Guest Author Hugh Roberts Launching More Glimpses

I’m thrilled to have Hugh Roberts over at my blog today to share in promoting his newest – long awaited, follow up book – More Glimpses. Hugh is known for his crafty short stories which reel us in with curiosity, holding our attention till the very end as we await the ‘twist’, which Hugh has come to be known for.

 

Welcome to my blog today Hugh, and I know my readers are in for a real treat with a sneak peek into one of your characters – Jane Collins from the story – The Jump. Are your dreams real? Do your dreams haunt you? Read Hugh’s introduction to this mysterious story and get hooked.

 

Author Hugh Roberts

 

About Hugh:

Hugh W. Roberts is a published author who lives in Swansea, South Wales, in the United Kingdom.

Hugh gets his inspiration for writing from various avenues including writing prompts, photos, eavesdropping and while out walking his dog, Toby. Although he was born in Wales he has lived around various parts of the UK, including London where he lived for 27 years.

Hugh suffers from a mild form of dyslexia but, after discover Blogging, decided not to allow the condition to stop his passion for writing. Since creating his blog ‘Hugh’s Views & News’ back in February 2014, he has built up a strong following and now writes everyday. Always keen to promote other bloggers, authors and writers, Hugh enjoys the interaction Blogging brings and has built up a group of on-line friends he considers as an everyday essential.

Hugh is a writer of short stories and the author of Glimpses and More Glimpses. A keen photographer, he also enjoys cycling, walking, reading, watching television, and enjoys relaxing most evenings with a glass of red wine.

Hugh shares his life with John, his civil-partner, and their fur babies, Toby and Austen, their Cardigan Welsh Corgis.

 

 

Blurb:

Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Or know the real truth about what lurks inside every mobile phone? Would you steal items from a blind person, or send your neighbours on a time travelling adventure fraught with danger and menace to save the human race from a bug? How about staying in a sleepy village where many murders have taken place or coming to the aid of royalty while out shopping?

These are just some of the subjects covered in the second collection of short stories and flash fiction from author and writer, Hugh W. Roberts.

‘More Glimpses’ gives the reader an opportunity to take a peek into the lives of normal, everyday people whose lives are all on a path full of twists, turns and unexpected endings. However, it’s not only about the humans; nothing escapes the extraordinary journeys Hugh has planned for you. If you are a lover of shows such as ‘Black Mirror’ or ‘The Twilight Zone’ then you’re in for another exciting trip in this second collection from Hugh. Come and meet the characters who had no idea their lives were about to be turned upside-down. Enjoy the ride!

“Hugh W. Roberts is back with More…Glimpses, that is! This is his second collection of short stories showcasing the dark and somewhat twisted mind of humankind. Roberts’ witty imagination, coupled with his love of stories from The Twilight Zone and Outer Limits, crafts 32 more tales of dark humour and hair-raising tales in a variety of genres, some a short read, others a little longer to get your heart racing! In every case, just when you think you’ve got the tale figured out, Roberts drops in a completely unexpected ending that may make you jump, laugh or even ponder your use of technology! The Tunnel, Baby Talk, Floral Hall and The Right Choice were my favourites!” – Terri Webster Schrandt, Writer and Blogger.

 

Are the strangers in your dreams real people?

My pseudonym is Jane Collins. Unless you’ve read the story ‘The Jump’, from the book ‘More Glimpses’, then you won’t know who I am… yet.

I first appeared in a dream that the author, Hugh W. Roberts, had. I’m not here to talk about his dream, but it’s a significant piece of information. Why? Because when Hugh woke up from that dream, I heard him ask himself if I was a stranger in his life or just a figure of his imagination.

As a writer, Hugh thought that I was a figure of his imagination, but something at the back of his mind has been niggling at him as to if that statement is true.

Now, with the publication of his new book, you’re all about to find out the answer.

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Every day, life brings us into contact with people, many of whom we may only cross paths with for a split-second. However, that brief encounter can be the doorway for people, like me, to enter your dreams.

I’m glad, and you’ll be glad to know that some of us don’t have the power to be remembered. Why?  Because we rely on you to remember your dreams. After all, we all dream every night, don’t we? However, how often do you remember what you dreamt about last night; let alone what you dreamt about last Wednesday night?

Here’s another question I keep hearing Hugh asking himself: Are the people in the dreams we don’t remember, more dangerous than the ones we do remember?

It’s an interesting question and, one day, you will find out the answer.

I’m delighted that I ended up as a character in one of Hugh’s stories. I helped him with the ending. I’m not giving anything away here, other than it was the perfect ending for me.

A word of warning, however. Once you read the story, don’t judge me. The same goes for when I enter one of your dreams. Don’t judge me until you get to know me.

