Monday, 29 August 2016

Summer at Skylark Farm paperback publication day and GIVEAWAY

Truth be told I didn't quite know what to expect from the Summer at Skylark Farm paperback publication day last Thursday. The e-book was released on June 2nd and consequently I thought the paperback arriving exclusively on the shelves in Sainsburys stores would make a slight ripple at best, but I couldn't have been more wrong!


By lunchtime my social media accounts were reaching meltdown, the house was awash with Champagne, flowers, Galaxy and gifts and then the #shelfies started to pour in along with messages that local stores in Norwich had already sold out! 

I don't think I can explain just how exciting it was to see real books with my name on being added to trolleys and sitting alongside Trisha Ashley and JK Rowling, but a thirty year dream was finally being realised and I enjoyed every second.


#shelfies from as far as Truro in Cornwall and Nairn in Inverness were still appearing on Facebook and Twitter twenty four later and now is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to everyone who grabbed a copy, along with a photo and made the excitement even more memorable!


Meeting up with school chum, Claire Leckie and giving her a signed copy was another highlight as Claire can remember me talking about my dreams of being an author when we were at school together a very, very long time ago!


The Summer at Skylark Farm paperback publication day was an absolute whirlwind and I want to thank you all for playing a part in marking the occasion and making the day so special!

Summer At Skylark Farm Paperback GIVEAWAY!

If you would like to be in with a chance of winning one of the two signed copies I have to giveaway (thank you Books and The City), just share in the comment box below the name and title of either your favourite Summer read of 2016 so far OR your favourite Summer Song.

Personally I'm in love with The Canal Boat Cafe by Cressida McLaughlin and having being educated on the joys of K-Pop by my beautiful daughter Amelia, my top tune for this summer is Can't Help Myself by Eric Nam feat, Loco. (You simply have to Google that one)!

Winners will be randomly selected after the closing date of September 6th (midnight UK) and announced here and on social media, so please include contact details and check back in after the 6th to see if you are a winner. Open to UK entrants only.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE! 

Wishing you all a wonderful week!

H x

35 comments:

  1. Congratulations lovely!!!
    My fave summer book so far is Geek Girl Sunny Side Up by Holly Smale. Love the whole series! My fave summer song is I Got That Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Its my ring tone and makes me so happy!!

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    1. Excellent choice of Top Tune and another great read for my TBR pile! Thank you for entering. H x

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  2. Congratulations lovely!!!
    My fave summer book so far is Geek Girl Sunny Side Up by Holly Smale. Love the whole series! My fave summer song is I Got That Feeling by Justin Timberlake. Its my ring tone and makes me so happy!!

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  3. Congratulations on your book, Heidi. My favourite summer book this year is Summer at the Comfort Food Cafe by the lovely Debbie Johnson. Full of laughs, sandy beaches and the most delicious sounding milkshakes. I have to also mention my favourite summer song that will never be knocked off my favourite list - Summer of 69 by Bryan Adams :-)

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    1. Thank you Michelle! I've entered your name into the draw. Love the fact that you have a Top Tune that can't be tipped off the top spot! H x

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  4. I think my comment has vanished! Can you see it? x

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    1. It has disappeared Cheryl! Would you mind commenting again? Thank you lovely. H x

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    2. I thought it had! I'll do it again x

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  5. Congrats lovely lady!!!
    My fave summer book this year is Sunset at Central Park by Sarah Morgan. And I'm adding another one, but's it's another genre: All About the Hype by Paige Toon xx

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    1. Thank you my lovely. Fantastic reads you've picked there! H x

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  6. Would love to win a copy as everywhere in Norwich has sold out! Favourite summer read of 2016 so far is Our Tragic Universe by Scarlett Thomas - romance combined with philosophy!

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    1. Thank you for entering the competition Julia! Sainburys have said there will be more stock tomorrow but watch this space as you are in the draw now! H x

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  7. Favourite summer read was Sunset in Cental Park by Sarah Morgan. Haven't managed to get my hands on a copy yet, going to try a different Sainsbury's at the weekend. Lx

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    1. Oops forgot to leave contact details. My twitter account is @xLaura30x

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  8. I'm currently feeling festive so i am reading Trisha Ashley's AChristmas Cracker! Fave summer song has always been Summer of 69, Bryan Adams **happy sigh** x

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    1. Hi Cheryl. Better luck this time and what a fabulous current read. I absolutely adore Trisha Ashley. I'm reading A Leap of Faith at the moment. It was next to Skylark Farm on the shelf in Sainsbury so how could I resist? H x

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    2. Oh enjoy! Its next on my list, closely followed by Skylark Farm! x

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  9. One of my favourite reads this summer has to Rachael Lucas wildflower bay just finished it and would love your skylark farm next.

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  10. Hello Nicola. Thank you for entering the competition! I finished reading Wildflower Bay last week and I also loved it! Have you read Sealed With a Kiss? H x

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  11. I haven't read sealed with a kiss going to have to as I heard it is from the Scottish island

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    1. Yes. All about what happens on the island before Wildflower Bay but doesn't matter if you've read that one first. H x

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  12. I will have to read it soon but sad I did it the wrong way round.

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  13. Congratulations Heidi! I'm also a Wildflower Bay fan, but I'd also recommend A Village Romance + A Summer Romance on e-book by Lynda Renham. Music? Summer Breeze by the Isley Brothers. I'm @Williams13Anne on Twitter x

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    1. Thank you for the recommendations Anne and for entering the competition. Great music choice btw! H x

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  14. Congratulations - amazing! My favourite read of the summer has been Caught Inside by Jamie Deacon

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    1. Thank you Christina! I hope you have had a super summer and thanks for entering the competition! H x

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  15. House of Shadows by Nicola Cornick:) x

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    1. Thank you for entering the competition Rachel! H x

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  16. My fave summer book this year is "down on Daffodil lane". By Rebecca
    Pugh, so lovely
    And my fave top tune for summer is
    Kingston Town UB40 am total UB40 fan and SKA 😍😍❤️
    G👀D luck everyone , would love to win this I adored "The Cherry tree Cafe" congrats on gthis one too Heidi xx (love your name,yknow it reminds me of one of my favourite childhood books "Heidi" xx

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    1. Hi Laura, thank you for entering. I love your book AND your music choice! Huge UB40 and SKA fans in our house. So pleased you enjoyed The Cherry Tree Cafe. Good luck! H x

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  17. Oh, this is difficult! I've read all sorts this summer: timeslip, procedural thrillers, grip-lit, romance! But I think I choose The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George. It has that warm, everday-magic-of-humanity feel that you get from many Joanne Harris books.
    P.S. It would be great if you could add the name and URL option to the profile selection for comments. :) OpenId doesn't exist anymore so may be worth taking that option off.

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    1. Hi Alison. Thank you for entering the competition and making such a great recommendation. I'll look into the techno problem H x

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  18. I've recently read Samantha Tonge's 'Breakfast Under a Cornish Sky' and loved its summery feel so I'd plump for that. Fave summer song is probably Don Henley 'Boys of Summer'

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    1. Excellent Maxi! Same is a great friend so I'll pass that on. She'll be thrilled! Good luck with the competition. H x

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