Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Not your usual ghost story - Kayelle Allen's Lights Out #SpaceOpera #SciFi

What if today was "lights out?"

Read Lights Out in The Expanding Universe #SpaceOpera #NewRelease by @KayelleAllen

If you knew this was your last day to live, what would you do? Would you face the end with a clear conscience? Would you fight for one more day? Look for that person you wronged and make it right? Run away? Turn and fight? What would you do? In Lights Out by Kayelle Allen, the hero knows his end is near. Instead of running, Tornahdo makes a choice. He will face death with a clear conscience and the knowledge that his death will serve mankind. He will join... GHOST CORPS

He can save mankind. After he does one important thing. Die. Join the Ghost Corps, they said. You'll live forever, they said. You'll save mankind, they said. They didn't say that to do it, first he had to die. When Tornahdo signs on the dotted line, he puts his life into the steady hands of the mighty Ghost Corps. Three grisly deaths and three agonizing resurrections later, he's assigned duty on Enderium Six. He's facing his most dangerous mission yet, the very reason the corps exists. Do they expect him to win? Fat chance. Tornahdo and his team are already dead and this mission is codenamed "Lights Out." No, there's more to this than he can see. To discover the truth, he must face an unbeatable, unkillable enemy, and this time--somehow--find a way to keep himself alive...

Excerpt, Lights Out by Kayelle Allen

The air reeked of antiseptic and starch stiffened the pillowcase. If only the mind-numbing jabbering would stop. Tornahdo pried open his eyes. The flattened blood bag above him, stenciled equipment and gray walls screamed military hospital. He'd died. Again. Spanish curses slipped out. His abuela would've taken a switch to him. He made the sign of the cross and kissed his fingertips. After yanking the tube out of his arm, he pressed a thumb over the entry point. Thankfully, this time, he wasn't writhing on the floor in agony. Well, not yet. A faceless android in a Ghost Corps uniform loomed over a bank of equipment displaying Tornahdo's name and vitals. First impression was right. Military hospital. The weapons-grade yapping continued. "Did you hear?" a youthful voice bragged. "He killed six of 'em last night." "Yeah, but they don't stay dead. They never do." "If Ultras didn't come back to life, their plasma wouldn't bring our own people back." The transfusion of enemy blood healed the hole in Tornahdo's arm in seconds. He thumbed off the red smear and rolled over on the gurney. An open door led to a sink and toilet built to let gravity do its work. Which meant this was a planet. You hadn't lived until you were in space, floating in zero gravity while your body's final twitches sent your corpse spinning. Notices on the wall confirmed this was San Xavier in the Colonies of Man. Same place he'd bought it the first time. This was getting old.


Lights Out 
part of the Science Fiction/Space Opera anthology The Expanding Universe Vol 4
edited by Craig Martelle 
Available Sept 17, 2018 

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Read Lights Out in The Expanding Universe #SpaceOpera #NewRelease by @KayelleAllen

About Kayelle Allen

Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi and Space Opera 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. She is the author of seven books, three novellas, and multiple short stories.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

She can't help but read his thoughts when he's flinging them around. #WeWriWa snippet from TAYRYM #GalacticDefenders #scifiromance #MMromance


Hello and welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit me last weekend! This weekend, I have another snippet from TAYRYM for you. This story is now finished and with my editor. Check out the cover below!

Set-up: In last week's snippet, Gwenodyn confronted Tayrym about what he's hiding from her, and he tells her to stay out of his head. Enjoy!

“I don’t have to read your mind to know you’re lying.” She poked him in the shoulder. “You won’t look at me when you’re fibbing. Plus, you’re flinging your thoughts at me, so it’s hard not to know what you’re thinking. I can’t block you.”

Tayrym sat on his bed and cupped his face in his hands. He’d hoped he could get off planet before telling anyone his secret, somewhere where he’d be accepted as normal rather than an outcast.

