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Trying to Tame an Evil Overlord (BL)

Trying to Tame an Evil Overlord (BL)

Yuan Xuelan was a plague upon all three Realms. In the end, he burned his own palace to the ground and never stepped out of those scarlet flames that turned everything black. If this insane, terrible and pitiful Yuan Xuelan was asked in his final moments if he would have done things differently given the chance then, of course, he would shout a resounding yes! But the one that would be given a second chance would not be Yuan Xuelan, but instead Liu Sumeng, the stoic general who stood at this mad emperor’s side. After being reborn in the year he first met Yuan Xuelan, Liu Sumeng vowed to save not only the world but Yuan Xuelan himself from that twisted fate. However…he slowly uncovers truths that really put a wedge in his original plans! Wasn’t Yuan Xuelan in love with his Shijie!? What do you mean it’s someone else!? --------- Cover art drawn by yours truly~ please don't steal! --------- Join the discord! https://discord.gg/DU9S2Y4 --------- Buy me ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/valiantxvillainous

valiantxvillainous · LGBT+
4.72
World's First Demon Lord

World's First Demon Lord

"This world is truly...boring." [HIATUS: OVER. DAILY UPDATES] The Mage King, overthrown and killed by his own people, escaped via one last spell. Reincarnated in the body of a weak baby, he sets off to conquer the world once more. Except somehow, he has been reincarnated into a completely different world. A world with no mages...aside from him. What is the point in ruling such a boring world? He might as well reincarnate again. Until the TV catches his eye, and he sees a certain animation from a far east Asian country... Maybe...maybe I can do something here. Maybe in this world without mages, a mage is what is needed to spice things up a little. Maybe this boring world needs...a Demon Lord to rule it from the shadows. If this world isn't interesting enough, then I'll force it to change with my own hands! "A Demon Lord needs henchmen, so I will create my own!" "I also Heroes to fight against, so let's make those as well!" "Hmmmm...I like System novels, let's give a Hero a Gamer system!" "I also like superheroes and romances, let's create some superheroes and make them fall in love!" "What's this? A thriller? Hmmm...maybe I can make something like this too..." Lots of LGBT issues in here. If you can't handle gay, this is probably not your story Cover was drawn by @yikes-psychic-pen, go check her out at https://yikes-psychic-pen.tumblr.com/

sinfuego · Fantasy
4.53
The Vulgar Mortal [BL]

The Vulgar Mortal [BL]

[BL - boys love] Three lives - one destiny. The beloved prodigy turned tyrant, Emperor Wu TianLan is executed, ridding the world of a monster. A deity, Qing MingYu, is cast inside a body of a monk, punished by Heaven to make amends with the lives he ruined as Wu TianLan. The problem is, Qing MingYu has lost all of his memories as the famed Emperor of Wu. Accompanied by his sworn brother, Wang ZhiYi, Qing MingYu unravels his past and destiny through the murders and mysteries thrown his way. All of this while raising a child, and fighting monsters, too! _______ BL - boys love The story has blood, gore and disturbing themes as the story progresses. Viewer discretion is advised. Slow burn romance Disclaimer: Art cover is not mine. Credits go all to the creator/s. Will take it down with creators request.

LinShui · LGBT+
4.76
Reincarnated Side-Character

Reincarnated Side-Character

I'm a daughter on a Viscount, nothing extraordinary about that. My days are as quiet as it can be though I've always known something was off even if I tried to forget it. When I saw the younger version of the heroine it was then that I understood my life is definitely not what I thought it was. Her name, Helen Flaine, was something that I thought I'd never hear from my father's lips. I'm Aileen Rosshope Glenn Flaine, a noblewoman with a painstakingly long name, is ironically a no-name character that I have never heard of in the visual novel I used to play. How oddly cliche it is for me to get "isekai'd." Now that I'm here... I guess I'll live my life staying beside the heroine as I try to win over my favorite character: the villainess! And well... not that things would go my way, but hey, I'll do my best as a side character that reincarnated in this world. [Cover Art by raveinyohouse aka Me]

raveinyohouse · Fantasy Romance
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I Live to Play VR-MMORPG

