About Deborah Cooke

I write romance novels, including medieval romances as Claire Delacroix, and contemporary and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke. I also am an avid knitter and sewist.

Audiobooks Coming Soon

I’m excited to share with you that I’ve contracted with narrator Tim Campbell for two more audiobooks.

The Mercenary's Bride, book one of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

First, I’m listening to his narration of The Mercenary’s Bride right now. Once I approve it, it will make its way to Audible, Amazon and Apple. I’m not sure how long that takes these days, so we’ll find out together. I’m so excited that he managed to squeeze in this project, as Quentin and Mhairi’s romance is a Christmas story. It’ll be great to have the audiobook available (fingers crossed) for the holiday season.

I should have a sample to share with you next week.

When you listen, remember that the Gaelic pronunciation of Mhairi is VAHree.

Next, in the effort to catch up and make audio production more concurrent with new book releases, Tim will record The Wolf & the Witch in May 2021. It’s not quite simultaneous production and publication, but it’s a lot closer to that ideal than I’ve been to date.

The Runaway Bride, book two of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

Finally, Tim and I have contracted for production of The Runaway Bride in August 2021, so Ross and Aiofe’s story will be available next fall. We’ll be caught up with the Kinfairlie and Inverfyre books then, which is pretty cool.

We’ll see how things work out after that. I’d like Tim to finish the Blood Brothers trilogy (once I write it) and it’s possible that he could finish the Champions of St. Euphemia series for me. We’ll see how the next year goes, then make a plan for subsequent recordings. Right now, you audiobook fans have three new listens coming soon!

A New Checklist

I was inspired by an article last week about resources available on author websites, and have created a downloadable PDF. It’s a list of all my books, including the available formats, that you can print out. You can easily keep track of what you have and what you want this way.

Here’s a screenshot of the first page – right now it’s four pages long:

Editions with a red dot are no longer available new. Editions with a green dot are currently available (although they may not be available at all retailers.) There’s a list at the end of what my abbreviations for print editions mean, too.

If you’d like to download and print it, here’s the link.

More Audiobooks

I produced a lot of audiobooks in a row, then stopped. Why? It was hard to promote them and I became overwhelmed. But I sorted out some distribution stuff (and am sorting out a bit more) and am looking at them again. There are some new promotional avenues, and I’m kind of excited about that. I know a lot of you love audiobooks.

The Mercenary's Bride, book one of the Brides of Inverfyre series of medieval Scottish romances by Claire Delacroix, in audio

I also found a fabulous new narrator. I’d been thinking about hiring a new-to-me male narrator for my series and listened to Tim Campbell, who narrates for Cynthia Wright (among many others). His audition blew me away, so we’re off.

He’s recording The Mercenary’s Bride right now. The stars aligned and he had time to squeeze it in this weekend, then he’s booked up. I feel very lucky and hope to be able to share a sample and buy links with you soon.

Here we go again!

One Knight Enchanted on the Charts!

My medieval romance One Knight Enchanted is on sale for just 99 cents right now. On Saturday, I had a BookBub Featured Deal to promote the sale, which propelled Rolfe and Annelise’s book up the bestseller charts.

Let’s have a look.

At Amazon.com, One Knight Enchanted rose to #49 overall in the Kindle store, as well as #1 in Medieval Romance and #1 in Shifter Romance.

One Knight Enchanted at $49 in the Kindle store at Amazon.com, #1 in medieval romance and #1 in shifter romance on September 20, 2020

Here’s that orange bestseller ribbon:

One Knight Enchanted is a #1 bestseller in medieval romance at Amazon.com on September 19, 2020

Over at Nook, Rolfe and Annelise’s book also did really well. It rose to #13 overall in the Nook store:

One Knight Enchanted at #13 overall in the Nook store on September 13, 2020

It was also #3 in Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #3 in romance in the Nook store on September 13, 2020

And #1 in Historical Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #1 in historical romance in the Nook store on September 13, 2020

At Kobo, One Knight Enchanted rose to #1 in Paranormal Romance, #1 in Fantasy Romance and #3 in Historical Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #1 in paranormal romance, #1 in fantasy romance, and #3 in romance overall in the KOBO store on September 13, 2020

Kobo is the only store that currently has book #3 in the series, One Knight’s Desire, listed for pre-order. It’s coming October 2021. I’ll be able to add the pre-orders at Nook and Apple at the beginning of November.

One Knight's Desire and the Rogues & Angels series by Claire Delacroix at Kobo

At Apple, One Knight Enchanted rose to #23 overall in the Apple store:

One Knight Enchanted at #23 overall in the Apple store on September 13, 2020

And #3 in Romance:

One Knight Enchanted at #3 in Romance in the Apple store on September 13, 2020

Phew! What a wonderful array of results! If you haven’t picked up your copy yet, One Knight Enchanted is still on sale for just 99cents.

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

One Knight Enchanted is 99cents!

This weekend, One Knight Enchanted, book #1 of Rogues & Angels, is just 99 cents!

One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Cursed to take the form of the wolf by day, Rolfe de Viandin is skeptical that love can save him. All he wants is to return home from crusade by the Yule and even the pleasures of a magical palace cannot console him…until a beautiful and bold maiden arrives at his gates, seeking sanctuary, and Rolfe’s hope is restored.

Hunted in the forest, Annelise de Sayerne has to surrender her desire to wed for love, as the price of entering the only refuge is marriage to its enigmatic lord. She fears he must be a monster, but once she experiences his kindness, Annelise resolves to find love with her new husband—if she can just claim his heart.

Even as Rolfe is beguiled by his bride and Annelise unravels his secrets, a spurned suitor pursues Annelise, determined to claim her legacy at any price. If Rolfe’s curse is not broken, how can he defend his beloved wife from the villain? Will their future be lost before it is truly won—or will Rolfe be convinced of the power of love in time?


An earlier version of this story was published by Harlequin Historicals under the title Enchanted. This version has a different ending.


“One Knight Enchanted is a revised book and is the start of a new series Rogues & Angels. The series will be about knights returning to their homes from years at the Crusade. Before they all left on their journey, each was given a special gift that’s supposed to help…in the future to come. Book one is the story of Rolfe de Viandin… along with the misfortune that he encounters. Lady Annelise de Sayerne stumbles across Rolfe de Viandin on her trip to a convent in hope of avoiding a forced marriage… This book supplies romance, laughter and adventure. If you like “fairytale” stories then this is a great beginning of a delightful series to come! Five stars!”

—Amazon Reviewer

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(N.B. – Goodreads has merged the reviews for One Knight Enchanted with the original edition of Rolfe and Annelise’s story, Enchanted. The ending is different in One Knight Enchanted. One Knight Enchanted was published January 9, 2018, so you might want to look at reviews posted after that date.)


One Knight Enchanted, #1 of the Rogues & Angels series of medieval romances by Claire Delacroix

Buy a Signed Trade Paperback

Buy a signed trade paperback of One Knight Enchanted from Claire! The price is in US dollars and includes shipping to the US or Canada.

$19.99


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