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When your android helper isn't helpful at all #PietasFans #SciFi #MMRomance

In this scene from Ring of the Dragon, Pietas is awaiting the arrival of General Cyken. The immortal king opted for casual wear instead of his uniform because Pietas and Cyken had been lovers for untold eons, and Pietas wants to impress him, refusing to believe it's over.

So now he's on his own fretting over whether Cyken will like what he sees, and depending on his android bodyguard/servant to fill him in on the man's arrival.

Pietas should have left his hair down instead of having it tied back. He reached up, but stopped short. He couldn't lift his arms far enough to remove the elastic tie without aggravating his old injury. Pushing beyond the normal ache left him in pain for days.

He could ask for assistance, but what kind of king was so indecisive he couldn't decide how to wear his hair?

As Cyken was so fond of saying, "Not happening, Pietas." Up it stayed.

Besides, to Cyken, outward appearances meant nothing.

Then why change clothes three times? This was ridiculous. Pietas lived in uniform. He ought to have worn that.

Made this meeting more formal. King and subject.

But no, Pietas had opted for casual. Relaxed and inviting.

"Stand there and don't move. Be patient for once in your life. Stop fussing. You look fine. You will not look in the mirror. You will stop worrying. Hold your head up, keep your shoulders back and ignore the pain. You can do this. You will do this."

The silence dragged on his nerves.

Oh, what was the use? Cyken would still find him lacking.

Where was the man? Why wasn't he here yet?

The entrance opened, but it was only Uurah.

"Where is he?"

The android bowed. "His ship is docking."

Pietas did a slow pivot. "Presentable?"

"On the viewscreen, he appeared to be wearing a suit, my lord. Quite presentable."

Tightening his jaws, Pietas showed him a toothless smile. "Thank you ever so much. Now, how do I look?"

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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Pietas model: Nik Nitsvetov

The Antonello Brothers: Immortal series #SciFi #SpaceOpera #Romance by Kayelle Allen

Forever Love -- the third book in the Antonello Brothers: Immortal series makes its debut today, May 13, 2021.

Writing this series has been a huge blessing and a joy. It's also been one of the hardest and most daring things I've ever done. I pushed myself with tight deadlines and the idea of a bonus story for each book.

I met every deadline and wrote the additional stories. It wasn't easy, but I'm glad I did it.

Thank you for your help in making these books a success.

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

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Oh yeah? So claw me #Excerpt Forever Love #SciFi #MMRomance

In this scene from Forever Love, Izzorah and his cousin, Chynk, are touring Kin Kids Healthcare. Izzorah helped create the facility for children who don't have government healthcare. In general, any child whose parent/s are undocumented aliens can be covered.

Excerpt - Kin Kids Healthcare

Izzorah accompanied Chynk to the entrance of the clinic, but once there, his cousin halted. "Izzy, the construction people say the smells will be gone in a day or two, but I think it's going to take more time. I'll get us each a filter mask. Wait here."

"It's fine. I'll go with you."

"No." Chynk stabbed a finger at the ground. "Stay put." He held up a small breather, a mask that fit only over the mouth and nose. "I have this. You don't." With a glare at Izzorah and another meaningful stab at the floor, Chynk held the mask over his nose as he went back inside.

After taking a gulp of fresh air, Izzorah re-entered. The ceiling in the new clinic was almost as high as the central hearth in a Kin's home. Not as high as Luc's ceilings, but still way up there. The open rafters looked natural. No paint on the wood. Wide windows with arches at the tops let in plenty of light, just like back home. The walls were such a light green they looked white at first. A curving, kanya wood counter wrapped one side of the room. You could see into the office behind it, and past that, into the open doors of treatment rooms.

"What are you doing in here?" Chynk kitsed, still out of sight. The Kin's subsonic language, a step down from telepathy and a step up from speech. It allowed private communication around humans.

On their homeworld, females used it in hunting seasons, but males were discouraged from using it. His father said he sometimes did with other dads at family gatherings. Izzorah's cousins had used it back when he couldn't see. Through kits, they had been his eyes.

"Where are you?" Izzorah kitsed back. "How did you know I'd come in?"

"I'm downstairs, and I know because you're a skik who can't follow directions."

"Well, I was curious." Izzorah kitsed back. "So claw me." Light-headed and with his eyes burning, he darted back outside to breathe.

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
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#Excerpt What happens when he must face his greatest fear #PietasFans #SciFi

In this scene from Forever Love, Izzorah is spending time with Pietas, hoping to understand him. The one thing Izzorah fears most is falling from a great height, due to an accident several years ago. He is barely able to stand near a window in a tall building. Pietas has led him into an aviary built for dragons, unaware of his fear.

Excerpt from Forever Love

Pietas turned on soft red lights that glowed in the floor, like the backstage of a concert.

This room echoed as if it were huge, but in the dark, Izzorah couldn't tell. Where were they?

"Come in." The lights brightened and revealed steps and seats, like a stadium or theater. "Mind your feet." Pietas offered a hand.

Izzorah slid his hands into his pockets. "Thanks, but I'm good."

"As you wish." Pietas went down a few steps. "Join me. I want to show you something that I guarantee you've never seen before."

Though it was dark, the light along the steps revealed enough for Izzorah to find his way. Impossible when he'd had limited sight, but now, easy. He went down three steps. Paused. Listened. The sound echoed even more here.

Pietas touched his arm. "One more."

