Wednesday 13 February 2013

Interview and Giveaway: Victoria Roberts - X Marks the Scot

Today I welcome Victoria Roberts to my blog for an interview J And there is also a giveaway at the end.


1. Instead of the usual introduction tell me 3 silly things about yourself :)
First, thanks so much for having me here today.
Three silly things. Mmm... Let me see. I don’t know about silly, but I can tell you about dumb stuff that I’ve done. On my 21st birthday, I walked out of the restroom with my dress caught in the back of my pantyhose. Yep, I’m still thanking my sister for pulling me out of that one! I rode my husband’s motorcycle on a drag strip, reached 80 mph and realized this was probably the dumbest thing I’d ever done. And lastly, my Mom and I had a food fight with Boston Creme pie. Ah, great fun. 

2. Could you tell me about your new book X Marks the Scot?
This story is about Declan MacGregor (Laird Ciaran MacGregor’s bad boy brother from Temptation in a Kilt) and Lady Liadain Campbell (the bloody Campbell’s sister from Temptation in a Kilt.) I think the back cover blurb says it best.

He was a Highland Rogue—Wicked with a Bow and Just as Wicked with the Ladies.
Declan MacGregor hadn't a care in the world beyond finding a soft bed and a willing woman...until he had to escort Lady Liadain Campbell to the English court. The woman needles him at every turn, but he can't just abandon her to that vipers' nest without protection.

She Never Asked for a Bodyguard...
Liadain wasn't thrilled to be left in the care of her clan's archrival. It was as if the man never had a lady tell him no before! And yet as whispers of treason swirl through the court and the threat of danger grows even sharper, her bitter enemy soon becomes the only one she can trust...

3.  Liadan and Declan's clan used to be rivals. Was it fun to write a enemies to lovers book?
Oh, most definitely. Declan and Liadain’s sparring matches made it so much fun. And since Declan is definitely the biggest bad boy of the series and everything that escaped his mouth was basically a sarcastic remark anyway, sparks flew, and tempers definitely flared.

4. Who would your perfect Highlander be?
Gerard Butler. Who else?

5. When I read book 1 I wished for Declan to get a book and so he did. But now I wonder. Who is the hero in book 3?
Alexander MacDonell (Rosalia’s cousin from Glengarry in Temptation in a Kilt.) Alexander’s story will be released in September 2013.

6. Do you have any other writing plans if not counting To Wed a Wicked Highlander, book 3?
I’m currently working on a new series about a family of English spies. There is still a heavily based Scottish theme, no worries.

Thanks so much for having me today.

 Sourcebooks will give away one copy of X Marks the Scot
  1. US and Canada only
  2. Just enter
  3. Ends Feb 25

Praise for X Marks the Scot:
5/5 - Reviewer Top Pick
"Enthralling Highlander romance. One of the best Highlander stories I've ever read. This is one author who just keeps on getting better."

―Night Owl Reviews
“For a complex story brimming over with pride and passion, betrayal, trust and most of all the power to make a bad boy a hero, pick up this read."

―RT Book Reviews/4 ½ Star Review

About Victoria Roberts:
Victoria Roberts writes sexy, Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. She was named by RT Book Reviews as "one of the most promising debut authors across the genres" and is also a 2012 Reviewers Choice Nominee for Best First Historical novel for her debut, Temptation in a Kilt.

Her second novel, X Marks the Scot, is available February 2013 and the third, To Wed a Wicked Highlander, September 2013.

Victoria is a member of Romance Writers of America®, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers, as well as a contributing author to the online magazine, Celtic Guide.

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.

Celtic Guide:


  1. Thanks so much for having me today, and good luck to your readers with the contest!

  2. GERARD BUTLER! YES! He is the perfect choice for the hero of a highlander romance. *swoon*

  3. I cannot wait to read this Victoria!!! I so LOVED Declan in Temptation, wicked, sarcastic bad boy ways are what I LOVE most in a hero!!!

    Congratulations on your new release! wishing you all the best!!!


  4. Blogger... For some reason I can't reply. Gerard is definitely swoon-worthy, Jenny. ;-)

  5. Thanks for stopping by, Andrea! I don't think Declan disappoints in this one. He's definitely a bad, bad boy.

  6. Highlanders are my favorites Heroes. Real Bad Boys, but can't seem to have enought of them lol. OMG I really have to read the story of Declan, Liadain and Alexander! Thanks Victoria for this nice giveaway! I love your blog Blodeuedd!I will join and follow your blog!

