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.
Want to reach me? Contact info is in the right sidebar.
Find me here:
Amazon Author page http://amazon.com/author/kayelleallen
Where to find my books
To help you find my books, download a printable PDF list: Booklist
Barnes and Noble https://bit.ly/bnn-kayelleallen
Join one of my Reader Groups
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.
Because I value my privacy, I protect yours. I don’t share your email with anyone. You can unsubscribe at any time.
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.
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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:
• forgotten or lost technologies
• diverse and unconventional families
• interspecies and multicultural relationships
• role-playing games
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/
Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/
Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/mfrworg
Download a printable list of books and check off stories as you read them. The list also shows the reading order for different series. It's updated with every book and the URL to reprint it is in the footer.