More Glimpses #newbook #booklaunch

Do you believe in fairies at the bottom of the garden? Would you dare steal items from a blind person or send your neighbours on a time-travelling trip full of menace and danger to stop the possibility of a bug wiping out humanity? Would you respond to calls for help from behind a door that is not all it seems, or ignore the warnings not to walk on a beautiful, deserted beach?

Two and a half years after the publication of Glimpses, I’m delighted to announce that my second collection of short stories, More Glimpses, is now available on Amazon.

#MoreGlimpses #Glimpses #books #shortstories #flashfiction #fiction
The second collection of short stories and flash fiction from Hugh W. Roberts

Containing 32 short stories and pieces of flash fiction, many of which have never been published before, More Glimpses takes the reader on a ride full of twists, turns and unexpected endings.

Story lineup.

  1. The Whistle

Genre: Drama

Set in war-torn France in 1918, a soldier reflects on his life while he waits for the sound of the whistle, a sound that not only may signal the oncoming end of his life but reveal a secret the world can never ever find out.

2. Upside-Down and Inside-Out

Genre: Fantasy

Prudence Pebblebottom doesn’t believe her mother has agoraphobia and ends up giving her a heart attack when forcing her to go outside. As the only beneficiary of her mother’s will, Prudence is in for a nasty surprise when her world is literally turned upside-down.

3. Baby Talk

Genre: Comedy

A conversation a seven-month-old baby overhears its mother having with a shop assistant has it screaming the place down. However, there are worthy reasons for the baby wanting to make a quick escape from the store.

4. The Bag Lady

Genre: Science Fiction

On a time travelling mission to the year 1999, three elderly ladies from the year 1961 find themselves in grave danger when pursued by another time traveller. Can they escape and get back to 1961 with the item the other time traveller so desperately wants to get off them?

5. The Tunnel

Genre: Action/Adventure

Filled with hazards and situations that can kill, a life-changing prize awaits all who enter the tunnel, with whoever gets to the prize first having the greater chance of coming out alive. However, be quick to find it as the prize doesn’t wait around for long.

6. Tiny People

Genre: Horror

All over the world, mobile phones have been catching fire. Max Cumberland thinks he has the answer as to why it’s happening. Convincing the mobile phone manufacturers, however, is going to be hard work.

7. Murder in Evershot

Genre: Murder/Mystery

Set in the sleepy, English village of Evershot, John, Toby, Austin, and Hugh find themselves in grave danger when several murders take place. Can they find a well-known detective, who lives in the village, and ask for her help in solving the murders before the murderer finds them? 

8. Floral Hall

Genre: Paranormal

Boarded up and unused for many years, Floral Hall was once a place full of music, love, and laughter. Tim, a young boy out for a walk with his mother and grandmother, thinks he can hear music and laughter coming from the old building. Is Floral Hall about to reveal its secrets?

9. The Right Choice

Genre: Science Fiction

With the choice of facing the killer bees or the old ruins for a one-million-pounds prize, two gameshow contestants have only twenty seconds to make the right choice. Will they make the right one? 

10. Knock, Knock

Genre: Horror

A prankster plays ‘knock, knock’ on the front door of a house. Inside, a ‘home-alone’ young girl, Angela, and her younger sister are terrified when the prankster threatens to kill them. When Angela finally gets the courage to open the door, she discovers it’s not only whoever was knocking at the door that has disappeared.

11. Fast Forward

Genre: Science Fiction

Fascinated by the hidden feature on his new smartwatch, Brad gets the chance to time travel. As he travels forward, he doesn’t like all that he witnesses and decides that it is time to travel back to the present. However, he’s forgotten one vital piece of information. Can he get back safely before it’s too late?

12. The Jump

Genre: Horror

Jane has murder on her mind and gives her husband, who suffers from vertigo, a parachute jump for his 50th birthday. Jumping out of the plane first, she gets a shock when landing on her island paradise where she thinks her lover is waiting for her. What awaits Jane is a nightmare beyond imagination.

13. Big Brother

Genre: Science Fiction

Have you ever wondered why files and photographs suddenly go missing from your computer, tablet or phone? Big Brother has the answer.

14. Tap

Genre: Horror

At a car boot sale, two teenagers do the unthinkable and steal items off the stall belonging to a blind man. What follows will not only change their lives but will haunt them forever.

