Back to Top

Tag Archives: Sci-Fi Romance

Science fiction and fantasy novels with romantic elements or a romantic plot.

This idBot program is invading everything #Excerpt from A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #MFRWhooks

This idBot program is invading everything #Excerpt from A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen #SciFi #MFRWhooks

Is it true that idBot sees everything?

idBot

In this scene, Luc is about to enter an elevator/lift in the Thieves' Guild. The elevator car moves up, down, and sideways to traverse the huge building. He's on his way to an important meeting.

idBot sees everything

After Luc left Tonio's office, he visited the Arcane Level library on the thirtieth floor, checking data to prepare for his meeting with Ms. Lexius. He headed for his office, but when the elevator opened, Grand Master Aerlray de Clare stood inside.

Focus, not dwell. Move forward.

Gathering his patience, Luc entered and pressed the button for his floor. "Aerlray."

"Luc Saint-Cyr." The man smiled like a predator. "The man I'm looking for."

"Oh?" Luc kept his back to the doors. "Why's that?"

"It's been brought to my attention idBot's poking its nose into our files."

"Is that so?" Floor numbers in idBot green scrolled around the top of the car as it moved downward. Ten floors to the first turn. "That phrase 'idBot sees everything' is literal."

"But it's scanning confidential data. Contracts. Personnel. Sealed adoptions."

And why was he trying to hide those? "IdBot needs to know what it's protecting."

"A lock on a door doesn't need to know what's behind the door."

"IdBot's more than a lock. It gathers intel about its surroundings. It's a living, breathing system that can actively protect its owner." He owed Shohn Lexius for that tidbit.

"I don't care about any of that." De Clare puffed himself up. "I want it to stop. Now. Pull idBot back from this invasive search, Saint-Cyr. It's setting a dangerous precedent. The Guild won't tolerate it."

He'd switched to using last names. Interesting.

Three floors.

"Aelray, if you think a threat will deter me, you don't know me."

"No threat." De Clare held up both hands. "But this idBot of yours is meddling where it doesn't belong."

"Oh?" The car slowed, shifted direction sideways. "What is there to hide?"

De Clare pointed at him. "I'm not the only councilmember who dislikes these invasive searches. This could have serious consequences if it came to a vote."

Good. Let it. "Why are you telling me this?"

"Because you own idBot."

"Let's say a tech company hires one of our people. Signs a contract for corporate espionage, but it's bungled. Things go badly. What's the procedure for a complaint?"

De Clare stepped back. "Why are you asking me? You know the procedure."

"That's right. I do." The car slowed, headed down again. "Procedure doesn't say 'go to the Grand Master and whine."

"What's your point?"

"When the Guild installed idBot, it came with a book of procedures in case anything went wrong. I didn't write the book, but I can guarantee you that nowhere in it does it suggest hassling members of the board or the owner."

The man stiffened, mouth set in a straight line. His usual cocky self had deteriorated into a petulant boy. "Are you going to stand there and tell me this isn't your doing?"

"What isn't my doing?"

The elevator made the last turn to the side, bypassing the Heart of the Guild. Not unlike de Clare, who could not seem to grasp the heart of the organization.

"Look, Saint-Cyr." De Clare arranged his robes of office. "This idBot of yours is poking through employee files, intake records, and financial statements. It's rifling through everything."

Excellent. More proof. Luc bared his teeth in a pseudo-smile. "You mean it's searching databases in order to back them up and provide security for every aspect of the facility?" The car slowed. "What the system was purchased to do?"

"That's exactly what I mean!" Spittle showed at the corners of de Clare's mouth.

"Why is that a problem?" The doors opened and Luc took one step outside. He wedged a foot to block the elevator from closing. "Got something to hide?"

De Clare took a full step back, shoulders against the wall. "I want it to stop." He jabbed a finger toward Luc. "Now!"

Luc released the doors. "Then call the Help Desk."

Be sure to check out the other authors in this hop at the bottom of the page.

idBot logo by Jamin Allen

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.

REDIRECTED I want free books

This edition of Lights Out includes Exclusive Reader Group
cover with Six's tattoo.

