Author has written 3 stories for Romance, and General.
- Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.-
I'm Vicky and I love writing. Writing is my life! It would mean the whole solar system to me if you could check out my stories and read and review. Any constructive criticism is incredibly helpful and appreciated. I always return reviews! (I will review your work back) and I try to make my reviews as detailed as possible. If you have a particular story you would like me to look at, please let me know. I love reading your stories! I am an avid reader and I am particularly a sucker for romance, mystery, and anything a little bit weird. The quirkier, the better!
Check out my website for more info on my books, upcoming books, free writing to read and more!
www. victoria best . co . uk (without spaces)
The Mute and The Liar
I was normal. Completely normal. Apart from the fact that I haven't spoken for seven years, and that I'm obsessed with solving crimes I find in newspapers. So there I was, minding my own business and leading my perfectly "normal" life, when the leader of a youth gang decided to break into my house, steal my salad and, oh yeah, kidnap me. Great! Just great!
Thank you so much for all of your reviews and support of my story The Mute and The Liar. I would not have been able to keep writing and editing without all of you guys and all of the help, advice and encouragement! I still read over the reviews occasionally because not only do they make me feel incredibly bubbly and happy inside, they also remind me of things I need to watch out for when writing. I am just so, so grateful. Thanks a million! I am very, very proud to announce that the book is now available on Amazon and Lulu and as an ebook on both websites. I would really recommend giving the new version a read - the book is radically different now - it's gone through some serious editing! It's practically a different novel to the one I posted on here all those months ago!
The Mute and the Liar is a teen/ young adult romance novel, however also falls under the genres of mystery, thriller and teen crime. It is romance, essentially, but grittier, darker, threaded with mysteries and punctuated with radical twists and turns. To be honest with you, it's very... weird. It's got a weird but, I hope, a gripping plot, weird narrative style and weird characters, who are vivid, unpredictable and hiding much more than they let on. It is also as much of a 'life' story as it is a 'love' story - there is a lot of healing the characters need to do, and a lot of overcoming of their own personal demons and pasts. Let me know what you think of it if you give it a read!
Here are the links:
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http :// www . amazon . co . uk/gp/aag/main?ie=UTF8&asin=&isAmazonFulfilled=&isCBA=&marketplaceID=A1F83G8C2ARO7P&orderID=&protocol=current&seller=A20ZO6KEQX7HBB&sshmPath=
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The book was featured on Project Fiction! http :// projectfiction . org / genres / edgeofyourseat .php (without spaces)
It was also nominated for and won Round 13s Most Creative Plot SKOW award! http :// skowawards . com / win . php ? past (without spaces)
I am so thrilled with both of these. Thank you to everyone who nominated and voted. I do not know what I would do without your incredible support!
A Little Birdie Told Me
Mira Jarvis knows everything about everyone. She is the heart of every rumour, the first whisper of every secret. Popular, vain and spiteful, she seems to have it all, including the editorship of the school newspaper. In a world where secrets spread like wildfire, why is it then that no one knows anything about hers?
I am also the proud mother of my other baby - A Little Birdie Told Me, which I wrote when I was fourteen and finished aged fifteen. It is a sweet, often funny, unflinchingly honest and delicately-written novel about friendship, family, first love, healing from wounds and letting the past go, which, I hope, girls aged 9-14 will love.
Here are the links:
http :// www . amazon . co . uk/Little-Birdie-Told-Me/dp/1780033540/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416520504&sr=8-1&keywords=alittlebirdietoldme
http : // www. goodreads . co .uk/book/show/16815677-a-little-birdie-told-me
http : // www. abebooks . com /9781780033549/Little-Birdie-Told-Best-Victoria-1780033540/plp
http : // www.lovereading4kids . co . uk/book/9781780033549/isbn/A-Little-Birdie-Told-Me-by-Victoria-Best . html
I was the luckiest guy on the planet when she gave me her number. I thought she was perfect. Beautiful, smart, confident...
Now I'm not so sure.
She says things that are strange. She asks me about things I've never told her about. She turns up to places where I am.
And then there's Win the Game. I don't know if they are really who they say they are and want what they say they want. Or they're everywhere I turn and everywhere I look.
No. Forget I said anything; I'm just being paranoid. I'm fine, really. Everything is fine. Right?
I am currently focusing all of my attention and energy on My Psycho, a young adult psychological thriller with elements of mystery, teen crime and, funnily enough, humour. Despite being a full-on rollercoaster thriller and playing house to some pretty creepy content, it's actually very funny and I'm having a lot of of fun writing it. I am also basically in love with Jamie, the main character, which is probably very weird, because, you know, he's not actually real. Never mind! It's another dark, gritty book with lots of twists and odd, layered characters, and has a healthy dose of rambling, pizza and spanners (which every book should definitely have, just saying.) It's similar in terms of genre and style to the Mute and the Liar, so I would really recommend to anyone who read and enjoyed that.
I will be posting it up on Fictionpress chapter by chapter. Stay tuned! Expect speedy updates! Speedy updates! Speedy updates! Woo!
Oh, I almost forgot - I am returning all reviews for My Psycho. Don't forget to let me know if there is a particular story you want me to read! I'm looking forward to reading your stuff!
For any stalkers out there
Writing is absolutely my whole life. I know all writers say that, but for me, it absolutely is; it's the only thing I have any interest in and I feel like I can do. And, most importantly, it makes me happy.
My eyes change colour.
I have long, deep conversations about existentialism with my cat.
Philosophy is the language of my soul and I think it should be the language of everyone's. I studied it in school and continue to research and study it in my spare time, and it often finds its way into my writing.
I use posh words to make me sound clever.
I am the best procrastinator in the world.
I can sleep for an inhuman amount of time, which is definitely a talent.
Japan is my future. What a beautiful, vibrant, incredible country, with such a rich culture and heritage. It's beyond anything I can even comprehend. I am desperate to go there one day and I am trying to learn the language.
I can speak four languages - English, Bulgarian, Spanish and Sarcasm.
I've done a few creative writing courses and I am currently studying English Lit at uni, as well as working part-time as a professional filer/tea-maker. I make a bloody good cup of tea.
My favourites include Gillian Flynn, Paula Hawkins, Stephen King, Suzanne Collins, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Margaret Atwood, Paulo Coelho and Kazuo Ishiguro.
Thanks for reading my page! Keep following your dreams! :D
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