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Aida: An Idol Romance

Aida: An Idol RomanceAida: An Idol Romance is a light-hearted and playful take on lesbian relationships, set on a far future world dedicated to entertainment—primarily idols. Not got much of an idea as to what the term ‘idols‘ means? Well, first of all it’s not the American type, don’t worry about that. Aida’s setting is based on the Japanese concept of idols, which you can read about here: Japanese Idols Wikipedia Page.

My setting is heavily based on not only the real world versions of idols, but also on anime like Idolm@ster and Aikatsu. (Fun fact: Aikatsu is the show that got me into writing and resulted in Aida eventually being given life.) If you’ve watched or been interested in those, this is similar, just with an added focus on girl love.

I’d love to be able to turn this into a show, with music and performances like this, this, this, this, and this (and dozens more). But alas, I’m just little ol’ me and I don’t have the resources of Bandai Namco. This should give you at least a fair picture of what being an idol is all about, at least. Though my own take on this culture will be going in some new directions, given the sci-fi setting. And lesbians, naturally.

(Side note: If you have seen these shows, especially Aikatsu and IM@S, you’ll know there are episodes with movies the girls in the show have been filming in-universe… and you can bet your ass I’ll be doing that! But I’ll be writing them as full works, roughly novel-length. Take a look at the first two major goals on my Patreon page for details of the first two planned spin-offs for Aida.)

Initially taking place in and around Aida’s capital city but spreading much further afield as well, the story follows a number of idols, both rookie and experienced, as they grow and climb to greater heights, professionally and in their private relationships.

I’ll also be putting up pages with entries detailing some of the other colony worlds of this universe. This will include characters, locations, names, terms, and other useful information. As this is going to be a pretty big work/world/setting, a codex of sorts will be handy for refreshing memories.

The characters page is already up, covering some of the main girls. More details and portrait images etc. will be added over time. Commissioning artists costs money, and I can’t afford that right now, sorry.

Finally, if you enjoy my stories and would like to support my efforts to bring you more, you can do so via my Patreon. Not sure what this is? Have a look at this video. Or buy me a coffee or two if you’d rather not commit to a monthly payment. Even a dollar a month is a help, and you’ll get some benefits. Early notification of releases, rewards like early access and sneak peaks, free copies of any Amazon works, etc.

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Aida: An Idol Romance Book 1 – Dreaming of the Stars

Transferring from their home on Mars, best friends Isla and Anise arrive on Aida, hopeful and eager. Isla is initially unsure of her direction, but soon meets someone who can help her discover her destiny, and Anise finally feels like she can truly be herself.

Alongside their new friends and mentors, Lisa and Mira, Aida’s latest arrivals quickly adjust to their new lives, beginning their ascent to idolhood. And along the way, they might both find some new and exciting interests of a more intimate nature.

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