Thursday, 26 March 2015

English Language Through History

If you want to know what the English language of Shakespeare, and even earlier than the 16th century, really sounded like, you can listen to short videos of actors speaking as they did in the past. Great fun and very interesting!


Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Launch Day for The Highland Lass

Excited to see The Highland Lass published at last from Crooked Cat and available on Amazon! Here's a little taster:

Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots from America with one main aim: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets, a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter and a photograph link to the Holy Loch at Dunoon when the American Navy were in residence.

Staying with her childhood friend, Kirsty, while searching for answers, Eilidh begins to fall in love with handsome Scot Lewis Grant, but just how free is he? Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns, with its echoes to her mother’s story. In short alternate chapters, Highland Mary tells her own story from 1875-6. From Dunoon, to Ayrshire, with a visit to Loch Lomond, and culminating in Greenock, Eilidh finds the past is closer than she realises.

The launch party is happening on Facebook all day.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

The Highland Lass on Pre-order

Wonderful to see The Highland Lass now on pre-order across all Amazon platforms! Can't believe it's already gone into the best seller list on Amazon UK and it's not even out until 10th March from Crooked Cat Publishing.

It's also available to pre-order on Amazon US, Canada and Australia, among others. Magic!

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Countdown to New Release

It's just over a month now until the launch of my new novel, The Highland Lass, from Crooked Cat Publishing! The ebook launch will be on FB on March 10th.

Although this is a mainly contemporary novel set around my own areas of Scotland, short alternate chapters trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns in 1785/6. I'm excited about this one as it's close to my heart and I adore the lovely cover. This one is also written under my full name.

I'll post more details of the launch at the time.

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Bargain Offer!

My Scottish-set Regency novel, Midwinter Masquerade, is on special offer at only 99c on Amazon US and 77p on Amazon UK just now. An ideal read for midwinter!

Amazon Review:

"Extremely well-written, it is a lovely tale that transports you to different a place and time. Back to a time when men were supposed to be gentlemen and women were supposed to be ladies, but all wasn't exactly what it seemed. Time changes, settings change, but human nature really never changes. Worth spending an evening curled in a comfortable chair with a cozy blanket while devouring every word of this midwinter tale."

Monday, 20 October 2014

Romance Matters and Offers

Further to the previous post about the RNA Blists Hill event, this is the front cover of the new Romance Matters magazine from the UK Romantic Novelists' Association. I'm peeping out third from the left at the back!

In case anyone is interested in bargain books, I have a few on offer this week on Amazon:

Dangerous Deceit is on Amazon US countdown at 99c
Mischief at Mulberry Manor is reduced to 99c
The two Aphrodite and Adonis novellas are reduced to 99c
Short story collection, Reshaping the Past, is FREE today (Monday) and Tuesday
Short story collection, Beneath the Treetops, is FREE on Wednesday and Thursday

The short stories are under my full name (Rosemary).


Thursday, 17 July 2014

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Just before the start of the wonderful weekend conference of the Romantic Novelists' Association, I got the chance to take part in a 'Love of the Past' historical authors event at Blists Hill Victorian Town at Ironbridge in Shropshire.

Many of us entered into the event by dressing up in some way according to the period in which we write and we certainly attracted a lot of interest from visitors. But the Victorian town itself is amazing, with replicas of many of the shops that would have been available in the 19th century. You can even change your money at the 'bank' for old pennies and use them to buy goods for sale.

One of my favourite shops was the drapers where the lady in charge actually sews many of the items for sale on her old Singer sewing machine. Authentic Victorian clothes are displayed off to one room. Fresh bread is on sale at the bakers and an old-style fish and chip shop did a roaring trade at lunch time!

This is one place to revisit another time.