Victoria Zagar

Biography

Victoria was born in the United Kingdom but emigrated to the United States at age 21. She’s bisexual, non-binary (she/her or they/them), happily married, and still shouts in a British accent. She lives with her husband in Pennsylvania where she spends a lot of time playing and talking about video games, especially Japanese role-playing games.

Besides the Culture Wars and New World Rising series, she is the author of a variety of LGBTQA titles, including novels The Nero Protocol (m/m), The Forbidden Zone (m/m) and The Best Of Both Worlds (f/f/m), contracted with Less Than Three Press. She loves to write about all colors of the rainbow and celebrate love wherever it may be found.

Ideologically, she can be classified as a humanist. She believes in equality for all and the progression of the human race through logic and reason, with the principles of science, not superstition, at the core of that. She believes in a positive future based on hope and generosity, instead of negativity.

She is a fierce advocate for the freedom of speech, with a firm belief that censorship, and the support of suppression of information by pressure groups is a violation of the fundamental human right to free expression. She argues that acting with empathy, instead of being obsessed with semantics, is the way to treat all human beings with the dignity they deserve. She has a dark, edgy sense of humor, and tires quickly of people who are easily offended.

She is totally obsessed with science fiction, space, and the Big Questions surrounding the human condition. She's convinced of the inherent goodness and intelligence of the human race, and can't be convinced for long that we're not deserving of redemption.

Where to find Victoria Zagar online


Where to buy in print


Series

New World Rising
200 years from now, the United States is no longer united. Split into sovereign states by the dissolution of federal government, the League and Alliance are claiming states one by one, splitting a former country and pitting residents against one another. The League's main selling point is the rollback of liberal reforms instituted by the former United States, with their focus being on a return to Biblical values. To them, this means outlawing gay marriage and criminalizing homosexuality once more. But there are some who won't just let this new world rise and take their rights without a fight... these are their stories, of those to dare to love in a world where their love would be considered a crime.

Written In Stone

Price: $2.99 USD.

Written In Sand

Price: $2.99 USD.

