Victoria Janssen reviews for Publishers Weekly. Her most recent novel is The Duke and the Pirate Queen (Harlequin Spice, 2010). As fantasy erotica, it has pirates, sharks, and the Island of the Lotus Eaters (or maybe that episode of Star Trek in which Spock puffs flowers with Jill Ireland). It's set in the same universe as her first novel, The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover (Harlequin Spice, 2008), which has been translated into French, German, and Russian. Her major historical research interest is WWI, which is reflected in some of her fiction. Her second novel, The Moonlight Mistress (Harlequin Spice, 2009), an erotic historical set during that period, was a finalist for an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. A tie-in story with a cross-dressing soldier heroine, "Under Her Uniform," was translated into Japanese.

Janssen has sold over thirty short stories, many of them genre, including stories in Sex in the System: Stories of Erotic Futures, Technological Stimulation, and the Sensual Life of Machines (ed. Tan; Running Press, 2006), So Fey: Queer Fairy Fiction (ed. Berman; Haworth Press, 2007), and Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures (ed. Jamneck; Alice Street Editions, 2007). Her most recent story, "Still Marching," appears in Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3 (ed. Green; Cleis Press, 2018). For a full list of her publications, please visit her website at

Other interests include fan fiction, fan studies, comics, choral singing, and fighting the patriarchy. You can follow her on Twitter @victoriajanssen.