Website Reorganization

I’m updating my websites (again – this feels like an endless task sometimes) in order to add some features. First, I’m updating to the new WordPress block editor, which should improve how the sites look, especially on your phone.

While doing that, I’m adding more buy links, particularly for print editions, and updating to cool little buy buttons.

Thirdly, this update allows me to add Paypal buttons for you to buy signed print books directly from me.

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

I’ve finished the updates on my contemporary romances, so if you look at the individual book pages for The Coxwells, Flatiron Five Fitness and Flatiron Five Tattoo, you’ll see those features. I’m offering both individual books for sale and series bundles of print books – they’re both listed on each book page. On the Store page, you’ll find the series bundles only. Once I get this update done across all of my sites, I’ll dig out my inventory of original print editions and add them to the book pages. I think, for example, that I still have some of the Berkley editions of the Coxwells in trade paperback.

Wyvern's Mate, book #1 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

The final change will affect my other sites: I’m going to move the Dragons of Incendium to the Dragonfire Novels site, which will leave me with three websites to manage instead of four. All the PNR will be on the Dragonfire site. I’ve already got the individual books there, under their own Incendium tab – and I learned that there’s a new cool option to display audio samples from Soundcloud, like the one for Wyvern’s Mate. I’ll do the PNR site next, then the Delacroix site last.

I’ll let you know when everything is done!

PNR Out of Kindle Unlimited

Serpent's Kiss, a paranormal romance and Dragonfire #10 by Deborah CookeThree of my paranormal romance series were enrolled in Kindle Unlimited in April. They’ve now finished their term there, and are available at all portals again.

Visit the Dragonfire Novels website to learn more about Dragonfire, featuring dragon shifter heroes, and the Prometheus Project, featuring fallen angel heroes.

Visit the Dragons of Incendium website to learn more about my dragon shifter princesses from space.

My Bookshop.org Virtual Bookstore

Here’s a new shopping option if you collect print editions of my books.

If you live in the US, you can order my books directly from Ingrams, the company that produces my print books, through my affiliate shop at Bookshop.org. This has the advantage of lower shipping costs and since my books are print-on-demand, Ingrams will be making them just to fill your order. I also earn a little bit of affiiliate income by sending you there. The books are organized in collections by series.

Deborah Cooke's Bookshop.org virtual bookstore

99¢ and Free Paranormal, Fantasy and UF Sale!

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

From July 15 through August 15, I’m participating in a 99¢ & Free PNR, fantasy and urban fantasy promotion. What a great way to find a new read! You’ll find both Kiss of Fire and Wyvern’s Mate included in the books on the landing page as well as over 100 other titles!

Kiss of Fire and Wyvern’s Mate are both discounted to 99¢. They’re enrolled in KDP Select until July 22, and will republished at all portals after that, also at the 99¢ price point.

Visit the landing page and find your next read!

Paranormal Romance and Kindle Unlimited

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeMany of my dragons and angels are currently enrolled in KDP Select, which means you can read them free with a Kindle Unlimited subscription. The enrollment term ends July 22, and I’ve decided not to renew the enrollment of these books. I’ll be republishing them at all portals again on July 23.

So, you are reading the Dragonfire Novels, or the Dragons of Incendium, or the Prometheus Project in Kindle Unlimited, get those books onto your Kindles now! July 22 is coming soon.

If you shop at other portals, the books will be available there again at the end of this month.

You can see my paranormal romances on my two dedicated websites: The Dragonfire Novels and the Dragons of Incendium.

Thirty Books

One of the games I play with myself is inspired by Agatha Christie’s foresight in writing Curtain decades before it was actually pubished (to make sure that Hercule Poirot’s series had a beginning and an end. I talked about that in this blog post.) I’ve been writing and publishing for 28 years. That’s not going to continue indefinitely. (Sadly, I am not immortal.) So, if I write 4 books a year and I actively write for another ten years, that’s forty more books from my fingertips. Let’s round down and say thirty since this publishing stuff seems to get more demanding all the time.

Which thirty books do I most want to write?

Which thirty books would be smartest for me to write? There are plenty of variables to juggle here, including creative fulfillment, growing revenue, completing series, and making my readers happy.

Dragon's Heart, book three of the DragonFate Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI could just carry on as I have been in recent years, creating a series, writing the books in it, then creating a new series. I could continue to alternate between sub-genres – which is good for creativity and replenishing the well, but less good for building momentum in digital sales.

Or I could make a plan. I like plans so this is a tempting option.

What open tickets do I have?

First, there are pre-orders:
Dragon’s Heart (July) and Dragon’s Mate (October) , books 3 and 4 of the DragonFate Novels.
Just One Silver Fox (January), book 7 of Flatiron Five Fitness
The Wolf and the Witch (April), book one of a new trilogy of Scottish medieval romances, Blood Brothers. (This is one of those publishing decisions: Scottish-set medieval romances are more popular and I have an idea for a trilogy. I’m curious to see how it performs compared to my other medieval romances.)

Just One Silver Fox, book six of Flatiron Five Fitness series of contemporary romances by Deborah CookeSo, that’s four books.

