NEW RELEASE: Double Heat (Twin Ties 3)

DoubleHeat_CvrPDFDouble Heat (Twin Ties 3) is released today! Get your hands on the lovable foursome of identical twins Alek and Luka, and Evan and Brennan NOW! The novel is available in all ebook formats through all major vendors, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks & Smashwords. If you purchase directly from Fantastic Fiction, you’ll earn bonus points and help support me as the author. Save even more money by getting the trilogy from Fantastic Fiction OR books 1 and 2 in this bundle.

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**Join me this Thursday evening, August 27, 8-10 PM EST for the Double Heat release party! Ask me everything you’ve been dying to know about the series or the book. Free ebook giveaway drawing for participants, teasers from the book and upcoming works.

This is the third book in the Twin Ties series. Though previously banned by Amazon, all three books are now available there. If you’d be interested in reading a fourth book in this series, let me know! :)

Blurb: When Evan and Brennan moved in with their boyfriends, Alek and Luka, they knew things would be complicated, but as their privacy gets eroded, and people around them begin to notice the tangled nature of the four-way relationship, coping becomes a struggle. After Brennan leaves on a brief trip home, and Evan remains behind to enjoy the full attention of both Alek and Luka, the careful balance of things gets thrown off.

Ex-boyfriends surface, haunting Evan and Brennan in similar ways as regret for poor choices threatens their happiness, and the sexual freedom displayed earlier in their lives draws predators willing to use violence, coercion, mind-games and force to take what they want. Though Luka and Alek struggle to protect those they love, it soon becomes clear that the dangers surrounding them will find ways to rush in, trying to take what belongs to them. (M/M+)

Excerpt:

“Why isn’t he answering?!” Evan descended straight into panic mode, wanting to tear his hair out. Everything—with Drew, with his worries about being honest with the twins, with his worries about Brennan—twisted into a knot that he couldn’t think around. It was an ache in his chest, pressure squeezing his throat, and a clammy chill on his skin. He became aware, slowly, of other aches in his body, like he’d taken a bad fall or something and had bruises all over. And, bizarrely, there was an ache in his arm. Underneath it all, there was fear. “Something’s wrong. I can feel it. Do you hear me? I can feel it!”

They were all standing in the living room. Carter and Presley both had expressions like they didn’t know what they’d walked into, and now had no idea how to help.

Alek had been pacing when Evan had opened the door. Now, he walked over to Evan and pulled him into a tight hug. “We tried calling him after I got off the phone with you. Then these guys showed up, saying they hadn’t gotten Brennan to answer their calls for the past two days either. And we’d been talking about the store—me and Luka. I can’t remember Drew’s last name, or the car he drives. I should have checked, made sure… I didn’t like what he’d said, or how he’d said it, and… But it doesn’t matter. It was just a weird coincidence. We don’t have any contact with him anymore. It’s been years.”

Luka was standing there, hands on his hips, his mouth tight, his eyes staring at nothing. He looked like he wanted to punch a wall. Presley was trying to talk to him, but Luka was almost unresponsive with the degree of his unease and stress.

“Dude, he’s fine. He’s gonna be fine,” Presley was saying.

“I’ve been trying to reach him all morning!” Luka shouted.

Presley held up his hands, gave Luka a look to get him to calm down.

Luke softened his tone just a little and said, “The first couple times, I thought maybe he’d slept in late or was away from the phone, but it’s been hours and he’d not picking up for anyone. Hailey isn’t picking up either, and we don’t have anyone else’s number. We don’t even know who to try!”

“Listen,” Alek said, keeping his arm protectively wrapped around Evan’s shoulders, but speaking to everyone. Carter was sitting on the couch, looking worried as hell. “We went through this same thing with you, Evan, after you took off when Charlie walked in on you and Bren. Remember? You needed space to clear your head. Right? You didn’t call, or check in, but you were okay. We were losing our minds, worrying, searching for you. But it was okay. You turned up when you were ready to. So will Brennan. It seems Brennan may have the same sort of flight instinct that you do. Listen to your gut. What do you feel?”

