Some previews and updates

1. I had a couple of previews go live recently at Heroes and Heartbreakers: Summer Rain, an anthology, and Beyond the Velvet Rope by Tiffany Ashley, an erotic romance set at an exclusive nightclub.

2. I’m going to Readercon July 10-13, 2014, and will post my schedule as soon as it’s finalized.

3. I’ve spent the summer so far focusing on putting some stories up for Kindle – Nook will be next, once I get the hang of it. I’m experimenting with different covers and blurbs. The Wrangler’s Secret: The Magnificent Threesome, Part 1 is the story formerly known as “The Magnificent Threesome,” and is followed by The Gambler’s Naughty Playing Cards. I’ve written a third story in the series as well. Their length is in the 5000-6000 word range, and I’d classify them as lighthearted erotica.

A helpful friend wrote this blurb for me:

In the Wild West, a woman with a dangerous secret is about to meet her match… and her other match.

Austin disguised herself as a man to earn a living as a horse wrangler. But when she meets an interracial pair of roving gunslingers, she finds more than she bargained for. DeVille, who is white, is a silver-tongued gambler, and Harcourt, who is black, is an upright, uptight warrior. And she’s not the only one with a secret: the two fighting men are lovers!

After the three of them are swept into a desperate battle against a ruthless gang, their secrets come out… and their clothes come off! Austin finds more pleasure than she ever imagined in their hot and sweet interracial male/male/female threesome.

4. I’m also spending the summer trying to learn how to write blurbs. I’ve never gotten the hang of it, and I feel it’s an important skill, and worth developing.

5. I continue to write reviews for Publishers Weekly, but those are anonymous, so I can’t link them here. Sorry! But I’m learning a lot about writing reviews succinctly.

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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