Kiss of Fire, book one of the Dragonfire Novels is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time! Here’s your chance to start the series at a discounted price!
Dragon Deals is a multi-author PNR promotion featuring free reads with dragons. (How can this be a bad thing?) The books are all free, some at the online portals and some via BookFunnel. You’ll find Kiss of Fire and Wyvern’s Mate among the offerings.
This sale is short, from October 31 through November 2, so don’t delay!
I hope you find something new and hot for your book hoard…
Today’s the day that the new edition of Liz and Brandon’s book, Ember’s Kiss, is available!
Brandon Merrick is determined to banish his shifter nature forever. The charismatic tattooed surfer is on the cusp of the ultimate challenge – to prove himself on the whitecaps of Hawaii and secure his future as a pro surfer. But his dragon isn’t prepared to be tamed so easily…
One look at marine biologist Liz Barrett ignites the spark of the firestorm: Liz is his destined mate and his chance for happiness. While Brandon sees their first night together as just the beginning, his dragon seizes the upper hand. Awakening in the company of a raging dragon challenges Liz’s ability to believe her own eyes. Can Brandon accept his inner beast in time to make it work with Liz?
Neither one realizes that Brandon is caught in an ancient Slayer‘s scheme to enslave him. When the deadly plot ignites, the very island will be at risk…and Brandon and his mate could be the ultimate sacrifice.
“Dodging your birthright is the theme of the latest terrific Dragonfire novel, as both the hero and heroine attempt to deny their bloodlines. Cooke introduces readers to the world of witches, opening up other intriguing plot possibilities. Ember’s Kiss is filled with passion and the power of self-discovery — another Cooke classic!”—Romantic Times Book Review
Today’s the day! The new edition of Cassie and Lorenzo’s book, Flashfire, is available now!
Master illusionist Lorenzo wants nothing to do with the Pyr. His dragon nature is just another secret to hide and another detail to juggle, like ensuring that each of his Las Vegas magic shows is a true spectacle. Until he feels the burn of his firestorm and his whole world shifts….
Cassie Redmond is tired of photographing celebrities. She wants to pursue her dream of serious photography—despite the lucrative offer for a shot of a dragon shifter. Las Vegas is the last place she wants to be, but Lorenzo arouses more than her curiosity when he shifts shape as the finale of his show. Instead of forcing him to reveal his secrets, Cassie gets swept away by this illusionist’s masterful touch.
Lorenzo wants to satisfy the firestorm and put it behind him. But Cassie is hard to forget—and he can’t ignore the danger when Slayers target the mate Lorenzo didn’t believe he wanted…
“In the seventh Dragonfire novel, the defeat of one Pyr’s enemies only means that a new threat rises in the form of the crafty and deadly Chen. The hero in this chapter has long denied his dragon shifting nature, but on the eve of his greatest stunt, fate intervenes. Cooke’s long-running series continues to be a sexy and thrilling winner!”—Romantic Times
• buy signed mass market paperback from Deborah (Penguin edition)
I’ve added two new products to the Selz store, for those of you who have a shelf waiting for your Dragonfire collection. You can now order signed copies of the entire series directly from me – that’s eleven books – either in trade paperback or in hardcover. It makes quite a stack, about a foot tall, and will be a heavy box in either format. I’ve included the postage in the price for US and Canada addresses – if you live somewhere else, send me an email and we’ll figure out the price. Of course, if I’m signing at a conference, you can pick them up there and just pay for the books. 🙂
Remember that the store operates in Canadian dollars. If you live in Canada, you will be charged HST.
And we’re off! Today’s the day that my Dragonfire novels relaunch in new editions. The first three books in the series go on sale today, with Kiss of Fire (book #1) discounted to just 99 cents until the end of the month. The series is also available in trade paperback AND the entire series is becoming available in hardcover for your keeper shelf. Here we go!
When ace accountant Sara Keegan decides to settle down and run her quirky aunt’s New Age bookstore, she’s not looking for adventure. She doesn’t believe in fate or the magic of tarot cards, but when she’s saved from a vicious attack by a man who has the ability to turn into a fire-breathing dragon, she questions whether she’s losing her mind – or about to lose her heart.
Self-reliant loner Quinn Tyrrell has long been distrustful of his fellow Pyr. When he feels the firestorm that signals his destined mate, he’s determined to protect and possess Sara, regardless of the cost. Then Sara’s true destiny is revealed and Quinn realizes he must risk everything – even Sara’s love – to fulfill their entwined fates.
“Wow, what an innovative and dazzling world Ms. Cooke has built with this new Dragonfire series. Her smooth and precise writing quickly draws the reader in and has you believing it could almost be real… I can’t wait for the next two books.”—Fresh Fiction
2008 Best Paranormal,
Time Travel, Futuristic or Fantasy Romance
Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence
• signed mass market paperback from Deborah (the original Penguin edition.)
Scientist Alexandra Madison was on the verge of unveiling an invention that would change the world. Then her partner was murdered, their lab was burned, and their prototype was destroyed. While Alex is in the hospital recovering from burns suffered in the fire, recurring dragon-haunted nightmares threaten to land her in the psychiatric ward, but she knows she has to escape to her lab to rebuild the Green Machine.
