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!
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.”
“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.