Friday 29 April 2016

Victoria Roberts post and Giveaway

8 Little-Known Facts about Victoria Roberts

Thank you so much for having me here today.

I never read a single romance novel until my thirties.
Oh, the horror. But yes, it’s true. My dear friend had her face buried in them, and I teased her relentlessly because who would ever read such a thing, right? One day, she had enough of my jesting, slammed one of those books on my desk and said, “I don’t want to hear another word until you read one.” That book was a Scottish historical romance. Imagine my surprise when the story had a plot, beautiful descriptions of the Highlands, and those alpha-male men in kilts. You know what happened from there. I’m still writing them. And that friend? She’s my critique partner and cherished friend.

My first book signing was with Nora Roberts.
 If it wasn’t bad enough I was a bundle of nerves with my first release, my first signing was with   Nora Roberts. I was lucky enough to attend one of Nora’s signings at Turn the Page Bookstore and was happy that I “sold out.” My little lad sat kilted up beside me and I’ll never forget the proud look on his face.

I’ve never been to Scotland.
This is sad, but true. Everything I’ve learned, obsessed about, has been through books, the internet, and my dear Scottish friends across the pond. I know one day I’ll have the trip of a lifetime. 

I do not have a single drop of Scottish blood.
But…I’m Scottish at heart. On the other hand, my husband is exactly like the Ancestry commercial. He’s always been told he’s 100% German, but not according to his DNA! We discovered he’s 50% German and 50% Scottish. Do you know how happy that made this Scottish historical romance writer? In fact, he recently bought his first kilt for my next event.

I’m learning Gaelic.
Before ever reading Diana Gabaldon or watching Outlander, the Gaelic language has been a very important part in my writing. Readers can find bits of Gaelic in all my books. As an author of this particular genre, I thought—and still think—it’s very important to keep the Scottish heritage alive. I like to honor that tradition in my work. My kids also know Gaelic greetings, and my German—now Scottish—husband just rolls his eyes at us.

I rode my husband’s motorcycle on a drag strip.
Call me crazy. In your twenties, you think you’re indestructible. I was no different. My husband had a Honda Nighthawk at the time, and I ran it on a drag strip at 70 MPH. It wasn’t long before that inner voice asked, “Are you crazy?” Yeah, that was the first and last time I ever tried something as foolish.

 I have a custom Ace Frehley (from the band KISS) Les Paul guitar.
Prior to becoming a romance author, yours truly had been playing the electric guitar since 10th grade. Oh, yes. I drove my poor neighbor’s crazy with my Marshall amp too. *grunts like Tim “the tool man” Taylor.

I’m writing a novella with my 15-year-old daughter.
We started this project when she was 14-years-old. She wanted to write something with me and even came up with the idea herself. We’re very proud to announce that Snakes in the Garden is now available for pre-order.

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Kill or Be Kilt by Victoria Roberts
Highland Spies, Book 3
ISBN: 9781402292064
Release Date: May 3, 2016
Genre: Historical Romance

About the Book
It’s been three years since Lady Elizabeth Walsingham ended her childish crush on Laird Ian Munro, the fierce Highlander who scared everyone but her. She’s a grown woman now, heading to London to find a proper English gentleman. But when the wild Highland laird walks through the door, she’s that breathless youth all over again.

Ian tries hard to avoid the young lass who’s confounded him for years. But now that they’re attending court, he must keep watch on her night and day. Danger is at every turn and advisors to the Crown are being murdered. Ian soon realizes the girl he’s been protecting is a beautiful lady who needs his help, almost as much as he needs her.

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About the Author
Victoria Roberts writes sexy, award-winning Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. Prior to ever picking up a single romance novel, she penned her first young adult novella at 16 years old. Who knew her leather-studded motorcycle hero would trade in his ride and emerge as a kilt-wearing Highlander wielding a broadsword? Victoria lives with her husband and their two beautiful children in western Pennsylvania. 

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  1. Fun guest post!

    I hadn't read any romance until a few years into blogging.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  2. I spent a single day in Scotland though a student ambassador program back in high school, and I would LOVE to go back. I hope you make it sometime soon! And how cool that you've written a novella with your daughter:)

  3. Ancestry tests are fun. Found out I'm mostly British Isles & Scandinavian, so there's a good chance I've got some Scottish blood. :-)

    Hmm, what do I look for in a Highlander Hero? Strength, courage, charm, and hotness!!

  4. What do you look for in a Highlander Hero?

    Hmmmm. Not only strong, but smart and clever. :)

  5. This was such a fun guest post. Hmm, I like their strong backs and of possessive nature.

  6. I bet the motorcycle on the drag strip was fun!! I've only gone like 40-ish mph (regular street) on the back of a motorcycle and that was enough to get my heart racing haha

  7. Love this post. We all need to go to Scotland! Jenny can be our guide. ;) I also love Gaelic but I think that is one of the hard languages to learn. I wonder if it is harder than Welsh. I talked to someone Welsh and he laughed at everyone flabbergasted at some of the spelling of his language. LOL

  8. It's absolutely adorable that you're writing with your daughter! Also that you're learning Gaelic? This is such a fascinating post--thanks for sharing, ladies!

  9. Good luck to Victoria and learning Gaelic! It seems like a pretty tough language to learn. And that's so cool about the novella project with her daughter!

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

  10. Fun fact, Victoria!

    I enjoy a Highlander hero for the fierce warrior spirit.

  11. Oh I've been to Scotland and I've read my first romance novel before I hit 30 so perhaps not for me ;p.

  12. Ah this is on my tbr pile for the blog. I'm behind *flails*

  13. Nice cover on Kill or be Kilt! Fun post too :)



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