- Which Kirk’s Folly brooch has sat on my dressing table for 14 years?
- Which dress? A Kim & Co TSV dilemma
- Cover tease and extract of my new novel due out 29th June – just two weeks away!
- Plus Today's Special Value teaser peeks at Kipling, Decleor, Philip Kingsley!
FIRST, the winner of last week’s monthly comp to win the entire goodie bag is – Janice Papworth – who particularly would love to try the L'Occitane almond show oil because she knows how good the vitamin E in almonds is for your skin! Well done Janice! Another comp next month – with the prize including all four of my novels, signed!
FINAL TEASER – Free sneaky peeks at my new novel!
First, in between shifts on QVC and spending time in the lovely outdoors, I’ve been frantically finishing the final edits of my new novel. Let’s just say I’ve seen my fair share of ‘larks’ as opposed to ‘owls’ – as some of you have noted from the time of my 5am tweets!
I can’t believe the deadline is nearly here!
Am going away to pal Alix’s in Devon for a few days now, to nail it down. Hope the weather lasts, don’t you?!
Here's the third and final cover tease…
See Riwisi below for another little extract from the novel, plus a way of reading one every single night until June 29th release date! And come back next week for the full cover reveal and news of my bumper giveaway. #NearlyHere!
I have been back five years in September!
I have fond memories of the early years, and they include shows with guests like Liz Earle, Phil Parker, Simon Wilson, and Jenniefer Kirk to name but a few.
All that time ago, Kaena was only about 15! Now she presents Dreamkeeper fashions, but this week she joined mum Jenniefer to coh-host my Kirks Folly Jewellery hour. It was double trouble! Lol! They were both here at the same time, which is unusual.
Actually, I do love this range – it’s grown on me over the years. I still have a lovely genie brooch/ ornament which has rested on my dressing table for many a moon – 14 years I reckon. Funny to realise so much time has gone by since those early years.
What other guests to do you recall who are still here? And do you remember this brooch?!
KIM & CO – COULDN’T DECIDE!
What a success that Kim & Co dress was! I do hope you got yours. It was planned to last 'till 4pm but had gone by 9am after our midnight launch. Thanks to everyone who suggested which one I should wear on air – the Black Ditsy won by a whisker, compared to Frangipani Beige. So comfortable.
I’ve started packing (or earmarking) for my cruise with mummy in the first week in July, it will include lots like this. Well actually, not lots – am trying to be really, really, minimalistic in my packing this time (Yeah right, like that’s gonna happen!?).
I’m looking forward to it, my first ever cruise – hope I have as nice a time as Kathy had during her shoot on the cruise ships recently! Apart from this moment of course…!
READ IT WRITE IT SELL IT
RiWiSi – my weekly look at all things book!
Countdown to June 29th – my New Book
My new book, third in the trilogy of steamy romances, Hawaiian Retreat is published on the weekend of 29th June –
- Just one week 'till the cover is revealed on here – THIRD cover teaser is above! Can you guess what it is yet?!
- Two weeks till Hawaiian Retreat is released on Amazon and my Dorking book launch do.
- Two weeks till a bumper Summer Offer on my titles and a super comp to win four of my paperbacks!
Can’t wait? Get ready for your summer reading with my six titles – all on Amazon!
Free sneaky peeks at my new novel!
The beta readers group Debbie’s Readers (original huh! Lol) have been hard at work, with just two weeks to go, proofing and checking. And every night over on my author page on Facebook (click here) I’ve been posting nightly extracts of the new book.
Many people are saying they can’t wait so I’m very keen to see what everyone who buys it thinks!
'Hawaiian Retreat', the grand finale in the trilogy, will be out on Amazon on the 29th. 'Till then, here’s a little extract to be going along with in the pic here. And looking at the cover fragments I’ve posted on my website, if you can guess what it is in the background on this book, (as opposed to a car and a yacht on the other two) enter the comp on my Riwisi page by clicking here.
Next week – see the whole thing right here as the entire cover is revealed. Exciting!!
Riwisi – Book of the Week – 'Love in 90 Days'
Diana Kirschner’s 'Love in 90 Days' is a suitable choice for this week’s book of the week, since in my head all this last month I’ve been dealing with heartache, coupling (conscious or otherwise), and dating dilemmas, as I write the emotional bits of my novel!
When I read Diana’s clever guide to knowing yourself in a dating situation (to avoid making mistakes) I had a similar reaction to when I first saw ‘How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days’ or ‘He’s Just Not That Into You’ – both excellent films (see Watch below) and ones which I, shall we say, 'learned from' – even post-divorce!
I think books like this, and films like those, should be compulsory education for young girls new to the opposite sex!
Here’s a fab review from amazon of Diana’s book – and don’t forget it’s a manual, it’s not a novel. (Mind you, I am sowing the seeds in Hawaiian Retreat for Helen’s friend in New York, Kate, to appear in a spin off novel – working title ‘The How to Find A Husband Manual’ – coming 2015. Perhaps there are some tips from Diana in there!) -
“… a beautiful, practical and wise guide, backed up by sound psychological research and experience, blowing away many of the myths that are out there about men, dating, online dating, romance, love and relationships. In this book Diana takes you on a personal journey into your own inner and outer work that needs to be done if you are to speed up the process of building a truly authentic relationship with a love partner. You uncover your own "Deadly Dating Patterns", get the inside track on "Dating Games Men Play", lots of good advice” Ann, Ireland, Amazon review
Over on my Read It Write It Sell It – Go-Large Friday fiction focus on my website is Julie Cohen’s offering a signed bookplate to anyone buying the Richard and Judy pick ‘Dear Thing’. Plus, more tips for self-publishers and would be writers. Click here to read it, especially if you’d like to self-publish or write a novel yourself.
