Best-selling Author, Writing Coach, and Editor
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My name is Victoria McCombs, and I'm the best-selling author of The Storyteller's Daughter, a YA Rumpelstiltskin retelling from Parliament House Press. I'm also a mom of two little boys (one on the way! It's gonna be crazy over here!) and a wife to one of the greatest guys on the planet who happens to have zero interest in books but he supports me anyway. I give the main guy in each of my books one key characteristic based on my husband as a tribute to him!
I like to emphasize that I write clean young adult fantasy. My books usually consist of sword-fighting adventures, dark fairytales, deep curses, ambitious pirates, and traitorous princes. I enjoy fast, plot-driven books with charming characters, slow burn romance, and villains you can root for. Some favorite authors are Adrienne Young (Sky in the Deep), Brigid Kemmerer (A Curse so Dark and Lonely), Erin A. Craig (House of Salt and Sorrows), Victoria Aveyard (The Red Queen), and Stephanie Garber (Caraval).
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The Storyteller's Daughter
Released July 14, 2020
Book one in the Storyteller's Series
His shadowed face lit by flames,
Rumpelstiltskin is my name...
For as long as anyone can remember, every child in Westfallen has been born with a Gift, and these Gifts defined them.
Then Cosette is born, Giftless.
An attempt to hide her misfortune brings her before the King, who entraps her to use her Gift as a pawn in his war.
Caught in a lie, Cosette desperately searches for a power strong enough to free her. Intrigued by whispers of an old king and a dark curse, she calls upon Rumpelstiltskin and finds him trapped in a magic deeper than she bargained for. Now, Cosette must fight to reclaim her freedom from the King and break Rumpel’s curse. When time runs out, she’ll lose more than her heart. She’ll lose her life.
The Woods of Silver and Light
Coming February 2021
Book two in the Storyteller's Series
Robin Hood's son is dead, and Maid Marion is gone.
But now a sorceress banished to the Woods can offer Robin Hood's son back, if he and his Silver Raiders are willing to do something for her first. She finds there's nothing Robin Hood wouldn't do for his son…
Anika is drawn to the mystery of the Woods and the thieves who live within. But the cost of associating with the Silver Raiders becomes higher than Anika was willing to pay, and the darkness of the Woods seeps into the Silver Raiders hearts, blurring the lines between a hero and a villain, until Anika’s fight for freedom turns into a fight for survival from the dangers of the trees whose magic should never have been awoken.
This tale of Robin Hood is different than you remember.
The Winter Charlatan
Coming fall 2021
Book three in the Storyteller's Series
“Don't fret, dear one. Sleep will be the start of a great adventure for you."
Sleeping Beauty fell asleep.
But then, her daughter did too.
Scared of the pattern repeating, this daughter sought out the cave mages who promised if she gave birth, it’d be a boy—safe from the curse’s effects. But she had a daughter, Rowan. The kingdom's only heir was once again destined to fall asleep. To hide this liability, she switched Rowan with a boy and trained him to take the throne, while leaving her daughter in the care of a local lord. Rowan grew up hating the boy who had her crown and vowed to break the curse and take back her place as queen.
But, when a neighboring kingdom threatens a war they can’t survive, Rowan must work with the fraud prince to save Elenvérs. She pledges herself as a spy to the enemy court, living in the heart of danger, because if she can’t save her kingdom before the curse hits, there may be nothing left to wake up to.
A pirate adventure
currently pitching to agents
Emme’s mother was a fearsome pirate who loved the sea more than her own children, even as the waters drowned her. And now the Fates are coming to claim Emme. If she wants to live beyond eighteen, she must travel to a desolate island with Arn. But as soon as they set sail, she is haunted by visions of her dead mother promising her a future she’d do anything to avoid.
Arn has his own secrets. After binding himself to a man of dark deals to save his ship, he must now sail to an island as uncertain as the sea itself. Once he finds the fabled treasure, he must steal it twice over—first from the island, then from his crew. Only then will his debt be paid.
With more secrets between them than truths, Arn and Emme battle the high seas. But when a black ship appears in the night—never attacking, always watching—their minds begin to go mad, and it becomes clear they won’t all reach the island alive.
Beware the waters. Not all will survive the dangerous deep.
The Honor of a Spy
An unpublished novel.
There are spies wandering Alderith, and Elijah is one of them.
When his brother is killed while visiting, Elijah fears himself to be the target. Fleeing for his life he assumes his brother's identity, returning to Stirwick South and aligning himself with the White Riders. There, he finds his brother had secrets of his own, including a deal with the Elves who strangely believe him to be the heir to one of Men's Five Kingdoms. Their alliance depends on Elijah and their mission to the Giant-Kind land. Hiding in a kingdom he used to spy against, Elijah must keep his lies lined up as he searches for his brother's killer, fights the Giant-Kind and makes deals with the Elves, all while deciding which side he will pledge loyalty to.