15. Harvest Festival

Genre: Science Fiction

Harvest festival – a time of celebration and thanks for what has been provided to get us all through the upcoming long, hard winter. It should never be the time of nightmares, should it?

16. The Hole

Genre: Horror

Why do the same two dogs visit the garden of Elizabeth Jones every day and sniff at the same area? Wanting to know the answer, Elizabeth digs a hole at the spot where the dogs sniff. Will she find anything?

17. Easter Bunny Cake

Genre: Horror

For centuries, the Easter Bunny has been trying to find a way to punish naughty humans. Is simply not leaving them a chocolate egg the only answer?

18. Double Eighteen

Genre: Rom-Com

Quentin has a brand-new girlfriend, Maureen, and he’s determined to win them a romantic weekend for two in Paris, at the local pub’s darts competition. On the evening of the match, something terrible happens, giving many of the regulars a shock.

19. The Man In The Television

Genre: Horror

Unaware of what is in the room with them, a family watching a popular Saturday evening television show have no idea what is really happening in front of them. Have you seen the man in the television?

20. Dream Catcher

Genre: Horror

How often are we told to follow our dreams? And what happens if we actually catch one? Does it give our dream a better chance of coming true? One man, who actually caught a dream, reveals all.

21. One-Hundred

Genre: Science-Fiction

If something wanted to kill off most of humanity, what would be the most unlikely weapon it could use? And are you one of the humans it wants to kill?

22. When The Tide Turns

Genre: Horror

On a day out, three young men discover a beautiful, deserted beach. However, despite a warning from an old man not to venture onto the sand, they take no notice, resulting in horrifying consequences for all of them.

23. Honeymoon

Genre: Rom-Com

Having just got married, it’s the night of the honeymoon for Sylvia and Marty. Marty is eager to get things started, but Sylvia has something else on her mind.

24. The Truth About Waiting Rooms

Genre: Horror

Like or loath them, waiting rooms are everywhere, and we all find ourselves in them at some stages of our lives. Next time you find yourself in one, take a closer look at what’s around you. You may be surprised at what you’ll find.

25. The Chair

Genre: Horror

Agatha Burnell’s favourite lumpy chair has been her saviour. But what secrets does it hold?

26. Royal Shopping

Genre: Comedy

A light-hearted look at what happens when the Queen goes shopping, finds a bargain, and doesn’t seem to have the right change in her purse. Will anyone come to her aid?

27. Revenge

Genre: Comedy

There you are, not looking your best, and your ex-partner walks past with their new partner. How would you feel? Would you have revenge on your mind, or would you just laugh about it?

28. The Door

Genre: Paranormal

If somebody was calling for help from the other side of an old, scruffy looking door, would you go to their aid, or would you simply walk away?

29. The Wedding Bouquet

Genre: Drama

As a bride gets ready to throw her wedding bouquet to the eagerly waiting hands of her wedding guests, she asks the photographer to film the event. Will true love find the person who catches her wedding bouquet?

30. Fairies At The Bottom Of The Garden

Genre: Fantasy

Do fairies really exist? Roger Young, a cheating, lying, husband and father, is in for a colourful shock when he visits the greenhouse at the bottom of his garden.

31. Walking Into The Future

Genre: Drama

John Anderson has a dream of being able to walk into the future and finding out what awaits him. After completing the short journey, it’s the journey back to his present that exposes a shocking truth.

32. Where To Now?

Genre: Science-Fiction

On the dying planet of Orion, the frightening events of what happened to all its inhabitants are revealed. Can what happened be stopped, before it spreads to other worlds?

First Review

Hugh 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 31 more tales of dark humor 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 favorites! – Terri Webster Schrandt

Are you ready for another ride full of twists and the unexpected?

Click here to buy your copy.

Alternatively, contact me to buy a copy.

Also available, Glimpses, my first collection of short stories and flash fiction.

Click here to buy Glimpses.

Glimpses – Launch Day #NewBook #booklaunch

Ladies and Gentlemen, I am delighted to announce that we have a lift off.

Glimpses, my first book, is now available to buy as a paperback.

Glimpses - The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Glimpses – The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Now Available. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016.

If you would like to order a copy, then please click on the link below and you’ll be taken to the Amazon site in the country you are based. Where Amazon is not available, you’ll be taken to the UK site.