Next week – Hawaiian Retreat Competition Announcement!
BACK TO YOU
Well, it’s a good place to start if you’re stuck – like some people who need a little help with education around food.
One lady is even charting her Diet Chef progress each day to help to inspire others. Vanda has been posting lots of health based links – you could probably find most things covered in one of her fab links that she’s added since February.
I love that feeling of walking with the woofies and feeling the wind in my hair. Unless it’s filled with the smell of cows of course, lol. (I live in the country what can I say!)
Well having support on a group like Back to You QVC is like having that wind beneath my wings – especially important if you’re feeling alone and like you’re the only one. It’s lovely.
Had a coconut for the first time in ages this week too – it was really tasty! Reminds me of going to the fair with dad when I was younger – bless. Wonder if that’s why I ended up liking pina colada?! Lol.
Over on B2U blog on debbieflint.com – my weekly Monday Update – this weeks included ways to beat sugar cravings for good and how I found out that my body doesn’t like Dairy – as well as more from our lovely girls on facebook. Go here to read it all!
Back to You returns to QVC in September. See below for links to join the Facebook Groups.
- Shhh!! Ronnie Nicole fashion fan? Watch out for a possible one hour only type bargain in the 9pm hour with me on Monday 23rd June. Whoop!
- Guest surprises – Laurie’s blog Our Tanzanite show went well, and now Laurie’s asked me to let you know she’s on Facebook and she has just begun a proper little blog about diamonds – so, ice lovers, do go read A Day In Diamonds– click here.
This Week on QVC –
Weekend TSVs – Saturday = Decleor four piece collection and Sunday = Kipling Nariko bag
- YBF Beauty returns make-up off girls, time for Stacey’s step by step turorials – fifteen minutes to fabulous? She’s here Tue/Wed including 5pm Tue with a bare-faced me!
- Jacqueline Kennedy Jewellery Collection’s special visit with 3 Easy Payments – on everything! Put Thurs 19th in your diary – Dale at 5pm, and me at 10pm – looking forward to more of Phil Katz’ pics!
- Find out what else is on on our TV Guide on our website.
It could have been Chloe with a bag on her head or Ali Y and Julia wearing matching Butler & Wilson tops! But it had to be this one this week didn’t it?! As much as Charlie kept us amused on other days too!
So – especially to thank my fellow presenter Mr Brook for being such an entertaining nut job! Lol. Mind you, it looked as if James Read was enjoying every moment too! Lol. Hope you do too!
Garden Haven Have you been enjoying the garden in the recent sunshine? Me too! And so were the poggies – Patch the black Labrador keeps laying panting in the sun like a nitwit tho – and grandpog Baloo keeps popping every toy ball she’s given! Fun times.
Ready? I must admit, I do like the sentiment behind this Hugh Laurie saying – he’s very right, don’t you think? Too many people spend too much time thinking ahead to when they achieve this or own that. It’s the now that matters, for sure.
TTFLS CD nostalgia! As regulars know, I wrote a semi-autobiographical weight loss book called ‘Till the Fat Lady Slims’ (link to buy is below), well look what I found this week! I’d even forgotten I’d made them – must upload them as a free audio download on my website sometime – or not…! #notAsGoodAsIRemember!
Just love quirky vegetables! Just needs a caption now…
Seen anything you think I should feature here? Leave me a comment below!
WATCH – chick flicks!
I love RomComs and I love clever chick flicks – or ones that ram home a point so far down your throat you will never unlearn it! As mentioned above in Book of the Month review, I have been writing a lot in this vein of late, finishing the new novel.
So here’s a couple of trailers from films that make my toes tingle – especially where it’s a home truth or two! I laughed so much at the boy’s night in flat scenes in 'How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days' (9/10) and sat open mouthed at the truisms in 'He’s Just Not That Into You' (8.5/10) Enjoy!
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Have a fab week!
P.P.S *TiFFT = Try it For the First Time Club!
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(Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat – Helen's Story is coming in the summer)
When Dreams Return (2014) – spooky romantic short story – when Chelle's pal Sara gets her to conjure up her ideal man with a full moon magic spell, she gets more than she bargained for…
The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!
Till the Fat Lady Slims is my 2002 weight loss book all about eating like slim people do, following Food Freedom technique. As used and recommended on our Back to You QVC Facebook group!
OTHER WORK IN PROGRESS – (see my new Work in Progress tab on my website for updates!)
'Hawaiian Retreat' – book three in the trilogy, see above.
'TFFLS' revised version – coming Autumn 2014.
'The How to Find a Husband Manual' – hehe – more info in the summer. A spin off from the Hawaiian trilogy's character Kate, Helen's friend in New York.
'Diary of a Rookie Shopping Channel Presenter' – sequel – early 2015.