Last Chance – Dragon Deals Promotion

Dragon Deals, multi-author dragon PNR promotion October 31 to November 2 2018

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…

Visit the landing page.

Review at the Reading Cafe

The Reading Cafe has posted reviews of all three books in the Secret Heart Ink series in a feature on their blog. Here are some excerpts from the reviews:

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke“Secret Heart Ink is a tattoo shop, owned by the mysterious Chynna, located in Manhattan’s Flatiron Five. Along with her sidekick Tristan, during the full moon, Chynna creates one tattoo to set two hearts afire in the hopes of the recipient finding ever lasting love….

Deborah Cooke pulls the reader into a sexy and engaging story line with a stubborn and guarded heroine, and a determined hero. The premise is moving; the romance is provocative and fated; the characters are strong and edgy. A quick read, SNOWBOUND is an energetic, sensual and erotic read for all to enjoy.”—The Reading Cafe

“SPRING FEVER is a story of betrayal and loss; acceptance and denial; love and a happily ever after. The premise is engaging; the romance struggles in the face of Reyna’s emotional up and downs; the characters are colorful but damaged and lost.”—The Reading Cafe

One Hot Summer Night, #3 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke“ONE HOT SUMMER NIGHT is a story of second chances; a rekindling, of a sort, for two people whose lives went in opposite directions eventually finding one another when the time was right. The premise is heart breaking and emotional; the romance is passionate; the characters struggle to move on from the past. Deborah Cooke invites the reader into a spirited yet tender, revealing and sensual tale of family, loss, commitment, and love.”—The Reading Cafe

You can see the feature and complete reviews at The Reading Cafe right here.

Thank you for the wonderful reviews, Sandy!

Find out more about the Secret Heart Ink series: Snowbound, Spring Fever and One Hot Summer Night.

99-cent Halloween Reads Promotion

Madeline Martin's 99¢ Halloween Romance Sale October 2018Something Wicked This Way Comes, #1 of the Brides of North Barrows series of Regency romances by Claire Delacroix

Madeline Martin is featuring historical romances with spooky elements on her website this week. Each story is priced at 99 cents for the promotion. You’ll find Something Wicked This Way Comes on the landing page, as well as a lot of other historical romances perfect for Halloween reading.

The landing page is right here.

The sale lasts through October 28.

Happy shopping!

Fangs, Fur, and Immortals Promotion

Fangs, Fur & Immortals promotion October 2018Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI’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.

You’ll find Kiss of Fire on the landing page as well as Wyvern’s Mate, plus a lot more paranormal romance reads.

Here’s the landing page. Happy browsing!

A New Review for Some Guys

Some Guys Have All the Luck, #4 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThere’s a wonderful new review posted today at The Reading Frenzy for Some Guys Have all the Luck. Here’s a bit:

“Cooke’s latest in her Flatiron 5 series is a hot frienemy-to-lovers tale that deals with some tough, timely issues and stars a couple who will light up and heat up the pages. Reid is the typical misunderstood bad boy from the wrong side of the tracks and Cassie is a woman with a past full of secrets and regrets whose problems have followed both of them to adulthood. The dialogue is casual, immersing readers right into the story and one of the first love scenes has an OMG result that will blow the audience away. The co-stars help fill in all the missing personality and storyline puzzle pieces. Cassie and Reid are definitely the novel’s rock-stars, so if you’re looking for a poignant sexy heated read and don’t mind shedding a few tears along the way this just might be your next must read.”

Thanks Debbie! You can see the whole feature right here.

Novelists Inc 2018

©Deborah A. CookeLast week, I attended the Novelists’ Inc conference, which is held each year. This year (as in many recent years) it was in St. Pete’s Beach, Florida. This conference brings together a lot of incredible people and is a terrific gathering of ideas and energy—plus it’s at the beach.

These beachy pix are from recent years. This year, I didn’t take more because they would have been similar, but also there was a red tide. This is an algae bloom which is detrimental to fish near the beach and I believe it had begun after hurricane Florence. At this particular point on the beach, there weren’t so many dead fish—they do clean them up every day—but a lot of dead crabs. While it was intriguing to see how many kinds of crabs there are in the gulf, it was sad to see them when they were dead. There were also a lot fewer birds, probably because the death of the fish meant there was less (or nothing) for them to eat. I love seeing the pelicans and they were a bit scarce. I didn’t see any dolphins this year either, but that might have been timing – in previous years, I saw them in the afternoon or early evening. I walked first thing in the morning, and the smell from the red tide wasn’t too bad. Mr. Math suggested that the algae needs the sunshine and warmth of the day to bloom, which would explain why people had troubles later in the day with eye and throat irritations.

©Deborah A. CookeAnd then there was the conference itself. As always, NINC brings together an amazing group of workshop presenters, but this year it was particularly hard to choose between sessions. There were four tracks and it seemed that I wanted to attend two workshops in every time slot. I learned a tremendous amount and made a huge To Do list (this is typical). Highlights for me included David Gaughran‘s workshops – because no matter how often I go to his workshops, I always learn more. (Plus he has a wonderful Irish accent 🙂 that would be easy to listen to forever). He taught about BookBub ads and more about Amazon’s algorithms. Joanna Penn taught two fantastic workshops, one about content-based marketing and the other highlighting global English-language markets for books and strategies for reaching them. I learned a lot in Mark Dawson‘s session on strategies for AMS ads. A surprise hit for me was Dr. Jennifer Barnes and her workshops about the psychology of fiction and of titles. Representatives were also in attendance from almost all of the portals, and all of them had interesting information to share. It’s a fantastic conference to discover new opportunities and strategies.

