Philadelphia Fantastic Presents Victoria Jannsen
Friday, January 28, 7:30pm - Erotica/Fantasy Philadelphia Fantastic Presents Victoria Jannsen author of The Duke & the Pirate Queen "Aboard her privateering ship, The Seaflower, Captain Imena Leung is the law. Ashore she answers only to her liege, Duke Maxime. They are a powerful couple, with an intense attraction neither can disguise nor deny. As a nobleman, Maxime is destined to wed strategically, so his seductive advances must be purely for pleasure. And what self-respecting pirate denies herself any pleasure? Their delicious dalliance is prolonged when Imena is forced to abduct Maxime to thwart a political plot against him. At sea, with a stunningly virile man bound and held in her private quarters, Imena can imagine—and enact—any number of intoxicating scenarios. The heat between captain and captive is matched only by the perils that beset The Seaflower and her crew. Violent storms, marauding corsairs and life-or-death sex games on a desert island—how fortunate for the seemingly insatiable lovers that danger and desire go hand-in-hand." The author, Victoria Janssen, attended a women's college and there discovered she enjoyed writing erotica. After selling several dozen stories under the name Elspeth Potter, her agent suggested a novel based on "Ducal Service," which appeared in The Milf Anthology (2006). The proposal evolved into "The Duchess, Her Maid, The Groom and Their Lover," published by Harlequin Spice in December 2008. Frequent themes in her stories include role reversal, creating families and empowering women, usually through unconventional means. When not writing, Victoria lectures about writing and selling erotica at literary conferences, researches in libraries and graveyards, and guestblogs. She lives in Philadelphia. Come escape the winter doldrums and join us as one of the most exciting authors in the field of romantic fantasy entertains us!