Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Guest Blogger - Kayelle Allen

Jeanne has sweetly invited me to post on her blog -- I immediately accepted, since she's so faithful to come and hang on my Yahoo group, Romance Lives Forever. She suggested I tell you a bit about my Tales of Chosen series, which is GLBT Romance.

Someone asked me last night if I had to assign a rating for this series, what would it be. I said R for the sex, and X for the really good sex. In other words, Rx - just what the doctor ordered.
First up is Wulf - This is an interracial love story in more ways than one. The gorgeous deep brown color of Luc's skin appeals to Wulf on many levels - and because Luc is immortal, Wulf has known him since he was a child. Wulf's father was Luc's "Chosen" a human whom Luc trusted with as many of his secrets as he could. If an immortal (they call themselves Sempervians) had to flee because humans discovered what he was, his Chosen would let another Chosen in his new area know what to expect and what his particular needs might be. Wulf is the sixth generation of his family to serve as Luc's Chosen. Only rarely are the Chosen lovers -- most often they are companions and trusted friends. But Luc has fallen deeply in love with Wulf, and wants to win his heart and make him not only his Chosen, but also his lover.

However, the story doesn't start out with the two men already in a relationship. Two decades of bad blood separated them. Wulf's father was killed twenty years before, when Wulf was ten, and he has blamed Luc ever since. How they overcome that barrier - Luc's guilt at not being able to protect them, and Wulf's for knowing deep in his heart that it was not Luc's fault yet blaming him anyway in anger -- that is the true romance of the story.

The cover is by Laura Givens, who ended up being a character in the last book of the series. More on that later.
Here's more info on Wulf. Excerpts and buy links are available on my site. You'll also find much larger pictures of the cover so you can see more detail.

Wulf, Tales of the Chosen

Lust. Power. Forgiveness. Can a romance live forever?

To survive, superstar Wulf Gabriel must depend on the one man he swore he would never trust again - the most powerful and feared man in the empire - the Harbinger. Saving Wulf is simple; gaining his trust will take reaching into the Harbinger's own dark past and facing a truth he's avoided since the night Wulf's father died. Because of him...

This book was nominated for 2007 Gaylactic Spectrum Award


Jeanne said...

Wow! Glad you could make it today, Kayelle.
I absolutely love Laura's covers. They're some of the most detailed and recognizeable I've seen.
They really give you a look into your world. That old cliche that a picture is worth a thousand words really comes across with her work.
"Sempervians" - now I get it! ;~D
And I hope others will, too!

Jeanne said...

My favorite cover is Jawk's. I hope you'll talk about his story.

Roxy Harte said...

I love that... Rx ... just what the doctor ordered! Such a Hoot!


Ken said...

I have to admit, I'm beyond intrigued! All three books look quite interesting.