2015 Sales

I actually have some publishing news for once!

Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire: Lesbian Historical Military Erotica will be out in October 2015 from Lethe Press, edited by Sacchi Green. I ended up with two stories in the anthology.
“Delivery” is set during World War One (try to contain your shock) and takes place during a very long ride in an ambulance through unsafe territory. The ambulance driver is tough and tomboyish, from the American West, and the English engineer is realizing how stifled she feels by society.

My Civil War story “Found” was actually submitted for a different anthology, as a reprint, but the editor decided it would be better in this one. Originally written for an electronic-only charity anthology, Her Private Passion: More Tales of Pleasure and Domination, “Found” was the result of me having recently read They Fought Like Demons: Women Soldiers in the Civil War by De Anne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook. In the extensive documentation of female soldiers in that book, I was struck by the mention of at least one African-American woman who served, her real name unknown. My story in no way explores that historical fact with the depth it deserves, but I decided a pragmatic soldier would make a great foil for a woman who’s suffering because of what she’s had to do to save herself.

Finally, “Measure of a Man” will be out in in April 2016 in Me and My Boi: Queer Erotic Stories from Cleis Press, also edited by Sacchi Green. It’s loosely a Regency England setting, the first time I’ve tried that, despite all the Regency romances I’ve read.

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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