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Luc Saint-Cyr, character in books by Kayelle Allen.

Reality Quotient : My Characters’ Occupations

Luc Saint-Cyr – an extraordinary entrepreneur.
Author friends Melisse Aires and Tracey H Kitts each did blogs on what their characters do for a living. Occupations take up probably a third of our waking hours, so by default, most writers include something about what the characters do within the story. It makes it more interesting to have something unusual or unique.
I started thinking about my various heroes, what each of them does, and how well what they do fits into our current reality. Would what they do be something we do in our culture? Well… that depends on where you live and how much money you have, but here’s a quick list for you. I divided it into heroes and heroines. Because I write M/M as well as M/F, I had more names in the heroes list. To balance that, I added females who had a large part in their respective stories.
The Reality Quotient ranks from 0 (for “yer-kiddin’-me,-right?” to 3 (for “it-could-happen”).
Luc Saint-Cyr – entrepreneur. His Reality Quotient looks good if you consider only his title, but… he’s also the wealthiest man in the Tarthian Empire, owning more companies on his own than any conglomerate you can name. That doesn’t include his own conglomerate, Lucsondis Enterprises. People joke about Luc that he “could buy a planet.” Probably few — er, strike that — probably no readers out there with this kind of wealth.
Reality Quotient: 0 (Sorry, Luc, but you are one of a kind.)
Izzorah with his drums.
Izzorah Ceeow – drummer. Izzorah started out as a runaway seeking asylum on an alien world. He made his way from Felidae to Tarth, found two of his cousins, and bunked with them until he could find a way to make money. Because of music lessons his parents had provided, he knew how to play human-type drums. It was considered proper training for a young male to learn how to entertain, and because he begged hard, his parents allowed him to take up the noisy lessons. It took him years to get a gig as a permanent player with Kumwhatmay, but the group eventually hit it big.
Reality Quotient: 3 for being a drummer, 2 for the alien aspect if you apply it to Earth’s various cultures (0 if applying it to alien worlds).
In another installment of this idea, I’ll talk about other heroes and heroines.
Here are links to my friends’ posts:
What’s my personal Reality Quotient?
On the scale of 3 I’ve been a waitress (I lasted 2 entire days – LOL), and on the 0 scale, I worked on fighter aircraft in the Navy, as a member of VFP-63 (“The Eyes of the Fleet”) in San Diego — back in the day. I’ve also been a secretary, file clerk, insurance biller, full-time mom, wife, and let’s not forget author.
What kind of jobs have you held? Would they be a 0 (“yer-kiddin’-me,-right?”) on the Reality Quotient? How about a 3 (“it-could-happen”)? What have you done that’s in between?
Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.

A Scene Between Brothers: Khyff and Senth

Senth Antonello.
If you haven’t read At the Mercy of Her Pleasure or For Women Only, here’s a peek at the two heroes. The Antonello brothers are Khyff and Senth, the elder a prostitute, and the younger a professional thief. In this this scene, the two young men are arriving at the Ghost, where Senth is to meet his master, the Harbinger, Luc Saint-Cyr.
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As Senth approached, the beefy Kin bouncer at the Ghost put out a hand. ?Hold up, kid.? She nodded approval at his brother with no more than a glance. Khyff waited while she motioned Senth aside. ?You got ID??
Senth opened his cloak, revealing the unmistakable insignia of the Thieves’ Guild, a skeleton key inside a slashed circle, on the lining. No key required. He gave his Sen’dai’s hand sign.
Senth’s story
?Ffffftt!? The bouncer held up both hands and made an apologetic nod. ?Sorry. Why didn’t you say you were his right up front??
?His shouldn’t have to.? He brushed a hand down the front of the cloak. ?And I’m no kid.?
?Sorry, sir.? She opened the door for both of them and bowed.
Smiling with envious pride, Khyff chuckled and shook his head. He held out one palm, and Senth slid his down it, hooked his fingers as Khyff did, and with hands clasped, gave one downward shake. ?C’mon, Bro.? Khyff led the way past the darkened foyer.
Inside, music pulsed like a living entity. The throbbing bass tickled Senth’s chest, and he coughed. Drums pounded. Colored lights swept the cavernous room. Strobes flashed across the congested dance floor, highlighting bobbing heads and upflung arms. Light glinted off human bodies slick with sweat. Bared and damp Kin furskin stuck out in points, laden with glitter.
Khyff’s story
?Stay close,? Khyff shouted over the pounding music, standing next to Senth. He headed for the rear and left no chance to argue. They skirted around the crammed dance area. Senth liberated a few loose credit stubs clipped carelessly to belts and stuffed them into the pockets of his cloak.
Senth tried not to stare at the slakes along the wall, but their clothing and attitude declared their availability. He stopped to watch a pair of bare-assed male and female slakes bent over a low railing. Androgs handled their bodies like merchandise.
Khyff laid a hand on Senth’s shoulder and nudged his chin toward the Androgs. ?Comparison shoppers.?
Senth frowned up at him. ?That’s not funny.?
?Especially when it’s you hanging over the damned railing.? Khyff jerked his head to one side. ?Come on.?
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At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
When NarrAy steals a kiss from Senth, he steals her heart, but how much more are they willing to take — for each other?
Loose Id: http://tinyurl.com/atthemercy
Kindle: http://tinyurl.com/atthemercy-k
The Kindle version of this book is available for electronic autograph at Kindlegraph.
Print: http://tinyurl.com/atthemercy-p
Barnes & Noble: http://is.gd/atthemercy_bn
Fictionwise: http://is.gd/atthemercy
Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.