If you’re as lucky as Hugh, you will be able to control what I do in your dream(s). On the other hand, maybe you should tread carefully when you first encounter me. It’s entirely up to you. Who knows how many times you will face me?

I’m delighted with the role Hugh gave me in the story. I can’t say whether it’s an accurate reflection of who I am, because that would spoil the story for you. Let’s say that he gave me the perfect role.

Don’t be fooled into thinking that if you don’t read ‘The Jump’ that you’ll never encounter me in your dreams. You’ve read what I’ve written here, haven’t you? Now, our paths have crossed.

Sweet dreams.

‘Are the strangers in our dreams real people, or just figures of our imagination?’

 

Here is a first review for More Glimpses:

Terri A Webster Schrandt

March 18, 2019

Format: Paperback

49 thoughts on “Guest Author Hugh Roberts Launching More Glimpses

  1. Excellent read and I must now watch more closely those whom I meet in dream state. As for fairies 😊 I know they live at the bottom of my garden . Thank you Hugh and Debby. I am now fully awake this early morning 😘

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    1. I believe in fairies, too, Sue. Some would say that the ones in the story in More Glimpses are the nice ones but, depending who you are, that’s open to debate.
      Have a lovely weekend.

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  2. Hi Debby, thank you so much for allowing your blog to be my first stop on my blog tour to promote my new short story collection, More Glimpses. I can’t thank you enough for all the support, advice, and encouragement you continue to give me with my writing and storytelling.

    I’m sure Jane Collins will also want to pass on her thanks on to you for publishing the post she has written. She would have left you a comment, but let’s say that she otherwise engaged in the story she features in (which I see you’ve now read). I do hope you liked the ending I gave her?

    I hope you continue to enjoy the rest of the stories in the collection. Some of the characters will be featured in the blog tour over the coming months, where you’ll get to know them a little better.

    Once again, thank you so much.

    Hugs to you,
    Hugh

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    1. Thanks so much Hugh for your lovely comments. It’s my absolute pleasure to have you over. And you did see my reply about the end of The Jump story. – Just desserts! LOL. I will have finished the book before I see more blop tour posts so it will be that much more exciting to meet other characters. ❤ xox

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    1. Thanks for adding More Glimpses to your collection, Jacqui. I hope you enjoy reading the stories in it and they don’t give you any nightmares.
      Have a lovely weekend.

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    1. I remember when I had the world in my pocket, Sally. Of course, as writers, we all still do.
      Thanks so much for the recent review and promotion of More Glimpses over on your blog. I’m looking forward to stopping off again on my blog tour.

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  3. Thanks for featuring More Glimpses here, Debby. And, talk about a creative way of promoting your newest book, Hugh. Now that I’ve “met” Jane, I’m sure she’ll make a reappearance, either in my own dreams or by nagging me about when I intend to read “The Jump”. Yes, I’m certainly looking forward to digging into Hugh’s newest stories this month, but first I have to finish beta reading another book…

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    1. No rush, Liesebt. I’d much rather you read More Glimpses at your own leisure. After all, Jane isn’t going anywhere. She’s waiting for you all to go visit her. I hope you enjoy her story, as well as the others in the book.

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  4. Congratulations to Hugh on his new release! Great blurb. I’m very intrigued. I have “Glimpses” in my Kindle waiting to be read. I will get this one also. Thanks for hosting, Debby!

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    1. Thanks so much, Vashti. More Glimpses was a long time in coming into print and appearing on Kindle, but I’m delighted with how it turned out and the reviews it’s already getting. I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Thanks, Sam. I’m glad you believe in fairies. When you’ve read the story you’ll see why I’ve said that.
      As for Jane – all I can say is it’s how you treat her when you meet her that matters. Good luck! 😀

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  5. The door into a parallel universe is easily opened and time drifts. Ever dosed off and dreamed a whole feature length film, woken up and only two minutes have gone by? Those people were real and they were dreaming about you…

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  6. I love this look into Hugh and his “Glimpses” on life, and I love the question about the strangers in our dreams. The reason I think they’re real is because, within the dream, these people are not “strangers” but quite known to us. So how could they possibly not be real? ;-0 Looking forward to reading Jane’s story in Hugh’s book.

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    1. Thanks for adding to the conversation Pam. Yes, these people do seem so real in our dreams, but are they watching us in our daily lives? Things that make us go hmmm? 🙂 x

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  7. Jane has read your comment and likes what you have to say, Pam. She now knows that she won’t be a stranger when she appears in one of your upcoming dreams. Keep a lookout for her. Sometimes, she doesn’t take on the form of a human. 😈
    I hope you enjoy her story in your dream(s) and in More Glimpses.

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