Probably My Last Post for a While + 2 FREE Books

If you use WordPress, chances are you’re aware of the recent change to how the editor works. I won’t bore you with excessive details here, but suffice to say they’ve completely screwed the pooch and ruined my workflow, both here and on other sites I maintain.

For some more comprehensive posts on the issue of the new Gutenberg editor WordPress rolled out to everyone way before it was ready, and without bothering to consider the massive impact it would have on existing sites, check these out:

Gutenberg Editor Review: Please Don’t Include This in WordPress Core

WordPress Gutenberg will be the end of WordPress

A Very Informal Look at Gutenberg Accessibility

Personally, I write in Word, then paste that content into WP’s editor, tweak formatting and add images and so on, then hit publish. Simple, quick, efficient. What the geniuses at WordPress have done now is implement a system where you have to construct every single post by using blocks. New paragraph? Block. Heading? That’s a block. Want a quote or image? Blocks. If I wanted to use Wix or Divi or Squarespace, I’d be using them already.

Remember how I said I paste from Word? Yeah, that doesn’t work any more, because of this blocks system. You now need to copy and paste each individual paragraph into a new block, increasing the number of clicks my already physically damaged wrists need to deal with, and keyboard shortcuts no longer work. This new editor is an accessibility nightmare.

There’s a classic editor plugin to revert to how WordPress used to be, but it has a couple of serious issues. First, they’re only supporting it until December 31st, 2020, so it’s a temporary solution at best. Second, themes and plugins are already starting to break because they don’t work with the classic editor and are unlikely to be updated so they do.

I’ve been using WordPress for years across multiple websites because it was the best CMS out there if you wanted to write regular content. But today… I think I need to find something new. They’re not going to walk this change back (it’s the baby of the main owner/developer and he’s already ignoring all the negative feedback he’s been getting), and I see zero benefits to using the new editor. All it does it reduce efficiency and ruin my workflow for no good reason. Not to mention the added stress it causes an existing physical condition of mine.

Fortunately, because this is open source software, one of the developers who didn’t like the direction Gutenberg was heading decided to fork the code, creating an alternative called ClassicPress. They even have a plugin to migrate your existing WordPress site by overwriting the existing install, which is kinda neat.

But do I want to do that? I’m not sure. I’ve not been particularly effective in using this site to its fullest potential, and a fresh start is definitely appealing. Wiping everything and installing ClassicPress from scratch has both advantages and disadvantages. Losing my existing posts and any SEO they might have is a downside, sure… but starting afresh would also allow me to do everything better in general from day one.

I’ve been thinking I want to add new content here, stuff like reviews and recommendations, so I guess this might be a good time to make some big changes. Long-form critique of lesbian media is also something I might add to the rotation, especially the likes of yuri anime; so many of those are masterclasses in how not to do things, heh.

In any case, that’s the situation right now. I’ve been around the internet since the early days, and I’ve seen plenty of sites and software develop into something awesome, only to then go and over-develop into oblivion, completely changing how they work or otherwise ruining everything that made them desirable. It seems to be the natural flow of things, as much as it sucks.

In the meantime, why not sign up for my newsletter and get a couple of books FOR FREE? Specifically, Moonlight Becomes Her, a (non-ero) vampire romance novella, and The Goddess Returns, a naughty and erotic tale of adventure in a low fantasy setting.

State of the Coven #1 – Free Stories, Patreon, More

Welcome to State of the Coven, a new weekly update to talk about what’s going on here at the Coven. First things first, some introductions. I’m currently talking to you as the nebulous and godlike gestalt entity known as Webmaster, or The Goddess’s Finger, or The Lady of Lesbian Liaisons, or… well, you get the idea. Lilycoven is all about the lesfic, in short.

I write under two pen names. First is Freia Ricola, who writes naughty erotic romance lesfic. Note: erotic romance, not erotica. Cliff notes version if you’re not aware of the difference: in erotic romance, the story comes first. In erotica, the reader does 😉 In other words, sex in service to story, not the other way around.

