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...
Two Lips Review "
The talented Kayelle Allen presents the first of The Chosen series in the touching futuristic novel Wulf. Prepare for a highly sensual and adventurous tale involving the handsome superstar Wulf and the dangerously dominant Luc. Fasten your seatbelts for a wild and kinky ride! The heat level on this story is off the richter scale and I rate it a definite "thumbs up" for searing sensuality."
Romance Junkies "In Wulf, Kayelle Allen has created a brand new universe of exotic aliens, modern technologies, and age old familiarities. A unique blend of the old and new that slips the reader unobtrusively into a passionate future of infinite possibilities where even what seems to be an impossible relationship can turn into a romance that lives forever. A great introduction story to her two previously published books, At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, and For Women Only, and a wonderful beginning for her brand new sensuous series, Tales of the Chosen."
Wulf, At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, For Women Only, Alitus, Jawk, Surrender Love Reading order
At the Mercy of Her Pleasure, For Women Only, Wulf: Tales of the Chosen, Alitus: Tales of the Chosen, Jawk: Tales of the Chosen, Surrender Love
An Interview with Kayelle Allen
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Kayelle, thank you so much for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is Wulf and is part of your Tales of the Chosen. What can you tell us about the Chosen?
What Are the Chosen?
KA: Sempervians live long lives, comparable to humans, but when a Sempervian dies, his/her body is reborn, usually within hours, thus making them immortal. In order to move from place to place as it becomes necessary to relocate, the immortals have struck an accord with a relatively small group of humans on each world. In return for the immortals' protection for them and their progeny, as well as ensuring their wealth, the Chosen facilitate every need.
Is a degree needed? There are Chosen at various universities. Background check? A company owned by the Chosen takes care of that. Any need a Sempervian might have, including bank accounts, ID, identity, history and so on is within the Chosen's care. What exactly does CHOSEN mean?
Called to serve
Honored to protect
Obedient to the vow
Safeguards of the truth
Enablers of life
Neutralizers of threats
Thousands exist, all reporting to the Chosen Council. No immortal may harm a Chosen. All immortals protect any Chosen in need. Chosen who serve different Sempervians are permitted to ally with one another -- but fall in love? Never.
The Tales of the Chosen series tells the story of an alliance that becomes far more than it was ever intended to be. It includes:
Wulf: Lust. Power. Forgiveness. Can a romance live forever?
Alitus: Passion. Addiction. Loyalty. Can true love bare its heart forever?
Jawk: Pleasure. Trust. Possession. Is a betrayal of the heart forever?
HH: What do you like about Wulf and what's his greatest strength?
KA: Wulf is intelligent, handsome, and confident, but for all that he's a supermodel, he's not vain. Probably his greatest fault is his mouth. He tends to say whatever he's thinking. Forget getting him to sound sophisticated -- Wulf blabs whatever comes to mind. That's also one of his endearing traits.
HH: What do you like best about Luc and what makes him different than most heroes?
KA: He's an alpha among alphas, and a man's man. The fact that he finds Wulf enticing and can't wait to be with him only adds to the testosterone level with this guy. Wulf sees him this way, "Always attractive, when he smiles, the man oozes masculine charm. Powerful, rich, charismatic; Saint-Cyr has it all."
HH: How did you go about creating the world where their story takes place?
KA: The Tarthian Empire is a collection of over twenty planets, some newly discovered, others newly conquered. They are under the control of Empress Rheyn Destoiya. When I created the concept of the empire, I sketched out some basic laws and rules to pull all the stories together. I could write a story set on any of the planets and have details to start with. I even drew design ideas for the planets themselves. My son Jamin helped me put those into a format I could put on my website. You can take a tour of the empire by visiting the Tarthian Tour Company any time.
HH: What did you enjoy most about writing this story?
KA: Wulf was a prequel to At the Mercy of Her Pleasure. In that book, we met Senth Antonello, Luc's adopted son, who is a professional thief. In Wulf, we get to meet Senth as a teenager who loves pushing all of Luc's buttons. In one scene, Luc has to leave the planet Tarth and go back to Kelthia because Senth gets kicked out of school. That was great fun to write. Wulf was also my first try at writing m/m -- which was a real blast to do.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
KA: I'm writing a non-fiction book about the Tarthian Empire that will feature all sorts of behind the scenes details for readers to dig into and enjoy. Sometime early in 2013 I have a short story coming out from Torquere Press. I'm also in an anthology edited by Kiernan Kelly called Fifty Gays of Shade. It's a collection of stories set in a gay BDSM club owned by Mr. Grey Shade. The tongue in cheek title reflects the humor of the entire book. Here's the tagline. "At Shady Business, the hottest gay BDSM club in town, no good deed ever goes unpunished." Stories are by these authors: Amelia June, CB Conwy, CC Bridges, DC Juris, Emily Moreton, Kayelle Allen, KC Burn, KC Wells, Kiernan Kelly, Lydian Harker, PT Walden, Sascha Illyvich, Sean Michaels, Wade Kelly, Winnie Jerome, and WT Prater.
HH: What are you most excited about in your career right now?
KA: I'm writing, working on new stories and ideas. Besides that, I've developed my author blog, Romance Lives Forever into a powerhouse spot that features new books. Authors can interview, hold character interviews, and share book releases. I founded a business in 2011 called The Author's Secret, a graphics design company that supports authors. I make banners and buttons, website headers, facebook cover pages, and other graphics. It's a lot of fun. On top of that, my marketing group, founded in 2006, helps authors learn the basics of promoting themselves and their books. Marketing for Romance Writers has partnered with The Romance Studio to create banner ads for the group members. I've been able to pull together my abilities in every area to generate powerful opportunities for others. I'm grateful for the chance to do that. You cannot help others without helping yourself. I see 2013 shaping up to be even better.
HH: What are you looking forward to most in the rest of 2012?
Family time, getting to spend the holidays with my grandchildren. I act like I'm twelve myself, so I have a lot of fun with them. I have two eleven year-olds, an eight year-old, a five year-old, and a two year-old (two girls, three boys).
HH: What are you reading at the moment?
KA: I always seem to be reading more than one book at a time. I don't know if that's a good thing or not.
HH: Do you have a writing hero and if so, who would it be?
KA: Wow. I admire the heck out of Kiernan Kelly. She's a prolific writer who is an amazing person and a dear friend. My friend Janet Elizabeth Jones is one of the most talented writers I've ever met -- if I could write like her I would die happy. One of my favorite all time writers ever is Heather Gladney (Google her name -- she's amazing). Savannah Chase and Selena Illyria knock my socks off with how actively they help others, and Karen Coté is a dynamite promoter who knows exactly where to be at the right time. Each of these writers has a special place in my heart.