Update to Dragon’s Kiss

Here be Dragons, the Dragonfire Companion and guide to the paranormal romance series by Deborah CookeIn compiling Here Be Dragons, I found two corrections to be made in Dragon’s Kiss. They’re done now, so you might want to update your ebook from your portal of choice.

The changes fall in Chapter Eight.

1. All three darkfire crystals were broken by the end of Firestorm Forever, so it can’t be one of them that lights with darkfire in Rafferty’s study in Dragon’s Kiss. He has a collection of mineral samples displayed in his study in Darkfire Kiss, so it’s another one that lights. (They all light briefly during his firestorm with Melissa.)

Dragon's Kiss, book two of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe originally published text said:

Rafferty rose from his chair and got something off the shelf. He paused beside Kristofer, then handed it to him. It was a large quartz crystal, as long as Kristofer’s hand, and it hummed quietly to him of the earth. He liked the weight of it and the way it shone.

“The darkfire crystal isn’t clear anymore like it used to be,” Melissa said. “I hadn’t noticed that before.”

“It’s been changing color since the darkfire was extinguished,” Rafferty said.

“Maybe it’s reverted to its natural color,” Erik suggested from the phone.

“It looks like it’s made of smoky quartz,” Kristofer said and Rafferty nodded agreement.

The new text says:

Rafferty rose from his chair and got something off the shelf. He paused beside Kristofer, then handed it to him. It was a large quartz crystal, as long as Kristofer’s hand, and it hummed quietly to him of the earth. He liked the weight of it and the way it shone.

“That crystal has darkfire!” Melissa said. “I hadn’t noticed that before.”

“It wasn’t there before,” Rafferty acknowledged.

“The stone looks like it’s made of smoky quartz,” Kristofer said and Rafferty nodded agreement.


Serpent's Kiss, #13 of the Dragonfire Novels, a series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke2. Bree is a Valkyrie, and one of the names of Chandra (Thorolf’s mate in Serpent’s Kiss) is Freya. They should know or know of each other, but there’s no such mention in Dragon’s Kiss. I decided that Thorolf and Chandra were offline and that Kristofer doesn’t know the whole truth about Chandra. Chandra and Bree will meet in Dragon’s Heart, but Rafferty should have had a thought about this when he first meets Bree. Now he does.

The originally published text said:

“She’s a Valkyrie,” Kristofer said, guessing Rafferty’s question before he asked it.

Rafferty tried to hide his surprise and knew he probably failed.

He waved Kristofer up the stairs.

The revised text says:

“She’s a Valkyrie,” Kristofer said, guessing Rafferty’s question before he asked it.

Rafferty tried to hide his surprise and knew he probably failed. He wished Thorolf and Chandra weren’t in Bhutan and unavailable, because Chandra’s knowledge might have helped with Kristofer’s firestorm.

He waved the younger Pyr up the stairs.


Dragon's Heart, book 3 of the DragonFate series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe third change is the name of Drake and Veronica’s son in the excerpt from Dragon’s Heart, so it’s just an FYI. I was thinking it should be Theo, since the oldest son in Drake’s line is always named Theo. That makes a lot of Theos since there’s a main character Theo in DragonFate, as well as the memory of Drake’s son by Cassandra. I called him Theodore in the excerpt from Dragon’s Heart. On the family tree for the Dragon Legion, though, his name is Eric. I made it Eric in the book. This is only in the downloadable longer excerpt, so doesn’t affect the book files for Dragon’s Kiss.