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Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #SpaceOpera

 

Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos
Universal book link (find it anywhere available) https://books2read.com/u/bpW7Kg

Books in this series include Origin of Pietas, and Lights Out. Links below.

An exiled immortal king must contend with the most dysfunctional family since forever.

Forged in Fire Excerpt

In this scene from Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, the not-quite-human Six offers water to the immortal king, Pietas.

Six slid their canteen off over his head and held it out to Pietas.
Accepting anything from a human, an altered one at that, had violated every instinct at first. To take from an enemy, yes. Always. Let one give you something as if you needed it? Admit a weakness before an enemy?
Never.
But this was Six.
Pietas took it.
Ultras could go days without water, but they consumed it when they had it. He wiped one dusty hand across his mouth. The satisfaction of assuaged thirst never failed to please. What simple things in life brought pleasure! In captivity, he'd dreamed of even a drop to cool his tongue. He'd sworn he'd never take water for granted again.
Six had offered it to their companions during the climb, but the entire lot refused anything a mortal's lips had touched. Yes, Six was a quasi-immortal. A dead human soldier who'd been resurrected and enhanced with Ultra blood. A "ghost." But to the others, that gave him even less status.
Pietas wavered on few things, but on this? Should he call the man human, mortal, quasi-immortal, or ghost? He'd elected to choose as the mood struck. But one in particular annoyed Six.
"Thanks, ghost." He thrust the canteen against Six's chest.
Staggering, he swore in Spanish. "Find another name for me."
"Tell me your mortal name then."
"You know I can't." Six scratched his cheek. "Gotta protect my family. If your kind knew who they were, they'd slaughter them. You wouldn't, but them?"
Now they were getting somewhere. "So you do trust me?"
"Pi, there's more honor in your left big toe than your entire race combined." He tipped up the canteen but then paused. "No offense."
"None taken. But we're stranded, my friend. Unless a miracle happens, by the time we get off this world, your family will be long dead." He added, "No offense."
Six finished his drink and plugged the canteen. "None taken. Sorry. Can't do it." He lifted the strap back over his head and settled it onto his shoulder, the canteen at his back. "Seriously, Pi, your people hear you call me you-know-what, it'll give away I was Ghost Corps. We both know what they'll do to me."

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Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos

Where to buy Forged in Fire: Bringer of Chaos

Universal book link (find it anywhere available) https://books2read.com/u/bpW7Kg

Join my Sci Fi or my Sci Fi + Romance reader group and you'll get free books, including Chaos and Endure, illustrated quote books with words of Pietas. You'll enjoy exclusive, insider contests and giveaways, plus gain advance access to links of member-only material and webpages. Best of all, you can read my new books for free. You can unsubscribe at any time.


Video for Bringer of Chaos

Who Are the Ultras featuring Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas
Voiceover performed by Zack Black
Images courtesy of: Depositphotos.com, Nik Nitsvetov and @by_cosphoto
Charon's Boat image custom designed by Nano-Core for the series
Video editor Zealot6 (fiverr.com/zealot6)
Based on the Sci Fi series Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen
Music: Dreams of War by Orchestralis, licensed via Dual Horns Studios Ltd

Our dear Bringer of Chaos makes a few rather... shall we say..."pointed" comments about humans while he explains how we use cookies on this site: Cookies
Do you dare to follow Pietas on Facebook?


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!

Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos

Bringer of Chaos: Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #SpaceOpera

 

Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos
Universal book link (find it anywhere available) https://books2read.com/u/4DovO7
Books in this series include Forged in Fire, and Lights Out. Links below.

On the day of impending peace talks with humans, Pietas, leader of the immortal Ultras, must bow to the will of the mighty Council or face impeachment. As suspected, the talks devolve into an inescapable trap. Faced with the destruction of his people, Pietas surrenders. Once imprisoned, he finds an unlikely ally in a human. Pietas will either doom his people to exile and face the end of his own immortality, or place his faith in that which he most hates. A human...

Origin of Pietas Excerpt

In this scene, Pietas experiences an unfamiliar situation -- a friend who has his back. It begins with Pietas speaking.

"My father would get so angry with me, Six. He'd say it under his breath, but I heard. He'd call me useless. I say that about myself."

"How can you think of yourself as useless? You're the most powerful Ultra ever created. Everybody knows that."

With a twitch of his fingers, Pietas dismissed the praise. "It is not how I feel. If I were telepathic, I could have found my people by now. If I were telepathic, I wouldn't have gotten us marooned on an alien world. No, my father was right. When it comes to telepathy, I am useless."

"Wow." Six tossed part of a small branch onto the fire, sending sparks spiraling upward. "Biggest pity party I've ever been to."

Pietas leaned on one hand to face Six. "What is a pity party?"

"When you feel sorry for yourself and expect others to do the same thing 'Poor me. Look how I'm suffering.' That's a pity party."

"Excuse me for sharing how I felt."

"You were doing fine, until you said you were useless. I don't care who told you that. It's a pure out-and-out lie and you know it. To let anybody else's opinion of you keep you from being your best..." Six threw down the stick. "Look, Ultra. That's not you, okay? Listen to me. I sat with you while you were nothing but two big blue eyes, and blackened skin stretched over bones. You couldn't lift your head, you were so weak. You tried not to show how much pain you were in, but I could see it. I could hear it in the way you panted, trying to breathe. The way you hobbled about as if all your bones were broken. But you fought like a caged animal to get your strength back. I will never accept any lie about you being useless. You're one of-- No, you are the strongest person I've ever known."

The pride at those words from so dear a friend--a human friend--brought tears to his eyes. Pietas turned his head, and blinked them away.

