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.

Or have a listen to a sample from the audiobook:

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Wyvern’s Warrior Today!

Today’s the day! Book #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances is available now!

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeA stranger arrives on Incendium in secret, but is intercepted by Princess Thalina when he tries to break into the palace. Thalina knows the mysterious mercenary is more than he pretends to be, so lets him abduct her to uncover his secrets. Acion is seldom surprised, but this dragon princess challenges all of his assumptions—while Thalina’s realization that Acion is her destined mate changes her own plans. Can she win the heart this warrior doesn’t appear to have—or will Acion be executed for breaking Incendium’s law first?

Available today!

Buy now in my online Selz store or at these portals:

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Lots of changes in the wind with this one, which is why it took a bit longer. I’ve updated the Glossary of Terms at the Dragons of Incendium website, plus added A Brief History of Incendium and a Cast of Characters to the menu of Guides to Incendium.

Wyvern’s Warrior Links

Trust a dragon princess to take it right down to the wire—and her android hero to calculate precisely how far they can push me. 🙂 The links for Wyvern’s Warrior are live and the book will go on sale on Thursday, January 26. You can buy Thalina and Acion’s story today directly from me in my online Selz store.

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeA stranger arrives on Incendium in secret, but is intercepted by Princess Thalina when he tries to break into the palace. Thalina knows the mysterious mercenary is more than he pretends to be, so lets him abduct her to uncover his secrets. Acion is seldom surprised, but this dragon princess challenges all of his assumptions—while Thalina’s realization that Acion is her destined mate changes her own plans. Can she win the heart this warrior doesn’t appear to have—or will Acion be executed for breaking Incendium’s law first?

Available January 26.

Buy now in my online Selz store or pre-order at these portals:

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Lots of changes in the wind with this one, which is why it took a bit longer. I’ve updated the Glossary of Terms at the Dragons of Incendium website, plus added A Brief History of Incendium and a Cast of Characters to the menu of Guides to Incendium.

The next short story in the series will be Kraw’s Secret, and the next book will be Wyvern’s Outlaw. (You’ll understand that after you read Wyvern’s Warrior!)

The print edition of Wyvern’s Warrior will include Kraw’s Secret, so will be available soon.

And The Dragons of Incendium: The First Collection (including Wyvern’s Mate, Nero’s Dream, Wyvern’s Prince, Arista’s Legacy, Wyvern’s Warrior and Kraw’s Secret) in trade paperback will be coming soon, as well.

More information on all of these upcoming releases when I have the covers to show you.

Wyvern’s Mate Promotion

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOn Friday, I had a BookBub ad for Wyvern’s Mate at its 99 cent promotional price. So, on Saturday—as usual—I tabulated the first day’s results. This is the first promotion for my Dragons of Incendium series, so the results were particularly interesting to me.

At Amazon, Drakina and Troy’s book rose to #436 overall paid in the Kindle store, which is pretty cool. It was #5 on the Science Fiction Romance list, #9 on the Kindle Science Fiction Romance list, and #19 on the Werewolves and Shifters PNR list.

Wyvern's Mate at Amazon.com on Saturday January 7, 2017

Let’s look at what else was on those lists. Here’s the Science Fiction Romance list:Wyvern's Mate on the Science Fiction Romance list at Amazon.com on January 7, 2017

What’s interesting to me is that Wyvern’s Mate is the only book that isn’t enrolled in Kindle Unlimited. The other interesting thing is the difference in the books—Ivoth features dragon shifters in space, so I have something in common with that book, while Bella Forrest’s series is tagged as YA. #6 is a thriller, so this list is more of a mixed bag than I might have expected.

Here are the bestsellers in Science Fiction romance, the Kindle list. (And no, I don’t understand the difference between the two lists, but there is a difference since different books appear on this second one.) Wyvern's Mate on the Bestseller list in Kindle Science Fiction romance on January 7, 2017

Again, the majority of the books are enrolled in KU – it’s just me and Nora on our own little non-KU team, which isn’t bad company at all! Riddle’s books appear to be more action/adventure, and Nora’s book has a wolf-shifter heroine. What you can’t see here is that #10 is Outlander. Again, more of a  mixed bag than I’d expected.

