It’s official!

A BIG thank you to EVERYONE who rushed out and downloaded their copy of my brand new e-novella, THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS the moment it went on sale.

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Thanks to you all, INN is officially a USA Today Bestseller!  I know!!  My sweet little novella. Who woulda thunk it? Woo hoo!!

If you haven’t snagged your copy yet, Amazon and I have partnered up to give away 10 copies. There’s still time left to enter. Contest runs till November 15th, 2017.  Click here to enter.

To read a bit more about the novella (Book 1.5 in the Blue Hollow Falls series), click here.

And if you just want to get right on with buying it (it’s only 1.99!) here’s some handy links (and thank you! I hope you love it, too!)

Amazon       Barnes & Noble     Books a Million       Kobo      iBooks 

Thank you again, for the enthusiasm for this new series, and all your love and support. I can’t wait for you to read what’s coming next!

 

The Inn at Blue Hollow Falls ~ Amazon GIVEAWAY!! ~ Thru November 15, 2017

GREAT NEWS!

Amazon is giving away 10 copies of my brand, spankin’ new e-novella, THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS! 

I know!! Want in? Click here to enter: Amazon Giveaway 

This is Book #1.5 in my Blue Hollow Falls series (officially ON SALE NOW!) and the reviews so far have beens truly gratifying.

Here’s what Robinson Reviews had to say:
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5 – “It’s perfect for me…” Stars!

I fell in love with this series hard, with the first book; Blue Hollow Falls delivering everything I want in my contemporary romance reading, and Donna Kauffman blew my Christmas Socks off, with this sweet, seasonal novella.
We met Inn-Keeper Noah and Botanist Stevie in the first book in that they were both close friends of Sunny and Sawyer, so it was great to go back to Virginia, and reconnect with everyone while the snow is falling and Christmas magic is in the air.

“Christmas is just another day to me. And I’m okay with that.”

Being snowed in at the Inn, and thrown together by circumstance gave the romance side of their story a little ‘insta’ injection, but I didn’t mind, the author took me too my reading happy place, with the perfect setting, likeable characters and a happily ever after that will have you sighing into your peppermint candy cane hot chocolate.

“I think this is that thing worth fighting for… And I want to do it right. From the start.”

Short, sweet, and sooo satisfying, you will want to add this standalone novella to your Christmas reading wish-list.

“You’ve got yourself a Christmas convert.”

Seth is up next with Bluestone & Vine due for release in June 18, I cannot wait to get back to this series and the characters it has given me.”
~ Claire Robinson, Robinson Reviews

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Thank you, Claire!!  And if you don’t want to wait for the contest results, the novella is just $1.99, so snap up your copy rightthisverysecond and dive right on in!

Here are a few easy purchase links (because I’m so handy like that!)

Amazon       Barnes & Noble     Books a Million       Kobo      iBooks 

I hope you enjoy your trip to Blue Hollow Falls! Happy reading!

 

It’s Here! It’s Here!

It’s here, it’s here! The second installment of my brand new Blue Hollow Falls series has finally arrived!

THE INN AT BLUE HOLLOW FALLS is on sale TODAY at all your favorite on-line bookstores. YAY!!

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Stevie Franklin is ready to go all-out Grinch on Christmas this year, but a snowy trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains could provide some unexpected gifts… 

Stevie is thrilled to help her best friend Sunny launch her new greenhouse business in Blue Hollow Falls. Not only does it give her a chance to visit the quaint location, but it’s a welcome distraction from Stevie’s recent bad luck with men. Just one catch: since Sunny’s home is under renovation, Stevie must stay at the local inn, whose amenities feature hunky innkeeper, Noah Tyler.

Noah may be as tempting as her grandmother’s famous sweet potato pie, but city-girl Stevie isn’t sticking around—and she doesn’t do flings. Yet when Noah’s chef gets stranded in a Christmas Eve snowstorm, Stevie can’t resist pitching in and serving up some of her family’s favorite recipes. The magic of a Blue Ridge Christmas is already rekindling Stevie’s holiday spirit and making her wonder what else she might be missing out on. Now can Noah restore Stevie’s belief in love? 

Includes original down-home holiday recipes!

“Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town—you’re going to love Donna Kauffman!”

—Lori Foster

This is a short e-novella, available at all your favorite online bookstores. And because I’m so helpful like that, here’s a few handy links!

Amazon       Barnes & Noble     Books a Million       Kobo      iBooks 

It’s never too early to get in the holiday spirit. (And just $1.99, too!) I hope you’ll give it a try!

Blue Hollow Falls is a Bestseller! Also? Exclusive Bonus Content!

A HUGE thank you to all the readers who flocked to their local bookstores, online vendors, and yes, your libraries, and picked up a copy of my brand new book, Blue Hollow Falls. 

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Thanks to all of your efforts, I’m thrilled to say that the launch book of my new Blue Hollow Falls series is off to a great start, landing on Bookscan’s Top 100 Bestseller list!  I know!!  WOO-HOO!!

I’ve been so gratified by all the notes, emails, and social media posts letting me know how much you’re enjoying the book.  And for those who went the extra mile and posted a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble, a special hug of thanks!!

