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Pietas, the Bringer of Chaos himself, would definitely drink from this mug!

When I saw it, I immediately bought the thing. It holds plenty of coffee and the handle fits well.

I'll ship one of these mugs directly from Amazon, to any address in the US.

If you're outside our borders, I'll swap out a gift certificate for the same amount.

Enter here:


Here's an excerpt where Pietas's father has just argued with him about attending peace talks. Pietas is dead set against it.

"You're a storm of ice, Son." The empathic ability of an Ultra generated physical sensations in response to emotions. Some pleasant, others not. Pietas's father shivered as he strolled further into the room. "Opening your shields would convince others you're as deluded as they thought. A shame to be impeached so soon after being elected. Do yourself a favor, and confine your opinions to verbal sharing. Not that you were ever much of a telepath."

How like his father to offer insults as advice. "Why? No one listens. You don't. One wonders how you led our people."

"I listened to the people, not you." Mahikos swung open the carved wooden doors of a tall bar. "You listen only to yourself." No doubt he would soon harp on his favorite topic, peace at any cost.

All it took for Pietas to remember why that was unwise was to see that bar. The finely carved wooden cabinet took up most of one wall, an anachronism, archaic among the sleek and modern lines of the ship. Its beauty evoked the past, a time when Ultra artisans crafted fine designs and took pride in their work.

Before war and human avarice devastated whole planets.

Pick up the first story in the Bringer of Chaos series, Lights Out, free by joining a reader group!

Lights Out

Lights Out: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

Origin of Pietas

Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

Forged in Fire

Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos #SpaceOpera #SciFi

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.

Contest: Antonello Brothers on Tour #scifi #IAN1 #ASMSGThe Antonello Brothers series is a set of Scifi Romance novels set in the Tarthian Empire. If you’ve never read one of these books, you’re in for a treat. The book Bro tells how the brothers met, and it’s free. I can hear you thinking, “Wait, what? They’re brothers but they had to meet? How did that happen?” I’m glad you asked. Senth and Khyff did not grow up together. They were separated at Senth’s birth. Khyff was told Senth was dead. Senth never knew Khyff existed. The book Bro explains a bit about how that happened, and shows the brothers and their first tumultuous meeting. When you join my Romance Lives Forever Reader Group, you get Bro free, and the next day, you get another, the Tarthian Tour Company Top Stops. It’s an illustrated book of places in the Tarthian Empire. It’s full of original art and fun insights.

To help people learn about the Antonello Brothers, I’m taking them on tour with the company Book About. Cindy Bidwell, the owner, also works with The Author’s Secret (my company) sharing her expertise in areas such as setting up a book tour, taking down pirates, and more services for authors. She’s doing my tour because she’s one of the best. I hope you’ll go visit all the sites. To encourage you to do that, I’m running a contest.

Tour Contest

This contest is in conjunction with the tour. Here’s how it works. Every link on the tour is to a blog. On the blogs, you have the option to leave a comment. To be entered for the grand prize, leave a comment. Each comment will get you one entry. What’s the grand prize? A $25 gift certificate to either Amazon or Barnes and Noble, winner’s choice. At the end of the contest, I’ll have an extra special giveaway for everyone who entered and left a comment.

Winner will be announced on Oct 25th here on the blog. Prize will be awarded via email. The winner will need to provide me with an email address and the choice of gift certificates. If the winner does not claim the prize within 5 days, I will choose another winner.

Each link below opens in a new window so you can come back here and leave a note once you comment. Tell me the site, and that you left a note, and your name (example Stormy Nights, commented, Jane Smith).

Here are the links:

Tour Sites

October 11
Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin’
Paging Through the Days
Charline’s Blog and More…
The Multiverses of Liza O’Connor
October 12
The Snarkology
October 13
Book About
October 14
Colby’s Cove
October 15
Where Books Lead Us
October 17
Romance Junkies
October 18
Let’s Talk About Books
October 19
Wyndy Dee
October 20
Obsessive Compulsive Divalicious Books Pimps and Promos Blog
October 21
Cafe Art Space
October 23
Paging Through the Days
October 24
Nerd Girl Official

Bro is on Tour

Bro is on Tour

The Book About Blog Tour is managed by Cindy Bidwell.

While you’re here, if you haven’t grabbed your copy of Bro yet, what are you waiting for? Have fun, and good luck!


Do you love chocolate and cherries? So do Luc and Izzorah!

Surrender Forever Dessert Contest

In Surrender Love, Luc and Izzorah share a dessert made with chocolate and cherries. I decided to look for real world recipes and include them in a giveaway booklet for readers when the book is released.

You can enter your recipe! Details and how to enter below.

Excerpt: the dessert scene from Surrender Love

Luc and Izzorah have finished dinner alone and have polished off a delicious dessert with chocolate and cherries. In the final edition, the dessert will be chosen from the Surrender Forever Dessert Contest. Here, it's cheesecake.


After dinner, they enjoyed a light wine while they each tore into massive slices of cheesecake topped with a thick sauce of fresh cherries in brandy.