Freia’s purview is lesbian romance stories that often focus more on getting girls together quickly and then exploring their relationships in fun and naughty ways, but I also write relationships that take a little longer to get going. Almost all of Freia’s works take place in unusual settings, mostly sci-fi or fantasy. Most of Freia’s works can be found on Amazon, often enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

My other pen name is Yuna Celeste, and is where I write all my non-ero lesfic. These works also focus on sci-fi, fantasy, urban fantasy, and similar genres, but romance is normally a B-Plot rather than A-Plot. Lesbian relationships always feature, of course, and often tie into the main plot in ways beyond romance, but they’re never the main focus; that’s what Freia exists for.

Yuna’s works are all released for free, with regular updates as I write them. You can find them on Movellas or Wattpad. And if you like them enough to throw a dollar or two my way each month, you can do so via Patreon. Even a single dollar is a help, and you’ll get early access to all I write (including Freia’s works!), exclusive content, and other goodies.

Now, back to the purpose of this weekly update series. If you support me on Patreon, this is where you’ll get a nice weekly update on happenings, but you’ll also get private posts with extra details I don’t share publicly (new works, exclusive content, etc). But otherwise, this is where you’ll get updates on new chapters, links, and other content relevant to whatever I’ve been working on for the week in question.

For example, did you know that I have a full urban fantasy/magical girl novel up on Movellas and Wattpad right now that you can read for free, called The Love We Lost? Yep, that’s a thing, go check it out (Movellas, Wattpad) it’s called the Starlight Series and I’m working on Book 2 as we speak.

I also have a sci-fi survival adventure in a similar vein to the classic movie The Mysterious Island (or, if you happen to watch anime, Uninhabited Planet Survive would be a better comparison), called Forsaken: The Journey Home (Movellas, Wattpad).

And if you’re in the mood for naughtier relationships, you can get a free taster of Aida: An Idol Romance, my massive sci-fi lesbian romance novel series featuring Japanese style idols. The free story has no ero, but it introduces some of the setting and two of the main girls. Read on Movellas or Wattpad.

Well, I think that does it for this first post, and if you check out my works I’d love it if you could comment or vote/favourite, or even leave a quick review on Amazon in the event you read any of those. It really helps authors when you do that 🙂 Enjoy!

Aida: An Idol Romance Special Offer (All Books 99p-99c)

Aida: An Idol Romance Special Offer (All Books 99p-99c)

To celebrate the upcoming release of the fifth book in my lesbian erotic romance series, Aida: An Idol Romance, I’m dropping the price of all four currently published books, plus the new entry itself, to 99p/99c from Monday 4th to the end of Sunday 10th. Book 5 itself, titled Worlds Apart, releases on Friday 15th, and is available for pre-order below. All five books are also in Kindle Unlimited, if you prefer to read like that.

Aida is a sci-fi-themed story set in the year 2176, featuring idols—multi-talented girls who can sing, dance, act, and bring smiles to the faces of their fans—and their struggles, both professionally and in their intimate relationships. Quirky characters, humour, and light-hearted—often naughty—shenanigans are heavy focuses, making for a fun read after a hard day. But don’t be fooled by the light tone, drama hides just around the corner, where you might least expect it…

Book 1: Dreaming of the Stars

The Red Planet produces many things. High-speed, high-luxury starliners. Plastics, alloys, and gases essential to the construction of those starliners. Beautiful, dusty red Martian Roses. My favourite pudding, the strawberry-based Olympus Bun. And many other things. But the one thing Mars has rarely been known for producing is stellar level idols.

What are idols, you ask? According to my best friend Anise, entire books could—and have—been written on the subject of idols. To me, though, they’re people who make me smile and laugh, and who brighten my day simply by being. An idol’s job is to be a source of inspiration, a guiding light in times of darkness.