Free Space Opera - Lights Out (How "Six" Became "Six")

 

It's true. Six is a ghost. But not the kind you're thinking...

Lights Out

You thought your bootcamp was tough? Before you enlist in the service known as Ghost Corps, you have to die. Because if you're fighting immortals who always get back up, you'd better have a way to do the same thing.
Otherwise, it's Lights Out...

Join one of my Reader Groups
and Get Lights Out
the story of how "Six" became "Six"
plus a FREE
Illustrated Starter Set

Each reader group gets free space opera stories, news about exclusive contests and giveaways, plus members-only links.
You can unsubscribe at any time.

free space opera

Join this group if you prefer Science Fiction, Space Opera, and Fantasy.

free space opera

Join this group if you prefer Science Fiction Romance, Space Opera, and Fantasy.

Free Illustrated Starter Set

The Antonello Brothers Series

The Antonello Brothers #SciFi #SpaceOpera #Romance by Kayelle Allen

 

The Antonello Brothers

The Antonello Brothers are part of a larger story universe. #PietasFans who loved the immortal king in the Bringer of Chaos series will find the master of misdirection quite active here.

Other immortals, such as Luc Saint-Cyr, are behind the scenes or right out in front, active and involved. In this series, you'll also meet the Chosen -- humans who support and assist the immortals.

The Antonello Brothers Series

The brothers are the offspring of Sileenya Antonello from the planet Trien, and there is more to their story than meets the eyes. It's surprising how children can impact the world around them. This series can be read in any order. Books with romance have happy ever after endings. All books in the series have a sweet heat level and no explicit content.

A Stolen Heart

He rescued a half-human child from a "big bad monster" but now who is rescuing whom... Meet the mischievous hero from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, For Women Only and Bro as a three-year-old toddler. This is how and why the immortal Luc Saint-Cyr decided to adopt the half-human Senthys Antonello. Hold onto your heartstrings! Plus, Luc's immortal "ex" takes center stage in this story. #PietasFans will love this one!
Visit the book page
He rescued a half-human child from a big bad monster but now who is rescuing whom? A Stolen Heart #SciFi #SpaceOpera Click To Tweet

Bro (the brothers meet)

Bro is a short read about how Senth and Khyff -- who did not grow up together -- finally meet. Luc Saint-Cyr, Senth, and Khyff first become a team in this book. Warning: Khyff's story will break your heart, but Senth will have you laughing.
Visit the book page
The new Thieves' Guild tech might make him invisible, but it can't shield him from the truth... Bro #SciFi #SpaceOpera Click To Tweet

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

A fast-paced scifi romance with an adorable, fun-loving hero who's half-human and half-cat and a by-the-book army captain heroine. Hired to steal back a prototype taken by the imperial armada, Senth retrieves it, but his brother is kidnapped to force Senth to surrender the device. Now he has to rescue his brother, outsmart the armada, and keep the item out of imperial hands. All doable, except for one small problem. He must do it in the company of NarrAy, a genetically altered woman whose pheromones could enhance the mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.
Visit the book page
He's a thief. She's a soldier. Do opposites attract? Oh, mercy! At the Mercy of Her Pleasure #SciFi #Romance Click To Tweet

For Women Only

To protect his brother, Khyff accepts a mission that will remove Fawni from power. After meeting her and discovering her noble heart, he begins to doubt his cause, his past and even his memories. Khyff's secret truth could devastate Fawni's family and make her an outcast. She should shun this human, return to her own people and forget him. Yet how can she let him suffer in the darkness that binds his heart?
Visit the book page
His secret truth is her people's darkest lie. For Women Only #SciFi #Romance Click To Tweet

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


The content on this page may use referral links for which I am compensated. The links do not result in a higher price for you. Because of promotions or relationships, these links might provide savings. Read about our cookies, our full disclosure policy and simple privacy policy under the About menu. A printable list of books can be found under About > About Kayelle. Thank you for visiting my site!

For Women Only

In For Women Only...
He didn't expect an alien

to have such honor.

He didn't expect
to trust her.

He didn't expect
to fall in love.

And he didn't expect
to reveal his betrayal...


