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Friday, February 15, 2013

Guest Post with Victoria Roberts + Giveaway

Welcome to our Virtual tour stop of Victoria Roberts latest release, "X Marks the Scot".
We let Victoria Roberts take over Book Lovin' Mamas today to talk about her 10 Quick Reasons Why Scots are Better Lovers.
It’s great to be here with you today to celebrate the release of the second book in the Bad Boys of the Highlands series, X Marks the Scot. 

10 Quick Reasons Why Scots are Better Lovers 

10. Once in the protective embrace of a Highlander, you’ll never want to leave. Those Scotsmen are pretty tough and tempting. 

9. They know how to start a fire in the dead of winter—slowly, igniting one ember at a time. 

8. Their words can lead to excellent foreplay. Donna ye agree? That brogue is enough to make any lass swoon. 

7. No ambience needed. You already have a steamy backdrop for a great encounter. Is there even a bad view in Scotland? 

6. Highlanders know how to wield their swords in more ways than one. 

5. The men have been known for their prowess on the battlefield as well as the bedroom. 

4. Gerard Butler and Sir Sean Connery. Seriously. Need I say more? 

3. Highlanders can be disrobed with a flick of the wrist. 

2. Their kilts serve multiple purposes—easy access and a plaid to lie upon the ground. 

1. Scotsmen are the same as their whisky. Hot, heated, and leaving you wanting more. 

Thanks so much for having me today. Sourcebooks will give away one copy of X Marks the Scot (US and Canada only, please.)
Temptation in a Kilt
(Bad Boys of the Highlands #1)
Publishing Date: 9/4/12
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance

Description:
"Filled with everything I love most about Highland romance."--Melissa Mayhue, award-winning author of Warrior's Redemption 
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 how he really is...on and off the battlefield.
X Marks the Scot
(Bad Boys of the Highlands #2)
Publishing Date: 2/5/13
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genre: Historical Romance


Description:
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...
Liadain wondered how she could be expected to stay here. The room even smelled of his spicy scent. She would just need to keep reminding herself that he was a rogue—a very handsome one, but a rogue nonetheless.

He dropped her sack on the bed, grabbed a blanket, and spread it on the floor. Not speaking a word, he started to remove his courtly attire.

She looked away. Perhaps it was her uneasiness, but the room was getting extremely warm.

“I hope ye donna mind, but I donna wear clothes to bed.” His voice was a soothing murmur that sent a tingling shimmer down her spine.

Not able to stand the awkwardness, she slapped her hands over her face and groaned. “MacGregor! Will ye please?”

“Pray untwist your knotted self, healer. I don my plaid.”

Hesitantly, she lowered her hands and cast him a quick look. His chest was bare and a plaid grazed his hips—very low on his hips, but he was more or less covered. 

The man was massive, filled with self-confidence, and he had a ruggedness and vital power that she couldn’t deny. She needed to keep telling herself that even though he was certainly fair of face, he was sinful enough to make any woman—well, every woman—fall under his spell.

He nodded to her sack. “Undress, healer. Surely ye willnae wear your gown to bed. I will turn. Let me know if ye need assistance,” he spoke with an obvious hidden meaning. MacGregor lowered himself to the floor and turned his back—his very broad back.

Liadain froze, staring at the delicious sight before her. If there was ever a perfect specimen for a man, it would be MacGregor.

“I donna hear ye changing your clothes. Mayhap ye do need my help, eh?” He smirked.

He was so arrogant. Looking around for the first thing she could find, she tossed her pillow at him.

He grunted. “Why is it ye keep throwing things at me?”

“If ye would cease acting as a rogue, mayhap I wouldnae need to throw things at ye.”

“I am nae acting.”

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


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. 
The publisher is giving away a print copy of "X Marks the Scot" by Victoria Roberts.
Giveaway is only open to U.S./Canada Residents only.
Please fill out the Rafflecopter below.
Winner will be contacted on 2/22.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

27 comments:

The excerpt has me intrigued. I've not read Hailey's books before so will have to add her book to my wish list.
Thanks,
lorih824 at yahoo dot con

The excerpt has me intrigued. I've not read Hailey's books before so will have to add her book to my wish list.
Thanks,
lorih824 at yahoo dot con

Thanks for having me today!

laurie said...

The excerpt has me intrigued. I've not read Hailey's books before so will have to add her book to my wish list.
Thanks,

parisfan_ca@yahoo.com

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I love the excerpt! This week, I read Temptation in a kilt and loved it so much I gave it 5 stars! So much tenderness and passion in those Bad Boys of the Highlands! I would love reading X Marks the Scot! thanks for this nice giveaway. Can't wait to read Declan's adventure! You two have a nice day! nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

Laurie, I hope you enjoy the series.

Thanks, Nicole. I'm so glad you loved it. I loved writing Ciaran and Rosalia's story. *sigh*

Joanne said...

Congrats on the release. This bok sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it. Victoria is a new author for me. I put this book at the top of my wishlist. Thanks for the Ten quick reasons and the excerpt. How many books will be in this series?

e.balinski(at)att(dot)net

Hi Joanne. Thanks for stopping by. There are three books in the series. TEMPTATION IN A KILT (1) and X MARKS THE SCOT (2) are out now. TO WED A WICKED HIGHLANDER (3) will be out this September. I hope you enjoy!

sheila said...

Totally agree with all of the list!

Vicki, I see an error in your list. You only have TEN reasons why a Scotsman is a better lover! LOL

I think number six is my favorite! You crack me up and I needed this laugh. Love your books and I adore you.

*hugs*

I think the lads would too, Sheila. ;-)

Hi Lizzie! It's so great to see you here. I know! There should be at least 50 reasons!

I'm glad you love my books (and adore me.) lol Have a great weekend!

kathy p said...

Sounds like a great read...would love to win!

Barbara E. said...

I loved the excerpt and I think X Marks the Scot sounds like a fantastic story. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Hi Kathy. I hope you enjoy it. The book was so much fun to write.

Barbara, I'm glad you enjoyed the excerpt. It's only one of Declan's crazy antics. What. A. Rogue.

I cant wait to read this book. Adding it to my buy list.
lauratroxelatyahoodotcom

Thanks, Laura. I hope you enjoy the series!

donnas said...

Congrats on the new release! Looking forward to reading it soon.

jmcgaugh said...

I especially like reason #9! Look forward to reading the book.

Thanks so much everyone! I had a great time with you. Good luck on the contest!

Kamla L. said...

Love your list. OMG, Sean Connery, I would be in heaven to just sit and listen to him for hours on end. He could even just read grocery lists or household appliance manuals, it would be pure bliss. Bad boys of the Highland series sounds like some steamy fun. And Declan, I want one of my own..Love the excerpt. Declan sounds like just my type of cocky devilish hero. Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win a copy!

SdyLion said...

I love the excepts and look forward to reading more of the book. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

let it be said...

Love a man in a kilt lol :) Thanks for your giveaway and making it open for us Canadians as well! Great excerpt
oddball2003 at hotmail dot com

pc said...

These books sound wonderful...and l do love sexy Highlanders! Definitely these go on my must reads!
ivegotmail8889 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Denise Z said...

You know there are those days when you are touring around and checking out the sites you follow and you click on a post and are so glad you did. I happened upon this one and you made me smile - X Marks the Scot is calling my name. Thank you so very much.

This book sounds amazing. I love men in a kilt, just so sexy. Thanks for this chance to win the book.
ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

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