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Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Can/UK/Aus): Deborah Cooke’s Ten Reasons Every Woman Needs a Hot Dragon Shifter

Book Tour & Giveaway (US/Can/UK/Aus): Deborah Cooke’s Ten Reasons Every Woman Needs a Hot Dragon Shifter

by davincikittieOctober 9, 2012

Please help me welcome the lovely Deborah Cooke!

EMBER’S KISS is book #8 in my Dragonfire series of paranormal romances. The heroes of these books are all dragon shape shifters – members of the Pyr, they are pledged to defend the four elements and guard the Earth and its treasures. They’re currently locked in a battle against dragon shifters gone bad – the Slayers are intent upon claiming the Earth and eradicating humans. Each and every one of the Pyr is a hot hero, but just in case you’re not sure you want one of your own, here are ten reasons that might change your mind.

1. Dragons are good at solving riddles. A Pyr has a better chance than most men of understanding women.

2. Dragons are loyal. He’ll have your back, every time. You’ll never be a damsel in distress again.

3. Dragons are gorgeous. The Pyr have scales the color of gems in dragon form and are hunky guys in human form. That’s great eye candy no matter which version of him is around.

4. Dragons are hot and passionate. These are men who have the stamina to go all weekend long – and come back for more. You’ll never get the cold shoulder again.

5. The Pyr have keen senses – they can hear trouble coming, smell change and see right to your secret heart. See Number 1.

6. Each Pyr experiences a firestorm when he meets his destined mate – literally, sparks fly between the two of them. Even better, the firestorm is forever. These guys are not afraid of commitment with the right woman.

7. In dragon form, the Pyr can breathe fire. This is convenient if you have sudden cravings for roasted marshmallows or if your steak is served a bit too rare in a restaurant.

8. Dragons kick major butt. This is particularly handy to mates, since being the mate of a Pyr often means being targeted by Slayers bent on human destruction. When a dragon thinks you look like lunch, fighting fire with fire is the way to go.

9. While not immortal, the Pyr do live a long time. Each Pyr ages slowly until he has his firestorm, then his body clock matches that of his mate. In most situations, the dragon survives his mate then surrenders to his grief. This means that you’ll never be alone and he’ll never be with anyone else. (Some of us are possessive enough to go for that.)

10. Each Pyr is often several hundred years old by the time he meets his mate. In addition, dragons tend to be great collectors of riches. Those years give him lots of time to build his hoard, stocking it with gems, gold and bonds. You’ll live like a princess for the duration.

Do you need any more reasons to want a dragon shifter of your own? Or do you have additional reasons? Have I missed any advantages of having a Pyr lover?

Only one woman can persuade him to embrace his powers. 

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.

Buy it on… Amazon / Barnes & Noble / Books A Million / IndieBound / Powells

About the author

Deborah Cooke has always been fascinated with dragons, although she has never understood why they have to be the bad guys. She has an honours degree in history, with a focus on medieval studies. She is an avid reader of medieval vernacular literature, fairy tales and fantasy novels, and has written over forty romance novels and novellas. She has also been published under the names Claire Cross andClaire Delacroix.

Deborah makes her home in Canada with her husband. When she isn’t writing, she can be found knitting, sewing or hunting for vintage patterns. 

Connect with Deborah:

Deborah’s Blog / Deborah’s Listserve / Deborah’s Facebook Page / Deborah’s Amazon Page

Deborah’s Smashwords Page / Claire Delacroix website

Giveaway (US/Can/UK/Aus)

Deborah is giving away one autographed copy of Ember’s Kiss to a lucky commenter on today’s post! To win, leave a comment telling how you’d enjoy a dragon shifter of your own *waggles eyebrows*.

