Dragons & Angels Heading to Kindle Unlimited

The Dragonfire Novels, a dragon shifter romance series by Deborah Cooke

I’m going to be moving the Dragonfire Novels and the Prometheus Project into KDP Select, which means you’ll be able to read them free in Kindle Unlimited.

The Prometheus Project of urban fantasy romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m also moving the Dragons of Incendium into KU.

 

The Dragons of Incendium series of science fiction romances featuring dragon shifter princesses from space by Deborah Cooke. Now free to read in Kindle Unlimited

DragonFate will remain in wide distribution, available at all portals. An Elegy for Melusine and Coven of Mercy will also remain available at all portals, since they’re linked to DragonFate.

The backlist books should be enrolled in early May. (It takes a few weeks for the ebooks to be taken down from all the portals.) I’ll let you know when they’re in!

Wonderful Reviews for Dragon’s Kiss

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeIt’s always great to see fabulous reviews post for a new release, particularly when it’s a book close to my heart. I’m very happy to share some reviews for Dragon’s Kiss this morning. They are the first ones, and they’re just wonderful.

“What a magical, sultry romance with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Can Kristofer convince Bree to work with him instead of against him and win her heart? Loved it!!” —Amazon Reviewer

DRAGON’S KISS is a detailed exposition of information and history connecting Norse mythology with a modern day supernatural world. With the revelation of other paranormal creatures including Valkyrie, vampires, Fae and more, the dragons find themselves no longer the oldest or most powerful beings on the planet but one of many. The enchanting premise is fascinating and intense; the characters are numerous and dynamic; the romance is passionate and seductive. DRAGON’S KISS is an imaginative take of Norse mythology and paranormal romance.—The Reading Cafe

“This was an excellent, well-written book. I could not put it down and can’t wait to read the next book in the series. Bree is amazing, and I loved Kristofer’s absolute faith in the firestorm. These two were great for each other, and I enjoyed this book so much. I highly recommend it.”—Amazon Reviewer 

“Five Stars
Wow! Amazing start to a new series.”—Amazon Reviewer

“EPIC Fantasy Romance! This series is AWESOME. It’s on par with the big romance Urban Fantasy series’ that we all know. I was blown away by the hugeness of the world Deb has created and the rich characters that inhabit this complex story… I can’t wait to dig into the next story!”—Goodreads Reviewer

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeHer kiss could be his doom…

When dragon-shifter Kristofer feels his firestorm ignite, he eagerly follows its spark to his destined mate. To his surprise, the heat leads him to a Valkyrie intent on claiming his soul. Even so, Kristofer has never met a woman as alluring as the fierce warrior before him. Trusting in the firestorm, he must convince her to fight with him instead of against him.

Trading the life of a dragon shifter for that of her sister Valkyrie is an easy choice for Bree…until she meets Kristofer. Experience taught her that dragons are evil, but in him she sees a bold and noble warrior. Finding his confidence as irresistible as his touch, Bree fears she is being tricked into abandoning her sister. But how can she take Kristofer’s life when his very presence makes her burn with desire?

When they’re compelled to join forces, Kristofer seizes the chance to convince Bree that they’re stronger together. Yet as a sinister plan unfolds, an ancient dragon is roused from his slumber. With danger closing in, can Kristofer convince Bree to surrender her immortality for their forbidden love? Or will Bree’s distrust of dragons prove justified?

Bree's Bargain, an out-take from Dragon's Kiss available to Deborah's newsletter subscribersVisit the Pinterest board for Dragon’s Kiss.

If you subscribe to my Dragons & Angels monthly newsletter, you can download a free bonus out-take scene, Bree’s Bargain, from BookFunnel. Read it at the end of the Prologue.

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Free Dragonfire Family Trees

Kiss of Fate, #3 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe Dragonfire family trees are done and ready for you to download and print. There are 11 of them in total. (Phew!)

The Line of the Smith shows the lineage of Quinn Tyrrell from Kiss of Fire.

The Hibernian Line includes Donovan Shea from Kiss of Fury and his brother Delaney Connaught from Winter Kiss. You’ll also find Brandon Merrick from Ember’s Kiss and Sloane Forbes from Firestorm Forever on that family tree.

The Line of the Drakkir II shows Erik Sorensson from Kiss of Fate.

Serpent's Kiss, #13 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeNiall Talbot from Whisper Kiss is included on The Caledonian Line II.

Rafferty Powell from Darkfire Kiss is included on The Line of the Cantor (along with a surprise or two.)

Thorolf from Serpent’s Kiss can be found on The Line of the Drakkir I.

You’ll find Marco the Sleeper from Firestorm Forever on The Roman Line I and Lorenzo di Fiore from Flashfire on The Roman Line II.

You’ll find the links for all of them on the Family Trees page on the Dragonfire tab. They’ll also be included in Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Companion.

