Celo's Quest

The Dragons of Incendium

Book 8
Deborah A. Cooke
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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.

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The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates

 

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Bestselling and award-winning author Deborah Cooke has published over fifty novels and novellas, including historical romances, fantasy romances, fantasy novels with romantic elements, paranormal romances, contemporary romances, urban fantasy romances, time travel romances and paranormal young adult novels. She writes as herself, as Claire Delacroix, and has written as Claire Cross. She is nationally bestselling, as well as a USA Today and New York Times’ Bestselling Author. Her Claire Delacroix medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Deborah was the writer-in-residence at the Toronto Public Library in 2009, the first time TPL hosted a residency focused on the romance genre, and she was honored to receive the Romance Writers of America PRO Mentor of the Year Award in 2012. She lives in Canada with her family.
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Deborah A. Cooke
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Dec 26, 2017
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45
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9781988479385
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English
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Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / General
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
Fiction / Romance / Science Fiction
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Bond is a secret spy for the Gloria Furore space pirates, a former member of Princess Anguissa’s crew, and a fallen angel with a love of pleasure. His wings will be returned once he meets the Host and completes his mission—but Bond isn’t counting on the distracting allure of a dragon shifter princess determined to seduce him. Percipia has no interest in romance or love, but knows she has to claim the Seed and fulfill her obligation to her kind by conceiving a child. But Bond isn’t interested in a quick seduction—he prefers to savor every moment—and the Gloria Furore soon catches up with him. Being with Bond makes Percipia feel more alive than she ever has and she soon realizes she is falling in love. Being with Percipia is too much like heaven for Bond to resist giving her all she wants from him…but when they are attacked and Bond must choose, will he save Percipia or complete his quest at any cost?

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates

 

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess’s heart forever. 

Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn’t have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be—until he meets Drakina. 

Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She’s sure it will be a quick seduction—until she meets Troy.

Worlds collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son? 

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates

Nero has always aspired to be an astrologer in the royal court of Incendium. When he divines a portent about the pending royal marriage, he makes the perilous journey to the capital city, only to be kept from delivering his tidings in time. Worse, Nero is assigned the task of pursuing a dragon princess bent on taking vengeance upon her reluctant groom, a feat he knows can’t be done. His dream appears to be lost forever—until the captivating princess Peri surprises this unlikely advisor.

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates
Engaged to the crown prince Urbanus of Regalia, Gemma knows that her fiancé was the one to try to arrange Drakina’s assassination. She intends to keep the betrothal and take vengeance upon Urbanus from inside his palace. She’s not counting on more dark revelations about her betrothed, much less his beguiling charm. Alone in Urbanus’ palace, Gemma can only rely upon herself to ensure her survival—or can she trust the mysterious stranger who pledges to aid her, for his own reasons? 

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates
A Warrior Maiden of Cumae and a mercenary for hire, Arista is used to both hunting and being hunted. She accepts an assignment from Queen Arcana of Regalia so that she'll have a chance to find the secret that can save both Regalia and Incendium from destruction. Arista never expects to be helped by one of Arcana's own sons, much less that she will fall in love. How can she choose between defending her beloved and completing her quest?

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates
Bond is a secret spy for the Gloria Furore space pirates, a former member of Princess Anguissa’s crew, and a fallen angel with a love of pleasure. His wings will be returned once he meets the Host and completes his mission—but Bond isn’t counting on the distracting allure of a dragon shifter princess determined to seduce him. Percipia has no interest in romance or love, but knows she has to claim the Seed and fulfill her obligation to her kind by conceiving a child. But Bond isn’t interested in a quick seduction—he prefers to savor every moment—and the Gloria Furore soon catches up with him. Being with Bond makes Percipia feel more alive than she ever has and she soon realizes she is falling in love. Being with Percipia is too much like heaven for Bond to resist giving her all she wants from him…but when they are attacked and Bond must choose, will he save Percipia or complete his quest at any cost?

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates

 

Once, in the Kingdom of Incendium, there were twelve princesses of the realm, each a dragon shifter. Each fiery and passionate. Each possessed of an appetite for pleasure that only her destined mate can satisfy. Twelve men are expected in Incendium, each with special powers of his own, each with the gift to claim one dragon princess’s heart forever. 

Troy will do whatever is necessary to earn his freedom from solitary confinement on the penal colony of Xanto, even assassinate a princess of Incendium. Being a MindBender, he has a serious advantage as a predator and thinks the princess in question doesn’t have a chance. Only one of them can survive and Troy knows who it will be—until he meets Drakina. 

Royal dragon shifter Drakina has a quest of her own, to seduce her destined mate and conceive the crown prince of Incendium. Her father will free her from all other responsibilities if she completes this one task. Drakina craves her independence enough to seduce the unattractive Terran who is the Carrier of the Seed. She’s sure it will be a quick seduction—until she meets Troy.

Worlds collide when Troy and Drakina meet, and passion flares. The attraction is so powerful that they both choose to put their goals aside for one night of passion together. When their respective secrets are revealed, will the truth turn one against the other? Or will destiny allow this star-crossed pair to save each other and their unborn son? 

* * *
The Dragons of Incendium series is a science fiction romance and paranormal romance series filled with action and adventure, featuring dragon shifter princesses from space and the men bold enough to love them. The dragon shifter princesses are from a family of twelve sisters. The series is ongoing and alternates a romance with a short story.

