Today, I’m thrilled to have Kayelle Allen visit my blog again and take part in Five on Friday! She’s being a bit modest in her bio. Among other things, Kayelle is the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers, a site where authors interact and share knowledge. You can read all about her on her website.
Kayelle Allen writes Sci-Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role-playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s a US Navy veteran who’s been married so long she’s tenured.
Five on Friday
How would you describe the color yellow to somebody who is blind?
Yellow is lemon juice, corn, bananas, and buttercups. It’s happiness but also cowardice. It’s associated with running away and with caution. It’s the sun in your face on a hot day.
Ann: I couldn’t help but think of the statement made in the “Starman” movie. In talking about traffic lights, he said red means stop. Green means go. And yellow means, go faster!
Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find/recognize?
Yes, I do. If you’ve read other books, you’ll see details and origins of things. Especially in the Bringer of Chaos series.
Ann: So do I. How else can I get even with people I don’t like!!
What would you choose as your mascot/avatar/spirit animal?
After studying panthers for this book, I’m claiming them.
Ann: I’m sticking with Armadillo.
Are the names of characters in your novels important?
I couldn’t change the names of anyone. Each one means something specific. The name Pietas is one of the Greek virtues and refers to love and respect for family, especially fathers. Because Pietas so intensely hates his father, the name is quite ironic.
Ann: Love your answer!! I don’t think non-writers have any idea how long authors toil over the right name choice!
Do you belong to a critique group?
Yes, I do. I facilitate a local group in my hometown. There are about eight authors who meet regularly, although the same people seem to rotate with four or five meeting at any one point. I love this group. They’ve helped me with five books now and I love this group.
Ann: I can’t imagine writing without a critique group!!
Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle Allen
Science fiction with romantic elements
When the immortal Pietas is marooned on a barren world with no food and few survival tools, he knows it could be worse. He could be alone. But that’s the problem. He’s not.
Half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped inside their pods and it’s up to Pietas to free them. He can’t release one at a time. It’s all or nothing. He’s facing over five hundred thousand hungry, thirsty, homeless immortals will call on him for rescue and he has no way to answer.
It’s not all bad. The beautiful telepathic warrior he’s loved for lifetimes is at his side. He’s bonded with a sentient panther. He hates humans but the one dumped on this planet with him has become a trusted friend.
Before Pietas can build shelter, figure out how to grow food, or set up a government, he must take back command from a ruthless enemy he’s fought for centuries. His brutal, merciless father.
Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever…
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