Victoria Janssen's most recent novel is The Duke and the Pirate Queen, fantasy erotica from Harlequin (2010). 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 (2008). The Duchess… subverted a number of romance novel tropes and might be the only Harlequin book ever featuring a sex scene with eunuchs. It's been translated into French, German, and Russian. Coincidentally, Janssen studied two of those languages. Now she wishes she'd studied harder! Her second novel, The Moonlight Mistress (2009), an erotic historical set during World War One, was a finalist for an RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award. A tie-in story with a cross-dressing heroine, "Under Her Uniform," was published as a Spice Brief.

Janssen has sold over thirty short stories, many of them genre, including stories in Sex in the System (Tan, ed.), So Fey (Berman, ed.), and Periphery (Jamneck, ed.). Her most recent story, "The Aid Station," will appear in For the Love of a Soldier in November 2014. For a full list of her publications, please visit her website at She's a regular blogger for both Heroes & Heartbreakers (romance) and The Criminal Element (mystery), and reviews for Publishers Weekly. You can follow her on twitter @victoriajanssen.