Great news for my Swedish and Portuguese readers…

I’m thrilled to announce that Ring of Lies, or should I say En Ring av Lögner, translated by Miriam Hagglund, is now available in Swedish in both print and ebook formats from Amazon.

 

En regnig engelsk natt dör Daniel Elliott i en bilolycka. Hans fru, Grace, är förkrossad. Även om deras äktenskap inte var perfekt ser inte Grace, en kvinna skyddad från verkilgheten, inte fram emot att tillbringa framtiden ensam.

Hon inser snabbt hur lite hon faktsikt kände Daniel. Det finns så många hemligheter: Ett alias, en märklig nummerlista, ett hem i Florida – och en älskarinna som som ser ut precis som Grace.

Skräckslagen men beslutsam flyger hon till Florida. Den undre världen förföljer henne…liksom den andra kvinnan. Till hennes förvåning tar den stilige mannen Jack West vid FBI sig an fallet. Grace och den sinnestyngde mannen har historia tillsammans. Trots hennes bästa ansträngningar finner hon att hon på nytt faller för honom.

Med fara runt varje krök navigerar Grace och Jack södra Floridas kriminella värld i sitt sökande efter sanningen bakom En ring av lögner.

 

And thanks to my wonderful Portuguese publisher, Leabhar Books and translator Francine Cunha Three Weeks Last Spring – Tres Semanas Na Primavera and it is now available in print and eBook formats from Amazon, and has received some wonderful and very positive reviews since publication.

Friday Harbor é uma pequena cidade pitoresca no noroeste do Pacífico e um paraíso para pescadores e velejadores. Para Skye Dunbar, é um lugar onde ela pode superar a dor de um coração partido e recompor sua vida. Alugando uma cabana na praia, a última coisa que ela espera é ser acusada de ser um hacker de computador.

Jedediah Walker está investigando a vida marinha morta encontrada nas praias da ilha. Quando descobre que os peixes contêm uma alta concentração de produtos químicos tóxicos, ele suspeita que alguém os está despejando deliberadamente em Puget Sound. Rápido para tirar conclusões precipitadas, ele suspeita que a mulher de cabelos castanhos que aluga sua cabana está de alguma forma envolvida.

Skye tenta ignorá-lo, mas a necessidade os coloca juntos enquanto lutam para encontrar os responsáveis pela atrocidade ambiental.

Foreign Editions …

Great news for French Readers, watch out for the publication of Alliance De Mensonges, translated by Isabelle De Rose, in paperback format and the release of La Maison Sur la Côte – The House on the Shore.  The ebook is already available from Amazon, Apple, Kobo, Nook and iTunes.

 

Norwegian readers haven’t been forgotten – Ring Av Løgner – Ring of Lies is currently being translated by Berit Hurst and hopefully will be available either at the end of the year or early in 2021.

 

I’ll post more details as and when they become available.

 

Breaking News …

I am thrilled to announce that the Portuguese edition of Anel De MentirasRing of Lies –  is now available to pre-order for Kindle eBook readers and will be delivered to your device on the 9th April.

Available from Amazon

Quando o contador inglês Daniel Elliott morre em um acidente de carro em uma noite chuvosa, sua viúva, Grace, é tomada de tristeza … e pânico. Daniel era controlador e o casamento deles sem amor, mas sempre cuidou da proteção de Grace.

Ou assim ela pensava.

Translation:

When English accountant Daniel Elliott dies in a car accident on rainy night, his widow, Grace is overcome with grief… and panic.   Daniel was controlling and their marriage loveless, but he always took care of the sheltered Grace.

Or so she thought.

If you have Portuguese or Spanish friends who enjoy reading please do tell them that Ring of Lies is now available in both languages.

 

Available from:
Amazon,
Kobo
Nook
Apple
Barnes and Noble

Breaking News …

I’m delighted to announce that Three Weeks Last Spring, my romantic suspense novel set in the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest is now available as an audiobook from Audible, iTunes and Amazon. Narrated by the very talented Virginia Ferguson, it tells the story of Skye Dunbar and the price she has to pay to overcome the pain of a broken heart.

These are just a few of the comments from reviewers:

‘The fast paced plot keeps the reader intrigued until the very end.’ Once Written

‘Ms. Howard knows just how to tune up the suspense.’ The Romance Studio

‘Three Weeks Last Spring is a romance that takes the reader on a remarkable journey that gets better with each page.’ Coffee Time Romance

Time Flies…

I can’t believe it’s almost the end of February, and I am only just updating this page.  It’s not that I had forgotten or been disorganised, my only excuse is that I’ve been busy!  My diary is full of speaking and multi-author book signing events, all of which are listed on the Events page of this website.

