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From Me to You!

Well, I’ve been working on a garden as you’ve seen. Then the last two nights? It’s been in the 30’s. Ugh. Luckily I saw the forecast and didn’t put anything in the ground. Everything is still on the window sill or in the greenhouse. I just hope it was enough to keep them safe. I’ll find out today. Later, because it’s a whole 28 degrees. I was in shorts and had a sunburn just a couple of days ago. Not sure I’ll be able to even till the ground.

It looks like it will be a cold one today and tomorrow a 70 percent chance of rain and a low below freezing.

I’ve a tree in my dining room! It came in but it’s too cold to plant. I’m keeping it watered but it needs to get in the ground soon. Monday and later on in the week the temps start climbing. Looks like Monday I’ll plant it. Not sure which tree it is, but I ordered a plum, pear and apricot tree. I still have a couple I want to get.

I’m working on edits, they came back to me this week. I should have had them back but got sick. The weather changes kicked off a migraine so nothing got done.

I’ve been working on Reviving Mara, book 4 in A Dragon’s Fated Heart series. If I can keep on schedule, it looks like I’ll have it to my editor by late June, early July. I’ve the photo for the cover and I’ll be sending that off shortly.

But, other than that, I’ve been looking at houses with my daughter. Her and her guy are looking to buy. They found a cute little house they love. First one they looked at! Good sized rooms, a swimming pool, four bedrooms and two bathrooms. Totally finished with just a couple of things they want to change. They are in negotiations now so we’ll see how it goes. If everything goes well, they’ll be moving in sometime in late June.

That will push any books back, lol. I promised to help paint. After all, my granddaughter needs her purple and pink room!

Have a good weekend! Don’t forget to check the sales tomorrow. I’m going to drop of the Granddaughter in a couple of hours and work on edits to return them.

Peace out!

Edits are for another short for this book!

Reviving Mara will be the next in the series!

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From me to you ~ More #Dragons!

I’m in edits for a new story for an anthology coming out this summer. My short will remain with no name until we announce the anthology. The cover is in the works, the name of the anthology is up in the air! LOL. Crazy, right? But fun! My newest story in edits brings you a second story in my Scifi romance. I’m working on multiple shorts in this series and will publish them as The Road to Eden when I am ready!

Here is the awesome cover.

 

While I am waiting on edits, I’m working on Reviving Mara, Book 4 in A Dragon’s Fated Heart series. You meet Indra and Mara in Saving Grace. Her name is Tamara Phillip and she is the daughter of the doctor the dragons wake up. So if I keep my butt in gear Reviving Mara will be out later this year. I already have the model for the cover and the artist that did Saving Grace will also be doing Reviving Mara. Now that I finally found a title.

So, more dragons. Always dragons!

Stay safe and healthy!

Mother of dragons signing out to get back to writing!

A Stolen Heart @KayelleAllen

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A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen

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About the Book:

An abandoned half-human child.

An immortal warrior whose villainous past keeps him in hiding.

Two monsters in need of a family.

A Stolen Heart transports science fiction fans to the fantastic Tarthian Empire in the distant future; a wealthy but deliciously seedy corner of the galaxy. Here, powerful immortals comingle with genetically-enhanced humans and animals, aliens and androids, and secret societies are commonplace.

After rescuing a half-alien / half-human child who’s running for his life on the planet Kelthia, a glorified space pirate turned entrepreneur named Luc Saint-Cyr stumbles onto a conspiracy at the highest levels of the powerful Thieves’ Guild.

Complicating matters, the king–Luc’s immortal ex–might be involved.

As if that’s not enough, an unseen enemy is undoing every good thing Luc accomplishes.

But, when it comes time to give up the child to a family who can care for him, how will Luc bear to part with the adorable little boy who has stolen his heart?

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At lunch, Luc finished a sandwich and pulled out his mobile while the boy gobbled up his own sandwich, crunched all his carrot sticks and drank all his milk. But then Senthys stuffed his mouth with apple slices as if he thought someone would take away whatever he didn’t eat. Perhaps at the Academy, they had.”Take those out of your mouth.” Luc held the plate for him. “One bite at a time, please.”Head down, Senthys obeyed. “Can I still eat them?”

“You may.” Luc wiped the boy’s mouth. “In this house, no one will take away your food. Not ever.” He had never disciplined his Deshai by denying them meals. How could anyone do such a thing to a child?

When imprisoned, Pietas had been chained in the dark and starved for over a year. If Luc couldn’t bear the thought of his king going hungry, how could he tolerate it for a boy?

Once Senthys finished his apple, he pointed to a small bowl. “What’s that?”

Luc tipped it toward himself. “Raisins.”

The boy wrinkled up his nose. “They look scary.”

“Raisins?” He tilted the bowl again. How did one convince a child raisins weren’t scary? How had he convinced recruits to try things they balked at? Familiarity. He’d made them carry unloaded weapons for days before training them on the devices. Luc picked one up. “Smell.” He pulled his hand back before the boy could.

