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Nimue's Gift, book #10 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

The birth of three royal babies in rapid succession calls for a celebration! King Ouros and Queen Ignita invite the best and the brightest to share their joy in the arrival of their grandchildren from daughters Thalina, Anguissa, and Percipia.

But the ritual of esteemed guests granting each child a gift brings a surprise that will cast a long shadow…

Coming September 4!

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Nimue’s Gift is included in the minibook edition of Wyvern’s Angel.

Nimue’s Gift and Timelines

Nimue's Gift, book #10 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeThe next short story in the Dragons of Incendium story will be Nimue’s Gift. This short story will be published this summer, as soon as I can get to it. I’m up to my eyes in the new editions for Dragonfire right now, but that will be done soon.

Nimue’s Gift will be included in the print edition of Wyvern’s Angel, so look for that print edition to be published at roughly the same time.

This short story will get our timeline back on track. 🙂

You may have noticed that Wyvern’s Outlaw overlaps the timeline of Wyvern’s Warrior. Anguissa’s story starts about 2/3 of the way through Thalina’s story. This is one thing, but Wyvern’s Angel also overlaps the storyline of Wyvern’s Warrior – Percipia’s story starts even before Anguissa’s story does. So, these three stories actually occur almost concurrently. This means that there will be three royal infants born at almost the same time, so naturally, a dragon like Ouros would host a party to celebrate. That’s what happens in Nimue’s Gift.

In terms of the timeline, in the meantime, in Celo’s Quest, Celo came to Incendium with a pregnant Gemma. So, this story occurred after these three romances. In the epilogue of Wyvern’s Angel, Gemma’s baby has been born – so technically, Celo’s Quest occurs before that epilogue. Nimue’s Gift happens after all of that. King Ouros has delayed both his hunting trip to Terra with Ignita and his mission to Cumae with Acion and Arkan, both of which will happen after Nimue’s Gift.

The next romance in the series will be Nero and Peri’s story, Wyvern’s Wizard. I’m thinking this will happen concurrently with Bellatora and Celo’s story, Wyvern’s Hunter, but we’ll see how it all shakes out. More about both of those stories closer to publication.

Of course, there’s a reason why there’s all this romantic activity in the royal family of Incendium at the same time, even though these dragon shifters live for centuries. You’ll learn more about that in Nimue’s Gift. 🙂


Tangled Timelines

Wyvern's Warrior, #5 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeOne of the interesting things for me about the Incendium series is how the stories lead to each other and connect to each other. Usually, I wrote series in which each book follows the previous one in the chronology of the world. The sequence is linear. Incendium has never been like that. It started with Nero’s Dream. Characters meet before it’s time for their own story, usually to share details that explain more of the world. Characters tell stories about what happened in the past – that includes Nero, Arista, Kraw (although he was outed by the ShadowCaster), and Celo. 2018 seems to be the year of the world guide for me, so I’m compiling lists and spreadsheets like mad. While there are several ongoing references already compiled for this series – see Guides to Incendium – this week, I’ve been charting out the full chronology of Incendium as told to date. That’s also helping me to plan the rest of the series in greater detail and make sure I don’t leave anything out.

So, here’s a fun Incendium fact for you: the chronologies of Wyvern’s Warrior, Wyvern’s Outlaw and Wyvern’s Angel overlap.

Wyvern's Outlaw, #7 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeIn Wyvern’s Warrior, Anguissa returns to Incendium on her ship, the Archangel. She then helps Acion and Thalina escape. About a heartbeat later 🙂 the Archangel encounters the ship of Captain Hellemut again. Anguissa leaves the Archangel, while Acion and Thalina continue their story.

But Anguissa’s story (Wyvern’s Outlaw) starts when she leaves the Archangel. She meets Ryke on Captain Hellemut’s ship and recognizes him as the Carrier of the Seed.

Meanwhile, back on Incendium, Bond and Percipia’s story (Wyvern’s Angel) starts with the Archangel’s return to port. In fact, Bond has already left the starport by the time we meet Anguissa in Wyvern’s Warrior. This is kind of bending my mind a bit, but it is fun.

Wyvern's Angel, book #9 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI’ve also realized that these three dragon shifter princesses will all be meeting their destined mate, falling in love, and getting pregnant at the same time. The birth of three royal babies in rapid succession certainly calls for a party.

In Wyvern’s Mate, the High Priestess of Nimue arrived to bless the baby. Who will arrive on Incendium to bless these three children? Or will they be given wishes instead? And what about Gemma’s child? Once again, I have a second generation of shifters to accommodate in my paranormal world. The short story after Wyvern’s Angel will be about the party for those three babies.

More details to come!

Wyvern’s Angel

Wyvern's Angel, #9 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI’ve moved the publication date for Wyvern’s Angel into May. It turns out that the Pyr – my Dragonfire shifters – are consuming a lot of my time, as I prepare the new editions of the first eight Dragonfire books. We have a system now, and are past the halfway point, but Wyvern’s Angel isn’t written yet.

Boo. I’m not thrilled about making this change, but reality sometimes bites.

If you pre-ordered at Nook, please cancel your pre-order and wait for the new link. I unpublished the book there but a new buy link will reappear closer to the publication date. I’m changing the distribution method for getting my books at Nook. This shouldn’t be your issue, but I learned this week that Nook will merrily fulfil pre-orders for books that have been unpublished, even if there isn’t a book file. Gah. Better that you cancel the order now, rather than try to get a refund in April. I’m trying to get them to sort this out at the back end, but the easiest solution is for you to cancel your pre-order.

Changing Links at Nook

Wyvern's Angel, #9 of the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah CookeI’ve changed the way my books get to Barnes and Noble and this means that the links for them have changed in the Nook store. The links are all updated here on the site.

The one exception is Wyvern’s Angel. It was up for pre-order at Nook and the new link isn’t live yet. Some of you had placed orders for it, but I want to make sure that you can get updated versions of the ebook. I’ve cancelled the existing pre-order at Nook, so your order will be cancelled, too. When the new link is live (which will be very close to publication date), I’ll let you know. Then you can order that version, which will ensure that you get any updates to the book.

I’ll let you know when that link is up, both here on the blog and in the Dragons and Angels newsletter. 🙂

Celo’s Quest Coming Soon

The next short story in the Dragons of Incendium series is Celo’s Quest.

Celo's Quest, a short story and #8 in the Dragons of Incendium series of paranormal romances by Deborah Cooke

In this short story, Celo, the hidden prince who understands the language of wild creatures, unearths a forgotten secret. He accepts a challenge and embarks on a quest, seeking the solution to the riddle beyond the forests of Regalia.

Coming December 26.

Celo’s Quest is a short story and is included in the print edition of Wyvern’s Outlaw.

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