My screen isn’t big enough to capture the entire list for Werewolves and Shifters, but the same pattern is shown there. It’s me and Nora and Ilona Andrews who are non-KU, and those are the only three books that aren’t in KU out of the top 20. This list looks how I expected—lots of man-chest, familiar author names in PNR and SFR, titles with “mate”, vampires, bear-shifters, wolf-shifters and dragon-shifter protagonists, just mostly KU.

Wyvern's Mate on the bestseller list for Werewolves and Shifters in PNR at Amazon.com

And away to the other portals. At B&N, Wyvern’s Mate was #67 overall in the Nook store.

Wyvern's Mate on the Nook Bestseller list at B&N on January 7, 2017

It was #19 on the Romance bestseller list:

Wyvern's Mate on the Nook Romance bestseller list on January 7, 2017

And #2 on the Paranormal Romance bestseller list. You can see that the other books making the list are ones you might expect, from authors you might expect. (Hi Eve!)
Wyvern's Mate on the Nook Paranormal romance bestseller list on January 7, 2017

Wyvern’s Mate was also #4 on the Science Fiction and Fantasy bestseller list at Nook.

Wyvern's Mate on the SFF bestseller list at Nook on January 7, 2017

Let’s visit KOBO next. Wyvern’s Mate was #4 in Paranormal romance, #5 in Science Fiction romance and #24 in Contemporary romance. (Okay, that last one surprised me.)

Wyvern's Mate at Kobo on January 7, 2017

And the individual lists look like this. Here’s the PNR bestseller list at Kobo:

Wyvern's Mate on the PNR bestseller list at Kobo on January 7, 2017

Look at all those dragon shifters!

And the SFF list:
Wyvern's Mate on the SFR bestseller list at Kobo on January 7, 2017

Hello again, Eve. 🙂

Wyvern's Mate on the top 100 bestselling romance list at Apple on January 7, 2017And away we go to Apple, for our last stop. Wyvern’s Mate was #85 on the Top 100 Bestselling Romance list at Apple, which makes me pretty happy. Contemporary romance pretty much owns that list and I don’t think there are subordinate lists specific to various sub-genres, so being on that list was pretty cool.

So, there’s my summary of first-day results. Some interesting details there, and things to think about. THANK YOU to everyone who grabbed a copy of Wyvern’s Mate during the sale. It’s still 99 cents, so you have time to pick up a copy if you haven’t done so yet.

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Wyvern’s Warrior Sample

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWyvern’s Warrior, book #3 in my Dragons of Incendium series will be available January 19. Today, the free downloadable sample is available in my online store.

A mysterious stranger arrives on Incendium in secret, but is intercepted by princess Thalina when he tries to break into the palace. Thalina is intrigued by the dangerous mercenary and cyborg, so lets him abduct her to learn more. Acion is seldom surprised, but this dragon princess challenges all of his assumptions—while Thalina’s realization that Acion is her destined mate changes her own plans. Can she win the heart this warrior doesn’t appear to have—or will the truth of Acion’s nature break Thalina’s heart instead?

Coming January 19.

Download a free excerpt from my online store! Here’s the EPUB and here’s the MOBI.

Wyvern’s Warrior Pub Date

Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe publication date for Wyvern’s Warrior has moved to January 19.

My concern is with the processing of the final book file during the holiday season. All of the portals have fewer people working during the holidays so are slower to post new content. This year, though, Apple sent a notice that files had to be delivered by December 12 to ensure delivery before the end of the year. That’s a week earlier than I expected, so let’s avoid the stress. They’ll also be backlogged when they get back to work, so January 19 it is.

The book will probably be available in my online store earlier than that, so stay tuned to the blog for updates on that.

Arista’s Legacy Today!

Arista's Legacy, #2.5 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeA Warrior Maiden of Cumae and a mercenary for hire, Arista is used to both hunting and being hunted. She accepts an assignment from Queen Arcana of Regalia so that she’ll have a chance to find the secret that can save both Regalia and Incendium from destruction. Arista never expects to be helped by one of Arcana’s own sons, much less that she will fall in love. How can she choose between defending her beloved and completing her quest?