Izzorah took the final step. The sound changed. Hollowed, as if the ceiling rose far above them.

Or the floor dropped away.

"Where are we?" Heart in his throat, Izzorah fumbled back, but almost tripped over a step. He threw out his hands for balance.

"Easy." Pietas took his arm, steadying him. "This is the aviary. One of your tests will be here, but I'm giving you a peek from a different angle. Lights."

Overhead lights snapped on, flooding the room like sunlight.

The room stretched out into nothingness.

Sandy-colored floor.

Black walls.

Soaring ceiling.

Space.

The room tilted.

The maw opened, pulling him down.

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
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Leaving Tarth, a short scifi by Kayelle Allen

Leaving Tarth

Leaving Tarth is an expanded epilogue for Forever Love. After you read "the end" and think "I wonder..." This story will fill in the blanks.

The original title was going to be "Wedding Pictures" because how can you have a wedding without pictures?

But how do you see them, and with whom?

Excerpt

In his office, Luc handed Ms. Mead the last document requiring his signature and leaned back in his chair. "Hard to believe this time tomorrow, I'll be on a ship bound for the edge of the Empire on a honeymoon with the man I'm crazy about. I'm one lucky guy."

"Shall I remind you what you usually say about luck?"

He rocked forward and folded his hands on the desk. "What's that?"

"I believe the saying goes, 'the harder I work, the luckier I get.'"

How he treasured this woman. Her skills ensured his success, but no matter how much he paid her, it would never equal his esteem. "I'm going to miss you."

"Oh, you won't miss me." She shifted her hold on the documents. "I intend to withhold vital details just so you have to call in now and then."

With a laugh, he stood and went around the desk. "I believe you would." Luc draped an arm around her shoulders and gave her a light squeeze. Hands clasped behind him, he walked with her to the door of his office. "Izzorah made his choices for wedding pictures earlier today. I'm expecting Feeyona soon to go over mine."

"Nothing else is on your schedule. Have a wonderful trip, sir."

He bowed. "Thank you."

"I'll announce Ms. Joie when she arrives."

"No, just send her in. I'll be making some final notes. She won't be an interruption. Once she's here, feel free to go. I'll see Feeyona out myself."

"Very well. Goodnight, sir." She exited, shot him a smile, and drew both doors shut.

Luc had seated himself and pulled out his mobile when a faint glow across the room caught his attention. The silhouette of Pietas darkened one window.

The office doors were still shut, but that would change. "My lord, I'm expecting someone. You shouldn't be here."

His king stepped into the light. "I won't stay. I came to wish you a safe trip."

Luc stood and joined him. "Thank you. Is that the only reason?"

"I'm planning to leave the Empire for a few years."

The man was leaving? Declare a victory and break out champagne. Finally.

"Maybe I'll come back when you end your life here. Assuming," he added drily, "that you do plan such a thing."

"I figure another twenty years ought to do it. Those in other empires will be glad to see you." No, they wouldn't, and they both knew that, but Luc felt duty bound to say it. "After all, there's not much you can do here. No reason for you to stay."

 

Oh, but anyone who knows Pietas knows he never does what people expect... I hope you'll enjoy the story.

Forever Love is out May 13, 2021 and Leaving Tarth is a bonus.

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

Click covers for the buy link. Click text for the website page and excerpts.

#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

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


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In this scene from Forever Love, Izzorah and Luc are having breakfast aboard the king's massive ship. They've been joined by Teyhahss (aka Dark Hair), a character introduced in Ring of the Dragon, as well as two others. The table is crowded, but when Joss approaches, asking to sit, they make room.

Joss pulled up two chairs. "Pietas wanted to sit with the newbies." And she, Izzorah judged by her scent, wanted to sit with Pietas.

The man came up, a bowl of red melon in hand. He served it to Joss and sat beside her. "That was the last bowl. I know how much you like it."

"Thank you, my king." She smiled at him as if he were the only man in the room.

A male serving a female -- that was commonplace on Izzorah's homeworld. But to see a king serve someone... This man was a handful of contradictions.

Izzorah's kahlah sensed Joss's love, not the clingy desperation of a jealous lover, but giving, open, heartfelt.

Once he adjusted for the opposite way Pietas's emotions came across, the king's love for her was the same. They were more than close, and each held the other in the highest regard. But though each loved the other, neither was what the other truly needed. Apparently, it hadn't stopped them from finding joy.

"Question, Izzorah?" Pietas tilted his head.

"Sorry. I didn't mean to stare." He speared a slice of strawberry. "I was thinking..." He paused, guaging their interpretations of his words. "It's cool that you and Joss are such close friends."

"It's true. We are." Pietas pressed his shoulder against hers. "Joss was the first friend I made when I started my first life." He reached over and squeezed her hand. "It's safe to say, she taught me the three most important things in my life."

"What those things are?" Teyhahss asked.

"How to love." He smiled at Joss. "How to live, and how to die."

"And he taught me," Joss said, smiling back, "that to a mortal, death holds no beauty, but to an immortal, death holds no fear."


Forever Love will release on May 13, 2021. Preorder here. Surrender Love & Ring of the Dragon are available now.

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

Click covers for the buy link. Click text for the website page and excerpts.

#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

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


JOIN US FOR BOOKHOOKS
Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog.
It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current works in progress or previously published books by possibly new-to-you authors.
Thank you for stopping by. Please say hello or leave a note in the comments.

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