One Week to Dragon’s Mate!

Dragon's Mate, book four of the DragonFate Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

It’s just 7 days until the publication of Dragon’s Mate, Hadrian and Rania’s story. Have you ordered your copy of my next dragon shifter romance yet?

Dragon's Mate, book 4 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Her kiss will shatter realms…

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.

Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.

But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?

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All’s Fair at #1 at Amazon

BookBub Featured Deal for All's Fair in Love and War by Claire Delacroix April 22, 2020Last week, I had a BookBub featured deal for my boxed set, All’s Fair in Love and War. This bundle of four full-length enemies-to-lovers medieval romances was specially priced at 99 cents, and it jumped up the charts to get an orange bestseller ribbon in the Amazon store:

All's Fair in Love and War boxed set by Claire Delacroix with a #1 bestseller ribborn at Amazon.com on April 22, 2020How exciting is that?!

All’s Fair in Love and War is still priced at 99 cents – until May 1 – so if you haven’t gotten your copy yet, now’s the time. It’s also enrolled in KDP Select, so if you’re a KU subscriber, you can read it free.

All's Fair in Love and War: Four Enemies-to-Lovers Medieval Romances by Claire DelacroixAll’s Fair in Love and War: Four Enemies-to-Lovers Medieval Romances

Be swept away by four thrilling medieval romances by the “Queen of Medieval Romance”, each featuring a defiant lady at odds with a persistent and powerful knight. Sparks fly in these battles of wills, but passion will win the day.

In One Knight’s Return, Melissande is compelled by her overlord to marry a rough knight just home from crusade – the alternative is to surrender her family holding completely. She knows the kind of knight who will hold her heart, and Quinn de Sayerne isn’t it. Quinn, on the other hand, knows what it’s like to risk everything and is determined to make their arranged marriage into a real one—no matter what the cost to his beautiful wife’s pride.

All's Fair in Love and War: Four Enemies-to-Lovers Medieval Romances by Claire DelacroixIn The Scoundrel, Evangeline will do anything to retrieve the relic stolen from the chapel in her family holding, even seduce the thief himself to capture the prize. Gawain has always lived outside the law, a charming rebel protecting his own advantage, but Evangeline’s devotion to Inverfyre makes him question is choices. If he changed his ways, could this beguiling, brilliant, maddening woman come to love him?

In The Rose Red Bride, Erik abducts Vivienne to avenge himself against his wicked brother. Fueled by anger, he expects little of his captive except a son—but Vivienne is precisely the woman to take Erik’s cause once she learns his story. If Vivienne can ensure that Erik’s stolen legacy is regained, will her embittered but honorable husband find room in his heart for her?

In The Warrior’s Prize, Elizabeth challenges Rafael to change his ways, skeptical that the mercenary who nearly cost her brother his life is capable of redemption. But Rafael sees his comrade’s sister as an angel sent to save him, and when he realizes that she’s in peril of being claimed by the Fae king himself, Rafael will pay any price to save the only maiden bold enough to challenge him. But will his all be enough for Elizabeth?

Indulge in four sweeping medieval romances to warm a winter’s night!

All’s Fair in Love and War is currently enrolled in KDP Select and available exclusively at Amazon
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All’s Fair in Love & War

There’s a new boxed set of my medieval romances available today, and it’s priced at 99¢ for this week only! Do you have your copy yet?

All's Fair in Love and War: Four Enemies-to-Lovers Medieval Romances by Claire DelacroixAll’s Fair in Love and War: Four Enemies-to-Lovers Medieval Romances

Be swept away by four thrilling medieval romances by the “Queen of Medieval Romance”, each featuring a defiant lady at odds with a persistent and powerful knight. Sparks fly in these battles of wills, but passion will win the day.

In One Knight’s Return, Melissande is compelled by her overlord to marry a rough knight just home from crusade – the alternative is to surrender her family holding completely. She knows the kind of knight who will hold her heart, and Quinn de Sayerne isn’t it. Quinn, on the other hand, knows what it’s like to risk everything and is determined to make their arranged marriage into a real one—no matter what the cost to his beautiful wife’s pride.

