Zouaves at Arisia – Pics

I was thrilled on Sunday morning at Arisia when, while ambling through the lobby, I spotted a zouave. I walked a little past, wondering if I’d been mistaken – maybe it was just a similar uniform, and he was busy chatting with someone – but then I couldn’t resist, and went back to request a picture. There’s a French zouave in The Moonlight Mistress, in a bit part, simply because I think they were pretty cool. (My zouave is riding a motorbike.)
These guys were dressed as American zouaves, American Civil War vintage, from a volunteer guard unit. You can learn more about them here.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen’s 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. Her blog features professional writing and marketing tips, genre discussion, book reviews, and occasional author interviews.
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