Dragon’s Mate

Dragon's Mate, book 4 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’ve moved the publication date for Hadrian and Rania’s story to November 24. Dragon’s Mate has been challenging to write—these two characters have run off with the story multiple times and made it into their own. I love when this happens because it creates a better book, but I also want to ensure that the book is published as it should be. This extra month will give me time to think about the story and ensure all the ends are tucked into place. I’ll be able to get the print edition published in advance of the ebook, and will be able to give my ARC reviews more than a heartbeat to read the book.

How this will shake down for you varies by portal. Apple and Kobo allow me to change the publication date and I’ve done that already. There isn’t a pre-order at GooglePlay, so there’s nothing to change or update there. Nook is having some difficulties this month and authors can’t access anything there—normally, I’d be able to change the date there, like Apple and Kobo, but I have a feeling that this time, the pre-orders will just be cancelled since there isn’t a book file. (Even if I had the book file, I wouldn’t be able to upload and publish it, given the troubles at Nook right now.) I’ve asked Amazon if they’ll move my pre-order by a month: if they agree, your pre-orders will remain in place. If they don’t, they’ll all be cancelled. I’ll let you know when I hear back from them.

Edited to add – Amazon has moved the publication date and the pre-orders remain in place. 🙂

Edited to add – I managed to get into my Nook dashboard this morning (the 22nd) and have updated the publication date there, too.

If you follow me on Amazon, you will likely get a release announcement for Dragon’s Mate next Tuesday, even though the book won’t be published. It appears that the dates on those announcements can’t be changed or updated.

I appreciate your understanding and support on this. 2020 has been quite a year so far and not an easy one for creative endeavors. I hope things settle down soon.

Wyvern’s Mate is 99¢!

Wyvern’s Mate, book one of the Dragons of Incendium series, is 99 cents!

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

Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn’t have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be—until he meets Drakina.

Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She’s sure it will be a quick seduction—until she meets Troy.

Worlds collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son?


“WYVERN’S MATE is a quick read; a fast paced novella length story of romance and love; duty and honor; magic and dragons…The premise is entertaining-almost science fiction is its presentation; the characters are colorful and animated; the romance is a quick build to a happily ever after. A wonderful start to a new series.”

—The Reading Cafe

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The mass market edition of Wyvern’s Mate includes the short story Nero’s Dream.


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Buy a signed mass market paperback of Wyvern’s Mate from Deborah! The cost is in US dollars and includes shipping to the US or Canada

16.99 $


Buy the Dragons of Incendium Series

Buy the entire Dragons of Incendium series in mass market paperbacks and receive them signed by Deborah. At this point, there are five books in the series: Wyvern’s Mate, Wyvern’s Prince, Wyvern’s Warrior, Wyvern’s Outlaw and Wyvern’s Angel. The price is in US dollars and includes postage to either the US or Canada.

54.99 $


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Wyvern’s Mate is also available in audio. The audio edition is narrated by Saskia Maarleveld.


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Kiss of Fire is 99¢

Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels, is on sale for just 99 cents!

Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels, a paranormal romance series featuring dragon shifter heroes by Deborah Cooke, is on sale for 99 cents

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

One kiss can change the course of destiny…

When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt’s New Age bookstore, she’s not looking for adventure. She doesn’t believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she’s saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she’s losing her mind – or about to lose her heart.

Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he’s determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara’s true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything – even Sara’s love – to fulfill their entwined fates.

WINNER
2008 Best Paranormal,
Time Travel, Futuristic or Fantasy Romance
Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence


“Wow, what an innovative and dazzling world Ms. Cooke has built with this new Dragonfire series. Her smooth and precise writing quickly draws the reader in and has you believing it could almost be real… I can’t wait for the next two books.”

Fresh Fiction

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“Cooke, a.k.a. bestseller Claire Delacroix, dips into the paranormal realm with her sizzling new Dragonfire series…Efficient plotting moves the story at a brisk pace and paves the way for more exciting battles to come.”

—Romantic Times

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Buy a signed trade paperback copy of Kiss of Fire directly from Deborah! The price is in US dollars and includes postage to the US or Canada

19.99 $


“Paranormal fans with a soft spot for shape-shifting dragons will definitely enjoy Kiss of Fire, a story brimming with sexy heroes, evil villains threatening mayhem, death and world domination, ancient prophesies, and an engaging love story…An intriguing mythology and various unanswered plot threads set the stage for plenty more adventure to come in future Dragonfire stories.”

