Today, author Kayelle Allen has come to visit with a post about her sci-fi book Bringer of Chaos. She's sharing how she got into science fiction, which is definitely one of my favorite genres. Welcome, Kayelle!

I've loved Science Fiction since I was a child. My parents always had scifi books sitting around, and they watched anything on TV that related to the genre. To me, scifi was a way of life. When I realized how much I enjoyed writing, it was natural to gravitate (no pun intended) to Science Fiction.

When I was eighteen, I finished a 400 page novel and put it in a box under the bed. It has never seen the light of day since, but parts of it are in almost every book I write. I had the heart of a scifi universe in that book. I spent several years thinking about writing, and a few more thinking about the universe I wanted to write about. It took me until I was fifty to get off my duff and get busy with my goal of being published.

The most important thing to me was that I didn't like the way scifi authors went about creating a world, writing a story for it, and then tossing the world aside and creating another world to take its place. My thought was, why not create a solid universe, write the basic "future history" for it, and then write every story within that set of worlds?

I discovered that publishing rights being what they are, you can end up being stuck in a contract that you can't get out of if you do that. It happened to me. Fortunately, I was able to regain my rights, and am now actively self-publishing my series. My latest book, Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas is set near the beginning of my series history. It's a prequel, but stands alone. It will be the first of a series set in that period.

My advice on writing a series? Number one: be sure what publishing rights you are signing away before you start. Number two: be true to your own vision. Number three: never give up.

Bringer of Chaos: the Origin of Pietas by Kayelle Allen

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.

Read the first chapter


About the Author

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.

Romance Lives Forever Reader Group

Giveaway for everyone:
Download and print three PDF Bookmarks. The first features Six, the human warrior. The second is Pietas, the immortal warrior. The third is the two, back to back.
Pietas and Six

Download a free adult coloring book you can print and share. Relax and color with friends. It's fun!

To read snippets from the Bringer of Chaos series, see this later post:
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Kayelle Allen Thank you for having me, Laurel. I love this book and it was a treat to talk about its creation.

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Laurel Richards Kayelle wrote: "Thank you for having me, Laurel. I love this book and it was a treat to talk about its creation."

My pleasure. So thrilled to learn about your book and how you got into this genre. Thanks for sharing.

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