Author Archives: Victoria Janssen

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.

Accepting Refuge pre-order is available!

TweetAccepting Refuge: A Place of Refuge, Part Two, is now available for pre-order. Release date is December 6, 2021. I haven’t uploaded to Smashwords or Google Play yet, but hopefully will take care of that soon. Excerpt: Accepting Refuge, A … Continue reading

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5 Useful Lessons from Indie-Publishing

TweetMy adventure with indie-publishing Finding Refuge with the Kalikoi collective got me writing again, and has been fun. Plus I have actually learned some things about preparing, publishing, and *cue music*…myself. 1. Writing is a thousand times less stressful when … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Competition: The Galaxy Game by Karen Lord

TweetThe Galaxy Game by Karen Lord is a complex, far-future space opera that includes the sport of Wallrunning. The skills and implications of Wallrunning, it turns out, influence events on an interstellar scale. I was very pleased to re-encounter characters … Continue reading

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My October Reading Log

TweetFiction: Scandal in Babylon by Barbara Hambly is a reworking of her fantasy novel Bride of the Rat God as a straightforward historical mystery set in 1920s Hollywood. I was always sorry there weren’t sequels to Bride of the Rat … Continue reading

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Dutch translation!

TweetMy World War One romance “Under Her Uniform” has been translated into Dutch! The ebook has been collected in the anthology 5 Tinten verder historisch 6 – een trio, 6 February 2018. Original English version, Under Her Uniform: Isobel Hailey … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Gothic: Doll Bones by Holly Black

TweetDoll Bones by Holly Black is Middle Grade, but more than spooky enough for my tender sensibilities. What I love most about this book is that it’s really about making stories, and the power of making stories. Narrator Zach and … Continue reading

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Smashwords Interview

TweetI recently interviewed myself via Smashwords, which was sort of fun!

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My September Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Factory Witches of Lowell by C.S. Malerich is historical fantasy set in nineteenth century Lowell, Massachusetts, which at the time was a factory town full of textile mills. Many of the workers in those mills were young, single … Continue reading

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Finding Refuge available this week!

TweetMy new novella, Finding Refuge, is now available! It’s science fiction with lesbian romance, telepathy, found family, and trauma recovery. They lost the revolution. But then, they found sanctuary—and hope. After the fascistic Federated Colonies crushes their interstellar revolt, freedom … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Unusual Profession: Set This House in Order by Matt Ruff

TweetSet This House in Order: A Romance of Souls by Matt Ruff won the 2003 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, now renamed the Otherwise Award, which “celebrates science fiction, fantasy, and other forms of speculative narrative that expand and explore our … Continue reading

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