Tuesday, September 24, 2013

To Wed a Wicked Highlander by Victoria Roberts (Interview/Giveaway)

I am in the mood for something...*pulls out a bottle of red wine* 
Nope, maybe white? *looks at other bottle* 
Nope...Kilts! I am in kilt depravity! Good thing our guest today has a few, welcome Victoria Roberts!

Lexi: Ah, there we have it. Three muscled men standing there in kilts, perfect. Hard to believe that book three of the Bad Boys of the Highlands is already out! Congrats on the quick releases! As a reader it is always nice to not have to wait a year between books. Did it feel quick to you?
Victoria: Thanks so much for having me today at Reading Between the Wines, always a pleasure.
I know! I can’t believe the third book is here already. Sourcebooks did me kind. I. Love. The. Cover. *dreamy sigh* As far as time, Temptation in a Kilt felt like the longest to release, especially since that was my debut. I think that’s true with all debut novels though. I do know that I still get giddy with excitement every time my baby hits the shelves. It’s so exciting to see all the hard work completed and wrapped up in a “nice” package on a display case. And I must say, I think Alex looks verra nice. ;-)  

Lexi: The blurb for To Wed a Wicked Highlander promises the baddest boy yet. Did you have fun making Laird Alexander a bad boy we will fall in love with? 
Victoria: Alexander was so much fun to write. For anyone who’s read my novels, you know family dynamics play a large role. I think Alex and his relationship with his Aunt Iseabail will pull at a few heartstrings along the way. 

Lexi: Looking at the covers makes me want to travel around Scotland and find my own kilted hero. Have you been to Scotland? 
Victoria: Unfortunately, I’ve never crossed the pond. I have two kids under the age of twelve and both have threatened that I can’t go without them. For now, I have to live vicariously through my friends, books, internet, etc. But…I will be traveling to Belgium with my sister this October. Castle tours are on the itinerary. I’ll also be searching for some serious inspiration no doubt! 

Lexi: You and me are in the same boat. But I can experience through reading your series, a little piece of medieval Scotland for me. I do hope that you have plans to continue this series. Books one and two were reviewer Top Picks after all. How excited were you to hear that news?

Victoria: I’d really like to continue the series. Readers have e-mailed me and book clubs have actually called me out. They demand I write about James and Colin. lol I’ll see what I can do. In the meantime, I’m working on a new series called Royal Rebellion. The first book in the series, My Highland Spy will be released fall 2014. 
I couldn’t believe RT nominated Temptation in a Kilt for a Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Historical. I. Was. Shocked. Being nominated was quite an honor, even more so when X Marks the Scot and To Wed a Wicked Highlander were chosen as reviewer TOP PICKS. I was elated by the news. My family just shook their heads as mom did a happy dance, something you surely don’t ever want to see. To be honest, I’m usually in my writing cave so it’s wonderful to take time to enjoy good news when it happens. 

Lexi: Good luck on book three being picked as well! Thanks for stopping by the blog today Victoria, and for the kilts!
Victoria: Thanks for having me today, Lexi. I hope you and your readers continue to enjoy the series. 

To Wed a Wicked Highlander 
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She always wanted to be one of the boys...Sybella would do anything to prove she's just as valuable to the MacKenzie clan as her brother is. She'd go on any hunt, take any dare. But her father has a different sort of mission in mind: marriage. It's simple, he explains. All she has to do is marry Alexander MacDonell and report back on his family's secrets. It will be easy, he says, as long as she doesn't do anything foolish...like fall in love.Until she got a manAs laird of the MacDonells, Alex has a duty to produce an heir. It's a duty he won't mind with the lovely Ella as his wife―even if she is one of the dreaded MacKenzies. He's wooed and won many ladies, but Ella is a challenge like no other. He can tell she's holding something back. But not for long. Because inch by inch, he plans to expose everything she's been hiding and claim the ultimate prize: her heart.
Praise for To Wed a Wicked Highlander:
Reviewer Top Pick
“Victoria Roberts knocked it outta the ballpark with this one!!! It is Highland romance at its best, loaded with likable characters, and an engaging plot with lots of angst and heartache that put a few tears in this reader’s eye. It was so good that I couldn’t put it down.”
―Night Owl Reviews
Reviewer Top Pick

“Roberts has created the baddest boy of the Highlands for her third in her series. This action-packed romance has everything Roberts’ fans adore: a strong heroine who meets her match in a to-die-for hero, deception, betrayal, love and redemption. To Wed a Wicked Highlander has all the elements that make readers sigh with pleasure.”