1000 Words = 1 Image: Rah and the Sea #hot

Izzorah Loves the Ocean.

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I love this photo. I created ears for him, and that was about all I had to do to make this picture of my feline humanoid Izzorah work.

In an upcoming book, Izzorah (Rah) and his lover marry and go on their honeymoon. In one scene, Luc comes up behind him at the seaside and stands quietly, taking in the beauty of his younger lover as he enjoys the splash of warm water and the cooling waves.

“A thing of beauty is a joy forever,” Keats said. That certainly fits here. Golden, tan, fit, in love with life. Who could not adore a man like that? Luc is certainly smitten.

Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.

Fun Character Easter Eggs You Can Make

Character Easter Eggs!

While I pondered how to decorate my blog for Easter, I cruised through one of my favorite photo sites, RGB Stock. They provide wonderful free images for blogs and other sites, and the selection is vast. When I typed Easter in the search box, it gave me hundreds of choices.

Mehfawni

I chose a set of four eggs, downloaded the image, and created four separate frames from it. The results are displayed here. If you’d like to create your own, here’s the link to the original egg frame image.

Instructions

I opened mine in Photoshop, copied each egg and pasted it into a new document. I then used the Quick Selection tool to select the inside portion of the egg (which in the original is white and shaded), and deleted it. I checked the edges carefully to ensure I’d made a clean deletion and hadn’t left white edges.

I then moved the egg image to the top of the document to have room for the names at the bottom. I set the blending layer to drop shadow on the egg layer to create a 3D effect. I then opened images for the characters, and set each to the size 4.25″, and dragged them into the egg frame. After adding text to match the egg color, I saved the document at 50% size. Each is about 610×870, small enough to go in a blog, but big enough to see detail. For example, the Kin characters Mehfawni and Senth, have catlike eyes. Rah has cat’s ears.

Senth

If you decide to make some, feel free to leave a link in the comments! I’d love to see how yours came out. Click any egg in the article to open full size. I created a set for three couples from my books.

Khyff and Mehfawni from For Women Only

NarrAy

Antonello Brothers 2: For Women Only (a Tarthian Empire Story)
Khyff is a master of pleasure with a tortured soul. Can Mehfawni redeem the man her people destroyed, or will he destroy her for trying?


Loose Id: http://www.loose-id.com/Antonello-Brothers-2-For-Women-Only.aspx
Kindle http://tinyurl.com/fwo-khyff-k
Print http://tinyurl.com/fwo-khyff-p
Barnes & Noble: http://is.gd/forwomenonly_bn
Fictionwise: http://is.gd/forwomenonly

Senth and NarrAy from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Luc

Antonello Brothers 1: At the Mercy of Her Pleasure (a Tarthian Empire Story)
When NarrAy steals a kiss from Senth, he steals her heart, but how much more are they willing to take — for each other?
Loose Id: http://tinyurl.com/atthemercy
Kindle:
http://tinyurl.com/atthemercy-k
Get an electronic autograph for the Kindle version of this book at
Kindlegraph.
Print:
http://tinyurl.com/atthemercy-p
Barnes & Noble: http://is.gd/atthemercy_bn
Fictionwise:
http://is.gd/atthemercy

Rah

Luc and Rah from Surrender Love (A Tarthian Empire Story)

Not rebound, payback, loneliness, or great sex, and far beyond love. This is surrender.

Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.

New Blog Series: 50 Shades of Luc vs Grey

Luc Saint-Cyr
and shades

I’ll be posting a commentary twice each week, Tuesdays and Fridays beginning next week. A client of mine via The Author’s Secret wanted to know more about writing and what made the book 50 Shades of Grey(50S) a best seller. I told her there was a combination of things at work and that the writing itself was not what “made” the story. That prompted a challenge to read it and dissect the concepts and writing.

I’ll be comparing the hero of 50S to my own hero, Luc Saint-Cyr. Because 50 shades of Luc would be too much for any mere mortal to handle all at once ;) I’ll be sharing one aspect of each character per post. Likewise with writing. Luc is in six of my books, so I have plenty of material to choose from. I know him well. I will mostly refer to my book Surrender Love which was the 2010 EPIC eBook Award winner in Science Fiction Erotic Romance.


Likewise, I’ll touch on the BDSM aspects. For the most part, I’ll be quoting from experienced practitioners rather than using my own writing to illustrate the points here. If the practices described in 50S were to be followed in real life, would they be dangerous or harmful as some have said? We’ll see.

My intention is to quote as little from 50S as possible. I do not intend to violate copyright by sharing long passages. I anticipate a sentence or two per post will be enough to show the differences. Look for 50S in the title of these posts. Graphic content will contain a warning at the beginning of the post.

I look forward to hearing from readers as I comment on this book and compare the two heroes.

Click the blue links to pick up either of these books in Kindle format.

Image credit:
“Luc Saint-Cyr and Shades” art by Kayelle Allen
Luc 3D character created Janet Elizabeth Jones
Cover Surrender Love by Anne Cain

Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.

5 Myths About How Cats View Humans #humor

Luc and Rah as cats…
I write Science Fiction Romance, and many of my stories involve the Kin, a feline humanoid species who are at once quite human and quite catlike. It occurred to me that discussing myths about how cats view humans might be helpful in understanding how the Kin view humans. Here are my top five items from that list.
Myth #1: Cats don’t like humans.
Cats like humans very much. They think humans are useful domestic animals. If possible, I’m told, every cat should own at least one.
Kin like humans too, but because humans fight so hard for independence, it’s difficult to own one. Besides, unlike Kin who use only natural cleansers, humans tend to groom themselves with scented soaps and lotions, and the smell is– well. The smell.
Myth #2: Cats don’t listen to humans.
They listen. They occasionally blink to show they’ve registered human words. Now and then a cat will twitch its tail in response. Listening does not imply cats care what humans are saying. That is an entirely different matter.
Kin listen to humans. It’s just that with the placement of their ears on the upper parts and sides of their heads — the human voice enters on one side, and goes right out the other.
Myth #3: Cats don’t pay attention.
Far from true. Cats completely understand the meaning of focus, and nothing comes between them and their quarry when hunting — unless they want it to.
The Kin focus extremely well, but are capable of switching focus in an instant, giving the impressionthey are not paying attention.
Myth #4: Training is difficult with cats.
Far from true. Most cats can have a human trained within 48 hours.
A Kin needs far less time.
Myth #5: Cats expect humans to feed them.
This is mostly true. However, many cats are capable of rustling up a mouse or other pest for dinner if forced to fend for themselves. That said, this is no excuse to abandon them.
Kin have no need of anyone to feed them. They have opposable thumbs and can manage quite well in the kitchen. That said, if you live with one of these fascinating creatures, you learn quickly there is no snooze button on a Kin who wants breakfast.
Forbid My Heart
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Forbid My Heart is a book about a Kin and his immortal mate. It’s FREE on the Loose Id website until April 28th.
Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they’re gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. His heart tells him to trust Luc, but Izzorah’s fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.
Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover’s concerns and not worry about them. To distract Izzorah, Luc tries a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah’s unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.
Luc and Rah must learn: where the heart leads — follow.
Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable–or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.
 
 
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