When the fate of hearts rivals the fate of worlds, victory costs everything.
The Chosen serve immortals known as Sempervians. Like any group, it has its hidden alignments, mistrust, and mistakes. It also harbors enemies and spies within its ranks — some known and tolerated, others hidden behind layers so convoluted even the ones who live forever haven’t figured them out.
Called to serve
Honored to protect
Obedient to the vow
Safeguards of the truth
Enablers of life
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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. Lust. Power. Forgiveness. A Chosen loves forever.
Wulf Gabriel longs for freedom. A superstar in the Tarthian Empire, he is bound by an unscrupulous agent to a restrictive contract. With his career threatened and his life at risk, Wulf must trust the one man he swore would never again control him — Luc Saint-Cyr, the Harbinger.
For the Harbinger, saving Wulf is a simple matter of asserting his will. The enigmatic man’s legendary power makes him the most feared person in the empire. To win the heart of Wulf, Luc will have to risk baring his own.
About the author
Multi-published, award-winning Science Fiction Romance author of unstoppable heroes, uncompromising love, and unforgettable passion.
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Interview with Holly Hewson
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 series. What can you first tell us about this amazing series?
KA: I wrote the Tales of the Chosen series as a way to introduce the universe of my stories. When I started writing the concept, I began with the idea that mankind would eventually spread out in space, and colonize the Milky Way. I asked myself a few questions. What if scientific advancements eliminated disease? What if mankind learned how to create people who had enhanced abilities? What if war destroyed the means to stay in touch? For every action, there’s a reaction. Each question had a good outcome as well as a bad one. I followed the idea of creating enhanced beings, and then considered what would happen if they “overstepped” the bounds humans expected them to obey. Suppose they were given command of mundane tasks and eventually usurped rights and privileges that humans intended to keep. In my universe, humans designed “Ultra warriors” who were unkillable. They revived no matter how horrible the injury. The other created beings, workers, doctors, and scientists, began siding with the warriors when it came to demanding their rights. That led to a revolution, war, and in a surprise the ultras did not see coming, humans won. Half a million ultras were captured and imprisoned on a planet on the farthest side of the galaxy, and abandoned. My Tales of the Chosen stories are set more than ten thousand years in the future. Humans have relegated the ultras to the category of myth. The problem is, those warriors really were unkillable. They are still alive. And a hundred of them have not forgotten or forgiven what humanity did to them. The Chosen are their human helpers as they strive to gain retribution.
HH: What can you tell us about Alitus and Jawk?
KA: Alitus and Jawk are both Chosen, and each plays a part in the overall series. Alitus is the Chosen of the empress, Rheyn Destoiya, and Jawk’s role is slightly different. I won’t reveal whom he serves here. It’s a bit of a mystery until the last chapter of his book.
HH: How does Wulf fit in?
KA: Wulf is the Chosen of Luc Saint-Cyr. Luc is also known as Cyken, and he’s the right hand man to the leader of the ultras, who call themselves Sempervians.
HH: What do you like about Wulf and why will readers identify with him?
KA: Wulf has a big mouth, and he’s not afraid to use it. He is quick to act, quick to judge, and when he doesn’t like something, he isn’t afraid to say so. He’s not intimidated by Luc, although most sane people are.
HH: What do you like best about Luc and why will readers love him?
KA: Luc is a noble character. He is known among the Chosen as “Humanity’s Friend” because he looks out for man even though their leader, Pietas, has a serious grudge against mankind. Luc is the peacemaker. Although he messes up badly with Wulf throughout the series, Luc has a good heart. One character jokes with Luc that he is rich enough to “buy a planet.” But Luc will reach down and help the lowest of the low without a thought of getting something in return. On the other hand, if you cross him, you had better watch your back.
HH: Will there be more to come in this series?
KA: More of the Chosen? No. However, I do plan to write about other immortals. Half a million were imprisoned on the planet Sempervia, but thousands more scattered throughout the galaxy. Each group has its own helpers and servants like the Chosen.
HH: What else do you have in store for lucky readers?
KA: I have a new book releasing February 7th called Trailing Kaiwulf. It’s science fiction set in the same universe as the Chosen, just in a different part of it. At the end of the story is a nibble about some of the other immortals. I’m working on an illustrated book about Pietas, the immortal bad boy king, and creating a new series set on this side of the galaxy. It’s also in the same time frame as my other books. I spent years developing the world building, and it’s fun to be able to write within that framework.
HH: What are you reading now?
KA: I just finished JD Faver’s Bad Girl! It’s a suspense about a dominatrix whose clients keep turning up dead. Fun read. I’m about to start reading Scrum, by PD Singer. It’s about gay rugby players, and the teaser I read sounded hot.
HH: What appearances do you have coming up in 2014?
KA: I’ll be at Outlantacon May 2-4, which is my favorite SciFi convention. It’s billed as an Atlanta-based event for the Queer Geek audience. There is Project Cosplay, the Match Game (my personal favorite), Nea’s Drag Race, and plenty of film previews. We have fun workshops, the con suite is a blast, and there is a great dealer’s room. Check out the guest list. It includes authors Kage Alan, Eden Winters, JP Barnaby, Shae Connor, Ally Blue, and of course, moi. Film makers and gamers are everywhere! It’s great fun. http://outlantacon.org/guests.htm
HH: Where can readers find you online?
KA: I try to at least have a presence on most sites, but if you like Twitter http://twitter.com/kayelleallen you can always find me on these hashtags: #MFRWorg, #RLFblog, #SciFiChat and my favorite — #Loki. I’m a Hiddlesgoddess and even have my own newsletter devoted to the god of mischief, Loki’s Army Recruiters. Have you seen #GoodToBeBad? Oh, my. If you’re a Loki fan, you must see this one!
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