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.

#TBRChallenge – New-To-You Author: Pembroke Park by Michelle Martin

TweetPembroke Park by Michelle Martin was a gift from Keira Soleore several years ago. It is repeatedly cited as the first lesbian Regency Romance, traditionally published by the storied Naiad Press in 1986. Description: When Lady Joanna Sinclair meets lady … Continue reading

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My January Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Orphans of Raspay: A Penric and Desdemona novella by Lois McMaster Bujold had fun twists and turns; there is currently one more novella in this series for me to read. I am a huge fan of Bujold so … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Comfort Read: Tree of Cats by Ellis Avery

TweetFor my “comfort read” I chose Tree of Cats by Ellis Avery, the final novel by a college friend who died from cancer in 2019. Another college friend who read the manuscript told me the outlines of the story, which … Continue reading

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Arisia 2021 Schedule

TweetI’ll be participating in a couple of Zoom panels at Virtual Arisia 2021, January 15-18, 2021. “Comfort Food Media: Extreme Stay-at-Home Edition” 2020 was going to be the year we were going to tackle the piles of unread books, of … Continue reading

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Welcome to my website!

This is the official website of writer Victoria Janssen. You can email her at victoriajanssen [at] yahoo [dot] com or follow her on twitter. You’ll find website navigation at the top of this page. Scroll down this page for blog … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge 2021

TweetThis year, I’ll be participating in SuperWendy’s TBR Challenge. My goal is to post reviews of a themed book on the third Wednesday of every month. Feel free to join me! Tag your social media posts with #TBRChallenge. The monthly … Continue reading

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My December Reading Log

TweetFiction: I chose The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab at random from a pile of recent books; I was reading the first few pages to see what I wanted to read next, and with this book, I … Continue reading

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My September, October, and November Reading Log

TweetFiction: Golden in Death by J.D. Robb is fiftieth in the Eve Dallas series, and yes I read it, and yes it checked in with many recurring characters including a couple we hadn’t seen in a while, and yes it … Continue reading

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My July and August Reading Log

TweetFiction: I reread Wild Horses and then The Danger by Dick Francis. A friend recommended the author to me in high school; I’d read and re-read all of them over the years, but boxed them up about five years ago, … Continue reading

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My May and June Reading Log

TweetFiction: Torches: Acquaintance Old and New (Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle Book 8) by L. A. Hall went down like a series of bonbons; as usual, the “Circle” installments are intended for those who’ve already read the main Comfortable Courtesan series. Unjust … Continue reading

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