Handsome, daring, and impulsive, Donovan Shea is more than willing to do his part in the Pyr/Slayer war. Assigned to protect Alex, Donovan is shocked when her presence ignites his firestorm. He has no desire for a destined mate, but Alex’s intelligence and determination inspire him to join the fight to save her invention. With the Slayers closing in, Donovan knows he would surrender his life for Alex…and lose his heart to possess her.
“Epic battles, suspense, ecological concerns, humor, and romance are highlights that readers can expect in this tale. Excellent writing, a smart story, and exceptional characters earn this novel the RRT Perfect 10 Rating. Don’t miss the very highly recommended KISS OF FURY.”—Romance Reviews Today
• signed mass market paperback from Deborah (Penguin edition)
Haunted by dreams of a lover who takes the form of a mythical dragon, Eileen Grosvenor searches for the truth. She never expects to find a real dragon shape shifter, let alone one who awakens her passion and ignites memories of her own forgotten past.
Erik Sorensson is focused on leading the Pyr to triumph over the Slayers, even if it costs him his life. When an ancient relic that can turn the tide of the battle reveals itself, Erik knows he has to retrieve it from Eileen’s possession. But when he tries to do so, he’s shocked by an incredible firestorm that compels him to confront the truth about Eileen’s identity. Her presence reminds him of mistakes he’s determined not to repeat, and Erik is forced to make a choice: duty or love.
Only by unlocking the secrets of the past can Erik and Eileen fulfill the final prophecy of the Pyr. Can they face their deepest fears and claim their destined love in time to defeat the Slayers?
“Second chances are a key theme in this latest Dragonfire adventure. Cooke keeps the pace intense and the emotions raging in this powerful new read. She’s top-notch, as always.”—Romantic Times
• hardcover collectors’ edition from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Indigo (click through for updated links on print editions)
• signed mass market paperback from Deborah
The ebook of Kiss of Fire is discounted to just 99 cents on the pre-order and will remain on sale until July 6. If you’ve already ordered it, the sale will be processed at the discounted price on the on-sale date by your portal of choice. If you haven’t already ordered it, don’t miss out. This book has never been discounted before.
Buy Kiss of Fire in print:
• signed trade paperback from Deborah – which includes the ebook
• trade paperback from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. The list price is $13.99 US although it may be discounted by the portals.
• signed mass market paperback from Deborah (the original Penguin edition.)
As the new Dragonfire editions are formatted for digital and print, I’ve been ordering single copies of the print books. I want to read them one more time for typos before the books are published. OCR scans leave a lot of teeny tiny typos, and we want to catch them all.
This also gives me the chance to show you all the new print books. They’re trade paperback, the same trim size as the conclusion of the series. Here are the new editions of Kiss of Fury, Kiss of Fate and Winter Kiss with the original mass market editions.
The Dragonfire editions that are in trade paperback already have the gloss covers and I can’t change that setting. (That’s The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss and Firestorm Forever.) I tried Winter Kiss in the matte finish here, because pale covers look good with that finish. It looks nice, but I’m going to change it to glossy to match the others. I think the glossy finish echoes the finish of the original books, which had foil stamping and embossing too. Kiss of Fury even had a tint varnish in its original edition, which was kind of a silvery-blue and very pretty.
If you’re looking for mass market editions to complete your collection, they’re getting pretty scarce. The rest of mine are listed for sale in my online store as signed editions. You can find them in Collectors Editions, starting here on page two of the listings. And yes, there’s a new cover of Kiss of Fire shown there, too. That’s the hardcover edition.
What do you think? I’m really pleased with them. 🙂
One of the most frequent questions about the new editions is whether they are different from the original editions. Of course, you want to know whether you need to buy the new editions of the books. So, I’ll let you know here on the blog and on the pages for the individual books what the differences are, if there are any. This is evolving as we work through the books.
For Winter Kiss, there is an additional scene. I wrote a scene about Magnus and Mona which was cut from the prologue of the original edition. Because I thought you needed to know what Magnus was up to, it’s been available as a free read on my website ever since. It also foreshadows Darkfire Kiss, because Mona’s death is the reason that Melissa wants revenge upon Magnus. In the new edition of Winter Kiss, this scene has been added back into the prologue.
We’re still working through the books and I’ve just found a bunch of old files, so I’ll keep you updated as we go. I know there was a bit cut from Darkfire Kiss, but I’ll let you know what I decide to do with it once I’ve reviewed it again.
This week, I’ll be updating the existing Dragonfire titles with their new covers: the new series logo has been added to the covers for Harmonia’s Kiss, Kiss of Danger, Kiss of Darkness, Kiss of Destiny, The Dragon Legion Collection, Serpent’s Kiss, and Firestorm Forever.
The new covers for the first eight Dragonfire novels have been uploaded to iBooks and Kobo already and the series numbering has been updated at both portals.
You’ll see the covers populate at the other portals as the book interiors complete the editing process and the final book files are uploaded. I’m finishing up Kiss of Fire right now, and will be working on Kiss of Fury this week.
I’m not doing pre-orders at Amazon this year, so you won’t see the new editions listed for sale their until the on-sale date. You might see the new print edition a couple of days earlier – it depends how organized I am! This does mean, though, that I am listing the books for pre-order at GooglePlay. Right now, they’re verifying my right to publish Kiss of Fire, but that should be sorted out by the end of the week.
This is a big, BIG job, but progress is being made! Once I get these eight books uploaded (and the updated editions of the other seven), I’ll dig into Here Be Dragons.
Here are the updated covers for the other Dragonfire novels, novellas and short stories: