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Sunday, 1 May 2016

Release Day Blitz - Bringer of Chaos, Kayelle Allan


Bringer of Chaos: The Origin of Pietas
by Kayelle Allen
Series: Bringer of Chaos, Book 1
Genre: Science Fiction, Space Opera, Young Adult, Teen, Genetic Engineering Science Fiction, Military Science Fiction, Dystopian Science Fiction
Publisher: Romance Lives Forever Books
Cover Designer: The Author's Secret
Release Date: May 1, 2016



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.




In this scene from Bringer of Chaos, Pietas, leader of a group of immortals called Ultras, addresses the reader directly, and promises to tell his story, if the person dares to know the truth.

You are human. Unworthy.
A foreword from Pietas

This book you hold is being presented as fiction, but it did happen. It is as real as the air you breathe. It is not a first-person story, but it does follow my point of view.
I would never have allowed a human to know these things, but a friend persuaded me there can be no vengeance unless those in the wrong know what they did. When one has wronged another, one must face the consequences.
Having been persuaded to tell the story, I now allow it to be placed into your hands. I want you to know the truth. Why? Because other Ultras have hidden the truth. Buried it beneath fables and false retellings, as if you were a child unable to bear harsh reality. Unwilling to face the consequences of what your kind has done.
Above all, I will not lie to you.
When I come for you, I want the satisfaction of seeing your regret for what your ancestors did to my kind. I want to see your fear, and taste your terror.
This is no horror story. It's merely science fiction. Tell yourself it is only fable, if that will help you sleep. By all means, human, do sleep.
Read this, if you dare to know the truth.
~ Pietas

Prologue

In the twenty-seventh century on Earth, genslaves were supreme among all humanity's genetic creations. They fulfilled man's every desire. They recuperated from disease and injury so fast they were all but immortal. Their strength far exceeded man's. Specific, ingrained abilities limited upward and lateral movement among the servant classes, keeping genslaves in jobs with no chance of advancement.
Bred to require little rest, labor-genslaves performed menial and repetitive tasks, with enough intelligence to work, but not enough to aspire beyond their station. Warriors possessed unmeasured strength and massive size. They fought humanity's wars, died so man didn't have to suffer, and were reborn to fight again. The physically weaker classes had more intelligence. Healer-genslaves obtained vast amounts of skill in medicine and designed cures for disease. Artists created beauty. Nurturers and teachers cared for humanity's children. Scientist-genslaves designed additional genslaves, to make man's life even more pleasant. All classes were created with genetic shackles of obedience, making them content to remain subservient.
While humanity relaxed, secure in a position of power, genslave-scientists created a new order of beings with free will. It will be argued through the ages whether the creation arose from faulty programming, or a desire for freedom, but the new creatures were not hampered by genetic restraints.
They took the name Ultra, and did as they pleased. Ultras were brains and brawn. No matter how difficult the problem, Ultras solved it. No matter how horrific or grisly their wounds, Ultras survived. Disease did not touch them. Starvation did not stop them. Even death did not hold them long.
The creation of Ultras changed everything.
When Ultras demanded freedom, humans claimed them soulless, inferior, unworthy, and undeserving of equality. Humans tried to silence them, and when that failed, punished them. The Ultras seized their liberty by force. Emboldened by the Ultras' success, other genslaves rebelled, and began calling themselves Ultras as well. The First Cycle of Wars devastated half the galaxy. In the Terran Crescent and the Colonies of Man, power tilted toward Ultras. They ruled the starways. Ultras tightened restrictions and limited trade, allowing mankind meager freedoms, and no more mercy than man had shown them. Humans served, subservient to their former slaves.
Not all genslaves wanted war. Some concealed their genetic differences and abilities, and lived among humans--as human. The rumor that genslaves hid among them spawned the Human Pure movement. Purges wiped out non-human traits and enhanced sensory perceptions. Humanity weakened itself by outlawing genetic healing or correction. They identified anything and anyone considered unnatural. Anyone different hid it or faced death by fire, from which Ultras could not revive. For the human underground, the weapon of choice became a flamethrower.
Among Ultras, leadership arose that considered humans redeemable. They sought to allow humans more freedom, and give them a voice in their own government. They hoped a kinder relationship would bring an end to galaxy-wide conflict. They hoped peace would halt senseless death and destruction, foster growth, and increase trade.
In 4536 AD, after centuries of war, Ultras and humans met to discuss a truce.
But that is according to legend. Here, you will learn the truth.





