Saturday, April 27, 2013

April 28: Last Day to Grab Forbid My Heart at No Cost #sfrb

Forbid My Heart
Today is the last day to grab Forbid My Heart: A Luc and Rah Story for FREE from Loose Id. Surrender Love (the prequel for this story) is on sale for $5.99 (usually $7.99). Forbid My Heart is a great opportunity to meet the characters.

About Luc and Rah (Izzorah)


Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they're gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. His heart tells him to trust Luc, but Izzorah's fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.
Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover's concerns and not worry about them. To distract Izzorah, Luc tries a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah's unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.
Luc and Rah must learn: where the heart leads -- follow.

A little taste of the book

Scene: Luc and Izzorah’s penthouse, middle of the night. Rah is worried about returning to his homeworld, and Luc tries to reassure him. Rah gets a little distracted. (Rah is a Kin, a feline humanoid with catlike ears, eyes, claws hidden beneath human nails, and the ability to
smell emotions.)
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"No one--and I mean no one--will dare raise his or her voice or hand against you. You and I will not be subject to the whims of a Kin matriarch or anyone else." Still holding Izzorah's hand, Luc drew it against his own chest and turned the palm over his heart. "When I say I'll take you home and keep you safe, trust me; that's a promise I can and will keep."
Luc's will stood between them like a living creature, solid as the walls around them. He might mean every word he said. He might be able to kill the Falehla tzesar. But keep them safe on Felidae? Oh, Luc. I'm not sure anyone can do that.
Izzorah remained silent. He would not dishonor his lover by arguing the point. He hadn't won agreement about not going home, but he could deal with that later. He approached the subject from a different angle. He leaned back, lowered his ears, and set them outward, showing submission instead of willfulness.
He rose to his knees, grabbed Luc, and flattened him against the bed. He clamped his fangs on the tip of Luc's chin.
"Um...Rah?"
Purring in response, Izzorah kept his teeth against Luc's skin.
"This bite's good?" Luc's mixed scent revealed curiosity.
Izzorah released him and sat astride Luc's waist. He tossed his head to move hair out of his eyes. "Ehh nim shree."
"Ah. A love bite. You're being playful."
Gaze locked with Luc's, Izzorah bent forward and lightly nipped Luc's lower lip, nibbled the upper one, and then scraped his teeth across the tip of Luc's nose. He kissed it, then moved back to hover above his mouth, their gazes still linked. "I was bite-thanking you."
"You're welcome. What did I do to deserve that exactly?"
"You listened to me. I was missing Purkinje, and you helped me feel better."
"I'll always listen. I'm sorry about your horse, love. Buying you another one might not help, because it wouldn't be Purkinje, but maybe we..." His voice trailed off as Izzorah slid claws through Luc's curls. Luc sighed in pleasure. "Mmm. I like it when you do that." He went completely still.
"I like touching you." Izzorah bent down and licked the width of Luc's mouth. He brushed his lips across Luc's, gave another gentle nip, and then licked him again. "I think you need to be thanked some more so you know how much I appreciate you. Maybe I should tongue-thank you here." He slipped his tongue across Luc's right nipple. The scent of warm brown sugar and melting butter revealed Luc's rising desire. "You taste of salt, sex, and male. I need to bite-thank and tongue-thank you all over."

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Friday, April 26, 2013

5 Myths About How Cats View Humans #humor


Luc and Rah as cats... 
I write Science Fiction Romance, and many of my stories involve the Kin, a feline humanoid species who are at once quite human and quite catlike. It occurred to me that discussing myths about how cats view humans might be helpful in understanding how the Kin view humans. Here are my top five items from that list.

Myth #1: Cats don't like humans.
Cats like humans very much. They think humans are useful domestic animals. If possible, I'm told, every cat should own at least one.
Kin like humans too, but because humans fight so hard for independence, it's difficult to own one. Besides, unlike Kin who use only natural cleansers, humans tend to groom themselves with scented soaps and lotions, and the smell is-- well. The smell.

