Just One Fake Date Available in Portuguese

Just One Fake Date is now available in a Portuguese edition!

Recém-saídos da faculdade, cinco amigos com um sonho juntaram forças para construir o sucesso. Dez anos depois, seu clube de fitness exclusivo, Flatiron Five Fitness, é o destino mais badalado de Manhattan. As pessoas migram para o F5F para entrar em forma, para ter sorte e até mesmo para se apaixonar. Os sócios fundadores têm sido imunes ao feitiço de romance do F5F – pelo menos, até agora…


Just One Fake Date, book 1 of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Portuguese edition

Tyler McKay tem um plano…
E não inclui um relacionamento sério tão cedo. Entre seu trabalho diurno e ser sócio da Flatiron Five Fitness, ele está investindo no futuro. Mas Ty sabe que ir ao casamento de sua irmã vai encorajar as casamenteiras da família a intervir: ele precisa de uma namorada falsa e rápido, por autodefesa. Quando a única mulher que o odeia entra no F5F, Ty sabe que encontrou a candidata perfeita – mas Shannyn não segue as regras de ninguém, o que só deixa Ty querendo mais…

Shannyn Hawke terminou com o amor e romance…
Ela tinha toda a sua vida planejada, mas tudo deu errado. Agora, ela está recomeçando, cuidando do número um, vivendo o momento e seguindo todos os caprichos. Se sua paixão da faculdade quer trocar uma namorada falsa para um casamento por satisfação física, Shannyn está dentro. Apenas uma noite prova que Tyler é tudo que ela acredita que um cara deveria ser, e ele está encarando isso como um desafio para mudar sua opinião sobre ele. Shannyn nunca mais quer ter seu coração partido novamente, mas ela está se apaixonando muito e rápido. É tudo uma performance? Quando um namoro falso se torna real? Tyler pode convencer Shannyn a acreditar no amor novamente?

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 Available Today

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1, including the first three contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke

Straight out of college, five friends launched a fitness club together, hoping to make it the hottest spot to work out in Manhattan. Ten years later, they’ve succeeded beyond their hopes, partly because of a rumor among the membership that F5F is the place to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune, at least so far.

In Just One Fake Date, Tyler needs a fake date to his sister’s wedding to keep interfering relatives in their lane. He’s surprised when Shannyn, a classmate from college, offers him an unexpected deal. But one night with Shannyn isn’t nearly enough for Tyler—can he convince her to make their relationship a real one?

In Just One More Time, Lauren calls Kyle when she finds herself single again and in need of satisfaction. She knows Kyle isn’t interested in commitment, but not that Kyle considers her to be off-limits. In fact, Kyle fell for Lauren years before—which means he can’t turn her down. But can he convince her to take a second chance on love?

In Just One Night Together, Haley is fascinated by the powerful man who comes to visit his mom at the hospital, and not just because of his gift with therapeutic massage. The curious nurse asks for a lesson and gets a whole lot more from this former soldier. Can Haley provide the healing touch Damon needs to believe in the future again?

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 includes the first three books in the series: Just One Fake Date (Tyler and Shannyn), Just One More Time (Kyle and Lauren) and Just One Night Together (Damon and Haley). Come to the hottest fitness club in Manhattan and fall in love!

Available today!


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Coming Soon – Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, including books 4 to 6 of the contemporary romance series by Deborah Cooke

In the Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2, two more partners in the successful Manhattan fitness club fall in love, and heal from the wounds of the past. Plus there are weddings and a baby!

In Just One Hometown Hero, Cassie returns to the town she couldn’t wait to leave and makes up for lost opportunity with her high school crush and bad boy, Reid. Reid can’t resist an invitation from the woman who was always off-limits and soon Cassie wants more than a weekend—but Reid doesn’t believe in forever anymore. Can Cassie change his mind?.

In the novella, Two Wedding & A Baby, the team from F5F gather to celebrate new partnerships. Cassie and Reid’s wedding is interrupted by an early arrival, then Haley and Damon launch their future together.

In Just One Second Chance, Theo decides to move on and forget the one who got away. Just as he steps up to challenge Kyle in a contest between the east and west coast clubs, Lyssa reappears in his life, bringing the complications and passion that has haunted him for years. Can they make their second chance work or will the revelation of Lyssa’s secrets make a future together impossible?

The Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 2 includes the next three stories in the series: Just One Hometown Hero (Cassie and Reid), Two Weddings and a Baby, and Just One Second Chance (Theo and Lyssa). Return to Flatiron Five Fitness for three more heartfelt and steamy contemporary romances!

Coming in June 2022.

Just the Wrong Twin Available Today

The next Flatiron Five Fitness story is available today! This is Sonia and Nate’s romance, and a story I just love to bits.

