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Countdown to the Hourglass/ Orchard Book Club Signing Event

What a great blog post to read! You are one amazing lady and its going to be a treat to see you….. And your gorgeous table 🙂

Lisa Fulham - Author


I’m on a countdown, one of the biggest countdowns of my life. Two weeks from today I will be attending my first ever signing. I have no idea what to expect and to be perfectly honest I’m flitting between extreme excitement and totally crapping myself.

The signing is being held by the wonderful Hourglass Events ladies Rachel and Jo and Orchard Book Club. I’ve known Rachel around two years now, if not longer and she has always been a huge supporter of me and so many other indie authors.

You can find out more about the fabulous ladies in this candid Interview they did with the equally fabulous Cameron Lincoln.

So why am I so worried? It’s the first time I’ve met my readers face to face, there’s over thirty authors attending, I’m not exactly well known and I keep having visions of sitting at my table all…

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All About Hourglass Events & The Orchard Book Club Peterborough Signing

Thank you Cameron for taking the time to feature us! Looking forward to seeing you real soon 🙂


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Update news for the Peterborough Signing event and Ball

Good Evening, just though we would add a little update of information for the Peterborough event in March.

Due to popular demand we have added a few more tables to the Evening ball!

This is  promising to be a fabulous night of great food, music and great company so don’t miss out, this is the maximum we can add now 😉

We are  also delighted to announce that after discussions with the hotel, we are now able to offer you the choice of coming to BOTH the AM and PM signings.

If you have bought an AM ticket you can now buy a PM ticket or if you have bought a PM ticket you can now buy a AM ticket.
This will enable you to spend longer meeting your favourite authors and getting your books and swag signed!! Please remember you will need both tickets with you on the day!

 If you have a business and fancy advertising your company in 300 gift bags we’re giving to guests on 14th March, or would like to donate a prize to the charity raffle, just drop us an email if you’re interested.

Please be advised that it will be cash sales for books on the day, there is a cash machine right opposite the Venue.

Hourglass is now on Instagram now so let’s share pictures too

Don’t forget to follow the Facebook group for #PeterboroughAuthorEvent ~

The Great Northern Hotel Peterborough have now got a new menu for snacks, meals and drinks….. Circa1852menu

All other info, like authors attending both the signing and ball, pre order book links, Peterborough hotels, are on this blog but if you need any other help or advice please just pop us an email 🙂


Huge squeezes 🙂

Rachel & Jo


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☆☆☆ Authors attending the Peterborough Signing event ☆☆☆

 Peterborough Signing and Evening Ball
March 14th 2015

~ Jodi Ellen Malpas

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys.
Working for her father’s construction business full time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible.
She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man.
She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world.
Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

twitter username @JodiEllenMalpas

~ Cameron Lincoln 

I’m a writer of romantic and erotic fiction featuring a variety of scenarios and fetishes, catering to both male and female tastes. If you like well-written, thought provoking filth, any one of my stories is for you.
All of my work is available to buy on Amazon UK, Amazon US and on Smashwords, and now in the print anthology PERFECT PLEASURES. I love getting feedback and chatting, so stop by to say hello.
I am currently working on my first full length novel – a paranormal romance/urban fantasy entitled The Mayfly.
twitter username @Cameron_Lincoln

~ A J Walters

A J Walters is a new contemporary romance author who has just made her first appearance on to the indie circuit. Having interests in history, romance and elements of erotica, she has brought all of these together in her debut publication; An Acute Attraction.
Wanting to break the trend of size 12 virgins in books, A J Walters has introduced a new real woman in Isabel Chambers. She’s a size 18-20, working single mother who now feels is it her time to start living her life again. At the ripe young age of 39, A J Walters also wanted to show that you can experience everything that a twenty-something would.
“I saw that a 39 year old isn’t quite at retirement age for fun, sex and finding love again. There are so many women out there that can be represented in books as well as the slim, innocent and beautiful types. Don’t get me wrong I love reading books with them in, but there is so many of them around now I felt it is time for something different. I’d like to think I brought my sense of humour across in it as well. I am ditsy, I suffer from ‘foot in mouth’ syndrome, but I can also be serious and sentimental. From the feedback I’ve had, apparently it makes for a great writing voice.”
A J Walters currently lives in North Staffordshire, UK with her 2 children.
You can purchase An Acute Attraction from Amazon Worldwide, WHSmith, or other online book outlets around the World.. It is available in all formats.

