The Scorpion’s Empress by Yoshiyuki Ly
Q: What inspired you to write this book?
A: My cynicism with American wealth inequality and money in politics.
Q: How long did it take you to write the book?
A: Five months with a two month break in between chapters eight and nine. So, technically,
Q: Did you find the erotic scenes hard to write? If so, why?
Q: Do you have a favourite scene in the book? If so, which?
A: The scene in chapter eight when Videl and Vespair speak again after a while passes.
Q: How old were you when you started writing?
A: Twelve, but not as a major hobby until I was seventeen.
Q: Where do you get your book ideas from?
A: My best ideas come from real life situations that challenge me in some way. Playing video
games, listening to music, or reflecting on my past gives shape to those ideas, creating the
visuals and emotions I need to put everything together.
Q: Are you going to write more books? If so, will you continue to do so under the erotic
A: I’m working on a few now under the same genre.
Q: Do you think people are becoming more accepting of erotica?
A: Yes, it’s more mainstream.
Q: Have you self-published? If so, what have been the negatives and positives?
A: I did a few years ago. I had no idea about advertising and the amount of work involved.
But I did like how easy it was to get the process started.
Q: In your opinion, what elements make a good erotic scene in a book?
A: If it’s realistic and the scene challenges the characters mentally and/or emotionally.
Q: If you could be a character from one of your books, who would you be and why?
A: Nyte, because I like her dynamic with Stella.
Q: What is your all time favourite book?
A: Consider What Becomes of the Ashes by Pixelnyx.
Q: As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
A: A lawyer or an artist.
Q: What’s next for you?
A: Editing my two books that are nearly done and getting them published.