Fall into a Book Giveaway

Fall into a Book giveaway at Isn't it Romantic BookClub, September 2022

Over two-hundred and fifty authors have signed up to take part in Isn’t It Romantic Book Club’s Fall Into a Book Giveaway on Facebook. This fantastic and fast-paced event is your chance to meet authors, play games, and win lots of prizes, including books! It’s one day only, but the group lets readers interact and talk romance all year long. Isn’t It Romantic Book Club’s monthly meetings are livestreamed, so readers can chat and ask questions with their favorite romance authors!

Visit the bookclub.

Dragons First, a digital bundle of three paranormal romance series starters by Deborah Cooke

I’m giving away my paranormal romance bundle of series starters, Dragons First. You can download your copy free at Amazon today through Sunday.

This bundle includes Kiss of Fire, Wyvern’s Mate, Dragon’s Kiss and two bonus reads, Maeve’s Book of Beasts and Nero’s Dream.

The bundle is also currently enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

Kiss of Fire in Spanish

Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels, is now available in a Spanish edition!

Beso de fuego is the Spanish edition of Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels by Deborah Cooke

Un beso puede cambiar el curso del destino…

Cuando la contadora estrella Sara Keegan decide sentar cabeza y dirigir la librería de la Nueva Era de su extravagante tía, lo que menos busca es una aventura. No cree en el destino ni en la magia de las cartas del tarot, pero cuando es salvada de un violento ataque por un hombre que tiene la habilidad de convertirse en un dragón que escupe fuego, se pregunta si está perdiendo la cabeza… o si está a punto de perder su corazón.

El solitario y autosuficiente Quinn Tyrrell ha desconfiado por mucho tiempo de sus compañeros Pyr. Cuando siente la tormenta de fuego que señala a su pareja destinada, está decidido a proteger y poseer a Sara, sin importar el costo. Entonces, el destino verdadero de Sara es revelado y Quinn se da cuenta de que debe arriesgar todo… incluso el amor de Sara para cumplir con sus destinos entrelazados.

Updating eBooks

This is a behind-the-scenes post, since things have been pretty quiet on this blog lately. It’s busy in my office!

As you know, I write contemporary romances and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke, and historical romances as Claire Delacroix. This year, I amalgamated my PNR websites into this one, leaving me with two websites instead of four, which means the urls for all the book landing pages changed. I also moved my three English newsletters to a new service, which meant the sign-up links changed. Both of these changes meant updating my ebook interiors with the new links.

My historical romances have been in KDP Select since last fall, so I did the updates only at Amazon. My PNR went into KDP Select in the spring, so again, I did the updates only at Amazon. Now (haha) the books are coming out of KU and going into wide distribution again, which means updating the ebook files at the other portals. I load directly to Apple, KOBO, GooglePlay, Nook, Draft2Digital, Smashwords and PublishDrive. I also sell some books directly with delivery via BookFunnel. That’s 7 or 8 uploads per title. Some portals process uploads quickly. Some take forever to chew through each one.

In August, 22 of my medieval romances came out of KDP Select and were republished wide. There’s a blog post about that on the Delacroix site, right here.

In September, 22 more of my Delacroix romances (medievals, time travels and boxed sets) come out of KDP Select to be republished wide. The one hold-out will be The Beauty Bride, which leaves KDP Select in October. (It was enrolled later.) I’ve already updated the files at most portals and just need to republish them when the time comes—with the exception of the time travels, which will get new covers first.

In October, 45 of my paranormal romances and boxed sets come out of KDP Select and will be republished wide.

Also in October, the Spanish editions of 15 contemporary romances come out of KDP Select and will be republished wide. These are delivered to the non-Amazon portals from an aggregator, Draft2Digital, so that will save me some uploading time.

The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Taking the books wide again also means setting first-in-series free and booking promotions for it. The Countess is free this month, and by November, The Beauty Bride will be a free series starter for my historical romances again. Also by November, Kiss of Fire will be a free series starter for my PNR. Of course, Just One Fake Date remains a free series starter for my contemporary romances. I’ll probably book a sale on the two bundles of series starters, First Knights and Dragons First, as well. As I write this, I realize that Claire didn’t have a new trope boxed set this year. Oops. I’ll add that to my To Do list.

But by November (when I stop to catch my breath!) over 100 of my backlist books will have beautifully updated interiors at all of the portals and some will even have new covers. At the end of the year, I’ll be able to unpublish the two paranormal romance websites, and discontinue my former newsletter service. It’s been a big transition and is a job I’ll be glad to see done.

Next year, I’ll be able to focus on writing, which is the most exciting part of all!

Kiss of Fate in Audio

The A.I. narrated audiobook of Kiss of Fate is now available at GooglePlay and KOBO!

Kiss of Fate, book three of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, AI-narrated audiobook edition

Kiss of Fate

One foretold love deserves a second chance…

Haunted by dreams of a lover who takes the form of a mythical dragon, Eileen Grosvenor searches for the truth. She never expects to find a real dragon shape shifter, let alone one who awakens her passion and ignites memories of her own forgotten past.

Erik Sorensson is focused on leading the Pyr to triumph over the Slayers, even if it costs him his life. When an ancient relic that can turn the tide of the battle reveals itself, Erik knows he has to retrieve it from Eileen’s possession. But when he tries to do so, he’s shocked by an incredible firestorm that compels him to confront the truth about Eileen’s identity. Her presence reminds him of mistakes he’s determined not to repeat, and Erik is forced to make a choice: duty or love.

Only by unlocking the secrets of the past can Erik and Eileen fulfill the final prophecy of the Pyr. Can they face their deepest fears and claim their destined love in time to defeat the Slayers?


I’ve also made the audiobook of Kiss of Fire free at GooglePlay in all geos, and at KOBO in CA, AU, NZ, US and GB.

Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, AI-narrated audiobook edition

Kiss of Fire

One kiss can change the course of destiny…

When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt’s New Age bookstore, she’s not looking for adventure. She doesn’t believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she’s saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she’s losing her mind – or about to lose her heart.

Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he’s determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara’s true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything – even Sara’s love – to fulfill their entwined fates.


The audiobook of Winter Kiss is being proofed now. The plan is to add one new Dragonfire audiobook per month until the entire series is available.

Listen to Kiss of Fire Free

We’re working on more A.I. narrated audiobooks of the Dragonfire Novels (as I told you a few weeks ago) and Kiss of Fate should be available in early September. In the meantime, the audiobook of Kiss of Fire is free at GooglePlay, so you can have a listen and decide whether you like these audiobooks. The audiobook will be free there through the end of September.

Read more about Dragonfire in audio here.


Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, AI-narrated audiobook edition

Kiss of Fire

One kiss can change the course of destiny…

When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt’s New Age bookstore, she’s not looking for adventure. She doesn’t believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she’s saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she’s losing her mind – or about to lose her heart.

Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he’s determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara’s true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything – even Sara’s love – to fulfill their entwined fates.