twitter @AJWaltersAuthor

~ Samantha Fontien

I’m a Happily Married, MUM of 2 very loved children. One is a teenager… so far (fingers crossed) a great one.
I LOVE Music… I should do as I am the daughter of Musicians; I was reared with a Guitar in one hand and a pen in the other.
I’m originally from London and am now living somewhere, in the Irish countryside, with cows (the four legged kind) as neighbours. We live on a small farm in a village (no I do not DO milking or anything farmy… I have nails lol).
I’ve had the big high-flying career and gave it and London. up for ‘LOVE’ (yep sucker lol) and would do it again a hundred times over to marry and have babies.
I have lived in Ireland for the last sixteen years and I love the peace and quiet that we have here, it’s a wonderful place to raise children.

I do NOT own wellies (gumboots) as the city girl that is still trapped in me, won’t allow it… SO… I wear riding boots instead. I may actually be the unofficial Imelda Marcos of Ireland with the amount of shoes I own (insert Shoegasm here).
I began writing professionally in January 2013 and now I’m releasing my fourth book.
I write fun, naughty, not so hearts and flowers stories. My all time favorite writing hero is Clive Cussler. I love action and suspense, which probably influences my own writing greatly, hence i’m NOT a hearts and flowers kind of girl.
I love humour and try to use it as often as I can in any situation… I think life is too short to NOT try anything new. I’m a fun, loyal person and believe in Karma, so I try to treat people how I would like to be treated… after all, it takes much more to be nasty to someone rather than just to be nice…

~ Hemmie Martin

I live with my husband, one teenage daughter, one house rabbit and two guinea pigs. My eldest daughter is studying veterinary medicine.
I lived in the south of France for six years.
My last post in my nursing career was working as a Forensic Nurse, working with young offenders. I write crime and contemporary fiction with a dark edge.

twitter username @HemmieMM

~ Lisa Fulham

Have you ever wondered ‘what if’? I have.
Many moons ago I dreamt of writing stories, I let life take hold and soon the dream was forgotten.
These days I am living my ‘what if’ and I’d love for you to come along on this bodacious ride we call life

twitter username @Lisa298

~ Shani Struthers

An avid reader, I’ll wade through pretty much anything but hot favourites right now are romance, horror (not gory though, more supernatural) and contemporary. Am discovering some wonderful books through Goodreads and writing circles on Facebook – haven’t had to pop into Waterstones for ages! I’m also the author of The Runaway Year, published by Omnific Publishing – a contemporary Cornish romance with a healthy dash of sass. Later this year my second novel will be available – a paranormal mystery this time. Psychic Surveys Book 1: The Haunting of Highdown Hall will be published by Crooked Cat Publishing and is the first in a series which will only get darker.


~ Rebecca Sherwin

Rebecca is a coffee drinking, music loving, working single mother and writing insomniac. When she’s not writing, she’s reading and when she’s not reading she’s squeezing her eyes shut and willing sleep to descend.
She writes about serious issues, giving emotional turmoil a twist and adding a little humour and sarcasm. Her stories are real and relatable, yet unexpected and unpredictable. Every writer was a reader first and Rebecca owes her passion for creating and telling emotional tales to the stories she has read and the people, places and experiences that have, and continue to, inspire her. Rebecca wants her readers to escape to a world where fairy tales and true love exist, wrapping her stories up with angst, passion and curveballs you won’t see coming.
Her writing aims to bring problems and tragedies people face every day to light, make them relatable and leave her readers thinking long after they’ve read the last page.

