Kiss of Enchantment Cover Reveal

One of the things that shook out of my Kickstarter campaign was the decision to write a new paranormal romance about the Pyr called Kiss of Enchantment. I’ve since realized that this is the first book in a new series called The Darkfire Chronicles.

Let’s go back a bit to put this story in context. In the Dragon Legion Novellas, the darkfire crystal takes Drake and the Dragon’s Tooth Warriors on a whirlwind trip through time and space. Alexander returns to his mate in Kiss of Danger, Damien encounters his mate again in Kiss of Darkness and Thad has his firestorm in Kiss of Destiny. Over the course of their journey, individual Pyr leave the company. There are nine named warriors who vanish over the course of the adventure: Lidio, Aeson, Cletus, Milo, Ignatio, Ashe, Tyrone, Peter and Orion. (There were seventeen who collected the darkfire crystal from Lorenzo, but the other four aren’t named.) In the end, only Drake returns to the present time and the darkfire spark goes dark in the crystal.

The Darkfire Chronicles begin with Orion’s firestorm.

When Orion leaves the company in Kiss of Darkness, he is following what appears to be the spark of his firestorm. Damien and Drake believe they are in Rome, in the 1970’s, when Orion feels that spark. They then conclude that each warrior who has left the company has been left in the right time and place to experience his firestorm. We can guess that these aren’t going to be ordinary firestorms: Alexander and Thad had to battle a time-travelling Slayer in their firestorms, while Damien entered Hades for Petra, and Thad followed Aura to the Garden of the Hesperides and bargained with a goddess for his firestorm’s future.

Each book in The Darkfire Chronicles is a complete paranormal romance. The series should be read in order, and it should be read after The Dragonfire Novels.

The ancient magic of darkfire scorches the history of the Pyr, dragon shifters sworn to defend the treasures of the earth, spreading chaos in its wake. Periodically commanded by Pyr with the rare ability to hold it in thrall, blue-green darkfire burns with relentless power through the centuries, shattering boundaries and provoking change. The Darkfire Chronicles tell the stories of those Pyr illuminated by darkfire’s spark.

Kiss of Enchantment, book one of the Darkfire Chronicles, a series of paranormal romances featuring dragon shifter heroes by Deborah Cooke

One kiss will unveil the secrets of the past…

Cast through time with his fellow Dragon Legion Warriors, Orion follows the spark of his firestorm, the sign of his destined mate’s presence. Only when he’s left behind, alone in a different time, does he discover the darkfire’s deception. His firestorm might be a feint, but the woman touched by its golden radiance is one who could capture Orion’s heart forever. When Slayers attack, Orion is determined to defend her and her secrets, no matter the price to himself.

Grad student Francesca is more interested in her career and research than in getting married. But then, she’s never met a man like Orion, a fierce protector whose presence ignites an undeniable desire within her—although the seductive power of his kiss isn’t the only thing Francesca can’t explain. Orion also creates a glow inside the vase said to contain the voice of the Cumaean Sibyl. When that light is released, Francesca hears the voice of the past and is revealed as Orion’s destined mate—making her the Slayers’ target.

On the run, Orion and Francesca join forces to solve the Sibyl’s last riddle. Will success provide the key to their shared future? Or will the unpredictable darkfire snatch Orion away as abruptly as he arrived—along with Francesca’s memories of the dragon shifter who has claimed her heart? How much will either of them sacrifice to save their their unborn son and defend their future together?

Pre-order for November 7, 2023

Kickstarter Campaign is Funded!

15th anniversary hardcover omnibus editions of the Dragonfire Novels available at Kickstarter December 27, 2022 to January 7, 2023

The Kickstarter campaign for hard cover omnibus editions of the Dragonfire Novels has reached its funding threshold! 

::throws confetti:: 

What does this mean? 

1. The four hard cover omnibus editions will definitely be published, which is extremely exciting, and

2. We have two stretch goals… 

digital wallpaper of art from Serpent's Kiss offered through the Dragonfire Novels Kickstarter campaign 2022

The first stretch goal is to reach 25 backers in total. (Right now, there are 16.) They can be at the $1 pledge level, but when we reach that threshold, all backers at all levels (even the $1 pledge level) will get the digital wallpaper of the cover image from Serpent’s Kiss, sized for both desktop and phone. That’s it in the image above. 

The Roman Line I Family tree for the Pyr in Deborah Cooke's Dragonfire series of paranormal romances

The second stretch goal is to reach $2500 CA of pledges in total. (Right now, the campaign is sitting at just over $1900 CA of funding.) Once we reach that threshold, I’ll have the Dragonfire family trees printed on 6×9″ postcards. There will be a set of 12 postcards altogether, and they’ll be added to the Book Worm swag pack. They’ll also be included with all SIGNED omnibus editions. Above is the working version of the first of the family trees, for The Roman Line I. These family trees will be similar to the ones you can download from my website, but in color, and printed on postcards.

There’s one other change this morning – I’ve added a new reward, which is an early ebook copy of Kiss of Enchantment. This will be the next Dragonfire Novel but won’t be published at the portals until November 2023. How can there be another Dragonfire Novel after the Dragon’s Tail Wars have ended? In the Dragon Legion Novellas, nine Pyr were left in other places and times by the darkfire crystal. Drake and his men assumed those lost warriors were pursuing their firestorms. Now, we’re going to find out. Kiss of Enchantment is Orion’s story – you might remember him leaving the group in Kiss of Darkness. He was following a spark, and we’re going to see where it led him. 🙂 By backing this tier at Kickstarter, you’ll get to read Orion’s book early.

