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About Kayelle Allen

Kayelle Allen did a tour in the US Navy, where she climbed around airplanes (on the ground of course) fixing black boxes that helped pilots find their way home. She wrote her first science fiction novel at 18, and to this day, it's hidden under the bed, where she vows it will remain. Gems from it, though, launched several series in her galaxy-wide universe of stories. From childhood, Kayelle was the victim of an overactive imagination and inherited the Irish gift of gab from her mother. From her father, she got a healthy respect for mechanical things. No wonder she writes Science Fiction and Fantasy peopled with crazy androids, mythic heroes and warriors who purr.

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About Lights Out

 

Read Lights Out by Kayelle Allen

Join the Ghost Corps, they said. You'll live forever, they said. You'll save mankind, they said. They didn't say that to do it, first he had to die.

When Tornahdo signs on the dotted line, he puts his life into the steady hands of the mighty Ghost Corps. Three grisly deaths and three agonizing resurrections later, he's assigned duty on the space station Enderium Six.

He's facing his most dangerous mission yet, the very reason the corps exists.

Do they expect him to win? Fat chance. Tornahdo and his team are already dead and this mission is codenamed "Lights Out." No, there's more to this than he can see.

To discover the truth, he must face an unbeatable, unkillable enemy, and this time--somehow--find a way to keep himself alive...

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Hear the blurb for Lights Out read by the author, Kayelle Allen.

* It's really just me. WiFi between here and Tarth is killer expensive! Pretend, okay? :)


 

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Zoom-zoom! Not a bike, a book club #Zoom #BookClub #MFRWhooks #MFRWorg

Zoom! Zoom! Zoom!

No, that's not a motorbike or your kid playing with cars. It's a Zoom Book Club, and it's fun. I'd love for you to come.

You stay home, hang out with new friends and chat about books. There is a guest author every week and you can bring a friend. There's plenty of room on the Zoom couch.

You don't have to read a book. Just show up.

This week (July 8th) it's romantic suspense, and next week (July 15th) it's sci-fi -- I'll be the guest of honor. I'd love to meet you "face-to-face" or as close as we can get these days...

Romantic Suspense author Lorelei Confer is the host, and she has author guests of every genre.

This week is romantic suspense author Kendra Elliott, who has sold over 8 million books. Wow! 8 million? I can't imagine. She's hit the Wall Street Journal top ten bestseller list eleven times, and is a three time winner of the Daphne du Maurier award. Her 2017 release, A Merciful Death was a #1 Amazon overall bestseller and has been optioned for TV.

She's an International Thrillers Writers finalist and a Romantic Times finalist. Come meet her!

Wine optional. ;)

Here's Where to Meet New Authors

Tonight  at 7pm EST come hang out in a Zoom Book Club.
We meet every Wednesday night.

Click this Zoom Link

Meeting ID: 712 9191 3535

Password: X0P3Zv

If you want to attend on your phone, check out the Zoom app Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. It's free. Once you're set up, you just press a button and you're in.

See you there!

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Image credit for banner:  Photo by Gorbachevsergeyfoto on Pixabay.com / Design by Kayelle Allen


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Introducing the Antonello Brothers: Immortal series

#PietasFans who loved the immortal king in the Bringer of Chaos series will find the Master of Misdirection quite active in the Tarthian Empire.

The story universe occupied by the Antonello Brothers also includes Luc, known as Cyken to other Sempervians.

The most powerful man in the Empire, Luc's presence and influence dominate every book. No longer background characters as they were in the Antonello Brothers series, in Antonello Brothers: Immortal, the Sempervians take center stage.
Pre-order the series: https://amzn.to/2N4d7lX

I hope I can pull this off...

Taking advice on how to write books, and how to market them, is something I've done for the past seventeen years. One piece -- put the book on pre-order to force yourself to finish. Because if you miss a deadline on Amazon, it's a full year before you can offer a pre-order again. Who cares about pre-orders? All the sales prior to release count as first day sales, pushing your book higher in rank on Amazon.

Surrender Love is written. Almost completely edited. Ring of the Dragon is done. In edits now. Forever Love is about fifty percent through.  It's not like releasing a series isn't doable. Still, it's a big risk.

I struggled with Forever Love in the past (back then it was going to be called Surrender Trust). But back then, I didn't know the characters. Now I do. I can do this. I'll just remind myself of that storybook hero I loved as a child. The Little Engine that Could. I think I can...

Wish me luck!

