Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kayelle's Tales of the Chosen - Jawk

Some of you are wondering why the series was called Tales of the Chosen. Here's what Chosen means:


Called to serve

Honored to protect

Obedient to the vow

Safeguards of the truth

Enablers of life

Neutralizers of threats

They protect immortals who must sometimes move suddenly, even during the middle of the night. Unknown to some of the immortal Sempervians, the Chosen keep Chronicles which are handed down, generation after generation, sometimes male to female, and vice versa. When needed, the info on their Sempervian is appended to the end of another Chosen's set of Chronicles. One Chosen usually serves one immortal -- but not always.

Laura Givens also did this cover - and there's a story behind it. For a high def picture, go the file section of my yahoo group, Romance Lives Forever. You can download it and see every detail.
For example, Jawk is in the foreground wearing a tux and has a white towel across his arm. This scene takes place on his second day at Batchelors, a hip gay nightclub in the Top Tier section of Tarth City. He's the first Kin they've ever hired. Feline, with claws hidden beneath human nails, he also has a Kin nose, a fairly cat-like mouth and cat's ears. His pupils are vertical slits and the various movements of his ears give away emotions. Straight back means trouble, forward is curiosity, and drooping sideways means shame or embarrassment. One forward, one back is like a human raising one eyebrow. Their ears move individually and Kin can also speak to each other (esp females) without humans hearing them. It's handy for warriors on hunts, but since 99% of all warriors are female, few males ever learn the trick.

In the background, Luc Saint-Cyr is seated at a booth and Wulf (in the purple) is leaning against him, trying to soothe Luc's jealousy over his time with others. They've been together 5 years, and he trusts Wulf, but Luc's jealousy is dividing them more and more. On the other hand, it's not uncommon for Luc to bring home a third male to pleasure Wulf while Luc watches. He then likes to punish him for enjoying it -- it's one of their kinky sex games. Jawk will be visiting with them after work tonight.
In the far background, there is a veiled man. Who is he? Remember the burka-like "veil" all Betters were required to wear in Alitus?
Just who he is will be the subject of quite a bit of research on the part of Empress Destoiya, who sets Alitus on the path of helping Luc find out where Wulf is spending his free time. As the newly appointed Minister of Imperial Intelligence, Alitus has access to idBot security cams all over the city, and his fond remembrances of meeting Wulf tempt him to take full advantage.
Who is watching who do what? Luc is watching Wulf, Alitus is watching Wulf, and Jawk is watching Luc. But for whom? Each man has his own agenda.
Do any of them coincide? Here's the blurb:
Jawk, Tales of the Chosen
Pleasure. Trust. Possession. Is a betrayal of the heart forever?

Jawk Brighton works at Batchelors, a hip restaurant/club in the Top Tier district of Tarth City, where he meets the immortal Luc Saint-Cyr. When Luc offers Jawk a deal too good to pass up, one night showing him and his Chosen, Wulf Gabriel, a good time in exchange for eight times his usual pay, Jawk takes it. All three have secret agendas. The question is, will Jawk's keep him in Luc and Wulf’s shared bed, or tear apart the alliance of the immortal and his Chosen -- forever?

Content: M/M sex, M/M/M sex, voyeurism, multiple partners, alien sex, more M/M sex - and a heated and softly padded dungeon floor for those "tender" moments...

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Kayelle, I'm in awe!
Your stories and Laura's covers are incredible!
I was getting hot just reading the freakin' blurb!
I'm gonna have to do some high rez copying tonight! I want these covers framed!
And signed copies of the books!