Rave Reviews Book Club is Paying It Forward for Author @Mark_MGiblin

Good Morning Readers!

Today, June 23, Rave Reviews Book Club is “Paying It Forward” by devoting this entire day to promoting others. It is with great pleasure that I present Mark Giblin, the author of the exciting, true adventure, Speed Bump Himalayas. The book details Mark’s mishaps and escapades during a journey to the Himalayas.

Mark Giblin

“Only go home when you’re half mad, half dead, or both.”—Mark Giblin

“It’s 1987, and Mark Giblin has just discovered the perfect escape from the brawling pubs and concrete towers of Thatcher’s Britain.
India: mountains, beaches, chaotic, crumbling cities and an endless scope for travelling mayhem. His mate – a young Sean Lock – joins him, but their trip starts badly.
Once Sean regains his senses after landing in steaming hot, pre-monsoon Delhi, the pair stumble through Kashmir and Nepal on a ludicrous quest for fun. But on a remote mountain track, Mark discovers something far worse than the boredom of English suburbia, and is thrown headlong into a journey few could survive.
Speed Bump Himalayas will have you in stitches and tears as Mark charts the true tale of his remarkable journey, and his fight to stay alive.”

Here’s what Mark’s reviewers have to say:

“A breathtaking mountain adventure that will pin you to your armchair with laughter and suspense.”
– Ed Wright, author

“Now here’s a man with a truly terrifying (true) tale to tell. His comedy of errors is laced with disaster around every impossible corner.
With each new page my whole body tensed, but did I put the book down? Hell no. Mark poses the question that all great suspense writers ask: “How the hell are they going to get out of this?!”
Did I mention it was the best laugh I’ve had in a long time?”
– Stuart Spence, Sydney

“Got the book yesterday couldn’t put it down. What an amazing story and well written. Loved it.”
– Kendra Mckenzie

How can you purchase Speed Bump Himalayas?

Just like any self published author, Mark loves sales, but he especially loves reviews and he is soliciting yours. Following are the many ways you can purchase this adventure in paperback and ebook format:

If you get a chance, stop by any (or all) of these social media outlets and show Mark Giblin some love. Use the hashtag #RRBCPIF.










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46 thoughts on “Rave Reviews Book Club is Paying It Forward for Author @Mark_MGiblin

  1. Hi all
    A big thank you to Linda for her great post and helping me bring my book to some new potential readers and interesting people. It’s been a real eye opener seeing how this group works, and I’m keen to learn more and keep connecting and participating. I’m going to go and walk the dog around the cold bay before the family wakes up, and ponder over the connective powers of the blog and Twitter and group participation. Hopefully this will be my Twitter turning point, and Linda’s blog has helped a great deal.
    And thanks to Nonnie for organizing this amazing group

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    1. Hi Lizzie. Nice to meet you. Thanks, it is a story that could only happen once in a persons life. So very proud to have finally done it justice.
      All the best


  2. Mark Giblin, I am very glad to meet you. I will have to check your book out. I went over to Amazon to take a look and get to know your work. Congratulations and good luck. Its your day today. Thank you Linda for being such a supportive host as always.

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    1. Hi Shirley. Lovely to meet you too. That’s very good of you. Early days in the self pub world so Linda’s help has been very helpful, and also a good lesson on how this all works.


  3. Thanks for hosting, Linda! It was great learning about Mark. I plan to add this to my TBR list. I don’t read a lot of Non-fiction unless it’s a how-to book, but “Speed Bump Himalayas” sounds wonderful. Nice to meet you, Mark! 😀

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    1. Hi Kim. Well that’s great to hear – I’d be honoured to make it into your TBR list. Its quiet a story.
      And Linda’s promotion has been great, so we’ll done. I hope I can learn how all this Twitter/blog works and repay the favour some day soon
      Thanks again, and nice to meet you too


  4. Welcome, Mark. I’m so glad to have this introduction – to your work and you. I’m looking forward to reading your book! All the best to you, and thank you for hosting Linda.

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    1. Hello Gwen. That’s great to hear. Makes me smile to think people from all over the world (though it’s early days) can read my story. Lovely to meet you, and what a host Linda has been


  5. Mark, your book sounds like an interesting read. Good to know you, and welcome to our great #RRBC club. Enjoy your “PIF” today. Thank you, Linda, for making it great for him. 😀


    1. Great post indeed from Linda. So happy with the outcome of her push.
      She’s helped me understand the power of the blog with Twitter. I’ve learnt a lot over the weekend and also been introduced to many people.
      I’m sure you’ll enjoy my book if you get round to reading it
      All the best


    1. Ha! Yes I am loving you all from a cold Sydney, Australia. Linda’s post has been incredible. With so much interest. It’s taught me a lot.
      Can’t thank Linda enough


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