I Live to Play VR-MMORPG

This is not the story about someone playing VR-MMORPG. Instead of someone playing VR-MMORPG, this is the story where someone makes VR-MMORPG possible. Technology and Science have truly come a long way. Finally, in the year 20XX, the people successfully created Immersive VR-MMORPG. A technology that takes you to another world, allowing an individual to experience a second-life. Unfortunately, Andy Lee, who participated in creating the masterpiece technology, didn't get to enjoy it. Before the technology was perfected, he died of a heart attack. Being devastated by the fact he didn't get to fulfill his dream, he was given a second chance. He miraculously traveled back to his primary school days. This time, he won't slack. He will live his life to the fullest unlike before. His goal in this life was obvious and that is to fast-forward the development of technology and science. All of the efforts he gave were only to achieve his dream, which is to play VR-MMORPG.

Downymuse · Sci-fi
4.8
Duchess After Dark

Duchess After Dark

"I am well aware of your treacherous plans. You will march to the capital with your army and seize the throne for yourself. Your intent is to murder the king and become the next ruler of this country." "You speak so freely, Lady Achernar. Does it not scare you that the two of us are alone in a secluded area without a soul in sight? Unfortunate accidents are bound to happen on nights like these." "Save your attempt at intimidation for someone else, Your Grace. I come to you with a proposal." "A proposal?" "Yes. In return for my silence, make me your wife." * When Yerenica Achernar accepted the king's invitation for dinner, the only thought on her mind was that she would finally be able to meet her older sister, Minerva Achernar, who had become the king's concubine. Little did she guess that the fateful dinner would give away into something far more sinister; something that revealed the sickening truth the king had kept hidden from the world. Her entire life is turned upside down as she stays beside Minerva in the palace, with each day proving to be more and more challenging after her sister passes away in her arms. After months of endless torture and suffering, Yerenica is freed from captivity when the Duke of Wisteria takes over the palace. However, her fate comes to a drastic end when she is murdered by the very duke himself. Her last wish as she sunk into the cold darkness of death is to get a second chance at life in order to make everything right. When Yerenica wakes up in her own bed, she realizes that she has been reincarnated two years prior to her death. Determined to avoid the impending doom of both Achernar sisters, Yerenica comes up with a plan to ensure that she would be on the right side of history when chaos would strike for the second time. A plan that involved winning the powerful Duke of Wisteria and his favor. * This story is available to read on Tapas & Webnovel. Updates every Sunday

eveseanne · Historical Romance
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Oh no! Not another world hopping story!

Oh no! Not another world hopping story!

Huifang hasn't lost her mind yet but she's on her way to it. There are white lotuses growing everywhere and random love flags getting planted. All she wants to do is complete her mission and cut some throats. But she's stuck uprooting lotuses, shooting down romance flags, and trying to complete her tasks. Join her on an adventure spanning several long arcs! She's not your average cold and brainless female lead. She's cool, likes to get along with her relatives and sometimes does brainless things. Because of exams and studies, I will update the novel one arc at a time. No more daily chapter updates. -------------------------------- This author has one thing to say - I don't like overbearing and excessively forceful Male Leads at all, yet I created one. I'm warning everyone ahead because I want to write about character growth and a female protagonist who doesn't fall for the ML till he understands how to behave and treat a woman like a gentleman should. This note may or may not have been prompted by a review I got. ♡´・ᴗ・`♡ Have faith in me readers. P.S. Cover art ain't mine. If you're the artist, let me know. I'll take it down immediately.

winterblossom · Fantasy Romance
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Rise of a Villainess

Rise of a Villainess

When villainess Rong Lian learns the truth of this world, it's almost too late. Her fiancé, the male lead, has already met the transmigrated female lead and plans to break their engagement in front of the whole nobility. But Rong Lian won't let the plot continue on its intended course no matter what. At least not until she's able to escape the horrible end that awaits her and her only family once the engagement is broken. Despite all her carefully laid-out plans, however, there's one obstacle she didn't expect at all: the second male lead! --- Also on Wattpad, under the title Rise of a White Lotus!