Idols can sing, dance, act, even work as producers for ‘other’ idols, performing minor—and sometimes not-so-minor—miracles behind the scenes so their friends and rivals can be ‘their’ best, too. And now I’m about to become an idol myself. Little ‘ol me, a girl with no real direction in my life. Frankly, the very idea is terrifying.

And very, VERY exciting.

My name’s Isla Ainsworth, and this is the story of how I became an idol.

Book 2: Starlet Sunrise

My name’s Anise Kendall, and I’m an idol, actress, and lover of cute girls. Just a short month ago, I was still living on dusty old Mars with my best friend, Isla. Now? We’re both students at the prestigious Dreamstar Academy for Idols on planet Aida, the centre of all forms of entertainment among the stars.

We’ve settled into our new lives here, Isla’s managed to get herself onto some crazy camp for rookie idols that promises to give her a new sense of appreciation for the role lungs play in the human body, and I’m getting ready for an important audition to become a new model for a clothing brand. Exciting stuff!

Between these activities, though, we’re also meeting new friends and rivals. Isla bumped into the academy’s top idol just yesterday, the loner known as Cassiopeia Luna, knocking her on her butt and starting a chain of events that could have ramifications for the whole of the idol world. And we met a lovely couple of girls recently, one a bubbly and fun lass called Millie, the other a gothic model known as Evangeline le Fay.

There’s an almost endless variety to the types of idol out there, and I’ve made it my job to learn about them all. Because becoming an idol is easy. But becoming a successful idol? Ah, that’s the hard part, and the more unique you are, the more likely you’ll be to succeed.

Now I just have to hope Isla and our other new friends figure this out. Fading into obscurity is a fate worse than death for an idol…

Book 3: New Horizons

Hey-yo! Is this thing on? It’s your friendly neighbourhood Pop Idol, Millie Bright here. How’s it going? Things are a bit up and down for me and Eva right now, aye. I have plenty of fun idol work on the go, no problems there. Got mesself a nice little gig at an idol bar and café, working for a lovely lady called Amy. Aye, lots of fun, that one is! I’m also mascot girl for Dinky Doughnuts for the next year, and I love me some doughnuts, yep.

Only problem is… Eva’s been a bit weird lately. Sneaking little chats with Anise while I’m not around, that kind of thing. Maybe she’s just worried about her shyness, and wants help? Silly girl, she could always ask me, I’m the world champion at not being shy!

Or maybe there’s something else going on? I dunno.

We also have the big tennis tournament coming up at Dreamstar Academy soon. Promises to be quite the event, I hear. Our own Isla is taking part, the lovely tennis idol that she is, but word is that she’s partnering with someone unexpected! I wonder who it could be…?

Oh, looks like my time’s up. This is Millie Bright, signing off! Hope everyone has a lovely and rainbow-filled day.

Book 4: Chasing the Moon

H-Hello, my name’s Evangeline le Fay, a Gothic Idol and model. Things have been a bit wild here at Dreamstar Academy in the last couple of weeks. Isla and I shadowed the academy’s top idol for a day, learning about what it means to be the best of the best. It was a tiring day, but it gave both of us a lot to think about.

Um… oh, and Princess Keliana returned to the academy, too! I’ve never met a real royal before, she’s lovely and refined, but also seems to carry a burden of responsibility I’m not sure I could handle. Though… I just made a big decision recently, one that carries its own responsibility, so perhaps I’ll learn a little about the sort of thing Keliana deals with every day?

Speaking of which, Anise just landed herself a wonderful acting role, I can’t wait to see her pilot episode! I’ve not seen her quite this happy since she told me about her new relationship with Isla. Seems all my friends are advancing as idols. I can’t go letting the side down, so I’ll call it a day here.

Isla’s been looking a little pale recently, now I think about it. I hope she’s okay…

Book 5: Worlds Apart (Pre-order on Amazon)

My world, Lyapunov, has always had a… disagreeable relationship with our neighbour, Gran Manillo. Personally, I’ve never understood why, but politics was one of those things I always disliked and never paid attention to. It’s just the way of the world and human nature, I suppose, always looking for things to be aggrieved over.

