Some previews and updates

1. I had a couple of previews go live recently at Heroes and Heartbreakers: Summer Rain, an anthology, and Beyond the Velvet Rope by Tiffany Ashley, an erotic romance set at an exclusive nightclub.

2. I’m going to Readercon July 10-13, 2014, and will post my schedule as soon as it’s finalized.

3. I’ve spent the summer so far focusing on putting some stories up for Kindle – Nook will be next, once I get the hang of it. I’m experimenting with different covers and blurbs. The Wrangler’s Secret: The Magnificent Threesome, Part 1 is the story formerly known as “The Magnificent Threesome,” and is followed by The Gambler’s Naughty Playing Cards. I’ve written a third story in the series as well. Their length is in the 5000-6000 word range, and I’d classify them as lighthearted erotica.

A helpful friend wrote this blurb for me:

In the Wild West, a woman with a dangerous secret is about to meet her match… and her other match.

Austin disguised herself as a man to earn a living as a horse wrangler. But when she meets an interracial pair of roving gunslingers, she finds more than she bargained for. DeVille, who is white, is a silver-tongued gambler, and Harcourt, who is black, is an upright, uptight warrior. And she’s not the only one with a secret: the two fighting men are lovers!

After the three of them are swept into a desperate battle against a ruthless gang, their secrets come out… and their clothes come off! Austin finds more pleasure than she ever imagined in their hot and sweet interracial male/male/female threesome.

4. I’m also spending the summer trying to learn how to write blurbs. I’ve never gotten the hang of it, and I feel it’s an important skill, and worth developing.

5. I continue to write reviews for Publishers Weekly, but those are anonymous, so I can’t link them here. Sorry! But I’m learning a lot about writing reviews succinctly.

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.