Kiss of Fire Trade Paperback

Here are copies of the new trade paperback edition of Kiss of Fire.

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, in its new trade paperback editionYou can pre-order a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. It will also be available at other booksellers. The list price is $13.99 US although it may be discounted by the portals.

There will also be a trade paperback edition published through Amazon which will be a little bit cheaper – the list price is $9.99 US – although it won’t be available in all territories. (It’s cheaper because it’s only available at Amazon and only in certain Amazon territories.) If you’re in the US and you shop at Amazon, you might want to wait for that one. There’s no option for pre-order on that version, so it will go live on the on-sale date of June 26.

Later this week, I’ll show you the hardcover edition. 🙂

New Dragonfire Bookmarks Are Here!

The new Dragonfire bookmarks have arrived, and they look even better than I’d hoped.

bookmarks for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeIf you’d requested some earlier, I’ve sent you an email to ask for your mailing address. If you’ve replied to that email, then your bookmarks will go in the mail early next week – we have a lot of requests to fulfill!

You can also comment on this post if you’d like bookmarks.

Dragonfire T-Shirts

To celebrate the republication of Dragonfire in new editions, I decided to have some t-shirts printed. I chose a shaped black t-shirt. I was a bit worried about the orange printing well on the black, but they came today and I think they’re awesome!

My Nelly agreed to model for us:

Dragonfire t-shirts for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

She’s wearing a black skirt but you can see where the t-shirt ends. The color on this shot is more true than on the ones below, which were taken outside.

Here’s what the logo looks like:

Dragonfire t-shirts, for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Dragonfire t-shirts, for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m really pleased with them!

The vast majority of these shirts are going to Romancing the Capital for their swag bags – I’m going to send 120 to RTC and they prepare 200 goody bags, so not all attendees will get one. There will be a mix of sizes, so you might need to swap to get the one you want or need. 🙂

I’ll be giving away the rest of the t-shirts here and in my newsletter in June, so keep your eyes open!

Picking Nits

I’m proofreading the new Dragonfire editions in print as well as digital. It’s amazing how much easier it is for me to proofread in print rather than digital. I’m finding so many little fussy fixes!

Look at the notes on this proof copy of Kiss of Fire:

proofed copy of Kiss of Fire, a Dragonfire novel by Deborah Cooke

A lot of these are very, very minor – there are a number of straight quotes that should be curly ones, for example. These book files were scanned because I didn’t have them in digital format, so there are silly things like missing periods or commas that were read as periods in OCR. I found one instance of Pyr that wasn’t italicized. Before printing the proof copy, this book was corrected in digital format by me, then proofread by my very excellent proofreader – yet there were still nits to pick. I’m also making a few small editorial changes at this point—well, maybe more than a few. No proofreader could have anticipated those.

It’s time-consuming, for sure, but the end result will be a book as close to perfect as I can make it. That pleases me a great deal. 🙂

Once I’ve updated and uploaded the final files for Quinn and Sara’s book, Kiss of Fury will get the same treatment.

Winter Kiss Pre-Order

One kiss can melt his frozen heart…

The mysterious Dragon’s Blood Elixir gives immortality to Magnus, the Pyr’s greatest enemy, and his minions. The Pyr must destroy this source of power, and outcast Delaney vows to complete the quest himself. Delaney was exiled because of his dangerous impulses, and success in eliminating the Elixir will either redeem him or end his suffering.

But his plans don’t take into account his sudden firestorm – or fiery Ginger Sinclair. The firestorm revitalizes Delaney, restoring him to his old self. And when Ginger learns about Delaney’s mission, she realizes she cannot resist a strong man with a noble agenda.

“A beautiful and emotionally gripping fourth novel, WINTER KISS is compelling and will keep readers riveted in their seats and breathing a happy sigh at the love shared between Delaney and Ginger. . . .Sizzling-hot love scenes and explosive emotions make WINTER KISS a must read!”—Romance Junkies

New edition July 10, 2018
Pre-order available at some portals

Pre-order Winter Kiss:
signed mass market paperback from Deborah

Difference in this edition: There is an out-take from the prologue of Winter Kiss here on the site which was removed from the original edition of the book. It shows Magnus in action, and also will give you some insight into Melissa’s background in Darkfire Kiss. It’s been included in the prologue of the new edition of Winter Kiss. Read the out-take.

New Dragonfire Print Editions

As the new Dragonfire editions are formatted for digital and print, I’ve been ordering single copies of the print books. I want to read them one more time for typos before the books are published. OCR scans leave a lot of teeny tiny typos, and we want to catch them all.

This also gives me the chance to show you all the new print books. They’re trade paperback, the same trim size as the conclusion of the series. Here are the new editions of Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss with the original mass market editions.

New Dragonfire trade paperback editions published by Deborah CookeThe Dragonfire editions that are in trade paperback already have the gloss covers and I can’t change that setting. (That’s The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever.) I tried Winter Kiss in the matte finish here, because pale covers look good with that finish. It looks nice, but I’m going to change it to glossy to match the others. I think the glossy finish echoes the finish of the original books, which had foil stamping and embossing too. Kiss of Fury even had a tint varnish in its original edition, which was kind of a silvery-blue and very pretty.

New Dragonfire trade paperback editions, published by Deborah CookeIf you’re looking for mass market editions to complete your collection, they’re getting pretty scarce. The rest of mine are listed for sale in my online store as signed editions. You can find them in Collectors Editions, starting here on page two of the listings. And yes, there’s a new cover of Kiss of Fire shown there, too. That’s the hardcover edition.

What do you think? I’m really pleased with them. 🙂

Dragonfire Bookmarks

Here’s a day I’ve been waiting for! Since all the covers are updated, I’ve ordered new Dragonfire bookmarks. Here’s a screenshot of what they look like – they’ll be 2″ by 8″ and the finished bookmarks will have rounded corners. The screenshot will probably show better color than any photograph I take of the actual bookmarks. 🙂

Bookmark design for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI should have these in a couple of weeks. If you’d like a couple, please comment on this post. You don’t have to include your email or mailing addy in your comment – I’ll contact you to ask for it, so it isn’t sitting on the internet for anyone to slurp.

What do you think?

Kiss of Fire Pre-Order

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe pre-order links for Kiss of Fire are live at all portals!

Pre-order Kiss of Fire:
signed trade paperback from Deborah – which includes the ebook
signed hardcover collectors’ edition from Deborah – which includes the ebook and free shipping to the US and Canada

signed mass market paperback from Deborah