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New Antonello Brothers Book
99c ~ a standalone book in the series

He protected a half-human child from a scary monster. But now, who is rescuing whom?

Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos
99c ~ a standalone book in the series

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
99c ~ a standalone book in the series

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure on sale


Events listed below this area are out of date -- HOWEVER -- they often reflect books and prices that are permanent. Feel free to poke around and see what's still up. Each event has multiple books. You might find a sci fi book that keeps you turning pages!


 

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download and print free adult coloring books, free coloring books, Kayelle Allen coloring books

Free Coloring Books

 

Want to color a thank you for frontline workers? Here’s a link to a few I made. I hope they encourage you and others.

Coloring Pages to Thank Front Line Workers

Color the Characters, then read the books.

Are you looking for coloring books for adults? Want some that are FREE? This is the place. Free is my favorite price! Why did I make these? I love art and I love creating. I’m also an author. By combining my love of art with my love of the creative writing process, I have the best of both worlds. My son (Jamin Allen of Nimajination Studios) created nearly all the art. I added details and patterns. Click any image in the gallery below to download your printable books. Each one has a link inside to bring you back for fresh copies or to share with a friend. Have you tried coloring games? Pass out multiple copies of your coloring pages and have a contest. You decide what the rules are and how to play.

Links to the books

These all open in new windows so you can view, download, and then come back for more. Take all you want. There’s a link in the footer of each to this page so you can check back for more books.

Unstoppable Heroes and Heroines – Characters to Color
The Antonello Brothers
Peril – the Immortals’ Game
Pietas – the Bringer of Chaos
Flowers of the Tarthian Empire
Butterflies of Felidae
Tales of the Chosen

Want to know when more free coloring books are added? Join my Romance Lives Forever Reader Group now and you’ll have first dibs on new ones.  You’ll be first to know when my next book is released, plus you’ll get access to exclusive content limited to members. SEND ME THE BOOKS

Benefits of Coloring

In their Health division, the news giant CNN suggests you take a mental health day and enjoy coloring. Art therapy (making and creating artwork) can help “explore feelings, reconcile emotional conflicts, foster self-awareness” and more. Art helps adults de-stress and self-express. The activity can help achieve mindfulness.

Some books call themselves “art therapy.” Are they? It’s more likely you’ll achieve less stress if you’re creating the art yourself, rather than filling in someone else’s design in a coloring book. Painting on a blank canvas, laying out the design for a dress and then sewing it, building a sculpture with clay, and other art activities use a skillset different from coloring simple designs created by another person.

Does that mean you shouldn’t do it? Absolutely not. Adult coloring books are relaxing, fun, and takes your mind away from your troubles. That can be a good thing!
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How to Use Adult Coloring Books

The first thing to remember is — Relax! This is supposed to be fun. Now, with that out of the way, let’s talk about technique.

Don’t try to color the entire picture at one time. Your hand might cramp. You might lose patience. You could run out of ink. The point of adult coloring is to relax and take your time. Don’t do this on a schedule where you’re snapping your mental fingers saying “Hurry up!” Again, this is fun.

If you haven’t spent time coloring in a coloring book since you were a kid, it might surprise you that A) you still know how, and B) you need practice. If you’ve never colored before, congratulations! Coloring pictures will be relaxing and produce something beautiful you can enjoy seeing.

I print coupons on my computer, and there are always long strips of white paper left over. I use these to do color swatches when I’m working on a project.

Some basic “rules”
* Work from the outside in. It will help you keep from going outside the lines (if you’re trying to avoid that).
* Press gently. You can build up color by repeating strokes.
* Have a sharpener nearby for pencils. Use it often.
* Put the caps back on your pens. They might not dry out, but cleanup will be easier if you don’t have to find missing caps.
* Test your ink on a scrap paper first.
* You can never have too many pencils or pens!
* Color outside the lines. It’s okay. No one is going to slap your hand. Scribble in the margins and make your own doodles.
* Rules are made to be broken. The main thing is to have fun and relax.

Do I need special pens or pencils?

Not really. Feel free to sit down with your kids while they’re coloring and use their box of crayons. Not only is it a fun family time, it takes you back to your childhood. Remember opening that new box of crayons in school? The smell of the fresh crayons? Ahh… nice.

If you prefer fine-tipped pencils or gel pens, or you like vibrant colors, I can recommend these coloring pens and pencils for adult coloring books on Amazon.  Any will do. They are all good. These are popular items and are often on sale. You might find a real steal!

Prismacolor

Prismacolor is a wonderful brand with rich colors. This page will show you all the various types of coloring tools they carry. Lots to choose from!

