E-book launch splash GIVEAWAY!

On 4th August, Melanie is going to host a giveaway as a thank you to everyone who came to her e-book launch splash party for her novel, A Shadow in the Past.

ebook cover on readerYou could win an autographed ‘book swag’ package (2 postcards signed by Melanie and A Shadow in the Past bookmark)…

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a 2014 A Shadow in the Past wall calendar!

a shadow in the past 2014 calendarHow cool is that?

How do you enter to win these fab prizes? On 4th August, go to Melanie’s blog Celtic Connexions and leave a comment.

Winners will be chosen randomly.

Good luck to everyone who enters!


Coming on 4 August – an ebook launch splash

E-book launch splash for A Shadow in the Past

4 August, 2013

I can’t wait! If I know Melanie, she’s got a great party planned for that day. And why not celebrate? Now people who prefer to read on an e-reader can enjoy her fab book, too.

ebook cover on readerBlurb:

When a contemporary teen is transported back through time to the Victorian era, she becomes A Shadow in the Past…

Nineteen-year-old Sarah Shand finds herself thrust back into the past. There she struggles to keep her real identity from a society that finds her comments and ideas strange and her speech and actions forward, unlike Victorian women. When Sarah verbally confronts confining social practices, including arranged marriages; powerful enemies commit her to a lunatic asylum. After falling in love with the handsome Laird of Weetshill, Robert Robertson, she must decide whether to find her way back to her own time or to remain in the past with him.

You can buy Melanie’s book at the links below (change the .co.uk in the amazon one to whatever your domain is) but not yet. She would like it if you waited until the 4th to make your purchase so that when all the sales are registered on that one day, A Shadow in the Past will soar up the charts.

So mark your calendars for that date and get your buying fingers limbered up.

A SHADOW IN THE PAST – now in all ebook formats!

I told you in my last post that Melanie Robertson-King’s novel, A Shadow in the Past, was available for amazon’s kindle reader. Well now it’s available for Barnes & Noble’s nook, the kobo and over at the iBookstore!

If you’d prefer to buy it as an ebook, all you have to do is click on the logo of your choice and you can download it. The link for all the amazon domains is the same, you just have to change the .co.uk to your own.

So what are you waiting for? It’s your opportunity to get a great read in ebook format!

Robert and I are at Famous Five Plus today with Peggy Stanton

The interview with Peggy Stanton that Robert and I did as part of Melanie’s Blog tour back on 5 October is now live on Famous Five Plus. Famous Five Plus.

I hope you’ll drop by and leave a comment. We had a lot of fun doing the interview back then and it’s just as much fun now re-living it.


I told you already about Melanie coming to Scotland and her book launch in the Kendonald Village Hall. Well, this is even more brill!

A Shadow in the Past (starring moi) is now available for the Kindle! It’s also available for Barnes and Noble’s Nook in the US and will soon be available for Kobo and in the Apple Bookstore. Yay!

Told you it was really brilliant news.

You can order your Kindle copies of A Shadow in the Past from:

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What are you waiting for? This book is a fantastic read!


This is the most fantastic news! Okay, I’ve known for a while – just been sworn to secrecy but now that the news it out, I can share it. Well, try to anyway. I’m so excited I can hardly type. My hands are even shaking.

Melanie Robertson-KingMelanie is coming to Scotland! And best of all, she’s coming to Kendonald and is having a book launch in the village hall on 17 August. Isn’t that fab?

And she’s got a date at the Central Library in Aberdeen, too. Not sure of the date and time yet, but things are going so well for her right now, I couldn’t be happier. Well, maybe I could. She could get her skates on and finish her second book. But that’s another story.

I’ll be crossing the days off on my calendar with big red Xs counting down to the big day.

She’s hoping for a great turnout at both events, so please help me spread the word.


Do You Like To Solve Riddles?

Are you good at solving them?

Or do they make you feel like this?

And what about that EUREKA MOMENT when you think you’ve got it?
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I just found out the coolest thing! But I can’t tell you. Really, I can’t! You have to figure it out on your own.

The clues to this riddle are over on Melanie Robertson-King’s blog. Check it out and see if you can figure out what it all means.

You can leave your answers in the comments here or over at Melanie’s blog. If, by some weird fluke you already know the answer, please don’t spoil it for those who are trying to put the pieces together.

Come on, give it a go. What have you got to lose?