Myth #2: Cats don't listen to humans.
They listen. They occasionally blink to show they've registered human words. Now and then a cat will twitch its tail in response. Listening does not imply cats care what humans are saying. That is an entirely different matter.
Kin listen to humans. It's just that with the placement of their ears on the upper parts and sides of their heads -- the human voice enters on one side, and goes right out the other.

Myth #3: Cats don't pay attention.
Far from true. Cats completely understand the meaning of focus, and nothing comes between them and their quarry when hunting -- unless they want it to.
The Kin focus extremely well, but are capable of switching focus in an instant, giving the impression they are not paying attention.

Myth #4: Training is difficult with cats.
Far from true. Most cats can have a human trained within 48 hours.
A Kin needs far less time.

Myth #5: Cats expect humans to feed them.
This is mostly true. However, many cats are capable of rustling up a mouse or other pest for dinner if forced to fend for themselves. That said, this is no excuse to abandon them.
Kin have no need of anyone to feed them. They have opposable thumbs and can manage quite well in the kitchen. That said, if you live with one of these fascinating creatures, you learn quickly there is no snooze button on a Kin who wants breakfast.
Forbid My Heart 
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Forbid My Heart is a book about a Kin and his immortal mate. It's FREE on the Loose Id website until April 28th.
Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they're gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. His heart tells him to trust Luc, but Izzorah's fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.
Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover's concerns and not worry about them. To distract Izzorah, Luc tries a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah's unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.
Luc and Rah must learn: where the heart leads -- follow.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Let's Go to Tarth! Forbid My Heart is *F*R*E*E* til Apr 28th

Forbid My Heart 

Forbid My Heart: A Luc and Rah Story is out April 23, and will be free on the Loose Id website for the first six days and Surrender Love (which features Luc and Rah also) will be on sale during that time.
Genre: Erotic Science Fiction, MM, Gay Romance
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Art: Fiona Jayde
Editor: Heather Hollis
Author: Kayelle Allen

About the Book

Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they're gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. His heart tells him to trust Luc, but Izzorah's fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.

Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover's concerns and not worry about them. To distract Izzorah, Luc tries a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah's unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.

Luc and Rah must learn: where the heart leads -- follow.

Excerpt

Scene: Luc and Rah's penthouse, middle of the night. Izzorah (Rah) is worried about returning to his homeworld, and Luc tries to reassure him. Rah gets a little distracted. FYI: Izzorah is a Kin, a feline humanoid with catlike ears, eyes, claws hidden beneath human nails, and the ability to smell emotions.
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"No one--and I mean no one--will dare raise his or her voice or hand against you. You and I will not be subject to the whims of a Kin matriarch or anyone else." Still holding Izzorah's hand, Luc drew it against his own chest and turned the palm over his heart. "When I say I'll take you home and keep you safe, trust me; that's a promise I can and will keep."

Luc's will stood between them like a living creature, solid as the walls around them. He might mean every word he said. He might be able to kill the Falehla tzesar. But keep them safe on Felidae? Oh, Luc. I'm not sure anyone can do that.

Izzorah remained silent. He would not dishonor his lover by arguing the point. He hadn't won agreement about not going home, but he could deal with that later. He approached the subject from a different angle. He leaned back, lowered his ears, and set them outward, showing submission instead of willfulness.

He rose to his knees, grabbed Luc, and flattened him against the bed. He clamped his fangs on the tip of Luc's chin.

"Um...Rah?"

Purring in response, Izzorah kept his teeth against Luc's skin.

"This bite's good?" Luc's mixed scent revealed curiosity.

Izzorah released him and sat astride Luc's waist. He tossed his head to move hair out of his eyes. "Ehh nim shree."

"Ah. A love bite. You're being playful."

