Book Excerpt from FOR WOMEN ONLY by Kayelle Allen

For Women Only
His truth is one of her people’s darkest lies. When Kin Ambassador Mehfawni visits the capitol planet of the Tarthian Empire, she meets the human Khyff, she expects a fling, but finds love. Upon discovering her own people devastated his family, she longs to restore all he lost, but some tragedies can never be reversed. Her family demands she cast out the human, for if she keeps Khyff, she must deny her heritage and abdicate her future rule. As When Mehfawni searches for an alternative, she stumbles upon Khyff’s darkest secret, a cover-up that if exposed, will betray her world to its enemies, and bare her family to open shame.

For Women Only – Antonello Brothers 2
Publisher Romance Lives Forever Books
Author Kayelle Allen
Genre science fiction romance, space opera, military science fiction, sweet romance

In this scene from For Women Only, Khyff has received a notereader (a tablet-type device) filled with information about his mother, who died when he was three. More info is available, but at what price?

Khyff flung himself back in his chair. Every time he and his brother talked, they ended up arguing. He rubbed a hand across his eyes. The pleasant meal they’d started lay almost untouched and any appetite he’d had was gone.

It had taken seconds to read the all too short bio of their mother that his brother was perusing now.

Sileenya Antonello had run away from home on Trien at age ten and been arrested for theft at eleven. While still on probation, she’d disappeared at thirteen and been arrested at age fourteen for unlicensed prostitution. When her pregnancy test had come back positive, they’d placed her back on probation. She’d run away again and been fifteen when she’d given birth to Khyff.

Two years later she began living with an armada-enlisted man who transferred to Felidae, taking Sileenya and Khyff with him, but then he abandoned them. Her next boyfriend addicted her to drugs and prostituted her to newly recruited male Kin soldiers eager to spend their first pay to experience sex with a human female. When she became pregnant, he transferred off-planet, leaving them to fend for themselves.

An Elder of the Ruh clan found Sileenya huddled in an alley during a thunderstorm, holding the nearly lifeless Khyff in her arms. A scant month later, the Tzesar of the Kin ordered the halfbreed newborn destroyed, but the elder intervened and sold Senth to slavers to save his life.

Sileenya and Khyff had been cast into the streets.

Days later, she was dead by her own hand and Khyff was a slave. Senth ended up at an orphanage where he was later adopted by Luc Saint-Cyr.

Senth poked at the notereader’s buttons. “This thing is encrypted. What if the Empress knows who my father is? Don’t I have a right to know that? You have to talk to her. Find out what she wants. Maybe she’ll give you the key.”

“Destoiya’s not going to give me information without demanding a favor. I have nothing left to give that woman. She’s already taken way too much.”

“Khyff, that’s unfair. I need this. You can’t ice up and go all mental.”

“What is that supposed to mean?”

His brother growled, a predatory cat sound that made the hair on Khyff’s neck stand up. He scrambled out of his chair and stepped back from the table.

“That”–Senth pointed a finger at him–“is what I mean. I do anything Kin-like and you freak. Get hold of yourself, Khyff. You’re falling apart. The brother I knew two years ago would’ve done whatever it took to find out who his father was. He would’ve helped me find mine.”

Khyff shoved his chair under the table and leaned over it. “Don’t lecture me about doing whatever it takes. If it wasn’t for me interceding with Destoiya, you’d be dead.”

“I’d be dead? I rescued you, in case you don’t remember.”

“NarrAy rescued me. You were unconscious. I carried you in my arms when we transported back aboard the ship. You had nothing to do with it.”

Senth stood. “If it hadn’t been for me, we wouldn’t have gotten in the palace and found you.”

“If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t have been a captive in the first place!” He stepped around the chair and set a hand on the corner of the table. “I got my freedom and the next day Destoiya held me hostage to control you.”

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About Kayelle Allen

Science Fiction and Fantasy author Kayelle Allen is the winner of the 2010 EPIC award for Science Fiction and the 2008 Honorable Mention for Science Fiction Fantasy. She is the founder of Marketing for Romance Writers, a peer-mentoring group. She is married, has three grown children, and five grandchildren. Kayelle and her husband met and married while they were both on active duty in the US Navy. Her unstoppable heroes and heroines include contemporary every day folk, role-playing immortal gamers, futuristic covert agents, and warriors who purr.

Homeworld https://kayelleallen.com

New Release: HEAR ME ROAR by Joy Smith

thumbnail_hearmeroar_w10997_750HEAR ME ROAR / By Joy Smith

Women’s Fiction/Thriller / Released Feb 10, 2017 by The Wild Rose Press

When crime strikes the neighborhood, a husband’s dark side comes to light, and a mother must find the strength to protect her children.
 
Jan Simmons never expected trouble to move into her quiet Charming Way cul-de-sac. Nor did she expect her husband Jeff’s weakness for fast money to drag their once happy family into danger. When her husband turns to crime, Jan, a people-pleaser with little self-worth, must release the death grip she has on her failing marriage for the sake of her children and draw on her inner strength. As Jan fights to free her family from a web of lies and deceit she also battles to save herself.
Bio:   Joy Smith merged a successful career in nonfiction with fiction writing when she discovered making up stories and characters was more fun than sugarcoating facts. In addition to Hear Me Roar, Joy is the author of a romantic suspense and a children’s book, as well as four how-to books and a cookbook. When she is not glued to her computer or contriving plots, she might be out sailing with her handsome captain, at home crocheting shawls and blankets to donate to those in need, or at the gym trying to work off those danged extra pounds. http://www.joysmith.net

New Release: MOONLIGHT ON THE SHENANDOAH by Christine Poe

51ci6r9lmzl-_sx311_bo1204203200_MOONLIGHT ON THE SHENANDOAH by Christine Poe / Paranormal Ghost Story / Released Dec 21, 2016 by The Wild Rose Press.

