Melanie Robertson-King ~ reading at Aberdeen Central Library!

Welcome to CentreStage!


The fabulous Melanie Robertson-King is here today to share an exciting event! Take it away, Melanie!

By Ikiwaner (Own work (eigenes Bild)) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

By Ikiwaner (Own work (eigenes Bild)) [GFDL ( or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (, via Wikimedia Commons

Thanks so much, Nicky, for letting me toot my own horn here on your wonderful blog today.

I’m still in awe how things with the library went ‘viral’. Well maybe not that extreme but from what I originally and planned, it certainly has.

But let me backtrack to the beginning so your readers know how everything came to be. Back when I was doing research for A Shadow in the Past (then called Sarah’s Gift), I emailed the Central Library looking for information on the city of Aberdeen in 1886. They were extremely helpful and sent me loads of material.

I promised them then, that WHEN my book was published, I would donate a copy to them. Well now my book is published, and I’m fulfilling my promise to them.

When I first contacted them, I mentioned the background (as I just did here) and my promise of a donated book. I went on to say that because I was a Canadian author with ties to the area, it might be fun to have the media there when I presented the book. I was thinking of only a photograph for the newspapers.

Things snowballed as they sometimes do, and here I am today at the Central Library in Aberdeen reading from my debut novel, A Shadow in the Past.

A Shadow in the Past


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:

4RV Publishing | | ChaptersIndigo  | Barnes & Noble  |

A Shadow in the Past is also available at amazon for the Kindle (using the same links), Barnes & Noble for the nook, Kobobooks and Apple’s iBookstore.

About Melanie Robertson-King


A Shadow in the Past is Melanie Robertson-King’s debut novel. Prior to turning her hand to fiction, she wrote articles and has been published in Canada, the US and the UK. In addition to writing, her interests include genealogy, photography and travel. On one of her trips to Scotland, she had the honor of meeting The Princess Royal.

Melanie is a member of Romance Writers of America and their Ottawa Chapter.

She lives in Brockville, Ontario, Canada along the shore of the majestic St. Lawrence River with her husband, son and oldest grandson.

Publisher: 4RV Publishing LLC
Author Website | Author Blog: Celtic Connexions  |  Facebook Author Page Twitter Account: @RobertsoKing

Woohoo! Good luck, and let us know how it went! 🙂

6 responses to “Melanie Robertson-King ~ reading at Aberdeen Central Library!

  1. Hi Nicky

    I’ll endeavor to be brief today. Things are finally getting back to normal here after having all our kitchen cabinets replace with a new sink. Adding to the mayhem I’ve just been made the Moderator for two LinkedIn groups.

    Now getting to why we’re here: CONGRATS to Melanie Robertson-King on the release of her debut romance novel “A Shadow in the Past.”

    There’s one thing which we always remember about someone we once had a romantic relationship with; perhaps this is what comes into play as Sarah Shand makes her decision as what to do with her life. If you’re thinking I’m about to leave a musical selection to go along with Nicky’s post today, you’d be correct.

    HERE IT IS !!! Hope everyone will enjoy listening to it.

  2. Back home here waiting to hear how Melanie’s reading went also. So happy for her successes.

    • It’s amazing, isn’t it? I’m on tenterhooks here. Wish I could have gone up there but alas… ’tis a long distance, even though I’m in the same country. X Thanks for commenting, Dorothy!

  3. Thanks for hosting me here today, Nicky! The presentation went very well. I was quite pleased. Chris Longmuir came up from Montrose and Bill Kirton (another crime writer I’ve only known online) came was well. Brilliant to see Chris again and Bill for the first time.

    So, you want to know how it went… I sold 3 copies of my book and since Aug 1st, I’ve sold 10 kindle versions of it (according to Novel Rank).

    • Melanie, that’s brilliant! What a fantastic turnout, and I’m so glad that Chris and Bill could join you. Awesome support!! And well done on the sales too. I’m really chuffed for you. See you… soon!!!

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