I always get a bit excited when a book I’m waiting for finally releases, so it’s great to finally share that The Conflict Thesaurus: A Writer’s Guide to Obstacles, Adversaries, and Inner Struggle (Vol. 2) is now out!
This SILVER EDITION is the twin of the GOLD EDITION, and continues to explore all the ways we can better leverage the conflict in our story.
If you are new to these “thesaurus” books, each one is part writing guide, part brainstorming tool.
The first part of this book dives into how conflict powers your plot and is the golden threat that weaves your inner and outer stories together. It also digs into how to craft great villain clashes, character agency, how to maximize tension, what goes into a satisfying story climax, and more.
The second part of the guide is a mother lode of conflict scenarios (115 to be exact) built to get your imagination thrumming with ideas. You must see it to believe it.
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Hello everyone! Thank you for visiting me today for Weekend Writing Warriors! I missed a couple weeks as I was busy helping my oldest child move for post-secondary education. That sure brought about some big changes. Especially since we had spent so much time together over the last couple of years due to the pandemic. But I have a book releasing in little over a week, so I must get back to work.
Today I'm sharing another snippet from RET, the third book in my Kaddim Brothers series, which is set to release September 12, 2022.
Snippet setup: Last time, ORIXA was back at their weekend accommodations after their win, and getting ready to go out to the club after. Ilam always chose to stay in, but Ret invited him, once again, to come out with the team so he could buy him a drink. Well, Ilam denied his request, staying in again. But Ret still went to the club and was hit on by one of the many space racer fans. Ret didn't mind, but the evening didn't quite go as he expected. Enjoy!
Holding the back of his head, I lined my tongue along his lips. He opened to me as he ground hard across my lap. I took our kiss deep, getting to know how well he could use his tongue. Not as inexperienced as I’d first believed. And strangely familiar. Like I already knew him. I needed him closer. We were kissing at an awkward angle, and there was too much space between us.
I pulled away, ready to move him, have him straddle my lap. Be chest to chest, groin to groin, until I was ready to take him somewhere else. Only it was no longer the young Tanvanian on my lap when I looked into his eyes, but Ilam.
** And a little more...
I pushed him off and jumped up. I’d wanted my teammate to come with me to the club for a drink. Not that. He was an omega, but I’d never thought of him like that. Never. Not once. What was wrong with me?
“What was that for?”
I stared at Ilam. Though it wasn’t really him. It was the Tanvanian who’d hit on me. I couldn’t remember his name. But I realized who he’d reminded me of from the beginning. Stars, had I really been thinking of my youngest teammate when I’d been kissing this guy?
I stood, shoving my chair behind me. What in the universe had just happened? Had I had too much to drink already? Or not enough?
Kaddim Brothers book three
Ret Kaddim has the perfect life. He’s a space racer, the leader of the most popular team across the universe. Always planning, practicing, and racing, he has no time for a relationship, but finds plenty of willing partners who agree to his one-night-only rule. Because there is no way he wants to end up in a relationship and stuck with a family like his younger brothers. He’s having too much fun for that.
Ilam Nairan always dreamed of becoming a space racer. And thanks to a chance encounter with a retired racer, he is now living that dream. Far away from the mated and pregnant omega life his parents wanted him to have, he loves everything about his life. It’s perfect.
But one night can change everything. Especially when too much alcohol is involved. Can these two teammates survive the resulting media storm? What will it mean for their careers? The future of the team? And for them?
Ret is a sweet with knotty heat mm non-shifter mpreg sci-fi romance featuring an alpha space racer and an omega space racer who both believe they’ll always be single, snarky but loveable teammates, lots of space racing, endearing family members, an adorable baby, and a guaranteed happily ever after. If you enjoy teammates realizing they have feelings for each other, and all the obstacles those bring, be sure to download Ret today!
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He can save mankind. But only if he sacrifices himself. BRINGER OF CHAOS by @KayelleAllen #SciFi #SpaceOpera #Military #NewRelease
Bringer of Chaos
Book 1 & 2 Bundle
by Kayelle Allen
If you're fighting immortals who always get back up, you'd better have a way to do the same thing. Otherwise, it's lights out...
When you're a soldier genetically enhanced to the point of near immortality and you fight a mortal soldier resurrected with the pilfered blood of your people, friendship never enters the equation.
But what if the enemy you've despised your entire life holds the key to your salvation?
Tornahdo is facing his most dangerous mission, the very reason Ghost Corps exists.
He must take out the king responsible for every war between humans and Ultras since the origin of the Ultra bloodline.
If he succeeds, the war is over.
If he doesn't, the Ultras will rule mankind for another thousand years…
Origin of Pietas: Bringer of Chaos
Traitors stripped the immortal king Pietas of everything.
Now, marooned on a deserted planet, his only hope of finding his people lies with the human who imprisoned him.
That doesn't mean he'll humiliate himself by asking for help. Enough is enough. Pietas already died a thousand times to save them. How much more can he sacrifice?
But when he realizes that without humbling himself before a mortal, he will never find his exiled family, his salvation relies on the one thing he swears does not exist.
The honor of a human…
Forged In Fire
Exiled on a barren world...
When the immortal king Pietas is marooned with no food and few survival tools, he knows it means sacrifice.
But half a million of his people sleep in cryostasis, trapped in their pods and it's up to him to rescue them.
He must manage it with an irascible mortal, an entire tribe of know-it-all sentient panthers, and one fascinating woman who's the designer of their people's finest weapons--and telepathic.
All while dealing with the most dysfunctional family in the history of forever...
Enjoy an excerpt from FORGED IN FIRE...
In this scene from Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, the not-quite-human Six offers water to the immortal king, Pietas.
Six slid their canteen off over his head and held it out to Pietas.
Accepting anything from a human, an altered one at that, had violated every instinct at first. To take from an enemy, yes. Always. Let one give you something as if you needed it? Admit a weakness before an enemy?
But this was Six.
Pietas took it.
Ultras could go days without water, but they consumed it when they had it. He wiped one dusty hand across his mouth. The satisfaction of assuaged thirst never failed to please. What simple things in life brought pleasure! In captivity, he'd dreamed of even a drop to cool his tongue. He'd sworn he'd never take water for granted again.
Six had offered it to their companions during the climb, but the entire lot refused anything a mortal's lips had touched. Yes, Six was a quasi-immortal. A dead human soldier who'd been resurrected and enhanced with Ultra blood. A "ghost." But to the others, that gave him even less status.
Pietas wavered on few things, but on this? Should he call the man human, mortal, quasi-immortal, or ghost? He'd elected to choose as the mood struck. But one in particular annoyed Six.
"Thanks, ghost." He thrust the canteen against Six's chest.
Staggering, he swore in Spanish. "Find another name for me."
"Tell me your mortal name then."
"You know I can't." Six scratched his cheek. "Gotta protect my family. If your kind knew who they were, they'd slaughter them. You wouldn't, but them?"
Now they were getting somewhere. "So you do trust me?"
"Pi, there's more honor in your left big toe than your entire race combined." He tipped up the canteen but then paused. "No offense."
"None taken. But we're stranded, my friend. Unless a miracle happens, by the time we get off this world, your family will be long dead." He added, "No offense."
Six finished his drink and plugged the canteen. "None taken. Sorry. Can't do it." He lifted the strap back over his head and settled it onto his shoulder, the canteen at his back. "Seriously, Pi, your people hear you call me you-know-what, it'll give away I was Ghost Corps. We both know what they'll do to me."
Jessica E. Subject is a USA Today bestselling author of Sci-Fi and Paranormal Romance.
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