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.

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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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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My March Reading Log

TweetFiction: Battle Hill Bolero by Daniel José Older is third in the Bone Street Rumba trilogy, one of the best urban fantasy series I’ve ever read because of its superb, deep grounding in contemporary Brooklyn. I’d been hoarding it for … Continue reading

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#TBRChallenge – Book by a Favorite Author: Wild Angel by Pat Murphy

TweetWild Angel by Pat Murphy is a book by a favorite science fiction author I have been saving since it came out in paperback in 2000. (Yes, I know it was a long time ago!) When Sarah McKensie’s parents are … Continue reading

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My February Reading Log

TweetFiction: In the course of reading Coming to Terms: Consequences Impend (Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle Book 12) by L.A. Hall, I discovered I had somehow missed Tricks and Traps: Tables Turned (Clorinda Cathcart’s Circle Book 10)! Which I had not noticed, … Continue reading

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#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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