Note: This giveaway is only open to readers with US, Canadian, UK, or Australian mailing addresses. If you are viewing this from our main Feed page, click the title of the post, then scroll to the bottom to view the Comments area.  You must leave your comment there, not in the Rafflecopter widget, in order to qualify for the giveaway. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

In addition to the autographed copy of Ember’s Kiss you can win on the GraveTells stop, Deborah is also giving away a Grand Prize of an autographed set of the DRAGONFIRE series, (that’s all 8 Dragonfire novels) over on her blog. To enter, click here!
Note: Only readers with shipping addresses in the US and Canada are eligible for the Grand Prize giveaway.

Check out the other stops on the Ember’s Kiss tour!

Tour runs from September 24 – October 10


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About The Author
Sue "DaVinciKittie" Brown-Moore is a veteran romance blogger and reviewer and the primary voice for GraveTells.com. Sue has been shamelessly pimping book boyfriends since 2010 and has won several blogging awards with GraveTells. Sue is also a freelance Developmental Editor passionate about helping authors bring out the best in their stories. She loves reading romance, fantasy, and sci-fi and edits any genre she reads for pleasure. You can follow Sue's editing blog, with tips and tricks for authors, at DaVinciKittie.com.
  • October 9, 2012 at 5:12 am

    I can think of a whole list of naughty things to do with my own dragon shifter ;O) but it would be cool to be able to have s’mores any time or any place LOL! Carin

  • DawnM
    October 9, 2012 at 5:37 am

    I think he’d come in real handy at BBQs. LOL

  • Melanie Rovak
    October 9, 2012 at 6:28 am

    I would lock him in my room and tie him to my bed. 😉

  • Michelle McMichael
    October 9, 2012 at 6:36 am

    I could spend a lifetime enjoying a dragon of my own!
    Especially if they were one of Deborah’s 🙂

  • erinf1
    October 9, 2012 at 6:57 am

    thanks for the great post and giveaway! I think that I’d finally get my tall trees trimmed 🙂

  • Jennifer McCambridge
    October 9, 2012 at 7:34 am

    I would keep him so well fed that he would never want to leave. I would have to go flying with him too. Feel all those muscles flexing and being able to feel his scales. yum

  • Lisa Cox
    October 9, 2012 at 7:35 am

    Well, it would be really easy to start fires in the fireplace. And just think of the money I could save on gasoline.

  • Viki S.
    October 9, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Since it was 32 F here this morning I would use him to keep my feet and hands warm along with various other spots ;).

  • Gale Nelson
    October 9, 2012 at 9:31 am

    I could think of lots of things. Like light fires keep the bedroom warm. Ride his back at night and go out on moon lite rides and etc.

  • October 9, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I would probably keep him in the bedroom most of the time. I would have him shift to a dragon when a bill collector comes to the door. lol

  • Stacey Marin
    October 9, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Shoot my dragon shifter would save me money on gas! 🙂 It is $4.60 here, so I would need to be flown everywhere. Hehe.

  • October 9, 2012 at 9:52 am

    See number 4…tha’s all I’m sayin’ *grin*

    I LOVE number 9, I’m totally that brand of possessive 😛

    I’ve only read book 1 so far, but defintely feel for the Pyr, looking forward to more!


  • Damaris
    October 9, 2012 at 9:54 am

    I would take trips on its back and fly around the world.

  • Raonaid Luckwell
    October 9, 2012 at 11:27 am

    What would I do? Well it would never get old watching him shift to hot male back to beautiful dragon. To feel the scales to see how exactly they feel against the fingertips. I may even let him even take me for a little flight.. I bet they are good at lighting bonfires!

  • Julie
    October 9, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Hmmm, interesting question. I would have him shift to his beautiful dragon self and have him fly me to the Scottish highlands, then have him shift back to his human male hotness and we’d ravage each other until we’re fully satiated – forgetting there is anything else in existence.

  • DeeDee Griffin
    October 9, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    Anything he wants!

  • October 9, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    LOL – you’re all interested in staying warm and free transportation!

    Although I would like to go flying with a dragon. Or become a dragon and fly myself. That would be pretty neat.

