Debbie Flint

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Squeeee! The audiobook of Take a Chance on Me is out!

In a word – Squeeeeee! 

Here it is – finally – the audiobook of Take a Chance on Me! Originally self-published as ‘Hawaiian Affair’ (and followed by Hawaiian Escape and Hawaiian Retreat as they are called at the moment on Amazon) this is my first finished novel, and for three years people have been asking when the Audiobook would be out. Well here it is!

I devour audiobooks, if you didn’t know already. Every week I’m listening to hours and hours of stories and non-fiction in the car, and whilst cooking and gardening and sometimes even whilst walking the dogs. I’ve listened to/read more books in the past three years than I have in the past decade, thanks to multi-tasking. So it is with great pleasure that I announce that TACOM is now on audible.

I was delighted when Lyn my publisher told me that Howes Audio had bought the rights to make the audiobook and even more delighted to chat to talented narrator Antonia Beamish who told me she loved my (ahem) steamy scenes – ‘you’re very good at writing the sex scenes, Miss Flint’ she said. Lol. That’s one of the reasons I was happier for someone else to read my books, I have to say.

This week, a full look at one of my best TiFFT’s ever – my first novel finally out on my first audiobook. If you wondered what the narrators look like, here’s a pic of lovely Antonia Beamish who was chosen to be my narrator, and to get a link to listen to a free sample! Go here.

So do enjoy it and let me know what you think!

Get it here on amazon – with 123 five star reviews. If you read Hawaiian Affair, this version is a little different so you might enjoy this too. Let me know what you think – just email me [email protected]

other news – 

– the double agent – the relationship between literary agents and writers – more here

– learn about writing – from accomplished author Liz Harris – FREE EVENT.

“I shall be giving two talks – one about Publishing and one about Plotting your novel – at the City of Westminster Archives Centre on Saturday 11th June 2016, from 11am- 2pm.

11am- 12pm. I’ll talk briefly about my path to publication and will discuss some of the things I know now that I wish I’d known when I started out.

1pm- 2pm. Plotting Workshop: I’ll take you through the essentials of writing a novel that has a striking beginning, a non-saggy middle and a resounding ending. 

Places are free, but booking is essential. Please call City Archives at 020776415180 or email them at [email protected] to book.”

Beginners’ Guide And if you’re a complete beginner and want to self-publish, my basic guide can be found here – beginner’s tips for self-publishing –  a summary of info, sites and links to help you on your way. Including my guest blog on prestigious industry website, TheCreativePenn.com, Go here to read more.

Archives Don’t forget to check out the other archives (to the left) for even more fabulous hints, tips, links and blogs. 

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Debs

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My books – For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories – info and links to buy them just go here. or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks  – all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.

 FICTION

HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair – is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy – now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher  available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat – Helen’s Story – Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

  DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback

SHORT STORIES

 ‘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… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

 Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

 ‘Battle of the Exes’, written for Valentine’s Day 2015, features in ‘Roses are Red’ anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.

  NON-FICTION

 Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet – is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

 Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

‘Take a Chance on Me – my debut novel with Choc Lit

You may or may not know that I am published with UK independent publisher Choc Lit, and my very first novel with them, Take a Chance on Me, became a top 50 best selling e book last year. My ambition of a lifetime was fulfilled at Christmas, when it went into bookshops including WH Smith travel, where it reached number 79 in the charts. It was such a pleasure to see my book on a proper bookshop shelf, via a proper publisher.

Well the latest news is that Lyn my lovely publisher has now sold the French rights to a company who will be doing the translation into French! That has finally made me feel like a proper author 🙂

Previously she informed me that Antonia Beamish would be narrating, for Howes. Their Wholebook Audio is huge and you will be able to get it on CD as well as download eg via audible. Antonia has an excellent voice and I was thrilled to talk to her on the phone – which according to the Crimefest panel from audible, is quite rare. 

now available – full report is here

Finally a look ahead. My next book will be the sister’s story. There is a prequel called Hawaiian Escape on Amazon which takes you into the past before Take a

Chance on Me happened. So my current Work in Progress is set just afterwards, and is based on, but NOT IDENTICAL TO, my sequel, previously published as Hawaiian Retreat.


More about Choc Lit here

More about take a chance on me from Amazon here. It now has over 120 five star reviews!

For a full run down of my books and other writing see below or go to ‘writing’ tab at top of this page.

