Launch Party! Dukes & Pirates all welcome!

Photographer Kyle Cassidy profiles several books, including The Duke and The Pirate Queen – he’s the namesake of an evil pirate character in the book. He is not really an evil pirate. But at his post, you can see him dressed as one.

Also, RT Book Reviews reviewed The Duke & The Pirate Queen.


I’m having a launch party for The Duke and The Pirate Queen and if you’re in the area, I’d love for you to attend.

Saturday, December 11, 2010, 3 pm

Big Blue Marble Bookstore, 551 Carpenter Lane, Philadelphia, PA 19119

Food! Drink! Books!

There will be a reading, a book signing, and FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD, inspired by what the characters eat.

The planned menu includes:

Glace apricots, cherries, and pears
Honeyed mint tea
Honey wine
Fresh coconut drink
Fennel and sesame confits
Bird’s nest
Sea salt chocolate caramels
Tropical fruit platter
Chicken satay on a bed of orchids
Kimbab (Korean version of sushi)
Chevre and crackers
…and an almond-almond buttercream cake from Imagicakes decorated with an octopus painted in tattoo-art style to represent the sigil of Maxime’s duchy by the sea.

Come! Eat! Celebrate!

More info and directions at the store’s website.

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.

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