Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Get Lost With Victoria Roberts!

Folks, please help me welcome back historical romance author Victoria Roberts!
 
About Victoria:

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.
 
X Marks the Scot Blurb:

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...
 A Word From Victoria:
It’s great to be back at Get Lost in a Story! Thanks so much for having me. I’m here to celebrate the second release in the Bad Boys of the Highlands series, X Marks the Scot.
Declan MacGregor (Laird Ciaran MacGregor’s bad boy brother from Temptation in a Kilt) is back with a story of his own. Don’t worry though. Lady Liadain Campbell (the bloody Campbell’s sister from Temptation in a Kilt) is fiery enough to give Declan a piece of her mind. Those two made an interesting pair. And Declan certainly knew how to push Liadain’s buttons. Here’s a fun excerpt from one of those times.
“MacGregor!”
With lightning speed, he bolted through the trees toward the sound of her voice. He spotted her still form and stopped. Cautiously, he raised his bow while searching the surrounding landscape. Once he knew for certain there was no viable threat, only then would he attempt to approach her.
He remained alert, trying to decipher what was amiss. The healer was frozen with her skirts lifted up, giving him a perfect view of her creamy thigh.
Tears choked her voice. “Please, MacGregor.”
Following her wide-eyed stare, he recognized the reason for her distress. The culprit was making a beeline toward her. Lifting the bow, Declan took his shot, and as soon as the arrow made impact, he realized his mistake.
When the tip penetrated the reptile, the snake involuntarily jumped…right onto her foot. Her shrill screams rang through the trees and she jerked back several feet. To his surprise, the lass did not stop there.
She hiked up her dress even higher. She bounced up and down as though her feet were afire. Curses were thrown like stones as she swore like a man in the heat of battle. The shocking spectacle made any words that came to mind wedge in his throat.
The lass suddenly turned and raced back through the woods. Declan gaped as he caught glimpses of her bare, shapely legs fleeing through the forest trees.
What the hell was that? He threw back his head and roared with laughter. Who would have thought that the woman who resided under the same dangerous roof as the bloody Campbell was deathly afraid of snakes? Hell, she had lived with one. The idea was truly unbelievable. Honestly, he had never thought of her as faint-hearted.
He shook his head and walked back to the horses. He hoped the lass had enough sense to stop running and that he would not have to chase her down. Although the way she behaved, nothing would have surprised him.
The healer sat upon her mount, her back stiff and straight. When he approached, she cast her eyes away from him and shifted in the saddle.
“Why did ye run? The snake was dead.”
“I donna like snakes. I donna, donna, donna. I really donna. It touched my foot,” she blurted out and then shivered.
Declan tried not to chuckle, but one involuntarily escaped him. “I gathered that ye donna favor snakes, but ’tis dead.” He extended his hand to her. “Come down and stretch your legs before we ride again.”
She waved him off. “Nay, I am fine right where I am,” she said as she studied the ground. “I had more than enough stretching.”
“There are nay more snakes, lass. Come down.”
“Unless ye intend on pulling me from my horse’s back, I am nae moving,” she said stubbornly.
The words were out of Declan’s mouth before he had a chance to stay them. “Ye know, they could as easily be in the trees above your head as they could be upon the ground.” He patted her horse on the rump. He was teasing her, affectionately, not maliciously.
She paled and became watchful of the branches above. “Ye know? Ye may think ye are humorous, but let me assure ye that ye arenae.”
“Suit yourself.”
Sounds like the sense of humor of many men in my family. Thanks so much for having me today. I hope you get lost in a story of your own.
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
 
Celtic Guide: www.thecelticguide.com
Folks, be sure to comment! Why? Sourcebooks will give away one copy of X Marks the Scot to one lucky commenter. What book have you read recently that made you get lost in the story?
Note: Offer void where prohibited. Prizes will be mailed to North America addresses only unless specifically mentioned in the post. Odds of winning vary due to the number of entrants. Winners of drawings are responsible for checking this site in a timely manner. If prizes are not claimed in a timely manner, the author  may not have a prize available. Get Lost In A Story cannot be responsible for an author's failure to mail the listed prize. GLIAS does not automatically pass email addresses to guest authors unless the commenter publicly posts their email address.

31 comments:

  1. Sound great. Thanks for sharing and congrats on the release!!

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  2. I got lost in the story of Babycakes by Donna Kauffman.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  3. Thanks so much for having me back at your wonderful blog!

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    1. Thank YOU for coming back and hanging out with us!

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  4. I lost track of time when I read your book "TEMPTATION IN A KILT". I loved your two characters Ciaran and Rosalia. You are a very descriptive writer, I could almost visualize the people and theirs surroundings. Perfect period of time for me. I'M a huge of Highlanders. Thanks your the nice giveaway of your book!

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It means a lot to hear from readers. ;-)

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  5. Welcome back to Get Lost in a Story, Victoria. Wonderful Excerpt! What the others said. Truly get lost in your writing.

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    1. Aww... Thank you, Donnell. *blushing*
      Good luck with the contest!

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  6. I think everytime I read I get lost in the story. The one that really got me was Rush by Maya Banks. I got done with my errands early and went to go sit in the parking lot of school to wait for my kids to get out of school. I was reading and at a really good part when I looked up and my kids were standing next to a teacher and pointing at my car. Most of the cars were already gone in the car pickup line. I felt so bad cause my kids were worried that something was wrong. The teacher seemed a little worried also. I am usually one of the first groups of moms there to get their kids. I let them know that I was really into reading and lost track on time. Oops.
    This book looks good and definately on my reading radar. Thanks for the chance to win.
    christinebails at yahoo dot com

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    1. Books definitely have a way of sucking us in. lol

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  7. You had me at Scottish Historical Romance.

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    1. Clover, Scottish historical romance does seem to have that affect on people. Even me! I'm a sucker for a man in a kilt!

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  8. I absolutely love Scottish tales!! But the last book I got lost in was Sanctuary by Nora Roberts and I have to say it's the first time I read her (I KNOW) lol.

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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    1. Nora is absolutely delightful. Not only is she an incredible author, she's as fabulous in real person.

      I had the opportunity to sign with her last September and she treats everyone with respect. She didn't make me feel like I was the low-man-on-the-totem-pole.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  9. Sounds great! Love Scotish stories. :) Maybe it's the kilt? :)

    I love the last book by Heather Snow... Really enjoyed Sweet Enemy. :)

    maybe31 at yahoo.com

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    1. Hi May. Who knows what the allure is of Scottish romance? Kilts, men wielding gigantic broadswords? Who's to say? I just know that I love it!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  10. Welcome to GLIAS, Victoria. Best of luck on your release!
    ~Angi

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    1. Thanks, Angi. Everyone is always so nice here.

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  11. Enjoyed Kristen Ashley's Knight

    bn100candg(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  12. I read Maire Claremont's The Dark Lady, it was definitely a story I got lost in.

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  13. I read Drums of Autumn by Diana Gabaldon and got lost in the story.

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  14. Sounds great! Thank you for the look into your book. I love all Highlander stories and Karen Hawkins' books are some of my favorites.

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    1. Agree. Karen Hawkins is amazing. Thanks for stopping by.

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  15. Another hot cover for you Victoria. Though after reading your description I wish they would have given him a bow instead of a sword, hot archer alert!!

    Winterblaze, I totally got lost in that story. A great mix of paranormal and steampunk with plenty of emotional angst thrown in.

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    1. Hi Lexi! Don't you just love books that can take you away?

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  16. Congratulations to Chey who won the free book! Chey, if you read this, please get in touch with me at alexa @ alexabourne . com!

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