Victoria Roberts is visiting the virtual offices today to discuss her book X Marks the Scot. Please give her a warm welcome!
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Describe yourself in 140 characters or less.
[Victoria Roberts] First, thank you so much for having me today. I’m a hard-working mother of two, and I’m married to my own knight for almost twenty years now. Home is in western Pennsylvania, but my heart is in the Highlands.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Can you tell us a little about X Marks the Scot?
[Victoria Roberts] 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…
[Manga Maniac Cafe] How did you come up with the concept and the characters for the story?
[Victoria Roberts] Declan’s character formed while I wrote Temptation in a Kilt. He was so good at being so verra bad. I knew instantly that Highland bad boy needed to have a story of his own. I loved the idea of mixing the feuding Campbells and MacGregors.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What three words best describe Liadain?
[Victoria Roberts] Passionate. Patient. Caring.
[Manga Maniac Café] If Declan had a theme song, what would it be?
[Victoria Roberts] Why does the song Bad Boys suddenly come to mind?
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Name one thing Liadain is never without.
[Victoria Roberts] Compassion. She has to be the most caring soul ever. No spoilers here.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is Declan’s greatest regret?
[Victoria Roberts] Declan was so consumed with the idea that he was only a third son and would never amount to anything that he was blinded by sheer stupidity. He missed what was right before his very eyes. But…it’s never too late for redemption, even for an infamous rogue like Declan MacGregor.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What are your greatest creative influences?
[Victoria Roberts] Scotland, sword-wielding Highlanders and kilts. lol
[Manga Maniac Café] What three things do you need in order to write?
[Victoria Roberts] Silence. Water. My muse. It’s nice to have all three.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] What is the last book that you read that knocked your socks off?
[Victoria Roberts] Eliza Knight, The Highlander’s Conquest.
[Manga Maniac Café] If you had to pick one book that turned you on to reading, which would it be?
[Victoria Roberts] VC Andrews, Flowers in the Attic. Wow and wow. I think that was the first “adult” novel that sucked me in.
[Manga Maniac Café] What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
[Victoria Roberts] Between carting two kids around to basketball, basketball and basketball, I do like to browse through antique stores. I love finding little treasures, especially ones that come with a story behind them.
[Manga Maniac Cafe] Thank you!
[Victoria Roberts] Thanks so much for having me today. Sourcebooks will give away one copy of X Marks the Scot to a lucky commenter.
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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.
Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M27gsMb4Ro
Celtic Guide: www.thecelticguide.com