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!

New Review for Snowbound

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeDebbie Haupt has featured Snowbound on her review blog this week.

Here’s part of her review:
“Cooke’s Snowbound is the debut in her Secret Heart Ink series, a companion/spin-off of Flatiron Five. A short and sweet with plenty of heat friends-to-lovers tale featuring a heroine who doesn’t believe in Happy Ever Afters and a hero who’s willing to take one, two or several for the team to prove her wrong. The couple are genuine, Spencer a farm-to-table chef and Olivia is an entomologist who studies the diminishing bee population and readers will get to know them intimately through some fabulous pillow talk during an epic snowstorm. The concept of both the series and this story is intriguing and fresh, the love scenes are smokin’ hot with tons of emotion and the way Spencer won Olivia’s heart through passion and food was delectable! Get ready for a repast good for body and soul!

Thanks Deb! You can read the entire review right here.

New Reviews from Heather

I have some wonderful reviews to share with you today from Heather at Rendezvous with a Romance!

Snowbound, #1 of the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeHere’s her review for Snowbound:

“First off, I didn’t want this to end. I wanted more from Olivia and Spencer; I really wish this had been a full novel. They were such strong characters together and the plot was entertaining and wonderful. Loved every second and wanted more. Second, I didn’t even mind that this was pretty close to being a novella; the plot was strong enough, the characters were great, and the chemistry just made for an awesome story. This does not fall to the novella curse! Loved. Every. Second. Deborah, why did this one have to end so soon??”

LOL. This review made me laugh. 🙂 Don’t worry, Heather. I’m not done with Spencer and Olivia.

You can read the whole post right here.

Addicted to Love, a contemporary romance by Deborah CookeHere’s her review for Addicted to Love:

“Loved every second of it. It has the kind of character development rarely seen in romance novels. Everything happens within a few days, maybe a week or two, but this one started twelve years ago when they first met, then flash-forward to present day and he is her brother’s best friend, their past is a secret, she is married and he is the bearer of bad news. From that moment on it is a slow burn and a strong build up to a great relationship. It spans months and Cooke does it seamlessly with no dull parts. It was great. I loved the slow build. I loved that Kyle had to work for it and that Lauren refused to settle. The progression of the book was great and the conflicts were strong. I loved how Lauren set her cheating ex-husband straight in front of a group of strangers, and I love how Kyle grew from a man who wanted nothing but one night stands, to one who wanted forever and how he grew as a character. There isn’t anything I didn’t like about this book.”

You can read the whole review right here.

Finally, here’s her review for In the Midnight Hour:

In the Midnight Hour, book #3 of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke“Book three in the Flatiron Five series was passionate, with a well developed plot and great characters. Book 2, Addicted to Love, is definitely still my favorite in the series, but this one is a close second. Haley is the perfect partner for Damon and Damon has demons that need to be faced before he can find his happy ever after. Damon’s mom is dying of cancer and he hasn’t told his partners at F5 any of what he has been dealing with alone for months. They think that he has a girlfriend that he sees every Friday when in fact he is at the hospital with his mom. Haley is a nurse interested in therapeutic methods that don’t require medications and has heard that every Friday Damon gives his ailing mom a massage and it seems to help her more than the medications. She wants to see for herself, and possibly, ask him some questions about his methods. What she doesn’t expect is for him to offer to teach her. He doesn’t expect the prim little nurse to actually take him up on his offer, but when she does he is intrigued. Their relationship was hot from the start and I really like how the characters in this book, and in book 2, were honest and straightforward. They didn’t play games. They didn’t say one thing but mean another. Haley was straight up honest with Damon and it was that which pulled him in, just like Lauren and Kyle. Loved it and am definitely now looking forward to more in this series. So good.”

You can read the whole review on Heather’s blog right here.

Thank you, Heather!

Eileen’s Review of Wyvern’s Mate

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, in audioHere’s a new review from Eileen for Wyvern’s Mate, which she listened to in audio.

“Both Troy and Drakina have every reason to succeed in their individual quests–the stakes are high on both sides.  Drakina is intrigued by Troy and decides to draw out her time with him–she has 48 hours. Troy is captured by not only her beauty, but her spirit and finds joy in her dragon form.  So what to do?  Can either do what they set out to do?

I hope you enjoy this story where galactic justice just may prevail and two souls find true love.”

You can read the whole review, right here.

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Review of Wyvern’s Warrior at the Reading Cafe

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeSandy posted a review of Wyvern’s Warrior last weekend at The Reading Cafe. Here’s her summary:

“WYVERN’S WARRIOR is a story of determination and love; specieism and a millennia’s old law that warrants a look into the possibility of change; of heartbreak, falling in love, and finding one’s ‘HeartKeeper’. The premise is entertaining; the romance is sexy and imaginative; the characters are fated and animated. WYVERN’S WARRIOR is a story of action, adventure, and romance where two individuals find one another against the odds.”

Thanks, Sandy!

You can read the whole review right here.

Review for The Warrior’s Prize

The Warrior's Prize, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix and book #4 in the True Love Brides SeriesEileen (Booktalk with Eileen) has posted a wonderful review of The Warrior’s Prize. She reviewed the audiobook edition, which was narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.