Gwenodyn sat next to him on the bed. She wrapped an arm around him and leaned her head on his shoulder. “C’mon, Scrym, you know you can tell me anything.”


Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Now an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now he's unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more to him. 

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri kept his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

COMING SOON!


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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

He dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender. Then he fell in love. #CoverReveal for TAYRYM #scifiromance #MMromance #GalacticDefenders


Hello! Since I have sent TAYRYM, the fourth book in the Galactic Defenders series, to my editor, I have decided to reveal the cover to you. I've been sitting on it for awhile, using it for inspiration to finish the story. Today, I'm excited to show it to you. I hope you like it!


TAYRYM

Galactic Defenders #4

Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Now an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now he's unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more to him. 

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri kept his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

COMING SOON!


Saturday, September 8, 2018

Is she trying to read his thoughts? Read a snippet from TAYRYM #WeWriWa #GalacticDefenders #scifiromance #MMromance


Hello and welcome to another Weekend Writing Warriors post!

Thank you to everyone who came to visit me last weekend! This weekend, I'm sharing another snippet from TAYRYM, the fourth story in my Galactic Defenders series. Unlike the others before, TAYRYM is an MM romance.

Set-up: In last week's snippet, Gwenodyn learns what Tayrym is late for, but she still has so many questions for her best friend. We're getting closer to finding out Tayrym's secrets.... Enjoy!

“Oh, to get ready for your Defender training?” Her lower lip stuck out a bit as she moved to the side.

“Sure.” He didn’t want to tell her the true reason or listen to her whine about how much she’d miss him when he left. Not this morning.

She jumped in front of him. “You lie.”

Closing his eyes, he took a deep breath. “Stay out of my head, Gwen. Isn’t it unethical for Mingots to read minds without permission?”


Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Now an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now he's unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more to him. 

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri kept his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

COMING SOON!


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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

#Top10 things to know about SHADOWS OF THE PAST by @j_c_hay #PetsinSpace #scifiromance

Top Ten things to know about 

SHADOWS OF THE PAST

10.) Commander Rafe Penzak is one of the side characters from my TriSystems: Rangers series, and a man very much in need of his happily ever after.

9.) Dr. Nafisi Sultana has been single-handedly taking care of the JTF Rangers’ breeding pack of Umbra Wolves – the animal partners with which the Rangers are empathically bonded.

8.) The wolfbond – the connection between a Ranger and an Umbra Wolf – is permanent, and if either bondmate dies, it can leave permanent scars on the psyche of the survivor.

7.) Hephaestus Secundus, where Nafisi’s farm is hidden, is a tiny, tidally locked moon that lives in the shadows (and gravity wells) of both another moon (Heph Prime) and a gas giant (Accipiter) in the Three Systems.

6.) Umbra Wolves are mostly invisible in natural (or indeed, unpolarized) light. This is a side effect of their fur, which acts as a meta-lens and turns them into wolf-shaped blurs. In the right wavelengths of polarized light, their fur appears black, making them visible.

5.) The JTF Rangers have been fighting a long series of skirmishes against a criminal organization known as Triptych, who are an alliance of pirates, thieves, and traffickers with their eyes on destabilizing the Three Systems.

4.) Nafisi still blames the Rangers for her husband’s death – their insistence on keeping the wolf ranch hidden meant she was too remote for her husband to get medical care that could have saved him.

3.) The death of Rafe’s wolf has left him unable to understand his own emotions, a permanent trauma that has left him detached from the world around him.

2.) Two wounded people, a pack of invisible wolves, a gang of murderous pirates, and a planet of perpetual darkness may just be the recipe for a happily ever after.

1.) And the number one thing to remember about Shadows of the Past (and Pets in Space 3) is that a portion of our proceeds goes to support Hero-Dogs.org, an organization that trains service dogs and places them with veterans and first responders.


