What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* 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.
Today Yoshiyuki Ly will be talking about what kind of writer she is.
* Hey everyone, I’m Yoshiyuki Ly, promoting my debut erotic romance release, The Scorpion’s Empress. For today’s guest post, I’ll give some background on what type of writer I am.
* I’m the isolated kind. I prefer to stay with my characters whenever I can help it. I’m naturally drawn to this half solitude. I sense whichever characters I need with as much clarity as the people around me. I write with that same clarity, keeping myself at ease. Because of that, I’ll feel surrounded by ideas and plots whether I’m alone or in a room full of people. I like knowing that I can create whatever I want. At the same time, it’s isolating, as I mentioned. I know it’s not normal.
* Before and during writing this book, I wasn’t attached to anyone. I’m a moody person; I liked to think that I protected others from that moodiness by being alone with my work. At the same time, I’m realistic about the situation. I know that this is only a temporary state. Even now as I write this post, I’m going through a lot of changes. They’ll of course reflect in my next book. This type of chronicling of growth is how I’ve improved over the years as a writer. It does make rereading difficult, as I’m reminded of old memories as I go over stories I wrote in the past. I can’t help the way I am or the way I write. It’s worked well for me so far. I don’t plan on going against that.
* 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.
* “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.
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