The Dragons of Incendium: The First Collection TODAY!

It’s release day for the collection!

The Dragons of Incendium: The First Collection including the first six works in Deborah Cooke's paranormal romance series

The Dragons of Incendium: The First Collection

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess’s heart forever.

In Wyvern’s Mate, Drakina intends to fulfill her obligation as the oldest daughter by seducing her destined mate and winning her freedom. Troy’s lovemaking leaves Drakina hungry for more, until she discovers that he’s an assassin and she’s his intended victim. Will his MindBending powers condemn him in the fiery princess’s view or see him saved?

In Wyvern’s Prince, Gemma agrees to an arranged marriage with the crown prince of Regalia, to build an alliance between the two kingdoms. She expects duty, not love, but finds both when her new husband’s discredited twin brother proves to be her destined mate—but Venero has been enchanted. Can Gemma break the spell cast upon her prince or will she share his fate?

In Wyvern’s Warrior, Thalina intercepts an intruder in Incendium’s palace, allowing herself to be taken captive to learn his plan. To her delight, Acion is a highly developed android and she wants nothing more than to study him thoroughly, especially his amorous abilities—but Acion’s presence on Incendium violates the law. Will he be exterminated before Thalina satisfies her curiosity?

This bundle includes the first three romances in the Dragons of Incendium series, as well as three short stories linked to the series: Nero’s Dream, Arista’s Legacy, and Kraw’s Secret.

Available in digital and trade paperback format.

Available today!

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Reader Letter from An Elegy for Melusine

An Elegy for Melusine: A Medieval Fairy Tale by Claire DelacroixAn Elegy for Melusine is a fantasy novella with romantic elements that I wrote for an anthology several years ago. It’s currently available in Beguiled, the collection of my own shorter works, in both print and digital editions. In a few days, it will be available on its own in a digital edition: read on to find out why.

An Elegy for Melusine will be available from my online store next week to be downloaded immediately, and up for pre-order on the various portals for September 15 delivery.


 

Dear Reader;

An Elegy for Melusine is my retelling of a medieval fairy tale. This story features Melusine, who is cursed to become half-snake, or half-dragon, for one day out of each week. The curse upon her will be broken if she can find true love with a mortal man. She decides to keep her curse secret from the man she marries, hoping to preserve Raymond’s love for her by protecting him from her truth. Her plan doesn’t work, although you’ll need to read the story to discover the details. Even though it doesn’t end well, there are many wonderful elements in this story and it’s a favorite fairy tale of mine.

I’ve always wanted to give Melusine her happy ending—and find her the man worthy of her love—but the first order of business in doing that is introducing her to my readers. The story of Melusine is more commonly known in French than in English, partly because Melusine and her story are associated with the Lusignan family in France—Melusine is said to be one of their forebears. The story has similarities to the fairy tales we know but doesn’t have the happily-ever-after we expect. I believe that’s because it is a kind of a warning about the perils of fairies and mortals falling in love.

It might be a warning against more than that. The story was first written down in French by Coudrette in the late fourteenth century, although the more famous version is the slightly later one recorded by Jean d’Arras. Scholars believe that the story was recounted orally much earlier than this, partly because both of these versions are in verse. It could have been a story told merely for entertainment. It could have been indicative of a change in belief, because in the middle ages, fairies became associated with the devil. Or, in a medieval Europe that was more mobile and mingled than it had been previously, the story simply could have been a warning against marrying outside of one’s own “kind”.

Of course, in our time, we are more readily convinced that partnerships between different “kinds” can be successful. That belief is behind the popularity of paranormal romances in our time, which do have happy endings. So, Melusine has waited centuries, but now she will get her HEA: she’s a continuing character in my upcoming DragonFate series and I promise you that she will meet her match. Raymond also has a role in this series, as the ghost who haunts her. I’ve included an excerpt from Hot Blooded, the first book in the new series, at the end of this digital book.

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Until next time, I hope you have plenty of books to read!

All my best—
Claire

Mid-Month Celebration

It’s the middle of May, which seems like the perfect time to celebrate Thorolf’s day. I have lots of lovely reader swag for Serpent’s Kiss, prepared for conferences I’ll be attending. Not all of us get to conferences, though, so let’s celebrate Thorolf’s Day by giving away some goodies right here on the blog.

