Introducing Victoria Roberts, author of Temptation in a Kilt
Keira: What is your favorite thing about Highlander romance?
Victoria Roberts: I’d like to thank everyone at Love, Romance, Passion for having me here today. I’m thrilled to be able to chat with you. For me, it’s basically the combination of the bonny landscape, castles, clans, the pride and honor of the Scottish people, alpha-Highlanders wielding broadswords, and perhaps an occasional peek under a wee kilt or two, just to name a few! Highlander romances provide a great backdrop for a steamy love story, don’t you think?
Keira: How do Lairds live it up?
Victoria: I would like to think when the Highland lairds were not defending their lands or clan that they knew how to make every moment count. In Temptation in a Kilt, Laird Ciaran MacGregor doesn’t really have time to live it up, but his younger brother Declan more than makes up for that. *laughs*
Keira: Tell us about Laird Ciaran MacGregor’s broadsword!
Victoria: It’s verra big.
Keira: Which is tougher to deal with a clan battle or a wounded maiden?
Victoria: I think you’d have to ask Ciaran about that since he had to deal with both simultaneously.
Keira: Why is Lady Rosalia Armstrong journeying alone?
Victoria: Rosalia is determined to make a new life for herself. She escapes her family’s home on the Scottish border and is hell-bent on reaching her grandmother in Glengarry. If she weds the despicable Lord Dunnehl, she’s doomed to suffer a most unpleasant fate. She doesn’t need any man to protect her and she’s quite willing to take her life into her own hands.
Keira: Is it scandalous for a Highlander to marry a Lowlander?
Victoria: Highlanders in that time were seen as “barbaric” whereas the Lowlanders were seen as conforming to the English ways. In Temptation in a Kilt, the MacGregors do not care if Rosalia is a Lowlander. They have plenty of other troubles to worry about.
Keira: Would you ever travel back in time?
Victoria: I would love to travel back in time. I don’t know if I’d like to permanently stay there, but I’d love to visit.
Keira: Bad boy heroes are a lot of fun, who is your favorite bad boy hero?
Victoria: They are a lot of fun, aren’t they? I don’t have just one. From Damon Salvatore, The Vampire Diaries to Robert Carlisle’s character, Rumpelstiltskin, Once Upon a Time to Khal Drogo, Game of Thrones… there are so many to choose from!
Keira: Why do you think heroes love heroines that defy them?
Victoria: I think every man loves a woman who challenges him and knocks him from his pedestal. Who would want a mate that agreed with his/her every comment or literally hung on their every word? There has to be conflict and challenges because without those, there is no story. And be honest, we all love to read about the feisty women who challenge the roguish men. I know I do!
Keira: What is next in the Bad Boys of the Highlands Trilogy?
Victoria: X Marks the Scot is the second book in the series and is scheduled for release in February 2013. This is Declan MacGregor (Ciaran’s youngest brother) and Lady Liadain Campbell’s story.
Thank you so much for having me today. It’s been a pleasure to chat with you.
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.
Praise for Temptation in a Kilt:
“Roberts’s debut features appealing characters and an interesting background of ancient clan feuds and spurned lovers.” —Publishers Weekly
“Well written, full of intrigue and a sensual, believable romance, this book captivates the reader immediately” —RT Book Reviews/4 stars
About the Author: Victoria Roberts writes sexy, Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. An avid lover of all things Scotland—simply, she writes what she loves to read. Prior to ever picking up a single romance novel, she penned her first young-adult novella (never published) at sixteen years old. Who knew her leather studded motorcycle hero would trade in his ride and emerge as a kilt donning Highlander wielding a broadsword? 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.