Dead is the New Alive - Emilie Autumn
Deep Six - Marilyn Manson
Du Hast - Rammstein
Fatal - Critical Mass
Made of Scars - Stone Sour
Mind Heist - Zack Hemsey
Monster - Skillet
Pain - Three Days Grace
Queen's Breach - Critical Mass
Remember Everything - Five Finger Death Punch
Requiem of the Gods - Critical Mass
Spirit in the Sky - Norman Greenbaum
What You Are - Audioslave



Print - CreateSpace


Kayelle Allen is a best selling American author. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr. She writes Science Fiction, Science Fiction Romance, Mainstream Fantasy, Contemporary Romance, Gay Romance, and non-fiction. She likes to attend Science Fiction conventions, and has been a speaker at DragonCon, and Gaylaxicon. She holds an honorary lifetime membership to OutlantaCon, an Atlanta Scifi convention for the gay geek. Kayelle is the founder of the author-mentoring group Marketing for Romance Writers, and manages the successful Romance Lives Forever blog. Kayelle is married, has three grown children, and five grandchildren. She is a US Navy Veteran.








Saturday, 30 April 2016

Last chance to win prizes!



"If you’re ready to win one of several prizes, hang on to your hat because it’s then last day of our 2016 Spring Fling Giveaway! For the second year in a row we’re celebrating spring by giving away a slew of prizes that readers love! So get ready, set, go, and enter our 2016 Spring Fling Giveaway today and everyday through April 18-30. Meet new authors, find incredible book deals (many free and heavily discounted books by Amazon, NY Times, and USA Bestsellers) in the genres you love! What could you win? How about a Kindle Fire 6″ HD ($99), A Kindle Kid’s Bundle ($99), 1-Year of Amazon Prime ($99), Amazon gift cards ($50, $25, $25), or a Ghirardelli Chocolate gift basket. Yum!
What: Spring Fling Giveaway. 
When: Apr. 18-30, 2016
$440 in Prizes: 1 – Kindle Fire 6″ HD ($99), 1 – Kindle Kid’s Bundle ($99), 1 – 1-Year Amazon prime ($99), $50, $25, and $25 Amazon eCards, and a Ghirardelli Chocolate gift basket ($40). That’s $440 in prizes!

HINT: There is no purchase necessary to win or enter,  but you get BONUS points when you buy a book. So scroll through the book covers and check out the titles that appeal to you. You just might find a new favorite author! Best of all, a portion of your purchase(s) will support Pencils of Promise. Click on the book covers to connect your purchase to Pencils of Promise."

To enter the site click on the banner at the top or 

If you would like to purchase my book, BELOVED ENEMY, scroll down towards the bottom, my book cover is the first cover on the third line from the bottom.   And don't forget, if you buy one of the books on the site you'll not only be eligible to win a prize but you'll be helping 'Pencils Of Promise' and Global Education too.  

Monday, 25 April 2016

Monday's Ramblings - Space is amazing

Picture courtesy of EarthSky website

I 'm sure you know by now I write Science fiction romance,  Two reasons for this. ROMANCE -
I am an incurable romantic!

SCIENCE FICTION -
when I was young the word 'science' put me off reading Science Fiction - I'm sorry I loathe the term 'sci-fi' not sure why, it just sounds derogatory to me somehow. I know everyone uses it, it's just me! But I have no illusions about myself  - I know what I write can more accurately be termed 'Space Opera' rather than 'real' science fiction, and I'm fine with that. Strange isn't it, how some words can grate on us and others might rub someone else up the wrong way but sound fine to our own ears!

Anyway, I digress. I have always loved looking at the night sky, with its myriad stars.  Thinking that each star is a sun, whose light has taken countless light years to get to us - and imagining what it would be like to explore space, and visit strange new worlds. What I didn't realise at the time (I'm talking about when I very young!) was that this is actually the basis of much of popular science fiction, rather than the monsters and laboratory test tubes I had imagined. One of the first Science Fiction books I read was Ray Bradbury's  'The Martian Chronicles' and I was hooked, and I swiftly devoured books by  Arthur C Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Anne McCaffrey etc.  I knew I'd found my genre and wrote my first SF adventure 'Starquest' several years ago. It started off as a straight futuristic adventure  but rapidly changed to a romance, I find it possible to write anything without a love interest!

