Lights Out! Plus 25 #SciFi and #SpaceOpera books Giveaway #MFRWhooks

Last week I promised a sneak peek at the first part of Lights Out, my new short story in the Bringer of Chaos series. This will be in the Expanding Universe anthology released in September. Click here to get a notice when the book is out. Ready? Here’s a hook — a small tease — from Lights Out.

Lights Out (Exclusive Preview)

If only the weapons-grade yammering would stop. Now.

Starch stiffened his pillowcase and the air reeked of antiseptic. Tornahdo pried open his eyes. An empty blood bag hung overhead. Stenciled equipment and gray walls screamed military hospital.

He’d died. Again.

A Spanish curse slipped out before he could stop it. His abuela would’ve washed his mind out with soap for thinking such a word. He made the sign of the cross and kissed his fingertips in respect.

After yanking out the tube stuck in his arm, he pressed a thumb over the entry point. Thankfully, this time, he wasn’t writhing on the floor in agony. Well, not yet.

The mind-numbing yapping continued.

“Did you hear?” a youthful voice bragged. “He killed six of ’em last night.”

“Yeah, but how long did they stay dead?”

“They’re not zombies or vampires. You can’t stake an Ultra through the heart or hold ’em off with garlic. If they didn’t come back to life, we couldn’t use their blood to save lives.”

The transfusion of enemy blood healed the hole in his arm in seconds. Tornahdo thumbed off the red smear and rolled over on the gurney.

Lights Out! Plus 25 #SciFi and #SpaceOpera books Giveaway #MFRWhooksDoes Tornahdo seem familiar? He becomes Six in the Bringer of Chaos books. Lights Out will reveal how he ended up facing the immortal king in the Origin of Pietas. Want a chance to win that book? Keep reading!

Today, I have a fun surprise I’d like to share with you.

I’ve teamed up with 25+ fantastic authors to give away a collection of Sci Fi and Space Opera ebooks, and there will be TWO lucky winners. The Grand Prize winners will receive 25+ ebooks, plus a brand new eReader. Oh, and did I mention you’ll receive a collection of FREE ebooks just for entering?

You can win my novel Bringer of Chaos: Origin of Pietas, plus books from authors like Jasper T Scott and Jeremy Robinson.

Enter the giveaway by clicking here:  Good luck and enjoy!

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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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8 Responses to Lights Out! Plus 25 #SciFi and #SpaceOpera books Giveaway #MFRWhooks

  1. Kayelle, just so you know, the link to enter the contest isn’t working.

  2. Loved the snippet. It really made me want to read the whole story. And what a great prize! Hope Lights Out does really well for all of you.

  3. I found the incongruity of this snippet amusing. Waking up dead yet alive, sleeping on a starched pillow (yuck!), taking out his own IV.

  4. He died – again. This sounds like its going to be interesting. Tweeted.