The event was attended by a bevy of authors from across the globe and covering a multitude of genre.
I arrived with my good friend, and fellow author Bella Settarra, in Twikenham on the Thursday afternoon. We were both staying in the halls of residence. Although, this would take us both back to times at University, neither of us had actually lived in the halls of residence. So, a chance to see how the other half lived. Being one a perpetual student I had attended the University of Salford, University of Bolton and Liverpool John Moores in sucession. See I have brains as well as beauty. Well, brains in any case!
The event was a fairly long one and the first night was a meet and greet with authors and a few readers in a local pub.A great way to get to know authors that we had never met before.
We were pretty noisy and as the pub was having a charity pub quiz, a number of us meandered out to the beer garden. The evening was pretty balmy so it was no hardship to do so.
Friday morning was the day that we set up our stalls ready for the Saturday signing. Welcome speech by Katie M. John followed by a Key Note speech by Samantha Young in the Lecture Theatre.
Samantha had a number one bestseller with On Dublin Street, then went on to find success with other writing after this. This was a very emotional and inspiring key note speech.
Throughout the morning and afternoon there were a number of panels discussing numerous subject related to writing. My self, Zak Jane Keir, LA Cotton and Anna Bloom sat on one of these. Ours was covered the topics of - What's the difference between Romance and Erotica - or have the lines blurred? Post 50 Shades phenomenon. How much sex is too much sex? What makes a good romance story? and Pet peeves in Romance? Marketing Romance and keeping Romance readers Satisfied.This proved to be a very interesting panel with lots of input from the audience.
The evening entertainment was to be the UK premier of The Lovely Witches Club, once again in one of the many Lecture Theatres. Although a few snuck off to the pub for a few drinks and something to eat.
Saturday arrived and the signing opened after a key note speeches by Catherine Stine, who very kindly stepped up to the plate after the original speaker was unable to attend at the last minute.
The morning session began at 10.30 am as live reading were taking place in the The Dolce Vita Starbucks Coffee Shop, and the Student Union Bar.
The Saturday evening ended with a bang with a Butterfly Ball in the very beautiful surroundings of the Waldergrave Rooms. Cheese, biscuits and red wine was provided, courtesy of Frayed Fairy Tales. Alongside of this was a Silent Disco in the party room. Something for everyone it seems.
The authors present have donated a vast array of lovely swag and there is a copy of my latest book From Willing Sub To Enslaved Captive signed by ALL of the attending authors. To add to this there is a signed copy of The Saturday Sub by Bella Settarra, and a signed copy of War and Pieces a Frayed Fairy Tale by The Ferocious 5, which is the OFFICIAL Fan Group for the authors who brought you Fractured Glass: A Novel Anthology, and 7: The Seven Deadly Sins. Casey L. Bond, N. L. Greene, Kelly Risser, Tia Silverthorne Bach, and Jo Michaels.
As you can see this is a brilliant prize and there will be only one winner. So, who wants this amazing prize?
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*****Competition is now closed and the winner is Clare Roden****
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