DragonFate in Italian

I’m working with a translation team to publish Italian editions of DragonFate, and the first book is available now! You can now read Maeve’s Book of Beasts in Italian, and sign up for my Italian PNR newsletter, too.

You can expect Dragon’s Kiss in its Italian edition later this year.


Maeve's Book of Beasts, book one of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, Italian edition

Attenti a ciò che desiderate…

Un misterioso libro regalato a Sylvia da un affascinante sconosciuto la fa piombare in un mondo segreto, risvegliando la sua capacità di vedere il regno sovrannaturale. Ciò la rende un bersaglio per i Fae Oscuri che rivogliono il libro – esseri disposti a ucciderla solo perché quel testo è in suo possesso. Lo sconosciuto, Sebastian, sebbene non ne abbia voglia si trova costretto a difendere Sylvia, ma la sua capacità di influenzare i sogni della ragazza è pericolosa quasi quanto il fatto di essere un vampiro. In fuga con Sebastian, Sylvia scopre il piano di Maeve, Regina dei Fae Oscuri, per eliminare tutte le altre creature sovrannaturali. Sylvia, possedendo il libro, si trova nel mezzo di una guerra tra i Fae Oscuri e gli Altri, con un predatore come suo unico alleato.

Se riuscisse a decifrare il libro, aiuterebbe gli Altri a combattere per la loro sopravvivenza? Deve fidarsi di Sebastian? O quel vampiro, che non rispetta nemmeno una regola, ha un suo piano segreto?


Il Libro delle bestie di Maeve è il prequel della serie di paranormal romance Il Destino dei Draghi, introduce i personaggi principali e la trama generale dei volumi successivi.


Dragon’s Kiss is 99cents!

Dragon's Kiss, book one of the DragonFate Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, is 99cents

Dragon’s Kiss, the first full length book in my DragonFate series of paranormal romances, is on sale this week for just 99 cents! Be sure to pick up your copy of Kristofer and Bree’s story before February 2!

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Her kiss could be his doom…

When dragon-shifter Kristofer feels his firestorm ignite, he eagerly follows its spark to his destined mate. To his surprise, the heat leads him to a Valkyrie intent on claiming his soul. Even so, Kristofer has never met a woman as alluring as the fierce warrior before him. Trusting in the firestorm, he must convince her to fight with him instead of against him.

Trading the life of a dragon shifter for that of her sister Valkyrie is an easy choice for Bree…until she meets Kristofer. Experience taught her that dragons are evil, but in him she sees a bold and noble warrior. Finding his confidence as irresistible as his touch, Bree fears she is being tricked into abandoning her sister. But how can she take Kristofer’s life when his very presence makes her burn with desire?

When they’re compelled to join forces, Kristofer seizes the chance to convince Bree that they’re stronger together. Yet as a sinister plan unfolds, an ancient dragon is roused from his slumber. With danger closing in, can Kristofer convince Bree to surrender her immortality for their forbidden love? Or will Bree’s distrust of dragons prove justified?


“What a magical, sultry romance with more twists and turns than a rollercoaster. Can Kristofer convince Bree to work with him instead of against him and win her heart? Loved it!!”

—Amazon reviewer
Bree's Bargain, an out-take from Dragon's Kiss available to Deborah's newsletter subscribers

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Radish Reading App

I’ve started to publish my books on a reading app called Radish. This is an interesting thing: books and stories are serialized, so that each episode is a short chapter. This is an idea that’s been around for a while, that of reading snippets of a story on your phone, maybe while standing in line or waiting for an appointment.

I’ve started with the Flatiron Five Tattoo series and will also post Dragonfire there this quarter, too. It takes a bit of work to set up each story in the format, but seeing people jump on it and start reading is fun.

You can learn more about Radish on their website, right here.

Second Chance Romance

I’m picking a trope each month and highlighting books of mine that feature that trope. This month, my feature is second chance romance, one of my favorite romance themes. There’s something powerful to me about star-crossed lovers having a second chance to get it right. Second chance romances often feature old wounds that need to be healed or secrets that have to be revealed. They really are my favorite kinds of stories. Here are a few second chance stories from my paranormal romances:

Kiss of Fate, #3 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Kiss of Fate is #3 of the Dragonfire Novels and features Erik, the leader of the Pyr, and Eileen, his destined mate. I love this story of star-crossed lovers. Erik had his firestorm before and can’t believe when he feels the spark again—his mate died when they had parted ways and he’s blamed himself for her loss for over a hundred years. But Eileen is his mate reincarnated, and has been dreaming of Erik and their thwarted destiny. There are lots of secrets to unravel in this story and old wounds to heal. I love how Erik and Eileen rebuild their trust and find a future together, even as evil Slayers are trying to kill her. It’s one active courtship!