Rosana777 · Historical Romance
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Earth Curse ( Hiatus )

Earth Curse ( Hiatus )

Gabriel Duciel is the new High Paladin of the Adrosian Empire, young, handsome and strict to the point of cruel. The Imperial Knights have been an absolute mess before his promotion and he will do everything in his power to instigate order back into this chaotic mess of a country. Whether if it’s dealing with foolish nobles, flamboyant guildsmen, crazed demons, curses or ghosts from the past Gabriel will not back down. But just how far is he willing to go for the sake of the Empire? Or the world? Will it all be worth it in the end?

valiantxvillainous · LGBT+
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Dreamer's Journey

Dreamer's Journey

July 13, 1799, in the Gregorian calendar, at the dawn of a new century and in the shadow of the old one, which will have been filled only with war, blood and orphans, a most unexpected event was about to take place. The second daughter of the imperial family, Lisette, accepted an arranged marriage after dozens and dozens of refusals. Until then, she had always had her say and refused each time, but this time it was different. This arranged marriage acted as a peace treaty between the two former enemy countries: Fonce and Derstein. She herself had fought on the battlefield and therefore understood the importance of accepting this part of her destiny... just for a few years at least, until the war between the new enemy countries had subsided or been forcibly silenced. However, the mistakes and the violence with which her country had attacked Derstein in the past would surely be etched deeply into the heart of her arranged husband. ֍════════════════════════════════֍ /!\ Just here, some kind of warnings (I guess) /!\ : No rapes, no boring misunderstandings, because I'm tired of that kind of tropes. But ! From time to time you can expect people cut in half like a piece of freshly baked bread, or a gruel of exploded brain similar to your beloved grandmother's marmalade ʘ ͜ʖ ʘ YEP. ֍════════════════════════════════֍ As for my schedule, I'm thinking of writing a chapter every 2 or 3 days... But I'll do my best, I'm not a native English speaker. Thanks for stopping by to see my story. Very cool. :)

ShinoeraPro · Fantasy Romance
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The Claimed Omega [BL omegaverse]

The Claimed Omega [BL omegaverse]

Suddenly presenting as an omega, attacked and claimed by a stranger while celebrating the end of exam season with his friends, Wonho struggles to except all the new changes in his life. Then came Minwoo, a narcissistic, proud noble alpha with distaste in omegas who can't seem to leave Wonho alone thinking he is a mere beta who shows no interest in him. How the hell will these two end up together? Or will they even end up together? An original campus omegaverse AU, with none of the heavy alpha-dominating-omega storyline. [Warning] An angsty omegaverse with a twist. Not for the easily triggered. Proceed with caution! Also, contains Mature Contents.

Tiffany_JC · LGBT+
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The villainess after the power

The villainess after the power

”Not everything is as it seems. You may just think, just one time, everything is alright, You have the right friends, everything is going perfectly. You will never get stabbed in the back again. But, it’s not always true. I had to learn that the hard way. Sometimes not everything is how you want it. Not everything is perfect and, most importantly, don't always trust the people you are close to. Because you know, keep your friends close and your enemy's closer. Everyone knows that saying, I'd stick by it if you want to survive in the world you are about to be sucked into.” Blackness. Everything is black. I can't see anything. There a light awhile away. I want to go to it but I can't. I can't get up, I have no strength. Am I dead? I can't be. I was just alive. People always talk about death is being in a dark place with a light at the end of the tunnel. Maybe I am dead. But I don't want to be. I want to go back to my friends, my family. I want to go back. But, I guess I can't. Not in the place I am in right now. It's impossible. Feeling the strength leave my body, my eyes close and then there's darkness, no light at the end of the tunnel. Is this it for me?