It is therefore with considerable surprise that I find myself, the daughter of one of Lyapunov’s most powerful men, having to work alongside the first princess of Gran Manillo. It’s a chance for us to iron over some of the bumps of the past, to maybe mend our worlds’ relationships.

But it’s also a chance for us to start an interstellar war, if we’re not careful. My name’s Yana Anisimova, and these next few weeks will be some of the most challenging of my life. But who knows… perhaps they’ll also be some of the most enjoyable? We’ll see.

Post-Apocalyptic Lesbians

Post-Apocalyptic Lesbians

I have an odd relationship with post-apoc settings. I love the general idea, the concept of post-apoc, but often find the execution to be lacking. For every Mad Max, there’s at least one Aftermath or New Gladiators. Some nice ideas in the lower budget movies, sure, but the obvious issue is the ‘lower budget’. By nice, I do of course mean awful, because… you know, post-apoc.

Similarly, for every Fallout: New Vegas (one of my top 5 games of all time), you have… well, something like Fallout 76, which completely misses the point of the franchise it’s aping off, exactly as Fallout 3 and 4 both did as well (I don’t like Bethesda, if it wasn’t clear).

But more than anything else, post-apoc sits in a weird place for me, where I love the idea of it, but very rarely enjoy the stories set in it. Fallout is… or rather, was one of my favourite franchises because it got post-apoc right. Yes, it was brutal. Yes, it was dark and hopeless in a lot of ways. And yes, most of humanity had been wiped out, and those who were left were largely kind of crappy.

Despite this, it also has some really dark humour, and some of the best back story and lore in any franchise I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, watching, or playing. And a great story, and dated but still serviceable gameplay with great faction and reputation dynamics that Bethesda can’t seem to wrap their collective heads around. It’s a great franchise, is what I’m saying.

So why am I talking about post-apoc all of a sudden? Because it’s a setting I’d like to see different types of story set in. Unfortunately, this presents a problem, as The Closer Look eloquently mentions in his video on The Predator: “when it comes to combining different genres, you can get away with almost anything.”

Key word: almost.

Combining genres is fun, and something I enjoy doing a great deal. My own Aida, for example, is a combo of sci-fi and idols, plus lesfic erotic romance. It works well, if I say so myself (shameless plug).

Sci-fi and fantasy combine nicely, too, with settings where fantasy is being superseded by tech, or where an ancient tech-based civilisation was overtaken by a fantasy one, or whatever. The likes of Skies of Arcadia, Final Fantasy, and plenty of other stories love to dabble with this (including me… which you might get some details on in a later post, nudge-nudge, wink-wink).

Likewise, horror can combine with sci-fi, or fantasy, or post-apoc, or almost anything. Again… almost. Putting horror with comedy can work, and really damn well in some cases. The Evil Dead franchise says hi, especially the second movie. Arguably the third movie veers more towards comedy than anything, but it still has those horror elements.

So what about post-apoc? What can we put that with? Sci-fi? Absolutely, and this is probably the most common combo. Fantasy? Yep. Comedy? As mentioned above, Fallout has some great dark humour moments. Romance? Difficult, but eminently possible, and can produce some truly tragic stories.

Slice of life? Ah, now we’re getting into the tricky ones, and the whole point of this post. If you’ve read much of my work, especially Aida, you’ll know that I love slice of life; Aida is a light-hearted and humorous story where it’s all about character interaction and naughty scenes, albeit tempered by serious drama and conflict as well.

But post-apoc is, by its very nature, dark and gritty and real. How would you even put the sort of light and fluffy slice of life I love into a setting like that? Seems almost impossible, right? Well… maybe not entirely. There is one good example I can think of, a little manga called Vampire After the Doomsday. And the best thing? It’s not just slice of life and post-apoc… it’s also girl love 😀

Check it out here, it’s only a short 5 part work for now, though a (slowly) ongoing one.

