A great series from a great author and friend, Kayelle Allen.
The series is Antonello Brothers by Kayelle Allen, a Sci-Fi romance. The latest, Bro, released in April.
Bro: Antonello Brothers ~ Antonello Brothers prequel
The tech Senth is about to claim will make him invisible. Finally, the young halfbreed thief will be out of sight, shielded from the taunts humans fire at him. But when that tech reveals he has a human half-brother who’s bound by a cruel slaver, Senth must find a way to save his brother from abuse and win his freedom — even though Senth is a slave himself.
There’s just one problem. The new Thieves’ Guild tech might make him invisible, but it can’t shield him from the truth…
In this scene from Bro, Senth gets a new tool he acquired for work as a thief and decides to test it on a room full of bullies.
Senth shook out the midnight blue cloak. The garment resembled the previous cape he’d worn for years, and had the standard lining with the Guild symbol, a skeleton key behind a slashed circle. Supposedly, the cloth inside had the same ability to view images and video. The back fell straight down from his shoulders to the ground. Multiple pockets allowed him to carry equipment and stash items. Hidden sleeves let him wear it as a coat.
Best of all, it had room for all his tools and lockpicks.
After slipping it on, he pulled on gloves of the same material. When he lifted the hood, the Nightstealth film embedded in the cloth activated.
His body disappeared.
For a moment, he had the sensation of floating, and threw out his arms to steady himself. Recalling his training, he closed his eyes to reorient himself, took a deep, steadying breath and opened them.
The world stabilized.
The cloak had fooled him, but how well would that sucker work on a group of thieves who’d been training to use it for weeks?
Senth strode right through the entrance to the Great Hall and straight to the line of waiting thieves. Taking care not to disturb the air and cause a breeze where none should be, he strolled up the line, looking each person in the eye. The thrum of voices continued, unabated. He stepped back, waved his arms. Jumped up and down.
Nada, zip, zilch, zero.
No one glanced his way.
No disturbance in the hive.
He’d been erased from the room.
Senth pumped both fists in the air.
His professors had droned on about the layers of nano-reflector-whatevers and the history of its development. Huge yawner. What mattered was it worked.
If this upgrade fooled copbots as well as it did people, he’d live up to his guild name, Blue Shadow. And how perfect was that?
Time to test it in public.
At the Mercy of Her Pleasure ~ Antonello Brothers 1
To free his enslaved brother from a cruel master, Senth, an all-party-fun-and-games thief, must take on the hardest assignment of his life: stealing from the Empress. To make matters worse, he has no choice but to work with the beautiful NarrAy, a by-the-book rebel captain whose addictive pheromones could jeopardize the mission and destroy Senth’s will.
When the unthinkable happens and NarrAy professes her love for him, Senth must decide if what he feels is real.
Can he trust this woman? If he loves her back, can he still save his brother? Or will Senth end up at the mercy of her pleasure forever…
For Women Only: Antonello Brothers 2
Just as Khyff begins a new life safe from the anguish of his past, a threat against his brother forces Khyff to a profession he vowed never to practice again.
Khyff must seduce and then betray an alien ambassador whose people devastated his family.
Hatred for the aliens burns within him, but unless Khyff can learn to embrace the past, face the demons he swore he’d forget, and find a way to forgive, his brother will die.
He didn’t expect an alien to have such honor. He didn’t expect to trust her. He didn’t expect to fall in love. And he didn’t expect to reveal his betrayal…
About Kayelle Allen
Kayelle Allen writes Science Fiction and Space Opera with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories and is a fan of cosplay. Her website features original art, commissioned work, and fan created images. She’s a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
Kayelle came by, and we had a fantastic chat on how to find what you love on Twitter. Which is tremendously helpful for me, as I’m useless there…
Are you a fan of something? Others are too. Here’s how to find them on Twitter.
If you like to read about a specific thing, use a hashtag (#) to search for it. For example, #crossstitch #cooking #recipes. Log in to Twitter, go to the search bar and type what you’re looking for. Hit return, or click the magnifying glass in the search bar. Tweets from anyone who used the term you searched for will show up. Try it with almost any word and you will see the possibilities.
Popular searches for writers:
Popular searches for readers:
But there are other fandoms besides books.
Avengers Endgame #AvengersEndgame
SpiderMan: Far From Home #SpiderManFarFromHome
Lee Pace #LeePace
Pick a show or movie that fits the genre you write, and begin following its hashtag. Retweet and share views. You will meet fans of the genre, and end up with followers. The important thing about this is NEVER to use the hashtag to promote your books. Think of fellow fans as online friends who are just as real as friends you’d meet at a coffeeshop or while out shopping. Talk to them and they will talk back. Don’t try to sell them anything. Just be a tweep (friend/peep on Twitter).
Use hashtags and you’ll be amazed at how many people are following it. They love the same books, TV and movies as you (or the same video games, etc.). These people have like interests, and when you follow them, they are likely to follow you. Why is that important? Because they might end up being your fan. But you have to meet them first, so get out there and be a fan!
Amazon Author page http://amazon.com/author/kayelleallen
Twitter can be a lot of fun. I check it both on my pc and my phone. When I’m stuck waiting somewhere, it’s a quick catch-up to use the app and scroll through mentions. I can like and reply, retweet, and check out favorite hashtags. One I follow weekly is #ThranduilThursday. I loved the character Thranduil, the blond-haired king from the Hobbit movies. He’s played by Lee Pace, who has also been in Halt and Catch Fire, the Fall, and will portray the creator of the famed time machine car, the DeLorean, in an upcoming movie called Driven. Plus I love one particular set of fan fiction based on Thranduil. I would never have discovered that without Twitter. You’ll find the author here. https://twitter.com/tkwrtrilogy Jaynae Marie Miller is well worth following. 😀
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