Read For Women Only for free

Want to read this book and not pay for it? Legally. Here's how you can get the book at no cost.
Members of my Reader Groups have the opportunity to sign up for my Free Books Forever Club and download any of my books, just for asking. Get the full scoop on this page.


The Antonello Brothers Series
click cover for book page / click title beneath cover for buy link

Excerpt from For Women Only

The Antonello Brothers Science Fiction Romance series is Sci Fi from the sweeter side of the galaxy.
He didn't expect an alien to have such honor. He didn't expect to trust her. And he didn't expect to fall in love...


He didn't expect an alien to have such honor. He didn't expect to trust her. And he didn't expect to fall in love...Khyff snuggled deeper into the pillows. The slick coolness of the sheets soothed his skin. The quiet lulled him. "So nice to be home."

A steady thrumming sound vibrated through the pillows.

Khyff frowned, not opening his eyes. "What the--"

Something fuzzy laid itself across his mouth. He grabbed it with one hand, felt its length. Furry. Long. Skinny. This feels like a tail.

"Tail?" He opened his eyes.

A gray tabby cat meowed in his face.

"Aaack!" Khyff tumbled off the bed in the opposite direction and got to his feet.

The cat arched its back and hissed.

Khyff scrambled away backward. "Shoo! Go away! Shoo!" He made motions with both hands.

The cat jumped off the bed and padded, tail high and twitching, toward the partially open door. It paused and looked back before exiting.

Khyff rubbed his face. How'd a cat get in here? He went into the bathroom. The items on the shelf over the toilet looked out of place. Is this Senth and NarrAy's bathroom? Since when does mine have bath oil, perfume, and--he leaned closer--feminine hygiene products?

"This room's pink. I don't have a pink room in my apartment." Or a round shower stall and twin sinks. Or pink soaps shaped like cats. Cats? I hate cats. He gulped. "Where am I?"

His nudity suddenly became an issue. He grabbed a fluffy pink towel off the bar and wrapped it around his waist before peeking into the bedroom. Still alone. Good.

His denim pants lay folded on a chair with his slip-on shoes beneath it. No socks or underwear. He dressed. No shirt in sight. Which one was I wearing?

Pink flowers decorated the covers on the bed. The dresser top held a silver brush and mirror set.

"I went home with some woman last night?" He shoved a hand through his hair. "Smackers, I must have been sotted. How'd I even let her touch me?"

Where to buy For Women Only

For Women Only is available exclusively on Amazon and is free on Kindle Unlimited.

Just as he begins a new life safe from the anguish of his past, a young security chief must return to a profession he vowed never to practice again. To save his brother's life and appease the all-powerful Empress, Khyff must seduce and then betray an alien ambassador. Her people devastated his family. Hatred for the feline aliens burns within him, but unless Khyff can learn to embrace the past, face the demons he swore he'd forget, and find a way to forgive, his brother will die. Khyff will lose the honorable and gentle alien female he has come to love and trust -- and the Empress will see to it that no one in his family will ever be safe again.
He didn't expect an alien to have such honor. He didn't expect to trust her. And he didn't expect to fall in love...

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/38go96


The content on this page may use referral links for which I am compensated. The links do not result in a higher price for you. Because of promotions or relationships, these links might provide savings. Read about our cookies, our full disclosure policy and simple privacy policy under the About menu. A printable list of books can be found under About > About Kayelle. Thank you for visiting my site!

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

 

When a playful half-cat thief
meets an enhanced-human
by-the-book captain,
do opposites attract?
Oh, mercy!


Read At the Mercy of Her Pleasure for free

Want to read this book and not pay for it? Legally. Here's how you can get the book at no cost.
Members of my Reader Groups have the opportunity to sign up for my Free Books Forever Club and download any of my books, just for asking. Get the full scoop on this page.


The Antonello Brothers Series
click cover for book page / click title beneath cover for buy link

On the verge of freeing his brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress.

To make matters worse, he has no choice about working with a by-the-book rebel captain, a genetically advanced woman whose addictive pheromones could enhance his mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss.

When the unthinkable happens and the Empress kidnaps his brother, Senth must put aside his love of play and buckle down or his brother will end up with a far worse master, Senth will be guilty of treason, and he'll lose the love of his life -- forever.

