Who’s Next?

You probably noticed that there isn’t a pre-order set up for the next DragonFate novel, or even a cover for you to check out. That’s because I’m not sure whose story will be next. There are several possibilities.

I had thought that Alasdair would be next – it’s time for him to be healed enough for his firestorm, and I like Yasmina – but then Wynter showed up at Bones. The energy between Wynter and Arach is interesting, and I like the idea of writing about wolf shifters with attitude. They might jump queue.

On the other hand, things are intriguing between Sebastian and Sylvia. I’ve left them in an interesting place but want to know more. Is it time to step away from the dragons to explore a little vampire romance?

Wyvern's Wizard, book #11 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Another contender is the romance of Theo and Mel, with the love triangle of Raymond. Theo and Mel have been in the background so far, and this is the story I was most intrigued about writing when I began this series. Hmm.

In the meantime, now that the magick has gone back to Regalia, it’s a good opportunity to return to its sister planet of Incendium. Oh, and the next hero there is Nero, an aspiring wizard. What a perfect coincidence! Look for Wyvern’s Wizard next, probably in the summer. I won’t put up a pre-order for this one until the book is done. I need a little break from deadlines right now.

Dragon’s Mate

Today’s the day for Dragon’s Mate, Hadrian and Rania’s story!

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

Her kiss will shatter realms…

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.

Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.

But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?

Available today!

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$19.99

New Puzzles – and Dragon’s Mate Tomorrow!

I’ve added the memes for Dragon’s Mate to the collection of free online puzzles at Jigsaw Planet. Click on each one to visit Jigsaw Planet. Remember that you can change the number of pieces with the dropdown menu, if you want it to be easier or tougher.

Clicking this meme will take you to Jigsaw Planet. Click on the bold title above to learn more about the book.

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

Three Days to Dragon’s Mate!

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

It’s just 4 days until the publication of Dragon’s Mate, Hadrian and Rania’s story. Have you ordered your copy yet?

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

Her kiss will shatter realms…

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.

Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.

But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?

Available November 24!

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Buy a Signed Copy

Buy a signed trade paperback copy of Dragon’s Mate directly from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes shipping to the US or Canada

$19.99

An Excerpt From Dragon’s Mate

Don’t forget to pre-order your copy:

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

Her kiss will shatter realms…

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.

Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.

But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?

Available today!

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An excerpt from Dragon’s Mate:

“What’s your name, swan-maiden?” Hadrian whispered, his voice husky. “You have to know that we’re both on her list of intended victims.”

“Speak for yourself,” Rania said, pulling back a bit. She was alarmed that she was so susceptible to him and this firestorm.

He frowned. “What do you mean?”

“I don’t have to tell you anything more. I’ve told you too much already.”

Hadrian smiled crookedly at her and the sight was enough to make her stare. Had she ever seen a more attractive man? “It’s like you want to talk,” he murmured. Before she could argue, he flattened his hand and slid his palm down the length of her, the warm weight of his hand easing beneath the waistband of her tights. Rania knew his destination and couldn’t bring herself to evade his caress. He met her gaze, waiting and watching, but she swallowed and stayed put.

Just one touch.

Then she’d finish him.

When Hadrian caressed her, Rania knew she’d never felt anything better. She arched her back and gasped. He stole a kiss and she was unwilling to deny herself the pleasure he offered. His fingers were gentle and strong, just like him, and he touched her with a surety that brought her blood to a boil.

Just a little bit more. Just a little indulgence…

“You have told me a lot,” he agreed in a whisper, his lips against her ear. Rania shivered with pleasure. “Maybe you need to confess your secrets.”

“Or maybe I’m beguiled.” The possibility was a reminder that made Rania pull away slightly.

Hadrian shook his head emphatically. “I’m not beguiling you.”

“As if I would believe you.”

“You should. It’s true. There would be flames in my eyes if I was beguiling.”

Rania looked. There were no flames. Was he telling the truth?

He nodded as if he’d guessed her thoughts. “I am. What if we make a deal?” he suggested, his gaze hot. “What if we satisfy the firestorm before you kill me? I’ll make it worth your while.”

Rania stared at him in astonishment. “You want me to have your son?”

Hadrian nodded, resolute. “You’re making thirteen assassinations to free your brothers. Although I don’t love your choice, I can respect your loyalty to your family. I think we have similar ideas about defending what’s important.”

“And what’s important to you is the firestorm?”

“Right.” He grinned at her. “It’s a once-in-a-lifetime chance to have a son. How could I turn my back on that? It’s a legacy.”

“Nothing says you have to fulfill it.”

“But I should. It’s an obligation and an opportunity.”

“It doesn’t sound like much of an opportunity to me.”

“But what if we made that deal? What if we surrendered to the firestorm, and then I made it easy for you to kill me?”

Rania couldn’t believe it but Hadrian was serious.

“You’d let your assassin have your son?”

He chuckled. “I’d let my destined mate have my son.”

Rania opened her mouth to argue but Hadrian captured her mouth with his, slowly and decisively, and she forgot whatever she was going to say. He was going to win his argument with sensation and she couldn’t think of a reason to protest. She already guessed that it would be great. There was something deeply satisfying about his obvious desire. It made her aware of every pleasure she’d denied herself during these centuries in Maeve’s service.

It made her consider his suggestion.

Even, potentially, at the price of bringing a Pyr son into the world.

“What do you know about the firestorm?” Hadrian whispered in her ear long moments later.

Rania was trying to catch her breath and gather her thoughts, without success on either front. “As much as I need to,” she replied. “I’m not going to have a Pyr son.”

Hadrian smiled with that dragon confidence that made her want to get naked with him. “I might convince you.”

“Good luck,” she replied, her heart leaping at the possibility.

“I like a challenge.” His lashes swept down and he smiled, the combination making him look mysterious and potent. “Maybe you’ll find me persuasive,” he said so softly that his words were a rumble she felt against her chest.

Maybe she would.

He bent and kissed her ear again, his fingers working their magic against her. His breath gave her shivers. His touch made her gasp. Rania didn’t know whether she’d be able to stop their embrace. She was pretty sure she didn’t want to. Her leg was already locking around his, as if her body had a will of its own, and she was breathless as she stared into his eyes. They were so green. His mouth was so firm. He was taking his time, tormenting her with temptation, willing her to agree.

Rania could have disappeared.

She could have shifted shape.

But being the woman Hadrian was determined to seduce suited her just fine.

What if she made love to him—or let him make love to her? It might be kind to let him satisfy the firestorm as his last living act.

Although kindness had never been on her agenda before.

She was hesitating again, doubting her path, which wasn’t like her at all. Maybe this firestorm was changing her somehow.

Maybe a certain dragon shifter was.

Hadrian brushed his mouth across hers again, a caress as gentle as the touch of butterfly wings, and Rania didn’t want to think about anything anymore.

Strategically, sex might lead to a weak moment, one in which she could easily overwhelm this powerful dragon shifter.

Nothing said they had to complete the act. She just needed to catch him by surprise.

When Hadrian leaned closer, eyes gleaming, she reached to meet him halfway. She sighed with satisfaction when he slanted his mouth over hers, claiming her with his touch, then speared her fingers into his hair, drawing him closer.

This might be his last hour. She should make sure it was worth dying for.

An excerpt from Dragon’s Mate
Copyright ©2020 Deborah A. Cooke

One Week to Dragon’s Mate

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

It’s just 7 days until the publication of Dragon’s Mate, Hadrian and Rania’s story. Have you ordered your copy yet?

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

Her kiss will shatter realms…

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.

Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.

But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?

Available today!

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Buy a Signed Copy

Buy a signed trade paperback copy of Dragon’s Mate directly from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes shipping to the US or Canada

$19.99

Twelve Days to Dragon’s Mate

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

It’s just 12 days until the publication of Dragon’s Mate, Hadrian and Rania’s story. Have you ordered your copy yet?

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

Her kiss will shatter realms…

Dragon shifter and artisan blacksmith Hadrian is determined to strengthen his fellow Pyr warriors in the battle against the Fae by forging them talons of steel. He won’t be seduced by the sensual promise of a firestorm that has to be a spell—even to help a beautiful warrior escape the clutches of the Fae Queen.

Rania is a swan-maiden and Fae assassin, who has made a deal with the Dark Queen’s will to break the curse over her brothers. All she needs to do is kill Hadrian, but this dragon shifter won’t die easily. It’s more than dragon vitality that helps him survive her lethal kiss, but Rania refuses surrender to his potent touch for any price when so much hangs in the balance.

But the Dark Queen’s betrayal compels Rania to ally with the vital dragon shifter in a last-chance effort to save her brothers and herself. Can Hadrian unfurl the painful secrets of Rania’s past to give them a future? Can Rania help Hadrian to realize the power of his own legacy to defeat the Fae? When barriers between realms are destroyed, can love conquer the obstacles between these destined mates—and create a new world for their unborn son?

Available today!

Buy ebook at:


Buy a Signed Copy

Buy a signed trade paperback copy of Dragon’s Mate directly from Deborah. The price is in US dollars and includes shipping to the US or Canada

$19.99

Incendium Updates

Wyvern's Angel, book nine of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cook

Since my dragon shifter princesses from space moved onto this website, I’ve updated their ebook interiors. They were due for a little review anyway. The url for the Dragons of Incendium website is repointed to this site, but it won’t find the tab on its own (that link goes to it) and the subsidiary links will go 404. I’ve updated the landing page links and the listed resources in the ebooks. If you own the books, you should be able to download these versions as updates at your portal of choice.

I’ve also updated the print book interiors for the same reason—that affects mostly the reader letter with its resource links.

And, wonder of wonders, I’ve been able to update the series information at Amazon, so all of the works in the world are displayed in the same series. I just about fell off my chair when this worked, since the ‘Zon and I have gone around about it in the past, but there you go.

It’s a fine day for all eleven works in the Dragons of Incendium series. 🙂

Don’t forget that Wyvern’s Mate is on sale for just 99cents. Why not start the series today?!

Wyvern's Mate, book one of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, is 99 cents for a limited time

Paranormal Dragon Book Fair

I’m participating in a multi-author promotion at BookFunnel, featuring fantasy and paranormal novels with dragons. It’s called the Dragon Book Fair and runs from November 1 – December 31. Some books are discounted and some are new releases: you can follow the links from the landing page to your portal of choice.

This is a great chance to discover new reads with dragon shifters!

Visit the landing page here.