M/M Romance with WWI Settings

Here are the stories I’ve found so far.

Josh Lanyon’s The Dark Farewell was my favorite of the three. Information page at Samhain. Grieving veteran David Flynn meets spiritual medium Julian Devereux while a serial killer ravages smalltown 1920s America. I wanted this one to be longer!

Less romance-y and more historical fiction/erotica is Lanyon’s Out of the Blue, also available in Kindle format. This one is set while the war is still going on, amid a group of pilots. Again, I wanted the story to be longer; I was intrigued by the characters and wanted to know what happened to the relationship once the war ended; did it continue, or fizzle? But perhaps Lanyon was more interested in relationships under high pressure.

In contrast, the novel-length Whistling in the Dark (Kindle) and print by Tamara Allen is much lighter in tone. It’s set post-war in New York City, with two young veterans. It’s got a lot of fun historical detail, particularly about early, early radio.

Published by Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s writing showcases her voracious lifelong love of books. She reads over 120 new books each year, especially historical romance, fantasy, and space opera, and incorporates these genres into her erotic fiction. Her first erotic novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, December 2008), was translated into French and German. Her second Spice novel, The Moonlight Mistress (December 2009), was translated into Italian and nominated for a RT Reviews Reviewers’ Choice Award. Her third novel is The Duke & The Pirate Queen (December 2010). She has also published erotic short stories as Elspeth Potter. When not writing, Victoria conducts research in libraries and graveyards, lectures about writing and selling erotica, and speaks at literary conventions on topics such as paranormal romance, urban fantasy, erotic science fiction/fantasy, and the empowerment of women through unconventional means. Her daily writing blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and author interviews. She also guest blogs for Heroes & Heartbreakers and The Criminal Element. She lives in Philadelphia.