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

Watch the book trailer:

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


Sourcebooks: http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/x-marks-the-scot.html

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/X-Marks-Scot-Victoria-Roberts/dp/1402270097/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1357084005&sr=8-1&keywords=x+marks+the+scot

Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/x-marks-the-scot-victoria-roberts/1112689759?ean=9781402270093




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


X Marks the Scot FinalGIVEAWAY ALERT:

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Giveaway will run from today February 6 until February 13,2013.



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A Holiday Greeting and Momentous Announcement from Victoria Vane:

When I first conceived A Wild Night’s Bride, a Georgian set, Hangover-inspired romantic comedy, I had no idea that one devilish secondary character would spawn an entire series, but Ludovic, Viscount DeVere, proved to be a dream come true. This larger than life character has captured the hearts of so many fans who have begged for more DeVere. In response to these requests, I have not only decided to continue the series, but have recently commissioned an amazing artist to render gorgeously detailed full color illustrations for my DeVere stories! My goal is to offer a wonderfully enhanced reading experience to fans of my series.


The first book to be illustrated (and just in time for all those glorious full color and graphics capable Christmas e-readers), is Devil in the Making, a riotous Georgian romp in the tradition of Fielding’s Tom Jones and a prequel to the Devil DeVere series.

The Illustrated Edition will feature a gorgeous depiction of the key scene in every chapter. If this experiment is successful, I will be illustrating the entire DeVere series (old and new) over the next 12-18 months. As a holiday greeting, I am attaching a sample of the absolutely stunning photorealistic artwork that will grace the new book cover as well as the inside pages! Devil in the Making: The Illustrated Edition will be available in e-book early December 2012. A print anthology will follow later in 2013. Now, without further ado…. Here is how it all began….


Devil in the Making: A Devilish Vignette by Victoria Vane

Every devil has a beginning… A rebellious young nobleman’s prank with the king’s lion goes comically awry, leading to a startling chain of events.


“But I know that look, DeVere, and it always bodes ill.”
“Come now, Ned,” DeVere cajoled. “With only weeks until matriculation, we may never get another chance to serve up some revenge on ole’ Trasker.”
“What have you in mind?” Simon asked.
“Since our dear pedagogue is so fond of bear-leading, why not procure one for him?”
Ned looked stunned. “You wish to buy a bear?”
“Of course not,” DeVere answered.
“Thank God,” Ned replied with a sigh of relief.
“I only wish to borrow one.”
“A bear?” Simon repeated.
“Yes. It can be a small one. As to age, size, or gender. I am not particular.”
“And how do you propose to find one?” Ned asked warily.
DeVere replied with a look of pure devilment. “I propose a midnight foray to the Royal Menagerie.” (end excerpt)


Warmest holiday greetings,

Victoria Vane




And now a quick interview with Victoria Vane….

Victoria,where did the idea for illustrations come from?

Illustrations within e-books,what a novel idea…

Victoria: Thank so much for asking, April. The idea occurred to me after reading so many reviews of my books that remarked upon how “vivid” my stories are. As a person who believes in playing to my strengths, I began to wonder how I might take this a step further. After reading so much about the new generation of full color and graphics capable e-readers, it seemed a no-brainer to take my stories into the “visual realm. Thus, the illustration idea was born.
MBA&M: How hard is it to find an illustrator? Where did you find your resources for the illustrations?
Victoria: At first, I really didn’t know where or how to begin. My immediate thought was to hire a cover artist and use illustrations with photo manipulation, but that concept proved far too limiting given that my work to date has been set exclusively in the Georgian era. It’s very difficult to find appropriate stock photos even for my book covers, so then I wondered about hiring a digital artist who could draw/paint whatever I needed with the kind of look I desired. While this is not an inexpensive endeavor, I felt very strongly about offering my fans this visually enhanced reading experience, so I bit the bullet and began advertising for an artist. After looking at dozens of portfolios I found someone with both the intuition and the talent to create EXACTLY what I wanted.  It has been a match made in heaven!
MBA&M: What do you hope your readers will come away with by buying your books with illustrations within?

Victoria: I want them to be mesmerized and stunned by the realism and to come begging for more! LOL!

MBA&M: Thank you so much for allowing MBA&M and our readers along on your grand adventure!


A lover of history and deeply romantic stories, Victoria Vane combines these elements to craft romantic historical novels and novellas for a mature reading audience. Her writing influences are Georgette Heyer for fabulous witty dialogue and over the top characters, Robin Schone , Sylvia Day, and Charlotte Featherstone for beautifully crafted prose in stories with deep sensuality, and Lila DiPasqua for creative vision in melding history with eroticism. Ms. Vane also writes award nominated romantic historical fiction as Emery Lee (http://authoremerylee.com)

Web: http://authorvictoriavane.com
Blog: http://victoriavane.wordpress.com
Twitter: @authorvictoriav

A Breach of Promise ,Ellora’s Cave
A Wild Night’s Bride, Breathless Press
The Virgin Huntress, Breathless Press

The Devil You Know, Breathless Press

The Devil’s Match, Breathless Press

Devil in the Making, Victoria Vane

Treacherous Temptation– coming soon from Entangled Publishing



The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee, Sourcebooks

Fortune’s Son by Emery Lee, Sourcebooks

The Devil DeVere Volume I by Victoria Vane, Breathless Press

A Devil Named DeVere by Victoria Vane, Breathless Press



Thank you Victoria for sharing this exciting news!


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We look forward to seeing these available soon. What a novel idea,illustrations in e-books? Love this idea!

For a chance to win a copy of  “A Wild Night’s Bride”,(e-book)and the first in the exciting  “DeVere” series,tell us your thoughts on: illustrations in e-books? Good idea or bad idea.  What do you, the reader think?

Giveaway will run from today Dec 17 until Dec 24,2012. Just in time for Christmas.









*Images and information from the author’s website*




Karen Kelley is the award-winning, USA Today bestselling author of 20 books ranging from romantic suspense to paranormal. She has been nominated for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award and her books have placed first in numerous contests. She currently resides in Texas.

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Book trailer for “Where There’s Smoke”



About Where Theres Smoke

Karen Kelley

When sexy wannabe-demon, Destiny Carter, is kicked out of Hell, she lands in Ft. Worth, Texas with one week to corrupt a soul. Or else. She slips into a slinky red dress, and heads straight for the delicious, corruptible looking cowboy at the bar.
But Chance Bellew has his own agenda-saving souls. He’s not your typical angel. He’s a nephilim, to be exact. Centuries ago, angels came down from Heaven and mated with mortal women. When the women bore children, a new race was created. Immortals with powers—demigods, nephilim.
But the children don’t live by the same rules as mortals, or that of the typical, robe-wearing, bright light-surrounding-them angels. Hell, most of the time the nephilim are breaking the rules, and making up new ones as they go. As long as they don’t cross over to the dark side, everyone pretty much stays out of their way.
But sometimes a demon-in-training, who looks like Destiny, comes along and all Hell breaks loose.

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