“I feel like he needs me,” Evan exclaimed. “And I can’t even look for him! What is he even running from? What could have happened? What am I supposed to do? Fly to Louisiana?”

“Maybe it’s nothing,” Carter said, “and Brennan and this Hailey chick went out to eat or something. If they’re somewhere like a party with a ton of people and noise, maybe they just can’t hear their phones, or have them turned them off.”

“Yeah,” Presley agreed, latching onto the suggestion. “Bren said there were a lot of people wanting to see him. Seems like he was a pretty popular guy down there. He’s probably just busy. If I try to call Carter when he’s got a gig, it’s nothin’ but voicemail for like five hours at a time. You know he’s down there with tons of friends. It makes sense. Plus, y’all have admitted that your relationship is odd. He was telling me before he left how he didn’t know how to explain y’all to any of his old friends. Maybe he’s just dealing with a lot and it was easier to turn the phone off for a few hours than have to take calls from multiple boyfriends.”

The words seemed to work wonders on Luka, who exhaled and appeared to release some terror with the breath. “Yeah. That would make sense, actually.”

“And it has been a stressful morning,” Alek admitted, looking at Evan. Luka wiped at his eyes. It made Evan want to go and hug him. “Maybe it’s us that need Brennan and we’re just a little panicked because we haven’t talked to him much the past couple days.”

Agony Tate reviews all 3 books in the Twin Ties series

Whoa. I’m completely blown away and so thankful to Agony Tate for taking the time to read & review all 3 books in the Twin Ties series this week. Check out what she had to say (click through for the full, brutally honest reviews)…

My Brother’s Lover (Twin Ties 1)

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 “Kelling did a wonderful job of mixing the dirty, raunchy little secret, with a provocative sensual nature. Which is hard, I gotta tell you. And she did it while telling a good story, which is even harder.”

– Agony Tate

 

Dual Affairs (Twin Ties 2)

DualAffairs_CvrPDF_FIX“There are secrets, lies, betrayal and violence. Actually I was really concerned there for a while (a few times actually), then I remembered there is a third book, so I smacked myself and calmed down… So yeah, this was a pretty damn good read. It’s well written with a wonderful plot, a killer hook (BTW: Lynn, thanks for panic attack in the first freaking chapter!) and honest to God legitimacy. I mean, I cried.”

– Agony Tate

ADVANCE REVIEW of Double Heat (Twin Ties 3)

DoubleHeat_CvrPDF“This book was heartbreaking and devastating. It was perfect, absolutely perfect… I really didn’t appreciate the first two books until I read the third. I didn’t see where this story was going or how much the vastly different tones of each book spoke to the mindsets of the foursome. I didn’t see how you could gage where these people were in their lives, minds and relationships by the sex… This stops being a story about twins and incest and sex, it stops being about the taboo, and starts being about survival and anchoring and love. Things that Books 1 and Book 2 kept telling us, and book 3 showed us… Read this book. You must read this book. Get the first two, pre-order book 3. DO IT!”

-Agony Tate

Pre-order Double Heat NOW! Get My Brother’s Lover here, and Dual Affairs here.

Double Heat Cover Reveal

Okay, so I’ve been so deeply entrenched in Editing Land that I’m a couple of days behind on sharing this news – sorry!! I’m thrilled to share with you the cover art for Double Heat (Twin Ties 3). The book is NOW AVAILABLE for pre-order at a few different places.

HUGE thanks to Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance, Bike Book Reviews & Wicked Reads for all of their work on their posts for the reveal!! Click on through to read an excerpt and find out more about the book…

It will be released August 25th.

In the meantime, Loving the Master (prequel to Bound by Lies) is much closer to being finalized and I’m currently working on Caged Jaye (prequel to Arctic Absolution). I’ve also just received the contract for Only the Lonely (prequel to My Brother’s Lover from 14-year-old Evan’s POV).

