Wednesday, September 26, 2012


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My guest is historical author Victoria Roberts. She’s a lover of all things Scot. A bonny lassie after me own heart! 
I was able to pull her head out of the highlands, and the cloud of midges, long enough to answer a few questions, and apply soothing balm for the midge bites and some fine coffee to wash away the ones she might have inadvertently breathed in… 
Victoria, welcome to Over Coffee. That’s quite a story you wrote and I have to say, I love your two main characters!

Thank you for having me. It’s great to be here.

  • Did you try other genres before you hit with this one?

No. It’s funny you ask that because over a year ago I sat down with one of my male friends and told him I write Scottish historical romances. Contrary to what one might think, he was actually pretty interested and asked me the same question. I was curious why he asked me that and this was his response. 

"I admire you for knowing what you want and going after it. You didn't play around with writing another genre in the hopes someone would notice you." I had never really thought of it that way, but I guess that would be true.
  • Why this genre instead of another?

As soon as I picked up my first Scottish historical, I recognized this is where my path led. In reality, that’s when Temptation in a Kilt was born. But don’t get me wrong. I love reading other genres such as paranormal, regency, urban-fantasy, etc. It just so happens to be that Scottish historical romance is where my heart lies. And as long as I still have stories to be told, this is the genre where I’ll be—well, as long as the readers keep enjoying my wee Scottish tales.
  • What excites you about this genre?

How much time do we have? *checking watch*

It all starts with Scotland. The bonny glens, lochs, heather, castles, history, clans, Highlanders, men in kilts—yep, I could go on and on and on. My family will tell you the same. With a country so rich in history, Scotland is the perfect backdrop for a historical romance. Throw in an alpha-Highland laird and a feisty lass and the possibilities are endless.
Now whether Scotland’s political past adds to the drama of writing this genre or the never-ending battles between the clans, there is definitely something for everyone. Don’t you agree?

Vickie, thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to answer my questions. I wish you the best with this series!

Thank you so much for having me here today. Great questions!

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Temptation In A Kilt

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 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. First Chapter Excerpt on Amazon Book Trailer

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.

Victoria Roberts writes sexy, Scottish historical romances about kilted heroes and warriors from the past. 

You can find her: Facebook, Goodreads, Website 


Victoria Roberts said...

Thanks so much for having me today. I'm glad you are also a lover of all-things Scotland. What's not to love?

~Sia McKye~ said...

Aside from those pesky midges, Vickie, I love Scotland.

Cover art on this is beautiful!

I'm glad to have you visiting Over Coffee!

Victoria Roberts said...

Sourcebooks did an amazing job on the cover! I love the colors, and the castle, and the man in the kilt. ;-)

Sun Singer said...

Loving Scotland is the right thing to do. So is reading about it.


Victoria Roberts said...

I agree, Malcolm. Ye can ne'er get enough.

Melanie Schulz said...

You're right about Scotland, there's so much inspiration there.

Victoria Roberts said...

With so much Scottish history, there's a lot to write about.

Thanks for stopping by!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I've been to Scotland - it's a rich and beautiful country.
Glad you knew what you wanted to write right away. I did as well.

Victoria Roberts said...

Hi Alex. I think that's the best way to go as a writer. Know what you want, and go for it! Thanks for stopping by.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Hey Malcolm! Had any good scotch lately? I'm thinking to pour a wee bit in a few hours and I'll lift a glass to you!

Right now, I'm in dire need of some shortbread cookies and coffee. Just to get me through my afternoon.

Vickie, your cover gent is quite fine. I noticed you used Jimmy Thomas in your booktrailer video. He's quite fine too and really a very nice man. I've enjoyed talking with him and how he goes about his cover work. Great sense of humor.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Alex, you're right. There were places that take your breath away. The landscape and ruins just lend themself to stories. In the moonlight the castles ruins don't look ruined at all and if you close your eyes you can hear the jingle of a harness and the echoes of voices from long ago...

Victoria Roberts said...

Jimmy is very nice. We just chatted a few days ago. He's definitely a hard worker and I admire his determination.

~Sia McKye~ said...

Vickie, I met him a few years ago at the RT conference in Columbus. For sure he has a strong work ethic and he loves what he does.

Victoria Roberts said...

Hello all. I wanted to share a link with you since it seems we have a lot of Scottish lovers here.

The Celtic Guide is an on-line magazine which is completely Celtic-story based. And the best part is, it's absolutely free! Be sure to check it out!

Jo said...

Yes, but how much do you all really know about Scotland? Lots of hardship over the years and tragedy.

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