Sunday, 4 August 2013

Brook Cottage Books is thrilled to be hosting the E-Book launch splash for A Shadow in the Past by Melanie Robertson-King. I'll let the lovely lady herself tell you all about it!

I was so excited when my publisher announced e-versions of our books would be made available for our titles. Even more thrilled when mine was one of the earlier titles to be converted and made available on all the platforms – kindle, nook, kobo, and at the iBookstore.

The excitement of waiting and watching for it to appear on the various websites – amazon, Barnes and Noble, the iBookstore, Kobobooks, and now WHSmith in the UK mounted from the moment I found out A Shadow in the Past would be the next book converted. The first kindle sale was every bit as exciting as my first paperback sale last September at the Kansas Book Festival.

And now, today, I’m having an e-book launch splash celebration for A Shadow in the Past. Whoop!


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.

Where to buy:
About the author:

Always a fan of the written word, Brockville born and raised, Melanie spent many of her formative years reading.

The writing bug first bit when she was about thirteen, but the itch subsided and it wasn’t until a number of years later that she put “pen to paper” and began writing again.

Prior to returning to fiction, Melanie wrote articles for various publications for a number of years and has been published in Canada, the US and the UK.

In addition to writing, her interests include genealogy, photography and travel – especially to Scotland, although Paris rates high on her “must return to” bucket list as well. On one of her trips to Scotland, she had the honor of meeting The Princess Royal, Princess Anne.

Author Website:
Author Blog: Celtic Connexions
Facebook Author Page: Melanie Robertson-King
Author Twitter Account: @RobertsoKing

7 Responses so far.

  1. Nikki says:

    This is a fantastic read. Well worth adding to your Kindle :)

  2. Melanie says:

    Thanks for your kind words, Nikki. So glad you enjoyed my book.

    JB, thanks for letting me toot... no wait... blow my own bagpipes about my launch day. :-)

  3. Congrats on your release, Melanie! Thanks for sharing, JB! :) xx

  4. Woohooo! Happy e-book launch day, Melanie, and huge congrats! I see it's riding high in the UK charts, way to gooooo~charting in TIME TRAVEL, yay! Rock on, and hope the trend keeps going up, up, up. Awesome! thanks to JB for hosting!

  5. Melanie says:

    Thanks, Nicky! Your unwavering support means a lot.

  6. Melanie, Congratulations on your e-book launch. It looks like a great read!

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