1. Wyvern's Mate (Drakina and Troy)
2. Nero's Dream
3. Wyvern's Prince (Gemma and Venero)
4. Arista's Legacy
5. Wyvern's Warrior (Thalina and Acion)
6. Kraw's Secret
7. Wyvern's Outlaw (Anguissa and Ryke)
8. Celo's Quest
9. Wyvern's Angel (Percipia and Bond)
10. Nimue's Gift

destined lovers, star-crossed lovers, assassin, action adventure, science fiction romance, space opera, fantasy romance, paranormal romance, dragon shifter romance, dragon shifter princesses from space, dragon, kidnapped, enemies to lovers, love triangle, marriage of inconvenience, mistaken identity, disguise, spellbound, cyborg, android, vampire, hero with kids, fallen angel, space pirates, pirates, magic, cursed hero, destined lovers, destined love, fated mates

Kyle wants it all...
Kyle Stuyvesant doesn't believe in love and romance. His parents taught him there’s no such thing as forever, and he took the lesson to heart. After all, there's only one woman who ever tempted him to more than a single, hot night together. Fortunately for his convictions, she's married to another guy. Problem solved—until Lauren's husband cheats and Kyle isn't just the bearer of bad news, but the man she turns to for comfort.

Lauren demands it all...
When Lauren's marriage implodes, she wants to lose herself in pleasure and sensation. Who knows that territory better than Kyle who seduced her so deliciously years before? It was a night Lauren never forgot, and now that she wants to start again, Kyle is the only man she wants. Will she be able to accept his terms of no love or romance? When Lauren can’t get enough, will Kyle take a chance on wanting more?

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Deborah Cooke's Flatiron Five World.

Once upon a recession, five friends banded together to find success. Ten years later, their exclusive fitness club, Flatiron Five, is the hottest destination in Manhattan. People flock to F5 to get fit, to get lucky, and even, to fall in love. The founding partners have been immune to F5’s spell—at least, so far...

The Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies are set in New York City, and feature the partners in a successful gym. The books should be read in order.

1. Simply Irresistible
Tyler needs a fake date for his sister's wedding and the pretty woman who works in his building seems like the perfect choice. Little does he know that Amy has a taste for hot romance novels, much less that he'll take on a secret identity to ensure that he's the one to fulfill her fantasies. What if Amy wants his alter ego more than Tyler?

2. Addicted to Love
Kyle has always known that Ty's sister Lauren is the One, even before he realized she was Ty's sister. He also knows that he isn't the right guy for her and that he'll only let her down. When Lauren's marriage collapses, though, and she asks Kyle for sexual satisfaction, he can't say no to a fling. In this second chance romance, both Kyle and Lauren have to reconsider their assumptions. Can they find a happily ever after together?

3. In the Midnight Hour
Haley wants to learn therapeutic massage and the guy who visits his mom at the hospital and eases her pain with his touch is clearly the teacher she needs. He's also incredibly hot. She learns a lot more from Damon than she anticipates, when his touch awakens her sensual side, but Damon knows his nightmares mean he can never fall asleep with anyone. He thinks he's better off alone, but can Haley heal him with her love?

4. Some Guys Have All the Luck
Cassie returns home to the small town she couldn't wait to leave, only to meet the high school bad boy one more time. Reid is a local success, against all odds, but just as tempting as before. Cassie surrenders to a fling, just to satisfy her curiosity, not realizing that Reid wants a whole lot more. In fact, he's hoping to convince Cassie to stay this time...

5. Going to the Chapel
This short story is subtitled Two Weddings and a Baby, which pretty much tells you what it's about.

6. Bad Case of Loving You (January 2019)

In In the Midnight Hour, the partners add a tattoo shop to F5's services for members. A legendary tattoo artist, Chynna, runs the shop and gives away a tattoo on each full moon. The rumor is that the tattoo will bring true love to the recipient. Cassie gets the first one in In the Midnight Hour. 

The Secret Heart Ink series are shorter contemporary romances, telling the stories of those full moon tattoos and their bearers. They should be read in order. The first three feature three friends who were on a girls' weekend in NYC when one of them won the first tattoo.

1. Snowbound
Olivia doesn't believe in magical tattoos or relationships lasting forever, but the tattoo is a good reminder to take advantage of everything life offers. She's always wanted her best friend's brother, Spencer, and she's leaving the country. Her best friends help her plan one seduction, an hour with Spencer that will disguise her identity from him - but once Spencer realizes it's Olivia who is seducing him, he changes all the rules in his determination to turn this fling into forever.

2. Spring Fever
Reyna wants a taste of the new resident in town, a hot guy who walks like a cop and is just what she believes she needs to end a long run of celibacy. But Kade wants more than just sex with the gorgeous woman who runs the most successful business in town, selling cupcakes - he intends to unravel Reyna's secrets and once he starts, there's no stopping him from falling love. Can he convince Reyna to take a chance on love again?

3. One Hot Summer Night
One hot summer night, Lexi takes a chance and seduces Gabe, whose intensity and principles have interested her for a long time. Little does she realize that Gabe has been waiting for her to make a choice, so that he can share a secret with her. The revelation changes Lexi's life, but can she find a way to have a future with Gabe? 

4. Under the Mistletoe (coming 2018)
Chynna, the tattoo artist, travels to Honey Hill for Gabe and Lexi's wedding, never guessing that she'll find some romance of her own over Christmas. Can Trevor convince her to try for forever, or are Chynna's scars too deep?

***** 

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