Now for some BONUS CONTENT NEWS! 

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If you haven’t snagged your copy, go grab it via iBooks/iTunes and you’ll get a special bonus chapter exclusive to iBooks readers!

Happy reading!

It’s here, it’s here, it’s here!

YAY!! BLUE HOLLOW FALLS is officially on sale TODAY!

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I’m celebrating all over the place (because, what better reason, right?)

Hop on over to USA Today and read “The 5 Things I Didn’t Know” column, then pop on over for a fun interview with Harlequin Junkies (where you can also enter to win stuff!)  Wheee!

Want to give it a try?  You can read the first chapter here.

Hopefully that won’t be enough.   So here are some handy links to order online if your bookstore is sold out (or, if you’re like me, and have no bookstore. Sob.) AND If you order from iBooks you get an exclusive free chapter at the end of the book.  Woo hoo!

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Happy reading!

 

We have a WINNER!

Thank you, thank you to everyone who entered my Website Refresh GIVEAWAY!  I appreciate all your kind comments on the fresh new look (if only personal facelifts were so easy!) and on my books, NCIS recaps for USA Today, and all the other lovely things you have to say.  You’re wonderful and I appreciate every single one of you!

Without further ado, the winner of a signed advance copy of my upcoming June 27th release is…Claudia Ceppaluni!  Claudia, send me your mailing address to donna@donnakauffman.com and I’ll get your book out in the mail to you!

For all of you not-Claudia’s, don’t despair!  There is still one day left to enter my GIVEAWAY over at my USA Today play-by-play recap of last week’s NCIS episode.  Scroll down, the entry details are at the end of the recap.  The winner will be announced Wednesday morning, in my recap of this week’s May 9th episode.  (AND….another giveaway to enter then, too!)

In the meantime, here’s a little sneak peek at the pretty cover of Blue Hollow Falls.  Didn’t they do a fabulous job?  Scroll down to see the back cover copy and a link to where you can read an excerpt.  And some handy pre-order links, in case you want to make sure you get it the very instant it goes on sale.  (Because you’re awesome like that!)

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Here’s the back cover copy:

From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That’s a little more complicated . . .

 Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains . . . or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey’s need for nurturing too . . .

And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls . . . and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life. But sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she’s not sure she’s ready to give love a chance . . .

 

And if you didn’t get the chance to read the sneak peek excerpt, you can still check out the USA Today article and give it a gander right here.

And here’s those pre-order links I was telling you about…I’m so handy like that!

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

Books-a-Million

iBooks

(And pssst…I’ve been known to do spontaneous giveaways on social media as well.  If you’re on Facebook, come and join in the fun on my Facebook Author Page!  See you there!)

Website Refresh & Giveaway!!

(Edited to add:  We have a WINNER!  Click here to see if it’s you!)

It’s springtime, that time of year when you feel suddenly compelled to empty out your junk drawers to make way for this year’s junk, sort through all your magazines and finally admit there are some you will simply never read, clean out your closets and get rid of clothes that you really never will wear again, and generally declutter your environment…

Okay, okay, so maybe I feel compelled to do those things, but…never really get around to doing them. But I think about doing it!

What I did do was freshen up my website! (Okay, full disclosure, I had my lovely website guru Holly from Dreamforge freshen it up, but still, I delegated. What’s important here is that I’m getting better at achieving my end goals! If only I had someone to delegate the whole declutter my house thing…darn those kids for growing up and moving out on their own…)

So, I wanted to share the new and improved site and thought it would be fun to combine the whole celebration with a book giveaway! (Not exactly decluttering, but still…less books in my house, so I’m chalking it up as a win!)

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You may have heard, but coming June 27th, my brand new release, BLUE HOLLOW FALLS, will be hitting the stands, launching a new series set in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, which also happens to be my home.

Want a chance to win a copy before it hits the stands? I thought you might! So here’s the part where you get to check out my website refresh and play a little scavenger hunt. Find out which book on my website bookshelf doesn’t have the cover art up yet. Then send me an email to donna@donnakauffman.com telling me the title of that book, and you’re in!

Winners will be announced here on my blog next Monday, May 8th. Don’t forget to check back to see if you’re one of them! (Links to the winners blog post will be posted on my FB page and Twitter as well, in case you need a reminder!)

Or you could sign up to get notices of all of my (admittedly infrequent) blog posts by clicking that little orange button (with the white lines in it) under my photo in the top right corner of this page.

Of course, if you want to make sure you get a copy, I have some order-it-right-this-very-second links right here. Because I’m so handy like that!

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

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Thanks for sharing in my Website Refresh Celebration and good luck in the contest!

Blue Hollow Falls Advance Copy Winners Announced!

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It’s another exciting day!  Thank you to everyone who took the time over this past week to check out the sneak peek excerpt of my upcoming new series launch book, BLUE HOLLOW FALLS, over USA Today (On shelves everywhere June 27th!) AND for entering the contest to win an advance copy.  I’ve also been running a concurrent contest for those folks who shared my Facebook posts about the sneak peek and the giveaway.  The day has finally arrived to announce the WINNERS!  Wheeee!

