CapClave and Links

I recently enjoyed this post about category romances by Jessica Tripler over at Book Riot and this post about the history of erotic romance by Meoskop at Love in the Margins.

I wrote a preview of the new Eileen Wilks novel, Unbinding over at Heroes and Heartbreakers.

And I previewed an anthology of alternate universe Sherlock Holmes stories at The Criminal Element.

I’ll be attending CapClave this weekend, and will participate in the following panels.

Saturday. October 11, 10:00 AM, Salon A
“Doctor Who at 50 and Beyond”
Doc Coleman, Victoria Janssen (Moderator), L. Jagi Lamplighter, Sherin Nicole, Jon Skovron
Name of the Doctor, Night of the Doctor, Day of the Doctor, Time of the Doctor, An Adventure in Space and Time – Did the 50th Anniversary live up to the hoopla? And going forward what are our expectations for Peter Capaldi? Will there be an episode simply entitled “Of The Doctor?” Is it time for Steven Moffat to step down as show runner?

Sunday, October 12, 11:00 AM, Bethesda
“Romance and SF/F”
Catherine Asaro, Victoria Janssen (Moderator), Pamela K. Kinney, Natalie Luhrs, Sunny Moraine
A significant number of science fiction and fantasy books are reviewed in romance-focused publications such as RT Reviews and nominated for awards in the romance genre. Were the genre line distinctions always artificial? What are romance readers’ expectations with respect to the plot and its resolution, such as Happily Ever After vs. the tragic romance? Is romance handled better or worse in YA SF/F? Are certain types of romance plots (such as first love) more likely to show up in YA?

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.