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Sonia is ready to take a chance…
It’s ten years since she reclaimed her life and it’s time to celebrate. When boy-next-door Nate Buchanan arrives looking hot and dangerous at Jacquie and Pierce’s wedding, Sonia hears opportunity knocking. Bringing Nate home might turn out to be the smartest impulse she’s ever had—Mr. Right-Now might even be a contender for Mr. Right. But then Sonia’s secrets start to reveal themselves—with the help of her troublemaking twin sister—and her past puts everything at risk.

Nate won’t miss his chance…
Ex-Marine and former weightlifting coach Nate knows better than to expect happily-ever-after. He’s good with enjoying the moment. Nate has a new dream job, a new car and a new chance to make his life what he wants it to be. No more looking back at what he’s lost. One last visit to Flatiron Five Fitness and it’s goodbye, Manhattan—until Sonia propositions him. Nate knows he can’t give Sonia what she wants, but he can’t resist the chance of one night to remember. Sonia’s secrets make Nate want to defend her—even though he knows that more than one-and-done can only lead to heartbreak. Can Sonia convince him take a chance on the future again?


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Five star review for Just the Wrong Twin, book 9 of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Just the Wrong Twin, book nine in the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

The Next F5F Book

The next Flatiron Five Fitness book is the last one I have planned for now. When Annika Met Thom should be a short story or a novella, but it might be a long novella – I’m not very good at writing short. We may come back to the fitness club in future, but first we’ll go to Harte’s Harbor, beginning next summer. When Annika Met Thom will be available in April and the pre-order is up now at some portals.


When Annika Met Thom, book ten of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Once upon a time, at a fledgling fitness club in Manhattan, an architect arrived to supervise the installation of the rock-climbing wall that would make the club a famous destination. She brought her ferrets, intending to stay with her fiancé and start their life together. Unfortunately, Leo had moved into his new girlfriend’s place, leaving his roommate Thom to deliver the bad news. They make a deal to share the apartment while she’s in town. Thom thinks it’ll be fine so long as his dog doesn’t eat her ferrets. That sounds good until Annika begins to organize everything, including him—until he discovers they have to work together, too. Their romance was the basis of the legend at F5F about finding love at the club.

On the eve of exchanging their vows at the newly re-opened and thriving fitness club, Annika and Thom share the story of their partnership of opposites, an unlikely romance resulting from a most inconvenient arrangement.

Coming April 19, 2022.

Pre-order available at some portals.

Save 35% on Just One Silver Fox

Smashwords for the Vets promo November 2021

Smashwords is celebrating veterans with a feature on military heroes, which includes my book, Just One Silver Fox. I’m trying out something new with this and offering a Smashwords coupon to save 35% on Pierce and Jacquie’s story.

To get Just One Silver Fox for $3.89, go to the landing page for the book right here, and use the code GW76S at checkout.

To see all the featured books, visit the landing page at Smashwords.

This promotion runs from November 10 through November 15.

Two Weddings & a Baby Available in Spanish

Two Weddings & a Baby – a novella which is #5 in the Flatiron Five Fitness series of conetmporary romance – was published this month in a Spanish edition! I’ve been so busy with Sonia and Nate’s book that I forgot to post here on the blog about the release.


Two Weddings and a Baby, book five of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Es septiembre en Manhattan y el clima es perfecto para una boda, ¡si no dos!  Cassie y Reid se casan con estilo en esta historia, mientras Haley y Damon toman sus votos rodeados de amigos y familiares.  ¿Llegará el hijo de Shannyn y Tyler a tiempo para las festividades?  Únete al equipo de F5F mientras celebran dos bodas, dan la bienvenida al primer hijo de los socios y realizan cambios para construir el futuro de su gimnasio.

Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.


F5F Boxed Sets

The Flatiron Five Fitness series will take a pause after ten books, which means it’s time for boxed sets. There will be three of them, and the first one is up for pre-order for December delivery. Number two will be published in May and number three will be published next December. The last book in the series is When Annika Met Thom, which will be a novella and (fingers crossed) will be published in Q1 2022. Then we’re off to Harte’s Harbor and a new series!

I’m still thinking of coming back to F5F, but we’ll get the HH books done first.


Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1, including the first three contemporary romances in the series by Deborah Cooke

Straight out of college, five friends launched a fitness club together, hoping to make it the hottest spot to work out in Manhattan. Ten years later, they’ve succeeded beyond their hopes, partly because of a rumor among the membership that F5F is the place to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune, at least so far.

In Just One Fake Date, Tyler needs a fake date to his sister’s wedding to keep interfering relatives in their lane. He’s surprised when Shannyn, a classmate from college, offers him an unexpected deal. But one night with Shannyn isn’t nearly enough for Tyler—can he convince her to make their relationship a real one?

