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X Marks the Scot Final

It’s wonderful to be back at My Book Addiction. Thanks so much for having me.

You are so welcome, we love having you! Thanks for stopping by!

So without further ado, here is VICTORIA ROBERTS…..

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a little about yourself, for those who may not know you?

VICTORIA: I’m a hard-working mother of two, married to my own knight for almost twenty years now, and author of Scottish historical romance. Home is in western Pennsylvania, but my heart is in the Highlands. Pun intended.

MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind X MARKS THE SCOT?X Marks the Scot Final

VICTORIA: My darned muse likes to jump ahead. X Marks the Scot was in the making while I was writing Temptation in a Kilt. Declan MacGregor’s character was loosely based on Ian Somerhalder’s character on The Vampire Diaries, Damon Salvatore. Although Declan sometimes takes it a bit more over-the-top than Mr. Salvatore, deep down, the man has a big heart and I think readers will recognize that, too.

MBA&M: What do you think the allure of Scottish warriors, Highlanders and Scotland have on readers today?

VICTORIA: The allure of any book is a means of escape. For me, it’s the bonny Highlands. Who wouldn’t want to stroll along the heather-draped landscape? The countryside alone is breathtaking. Add a few Highland lairds in kilts and a couple of feisty heroines and you have a steamy romance of epic proportions.

MBA&M: Give our readers some insight into writing an authentic Scottish tale.

VICTORIA: Kilts. Did I happen to mention kilts? All jesting aside, Scottish people are proud, determined. Honor and chivalry is a must. I try to incorporate some of that beautiful Scottish brogue as well as add a wee bit of Gaelic flair. I think readers appreciate the time it takes to do that and it makes the story a bit more realistic.

MBA&M: Now, let’s get to some tough stuff, how hard is it to write the sensual scenes in your stories?

VICTORIA: I think every author has to do what they’re comfortable with. X Marks the Scot had sensual scenes that were a bit more explicit than Temptation in a Kilt, but that’s to be expected when you’re writing about a Highland rogue such as Declan MacGregor. But I wouldn’t put anything in the book that I wasn’t comfortable writing or reading about myself. As far as the difficulty writing the scenes, it comes naturally after a while, especially when your hero only thinks about the lasses.

MBA&M: Can you give our readers some background on this series?

VICTORIA: The Bad Boys of the Highlands series follows Laird Ciaran MacGregor, his brother Declan, and Laird Alexander MacDonell who are driving King James crazy with their constant clan battles and uproarious way of life.

MBA&M: What are three words you would use to describe your writing style?

VICTORIA: Passionate. Heartfelt. Adventure.


Thanks so much for having me today.

Thank you, Victoria,for spending with us and your passionate Scottish Warrior!!  



X Marks the Scot FinalX Marks the Scot Blurb:

He was a Highland Rogue—Wicked with a Bow and Arrow 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…

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

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Book Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M27gsMb4Ro


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About Victoria Roberts:

Temptation in a Kilt -- Victoria RobertsVictoria 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.

X Marks the Scot FinalHer 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.


Website: www.victoriarobertsauthor.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/victoria.roberts.395

Celtic Guide: www.thecelticguide.com


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