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2019 ….. Back in Leeds!

Now our 2018 Leeds signing event has its completed line up we are not planing to. E back in Leeds March 2019! 

Sign up is open, invites going out and announcements start October 17.

#teamhourglass #Leeds2019 #ukbooksigning


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🖤Darker Summer Mayhem Competition 🖤

Do you want to win an Amazon Gift Card?!
This is our last offer before the Darker Side of Fiction Event on the 7th October!!

So we KNOW you love reading crime, horror, fantasy, thriller, sci-fi , paranormal and dystopian books which means you’ll want to win the £15 Amazon voucher we are giving away!!!

All you need to do is buy your Darker ticket before midnight on Tuesday 29th August and be entered into this fabulous prize draw. 

You know there’s always room for a few more signed books 😈
Just click the Ticket Link

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We are excited to announce and welcome Zak Hardacre to the Leeds 2018 signing!


I am a former British soldier now turned IT slave. I began writing around mid-2014. This was a semi-autobiographical military Trilogy, under a different name.

During this time, I took to social media to promote myself and my books. Whilst on Twitter, I came across another author Dakota Storm who also writes under a different name. After mutual consent, and a bit of arm twisting on her part, we decided to collaborate on a book titled “Explosive Chemistry”

I enjoyed the experience so much I decided to continue on my own. I then released two more books on my own. The first titled “Undercover Liaisons”, the other “The Principals Daughter”. Both of these have military themes running through them as they are based on my experiences in the military and Private Security Industry

I wrote a trilogy of books based on the life and experiences of a male escort. They follow a young Irishman, the innocence of his first chance meeting with an older lady. She opens his eyes into the world of BDSM. After gaining a taste for it, he tries to discover more about the lifestyle while travelling abroad. The final book focuses on him acting as a male escort in a professional capacity. The main character experiences both sides of the BDSM lifestyle as a dom and a submissive. It was a challenge as I write as both male and female POV in the first person.

I recently released my first erotica novel, which is a dark psychological tale. It follows the lives of three different characters Oliver, Brianna and Ashton. It was challenging to write as it is written in the first person and the subject was quite complex. I throughly enjoyed it and it has so far been well received.

Myself as a person.

I am a fun loving guy, and a bit of a joker. My philosophy is never take yourself too seriously, and live life to the full. I am a naturally shy person, not one that likes the spotlight. This may have something to do with my time in the military. This is not the impression I give out most people say, but it is none the less true. It has been remarked that I am like an Energizer Bunny of cum shots. I thought that was rather sweet, but feckin hilarious!!!

When I have free time, I love to be surrounded by family, friends, great food, or engrossed in a good book. My erotic imagination comes from experiences and thoughts I have while either working or playing. I love the great outdoors and am a keen sportsman having competed in Triathlon for a number of years.

I like to set myself challenges and goals, be in writing or in my private life. This is probably down to my competitive nature. I do a personal physical challenge every year, one of my life time ambitions is to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, and to cycle across “Death Valley” in the USA.


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Tickets to meet Zak in Leeds are on sale now!


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Darker tickets

Don’t miss this event! 

Come and meet some Wickedly Dark crime, horror, fantasy, thriller, sci-fi , paranormal and dystopian authors on Saturday 7th October 2017 at the Holiday Inn west Peterborough. 
Later enjoy the Darker Ball, enjoy fabulous meal and dance the night away at our Charity Fundraiser Ball – supporting Young Minds and Sue Ryder Hospice
Get your tickets NOW by clicking the link below ⬇️⬇️

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We are pleased to announce that Chris Turnbull will be signing in Leeds 2018

I’m Chris, Reading and Writing have always been a passion of mine, I love the feeling of been drawn into a good book and escaping into another world.
Writing has been something that has been with me from a young age, and creating characters is something I particually enjoy.
 My writing is almost always set in the past, I love finding out about times gone by and try to include the knowledge I learn about the era into my book, and hopefully you too may learn something you didn’t know before.
Chris was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire in England.
The eldest of two sons Chris originally wanted to become a dog groomer and trained in this field before working on a farm in the grooming room as well as helping with the dog hydrotherapy.
After a few years Chris moved on, and found a job at Bradford University working with PhD students in the Biology labs. Chris enjoyed nealry 7 years here before moving over to York University to take on a similar, be it more senor role.
Chris now lives on the outskirts of York with his partner and their Jack Russell terrier

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Tickets for meet Chris in Leeds are on sale now! 
With over 60 amazing authors in a beautiful city, why not come and join us!! 
We are supporting the Make a Wish Charity throughout the day and the evening ball. 

Get your tickets using the link below

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