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New Release Tuesday! Four of my backlist now on Audible.com! Also? GIVEAWAY!

It’s a lovely Tuesday here in the mountains…and even lovelier online!

Four of my backlist titles are now available for download over at Audible.com  I know!

My Hot Scot Series is available, with SOME LIKE IT SCOT and OFF KILTER ready for you to drop by for a spell.

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Then check out my Chisholm Brother Series with BAD BOYS IN KILTS and THE GREAT SCOT! 

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Even better?  I’m giving away one free download for each, today only, over at my Facebook Page!  So, what are you waiting for?  Get on over there and enter already.  Just go to my Fan Page and like/comment on today’s post (Tuesday, July 22) announcing the Giveaway and you’re in!  (The post starts with GIVEAWAY ALERT!  You can’t miss it. :)  Contest runs until 10PM EST July 22.

Want to check out all the good, kilt clad fun over at Audible?  Go here and get all those yummy Hot Scots for yourself.

It’s our Top 18 Dancers and we’re armchair judging…because that’s what we do.

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And, if I might say, we’re darn good at it, too!    Are you watching season 11 of So You Think You Can Dance? It’s my guilty summer pleasure.  And I get to share it with millions of you via my weekly armchair judging session over at USA Today. Really, you should come join in.  It’s all the dance dish you can stand AND free books.  Win-win, really!

As an example, this week you can win an advance copy of my upcoming release, SANDPIPER ISLAND!  I know, right?  Not only a free book, but one nobody else has yet.  Score!  How do you get your hands on one?  Well, you samba right on over to my SYTYCD recap and there at the very end?  All the details.  (And might I say, you look fabulous in that sassy samba outfit, darling!)

Of course, if you’re the “I like to hedge my bets” type, well, you can pre-order the book.  I even have some handy links down below for you.  I’m so helpful like that.   Here’s a little bit about the book…

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Ford Maddox was running from his past when he came back to Blueberry Cove, Maine, where he’d tasted both heartache and comfort. With feisty Delia O’Reilly there to cheer him on, he couldn’t have picked a better place to start over–even if he’s determined to do it alone in his island tree house, working to save endangered seabirds…and himself. But when he finds Delia fighting to hold on to her local diner, and all that’s best about their little seaside town, Ford has to lend a hand. Suddenly two fiercely independent people are building something sweeter than they ever imagined…together.

DIY is so much better with two. . .

Includes an easy do-it-yourself restoration project!

And in case you’re not completely sold yet, here’s what a few of your other favorite authors are saying about my new Blueberry Cove series... (Yes, I’m an enabler like that. :) )

“Charming characters, emotion galore, a small town — you’re going to love Donna Kauffman!” — New York Times bestselling author, Lori Foster

“Witty dialogue, sexy heroes, Donna Kauffman’s a must-read!”  — New York Times bestselling author, Jill Shalvis

“Humor, heart, and characters you wished lived next door.”  — New York Times bestselling author, Mariah Stewart

 

Here are those links I was telling you about:  Amazon, Barnes & Noble, BAM, Kobo, iBook, Kensington Publishing, Bookish 

Now that you’re all done entering and pre-0rdering, come on, pull up an armchair and dish the dance with me!  Wednesday nights, 8PM EST on FOX! 

Our Top 20 dance! You? Get to win free stuff. Sound good?

I thought it was a pretty sweet deal.

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So, after years of auditions over the past few weeks, So You Think You Can Dance finally gets to the fun part, the live show, where we actually get to see the kids, you know, dance.  (Crazy, ain’t it?)   More cool?  I get to dish about all of it over at USA Today in my Dance Dish Recap.  I know!  So all my fellow armchair judges, come and join me, won’t you?

Now, whether you’re all about watching and dishing on the dance, or you just want to load up on free swag, I’ve still got you covered.  At the end of my recap there’s this part where you can enter to win stuff.  I know, right?  It’s like the dish that keeps on giving.

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What’s so special about this giveaway you ask?  Well, I’m glad you did!  This week, not only can you get your hands on a signed copy of my current Bachelors of Blueberry Cove release, Half Moon Harbor, but you can also score a sweet HMH canvas tote bag so you can really be all smug around your pals.  You can be all “So, like, she signed it to ME, right?  AND gave me this cool tote bag.”

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I know you want it.  How do you get it?  Head on over to the recap, check out those last few paragraphs, and get in on it already.