twitter username @RRSherwin

~ L. Chapman

L. Chapman was born in and continues to live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She has spent most of her life helping others as a health care assistant, and was, at one time, a DJ for a special needs club. Blending her love of helping others and her love of children, L dreams to one day own and operate a childcare nursery that will help mainstream special needs children with others.
In the rare times that L. is not working to help others or maniacally writing, she enjoys making a mess of things while creating beautifully detailed greeting cards. She spends time relaxing with family, friends, and good books. L. loves to travel and has been to many places in the United Kingdom; her favorite places all involve the ocean. She hopes to one day share a kiss with her happily-ever-after in the romantic shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Should she ever get over her fear of flying, those kisses may be shared in the shadows of the Egyptian Pyramids.
Ever the fussy eater, L. has never once tasted peanut butter, and she despises coffee. If you should feel the need to bribe her, it is suggested that you bring chocolate, as that is one of her know weaknesses.

twitter username @L_Chapman23

~ E.J. Shortall

I am a newbie to this writing business. It all started from an idea for an opening paragraph that I had one morning. From there the story grew and grew and eventually became ‘Silver Lining’.

I live in London with my partner, son and two cats. By day I work in a college supporting students, at night I’ve either got my head stuck in a book on my tablet, or I’m writing.

This is a monster roller coaster ride I’m on, and being a bit of an adrenalin junkie, I’m loving it!

twitter username @EJShortall

~ Tracie Podger

A Padi Scuba Diving instructor with a passion for writing. I have written four books in the Fallen Angel series and a romance, A Virtual Affair.

All to be self published in 2014.


twitter username @TraciePodger

~ Krissy V

I am a mother to two young children, who in turn keep me young. I live in Dublin, Ireland but, I’m originally from South Devon in the UK. I work full time in a pharmacy and write in all my spare time: in my lunch hour, when watching TV at night and anywhere the urge takes me.
I have always been interested in reading from a young age and then 2 years ago I was given a kindle as a present and it was the best thing that happened to me.
I have worked with a number of indie authors and have remained loyal to a few select authors and I beta read all their books.
After a year or more of doing this, I thought maybe I could write some of the stories that were in my head and I just decided to write and see what happened. I wrote about 70% of a story and then saw a post for the NaNoWriMo competition – to write 50,000 words in 30 days, I decided that this was a challenge I wanted to take and the Til Death Us Do Part series was born.
I am always thinking of situations that can be turned into a story and have started a few stories, which in turn will be completed and released to my readers.
I love to hear what my readers have to say about my work and please find my links below:
Thank you for your support and I hope you enjoy this series of books as much as I enjoyed writing them.
Krissy V

~ Charmain Marie Mitchell

Charmain Marie Mitchell lives on the south coast of the UK. She feels writing is for her an addiction, and needs her fix daily.

She finally decided to take the plunge and become a full time author at the end of 2012, and she is loving every minute of her decision.

twitter @charmain_m


~ Charming Man

For those of you looking for something a little more arousing, Charming Man offers a written insight into the realms of sensual romance.

Exploring the thought provoking world of encounters between strangers, sexual fantasies, illicit relationships and voyeurism, Charming Man attempts to reach the inner desire for erotic excitement that he believes is within us all.

Although all works ultimately leave nothing to the imagination, each treads a slow and tortuous path, building slowly to prolong the feeling of anticipation.

So why not take a look at the Charming Man website and peruse the stories at your ‘pleasure’. You’ll find no explicit content on the site’s pages; each story extract sets a scene and will hopefully leave you wanting more!

twitter username @charmingxman

~ Sarah Michelle Lynch

Sarah lives in East Yorkshire with her husband and daughter. When she’s not writing or chasing after her daughter, she’s watching US crime dramas, action movies or with her head in a good book (or her nose in a glass of good wine).

Sarah studied English Literature and worked for a national media group before finding this delightful outlet of ideas, character development and plain, outright ‘brain splash’.

~ K L Shandwick

I live in London with my husband, I have grown up children. I took up writing as a form of escapism from my very serious day job.

I’ve worked in the health service and social services settings for most of my adult life and I am independent professional still currently working for the above.

I have a few loves in life, music, skiing, and reading, and my family of course. Writing began during a difficult time in my life last year as a form of ‘self therapy’ to help combat some of the challenges I meet in the reality of my day to day working life.

@klshandwick (Twitter)

~ Louise Bay

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the seventies and eighties, I love all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so I’ll settle for books and films.

I love the rain, the West Wing, London, days when you don’t have to wear make-up, being alone, being with friends, elephants and champagne.