When a playful half-cat thief meets an enhanced-human by-the-book captain, do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Excerpt from At the Mercy of Her Pleasure

A hovercar and driver met them at the curb, and the smooth trip along Conqueror's March Boulevard brought them down through Tarth City Park, past the massive Destine Pietan Stadium, and into the Imperial Business District. They drove into the shadow of the Nizamrak Building, which rose above the city like a dark sentinel.

Senth craned his neck looking up as they passed it, and then sat back, scowling.

Broxus put down his reader. "Problem?"

Brushing off his cloak, Senth shook his head.

NarrAy observed the interchange without comment, recalling that Senth's daddy dearest owned the building.

Once they reached the Royal District, the car pulled up to the front of the luxurious Royal Arms Hotel. Shaped like a giant arrow being driven into the ground, it displayed Tyran engineering at its finest. Like their suite on the ship, the empire-class suite at the top sported a common living area and four bedrooms with private baths.

NarrAy's corner room had a breathtaking view of vast Tarth City, showcase of the empire. Impossibly tall spires drove through the clouds. Steady shuttle traffic climbed into the sky to the west, near the starport. The wide swath of Tarth City Park divided the metropolis in half all the way to the horizon, and the Cyr de Typhin River meandered through the center, its bright blue water glinting in the sun.

She directed her bagbot to its place against the wall. While it deployed into closet mode, she went back to the common area and waited in a wingback chair for the others.

A few minutes later, a sock-footed Senth went sliding past her on the dark wood floor. Arms out for balance and holding a shoe in each hand, he slammed up against the wall and laughed.

He tossed the shoes on the floor and shoved his feet into them before launching himself across the back of the burgundy leather sofa. And kept going, sliding right off its slick surface and onto the floor.

Senth jumped to his feet and dusted himself off, noticed her, and turned bright red. "I...um...I was getting..." He gestured toward his room and hit the large glass lamp next to him. Senth made a grab for it, righted the shade, and set the lamp back on the table. He stepped back and stumbled over a potted palm. He danced sideways, tripping over his own feet.

Brox entered, and Senth ran right into him. Brox steadied him.

"Sorry!" Senth jerked back.

NarrAy chewed the inside of her cheek, fighting not to laugh.

Her security lieutenant brushed himself off. "You don't have much Kin blood, do you?"

"What?" Senth flipped back his long hair. "I'm half Kin."

Brox rubbed his chin. "Most Kin are more -- graceful."

A flush of color darkened Senth's cheeks.

NarrAy covered her mouth, all but choking.

Encie popped into the room, a weapon out as she checked it. "Everybody ready?"

"I'll get my cloak." Senth fled toward his room.

Where to buy At the Mercy

At the Mercy of Her Pleasure is available exclusively on Amazon and is free on Kindle Unlimited.

On the verge of freeing his brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress. To make matters worse, he has no choice about working with a by-the-book rebel captain, a genetically advanced woman whose addictive pheromones could enhance his mission or crumble it into dust with a single siren kiss. When the unthinkable happens and the Empress kidnaps his brother, Senth must put aside his love of play and buckle down or his brother will end up with a far worse master, Senth will be guilty of treason, and he'll lose the love of his life -- forever.
When a playful half-cat thief meets an enhanced-human by-the-book captain, do opposites attract? Oh, mercy!

Universal buy link https://books2read.com/u/m2o9P1


The content on this page may use referral links for which I am compensated. The links do not result in a higher price for you. Because of promotions or relationships, these links might provide savings. Read about our cookies, our full disclosure policy and simple privacy policy under the About menu. A printable list of books can be found under About > About Kayelle. Thank you for visiting my site!

Bro, Antonello Brothers Series

Bro, Antonello Brothers Series Prequel by Kayelle Allen #SciFi

 

The new Thieves' Guild technology might make him
invisible,
but it can't shield him from
the truth...


Read Bro for free

Want to read this book and not pay for it? Legally. Here's how you can get Bro at no cost.

Members of my Reader Groups have the opportunity to sign up for my Free Books Forever Club and download any of my books, just for asking. Get the full scoop on this page.