In Just One More Time, Lauren calls Kyle when she finds herself single again and in need of satisfaction. She knows Kyle isn’t interested in commitment, but not that Kyle considers her to be off-limits. In fact, Kyle fell for Lauren years before—which means he can’t turn her down. But can he convince her to take a second chance on love?

In Just One Night Together, Haley is fascinated by the powerful man who comes to visit his mom at the hospital, and not just because of his gift with therapeutic massage. The curious nurse asks for a lesson and gets a whole lot more from this former soldier. Can Haley provide the healing touch Damon needs to believe in the future again?

Flatiron Five Fitness Boxed Set 1 includes the first three books in the series: Just One Fake Date (Tyler and Shannyn), Just One More Time (Kyle and Lauren) and Just One Night Together (Damon and Haley). Come to the hottest fitness club in Manhattan and fall in love!

Coming December 28, 2021.


Pre-order available at some portals:

Just the Wrong Twin Delayed

I’ve chosen to push back the publication date for Just the Wrong Twin – it’s now November 24. If you had pre-ordered a copy, you will probably have received a message from your portal about the new date. I had an opportunity to participate in a holiday anthology this summer (as Claire) and thought I could squeeze the novella into my schedule. It ended up being two novellas, since the first one wouldn’t have been a good fit for the anthology, so that threw off my schedule. I tried to make it up, but it’s better to make sure the book is right.

So, I’ve learned that I’m not Superwoman when it comes to adding new projects to my schedule (boo!) and will try to avoid doing that in future. In the meantime, I’m really loving Sonia and Nate’s book. The cover copy has changed and will probably be tweaked again as publication gets closer.


Just the Wrong Twin, book nine of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

Sonia is ready to take a chance…
It’s ten years since she reclaimed her life and it’s time to celebrate. When boy-next-door Nate Buchanan arrives looking hot and dangerous at Jacquie and Pierce’s wedding, Sonia hears opportunity knocking. Bringing Nate home might turn out to be the smartest impulse she’s ever had—Mr. Right-Now might even be a contender for Mr. Right. But then Sonia’s secrets start to reveal themselves—with the help of her troublemaking twin sister—and her past threatens to ruin their chance of a future.

Nate won’t miss his chance…
Ex-Marine and former weightlifting coach Nate is ready to start fresh. He’s got a new job, a new car and a new chance to make his life what he wants it to be. No more looking back at what he’s left behind. One last visit to Flatiron Five Fitness and it’s goodbye, Manhattan—until gorgeous Sonia propositions him. Nate knows he can’t give Sonia the forever-after she wants, but he can make their night together one to remember. Once he discovers that Sonia has scars deeper than his own, Nate wants to defend her—even though experience has taught him to expect nothing more than the moment. Can Sonia’s trust help him heal from the wounds of the past and take a chance on the future again?

Available November 24.


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Just One Hometown Hero in Spanish

The Spanish edition of Cassie and Reid’s book is available this week! There will be a trade paperback as well, but the cover isn’t completed yet. It’ll be done and available soon. In the meantime, the ebook is live at most portals:


Just One Hometown Hero, book four of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, Spanish edition

Cassie tiene todo lo que quiere…
La vida de Cassie Wilson es prácticamente perfecta, con un trabajo de ensueño, grandes socios y la libertad de hacer lo que le plazca.  Lo último que quiere es volver a Montrose River, la ciudad de la que estaba ansiosa por salir, y visitar el pasado.  Pero cuando su mejor amiga le pide que sea madrina, Cassie ve la oportunidad de marcar una diferencia en la vida de Emily.  Quizás enseñarle a Emily a soñar en grande sea su legado.  Además, un fin de semana en el Medio Oeste no la matará.  Ella regresará a Manhattan tan rápido que no tendrán tiempo de extrañarla en Flatiron 5 Fitness.

Reid sabe lo que quiere…  
Reid Jackson está convencido de que hay que atraer a la suerte.  Mantener los ojos abiertos ha sido el secreto de su triunfo sobre su pasado, junto con mucho trabajo duro.  Puede que él haya venido del lado equivocado de los caminos, y puede que tenga la reputación de ser malo hasta la médula, pero ha construido su propia marca de éxito.  Cuando Cassie Wilson regresa rápidamente a la ciudad, Reid está listo para descubrir si ella realmente es diferente a los demás.  Cassie le da la vuelta a sus expectativas, cumpliendo sus sueños y cambiando su rutina.  Pero cuando Cassie decide que quiere más que una aventura, Reid sabe que él no es el hombre que ella quiere que sea, ¿puede Cassie convencerlo de que quiera más?


Esta es una traducción al español neutral de América Latina.