Senthys blinked and looked up at him.

“Remember,” Luc told him. “Smell. Don’t eat it yet.”

“Okay.” As Luc held it for him, Senthys leaned closer, sniffing. “It’s sweet.”

“That’s because there’s magic inside them.”

The boy’s eyes widened. “There is? Can I see the magic?”

Stifling a smile, Luc chose one and offered it. “You try. Squeeze it. Like this.” He pressed it between first finger and thumb.

Senthys pressed, frowning in concentration. “Ew! Brown stuff came out.” He dropped it and wiped that hand on his shirt.

“The squishy part is the magic coming out.”

“It is?” Senthys picked the raisin back up, peering at it.

Now came the part Luc liked. Showing recruits the benefits and seeing them embrace the challenge. “Raisins give you magic energy to run and hit a ball. They help you play hide and seek.”

“Can they help me get magic coins out of my hair?”

“Hmm.” The sleight of hand had been Luc’s attempt to distract him from crying. “If you eat them long enough and study how to do it.”

“Can I have a raisin?”

“I don’t know.” Luc pretended to consider it. “You’d have to eat the whole bowl to get enough magic. I don’t know if you can eat that many.”

“Oh, I can!” Senthys clapped, bouncing in his seat. “I can eat them!”

“I squished this one, so I’ll eat it. Okay with you?” Luc held it up to his mouth.

Senthys opened his.

“You want it?” Luc offered it.

The boy nodded.

“Okay, here we go.” Using slow motions, Luc reached toward him as Senthys leaned forward. At the last second, Luc yanked it back and popped the raisin in his own mouth. He opened his eyes wide, teasing the boy. “Mine.”

With a peal of laughter, Senthys grabbed a raisin and offered it to Luc, but yanked it back and made the same face.

Luc clacked his teeth together, pretending to bite the air.

Senthys stuck the raisin in his own mouth and threw out his arms toward Luc.

When Luc hugged him, the boy kissed his cheek and put his head on Luc’s shoulder. “I love you, Sen’dai.”

He hugged the boy tight. How could vows be right if they forced him to say good-bye?

Senthys lifted his head. “Why are you sad?”

Luc brushed back the boy’s hair. “Because I never want you to grow up. I want you to stay little like you are right now, forever.”

Senthys wrinkled his nose. “That’s silly.”

He tapped the boy on the nose. “It is indeed.”

A Stolen Heart, sci fi from Kayelle Allen

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Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.

Escape Velocity ~ New Release

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Max Cassidy, a space pilot who operates on the edge of legality, doesn’t know he’s risking his life when he picks up a shipment of contraband from Naxion. On this forbidden planet, all the inhabitants are beyond ugly except the gorgeous women raised for the interplanetary slave trade. When Cassidy discovers the cargo is one of these slaves, he vows to save her. But he doesn’t know how much the woman who calls herself Amber is hiding from him. Attraction flares between them. As their sexual relationship turns steamy, the chase is on to escape the corrupt official who bought Amber. But the only way to ensure her safety is to terminate the man’s sadistic avocation. Passion builds as they rocket off to what could be Max’s final mission.

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A New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly best-selling and award-winning author, Rebecca has written over 145 books and novellas. In 2011 she became the dozenth author to receive the Romance Writers of America Centennial Award for having written 100 romantic novels.

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Control the scandal, control your life.

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Max Cassidy, a space pilot who operates on the edge of legality, doesn’t know he’s risking his life when he picks up a shipment of contraband from Naxion. On this forbidden planet, all the inhabitants are beyond ugly except the gorgeous women raised for the interplanetary slave trade. When Cassidy discovers the cargo is one of these slaves, he vows to save her. But he doesn’t know how much the woman who calls herself Amber is hiding from him. Attraction flares between them. As their sexual relationship turns steamy, the chase is on to escape the corrupt official who bought Amber. But the only way to ensure her safety is to terminate the man’s sadistic avocation. Passion builds as they rocket off to what could be Max’s final mission.

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The Sterling University Series

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She’s benched her heart. His is on injured reserve. Burned-out and broken-hearted math professor Shelby Wentworth returns to her hometown determined to escape the disgrace of a nasty divorce, shake off the taint of her ruined career, and start over, sans romance, but an unexpected reunion with Nash Taylor, former star quarterback and high school crush, promises to derail her plans. Will Shelby let the past dictate the future, or will Nash win her heart?

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He has plenty to learn about love. She’s just the woman who can teach him. Creative writing professor Delaney Driscoll finds her plan to establish a new degree program blocked when Devon Mayfield, the uptight new college dean opposes her request. While she educates him on the benefits of the curriculum, can she make him forget the pain of his past and teach him that love is more than a just four-letter word?