Jewels of Historical Romance at the Novelists Inc conference September 2018The truly fabulous thing about this conference, though, was that this was the first time I attended as one of the Jewels of Historical Romance. This fantastic group of historical romance writers invited me to join them last spring, and I was thrilled to do so. Although I knew most of them from online, I hadn’t met many of them in person – and there was going to be a big confab of Jewels at this conference, so I went. Here are nine of us at the gazebo in the hotel courtyard. From the back left, that’s me (not smiling. LOL) then Erica Ridley, Lucinda Brant (who came from Australia), and Cheryl Bolen. In the front from the left, Lauren Royal, Darcy Burke, Tanya Anne Crosby, Glynnis Campbell and Cynthia Wright. Brenda Hiatt was also at the conf, but isn’t in this picture. Kimberly Cates and Jill Barnett were the only two Jewels not in attendance this year – there are plans for all of us to make this conf in 2020. Meeting these women in person and having the chance to not only get to know them better but to plan some joint promotion for the future was certainly the highlight of the conference for me.

And then there was karaoke night… This is the second year that Draft2Digital has hosted this event, and it wrapped up the conference this year. It was such a success that I suspect they’re going to need to do it every year.

I suspect I need to go to NINC every year, too.

Fangs Fur and Immortals PNR Promotion

Fangs, Fur & Immortals promotion October 2018Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

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.

You’ll find Kiss of Fire on the landing page as well as Wyvern’s Mate, plus a lot more paranormal romance reads.

Here’s the landing page. Happy browsing!

Simply Irresistible is #1!

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Yesterday, I had a BookBub Featured Ad for Simply Irresistible, book #1 in my Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances.

I watched all day as the units went out the proverbial door and Amy and Ty’s book rose up the charts.

Here’s where the book sits this morning:

Simply Irresistible is #1 in Romance in the iBooks store! This is exciting.

Simply Irresistible at #1 in Romance at iBooks on September 22, 2018And here it is #1 free overall in the iBooks store. (I like that it’s more popular than the iPhone user guide.)
Simply Irresistible, #1 free overall in the iBooks store on September 22, 2018

Simply Irresistible is also #1 in Contemporary Romance and #1 in Romantic Comedy at Amazon, as well as #3 overall free in the Kindle store.

Simply Irresistible at #1 in Romantic Comedy, #1 in Contemporary Romance and #3 overall free in the Kindle store on September 22, 2018Here are the top three in Romantic Comedy at Kindle:
Simply Irresistible at #1 in Romantic Comedy in the Kindle store on September 22, 2018And here are the top three in Contemporary Romance:
Simply Irresistible at #1 in Contemporary Romance in the Kindle store on September 22, 2018Finally, here’s the top of the overall chart for the Kindle store:
Simply Irresistible at #3 overall free in the Kindle store on September 22, 2018

Phew! What an awesome ride! Thank you to everyone who downloaded a copy of Ty and Amy’s book. Simply Irresistible is still free, so you can still start your visit to Flatiron Five with a free read.

Get Simply Irresistible now!
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
GooglePlay
KOBO
Buy the ebook directly from Deborah, with delivery from Book Funnel.

Buy Simply Irresistible in print:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indigo
Buy a signed trade paperback from Deborah, and get the ebook free (delivered by Book Funnel.)

Simply Irresistible Goes Free!

Simply Irresistible is going free!

Book #1 of the Flatiron Five series is free at iBooks, Kobo, Nook, GooglePlay and in my online store. Amazon has currently matched the free price in the US and CA stores, and I’m hoping they match it everywhere soon. If it’s not free in your market, you can get the book from my store with delivery by BookFunnel.

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Tyler McKay has had enough…
Going to his fourth sister’s wedding without a date will only encourage his female relations to “help” him find romance. Ty’s ready to wait for Ms. Right and is busy enough as the finance guy for F5. When he learns that the cute woman who works in his building is in the same predicament, he’s sure that fake dates are the perfect solution. She agrees, but Ty soon realizes that there’s far more to Amy than meets the eye. When she enrolls in a bondage class at F5, he finds himself taking a disguise as dangerous Matteo to keep her safe. How far will he go to win the heart of a woman he finds…simply irresistible?

Amy Thornton can’t get enough…
Amy can’t resist another romance about a hot hero and the woman who steals his heart away with naughty games. When she decides to write her own book, she knows she needs to do research. Her fake date, Tyler, is gorgeous but too nice to play naughty games—unlike Matteo, Amy’s mysterious personal instructor at F5, who plays them so well. When Amy has to choose, will she pick the nice guy or the promise of the forbidden pleasures she finds…simply irresistible?

Buy Simply Irresistible now!
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
GooglePlay
KOBO
Buy the ebook directly from Deborah, with delivery from Book Funnel.

Buy Simply Irresistible in print:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Indigo
Buy a signed trade paperback from Deborah, and get the ebook free (delivered by Book Funnel.)

Review for Some Guys at The Reading Cafe

Some Guys Have All the Luck, #4 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeThere’s a new review posted at The Reading Cafe today for Some Guys Have All the Luck.

Here’s an excerpt:
“The premise is heart breaking, emotional and entertaining; the characters are broken, animated and embittered; the romance is sensual, spicy and hot. SOME GUYS HAVE ALL THE LUCK is a raw, gritty and sensitive story where, ala Thomas Wolfe, it’s best not to go home again!”

You can read the entire review right here.

Thanks Sandy!