Monday, 17 September 2012

Interview and Contest: Victoria Roberts - Temptation in a kilt


Help me welcome Victoria Roberts to my blog today :) And there is also a chance to win her new book Temptation in a kilt.

Hello! I’d like to thank everyone at Books for Life for having me today. I’m glad to be here.

Who is Victoria Roberts?
I often ask myself the same question. I’m a hard-working wife and mother of two beautiful kids. Home is in western Pennsylvania, but let me quote Robert Burns by saying, “My heart’s in the Highlands.”

Could you tell me about your new book, Temptation in a Kilt?
When I sat down to write Temptation in a Kilt, I knew I didn’t want to pen “just another romance novel.” Suffice it to say, I put my hero and heroine through a lot. Not only does each of them have to grow personally, but they both have family issues that need resolved before they can move on with their own lives. What Lady Rosalia Armstrong and Laird Ciaran MacGregor need to figure out is whether those circumstances warrant them to be together or forever apart. Let me share with you the back cover blurb.

She’s on her way to safety
It’s a sign of Lady Rosalia Armstrong’s desperation that she’s seeking refuge in a place as rugged and challenging as the Scottish Highlands. She doesn’t care about hardship and discomfort, if only she can become master of her own life. Laird Ciaran MacGregor, however, is completely beyond her control…

He redefines dangerous…
Ciaran MacGregor knows it’s perilous to get embroiled with a fiery Lowland lass, especially one as headstrong as Rosalia. Having made a rash promise to escort her all the way to Glengarry, now he’s stuck
with her, even though she challenges his legendary prowess at every opportunity. When temptation reaches its peak, he’ll be ready to show her who he really is…on and off the battlefield.

What made you want to write about sexy Highlanders?
That’s actually a funny story. I didn’t actually read romance novels until my adult life. My friend constantly had her nose in a book. I mean, even when she walked! Many years ago, I asked her what was so interesting that she couldn’t lift her head. She handed me a Highlander book, and I think it was Hannah Howell. Thinking the book would be the equivalent of watching a bad Highlander movie, I declined. My friend replied, “Don’t knock it until you try it.” Reluctantly, I took the novel. And was I ever wrong! I was hooked from the first chapter and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. Between the Highland lairds, beautiful lasses, gigantic horses, the Scotland backdrop, it was the moment that changed my life forever. This was my calling.

I’ve always dabbled with writing, and this only fueled my fire. And that friend who handed me the novel? She turned into my phenomenal CP (critique partner) and we’ve been moving forward ever since.    

Why Ciaran is the Scot to read about this fall?
Like many other Highland lairds of his time, Ciaran is bound by duty. Between following the commands of King James, keeping the feuding neighboring clan under control, having a reckless brother on a self-destructive path and adhering to a vow made to his father… Life is trouble enough. Now he makes a promise to escort a woman the whole way to Glengarry who tempts him at every turn. I think readers will appreciate the growing relationship between Ciaran and Rosalia as they develop trust, honor, and temptation…

Have you always been interested in history?
I didn’t start to develop an appreciation for history until later in life. I’m also fascinated with antiques. I love thinking about the history of the object. Where did it come from? Where has it been? 

What’s coming next from you?
The next book in the Bad Boys of the Highlands series is X Marks the Scot. The release date is February 2013 and this is Declan MacGregor and Lady Liadain Campbell’s story.

Thank you so much for having me here today. Those were some great questions!

Happy Reading!
Victoria

Giveaway
1 copy of Temptation in a kilt

1. US and Canada only
2. Ends Oct 1st
3. It's easy, just enter :D
Or if you wanna, tell me who your fav Scot is.

Praise for Temptation in a Kilt: 

“Roberts’s debut features appealing  characters and an interesting background  of ancient clan feuds and spurned lovers.”
—Publishers Weekly

“Well written, full of intrigue and a sensual,  believable romance, this book captivates  the reader immediately”
—RT Book Reviews/4 stars

About the Author:
Victoria Roberts writes sexy, Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. 
An avid lover of all things Scotland—simply, she writes what she loves to read. Prior to ever picking up a single romance novel, she penned her first young-adult novella (never published) at sixteen years old. Who knew her leather studded motorcycle hero would trade in his ride and emerge as a kilt donning Highlander wielding a broadsword? 

Victoria lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband of nineteen years and their two beautiful children—not to mention one spoiled dog. When she is not plotting her next Scottish romp, she enjoys reading, nature and antiques.

22 comments:

  1. What a great interview! The book sounds wonderful. My favorite Scot is Jamie Fraser from Outlander, I never get tired of reading about him!

    annesbookgarden@gmail.com

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  2. Aww! I'm so happy your friend converted her to the life of loving sexy Scottish men. :D My favorite Scot? Mmmm I secretly get giddy when Robert the Bruce comes into view. LOL. But I am also in love with Grimm from Karen Marie moning's series.

    Carolerae4488@yahoo.com

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  3. Thanks so much for having me, and I hope everyone loves TEMPTATION IN A KILT!

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  4. Great post, I have always said nay-sayers of romance haven't read one. I do love men in kilt's. I am looking forward to reading this one and your friend rocks!

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  5. My favorite Scot is Christian MacKeltar from the Fever series by Karen Marie Moning.

    skk25@aol.com

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  6. awesome interview! can't wait to read this!

    not an entry, i have this one already :)

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  7. Nice interview. It was interesting to learn why you write about Highlanders. Thanks! I don't participate but great giveaway.

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  8. How funny that you weren't interested until it was "forced" upon you, and now you write those smexy highlanders. :) Oh what a great interview! Do enter me for this prize. How can I resist that title? :D

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  9. Oh you are close to me! :) Western PA-ian. ;D lol. Wonderful to meet you and great interview. Nice to learn more about you and the book. :) Thank you.

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  10. William Wallace from Braveheart. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. I am a follower and email subscriber. Tore923@aol.com

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  11. Congrats on the release! Sounds really good.
    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  12. Family issues can add a lot of stress, especially on a budding relationship. I enjoy watching characters grow, especially when dealing with things that us average people deal with =)

    Your book sounds wonderful! Thanks for offering the giveaway!

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  13. Thanks for a great post and congrats on the new release! I've had this book on my radar and it sounds fantastic :)

    efender1(at)gmail(dot)com

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  14. Who is my favorite Scot? Dougray Scott ---he is yummy when he is good, delicious when he is bad, and just hot all the time :)

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  15. Thanks for the love everyone! And good luck on the contest!

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  16. I love all of the highlanders from Julie Garwoods highlanders/lairds series. julierupert@gmail.com

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  17. Congrats on the new release. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.
    My favorite Scot is Christian from the Fever series.

    e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

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  18. Nice post ladies. The book sounds great, I'm a sucker for Highlander romance. My fav Scot is real life hottie, Gerard Butler :)

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  19. I love a Highlander romance...I loved reading Amanda Quick when I was younger.
    Yvette
    yratpatrol@aol.com

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