—BookLoons

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“Deborah Cooke has definitely made me a fan. I am now lying in wait for the second book in this extremely exciting series.”

—Romance Junkies

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Updated Reader Guide

My reader guide has been updated for 2020 and you can download a free copy (or update) at your portal of choice. It includes a list of all of my books and series, with suggestions for reading order beyond the obvious. It also has a list of tropes and some other useful resources for you.

If it’s not free at Amazon in your territory, you can download a free copy from BookFunnel.

Updated Bookmarks

As you probably know, I always have bookmarks to share with readers – they’re free for the asking. I’d run low this year and am stocking up. I have 3 PNR bookmarks (or will have them, when they arrive from the printer).

First is the DragonFate one, with the first four books in the series.

Bookmarks for the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Next is the Dragonfire one, with all the books listed in order. I love this one, because it shows the complete series.

Bookmark design for the Dragonfire series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Finally, the Incendium one has been updated to show all the books to date on the back. This is the old bookmark, but I’ll post a picture when the new ones arrive.

bookmark for the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

New Dragon Shifters in Town

I’m making some changes to my websites this month, and the biggest change will be the dragon shifter princesses from space moving in, here on the Dragonfire Novels website. (I’ll miss the big Incendium banner on that site but maybe I can find the original and resize it for this one.)

I’ve moved all of the content from the Dragons of Incendium website, which will keep all of my paranormal romances together. The Incendium url now just points here.

You’ll find the content on its own (new) tab, Incendium. The world guides and other references are there, too.

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

The other part of this task is updating to WordPress’s block editor, which has some cool features (once you get used to it). The pages should look better, especially on your phone, with the new formatting, plus I get to use these fun little buy buttons, like the ones on the new page for Wyvern’s Mate. I’ve added some more buying options, too, especially for print books. You’ll also see the new option on that page for sharing an audiobook sample on the Wyvern’s Mate page. I’m sure there are a lot of other nifty features that I’ll discover as I migrate my pages to the new format. (The block editor actually reminds me of Vellum, the application I use to format my ebooks.)

Once all this is done, I’ll update the ebooks of the Dragons of Incendium, so that the links for the landing pages for the books refer to this site. (They’re due for an update anyway.)

I’ve also upgraded the plan on this website, which allows me to add Paypal buttons to the pages. This is a cool way for me to offer signed books directly to you. I’ll put the links on each book page, and the series bundles on the Store tab. I’ve already done this for the contemporary romances on my main website – you can see how it looks on the page for Just One Fake Date – and now for the Incendium books here.

That’s my plan for September – in addition to, yes, writing the rest of Dragon’s Mate. 🙂

Dragon’s Heart Print Edition

Look what arrived! It’s the trade paperback edition of Dragon’s Heart.

Dragon's Heart, book three of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke in trade paperback

I’m adding the print links to the book page as they go live. You can also buy a signed copy from me for the cost of the book plus postage, or you can get a signed bookplate from me free for the asking. Just let me know if either option is of interest.

Dragon’s Heart

40% off Boxed Sets at KOBO

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 CookeKobo has a 40% off boxed sets sale right now, supported in the US, Canada, UK, Australia and New Zealand.

You’ll find four of my bundles included in the sale: The Jewels of Kinfairlie Boxed Set, the Bride Quest I Boxed Set, Dragonfire Quest and The Coxwells Boxed Set.

The sale runs through August 26.

To shop the sale, visit the landing page at KOBO, put the books in your cart and use the code AUGSALE at check-out.

Happy shopping!

 

Review of Dragon’s Heart at The Reading Cafe

Dragon's Heart, book three of the DragonFate novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe Reading Cafe has posted a wonderful review of Dragon’s Heart!

Here’s the end bit:
“DRAGON’S HEART is a passionate and detailed story that recounts several histories and the mythology of magic beginning with the selkie, and the origins of the dragons on Earth. We are up close and personal as Eithne, an ancient witch, recounts the comprehensive history of the species; and as Lila recites the exhaustive mythology of the Selkie, the gem of the hoard, and the Isle of the Blessed. The premise is exciting, dramatic and intense; the romance is emotional and seductive; the characters numerous, edgy and animated.”

On GR, they gave the book 4.5 stars! Thank you, Sandy!

You can read the entire review right here.

You can read an excerpt from the book and find buy links here.