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Dual Affairs (formerly Twin Affairs) review & release info

I’m excited to announce that Twin Affairs has been retitled as Dual Affairs, and will be available for purchase on Amazon for the first time ever starting this Friday! Check out this awesome new review for it from Joyfully Jay:

~* 4.5 Stars for Dual Affairs (formerly Twin Affairs) *~

“Ok guys, if you liked My Brother’s Lover, then you are in for one hell of a treat with this second installment. I think it can, technically, work as a standalone, because the author does a great job getting the reader up to speed.

This second installment is a fantastic continuation of Evan, Alek, Brennan, and Luka’s story. There’s hurt and angst balanced by tender loving moments and unbelievably hot sexy times. Overall, it’s a really well-crafted story that I have no qualms about recommending.” – Kris

Thank you to Kris & Joyfully Jay Reviews for the feedback!! The cover reveal for the 3rd installment of the Twin Ties series, Double Heat, is this Saturday, July 25. The book releases August 25!

Coming Soon! Twin Ties 3 & more…

Hey everyone! There’s a lot of good stuff in the pipeline. The cover reveal for Double Heat (Twin Ties 3) will be July 25 with Sinfully Addicted to All Male Romance & Bike Book Reviews. The book’s release is scheduled for August 25! **Read an excerpt here. Stay posted for links, giveaways and more…

I’m also working on wrapping edits for Loving the Master (prequel to Bound by Lies), adding more seduction and heat – there can never be too much! 😉 Next up for editing is my dirty, edgy prison thriller, Caged Jaye (prequel to Arctic Absolution), which will actually land on my plate this weekend ( *bounces with excitement* ). My editor just did his first read and said he loves it!

As I get caught up with all of this my writing time has been limited, but first priority once I can get to it is finishing my painter/muse BDSM, Gay for You Romance, since that’s already 50k words along and I know just what it needs to wrap it up.

Thanks as always for reading <3

Life Update: You May Experience Some Buffering While We Load Your New Reality

To be honest, I’ve been crabby lately. Existence has not been happening as smoothly as it usually does. There have been bumps and sudden bouts of sobbing in inconvenient places. I’ve needed a lot of hugs and more quiet time than I’ve gotten.

This is mostly – but not solely – due to losing my youngest brother at the age of 33 from a fucking untreated bump on the head from a falling, fairly lightweight mirror.

See? The anger crops up. It typically comes hand-in-hand with shock.

They say after you lose someone unexpectedly, you need to adapt to the “new normal”. I’ve heard this phrase a lot since April 26. And, indeed, there is a weird transitioning that has been happening entirely against my will, shaking me up.

I’m currently losing more than just a brother. Maybe it would be easier if that was my only challenge. Maybe not, and this is the universe’s way of keeping me preoccupied so the grief doesn’t win.

I’m losing the vacation/mountain house my family has had since my oldest was a baby, a place with many memories soaked into the rooms and air, which my parents began trying to sell a year ago, but only found a buyer for almost immediately before my brother died. I’m losing my long-time best friend at work, who’s leaving this month on a possibly permanent maternity leave. I’m losing a lot of furniture, including my insanely comfortable (but small) bed. I’m losing my car, which I’ve also had since my oldest was a baby.

It feels like many things at once are slipping through my fingers, and I have no way to hold on.

Then I see my brother’s smiling face before me, or hear an echo of his exuberant laugh, and remember something he knew well – that there are bright sides to every misfortune.

I’m currently gaining a better relationship and closeness with my only remaining, living brother – something I’d secretly yearned for my whole life, with no real hope of ever getting it. You see, my brothers were always too close to let me in. Now the space that’s been left is agonizingly painful, so we’re trying to gather nearer to shrink it down to a manageable size.

I may be gaining a beach house if my parents (maybe? hopefully?) buy one of the ones they’ve been looking at. Because my friend at work is leaving, I’m being promoted even though I’m a part-time (but hard) worker. I’m gaining new furniture (and a bigger bed!) as my parents empty out the recently-sold mountain house. I’m gaining a new car for the first time in 11 years.

The sentimentality is what’s been getting me. I don’t want to let it all go. I’d do anything to keep things the way they were. Anything.

