Monthly Archives: February 2016

¸.•´*¨`*•✿ LEEDS ANNOUNCEMENT ❥¸.•´*¨`*•✿


We would like to welcome Donna Alam to the Leeds signing!


Indie author Donna writes about exotic locations and the men you aren’t married to but wish you were. Escapism reads with heart, humour, and of course, plenty of steam.

Hailing from the sunny North East of England, Donna is a nomad at heart, moving houses and continents more times than she’d care to recall, as member of a travelling circus.

Not really. As a trailing spouse.

A Bedouin at heart, Donna once worked at a school very much like the one in the Pretty Series. Alas, a Kai-alike was not sighted on the campus during her employ.



You can find Donna here:



We are super excited Donna will be signing in Leeds and sure you will all give her a warm welcome x

Come and meet and our 60 fabulous authors signing at Leeds, its going to be a day and night to remember 🙂



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Just going to plug Hourglass events 2017 Darker event!

The Darker Side Of Fiction……

We do have other plans for next year *grins* but Darker is up and running.

Sign up for authors is still open until the end of March, so if you have a darker author you would like to meet, tag and share!

All readers and bloggers are welcome to join the groups and page, be ace to have you with us 🙂




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Charity Masked ball 


We have just 10 charity Masquerade ball tickets left! 

This night is set to be the most beautiful and memorable of the year. 

The charity we are supporting is Mind.

We are looking forward to welcoming you. 

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Ticket sale! 


✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫ Flash Sale ✫¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.✫
As we Love Leeds we are spreading the love this weekend!

Valentines sale … 14% off until Sunday the 14th midnight. 

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“They Say I’m Doing Well” Blog Tour

12633251_10207533830399261_449278689_o1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem

Throughout the month of February, is hosting 29 authors, all with stories, poems and articles to raise awareness of mental health/life issues.

The authors include:

Alexandra North

Amelia J Hunter

Andie M Long

Anna-Maria Athanasiou

Audrina Lane

Blake Rivers

Carrie Elks

Charlotte Hart

Claire C Riley

David E Gordon

EJ Shortall

Eleanor Lloyd-Jones

Francesca Marlow

Glenn Haigh

Grace Harper

HA Robinson

Hemmie Martin

Lavinia Urban

Lisa Fulham

Mandy Gibson

Muriel Garcia

Rachel Hague

Rebecca Sherwin

Sarah Michelle Lynch

Scarlett Flame

SJ Warner

Stevie Turner

T A McKay

Victoria L James

You can read everyone’s words for free over on this link:

Nobody should face mental illness alone

Everyone taking part agreed it would be wonderful to mark this event with printed words and therefore we’ll be offering the collected blogs as a paperback, EXCLUSIVE to the Leeds Author Event which most of us are attending on March 5th, 2016.


AT LEAST £1 from each paperback sale will go to MIND UK (click link to find out more about this charity and how they’re helping to improve mental health services).

You can only get this book if you are coming to the Leeds event. Otherwise, you are welcome to read and re-read our blogs and donate direct to Mind through our JustGiving page:

PRE-ORDER THE PAPERBACK at this link (please read the small print:):



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The Masquerade Ball only has 12 tickets left!





The Masquerade Ball only has 12 tickets left!

Forty of the signing authors will be attending the Ball 🙂

This is a great chance to meet friends in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere where you can chat, dine and dance the night away.

Dinner will be at the Leeds Marriott hotel

5th March 2016

Starts at 7.30pm

The ball will include a 3 course dinner, coffee and mints with a DJ, photographer and some extra touches 😉

There will be two bars in the ballroom and open until 12.30 am with the residents bar open until 2am.

Dress code will be formal with an optional masquerade style mask.

We will be having a charity raffle and the money raised from the Photographers sales and raffle are going to the Mind UK charity.

All tickets are Non refundable
Ticket can be transferred, you will have to contact Hourglass to change names.
Dress code is Formal, optional Masquerade style mask.



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Leeds countdown

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Things are getting even more exciting now as we are Just 4 weeks until the the Leeds signing where you could meet over 60 authors! 

Books are being brought, sharpies are at the ready, outfits and masks being shown, the excitement is definitely building for this fabulous event…… Still time for you to be part of it all too! 


~* Full line up *~

AJ Walters

Alexandra North

Andie M. Long

Anna-Maria Athanasiou

Ava Manello

Beth Ashworth.

C.J. Fallowfield


Cameron Lincoln

Carrie Elks

Charlotte E Hart

Charming Man

Claire C Riley

E.J. Shortall

Elle Brooks

Emma L Adams

Francesca Marlow


Georgina Hannan

Glenn Haigh

Heather Shere

Hazel Robinson

J. D. Chase

Jenny Siegel

KA Hobbs 

Katie M John

KL Shandwick

Kelsey Burns

Kerry Heaven

Kitty French

Krissy V

L. A. Cotton

LP Lovell 

L Chapman

Laura Barnard

Laura Morgan

Lavinia Urban

Lisa Fulham

Lisa Helen Gray

Lisa J Hobman

Lisa S Robinson

Louise Bay

Melody Winter

Muriel Garcia

Natasha Preston

Neil Winnington

Nicola Hudson

Nikki Groom

Rebecca Sherwin

S J Molloy

S. K. Hartley

Samantha Fontien

Samantha Towle

Sarah Elizabeth

Sarah Michelle Lynch

Scarlett Flame

Sibylla Matilde

Susan Elle

Tracie Podger

Victoria L. James

Zara Cox

 Pre order books for the event:
Get your tickets here:

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Authors raising money for Mind


Author Sarah Michelle Lynch asked over 30 writers to join her in raising awareness and money for the mental health charity Mind, a great cause which the upcoming Leeds Author Event is supporting on March 5th.

Each author was asked to donate words. They were given free rein except to include the phrase “They Say I’m Doing Well” within the body of the work.

Join us, throughout this month-long event.
Read inspiring, evocative and emotional stories, many of which are written from first-hand experience. Read poems, short stories and accounts of discovering and coping with a mental health problem.

Read all the blogs as they appear here:…/

Donate to our campaign and your money goes straight to the charity:

Find out more about Mind:

Join the FB event:

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