"Oh, stars that was good." Izzorah put down his fork. "If my father hadn't raised me to be polite, I swear I'd lick my plate. That was the best dessert ever. McDoth is an amazing cook."

"That was straight from Batchelor's."

"They make cheesecake?"

"Yes. Yvan's famous for it. That one had all the creaminess I've learned to expect from their kitchen."

"I never thought they'd be famous for food. No wonder everyone wants to go there." Izzorah leaned back in his chair. "I probably ate way too much, but I was hungry."

"Same here. No worry. I'm sure we'll work it off." Luc's plate still held crumbles of crust from the cheesecake, along with a smear of cherries. "You know, since you and I are alone..." On impulse, he lifted the dessert plate and while holding Izzorah's gaze, gave it a long, slow lick.

Izzorah giggled, biting his lip. He picked up his plate as well and gave the plate a quick lick with the tip of his tongue.

Luc stroked his tongue across the plate, taking his time, letting his gaze tell Izzorah how delicious it tasted -- and felt.

Color rose in Izzorah's cheeks. His lashes lowered. He performed a far more thorough lick. He gave Luc a slow, sultry smile and then stroked his tongue along the edge of the plate. The soft wet barbs on his tongue glistened in the light.

Stifling an oath, Luc struggled for composure. The tightness in his throat had nothing to do with the surfeit of sugar.

Surrender Forever Dessert Contest Rules

Recipes MUST INCLUDE chocolate and cherries.

Recipes must be original, created by the entrant.

Entrant must have the right to share the recipe.

Recipe must contain common ingredients available in local stores or online.

Limit of 10 (ten) ingredients other than salt, water, milk, oil, or other liquid.*

Entrant must provide a title for the recipe (Ex. Mary's Chocolate Cheesecake).

Entrant may use a pen name or username for publication.

CONTEST ENDS 12:01 AM Eastern on Feb 1, 2021.

*This is to keep the printing size of the booklet small.



No sales will be generated from this booklet. It is intended as a giveaway for readers. A free PDF copy will be provided to all entrants upon publication.

One Grand Prize Winner recipe will be chosen for inclusion in Surrender Love. The creator of the recipe will be mentioned in the acknowledgements of the book.

Recipes of all entrants may be included in the giveaway booklet at the sole discretion of the author, Kayelle Allen.

No purchase is necessary.

Void where prohibited by law.

Age 18 and up only.

Enter your recipe and details here. https://forms.gle/S3mZjGrNvz9nrT167

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Sign up for my review team.

Preorder Now Available

Amazon - will be in Kindle Unlimited and in print Feb 20, 2021

Read a sample of Surrender Love (no sign-up necessary)

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Sweeten up the holidays with the Cookie Baker’s Dream Prize Pack

Cookie Baker's Dream Pack

Cookie Baker’s Dream Pack

It’s Christmas Cookie time and I’m giving away a cookie baker’s dream pack. Why? It’s all about the spirit of giving. My friend Houston Havens and I wanted to show our appreciation to our fans and readers by giving back a little something for the holidays. We’re each giving away a gift basket to one US winner, and a gift certificate to one international winner. Don’t miss out.

Enter on my Facebook page simply by leaving a comment on the image of the Cookie Baker’s Dream Prize Pack. You can see a copy of it below, but you can’t enter by commenting here. Go to this page:  https://facebook.com/kayelleallen.author

Goodies you could win include:

1 Christmas Sweater 3D Cookie Cutter set (recipe on back)
1 Santa Claus 3D Cookie Cutter set (recipe on back)
1 Gingerbread House 3D Cookie Cutter set (recipe on back)
1 cookie cutter set (6 pieces)
1 cookie turner spatula
1 cookie timer
3 cookie serving platters (tree, candy cane, candy twist)
3 packs of treat bags (5-8 each)
1 holly printed kitchen towel
2 holly printed oven mitts
2 holly printed pot holders

Please be sure to head over to Houston’s Facebook page to enter her giveaway. If you like a little more heat in your romance, and you’re looking for a way to sizzle up the holidays, her glamour stocking stuffing prize pack is perfect. https://www.facebook.com/HoustonHavens/

Two winners – one US, one international

To enter, comment on the picture (must be done on Facebook). That’s it! How easy is that?

Winner will be chosen randomly from the comment section on December 6th. Liking, sharing, and tagging are optional, but appreciated.

Here are the disclaimers and rules Facebook wants us to post: Must be 18 or older to enter. Cookie Baker’s Dream Prize pack is open to US addresses only. International readers will be entered for a $15 gift certificate from either Barnes and Noble, or Amazon (winner’s choice). Check back to see if you won. The winner’s name will be announced on Facebook on Sunday, December 6 in the evening (ET). You must enter by commenting on the image in Facebook. Winner must reply on the author page on Facebook within 48 hours of announcement or a new winner will be picked. This promo is not endorsed or affiliated with Facebook in any way, it’s just being held there. Void where prohibited.

To join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group and get two free books, sign up right on this site. If you haven’t picked up your copy of my sweet feel-good holiday story, A Romance for Christmas, it’s available at all major retailers:

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