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 – Secrets and Lies: Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

TweetI know, I know, I should have read Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein back in 2012 when it came out because I had pre-ordered it, but I never felt quite ready. By exerting a magnificently huge effort, I managed … Continue reading

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[Virtual] Readercon 2021 Schedule

TweetReadercon 2021 is taking place virtually and delayed this year, August 13–15, 2021. I’m proud to participate in the panel described below. “The Works and Life of Vonda N. McIntyre” Sunday, August 15, 12:00 PM Described by the Guardian as … Continue reading

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My June Reading Log

TweetFiction: The Relentless Moon by Mary Robinette Kowal is third in the “Lady Astronaut” series, happening somewhat concurrently with the second book. The plot fills in some details about what happened on Earth and on the Moon while the journey … Continue reading

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Kalikoi: Advance Review Copies PSA

TweetIf you’re interested in advance copies of new F/F books, please join the Kalikoi ARC team. Kalikoi publishes in genres including paranormal, fantasy, historical, and contemporary. This page is updated with each release. If you join this team, you will … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Book with One Word Title: Distances by Vandana Singh

TweetThe novella Distances by Vandana Singh is Volume 23 in the “Conversation Pieces” series from Aqueduct Press. It won the 2008 Carl Brandon Society Parallax Award and was on the Honor List for the 2009 James Tiptree, Jr. Award, now … Continue reading

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My May Reading Log

TweetFiction: Winter’s Orbit by Everina Maxwell mashes up space opera with a Marriage of Convenience, with the added level of this being one partner’s second marriage of convenience after his husband is killed in what appeared to be an accident. … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Fairytale: The Serial Garden by Joan Aiken

TweetSmall Beer Press page for The Serial Garden. The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories by Joan Aiken “is the first complete collection of Joan Aiken’s beloved Armitage stories — and it includes four new, unpublished stories.” The world … Continue reading

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My April Reading Log

TweetFiction: A Desolation Called Peace by Arkady Martine follows A Memory Called Empire, in which Mahit Dzmare travels from her home space station to the center of the mighty Teixcalaanli Empire. In this installment, Mahit is back on Lsel Station … Continue reading

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Kalikoi!

TweetKalikoi, a new F/F publishing house, will launch on May 3. Kalikoi brings you the best fiction about women in love with women. Our diverse authors know how to stir your imagination, speed up your heart, and make you laugh … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Old School: Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson

TweetGiven that Magic Flutes by Eva Ibbotson was published in 1982, I decided it could safely fit this month’s challenge theme. Plus, I’ve been looking forward to reading it for a long time, as one of the few by this … Continue reading

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