A week ago, I was invited by Hot Key Books to a VIP Bloggers Brunch with Alexandra Christo (To Kill A Kingdom) and Sebastien De Castell (Spellslinger series) in attendance.
The event was held at the Bonnier Zaffre offices near Bond Street. I love going to publishers offices, gives me hope to one day work in one! *Fingers Crossed*
I met up with my girlies Nicola and Ash outside the offices. Love that Ash came all the way from Wales for the event, I just love when we get lucky enough to see her too.
Once inside the office we got into a room which had a spread of doughnuts, pastries, fruit, juices, tea and coffee on a table. Me and the girls got a seat and chatted between ourselves and other bloggers while eating some of the delicious brunch.
People kept arriving, which after a while made the room quite full and there was more people than seats. However, they made sure that people with disabilities had a chair instead of sitting on the floor which was very nice.
After a while they let Alexandra and Sebastien loose. We were able to hang out with them for a bit before they had a casual talk with us about their new books.
I loved the whole informal setting, it made things so much more fun. Alexandra and Sebastien are hilarious and super talented because their books are amazing. Well, I haven’t read the Spellslinger series yet, but I know I’m going to love it as is just my type of series.
In the end we got given a copy of To Kill A Kindom and Soulbinder (Spellslinger #4) to get it signed by the authors. I’ve met Alexandra before at YALC this year and she recognised me which made be super happy.
Overall, the event was really lovely and the Hot Key team, Clare and Roisin took such great care of us. It was really nice to have an event during the day, as I’m much more of a brunch person than a cocktail one.
I’m very thankful for the invite and can’t wait for more events with Hot Key Books.
To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo is available now on Amazon. (affiliated link)
The Spellslinger series by Sebastien De Castell is available no on Amazon. (affiliated link)