Emmy Engberts (YA Romance)
Her Elysium (Flowers and Keyboards 1)
A chance meeting in the online game Destruction of Elysium changes the lives of a healer and a tank forever.
The digital worlds of MMORPGs are Alex’ only safe space. Online, she’s the great AlexTheDestroyer, leader of one of the biggest raiding guilds in Destruction of Elysium, a max level tank who can handle any monster and she knows her way around every dungeon. In real life, she’s just Alex, a clumsy girl who’s hyper and too impulsive.
Until she meets a healer who seems to be able to heal more than just her online character. Only, Alex can’t fall for her. The guild desperately needs a new healer, or they’ll lose their top rank.
Can she risk the fate of the guild just to confess to the one girl who really seems to get her?
Fleur is a girly-girl who loves flowers, dresses and being a healer in her favourite MMORPG.
But in this online world, like in real life, she feels like she’s only playing a role, never truly herself.
That is until she meets a tank who seems to match her play style perfectly. She’s curious but also a little wary.
Can she really trust someone she met in a videogame?
When Alex and Fleur meet offline at the yearly guild meeting, everything they ever knew starts to shift...
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The Other Dress (Flowers and Keyboards 2)
We both love wearing dresses, the prettier the better.
We also both love cosplaying and have a flair for magical-girl style characters.
But that is where our similarities end.
Izzy has always loved dresses, one of her best memories is when her parents got her a sewing machine for her ninth birthday, a real one. She’s been making and designing her own dresses ever since.
She gets most of her inspiration from two sources, videogames and anime. Her favourite thing to do is to make the frilliest dress in the anime to wear at conventions and photoshoots. There is something liberating about stepping into the skin of a magical girl, like she herself is also transforming a little.
Izzy’s current obsession is Magical Princess Club and especially the character Sakura. So, when she finds someone at a convention who is cosplaying Aoi, Sakura’s best friend, she can’t help but want to get to know them better.
Because something in the way they portray Aoi gives her butterflies in her stomach. Even though she knows that more than just being friends will probably never happen…
Elliot’s first time crossplaying Aoi at a convention is a little more overwhelming than he thought it would be. He keeps getting compliments, but some of the stares make him a little uncomfortable.
He’s made cosplays before, but always male characters, he never really dared to do what he really wanted, cosplaying a magical girl. But after watching Aoi on the screen, he knew that he had to try. He had to take that step.
When Elliot’s eyes fall on a beautiful girl cosplaying Sakura, he has to talk to her, and one chat becomes two and three, and suddenly they’re getting photographed together everywhere and it’s the most fun he’s ever had.
But why would a pretty girl like her ever want more from him? Can he bring up the courage to ever ask her out, especially since she knows what he likes to do?
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E. Engberts (YA Scifi)
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Willow’s life hasn’t been easy. She’s autistic, living in a community closed off from the rest of the world ‘for her own safety’, and the only way she gets to interact with anyone is by logging in to the BASE (Bioelectrical Augmented Synapse Enhancement) platform and play videogames.
Her life revolves around playing VRMMORPGs with her close friends and making a little extra money on the side by trading items in the games so that she can buy pizza or new games when they come out.
The game she’s saving up for right now? Helheim Fallen Online, a Norse mythology inspired game, said to be changing the landscape of gaming forever.
Only, there are rumours going around that some people who get the beta invite for the game are going missing. It’s just a rumour, until her best friend Violet wins one of the beta keys and disappears, all traces of her gone, like she was never even there.
Now Willow is fighting against the clock to not only find out where Violet went, but why more people are going missing every day, and the only way to do that is by illegally getting into Helheim Fallen Online, play the game, and expose whoever is making people disappear.
And, above all, make sure she doesn’t get caught in the meantime and disappears herself.
She has ten days to pull it off.
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