“Crimean Fairy Tale” e-release

In my quest to make my short stories available for e-readers, I’ve recently put “Crimean Fairy Tale” up for sale, for Kindle, Nook, and Smashwords.

The story is erotic romance, approximately 7000 words long, and is set, as you can probably guess from the title, during the Crimean War.

I knew very little about the Crimean War before I wrote it, so I read two entire books, plus skimmed another, and dug around online for Victorian slang, with the idea that I might eventually write more set in this period. So far, I haven’t. But I might!

As for the other part of the title, the story is actually science fiction. But stealth science fiction. You’ll hardly notice, because the point-of-view character is not familiar with the genre and so doesn’t pick up on things that a clever Dr. Who fan would spot.

The story was originally written for and published in The Mammoth Book of Hot Romance.

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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