And the WINNERS are: 

For the USA Today Sneak Peek sponsored giveaway, the winner is: Angela Grosse!

The Facebook Post Share winner is: Gale Sroelov!

Winners, please contact me at dmkauffman1@gmail.com and we’ll set up getting your prizes to you the moment they become available.  You will officially be the first two (other than me and my editors) to get your hands on a copy!

ANOTHER CHANCE TO WIN! 

Now, for all of the rest of you, don’t be disappointed. I have MORE good news!  Each week over at USA Today, I recap the latest episode of the popular television show, NCIS. (Because who doesn’t need a little more Mark Harmon in their lives, am I right?)  I always do giveaways in conjunction with my recaps and this week?  YEP!  I’m putting one more advance copy of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS up for grabs.  The contest remains open until midnight ET next Monday, March 13th.  How to enter?  Simple!  Hop over to my play-by-play recap, scroll to the end, and the entry details are right there.  Good luck!

PRE-ORDER LINKS! 

For those of you who want to hedge your bets, BLUE HOLLOW FALLS is also up for pre-order at all of your favorite online venues.  Here are some handy links!

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

Books-a-Million

iBooks

And if you didn’t get the chance to read the sneak peek excerpt, you can still check out the USA Today article and give it a gander right here.

Here’s the back cover copy:

From her free-spirited mother, Sunny Goodwin learned the value of peace, love, and Jerry Garcia. The inheritance from the father she never knew? That’s a little more complicated . . .

 Sunny never expected to find herself owning a centuries old silk mill in the shadow of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains . . . or becoming a half-sister to a ten-year-old named Bailey. Once the shock subsides, she plans to cash in and head back home. But the overgrown greenhouse she finds on the property calls out to the gardener in her, and she senses Bailey’s need for nurturing too . . .

And someone else is making it hard for Sunny to leave: Sawyer Hartwell, an Iraq War hero who wants to make the old mill a creative hub for the artisans of Blue Hollow Falls . . . and wants Sunny to share his vision, and his life. But sexy as this ex-soldier may be, she’s not sure she’s ready to give love a chance . . .

 I hope you’ll give it a try!

If you’re a social media fan, please come join in the fun over on my Facebook Page, and on Twitter.  I have fun contests all the time and there are weekly Mark Harmon Moments!

Thanks again to everyone for making this sneak peek kick off so exciting!  Your comments and enthusiasm mean a lot.  Happy reading, everyone!

 

Win an advance copy of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS!

(Edited to add: the giveaway winner has been announced! See the blog post here.)

It’s an exciting day!  While I am sitting here, going through the proof pages you see below–the final step before the book is printed and shipped out to booksellers everywhere–USA Today is showing off the cover of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS, the first in my Blue Hollow Falls series, debuting June 27th.   AND they’re also giving you a sneak peek excerpt.  Fun! 

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What am I adding to the party?  How about a chance to get your hands on the very first advance copy when they land on my doorstep?  Yep, GIVEAWAY!!  Interested?

To enter to win an advance copy of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS, hop on over to the USA Today big cover reveal and take a look at the excerpt, then find the answer to this question:  In the opening paragraphs of the Blue Hollow Falls excerpt, what kind of building is Sunny looking at?  Then simply email me at dmkauffman1@gmail.com with the answer.  That’s it!  (PLEASE do NOT leave comments here with the answer. You must email the answer to enter. Comments here will be deleted to keep the contest fair.)

Winner announced one week from today, Thursday, March 8th at 10AM EST. 

I will post the winner’s name here on my blog, as well as over on my Facebook Page, and on Twitter

So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over to USA Today and take your first dip into Blue Hollow Falls…

Great news, Cupcake Club fans!

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As many of you know, I have a new series launching this June, set in my beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia. BLUE HOLLOW FALLS goes on sale June 27th. It’s so dear to my heart and I can’t wait to share it with you!  (Can’t wait? You can pre-order it here.)

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Now I have MORE news! Five years ago this very month marked the debut of SUGAR RUSH, the first book in my Cupcake Club series. Through the years since then (where has the time gone?!) not a single day goes by without letters about these books arriving from readers all over the world. (The series just debuted in Brazil!)

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I’ve always intended to revisit my friends in Sugarberry Island, Georgia, but then Blueberry Cove came along, and now Blue Hollow Falls, and I love those stories, too. However, now that the three BHF books are scheduled, I have carved out some time to tell another group of stories that I’ve had percolating in my brain for…well, for five years!

SO! For all of those fans (and hopefully future fans) of the Cupcake Club books, I’m excited to share that YES, I’m writing a spin off series called THE SWEET LIFE. (And of course, all your fave Cupcake Club characters will be making appearances.)  Wahoo!

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I leave tomorrow on a two week jaunt to do research for these books and I hope you’ll join me as I explore the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia as well as the coastal islands, including Tybee and others. I’ll be sharing stories, photos, and even doing a few giveaways while on my travels!

Stay tuned right here…and you can join me on Facebook & Instagram at @writerchick as well!  (I’ll be posting to all three!)

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