Lara Biyuts

Biography

Lara Biyuts (aka Lara Biuts, Larisa Biyuts), author of 8 books of fiction, writer of the blog RevueBlanche.blogspot.com (2007), collage maker and photographer for her book covers, translator, who signs her translations as Larisa Biyuts. Her novella A Handful of Blossoms is listed among the Best Gay Historical-2012. Her works are accepted for anthologies: Hope Springs a Turtle (Lost Tower Publications), Cat’s Cradle Time Yarns (Time Yarns Anthologies), Authors off the Shelf (Lazy Beagle Entertainment), Of Words and Water 2014 (Words and Water group supporting WaterAid), The Black Rose of Winter (Lost Tower Publications). Her old tale and poems are recently featured on TheHolidayCafe.com. Her essays are published at FlexWriterBlogsOnline.net. She is a Goodreads librarian.
Her novel La Lune Blanche is the first of the series. "The novel is the world where pleasures of life and pleasures of art are just norms." (Turner Maxwell Books)
“The author produces a setting which is detailed and believable, and also characters which the reader gets to know well. Also the plot moves along nicely through-out the story.” (April O., facebook.com)
“Lara Biyuts’ writing is deep and multi layered.” (Maggie Mack Books, maggiemackbooks.com)
“Lara Biyuts comes to us from the great tradition of Nabokov and Conrad, enriching our literature in English with the rich cosmopolitain perspecitve of the East European tradition leading back to Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. Like those great masters she takes us also into the shadow world of sexuality with its hidden psychology, possession and sensual revelations.” (Robert Sheppard, Author of the novel Spiritus Mundi, linkedin.com)
“The secret of Lara Biyuts is her tales. The secret of her tales is their charm. The secret of the charm is Lara Biyuts.” (Les Hudson, goodreads.com)
Favorite quotes:
“Follow me, reader! Who told you that there is no true, faithful, eternal love in this world! May the liar's vile tongue be cut out! Follow me, my reader, and me alone, and I will show you such a love!” (Mikhail Bulgakov)
“Cowardice is the most terrible of vices.” (Mikhail Bulgakov)

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La Lune Blanche - White Moon poem by Paul Verlaine (the translation is mine):