SHADOW OF THE PAST
By JC Hay

Loss casts a shadow you can’t outrun…

Commander Rafe Penzak is tired of jockeying a desk. With only months left before his forced retirement from the rangers, he decides to bend a few rules for one last mission: follow up on intelligence that vicious criminals have found the ranch that supplies the rangers’ umbra wolves. He’s ready to confront the reminder of his wolf’s death, but nothing in the Three Systems could prepare him for the spitfire who runs the farm.

Veterinarian Nafisi Sultana has run her wolf breeding program her way since the death of her husband. The last thing she wants is another ranger taking up space, correcting her methods, or being underfoot. But she can’t miss the pain and sorrow that haunts the greying commander, and her need to heal others pulls her into his orbit despite the agonizing memories he wakes in her.

With storms, raiders, and a renegade wolf pup driving them together, Nafisi and Rafe have to set aside their damaged past, or they’ll never be able to save something they both want more—a future.

EMBRACE THE PASSION: PETS IN SPACE™ 3

Pets in Space™ is back! Join us as we unveil eleven original, never-before-published action-filled romances that will heat your blood and warm your heart! New York Times, USA Today and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, Anna Hackett, Ruby Lionsdrake, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Carol Van Natta, Tiffany Roberts, Alexis Glynn Latner, E D Walker, JC Hay, and Kyndra Hatch combine their love for Science Fiction Romance and pets to bring readers sexy, action-packed romances while helping our favorite charity. Proud supporters of Hero-Dogs.org, Pets in Space™ authors have donated over $4,400 in the past two years to help place specially trained dogs with veterans. Open your hearts and grab your limited release copy of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space™ 3 today!

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About JC Hay

SFR Galaxy Award Winner JC Hay writes romantic science fiction and cyberpunk where the relationships matter as much as the tech. After all, the coolest gadgets in the world are useless without someone to share them.

In addition to Romance Writers of America, he is also a proud member of the SFR Brigade (for Science Fiction Romance), the Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Romance chapter, and RWA’s Published Author Network.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Late for his morning run. Read a #WeWriWa snippet from TAYRYM #GalacticDefenders #MMromance #scifiromance


Hello and welcome to my first Weekend Writing Warriors snippet from this blog! Sorry to all of you who went to visit me at my old blog last week, but weren't able to see my post. I know some of you caught it before my blog crashed. So, I've included last week's snippet from TAYRYM underneath this week's for those who didn't catch it, but still want to read it.

Set-up: In last week's snippet, Gwenodyn explained how she got in. Then Tayrym said he was late after realizing the time.... Enjoy!

“Late?” She shuffled back to stand in the doorway. “For what?”

“My morning run.” He pulled the clothing over his night shorts, not wanting to waste anymore time.

“Since when do you run?” Gwenodyn glared at him with her hands on her hips.

“I started two weeks ago.” He hoped that was enough of an explanation to get her out of the way so he could leave. Sure she was his best friend, but there were some aspects of his life he kept secret even from her.

From last weekend if you want to read it...

“How did you get in here?” His mom never would have let a girl in his room before he’d become an adult. Not that it would have mattered.

“Your mom was leaving for the market. She let me in and told me to wake you up.”

Market? It was that late in the morning already? “Cosmos! I’m late!” He scrambled off his bed and searched for a pair of pants and shirt to wear.


Tayrym has dreamed of becoming a Galactic Defender since meeting the infamous Bryce when he was just a boy. Now an adult and awaiting the day cycle he is set to leave for training, Tayrym learns his long-time crush shares his affections. Now he's unsure whether he wants to leave, which dream matters more to him. 

With the threat of being sent away for his sexuality haunting him, Guri kept his feelings for his former classmate to himself. Even with a new progressive ruler on Hemera, he still hides his attraction to the young man. But when he catches the other shadowing him, Guri decides to take a chance. The only problem is, the man of his desire is leaving the planet soon. Possibly forever.

With obstacle after obstacle in their path, will Tayrym and Guri ever have a chance to be happy together? Or are they destined to fulfill their dreams light years apart?

COMING SOON!


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