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Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire by Kayelle Allen

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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Paula Hardin’s Mantra: Never give up,never surrender

Today’s guest is Paula Hardin. Let’s get to know her a little better! And as always, remember to leave reviews on Amazon for the books you read! Nothing helps an author more than reviews.

 

Paula Hardin is a southern girl from New Orleans, with a passion for everything paranormal, mystical, and different from normal everyday life. Currently, she is working on something outside of her comfort zone writing a different genre, hoping to gain a different audience. Don’t be disappointed though, because her paranormal romances are too much fun to abandon. She fills them with suspense and danger but ends with a happy ever after.

Paula has a huge love for artwork, painting with acrylic, media art with her grandchildren. She loves to watch wild animal documentaries, Youtube art videos, and tiny house construction programs.

Look for her on Facebook at:https://www.facebook.com/Paula.V.Hardin 

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The five questions Paula chose to answer.

What is your favorite thing to do during your spare time besides writing?
Drawing/painting in acrylics, watercolors, oils, charcoals, and mixed media, attending comic cons, and doing things with my husband and grandchildren.

Ann: I wasn’t blessed with much painting talent, but I can use a glue gun!

 What is your favorite quote?

Never give up, never surrender

Ann: That’s a good one.

What is your favorite book, and why?

Dark Prince by Christine Feehan. Why? The book changed my life. It opened my world to a new genre I never dared to think to read. While waiting for her next book to come out, I started to write a book. Now I’m a writer/author.

Ann: It really did change your life!

What took you by surprise as an adult?

Becoming a grandparent. When I was young I thought about marriage, jobs, being on my own but never being a grandparent. It’s the most indescribable love between grandparents and grandbabies.

Ann: Yes, and you don’t have to be in charge of them 24/7!

 What are you passionate about?

Besides writing, it’s drawing/art, wild animals, mythology lore, Europe/Italy.

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Peculiar People Day

Are you peculiar? Do You admit to anything weird? I have a list of things I’m weird about. I won’t use a pencil unless it’s really sharp! I won’t drink sodas from a can. I won’t turn around and go back for anything once I leave the house.

Let me know in the comments what you’re weird about. One lucky commenter (if in the US) will win two bars of Hanna’s goat milk soap!! She’s a character in my novel, Chirp.

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Romance from a Man’s Point of View

Not many romance books are written by men, but today on my blog, I welcome Adam Mann, who has written quite a few. Be sure and check out his work, and as always, remember to review books you read on Amazon. Reviews are important!!

I have worked for over 50 years as a sustainable development consultant for emerging economies in Africa and then Asia, but have now retired and live with my family in a mountainous area of Vietnam. In my retirement, I have published seven novels, and under my pen name, I have written another 32 romance novellas, some of which have been self-published.

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Nobody loves like an Irishman!

By a sheer stroke of bad luck, Henry gets caught in a tropical storm whilst he’s swimming in the sea. He sensibly gets out of the water and finds shelter in a beach house, and a few moments later is joined by an equally sodden rain drenched lady.
Felicity is cold and wet and she has nothing dry to wear so she asks Henry to hold her so that they can both benefit from their body warmth until the rain subsides.
The story is set in South East Asia and culminates in modern day Singapore, but the note above is only the start of a very long story…

 

Excerpt:

The rain had not abated. Henry looked around and saw another figure struggling through the storm, and moving toward him. As the figure approached, he realized it was a female wearing a sodden straw hat and thin gossamer shawl also saturated. He held out a hand to help the woman climb the steps to the verandah, and noticed she was wearing only a bikini under her shawl.
“Thanks,” she acknowledged in English.
She took off her wet hat and dropped it on the floor. She had wet hair, and the color wasn’t distinguishable. Her thin shawl clung to her body and barely covered her dark blue-green bikini.
She shivered and took off the shawl looking around her, just holding it in her hand.
“Do you live here?” she asked.
“No,” he replied, “like you, I’m sheltering from the rain.”
“But you’re just as wet as me,” she smiled at him.
“I was swimming in the sea when the deluge started.”
“That’s what I was planning to do.” She smiled again and shivered. “Don’t you have a towel?”
Henry pointed to his towel still covering his haversack on the floor and picked it up to wring it out. He draped the towel over the handrail just out of the rain.
He reached for her hand, and they moved together, just touching one another, but she shivered again looking up at him.
“Is there anyone here?” she insisted looking at the door.
He shook his head; “Bolted on the inside.”
They moved a bit closer, and immediately their bodies responded. Her wet skin had been cold, but now it warmed a bit. She looked up at him again. “My name’s Felicity.”
“Hi, Felicity, I’m Henry.”
She turned to face him putting her arms around his waist and stood like that for several minutes.
“If I take off my bra will you promise to behave?” she smiled again, “it’s uncomfortable when it’s wet.”
He looked down at her and could see her drying hair was probably an auburn color, not so long and just down to the shoulders.
“Unclip it please, Henry,” she said.
He used both hands to undo the clip, so that effectively they now stood facing one another, and holding one another with both arms.
As the clip came undone, she moved away slightly so that the bra fell on the floor at their feet. There had not been any shoulder straps that he could see.
She wriggled a bit and looked up at him; “Thanks, that’s better.”
Her breasts were small, and her bra had been generously padded.
Henry took a deep breath. “Warmer?”
She smiled in reply, having to put her head back to look at him.
He could feel her warmth through his swimming trunks.
“What are you doing here?” she asked.
“I’m staying at a Rest House on the cliffs.” He nodded toward the headland at the end of the beach.
“I’m staying with some friends in town, but we couldn’t agree on what to do this morning, so I came here alone, and then the rain started,” she offered an explanation.
Shorter than Henry, he placed his hand on her waist, then slid it lower to her bottom.
“Wow,” she breathed, and laughed, “definitely warmer now!”

 

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Kayelle Allen Cover Reveal and Giveaway

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire
The Sempervian Saga (Book 2)
by Kayelle Allen

BLURB:
Humans created the Ultras, a genetically enhanced race, to defend mankind. Instead, Ultras became their greatest threat. With the help of traitors, humans captured half a million of the immortal warriors.

Exiled to an alien world with no tech, no tools, and no resources, their leader, Pietas, must protect his people, find food and shelter and unite them. But before he can, he must regain command from a ruthless adversary he’s fought for centuries–his brutal, merciless father.

Ultras are immortal, and no matter how they die, they come back. Reviving after death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Some wounds heal instantly and a few take time, but battered and broken trust? Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever.

Genre: Science Fiction with romantic elements
Rating: PG13 for violence, no profanity or explicit content

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Excerpt:

Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire is military science fiction with romantic elements. This excerpt is the foreword, which was “written” by Pietas, the hero.

You’re human. Lies are your nature.
Truth is mine. Honoring my word means more to me than life.
Humans are craven, contemptible and reprehensible supplanters of power. What you need is the truth.
Traitors among my kind lied to you. They concealed themselves among you and claimed we were myth. They fed you false hope you were safe. They lulled you into complacent ignorance. The deceivers manipulated, confused, and desensitized you.
You chose to believe the lies.
You’ve heard tales of visitors from outer space. Stories of aliens who walk among you. You called them urban legends, myths, tall tales for the campfire, untrue.
You refused to believe the truth.
This book relates my tale but is not from my point of view. Call it Science Fiction, but it happened. I exist. My dimension is not yours, so you have not been aware of me–until now–but I know everything about you.
To honor a worthy human friend, I considered sparing humanity. I have since seen the folly of blanket exemption. Not all of you deserve to die, but there are requirements for being protected. Will I choose you?
Perhaps. I offer no guarantee. Your fate is a bequest no one can usurp.
Believe me.
Read this, if you dare to know the truth.
~ Pietas

Bringer of Chaos: The Origin of Pietas
The Sempervian Saga (Book 1)

Why should Pietas end the war with humans?
His people are winning, yet they insist on peace talks. The Ultra people want to grant humans a seat on the Council. Pietas ap Lorectic, Chancellor of the High Council, War Leader and First Conqueror, disagrees. What’s best for mortals is oppression, control, and if necessary, elimination.
Pietas seethes with rage at the idea of human equality. Humans might have created Ultras, but the creation has far surpassed the creator. Humans die. Ultras are reborn, no matter how grievous the injury. They have no equals.
His people permit him no choice. He must attend these insipid peace talks on Enderium Six and what’s worse, be polite. To humans.
When a human special ops warrior is killed in battle, he’s resurrected in a secret process and inducted into the Ghost Corps. He’s given enough strength to perma-kill immortal Ultras. Ghosts are the most hated and feared of warriors.
When the ghost entraps and captures Pietas at the peace talks, the two begin a long journey toward Sempervia, an isolated and forgotten world. Once there, Pietas is marooned and the ghost abandoned alongside him. The two must either fight to perma-death, or join forces to survive.
As Pietas comes to trust the human, an unlikely and awkward friendship begins. Until he discovers how ghosts are resurrected…
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Giveaway – Free Download

Free — download Endure, Illustrated Quotes by Pietas (as told to Kayelle Allen). Enjoy an exclusive collection of quotes on the concept of endurance by the man known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos. https://kayelleallen.com/media/30-days-endure.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

Mythic Heroes and Misbehaving Robots:

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with mythic heroes, misbehaving robots, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
https://kayelleallen.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/kayelleallen
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Join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group Download four free books and get news about books coming soon. You can unsubscribe at any time.


Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire 
The Sempervian Saga (Book 2)
by Kayelle Allen

BLURB: 
Humans created the Ultras, a genetically enhanced race, to defend mankind. Instead, Ultras became their greatest threat. With the help of traitors, humans captured half a million of the immortal warriors.

Exiled to an alien world with no tech, no tools, and no resources, their leader, Pietas, must protect his people, find food and shelter and unite them. But before he can, he must regain command from a ruthless adversary he’s fought for centuries–his brutal, merciless father.

Ultras are immortal, and no matter how they die, they come back. Reviving after death isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Some wounds heal instantly and a few take time, but battered and broken trust? Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever.
Genre: Science Fiction with romantic elements
Rating: PG13 for violence, no profanity or explicit content
A Thunderclap campaign has been set up, we sure would appreciate your support. Please click here to add your support.


Excerpt: 
Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire is military science fiction with romantic elements. This excerpt is the foreword, which was “written” by Pietas, the hero.
You’re human. Lies are your nature.
Truth is mine. Honoring my word means more to me than life.
Humans are craven, contemptible and reprehensible supplanters of power. What you need is the truth.
Traitors among my kind lied to you. They concealed themselves among you and claimed we were myth. They fed you false hope you were safe. They lulled you into complacent ignorance. The deceivers manipulated, confused, and desensitized you.
You chose to believe the lies.
You’ve heard tales of visitors from outer space. Stories of aliens who walk among you. You called them urban legends, myths, tall tales for the campfire, untrue.
You refused to believe the truth.
This book relates my tale but is not from my point of view. Call it Science Fiction, but it happened. I exist. My dimension is not yours, so you have not been aware of me–until now–but I know everything about you.
To honor a worthy human friend, I considered sparing humanity. I have since seen the folly of blanket exemption. Not all of you deserve to die, but there are requirements for being protected. Will I choose you?
Perhaps. I offer no guarantee. Your fate is a bequest no one can usurp.
Believe me.
Read this, if you dare to know the truth.
~ Pietas

Bringer of Chaos: The Origin of Pietas 

The Sempervian Saga (Book 1)

Why should Pietas end the war with humans?

His people are winning, yet they insist on peace talks. The Ultra people want to grant humans a seat on the Council. Pietas ap Lorectic, Chancellor of the High Council, War Leader and First Conqueror, disagrees. What’s best for mortals is oppression, control, and if necessary, elimination.
Pietas seethes with rage at the idea of human equality. Humans might have created Ultras, but the creation has far surpassed the creator. Humans die. Ultras are reborn, no matter how grievous the injury. They have no equals.
His people permit him no choice. He must attend these insipid peace talks on Enderium Six and what’s worse, be polite. To humans.
When a human special ops warrior is killed in battle, he’s resurrected in a secret process and inducted into the Ghost Corps. He’s given enough strength to perma-kill immortal Ultras. Ghosts are the most hated and feared of warriors.
When the ghost entraps and captures Pietas at the peace talks, the two begin a long journey toward Sempervia, an isolated and forgotten world. Once there, Pietas is marooned and the ghost abandoned alongside him. The two must either fight to perma-death, or join forces to survive.

As Pietas comes to trust the human, an unlikely and awkward friendship begins. Until he discovers how ghosts are resurrected…

Giveaway – Free Download

Free — download Endure, Illustrated Quotes by Pietas (as told to Kayelle Allen). Enjoy an exclusive collection of quotes on the concept of endurance by the man known to other immortals as the Bringer of Chaos. https://kayelleallen.com/media/30-days-endure.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




Mythic Heroes and Misbehaving Robots:

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with mythic heroes, misbehaving robots, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She’s a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
https://kayelleallen.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/kayelleallen
Facebook https://facebook.com/kayelleallen.author
Join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group Download four free books and get news about books coming soon. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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