Books

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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,460. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
A lifelong bachelor and bookworm, Mr Schell recollects his life among his pupils and his meeting with a mysterious youth whose friendship could be dangerous for anybody.
Billiard at Dawn
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,200. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2014. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
“Billiard at Dawn” is a series of my stories about the globe-trotter and younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde of the name of Oscar Maria Graf. In other words, the OMG series. Each of the collected stories has been previously published. My WIP the novel “Through the Baltic Looking-Glass” is the next story in the series.
Through the Baltic Looking-Glass. Part 6
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Series: Through The Baltic Looking-Glass, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,400. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
PART 6 of my historical Through the Baltic Looking-Glass. Theatre des Noctambules. Mysterious murders, in the city as well as in the countryside, but Oscar Graf and his cousins got some news of their missing mother, at long last. Detective story about the case of faked objects of art. The mysterious Lord Aboleo invites Oscar Graf to a party at his mansion in Red Abbey Road.
Burrow
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Category: Essay » Literature
“Burrow” (re-published book “The Jetsam”) is collected essays on history and literature which all are self-published in 2005-2009 on the Net (Author’s DeviantArt page, blog etc).
Infernal Kaleidoscope
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,130. Language: English. Published: May 10, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Set in St Petersburg, in the 1910s, the collected stories Infernal Kaleidoscope are tales about decadents and aesthetes of the time. Literary taste and authors of the time. Vogue of the time. All colours of decadence. Humour. Historical. Fantasy. 5 humorous stories centring round an ordinary young man of letters who reckons himself an aesthete.
The Dead that Travel Fast
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Price: $5.65 USD. Words: 67,120. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
“The Dead that Travel Fast” is a collection of 16 old world tales written and previously web-published by Lara Biyuts. Historical, paranormal, fantasy. “The silent room, the heavy creeping shade, The dead that travel fast, the opening door, The murdered brother rising through the floor, The ghost’s white fingers on thy shoulders laid…” (Oscar Wilde. FABIEN DEI FRANCHI)
Italian Imbroglios
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
4 tales about turnskins and other metamorphoses, imaginative or real, which took place in the past, distant and not so distant, in Italy. Historical, paranormal, humour.
Through The Baltic Looking-Glass. Part 5
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Series: Through The Baltic Looking-Glass, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,600. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Liberties with the Dark. Oscar and his cousin Clem stay at Borsky House, the estate of Oscar’s childhood friend, on their way home. There, one the last day of the international Chess Tournament, they are involved in a case of a mysterious murder that shocks the rural people.
Through The Baltic Looking-Glass. Part 4
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Series: Through The Baltic Looking-Glass, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,480. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Oscar and Clem visit two monasteries with all the ancient beauty and mysteries. On their way home, Oscar and Clem are invited to their neighbour’s fest and to go there by car, and the travel by the 1912 car proved to be a most curious adventure in their life. On the approach to the place of the fest, in the forest, they witness a most shocking sight, which cannot clarify anything in the quest.
Through The Baltic Looking-Glass. Part 3
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Series: Through The Baltic Looking-Glass, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 47,880. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
in the magnificent and mystique entourage of their native wild nature, in the narrow streets of ancient towns, Oscar and Clem are so far onwards on the way. Phantoms, lost notes and other evidence. The little fire of the mystery is fanned by the sudden breeze of the new paranormal adventures into the lively flame that won’t go out till the last page.
Through The Baltic Looking-Glass. Part 2
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Series: Through The Baltic Looking-Glass, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,010. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Time: 1912. Place: the fictional Baltic country Nyomanland. The main personage and narrator Oscar Maria Graf is on the way to his homeland. His arrival. At home, at his cousins’ his cousin Clem tells Oscar about all suspicious, which have happened in the household.
Through The Baltic Looking-Glass
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Series: Through The Baltic Looking-Glass, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: July 19, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Time:1912.Place:a fictional island in the Mediterranean Sea.The main personage Oscar Maria Graf is a great traveller and younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde.The series of his adventures in the Island ends when he receives a message from his homeland in the fictional Baltic country Nyomanland:his cousin asks him to come because the cousin’s mother disappeared and something is wrong at home.
Severin
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,630. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Written in the form of an old manuscript, found in a carved trunk among notes and manuscripts of the Blue Granit Palace Library, the book Severin is a fairy-tale about the young prince of the name of Severin and his adventures. Books and magic, woodgoblins and dragons, gryphons and castles, love and betrayal.
Lord Jocelyn
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Series: La Lune Blanche, 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,120. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
a sequel of the novel Silver Thread Spinner. Set in Europe, nowadays, the novella is a tasteful collection of stories. Some of the plots are centered around the main character, some of them are from his writings, historical, paranormal adventures and gay romances.
Playing White
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,270. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Set in St Petersburg, the short story Playing White is a winter tale. The main personage is Oscar Maria Graf, younger contemporary of Oscar Wilde. On the Xmas eve, Oscar Graf and his boyfriend Felix find themselves in a center of a mystery. All personages are aged 20+.
Beyond the Silver Threads
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,030. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
the story is about one Russian youth of the name of Vadim who gets his uncle’s apartment at his disposal for the time of the winter holidays. Languor of Youth urges him to go out, on the clear night. In the street, he meets his old friend, and later, on the night, he gets his first time. Time of the story is the same as the Regency in England.
Extraordinary Story of a Turnskin
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,780. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A small collection of short stories. Paranormal fiction. Extraordinary Story of a Turnskin is about a warlock and a werewolf. Set in a trans-Carpathian land the story may be dated 18th century, but this medley of events, pictures and scenes could happen much earlier.
The Autumn Gay Tints
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,630. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2012. Category: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
The Autumn Gay Tints is a gay story from the Victorian era. The short story shows some of playful enjoyments of a writer of the name of Oscar Maria Graf, a wealthy cosmopolitan from Northern Europe, who lives in London, and his British friends. The first story in the series is a story "His Latest Trick", web-published earlier, which is a part of the novel "Forever Jocelyn", by Lara Biyuts.
The Dome
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,640. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2012. Category: Essay » Author profile
Essayes, notes and true stories for cat-lovers and something more. The main character is Sophie Sunshine, the Author's pet cat and one of the star pets of the project Love Unleashed TH.
A Handful of Blossoms
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,620. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal
Written in form of a diary, which genre was so popular in the 18th century and which sounds so comprehensible in our time of blogging/webdiaries/webjournals, the novella may be called a love story. A story of a young bride and her weird marriage. Time: 1764, a year after the Seven Years War. Europe. (Warning: no consensual sex, no sex relationship at all between the spouses.)
Silver Thread Spinner
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Series: La Lune Blanche, 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,600. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
a sequel of the novel La Arme Blanche.The life of Jocelyn and his foster-father Anthony goes on,and the story of Anthony’s next adult lover is continued too.Detective subplot which will be developed and finished in the next sequel.A winter tale and poems written by my main adult character.A story of an Egyptologist which is a part of the main plot and completing this volume.
Vampire Armastus
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 16,760. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2010. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Set in a fictional European town, today, the story is about a vampire who falls in love with a teenager. Both of them are good-looking and hot, and their love story is sudden, beautiful and everlasting.
The Sunless Parlour
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,390. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2010. Category: Essay » Author profile
Notes, stories and translations by author of the novels La Lune Blanche, Forever Jocelyn and La Arme Blanche. “…in a sunless parlour where an old clock ticked in the shadows and a cat slept by the empty grate.” (Evelyn Waugh, Brideshead Revisited)
La Arme Blanche
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Series: La Lune Blanche, 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 138,490. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A sequel of the novel Forever Jocelyn. The story of Jocelyn Lindenridge and his foster-father is continued.
Forever Jocelyn
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Series: La Lune Blanche, 2. Price: $50.99 USD. Words: 212,340. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Contemporary gay novel. Set in Rome and fictional island Aeolica nowadays, the novel is a sequel of the novel La Lune Blanche, story of the English boy of the name of Jocelyn Lindenridge.
La Lune Blanche. Part Three
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Series: La Lune Blanche, 1. Price: $150.99 USD. Words: 293,200. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
The life of the foster father and son can be happy, but both of them have to get through some trials: Jocelyn's illness and Anthony's being kidnapped. The life with the boy ennobles Anthony’s thoughts, smoothing his most dangerous whims. Anthony's suggestive writings, several novelettes and imaginative poems, are about male love too.
La Lune Blanche. Part One and Part Two
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Series: La Lune Blanche, 1. Price: $150.99 USD. Words: 169,270. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
A story of a boy of the name of Jocelyn. Europe. Nowadays. Britain. France. Italy. Northern Africa. Complicated relationship of three males. All of them are good-looking and hot. "The novel is the world where pleasures of life and pleasures of art are just norms." (Turner Maxwell Books)
Ball-Masquerade
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Price: Free! Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Aesthetically beautiful poems about nothing. Auric stuff.
Icebound Minstrel
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Price: Free! Words: 1,470. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Winter poems. Winter, snow, love, Author's impressions and elgiac mood, and some dark poetry.

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