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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Temptation in a Kilt by Victoria Roberts (Interview/Giveaway)



Temptation in a Kilt (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #1)All you kilt loving Highlander fanatics are in for a treat today. We have debut author Victoria Roberts here to talk about her Bad Boys of the Highlands series! Welcome Victoria!
Victoria: Thank you, Lexi! I’m really excited to be here. Yep, there are a lot of us kilt-loving fanatics. 

Lexi: Even though it is nearing the month mark of when Temptation in a Kilt was released, does it still feel like a dream when you get to talk about your book and being a published author? 
Victoria: Oh, most definitely. I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to this. It’s really hard for me to walk into a bookstore and see my baby on the shelf without my heart being all aflutter. But then I think about how much effort went into this book, and I’m very proud. The characters truly touched my heart, and I hope your readers see that as well. It also makes me feel really great that my family is so full of pride and supportive of my accomplishment.  

Lexi: Your book is in print, on shelves (sometimes right beside some well know veteran authors), available for people to buy. You recently got to do a book signing with Nora Roberts; did you refrain from going fan girl on her? Or maybe after you told her you sold out of Temptation in a Kilt you let yourself? 
Victoria: Nora Roberts. What can I say? The woman is truly an inspiration. This was a funny story. 
Yes, I recently had a book signing with Nora Roberts/JD Robb, Eloisa James, Lora Leigh, Erika Robuck and Maya Banks. Talk about being star-struck! Contrary to popular belief, I was relatively calm (most of the time!) My son wore his kilt and passed out kilt cookies to readers, my daughter sported her Bad Boys of the Highlands t-shirt, and my sister told people outside that her author-sister was in the store signing her first book. And my Dad—well, let’s just say you have that addressed in the next question. My family gave me the confidence I needed to get through the event. After all, I couldn’t act like a bumbling idiot. I had to make them proud.
When I sold out of Temptation in a Kilt, it honestly took all of my willpower not to jump up and down like a daft fool. Instead, I opted for a fist-bump from my son.  
After the event was over, I casually walked over to Nora and thanked her profusely for having me. When I told her my debut novel sold out at my first book signing, she said, “I’m really happy for you.” And the wonderful part of that was I knew she really meant it. 
My personal favorite had to have been when I said to her, “Oh, and I need to thank you for something else.”
Nora’s expression became puzzled. “And what’s that?”
“Thanks to you, I’m right next to you on the shelf.”
Nora laughed and said, “Glad I could help you out.”

X Marks the Scot (Bad Boys of the Highlands, #2)Lexi: Sounds like an amazing experience, and what a great thing to share with your family! I can tell they are very proud of you. Have they asked to be characters in your books yet? More than your Dad claiming to be the cover model? 
Victoria: Gotta love my Dad! He told all of the ladies at the signing he was the cover model on the book and Sourcebooks photo shopped his head. Have you SEEN that cover? 
No one has asked to be in the books, but I do tell people not to tick me off. I’m always looking for another Lord Dunnehl or Beathag.


Lexi: Do you find it difficult to find time to work on the second book, X Marks the Scot? I see it has a February release date set, so for those of us (raising hand) that don’t know the inside of the business, does that mean you have book two written yet?
Victoria: That’s a great question! X Marks the Scot is complete and Advanced Reader Copies should be coming soon. I’m currently finishing up Book 3 in the series which is due November 1st. Deadlines, deadlines, deadlines…

Lexi: I for one am hoping that you get to write many more in this series, it sounds wonderful! Who can resist a bad boy in a kilt? I know I definitely can't, so there goes two more books I have to add to my TBR list. Until we get news of book three, enjoy your debut, good luck with any more signings you have, and keep dreaming of Scotland!
Victoria: Thanks so much, Lexi. I hope you and your readers enjoy the series as much as I enjoyed writing it. I had a great time! 




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.
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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. www.victoriarobertsauthor.com



~*GIVEAWAY*~
Sourcebooks is offering up one copy of Temptation in a Kilt to a lucky reader. To enter, let Victoria know why you love Highlanders, then fill out the Rafflecopter. Giveaway open to US and Canada only please. Additional entries are available but not required to enter. Good luck!

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19 comments:

Victoria Roberts said...

Thank you so much for having me today. It was a lot of fun, and I hope your readers enjoy TEMPTATION IN A KILT.

Na said...

They sound so strong and loyal to their land and people.

Victoria Roberts said...

Highlanders are very proud people. They'd fight to the death to preserve their lands and protect their clan.

Tore923 said...

I like Highlanders because they are strong, very protective and love unconditionally. Thanks for the giveaway. Please enter me. Tore923@aol.com

Unknown said...

I love Highlanders for their loyalty, masculine way of life, and their passion for their women.
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Carin said...

how can you not love highlanders they have that sexy bough they are all manly (manly enough to fight in Scotland where its flippin cold in a kilt of all things) Carin

Unknown said...

Hello Victoria and congratulations on your success with TiaK. I could devour books with Highlanders in them, so I'm really happy that I discovered another author who could potentially take care of my needs. Why do I love Highlanders? I like to think of them spending all their time outdoors training, being prepared to do battle to defend their families. What type of woman would it take to capture such a man's heart? I love discovering that little secret but also watching the hero discover it as well. Thank you for sharing the fun story of your family getting behind you. Your Dad is a hoot! Thank you also for the giveaway!

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Lona said...

What's not to love about a highlander. Just the accent alone is enough to love them. Sounds like a great book, and I love the cover, very sexy.

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erin said...

thanks for the awesome post and giveaway! Love highlanders cuz they were the original alpha bad boys :)

donnas said...

Its all about that accent and the way they handle a sword.

Cheryl S. said...

I would have to say, for me, it's the accent and the kilts ;) Thank you for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book! Who doesn't love a highlander????
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*yadkny* said...

It's all about the kilts and accents:)

Unknown said...

I love highlands for the brogues, kilts, loyalty, strength, oh heck everything!

Thank you for the giveaway. Congrats on the newest release!
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Joanne said...

Kilts, accents, loyalty, strength. What's not to love!
Congrats on the new release. It sounds fantastic. Thanks form the great interview and excerpt.

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Jo said...

The kilt, of course! Mens' legs look so much nicer under a kilt than shorts.

Maureen said...

I love highlander's because they are tough and family is important.

Anna (herding cats-burning soup) said...

Aw Victoria your family sounds awesome! Your first signing too. I'd have had a hard time not going all fangirl on them ;)

Love a good Highlander. Everything about them. The kilts, the accents, that they're truly many men that never give up. All of it :)

Hot Off the Shelves said...

THe accent - definitely a favorite sound of mine and the scenery always sounds so beautiful.

Di said...

Highlanders are all about their families and clan - besides, I love the brogue & kilts!
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