_Pew_Pew_Pew · Fantasy Romance
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I Feel Blue But You Make Me Feel Like A Rainbow

I Feel Blue But You Make Me Feel Like A Rainbow

Zhao Yun was a normal guy, or so he said, preferring to act like the perfect person in front of everyone and keeping his feelings and problems to himself. Lan Xue was also a normal guy with a difficult life, he instead had no problem saying what he felt and preferred not to be someone he wasn't. In a world where soul mates exist and your vision is black and white until you find them, things were not going to be easy for both of them, after all, your vision would change to shades of blue if one of the people tried to end his life. What will happen after when in the middle of work, the vision of one of them turns blue?

The_Colors · LGBT+
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I Loved and I Lost You

I Loved and I Lost You

I was so happy and now you're gone, taking my heart right along with you.

I_am_Sage8 · LGBT+
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The Mundane Life of an Office Worker

The Mundane Life of an Office Worker

I am perpetually tired. Tired of dreaming but yet, not having the motivation to strike out on my own. Tired of doing things not because I want to but, because I have to. I need to change my circumstances. I need to save myself...

Preddi_Kool_0taku · Contemporary Romance
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Cosmic Days

Cosmic Days

As another office worker in the sea of average people, Kana is surrounded by others with the potential to go far in life - people with dreams and aspirations and the personalities to achieve them. Kana and Eunha - two very different people from very different backgrounds struggle to find their footing when their worlds collide. But with hope and desperation in their hearts, they find that with enough effort and time they, too can achieve their dreams.

Lex_Be · LGBT+
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Crimson Violet

Crimson Violet

Violet awoke in a state of disbelief to find herself in an elegantly decorated 18th century English manor. The night before she had been out drinking with her university friends in the streets of London, enjoying their last night out before heading back to the States. However, the throbbing pain of her head proved that the horrors which transcended that night were not a dream. She had been attacked by two men, dragged into the black belly of an alleyway, and at the mercy of their lustful desires. But just when she thought any future resistance was futile, a man shrouded in darkness came to her aid. As her surroundings fell black, she heard the echoing sounds of screams, a thud, and felt a soft touch at her neck. Ballard, a senior detective, is soon put on the case of Violet’s disappearance. As the detective dives deeper into the investigation things grow dark as a series of murders begin, appearing like a scent trail, all of which are young women bearing a striking resemblance to Violet. // New chapter every week // Cover art by author

Owlize · Contemporary Romance
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Flame in the Palace

Flame in the Palace

Orphaned and raised by her grandmother our protagonist, Myria Hawthorne, spends all of her formative years working at The Morning Glory, her grandmother’s tavern, teaching herself small amounts of magic from the mages that pass through Everhaven. However, a chance opportunity offers her the ability to learn magic like the noble elite and save the financially-struggling tavern. The only catch? Win the prince’s heart by the end of the summer to become the future Queen of Avalion. Five other ladies contend for the same prize, enduring grueling challenges to prove their value and securing their victory through other nefarious means. However, when Myria is suddenly thrust into this new world of glittering ballrooms, venomous smiles, and excessive wealth, she quickly learns not all is as it seems. Her mother had been a noble, pursuing the same path and winning the king’s heart and hand over twenty-five years ago, before mysteriously fleeing court the morning of the wedding. As Myria learns more about her mother’s history, she is confronted by her own decisions. Does she really want to marry the prince? Is learning magic worth the price of joining the ranks of the nobility? Or should she leave the court before encountering the same, mysterious evil that frightened her mother? The dazzling court of Avalion promises secrets, glory, and even riveting danger to those deemed worthy.

NukaMaria · Fantasy Romance
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