Gaze locked with Luc's, Izzorah bent forward and lightly nipped Luc's lower lip, nibbled the upper one, and then scraped his teeth across the tip of Luc's nose. He kissed it, then moved back to hover above Luc's mouth, their gazes still linked. "I was bite-thanking you."

"You're welcome. What did I do to deserve that exactly?"
Surrender Love

"You listened to me. I was missing Purkinje, and you helped me feel better."

"I'll always listen. I'm sorry about your horse, love. Buying you another one might not help, because it wouldn't be Purkinje, but maybe we..." His voice trailed off as Izzorah slid claws through Luc's curls. Luc sighed in pleasure. "Mmm. I like it when you do that." He went completely still.

"I like touching you." Izzorah bent down and licked the width of Luc's mouth. He brushed his lips across Luc's, gave another gentle nip, and then licked him again. "I think you need to be thanked some more so you know how much I appreciate you. Maybe I should tongue-thank you here." He slipped his tongue across Luc's right nipple. The scent of warm brown sugar and melting butter revealed Luc's rising desire. "You taste of salt, sex, and male. I need to bite-thank and tongue-thank you all over."

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Friday, April 19, 2013

Did You Know There's an #EarthDay Anthem? #EcoChallenges

The beauty of our world
Earth Day began in 1970 and was the brainchild of Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin. It is an international holiday to promote conservation and concern for the environment.

The "Earth Day Anthem" below satisfies these requirements for a universal song associated with Earth Day. Ludwig van Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" melody is already the official anthem of the European Union (in that case purely instrumental without lyrics), the melody is widely recognized and easily performed, in the public domain, and originally composed for voice.

Earth Day Anthem

Joyful joyful we adore our Earth in all its wonderment 
Simple gifts of nature that all join into a paradise
Now we must resolve to protect her 
Show her our love throughout all time 
With our gentle hand and touch 
We make our home a newborn world 
Now we must resolve to protect her 
Show her our love throughout all time 
With our gentle hand and touch
We make our home a newborn world

credit: Wikipedia
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Drated: an abandoned world
 Conservation is a prevalent theme in many science fiction stories about the future, with films like Soylent Green, Children of Men, and Avatar. Each warned of consequences for not controlling the environment. Whether it's recycling, reading eBooks, planting a garden, or taking part in Earth Day activities, each of us can play a part. Whatever the future may hold, one thing is certain -- we can each take responsibility for our surroundings and do our part to make the world a better place.  Pictured: Drated, an abandoned world in the Tarthian Empire (from books in my Tarthian Empire series).

This is part of the Earth Day Hop with JustRomance.me If you came along from a different route, you can click here to begin. http://justromance.me

Thursday, April 18, 2013

At the Mercy of Her What? by Kayelle Allen


Here's a peek at the way my book, At the Mercy of Her Pleasure got its name.
At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
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Senth Antonello holds a lofty position in the elite Thieves' Guild. Drugged since puberty to suppress his feral half-feline side, nothing suppresses his daredevil, risk-loving human half. His master offers him a deal. Work with NarrAy Jorlan, a Better, an enhanced woman with addictive, pleasure-laced pheromones, and Senth's master will buy and free Senth's cruelly enslaved older brother. The job? Grab-and-go. The condition? Remain a virgin. The drug Senth takes ensures it, no matter how tempting the woman or her pheromones. The problem? Nothing goes right. The job outlasts the drug's effect. All Senth wants is one touch, one kiss, one oh-so-tempting lick of NarrAy's perfect, lush skin. The downside? With his brother's freedom at stake, how can he risk putting himself at the mercy of her pleasure?