Opening paragraphs for each book

Surrender Love

Luc Saint-Cyr slumped in the back of his hoversine, putting off the inevitable, because as bad as it felt being dumped, pity made things worse. All the oh-poor-Luc-how-are-you-doing questions made him want to rip heads off people. How did they think he was doing? He went home alone every night and faced the same four walls with no one inside them but himself and his android servants. As much as he appreciated them, the androids didn't love him. Apparently, neither had Wulf Gabriel.

Ring of the Dragon

"Soon, my beauty." In lurk mode, the faint hum of le Persequor's engines made a not-sound, as if the vessel pulsed within a cocoon. A slumbering beast awaiting the order to slough off the chains of peace and seize control. Striding down the doorless corridor toward his stateroom, Pietas ap Lorectic slid one hand against the pale blue bulkhead. "Our time will come."

Forever Love

"Luc, please don't go yet." Using the claws of one hand, Izzorah Ceeow pierced his lover's jacket front to hold him close, willing him not to worry over the decision they'd made. To show Luc the love and perfect trust he offered, Izzorah angled both ears straight up and forward. "I want a good-bye kiss."

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #LGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
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5 Myths About How Cats View Humans #humor #MFRWhooks #SciFi

 

I write Science Fiction Romance, and many of my stories involve the Kin, a feline humanoid species who are at once quite human and quite catlike. It occurred to me that discussing myths about how cats view humans might be helpful in understanding how the Kin view humans.

Here are my top five myths.

Myth #1: Cats don't like humans.

Cats like humans very much. They think humans are useful domestic animals. If possible, I'm told, every cat should own at least one.

Kin like humans too, but because humans fight so hard for independence, it's difficult to own one. Besides, unlike Kin who use only natural cleansers, humans tend to groom themselves with scented soaps and lotions, and the smell is-- well... the smell.

Myth #2: Cats don't listen to humans.

Cats listen. They occasionally blink to show they've registered human words. Now and then a cat will twitch its tail in response. Listening does not imply cats care what humans are saying. That is an entirely different matter.

Kin listen to humans. It's just that with the placement of Kin ears on the upper parts and sides of their heads -- the human voice enters on one side, and goes right out the other.

Myth #3: Cats don't pay attention to humans

Far from true. Cats completely understand the meaning of focus, and nothing comes between them and their quarry when hunting -- unless they want it to.

The Kin focus extremely well, but are capable of switching focus in an instant, giving the impression they are not paying attention.

Myth #4: Training is difficult with cats.

False. Most cats can have a human trained within 48 hours.

A Kin needs far less time.

Myth #5: Cats expect humans to feed them.

This is mostly true. However, many cats are capable of rustling up a mouse or other pest for dinner if forced to fend for themselves. That said, this is no excuse to abandon them.

Kin have no need of anyone to feed them. They have opposable thumbs and can manage quite well in the kitchen. That said, if you live with one of these fascinating creatures, you learn quickly there is no snooze button on a Kin who wants breakfast.

5 Myths About How Cats View Humans #humor #MFRWhooks #SciFi

Surrender Love

An Immortal Alpha Male / Submissive Alien MM Science Fiction Romance Novel

With his heart freshly broken, does he dare to love again?

Luc is a 12,000-year-old immortal alpha male, and the most powerful man in an intergalactic empire of 22 planets. When his mortal lover walks away, the smart thing is to move on and forget, but how can he bear his loneliness, life after life?

When Izzorah landed on Tarth five years ago, he'd been nothing but a feline-humanoid alien from the backwoods of a distant world, but he made himself into a rock star. When Luc rescues Izzy from a terrible situation, the adorable Kin hero, who has an almost superpower ability to smell every subtle change of emotion, falls for the heartbroken leader.

This might be the soulmate Luc has hoped for. The one person to whom he can surrender his heart. But to bring his beloved closer means revealing every damning secret, every twisted truth, and every hidden lie.

Surrender Love is a heart-melting Sci-Fi Romance novel sure to induce an insatiable desire for sequels, which fortunately, are on their way.

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How could a killer with soulless, nightmare eyes ever care for a child? #Excerpt from A Stolen Heart #SpaceOpera #MFRWauthor

Nightmare Eyes: a scene from A Stolen Heart

(this book is coming soon)

Luc has rescued a half-human three-year-old boy and to protect him, is taking him home as part of a foster program. Having worked with human teenagers for decades, he's comfortable with young people, but  children baffle him. And because his real eyes--his nightmare eyes--are terrifying to humans, he never reveals them to anyone.

While they are in Luc's hoversine, he realizes this child has better vision than most, because he's commented on something far in the distance.


"I can't believe you can see that far."

