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Lovestruck Shorts are short Visual Novels by Voltage Entertainment USA, released through their Lovestruck app for iOS and Android devices. The first was published in April 2019.

The shorts are mostly in the romance genre. Some focus on characters previously introduced in other Lovestruck titles, while some introduce new characters.

Shorts so far:

  • 3 Tattoos: Two friends go to a tattoo shop and share stories with their fellow patrons. Featuring characters from Gangsters in Love, Havenfall Is for Lovers, and Villainous Nights.
  • Drawn Together: A woman and man meet at a party and hit it off, but get separated.
  • Young Legends: A pair of prequel stories in the world of Love & Legends, one focusing on Ishara and one on Amelia, ancestor of Altea.
  • Homeroom Sweethearts: A short focusing on May Chan (Astoria: Fate's Kiss) and her boyfriend Bruno.
  • Wild Vixens: Della Falke (Love & Legends) meets a shapeshifting fox woman who crashes into her inn.
  • Loving After Midnight: Two women meet at a concert and hit it off. Featuring Arachne from Astoria: Fate's Kiss as the love interest and some supporting characters from Havenfall Is for Lovers.
  • Romancing a Rogue: A story focusing on the relationship between Sophie and Caligo from Love & Legends.
  • Wild Vixens: Winter Romp: Sequel to Wild Vixens.
  • My Siren Crush: An aspiring pro-surfer meets a mermaid.

Also grouped with the shorts are the Halloween 2017 stories.

For the pilot shorts A Cosmic Match and Enchanted Nights, see Starship Promise and Sweet Enchantments, respectively.

These shorts provide examples of:

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    Multiple Shorts 
  • Crossover:
  • A Day in the Limelight: Many of the shorts feature supporting cast from the main stories of various titles, giving them a turn as major characters in their own stories.
  • Hello, [Insert Name Here]: The 2017 Halloween stories, 3 Tattoos, Drawn Together, Loving After Midnight, and My Siren Crush feature new heroines who are named by the player.

     2017 Halloween Stories 
  • Early-Bird Cameo: The Leitmotif of Helena Klein from Love & Legends first appeared in the "Rainbow" Halloween story, before Helena's route was released.
  • Halloween Episode: The stories were released for Halloween 2017 and have a pumpkin header. The actual content is unrelated to the holiday.
  • Wingding Eyes: The Halloween heroine gets hearts in her pupils when she gets excited.

     3 Tattoos 
  • Added Alliterative Appeal: Robin is initially tagged as "Entrancing Enby".
  • Storyboard Body: Stella, Robin, and Hikari each tell a story explaining the significance of their chosen tattoo.
    • Stella is getting the adoption symbol to commemorate her adoption and finding a family.
    • Robin is getting a slice of pizza with a skull and the words "Till Death" to commemorate their relationship with their girlfriend, the pizza girl.
    • Hikari has a tattoo of Spike the hellhound, whose relationship with her was pivotal to her Character Development.

    Drawn Together 
  • Best Friend: Tess is the best friend and roommate of Adam, and supports him in reconnecting with the heroine — including giving him a kick in the pants when he's too afraid of getting his hopes up for nothing to try and reach out.
  • It's All About Me: Karen. As the story progresses, she shows herself to be more and more self-centred. It's played for laughs at first, until it's not.
  • Missed Him by That Much: The two main characters keep missing each other, despite their efforts to reconnect.
  • Romantic Rain: When the two main characters are finally reunited, they have a Big Damn Kiss in the sunny rain.
  • Running Gag: The dudebro keeps making puns based on the word 'bro'.

    Young Legends 
  • Juxtaposed Halves Shot: The app's icon for "Ishara's Story" shows the left half (from the viewer's point of view) of a bust shot of Ishara, with Veda visible over her right shoulder. The icon for "Amelia's Story" shows the same thing with Amelia and her love interest, except mirrored. Placed next to each other, the icons form a juxtaposed halves shot, representing the two sides to their story.
  • Prequel: The Young Legends shorts feature events from the lives of Queen Ishara and Altea's great-great-grandmother Amelia prior to the events of the main storylines.

    Homeroom Sweethearts 
  • Unseen No More: Bruno, first mentioned in Astoria, is shown onscreen for the first time.

    Wild Vixens 

    Loving After Midnight 

    My Siren Crush 
  • Almost Kiss: Arianna puts her mouth very close to the heroine's to share air with her underwater.
  • Ear Fins: Arianna in mermaid form has fins where a human would have ears.
  • Fake-Out Make-Out: When the heroine and Arianna are about to be caught by Jerry while trying to sneak in behind his bar, Arianna backs her into the wall and leans in enough for it to look like they were kissing.
  • For Halloween, I Am Going as Myself: The characters hold a fundraising event for the surf shop with an attraction in the form of Arianna, who wears her true form under the guise of being a professional mermaid in costume.
  • Masquerade: Mermaid society keeps their existence hidden from humanity, and there are laws against interacting with humans.
  • Meaningful Name: Arianna is a mermaid who lives near the surface, and her last name, Nitida, means 'bright'.
  • No Celebrities Were Harmed: The heroine shares a song with Arianna from a musical group called Girl in blue, a reference to girl in red.
  • Our Mermaids Are Different: Arianna mentions that there are different kinds of mermaids, including surface-dwelling ones like herself and deep-sea mermaids. She also mentions her grandmother being a sea witch.
  • Saving the Orphanage: The heroine lives and works at her friend Trina's surf shop, which Trina inherited from her late father. As she can't afford to keep it open any longer, it's being bought out by a greedy developer. The heroine works with Arianna to save the shop from being shut down.
  • Sirens Are Mermaids: Though the short is titled My Siren Crush, the eponymous love interest is a mermaid. As the heroine questions her about mermaids, she thinks of the myths of them singing sailors to their doom.
  • Transformation Trinket: Arianna's thumb ring allows her to transform between her mermaid form and a human form.
  • Underwater City: The mermaids have underwater cities. The heroine is shown one from a distance, which appears to be a domed city of skyscrapers. The city itself is actually located in the tropics, with the dome being a portal off the coast of LA.
  • Underwater Kiss: Arianna breathes air into the heroine's mouth while they're underwater to save her a trip to the surface. It's an Almost Kiss, with their lips not quite touching.