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?

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The Final Hours

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

My Kickstarter campaign for 15th Anniversary HardCover Omnibus editions of the Dragonfire Novels ends tonight, Saturday January 7 at 8PM. 

Dragonfire Novel book charm earrings made by Deborah Cooke

This is the last chance to reserve your copies of:

• any or all of the hard cover omnibus editions. These won’t be available at retailers. Through this campaign, you can also order your copies signed and with the pages gilded.

• an advance copy of the next Dragonfire Novel, Kiss of Enchantment, in April 2023. This book won’t be available elsewhere before November 2023.

• the printed Dragonfire family trees, which are only available through this campaign.

• the BookWorm swag pack, which now includes the printed family trees, a gemstone bracelet of your choice and a pair of book charm earrings with the cover of the Dragonfire Novel of your choice.

• the Complete Dragonfire Series ebook bundle, available only at Kickstarter.

All Deborah’s Dragons, an ebook bundle only for Kickstarter of all my dragon shifter romances.

• Digital wallpaper for desktop and phone of the art from Serpent’s Kiss.

• a downloadable bookmark to print and color.

Don’t miss out! Visit the landing page now!

Tick Tock – Time is Running Out!

The Dragonfire HC Omnibus editions are a Project We Love at Kickstarter

Yesterday, my campaign for the Dragonfire Novel Hardcover Omnibus editions won the Project We Love banner at Kickstarter, which is hugely exciting.

We’re approaching the end of the campaign, which features hardcover omnibus editions of The Dragonfire Novels, as well as a number of items available exclusively in this campaign.

Here’s the updated video of Dragonfire Quest, the first omnibus edition.

One of these items is the printed Dragonfire family trees – I’ve set up eight of them so far and there will be either twelve or fourteen in all. There’s a working version of the Roman Line I at the left, and the green is the reverse side of the cards. They’ll be 6 x 9″ in side and each set will come in an envelope.

The Roman Line I Family tree for the Pyr in Deborah Cooke's Dragonfire series of paranormal romances
Reverse side of the printed Dragonfire family tress
legend for the Dragonfire family trees

You can see that there’s color coding for more information: here’s my volunteer with the legend, who appears on several (but not all) cards. (Since everyone will have a complete set of the cards, he doesn’t need to be on every one.

These cards will only be available through the Kickstarter, so if you want them, check out the Signed Omnibus Editions or the BookWorm swag pack.

Another thing that’s only available at Kickstarter, at least until November, is the next Dragonfire Novel, Kiss of Enchantment.

I loved writing the Dragonfire Novels and have been pushing around the idea of this story for a while. 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 who vanish over the course of the adventure: Lidio, Aeson, Cletus, Milo, Ignatio, Ashe, Tyrone, Peter and Orion. In the end, only Drake returns to the present time.

When Orion leaves the company in Kiss of Darkness, he is following 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.

Kiss of Enchantment is Orion’s story and the first tale of these lost warriors. I’m having a wonderful time with this story – since we’re starting this epic romance in the 1970’s, there are still Slayers alive. They’re drawn to the spark of the firestorm, so two familiar faces have already appeared. The story starts with the firestorm and a dragon fight, plus it includes a bunch of mystery and history, so I’m having a wonderful time writing it.

Kiss of Enchantment will be delivered to Kickstarter backers in April. It will not be published at the portals before November and might remain exclusive to Kickstarter and Patreon even then. I’m still working out those details.

You can read Kiss of Enchantment in April for $10 CA commitment in the Kickstarter campaign, available only through Saturday January 7.

And here’s my shiny new profile at Patreon, if you want to follow me there.

Kiss of Enchantment

The Dragonfire Novels omnibus hardcover editions at Kickstarter through January 7, 2023

The start of a new year always fills me with optimism and a sense of possibility. One of the opportunities I’m exploring right now is crowdfunding options for creators (like me) with my first Kickstarter campaign. The campaign features four hardcover omnibus editions of the Dragonfire Novels, but there are other reward tiers too. One of them is for the next Dragonfire Novel, Kiss of Enchantment.

I loved writing the Dragonfire Novels and have been pushing around the idea of this story for a while. 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 who vanish over the course of the adventure: Lidio, Aeson, Cletus, Milo, Ignatio, Ashe, Tyrone, Peter and Orion. In the end, only Drake returns to the present time.

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.

Kiss of Enchantment is Orion’s story and the first tale of these lost warriors. The story is available exclusively through the Kickstarter campaign and will be delivered to backers in April. It will not be published at the portals before November and might remain exclusive to Kickstarter and Patreon even then. I’m still working out those details.

But if you’d like to read Kiss of Enchantment soon, it’s a $10 CA reward at Kickstarter, available only through Saturday January 7.

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.