Staedtler Johanna Basford Triplus Fineliner Pens (Set of 36)

These pens come in 36 brilliant colors. The barrels of the coloring pens are triangular, making them ergonomic. The nice thing about these pens is they can be left uncapped without drying out. They are available on Amazon Prime (free shipping).

Eparon 36-piece Gel Pen Set with 40 Unique Colors

You can get these on Amazon Prime without paying for shipping. There are standard coloring pens, neon, mixed pastel, solid pastel, and more. They are acid-free, non-toxic, and environmentally friendly.

Caliart 80 Supermarkers with Case

Also available on Amazon Prime, the Caliart supermarker set for adult coloring books has chisel-point tips, comes in primary and secondary colors, and includes its own case.


The content on this page may use referral links for which I am compensated. The links do not result in a higher price for you. Because of promotions or relationships, these links might provide savings. Read about our cookies, our full disclosure policy and simple privacy policy under the About menu. A printable list of books can be found under About > About Kayelle. Thank you for visiting my site!

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This edition of Lights Out includes Exclusive Reader Group
cover with Six's tattoo.

Free Space Opera - Lights Out (How "Six" Became "Six")

 

It's true. Six is a ghost. But not the kind you're thinking...

Lights Out

You thought your bootcamp was tough? Before you enlist in the service known as Ghost Corps, you have to die. Because if you're fighting immortals who always get back up, you'd better have a way to do the same thing.
Otherwise, it's Lights Out...

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Kelthia, home of the Thieves’ Guild

Visit another world on the Tarthian Tour Company's interactive website #SciFi #SpaceOpera Kayelle Allen

Welcome to Kelthia

Using the list below, click the name of a world to visit.
From each world, you may click the Tarthian Tour Company (TTC) logo to return to the tour page, click a world name to visit another planet, or click Kayelle Allen at the top to return the main website. 
In whatever part of the empire your journey takes you, the TTC wishes you a pleasant stay.

Kelthia, home of the Thieves' Guild

The planet Kelthia is one of the original worlds of the Tarthian Empire. Planetary shielding used in the empire has the effect of making some planets appear green. This is caused by HFO [harmonic frequency overlay], a simplistic way of saying the shields bend light. Inside the atomosphere, color variations are invisible to the human eye but Tyrans perceive it as shifting sky-colors or aurora borealis.

Click planet and tour images to open full-sized in another window.

Kelthia, home of the Thieves' Guild

Kelthia, home of the Thieves' Guild

Kelthia holds the distinction of being the wealthiest world in the Empire, Tarth only slightly behind. This is due in part to Kelthia's natural resources, but a large portion is earned through a most unusual source.

The Thieves' Guild has existed for centuries, and is a union-operated business. There are forty-six levels, each attainable only by rigorous testing. Kelthian law protects members of the union by granting immunity from prosecution for thieves operating under valid contracts. Thieves from this union are in demand on all worlds in the empire, and are especially useful in corporate environments. Pilfered trade secrets, gained under the auspices of a valid thief-contract, account for nearly twenty percent of the gross income for the planet.

Kelthian Thieves' Guild, Arcane Entrance

Members of the union pay taxes on only the first ten percent of their earnings, hence the common slang term for getting away with something, "He pays a thief's taxes".

Prostitution is legal throughout the empire, but it is lauded here, and Kelthian sex workers are often the epitome of beauty. Kelthia is also known for the manufacture of fine liquor, jewelry, and high fashion.

Kelthian natives are almost all dark-skinned, with jet-black, tightly curled hair and brown eyes. Only a small percentage have fair coloring.

One of the best-known Kelthians in the empire is Luc Saint-Cyr, aka "the Man," or the Harbinger, so-called for his ability to spot trends and influence. At one time he served as the Grand Master of the Thieves' Guild, but retired and turned his hand to business on Tarth. He is the wealthiest man in the empire, and is considered second in influence only to Empress Rheyn Destoiya, the Conqueror. The phrase "a harbinger of wealth" refers to earning power, and is a direct reference to him.

The impressive front of the Kelthia Thieves' Guild is shown. Note the size of the people compared to the building. Level Sixteen members and above earn an exclusive entrance. There is a separate entrance for the public.

The Thieves' Guild Council is considering opening for the first time to non-humans such as the Kin, Tyran, and Chiasmii, this will undoubtedly be the subject of much debate.

A skeleton key has always been the symbol of the guild. When wearing their cloaks (earned at Level Fifteen) thieves are able to enter through the wall bearing the giant key symbol. The cloak enables disruption of a special field which then allows its wearer to bypass what seems like solid marble. The cloak is activated by the wearer's DNA, thereby preventing its use by anyone other than the true owner. It has many other features.

