Thursday, 31 July 2014

WITCHRISE has risen!

I'm thrilled to announce that today is Publication Day for WITCHRISE, third and final novel in my Tudor Witch Trilogy with Random House.

It's been an exciting journey to publication of this final book, with many unexpected twists and turns, rather like Meg's own journey to the end of this tale. But we got there eventually, the two of us together, and I'm going to miss my impulsive Meg now that it's all over. And Alejandro too, with his smouldering good looks and sexy Spanish accent!

But maybe one day my young Tudor witch will return ...

Victoria x

WITCHRISE: published today!
Oxfordshire, 1555.

Meg Lytton was born with a powerful gift for magic, as her mother and aunt were before her. But practising witchcraft in Tudor England is a dangerous business - as is hiding her secret betrothal to the handsome young priest, Alejandro de Castillo.

Meg is called back into the service of Princess Elizabeth, who has fallen passionately in love with Robert Dudley - a married man. When Meg cannot foretell a happy future for Elizabeth and Dudley, the furious, tempestuous princess turns on Meg.

Even more perilous, Meg learns that her enemy, the cruel witchfinder Marcus Dent, has joined forces with none other than the dark and ruthless priests of the Spanish Inquisition. She is in greater danger than ever - and her future with Alejandro hangs in the balance.


Thursday, 10 July 2014


US edition: WITCHRISE giveaway
For US and Canadian readers only, this is an excellent opportunity to get your hands on a free copy of WITCHRISE.

This Goodreads giveaway for the last book in my Tudor Witch Trilogy will be running from now until early September, when the book is published in the States.

There will also be a WITCHRISE giveaway for UK readers very soon, never fear!

WITCHRISE is published in the UK this month.

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

52 Ways To Write A Novel: a new discussion blog

A blog about getting from your first idea to this ... signing stacks of new hardbacks!
Hello there!

I now have a side-blog for those interested in writing a novel.

It's called 52 WAYS TO WRITE A NOVEL: one post every week for a year on the challenges and rewards of writing a novel.

Do come and join in the discussion. Comments from other writers and new writers are very welcome.


Monday, 28 April 2014

Her Last Assassin

My latest Elizabethan court novel, HER LAST ASSASSIN (Transworld), has just been reduced on Kindle. It is currently only available in hardback and ebook.

The paperback edition of HER LAST ASSASSIN will be out in October.

HER LAST ASSASSIN: reduced on Kindle
"Very enticing and a fine, original take on the period. If you want a Tudor court tale, then this is a good one."

Out with Transworld, Random House

Saturday, 26 April 2014

Cover Reveal for WITCHRISE (UK edition)

WITCHRISE is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle & in paperback

In WITCHRISE teen Tudor witch Meg Lytton faces her greatest peril yet when her mother's true legacy comes to light.

Can she rise to the challenge or will witchfinder Marcus Dent get there before her?

Also on Amazon US etc.
Out July in UK, September in US

Saturday, 19 April 2014

UK Young Adult Fiction Day

Today is our first UK Young Adult Fiction Day, here in the middle Saturday of our designated UKYA month, and there are many online events taking place: twitter chats and updates - see #UKYA or #UKYADay on Twitter for details - Facebook stuff and blog posts.

UK YA Day is about celebrating homegrown YA fiction in a popular genre where many readers turn to US writers for their teen fiction fix. Nothing wrong with that - we all love the great YA fiction that's been coming out of the States in recent years!

But YA writers like myself also want to give a great big shout-out to all the fantastic British authors working in the Young Adult fiction field.

So today, check out some YA fiction from UK authors - try UKYA and Project UKYA for some preliminary ideas and names - and see what all the fuss is about!

Here are two of mine ...

WITCHSTRUCK: A teen witch is servant to the imprisoned Princess Elizabeth Tudor
WITCHFALL: Teen witch Meg Lytton learns to summon spirits with Tudor conjuror John Dee

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Cover Reveal: WITCHRISE (Harlequin Teen)

I am delighted to reveal the Harlequin Teen cover of WITCHRISE, third and final novel in the Tudor Witch Trilogy. This is the cover for North America and all other territories covered by Harlequin Teen for this series.

Do leave any thoughts on this cover - or the whole series - below. Always happy to chat.


WITCHRISE: Find on Amazon US

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Witchfall finally lands in the States


Her darkest dreams are coming true 

In Tudor England, 1555, Meg Lytton has learned how powerful her magick gift can be. But danger surrounds her and her mistress, the outcast Princess Elizabeth. Nowhere is safe in the court of Elizabeth's fanatical sister, Queen Mary. And as the Spanish Inquisition's merciless priests slowly tighten their grip on the court, Meg's very dreams are disturbed by the ever-vengeful witchfinder Marcus Dent.

Even as Meg tries to use her powers to find guidance, something evil arises, impervious to Meg's spells and hungry to control England's fate. As Meg desperately tries to keep her secret betrothed, the Spanish priest Alejandro de Castillo, out of harm's way, caution wars with their forbidden desire. And with her most powerful enemy poised to strike, Meg's only chance is a heartbreaking sacrifice.