~ Beth Maria

Hi, I’m Beth Maria.
I have a two year old son and we live in the not so sunny country England.
I love reading, so when I read over 300 books, I decided to give writing a go myself. I had an amazing journey writing ‘Alive’ and can’t wait for you all to read it.
When I’m not looking after my son, you can find me in bed, reading, writing or watching a good film, whether it be action, romance or comedy. I like anything smile emoticon

twitter username @bethmaria1993

~ Zara Cox


Twitter @zcoxbooks

~ J. D. Chase

I am a hopeless, incurable romantic. When I’m not reading it, I’m writing it. I love lively, believable characters that you can identify with. I hate getting to the end of a good book and will regularly mourn a good book when when I’ve finished it.

My own writing is contemporary adult/erotica.

My fave romance quote comes from Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City “I am someone who is looking for love. Real love. Ridiculous, inconvenient, consuming, can’t-live-without-each-other love.” – Amen to that sister.

My fave sex quote comes from Oscar Wilde “Everything in the world is about sex except sex. Sex is about power.” – Ain’t that the truth!


twitter @JDChaseAuthor

~ Kitty French

Erotic romance writer, wine drinker, disorganised wife and mom.

USA Today Best Selling Author of The Knight Series, starring the super sexy #vikinglovegod Lucien Knight.

Also writes romantic comedy as Kat French, with 1st novel Undertaking Love out now from HarperCollins.

twitter username @kittysbooks

~ Neil Winnington

Neil Winnington lives on the Wirral in England.

He worked in the car industry for ten years before moving into Television, where he produced motoring programmes including Kits ‘n’ Cruisin for the Men and Motors channel (Now back on Men and Motor’s own Youtube channel), before working as a motoring journalist for various publications.

After another brief return to industry, Neil has been working on his novels and other writing projects including penning the lyrics to Emily’s Song by Sam Blue, a charity song raising money and awareness for Reunite International, the lyrics a message to his own abducted daughter.

He continues to write, and raises money for Reunite to try and help other parents living with the nightmare of having a child abducted.

He writes in many genres including novels, short stories and poems, with Emily’s Star being turned into an animation at the time of writing.

He continues to direct both music videos and is working on plans for a new TV Series.

Twitter @NeilWinnington

~ Glenn Haigh


Twitter @GlennHaigh

~ G.G.Carver

Born in the heart of England to two devoted parents he enjoyed a happy, loving childhood.

Not long after completing his further education he set off on a worldwide adventure visiting various places around the globe, but it was New Zealand that stole his heart.

It was here that he discovered his creative side with amateur dramatics, and he made several brief appearances in national soap operas.
After 5 years he returned to England and discovered his passion for writing. He wrote several unpublished children’s books, but had a vision for a book that would take him on an exciting journey.
He also lives with his close companion Carver Jnr his cuddly pup that features in many of his humorous Facebook updates.

He enjoys keeping fit, long walks in the fresh air and spending time with close family and friends.


~ Andie M. Long

Andie M. Long wrote two full length novels before Gabe and Stella entered her mind and so in her usual bonkers fashion decided to self-publish the first novella, having not even written the rest of the series.

Something she has smacked herself in the face for since.
Part One of The Alphabet Game went straight to Number One in The UK Amazon Kindle Erotic Short Story chart. She has several published short stories and poems, including an upcoming release for Cracked Eye.

Andie has a regular blog at, ‘The Emergence of the Invisible Writer.’

twitter username @andiemichelle

~  Samantha Towle

New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

twitter username @samtowlewrites…

~ Caroline Batten

Caroline lives in the Lake District with her husband, small child and two Kune Kune pigs.

She daydreams of one day owning a pair of Louboutin’s and having somewhere fabulous to wear them. Until then, she’ll be found plodding up a mountain in her trusty hiking boots.
#forfeit is Caroline’s debut novel. Her second novel,
Distraction, is due for publication in February 2015.

t: @Daisy_Fitz

~ Kit Tinsley

Kit Tinsley is an English horror author.
Kit Tinsley is ultimately a storyteller. Choosing whatever medium best suits the story he has to tell. Be that script, song or novel.

