Saturday, September 30, 2006

Kayelle Allen Spotlight

Author Kayelle Allen has harnessed an incredible imagination and built a science fiction world with an attention to detail that is mindboggling. For example, she created an alien feline race, the Kin. That's nothing we haven't seen before. However, she has actually created an alphabet for them and a pronunciation key for their language. How amazing is that? Join me as I ask Kayelle some questions relating to writing, reading, and life in general.

If you had to live out one of your stories, which would it be? Why?

I'd like to be NarrAy in At the Mercy of Her Pleasure because she gets the sweet young virgin guy who is playful and fun. Senth Antonello is one of the hottest guys in Romance today. As the stories I write progress, he is growing from an 18 year old sweet thing to a 21 year old sweet man in For Women Only, and then we sidestep and peek back at him in the prequel Wulf. In Alitus, which is up next, we'll see him at age 21 again and then pick up from there and go forward. NarrAy is one lucky lady.

Your books are all connected. What is the future for that series? Do you have a set number of books planned?

I always thought that if an author spent time creating a believable world and universe, then it didn't make sense to write only one story in it. After all, what makes us who we are? Isn't it the people we know and the world where we live? I've adapted that concept to a series and let Tarthian Empire be the setting for a group of stories. I have several series planned in that universe, and later, will be working on books set in a different part of the galaxy but contemporary to the Tarthian Empire books. Since the Sempervian people (whom you meet throughout my different series) live forever, no doubt one or more will make their way into those too.

When you were a child, what did you usually read?

Anything that would stand still long enough for me to focus on it, lol. I read anything and everything and was always worrying my mother. She and my dad loved science fiction, and if they left it where I could reach it, it was mine.

What are you reading right now?

ML Rhodes' book, Take it on Faith. I fell in love with her cover and since we were doing a contest together, I offered to trade some promo time on my group if she'd give me a copy. Shameless hussy that I am, I also know that the kind of things I like also appeal to my group, so they'll be well satisfied with the hot excerpts she'll be posting. It's truly a steaming hot story. (Thank you ML!)

I read on your blog that in Tales of the Chosen: Wulf, someone gets to take a champagne bath. What a unique idea! Have you indulged in that yourself? If not, would you like to?

I haven't done that but I did research how it feels. I'd be willing to give it a go if it could be with my two hot heroes! Wulf Gabriel wants to totally sate Luc Saint-Cyr. Luc is a Sempervian and has a metabolism that heals his body so fast that he will literally never die. He can also recover immediately after sex and make love for days on end, so Wulf's plan to totally satisfy him will mean Luc has to help ensure Wulf will have all the energy he needs. In the scene with the tub, Luc feeds Wulf with lush, delicious and erotic food, licking away drips of chocolate and dollops of cream. Of course, after a meal like that, you must have a bath, right? And then on to a few more luscious things to taste...

What TV show, past or present, are you embarrassed to say that you like?

*hiding face in hands* The Gong Show. It was amateur (very) entertainers who performed for a panel. If any of them got up and rang the gong, you were out of there! Honestly, it wasn't that much different from Rockstar INXS or Supernova, both of which I totally enjoyed. (Go, Lukas! You rock!)

What would you do with $1000 in spare cash?

First, I'd take out my wonderful hubby who supports me 150% in my writing and treat him to a spa day with massage and an aromatherapy hot tub. While he was doing that, I'd have a shopping fiesta and buy new shoes, pretty lacy undies and bras, and a couple of really great sweaters and pants for winter. Anything left would be spent on a quiet dinner for the two of us. Then I'd take him home and show him my new undies. *wink*

What’s the craziest trend you’ve ever followed?

Ironing my hair when I was a teen. I have natural curls and when it's short, they're wild. Long, it's just wavy. After I'd gotten my sister to iron my curls completely flat, I was out shopping one day and this guy behind me said "You have beautiful hair. Especially in the back where it's curly." All that work for nothing... I never ironed it again.

Got a favorite drink?

I love the new Black Cherry Vanilla Coke and Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper, but I usually make it myself at home by buying my favorite store's generic cherry cola and adding vanilla syrup. That way I can have the stronger taste of vanilla I love.

Now tell me about your work-in-progress.

First let me say that my new book, Wulf is coming out on October 2nd. It's the first of a series called Tales of the Chosen. Here's the blurb:

Superstar Wulf Gabriel longs for freedom from his unscrupulous agent. With his career at risk and his life threatened, Wulf must trust the one man he swore would never again control him - the most powerful and feared man in the empire - the Harbinger. For the Harbinger, saving Wulf is a simple matter of asserting his will. Gaining Wulf's trust, friendship, and eventually his love will take rich dark chocolate, enough champagne to fill a claw foot tub, and the consummate skill of a master of pleasure.

The next book in the Chosen series is Alitus. It's about Sempervian Rheyn Destoiya, aka the Conqueror. This woman was in At the Mercy of Her Pleasure and For Women Only. In Mercy, she brings Senth's brother Khyff into her stable of male pleasure slaves and keeps him in her bed for days. In For Women Only, she plots to get Khyff to seduce an ambassador whom she wants out of power.

Wow. Obviously Kayelle is in no danger of running out of ideas! She has a contest going on right now, but the deadline is today. The prize is 21 books. So, hurry up and enter! If you don't make it, no worries. Her website is unique. It even has jigsaw puzzles. You can also email her at kayelle or visit her blog. Thanks, Kayelle. It was fun!



Blogger Kayelle Allen said...

Thank you so much, Kate. It was an honor to interview with you.

I wish you continued good luck with your wonderful book, Losing It. What a great story...


3:13 PM  
Blogger Kate Willoughby said...

Aww, shucks! Thanks so much for telling me you liked Losing It. It means a lot. :)

6:28 PM  

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