My favorite types of romance novels are the ones that keep me interested despite the mundane things that might be happening in the background. In the current book I’m reading, the two main characters are in the middle of a card game, and while this may not normally seem like something interesting to read about, their upbeat and witty conversation makes you feel as if you’re there with them the entire time, and you find that you’re enjoying yourself as well.
A touch of drama can be fun, but I always find that my favorite moments are when the mundane seem almost magical.
Let’s talk about a Susan who never moved on, who buried her family in English soil and spent the rest of her life trying to find her way home. She did not believe lions were kind, but she always remembered a bow in her schoolgirl hands.
She looked in every old wardrobe she came across. It was casual, everyday– the first day in a new lecture hall, she checked the back of the coat closet. Friends had her over for Christmas dinner and she excused herself to go the bathroom, checked every cabinet and closet, and then headed back in for pudding. She went home with a cute boy she met in a smoky little pub and she checked his wardrobe before she headed home the next morning, heels in hand.
She also went to college, got a political science degree she had to fight for. She got a byline in the local paper, a few ladies’ magazines, then a larger regional publication.
She had mimosa brunches with friends. She read detective novels, never touched fantasy, and finally one day she stepped through an old stone archway barely thinking about it and–-
She was standing in a treeless plain, all yellow grass and blue blue skies.
A rhyme Freya heard many times as a child from her mother as they passed the
ring of mushrooms that envelop the largest oak in the park.
But it’s just an old wive’s tale- a fairy story, right?
Well, she’s about to find out that some tales are more real than expected.
Touch of Fae is an upcoming fantasy otome game about a girl who falls through a fairy
ring and discovers a world beyond. Realising she is of both worlds, she has to
make some tough choices and find out just which world she connects to more.
- 3 individual love interest routes
- 4 endings for each route (Bad end, Fae End, Human End, True
- Main character’s personality dependant on choices made by you
- Original art for all BGs, GUI, CGs, and sprites
- Character customisation!
- CG Gallery (CGs in the gallery will show the default
character, as I have no idea how to code it otherwise! But CGs in-game will
show custom character)
So, I’m finally getting to announce my new project I’ll be working on! I’m really excited to
start it, and have been working on it since the end of last year. It’s still a
way off from completion yet, but I thought I would show what I have so far.
It is indeed about faeries. Partly because I have always been interested in
them, but also partly because I had the real urge to draw characters with
bright hair and big ears.
And yes, there is going to be a character customisation feature in this VN!
It’s something I’ve really wanted to add, and I’m finally pushing myself to do
it. Unfortunately, that does mean CGs will take much, much more work, but I
really hope it will pay off. Also, I imagine it will mean the game will have
quite a large file size!
It will be commercial, though I’m still not sure on pricing yet, as I’m
hoping I might be able to offer the routes individually and in a bundle. So, I
will do my best to work that out! First thing I will be concentrating on is
getting the demo up together, which I will release at the same time as Steam
Greenlight (fingers crossed for that!).
Once again, I am a one-woman team on this project, so things will progress
steadily but probably slower than most!
I would love to hear your first thoughts on this! Or, if you have
any questions then please let me know- just send me a message, I always enjoy hearing from you guys! :)
I’ll be posting updates regularly, so keep an eye out!
Anonymous said: Hi :) could you please do a JugheadxReader where Jughead has been working on his novel all day and ignoring the reader so she decides to try and distract him, if you know what I mean haha. And he gets kinda like pissed and turned on so he grabs her and starts just like making out with her and it you know it like escalates from there. Haha Im horrible at explaining but please and thank you! :)
Sorry this took so long to get to anon. I had a long week. Hope this is what you were looking for and thanks for reading as always.
Warnings: Heavy Smut
You cracked your knuckles as your fingers had tightened from typing too long. You looked up from your bed to your desk to see Jughead typing away without a care in the world.
This was a typical Saturday afternoon for the two of you. Your parents worked weekends and didn’t seem to care too much who was over half of the time.
You saw Jughead rub his neck for a second for an itch - his arm muscle tightening as it reached back.
You gave a sigh. “Do you want a break?”. He had been putting the finishing touches to his novel while you sat there doing homework. Too many honors classes had crept up together on you and your load for the semester had gotten rather daunting.
There was no response from Jughead. You spoke up a little more this time. “Hey. Do you want to take a break?”.
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Honestly one of my favorite parts of the Regency AU is that Tony thinks he hides the fact that he reads erotic novels so well but Steve and Bucky know almost the entire time that he’s been reading them.
I mean how could they not when Tony slammed the book he was reading shut when he saw them, face on fire and smelling of arousal? They’re stupid sometimes but not that stupid. Tony’s mortified and doesn’t touch his novels for several weeks but when Steve and Bucky don’t order him not to read them anymore he cautiously starts reading them again. Steve and Bucky could literally not care less. If it’s something Tony enjoys, they’re not going to make him stop.
(Also “Do you wanna knot my mouth???” Where the hell else would Tony have learned that? One of the servants? Tony would have had a goddamn stroke from embarrassment alone.)
So I had a Taakitz dream the other day and figured I’d write a fic of it, or at least the fluffy bit of it (I’m only up to episode 54 so please don’t spoil anything for me!).
It’s been a long time since Taako’s been with someone, but he’s pretty sure that waking up shivering isn’t usually a part of the experience.
Blinking awake, he sees an arm draped over his waist, and smiles, torn between snuggling closer to Kravitz and not freezing his ass off. In the end he settles for grabbing another blanket from the cupboard.
“Sorry,” Kravitz says, sleepy and smiling, watching as Taako wraps the blanket around himself before getting back into bed. The instant he does, he presses himself against Taako’s back, and this time, with the blanket between them, the coolness of his body is not unpleasant. It makes Taako think of last night, when that cold touch was new and novel, when it made him gasp and arch up off the bed with a cry. Kravitz presses cold lips to Taako’s shoulder blade, then reaches around him to take his hand. Taako smiles again, and intertwines their fingers.
“You’re not sorry at all,” he says.
Kravitz laughs, a rumble against Taako’s back. “No. I suppose I’m not. Not if it’s the price i pay to wake up with you.”
“Pretty sure it’s me paying the price,” Taako points out, and Kravitz is quiet for a long moment.
“Then - do you think it’s worth it?”
Taako looks down at their hands, fingers locked together, and thinks *yes~. Just that, just yes; yes to waking together, yes to being together, despite everything else in this crazy world, despite the fact that it’s maybe not the greatest idea to get involved with someone who’s pretty much the avatar of the goddess of death, who is at least *mostly* responsible for his friend’s arm being cut off. Which is problematic, yes, but it’s also future-Taako’s problem. Right now, here in Kravitz’s arms, all Taako can think is yes.
“Very worth it,” Taako says quietly, and rolls over so that he can look into Kravitz’s eyes. “Worth this and a lot more.”
“There’ll probably be a lot more-” Kravitz starts, looking far too serious, and Taako kisses him.
“Shut up,” he says, and kisses him again. He knows about prices, and consequences, he’s paid so many so often that he’s mostly inured to them. He knows the truth in Kravitz’s words, but he doesn’t care. Everything has a price, and he’s paid much more for much less. As they kiss, and as Kravitz pulls the blanket away from him to run icy hands over warm skin, Taako’s eyes close, and no matter the price, he thinks, whatever the cost, this is worth anything.