In Jawk, Tales of the Chosen, all Jawk has to do is seduce the most powerful and feared man in the Empire. What an easy mission. But then...Jawk must betray him.
Thank you for letting me share five facts with your readers. I've chosen (no pun intended) the latest book from my Chosen trilogy to talk about.
The Chosen are mortals who are secret supporters of a powerful group of immortals. It's the Chosen's job to help immortals transition from world to world by creating a backstory and history so there is a safe identity for them to slip into on arrival. This is the Chosen vow: The Chosen are Called to serve; Honored to protect; Obedient to the vow; Safeguards of the truth; Enablers of life; and Neutralizers of threats.
The Chosen also provide proof of education, such as degrees, records in a university, birth certificates, even an arrest record if the new identity requires it. Not all immortals move into a savory new life! To that end, Chosen are members of police and investigative services, judges, lawyers, doctors, and one is even the Master of the Thieves' Guild. This person also serves as the head of the Chosen Council, an advisory group that oversees all transitions, and serves as judge and jury for Chosen who commit crimes or violate their vows. To date, there are thousands of Chosen serving nearly one thousand immortals on countless worlds. All ultimately report to the Council and each Chosen is responsible to work with another.
An interesting bit of work for Chosen is also creating monuments to immortals. For all that immortals try to enter and leave a society unnoticed, they are often highly influential members of society while there. On Tarth, in the capitol city, there are areas of town named for various immortals, and one has a major park, river, and bridge named after him.
Like the immortals, the Chosen's ultimate goal is to protect mankind. To that end, they bring items to the attention of the immortal they serve, and the Council advises the immortal king, Pietas.
Chosen are protected and provided for from the moment they take their vows until the last member of their bloodline dies. Most Chosen have small families. One person, marrying and producing two children can quickly create an enormous family tree. The immortals promise to care for them even if the immortal they served is perma-killed. If that occurs, other immortals will take over caring for the family. For example, if a war breaks out, the Chosen will be evacuated immediately, unless they decide it's necessary to stay. If they do, an immortal will be assigned to remain with them for the duration. Each immortal takes the vow of protecting the Chosen every bit as serious as the Chosen take theirs.
Jawk - Tales of the Chosen
All he has to do is seduce Luc, the most powerful man in the empire. And then betray him.
Easy mission. Until he discovers that Luc has a heart...
Jawk spies on the enigmatic Luc Saint-Cyr, known empire-wide as the Harbinger. People who cross "the Man" tend to disappear.
Undercover as a waiter in Luc's favorite haunt, Jawk gets a break when Luc seeks to hire him for a one-night ménage with his current lover, Wulf.
Jawk agrees, and things go well until Wulf and Luc fight, and Jawk is dismissed. He must get back in the man's good graces.
When Luc seeks to make Wulf jealous by taking Jawk on a long trip, the means to gather intel is too good to pass up.
But meanwhile, a forbidden dalliance between Wulf and Alitus tests the bounds of trust between immortals and their Chosen humans.
The elicit affair threatens to rupture the eons-old alliance forever, and subject every last immortal to risk...
This erotic MM Sci-Fi Romance serves as the conclusion to the Tales of the Chosen series, and the gateway to the Antonello Brothers: Immortal series.
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Rated R, for mature readers only.
Read the entire trilogy:
Wulf - Tales of the Chosen (#1) is permafree.
Luc protected Wulf from harm, but endangered his own son. Now, it's beyond protection. It's personal...
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Alitus - Tales of the Chosen (#2)
Alitus is addictive. He can touch no one. But how long can he deny his heart?
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About the Author
Kayelle Allen -- writer of 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. Sign up for her newsletter and get free Sci-Fi stories, book recommendations, and become a Tarthian Empire citizen (and an immortal), among other reader exclusives.