Maeve’s Book of Beasts Pre-Order

There is joy in Mudville this week, peeps, because there is a pre-order for Maeve’s Book of Beasts at Amazon. This makes me very happy.

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

Available August 2, 2019

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DragonFate Covers

Maeve's Book of Beasts, book 1 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe DragonFate series features the Pyr‘s battle against Maeve, the dark Fae queen who wants to exterminate all species she considers unnatural (because they are half human). We met Maeve in Firestorm Forever and glimpsed her souvenir gallery of species she had already eliminated. In this series, she targets the Pyr and other species in the world – and the Pyr come to the defense of shifters like themselves, led by the spark of the firestorm. What I like about this series is that there are lots of paranormal creatures in the cast, as well as some humans and an opinionated ghost.

Dragon's Kiss, book #2 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeWhat I like about this series is that the heroines will also have special powers of their own, and this is going to complicate matters with their dragon shifter heroes and destined mates. We’ll see an over-arching romance between Melusine and Theo, one that is complicated both by her special powers and the persistent ghost of her dead husband, Raymond. There will also be another over-arching romance between a very human librarian and a hot vampire who is part of the team battling Maeve. We’ll also explore the origins of the Pyr. This is a big canvas and I’m excited about all my plans and possibilities.

Dragon's Heart, book 3 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeMy original scheme was for DragonFate to be four books. The working titles were Hot-Blooded, Spell-Bound, Star-Crossed and Dusted, but I’ve since learned it would be better for discoverability if the titles to include the word Dragon. Donna Grant has also published a dragon shifter book called Hot-Blooded (as well as one called Dragonfire) in the interim, so it’s better to avoid confusion.

I’ve gone with Dragon’s Kiss, Dragon’s Heart and Dragon’s Mate for the first three books. The pre-quel is called Maeve’s Book of Beasts and will launch in August. Dragon’s Kiss will be published in October, followed by Dragon’s Heart in January and Dragon’s Mate in April.

Dragon's Mate, book 4 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOne of the things I really like about these covers is that the artist used the colours of each Pyr in his dragon form on his book cover. Kristofer (Dragon’s Kiss) is peridot and silver in his dragon form, and has blond hair and blue eyes in his human form. Rhys (Dragon’s Heart) is garnet and silver in his dragon form, and has dark hair and dark eyes in his human form. Hadrian (Dragon’s Mate) is emerald and silver in his dragon form, and has auburn hair and green eyes in his human form.

Another thing I noticed later which I think is funny – the model chosen by the artist for Rhys on Dragon’s Heart is the same model I chose for Some Like It Hot in the Flatiron Five series. He looks a bit different with his shirt off and a dragon tattoo. I think it’s also possible that the model on Dragon’s Mate is the same one used on Some Guys Have All the Luck, but am not positive about that. This is why so many covers show the models without their faces, but I like to see their eyes.

There is a Pinterest board for the DragonFate series, which is a work-in-progress.

Pre-order links are populating now and will be added to the landing pages for each book as they go live.

What do you think?

Giveaway Winner

Kiss of Fire, book #1 of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeIn my most recent Dragons & Angels newsletter, there was a giveaway. If you didn’t open your newsletter or you don’t subscribe, you missed a chance to win a signed hardcover copy of Kiss of Fire.

To enter the giveaway, subscribers told me whether they preferred dragon shifter paranormal romances with:

• dragon shifter heroes and heroines with no special powers

• dragon shifter heroes and dragon shifter heroines

• dragon shifter heroes and heroines with powers of their own

• dragon shifter heroines and heroes with powers of their own

Wyvern's Mate, book one of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThere were a lot of replies and different explanations as to why anyone favored a specific one. The results were pretty well scattered, with the possibility of two dragon shifters together being the least popular. One reader pointed out that they would be too much the same then, which sounds quite reasonable.

Of course, I’ve written a few of these structures. The Dragonfire Novels feature dragon shifter heroes and heroines with no special powers. The Dragons of Incendium series features dragon shifter heroines and heroes, some of whom have special powers and some of whom don’t. And DragonFate will feature dragon shifter heroes and heroines with special powers of their own. More about that in next week’s newsletter.

The winner of the signed book was Karin, and it’s on its way to her now.

If you haven’t subscribed to the Dragons & Angels newsletter, you might want to do so before next week’s newsletter. It will include cover reveals for DragonFate.

Dragonfire Reunion Today!