Amazon

If you would like a copy signed by me, the author, then leave me a message in the comments section and I’ll get back to you. Amazon doesn’t offer paperback versions in all countries, so I’d be delighted to sell and send you a paperback copy.

The Kindle version will be available from 6th December 2016 and is available to pre-order.

To all of you – Thank you so much for making this dream come true for me. Without your support and encouragement to continue with my writing, Glimpses would never have been created.

Watch out for a competition that I’ll be announcing, here on my blog this weekend, to celebrate the launch of the book.

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#Glimpses – The Short Story Lineup

I’m jumping with joy because I’d like to announce that Glimpses, my first collection of short stories, is now available to pre-order on Kindle.

Glimpses - The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016
Glimpses – The new book of some of my short stories. Publication Date: Paperback: Thursday 1st December 2016. Kindle: Tuesday 6th December 2016.

The Kindle version of Glimpses will be available to download from Tuesday, 6th December 2016 and is now available to pre-order. Click on the links below to pre-order.

Amazon UK      Amazon.com

The paperback version of Glimpses will be available to buy on Amazon from Thursday, 1st December 2016.

The book is made up of 28 short stories, many of which have been rewritten for the book; some with different endings to those previously published on my blog.

Here’s the complete lineup with a synopsis for each of the stories that will appear in the book.

01. Last Train To Aldwych

Genre: Ghost

A journey on the London underground takes Grace Simmons to an annual encounter with a ghost she always meets at Aldwych Station on the same date every year. However, with the prospect of further meetings never being able to take place, Grace must ensure that this final meeting is one where she and the ghost will never part.

02. Welcome To The Hotel Of Change

Genre: LGBT

Mark and Jeff are on holiday and arrive at the same hotel they’ve been visiting for many years. Mark, who dislikes change of any kind, is both shocked and sad to see that everything at the hotel has changed. However, it’s not only the hotel that has changed.

03. Silent Night

Genre: Horror

It’s Christmas Eve and Lucy is on the run from a creature that has killed her boyfriend and friends. As the creature catches up with her, can a weapon from an unlikely source stop the creature in its tracks?

04. The Bridegroom

Genre: Drama

Part one of a four-part murder mystery. Jonathan finds it difficult to concentrate on the day ahead. Will Matthew, his best man, ensure Jonathan makes it to the church on time?

05. The Wedding Dress

Genre: Drama

Part two of a four-part murder mystery. Sarah has seen the perfect wedding dress for her upcoming marriage to Jonathan and takes every opportunity to wear it before her big day. However, a dark secret threatens to ruin her day.

Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses

06. The Stag Party

Genre: Drama

Part three of a four-part murder mystery. It’s Jonathan’s stag night and Matthew has arranged the perfect weekend for a group of their friends to celebrate in Brighton. The following morning, Jonathan is feeling guilty, but is he really regretting what happened the night before?

07. Mother Of The Bridegroom

Genre: Drama

Part four of a four-part murder mystery. Maria Taylor sits patiently at home waiting for an important delivery. Having found out that her husband has been unfaithful to her, she seeks nothing but revenge.

08. Blackout

Genre: Comedy

Ethan Evans thinks he may be dead, but an angel appears before him and tells him something he’ll find embarrassing for the rest of his life.

09. The Truth App

Genre: Science Fiction

A group of unsuspecting bloggers become the victims of a terrifying new app that threatens to wipe out humanity from Planet Earth. In a rush against time, the son of one of the bloggers does all he can to ensure the app is wiped from the face of the planet. However, somebody is out to stop him and they have a mysterious power helping them.

10. The Rose Wish

Genre: Science Fiction

Bryan and Marcus unearth a strange metal box that has an odd inscription on the inside of its lid. Not taking their find seriously, the two young men travel back in time and come face to face with a shocking secret.

Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses

11. Rusty

Genre: Drama

Rusty and Richie start arguing inside the dressing room of a nightclub where Rusty is due to go on stage and perform. Richie does all he can to try and persuade Rusty that her days of cabaret have come to an end. However, Rusty is having none of it and will do anything to remain a star of the stage.

12. Gloria’s Chest

Genre: Fantasy

Come and meet Gloria, who wants to take you on a journey that you’ll never forget. Some of you may even make a return visit, but don’t forget to bring Gloria a certain gift as, without it, you may never actually meet her.