Books

The White Ship
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,080. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Arietta Sashrady has dreamt of a White Ship that takes women threatened by the Moral Revolution to safety. Her girlfriend Selesti says it is nothing more than a fantasy to guide Arietta through the pressure of living a double life filled with secrets and lies. When she's sold out to the Decency Guard, Arietta discovers the White Ship is real—and the White Knights are coming to save them.
The Camp
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,810. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Gay & Lesbian, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Jesse Harvan comes home from school one day to find his parents have discovered the gay pornographic magazine hidden under his bed. Disgusted, they decide to send Jesse to Camp Grady, a summer camp which prides itself on converting people’s sexuality.
Written In Sand
Series: New World Rising, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,730. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Anthony’s life on the League space colony Advent is everything he ever wanted. Born into a League military family, Tony forges a respectable career at the Bureau—the investigative arm of the Morality Police. Tony’s job involves monitoring the communications of Advent citizens for any sinful activity punishable by Advent law—a duty he carries out with civic pride.
The Second Chance Project
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,410. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When a vehicle accident claims Celeste’s life, her research runs the risk of dying with her—except Celeste’s synthetic body program is all about second chances. Transferred into an experimental body by her colleague and would-be girlfriend Lissa, Celeste is back and in the form she always dreamt of.
Classified Connection
Price: Free! Words: 3,540. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(3.00 from 1 review)
When Aron creates a classified ad online hoping to find romance, he knows he'll probably end up with a one night stand. So when Graham shows up at their agreed meeting place with a ring mark on his finger and wants to go straight to a hotel, Aron is not surprised. However, things are rarely as they seem and Aron is about to make a connection he never anticipated...
Her Sigh: A Lesbian Anthology
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,940. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
Fourteen tales of women who love women await you within the pages of Her Sigh. Fantasy, science fiction and contemporary tales come together in one volume to express a wide variety of f/f romantic possibilities across worlds both extraordinary and mundane.
Written In Stone
Series: New World Rising, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,270. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » General
The year is 2228. Bill Ashwood is set to become the most powerful man in Florida since the separation of America into individually governed states. Discovered by the League and primed to win the gubernatorial election, Bill is expected to give the voters what they want – a fiery speech condemning gays in America.
Heart Of The Sun
Price: Free! Words: 30,120. Language: American English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A war based on cultural misunderstandings with the alien Karalian race has plagued Humans for over two hundred years. Thrust into this war is Alan Watson-Karvakian, a patriotic fighter pilot who fights in the war to protect his family back on Earth. He believes with all his heart that he’s defending Earth from a wicked alien race hellbent on its destruction.
Written In The Snow
Series: Culture Wars. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi
Gabriel Green, runaway from the League, joins the Alliance’s Ground Force to fight back against the persecution and oppression he has witnessed. Sent to the front in the midst of a bitter winter, a mortar hits his position and he is wounded. He finds an unlikely savior in the form of Angel Ramirez, a devoutly religious albino League medic with a heart of gold and a big secret.
Steam Powered Heart
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,580. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
Hayden Adams and Adrian Watkins are inventors in the steampunk city of Zenith. Hoping to exhibit at the World Fair, Adrian and Hayden have created a steam powered heart, an anatomically correct working replica of a real human heart. But as the new heart begins to beat, another is slowly coming to a halt as Adrian discovers his heart is failing.
Rise From The Ashes
Price: Free! Words: 12,420. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Alice Hartman dreams of becoming an actress. Hearing a radio ad for a role in a stage play, she finds herself at the battered, run-down Delgrand Theater, where writer/actress Lucy Grady is staging the play of her dreams. She wants Alice to take the lead part, but the play is a lesbian tragic romance and Alice is straight... isn’t she?
Rainy Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,250. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Michael Williams helps stranded motorist Ashley Fallow, little does he know Ash will make him question everything he’s been taught about what a man should want. Michael’s a married man, though - not the greatest partner for a man like Ash who just wants to settle down.
Written In The Stars
Series: Culture Wars. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,400. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Rejected by his family for his 
homosexuality, Samuel Walden finds 
himself joining the Alliance’s Space Force. 
Posted to the fleet’s flagship, the 
Northampton, Sam meets the ship’s
 crew officer, Major Tom Averay, and the 
two embark on a relationship that will 
change their lives. Love, war, humanity, friendship, sacrifice 
and death weave through this action-packed 
romantic novel.
Last Chance
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Last Chance is a story about two space fighter pilots stationed on the Alliance warship Northampton, Anton and Julian. Facing a suicide mission, they take advantage of what might be their last chance to resolve the feelings that have been growing between them.
Frozen Flame
Price: Free! Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
(4.29 from 7 reviews)
Each year the two high mages of Wynter and Pyria come to the Neutral Lands to sign a treaty that has kept a fragile peace between the lands of ice and fire. However, climate change is destroying these two delicate societies and it's up to Asha and Shard not only to find a solution to the danger facing their people, but to come to terms with the fire and ice in their own hearts.
Perfect Drug
Price: Free! Words: 8,340. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
(3.50 from 2 reviews)
In this short story, David and Sam are scientists working together on a cure for cancer while struggling to keep their personal lives and relationships intact. When they make an amazing breakthrough, they find there are forces at work who don’t want the research to become a cure. Facing a choice between his life's work and the man who has stood at his side, what will David choose to protect?
New World Rising
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
The Moral League has come to Kansas in the form of Nigel Nelson, extremist candidate for Governor. Alex and Blake, two beat cops with a passion for justice and donuts are the only ones standing in the way as a dark cloud of hatred sweeps across the hearts and minds of colleagues and friends.

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Smashwords book reviews by Victoria Zagar

  • If It Ain't Love on July 08, 2013

    The Great Depression looms over New York, with the jobless and the hungry devoid of hope that things will ever get better. Walt is a journalist who can’t write a story. Penniless, he spends the night at a flophouse where he meets Peter, a formerly wealthy man who is about to lose everything he has. Walt brings hope back into Peter’s life by giving him the chance to change the lives of others and in doing so finds the inspiration for a story that will kickstart his career. I thought I would have a quick read before bed, so I opened this e-book with the expectation of reading a few pages and literally couldn’t put it down until I was finished. It’s been a while since I sat down and read a story that was a pure five star read for me, but If It Ain’t Love hit the spot perfectly. It’s a tale of darkness and light, despair and hope in a time when there was a lot of the former and not much of the latter. Allen nails the Great Depression and its feelings of hopelessness, and yet somehow manages to make this a warm and hopeful story despite all the suffering. Walt and Peter are both good people getting through hard times, but they haven’t let it corrupt them. I felt so much warmth in this story that I found myself smiling. It’s been a while since I really felt touched to my core by a story and moved by its romance. The writing style is excellent, giving enough details about the time and place without swamping the reader, while moving things along at a decent pace without rushing. It’s a fairly short read that you can complete in one sitting, but sometimes I prefer that to stories that meander on for two hundred pages to pad out a word count. If It Ain’t Love is short and sweet, warm and hopeful and a great read. Even better, it’s a free read, so there’s no excuse not to enjoy this gem of a book. I’ll be looking out for Tamara Allen’s other works with heightened interest.