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Science fiction and fantasy novels by Kayelle Allen

Workshop: Writing and Comics Track @OutlantaCon #scifi #amwritingOutlantaCon has been around for 8 years and has seen a steady increase of attendance. It’s an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience, and the straight audience too. It’s my favorite convention, and I’ve attended since the first year. I have an honorary lifetime membership. When you attend a workshop here, you relax and chat, and can ask questions one-on-one. As a writer, it’s a great way to network, cut loose, and have some fun. The literary guests (in alphabetical order by first name) include:
Ally Blue
Brent D Seth
Eden Winters
Kage Alan
Kayelle Allen
Kiernan Kelly
Lee Martindale
Michael James Bode
R Alan Sler
Warren Rochelle

Workshop Listing

This workshop listing is only a sample. Please see the website for the full list. I’m teaching one of these, plus one on using Twitter (Sunday 5/15).

Workshop: Transitioning from Writing in One Genre to Another: Don’t Be Afraid
Fri, May 13, 10:30pm – Sat, May 14, 12:00am
Room: Decatur I
Why is stepping outside our writing safety zone so difficult? Is trying something new a good thing? Bad thing? Will we lose readers? Gain new ones? Can we successfully go from one genre to another?
10:30p – 11:45p
Panelists: Kage Alan, Kiernan Kelly, Eden Winters

Workshop: Self Publishing Vs. Publish with an Agent: The Pros and Cons
Sat, May 14, 10:30am – 12:00pm
Room: Decatur I
Discussion of the differences between traditional publishing versus self publishing. The values and pitfalls that happen with each. How to navigate and decide which would work best for the individual.
10:30a – 11:34a
Instructor: Kage Alan

Workshop: Walking the Self-Publishing Minefield
Sun, May 15, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Room: Decatur II
A round table discussion of what to do and what to avoid when self publishing in order to turn out a polished manuscript, including how to market it once it’s published.
Noon – 1:15p
Instructors: Keirnan Kelly and Kayelle Allen

Don’t see a workshop you like? No worries. There is an entire list available on the convention website, and more than one track to choose from.
Main site http://www.outlantacon.org/
Programming http://www.outlantacon.org/#!programming/c1yjy
Membership http://www.outlantacon.org/#!membership/chul
Cost for the entire weekend is $60, or $30 for Saturday only. Email registration@outlantacon.org for more information.

Where is OutlantaCon?

Atlanta Marriott Century Center/Emory Area
2000 Century Boulevard NE Atlanta GA 30345
More info on the Marriott Reservation page.
The rate is 92.00 USD/night plus applicable taxes for the Thursday to Monday dates of the convention. If you have any problems with the reservation process online call the hotel direct. (404) 325-0000

The Last Vhalgenn

The Last Vhalgenn

Welcome to another week of Book Hooks, the weekly meme hosted by the MFRW Authors Blog. Here?s a chance each week for readers to get hooked on a new book! Authors each share a short excerpt from their books. If you enjoy the sample, consider purchasing the full book.

This scene takes place between Orix (the king) and Raik (the Vhalgenn). They’ve loved each other since they were old enough to say the words, but his royal, arranged marriage separated them. Raik has come back to deliver the message of a battle, and is alone with him for the first time in ages. It opens with the king speaking.

“Vhalgenn, I promise. She’ll never know.”

“No!” I moved away from him. “She’s no fool. She’s your queen and she’s risking her life to have your child. The least you can do is be faithful.”

The look of horror on his face tore out a piece of my heart. Then I realized he was looking past me.

His pregnant queen stood in the darkness, right outside the door.

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The Last Vhalgenn
Duty to king and country has shaped Raik’s life since birth, but to protect them, she must perform a ritual that betrays all she holds sacred.
Available exclusively on Amazon http://is.gd/SciFiFantasy_Vhalgenn

 

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I feature warriors in several books, and have a female warrior on another world. My bio says I write about “warriors who purr” but in this case, the warrior in question is a human female. Her name is Raik.

The Last Vhalgenn

Honor. Duty. Ritual. When she took the newborn prince to his homeland for a ritual, she never dreamed what she would bring back.

The Vhalgenn is a warrior, bedmate, soulmate, companion, and friend. Trusted by the king. Hated by the queen. To save the newborn prince, the Vhalgenn will risk her position, her honor, and death itself to honor the Old Ways. But when she takes the newborn prince to the queen’s homeland for a ritual blessing, Raik discovers a betrayal so deep the kingdom — and her heart — might never recover.

This fantasy features a strong heroine, and was originally part of the 2008 EPIC eBook Award Finalist anthology A Time To… Volume 1 – The Best of The Lorelei Signal, from Wolfsinger Publications, which is now out of print. The strong female protagonist possesses nobility, honor, and courage, and is a role model for women. The Last Vhalgenn is dedicated to all women warriors, whatever their battle.

Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Genre science fiction fantasy, fantasy
Heat level Sweet

Excerpt

warriors The Last Vhalgenn by Kayelle Allen

The Last Vhalgenn

In this scene from The Last Vhalgenn, the heroine, Raik, has just bathed and eaten, and is alone with King Orix. They grew up together, but his new queen barred Raik from the palace. Raik is back to deliver news of a battle and while delighted to be with Orix, is nervous about his queen discovering them.

Orix set his fingers beneath my chin, and turned my face up to his. “You’re more than pretty, Vhalgenn, you’re magnificent. She’s never once sat near the fire with me and talked.”

It had been our nightly ritual. “Never?”

“Never.” He brushed my hair back from my face. “I’ve learned to get along with her, but I never had to learn anything with you. We grew up with one another. You were my partner in everything I did. My lover, my sister, my sparring partner, my best friend. My everything.”

I lifted my head to look up at him. As I did, his mouth came down on mine. A feverish chill coursed through me at his touch. I’d wanted his mouth from the moment I’d seen him on his throne. Orix could not help but be languid and sultry and hot. I felt desire emanating from him like heat from an oven with its door ajar. It scorched my face and I drew in a shallow breath, afraid of being burnt.

Resisting him was something I had never done, except in play. He thought I meant it that way now and made as if to pressure me, until he saw my eyes were brimming.

“Please, Orix. Don’t.” I pushed myself away from him. “I can’t.”

He frowned, confused. For him, life was simple. A need? Fulfill it. Thirsty? Drink. Hungry? Eat. Lusty? Love.

“Half the palace must know I’m here. Do you think your queen will let this go unnoticed? She’ll have someone in here to check on me before the night’s through and I won’t be thrown out again, Orix. I couldn’t bear it.”

“Vhalgenn, I promise. She’ll never know.”

“No!” I moved away from him. “She’s no fool. She’s your queen and she’s risking her life to have your child. The least you can do is be faithful.”

The look of horror on his face tore out a piece of my heart. Then I realized he was looking past me.

His pregnant queen stood in the darkness, right outside the door.

The Last Vhalgenn

The Last Vhalgenn

Where to Find The Last Vhalgenn

Amazon http://amzn.to/1CKsIIo
ARe http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-are
Barnes and Noble http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-bnn
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CreateSpace http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-csp
Goodreads http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-good
iBooks http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-ibk
Kobo http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-kobo
Smashwords http://bit.ly/vhalgenn-smw

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Human Perfect has a new cover that better fits the story. The line “I embrace chaos” is central to the entire story.

Christa hates androids. The texture of plastiflesh skin and the non-smell of the animate machines jars her senses. Don’t get her started on robots, or worse — the andys that look human. Her job as a corporate spy for the android maker Innersoul puts her in touch with the creatures every day, but also lets her judge them. When she runs into a Humancopy agent, she can’t believe her luck. Christa shares dinner with him, and it becomes apparent he is not what he seems. Christa must decide whether he’s a trustworthy human, a Human Perfect android, or something she never, ever considered.

In the android I embrace chaos #Excerpt from Human Perfect #99cents #scifibusiness, the best of the best are Human Perfect.

I embrace chaos

In this scene from Human Perfect, the heroine is dining with Tom, who works for an android company. She’s beginning to suspect he is an android…

He picked up a bottle of red sauce, squinted at the label, and put it down, then picked up a green bottle. Tom set that down, slid the red bottle into the green bottle’s place–and then switched them back. After a moment, he lined up all the condiment bottles, peered at them, and then began reordering them.

“Tom, what are you doing?”

“Sorry.” He yanked his hands back and put them on his lap. “Bad habit. I was trying to decide it I should line them up by color or size, or if the name of the product should be–” He shook his head. “Never mind. Order is a flaw, but I will overcome it.”

Raising one eyebrow, Christa took in the neat row of bottles. “Order is a flaw?”

“Perfection is godlike. No real person is perfect. No real person is a slave to order. I embrace chaos.”

Human Perfect is 99 cents on all sites.
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Human Perfect by Kayelle Allen

Human Perfect by Kayelle Allen

This is the cover reveal for Human Perfect, a new novella from Scifi author Kayelle Allen. Cover art by The Author’s Secret.

Human Perfect

In the android business, the best of the best are Human Perfect.

In this science fiction short story, for as long as she can remember, Christa has hated androids. The texture of plastiflesh skin and the non-smell of the animate machines jars her senses. Don’t even get her started on robots, or worse — the andys that look human. Her job as a corporate spy for the android maker Innersoul puts her in touch with the creatures every day, but also lets her judge them. When she runs into Humancopy Progress Rep Tom Karellys, she can’t believe her luck. Using a cover identity, Christa shares dinner with him, and the two discuss andys. It soon becomes apparent Tom is not what he seems, and Christa must decide whether he’s a trustworthy human, or merely… Human Perfect.

