Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

As we swing into another busy Christmas period, with serious flooding here in the South-West of England to complicate matters - my own home has been mildly affected, with one downstairs room now out of use - I'm sure I'm not alone in hoping some festive cheer will lift people's hearts.

So Merry Christmas to all my readers!

Wishing you all a dry and peaceful festive season with your families and loved ones.

Victoria x

Friday, 14 December 2012

Photos from my Boscastle writing retreat 2012

All these shots were taken with my iPhone, by the way, and are untouched. An incredibly versatile gadget. It couldn't get a signal in Boscastle on the 3 network, but it could certainly take some great photos.

I was holed up alone in a cottage in Boscastle for 10 days, and managed to write 45,000 words during that time, despite a seasonal visit from my father over the first weekend, and several bouts of extreme laziness that required hours on the sofa watching Buffy and Cadfael on DVD.

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Witch Tower cover arrives!

The cover for Book Two in the Tudor Witch series, WITCH TOWER. Due to be published July 2013.

Meg Lytton and Alejandro de Castillo return in this fast-paced sequel to WITCHSTRUCK.

Do Meg's darkest dreams foretell the nightmare to come?

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Witchstruck listed in top teenage reads 2012

My Tudor YA novel Witchstruck was listed recently in The Independent newspaper's list of top teenage reads of 2012: "Tales of Mean Streets and Magic".
Meg, a young witch, is a servant to Princess Elizabeth at Woodstock during Mary Tudor's short, brutal, heretic-burning reign. Lamb pulls no punches about the danger both Meg and Elizabeth are in, especially during the horrifying burning of Meg's aunt, who is already sick with cancer. But there's a love interest, and many a teenage girl will fall for the dishy Alejandro de Castillo, of whom we'll hear more because this is the first in a series.
I'm extremely pleased, as you can imagine. There are also some very good books discussed beside mine, so do check it out if you're into fiction for young adults.

And I'll be sharing the new cover for book two in the series, Witch Tower, very soon. Watch this space!

Friday, 7 December 2012

Harlequin Teen to publish Witchstruck in the US

Having returned from my writing retreat - apologies for not posting, but I decided it was important to get some serious writing done before Christmas - I have an announcement to make.

My Tudor Witch series will be published in the US by Harlequin Teen, starting with Book One, WITCHSTRUCK, in October 2013.

I'm delighted to be publishing in the US with Harlequin, not least because of the long association of my mother, novelist Charlotte Lamb, with Harlequin over three decades of her writing career.

For those in Britain waiting for Book Two, WITCH TOWER, the latest news is that we're now just finishing up the copyedit stage, and the novel will be out July 2013.