- Red Carpet Manicure TSV on 23rd & win a set worth £165!
- How to self-publish your own book – Emily Harvale’s success story
- Kindle comes to QVC on 25th – plus video guide on Kindle apps
- Designer Antthony comes to town once more – with a preview of my Mother of the Groom dress!
IT’S HERE ON AMAZON AT LAST – 99p complete eBook of Hawaiian Affair – in PG version!
Well I promised you, and here it is – Hawaiian Affair, non-steamy – for all those who wanted a PG, ‘close the bedroom door’ version – and for a short time, it’s on Amazon at just 99p.
Do go here to get my first romance novel – in PG option – and tell me what you think of it!
Five star reviews hit 114 (out of 124 across all the options) – here’s one of the latest:
“This book is an amazing read. The characters are so believable and you get thrown into this world of romance of hot, steamy and naughty but nice fiction. A must read for your holiday in the sun – lying on your sun lounger with your cocktail and sunscreen. What more could you ask for!”
So do go get it, if you’ve been waiting for it to be released – the PG version – containing all four instalments – is just 99p for a limited time only (they’re currently 77p or more each).
Plus, I’ve also been able to bring down the steamy eBook version to just £2.02.
And for some strange reason I can never fathom (do you know why they do it?) Amazon have just also reduced my steamy paperback to £6.92. (PG version of paperback is due out in October).
It did take me three years to write and ages to work out this self-publishing lark! But people seem to like it so I’m very proud. If you want to find out more about self-publishing, see below.
NB if you still want the steamy version it’s here.
PREQUEL - And meanwhile, I’m hard at work, penning the PREQUEL – so my second novel shouldn’t be too far away.
It’s actually set in the years leading up to Sadie’s incredible trip to Hawaii – and how she beat the odds to achieve her heart’s desires – coming up against some pretty determined characters in the process! It’s good fun and I do dream that one day I’ll be a proper writer – when I’m a grown up…!
See below for RiWiSi feature, for more about self-publishing.
RED CARPET MANICURE – TH/FRIDAY TSV!
Ok, it’s also finally here! And with a massive following already on QVC, Red Carpet Manicure is back with me and sis Linda Bignell.
From midnight on Thursday 22nd, and through Friday, the new Today’s Special Value is another bumper set with LED light and a choice of options – with the fab colours I’ve been plugging the last couple of weeks.
You can choose between the bright summer or sophisticated autumn collections. Included in the autumn classic set, the dark red I’ve been wearing for a while on air.
One of the things I love about this long lasting gel manicure system is that it really covers up the imperfections in my own nails, dries instantly under the lamp, and lasts for weeks on end.
See my thumbnail which got damaged about ten years ago and never grows up evenly?
Look at it with and without RCM protection – you’d never know what was underneath the LED gel coat of armour would you?
COMPETITION NEWS – Now, I’ve managed to get the kind team from Red Carpet Manicure to provide me with a competition prize of a fabulous set of one complete TSV system (see pic below, in ‘QVC This Week’ section at bottom) – plus a bonus – the other three colours too.
So if you’d like to enter, all you have to do is leave a comment below as usual saying you’d like to be in the draw. To find out more, click this link – full T&C’s can be seen there too. Closes midday Thursday next week – good luck!
Winner drawn at random and announced in next blog.
Join me midnight Thursday tho, if you can’t wait!
ANTTHONY HITS THE AIRWAVES ONCE MORE
He only comes to QVC UK once every two months, so his clothes are usually in demand and this visit was no exception.
Lovely Antthony is also sorting out my Mother of the Groom dress for my son’s wedding in October – it’s a beautiful ‘two-fer’ (jacket attached to dress) and he’s getting it made for me in a lovely deep aubergine fabric.
His clothing suits me so much, I just love it – so why pay a fortune for an outfit when I have the perfect designer with the miracle touch on my doorstep?
Can’t wait to see the finished article! We had lots of fun on air, here’s one clip.
But this one made me laugh most – with his attempts at being British! He’s back in October.
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P.S. – if you noticed the lovely man being a bit less effervescent than usual at first it was due to the recent bereavement of a dear friend of his. He was soon back on form though, in true Antthony fashion.