So as it turns out, yes, it is actually possible to do post-apoc slice of life. Who’d have thought? It’s certainly not easy and the above work has a supernatural element in the vampires, allowing for a unique setting, and I can’t really imagine it being especially lucrative as a genre to tackle if you’re looking to actually earn money.

But as something a bit different in two opposing genres I enjoy? Yeah… it might be something to look into trying one day. What do you think?

Do You Read Visual Novels?

A Kiss for the Petals

A long, long time ago I read my first ever visual novel. I think it was around 2007, maybe? Alas, my memory isn’t what it used to be. But I remember the visual novel itself, it was a drama-heavy high school romance called Yume Miru Kusuri.

It was your standard ‘boy meets several cute girls, ends up with one of them’ story Japan very much likes to tell in this particular medium, but I enjoyed it well enough. It wasn’t until much later that I finally found a few good examples of Japanese yuri (百合, lit. ‘lily’, the Japanese term for lesbian fiction/media) visual novels.

In keeping with the Japanese obsession with high school stories, most of these yuri visual novels were, of course, in that particular setting, and I loved that. These stories give a window into a world I never got to experience personally, a totally different kind of school life to the one I had (protip: it wasn’t fun).

Remember I mentioned the Persona games in a recent post? One of my favourite aspects of those games is the social simulator, where you have to go to school every day, attend classes, learn (and take exams!), and attend to your personal life outside of school in addition to the dungeon crawling and main story.

Similar to those games, yuri visual novels scratched that particular itch, for a world and a place I’ll never get to experience myself, similar to my love of urban fantasy; I’d give anything to be the MC in a Persona game, despite the great personal risk involved.

But more than that, they also gave me a way to vicariously live a cute girl’s life as she discovers herself and falls in love for the first time. You only get to experience that once in your life, that precious first time, and it’s not always as perfect as it can be in fiction, so getting to live it through visual novels or other mediums is a pure joy for me.

With that said, allow me to share a link to 10 great visual novels you should totally check out if you have the time and inclination for something a bit different to the standard western fare:

Top 10 English Yuri Games

(Highly recommend you avoid looking at the comments for the article. Just trust me on that.)

The Masks We Wear

The Masks We Wear

Have you ever played the Persona series of games? If not, I’d highly recommend checking them out. Persona 4 The Golden is an excellent starting point, but if you don’t have a Playstation Vita (which wouldn’t be surprising, considering how quickly that console died), you could start with Persona 5 on PS3 or PS4.

Why am I suddenly recommending you Japanese RPGs? Simple, because one of the things I adore about the series in question is its exploration of—what else?—personae, the different metaphorical masks people wear. As a series, it delves heavily into Jungian psychology, including the titular persona, but also the concept of the shadow, which are literally the enemies you fight in the games, and the collective conscious, which make up the dungeons you have to fight your way through to progress.

Getting into the specifics here would take multiple posts and a whole lot of digital ink, so instead I’ll simply link you to some further reading if the subject interests you:

The games love to play around with the various concepts Jung put forward. Kanji, a character in Persona 4, for example is confused about his sexuality because he’s a masculine and aggressive young man… but also loves sewing/arts & crafts, and is attracted to an outwardly male character. He’s effectively a personification and exploration of the animus/anima concept (see the article I linked).

Likewise, the concept of one’s true self is heavily tied to that same game. In fact, it’s the game’s thesis statement, its primary theme. The main title theme music is even called Pursuing My True Self, and the characters each have to overcome their own shadow in order to find—and, more importantly, embrace—their true selves. Failure to do so = death.

Similarly, the other archetypes (listed at the end of that article) are explored in depth, with ‘the trickster’ being one of the main themes in Persona 5. The game’s main character represents this archetype, and the game explores themes of social alienation and stigma, and more firmly delves into the concept of collective consciousness.

