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.

Victoria 

WITCHRISE: Find on Amazon US

Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Witchfall finally lands in the States


Book Two in the TUDOR WITCH TRILOGY
from 
HARLEQUIN TEEN

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.

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Kittenness on Tumblr

Kittens and Writing Stuff on Tumblr: KITTENNESS



Oh yes, Victoria Lamb now has a Tumblr blog - KITTENNESS

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Thursday, 27 February 2014

Publication Day: HER LAST ASSASSIN

I'm delighted to announce the UK publication day for HER LAST ASSASSIN in hardback and ebook. 


PUBLICATION DAY


Lady-in-waiting Lucy Morgan is once again torn between her dangerous attraction to William Shakespeare and her loyalty to Queen Elizabeth I.

England is facing its gravest threat yet. The Spanish have declared war, and Elizabeth finds herself attacked by sea - and by Catholic conspiracy from within her own court. Master Goodluck goes undercover, tasked with discovering the identity of this secret assassin, leaving his ward Lucy not knowing if the spy is alive or dead.

Meanwhile Queen Elizabeth is growing old in a court of troublesome young noblemen, while Lucy is struggling to love a man whose duties lie elsewhere.

When the final challenge comes, these two women must be ready to face it. But there is one last surprise in store for both of them.

           Book One: THE QUEEN'S SECRET

Book Two: HIS DARK LADY

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Win a copy of HER LAST ASSASSIN

Her Last Assassin on Amazon UK
Bantam is running a Giveaway on Goodreads for my brand-new Tudor historical thriller HER LAST ASSASSIN. The giveaway is for Great Britain only, but is free to enter for Goodreads members.

Enter here: HER LAST ASSASSIN - 10 beautiful hardback copies up for grabs!

Will love or loyalty conquer?

Lady-in-waiting Lucy Morgan is once again torn between her dangerous attraction to William Shakespeare and her loyalty to Queen Elizabeth I.

England is facing its gravest threat yet. The Spanish have declared war, and Elizabeth finds herself attacked by sea – and by Catholic conspiracy from within her own court. Master Goodluck goes undercover, tasked with discovering the identity of this secret assassin, leaving his ward Lucy not knowing if the spy is alive or dead.

Meanwhile Queen Elizabeth is growing old in a court of troublesome young noblemen, while Lucy is struggling to love a man whose duties lie elsewhere.

When the final challenge comes, these two women must be ready to face it. But there is one last surprise in store for both of them …

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Win an ARC of WITCHFALL on Goodreads

WITCHFALL on Amazon
On Goodreads?

Enter the Harlequin Teen Goodreads Giveaway to win 1 of 15 Advanced Reader Copies of my forthcoming US edition of WITCHFALL!


Territories: US and Canada

London, 1554. At the court of Mary Tudor, life is safe for no one. The jealous, embittered queen sees enemies all around her, and the infamous Spanish Inquisition holds the court in its merciless grip. But Meg Lytton has more reason to be afraid than most - for Meg is a witch, and exposure would mean certain death. Even more perilous, Meg is secretly betrothed to the young priest Alejandro de Castillo; a relationship which they must hide at all costs.

In the service of the queen's sister, Princess Elizabeth, Meg tries to use her powers to foretell her mistress's future. But when a spell goes terribly wrong, and Meg begins to have horrifying dreams, she fears she has released a dark spirit into the world, intent on harming her and those around her.

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE: GOODREADS.