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Leeds 2018 line up 

Have you seen the amazing authors signing at Leeds 2018!!
A V Scott

Alice Raine

Anna-Maria Athanasiou

Annie Hughes

Beverley Hollowed

C A Ellis

Caroline Easton

Carrie Elks

Charlie M. Matthews

Charlotte E Hart

Chloe Walsh

Dawn A Keane

Dee Palmer

E J Shortall

E S Carter

Eleanor Lloyd-Jones 

Elle Brooks

Elle McKenzie

Eva Jordan

Glenn Haigh

Grace Harper

H A Robinson

Hayley Oakes

Hazel Robinson

Helen Whapshott

Isobelle Cate

J A Heron

Jessie Courts

Jill Turner

K A Hobbs

K L Jessop

Karen Ferry

Karen Frances

Katie Fox

Katie J Newman

Katie M John

Kristy Nicolle

L Chapman

L A Cotton

Laura Barnard

Laura Farr

Lisa J Hobman

Lizzie James

Lucy Felthouse

M A Horst

M B Feeney

Martin Ferguson

Matthew Drzymala

Melanie Moreland

Muriel Garcia

Natasha Preston

Paula Acton

R G Corr

Rachel De Lune

Samantha Fontien

Samantha Towle

S M Phillips

T L Wainwright

Tara Brown

Toya Richardson

Victoria L James
Come and meet your favourite authors and discover some new ones on Saturday 3rd March 2018. Then Join us for a fabulous dinner and dance the night away with your friends at our 1920’s flapper and gangster party.

 #hourglass #leeds2018 #booksigning

Just click the link to get your tickets now. ⬇️⬇️
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Darker Book Signing Event

Hemmie Martin


Whilst I acknowledge we’re due summer (hopefully) before this book event in October, I wanted to raise your awareness as there are only 20 weeks to go – frightening how time flies.

As this event is focused on the darker side of fiction, you will find authors of crime, horror, sci-fi, psychological thrillers and paranormal, to name but a few. It promises to be an exciting event, run by the talented duo of Hourglass.

In the evening, there is a sit down meal followed by a Darker Ball, and two charities will benefit from the event – Sue Ryder Hospice for the terminally ill, and Young Minds – a children’s mental health charity. The delicious menu can be viewed on the eventbrite page (hopefully the link will work – but technology is not always my friend). To purchase book event and Ball tickets

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‪Happy #WorldGothDay 💀 ‬

‪Grab those gothic novels, horror stories wear black and get a ticket!
The Darker Side of Fiction 

Saturday 7th October 2017 
Ready for something different?
It’s not too late to get your tickets, just click the link here ⬇️

‪#TheDarkerSideOfFiction2017 #booksigningevent #TeamHourglass‬


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We a totally excited to announce that Samantha Towle is joining the Leeds signing! 

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling  author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.
She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, 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.



You can find Samantha at –


Twitter: @samtowlewrites



 Tickets to meet Samantha in Leeds on March 3rd 2018 are on sale now!


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Have you seen the amazing authors signing at Leeds 2018?! 

Come and meet your favourite authors and discover some new ones on Saturday 3rd March. Join us for a fabulous dinner and dance the night away with your friends at our 1920’s flapper and gangster party. #hourglass #leeds2018 #booksigning
Just click the link to get your tickets now. ⬇️⬇️

Hourglass Booksigning Events‪‬

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We are so thrilled to welcome Tara Brown to the Leeds  2018 signing event!

Tara Brown is an award winning, international bestselling author who writes contemporary and paranormal romance novels but also fantasy and dystopian novels with a smidgen of romance.

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I am the mother of two beautiful girls who are growing up so fast, the wife of a cute guy in a uniform (my own personal hero), and a writer.
My family will tell you it doesn’t exactly fall into that order. Especially around dinner time when I “Cook” from a takeout menu with my face plastered to my computer.
I also have two cats who I adore more than I should, like more than people I know, and a dog. He is a beagle who is naughty but just so darned cute. He gives you that little beagle face and then steals your slice of pizza.
I have a busy mind and even busier fingers. I can write fast and keep track of a large cast, but I can’t remember why I’m at the grocery store. I try to write lists but they always end up being notes for books or indie bands. I LOVE INDIE MUSIC!
I talk to myself in the car and sing too loud for my skill level. The invention of Bluetooth has made talking in the car less awkward but if you hear me singing, run.
I love writing. I love my characters like they are my friends and I am telling their version of the truth.
My worst flaw is the horrid English accent which I read everything with. If I read aloud it comes too. I’m not English, so I can’t even do the accent which makes it awkward for anyone who is nearby.
My favourite authors are Robert Jordan and Jane Austen and Robert Mccammon and Jim Crace. I think Stephen King and Dean Koontz have the most unique imaginations. I have the hardest time not LOVING Catcher In The Rye by J.D. Salinger. I know all the serial killers have a copy but I adored that novel. It made me feel a thousand different things and one of them was more alive. (And not in the least bit serial killer-ish)
When I grow up I want to be James Patterson or Nora Roberts. I aspire to be like them, always trying to hone my skills and work harder.
My genres are all over the map. I have Paranormal Romance, Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction, Erotica (under Sophie Starr my porn name so my mom doesn’t know), Thrillers, and even some Romantic Comedies.


Thanks for checking me out and I hope you got lost in something I wrote or it made you so HAPPY/SAD/BLISSFUL/TURNED ON/ANGRY/EXCITED/FRIGHTENED/HORRIFIED/MAD that you couldn’t believe it.

The list of what is coming out this year is not completed. I will keep my Facebook page as up to date as I can.
Here is a short breakdown of my genres and pen names.

TARA BROWN- My main page and essentially my brand. Books published under Tara Brown will be adult and mostly suspense and romance. The Lonely and Single Lady Spy Series are among those. Not intended for young readers, at all. 18 and over.

AE WATSON – My pen name for Young Adult books. Born, HERE, The Seventh Day, White Girl Problems, etc. This is my page that is safe for YA readers of a mature reading level.

ERIN LEIGH – Adult Romance and Chick Lit. 18 and over recommended reading level.

TL BROWN – Adult Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Fantasy. NOT FOR YOUNG READERS AT ALL!!




Tickets to meet Tara in Leeds are on sale now!

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

We are pleased to welcome Laura Farr to the Leeds 2018 signing! 

Laura Farr lives in Shropshire with her husband and two children. When she isn’t working, or being a Mummy she is pursuing her dream of writing and has just released her debut novel.

She is a romantic at heart and loves nothing more than writing stories with a happy ever after, even if there is the odd chapter of angst thrown in! Her desire to write came from her love of reading and when she isn’t writing you will find her attached to her kindle or spending time with her family.

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We are thrilled Laura is joining us to sign in Leeds and tickets are on sale now to meet her!

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