I'm 25 years old, from Southern California, and I've been writing non-stop since high school. I started writing as a way to deal with issues I had at the time. Instead of talking about them, I let my characters speak for me. Since then I've built a drive to say what I need to say through the themes in my stories.
Tell us about your book.
High stakes, intense sex, and betrayals and plot twists that aren't done for the sake of shocking the reader--these are all at the book's core. I've done my best to make everything organic. Blending social realism with well-rounded relationships is very much me.
What inspired you to write The Scorpion's Empress?
It was a mix of the 2016 American presidential elections and how I feel about the country's economic situation.
How much time per week do you spend writing/editing your work?
At least a few hours a day actively writing/editing. I'm constantly thinking about my work even when I'm not working.
What are you working on at the moment?
A spiritual sequel to The Scorpion's Empress that takes place two hundred years later with new characters. We'll learn what happened to Raj and Videl. The far-reaching consequences of their actions plays out over the next few books I'm working on afterward
Title: The Scorpion’s Empress
Author: Yoshiyuki Ly
Genre: Erotic 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.
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.