Warning: Contains half-feline thief who plays with what he steals, and a by-the-book military heroine whose passion he liberates. Author not liable for items missing once book is open, including hearts.
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"You know your brother's master and I are old…friends." Luc Saint-Cyr's emphasis on the last word sent a chill up Senth's spine. "I want to help Khyffen. He'd be an exceptional asset to my face business."
For Women Only was Saint-Cyr's private security company and one of the faces for his true business. It offered premium protection services to celebrity female clientele.
"Thank you, sir."
"You offered once to bargain for his freedom." Saint-Cyr stopped on the stairs, and then turned back. "Are you still open to that?"
Senth leaned forward. "Yes, sir! Whatever it takes."
Saint-Cyr shook a finger at him. "What have I told you about being too eager?"
"Sorry, Sen'dai." He hung back. "You surprised me."
"Bargains are always a surprise. Keep that in mind."
"Sen'dai." He lowered his head in respect.
"Senthys, you'll be free in two years. Khyffen still has eight. Suppose I were to guarantee his freedom in less than a week?"
Senth tried not to show his glee, but a smile pasted itself across his face anyway.
The Harbinger closed his solid black eyes, head shaking in a way that said, What am I to do with you?
"I'm sorry, sir! You've never lied to me. I trust your word."
The black-skinned man gazed down at him for a silent moment. He nodded and laid a hand on Senth's shoulder. "And well you should."
"What do I have to do, sir, for Khyff's freedom?"
"The job we're meeting about tonight will bring in a fortune for us, but it holds extreme risk for you. I don't usually give you a choice, but this time I'm going to because of the job's importance. I'm also offering to buy Khyffen and free him. In return, I want a few promises."
"You know I want this, sir. I'll do whatever it takes."
The Harbinger's mouth lifted at one side. "Never admit that to anyone either."
"Yes, sir."
"Senthys, you understand why I've kept you on Shackle?"
While Khyff's master had addicted him to Thrust, which put his sex drive into overload, Shackle did the opposite to Senth. From puberty forward, he'd never known life without it. The drug also controlled aggression.
"Yes, Sen'dai," he answered swiftly. "I never want that to happen again."
"Good." The Harbinger tapped a knuckle against his mouth, frowning at him. "You know what they'd do to you if it did, don't you? Where they'd take you?"
"Yes, sir." He stiffened. "I don't want that."
"No, of course not. After five days without Shackle, you'll start withdrawal. Your heart will pound. Your head will feel like it's splitting apart. And for several days, you'll have a semi permanent erection. You understand what that means?"
"Yes, Sen'dai. I'd be as high and strung out as Khyff is on weekends."
"Well put. There's a possibility of stroke if you quit cold. It's extremely dangerous. You must taper off the drug. Do you understand?"
He nodded. "I do, sir."
"This job should take four days, so it's important that you return as soon as it's over."
"Yes, sir."
"I'll dose you before you leave to ensure you have the full five-day effect."
"Thank you, sir."
"The reason I've told you all this is because you'll be working side by side with a Better."
Senth opened his mouth, shut it again, and then mouthed, Better?
"Listen to me, my young Deshai. Despite the romantic nonsense you've heard about Betters being extraordinary lovers, their kisses can poison you. If her saliva mixes with yours, she can control your mind. The touch of her hands will drive you insane. There are ancient myths about sirens, women who used their voices to lure men and then slay them. Betters aren't mythical. They're real. If she subjects you to her passion, you'll be at the mercy of her pleasure forever."
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About the Book

Trailer / excerpt:  http://kayelleallen.com/exc-mercy.html
Copyright © Kayelle Allen 2010
Backlist: http://kayelleallen.com/Books.html
Barnes and Noble: http://is.gd/atthemercy_bn
Books-a-Million: http://is.gd/million_mercy
Get an electronic autograph for the eBook version of this book at Authorgraph
Set a notice to be reminded about my new books at Author Alarms
Forbid My Heart

Meet the Harbinger -- Senth's adoptive father in the upcoming book Forbid My Heart: A Luc and Rah Story, from Loose Id April 23, 2013. The book will be FREE until April 28th, and its prequel, Surrender Love will be on sale (reg. $7.99, now $5.99). It's a wonderful chance to meet the Harbinger of the Tarthian Empire.

