nobleman and as a woman, Valerie of Lysander is sick of waiting for the world
to change. The discrimination she suffers as an outcast builds into resentment.
Once Val takes matters into her own hands, the whole Empire of Tynan feels her
brand of justice. The Emperor’s adviser, Lucrezia of Azrith, wants more of
Val’s ruthlessness—for revenge against the unjust, and for her own desires.
Venus and Lysander is an intricate romance set in the fictional Victorian city
of Eden, 250 years after the events in The Scorpion’s Empress.Lucrezia is Lady Chancellor for the Emperor and
a sorceress-in-hiding. She is forced to conceal her identity from the religious
public for fear of death. As she learns to trust in Val’s chivalry and
affections for her, they both fall for the softer sides behind their similar
bulletproof personas. Lucrezia receives a mysterious warning about a sadistic
enemy threatening the Azrith and Lysander families. Once they discover their
nemesis’ true motive, Val and Lucrezia’s tyrannous devotion for one another is
all they can count on to survive.
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.
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.
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.
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