Victoria Janssen (she/her) currently writes space opera cottagecore for Kalikoi. Her most recent novel is The Duke and the Pirate Queen (Harlequin Spice, 2010), a fantasy erotica including pirates, sharks, and the Island of the Lotus Eaters. 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 World War I, which is reflected in some of her fiction. Her second novel, The Moonlight Mistress (Harlequin Spice, 2009), was a finalist for a RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. A tie-in story with a cross-dressing soldier heroine, "Under Her Uniform (Hailey’s Story)" (Spice Briefs, 2021), was translated into Japanese. "The Aid Station, 1916" (For the Love of a Soldier: Military Erotic Romance, ed. Wright; Circlet Press, 2017) and "Delivery" (Thunder of War, Lightning of Desire: Lesbian Military Historical Erotica, ed. Green; Lethe Press, 2015) also use WWI as a historical setting.

Janssen’s short stories have been published in anthologies from Sex in the System: Stories of Erotic Futures, Technological Stimulation, and the Sensual Life of Machines (Running Press, 2006) to Periphery: Erotic Lesbian Futures, as well as in several volumes of The Mammoth Book of Best New Erotica (Lethe Press, 2008). Most recently, "Still Marching" appears in Best Lesbian Erotica of the Year Volume 3 (Cleis Press, 2018). For a full list, please visit her website at

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