When NarrAy steals a kiss from Senth, he steals her heart, but how much more are they willing to take -- for each other?
Senth holds a lofty position in the elite Thieves' Guild. Drugged since puberty to suppress his feral half-feline side, nothing suppresses his daredevil, risk-loving human half. His master offers him a deal. Work with a Better, an enhanced woman with addictive, pleasure-laced pheromones, and he'll buy and free Senth's cruelly enslaved older brother. The job? Grab-and-go. The condition? Remain a virgin. The drug he takes ensures it, no matter how tempting the woman or her pheromones. The problem? Nothing goes right. The job outlasts the drug's effect. All Senth wants is one touch, one kiss, one oh-so-tempting lick of her perfect, lush skin. The downside? With his brother's freedom at stake, how can he risk putting himself at the mercy of her pleasure?
Warning: Contains half-feline thief who plays with what he steals, and a by-the-book military heroine whose passion he liberates. Author not liable for items missing once book is open, including hearts.
"This story definitely had the right amount of sugar and spice." Whipped Cream Reviews -- 4 Cherries
"When the stakes are high and the fires of passion threaten to flare, what fate or folly will this combustible couple face as they race across the universe of Tarth in their quest for a better tomorrow?...a dazzling cast of characters and an action packed plot..." Romance Junkies -- 4.5 Stars
"Kayelle Allen delivers a well-plotted story, as always, with fascinating twists you don’t see coming." Literary Nymphs -- 4.5 Nymphs
"Overall, I wish I could recommend reading this book, but I must instead recommend reading it twice. The ending is a serious twist that throws everything into a different light. I won’t ruin it by saying any more then that." You Gotta Read Reviews -- "You Need to Read"
Kayelle Allen is an award-winning, multi-published author. Her heroes and heroines include badass immortals, warriors who purr, and agents who find the unfindable--or hide it forever. She is known for unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.
Antonello Brothers 1: At the Mercy of Her Pleasure
Antonello Brothers 2: For Women Only
Wulf: Tales of the Chosen
Alitus: Tales of the Chosen
Jawk: Tales of the Chosen
An Interview with Kayelle Allen
By Holly Hewson for The Romance Studio
HH: Kayelle, thank you for talking with us at TRS. Your featured book is At The Mercy of Her Pleasure and it's the first in your Antonello Brothers' series. Where did the idea for the series originate?
KA: I was looking for an idea in old notes, and came across a scene of two brothers who were thieves. One was watching the alley while the second one stole something. It was just one tiny scene, but it had heart, and showed that these two characters cared about each other. It became the opening scene in the book, but instead of being two thieves, Senth is the thief, and his older brother is... well, I'll let readers discover what Khyff is for themselves. He is an unconventional character.
HH: How does At The Mercy... kick off the series?
KA:It begins with Senth and his brother Khyff having met one month before, and sets the tone for the series by bringing together characters from the rebellion and the imperial armada. Luc Saint-Cyr's role is established at the end of the book. Luc is a major player in the Tarthian Empire, and appears in every book.
HH: How does For Women Only continue it?
KA:The story begins two years after the end of At the Mercy, and tells the story of Khyff, Senth's big brother. The book Alitus, Tales of the Chosen begins at a point just before the end of For Women Only.
HH: How did you bring their world so convincingly to life?
KA: World building is something I enjoy, and I spent several years creating a universe where my characters could play. I wrote a "future history" that covered over ten thousand years, created a feline-based language for my Kin characters, and built a tour on my website. You can visit the Tarthian Tour Company and hop to the various planets. There are also side trips... so if you see something sparkly that looks like it doesn't belong... click it. And remember, when touring, trust the sleeper (shh... don't let the armada hear you say that out loud).
HH: What makes these books unique compared to what readers have seen to this point?
KA: I make a vow to my readers. "I promise you a complex plot that immerses you in an erotic tale and provides plenty of unexpected action, in settings so real you'll swear you've been there." I invite you to visit the Tarthian Empire and see if that's true for yourself.
HH: What can you tell us of the books to come in this series?
KA: The Antonello Brothers have a third brother neither of them knows about yet, but he won't be introduced for a few more books in other series. However, I can tell you his name is Darquin, and his nickname is Darq - as in "Are you afraid of the...?" He does not know about his half brothers, but by coincidence (?) works for Luc Saint-Cyr. His story will tie in to Luc's in an unusual way, and someone close to Luc will become his significant other. Can you guess who?
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
KA: I'm working on a sequel to Surrender Love, and am writing non-fiction books on various topics for authors. I recently updated my website and each book has its own page, with puzzles and videos, and wallpaper based on the characters.
HH: Tell us about your efforts to help other authors with marketing.
KA: I created Marketing for Romance Writers about six years ago, and it has grown from a handful of friends to over eleven hundred members. This summer we are planning an online conference called Marketing Summer Camp. It will feature panels and workshops, all held online and available to every author at no cost. To learn more:
Group site: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MarketingForRomanceWriters/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrwauthors/
HH: What would we find in your to be read pile right now?
KA: I'm reading Fifty Shades of Grey (and not terribly impressed, I'm sad to say, although it does have its appealing moments). I'm beginning a commentary series on two of my blogs regarding it. I'll be comparing Grey to my alpha hero Luc. I call the series 50 Shades of Luc vs Grey. On Tuesdays and Fridays I'll be sharing one shade of characterization or storytelling until all 50 are covered. Which 50 is that? Among others, I'll cover these aspects of a hero: alpha male traits, dominant traits, wealth, gentleness, reactions to others, nature, concern for society, inspiring awe in others, treatment of others, BDSM practices, and more. The posts will appear simultaneously on two blogs.
KA: I'm excited about the Marketing Summer Camp at Marketing for Romance Writers, and the chance to attend Outlantacon. This is "the Southeast's premiere event for queer nerds" and I'll be a guest for the fourth year. I was there for its first event, and am excited about sharing my science fiction universe with attendees. I'm on the following panels:
The first weekend in September is Labor Day, and in Atlanta, that means DragonCon. That Scifi con has 60k-75k attendees and features an hour long parade. If you want to see photos from previous years, I have several pages of them on my website, or you can visit the con's information page: http://dragoncon.org