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My First Classic NCIS Recap of the Summer is LIVE!


This summer I’ll be recapping classic episodes of NCIS for USA Today! AND giving away cool book swag. I know! What’s not to love? Anything to tide us over until new episodes arrive this fall.

I came across an article from TV Guide where various NCIS cast members talked about their favorite episodes, so I will be recapping their faves over the next two and a half months.

 

First up is one of Pauley Perrette’s favorite episodes. From all the way back in Season 3, check out my play-by-play recap of episode 21, “Bloodbath”  HERE.  I loved this episode, too. It gave me all the warm Gibbs-Abby fuzzies I so missed this season and last. Sigh.

Even better, at the end of the recap, you have the chance to enter to win a copy of my brand new, June 26th release, BLUESTONE & VINE AND a lovely bookmark charm designed exclusively for the book by Joyce Taber of The Cotton Thistle!

Scroll to end of recap for entry details. Winner announced in my next recap on June 27th! Don’t forget to tune in to see if you get to take home the prizes!

Bluestone & Vine Pre-Order Links! (Amazon has it on sale – hurry!)

BLUESTONE & VINE hits the stands in just a few short weeks. I am SO excited to share this next story in my Blue Hollow Falls series with you.

Here are some handy pre-order links: (Amazon has reduced the paperback price so hurry and jump on that as I have no idea how long that will last!)

AMAZON: https://amzn.to/2JHuNRi

BARNES & NOBLE: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/bluestone-vine-donna-kauffman/1127171004

BOOKS A MILLION: http://www.booksamillion.com/p/BlueStone-Vine/Donna-Kauffman/9781420145472

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/books/bluestone-vine-by-donna-kauffman

ITUNES/IBOOKS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/bluestone-vine/id1291729643?mt=11

KOBO: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/bluestone-vine

I hope you love Seth & Pippa’s story!

And coming this fall, Seth’s sister Moira gets her own holiday romance in Christmas in Blue Hollow Falls, which will be included in the Fern Michael’s anthology, A SEASON TO CELEBRATE. More on that to come!!

 

BookBub Deal! (Are you a BookBubber? You Should Be!!)

BLUE HOLLOW FALLS the first book in my brand new series set in my home area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia is a BookBub deal RIGHT NOW for just $1.99! I know!! Click HERE to get your copy.

(Hurry and get it now so you can catch up on all things Blue Hollow Falls before Book 2, BLUESTONE & VINE hits the stands on June 26th!)

Are you a BookBubber? Do you love great deals on books from your favorite authors? Well, then you should be!

Click the BookBub icon up there on the right (the BB in the orange dot) and follow me there. You’ll get a notice every time one of my books is a BookBub Deal. (Even better, it’s FREE to join!)

And while you’re there, follow all of your other favorite authors so you get news on their BookBub deals as well. You can thank me later. 🙂

 

BLUE HOLLOW FALLS is On Sale!!

If you’ve been dying to try the first book in my Blue Hollow Falls series, now is the time! It’s on e-book sale at all your favorite online bookstores for just $1.99!

Here are some handy links. (I know, I’m so helpful like that!)

Amazon

BN

Kobo

BAM

iTunes/iBooks

If you give it a try I hope you love it! Book 2, BLUESTONE & VINE will be out on June 26th! (Pre-order on your favorite online bookstore when you pick up your copy of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS! 🙂 )

Happy reading!

BookCon: Day 2! Panel Chat & Booksigning

Had a blast yesterday at BookCon! Signed a bazillion copies of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS in front of a four foot poster of myself. It was like I was looking over my own shoulder. HA!

And two of my fellow Fiction From the Heart author sisters, Falguni Kothari & KM Jackson came to see me, too!

Then last night took a stroll around Bryant Park, which is even more magical at night.

Today is my last full day in NYC and I get to meet more readers, so I’m jazzed!

First, I’ll be speaking on a panel on “Romance & the Resistance” at BookCon with fellow authors Sarah MacLean, KM Jackson, Roni Loren, and Aya de Leon. Moderated by NYT Book Review Editor Tina Jordan.

THEN!!! I get to sign copies of my BRAND NEW book, BLUESTONE & VINE (which doesn’t even come out until June 26th! I know!)

SIGNING INFO: 

2:45-3:45 (Sunday, June 3rd) at the Candy Crushes Signing in the Harper Collins Meeting Room 2175. (This is a ticketed event. Go to BookCon for more info!)

BUT WAIT!! There’s more!!

SPECIAL GOODIES! 

If you come by my signing today, tell me you’d like a “BLUESTONE & VINE surprise” and I’ll have a special goodie for you! (While supplies last!)

So, if you’re in the city, come to Book Heaven, aka Book Con, at the Jacob Javits Center and say hi!!

BookCon Booksigning TODAY!

New York, New York! 

This was my view last night as I sat in the rooftop garden of my hotel. This mountain girl has been having a wonderful time in the city this week.

But the REAL FUN starts TODAY!!

BOOKSIGNING #1:

I’m at BookCon today and tomorrow at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC. If you love books? This is THE place to be this weekend!

2PM-3PM TODAY (June 2nd): I’ll be signing copies of BLUE HOLLOW FALLS, the first book in my Blue Hollow Falls series, at the Baker & Taylor Booth #1321.

