Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cover Reveal for My Highland Spy + Giveaway

Pray allow me to introduce you to my cover for My Highland Spy. *sigh*

Before I had even started taking my writing career seriously, I had forever been a fan of Jon Paul Studios. Hands down, Jon Paul does the most beautiful romance cover art in the industry. I've secretly prayed to have a cover specifically created for me by this fabulous artist because I've literally been mesmerized by Jon's artwork for years. The man simply catches the true essence of romance. 

I've followed Jon Paul on Facebook and drooled over his historical covers more often than I can count. In addition, I've often shared his images on my Facebook page for readers to appreciate the fine quality of work that Jon Paul delivers time and time again. But imagine my surprise when I shared Jon Paul's image below and immediately received an e-mail from my editor. 


"I was going to call you, but then I thought I'd just send you tha bomb... I noticed on FB that you like Jon Paul. Do you know something I don't know?! Because... That Highlander cover JP posted IS YOURS!!!!"

When I read my editor's words, my entire clan thought I was nuts. I flew to my feet, did a little happy dance, and I think that I even screamed at the top of my lungs. Not only that, but I found out the next day that Jon Paul was doing ALL the covers for my new Highland Spies' series! Woot! Can you imagine how elated I am? 


Needless to say, I didn't think that I could top Jon Paul's news for my new book/series, but I quickly realized how I should never assume anything.


Most of you know that I only read my first romance novel in my thirties. Hannah Howell's Murray brothers to be exact. Hannah was one of the Scottish historical authors that sparked this madness...er, passion in me. When the gifted Hannah gave me a cover quote, I darn near died.   


“AN EXCITING HIGHLAND TALE OF INTRIGUE, BETRAYAL, AND LOVE."

—Hannah Howell, New York Times bestselling author of Highland Master
   
So without further ado and before I overload on all the excitement, please enjoy the back cover blurb for Laird Ruairi Sutherland and Lady Ravenna Walsingham's story, My Highland Spy

THIS HIGHLAND LAIRD 
WON’T BOW TO THE CROWN
Laird Ruairi Sutherland refuses to send his only son 
away to be educated by the English. And he most 
definitely will not appear in Edinburgh to pay homage 
to a liege who has no respect for Scotland or its 
people. So he does what any laird would do—he lies 
to the king. The last thing Ruairi expects is a beautiful 
English governess to appear on his doorstep.

BUT THIS LADY SPY MIGHT MAKE HIM…
Lady Ravenna Walsingham is a seasoned spy who is 
sent to the savage Highlands to uncover a nefarious 
plot against the Crown. Playing the part of an English 
governess—a job easier said than done—she infiltrates 
the home of Laird Ruairi Sutherland, a suspected 
conspirator. 

IF SHE DOESN’T BETRAY HIM FIRST
Ravenna soon discovers that the only real threat 
Sutherland poses is to her heart. But will the proud 
Highland laird ever forgive her when he discovers the 
woman he loves is an English spy?

Now Available for Pre-Order!
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GIVEAWAY: Leave a comment for a chance to win a Highland Spies' t-shirt and an autographed postcard.

84 comments:

  1. OK, Like I said before Do I really have to wait till Sept? I believe this will be an awesome book.

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    1. Hi Kim. There's always a chance to win an Advanced Reader Copy if you're one of my newsletter peeps. www.victoriarobertsauthor.com.

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  2. I love the cover of My Highland Spy! it's gorgeous!

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  3. I LOVE this cover! The dress is gorgeous and the kilted guy isn't bad either! LOL! This is a cover to dream about...

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  4. This sounds awesome. Already added to my TBR.

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    1. Thank you. If you're like me, my TBR pile is HUGE.

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  5. Sounds wonderful and love the names!

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    1. Aye, verra nice. I love the name Ruairi and Ravenna, too.

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  6. oops forgot to include my email nlaverdure88@videotron.ca

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  7. Love the cover and can't wait to read it. Loved all of your books. Keep up with the great writing.

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  8. I can't wait to read this!

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  9. What an amazing sounding book...I cant wait to read it! Highlander romances r my absolute favorite.

    Angelheart618@gmail.com

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    1. Who can resist a man in a kilt? Thanks for stopping by.

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  10. Great story and the results were awesome...pemberly@bellsouth.net
    Susan Newman

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    1. Thank you, Susan! I hope you enjoy the new series.

