An Awesome Way to Start the Day

Just One Fake Date has just gone free for the first time. After my newsletter went out yesterday, apparently a lot of people took advantage of that! I woke up this morning to discover this:

Just One Fake Date, book one of the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke, at #224 overall free in the Kindle store December 24, 2020

Shannyn and Tyler’s book is at #224 overall in the Kindle store, #4 in sports romance, #34 in romantic comedy and #52 in contemporary romance. Wow! Those are impressive rankings, even more impressive since there’s been no advertising to drive that. Just one newsletter and a whole lot of enthusiastic readers.

If you downloaded a copy, thank you very much! If you didn’t grab a copy yet, the book is still free.


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

Tyler McKay has a plan…
And it doesn’t include a serious relationship anytime soon. Between his day job and being a partner at Flatiron 5 Fitness, he’s busy investing in the future. But Ty knows that going stag to his sister’s wedding will encourage the family matchmakers: he needs a fake date, fast, in self-defense. When the one woman who hates him walks into F5F, Ty knows he’s found the perfect candidate—that Shannyn doesn’t play by anyone’s rules just leaves Ty wanting more…

Shannyn Hawke is done with plans and dreams…
She had her whole life mapped out, but it all went wrong. Now, she’s taking care of number one and living in the moment, with no concern for the future. If her college crush wants to trade a fake wedding date for physical satisfaction, Shannyn is in. But just one night proves that Tyler is everything she believes a guy should be, plus he takes it as a challenge to change her mind about him. Shannyn never wants to have her heart broken again, but she’s falling hard and fast. Can she remember that it’s just for show? Or will Tyler convince Shannyn to take a chance on forever again?


“JUST ONE FAKE DATE is a story of family, friendships, business and love; of heart break and revelations; of acceptance and hope The premise is engaging and inviting; the characters are stubborn, quirky, and energetic; the romance is spicy and moving.”

—The Reading Cafe

N.B. Just One Fake Date is NOT Simply Irresistible with a new cover and title. It’s a new book for Tyler, with a new heroine, different tropes and a new story. Some of the scenes with the partners are similar, but this is a different book and a new series starter. The rest of the books in the series have been updated as a result of this change.


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(N.B. The reviews for Simply Irresistible and Just One Fake Date have been merged at Goodreads, even though they are different books. Just One Fake Date was published on May 20, 2020 so reviews posted after that date will be for JOFD. I’ve tried to have this corrected, without success.)


Deborah Cooke decided to re-write the first book of the Flatiron Five Fitness with a new female lead for Tyler, Shannyn Hawke, with a whole new plot. Shannyn is a freelance photogapher who went to college with Tyler and she has a job to cover the alumni who own Flatiron Five Fitness. From the moment she walks into his office, sparks fly and the story vibe was a lot different from the original book.  I liked it a lot. I liked the chemistry between Shannyn and Tyler, I enjoyed watching Tyler fight for a real relationship with her, and the passion was great between the two.  The original book had Tyler playing two characters, him and a BDSM character with Amy and I just didn’t like how Amy had difficulty seeing how Tyler is the man for her.  In this one, Shannyn had commitment issues, and I liked that conflict better. Tyler had to fight to prove to her that a relationship could work and that he wasn’t going anywhere. There was no need for any subterfuge in this one and I loved how the story flowed and concluded. Overall, so much better start to a series that was awesome!”

—Rendezvous with a Romance

Buy A Signed Trade Paperback

Buy Just One Fake Date in trade paperback directly from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes postage to the US or Canada.

$19.99


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Just One Fake Date is FREE!

You knew it was coming, and now it’s here – just in time for the holidays! If you haven’t started the Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances yet, now’s the time: Just One Fake Date, book one in the series, is free!

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

Tyler McKay has a plan…
And it doesn’t include a serious relationship anytime soon. Between his day job and being a partner at Flatiron 5 Fitness, he’s busy investing in the future. But Ty knows that going stag to his sister’s wedding will encourage the family matchmakers: he needs a fake date, fast, in self-defense. When the one woman who hates him walks into F5F, Ty knows he’s found the perfect candidate—that Shannyn doesn’t play by anyone’s rules just leaves Ty wanting more…

Shannyn Hawke is done with plans and dreams…
She had her whole life mapped out, but it all went wrong. Now, she’s taking care of number one and living in the moment, with no concern for the future. If her college crush wants to trade a fake wedding date for physical satisfaction, Shannyn is in. But just one night proves that Tyler is everything she believes a guy should be, plus he takes it as a challenge to change her mind about him. Shannyn never wants to have her heart broken again, but she’s falling hard and fast. Can she remember that it’s just for show? Or will Tyler convince Shannyn to take a chance on forever again?