Dragonfire Reunion, the third Dragonfire digital bundle including Flashfire, Ember's Kiss, Harmonia's Kiss, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Dragonfire Reunion is the third digital bundle in The Dragonfire Novels: The Complete Series and includes the books that feature the gathering of outcasts and outsiders of the Pyr, to aid in the Dragon’s Tail Wars between the Pyr, dragon shifters pledged to defend the treasures of the earth, and the evil Slayers, dragon shifters bent on destroying both the Pyr and the humans they protect.

In Flashfire, Lorenzo has no interest in joining his fellow dragon shifters until his destined mate, Cassie, tracks him down in the hope of photographing one of the Pyr. Lorenzo makes a deal with her, never guessing that the defense of his mate will persuade him to embrace the powers he’s denied for centuries.

In Ember’s Kiss, Brandon distrusts his shifting abilities, but one look at Liz sets his dragon on fire. Liz understands the burden of a powerful legacy all too well, since she’s on the run from her own—can Liz and Brandon work together to defeat the evil Slayer who has cursed Brandon, and claim the promise of the firestorm?

In Harmonia’s Kiss, the Dragon’s Tooth Warriors return to the place of their enchantment to battle an ancient and wily foe. They thought Cadmus defeated before: will he defeat them in this fight or will they destroy his wickedness forever?

In Kiss of Danger, the Dragon Legion travel back in time with the aid of the darkfire crystal, in search of their firestorms, their mates, and their lost pasts. Alexander has a second chance with his beloved Katina, but she has secrets that challenge his trust.

In Kiss of Darkness, Damien finds his mate pregnant and captive in the underworld, but Petra’s influence is just as powerful as ever. Will the heartbreaker of the Pyr risk even his own heart to save his mate and their son?

In Kiss of Destiny, Thad follows the spark of the firestorm to his mate, a nymph named Aura. He enters the realm of the gods in pursuit of her heart, but finds a greater enemy, demanding vengeance upon the Pyr. Will Aura be the demanded price? Or can Thad save her, his firestorm, and the future of his kind?

Dragonfire Reunion, the third Dragonfire digital bundle including Flashfire, Ember's Kiss, Harmonia's Kiss, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness and Kiss of Destiny of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeBuy Dragonfire Reunion:
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Dragonfire Elixir Today!

Dragonfire Elixir, the second Dragonfire digital bundle including Winter Kiss, Whisper Kiss and Darkfire Kiss of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke Dragonfire Elixir is the second digital bundle in The Dragonfire Novels: The Complete Series and includes three books that feature the battle between the Pyr, dragon shifters pledged to defend the treasures of the earth, and the evil Slayers, dragon shifters bent on destroying both the Pyr and the humans they protect. These three books feature the Pyr‘s mission to destroy the Dragon’s Blood Elixir which gives the Slayers the power to raise the dead.

In Winter Kiss, Delaney Shea who has been forcefed the Elixir is determined to destroy its source alone, no matter the cost to himself. On the eve of his suicide mission, he feels the spark of his firestorm and seduces Ginger Sinclair to leave a legacy for the future. But Ginger isn’t so easily abandoned, even for her own safety—she follows Delaney and becomes part of the mission to destroy the Elixir’s source, and save Delaney for herself and their son.

In Whisper Kiss, Niall Talbot has vowed to hunt down and eliminate the remaining shadow dragons, then is targeted by the Slayers himself. When his firestorm ignites and his mate—the feisty tattoo artist and dragon enthusiast Rox Kincaid—is at risk, Niall will do anything to defend her—even abandon his own assumptions when opposites attract.

In Darkfire Kiss, Rafferty Powell is bent on the destruction of the Slayer Magnus, since the two old foes have exchanged challenge coins and vowed to battle to the death. He doesn’t expect his destined mate to step between them, but reporter Melissa Smith will take any risk to get the real story—even enter the dragon’s den, fight fire with fire, and fall in love with the greatest romantic of the Pyr. Will it be enough to save them both from Magnus’ vengeance?Dragonfire Elixir, the second Dragonfire digital bundle including Winter Kiss, Whisper Kiss and Darkfire Kiss of the Dragonfire Novels series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

Available today!