 

BOOKSIGNING #2:

Then, tomorrow, I’m thrilled to get the chance to sign copies of the NEXT book in my Blue Hollow Falls series, BLUESTONE & VINE!  This book doesn’t go on sale until June 26th, so be the first on your block to get a copy!

2:45-3:45 (Sunday, June 3rd) at the Candy Crushes Signing in the Harper Collins Meeting Room 2175. (This is a ticketed event. Go to BookCon for more info!

BUT WAIT!! There’s more!!

SPECIAL GOODIES! 

If you drop by either of my signings this weekend, tell me you’d like a “BLUESTONE & VINE surprise” and I’ll have a special goodie for you! (While supplies last!)

I hope to see you there!

 

Workin’ the New York BookExpo…but first, we party!

I’m so excited to meet readers, sign books, and speak on a panel at this weekend’s big BookCon event at the Jacob Javits Center in NYC.

But that fun starts tomorrow, June 2nd and continues on into Sunday, June 3rd.

First come the parties!

See my last blog post for the Amazon shindig lowdown.

Last night it was my publisher, Kensington Publishing, who put on the Pitz at the Ascent Lounge in the TimeWarner building.

I had a lovely lunch earlier in the day with my editor, Alicia Condon, then we mingled again that evening. I had to go look it up and count, but we’ve partnered on 16 titles in our 7 1/2 years together. And we haven’t aged a day! (Hey, I heard that!)

 

I also had the chance to hang out with my fellow Fiction From the Heart author pal, KM Jackson, who is every bit as delightful as that big, beautiful smile suggests.

We met up with fabulous Aya de Leon, who will also be speaking on the “Romance & Resistance” panel this Sunday with Kwana and I at BookCon. It’s possible that discussion got started last night!

I hope you can join us Sunday for what promises to be a very lively chat with these two fine ladies, and our other panel-mates, Sarah MacLean and Roni Loren. The panel discussion will be moderated by New York Times Book Review Editor, Tina Jordan. Come and see us!

Here’s the link to yesterday’s blog post with all the info on the weekend festivities: Booksignings & Panel Chat

More fun to come! 🙂

BookCon Signings & Panel Chat ~ Yes, My Blog is BACK!

Hello Happy Readers!

It’s been ages since we’ve chatted here, but that’s alllll about to change. I’ve spent a few months moving this behemoth of a site to a new server and getting things all spiffed up. Now we’re all set and I’ll be back here posting regularly. Yay! (Click on the RSS icon to add this blog to your feed so you get all the posts. Email subscription button to come!)

NEW YORK NEW YORK! 

I’m in NYC this week having a blast at BookExpoAmerica! 

I will be at BookCon this weekend, June 2nd & 3rd, which is open to the public. Click HERE to find out all about it.

I’m doing two signings at BookCon this weekend of my brand new Blue Hollow Falls book, BLUESTONE & VINE (be the first to get your hands on one, it doesn’t release until June 26th!)

 

 

BOOKSIGNING #1: 

On Saturday, June 2nd from 2-3PM, I’ll be signing copies of BLUESTONE & VINE along with other titles at Baker & Taylor (Booth 1321.)

BOOKSIGNING #2: 

On Sunday, June 3rd from 2:45-3:45PM, I’ll be signing copies of BLUESTONE & VINE along with other titles at the Candy Crushes Signing in the Harper Collins Meeting Room 2175. (This is a ticketed event. See BookCon link above for info.)

PANEL DISCUSSION: “Romance & the Resistance”

I’m also speaking on a panel at BookCon on Sunday, June 3rd from 1:30-2:15PM (Room #1E16). Other authors on the panel include Sarah MacLean, KM Jackson, Roni Loren, and Aya de Leon. The panel is being moderated by New York Times Book Review Editor, Tina Jordan. It promises to be a lively time!

You can get more info on that panel HERE. 

SPECIAL GOODIES! 

I hope if you’re in the city, you’ll stop in and say hello and pick up some fun summer reads while you’re at it!  Tell me you’d like a “BLUESTONE & VINE surprise” and I’ll have a special goodie for you! (While supplies last!)

The fun actually started last night and OMG!

AMAZON SHINDIG! 

Thanks to Alex, the Director of Social Media & Digital Sales from my fab publisher (Kensington Books, my other family!) snagging me an invite, I had the fun opportunity to attend the Amazon shindig.

See the blank space in that photo above? That was where my name tag was sitting. I know!

You know. Just me and some of my closest pals, hanging out in NYC. Like you do. NBD.

HA! I knew I’d make a complete fool of myself if I so much as passed anywhere Ronan Farrow, he of Pulitzer Prize winning fame and one of the prettiest men on the planet. (OMG!!)

So…it was a night!

 

I also had the chance to meet up with Sarah MacLean before our big panel talk on Sunday. (Thanks Abby West for playing photog!) If you haven’t tried out her books (and what am I saying, of course you have) then RUN, do not walk. Thank me later!

More adventures to be had while I’m here. I’m heading out to schmooze at my publisher’s BEA shindig this evening at the TimeWarner building. If there’s any Star Sightings, I’ll be sure to share them here with you first!

It’s good to be back on the blog and back chatting with you! I look forward to us having a more regular conversation!

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