Forbid My Heart: A Luc and Rah Story

By Kayelle Allen

Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they're gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. Izzorah's heart tells him to trust Luc, but his fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.
Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover's concerns, and not worry about them. He tries to distract Izzorah with a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah's unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.
Each must learn: where the heart leads -- follow.

Friday, April 12, 2013

If You're Bad in Hell... Deleted Scene from For Women Only #mfrwhop



For Women Only
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This is a deleted scene from the book For Women Only, an erotic Science Fiction Romance. Khyff is a master of pleasure with a tortured soul. Mehfawni wants to redeem the man her people destroyed. His fragile trust could be a response of love and a healing heart -- or a ruse for revenge.
Warning: this book contains smokin' hot sex, humor, and angst. This combination has been proven addictive. Author assumes no responsibility for the reader's battery consumption in adult toys while reading this book. ;)

Setting up the scene

Khyff is under orders to seduce Ambassador Mehfawni Ruh, or his brother will be allowed to die. If Khyff obeys, his brother will live. All his life, Khyff has been forced into one compromising situation after another. Now, after getting to know Mehawni, he is torn about hurting her. But what can he possibly do? I deleted this scene because it didn't add to the overall story, but I've always liked it.
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"Have you ever been to Kyrenie, Fawni?"
"Kyrenie. Isn't that the firestorm planet? Have you been there?"
Khyff nodded.
"Lucky you! I've heard it's beautiful. What was it like?"
"Lucky? Hmm. Do your people believe in hell?"
Mehfawni covered her mouth. "Yes."
"If you're bad in hell, they send you to Kyrenie."
She gasped, then caught the flicker of a smile in his eyes. They both laughed.
"Oh, I'm so sorry." She slid her fingertips down his cheek and along his chin. "You will never have to go back there."
He pressed his brow against hers. "Thank you for saying that."
She could smell his relief, a sweet fragrance like White Vulits, clean and fresh. "No one will ever make you do anything you don't want to do again."
His scent abruptly changed. He turned his head. Was it that he didn't believe her? Or was there some part of what she'd said that he thought was a lie? Mehfawni stroked her fingers into his hair and drew him closer for a quick kiss. "I want you to believe me, Khyffy." She pressed her cheek against his. "I want to make you feel safe."
With a sigh, Khyff took her hands and rested his brow against hers. "Please. Don't promise me anything. Just love me."
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Where to find this book

Barnes and Noble: http://is.gd/forwomenonly_bn
Get an electronic autograph for the eBook version of this book at Authorgraph


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Meet the Harbinger in the upcoming book Forbid My Heart: A Luc and Rah Story, from Loose Id April 23, 2013. The book will be FREE until April 28th, and its prequel, Surrender Love will be on sale at the same time (reg. $7.99, now $5.99). It's a wonderful chance to meet the Harbinger of the Tarthian Empire.

Set a notice to be reminded about my next book at Author Alarms
 

Forbid My Heart: A Luc and Rah Story

By Kayelle Allen
Forbid My Heart:
A Luc and Rah Story


Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they're gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. Izzorah's heart tells him to trust Luc, but his fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.
Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover's concerns, and not worry about them. He tries to distract Izzorah with a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah's unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.
Each must learn: where the heart leads -- follow.
Surrender Love: http://loose-id.com/surrender-love.html
Loose Id books by Kayelle Allen http://loose-id.com/authors/g-k/kayelle-allen.html

Giveaway for Everyone



Thank you for popping in to read today. As my gift, please accept The Tarthian Empire Companion Book, First Edition. This is 23 pages of pictures and info about Tarth and all the other places in the empire. When you click it, this will either offer you a download, or open in a new window, depending on your settings. To read it, you need Adobe Reader, available free.
http://kayelleallen.com/media/TarthianEmpireCompanionFirstEdition.pdf