Then there’s what has to be written to complete various book series but hasn’t been scheduled yet:
• two more DragonFate Novels, one for Theo and Mel, plus one for Sebastian and Sylvia
• the other two books in that new Scottish medieval trilogy, Blood Brothers
• two more Brides of Inverfyre books, The Stolen Bride and Nigel’s book
• two more Brides of North Barrows books, Anthea’s story and Eurydice’s story
• six more medieval romances in the Rogues & Angels series, starting with One Knight’s Desire
• three medieval romance novellas in the Kinfairlie Tales series
Wyvern's Wizard, book 11 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke• three more Dragons of Incendium stories, starting with Wyvern’s Wizard

That adds twenty more works, although not all are 100K in length. Am I going to write all of these books? I’m not sure. I should think like a publisher and concentrate on the stories that are going to build my sales.

At a minimum, I see the DragonFate Novels (4 in total), Blood Brothers (3 in total) and Just One Silver Fox (1) for a total of eight books.

I also want to write a spin-off series in the F5F world, set in Harte’s Harbor and beginning with Aidan’s book. This makes sense both creatively and financially, as my contemporary romances sell well and I enjoy writing them. So, I’ll plan for that series to be seven books long, a book every seven months, starting next summer. I’m up to 15 books and my plan carries me into 2025.

What about the other fifteen books out of that thirty? There are lots of candidates. I’ll have to compare results at the end of 2021 and see whether Blood Brothers or DragonFate performed better, then choose between those sub-genres for my 2022 not-contemporary-romance schedule. I’m not looking forward to that decision, but in the meantime, there are plenty of books to be written and published, and I have a plan.

Dragonfire Quest Boxed Set is 99¢!

From today through May 24, the Dragonfire Quest boxed set – including the first three full-length Dragonfire novels – is discounted from $9.99US to just 99¢!

Dragonfire Quest, the first Dragonfire digital bundle including Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury and Kiss of Fate of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Dragonfire Quest is the first digital bundle in The Dragonfire Novels: The Complete Series and includes the three books that launch the Dragon’s Tail Wars between the Pyr, dragon shifters pledged to defend the treasures of the earth, and the evil Slayers, dragon shifters bent on destroying both the Pyr and the humans they protect.

In Kiss of Fire, dragon shifter Quinn Tyrrell is caught between the firestorm with his destined mate, Sara Keenan, and his hereditary responsibilities as the Smith of the Pyr. But Quinn has learned to be skeptical of his fellow dragon shifters and it’s only when the evil Slayers target Sara that he realizes he needs the help of his own kind. Can pragmatic Sara be persuaded to believe that she’s his destined mate and the foretold Seer of the Pyr? Can Quinn win Sara’s heart before it’s too late for them, their firestorm, and the Pyr?

In Kiss of Fury, Donovan Shea, the dragon shifter assigned to defend scientist Alex Madison from the Slayers who have killed her partner, is surprised by the spark of his own firestorm. Donovan has no interest in commitment, especially one who has nightmares about dragons. All the same, there’s something special about Alex, something that feeds a heat in Donovan beyond that of the firestorm. Can they work together to save her invention, the Green Machine, without surrendering to the firestorm’s demand? If they embrace the promise of a future together, will the Slayers attack Alex again?

Dragonfire Quest, the first Dragonfire digital bundle including Kiss of Fire, Kiss of Fury and Kiss of Fate of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

In Kiss of Fate, Erik Sorensson, leader of the Pyr, has to confront past failures when he has a second chance at true love. Outspoken and independent Eileen Grosvenor isn’t what Erik expects in a mate, but he admires her creativity and her resilience. Eileen has her doubts about trusting a dragon shifter, but when she’s targeted by Slayers for the treasure she’s claimed, having a good dragon on her side sounds like a plan. Can Erik and Eileen learn to work together to triumph in time—over Slayers, the wounds of the past, and even their own assumptions?

Dragonfire Quest is enrolled in KDP Select and available exclusively at Amazon
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Boxed Set Sale at KOBO

40% off Selected Boxed Sets at KOBO March 26 - April 1
KOBO is having a boxed set sale through April 1. You can save 40% on selected boxed sets!

Dragonfire Reunion, volume three of the Complete Dragonfire Novels digital bundles including Flashfire, Ember's Kiss, Harmonia's Kiss, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny from the Dragonfire novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke  The True Love Brides Boxed Set of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix  The Coxwells Boxed Set by Deborah Cooke

You’ll find Dragonfire Reunion, the True Love Brides Boxed Set and The Coxwells Boxed Set included in the sale.

Here’s the landing page at KOBO – remember to use the promo code MARBOX at checkout to save!

Books for Solidarity

Tanya's March 2020 Books for Solidarity promotion

I’m participating with a number of other authors in a promotion this week featuring free books. The goal is to provide readers stuck at home in self-quarantine with some new books to read. You’ll find a lot of historical romances on the landing page, some of which are available at the retail portals and some of which you can download free from BookFunnel. Some books are in Kindle Unlimited. My own books, The Crusader’s Bride, The Beauty Bride and Kiss of Fire are included. (Mine are all series starters.)

The sale is from March 16 through March 20.

Hop on over to the landing page and browse for your new free read!

Trade Paperback Edition of Here Be Dragons

They finally arrived!

Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Novel Companion by Deborah Cooke in trade paperback

This is Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Novel Companion in its trade paperback edition. It’s really thick.

Dive deeper in the world of the Dragonfire Novels!

This companion guide to the world of Deborah Cooke’s bestselling Dragonfire series of paranormal romances includes summaries of all fourteen stories, along with comments from Deborah. There’s a glossary and a list of characters, as well as eleven family trees for the Pyr and six interviews with the Pyr. The short story Harmonia’s Kiss is also included in this volume.

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