13. The Easter Bunny

Genre: Horror

Denise makes the biggest mistake of her life when she promises Daphne, her young daughter, an Easter Bunny soft toy and an Easter egg. Daphne is not at all happy with what the Easter Bunny brings her and, after taking revenge, visits the shopkeeper who unwittingly allowed the terrifying events to unfold.

14. Needles

Genre: Horror

A trip to the surgery of Dr Sinhah to undergo dental and eye treatment is the beginning of a horrifying nightmare for Deborah. She may have had a wonderful holiday out of the money she has saved herself, but something terrifying from the surgery she’s had travels back home with her.

15. D-Day: Tuesday, 6th June 1944

Genre: Science Fiction

Stuart Blackburn is sent on a mission to the beaches of Normandy, France, during World War Two. He’s failed the mission several times and this is his last attempt to get things right. Will he succeed this time?

Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses

16. I Believe In Father Christmas

Genre: Supernatural

On Christmas Eve, a young boy faces dire consequences for telling his little sister that there is no Father Christmas. What happens to him during the night, is something he’s going to have to live with for the rest of his life.

17. What If Summer Never Arrives?

Genre: Fantasy

Three of Mother Nature’s daughters are not happy. Their sister, Summer, has failed to show up in the northern hemisphere. However, when a human contacts the family to complain, Mother Nature is prepared to give Summer a second chance, much to the dismay of her other daughters.

18. The Fence

Genre: Science Fiction

When asked to fix a hole in the garden fence by his wife, Neil discovers a strange new world that contains a mysterious young girl. She’s terrified of something on her side of the fence and Neil has to make an immediate trip through the hole to try and save her. However, not everything is as it seems in this strange new world and Neil now faces something shocking he needs to get both he and the girl away from. Will he be able to save them both and make it back to the other side of the fence?

19. Lipstick

Genre: Horror

Amy is delighted when she saves some money by buying her favourite lipstick from an online auction site. Plagued by some bugs, which Amy takes great delight in squashing with her stiletto-heeled shoes, nature is about to turn the tables on an unsuspecting Amy.

20. Ticket to ‘Where’

Genre: Science Fiction

Annie Campbell buys a mysterious rail ticket out of some money left to her by her late husband. Boarding the train, she has no idea where she is heading and a mysterious ticket inspector is of no help in telling her what to expect. But what lies ahead for Annie is the romance and love she so desperately misses. Is she about to find happiness again?

Hugh reading Glimpses

21. The Gingerbread House

Genre: Horror

Two children get the chance to bake their mother the perfect birthday cake. Taken from a recipe book, the gingerbread house proves a huge success at the birthday party. But, the perfect birthday is about to turn into a terrifying nightmare.

22. The Tower

Genre: Drama

Marcia Dumplin believes she’s an international movie star. On the set of a new horror movie, directed by Fred Dinnick, who does everything he can to satisfy his leading lady, the upcoming director shows Marcia the scenery for her final scene of the movie. What will Marcia’s reaction be?

23. Marcia Dumplin’s Biggest Hit

Genre: Drama

Marcia’s back and, this time, Fred Dinnick takes his leading lady to the location of his next big movie. However, even before filming begins, an unsuspecting Marcia is about to have her biggest hit on her hands.

24. Angels Of Heaven And Hell

Genre: Thriller

Marco finds himself at a car boot sale on a wet Sunday morning. Olivia hasn’t sold anything for over an hour. Can she persuade Marco to buy a painting off her that has brought her nothing but bad luck?

25. War Of The Roses

Genre: Science Fiction

Aubrey is deeply in love with Professor Huntley, who has grown a new species of rose which he has named after her. She desperately wants the professor to fall in love with her, but his love comes with a shocking consequence.

Hugh W. Roberts reading his new book Glimpses

26. The Cake Decorator

Genre: Thriller

Edna Butterwick’s new cake decorating class proves to be the perfect place for Mary, However, Edna becomes concerned when Mary fails to turn up for the final class and is totally unaware that she’s helped Mary in more ways than she thinks.

27. I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day

Genre: Supernatural

Have you ever wondered what the last thing you’ll see before you die will be and if there really is a life after death? Come on a journey with somebody who can provide you with surprising answers.

28. The Library

Genre: Science Fiction

Set in the future, a teacher takes her pupils to a library, where she reveals the truth behind the disappearance of trees.

There will be lots happening for the launch of the book including a competition to win some great prizes.

Watch this space for more details.

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