“JUST ONE FAKE DATE is a story of family, friendships, business and love; of heart beak and revelations; of acceptance and hope The premise is engaging and inviting; the characters are stubborn, quirky, and energetic; the romance is spicy and moving.”

—The Reading Cafe

N.B. Just One Fake Date is NOT Simply Irresistible with a new cover and title. It’s a new book for Tyler, with a new heroine, different tropes and a new story. Some of the scenes with the partners are similar, but this is a different book and a new series starter. The rest of the books in the series have been updated as a result of this change.


Buy Just One Fake Date in ebook:

(N.B. The reviews for Simply Irresistible and Just One Fake Date have been merged at Goodreads, even though they are different books. Just One Fake Date was published on May 20, 2020 so reviews posted after that date will be for JOFD. I’ve tried to have this corrected, without success.)


Deborah Cooke decided to re-write the first book of the Flatiron Five Fitness with a new female lead for Tyler, Shannyn Hawke, with a whole new plot. Shannyn is a freelance photogapher who went to college with Tyler and she has a job to cover the alumni who own Flatiron Five Fitness. From the moment she walks into his office, sparks fly and the story vibe was a lot different from the original book.  I liked it a lot. I liked the chemistry between Shannyn and Tyler, I enjoyed watching Tyler fight for a real relationship with her, and the passion was great between the two.  The original book had Tyler playing two characters, him and a BDSM character with Amy and I just didn’t like how Amy had difficulty seeing how Tyler is the man for her.  In this one, Shannyn had commitment issues, and I liked that conflict better. Tyler had to fight to prove to her that a relationship could work and that he wasn’t going anywhere. There was no need for any subterfuge in this one and I loved how the story flowed and concluded. Overall, so much better start to a series that was awesome!”

—Rendezvous with a Romance

Buy A Signed Trade Paperback

Buy Just One Fake Date in trade paperback directly from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes postage to the US or Canada.

$19.99


Buy Signed Copies of Flatiron Five Fitness

Buy signed copies of the Flatirion Five Fitness series directly from Deborah. Currently, this bundle includes five trade paperbacks and a mass market paperback. The price is in US dollars and includes postage to the US or Canada.

$79.99


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Maeve’s Book of Beasts is FREE!

Pick up the prequel to the DragonFate series of paranormal romances featuring my dragon shifter heroes FREE at your favorite portal – and dive into the world of DragonFate!

Maeve’s Book of Beasts, is a prequel to DragonFate that introduces both Maeve’s evil plan to eliminate paranormal species from the world (including the Pyr) and the cast of characters assembling to defeat her. In it, you’ll meet Sebastian, a vampire who has escaped Maeve and is building the team to destroy her, and Sylvia, the mortal librarian he chooses to hide the ancient volume stolen from Maeve. Sebastian gets more than he expects from Sylvia—never mind that Maeve wants her book back—and Sebastian’s romance with Sylvia will arc over the entire series.

Maeve's Book of Beasts, book 1 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Careful what you wish for…
A mysterious book given to Sylvia by a handsome stranger plunges her into a hidden world, awakening her ability to see a paranormal realm and the Others who live in it. It also makes her a target for the Dark Fae who want the book back—and who will kill her to reclaim it. The stranger, Sebastian, becomes Sylvia’s reluctant defender—but his ability to influence her dreams is almost as dangerous as the fact that he’s a vampire. On the run with Sebastian, Sylvia learns about the plan of Maeve, Queen of the Dark Fae, to eliminate all other paranormal creatures. Possession of the book means that Sylvia is caught in the middle of a war between the Dark Fae and the Others, with a predator as her only ally. If she can decipher the book, will that help the Others to fight for their survival? Should she trust Sebastian? Or does the vampire who ignores all the rules have a secret plan of his own?


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Buy a signed mass market paperback of Maeve’s Book of Beasts from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes postage to the US or Canada.

$17.99


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A Free Read

My medieval Scottish romance and series starter, The Beauty Bride, is free this month at all portals. Have you come to Kinfairlie yet?