All's Fair in Love and War: Four Enemies-to-Lovers Medieval Romances by Claire DelacroixIn The Scoundrel, Evangeline will do anything to retrieve the relic stolen from the chapel in her family holding, even seduce the thief himself to capture the prize. Gawain has always lived outside the law, a charming rebel protecting his own advantage, but Evangeline’s devotion to Inverfyre makes him question is choices. If he changed his ways, could this beguiling, brilliant, maddening woman come to love him?

In The Rose Red Bride, Erik abducts Vivienne to avenge himself against his wicked brother. Fueled by anger, he expects little of his captive except a son—but Vivienne is precisely the woman to take Erik’s cause once she learns his story. If Vivienne can ensure that Erik’s stolen legacy is regained, will her embittered but honorable husband find room in his heart for her?

In The Warrior’s Prize, Elizabeth challenges Rafael to change his ways, skeptical that the mercenary who nearly cost her brother his life is capable of redemption. But Rafael sees his comrade’s sister as an angel sent to save him, and when he realizes that she’s in peril of being claimed by the Fae king himself, Rafael will pay any price to save the only maiden bold enough to challenge him. But will his all be enough for Elizabeth?

Indulge in four sweeping medieval romances to warm a winter’s night—at a special price for one week only!

Discounted to 99 cents until March 28th only.

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Enemies to Lovers and Other Relationship Tropes

Last fall, we started to talk about tropes in my books, then other discussions took over. Today, I thought we’d get back to that topic, as there are a lot more tropes than we discussed already.

We talked about marriage tropes (Marriage of Convenience, Arranged Marriages and Runaway Brides) and also about tropes featuring the hero’s qualities (Wealthy Hero, Hidden Heir/Heiress and Bad Boy Hero). Today, we’ll start talking about tropes describing the relationship. There are a lot of these, so we’ll have to break the discussion into parts.

Enemies to Lovers – the hero and heroine meet because they’re on opposite sides of some issue or in competition for the same goal. They begin as adversaries then find common ground and love.

The Princess, book #1 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Scoundrel, book #2 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Renegade's Heart, book #1 of the True Love Brides Series of Scottish medieval romances, by Claire Delacroix The Crusader's Kiss, #3 in the Champions of St Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix Fallen, #1 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke Rebel, #3 of the Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Wyvern's Prince, #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Friends to Lovers – the hero and heroine have been friends for some period of time, but their relationship develops into a romantic one. This includes Friends with Benefits.

Third Time Lucky, book #1 of the Coxwell Series of contemporary romances, by Deborah Cooke Addicted to Love, book #2 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke The Ballad of Rosamunde, a short story and fourth of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Class war – the hero and heroine come from opposite ends of the social spectrum.

The Countess, book #4 of the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix The Rogue, book #1 of the Rogues of Ravensmuir trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix The Warrior's Prize, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix and book #4 in the True Love Brides Series  Double Trouble, book #2 in the Coxwell Series of contemporary romances, by Deborah Cooke Simply Irresistible, a contemporary romance by Deborah Cooke and first in the Flatiron Five series.

Destined Lovers – fate brings the hero and heroine together, but kismet faces some challenges before their happily-ever-after is achieved. One, for example, might not believe in destiny. This is a popular trope in paranormal romance – all of Dragonfire falls into this category.

Once Upon a Kiss, a Scottish paranormal romance by Claire Delacroix Love Potion #9, a paranormal romance and romantic comedy by Claire Delacroix Kiss of Fire, first of the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Kiss of Fury, #2 in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Kiss of Fate, #3 in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Winter Kiss, a paranormal romance and part of the Dragonfire series by Deborah Cooke Whisper Kiss, a Dragonfire novel and paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke Darkfire Kiss, #6 in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke flashfirevsm Ember's Kiss, #8 in the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke DeborahCooke_KissOfDanger_400 DeborahCooke_KissOfDarkness_400 Kiss of Destiny, #3 of the Dragon Legion Novellas and part of the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances, by Deborah Cooke Serpent's Kiss, a paranormal romance and Dragonfire #10 by Deborah Cooke Firestorm Forever, A Dragonfire Novel and paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Wyvern's Prince, #2 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Wyvern's Warrior, #3 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Are any of these your favorite kinds of stories?

We’ll look at some more relationship tropes next week on Trope Tuesday.