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Science fiction and fantasy novels by Kayelle Allen

Kayelle Allen and Misbehaving Robots

My homeworld: Misbehaving Robots, Immortal Gamers, and Warriors Who Purr

Welcome. I’m Science Fiction author Kayelle Allen. I did a tour in the US Navy, where I climbed around airplanes fixing black boxes that helped pilots find their way home. I wrote my first novel at 18 but to this day, it’s hidden under my bed, where (trust me) it will remain. Gems from it, however, launched several series in my galaxy-wide universe of stories. From childhood, I was the victim of an overactive imagination and inherited the Irish gift of gab from my mother. From my father, I got a healthy respect for mechanical things. Small wonder I write Science Fiction and Fantasy peopled with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr.

I’m a member of RomVets, a group of military and former military women who write romance. In 2014, I was awarded an honorary lifetime membership to the OutlantaCon Science Fiction Convention for support of the convention since its debut. I founded Marketing for Romance Writers (more about them below), and today it has over 7k members. I also lead a writer’s group in my community. Now that I’m retired, I stay busier than ever. I’ve been married so long I’m tenured.

I am a graphic artist as a hobby. Most of the art and banners on this site and in my social media were created by me, including my logo. I have a great design team that I also work with, commissioning special pieces. Check out their pages. Jamin (Volgraza) and Livius (Nano-Core) have huge amounts of talent. I am also privileged to work with a cosplayer who portrays my immortal king, Pietas. Take a moment to check out Nik Nitsvetov’s amazing work.

To bring attention to other sci fi, fantasy, space opera, and sci fi romance authors, I share their work with my readers, especially on Twitter. Check out my Sci Fi list there. I also offer members of my reader group an exclusive list of authors, with all their social media, website, and genre information included. Sign up for that here.

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Where to find my books

To help you find my books, download a printable PDF list: Booklist

Website https://kayelleallen.com/books/
Amazon https://amazon.com/author/kayelleallen
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Members get free books as well as private access to exclusive content. Member-only inside scoops, sneak peeks, advance notice of book releases, plus fun downloadable memes and banners. There are two – one for SF only and one for SF and Romance. Pick your group.

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Meet My Heroes
Kayelle Allen's Unstoppable Heroes #SciFi #SpaceOpera #Romance

Original art by Jamin Allen) L to R: The immortal Pietas rules as king of the Sempervians. He considers Six his finest friend – even though he’s human and therefore mortal. Wulf, Alitus and Jawk — the Chosen who support the Sempervians — follow. Pietas calls Luc his right hand. Surrender Love and Surrender Trust, a sweet scifi series coming soon, will feature Luc and Izzorah. Senth and Khyff are half-brothers. Senth is Luc’s adopted son. Everyone shown has a relationship to Luc, and even if they are not aware of it, to Pietas.

Do you love good books and meeting new authors? Then don’t miss my guest blog Romance Lives Forever. Someone new visits every day.

What I write

My Science Fiction books are set in the distant future, and involve a race of genetically enhanced, immortal beings. The humans and non-humans they manipulate are a strong part of the storyline. The stories are about more than what they seem on the surface. Here is a list of concepts and themes within my books:
• genetics
• transhumans
• non-humans
• immortality
• forgotten or lost technologies
• sentience
• diverse and unconventional families
• interspecies and multicultural relationships
• role-playing games
• conspiracies
• war
• duty
• honor
• respect
• love
• humor

Awards

2018 Best of Love Romances Cafe – Science Fiction/Futuristic Nominee (Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire)
2017 EPIC Ariana Cover Award Nominee (An Immortal’s Guide to Tarth)
2013 EPIC (Electronically Published Industry Coalition) Friend of ePublishing Award Nominee
2010 EPIC Award Sci Fi/Erotic – Surrender Love
2010 Long and Short Reviews: Book of the Week Nominee – The Last Vhalgenn
2010 Top Ten Finisher Preditors and Editors Readers Poll – Surrender Love (eBook)
2010 Top Ten Finisher Preditors and Editors Readers Poll – Surrender Love (cover)
2010 Scifi/Erotic Book of the Year at Love Romances and More (Nominee) – For Women Only
2010 Cover of the Year at Love Romances and More (Nominee) – At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
2009 Romance Junkies: Blue Ribbon Reviewers’ Favorite – Surrender Love
2009 Best of Love Romances and More: SciFi/Futuristic Novel Runner Up – Surrender Love
2009 Best of Love Romances and More: Cover (by Anne Cain) – Surrender Love
2009 PandE Readers Poll: Top Ten Finisher, Best Cover (by Anne Cain) – Surrender Love
2009 Gaylactic Spectrum Award: Nominee – Jawk, Tales of the Chosen
2008 EPPIE (now EPIC Award) Finalist (anthology) – The Last Vhalgenn
2008 TipTree Award Nominee – The Last Vhalgenn
2008 Gaylactic Spectrum Award Nominee – Jawk, Tales of the Chosen
2007 Top Ten Finisher Preditors and Editors Readers Poll – Alitus, Tales of the Chosen
2007 Gaylactic Spectrum Award Nominee – Alitus, Tales of the Chosen
2006 Gaylactic Spectrum Award Nominee – Wulf, Tales of the Chosen
2004 Erotic Internet Romance Readers Association Most Memorable Paranormal Romance of the Year – At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