The Beauty Bride, book #1 in the Jewels of Kinfairlie trilogy of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix and a free read

The Jewels of Kinfairlie series is complete with four works (three books and a short story) and it leads to the True Love Brides series, also complete, with four books. The Rogues of Ravensmuir series, complete with three books, features the same family but a generation earlier, and the Brides of Inverfyre series is in progress, continuing the story. That’s a lot of medieval Scottish romance to binge!

There’s also a free guided tour that takes you through the whole series, featuring a book a week. You can sign up for the Ravensmuir & Kinfairlie tour right here.

You can learn more about The Beauty Bride on my Delacroix site, right here.

The Renegade’s Heart is free!

Now through July 14, The Renegade’s Heart is a free series starter!

The Renegade's Heart, #1 of the True Love Brides series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixShe would risk everything to save his soul…

Released from the captivity of the Fae, Murdoch Seton wants nothing more than to forget his lost years. Undertaking a quest to recover treasure stolen from his family seems the perfect solution – but Murdoch is not counting upon a curious maiden who holds both the secret to the theft and his sole redemption.

Isabella is outraged to find her brother’s keep besieged by a renegade knight—especially one who is too handsome for his own good or hers. After a single encounter, she becomes convinced that his cause is just and decides to unveil the true thief, never imagining that their single shared kiss has launched a battle for Murdoch’s very soul.

As the treacherous Fae move to claim Murdoch forever, Isabella seeks to heal the knight who has stolen her heart. But will Murdoch allow her to take a risk and endanger herself? Or will he sacrifice himself to ensure Isabella’s future?

A #1 Kindle Bestselling Title!

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The Renegade's Heart, #1 of the True Love Brides series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix is also available in audioBuy Audio Book
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The Bride Quest Sale

The Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix on sale May 30 2020

This weekend, my Bride Quest series of medieval romances is on sale. This six-book series is actually two trilogies which are loosely linked to each other. You can start reading at book #1, The Princess, which is the beginning of the original trilogy, or you can start reading with #4, The Countess, which is the beginning of the Scottish Bride Quest trilogy.

As well as the six books, there are two digital boxed sets, each containing one trilogy.

the Bride Quest I Boxed set, a digital bundle including the first three medieval romances in the Bride Quest series by Claire Delacroix  The Bride Quest II Boxed set, a digital bundle including books #4 to 6 in the Bride Quest series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Right now, The Princess is on sale for 99cents. Tomorrow, The Countess will be free through June 3.

There are also free downloads of family trees available for both trilogies right here.

See the entire series at Amazon.com.

Start the Champions of St. Euphemia Series Free

Start the Champions of St. Euphemia series free! The Crusader’s Bride, book one of the complete series, is free at all major portals and The Crusader’s Heart, book two of the series, is discounted to $2.99 US until February 16.

The Crusader's Bride, book one of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixGaston battled for duty and honor—until Ysmaine tempted him to fight for her love…

When the Templar knight Gaston unexpectedly inherits his family estate, he knows he needs a wife and heir. A marriage of convenience to a widow in need of assistance is a practical solution and the newly-wed pair leave Jerusalem, entrusted with the delivery of a package for the Templars. Away from the life he has known for years, Gaston quickly realizes that little is following his plan—especially his mysterious wife, whose presence awakens an unexpected fire…

Twice widowed, Ysmaine doubts she will ever wed again, let alone have a marriage of merit—until she is charmed by the gruff knight intent upon defending her. Ysmaine weds again, not only by her own choice but to a warrior whose honor she admires. She is determined to show Gaston that marriage has more to offer them both than an heir, but first she must win the trust of the wary man she has impulsively wed…

Neither realize that Gaston has been entrusted with the treasure of the Templars—much less that someone in their small party is intent upon claiming the prize at any cost. In a company of strangers with secrets, can Gaston dare to trust his new bride? Can Ysmaine convince Gaston to confide what he knows? Can they solve the riddle together before the villain’s plan comes to fruition and all is lost?

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The Crusader’s Heart is also discounted through the 16th to $2.99 US or equivalent.