Available today!

Arista’s Legacy is available in a digital edition. It’s also included in the mini-book print edition of Wyvern’s Prince.

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Audio Review for Wyvern’s Mate

Yesterday, Debbie Haupt posted a review of the audio edition of Wyvern’s Mate on her blog, The Reading Frenzy. It’s  a lovely review, so I’m sharing it with you today.

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, in audioHere’s a good bit:
Deborah Cooke’s first in her new Dragons of Incendium series is a masterful melding of Sci-Fi, Fantasy and Paranormal romance. Her cast of characters are colorful in dragon or human form, her imaginative world is both familiar and foreign and her stars, the defiant yet compassionate heroine and school of hard knocks hero, rock the universe. Her dialogue is fast paced and fluent and she completes her tale brilliantly in an economy of pages. I can’t wait for the next dynamic dragon tale!

The sultry voice of Saskia Maarleveld is the perfect choice for Cooke’s debut Fantasy series in audio, starring Troy and Drakina the shape-shifting princess of Incendium. Listening to the novel enhances the enjoyment of Wyvern’s Mate in multiple ways; one is learning the correct pronunciations another is the satisfying pace, inflections and emotional narration of Saskia.”

Thanks, Deb, for the wonderful review!

You can listen to a sample of Wyvern’s Mate narrated by Saskia Maarleveld on the audio page of the Dragons of Incendium website or right here:

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Reviews for the Dragons of Incendium

On Friday, Sandy at the Reading Cafe posted reviews for Nero’s Dream and Wyvern’s Prince. What a wonderful way to start the weekend. Here are some of the good bits!

Nero's Dream, #1.5 in the Dragons of Incendium series by Deborah Cooke“NERO’S DREAM is a short story that runs parallel to the events of book one-Wyvern’s Mate-revealing some of the background information not previously explored in the story. I recommend reading the series in order as each subsequent novella and short story builds upon the events of the previous book or runs parallel to the current time line.

Deborah Cooke’s world building is colorful as the author pulls the reader into the fantastic; the imaginative journey between planets borders on the sci-fi; the romance is sweet and fated. We learn a little bit more about the politics of Incendium, the power of a dragon when spurned by a potential mate.”

Learn more about Nero’s Dream.

Wyvern's Prince, #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke“WYVERN’S PRINCE is a fairytale-esque story line with dragons and magic, building love, an evil queen who is not above destroying her family to get what she wants, and a little bit of science fiction added for some interesting color. The premise is imaginative and enchanting; the characters are dynamic and colorful; the romance is passionate and fated. WYVERN’S PRINCE is a well written, energetic and engaging story that sees another Princess find her Heartkeeper and her mate.”

Learn more about Wyvern’s Prince.

You can read both reviews in their entirety on the Reading Cafe site.

Wyvern’s Prince Today!

More dragons!

Wyvern’s Prince, book #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances, is available in its digital format today. The print edition is in final formatting and should be available later this week.

Wyvern’s Prince is longer than Wyvern’s Mate, and Arista’s Legacy is longer than Nero’s Dream—the second mini-book in this series is 262 pages while the first was 188.

Wyvern’s Prince was a bit of a race to the finish line—you can be sure you have the right version if the covers for Arista’s Legacy and Wyvern’s Warrior are in end matter of your digital copy.

Wyvern's Prince, #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOnce, 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.

Engaged to Prince Urbanus of Regalia, Gemma knows that her fiancé ordered the assassination of her best friend—but has been told that he’s her HeartKeeper. Caught between her destiny and her moral duty, she decides to take vengeance upon Urbanus after the wedding night. Gemma’s not counting on more dark revelations about Urbanus, much less his beguiling charm. Alone in his palace, Gemma can only rely upon herself to ensure her survival—or can she trust the mysterious stranger who pledges to aid her, for reasons unknown?


Available today!

Wyvern’s Prince is available in a digital edition. It will also be available in a mini-book  print edition exclusive to Amazon, Createspace and my online store.

Download a free sample from my online store in EPUB or MOBI.

Buy Wyvern’s Prince at these portals today:

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