Murder, revenge, and lies lead two strangers on a quest into the past to redeem a lost soul. Genealogist Azure Clarke is alone in the world except for her cat and her great Uncle Warren who hires her to find a hidden letter from his childhood. Lawyer Benjamin Fisher isn’t over his wife’s death—he believes he’s the reason she died. Confederate soldier Jesse Fisher is a ghost who needs to resolve his mysterious death and bring the truth to light.

Christine resides in Virginia with her husband, a large multi-generational family, lots of Blue Ridge Mountain wildlife, several feline friends, and a Carolina Dog. She finds stories in the world around her, enjoys traveling and sightseeing, visiting historical places, and loves a quiet beach. She writes contemporary romance, ghostly romance, time-travel romance, and romantic suspense. http://christinepoe.com

New Release: CODE REDHEAD

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A Serial Novel

By Sharon Kleve, Jennifer Conner, Chris Karlsen, Angela Ford, Tammy Tate, Carol Ann Kauffman, J.R. Wirth, Sibelle Stone, N.D. Jones, Reily Garrett, Tina Donahue, Laura Strickland, J.M. Maurer, Ella Medler, Michelle Dare, Kim Knight.

Released Feb 9th by Books to Go Now

Thirteen of your favorite Best-Selling authors have come together to be part of a fundraising project called Code Redhead – A Serial Novel.

Each writer has their own interpretation of the title ‘Code Redhead’. There’s a story to satisfy and entertain most every reader in Code Redhead – A Serial Novel.

NewRelease:DREAMWORLD by Kit Alloway

51p4v2hbcwl-_sx341_bo1204203200_DREAMWORLD / Two books in one:  DREAMFIRE AND DREAMFEVER by Kit Alloway / Fantasy / Released Jan 10, 2017 by St. Martin’s Griffin

Unlike most 17-year-olds, Joshlyn Weaver has a sacred duty.  She’s the celebrated daughter of the dream walkers, a secret society whose members enter the Dream universe we all share and batter nightmares.  If they fail, the emotional turmoil in the Dream would boil over and release nightmares into the world.

Despite Josh’s reputation as a dream walking prodigy, she’s haunted by her mistakes.  A lapse in judgement and the death of someone she loved have shaken her confidence.  Now she’s been assigned an apprentice, a boy whose steady gaze sees right through her, and she’s almost as afraid of getting close to him as she is of getting him killed.  But when strangers with impossible powers begin appearing in the Dream, it isn’t just Will that Josh has to protect – it’s the whole World.

Coming March 2017 – DREAM FOREVER, the final book in this trilogy.

New Release: A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFE by Michelle Kelly

51nhvk6eznl-_sx331_bo1204203200_A DEATH AT THE YOGA CAFE / A Keeley Carpenter Mystery #2  by Michelle Kelly / Cosy Mystery / Released Jan 31, 2017 by Minotaur Books

Keeley Carpenter has found her center.  After returning to Befrey, the traditional English village she called home ten years ago, she’s opened her dream yoga cafe, which doubles as both a yoga studio and a delicious vegetarian cafe.  Even better, Keeley is dating handsome Detective Ben Taylor, and things are beginning to look serious.

Too bad things never seem to run smoothly for long.  Eager to get involved with the local community, Keeley sets up a booth at the annual Belfrey Arts Festival, along with her nemesis, fellow small business owner Raquel.  Preparing herself to play nice, she’s shocked when Raquel’s boyfriend, Town Mayor Gerald, is found dead after a public spat.  Despite Ben’s strict warning to stay out of it, Keeley isn’t going to let an innocent women take the blame for the murder – even if it is glamorous, spoiled Raquel.

Now Keeley must balance a precarious murder investigation with the demands of her growing business and now-strained relationship.  But when the killer takes a personal interest in Keeley, can she find the culprit before she gets bent out of shape?

MICHELLE KELLY is a writers living in Coventry, UK.  Her recent Harlequin crime novel WHEN I WASN’T WATCHING went to number on in the UK and Australian crime charts.  She is a passionate yoga practitioner and finds that, as the mother of two teenagers, her yoga practice keeps hr sane.  The Keeley Carpenter stories marry her three great loves:  yoga, food, and murder mysteries.

New Release: GLOW OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland

519stk-mvzl-_sx331_bo1204203200_GLOW OF DEATH by Jane K. Cleland / A Josie Prescott Antiques Mystery / Released Nov 29, 2016 by Minotaur Books

Josie Prescott visits the house of a wealthy local couple, Edwin and Ava Belcher.  She’s been called in to appraise their Tiffany lamp, which everyone is delighted to find is genuine.

Josie’s good friend, Police Chief Ellis Hunter, is helping Josie prepare for her annual Fourth of July barbecue when he gets a call that Ava has been murdered.  Unable to reach Edwin, Ellis asks Josie to identify the body.  Josie is stunned to discover that the dead woman lying on the Belcher kitchen flow is not the women she knew as Ava.  Shock turns to perplexity when Josie discovers that everything she thought she knew about the Tiffany lamp and the Belchers is built on lies.

In this cunning mystery riddles with envy, greed, and revenge, Josie uses her knowledge of antiques to learn the truth about the priceless Tiffany lamp and to discover Ava’s killer.

JANE K. CLELAND once owned a New Hampshire-based antiques and rare books business.  She is the author of ten previous Josie Prescott Antiques mysteries, has been a finalist for the Macavity, Anthony, and Agatha awards and has twice won the David Award for Best Novel.  Jane is the former president of the New York chapter of the Mystery Writers of America and chairs the Wolfe Pack’s Black Orchid Novella Award.  She is part of the English faculty at Lehman College and lives in New York City.