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Several sites are picking up on a blog posting which indicates that Yaoi House, a small boys love publisher is closing up shop.

[O]wner Kira Takenouchi announced that Yaoi Underground LLC will be terminated and money returned to investors, while she is surrendering her own shares of Yaoi House LLC and leaving it up to the investors to do what they want with it.

When I came across the post it reminded me to check up on Iris Print, another US-based BL publisher (of both comics and prose) that ran into some trouble a while back. They have managed to get two of their prose books, the novel A Strong and Sudden Thaw and the short story collection Connections up and available on Amazon’s Kindle; regular ebooks are also pending, according to owner Kellie Lynch.


While this sounds like trouble ahead for yaoi, poking around on Takenouchi’s blog reveals a gradual change of heart, including a spiritual awakening, hastened the Yaoi House disolving.

Let me be perfectly clear: I am not giving up my old life because God told me gay love was wrong. What is wrong is sexual promiscuity, the lack of an undivided, sacred union between any two people. More than this, what is wrong is that I was devoting my life to pleasure and to my own ambitions, rather than stepping aside and allowing the Will of God to flow through me.

It was not an easy decision for me. I wanted to keep my life and the success I was enjoying. I had just felt wonderful about my decision to devote all my time to writing.


Takenouchi is working on refunding money to early Yaoi House subscribers.

Above illo taken from a commission for Takenouchi by kir-tat and ©2007-2008 *kir-tat

17 COMMENTS

  1. Hey All,

    I am one of the shareholders for Yaoi House LLC, and it’s Web Services Head. I am now the one responsible for hosting all of the sites.

    Yaoi House is still very much alive. Heather (The Interim President) and I have been working away at getting another e-commerce solution running, as well as finding authors to pick up stories.

    The new “Yaoi Shoppe” should be online within the next 12-24 hours if not sooner. Look for the main page at our website to change and begin linking to our new Shoppe.

    If there are any questions I can be reached at tgrossett@yaoihouse.net

    Regards,
    Rev. Tyler Grossett
    Shareholder
    Web Services Head
    Yaoi House LLC
    https://yaoihouse.net
    tgrossett@yaoihouse.net

  2. Ashes,

    At the time Tyler posted that comment things WERE going well. Unfortunately Kira came back *ha ha, didn’t really find God, whoops* and mucked everything up. But I agree with your sediment, I won’t be giving that company any of my money now. If you want some good yaoi with a stable business try Juxtapose (www.juxtapose fantasy.net) or, if you want to read stuff by the old Yaoi House authors who were smart and bailed when things got weird with YH again, try SL Publishing (www.slpublishinggroup.com)

  3. No worries, old Yaoi House/Yaoi Underground fans and staff. Sad that you were right, but hapy to tell you about it.

    She’s folding up house again – a total repeat. She’s thrown away her (supposed) co-owners again, and hasn’t updated for months. There goes another few hundred people’s hopes. . .I dunno. It’s on that Dear Author website, where she says this stuff.

    It would feel a little better if she hadn’t made tens of thousands of dollars for just about nothing, again, though.

    Just stay back. . .in any of her supertwin forms, “Kira” is a scammer. I don’t think she’s even sick. . .she knows right from wrong. She just likes wrong better. It gets her condos on the water in Florida.

    (What blows my mind is, to hear her tell it, Jesus is all for stealing money under the guise of publishing explicit gay sex, cheating her co-workers, and lying to just about the whole dern Intarwebz.)

    Stay Safe! Don’t be next.

  4. it’s no wonder her latest victims are quiet, would you want to be associated with a scam artist and liar? where did all my money go? where is my promised book?

    why did i get suckered in when everyone told me different?

    I guess i wanted to have the 3rd book…its like having a spoon, fork and ….where’s the knife?..

    oh yeah,

    it’s sticking out of her poor ex-owners backs!

    thanks for nothing kira.

  5. it’s no wonder her latest victims are quiet, would you want to be associated with a scam artist and liar? where did all my money go? where is my promised book?

    why did i get suckered in when everyone told me different?

    I guess i wanted to have the 3rd book…its like having a spoon, fork and ….where’s the knife?..

    oh yeah,

    it’s sticking out of her poor ex-owners backs!

    thanks for nothing kira.

  6. It’s happened yet again. Kira is giving up Yaoi. Shelving all her Yaoi fiction. Closing up Yaoi House. Supposedly refunding membership money. Will write non-yaoi fiction. Hopes that her fans understand…I quit understanding years ago when 200 dollars of mine ended up hers. This was in an e-mail sent out to her members yesterday evening. Scam me once shame on you. Scam me twice shame on me.