So why am I telling you all of this? Good question! And one with a simple answer: because quite apart from my own interest in this stuff, I’m planning a work of my own that will explore similar themes, and I wanted to share 🙂

Specifically, I love the idea of the collective consciousness. With that in mind, I decided to develop a setting similar in general tone to the Persona games, where I can explore similar themes. Though in deference to my love of lesfic/yuri, the main character is a girl… and that’s all I’m saying on the subject for now ;p

The setting will be a fictional coastal city, though I’m still deciding where to place it, possibly on a fictional island in the Pacific. In addition, there’ll be an island academy just off the coast of the city itself, where the world’s best and brightest attend.

Thematically, I want to explore the concept of saving face and keeping up appearances in society. Everything in this academy revolves around social standing. No weakness can be shown, and any possible scandals are swept under the rug and kept secret as much as possible by everyone involved. Towing the line is another way to look at it, with social consequences for not doing so.

Our main character is a Japanese girl called Ichigo who manages to get into the academy not through social positioning, as most others are, but through simple hard work and top-of-her-school grades. As someone coming in from the outside, she’s free from the shackles of keeping up appearances and will be uniquely placed to help the other main characters with their various problems.

Of course we’re talking urban fantasy again here, with supernatural components and a literal collective consciousness the characters will have to dive into and explore. But more than that, I love the idea of another concept related to this: collective effervescence, the idea of a society or group coming together unconsciously to perform the same idea or action.

Naturally, there’s nefarious goings-on at the academy that our heroes will uncover and have to fight against, but rather than being direct physical threats—though those will also exist—it’ll be heavily focused on winning hearts and minds, too, in both literal and metaphorical senses.

Like all authors, I have way too many ideas and never enough time to write them all. But since the Persona games are some of my favourites experiences ever, especially 4 and 5, both of which are in my top 5 games of all time, this story sits right at the top of my list of ‘things I absolutely must write before I die’.

Thanks for reading!

Is Conflict Essential to a Story?

Most writers will tell you that conflict is essential to a story. Some would even go so far as to say a story can’t exist without conflict. And sure, depending on the medium involved, conflict is pretty crucial to a story. But is it essential to a story? Short answer: nope. The longer answer is a bit more involved.

There are several major exceptions to this rule. The most prominent examples I can think of would be humour and slice of life. In both instances, something else takes the place of conflict. For humour it’s the concept of set up and pay off, using jokes and crazy situations to propel the story. And for slice of life it’s having stellar characters the reader will fall in love with and simply enjoy watching or reading about in fairly normal (and occasionally fantastical) situations.

Often the above two categories of story will coincide, of course. Slice of life thrives on ordinary situations made humorous by putting a new slant on them. Something like GJ-bu is a great example of this. Likewise, Aria’s various seasons are all heavily focused on what we in the business like to call ‘cute girls doing cute things’, and is what you might call a healing show.

But Freia, those are both anime, you say? Indeed they are! So how does this work with, let’s say, a book? Can slice of life work in something as tightly written as a novel? Where every word counts and there’s no room for fluff? Why, yes, yes it can. I point you towards my own Aida series as Exhibit A, which is a combination not only of lesbian romance, but also slice of life and humour/shenanigans.

There is some conflict in Book 2 onwards as the main characters start settling into their lives and going for auditions, in some cases against each other, but at the heart of the story? It’s slice of life, through and through. Humour and great characters can effectively replace conflict in a story, to put it simply.

So is conflict essential to a story? The short answer was no. The longer answer is also no, but while it’s true that a story doesn’t always need conflict, it does need direction. Even a slice of life story has a direction, with each episode focusing on a specific circumstance or series of events, and a novel is no different.

Each book in the Aida saga focuses heavily on one group of meticulously crafted characters (excuse me while I blow my own trumpet), and follows them through a specific set of events with well-defined arcs and acts, which don’t necessarily follow the traditional structure (acts 1-3, rising and falling action, etc., though they do always have appropriate denouement).

