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Science fiction and fantasy novels by Kayelle Allen

Ring of the Dragon comes with a bonus: Just Desserts #PNR #Dragons #SciFi

Ring of the Dragon comes with a bonus: Just Desserts #PNR #Dragons #SciFi

Just Desserts

Pietas undergoes quite an adventure during his quest on Felidae, in Ring of the Dragon.

He faces a couple foes who think they're hot stuff, and treat him in a "less than courteous" manner.

Yes, Pietas has narcissistic tendencies at times, but he is gracious when possible. And he doesn't go out of his way to rile people up.

So how does he deal with these people?

Read Just Desserts and you'll come away laughing with one fist raised in victory.

The link to this story is at the end of Ring of the Dragon.

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Pain is a warrior's ally

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
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He'd been robbed. While in bed. Great. #Excerpt Ring of the Dragon #SciFi

From Ring of the Dragon

In this scene, Pietas has spent the night with a Kin female he calls Dark Hair (because she won't tell him her name). The female had offered to help him find the horse he's seeking as a favor to Cyken.

Light at the window woke Pietas, though it had to be an hour or more till dawn. Not time to rise yet. Immortals needed two solid hours every day or so, but for him, an extra hour kept pain at bearable levels. He closed his eyes again and stayed in bed, lying on his left side, hand tucked beneath the pillow in his usual sleep position. He had a faint memory of spooning with Dark Hair.

Sex had a way of releasing endorphins that pushed his usual pain far, far away. In a minute, he'd have to move, and it would come rushing back. It always did. But for now, he savored the respite like a dive into cool water on a hot day. How long since he had taken a day to rest? He had no recollection. Perhaps he wouldn't have to move for a little longer.

A small sound came to him. Feet on an uncarpeted floor. Inside the room. He opened his eyes to full daylight. No one in bed with him. No one between himself and the window.

He pulled his arm out from under the pillow and his pain came screaming back. So harsh, he clenched his teeth against it, but he remained silent. He'd learned young never to reveal pain. Never to cry out.

Another sound. Cloth on skin. Someone dressing.

Pietas braced his right hand against the bed, preparing to move, and caught sight of his left hand. His naked left hand. Stripped of the Dragon Ring. He never cast off Cyken's gift, not even to sleep with someone else. His portal bracelet remained in place. It was sealed around his wrist, preventing his being trapped.

No one could imprison him anywhere.

Dark Hair must have taken the ring while he slept. She had to be a trained thief to remove it from his hand. Who else had the opportunity?

Mouth clamped shut, he prepared himself for more pain.

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
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For millennia, they fought side by side and loved with equal passion.

How does a lonely king rekindle a lost love?

Ring of the Dragon

In 2020 when I began writing Ring of the Dragon, one of my editors suggested a song that she said might help me pin down the emotions Pietas was experiencing in this book. A bit of music to light the path and help me feel what he was feeling.

How true that turned out to be.

Upon hearing the first notes of Lewis Capaldi's "Grace" I knew I had found the theme song for Ring of the Dragon. It's poignant. Powerful. Heartbreaking. Beautiful.

Words poured out so fast I could barely keep up. I woke up before dawn with ideas and couldn't get out of bed fast enough. I sometimes wrote until I was falling asleep with my hands on the keyboard.

It was an incredible experience.

Writing Pietas is always about extremes. Laughter and agony. Passion and ennui. Success or disaster. There is no middle ground for the immortal king. All his life it's been all or nothing.

And nothing could underscore that more clearly than his relationship with Cyken, aka Luc Saint-Cyr.

In the excerpt below, you'll see them face off over Luc having fallen out of love with Pietas and *in* love with Izzorah. One of the psychic gifts that empowers Pietas is the ability to create ice and cold. If -- when -- he loses patience or finds himself insulted, room temperature plummets.

Cyken stood and crossed to him. "I aligned with Izzorah because you, his rightful king, would not. When he passes this test, and he will, he'll be one of your people. So if anyone is guilty of betrayal, it's not me." Cyken folded his arms across his massive chest. "It's you."

Rage crackled ice through Pietas's veins.

"I see you're up to your old tricks." Cyken drew a circle in the fog his breath produced. "Planning to freeze me solid again? Or only enough to sting this time?"

Trembling with effort, Pietas restrained the anger erupting into ice. "I demand an apology."

"Ah, now, there's the Pietas I remember." Cyken brushed at frost on a sleeve. "No."

He reeled back. "What did you say to me?"

"I said, 'no,'" Cyken repeated, as if explaining some household rule to a petulant child. "Get used to hearing it."

Words froze on his tongue. How presumptuous. Pietas released a shuddering breath. "Izzorah has turned you against me."

"No. He hasn't. You want to kill Izzorah because you blame him for me leaving you. Get this through your head." Cyken took one step forward.

Pietas took one back.

"I didn't leave you because of Izzorah. I left you because of you."

Lewis Capaldi - Grace

Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

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#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
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Nik Nitsvetov is a photographer and award-winning cosplayer who often serves as a cosplay judge at conventions. A gamer and anime fan, he cosplays characters from many 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.