If you’ve already supported the campaign, thank you very much for doing so! If you haven’t, here’s your chance to add these enormous hardcover collectors’ editions to your keeper shelf, to have your name included in the acknowledgements and to support my dragon shifters. Come on over and take a look at the reward tiers to choose the one that suits you best.

Here’s the link.

New Cover for When Annika Met Thom

When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

The plan was for When Annika Met Thom to be a novella to wrap up the Flatiron Five Fitness series, at least for now. That’s why the cover was just type, so everyone would know at a glance that it was a shorter work, like Two Weddings & a Baby. But you know what they say about best laid plans: they go awry.

I really like this couple and they were a lot of fun to write about. Their story kept getting longer until it grew into a book. It’s about the same length as Just Home for the Holidays, which meant it needed a couple on the cover to show that it’s a complete romance. Fortunately, my amazing cover artist came to the rescue in a hurry.

This also means that the price of the book will increase on the publication date, because it’s a longer work. All the more reason to pre-order today!

Here’s the new cover and the new copy. This book will also be available in a paperback edition.

When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Annika is done with waiting…
She’s known since kindergarten that Leo is the one and as soon as she gets to New York, their shared future will begin. But she arrives to find out that Leo is avoiding her and has to make a deal with Leo’s grumpy but hot roommate, Thom. It’s amazing that he can make her simmer with just a glance—never mind that she forgets all about Leo in Thom’s presence. When she learns that Leo has dumped her for someone else, Annika realizes she has no tears to shed. Seducing Thom seems like the ideal way to make up for lost time—but can she persuade him that all she wants is to feel alive again?

Thom is prepared to wait for the good stuff…
He’s learned the hard way that romance on the rebound never works—and he won’t be burned again. He never would have expected to even like Leo’s fiancée, much less to find Annika just about perfect. Temptation is impossible to resist: not only are they sharing a small apartment, but they’re working together at F5F for the same two weeks—and Annika makes steady progress over his objections. Just when Thom realizes he’s falling fast, Leo tries for a reconciliation. It’s the same story all over again—but this time, can he convince Annika to choose a future with him?

Coming April 19, 2022.

Pre-order available at some portals.

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 3

The pre-order is up at some portals for the third Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set, coming in December 2022! The copy will probably change because I don’t love it yet – I have time to tweak it! – but the links are live now.

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 3, including books 7 - 10 of the contemporary romance series by Deborah Cooke

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 3 includes the final four books in the series: Just Home for the Holidays (Hunter and Chloe), Just One Silver Fox (Jacquie and Pierce), Just the Wrong Twin (Sonia and Nate) and When Annika Met Thom.

In Just Home for the Holidays, Hunter volunteers to be Chloe’s fake date to her mother’s charity event. Cautious Chloe presents him with a list of rules, which just means he has to break every single one. It’s not just the principle, but the best way to keep F5F’s problem solver from digging into his secrets—but once Chloe realizes Hunter hates Christmas, she won’t rest until she knows why.

In Just One Silver Fox, Jacquie takes a chance on Pierce, the hottest silver fox at F5F. Pierce wants more than a night, but Jacquie won’t risk her heart again. Can Pierce convince Jacquie to believe in the future again, with him?

In Just the Wrong Twin, Sonia indulges in one night with Nate before he leaves the club forever. But Nate can’t resist Sonia or his own need to protect her from the shadows of her past. Drawn to each other repeatedly, these two unveil each other’s secrets, heal old wounds, and find a love for all time—if they can both trust in its power.

When Annika Met Thom is the story of the couple who started the legend of finding romance at Flatiron Five Fitness. When circumstances compel Thom to share his apartment with his former roommate’s jilted girlfriend and her pet ferret, the powerful attraction between them can’t be denied. But Thom doesn’t believe in happiness and forever—can Annika change his mind in just two weeks?

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 3 includes the final four books in the series: Just Home for the Holidays (Hunter and Chloe), Just One Silver Fox (Jacquie and Pierce), Just the Wrong Twin (Sonia and Nate) and When Annika Met Thom. Return to Flatiron Five Fitness for more heartfelt and steamy contemporary romances!

Coming in December 20, 2022

An Excerpt for Just A Small Town Romance

The excerpt from Just a Small Town Romance is posted on the book’s landing page. Hop on over and meet Aidan and Merry, then reserve your copy today!

Just a Small Town Romance, book one of the Heroes of Harte's Harbor series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Aidan Hawke’s legendary good luck has bailed…
Coming home to Harte’s Harbor to start a craft brewery was the perfect solution to everything—until his landlord died and left everything to his daughter. By-the-book Merry has always been the one person immune to Aidan’s charm and she’s ready to evict his start-up, sell the building and leave town forever. Worse, now Merry’s a hotshot Boston lawyer—with legs that go on forever—and even less inclined to compromise than ever. Aidan will do anything to change her mind—even take Merry on as his partner…but when their partnership-of-opposites works like a charm, can he convince her to take a chance on him, too?

Meredith Sinclair is on the road to success…
Her hard work is paying off and she’s in the running to make partner at one of the most prestigious law firms in Boston. At the worst possible moment, she has to return to Harte’s Harbor—the backwater she couldn’t wait to leave—to settle her father’s estate. It just figures that her dad made one of his handshake deals with Aidan Hawke, her secret high school crush. That crooked smile still has a dangerous effect on her pulse, but Aidan is the last person Meredith needs complicating her life. Too bad Aidan’s suggestion of a temporary partnership makes more sense it should. It’ll just be business, for their mutual benefit, and just temporary—so long as Meredith doesn’t forget everything she’s learned about love and Aidan “Footloose” Hawke.

Coming July 2022 in ebook and trade paperback

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