Times change and new genres emerge, or old ones are tweaked for modern audiences. In Ye Olden Greek Times, a lot of stories ended with an intervention from God (which is where we get the term Deus Ex Machina from), but modern stories are considered extremely negatively if you pull a stunt like that. Likewise, the popular belief that ‘all stories require conflict’ isn’t necessarily true any more either.

Moonlight Becomes Her – A Dark Lesbian Vampire Romance PREVIEW

Three Centuries. Two Outcasts. One Love.

After two years on the beat, twenty year old PC Sally Holden transfers to Bath Police Force’s CID—the Criminal Investigations Department. But when she arrives, all she finds is hostility, corruption, and a general sense that she is very much not welcome.

Her first assignment soon comes in: investigating a low priority assault case no one else can be bothered with at a local Catholic Girls School, St. Hallowfell’s. The victim has unusual puncture wounds and remembers virtually nothing about her attacker, just a vague sense of serenity, almost like being back in the womb… or in a trance.

Transferring into the school as a grounds person in order to keep an eye on things, Sally must discover what really happened and who is responsible for the attacks. But during the course of her investigation, she will also have to come to terms with the realisation that the world isn’t quite as clear-cut as she thought it was…

Update: Moonlight Becomes Her is now available! Either for 99p, or for free if you have Kindle Unlimited.

Enjoyed the preview? Great! You can pre-order the full book on Amazon right now for the princely sum of 99p (or regional equivalent)! Releasing October 31st.

Lesbian Sci-fi Novel Series – Aida: An Idol Romance

Are you a fan of cute FxF relationships? Possibly you’re looking for a developed sci-fi setting where cute girls can get up to cute things? Do you like slice of life with minimal conflict? Perhaps you enjoy some of the softer fetishes such as an interest in feminine scents and collecting panties? If you answered yes to one or all of those, have I got good news for you! Because I just so happen to have a setting exactly like that. What are the odds, right? Astronomical! But here we are. Say hello to my Lesbian Sci-fi Novel Series – Aida: An Idol Romance.

Lesbian Sci-fi Novel Series - Aida: An Idol Romance

My Lesbian Sci-fi Novel Series – Aida: An Idol Romance is a sci-fi-themed story about 18-20 year old girls becoming Japanese-style pop idols. It’s filled with cuteness, quirky characters, fun fetishes, some saucy sexy times, and maybe—here and there—some emotional gut punches. Because brief bouts of drama work best when you least expect it 😉

This series is planned to be roughly 25 novellas (each ~40k words), with our girls growing and changing and developing through the whole thing, and of course new characters and stories introduced regularly. If you enjoy longer works you can really sink your teeth into, I’ve got you covered.

The first three books are already up and available on Amazon, so maybe go check ‘em out. They’re also in Kindle Unlimited, so if you have a subscription you can read immediately for free! Lastly, Book 4 is up for pre-order and releases a week today (3rd August). I hope you enjoy, if you decide to give this story a try 🙂

One final thing: some of my works have harder content like futa, where the focus is on the sexy stuff. This is NOT one of those, Aida is pure FxF and focuses on cute (and sexy!) situations with major story arcs being the primary focus.

(Note: all links below will take you to your regional Amazon store)


Dreaming of the Stars, Volume 1 of Aida:

Some stars last forever.

It is the year 2176 and idols—multi-talented individuals devoted to being inspirational role models—reign supreme in the world of entertainment.

When Isla Ainsworth’s best friend Anise Kendall suggested they try out for planet Aida’s prestigious Dreamstar Academy for Idols, Isla thought herself wholly incapable of such a lofty goal. But despite her reservations, she agreed to give it a try. Transferring from their home on Mars, Isla will learn what it means to be an idol, and along the way perhaps also discover new and intimate aspects to herself.

As the two rookie idols settle into their new lives on Aida, entertainment capital of the stars, they meet new friends and mentors Lisa Lawson and Mira Ananta Sundaram. Isla is initially unsure of her direction, but with some help from Mira she begins forging a path forward. Anise, meanwhile, struggles with secret feelings for her best friend…


Starlet Sunrise, Volume 2 of Aida:

Living. Learning. Loving.

