Firestorm Forever on Pinterest

Firestorm Forever, A Dragonfire Novel and paranormal romance by Deborah CookeI’ve been using Pinterest to create scrapbooks of images for my books this spring. Although I keep them private while I fiddle, I make them visible to everyone once I’m happy with them. The board for Firestorm Forever is visible now. I’ve tried to not include any big spoilers, but there might be some tiny ones.

The book is locked and loaded at all portals now, so we’re good to go for the 13th. 🙂

Firestorm Forever Pre-Order at Amazon

Firestorm Forever, A Dragonfire Novel and paranormal romance by Deborah CookeFirestorm Forever is available for pre-order again at Amazon, this time for the May 13 release date. The print and digital editions are still linking up and the print edition is still populating to the other territory portals, but we’ve made a good start. Here are the links for the digital edition that we have this morning:

Buy from Amazon.com Buy from Amazon UK Buy from Amazon Germany Buy from Amazon Canada

Remember that the pre-order pricing is discounted. 🙂 The regular price on the digital edition of this book will be $9.99 US or equivalent.

Postcards!

I have new postcards for my 2015 releases. They’ve just arrived and I think they look awesome! Check them out:

Firestorm Forever postcardsChampions of St. Euphemia by Claire Delacroix - postcardIf you’d like some postcards for yourself, please comment on this post and say so. Be sure your email addy is correct. It won’t display on the site, but I’ll need it to get in touch with you and get your mailing address.

Just FYI, I’ll also be mailing out the prize copies of The Warrior’s Prize now, since I wanted to tuck the new postcards into those parcels.

Writing Plans for 2015

It’s going to be a busy, busy year. 🙂

Now you’ve been warned. Let’s have a look at what’s on the schedule for me for 2015.

For years, I’ve alternated between series, because that keeps my view of the world of the books fresh. It also means, though, that linked books are published about 8 months apart. I’m going to try to switch that around this year, because you all seem to like to see linked books published in closer succession. This is the Big Challenge.

Firestorm Forever, A Dragonfire Novel and paranormal romance by Deborah Cooke1 • Firestorm Forever

This is #11 in my Dragonfire series of paranormal romances featuring dragon shape shifter heroes, and the big wrap-up of the Dragon’s Tail Wars. It’s Sloane’s book—because the Apothecary has to heal the world—and will be published in March. You can read an excerpt right here or download one from my online store, right here.

This book is getting big, as there are lots of loose ends to tie up, but it’s NOT the end of my dragon shifter stories. It’s the end of the Dragon’s Tail Wars, but I’m not nearly done with the Pyr.

The Crusader's Bride, a medieval romance by Claire Delacroix2 • The Champions of Saint Euphemia

This is a new series of linked medieval romances, following the journey of a company of knights home from Jerusalem. They’re each going back to Europe for their own reasons, but have accepted a quest to deliver a chest to Paris. They don’t know until they’re on the road that someone wants the contents of that chest badly enough to kill for it—and they don’t know each other, much less who to trust.

The Crusader’s Bride is the first in this series, and will be available in May. I’m hoping to publish this series in fairly rapid succession. (Fingers crossed.) You can read an excerpt from this book on my website, right here, or download a longer one from my store, right here.

 

3 • Beyond the Champions

The schedule beyond the Champions of Saint Euphemia gets a bit murky, mostly because I’m not sure yet how long those books will be. The books, though, are perfectly clear to me. It’s likely that some of these projects will slide into 2016, but after the Champions comes:
• Dragonfire Legend, a trilogy of historical romances featuring the Pyr
• A Dragonfire Companion, which will be published simultaneously with Dragonfire Legend
• A new contemporary romance series – details to come
• A new medieval romance series set at Inverfyre – details to come

Now you can see why I need to stay home and write in 2015! I’ll also be mixing up some backlist titles into new boxed sets – which could count either as promotion or as writing plans. You can find out about the first one of those for 2015 in tomorrow’s post.

