Halloween is here!

The village hall is rocking. Fab DJ here tonight. The costumes are out of this world! Best of all, I got the fancy frock from the charity shop (and it fit!) and they still had loads of masks at the chemist’s.

Hot guy alert dressed as Zorro coming my way.

“Care to dance, my lady?” he asks, taking my hand. He eases it up to his mouth and kisses the back of it softly.

My heart races and I can feel myself blushing. “Oh, kind sir, surely you could have any lassie here.” Why did I say that, kicking myself.

“But I don’t want any other lassie. I want you, my lady.”

He looks so fine in his tight black pants, shiny, high boots, black shirt, mask and cape. A sword hangs from a belt on his right side. I’m blushing more now and feel quite warm. Next thing I know, he throws one side of his cape over his shoulder revealing the crimson satin lining, and he sweeps me into his arms and onto the dance floor…

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Skyfall

Did you see the newest James Bond flick – Skyfall – at the weekend? I did. Ya, I know, I’m a stinker. For those of you in America, the film doesn’t come out until 9 November. Eat your hearts out. I saw it in Aberdeen and it was fab!

I’ve seen all of the Bond films on Sky and must say Daniel Craig is the dishiest actor to play 007.

It’s almost Halloween!

What’s everyone doing this year? The village hall in Kendonald is holding a fancy-dress dance. It should be great fun. Have no clue what I’m going as, though. Best get my skates on and decide. It’s only two days from now.

I did see a fab mask with lots of feathers when I was at the chemist earlier. Maybe I’ll go back and get it. There was black gown with gold sparkles hanging in the window of the charity shop. They would be fab together.

I’ll go first thing in the morning and hope both are still there.

A spot for telly

Did you hear that my creator, Melanie Robertson-King, recorded a program yesterday morning for her local cable company talking about her novel – A Shadow in the Pasti?

Can’t wait to watch it. But, I’ll have to wait a bit until it airs on the local community channel where Melanie lives. And if that doesn’t work, watch it online like the rest of us who are further flung or don’t have cable.

Look at this fab photo of Melanie holding her book after the fact. To say I’m chuffed, doesn’t begin to describe it.

Oooh… so excited! There’s a sequel in the works!

I just dropped by Melanie’s blog and it couldn’t have more than a minute after she published her post, but she’s taking part in NaNoWriMo! Best of all, her project for the month of November is going to be the sequel to A Shadow in the Past.

I’m excited but a wee bit scared about what’s going to happen in Book 2. Maybe I should watch over her shoulder whilst she’s writing?

Did you hear? A Shadow in the Past received its first 5-star review

That’s right! Melanie’s novel got her first 5 star review today. I’m so excited for her. Excited for me, too. Not every day that happens. I hope she gets many more. She’s worked long and hard for it and trust me, I know. I’ve been in the middle of things, on the cutting room floor, and back into the thick of it all. And you know, I loved every minute of it.

You can read Melanie’s 5* review at goodreads and a condensed version over at amazon.com.

Don’t these two reviews make you want to buy A Shadow in the Past? I hope so. I know I would if I wasn’t the lead character and know the whole story from the inside.

So, if you’re leaning towards buying a copy for yourself, you can buy it from the following links:

Here in the UK:

Amazon.co.uk: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Shadow-Past-Melanie-Robertson-King/dp/0983801886/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344434484&sr=1-1

In Canada where Melanie lives:

Amazon.ca: http://www.amazon.ca/Shadow-Past-Melanie-Robertson-King/dp/0983801886/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1346607916&sr=1-1

ChaptersIndigo: http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/books/A-Shadow-In-The-Past-Melanie-Robertson-king/9780983801887-item.html?ikwid=a+shadow+in+the+past&ikwsec=Home

and if you’re local to Melanie’s hometown of Brockville, you can buy it from Leeds County Books, 73 King Street West.

In the US where her fab publisher is from:

4RV Publishing: http://4rvpublishingcatalog.yolasite.com/robertson-king.php

Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Shadow-Past-Melanie-Robertson-King/dp/0983801886/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1344434406&sr=1-1

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-shadow-in-the-past-melanie-robertson-king/1112348992?ean=9780983801887

Things are coming together… slowly…

I’m really glad that Melanie is so patient with me. When it comes to blogging, I’m a total ditz. No idea how to do anything.

Anyway, she’s been great and is helping me get things set up. It’s going to take a while because I want to try some stuff myself so don’t be surprised if I beggar up the works entirely and then have to call on Melanie to bail me out.

She’s told me about some really kewl things coming down the pipeline like a cover reveal and a blog party. And speaking of blog parties, wasn’t Melanie’s over at Author Roast and Toast a lot of fun? Her whole blog tour was a blast. I followed it really close but didn’t leave any comments because what would I do with a book? I’m a virtual being. Not to mention, I’m Melanie’s creation and it wouldn’t be fair to everyone else if I was to win a prize.

Still chuffed for the folks who did win…

Janice Horton – A Shadow in the Past tote bag.
Harvey Black – A Shadow in the Past mouse mat (or as they call them in North America – mouse pad)
and finally
Mandy Baggot – a signed copy of A Shadow in the Past