QSFer Kayelle Allen has a new queer sci-fantasy romance out (bi, poly, sapiosexual): “Ring of the Dragon.”
For millennia, they fight side by side. Now one king faces a lonely quest.
As Light and Shadow, King Pietas and General Cyken share every battle, as well as a fierce and passionate love.
But, torn apart by the king’s rage, Cyken ends their stormy relationship.
When General Cyken falls in love with another man, Pietas undertakes a perilous quest on the dangerous world of Felidae to prove he is the better choice for Cyken.
If he succeeds in his quest, it will either bring Cyken back, or drive him even closer to his new love. Pietas must try, for he cannot face eternity without a shadow to balance his light…
Pietas returned to the mouth of the alley and stood in the center. In plain sight.
His people called him the Bringer of Chaos for his strongest Sempervian gift. His power created chaotic feelings with no outside source. In battle, at close quarters, the enemy panicked. But alone with a lover, he could inundate and drown with overwhelming pleasure.
Time was, Cyken had been addicted to that. Addicted to him.
As the first rider came into view, Pietas drew in a deep breath, quieting his mind. While he released the breath, he willed along with it a sense of destruction, picturing a deep blue tide rising between him and the animals. Wraiths of darkness writhed within, twisting, billowing, filling the world beyond his path with slashing jaws and saw-like teeth.
Whinnying, all six horses balked, rising on hind legs. Their hooves hit the ground out of sync as they dropped back to all fours, backing away, running into each other in confusion. They refused to obey the command to charge forward.
The vision would terrify the animals but not injure them.
Calling upon his affinity with the ice dragon, Stormsinger, he projected an oversized likeness of the beast. Massive, milk-white. His teal-tipped wings the size of ships, fangs gleaming in a mouth formed to swallow horses whole.
Pietas pressed the fingers of his right hand over the turquoise in his ring, summoning power from the remnants of the once-potent stone. He willed disorder and fear, and a sharp command to flee.
Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with misbehaving robots, mythic heroes, role-playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.