I subscribe to an online newsletter called EarthSky which as well as a wealth of information, also has the most beautiful photographs many of them from hubble. The one on the top of this page is The Bubble Nebula.  I think its absolutely stunning. Who knew there were bubbles in space! If you believe God created the Universe, He must surely have a great sense of humour - as well as a wonderous sense of beauty.

Don't Forget


 I'm taking part in the fantastic Spring Fling, with loads of prizes.

"If you’re ready to win one of several prizes, hang on to your hat because it’s time for our 2016 Spring Fling Giveaway! For the second year in a row we’re celebrating spring by giving away a slew of prizes that readers love! So get ready, set, go, and enter our 2016 Spring Fling Giveaway today and everyday through April 18-30. Meet new authors, find incredible book deals (many free and heavily discounted books by Amazon, NY Times, and USA Bestsellers) in the genres you love! What could you win? How about a Kindle Fire 6″ HD ($99), A Kindle Kid’s Bundle ($99), 1-Year of Amazon Prime ($99), Amazon gift cards ($50, $25, $25), or a Ghirardelli Chocolate gift basket. Yum!
What: Spring Fling Giveaway. 
When: Apr. 18-30, 2016
$440 in Prizes: 1 – Kindle Fire 6″ HD ($99), 1 – Kindle Kid’s Bundle ($99), 1 – 1-Year Amazon prime ($99), $50, $25, and $25 Amazon eCards, and a Ghirardelli Chocolate gift basket ($40). That’s $440 in prizes!

HINT: There is no purchase necessary to win or enter,  but you get BONUS points when you buy a book. So scroll through the book covers and check out the titles that appeal to you. You just might find a new favorite author! Best of all, a portion of your purchase(s) will support Pencils of Promise. Click on the book covers to connect your purchase to Pencils of Promise."

To enter the site click on the banner above or 

If you would like to purchase my book, BELOVED ENEMY, scroll down towards the bottom of that page, my book cover is the first cover on the third line from the bottom.   And don't forget, if you buy one of the books on the site you'll not only be eligible to win a prize but you'll be helping 'Pencils Of Promise' and Global Education too.  

Monday, 18 April 2016

Monday's Rambles - Spring Fling


Greetings from a wet and miserable UK! It's April and the weather has been very seasonal, yesterday was showery but in between it was beautiful and springlike, so I'm not complaining, no really, I'm not!  
 I'm taking part in the fantastic Spring Fling, with loads of prizes.

"If you’re ready to win one of several prizes, hang on to your hat because it’s time for our 2016 Spring Fling Giveaway! For the second year in a row we’re celebrating spring by giving away a slew of prizes that readers love! So get ready, set, go, and enter our 2016 Spring Fling Giveaway today and everyday through April 18-30. Meet new authors, find incredible book deals (many free and heavily discounted books by Amazon, NY Times, and USA Bestsellers) in the genres you love! What could you win? How about a Kindle Fire 6″ HD ($99), A Kindle Kid’s Bundle ($99), 1-Year of Amazon Prime ($99), Amazon gift cards ($50, $25, $25), or a Ghirardelli Chocolate gift basket. Yum!
What: Spring Fling Giveaway. 
When: Apr. 18-30, 2016
$440 in Prizes: 1 – Kindle Fire 6″ HD ($99), 1 – Kindle Kid’s Bundle ($99), 1 – 1-Year Amazon prime ($99), $50, $25, and $25 Amazon eCards, and a Ghirardelli Chocolate gift basket ($40). That’s $440 in prizes!

HINT: There is no purchase necessary to win or enter,  but you get BONUS points when you buy a book. So scroll through the book covers and check out the titles that appeal to you. You just might find a new favorite author! Best of all, a portion of your purchase(s) will support Pencils of Promise. Click on the book covers to connect your purchase to Pencils of Promise."

To enter the site click on the banner at the top or 

If you would like to purchase my book, BELOVED ENEMY, scroll down towards the bottom, my book cover is the first cover on the third line from the bottom.   And don't forget, if you buy one of the books on the site you'll not only be eligible to win a prize but you'll be helping 'Pencils Of Promise' and Global Education too.  
Spring crocuses and daffodils

Friday, 15 April 2016

Yours Truly





Yours Truly, 2095
by Brian Paone
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GENRE: Time Travel Romance
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BLURB:
Jeff Blue - the victim of a time-travel conspiracy - wakes up trapped in the
year 2095. The only familiar face is J0, a robotic copy of the wife he left behind in 1981. But can she be trusted? J0 could be the only key to unlock Jeff's journey home, but it will require her to do something against her programming , something human.

