M/M Romance with WWI Settings

Here are the stories I’ve found so far.

Josh Lanyon’s The Dark Farewell was my favorite of the three. Information page at Samhain. Grieving veteran David Flynn meets spiritual medium Julian Devereux while a serial killer ravages smalltown 1920s America. I wanted this one to be longer!

Less romance-y and more historical fiction/erotica is Lanyon’s Out of the Blue, also available in Kindle format. This one is set while the war is still going on, amid a group of pilots. Again, I wanted the story to be longer; I was intrigued by the characters and wanted to know what happened to the relationship once the war ended; did it continue, or fizzle? But perhaps Lanyon was more interested in relationships under high pressure.

In contrast, the novel-length Whistling in the Dark (Kindle) and print by Tamara Allen is much lighter in tone. It’s set post-war in New York City, with two young veterans. It’s got a lot of fun historical detail, particularly about early, early radio.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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