Read Origin of Pietas for free

Want to read this book and not pay for it? Legally. Here's how you can get the book at no cost.
Members of my Reader Groups have the opportunity to sign up for my Free Books Forever Club and download any of my books, just for asking. Get the full scoop on this page.


Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos

Where to buy Bringer of Chaos: Origin of Pietas

Universal book link (find it anywhere) https://books2read.com/u/4DovO7

Join my Sci Fi or my Sci Fi + Romance reader group and you'll get free books, including Chaos and Endure, illustrated quote books with words of Pietas. You'll enjoy exclusive, insider contests and giveaways, plus gain advance access to links of member-only material and webpages. Best of all, you can read my new books for free. You can unsubscribe at any time.


Video for Bringer of Chaos

Ritual of Strength performed by Nik Nitsvetov
Voiceover performed by Zack Black
Images courtesy of: Nik Nitsvetov and @by_cosphoto
Video editor Zealot6
Based on the Sci Fi series Bringer of Chaos by Kayelle Allen
Music: Coming of Time by Orchestralis, licensed via Dual Horns Studios Ltd

Our dear Bringer of Chaos makes a few rather... shall we say..."pointed" comments about humans while he explains how we use cookies on this site: Cookies
Do you dare to follow Pietas on Facebook?



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!

Specials and Special Events

 

Grab these short term giveaways
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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

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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!


Out of This World Adventure
Now - May 31, 2020

Out of This World Adventure with #SciFi #Alien Invasion #SpaceOpera Alternate Universe

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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!

Meet Pietas: Bad Boy King of Immortals #scifi #ASMSG

Meet Pietas? Is it safe?

Bringer of Chaos, the Origin of PietasMeet Pietas ap Lorectic, the Bad Boy King of the immortal Sempervians. He’s a shapeshifter, warrior, thief, gamemaster, king, and is often referred to by his friends as Bringer. It’s short for Bringer of Chaos, one of his favored titles.

His twin is Dessy, known in the Tarthian Empire as Empress Rheyn Destoiya. His parents were Mahikos and Helia ap Lorectic, the last genetically created “Ultra Beings” (aka Ultras) created by humans. They were also the only Ultras conceived by natural means. While in the womb, the twins were enhanced to protect them, because the tide was turning against Ultras, and it was feared the children would be killed. Pietas and Dessy were born on 2/26/2620, and were immediately subjected to extensive and continued genetic enhancements by their father. Pietas and Dessy became both the most advanced creatures ever born, and as history later proved, the most dangerous.

I’m a movie lover and like millions — I loved the Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies. I’m a major #Thranduil groupie. Lee Pace could be a perfect Pietas. Tall, lanky, white-haired, with piercing turquoise eyes, and a disdain of humans. The aloof “why have you disturbed me” look that Pace perfected for Thranduil is Pietas in spades. Luke Goss (Hellboy 2’s Prince Nuada) could also make an amazing Pietas. Because Pietas looks so much like his father, Goss could play Mahikos and do an incredible job. He excels at playing heroes with flaws who are both noble and decadent. See the film Bone Dry and you will understand.

My first book with Pietas came out in 2004. He’s been a regular character ever since. I wish you could see him sulking in the corner, saying “About time, human!” Believe me, I’m writing as fast as I can.

My beta reader Jean says “I love the bad guys; all except for the Empress (I keep begging Kayelle to let her have it). Luc scared me when he first came on the scene, but as I got to know him, he’s very deep and holding a lot of secrets that are so out of character with how he portrays himself. He has a lot of compassion that he doesn’t want known. I also have this hidden obsession with Pietas, the ultimate villain’s villain. You have to really dig to find something good about him. I find these two extremely compelling and I want to get into their heads.”

Thranduil - meet Pietas

The aloof King Thranduil – so like Pietas

My author friend Houston Havens loves him too. We’ve had long discussions about him, and it was she who pointed out that he’s not a sociopath. I had written him as one, but his true self is highly emotional. He masquerades as someone without emotion and without remorse, but deep down — he feels. And he feels with a depth that stunned me once I saw it. Yes, my characters can totally surprise me.

I shouldn’t be amazed at how much of a following Pietas has garnered. He is the uber villain, after all. He does have a soft side, even if we rarely get to see it. There are levels to him that readers saw long before I did. How ironic is that? Will Pietas ever get his happy ever after? That depends on whether he opens up and lets me see how to give him the love of his immortal life. I hope he does. I’m holding out for it.

Giveaway

I’ve attached a long chapter that features Pietas from the book Alitus. It will give you a good look at the character, and show both his softer side, and his I-want-to-throttle-him personality. Meet Pietas in a downloadable chapter from Alitus, Tales of the Chosen. Pietas has his own book, Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas He was and is fascinating to write.

Image credits: Pietas (Depositphotos.com), Thranduil (image from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, film by Peter Jackson)

Coloring pages to thank frontline workers

Here's a way to say "thank you frontline workers."

Thank You Frontline Workers Coloring Pages

To download, first click the picture. It will open in a new tab as a PDF. Then, click the download arrow at the upper right. When a dialog box opens, choose save or download. The images are copyright-free and can be printed. You are welcome to print as many as you like, and share them with others.

I hope you enjoy coloring these thank you notes. Put them in your window or tape them somewhere that others can see them.

My url is included, very faint, at the bottom left, so you know where to go if you want to download more. This is my way to help you as you encourage others.

How can it help to color and share? Here's a great article on the mental health benefits of coloring.

If you'd like to print other coloring books, here's a page on my website with seven more. Free Coloring Books to Print

~ Kayelle Allen

Coloring pages to thank frontline workers

Coloring pages to thank frontline workers

Coloring pages to thank frontline workers

Coloring pages to thank frontline workers

 
 
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