The heroes from
At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
and For Women Only
each grew up without
knowing the other existed.
the brothers meet
for the first time.
Prequel to the Antonello Brothers Series
Meet the Bro Characters
Senth Antonello: Fun-loving. Half-human half-feline humanoid. Professional thief. What determines whether Senth can open a lock? One thing: If it's in reach.
Khyff Antonello: Hope-less. Human. Professional pleasure-giver caught in a soul-crushing predicament. What drives him? His freedom, just out of reach -- and the desire for revenge on the one responsible for his slavery; the brother he thought died at birth.
Luc Saint-Cyr: Power-magnet. Human-ish. Adoptive father of Senth. The empire calls him The Man, ruler of a thousand questionable ventures with enough power and wealth to buy a planet. What Luc wants? To protect the only person he's ever considered family.
Once these brothers meet, the Tarthian Empire will never be the same. Neither will the man who brings them together.
Bro has adult themes but NO graphic or explicit content.
Excerpt from Bro
The prequel to the Antonello Brothers Science Fiction Romance series, Bro is Sci Fi from the sweeter side of the galaxy.
When you can be invisible, invisible secrets are revealed...
Inside the Thieves' Guild, Senth Antonello signed for his new cloak, thanked the worker, and carried the midnight blue garment down the stairs. The cloak pickup line wound down the stairs and back and forth across the entry hall of the Guild like one of those rides at Planet Fun.
Senth had skipped the line, thanks to his adoptive father's clout. It sucked being expected to live up to the Man's reputation, but there were times being the son of a former grand master had its perks.
In the foyer, he shook out the cloak. After slipping it on, he checked himself out in the mirror. The cloak looked like nothing more than a loose fitting coat, with a back that fell straight down from his shoulders to the ground. Hidden pockets allowed him to carry equipment and stash items. He could tuck his arms inside the front and wear it like a cape.
Senth pulled on gloves of the same material and then lifted the hood. Nightstealth film embedded in the cloth activated. Nothing showed in the mirror. No reflection of himself. Like he'd been erased from the room. He turned right, then left.
"Nada, zip, zilch, zero. I'm invisible." He pumped both fists. "Yes!"
If the upgrade worked on copbots and people as well as it did on mirrors, no one would see him, and he'd be no more than a shadow to everyone else. And just how perfect was that? Now he'd live up to his guild name, Blue Shadow.
At least until the copbots upgraded their settings and everybody else got theirs.
Time to test it in public.
Once he'd stepped outside the Thieves' Guild, Senth proceeded down the street, gaining the required distance from the entrance. Commit thievery on the grounds and they'd blackball you so hard you'd-- He shook off the thought. After he reached the limit, he skirted around a businessman and backed away, the man's ID in hand. Senth tucked it into one of the cloak's myriad pockets. A male worker in a dirty uniform lumbered past. No trouble unclipping a debit bracelet fastened to the guy's belt.
Of course they felt nothing--his skills ensured that, but the upgraded cloak worked so well no one even looked in his direction. For fun, Senth re-clipped the bracelet on the worker, and then followed the businessman for a block before tucking the ID back into the man's pocket.
Now to see how well the cloak would let him evade after being seen. He pushed back the hood, which turned off the nightstealth, and stepped right in front of a teenaged boy.
Senth let him get a good look at his face.
The kid glared. "Watch where you're going, you half-human freak."
"Half-human? You mean HalfKin." Senth gestured to his catlike eyes. "Get it right, kid." He bared his fangs and hissed.
The punk backed off, and then darted around him. Senth tucked the guy's debit bracelet into a pocket, and then moved off the sidewalk and raised the hood, but did nothing else to hide.
The kid suddenly glanced at his empty wrist and whirled around, his gaze searching the ground. He hurried past Senth without speaking, once in one direction, and once in the other, and kept going.
"Should I return his bracelet? No, I think he should've said 'excuse me, sir.' He owes me a 'sir-charge'." He pushed back the hood and started walking.
A buzz at his wrist alerted him to a message. He withdrew his mobile and set the device to read-only mode, rather than bring it up on holovid.
The message required a password, which told Senth who had sent it. His Sen'dai--guild master--and father, Luc Saint-Cyr.
The Guild didn't accept non-humans, unless they were enslaved to a human member. No one could rise past level ten, unless related to a human member. Guild-arranged marriages and adoptions happened regularly. To keep the Guild happy, Saint-Cyr was Senth's lord and master and his adoptive father.
Could his Sen'dai send a note the way anyone else would? Of course not. No, the Man had to do it with mystery and ceremony.
Folks in this town never referred to Saint-Cyr by name. You could hear the capital letters when they called him the Man, or referred to him as the Harbinger. His father was the crime lord all the other crime lords wanted to be when they grew up.
"Ooh, big scary Man." He thumbed off the device. "Please let this be a job and not him thinking I screwed up." Senth ducked into a coffee shop and made his father's handsign to the worker behind the counter, then slipped into a back room to access the password function in private. That he had no idea what the password might be did not deter him. It took seconds to break in.
"This is prolly some test to see how fast I can break these suckers." He opened the message, and then brought the device to his ear.
"A worker at the Guild says he's met a man who claims you're family. Come home and we'll discuss it. Now." The message ended.
Senth jerked the device from his ear. "No way I heard that right." He pressed play and brought it to his ear.
"The idBot messaging system regrets that your message has been deleted. Would you like to access another message at this time?"
"No, I wouldn't like to access another message. I want to hear this message." He poked at the screen. None of the usual options showed. After several fruitless minutes, he resorted to asking for help. "IdBot, how do I replay the message?"
"Message has been deleted."
"I know that, you stupid machine. Undelete it."
"IdBot is unable to comply."
Senth swore under his breath. "Why?"
"Message was delivered as hear-once-and-delete. Would you like to access another message at this time?"
"No, I wouldn't, idiotBot. Thank you not very much." Senth turned off the device and put it in his pocket. "Why is Dad sending me encrypted hear-once messages? What in the worlds is going on?"
Where to buy Bro
Coming soon on Amazon. Free on Kindle Unlimited
When you can make yourself invisible, invisible truths are revealed.
Take two brothers: one a half-blood thief, one a pleasure slave. Raise them in different worlds, reunite them by fate, mix in a powerful immortal, and you have Bro, the story behind the Antonello Brothers.
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