Having settled into their new lives on planet Aida, Isla Ainsworth and Anise Kendall begin the next leg of their journeys as idols.

Isla meets an energetic and bubbly girl called Millie Bright during a hard but enjoyable camp for rookie idols, becoming firm friends. While there, they get acquainted with gothic model Evangeline le Fay. Together, the three girls help each other through the gruelling camp while sparks of something beyond friendship come to the surface for two of them…

While Isla is being run ragged at her camp, Lisa Lawson takes Anise on a weekend trip to the neighbouring city of Slogh to meet some new contacts. Enjoying some time at Slogh’s annual flower parade, they hook up with Lisa’s other best friend, a high class lady from the lush colony world of Gran Manillo.


New Horizons, Volume 3 of Aida:

New activities. New rivals. New horizons.

At the height of Aidan summer, Evangeline le Fay meets Anise for the first time, fast becoming good friends with her. With Anise’s important modelling audition coming up soon, Evangeline—an accomplished model herself—helps her new friend with her walking practice while Millie Bright, looking for ways to make herself stand out from the crowd, enters an audition for a new stellarvision show where she meets a new rival.

Meanwhile, Mira organises for the four girls to observe the academy’s top model, Yana Anisimova, at a fashion event hosted aboard a cruise ship. And Isla finally resolves to challenge the academy’s top idol, Cassiopeia Luna, to a return tennis match…


Broken Heights, Volume 4 of Aida (Pre-order):

Life isn’t always rainbows and ice cream.

After her win, Isla now prepares to train hard alongside Luna in readiness for Dreamstar Academy’s biannual tennis tournament, resolving to do her best and make her partner proud. But first, she has a dance audition to enter, where she finds herself with some unexpected competition…

Eva, meanwhile, decides that the four of them—Isla, Anise, Millie, and herself—deserve a little time to themselves in reward for their hard work and recent successes. Arranging a night out at Mira’s family restaurant, this leads her to some new realisations as to her relationship with a certain bubbly girl.

Lesbian Lift Liaisons – A Sci-fi Novelette PREVIEW

Do you like sci-fi settings where pretty much anything is possible? Lesfic and a spot of futa romance? Well, this might be the book for you if you answered yes to those. This is just one of many books (and series) I’m writing in this sci-fi setting, and if you sign up to my Reader List you’ll also get the first chapter—exclusive to readers on my list—from one of those other works as thanks. Anyway, hope you enjoy this brief preview, and if you’d like to grab it, just look to the sidebar.

Is it possible to reach heaven without leaving your body?

I’ve always been told I’m plain, boring. And I guess I am. Being a scientific kind of girl, I decided that going to university was the best plan for my future. Maybe go from there to Titania’s Fleet Academy, learn to fly or maintain starships or something. But surely there’s more to life than just a solid career?

Secretly, I’ve always wanted a girlfriend, someone reassuringly confident I can feel at ease around. And maybe… a special someone who ticks a certain special box as far as special equipment goes… but I’m probably just being fanciful, huh?

I seem to attract a certain type of girl. The type who’s just after sex, sex, and more sex. And sure, I like some action as much as the next girl, but really… is a proper relationship with someone that much to ask? I’ve been told I’m prickly, cold… and I suppose that attracts the wrong sort of girl. But maybe, one day I might find that one special girl?

Hah, who am I kidding? I’m probably destined for a life of one-nighters and relationships where my reputation between the sheets is more important than my personality.

Told from the perspective of both Mia and Karen in an alternating first-person style, Lesbian Lift Liaisons takes place in the Year 3000, when humanity has colonised vast swathes of the galaxy and technology has advanced to such a degree that it might as well be magic. But this story focuses a grand setting down to that of two girls looking for love in a huge galaxy where almost anything is possible.

(Click the four-arrows symbol to the right of the toolbar for fullscreen on the below reader widget)