―RT Book Reviews

About Victoria Roberts:
Victoria Roberts writes 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 was also a 2012 Reviewers Choice nominee for Best First Historical for Temptation in a Kilt.X Marks the Scot and To Wed a Wicked Highlander (Bad Boys of the Highlands #2 and #3) were reviewer TOP PICKS, and the first of Victoria’s new Royal Rebellion series is scheduled for release fall 2014.
Represented by Jill Marsal of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, Victoria is a member of Romance Writers of America®, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers, several local chapters, as well as a contributing author to the online magazine Celtic Guide.
Victoria lives in western Pennsylvania with her husband of twenty 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. She also drags her clan to every Scottish festival under the sun.
Celtic Guide: www.thecelticguide.com

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  2. Thank you for the interview. Live your bad boys Victoria and hope you will continue the series. Favorite vacation spot? Would have to say the mountains in Tennessee.

  3. Beautiful state. I was there once and thoroughly enjoyed the scenery.

  4. All of the New England states.

  5. Charlotte, we went to Cape Cod and rode along the New England coastline a few years back. Very nice.

  6. Since I haven't been traveling as much lately I get to 'visit' places thru books and one of my favorites is Scotland. For a less strenuous vacation I love the beach outside Charleston SC. Have a wonderful time in Belgium - take a picture with Manneken Pis!

    sallans d at yahoo dot com

  7. I am a new reader of Victoria's but look forward to reading this series. Love Highlanders!

  8. Hi Di. Scotland would be a dream vacation for sure!

  9. Hi Evanlea. I'm glad you like Highlanders. They are fun to write.

  10. Okay, first off, how much do I LOVE the heroine's name??? And she soooo fits the tag, hear us roar! I bet she would adore the Outer Banks of North Carolina as much as I do.

  11. Sebella, her name does rock! I bet you do, too!

  12. I love your series. Such great heroes and heroines that are smart, funny and sexy.
    I love visiting New Orleans and The Keys. I'd love to visit Edinburgh though. That is my dream vacation.

  13. Steph, I think we should combine all our money and rent out a castle for the week. How's that sound?

  14. I don't have a favorite vacation spot yet.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  15. There's a lot of time to explore your options, Natasha. Enjoy.

  16. Hi :) I can't wait to read some of your work! You know im not sure where my favorite spot is.. I do love going to the mountains but you know if I ever had the chance to go to like the Bahamas that might become my fav ;)

  17. Hi Loretta. The Bahamas is beautiful. We stayed on Paradise Island before. It's very nice.

  18. I love going to Orlando, Florida in the winter to get away from the cold!!

  19. I think the best place I have been on vacation is Belize. I hate to say this but since I had my son our new vacation spot is Walt Disney World in Florida.

  20. Hi Theresa. Orlando is wonderful, especially in the winter.

    Sheryl, I've never been to Belize, but I've seen pics. Very nice.

  21. Hi Leslie. Highlanders are verra fun to write.

  22. Sounds like a fun book!

    I love Hawaii! Would love to see it!

  23. It looks like it's going to be a fun book.
    Can't wait. Favorite vacation spot, The Caribbean.

  24. congrats to Victoria on the new release! The beach! I've only been a few times but I'd love a chance to go back :)

  25. I'm looking forward to reading the latest book. It looks and sounds awesome.
    Favorite vacation spot is the mountains in Tennessee especially during the fall.
    Thanks :)

  26. My favorite vacation spot is going home to Southern California. It's really fun to play tourist and do all those things I never did when I lived there. Of course, I'd love to visit Scotland as well and visit all those hunky Scots, with the chance to see lots of kilts and listen to some bagpipes. If I can't do that though, reading Victoria's books will help me feel like I'm there.

  27. My fav vacation spot is right here in Florida at the nearby theme parks! I love the magic found at both Disney and Universal! Who can beat Tink, Mickey Mouse, Harry Potter, Men in Black, Spider Man, and so much more? I love my Highlanders... Your book sounds right up my alley! Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. I'm not much of a traveler but I would love to vacation in Hawaii if I get the chance :)

  29. I'd like to vacation somewhere in the mountains...I've always loved the ideas of a snowy mountain retreat. Maybe somewhere like Banff or the Swiss Alps :)

  30. Hi Victoria, lo9ve your books and love Highlanders. Your covers are gorgeous.
    I really don't have a favorite place but I know it would be Italy or Scotland if I ever got to go. :)
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

  31. Hi. Love your book covers. Favorite vacation spot would be on the Oregon coast. Thank you for sharing. :)

  32. My favorite vacation spot would have to be the beautiful mountains in southern Oregon. A peaceful place with a much slower pace of living.
    Love your books Victoria! I can't wait to read this latest one :)


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