During Jeff's perilous journey through the future, he will have to discover the truth about J0's origins, and solve the mystery behind how he wound up in 2095, in order to uncover the reality of his own destiny.

Armed with a one-way ticket to the moon, Jeff must race against the clock to seize what might be his last chance to return home to his time. A time without hover cars, Justice Computers, or TeleSkins - a time over 100 years ago.
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EXCERPT

The front door opened and two men walked outside onto the front walkway. One of them saw J0.

“May I help you, miss?” he called loudly.

I felt the need to speak up and answer for her. We were both technically trespassing at this point.
“I’m sorry, sir,” I said.

Both men jumped. They hadn’t seen me yet.

“I’m Jeff. My wife and I used to own this house. Are either of you Mr. Kaminski?”

The larger of the two men walked toward me. As he approached, lights from the windows illuminated his face. He was broad-shouldered with dark hair and a full mustache—someone who had decided age wasn’t going to beat him.

“It sure is good to see you again, Jeff,” Mr. Kaminski said.

I was relieved that he wasn’t going to call the cops. Or would he have called the Justice Computer?
“Nice to see you again too, sir.”

J0 stepped onto the concrete walkway that was outlined with plastic flowers and walked toward the front of the house.

“Jeff had a bad accident and just recently came out of a coma,” she explained. “He’s suffering from an amnesia of sorts.”

“That’s terrible. I’m sorry to hear that,” Mr. Kaminski said. He looked from J0 back to me.

“We thought it might help with his rehabilitation if he saw his old house. If we’re causing you any inconvenience, we understand if you would prefer us to leave,” J0 said.

“No, not at all! I’d be happy to do what I can. I have the guys over for some poker anyway. You’re welcome to come in.”

The other man took his first drag of the cigarette he had lit up as we passed through the front door.

“Kelly’s inside helping the girls with a school project. She’ll be so thrilled to see you again, Jeff.”
We followed Mr. Kaminski into the living room. I heard a group of men talking and laughing somewhere in another room.

“Kelly? Could you come down for a minute?” Then he looked at me and inquired, “You play?”

“Poker?” I asked.

“Sure. You want in on the next hand?”

“No, I have too many tells.” I winked.

There were eight men sitting around the kitchen table with cards held at chest level. I smiled as I heard them talk among themselves.

“Okay, guys. Guys! Let’s not talk about this kind of shit, okay? I’m just here to play cards and get drunk. Play another hand.”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Brian Paone was born and raised in the
Salem, Massachusetts area. An award winning author, his love of writing began through the medium of short stories at the young age of twelve. After almost 20 years of consistently writing short stories for only his friends and family to read, Brian's first full-length novel was published in 2007, and he has published two more since then. Brian is married to an Officer in the US Navy, and they have 3 children. Brian is a Police Officer for the St. Mary's GA Police Department and has been working in Law Enforcement since 2002. He is also a self-proclaimed roller coaster junkie, and his favorite color is burnt-orange.

www.BrianPaone.com
www.facebook.com/BrianPaonesNovels
@PaoneBrian

Links to buy:
www.BrianPaone.com/yours-truly-2095  (personal)
http://www.amazon.com/Yours-Truly-2095-Brian-Paone-ebook/dp/B00YFLORGS/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 (Amazon)
http://www.audible.com/pd/Sci-Fi-Fantasy/Yours-Truly-2095-Audiobook/B00ZJJHYVA/ref=a_search_c4_1_1_srTtl?qid=1453389160&sr=1-1 (audible)

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Tuesday's Ramblings. TRS Party Invitation

Yes, I know I usually ramble on a Monday, but  I thought I'd leave it until today
as I'm taking part in the TRS 'Stay At Home Party, commencing today.



Please pop in and say hello if you get a moment.  Apart from a 'galaxy pendant' and $6 Wild Rose Press I'm offering as a 'giveaway' there are lots of other prizes from the various authors taking part, as well as the chance to win a 
$100 Amazon Gift Card!