Cover Reveal for Dragon’s Wolf

The cover for Dragon’s Wolf is done! Have a look at Arach’s book!

Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances featuring dragon shifter heroes by Deborah Cooke

Her kiss has hidden bite…

Dragon's Wolf, book five of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

When the spark of the firestorm sears Arach Knight’s soul, the dragon shifter warrior knows he’s met his destined mate—even if feisty Wynter doesn’t insists she isn’t tempted. He’ll do anything to secure their union, even help her avenge the wolf shifters against the surviving Dark Fae—except he’ll never again risk his heart for any woman or her cause. Once burned, twice shy.

Wolf-shifter Wynter Olson wants to strike back at her pack’s enemy while she has the chance, and prove herself as the new alpha—no matter how hot Arach the dragon shifter is. This is her chance to make her own mark and she won’t be distracted by something so fleeting as desire, no matter how effectively Arach’s fiery kiss melts her reservations.

But when Wynter awakens a magick left slumbering eons before, Arach has to defend his destined mate against disaster. The only way they can save their respective kinds is to fight fire with fire with complete trust in each other—but can these two battered souls overcome the wounds of their pasts to build a new future, together?


This means the pre-order is available at more sites. Reserve your copy today!

Dragon’s Wolf is Next

Sebastian and Arach have sorted it out, and Arach’s book will be the next DragonFate Novel, coming next May! The cover is still in the works but there’s a pre-order up at Amazon and Apple, so you can reserve your copy today.


Her kiss has hidden bite…

When the spark of the firestorm sears Arach Knight’s soul, the dragon shifter warrior knows he’s met his destined mate—even if feisty Wynter doesn’t insists she isn’t tempted. He’ll do anything to secure their union, even help her avenge the wolf shifters against the surviving Dark Fae—except he’ll never again risk his heart for any woman or her cause. Once burned, twice shy.

Wolf-shifter Wynter Olson wants to strike back at her pack’s enemy while she has the chance, and prove herself as the new alpha—no matter how hot Arach the dragon shifter is. This is her chance to make her own mark and she won’t be distracted by something so fleeting as desire, no matter how effectively Arach’s fiery kiss melts her reservations.

But when Wynter awakens a magick left slumbering eons before, Arach has to defend his destined mate against disaster. The only way they can save their respective kinds is to fight fire with fire with complete trust in each other—but can these two battered souls overcome the wounds of their pasts to build a new future, together?


Coming May 2022 in ebook and trade paperback


Pre-order available at some portals:

2020 in Review

There have been a lot of graphics in my feed on Facebook of authors sharing the books they published in 2020. It’s inspiring to see everyone’s accomplishments, so I did a graphic of my own.

Deborah Cooke's 2020 book releases

Pearl Beyond Price is a teensy bit of a cheat, as it was published in the last week of 2019. (I felt badly that “Claire” had no new releases in 2020.) I published the All’s Fair boxed set, but it was composed of previously published content, which doesn’t count for this graphic.

Claire also had new translations published in 2020, including The Beauty Bride in Portuguese and German, The Rose Red Bride and The Snow White Bride in Italian, and The Ballad of Rosamunde in Portuguese. I have the Spanish translation of The Crusader’s Bride but it won’t appear in stores until 2021. Claire also had a new audiobook, The Mercenary’s Bride, recorded by Tim Campbell.

The first two books shown here, Pearl Beyond Price and Just One Fake Date, were revisions and rewrites. I’ve learned that these take me longer than just writing a new book, so won’t be rushing to do any more of them. (Even though I have more Claire Delacroix books from Harlequin Historicals, they all need that kind of revision. I’m going to leave them alone for the time being.)

Another project that consumed a lot of time was repackaging books. I repackaged The Champions of St. Euphemia series, as well as Flatiron Five Fitness and Flatiron Five Tattoo. I’ll take a break from that job in 2021, too!

The obvious question is: What’s coming in 2021?

When I was traditionally published, the schedule was made a year in advance of publication and books were delivered, formatted, etc., about six months before publication. I’m trying to get back to that place without leaving too many gaps in my schedule. It’ll take me a couple of years, but I’m making progress. The big challenge with publishing is that I like to alternate between sub-genres and worlds. I think it’s necessary to my creative process, so that means that the publication of series will stretch out over time.

So far in 2021, I have two historical romances scheduled for publication, The Wolf & the Witch and One Knight’s Desire. I have two books scheduled for audiobook production: The Wolf & the Witch and The Runaway Bride. Both will be recorded by Tim Campbell. I already have a number of translations scheduled for delivery and publication in 2021: The Rose Red Bride in German, The Rose Red Bride and The Snow White Bride in Portuguese, The Ballad of Rosamunde and The Renegade’s Heart in Italian, and The Crusader’s Bride in German, too. The rest of the Champions of St. Euphemia series will be translated into Spanish, too. (As mentioned above, The Crusader’s Bride in Spanish is being published now.) Many of these translation teams will continue the series with the next book after they deliver the one currently in the works. Claire has a new boxed set coming in February, Stolen Brides, and will have a second boxed set published some time during the summer.

For my contemporary romances, Just One Silver Fox is scheduled already for 2021. I plan to publish Annika and Thom’s story—which is becoming longer than I’d initially expected, no surprise to any of you in that!—but won’t set a publication date for that until it’s done. I have another secret Flatiron Five project in the works, but it’s too soon to talk about that. 🙂 Of course, there’s the F5F spin-off series in Harte’s Harbor, too, but I’d like to be able to schedule the first three on a fairly rapid release, with the books being done. Ha. I’m thinking that series will likely be a 2022 launch.

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

For my paranormal romances, there’s nothing officially booked at this time. I’m hoping to publish the next DragonFate novel, possibly next summer, and am working on the next Incendium story, Wyvern’s Wizard. (The issue with Wyvern’s Wizard is that I suspect four princesses are going to weigh in and entangle their storylines with Peri’s, so it’s not a case of getting one book written—it’s a case of getting four books written.) I’m still having various characters weigh in about their story needing to be told next. Once The Wolf & the Witch is done, I’ll make a decision and dive in.

In the meantime, there are promotions to schedule and all the rest of the jobs that come with indie-publishing. I’m hoping to have a very productive 2021, and this is my plan at the moment. I have the spreadsheets to show for it!

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.

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 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

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!

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

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

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.

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. 🙂