He would describe himself as a horror writer. Exploring the darker recesses of the human experience. Holding a dark mirror up to the world, and making his readers (and himself) face their worst fears.

To date Kit has released three books. His first novel, ‘Beneath’, a short story collection, ‘Dark County’, and his latest novel, ‘The Wilds’

Twitter @KitTinsley

~ Lisa J Hobman 

I’m a happily married mum with two crazy dogs and a thing for men with tattoos! In May 2012 I relocated from Yorkshire to my favourite place in the world, Scotland. The time since then has been a rollercoaster!

I love writing, singing and I’m very passionate about music. My tastes are quite eclectic.

My debut novel Bridge Over the Atlantic was shortlisted in the 2014 RoNA awards and I have two further published novels, Through the Glass and The Girl Before Eve.
twitter username @LisaJHobmanAuth

~ Ava Manello

Passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author. I love nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, formatting or proofreading,

I love erotic suspense that’s well written and engages the reader, and I love promoting the heck out of it over on my book blog.

I’m a mother, but most of all I’m me!


~ Natasha Preston

My name is Natasha, but most people call me Tash or Tasha. I don’t mind either. I was born in England and have lived in small towns and villages out in the countryside ever since.

My husband, Joseph, is the most supportive person in my life. Without his love, help and patience I wouldn’t be where I am today. And this website wouldn’t exist! I’m a proud mummy to an amazing little boy who is my whole world.

At school I drifted through, achieving average grades. I fell into administration and receptionist jobs, thinking that I couldn’t really do anything else.

In 2010 I stumbled into writing completely by accident. I was searching the ‘app store’ and came across Wattpad, an amateur writing site. For the first few months I just read, but then decided to type some of the ideas I had floating around my head. I’m so glad I did because I absolutely love writing.

Writing gave me an escape, and Wattpad gave me the self-confidence I lacked.
twitter username @natashavpreston

***Here is the link to get tickets**

Tickets will sell through Eventbrite at a cost of £5.50 per ticket plus a eventbrite booking fee for the signing (total £6.48)

All author details can be found here

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Ball tickets are £43.50 plus a eventbrite booking fee (£45.24)


Samantha Towle

Jodi Ellen Malpas

Krissy v

Andie M Long

Hemmie Martin

Cameron Lincoln

Kitty French

E J Shortall

Lisa Fulham

Kit Tinsley

Zara Cox

Samantha Fontien

G G Carver

Rebecca Sherwin

Neil Winnington

A J Walters

Glenn Haigh

L Chapman

Charming Man

Charmaine Marie Mitchell

Tracie Podger

K L Shandwick

Caroline Batten

Shani Struthers

Beth Maria

Ava Manello

Natasha Preston

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☆☆☆The Countdown has begun for Valentines Day☆☆☆


☆☆☆The Countdown has begun for Valentines Day☆☆☆

Give the LOVE of your life a night to remember with a Ticket to
#PeterboroughSigningEvent2015 and Evening BALL

But you have to hurry…

Saturday, March 14th 2015
7 pm Start – 12.30 am * 3 Course meal ~ * Disco and * Bar Magician * Photographer, all proceeds going to British Dyslexia  & Charity Raffle for British Dyslexia.

There are limited tickets still available for the days signings too…


ALL Tickets can be purchased via the link below


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Follow the Leeds Author book signing!


5th March 2016 Leeds

10 AM – 5 PM 

Author book signing event

This page is here so followers and Authors can share, chat and promo about the signing being held on the 5th March 2016 in Leeds uk




This Public group is for the attending authors and fans coming to the Leeds book signing event hosted by Hourglass Events.

Here you can chat, swap ideas and get to know each other before the event making it all more fun and a closer feel. Feel free to post any promo that will help the Leeds event.



This Closed group is just for the attending Leeds authors only.

Here you can chat, swap ideas and get to know each other before the event making it all more fun and a closer feel.


Follow us and and join in with us, Hourglass is part of every social media going!!

(see the contact us page)


twitter @JoRaHourglass and use the #LeedsAuthorEvent2016 to get us all noticed


Tickets will be on sale on Eventbrite once we have the full and confirmed line up.


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