Can you tell us a little about yourself?
As a dark knight, I have the power to fester within a person's heart. I'll know what they're doing, what they're feeling and what their intentions are. This makes it easy for me to figure out who I can trust.
What is your role in the story?
I serve as Videl's mentor and parent-figure. I only want the best for her. I also supply her with relevant information about the Empress for as long as she needs it.
What is your favorite hobby?
People-watching. Especially when they think they're alone.
What is the challenge you’re trying to overcome during the story?
I need Videl to become a dark knight so that she can see the world as I see it. Paladins like her are blind to their idealism.
If you could make one wish, what would it be?
For a certain someone to suffer for what they've caused. I'll make sure it gets done--no matter the cost.
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.