Panels and Workshops

2019 – OutlantaCon – Gender Fluid Characters in Science Fiction; When Your Hero is not the Good Guy: Writing Anti-Heroes and Villains; LGBTQIA+ Representation in Science Fiction
2018 – OutlantaCon – Self-Publishing: Yes, You Can; Turning Your Geek Passion into a Business; How to Critique Your Fiction Writing
2017- OutlantaCon -Become a Better Blogger: What Are You Babbling About?; A Trope by any Other Name; Principles of Book Cover Design
2016 – NerdaCon – Creating Characters Readers Love, Adding Action and Emotion to Characters, How to Critique Yourself
2015 – OutlantaCon – Giveaways That Save Authors Money; Building an Online Audience; Romance Novel Convention – Plotter, Pantser, or Both; Otherworldly Creatures… More Than Just Vamps; Should Authors Have Pen Names? The Pros and Cons; How Do Authors Come Up With Their Stories; Developing a Series and Creating Your World Inside It
2014 – OutlantaCon – Pitfalls of Self-Editing; Social Media PR; Immortal Gamers
2013 – Marketing for Romance Writers Summer Camp – Back to the Basics of Author Promoting; Take the Next Step in Promoting; Savvy Authors – Becoming a Professional Author
2013 – OutlantaCon – World Building; Marketing for Authors
2012 – OutlantaCon – Storytelling and Plotting; The Blogging Author; Character Creation/Development
2012 – DragonCon – Writing and Marketing LGBTQ Fiction in Today’s Publishing Environment; Where Should I Submit My Work?; Down and Dirty Marketing for Authors
2011 – OutlantaCon – What is MM?; What Readers are Tired of Reading
2010 – OutlantaCon – Your Favorite Hated Stereotype; Breaking into eBooks; Marketing for Romance Writers Summer Camp – Create a Personalized Author Marketing Plan
2009 – OutlantaCon – Moodkillers and Metaphors in Writing; Creating a Character; Writing Non-human Characters in Fiction
2008 – DragonCon – Exploring the Final Taboo: Writing Same Sex Romance
2007 Marketing for Romance Writers – Prepping for Author Days and Chats

Marketing for Romance Writers

Here’s a great place to meet authors and others in the community of writers. It’s a peer-mentoring group that also provides free promo for members. No fees or costs to join or take part. You don’t have to be a romance writer, despite the name.

Marketing for Romance Writers is a peer-oriented mentoring group open to the entire literary community. Ask your marketing-related questions, or request help, advice, or opinions. You can learn how to create a professional image and use it effectively, as well as ask for opportunities to join other authors in promotional efforts. You can learn the business aspects of writing.

News about pitch sessions and calls for submission are posted on the Yahoo group. As a member, you can attend exclusive, member-only pitch events with publishers. Members can attend free, online workshops and seminars.

Marketing for Romance Writers promotes for its members on most social media. Get your book cover pinned on one of the MFRW Pinterest boards, and show off your cover models. Share your tweets via our Twitter page. The hashtags #MFRWorg #MFRWauthor promote for you. Your tweet can be retweeted by members on our monthly RT Day.

If you have questions about marketing your books, join us. The MFRW motto is “seek, teach, share, learn, succeed.” Services and membership are free.

MFRW was founded in 2006 by Kayelle Allen, who heads the group to this day, guiding its direction and overseeing the numerous volunteer staff members that help it run.

Main business site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/
Twitter http://twitter.com/MFRW_ORG
Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/161092-the-mfrw-book-place
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/mfrworg/


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Colonize the Galaxy 1 book at a time #Astronomy #SciFi #MFRWhooks

Colonize the Galaxy 1 book at a time #Astronomy #SciFi

A depiction of the Milkyy Way c. 15127 AD as seen in books by Kayelle Allen

Colonize the Galaxy

When I decided to write Science Fiction, I first did some serious, long-term worldbuilding. I created a future history, designed a language, set up a dating system to show how the various colonies interpreted time, and laid out a plan whereby mankind would inhabit and colonize the stars. I started doing this when I was 27, about 40 years ago.

My initial sketch was on sheets of paper taped together, because it kept getting bigger as I added details. If you're going to colonize the galaxy on paper, you need a lot of room!

 

Then about 14 years ago, when my son was taking graphic design in college, I asked him to create a galaxy for me to work with in Photoshop. He designed the background, and I then added the details.

To be honest, I always thought scientists and astronomers would have a giggle when they saw it. I'd populated the entire thing in huge sweeps, like an outreaching arm. I figured there were probably far too many worlds in my version, but it was my story, so I decided to go with it.

This year, a press release from the European Space Agency (ESA) announced they had entered the GTOC X competition, using data about reaching 100k star systems in an efficient way. The team provided a video online.

Imagine my surprise when I looked at it next to my own galaxy drawing.

In my story universe, in the upper right corner of the map, I have the Dark Star Realm. On the far right (unmapped on mine), it says Worlds of Wings. Humans aren't allowed there, so no one knows how many inhabited worlds exist in that area. The Tarthian Empire exists in a small area to the center left near the bottom. The ESA team closely matched my fictional conjectures.

Stop the video at the :57 mark to see the image captured at the top of the page.

To download my galaxy map in full resolution, visit the Tarthian Tour Company home page. The map is shown at the bottom and when you click it, it opens full size. You can then download or click again to zoom. Warning: large document -- you might have a wait time.


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About Digital Weaponsmith Nano-Core

Livius, illustrator and graphic designer, also known as the artist Nano-Core

 

Nano-Core

Digital Weaponsmith
and
Concept Artist

(Livius IRL)
DeviantArt
Facebook
Twitter

Nano-Core creates fantasy and science fiction weapon designs for sale and commissions. His interests in horror and SciFi are reflected in his art.

He also creates environments, mechs and other objects. Communication is key and he loves to work out concepts for the best possible result of functionality and design. He enjoys taking a client's design and bringing it to life on the screen.

Follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/Nano_Core If you are interested in commissioning him, contact him on DeviantArt. Once at his profile, send a note with a basic idea so you can work out the design together.

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