 

Last Chance for Dragonfire in KU

The Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke in print editionsThe Dragonfire Novels have been enrolled in KDP Select this summer, which means that you can read them free if you’re a Kindle Unlimited subscriber. Their term ends this weekend, which makes this week your last chance to read them in KU. Next week, the entire series will be in wide distribution again – enrolling the books in KDP Select means they have to be available exclusively at Amazon. This weekend, I’ll republish them at the other portals again.

Here’s the series page at Amazon.com.

Happy reading!

On New Series – and Stalking the Muse

Last week, I started this Monday column – for lack of a better word – for a reader update on the state of the empire, so to speak, and some musings on a creative life. Last week, I wrote about the last six and a half years of being indie, and making the transition from traditional publishing. I wrote about bats, too. 🙂 This week, we’ll look ahead at the work in progress and books coming soon, then talk a bit about sewing.

Under the Mistletoe, a contemporary Christmas romance and #4 in the Secret Heart Ink series by Deborah CookeWhat can you expect in book releases from me in the next year? Well, there’s a tiny bit of finishing up to do yet. Under the Mistletoe is the fourth and final book in the Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances and it will be available in September. Some Like it Hot is the seventh and final book in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances and it will be available in February. I know that all of the partners have their happily-ever-after, but I wanted to take one last peek in at the club, and leave them with a new means of recruiting models for their Times Square billboard. It’s true that there are characters who still need their stories told – Hunter, Sonja, Rachel, Nate – but the current plan is for Some Like it Hot to end the series.

It’s entirely possible that there could be a spin-off series, or that these characters could find their HEA’s in another series (which is a much more interesting proposition to me.)

Unicorn Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix, 2019 new editionOver on the historical side, my Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances is still in progress. I think this will be scheduled at a book a year or so, at least for the time being, with some shorter works or republished works in between. One Knight’s Desire is the next Rogues & Angels book, and I’m hoping to publish it in the spring. I’m enjoying researching and writing this series and want to savor the process a little. 🙂

Unicorn Bride is the next republished work for Claire and will be published later this month. I’m not sure what the next one will be. I have covers done for the Rose trilogy, but they need some work to be a more closely-knit series.

The shorter stories in between will be Kinfairlie Tales. I have covers done for three of them and will tell you more about each one when it’s available for pre-order.

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThen there’s entirely new work. The most obvious example of that is the DragonFate series of paranormal romances, which is a new series featuring my dragon shapeshifter heroes, the Pyr. The prequel, Maeve’s Book of Beasts, was published earlier this summer, and the first full-length romance in this series, Dragon’s Kiss, will be published in October.

This series is proving to be a lot of fun to write, because there are lots of other paranormal creatures in the Dragonfire world and now they all have to band together to defeat Maeve. You know that vampires aren’t going to get along with anyone, that dragon shifters are going to lose their tempers and get fiery, and that the dark fae will be tricksy. Throw in a slow-burn romance between a librarian and the hot vampire she knows is no good for her, and a firestorm between a dragon shifter and a Valkyrie, and New York night life will become very interesting.

There are a few more things in the works, but that’s plenty to talk about today.

The thing about writing for me is that I can’t write all the time. I generate new content for maybe four hours a day. In the past, when I was traditionally published, I would spend the rest of the day doing other stuff and letting my ideas for the next day’s writing percolate. Sometimes there was promotional stuff to do; sometimes there were publishing jobs (like reviewing proofs) to finish. At least half of the time, though, I would do other things, activities that had nothing directly to do with writing and publishing. I would sew. I would garden. I would knit. I would walk or ride my bike. I would go to an art gallery or a museum, or go shopping. I would cook or try out a new recipe. All of these activities – and more – cut my imagination loose to figure out what came next in my book, and by the time I sat down at the computer the next morning, I knew what to write. They also gave me a more balanced schedule and a healthier lifestyle.

Going indie changed that schedule. I still write for three or four hours each morning, but for the past few years, I had publishing tasks to do, each and every day. My ToDo lists were so long (and remain that long) that I never finished them. So, I spent more time at my desk and my imagination had less time to play. Writing became a little harder each day. I gained some weight and my stress levels rose.

On Writing by Stephen KingSo, taking a step back from the business of publishing my books is an excellent personal decision in many, many ways. I’m glad that the rate of change in the digital marketplace has slowed to the point that I feel comfortable doing that. About a year ago, I realized that my ToDo list was never going to be done and made my peace with some things just not happening. (This was tough and I still struggle with the imperfection of it.) I switched my office – which was in a large bedroom in our house – with our TV room, which is a smaller room. This felt like assigning the writing to its proper role in my life. Stephen King talks about making a similar change in his book On Writing, which is an excellent work that I think every author should read. I also divided this new office, putting my sewing table in there as well as my desk. I started to walk more last year which made me feel a lot better.

One stressful element of spending so much time at the desk, battling the endless ToDo list, is that the muse, the source of ideas and creativity, becomes more elusive. I knew I needed her back.

I revisited a favorite resource of mine, The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. This series of books features readings and exercises to help creatives restore and feed their souls, and I highly recommend it. It’s invaluable when trying to balance commerce and creativity. There actually are a number of books in this series – this is the first one, but I’ve worked through three of them.