  7. I’m glad someone else is outing this fraud!!! It seems everytime she wants to bail and take the money and run she turns to “Jesus” and his apostles. I don’t care how mentally ill she’s supposed to be. The bottom line is that under the guise of providing a product ie. her books and stories she scammed people out of their money. Yeah I’m bitter and here’s a direct quote forwarded to me regarding her Yaoi stories and whether we’ll ever see the rest of the books:

    Please stop emailing me asking me to keep the yaoi fiction up or other
    similar requests. I’ve made my decision. You say you respect my decision,
    “but please [enter inappropriate request here]”. Well, to be blunt, you
    don’t respect my decision if you keep emailing me asking me to do what I’ve
    clearly already stated I’m not going to do.

    The stories have been put to sleep, for now. Let them rest in peace.
    The stories I’ll be writing from here on out will be of a much higher
    quality than any of the yaoi I wrote before. If you enjoyed my writing
    before, you’ll continue to enjoy it now. It’s going to get very exciting.

    Oh how nice!! You took money for stories and now they are “wink,wink” going to be put the sleep… Nice way to dangle the carrot bitch!! Guess what, as far as I’m concerned your fanfics (which is what they are) are public domain because we the public paid for them.

    You’re through!! So as a public service I’ve uploaded the text files for Taming Riki III and Headmaster’s Chambers. You know, the evil fics Jebus told you to get rid of (until as such time as you run out of cash and pimp them out once more to unsuspecting people).

    You’re through scamming!! I hope these links end up everywhere!! and on every LJ. Your refusal to refund people’s money makes me sick!!

    Grab the links folks, don’t let this scammer get away!!

    http://www.4shared.com/file/92050297/5de8fd83/Headmaster_Chambers.html
    http://www.4shared.com/file/92050288/d44cd153/Part_III_Taming_Riki.html

  8. I wonder what has happend to the two authors who made the decision to stay with Yaoihouse to get their novels published? Since Kira said she is not printing her own novels then I guess she will not be printing theirs. The last time Kira got religion she pubically relinquished all rights to the works of the novelists she had signed up for YaoiHouse and said in print that all contracts were nul and void which released all of the authors to go to a different online reading site with their novels.

    These two good authors stayed with her even though she was showing alarming signs of nastiness and unstable behavior with the people who were trying to save the site for all of us (not former) members and for the 5 or so authors who had contracts to be published by YaoiHouse. A brave but foolish decision it seems now.

    I read the two previews and really liked the stories but the pre printing price was pretty steep for soft bound books at $30.00 a piece. Thank God I did not pre-order them at that price because it is obvious now that YaoiHouse will never print them. I was hoping that Kira would consider making the stories available for download for a more reasonable price but probably that was not going too happen and now for sure it will not happen. Too bad, I would have loved to read those stories and if they ever show up somewhere else I will be happy to download them for a more reasonable price except I can not remember the names of the authors, darn!

    I am not sorry to no longer be assoicated with Kira and her site, as I said in an email to another member, her inspiration was that first Taming Riki book where she made it possible for Iason and Riki of Ai no Kusabi to live instead of die and the rest of her writing, in my humble opinion, lacked the luster of that first book, which was genius and was my introduction to the wonderful world of Yaoi and Thank God for it! It is a beautiful genre, not sinful at all.

  9. Hola alguien porfavor podria desirme o pasarme el capitulo 63 de la primeraparte de taming riki, estoy desesperada lo ley hasta el 62 y cuanto llege al ultimo capilo este no se habre, para quien este interesado lo encontre en wayback machine.

    Hi please would someone telme were l can fin the chapter 63 of taming riki because l reed it till the 62 but l can fin the las chapter pleas someone telme wer l can found it pleas….

  10. YOU people are the liars. Everyone who purchased anything from my online store was refunded over a year ago, and if you weren’t, you should be contacting ME, not plastering your whiny-ass complaints all over the net like a bunch of unde-aged brats (which most of you probably are). It’s really because of people like you that I wish I’d stayed away from yaoi…but I HAVE returned, and I WILL be publishing all my books. So get a life.

  11. I sincerely apologize for my childish rant on this page. It was ridiculously unprofessional and of course now highly embarrassing for me, to see the way I behaved here. In fact I did leave things in an unforgivable mess when I left Yaoi House (not once, but twice), and the management who took over after me were doing an excellent job, much better than I could have done. The only problem was I wanted my stories back, hence my ensuing tantrums. It’s true, I wasn’t at all capable of running a business and I left my affairs in complete disarray both times I left the company.

    I am attempting to pick up the pieces and restore whatever needs to be restored, to ensure any customers or investors are compensated for their losses. There are about a million apologies in order so I’m almost like Santa Claus with my list, on that one–although in this case I’m the one who’s been naughty.

    I know there are preorders that were not refunded, so if you hold such an order, please contact me at admin@kirafix.com, or Yaoi House at admin@yaoihouse.net, to discuss restitution.

    Again, my apologies for subjecting you all to such an absurd little drama. I’m so very ashamed.

    Kira Takenouchi

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