  7. There are never too many bad boys, Nicole. One is never enough. I hope you enjoy Declan and Liadain's story.

    And Blodeuedd, your blog does rock!

  8. I walked out of a restroom in Target trailing about 5 feet of toilet paper.
    Yup sexy hot bad boys are what I like.

  9. lol, Sheila. And I'm sure those bad boys like us back with trailing TP hanging off the back.

  10. I picked this one up the other day :) I can't wait to read it!

  11. Thanks, Felicia. I hope you enjoy it.

  12. This looks like a lot of fun.

    I can just imagine a Boston Creme pie food fight with your mom lol

  13. Oh, yeah! I'm glad Alexander is getting his own book! No need to enter me in the contest - I'm reading X Marks the Scot right now. :)

    1. I was so glad too when I found it that Alexander's book is next :D

  14. it must be fun to read about the two clans like that! thank you for the interview!

  15. Hi Karen. We had pie everywhere. Thanks for stopping by.

    Diana, yep, Alexander has his own book. He'll be out in September. I hope you enjoy the books!

    Melliane, it was great fun reading and writing about the Campbells and MacGregors. I hope you enjoy them too.

  16. I really think I read the previous book!

    (not an entry, too many books haha)

  17. Ah ha! Where are going with that bare chest and sword, mate? Any guy that is like Gerard Butler deserves a read IMO. I loved the first interview question! Enter me please!

  18. Carrie, I think you read the first book too.

    Heidi, I think Declan is a little crazier than Gerard. At least, I hope so. I can't imagine Gerard doing some of Declan's antics. ;-)

  19. Wow, thanks! I didn't read the first book yet, but I will if I win! :D

  20. Love the interview. I think we've all done the dress/pantyhose thing. UGH. :) Oh and Gerard Butler? Oh yea...


    Don't stop my daydreaming now! LOL

    Do enter me for this book. I wanna read! :D

  21. Hi Adela. Good luck with the contest!

    Thanks, Melissa. Who can forget the whole dreass-in-the-pantyhose thing?

  22. I had my moments with a-skirt-hem-in-my-tights in my secondary school. Since then I've avoided wearing skirts of any kind. It's bad for my health ;P Thanks for a lovely interview!

  23. I so need to read this series and I loved your 3 silly things!
    kimbacaffeinate at gmail dot com

    1. Silly, dumb things. Oh, the memories. Enjoy the series!

  24. Great interview ladies. X Marks the Scot sounds like a good one! YES about Gerard Butler being the perfect highlander :)

  25. I like a man in a kilt!!! Would love to meet a hunky Scot in real life!

  26. Thanks for stopping by, Yvonne and LB!

  27. sounds fantastic! Thanks for the fun interview and congrats to Victoria on the new release!

  28. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me I would love to read this book.

  29. Thanks for the giveaway! I love books featuring highlanders!
    mestith at gmail dot com

  30. Love these stories. Hope to win.

  31. Good luck on the contest! I'm crossing my fingers for all of you!

    Blodeuedd, thanks so much for having me. Your readers are really nice.

    1. And thank you for stopping by and talking to everyone :)
      And yes i do love my readers

  32. Gerard Butler. Enough said. :)

    Oh the panty least it wasn't toilet paper. I have done that. But maybe from your pov it would have been better...depends, what kind of underwear were you wearing??

  33. I'm not sure, Lexi. I was mortified enough. lol

  34. =) Lets just pretend they were some fire engine red cheeky panties. That way you know the girls were looking at your butt saying "I wish I had her butt." and the guys were saying "I wish I could take those off her!"

  35. bahaha I can so relate to the dress mortification ... thanks for sharing. Not in US but I enjoyed the interview and who can resist a sexy Scot in a kilt

  36. Oh, what a waste of a Boston Cream Pie, I'd rather eat it than have a fight with it. :D X Marks the Scot sounds like a fantastic book and I'm looking forward to reading it.

  37. Love a highlander! Thanks for the chance to win.

  38. I cant wait to read this. Thanks for the chance!

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

  39. I would really like to read this one. Can't resist a man in a kilt. Thanks for the chance to win it.




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