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Monday, August 15, 2016

The Scorpion's Empress by Yoshiyuki Ly ♥ Interview, Book Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Erotic LGBTQ+ Fantasy Romance)

After years of serving a corrupt government, Ser Videl, an idealistic paladin, learns that her younger sister is tangled in a dark scheme against Raj Mangala, the compassionate yet troubled Empress of the city's oppressed lowtown; the two women meet and are deeply drawn to one another, finding a shared sanctuary in their violently-divided city. The Scorpion's Empress is intimately written through the eyes of both twenty-seven year old women.

Videl's loving devotion is just what Raj craves, but Raj is wary of letting her guard down while protecting her throne. Determined to prove her worth, Videl chases after Raj and works to unravel the mystery of the plots against the Empress. Raj wants Videl to serve her emotional and sexual needs, and the two explore a meaningful relationship of dominance and submission that delves fully into their deepest wants. When the conspiracy against Raj comes to a head, Videl's loyalties are tested when she is forced to choose between her past and her Empress.

Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?

Never. I wonder what it would be like to be myself in a different, less tolerant time in the past.

What did you do on your last birthday?

I took a break from writing the manuscript for this novel and went out for dinner.

What part of the writing process do you dread?

Reading it over once it’s finished. Instead of the actual words, all I see are my memories from when I wrote any given sentence or chapter. Those memories also affected my writing at the time. I don’t always like being reminded of those.

Do you ever suffer from writer’s block? If so, what do you do about it?

Not anymore. I used to agonize about it until it passed.

Tell us about your latest release.

The Scorpion’s Empress is a more mental and emotional approach to erotica. At its core it is a love story between two good people who want to change the world for the better.

I stood up and slowly walked to one of the torches along the wall. That fire festival where we'd had our first time together… I took the torch and went back to her. Videl stared at me—expectant, anxious. I moved the fire closer to her face. She steeled her eyes and waited. She didn't protest. She didn't shirk away from me.

“Ain't you scared?” I wondered. Videl shook her head. “It's fire for fuck's sake! Any normal person would've told me to cut it out by now.”

“You wouldn't burn me with it. I know you like my face too much to do that.”

I laughed and said, “Oh, so it's all logic with you? Your imagination must be full of rocks.”

“This might have played out differently if I were in subspace,” she pointed out. “But, right now, I'm not bothered by it. I can reason myself out of most situations. It's hard to suspend my disbelief. I trust you to be logical, too. If you burned me, you wouldn't get to show me off to Nyte later on.”

“Show you off, huh?” I asked, putting the torch back. “You think that's what I wanna do?”

“I have a feeling you'll want to when the time comes.”

“We'll see about that. For now I wanna see more about suspendin' your disbelief.”

Videl was about to ask me what I meant—until I picked her up and threw her down onto the polished wood of the table. I straddled her, watching her pulse pick up along her neck. She bit down on her lip to keep from making a sound.


Yoshiyuki Ly was born in San Diego, CA. She lived there until moving away to college. In high school, she began writing fanfiction as a serious hobby. Her pen name is representative of her multiracial heritage and a unique, diverse outlook that is reflective in her work. While pursuing an undergraduate degree in philosophy, she spent her free time reading the works of Virginia Woolf, Soren Kierkegaard and Simone de Beauvoir. She then spent the next years honing her craft to become a published author.


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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Happy Monday and thank you once again for a terrific giveaway.

  3. Hope the tour is going great :)

  4. It's a fun interview!


  5. I liked the excerpt and interview.

  6. Really great post, I enjoyed reading it! I can't wait to check this one out, thanks for sharing :)

  7. Great excerpt, thank you for sharing.

  8. I find I can only serve a corrupt government for so long myself.

  9. I enjoyed this interview and excerpt. I wish you continued good luck on the book tour! :)

  10. Rainy morning here in Michigan. Hope your day is bright and sunny! Thanks again for a great giveaway

  11. Happy Wednesday! Thanks so much for the terrific giveaway and all the work put into bringing it to us. Not sure if you all are appreciated as you should be because from what I read, it is very time consuming and a lot of work put into doing this for us. Thank you so much!

  12. Thank you for the excerpt & giveaway.

  13. Have a great day and thank you for the great giveaway

  14. Can't wait to read this sounds good.

  15. Can't wait to read this sounds good.

  16. She wants more than just protecting the Empress. Sounds like a great read.

  17. WOW, luv to read this. Divine. Wow, prize amazon gc is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. :) Pick me, pick me! Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest. Starving artist here desperately needs the gc to shop and eat. A life changing exp.

  18. Thanks for sharing with us the excerpt.

  19. Thanks for hosting. Enjoyed the excerpt.

  20. sounds like a fun one

  21. Honing your craft for all those years must be like a blacksmith forging ideal weapons, except you're not sweating next to a roaring fire.

  22. The story revolving around the happenings of the palace and the many people around the Empress sounds intriguing! An exotic setting with erotic undertones and a heavy dose of danger!


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