You want extra chances to win more free stuff?  Well, for the past few weekends, every Saturday and Sunday, I’ve been doing giveaways on my Facebook Fan Page and having a blast doing it.  All you have to do?  Comment or hit Like.  I know, it’s ridiculously easy.  Prizes change every weekend, pretty much whatever I’m in the mood to giveaway.  The last few Sundays?  I’ve given away complete series of books. As in every book in the series, in your hands.  Boom.  Yes, it’s like that!  So once you’ve done the Tote Bag & Book Swag entry, head over to my Facebook Fan Page and hit Like, then await the next giveaway, starting this very weekend!

Because you’re worth it. :)

Last Call! So…if you think you can dance, ya better hurry up and do so!

So, we’re in our last week of auditions on So You Think You Can Dance.  HALLELUJAH!  I mean, they weren’t particularly painful or anything, but it was a lot of  Medley of this Week’s Dancers! And not a lot of getting to really see much of any actual, you know, dancing. I’m happy to see such great talent in a general sense, but the show is about coming to care for and root for your favorites…and we can’t have favorites if all we’re getting is one endless clip package.  Show.  Just sayin.

We also had Jenna Dewan Tatum as a guest judge this week.  Aka Mrs. Channing Tatum.  And all I’m saying is, you know hubby dances, too.  Would it have been too much to ask to have them both on the panel?  Because I could forgive a whole ton of clip packages if I get to gaze upon Mr. Dewan-Channing in between.  And yet…no.  Denied.  However, I thought you might like to gaze upon him, so…here you go.  Never let it be said I didn’t give you anything.

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As it happens, I also gave away a book to one of last week’s lucky readers.  Winners name up in digital lights at the end of my scintillating So You Think You Can Dance recap over on USA Today.   So go check that out.

And while you’re there, you can get all the details on how to win the delicious swag showing below!  Yes, indeed!  A signed copy of my brand new release, Half Moon Harbor  AND the fabulous Half Moon Harbor pendant designed by the one and only Joyce Taber of The Cotton Thistle.  She has a Blueberry Cove inspired collection going on over there, so you’ll want to check that out.   To enter to win the swag below, check out this week’s SYTYCD Recap – entry details at the end of the blog.

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And while you’re off flitting aboot and checking things willy here and nilly there…did you know that some of my hottest Scots are coming to Audible.com next month?  I know!   The following books are up for preorder!  Coming July 22nd!! 

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Preorder: The Chisholm Brothers series:

Book 1: Bad Boys in Kilts:  here

Book 2: The Great Scothere

 

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Preorder: The Hot Scot Series:

Book 1: Some Like it Scot: here

Book 2: Off Kilter - preorder link coming soon!

 

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We dance! We cheer! We cry! We also win cool stuff!

So, you know.  There’s that.

Last night on So You Think You Can Dance, we had it all.  Tears, cheers, laughter, and lots of thunder storm interruptus.  But I persevered, much like many of the dancers, and the recap?  It is LIIIIVE over at USA Today!

Drop by for the dish, stay to win some swag.  And what can they win, Johnny?   Why, an advance copy of my August 26th release, SANDPIPER ISLAND!!  Here’s a little about it to whet your beach read whistle….

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Ford Maddox was running from his past when he came back to Blueberry Cove, Maine, where he’d tasted both heartache and comfort. With feisty Delia O’Reilly there to cheer him on, he couldn’t have picked a better place to start over–even if he’s determined to do it alone in his island tree house, working to save endangered seabirds…and himself. But when he finds Delia fighting to hold on to her local diner, and all that’s best about their little seaside town, Ford has to lend a hand. Suddenly two fiercely independent people are building something sweeter than they ever imagined…together.

DIY is so much better with two. . .

Includes an easy do-it-yourself restoration project!

SANDPIPER ISLAND
A Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Novel
On Sale August 26, 2014
September 2014
Kensington
ISBN 9780758292810

 

You can even preorder it rightthisverysecond at all your favorite places! (I know…I’m so handy like that!)

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

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Or direct from my publisher (discount!)  Kensington Books

So, what are you waiting for?  Head on over and enter already!  Winner announced in next week’s recap! 

Where can you find a Hot Judge, Mary Poppins, & the Puppet Master?

Well, right here, natch.   Because that’s how we So You Think You Can Dance recappers roll, my friends.

Okay, so by here, I actually mean, over in my column for Happy Ever After, at USA Today.   What is that you say?  You haven’t watched the show?  Well, might I give you some enticement?   Okay, so last night?  This guy was one of the judges.

