Did you know?

That the Goodreads giveaway that Melanie is doing for her novel – A Shadow in the Past – starring Sarah Shand (that’s me), ends in 1 day, 17 hours and counting? Hard to believe it’s that close to the end.

So far 671 people have entered for their chance to win one of two signed copies. Can we boost it to over one thousand? Let’s try. Here’s what it’s about…

A-Shadow-in-the-Past-by-Melanie-Robertson-KingNineteen-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.

Doesn’t that sound like a cracker of a read? If that doesn’t entice you enough, how about having a look at the trailer for it.

If you don’t win in Melanie’s giveaway, you can buy her smashing novel from her publisher 4RV Publishing, amazon.com, .ca, and .co.uk, Barnes & Noble, Chapters/Coles and some bricks and mortar stores, too.

Good luck everyone!

I’ve just received The Very Inspiring Blogger Award!

Wow! I’ve just received my first ever blogging award! I’m so excited. I’m happy dancing as I write this post. This brilliant award was given to me by my creator Melanie Robertson-King.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

So I have to tell you seven random facts about me. Hmm… that could be hard because, after all, I don’t want to give anything away. But here goes.

  1. I’m the main character in Melanie’s novel, A Shadow in the Past.
  2. I have a sister, Rachel, who’s four years younger than me.
  3. My family owns an arable farm outside the village of Kendonald in Aberdeenshire, Scotland and my mum runs a B&B from there.
  4. There’s a stone circle on the farm where I spend a lot of time.
  5. Somehow I ended up back in the year 1886.
  6. I have a ginger and white cat called Murphy
  7. I fell in love with Robert Robertson, the Laird of Weetshill.

What ya think? Enough random facts without giving too much away?

Now for the toughest part. Choosing seven blogs to pass the award on to. Coming up with those seven things without including spoilers was hard enough.


  1. YA author, Suzy Turner
  2. Peggy Stanton (she interviewed Robert and me during Melanie’s blog tour last year)
  3. Saze Monnivan (Gina Dickerson’s character in Lies Love Tells)
  4. Patricia Capitain (friend of Melanie and “Godmother” to her novel)
  5. Nikki Bywater’s Books 4U
  6. YA author, Stephanie Keyes
  7. YA and 4RV Publishing author, Beverly Stowe McClure

Guest posts…

Both my creator, Melanie, and I have been guests on blogs today. I did an interview with Kai Strand at her blog Strands of Thought. You can read my interview here.

While I was off in America with Kai, Melanie was the featured author over at Famous Five Plus You can read about Melanie here.

I hope you’ll stop by both blogs and find out a bit more about us. Look forward to seeing you there!