre-order for Rafael’s book, #3 in that series, The Dragon and the Damsel. That book will be coming in September. I also added a character list for the Blood Brothers series on the Delacroix website.

The Hunter & the Heiress, book two of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Hunter & the Heiress
The Dragon & the Damsel, book three of the Blood Brothers series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix
The Dragon & the Damsel

In March, the fourth and final book in the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas, A Most Inconvenient Earl, will be published. There’s an upcoming bundle, the Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set, which will publish in August in ebook and trade paperback, too. This one was put together early because I saw this cover art and just fell in love. It’s perfect for Sophia and Lucien, who earn their HEA at Samhain. Don’t forget there’s a family tree for North Barrows that you can download free from the Delacroix site.

An Most Inconvenient Earl, book four of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
A Most Inconvenient Earl
The Brides of North Barrows Boxed Set, including four Regency romance novellas by Claire Delacroix
The Brides of North Barrows

As for my dragons, the next DragonFate paranormal romance, Dragon’s Wolf, is up for pre-order. It will be pubilshed in May.

Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke
Dragon’s Wolf

Translations

As seems to be the norm now, I had a number new translations published in December. Let’s have a look at a summary:

In Spanish, my one translation teams is continuing with Flatiron Five Fitness and The True Love Brides—in December, I published Just Home for the Holidays and The Frost Maiden’s Kiss in Spanish editions. I also published Dragon’s Heart in Spanish.

Just Home for the Holidays, book seven of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español
The Frost Maiden's Kiss, book three of rht True Love Brides series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, Spanish edition
Español
Dragon's Heart, book three of the DragonFate novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition
Español

Also this month, Just One Fake Date was published in a Portuguese edition for Brazil. There were a couple more translations that were pushed off to January, which is fine.

Phew! Next I’ll do a round-up of the year. That should be quite a post!