The Antonello Brothers Series
click cover for book page / click title beneath cover for buy link

Excerpt from Bro

The prequel to the Antonello Brothers Science Fiction Romance series, Bro is Sci Fi from the sweeter side of the galaxy.
When you can make yourself invisible, you reveal invisible truth...

Bro, the Antonello Brothers Prequel by Kayelle Allen

Senth Antonello had attended classes at the Thieves' Guild Academy every day since he was what? Three? Yet the looming entrance to the exclusive Advanced Level access that he'd more than earned stood empty, while he skulked in the shadows like he hadn't.
Plunging through that door always felt like he was flying into a beehive while sporting hornet wings.
Enough of this.
He ought to zip up there and let idBot scan him.
He took two decisive steps forward, then pivoted and took five steps back.
"Come on, Senth," he berated himself. "Go for it. Now." He turned around and faced the entrance. "This time will be different. You can do this. Just go in there."
But did he?
No.
And why was that?
Because there were times being the best got you nothing but hated and looking like a kid got you nothing but disrespect. Being the adopted son of a former grand master had distinct perks, true. It got him in ahead of others, but then that was part of the problem, wasn't it?
Daddy had clout. Daddy belonged. People feared Daddy, for good reason.
Nobody feared a clawless halfbreed who looked twelve when he was eighteen.
"I will do this. The time to act is now." He stepped up and let the automated idBot system scan him.
"Welcome, Blue Shadow," idBot's smooth robotic voice cooed. "Cleared for Advanced Level." The door unsealed.
Why couldn't people treat him like that machine? Senth released the tension in his shoulders, and rolled his head to soothe his neck.
Maybe today would be different.
Maybe undergrads would respect him for his level.
Maybe his dad would ask him how he was doing instead of going behind his back to the Grand Master.
Maybe nobody'd meow when he entered the room.
Maybe nobody'd go, "Here, kitty, kitty!"
Oh, and maybe the Empress would eliminate taxes, and while she was at it, free all the slaves. Because, sure. That could happen.
Inside, down the first hallway, monolithic carved wooden doors of the Great Hall stood open. The pickup line for upgraded cloaks wound down the stairs and then back and forth across the cavernous hall like one of those rides at Planet Fun.
Voices. Noise. Din. A hive of thieves anxious to score.
No sound suppression in the empire could mute the hum careening off these stone walls. Not today. Not with the first cloak upgrade in ten years minutes from release.
He took one last, sole-dragging step, entered the hall, and made straight for the grand staircase.
The entire queue of lower-level thieves craned their necks at whoever had entered. Their low buzz faded from front to back, and what do you know? Right on cue, a chorus of meows rose from the anonymous safety of the back row.
Senth halted and snapped his head in that direction, but the sound cut off.
No one in view so much as cracked a smile.
He tossed them a lazy salute and turned back toward the stairs. The conversational drone kicked right back in. After all, no one important had entered. Just the halfbreed.

Where to buy Bro

Bro is available exclusively on Amazon and is free on Kindle Unlimited.
Universal book link https://books2read.com/u/bwqyAy
Free on Kindle Unlimited

Antonello Brothers Series

Meet the Bro Characters

Senth Antonello: Fun-loving. Half-human half-feline humanoid. Professional thief. What determines whether Senth can open a lock? One thing: If it's in reach.

Khyff Antonello: Hope-less. Human. Professional pleasure-giver caught in a soul-crushing predicament. What drives him? His freedom, just out of reach -- and the desire for revenge on the one responsible for his slavery; the brother he thought died at birth.

Luc Saint-Cyr: Power-magnet. Human-ish. Adoptive father of Senth. The empire calls him The Man, ruler of a thousand questionable ventures with enough power and wealth to buy a planet. What Luc wants? To protect the only person he's ever considered family.

Once these brothers meet, the Tarthian Empire will never be the same. Neither will the man who brings them together.

Bro has adult themes but NO graphic or explicit content.


The content on this page may use referral links for which I am compensated. The links do not result in a higher price for you. Because of promotions or relationships, these links might provide savings. Read about our cookies, our full disclosure policy and simple privacy policy under the About menu. A printable list of books can be found under About > About Kayelle. Thank you for visiting my site!
 
 
%d bloggers like this: