Friday, 4 November 2016

Launch Party for Return to Kilcraig!

A warm welcome to the launch party of my new Scottish novel, Return to Kilcraig! Thanks for joining me in the celebration and fun. If anyone also wants to read the book (thank you!), it’s now available in e-book on Amazon and the paperback will follow soon.

Meanwhile, here’s the blurb, followed by a short trailer, just because I like putting words and pictures to music! Have a go at the competitions further down. I’ll leave them open until Saturday morning when husband will choose a random winner of each from the answers in the comments and from those on the Facebook Launch Party - they'll be put together for the draws.

Return to Kilcraig

The legacy of her beloved grandmother's cottage in the Scottish village of Kilcraig seems like the ideal solution after Christy Morrison’s recent trauma. Until the threats begin. Can she trust her heart and allow herself to fall in love again?

When Ross McKinley reluctantly welcomes Christy back to the village, he has hardened his heart against love, until they begin to renew their childhood friendship. But someone is determined Christy should go back to London. Will they find the culprit in time?

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Have a nice piece of fruit cake or pastry and a coffee while you watch the short trailer!


The setting of this novel is mainly around the fictitious west coast country village and the beautiful banks of Loch Lomond. Here’s a couple of the views Christy and Ross see on their first outing together to Conic Hill, one of my favourite places.

Giveaway Competition 1

Name another Scottish loch apart from Loch Lomond. The prize is this pretty little 2017 calendar the Scottish Highlands and Islands.

Musical Interlude

I love lots of different kinds of music, including Celtic, especially when writing fiction set in Scotland. A special kind of Scottish music is played at another significant outing for my hero and heroine and although this isn’t exactly what they hear, it gives a flavour! It's a bit long so you'll probably want to stop it after a few minutes!

You might be in the mood for more sweet treats by now. Help yourself to a Tunnock's teacake (yummy) or Bakewell tart - stop me eating them all!

Giveaway Competition 2

What is the name of the Scottish dessert containing raspberries, oats, cream and whisky? The prize is the little Scottish recipe book.

As well as music, I also love art and literature and the novel includes a few quotes form The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Christy is an illustrator and one of the scenes takes place in the stunning Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

Giveaway Competition 3

Who is the famous Scottish writer of the Waverley novels? The prize is this small Celtic bookmark.

Think it's maybe time for a stiffer drink. Have a wee dram of whisky or a glass of Champagne along with some healthy savoury nibbles.


Musical Interlude

In the lead-up to Christmas in Return to Kilcraig, there is grand county Winter Ball - Scottish dancing and kilts! Enjoy another some more Scottish music while you eat. Again - stop it after a few minutes if you wish. Have you ever been to a ceilidh?

Final Giveaway Competition

What do we call the Scottish New Year’s Eve? The prize is this warm tartan scarf.

Enjoy the rest of the food and music and if you happen to read the novel, I would love to know what you think!

Thank you so much for helping me to celebrate another publication.


Teresa Ashby said...

What a lovely post, Rosemary – I came early to the party as I’ll be out later in the day. Congratulations on the release of Return to Kilcraig. It sounds exciting and just right for a Christmas read. I enjoyed watching the film with the gorgeous scenery too.
And it’s lovely to indulge in all these cakes and pastries with no waistline repercussions. I’ll mix my drinks too knowing it won’t make me feel ill or fall over! Thank you!
I’ve never been to a ceilidh, so will have to just read about the experience for now, but perhaps one day.
My answers to the questions are:
Loch Insh
Sir Walter Scott
Hope you have a lovely publication day and here’s wishing you every success with Return to Kilcraig xx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much for your lovely comment, Teresa, and for joining in the fun! I'll add your answers to the draw for each prize, thanks. Hope you get to a ceilidh one day!

Gail Crane said...

Hi Rosemary - if the book is as interesting as this post (and I'm sure it is)you'll have another best seller. My answers to your quiz are Loch Ness, Cranachan, Sir Walter Scott and Hogmanay.
Good luck with the book. I shall look forward to reading it.
Enjoy your party!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks very much, Gail - I hope it doesn't disappoint anyone! Answers noted, thanks.

Anonymous said...

On Chapter 11 already and loving Return to Kilcraig - and the party here! Enjoying the fab trailer, blood-stirring music and the tasty purvey. Those teacakes wash down nicely with that wee dram. I should get onto those healthy nibbles, rather than having the hair-of-the-dog, after last night's celebrations... Good Luck with today and the well-deserved success you'll undoubtably have with RTK. Love Catriona XO

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks so much for that, Catriona, and for all your support! Glad you're still enjoying it - have a wee dram to celebrate your own news!

Jacqueline Seewald said...

Congrats on the new novel! Here are the answers to your questions:

Loch Ness, Cranachan, Sir Walter Scott and Hogmanay. I loved Scott's novels in my youth.

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Many thanks, Jacqueline! Glad you enjoyed Scott - it's a long time since I've read any!

Barb Massabrook said...

Congratulations on your new novel Rosemary!

Rosemary Gemmell said...

Thanks very much, Barb!

Wendy's Writing said...

I loved the trailer and have now downloaded the book. Look forward to reading it xx