Our wishes go out to him and I hope his visit to us helped to take his mind off things. What a trooper.
Still to come – hilarious facebook funny statue pics, and QVC teasers galore!
RiWiSi – for writers and readers and those in between
Read it Write it Sell it – my weekly look at all things book!
Fancy self-publishing? Twenty tips for newcomers – from a success story.
Her name is Emily Harvale and she’s doing a guest blog on my RiWiSi page on my website, debbieflint.com.
In an in-depth summary, which you can download from my website, you’ll learn what’s involved in getting your own work up online, and other fab info about self-publishing and the world of books.
PLUS a comp to win a signed copy of one of her books! You will find out:
- how Emily sold 22,000 copies of her four titles in a little over seven months from a standing start
- how Amazon promotions have increased sales
- advice on what to set up before you publish
- guidance on how to actually self-publish with tips on pricing, royalties and choosing a cover
Go here to read it in full.
Book of the Week
Meanwhile since we’ve had a doggy theme lately, I thought I’d make this week’s Book of the Week ‘Texts from Dog’.
Since I last featured these regular funnies appearing on Tumblr I’ve been keeping up to date on the hilarious antics of ‘Dog’ and his owner.
Well now you can get someone a present of the best of the ‘texts’ – an unusual gift for the person who has everything – including a dog! Lol.
And in the light of QVC selling Kindles for the first time this Sunday, from now on I will feature a little freebie or cheapie each week in this segment, so do come back!
How to read ebooks without a Kindle – download the app! (But if you want a Kindle – see QVC News below!)
Well as I promised last week here’s a little ‘how to’ video, helping to show those who are unskilled at computing and all things hi-tech, exactly how to get a kindle app onto a smart-device – and thanks to pal Craigy for helping me record it in the presenters’ lounge!
There’s more info on my website…
More from the world of books on www.debbieflint.com RiWiSi page.
Doggy delights and canine capers galore in the fab pampered pets show last week. Loved Zeus sharing the show opening with me – he stole it naturally! (click here) Here’s another reminder of the funny blooper from one of the guests, talking about the doggy harness! Tee hee!
Let me know – don’t forget to say what age you actually are! Go here to take the test.
They eat healthily like I try to, and their piece de resistance had to be the pudding – a chocolate mousse made with avocado!
- So, the end of the presenter lily challenge is in sight (results announced Monday 26th 9am show)! Despite all of us being given the same bulbs planter and soil on the same day back in May, we got different results.
Mine eventually came out and bloomed well, how do you think I'll do?!
Guess it’ll become even more expensive to hire one after this! More here.
- And finally – a hilarious list of Facebook funnies to make you smile: Statue poses! Do take a look at these if you have the time – they’re a real giggle! How creative! Click here to see all of the pics!
WATCH – well, Sam won Big Brother 2013, yay! (or who did you want to win instead, and why?!). So now it’s the turn of Celebrity Big Brother – the second this year isn’t it?
Which begins straight on the tail end of BB, Thursday 22nd Channel 5. I know I should be writing, but I’ll probably end up watching it for a few weeks! True human behaviour study! Love it! Watch the teaser here .
(P.S. also worth a view – search ‘The Boy Who Lived Before – Extraordinary People’ on YouTube – a two year old boy’s story of his past life on Barra, off the coast of Scotland – impossible to make it up – it’s fascinating! Remarkable coincidences? Or have you come across similar tales?)
QVC – SHHH! – Love Mally? Will’s latest interview with her will be unveiled online on Saturday 24th here and – stop press! Guess which former QVC face will be filling in for Pipa whilst she takes her sabbatical?
- Friday – in fact, Thursday night (22nd) at midnight! – do join me for the launch of the Red Carpet Manicure Today’s Special Value (TSV) bargain of the day – over £130 worth of value which will be a fantastic price. And don’t forget the competition to win the whole set and three extra colours (see above).
- Plus, new show – Friday Night Beauty at 9pm every week (more here) – put it in your diary!
Click here to vote for your favourite recipes.
- And join me next week on Thursday at midnight for a new Centigrade TSV.
Didn’t get to go to dinner with lovely Lee ‘cos he hurt his back and needed to have a lay down!
Hopefully reconvening on September 2nd, watch this space!
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