The Crusader's Heart, book two of the Champions of St. Euphemia series of medieval romances by Claire DelacroixWulfe knew his place—until Christina taught him to hope for more…

An orphan and a man who has fought for his own survival, Wulfe is a Templar knight sworn to the order for life. He will defend the order and his brethren to his last, but protests when he is included in a mission to deliver a package to Paris on the cusp of an attack on Jerusalem. The assignment so vexes him so that he seeks distraction in a Venetian brothel. Wulfe does not expect to encounter a courtesan of beauty and wit, her appeal for his assistance—much less his own desire to fulfill her request…

Christina recognizes immediately that the grim knight offers the chance to escape a despised life and reclaim her legacy. All she has to do is convince Wulfe to accompany her out of the city, a challenge that demands more than the power of her touch—when Wulfe is attacked, she seizes the opportunity to prove her value to him and his quest, uncertain whether her wits will be sufficient.

As attacks mount and danger engulfs the small company, Christina is the one who guesses the contents of the Templar package—and holds the key to its successful delivery. Wulfe is shocked to realize that she has awakened the heart he forgot he possessed—and when she risks herself to see his mission completed, he must choose between his duty and his newfound love…

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The Dragonfire Novels are back in Wide Distribution – and Kiss of Fire is FREE!

The Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke in print editions

At the end of September, the Dragonfire Novels came out of KDP Select, which means that they’re available at all portals again (not just Amazon). I’ve also made Kiss of Fire a free series starter at all portals. This is a great time to meet the Pyr!

The Prometheus Project has also come out of KDP Select, so those four titles are also available at all portals again. Phew.

The Dragons of Incendium series of science fiction romances featuring dragon shifter princesses from space by Deborah Cooke. Now free to read in Kindle UnlimitedThe Dragons of Incendium have remained in KDP Select for another term, so if you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber, you can read about those dragon shifter princesses from space free.

First in Series FREE at Apple

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeApple is having a First-In-Series-Free sale and it starts today!

The sale is available to consumers in the US, CA, UK, IR, AU and NZ.

You’ll find both Kiss of Fire, which is book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels, and The Crusader’s Bride, which is book #1 of the Champions of St. Euphemia, among the titles offered. You don’t need a download code – the books are just free in the included territories.

Kiss of Fire at Apple

The Crusader’s Bride at Apple

Both books are discounted to 99c internationally at Amazon, and it is possible that Amazon will match the free price in some territories.

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire DelacroixKiss of Fire at Amazon.com
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The Crusader’s Bride at Amazon.com
The Crusader’s Bride Books2Read Universal Link (for other Amazon stores)

The sale goes until March 5, so don’t miss out!

 

The Beauty Bride on the Charts

The Beauty Bride, first book in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire DelacroixYesterday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal for The Beauty Bride, the first book in my Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances. The Beauty Bride has been free since its last BBFD, last April, so yesterday’s results were a pleasant surprise.

This is where we started yesterday morning:

The BEauty Bride on Amazon US before the BookBub Featured Deal on February 20, 2019

The Beauty Bride was already on the Scottish and Medieval romance lists, at #17 on both of them.

BookBub emails tend to go out to subscribers around or before 9 AM eastern. Here’s where we stood at 1:30:

The Beauty Bride, book one of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix, five hours after its BookBub featured deal at #26 overall free in the Amazon store

The Beauty Bride had jumped to #1 in Medieval and #2 in Scottish as well as #26 overall free in the Kindle store.

By 5:30, it had reached its highest point, #17 overall free in the Kindle store, as well as #1 in both Medieval Romance and in Scottish Romance.

The Beauty Bride, book one in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, at #17 overall free as well as #1 in Scottish historical romance and #1 in medieval romance at Amazon on Feburary 20, 2019

This morning, it’s sticking at #19 overall free in the Amazon store, as well as #1 in both Medieval romance and Scottish romance:
The Beauty Bride, book one in the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix at #1 in Medieval romance, #1 in Scottish historical romance and #18 overall free in the Kindle store on February 21, 2019

Over at Apple, The Beauty Bride is #9 overall free in the store:
The Beauty Bride, book one of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix at #9 overall free in the Apple bookstore on Feburary 21, 2019

It’s also #5 free in Romance at the Apple store:
The Beauty Bride, book one of the Jewels of Kinfairlie series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix at #5 free in romance at Apple Books on Feburary 21, 2019What a nice suite of results!

If you downloaded a copy, thank you! If you haven’t downloaded a copy yet, The Beauty Bride will be free until Sunday, February 24. I think it’s time for this one to go back to being a paid title.

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