Serpent's Kiss, #13 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Serpent’s Kiss is Thorolf’s book, and book number 13 of the Dragonfire Novels. This was the first time that one of my Pyr had a fated mate who was a goddess and shapeshifter in her own right—Thorolf has known Chandra before but doesn’t realize as much. When he learns that she meddled with his past and his destiny, he’s even less impressed than after she meddles with his present and future. Chandra isn’t afraid of Thorolf though and is prepared to push him to embrace his destiny. She’s not expecting to lose her heart to this charming rogue of a dragon shifter, much less to surrender her immortality to be with him.

Once Upon a Kiss, a time travel romance by Claire Delacroix

There are no dragons or angels in Once Upon a Kiss, but it’s a time travel romance and a reincarnation romance. In this standalone book, Baird awakens a sleeping beauty on the Orkney property he’s renovating into a luxury hotel. The problem is that Aurelia insists that she’s been enchanted for hundreds of years—and that Baird is the enemy of her father, the king. This story is more of a romantic comedy than the others, but I like how practical Baird is compelled to believe a number of impossible things before breakfast, so to speak, and how Aurelia has to find her footing in an unfamiliar world. Just FYI, the links on the title and on the book cover will take you to the book’s landing page on my Delacroix website.

Part of this monthly feature is that these books will be included in my monthly newsletter and at least one will be offered exclusively to subscribers at a discount. If you don’t subscribe to Dragons & Angels, this is a great time to sign up!

Happy New Year!

Happy new year to you and yours, and I hope 2021 is a great one for you!

Maeve's Book of Beasts, book one of the DragonFate Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, is free

We’re starting the year off right. Maeve’s Book of Beasts is free, and it’s on the charts at Amazon. It’s #13 in Paranormal Vampire Romance, #17 in Fantasy and Futuristic Romance and #299 overall free in the Kindle store. W00t!

Maeve's Book of Beasts, number one of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke, at #299 overall free in the Kindle store on January 1, 2021

Do you have your copy yet?

Maeve's Book of Beasts, book 1 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Careful what you wish for…
A mysterious book given to Sylvia by a handsome stranger plunges her into a hidden world, awakening her ability to see a paranormal realm and the Others who live in it. It also makes her a target for the Dark Fae who want the book back—and who will kill her to reclaim it. The stranger, Sebastian, becomes Sylvia’s reluctant defender—but his ability to influence her dreams is almost as dangerous as the fact that he’s a vampire. On the run with Sebastian, Sylvia learns about the plan of Maeve, Queen of the Dark Fae, to eliminate all other paranormal creatures. Possession of the book means that Sylvia is caught in the middle of a war between the Dark Fae and the Others, with a predator as her only ally. If she can decipher the book, will that help the Others to fight for their survival? Should she trust Sebastian? Or does the vampire who ignores all the rules have a secret plan of his own?


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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!

A Third Five-Star Review for Dragon’s Mate!

Are you enjoying these rave reviews as much as I am? Here’s the third five-star review:

New Five Star review for Dragon's Mate, book four of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Do you have your copy of Hadrian and Rania’s story yet? Scroll down to learn more, or read an excerpt right here.


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?

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

“The detailed premise is heart breaking, engrossing, dramatic and intense; the characters are numerous, energetic, and impassioned; the romance is seductive and edgy.”

The Reading Cafe

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


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Another Five-Star Review for Dragon’s Mate!

Here’s the second five-star review for Dragon’s Mate:

New Five Star review for Dragon's Mate, book four of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Do you have your copy of Hadrian and Rania’s story yet? Scroll down to learn more, or read an excerpt right here.


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?

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

“The detailed premise is heart breaking, engrossing, dramatic and intense; the characters are numerous, energetic, and impassioned; the romance is seductive and edgy.”

The Reading Cafe

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


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New Five-Star Reviews for Dragon’s Mate!

There are some wonderful new reviews for Dragon’s Mate, five stars on each one, and I’m going to share them with you over the next few days. They each get a post of their own because they’re so nice!

Here’s the first one:

New Five Star review for Dragon's Mate, book four of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Do you have your copy of Hadrian and Rania’s story yet? Scroll down to learn more, or read an excerpt right here.


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?

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

“The detailed premise is heart breaking, engrossing, dramatic and intense; the characters are numerous, energetic, and impassioned; the romance is seductive and edgy.”

The Reading Cafe

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


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DragonFate Covers

This week, I finally realized why the covers for Dragon’s Heart and Dragon’s Mate didn’t look as bright to me. I noticed it when the three covers were together on my Kobo dashboard:

Original DragonFate covers

Dragon’s is only gold on book one. (Kobo lists books in alphabetical order of titles, not series order, which is why they’re out of sequence.) I got in touch with the designer and neither of us could remember whether we’d tried it that way or not. She changed the color of the type for me and I love the change to bits. Here are the new covers together:

screenshot of new DragonFate covers

Now that I’ve seen it, the difference is so obvious!

I’ve uploaded new editions at the portals and updated the print cover, but you might see the older covers floating around for a while.