#Glimpses – Prelaunch Blog Party

I’m celebrating the upcoming publication of my first book, Glimpses, and from now until December 2nd, I’d like to invite everyone to my prelaunch blog party.

Glimpses - Prelaunch Blog Party poster

Here’s what you need to do.

  1. In the comments section of this post, write a brief introduction of who you are and attach a link to one of your blog posts or your ‘about me’ page.
  2. Mingle. Check out all the other comments and go meet lots of other bloggers and their blogs and introduce yourself. Don’t be shy, go say hello.
  3. During the time the party runs, feel free to come back and leave up to two other links to blog posts. They don’t have to be blog posts from your blog; why not surprise a fellow blogger you follow, introduce them and leave a link to one of their blog posts?
  4. If you’re an author and would like to promote up to three of your books, then feel free to leave details in the comments.
  5. Feel free to spread the word and link any blog posts back to this one by leaving a pingback. Not sure how to create a pingback? Click here for details.

Please note that as I moderate all comments before they appear, it may be some time before your comment appears (especially if it’s the middle of the night here in the UK).

I’ve one more request for you. Please go and visit the blog of Richard M. Ankers and say hello. Richard’s book ‘The Eternals’ has been shortlisted as one of the best 50 Indie books of 2016 in the Paranormal category. The book has now made it to the last 20 and Richard would be delighted if you’d go and vote for the book. Click here for more details.

The Eternals books series by Richard M. Ankers
The Eternals Series by Richard M. Ankers

Finally, look out between now and December 2nd for more news about Glimpses. I’ve got a competition coming up with some great prizes up for grabs. Glimpses will be available to buy as a paperback from December 1st, 2016. The Kindle version is available for preorder now. Click  on the links below.

Amazon UK        Amazon.Com


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    1. lol. Yes, I think Christoph has placed us right next to each other, Judith. As we’re near the door, make sure you bring something warm to put on. I’m so looking forward to Saturday. Already getting everything ready. Maybe I should bring some Mince Pies? 😇

    1. Thanks for leaving the link to your post, Norah. I was absolutely thrilled to see my book on your list. It was so very kind of you. Books do indeed make the perfect gift.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend. I hear it’s very hot in your part of the world, so stay cool. 😀

      1. Thank you, Hugh. I did have a lovely weekend. The family was here today having fun in the pool and staying cool. They’ve just gone home and it’s my bed time. Paid work tomorrow! 🙂

  1. Just ordered Debby’s new book right off your comment section, Hugh! Thanks for the great party. 🙂 Here is a link to Terri’s book review to show your guests. I’m looking for people who would let me post their book reviews of people other than themselves on my blog as a guest post. I’m struggling to read and write a review of one book a week and still breathe! They would get full credit, of course. http://wp.me/p7tP3I-ls

    1. That’s great, Marsha. Debby is a fantastic writer and I’m sure you’ll love her book. She’s got quite a few other books also available.

      Thank you for the link to the review of Terri’s book and for the mention about looking for book reviews to do. I hope you’ll get some offers. If not, then I’ll certainly be hosting another blog party, where you can leave details, in the New Year.

  2. Hi Carolina! Your artwork is amazing. I hate mushrooms and you make them look and sound practically delectable. Here are the most beautiful mushrooms I’ve ever experienced in person. They will transport you to another world! Hope you love them. http://wp.me/p2jC53-aBK.

  3. Thanks for the invite, Hugh! Hi to everyone else who is hanging out here in the comments section. I’m Kat and I write the blog, Dandelion Fuzz. I write about my family life, including what it’s like to have a nonbinary child, two little grandsons and whatever catches my fancy. I also like to take part in photography challenges. Here’s a link to my blog- https://katcarpita.wordpress.com/about/.
    This is a great party, Hugh! You must be getting tired though. Being a big fan of your short stories, I’m looking forward to your book! I’ll be back to help clean up tomorrow. 🙂

    1. Hello, Kat. A big welcome to my blog party. It’s great to see you here.

      Thank you for introducing yourself and for leaving the link to your about me page. Yes, this party has been going on since Saturday and there’s still another day and a half before it officially finishes. However, it’s all the lovely guests who have come here to the party that have helped keep this party going.

      Please do mingle and introduce yourself to the other guests. There will be a few familiar faces, but also lots of new bloggers to meet.

      Have fun.😀

  4. Hi Hugh, I’ve ordered my paperback copy and I hope to take delivery of this and that damn cat of yours on Saturday. Can’t wait. Well done and clever you. I will let you know what I think.
    I bet you’re so excited. xxx

    1. Hi, Dorne. Thank you so much for ordering the paperback. You’ve beaten me to it as I’ve not actually announced it’s now on sale. I’ve got a post coming out in a few hours time to make the announcement, but I really do appreciate you ordering a copy. I think you may be my very first customer of the paperback version 😀 Watch out for a competition I’m also announcing in conjunction with the launch of the book. I’ll be publishing details over the weekend.

      Ah, that cat. I wonder if you’ll read it’s story again? 😀 The story has been changed a little, but I’m afraid the cat ends up…well, you know? 😱

      Yes, I’m very excited about becoming a publish author – at last! I couldn’t quite believe seeing my name up there on Amazon. It’s a magical feeling. 🎅

      Don’t forget to come back and leave some links and introduce yourself to all the other guests here. They’d be delighted to meet you.

  5. Woot woot! Congrats on the launch!! How exciting!! Thank you for hosting this meet & greet!!! How exciting! My husband and I moved out to northern California this past summer from the midwest, and are recording our adventures and journey as we figure out life at 22 and 24. I post a lotttt of food pictures and since blogging have discovered like 80% eating through California, and 20% is everything else. I wear my heart on my sleeve and have all the corny jokes. I so look forward to meeting you all!