Here’s part of the review:
“I could not put this listen down, truth be known.  It was highly suspenseful, layered with themes Malcolm, Elizabeth, and Raphael are struggling with — the meaning of honor, how a person’s character drives choices made, and how events change how life is perceived. It also highlights the angst a person deals with in changing who they are, and accepting the challenge to be better.”

Read the rest of the review on Eileen’s blog.

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The Reading Frenzy Best of 2016 List

Debbie Haupt has a blog called The Reading Frenzy and today she posted her top 20 picks of 2016. I’m delighted and honored to have made her short list TWICE, once for Simply Irresistible and once for The Crusader’s Handfast. (Both of my writer brands are very happy this morning. LOL) Debbie also included her reviews in the post, but I’ll share them here too.

Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.Deb Cooke’s debut in her new Flatiron 5 contemporary series is a delight, and a bit naughty romantic comedy. In it she gives readers a fantastic fake date trope starring a closet reading e-rom, nerd girl with some rather wicked fantasies and matches her with a hot, too sexy for his Brooks Brother’s suit wearing vanilla-nice guy. Her dialogue is catchy and fast-paced, it’s full of poetry and great quotes and is a love letter to the Manhattan setting in this sexy and sweet with a lot of heat romance. So if you’re looking for something to keep you warm on a cold winter’s night you’ve come to the right place. I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us next but if you read book one you might get a hint!

Tyler McKay has a big problem: his little sister is getting married and if he shows up stag to the wedding he knows his big, noisy, interfering family, especially his fanatic for grandbabies mother will try to fix him up. He’s not opposed to marriage, he simply wants to choose his own partner in his own time. So his solution is proposing a fake dating scheme with the woman he’s been noticing in his building’s lunchroom, the buttoned-up, voracious reader he’s affectionately nicknamed, the librarian. When he finally meets her, he learns that she can also benefit from a fake wedding date, plus he’s pleased to learn she’s not as buttoned-up as he first thought. And he’s actually looking forward to making this fake date as fun as possible.

With a dead-end job, a house that’s falling apart and no funds for repairs, Amy Thornton’s only outlet was living vicariously through the characters in her erotic romance novels. Until the hot sexy guy she’s been secretly referring to as Mr. Yum approaches her with the most hare-brained proposition. She knows it won’t work, she knows no one will believe they’re dating but she also knows it will be sweet revenge bringing him to her Bridezilla cousin’s wedding. So her answer as implausible as it seems, is a resounding YES!”


The Crusader's Handfast, #5 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix“Like all the previous in her fabulous Champions of St. Euphemia tales, Claire Delacroix’s 5th in the series, The Crusader’s Handfast is like stepping through time back to the era of the Knights Templar. Her masterful storytelling is informative and insightful and the magnificent pageantry and the infusion of interesting historical facts with her incredible fiction gives the read an honesty not readily found in the genre. Her suspenseful side stories and co-stars add depth but it’s the May-September romance between her feisty heroine and principled hero that really rock this medieval read. Stands well on its own but better read in order.

After two years of adventure with her lady Ysmaine and now her part in saving the sacred reliquary of St. Euphemia Radegunde knows her future will pale in comparison. So before she’s married off by either her lady or lord she decides to celebrate with a night of passion and she has the perfect warrior candidate in mind.
Duncan MacDonald longed to give this fiery, feisty lady’s maid her heart’s desire of a life filled with passion and adventure, but not only is he too old for her he also has other obligations and no right to take what can never be his. But resisting her may be impossible because her spirited soul speaks to his.”

Thank you, Debbie, and all the best to you for 2017!

You can read Debbie’s reviews for her complete list on her blog, right here.

Review for Wyvern’s Mate in Audio

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeKim at Caffeinated Book Reviewer posted a 4-star review for Wyvern’s Mate. She listened to the audio edition. Here’s some of what she said:

“Both Drakina and Troy are well developed. She is snarky and will eat you if you piss her off. He is smart and lethal. I loved seeing them trade barbs and their sizzling chemistry curled my toes. I adore when characters have clear goals, but upon meeting, it all goes to hell in a hand basket. It is always fun seeing how it all works out, even while worrying that something will go awry. I enjoyed watching the romance that developed. Cooke offered some laugh aloud moments allowing me to connect to these strong individuals.

Despite Cooke introducing this world, the length of the tale made things develop quickly. While this is dubbed book one, it read more like a prequel. I loved the Dragons, from the stubborn entitled Kings to the reader of prophecy. Some of the tidbits from pregnancy to diet were fabulously entertaining. I do marvel at Cooke’s vivid imagination.

Wyvern’s Mate is a complete story regarding the couple, but there is so much more to learn about these planets, their sun and the other planets in their galaxy.

Saskia Maarleveld once again narrates for Cooke, and she is such a perfect match for these stories. She captures Drakina’s personality, sets the pace, and her male voices aren’t raspy.

If you love Dragons, off planet stories and paranormal romance you’ll want to grab a copy of Wyvern’s Mate.”

Thanks Kim!

You can read the full review, right here.

Learn more about Wyvern’s Mate, or listen to a sample from the audiobook:

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