Disclaimer

  • Use only TTC approved ships and shuttles.
  • Please note, the Tarthian Tour Company (TTC) is not responsible for injury or death resulting from non-approved portals and/or debarkation points.
  • For your safety and convenience, please stay within marked "TTC safe areas" while on board.
  • Avoid contact with animals in transport. Although all creatures on board have passed required health screenings, not all animals are tame. Do nothing to provoke attack.
  • If buying from local businesses while in port, look for the TTC seal of approval.
  • Unregistered firing weapons may be confiscated by the Weapons Regulation Board of the Imperial Armada. For the safety of all citizens, the Parliament on Tarth has banned any firing weapon not used for hunting.
  • Please report graffiti on TTC signs and passageways.
  • Tap TTC on your debit bracelet for more info.

Tarthian Tour Company art by Jamin Allen and/or Kayelle Allen
Some artwork includes compilation imagery courtesy of Depositphotos and Pixabay


The content on this page may use referral links for which I am compensated. The links do not result in a higher price for you. Because of promotions or relationships, these links might provide savings. Read about our cookies, our full disclosure policy and simple privacy policy under the About menu. A printable list of books can be found under About > About Kayelle. Thank you for visiting my site!

Thanks, but no thanks. Are you doing this one simple thing to end #PlasticPollution #NoPlasticStraws

There’s one simple thing each person can take to reduce plastic pollution in our oceans. Ask for no plastic straws in your drinks. Americans use 500 million straws daily. Once. That happens day after day, filling our landfills and contributing to ocean plastic.

What if every person reading this post shared it with a friend and pledged to reduce the amount of drinking straws they used each day?

Do that one simple thing: Here’s how

1. Personal commitment
Make a personal commitment to reduce your use of plastic straws when you dine out. When you order a drink, simply say, “No plastic straws, please.”

2. Ask your friends and family to commit
Share your commitment to no plastic straws with friends and family.

3. Ask your favorite restaurants to serve straws only on request
This will reduce plastic straw purchases, saving them money. If  restaurants served paper straws (or bambo, glass or stainless steel), it would make an impact on our communities and our world. You can even share how they can become part of the “No Plastic Straws” business movement. Want a printable card you can leave when you pay your bill? Click here and look at “Level 2” under Take Action.

4. Carry a reusable straw of your own
Amazon has a selection of reusable straws in bright colors and in steel and other forms. Try this one. These colorful straws fit the Yeti tumbler and other reusable drink bottles and come with a cleaning brush. You also get a cleaning brush with these sleek stainless steel straws  or with a cool bamboo set from The Other Straw.

My goal isn’t to sell you straws. It’s to make you aware of the problem and give you a step to take. Every step we take toward a solution makes a difference.
5. Find companies that pledge to use less plastic and give them your support.

Here’s one you might not have considered. Flooring. You will walk on your floor for many years, but eventually, it will end up in a landfill. Is it  made of material that will biodegrade? Check out what The New & Reclaimed Flooring Company is doing. What other companies are you discovering?

Please share this post on your social media and pledge to use fewer plastic straws each day. Remember, this is just one simple thing to do. What else can you try? Share it in the comments below.

Click this banner to see a full-sized infographic on plastic pollution in the oceans.

Drink from the glass instead: no plastic straws #plasticpollution #noplasticstraws

Live Stream the Kings of Chaos and Cosplay with @nitsvetov Nov 23 #PietasFans #Cosplay #SpaceOpera

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Live Stream

Watch the live stream of the new Pietas cosplay on Instagram November 23, 2019 at 8:00 am Eastern (4:00 pm Russia).

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Creating Armor

Last year, Nik Nitsvetov performed as Pietas from the Bringer of Chaos series for the Ritual of Strength. Last year was a live stream also. But before Pietas was king, he was a rookie a plebe in the Discord. Even the mightiest river has a beginning. Playing the immortal king as a rookie teenager in training ought to be fun to watch.

I've enjoyed seeing Nik create the armor Nano-Core designed for this cosplay. The final style is somewhat different because taking a brand-new design and transforming it into wearable armor is a lot of work. Nik had free reign to alter as needed to suit the cosplay. Join us and see the difference during the live stream of his newest cosplay on Saturday, November 23rd at 8:00 am Eastern.

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Nik Nitsvetov is a photographer and award-winning cosplayer who often serves as judge at conventions. A gamer and anime fan, he often cosplays characters from popular series. He lives in Russia and is a strong supporter of Russian Cosplay. His personal photography ranges from cosplay to portraits and often includes animals and nature. You will find him online through various social media.
Patreon https://www.patreon.com/nitsvetov/posts
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World Cosplay https://worldcosplay.net/en/member/Onframe

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Origin of Pietas is 99 cents thru November

Origin of Pietas

Forged in Fire

Lights Out

 
 
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