The first weekend in September 2018, Nik portrayed Pietas, the immortal king from the Bringer of Chaos series. The cosplay was performed in a live feed from Russia. To take part in future cosplays, follow Nik on Instagram. Exact date and time of these cosplays will be announced. Images on this page licensed and used with permission.

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas the immortal king

Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas in the Bringer of Chaos series by Kayelle Allen


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The Creative Team

Nik Nitsvetov: Performer for Pietas cosplays

Pietas Cosplay

Nik Nitsvetov is an award-winning cosplayer and photographer who portrays the immortal king, Pietas, from Bringer of Chaos. His role on the Creative Team is invaluable.

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Belyaeva Yuliya - AKA By_Cosphoto

Photographer

Professional photographer Belyaeva Yuliya is a critical member of the Creative Team. She photographs Nik Nitsvetov as Pietas in videos and snippets, and brings my immortal king to amazing life through her creativity.
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Zack Black: Voiceover artist for Pietas audio and video

Voiceover

Professional voiceover artist Zack Black is the member of the Creative Team performing the voice of Pietas in the Ritual of Strength and Who Are the Ultras videos. Zack sounds the way Pietas does in my head.

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Zachary Johnson - Narrator

Voiceover

Professional voiceover artist Zachary Johnson creates the voice of Pietas in videos and snippets. Zachary also performs on his YouTube channel as Pietas. This member of the Creative Team adds a punch of fun to the lineup.

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Volgraza: Illustrator for the Tarthian Empire Companion and Tarthian Tour Company

Artist

Volgraza (aka Jamin Allen) illustrated the Tarthian Empire Companion and the Tarthian Tour Company. He's also my Photoshop help line. :)

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Nano-Core: Concept designer and artist

Concept Design

Nano-Core creates fantasy and sci fi weapon designs, environments, mechs and other objects. His part on the creative team is concept design.

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Cover Artist: GermanCreative

Cover Artist

GermanCreative is a cover artist and graphic designer. She has created many covers for the various series of books set in the Tarthian Empire, including the cover for A Stolen Heart.
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DRATAR - Sculptors & Artisans

Artisans

DRATAR creates custom decor and gifts, and have partnered with me to create a custom dragon box featured in the book Ring of the Dragon.
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Anime Artist

Myamiiyaa creates anime versions of characters in the overall story universe for Kayelle Allen. Her part on the creative team is anime design.

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Website Design: Dee Carver

Website Design

Dee Carver of Personalized Marketing Inc. created the Kayelle Homeworld theme and is the website guru. She holds a Masters in Business Administration.
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Media production artist Zealot6 creates videos for Kayelle Allen

Media Production

Zealot6 specializes in audio, video, and music. He believes communication and consistency are vital for a great client-experience.

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A surprise for the pompous overlords chasing him #Dragons #Excerpt Ring of the Dragon #MFRWhooks

When the enemy refuses to back off...

Excerpt from Ring of the Dragon

In this scene, Pietas has been cornered in an alley by a group of "purity police" called the estah, who are dead set on nothing more than harrassing him simply because he looks human.

But the immortal king has a surprise for the pompous overseers, and he's about to unleash it.

Pietas returned to the mouth of the alley and stood right in the center. In plain sight.

His people called him the Bringer of Chaos for his strongest Sempervian gift. His power created chaotic feelings with no outside source. In battle, at close quarters, the enemy panicked. But alone with a lover, he could inundate and drown with overwhelming pleasure.

Time was, Cyken had been addicted to that. Addicted to him.

As the first horse came into view, Pietas drew in a deep breath, quieting his mind. While he released the breath, he willed along with it a sense of destruction, picturing a deep blue tide rising between him and the animals. Wraiths of darkness writhed within, twisting, billowing, filling the world beyond his path with slashing jaws and saw-like teeth.

Whinnying, all six horses of the estah balked, rising on hind legs. Their hooves hit the ground out of sync as they dropped back to all fours, backing away, running into each other in confusion. They refused to obey the command to charge forward.

The vision would terrify the animals but not injure them.

Calling upon his affinity with the ice dragon, Stormsinger, he projected an oversized likeness of the beast. Massive, milk-white. His teal-tipped wings the size of ships, fangs gleaming in a mouth formed to swallow horses whole.

Pietas pressed the fingers of his right hand over the turquoise in his ring, summoning power from the remnants of the once-potent stone. He willed disorder and fear, and a sharp command to flee.

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Antonello Brothers: Immortal - Because Romance Lives Forever

Click covers for the buy link. Click text for the website page and excerpts.

#SciFi #WriteLGBTQ #Romance

You'll find these characters mentioned in many books in my story universe.
Download a printable book list and check them off as you read.


JOIN US FOR BOOKHOOKS
Book Hooks is a weekly meme hosted by Marketing for Romance Writers as part of the MFRW Authors Blog.
It's a chance each week for you the reader to discover current works in progress or previously published books by possibly new-to-you authors.
Thank you for stopping by. Please say hello or leave a note in the comments.

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