Bonus Story

Human Perfect includes a bonus sci fi short story “Upgrade This!” set in the same universe.

 

Human Perfect by Kayelle Allen | In the android business, the best of the best are Human Perfect.

Human Perfect by Kayelle Allen

Excerpt

Terran Crescent, Earth
Lunar Spaceport Earthside Shuttle Concourse D

Having introduced themselves, the two had fallen naturally into conversation as they walked. Tom suggested they eat at AquaCulture, a water-themed restaurant overlooking the hydroponics section of the station. On the barren moon, a waterfall cascading down the windows lent a decadent feel. Synthetic jazz tinkled in the background.

An android waitress rolled up to their table, her lapel sign flashing the soup of the day. Hot pink skin and green hair matched the color of the flowers in the wallpaper and her uniform. “May I take your cocktail order?”

Tom set down the menu. “Water for me, please.”

“Live a little.” Christa perused the list. “They have an excellent white wine.”

“I don’t drink. But feel free. I don’t mind.”

“I’ll have an Ylyptyan Cassis.”

After the waitress rolled away, Tom picked up a bottle of red sauce, squinted at the label, and put it down, then picked up a green bottle. He set that down, slid the red bottle into the green bottle’s place — and then switched them back. After a moment, he lined up all the condiment bottles, peered at them, and then began reordering them.

“Tom, what are you doing?”

“Sorry.” He yanked his hands back and put them on his lap. “Bad habit. I was trying to decide it I should line them up by color or size, or if the name of the product should be–” He shook his head. “Never mind. Order is a flaw, but I will overcome it.”

Raising one eyebrow, Christa took in the neat row of bottles. “Order is a flaw?”

“Perfection is godlike. No real person is perfect. No real person is a slave to order. I embrace chaos.”


This novella is available Jan 19, 2015 on Amazon, and soon on Nook and Smashwords.

Genre Science Fiction and Fantasy, Space Opera
Rating PG13
Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Editor Jean Paquin
Amazon US http://amzn.to/1IpUYlM
Amazon UK http://amzn.to/1IUo9gP

In this scene between the immortal Pietas and his father, the two are arguing a familiar topic: humans. It opens with Pietas speaking.

30 Days of Chaos: Day 3

To celebrate the launch of Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas I’m sharing 30 Days of Chaos. Each day during April, I’ll post one excerpt from the book, along with a poster of a quote by Pietas. On the final day, members of my Romance Lives Forever Reader Group will receive a full color book containing all the quotes and posters. Unlike my website, the book posters will have only a quote and a beautiful image. Look for a giveaway at the end of this post.

They All Die

Humans! They All Die #ChaosIsComing #scifi #immortals @kayelleallen #chaos #quote

“You want us to treat humans as equals. They never treated us as such. Even now, we’re hated and reviled. Putting them on the council will make them haughtier. I want nothing to do with humans.”

“Then you want nothing to do with me, Son. Humans are all I care about.”

And wasn’t that the naked truth of his father’s betrayal? He had turned his back on their people. He had turned his back on his son.

“You’re right, Father. I want nothing to do with you. I care nothing for mortals.” He flipped his silver circlet into the air and caught it. “They all die.”

Bringer of Chaos: Two enemy warriors: one human, one immortal. Different in belief, alike in spirit, marooned together on an alien world.

Imprisoned and in isolation over a year without food or water, the immortal Pietas survives. Though broken in body, his intellect and will are intact, thanks to Six, the special ops warrior who captured him, but kept him sane. The warrior had no hand in his deprivation and, like Pietas, was betrayed by his own kind. When Pietas is abandoned on an alien world with nothing but his honor–and Six–he must find and rejoin other immortal exiles. After centuries of war, Pietas detests humans and kills them on sight, but he is too damaged to continue on his own. Though he despises needing help, he allows Six to nurture and restore him to full strength, and then accompany him. As they cross the planet together on foot, the immortal begins to wonder if he has found his first human friend, or if Six is loyal only because Pietas could keep the others from tearing him to shreds. This human will either be his closest living friend, or the one whose betrayal will trigger all-out vengeance by the most powerful immortal ever born.

Immortal. Warrior. Outcasts. Traitors took everything. Except their honor.

Read the first chapter https://kayelleallen.com/chaos-origin/
Preorder on Amazon http://amzn.to/1R8DAbb
Read now in print on CreateSpace http://bit.ly/boc-origin-csp

Giveaway – Free Download

Download free printable #scifi bookmarks www.kayelleallen.com/chaos-origin #ChaosIsComing @kayelleallen

free bookmarks

Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back.
Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-six.pdf
Pietas https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas.pdf
Pietas and Six https://kayelleallen.com/media/boc-bookmark-pietas6.pdf
Download a free adult coloring book you can print and share. Relax and color with friends. It’s fun! https://kayelleallen.com/media/pietas-coloring-book.pdf

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