Shhhhhh…..

It’s been very quiet here on the blog, because I’ve been so busy since getting home from the Novelist’s Inc. conference in Florida. There’s the usual travel thing of needing to get organized once I get home, and catch up on laundry etc., but NINC is special because I learn so very much. I come home from that conference with a huge To Do list, plus I’ve been finishing The Warrior’s Prize. (It shouldn’t be any surprise that Rafael is not particularly cooperative, but Elizabeth and I have teamed up on him. He hasn’t got a chance now.)

What else has been in the works? Well, I have the cover for Firestorm Forever, which is very exciting, and have scheduled a cover reveal for Monday November 10. You can either hop back here to the blog to see the cover on Monday, check in on my Facebook page, or sign up for my newsletter, which will be delivered Monday morning. The book is available for pre-order now at iTunes and KOBO, and will go on sale March 16, 2015. I’m trying something new for 2015 – my pre-orders will all be discounted. The book will stay that price for the on sale date, then increase.

Secondly, I’m finishing up newly edited versions of my backlist titles, and have been republishing them on Amazon without DRM (digital rights management). If you’ve already bought them, you won’t lose access to the version you bought. DRM is a technique publishers use to control piracy, but it doesn’t work. Pirates can break DRM easily. What happens is that DRM keeps people with legitimate copies from moving the digital content between devices. As more people use more devices, this is becoming more of an issue, which is why I’m doing the ugly fix now. I’m tracking my progress by title in my newsletter, so there’s another reason to sign up!

Next, I’ve been working on the next medieval romance series coming from Claire Delacroix in 2015. It’s called The Champions of St. Euphemia, and begins with The Crusader’s Bride, coming in May. These are medievals with no paranormal elements, set during the Crusades, and I’m having a great time planning and writing them. There’s an excerpt here on the site already, and we’ll have a cover reveal on December 15.

I’ve also been exploring means to sell content directly to readers, without going through another portal. I believe this is the wave of the future – just as we go to farmers’ markets and artisan markets to buy directly from whoever grew or made the product, I think more readers will be buying directly from authors. The store is in early stages yet, but there’s a new tab at the top called Store. Right now, it has a link to my store on Selz, which will get prettier as I spend more time on it later this month. I have some ideas for the store once it’s configured, so stay tuned!

There’s also a new tab for Audio, for those of you who particularly like audio books.

There are new boxed sets in the works. We’ll be re-issuing a re-edited and updated version of Three Timeless Loves before Christmas, due to popular demand, and there’s another multi-author boxed set being prepped right now for a November 19 reveal.

Phew! That’s just a taste of what’s been happening off-stage this past week or so! I’m also participating in NaNoWriMo this month, as usual, and am using it to help restructure my day so I get more writing done – that means fewer blog posts in the short term, but more books for you to read. I’m thinking you’d rather have the books. 🙂

Another FB Party with Terry Spear

It’s that time again. I’m joining Terry Spear for another Facebook party, to celebrate the publication of her paranormal romance – it’s a wolf shifter book.

So, we’ll be talking about shifter heroes, and paranormal romance, and wolves vs. dragons. There will be doorprizes and it’ll be a lot of fun.

Terry will be celebrating all day, but I’ll be there at 7PM Eastern.  Here’s the link. Come on over and say hello!

Serpent’s Kiss Postcards Are Here!

I have wonderful postcards for Serpent’s Kiss, right here in my hot little hands. These are over-sized at 5″ x 8″, with the gorgeous cover on the front. On the back is the cover copy for the book, as well as all the other Dragonfire covers in order, with their ISBN#’s. I just love them.

Serpent's Kiss, a paranormal romance and Dragonfire #10 by Deborah CookeWhy am I telling you this? Because Thorolf needs to be SHARED!

So, if you would like several of these postcards for your very own, all you have to do is comment on this post to let me know. I’ll need your snail mail address. If you have a store or a book club and would like more than three or four, please let me know that, too.

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