Mid May Reader Prize for Serpent's Kiss by Deborah CookeTo be won by a lucky reader, including:
• a Serpent’s Kiss tote bag
• a pair of Thorolf earrings, custom-made by Aunt Matilda’s Jewelry.
• 3 Dragonfire temporary tattoos
and
• a signed trade paperback copy of Serpent’s Kiss.

All you have to do is comment on this post for a chance to win. Tell me why I should choose you. 🙂 (Remember that if you haven’t commented on my blog before, your comment will be queued for moderation. It’s not gone; just waiting.) As usual, this contest is open internationally. I’ll choose a winner in one week, on May 22.

Good luck!

 

Dragon Legion on Sale

Since Thorolf’s book is coming up this spring, I thought you might all want to catch up with the Dragonfire series.

Kiss of Danger, #1 of the Dragon Legion Novellas in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeRight now, the digital edition of the first Dragon Legion Novella, Kiss of Danger, is on sale for just 99 cents at Amazon, Apple, B&N and KOBO.

The Dragon Legion Collection, including all three Dragon Legion novellas and #9 in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances, by Deborah CookeAlso, the digital edition of the Dragon Legion Collection, which includes all three novellas (Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny) is on sale for just $4.99 at Amazon, Apple, B&N and KOBO.

The sale price will be available through February 17.

Books!

I think getting a box of books is my favourite part of being an author. Today, my copies of the Dragon Legion Collection arrived, and they’re just beautiful. Look!

The Dragon Legion Collections trade paperbacks

I owe copies to a number of you, so now that my books have arrived, I’ll get yours into the mail to you.

I might have to stack them in different ways and play with them a bit first. They really do look wonderful. 🙂

Dragon Legion Collection Released!

The Dragon Legion Collection by Deborah Cooke

The complete collection of the Dragon Legion novellas is now available in a trade paperback print edition and is Dragonfire #9.

They will sacrifice anything to regain the loves they’ve lost…

When the Dragon Legion take custody of the darkfire crystal, Drake and his fellow dragon shifters fear that the sorcery trapped in the stone is bent on destroying them. In Kiss of Danger, Alexander defends his wife and son from a vicious killer who has followed him through time. In Kiss of Darkness, Damien enters the realm of the dead to fix an old mistake, but loses his shifting abilities. In Kiss of Destiny, Thad believes he can secure the future of all the dragon shifters known as the Pyr, if only he can win the heart of the elusive woman who sparks his firestorm. Will the darkfire demand all they have to give, or is the unpredictable magic giving these dragon warriors a second chance?

This collection contains all three Dragon Legion novellas, as well as an excerpt from Serpent’s Kiss (the next Dragonfire novel), a cast of characters and Dragonfire glossary. It will be available in a trade paperback edition.

It’s available now directly from Createspace, Amazon, and B&N.

All of the novellas are available individually in digital formats. The digital edition of the entire collection will be published in September.

For those of you who have won copies of the this print edition, I’m waiting on my copies to arrive, then will sign and send out yours. 🙂

You can read about the whole series on my website, right here.

Kiss of Destiny Released!

Kiss of Destiny, a Dragon Legion Novella by Deborah Cooke

Kiss of Destiny, the third of the Dragon Legion novellas, is now available.

He will sacrifice anything to win his destined love…

When the darkfire crystal takes the dragon shape shifters Thad and Drake to an unknown location, only fulfilling his firestorm matters to Thad. Little does he know that in following its light to his destined mate, he’s stepping into the realm of the gods, a place so forbidden to mortals that any who enter it must die. Aura has always been skeptical of long-term promises—but Thad is irresistible. No sooner does Aura surrender than the gods demand their due of her dragon shifter. Can she save Thad and make the dream of the firestorm come true?

This edition includes a cast of continuing characters, a Dragonfire glossary and an excerpt from Deborah’s upcoming Dragonfire novel, Serpent’s Kiss.

This is Thad and Aura’s story, and you can read an excerpt right here.

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You can read about the whole series on my website, right here.