The Year in Sales – 2010

Aside from The Duke and The Pirate Queen being out this month, I sold some short stories this year.

In January, “The Token” appeared in the print edition of Alleys & Doorways: Stories of Queer Urban Fantasy, edited by Meredith Schwartz.

In July, my flash fiction “The Princess”–only one hundred words long!–was in Alison Tyler’s anthology for Spice, Alison’s Wonderland.

In October, a reprint of “The Magnificent Threesome,” a fun Western story, appeared in Linda Alvarez’ anthology The Mammoth Book of Threesomes and Moresomes.

In 2010, I also sold two stories that will appear in print in spring 2011. “Vanilla” sold to Dream Lover: Paranormal Tales of Erotic Romance, edited by Kristina Wright. “Crimean Fairy Tale” was written for The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance, edited by Maxim Jakubowski.

Finally, I tried an experiment in self-publishing a small reprint collection, Erotic Exploits, for Kindle, with cover by Jaxadora Design. I collected the lesbian speculative fiction I wrote for various anthologies, some of it from early in my writing career, some more recent. Up to this point, “Free Falling” and “Place, Park, Scene, Dark” were no longer available elsewhere. “Free Falling” has a threesome in zero gee, among other lighthearted science fictional play, and I’m still proud of the zero gee details! “Place, Park, Scene, Dark” is a story about a werewolf, except she doesn’t turn into a werewolf during the story…that’s sort of the point of it, so it’s a little different from what you might expect. The collection is a mixture of science fiction and fantasy stories, four and three to be exact; there’s also a range of character ages and races. I made it available on Smashwords as well.

Tomorrow begins a new year. Forward momentum!

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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