Saturday, July 13, 2013

Forbid My Heart by Kayelle Allen


Waking in the middle of the night, Izzorah begins to worry. His lover has pledged to take him back to visit his homeworld, but Izzorah knows the fact that they're gay could cause their death if the Kin Pride Council hears about it. Izzorah's heart tells him to trust Luc, but his fear is real. He snuggles up to Luc, seeking comfort.

Luc is immortal. He has the perspective to understand his lover's concerns, and not worry about them. He tries to distract Izzorah with a sexy game of dominance and submission played during their shared shower. Izzorah's unreserved trust and respect make Luc long to wipe out any shadow of trouble or sorrow. He would turn the Kin homeworld upside down to protect him, but convincing Izzorah he can do it will mean confessing a truth Luc is not yet ready to share.


Kayelle Allen is a good friend and I'm so sorry I wasn't able to give her story the rave review I would have liked to have written, but I have to be honest.

I enjoyed this short little waiting-room read, but was disappointed at the ending. From the title I knew it was part of a series, but I expected it to be able to stand on its own. There was enough history exposed that it should have done so, but the book ended with a promise unfulfilled.
This story was one of the publisher’s “Spring Fling” specials, Fling length being short-short stories, but I would have preferred a longer format in which Luc and Izzorah actually returned to Rah’s homeworld and Luc managed to eliminate the threat against them. I suppose I’ll have to wait for the next Fling story to read that installment.

Length:  Very Short, No Page Count Available
Price:  $1.99

You’ll notice I always include the publisher’s buy link.  That’s because authors usually receive 40% of the book price from the publisher.  Editors and cover artists usually receive about 5%.  When you buy a book from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or another third-party vendor, they take a hefty cut and the author, editors and cover artists receive their cuts from what is left.  So, if a book costs $5.99 at E-Book and you buy from there, the author will receive about $2.40.  If you buy the book at Amazon, the author will receive about $0.83.

Downloading the file from your computer to your Kindle is as easy as transferring any file from your computer to a USB flash drive.  Plug the USB end of your chord into a USB port on your computer and simply move the file from your “Downloads” box to your Kindle/Documents/Books directory.  I actually download my books using “Save As” to a “Books” file I created on my computer that’s sorted by my publisher, friends, and books “to review,” and then transfer them to my Kindle from there.  That way, if there’s a glitch with my Kindle, the books are on my computer.  Your author will be happy you did when he/she sees his/her royalty statement.

Thanks for visiting.  RIW

1 comment:

  1. Hard to be honest with our friends, isn't it? But most of us respect you for it!