Saturday, April 19, 2014

X Marks the Scot Wins Big + Giveaway by Victoria Roberts

Aye! That's my Highland hero!

Imagine my surprise when Declan MacGregor and Lady Liadain Campbell's story was nominated for a 2013 RT Reviewers' Choice award for Best Medieval Romance. Yep, I was thrilled. I had already planned on traveling to New Orleans, LA in May to attend the RT Booklovers' Convention so this nomination was clearly an added bonus. 

Funny story about that...

My sister is coming with me to the convention, and she was thrilled when she heard that X Marks the Scot was nominated. However, when my 13 year old daughter found out, she wasn't too happy. She was ticked off at mom because she wanted to travel to New Orleans, too. Not wanting to hear the sob stories of a teenager, I did what any mom would do. I told her that if I win, she could come along. Who would've thought in a million years... And that was the end of it. Nothing more, nothing less. I thought I was the smartest mom in the world.

And then I won...

I was so excited to hear the news. Declan and Liadain won the RT Reviewers' Choice award! Apparently, I wasn't the only one elated. When my daughter found out that I'd won the award, she jumped up and down, gave me a hug, and she was so happy.

"We're going to have so much fun in New Orleans! When are you going to buy my ticket?"

Och, aye. Need I say more? Little did I realize that wee slip of the tongue would cost me plenty. First, I booked her flight, and then I realized said teenager had no clothes for New Orleans. She also kindly reminded me of that fact, many times. 

"How can I go to the awards ceremony without the perfect dress and shoes? I'm your daughter." 

I think you get the picture, and I wouldn't have it any other way. I'm so honored that my sister and my daughter will be able to share this moment with me. I was even more thrilled to discover that my daughter decided to bail on me at the Giant Book Fair, only to stalk Charlaine Harris. *shakes head*   

If anyone is going to the RT Convention, please make sure you stop by and say hello. I hope you'll attend the awards ceremony and will be there to cheer me on! I'm a wee bit nervous.

GIVEAWAY: How long can one possibly clothes shop before they go completely mad? 

Leave a comment for a chance to win an autographed copy of X Marks the Scot, a Bad Boys of the Highlands t-shirt (Declan) and an autographed postcard. US/Canada only, please. The contest is open until Tuesday, April 22nd.


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...

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34 comments:

  1. I love your Highland bad boys :) For me half an hour is long enough to go close shopping. lol I get in and get out. Any longer and I get "Shopping Rage" giggles. Do not like rude people.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to go to RT this year :( Hope you have a great time.

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    1. Aww... Thanks so much.

      I think shopping with a teenager wears thin. Pun intended.

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  2. congrats on the win :) as for going mad shopping, unless I'm in a "shopping mood" it doesn't take long at all ;) have fun at RT w/ your daughter

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    1. I think if everyone looked good in everything they tried on we wouldn't have this problem. ;-)

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  3. Would love to have this! Cool Beans!

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    1. Hi Virginia. Thanks for stopping by. Good luck!

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  4. Oh my, well I hate to shop, period, so clothes shopping would last about a half hour then I'd be done. Good luck! :) Congrats and have fun down there!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Thanks, Susan. I know some people who LOVE to shop. Unfortunately, I'm also not one of the chosen few.

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  5. Congrats on your win!! I am not a fan of shopping myself, but I am sure your daughter will wear you and your wallet out before you get down here to New Orleans.

    sheryll1974@netscape.net

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    1. Hi Sheryl. Yes, after a seven hour shopping spree, she was still wanting to shop. Ugh.

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  6. I love to shop, and would love this!!!

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    1. Hi Sheila. Give me your number. Next time I'll let you take my daughter. lol

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  7. I'm with you... I normally just pick up things on the fly - like if something catches my eye when I walk past it while shopping for something else... I don't think I've actually clothes-shopped in years.

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    1. Hi Lindalou. Yeah, I'm actually a jeans and a t-shirt kinda gal.

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  8. It sort of reminds me of when my daughter wanted these really expensive shoes and it was superbowl time and I said she could have them if her dad won something in the pool - he did and she got her shoes lol. This is nicer though that you have people sharing your celebration. Congratulations. (I hate clothes shopping). And I enjoyed the other two books in this series very much!!

    catslady5(at)aol.com

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    1. Thanks, Catslady. I'm very excited. Next time, I'll have to think of a better excuse. Who would've thought? ;-)

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  9. Hmmm my comment didn't post. I don't like to shop so I go in get what I need and leave. on the other hand my sister loves to shop and would do it all day if she could. lol

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    1. Hi Kim. My sister has always been pretty good at that as well. Now my dad has actually mastered the shopping experience. He's literally out in 30 minutes. Now that's my kind of shopping.

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    1. Thanks, Shana! I'm still very excited and pinching myself to make sure it's real.

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  11. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I love hearing about authors receiving awards ♡ As far as going mad for shopping, well I usually have no problem shopping for myself ot the kids because I know what they want...But trust me go shoe shopping with my husband for 1 pair of tennis shoes and you about want to strangle him, I do every time, because it takes him forever so I give him a limit now and tell him go by himself.. lol

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    1. Sue Ellen, I know the feeling all too well. I quickly learned my lesson, and I make my husband go by himself now. He takes FOREVER. lol

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  12. I never go clothing shopping for myself. I don't like shopping for clothing if I can get away with it. Usually I just grab something if it catches my eyes when I'm shopping for something else. So I guess no time at all for me. When I go shopping with other people I only like to spend like 30 minutes at a time.

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    1. Hi Aryas. 30 minutes is sounding like the norm. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. I am intrigued, will have to move this from my wish list to my library

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Stephanie. X MARKS THE SCOT is actually the second book in the series. I thought to mention that because I know some readers don't like to read out of order. The first book is TEMPTATION IN A KILT.

      If you like bad boy Highlanders, Declan is your man. ;-) Have a great week!

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  14. I love your books. They are always hard to put down!!
    Adriana

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    1. Aww... Thank you, Adriana! Have a great week.

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    1. Hi Virginia. Thanks for stopping by, and good luck with the contest!

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  16. As a scot american this would be an interesting book. Might give me some pointers as with my lack of luck with the ladies.

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    1. Och, aye. All ye need to be is kind to the lasses and try not to be a rogue. ;-)

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  17. **********CONTEST IS CLOSED**************

    And the winner is...Virginia Smith! Please e-mail me your address at victoria@victoriarobertsauthor.com

    Congratulations!!!

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