    1. Thanks, Mack. Welcome to my blog party. This is only the second ever blog party I have hosted. The last one was way back in March 2015, so I thought it about time I held another, and the upcoming book launch was a great excuse for that. 😀
      Enjoy mingling with the guests here and I hope you get to meet lots of new bloggers. Please don’t hesitate to introduce yourself to them all.
      Best wishes,

  6. Hi Hugh, I’m the one with dyslexia. I saw your card on Terri’s site, and didn’t read the whole thing. Or I read it wrong. I introduced myself on her site. hahaha. So here I am, chief goofball, slightly blond, no offense to other blonds. I’m Marsha, retired teacher/educational consultant, current author, and blooper blogger. Find me at http://marshajustwrites.com/. I met you because I was reviewing Janice Wald’s new book, and you’re in it.🙂

    1. Hello, Marsha. Welcome to my blog party. It’s great to meet another person who is dyslexic. It’s very encouraging to see that the condition does not stop you from writing. I let that happen for far too many years.

      Terri is one of my favourite bloggers. Have you read her book ‘Better Blogging With Photography’? It’s a must read for any blogger.

      You say that Janice mentions me in her book? Goodness, that’s an honour. I knew she was publishing a book but I’ve not seen anything about it being published. I may have missed her post.

      Thank you so much for joining the party and for introducing yourself to all the other guests. Thanks as well for reblogging and sharing the news of my blog party. That’s very kind of you.
      Enjoy the mingling. Go introduce yourself to lots of other guests who are already here.

      Best wishes,

      1. I have her book review coming out today actually. I look forward to mingling. Thanks! 🙂 I have a review of Janice’s book as well. That’s how I discovered your blog. She quoted you as an expert, so I checked out all her experts for myself, and agree with her, you are an expert. 🙂

      1. It’s a great blog party! I am really enjoying the mingling. Glad to hear that this post is such a huge success!

      1. Thank you Hugh for sharing on your blog. The promo is actually going quite well, as every time I do one, I try something different. I was lucky to have a few ad sites take my book free, so I didn’t pay for one ad and it’s been quite successful. 🙂

        1. You’re very welcome, Debby. I’m glad to hear the book promotion is going well. I’ll have to have a chat with you about book ad sites. That’s a new one on me and is something I need to look into. 😀

  7. Hugh – you have been very generous about my blog in the past. So no need for links. This party is yours. You are the star attraction. Enjoy it. You deserve it.

  8. Many thanks for the invite. I blog from Donegal in Ireland on gratitude, thoughts for today, links to inspiring bloggers in a weekly post “Small Steps Up Mountains”… My blog is https://www.watchingthedaisies.com
    I published my memoir and self help book “Watching the Daisies- Life Lessons on the Importance of Slow” on 14th November https://amazon.com/dp/B01N3M9VJ0
    I have fibromyalgia and auto immune disease, and I aim to inspire others with chronic illnesses to be proactive in their self healing. It is filled with my experiences as a natural health therapist of 20 years and my love for gardening, nature, singing and travel…

    1. It’s lovely to meet you. Thank you so much for joining my blogging party and for introducing yourself to everyone.

      I wish you much success with your book and continued success with your writing. Please do mingle with the other guests who are here and make some new friends.

      Best wishes,

    1. Hi, Sijo. Thanks so much for joining the blog party. What lovely comments. You’re very welcome here and I hope you find lots of other bloggers to connect with. I remember being in your place, when I first started blogging, and how daunting the whole blogging world was.

      Go and introduce yourself to some other of the guests here. They are a great bunch of people.

      Best wishes,

  9. Hi Hugh, thanks for the invite to your party! Congrats on the book, I look forward to it. I’ve just been on a trip to New Zealand (from Oz) and have been enjoying blogging about our travels including our cycling tour on the Otago Rail Trail. I’m just getting back into visiting other bogs and seeing what I’ve missed out on over the past few weeks so thought your party was a must attend 🙂 My about me page is here: https://debs-world.com/about/ and my latest posts have been mainly travel blogs – always fun to hear about travels!!
    I’ll be finishing work in 3 weeks time as I’ve been made redundant from my teaching job in a correctional centre so am keen to check out Donna’s posts about her reflections on retirement which I saw in one of the comments here!! Great timing 🙂
    Hope all is going well. Deb

    1. Hello, Deb. It’s great to see you. Wow! New Zealand. A place I always wanted to visit ever since I saw ‘Lord Of The Rings.’ I hope you had a splendid time. So sorry to hear about your job but, as they say, as one door closes another one opens. I hope many doors open up for you.

      Thanks for the great introduction to you and your blog. If you buy the book, then I hope you enjoy reading it. Enjoy reading Donna’s post and meeting everyone else here. I’m very well. Been busy with getting the book ready (hence no photography challenges from me) and I’m looking forward to the book launch day in a few days time. Look out for a competition I’ll be announcing, in conjunction with the book launch, on Thursday. You never know, you may just win one of the prizes I’ve up for offer.

      Best wishes,

  10. Hey Hugh! This is a great way to get Glimpses going. I want to share my blog which consists of offering daily motivation and inspiration. Here is my latest post that focuses on how you can turn words of negativity into motivation. https://michaeljfite.com/2016/11/28/what-are-five-steps-you-can-take-to-turn-the-words-of-negativity-into-motivation-to-succeed/

    I encourage you and the community to view, like, comment, and become a fan of the motivation and encouragement from this post as well as my other posts!

    1. Thank you, Michael. Yes, I need to promote the book, so this was an idea I had to do just that. It’s proving quite a success. 😀

      Thank you for introducing yourself to the other guests here. Enjoy the party. I’m sure you’ll make some great new blogging friends here.

      Best wishes,

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