2015 Sales

I actually have some publishing news for once!

Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire: Lesbian Historical Military Erotica will be out in October 2015 from Lethe Press, edited by Sacchi Green. I ended up with two stories in the anthology.
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“Delivery” is set during World War One (try to contain your shock) and takes place during a very long ride in an ambulance through unsafe territory. The ambulance driver is tough and tomboyish, from the American West, and the English engineer is realizing how stifled she feels by society.

My Civil War story “Found” was actually submitted for a different anthology, as a reprint, but the editor decided it would be better in this one. Originally written for an electronic-only charity anthology, Her Private Passion: More Tales of Pleasure and Domination, “Found” was the result of me having recently read They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by De Anne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook. In the extensive documentation of female soldiers in that book, I was struck by the mention of at least one African-American woman who served, her real name unknown. My story in no way explores that historical fact with the depth it deserves, but I decided a pragmatic soldier would make a great foil for a woman who’s suffering because of what she’s had to do to save herself.

Finally, “Measure of a Man” will be out in in April 2016 in Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories from Cleis Press, also edited by Sacchi Green. It’s loosely a Regency England setting, the first time I’ve tried that, despite all the Regency romances I’ve read.

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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