"I see better than humans." Senthys folded his hands. "Can you see that far?"

"You mean because I have 'weird' eyes?" Nightmare eyes, more like it.

"Uh huh."

"I have better vision than most people." How odd to have a discussion with a child. Usually, none stayed in his presence long enough to say hello.

"Do they hurt?"

"My eyes?" His real eyes would send the boy screaming in the other direction, but it was sweet of him to show concern. "They don't hurt. I cover them for protection."

The boy squinted. "Do my eyes need 'tection?"

"Pro-tection." He patted the boy's hand. "Yours are fine. Mine are sensitive to light." It was an old lie but kept people from asking him to show them his real eyes. He fished out dark glasses he wore in the event of a lens failure, and put them on. "I wear these if I'm in the sun all day."

"Can I try?"

Luc considered it. "Why not?" He pulled them off and helped the boy adjust them over his ears and nose.

The wraparound glasses dwarfed the young face. When they slid down his nose, the child tilted back his head and pushed them up.

"Don't move." After pulling out his mobile, Luc captured an image. Without proof, his friends would never believe he'd been this close to a child without it fleeing in terror.

"Do us!" Senthys patted the seat beside him. "Take our picture."

Luc set his device to hover an arm's length away, then put his head closer to the boy's. "Portrait. Capture." The mobile made a soft click signaling completion.

When he showed the image to the boy, Senthys squealed. "That's me! And that's you."

"Yes, it is." The glasses had the name Draap on the earpiece. No kid this age could afford those and it was Luc's preferred brand. Proof he hadn't faked the entire thing. His friends would lose substantial bet money with this.

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The Antonello Brothers Series

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You'll find Senth and Luc mentioned in many books in my story universe.
Download a printable book list and check them off as you read.


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"Look what I bought," women said of him #SciFi #Romance

From For Women Only

In this scene from For Women Only, Khyff awakens beside Mehfawni, the feline-humanoid Kin ambassador to the Tarthian Empire. He'd been ordered to seduce her, part of a complicated ploy by the Empress, who wants to remove Mehfawni from the Kin line of succession.
The seduction took no time on Khyff's part. The moment Mehfawni saw the gorgeous blond and blue-eyed human, she pursued him.

Khyff has always been a plaything for women to enjoy, never a person to get to know. Until he meets Fawni.

Khyff drifted off to sleep, more comfortable than he could remember being in years and woke sometime later to the feel of a hand sliding down his abs and across his belly. He opened his eyes.

"Look what I bought," women said of him #SciFi #RomanceWhen she noticed he was watching her, mild surprise widened Mehfawni's big golden eyes with their jade green flecks. "Oh, you're awake."
"Mmm."
"I hope I didn't wake you. You looked..." She sighed. "I wanted to touch you. You're so smooth."
"It's okay. You can touch me any time you like." He stretched. It felt good to be rested. No light showed at the windows. "What time is it?"
She shrugged. "I pay no attention to such things. Local time. Tradestandard time. Time zones. Time to hold council. Time to sleep." She hooked her claws into the air, a picture of frustration. "My staff open doors and pour wine and feed me. They lay out my clothes and draw my bath. All the rest of my life is work." She dragged the tips of her claws down his body.
Khyff's skin jumped, still hypersensitive after their riotous lovemaking.
"This--" she stroked his belly "--is outside time. This is my time. I will not look at clocks while I'm with you."
Warmth swept over him that had nothing to do with sex. He turned the feeling over in his mind, unsure what to make of it, and held out his arms.
She moved into his embrace, body flush against his at leg and groin, skin pressed against his. She lay half atop him, leaning a bit to one side, propped on one elbow.
"Are you hungry, Khyff?"
He hadn't noticed until she asked. "Starving. I have plenty of food in the kitchen. What would you like?"

"Besides you?"
"You can have me, too."
She tapped his nose and sat up. "I want to take you out to dinner. In Tarth City, surely there is always food ready somewhere."
"I know plenty of places." They had told him to prepare to be spoiled. Kin females were accustomed to being in charge. Khyff hadn't mentioned he was used to women paying his way. They liked to flaunt him to their friends and display him like a new charm on their wrist bracelets. Look what I bought.
"Somewhere quiet." Mehfawni folded her legs, elbows on her knees. "I don't wish women to gawk at you when you're with me."


Khyff's secret truth could devastate her family and make her an outcast. She should shun this human, return to her own people and forget him. Yet how can she let him suffer in the darkness that binds his heart?

His secret truth is her people's darkest lie...

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The Antonello Brothers Series

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