    @erin – I never thought of tree maintenance. That’s funny – and clever. Hmm. I have a few tall trees. Here, dragon dragon…!

    Thanks so much for having me visit the blog. Good luck everyone!

  • Olga
    October 9, 2012 at 1:24 pm

    I can think of lots of things to do with him…fire, bed, hot 🙂 And of course it would be beautiful sight in front of me – a real, amazing, male Dragon!

  • Joanne B
    October 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    He’d come in handy lighting fires, making smores, free rides, and then anything I want, especially in bed.

  • Dora
    October 9, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    I would have him fly me to every place I’ve ever wanted to visit then I’d lock myself in a room with him..lol

  • Rae M.
    October 9, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Um…what wouldn’t I do! Flying would definitely rate high on the list. IT would be awfully handy to have someone who can breathe fire. You’d never be cold. And seeing as how I am a chocolate fiend…the idea of s’mores has me intrigued!

  • Krissy H
    October 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I can think of some naughty things to do…haha…anyway I would fly with him to tropical destinations to relax and have fun.

  • Kai W.
    October 9, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    I will have my dragon shifter to keep me warm.

  • wanda flanagan
    October 9, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Light my fire lol so I can sit outside and be warm making smores under the stars.

  • October 9, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    I would ride it around all day:)

  • JanD
    October 9, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    My dragon will fly me everywhere.

  • Phoenix Carvelli
    October 9, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    We would go flying! Having a dragon around would also help with transportation costs and logistics – less gas consumption, traffic and parking are no longer problems and you have a built-in bodyguard! Sweet! 🙂

  • bn100
    October 9, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I’d fly around with him.

  • donnas
    October 9, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Among other things… Fly around the world.

  • Chelsea K.
    October 10, 2012 at 2:06 am

    It’s hard to say what I would do. I get cold easily so it would be cool to have a constant heat source.

  • Mary Preston
    October 10, 2012 at 2:32 am

    The mind boggles. I can see myself as Queen of all I survey.

  • Lona Stringer
    October 10, 2012 at 7:32 am

    There are soooo many things I can think of to do with a dragon. I love this series. Thx for the giveaway.

  • Alyssa Sullivan
    October 10, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Dude! I’d love him and take care of him first off. Then maybe go for a few rides. He’d be my treasure, always. 🙂

    stickiekittie [at] gmail [dot] com

  • Lisa Bowring
    October 10, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I collect dragons, but sadly none of them transform into a hot, sexy man. It’s a tough call deciding which form I would prefer. If I had a Pyr of my own he would most likely become my muse as I am currently writing a story with a hero partially raised by dragons.

  • Diane Sallans
    October 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Well, I wouldn’t want to take too much advantage of his skills, but he would probably be very strong (that would be handy) and if he could fly that would be great for travel … plus he’d probably be very … hot.

  • Natasha
    October 10, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Anything he wants to do! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • October 11, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Lots of dragon fans here! I agree – a dragon shifter hero in the bedroom would be hot in oh-so-many ways. (That’s why I write about them.) Good luck everyone!

  • Fiery Na
    October 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I would want him to fly to the skies..

  • October 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    I would get him to fly me around.

  • Tiffani
    October 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Save a lot on plane tickets, have perfectly cooked stake, and make my friends VERY jealous with my HOT dragon shifter.

  • Renee G
    October 13, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I would count on my dragon shifter to keep me warm this winter.

  • Ann Sheiring
    October 14, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I would definitely want to keep him happy, no one wants an unhappy dragon. I can’t mention what I would do to keep him happy!

  • Booksie
    October 15, 2012 at 11:21 am

    he would fly me to visit my mom and I would reward him greatly in the bedroom;)

  • October 16, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Thanks so much to Deborah for being our guest today and for sharing the yummy info on her dragon shifters. You guys were all such great sports – thank you for making this a great event!

    Congratulations to Carin W. on winning the autographed copy of Embers Kiss!

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