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My books – For the full list of my fiction and non fiction novels, novellas, short stories – info and links to buy them just go here. Or see below.

As usual, here’s the round up of my own titles! I’d appreciate a review on Amazon (go here) and Goodreads (go here)! Enjoy! x

eBooks  – all available on Amazon – paperback or eBook (kindle or kindle app or kindle on PC or Mac)

paperbacks – five fiction titles all available in paperback – via Amazon – see below.

FICTION

HAWAIIAN TRILOGY (2013/4) – romantic fiction in either steamy or PG options!

Book 1 Hawaiian Escape Steamy or Hawaiian Escape PG, the prequel to Hawaiian Affair – is now available on Amazon in eBook or paperback in both PG original and steamy (just released last week!).

Book 2 Hawaiian Affair Steamy – now called Take a Chance on Me, with Choc Lit publisher  available on Amazon. Paperback coming to shops Dec 2015! yay!

Book 3 Hawaiian Retreat – Helen’s Story – Just click this link to see steamy version. Paperback also available

 DIARY OF A WANNABE SHOPPING CHANNEL PRESENTER – a stand alone story – Bridget Jones meets Alan Partridge meets Eddie Murphy in ‘Holy Man’ –click here to buy Ebook on amazon, and click here to buy paperback

SHORT STORIES

‘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… also appears in Hocus Pocus anthology.

The Valentine’s Surprise (2010) is a short story proving it’s never too late to find your Sir Galahad!

And Work in Progress, a compendium in paperback of Dairy of a Wannabe plus the two short stories in one volume.

Also – for Hallowe’en – an anthology of short spooky stories by 13 authors including many new shorts and my When Dreams Return in paperback! Hocus Pocus ’14 – ebook or paperback.

 ‘Battle of the Exes’, written for Valentine’s Day 2015, features in ‘Roses are Red’ anthology of six short stories on Amazon ebook and paperback too.

 NON-FICTION

Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the ‘When’ Diet – is my semi-autobiographical weight loss book – updated for 2014 to include the latest thinking about nutrition. Learn how to eat like slim people do.

Go here to get Till the Fat Lady Slims 3.0 – Tips and Tale to Inspire on amazon

Go here to get its predecessor (read 2.0 first) Till the Fat Lady Slims 2.0 – the When diet on amazon

Pam Ayres and Fifty Shades of Grey – the Husband’s View!

How funny is this! It turns out that the ‘Ode to Fifty Shades of Grey’ attributed to great British poet Pam Ayres earlier this year, and doing the rounds again on Facebook and Twitter again now, isn’t her work at all! Rather it’s apparently from the pen of one John Summers. But it’s so ‘Pam-esque’ that the doyenne of the ditty had to take to Twitter to declare ‘I DID NOT write this poem… It is nothing to do with me.’ 

 Here’s one that IS to do with her – inspired by her recent Jam Making sessions –

Great boiling pan of home-made jam

Shop stuff can’t hold a candle

It’s such a treat; it smells so sweet

And sticks you to the handle!

Hehe! Well done @pamAyres – you are now duly followed.

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ps for those who missed it, here’s the poem in full – inspired by the novel, in the style of the master of Odes!

‘An Ode to Fifty Shades of Grey’

The missus bought a Paperback
down Shepton, Saturday,
I had a look in her bag;
…T’was “Fifty Shades of Grey”.

Well I just left her to it,
…At ten I went to bed.
An hour later she appeared;
The sight filled me with dread…

In her left hand she held a rope;
And in her right a whip!
She threw them down on the floor,
And then began to strip.

Well fifty years or so ago;
I might have had a peek;
But Mabel hasn’t weathered well;
She’s eighty four next week.

Watching Mabel bump and grind;
Could not have been much grimmer.
Things then went from bad to worse;
She toppled off her Zimmer!

She struggled up upon her feet;
A couple minutes later;
She put her teeth back in and said…
I must dominate her!!

Now if you knew our Mabel,
You’d see just why I spluttered,
I’d spent two months in traction
For the last complaint I’d muttered.

She stood there nude, naked like;
Bent forward just a bit ….
I thought oh well, what the hell,
and stood on her left tit!

Mabel screamed, her teeth shot out;
My god what had I done!?
She moaned and groaned then shouted out:
“Step on the other one!”

Well readers, I can’t tell no more;
About what occurred that day.
Suffice to say my jet black hair,
Turned fifty shades of Grey.

by John Summers