This is a Lesbia thing I wrote that you can read.
“I’ve got to get out of here,” Nive whispered to Hope once they were free of the tower where the witch and warrior plotted and schemed. Ayla had dismissed both young women in order to discuss a plan of battle, which suited Nive very well. She had a plan of her own to battle through. “Will you help me?”
“I can’t help you escape,” Hope said reluctantly, screwing her face up with the effort it took to say no to the enchanting young blonde. “My loyalty is to…”
“We have to get out of here,” Nive said, clutching at Hope with more than a touch of melodrama. “The both of us. What is loyalty to a witch or a flag when our love is at stake?”
We have Kira art! Visit Lesbia for a bigger, wider version 😉
Drag Race All Stars 2 starts at the end of the month! Gurl, I am gaggggging…. my top picks are Alaska, Alyssa and Katya (in no particular order.) P.S Watch the top video with Katya. Seriously. Even if you wouldn’t know a lash from a leash. I promise your day will be better for it.
The warrior’s hand closed around Ayla’s wrist. “Not now,” she said with a sigh which sounded regretful. “And stop trying to manipulate me with sex. It won’t work.”
“Are you sure?” Ayla flashed a bright smile and for a moment, looked many hundreds of years younger than her age, her left brow raised in a playful, inviting expression which Kira seemed to find difficult to resist.
“We have one source of intelligence we have not tapped,” Kira said when Ayla let her speak once more. She was breathless from the extended kiss, and there was a certain pink flush over her cheeks and the bridge of her nose, but she was still mentally focused on the task at hand. “Nive. We should interrogate her.”
Ayla shook her head, blonde strands flowing loosely. “That seems…”
“This is war, Ayla,” Kira interrupted. “You wanted war and that makes Nive a prisoner. She should be thoroughly interrogated so we can be certain that there will be no surprises.
Check out the main Lesbia page for the new header art, which is a composite of two character portraits I’ve commissioned for the current series. So far we have Ayla and Ariadne, Kira comes next 😀
So I was messing around with snapchat (as everyone is mandated to do now that it is the current year) and it grabbed the latest Ayla illustration from my images and made it one of the options in the ‘photo swap’ section. The result was… half disturbing abomination / half strangely compelling – and that’s totally my aesthetic!
There’s more Lesbia art coming too, so stay tuned. I am full of ideas and fancies, you know.
“I will go and recover the elf,” Kira said. “You stay here, keep the fortress running smoothly and try not to provoke Ariadne too much.”
Ayla’s expression was grim as she beheld the bristling warrior. “I don’t like your tone, Kira.”
“I don’t care for your behavior,” Kira replied. “It’s reckless.”
“I haven’t done anything yet,” Ayla pointed out calmly.
“You may give orders to your soldiers. You will take them from me.”
Kira narrowed her eyes at the witch. “Do I tell you what herbs to use in your potions? No. Do not tell me how to conduct a war. If this place is to be defended, I am the best person to command that defense. You may come out on top in the bed, Ayla, but you are trifling with the lives of many here.”
(Oh and a poll, which contains at least a semblance of democracy.)
“I don’t think my wardrobe is the place to look…” Kira said after watching Ayla go through her clothing for some time. “We’re not the same size. Or shape.”
“No,” Ayla agreed with a small sigh. “I suppose not. I will have to have something suitable made.”
“So Nive’s father has found her? Here? You think he will come to this place?”
“So Ariadne says,” Ayla said. “I am inclined to believe her. She says there is an elf with him.”
“An elf you know?”
“That she did not say.”
“We should send scouts,” Kira said pragmatically. “We need to know how many men he is bringing and what weapons they bear. In war, the priority is not clothing, Ayla.”
“Do I sense reproach in your tone, Kira?” Ayla raised a fine brow in the warrior’s direction.
If you’ve been following the latest Lesbia updates, you may have gotten a sense that there is some change in the air. The new Lesbia artwork reflects that. A portion of it can now be seen on the main page. Thanks to pippin for the bold and wonderful title lettering work 😀 (The cover for the next book has knocked my socks off, and you’re about to get a taste of that after the jump.)