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.


DragonFate in Bookstores

The DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

I’m trying one of my experiments in publishing, this time with print editions of my books, and I could use your help. My print editions are available at Amazon through their print services but also are available to bookstores from Ingrams. Ingrams offers a lot of options, and I’ve recently changed up my choices to make stocking my books more appealing to bricks-and-mortar bookstores located in the US. The following series are included in my experiment:

Flatiron Five Fitness

Flatiron Five Tattoo

The DragonFate Novels

The Champions of St. Euphemia

If you are in the US, have a favorite local bookstore and would like to see my books there, please ask them about stocking them. Discoverability is a bit of a challenge in this market, and your request would certainly help bring your local bookseller’s attention to my books, and their availability. Thank you! 🙂

Dragon’s Kiss on the Charts

Yesterday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal, advertising Dragon’s Kiss at 99 cents. This morning, Kristofer and Bree’s book is on the charts. Let’s have a look:

This morning at Amazon, Dragon’s Kiss is at #237 overall in the Kindle store, #3 in Vampire Romance and #7 in Fantasy Romance.

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #237 overall in the Kindle store, #3 in Vampire romance and #7 in Fantasy romance on January 28, 2021

At Apple, Kristofer’s story is at # 27 overall in the Apple store (Look at all those Julia Quinn books!):

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #27 overall in the Apple store on January 28, 2021

Dragon’s Kiss is #13 in romance at the Apple store:

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #13 in Romance in the Apple store on January 28, 2021

At KOBO, Dragons Kiss is #2 in paranormal romance, #2 in SFF romance and #2 in SFF.

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #2 in paranormal romance, #2 in SFF romance and #2 in SFF at KOBO on January 28, 2021

And finally at Nook, Dragon’s Kiss is #21 overall in the Nook store:

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate Novels paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke at #21 overall in the Nook store on January 28, 2021

What a nice run! Bree and Kristofer’s story is on sale still, so if you haven’t picked up your copy, do it today – come meet my next generation of dragon shifter heroes!


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

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

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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!

Maeve’s Book of Beasts is FREE!

Pick up the prequel to the DragonFate series of paranormal romances featuring my dragon shifter heroes FREE at your favorite portal – and dive into the world of DragonFate!

Maeve’s Book of Beasts, is a prequel to DragonFate that introduces both Maeve’s evil plan to eliminate paranormal species from the world (including the Pyr) and the cast of characters assembling to defeat her. In it, you’ll meet Sebastian, a vampire who has escaped Maeve and is building the team to destroy her, and Sylvia, the mortal librarian he chooses to hide the ancient volume stolen from Maeve. Sebastian gets more than he expects from Sylvia—never mind that Maeve wants her book back—and Sebastian’s romance with Sylvia will arc over the entire series.

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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