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Forsaken: The Journey Home Ch1&2 published

Forsaken: The Journey Home Ch1&2 publishedForsaken: The Journey Home Ch1&2 published! After getting Crystal Cove Chronicles’ first two chapters published yesterday, today we have something a bit more sci-fi! Forsaken is a story about seven girls coming together for the Year 3000 celebrations and taking part in a special lesbian event. Unfortunately, they don’t quite manage to make it there:

Seven girls are brought together by a year-end trip arranged by the exotic Lesbian Liaisons company for the imminent Year 3000 celebrations.

As their special trip gets underway, a spacial anomaly causes one of the vessels to veer off course during its flight through the Warpway. Rushing to the escape pods, the seven girls are split up from the rest of the group, crash landing on an alien world.

They must now work together to survive and figure out a way to return to known space. But this world holds secrets lost to time, secrets the girls will have to uncover if they want to escape…

A story inspired in part by the classic movie Mysterious Island and also by the excellent anime Uninhabited Planet Survive (which itself was clearly inspired by Mysterious Island). Survival, mystery, and cute yuri relationships abound in this web serial! A new chapter or two will be published every Saturday.

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Yurika

Yurika S. Grant is a writer and yuri lover who writes lesbian fiction and lives in the sunny yet unbelievably flat East Midlands. Secretly a witch.

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Crystal Cove Chronicles Ch1&2 are Published – New Fantasy Web Serial

Crystal Cove Chronicles Ch1&2 are Published

I’ve been working on a new story for a while now, something relaxed and chilled out, something rather more slice of life than Starlight was. As such, allow me to announce that Crystal Cove Chronicles Ch1&2 are Published.

Isadora Myerscough has always dreamed of action and adventure and an exciting life of fighting pirates and searching for treasure. But when she finally decides to try her hand at this life of excitement, all does not go quite according to plan…
Leaving her home in the capital city of Herencia under less than ideal circumstances, she finds herself on the nearby Efnir Island, a relaxed and welcoming place where she might just discover the adventure she craves. But not necessarily the adventure she expects.

 

If you’ve ever played the Rune Factory games (specifically Oceans) then this story has kind of a similar tone to it. Albeit with at least one cute yuri/lesbian relationship, something RF was sadly lacking. Yeah, I wanted to marry Odette as Sonia, leave me alone ;p

Anyway, this story will be published on Fridays. Plus there’s a second web serial story of a sci-fi flavour (talking year 3000 here, aw yeah) with a rather different tone coming tomorrow as well! Hope you enjoy!

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Yurika

Yurika S. Grant is a writer and yuri lover who writes lesbian fiction and lives in the sunny yet unbelievably flat East Midlands. Secretly a witch.

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Dreaming of the Stars, Book 1 of Aida, is now live!

After something like two and a half years, the first novel I ever wrote is finally complete and available on Amazon! If you’re interested in yuri/lesbian romance with naughtiness and sexy shenanigans, set on a sci-fi future planet called Aida… well, this might well be right up your alley. Grab it here:

Dreaming of the Stars (Aida: An Idol Romance Book 1)

It’s also enrolled in KDP Select, so if you have a Kindle Unlimited subscription you can grab it for free. And if you do buy or borrow, I’d love it if you could leave a quick review on Amazon. It doesn’t need to be anything long, just a simple ‘I enjoyed this book’ is plenty. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy!

Now… let’s talk Amazon pre-orders and using them as a new and largely still unknown author. The short version first: don’t bother. Now the long version. Initially, I put the book up on Amazon with a three month pre-order window. This was primarily advice given by other authors I know, plus various websites I’d been visiting while researching.

However, pre-orders are a problem if you’re not that well-known just yet. Why? Because in order for pre-orders to have the desired effect—pushing your book straight up the Amazon rankings in hopes of a #1 bestseller the moment the book goes live—you need to have a lot of sales. I mean duh, kinda selling 101, right?

But I figured that over three months I’d be able to advertise and grow my readership, no worries, so I went for it anyway. Hah, still a problem. Why? Because going for a month or more without consistent sales actually harms your ranking, I learned a bit later. So while it’s technically possible to grow your audience during the pre-order period, chances are it’s still going to do more harm than good if you don’t have an established audience.

As such, I rethought my plans a bit and decided to kill the pre-order and simply put the book up for immediate sale. Except you can’t do that. For some unfathomable reason Amazon outright bans you from using pre-orders again for a full year if you cancel one. And not just for the author name, for all books under all author names you might put up. Nice, huh? And I might well want to use pre-order in a few months when Aida’s second book goes up, not to mention other works.

I therefore just had to bring the pre-order back to the earliest release date possible, which was today, the 9th. After all that rigmarole, the book is now live and ready to go, yay. And I’ve learned a good bit about what to do and what not to do when releasing a new book. All in all, it can be total minefield when navigating Amazon’s rules, but as they say… first time’s always the hardest.

Yurika

Yurika S. Grant is a writer and yuri lover who writes lesbian fiction and lives in the sunny yet unbelievably flat East Midlands. Secretly a witch.

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