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I know, right?  6’5″ inches of Joffrey Ballet goodness.  And, in case you’re wondering?  With a voice to match.  Boom! Yes, it’s true.  It takes so little, and yet?  I enjoyed every moment Fabrice Calmel was on my television screen.

Another reason to check out my recap?  Why, that’s where you can find out how to enter this week’s swagalicious Giveaway! 

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Up for grabs?  A copy of my current release, Half Moon Harbor and, because I like to give and give–I’m a giver, you see–I’m also giving away the very latest piece of awesome that the lovely and talented Joyce Taber of The Cotton Thistle fame has added to her jewelry collection, inspired by my Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series.  You might have heard of Joyce, she also designs and exclusive line of jewelry for every one of Nora Roberts’ new books.  I know!  Score! 

The latest piece in the Blueberry Cove Collection is this gorgeous clipper ship charm necklace, complete with a hand tied Monkey’s Fist nautical knot.  I have already gotten mine and love it!

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And to enter?  Check out my USA Today So You Think You Can Dance recap.  The entry details are at the end.

Good luck!

 

So You Think It’s Summer? Then I Think We Should Dance!

The ending of this season of Dancing With the Stars was as good as the”and they lived happily ever after” of the best romance novel. But the glitter ball trophy has been awarded and the long, hot summer is upon us…what shall we do?

I say we should keep on dancin’! And thanks to FOX’s So You Think You Can Dance premiere last night, we can!

And pssst!  This year saw a SYTYCD happily ever after, too! Beloved all star tWitch Boss married fellow beloved all star, Allison Holker!  I know!  Aren’t they adorable?  Read all the proposal and wedding details here.

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Then pop on over to my dishy recap at USA Today to catch up on all the latest.  While you’re there, send in your chance to win this week’s faboo Giveaway prize.  What’s up for grabs?  Here, I’ll give you a little hint:

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Ford Maddox was running from his past when he came back to Blueberry Cove, Maine, where he’d tasted both heartache and comfort. With feisty Delia O’Reilly there to cheer him on, he couldn’t have picked a better place to start over–even if he’s determined to do it alone in his island tree house, working to save endangered seabirds…and himself. But when he finds Delia fighting to hold on to her local diner, and all that’s best about their little seaside town, Ford has to lend a hand. Suddenly two fiercely independent people are building something sweeter than they ever imagined…together.

DIY is so much better with two. . .

Includes an easy do-it-yourself restoration project!

SANDPIPER ISLAND
A Bachelors of Blueberry Cove Novel
On Sale August 26, 2014
September 2014
Kensington
ISBN 9780758292810

 

 

The DWTS mirror ball trophy has been claimed! Now what? And what can I win?

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Yes, another fun filled sequin and spray tanned season of Dancing With the Stars has concluded.  We all know who I wanted to win.  Was I rewarded with my happy ending?  Did your favorite team take home the mirror ball trophy?  Did you get your happy ending?  You can read all about it, along with my thoughts on the matter, over at USA Today, right here.

Also in my recap is what comes next.  (Hint: More dancing!) And, more importantly, what prize can I win this week?  (Pssst, see below.  Then head on over to the recap and find out how to enter already!)

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A HUGE thank you to all of you who rushed out and picked up a copy of my brand spankin’ new release, HALF MOON HARBOR.

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Not only did you put it on the Barnes & Noble bestseller list this week, (!!!!!!) you also sent it back to press for a second printing already!  And it hasn’t even been out a full month yet.  Thank you so much for all of you wonderful support.  And for spreading the word in places like Amazon, B&N, and Goodreads online.  It means everything to this very grateful author!  You guys rock!

And in case you missed it in yesterday’s blog post….did ya see my awesome Audible.com announcement?

Yep, it’s official!  Audible.com has purchased the audio rights to 14 titles in my backlist –FOURTEEN!  And they will all start showing up for download this coming July & August. I know!  How awesome is that?  You will see my brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series, my entire Cupcake Club series, the Hot Scot series, the Black Sheep series, and the Chisholm Brothers books.  (Click on the photo below for a close up of all of the books coming your way in audio this summer!)

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I will post links when the books become available for pre-order!  Right now, Bad Boys in Kilts, the first book in the Chisholm Brother’s series, is up for pre-order.  I know!

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And check out my first Audible title (making 15 total!  Squeak!)  already available for download rightthisverysecond –  The Sugar Cookie Sweetheart Swap can be yours right here

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Then join me next week when I trip the light fantastic all over again and giveaway more awesome free stuff!  (Entry details at the end of my USA Today DWTS Grand Finale Recap! )  I’ll see you there!

 

A new week, a new finale recap. This one? SO much more gratifying! And? BIG Announcement! Hello, Tuesday!

You know something is skewed when the dancing show has more gratifying romance than the show that ended the season with a long-awaited wedding.  Oh, wait….   Yeah, Castle writers.  See: Dancing With the Stars, Finale Part 1 and they’ll show you how it’s really done.

For all the dish on spray tans, sequins in uncomfortable places, and yes….romance that will make your heart sigh, head on over to my happy little recap at USA Today.  I also giveaway free stuff!  And it’s not too late to enter to win some of it!

Tonight is the Finale Part 2 with another prize giveaway, so hurry on over there and enter already!

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But then come back here!  So I can properly thank you for being the rock stars that you are and putting my new release, Half Moon Harbor, on the Barnes & Noble Trade Paperback Bestsellers list!  I know!  I was thrilled to hear it and so very grateful for each and every one of you.  But then, I knew you guys were the bestest readers any author could hope to have.

So I wanted you to be the first to hear my super exciting, wonderfully ridiculous news!  Are you an audio book fan?  Are you like me and one of your happy days each month is when Audible.com deposits more credits in your account?  Well, I hope this makes you as happy as it did me….because you’re about to have a lot more books to spend those credits on.

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Yep, it’s official!  Audible.com has purchased the audio rights to 14 titles in my backlist – FOURTEEN!  And they will all start showing up for download this coming July & August.  I know!  How awesome is that?  You will see my brand new Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series, my entire Cupcake Club series, the Hot Scot series, the Black Sheep series, and the Chisholm Brothers books.  (With more to come!)

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I will post links when the books become available for pre-order!  Right now, Bad Boys in Kilts, the first book in the Chisholm Brother’s series, is up for pre-order.  I know!

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And check out my first Audible title (making 15 total!  Squeak!)  already available for download rightthisverysecond –  The Sweetheart Sugar Cookie Swap can be yours right here

Thank you all, once again, for supporting the work. I love writing them for you and am so very thankful you all love reading them!  And now, listening to them, too!

Castle says I Do! Or, you know….

Now it’s up to us to decide if we want to say I Do to another season of our favorite mystery writer and his detective lady fair if that’s how the writers want to reward our Caskett-shipping, season up and down watching anyway devotion.

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No, I’m not going to say anything else here, in case it’s still sitting, unwatched on your DVR. But HURRY. Because someone’s gonna spoil it for ya! In the meantime, don’t go peeking at the comments below if you don’t wanna know, because down there it’s open season for you to tell me how you really feel.  I want to know!

If you want to know how I feel, head on over to USA Today and read my recap of last night’s season finale.

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I can tell you one thing: when I make a promise?  Yeah, I deliver!  Were you the lucky winner of last week’s Giveaway?  Want in on this week’s Giveaway?  All that info is at the end of the recap.  Check it out and enter already!  What can you win?  Well, in case you haven’t heard, I had a new book out last week.  Yes, HALF MOON HARBOR  is out there just waiting to be picked up and enjoyed. I know!  All that waiting for the next book in my Bachelors of Blueberry Cove series to finally arrive, and it finally did!

So, I’m giving away a signed copy to one lucky reader/viewer!  But, unlike some other ::cough:: television writers I know, I go the extra mile.  If you win, your signed copy will come tucked inside this awesome Half Moon Harbor canvas tote.

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I know!  But I actually write happy endings for a living, so what did you expect?  A cliffhanger?  Yeah. Not me.

So pop on over to USA Today and catch up on my dish, tell me how you really feel, there or here, you’ll feel better.  Then enter the Giveaway and start your Tuesday off right.  Also?  Check out my Facebook Fan Page later and you too can enjoy our weekly Mark Harmon Moment. Yep, in my world, we understand what it is to preserve The Happy Place.

 

Then join me next week as I go back to the ballroom for the two part Dancing With the Stars Finale!  Oh, did I mention?  Yep, if you enter the giveaway this week, you get TWO chances to win with that one entry.  I’ll be announcing a winner in both DWTS Part 1 AND Part 2 recaps.  Links posted here and on my Facebook Page.

See how much better the day just got?

Okay….now you.  What did you think?