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About DragonFate

Here be Dragons, the Dragonfire Companion and guide to the paranormal romance series by Deborah CookeI’ve been sketching out my plans for DragonFate and thought you might like an update. I’ve had this series mapped out in my imagination for years, and it’s fun to be finally working on it. I’m making notes and sketches, and have begun to write some of the early schemes. Once the groundwork is done, the rest of the writing should proceed quite quickly. A big part of what’s been going on this year has been getting all of Dragonfire back into my head. I’ve been going through the books in that series and making notes, then filling out the records for Here Be Dragons: The Dragonfire Companion. I’ve also been compiling family trees for the Pyr.

As this series has taken shape, I’ve realized that it’s going to be a shorter and more tightly linked series of books. Each book will include a firestorm and a primary romance, but there will be more overlapping threads and ongoing stories that continue from book to book. Because of that, I know you’ll want to be able to go from one to the next fairly quickly. So, I’ve put off the publication date for book one, in order to have most or all of the books written before publication begins. I’m hoping to launch in the summer of 2019, and might enroll the series in Kindle Unlimited for 90 days before going into wide distribution. In the meantime, I’m going to share some of those early scenes with you.

Coastal Magic Reader Conference 2019On the 23rd, you’ll be able to read the first of those early scenes. It’s appearing as a guest post and short story on another blog (promoting the authors attending Coastal Magic 2019 – which includes me!) so stop back here for a link on the 23rd.

I’ll share a second scene with you in November, right here on the blog.

Darkfire Kiss Today!

Today’s the day for the new edition of Rafferty and Melissa’s book, Darkfire Kiss!

Darkfire Kiss, #7 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeFor one woman, he will risk more than his life…

Rafferty Powell has exchanged challenge coins with his arch-nemesis Magnus Montmorency, and their next battle will be their last. But Rafferty never expected to meet a woman whose desire for Magnus’ downfall matches his own—and whose presence sparks Rafferty’s long-awaited firestorm.

Since facing her own mortality, investigative reporter Melissa Smith has resolved to live without fear. She’s determined to make the seemingly untouchable Magnus pay for his role in ending her friend’s life – no matter the price to herself.

When her quest entwines with Rafferty’s, Melissa finds herself risking more than she ever thought possible. Because the heat between them unleashes the darkfire—an awesome force of Pyr legend, one that won’t be sated until everything they know has been tested and remade.

“Deborah Cooke’s Dragonfire novels are impossible to put down. DARKFIRE KISS is no exception. I dare any reader to skim any part of this terrific story!”—Romance Reviews Today

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Whisper Kiss Today

Today’s the day for the new edition of Niall and Rox’s book, Whisper Kiss. Whisper Kiss is Dragonfire Novel #6.

Whisper Kiss, #6 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOne man’s mission ignites one woman’s fire…

Niall Talbot has volunteered to hunt down and destroy all the remaining shadow dragons – who were weakened by the destruction of the Dragon’s Blood Elixir – before they can wreak more havoc. Among them is his dead twin brother, making Niall’s mission not only dangerous but personal.

Tattoo artist Rox believes the world is a canvas to be made more beautiful. An unconventional spirit who isn’t afraid of anything, she doesn’t even flinch when a shape-shifting dragon warrior suddenly appears on her doorstep. And as a woman who follows her heart in matters of passion, she makes the perfect mate for a firestorm with Niall…

“WHISPER KISS by Deborah Cooke is now my unofficial official favorite! Rox’s quirky characteristics and beauty and Niall’s no nonsense outlook on life as well as his dedication just drew me into this wonderful but often dangerous world of the Pyr and I loved every single scene. Bursting with emotions, passion, and even a real fire or four, I count myself lucky not to have spontaneously combusted! Don’t miss this sizzling addition to Deborah Cooke’s DRAGONFIRE series – it is marvelous!”—Romance Junkies

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Winter Kiss Today!

Winter Kiss, #4 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeToday’s the day for the new edition of Delaney and Ginger’s book, Winter Kiss!

This is, btw, the only new edition with a significant difference from the original edition. There was a scene deleted from the prologue in the original published version of this book, but it shows Magnus in action and I like it. It’s been on my site as a free read, but now it’s also back in the prologue of the book. It gives some insight into Melissa’s motivation in Darkfire Kiss. You can find it right here.

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

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New Series Page at Amazon

It happened! Amazon created a series page for the Dragonfire Novels! This required the correcting of a bunch of old metadata and some help from the good peeps at the ‘Zon, but now it’s done. I’m so pleased to have the books listed together and in order.

Visit the Amazon series page for the Dragonfire Novels right here.

The Dragonfire Novels, a dragon shifter romance series by Deborah Cooke