I’m delighted to report that the audiobook versions of my novels have received some lovely reviews on Audible.com  So, much so, that I decided to include Jim’s review of The House on the Shore here.  What makes his review all the more satisfying is that he states he doesn’t normally read or listen to romance!

 

“A compelling mystery and great love story.”

The way I would start this sarcastically is: I didn’t hate it. In truth, I really liked it!

I usually don’t read or listen to romance. This audio book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review, though, so I thought I’d give the genre a chance. I’m glad I did. The writing is excellent; descriptive without being flowery, suspenseful with out being confusing, and romantic without being lewd. A love story written in and around a mystery story, both taking turns that could go in one of two or even three directions. The characters were described so well that, by the end of the book, I was seeing them have conversations, not just listening. Though I don’t often delve into this genre, I’ll be reading or listening to more from Victoria Howard, mostly because the suspense and mystery is so well done.

The performance by Ruth Urquhart was great. Her being able to shift between accents, even between varying Scottish accents, was superb, and her American accents were some of the best I’ve heard from a non-American. The pace of her read was consistent and clean, pronunciation excellent, and I was able to drop into that world without a thought as she brought the words to life.All in all, this is a great story, a good performance, and now I actually want to visit a small “House on the Shore.”

 

Did you know that if you’ve purchased a copy of either the print or ebook versions from Amazon you can download a copy of the audiobook from Audible for a fraction of the price?  So why not head over to Audible treat yourself to a copy of The House on the Shore or Ring of Lies?

Work on my next romantic suspense novel progresses, now that I have completed the research following a visit to Scotland in autumn last year.  As with The House on the Shore, this book is also set in the Highlands, and features Imogen Stark, a landscape photographer.  I’m hoping the manuscript will be complete by August or September and will be published sometime in 2018.

Until next time,

Victoria

Author Events

Although it is some time away, I am pleased to announce that I am taking part in a multi-author signing in event at the Red Rose Steam Society Ltd, Astley Green, Manchester, on Saturday 13th August 2015.

 

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Authors of all genres will be in attendance.  So, if you are an avid reader, why not make a note in your diary and come along?  I shall be posting more details, including how to obtain tickets, nearer the time.

In the meantime, visit the Facebook page for readers.

I hope to see you there.

Ring of Lies audiobook receives a 5star review

The audiobook version of Ring of Lies has received it’s first review on  Audible.co.uk and I am delighted to say it’s been given 5 Stars!
Aaron P. Lazar  wrote on 10/02/2014
Overall:  5 stars
Performance: 5 stars
Story: 5 Stars

“I Didn’t Want to Stop Listening – Great Suspense!”

If you could sum up Ring of Lies in three words, what would they be?

Intriguing, page-turner, well-written

What other book might you compare Ring of Lies to, and why?

I would say this genre is simliar to Mary Higgens Clark’s books – and just as well done! The writing flowed seamlessly, the dialog felt completely natural, the suspense never let up, and the action scenes were riveting. I loved listening to this book!

What does Michelle Ford bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

I fell in love with Michelle Ford’s female English accent. It was gorgeous, and reminded me of a grown up Haley Mills based on my childhood memories of PollyAnna. (Not that this book is anything like PollyAnna!) Her voice is lyrical, warm, and simply beautiful. Ms. Ford’s American male accent was a bit “nasal” sounding for all of the American men in the story, and once in a great while she slipped from one accent to the other in the wrong places, but it was rare and didn’t bother me. I could NEVER do what this amazing narrator did, which is hold up a conversation with a Brit and an American all the way through the book. I imagine it might be very difficult to do, and I bow down to her immense talent.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

An innocent woman discovers shocking secrets about her husband after his death, aided by an FBI agent she can’t resist, and who has his own share of troubles to hide.

Any additional comments?

I really loved the main character, Grace. She was well-rounded and quite believable. Jack…well, I’m a guy. At first he ticked me off because of his situation at home. I believe in family first and no fooling around! But then more came out about Jack’s true situation (no spoilers here!) and in the end I empathized with him and was cheering him on.

I particularly loved the action scenes – there is a swamp scene where Grace and Jack are on the run from villains, dashing through the cold swamp waters…phenomenal! Also thoroughly enjoyed the description of the house in Florida. Wouldn’t mind going there right about now!