I need to create other things in order to create stories. I need to play with colour and texture in order to tempt my muse to visit regularly. Sewing is one of the ways I create but I had packed it all away. I was still buying fabric, but just packing it away! Two years ago, I first tried Japanese sewing patterns, which tend to be of simple, classic shapes. This year, I have a collection of Japanese pattern books and am working on some more new garments from them. I have an astonishing stash and have begun to cut into it. This year, I also started to sew with knits for the first time and told you about that when I made some Mirri dresses.  This summer, I learned more about fitting garments, which is a fascinating business. I also pieced a new quilt top this year, the Escher quilt.

I also am making good progress on weeding and mulching my gardens this year. Weeds are similar to ToDo lists, in that they’re never all eradicated, but it’s very satisfying to clear them out all the same.

And what happens in the middle of all this? The muse appears in my peripheral vision and if I don’t spook her, she stays. Then ideas happen. Questions arise. Possibilities abound and I get very excited about new work.

We’ll talk more about that next week.

Multi-Author Kindle Unlimited Romance Promotion

The Secret Heart Ink series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m participating in a romance promotion for books in Kindle Unlimited, including Wyvern’s Mate, Kiss of Fire and Snowbound. There are a lot of books included here, and they’re all romances, including series starters and paranormal romance, too.

The Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal and science fiction romances by Deborah Cooke enrolled in Kindle UnlimitedAs part of this promotion, I’ve also discounted Kiss of Fire and Snowbound to just 99 cents for the entire month. (Wyvern’s Mate was already 99 cents) – but also for five days this week, all three books will be FREE.

All of my PNR series are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited now and so is Secret Heart Ink, so you can binge-read each entire series.

The sale continues through August 21.

Check out the landing page today and find a new read!

The Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke in Kindle Unlimited

See Secret Heart Ink at Amazon.com

See the Dragonfire Novels at Amazon.com

See the Prometheus Project at Amazon.com

See the Dragons of Incendium at Amazon.com

Updated Reading Guide

Reading Guide for Deborah Cooke and Claire Delacroix Books 2019 EditionIn 2016, I published a reader guide for the first time as a free download. You all loved this resource, based on the number of downloads it had, so it’s been updated for 2019. Just like the last three, this little volume is thick with links. There are links to product pages as well as links to other content on my site that you might have missed—an out-take scene, family trees to download, audio samples, swag, upcoming booksignings. There are also suggestions for reading order, beyond the series order.

I changed the cover again so you’d know which version you have—the red guide is the 2016 edition, the purple guide is the 2017 edition, the gold one is the 2018 edition and the turquoise one is the 2019 edition.

You can download the Reading Guide free at:

Apple
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BookFunnel (this is a good option if Amazon doesn’t have it free in your territory.)

 

 

Made in Canada with Love Sale at Kobo

Made in Canada with Love sale at Kobo June 2019There’s a sale running at Kobo on books written by Canadian authors from June 27 through July 4. When you buy one book, you can buy a second for 50% off! The thirteen participating authors are:

Jean Oram
Toni Anderson
Ev Bishop
Elena Aitken
Jackie Lau
Margery Scott
Suzanna Medeiros
Deborah Cooke
Claire Delacroix
Molly O’Keefe
Eve Langlais
Cindy Procter-King
Kate St. James
Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeYou’ll find three of my Dragonfire Novels there—Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate, and Winter Kiss.
You’ll also find my four time travels included in the sale—The Last Highlander, Once Upon a Kiss, The Moonstone, and Love Potion #9—as well as three of the Champions of St. Euphemia medieval romances—The Crusader’s Heart, The Crusader’s Kiss, and The Crusader’s Vow.
All of these titles will be enrolled in Kindle Unlimited in July, just FYI.
As usual at Kobo, there are territorial landing pages.
Happy shopping!

Apple’s Steals & Deals Sale, or Buy Direct

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeApple is running a sale on ebooks in Canada, Australia, US, UK territories. All of the featured books are discounted to $2.99 US or less from today through June 25.

You’ll find Kiss of Fire featured on the sale page, and it’s been discounted to 99cents. I’ve discounted Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss to $2.99 US for the duration of the sale at Apple.

These four titles are discounted at Amazon in the same territories for the same period.

Because I know you don’t all shop at Apple or Amazon, and you don’t all live in thes included territories, you can also buy the ebooks directly from me at these discounted prices. You’ll pay by PayPal and your ebook(s) will be delivered by BookFunnel in ePUB or MOBI.

Here’s your chance to save on the beginning of the Dragonfire series!

Buy Kiss of Fire:
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• Buy Kiss of Fire directly from me for 99cents US and have your ebook delivered by BookFunnel:
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Kiss of Fury, #2 of the Dragonfire novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Kiss of Fury:
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• Buy Kiss of Fury directly from me for $2.99 US and have your ebook delivered by BookFunnel:
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Kiss of Fate, #3 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Kiss of Fate:
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Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Winter Kiss ebook:
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