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  11. Love Victoria's books- can't wait til her new book comes out. I have all of her books- will be picking this one up also! <3

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    1. Thank you, Pamela. Looking forward to seeing you again at TTP!

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  12. I love Victoria's books, and his covers are absolutely gorgeous! I can't wait to read this book.

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  13. It is beautiful Victoria and I'm SO jealous! Not only are you getting this beautiful Jon Paul cover you're getting him for all you Highland Spy books!! You've obviously hit the big time girl! Congrats!!!

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. I. Love. Jon. Paul. I'm so thrilled beyond belief.

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  14. I just love this cover. I'm a total cover whore and I would probably buy it just for that.

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  15. Love the cover! I can't wait to read this story so that I can be taken to the Highlands.

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    1. Great, Tina! I hope you enjoy the new series.

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  16. Have it on my wishlist

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  17. So getting this book.....I want to clime in & never leave.
    Have a good one Ann/alba

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    1. Thanks so much, Ann. I hope you like it.

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  18. Kekepani@yahoo.com

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  19. Love the cover and love your books. This whole series is going to have such great covers.

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  20. Will be a great read, love the cover. Thanks for the chance!

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    1. I hope you enjoy the book, Kylee. Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. I can't wait to read this book. :)

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    1. Thanks, Laura. I hope you love the new series.

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  22. That cover is gorgeous. The lady is okay but my word that is one fine Highlander. I wish I could say I saw some like this in Scotland, but, alas, no. Maybe the next time. Something to look forward to.

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    1. I agree. Hands down, Jon Paul does the best covers. Thank you.

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    1. Thank you, Alexandra! I hope you love my hero.

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  24. Thanks for the chance. Can't wait for MyHighland Spy

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  25. Sounds very interesting.

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  26. Wow! What a wonderful, serendipitous, exciting story. Isn't it breathtaking when gifts like this fall from the sky?
    Kathryn Lynn Davis

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    1. Kathryn, I was absolutely thrilled. This was definitely a gift from the cover Gods.

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  27. Beautiful Cover, Thanks for the Chanc

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  28. Thanks for the great fun!! I can't wait to get my book!!

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  29. Your series sounds amazing and the covers will be absolutely beautiful. My email is Kristin_Betthauser@hotmail.com

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    1. Hi Kristin. I hope you fall in love with my new series. I donna know too many lasses who can resist a man in a kilt.

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  30. Enjoyed the Cover Reveal party and looking forward to this book. You are a new author for me and I already get your newsletter which I really enjoy. email: rboinaz@cox.net

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    1. Release day will be here before you know it, Dale.

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  32. Oh I'm laughing at how you discovered your cover! :) Thanks for sharing. I am a newsletter follower and had fun reading the comments on tonight's cover reveal!
    lattebooks at hotmail dot com

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    1. Susan, I thought for sure my editor was going to scold me. I had no idea what she was talking about. lol

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  33. What an absolutely wonderful story! Sounds like fate is on your side with this book! How exciting! Congratulations! Now I really can't wait to read it!

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  34. Oh, What's not to love:) goregous. ..
    Thanks
    AprilR

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    1. Hi April! This is definitely my favorite cover thus far.

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  35. happy release party! great cover!

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  36. Love the cover. Can't wait to read the book.

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  37. Love the cover. Can't wait to get my copy and hopefully you will be back at the Cupboard Makers for a signing again.

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    1. Hi Clara. I actually will be at Cupboard Maker. Saturday, September 27th from 1-3p.m. I hope to see you there!

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  38. Nice cover

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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  39. Hi, Victoria. I love your books and your men in kilts. I can't wait to read this new one .

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  40. Can't wait! It sounds wonderful.
    The cover art is stunning.

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  41. ***Contest is closed***
    The winner is: Pamela Valente! Congrats! Thank you all for coming to the Cover Release Party.

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  42. Victoria, I think you've hit a gold mine with your Highlanders!!! And your covers ARE to die for...or should I say to live for? :-) Even though your contest is over, I just had to comment and say congrats to you on your success...you deserve every bit of it! So exciting... jdh2690@gmail.com

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  43. Jon Paul's work is fabulous and I love it when various authors share his work on FB. Highland stories rank up there at the top for me. Historical romance with adventure and alpha males make great stories.

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