INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR VICTORIA ROBERTS
Today I’m interviewing Victoria Roberts. Her book, Temptation in a Kilt is a Scottish historical romance and was released on September 1, 2012.
Please tell my readers a little bit about your book.
First, thank you so much for having me here today.
Temptation in a Kilt starts with our troubled heroine, Lady Rosalia Armstrong, who has suffered many years of physical and emotional abuse by the hands of both her parents. When the family fortune is spent, her beloved parents decide to offer her up to an English lord known for his debauchery and scandal. Rosalia refuses to wed this unsavory man. Deciding to take control of her own life by escaping to the Scottish Highlands, Rosalia seeks refuge from her estranged grandmother.
Laird Ciaran MacGregor has enough troubles of his own. King James has demanded peace in the Highlands. And Ciaran would have no problem with that, but his liege’s command does not keep the neighboring Campbell clan from being a pain in Ciaran’s arse. On top of that, our poor hero has made a vow to his father to keep his younger brother on a straight path, a task easier said than done.
When Ciaran discovers Rosalia on his way back from court, sparks fly, tempers flare, and they both find themselves fighting their own temptations.
Describe the genre of this particular title, and is this the only genre you write in?
Currently, Scottish historical romance is the only genre in which I write. This is truly where my heart lies, but who knows what the future holds?
How did this story come to be?
I started with an idea and it basically snowballed from there. I wanted Temptation to be a true love story. Ciaran and Rosalia generally care for each other, but as with anything in life, it’s not that simple. There’s political intrigue, clan conflicts, family dynamics and several other obstacles standing in their way.
Did you have several manuscripts finished before you sold?
No. Temptation in a Kilt was my first manuscript.
What is your writing routine like?
I write Monday through Friday and strive for 1k words/day.
Having achieved your goal to be a published author, what is the most rewarding thing?
I honestly thought the most rewarding thing would be seeing my book on the shelves. Even though the feeling is wonderful, my biggest reward has been hearing from readers. I’ve received e-mails from men and women who have told me how much the book has touched their lives, making them laugh, cry, etc. One man even sent me a pic where he was dressed in his kilt and held by book. I was truly honored.
Are you a member of any writing organizations and, if so, have they helped?
Yes. I’m a member of Romance Writers of America®, Celtic Hearts Romance Writers and Western Pennsylvania Romance Writers. I don’t know what I’d do without my Celtic sisters and brothers. Celtic Hearts is a phenomenal chapter.
What character is most like you or least like you?
Mmm… Most like me would have to be Aisling MacGregor. Least like me would have to be Lady Caroline Armstrong. I can’t stand Lady Caroline—horrible, horrible person.
What most inspires you in life?
What’s next for you?
The second book in the series, X Marks the Scot, is scheduled for release in February 2013. This book is Declan MacGregor and Lady Liadain Campbell’s story.
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.
A little bit about the author
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 for her debut, Temptation in a Kilt.
Her second novel, X Marks the Scot, will be released 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.
How can my readers buy your book?
Readers can go to the publisher’s home page at http://www.sourcebooks.com/store/temptation-in-a-kilt.html
Check out my book trailer at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJLqc-qF02k
You can find more information about Victoria Roberts and my book, Temptation in a Kilt by visiting my website, www.victoriarobertsauthor.com or my blog a www.victoriarobertsauthor.blogspot.com
Just a few fun questions to answer if you don’t mind.
1) What’s your favorite movie?
I love so many. It’s hard to narrow down to one.
2) What is your favorite season?
3) What is your favorite thing to eat?
Pizza. I’m a cheap date.
4) Who is your favorite author to read?
There are so many wonderful authors. Some of my favorites are: Lynn Kurland, Karen Marie Moning and Brenda Joyce.
5) What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Caribbean. Those crystal-blue waters. *sigh*
6) What’s the best piece of advice you have been given?
7) Coke or Pepsi?
Thanks so much for having me. Sourcebooks will give away one copy of Temptation in a Kilt to a lucky commenter. (US and Canada only, please.) What is your favorite book?
|Author Victoria Roberts|
Thank you for allowing me to interview you here at Heart of Romance. Good luck to you in your future!!!