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Out for Blood (Denver Athletics Academy Book 1)
by Devyn Forrest
Things have never worked out for me, but I’m a fighter. As a foster kid, it feels like the entire world is against me. At least I have one release—Gymnastics, my only way out. Denver Athletics is the top academy in the country. They have the best athletes competing for top spots at Nationals and the Olympics—and they play dirty. To them, I don’t belong. I’m beneath them.
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Keeper (Dallas Devils Book 4)
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Sorry, ladies. Pro athlete Tanner Vaughn doesn’t do relationships – the heart-breaking goalkeeper is solely committed to stopping pucks for the Dallas Devils. But the all-star goalie’s game is in the dumps… until the girl from out of town tells him the one word he’s not used to hearing: no. Is Ainsley the keeper he’s been waiting for?

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Accidental Surprise (Sinful Desires Book 1)
by Annie J. Rose

Men like him should come with a warning label. Do not mix with alcohol—major sexual side effects. I accidentally married my high school sweetheart. And what’s worse? He’s not just a guy I dumped at graduation. He’s also my boss.

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From Me to You

Are all of you sick of quarantine yet? I am, but I’m glad we’re all healthy. I made it out of home to pick up a couple of essentials-fastest I’d ever made it in and out of Walmart-and meet with H&R block. With retiring last year and withdrawing part of my retirement to pay off stuff, my taxes were a mess. I had no desire to do them myself. Normally I do. I wore my ‘fancy’ face mask. With my sniveling from allergies I didn’t want to receive any of those looks, lol. Even took a picture to prove it!

In the mean time, I’ve been working on my short for an anthology. I’ve got to finish it and get it to my editor in ten days! If I manage a couple of days I ought to be able to have it done. I’ve been going between that and the fourth book in my Dragon’s Fated Heart series. I’m just in the beginning of it, but it sure is flowing. Of course I may have to just hack off the first couple of chapters. Or just the first one. We’ll see. Then again, maybe not.

Here’s just a tidbit from my upcoming short that will be out in July:

I danced to the music playing in the background. Gyrating to my own beat. Some guy was on the microphone yelling crap. I ignored him, preferring to listen to the music. People all around me were shouting and cheering. Behind me a huge group were stretching and laughing, talking about Naruto Running. Idiots up front were yelling and smashing empty energy drink cans on the ground, their foreheads and each other.

The energy was contagious, and it was hard to regret having so much fun. Not even the patter of rain changed the atmosphere. Heck, that at least gave a bit of relief to the heat generated from being in the desert.

At the signal to advance we all charged forward, laughing and joking toward the solitary gate surrounding the government facility.

Suddenly tornadoes ripped from the sky. My jaw dropped and I turned and ran away. I knew it was futile. My dad grew up in a small town that seemed to be decimated by tornadoes every ten years. My family brought it up every time there was a tornado anywhere near them. Here, there was no shelter.

I screamed, the gusting wind picking me up, carrying me up at a dizzying pace, tossing and turning me until everything went still for just a moment. Then my body, along with several others, were sucked up, up, up.

My eyes widened and I screamed. Then everything blurred and I landed with a hard thud. I groaned and lay there. I wasn’t sure where I was. No, I just didn’t want to believe my eyes. I squeezed them shut, not wanting to believe what I saw.

It couldn’t be a space ship.

No birds chirped. No breeze disturbed the air. No sandy dust getting into every crevice of my body.

Space ships weren’t real. I know they weren’t. Heck, my dad retired from the Air Force. His last assignment was Area 51 and all he did was bitch about how boring it was there. Now he works as security in a casino in Las Vegas. Now he has stories to tell.

Would I ever hear those stupid stories again? I bit my lip, sucked down the snot building up behind my nose and willed those tears not to fall.

Now remember! It’s unedited and just a peak, lol. And will be available later this year. I’ll let you know when I have all the deets!

A Stolen Heart

~ Cover Reveal ~ 

A Stolen Heart by Kayelle Allen

– Antonello Brothers –
 

 

 

 

An abandoned half-human child.
An immortal warrior whose villainous past keeps him in hiding.
Two monsters in need of a family.

A Stolen Heart transports science fiction fans to the fantastic Tarthian Empire in the distant future; a wealthy but deliciously seedy corner of the galaxy. Here, powerful immortals comingle with genetically-enhanced humans and animals, aliens and androids, and and secret societies are commonplace.

After rescuing a half-alien / half-human child who’s running for his life on the planet Kelthia, a glorified space pirate turned entrepreneur named Luc Saint-Cyr stumbles onto a conspiracy at the highest levels of the powerful Thieves’ Guild.

Complicating matters, the king–Luc’s immortal ex–might be involved.

As if that’s not enough, an unseen enemy is undoing every good thing Luc accomplishes.

But, when it comes time to give up the child to a family who can care for him, how will Luc bear to part with the adorable little boy who has stolen his heart?

 

A Stolen Heart, sci fi from Kayelle Allen

Want to know when this book is available? Like to have a free read before it’s out? Join one of Kayelle’s reader groups. You’ll also get free starter books right away. https://kayelleallen.com/reader-groups/

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.

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