I’m still trying to figure out where my writing fits in with all of this. Some days, it’s only being able to write new chapters in new stories that gets me through a shitty day. Other days, it’s all I can do to show up at my day job, take care of my kids, and not fall apart. There is a lot in the pipeline. New stories are racing to the finish, whether I’m ready or not. My dear friends and readers, if I stumble and fail to keep up, all I can ask is for your patience and understanding that the ground isn’t quite steady under my feet yet.

We buried my brother’s ashes this past Friday morning. It was bright and beautiful. The core of my extended family gathered around his grave and got sunburned as we shared feelings, memories and poems.

This is the poem I read, which I feel is what my beloved brother would tell us now, if he could:

Death Is Nothing At All by Henry Scott-Holland

Death is nothing at all
I have only slipped away into the next room
I am I and you are you
Whatever we were to each other
That we are still
Call me by my old familiar name
Speak to me in the easy way you always used
Put no difference into your tone
Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes we always enjoyed together
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me
Let my name be ever the household word that it always was
Let it be spoken without effort
Without the ghost of a shadow in it
Life means all that it ever meant
It is the same as it ever was
There is absolute unbroken continuity
What is death but a negligible accident?
Why should I be out of mind
Because I am out of sight?
I am waiting for you for an interval
Somewhere very near
Just around the corner
All is well.
Nothing is past; nothing is lost
One brief moment and all will be as it was before
How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!

Guest Post, Giveaway & Rave Review for Bound by Lies

Thursday, June 24th, the folks at Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance have invited me to be a guest author. Stop by their site to read my post, Behind the Mask: Becoming a Dom. I’ll be doing a giveaway of a copy of Learning from the Master and a copy of Bound by Lies, so don’t miss out!

554I’m also delighted to share their review by Macky of Bound by Lies

~* 5 Stars for Bound by Lies *~

“From the beginning it’s a complicated relationship that even though at times is frustrating and maddening, is also compellingly beautiful, emotionally heart stopping and off the charts HOT!!! Kinky fuckery that had me all of a tremble and totally in awe of Lynn Kellings ability to make the dynamics of their intense, no holds barred play, feel authentic and not just the formulaic ‘bdsm 101′ you generally find in m/m romance… I LOVED this book!” – Macky, Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance

Thank you so, so much to Macky, Monique & everyone at Sinfully… for all of their wonderful feedback on the Manse series books and for letting me stop by! I’m working remotely from the road right now with limited internet/computer access, so I’ll update with the exact link as soon I’m able.

In other news, the release date for Double Heat (Twin Ties 3) has been moved up from September to August 25th! Stay posted for the cover reveal and more information…

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Review Recap for Learning from the Master!

LearningFTMaster_CvrPDFI’m absolutely stunned by the fabulous reviews that have come in for Learning from the Master. Check them out…

~* 5 STARS from Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance *~

“I don’t know what Lynn Kelling was on when she wrote this novella, chocolate, wine, coffee or maybe some kind of aphrodisiac, ‘cause holy hotness, I might need to ship it out to her in crates because I want more! This book is HOT as frickin hell, but not in your face porny hot or sugary kink, it’s classy BDSM, a powerful, yet subtle seduction, with erotic undertones that create an air of sexual tension that literally had me tingling all over! I’m not kidding… I was tingling!” – Monique, Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance

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~* 5 Stars from MM Good Book Reviews *~

“This is a great introduction into how Jenner gets his start of being a Master. Lynn is a great storyteller and one of the best when it comes to BDSM. Every story I’ve read by her always has my full attention and I quickly become enthralled in the storyline.

Whether it’s a novella or a full novel Lynn tells the story brilliantly. You definitely want to read this if you have read Bound by Lies and if you haven’t I would encourage you to read both.” – KathyMac, MM Good Book Reviews

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~* 5 Chain Handcuffs from Bike Book Reviews *~

“David takes Jenner under his wing when he finds out the boy’s true nature and what follows is 40 hells kind of HOT!!! I love this little short and seeing as it is a prequel to Bound By Lies, which is already out, this will make you understand Jenner better if you have already read it!

Read this one friends, it is hot hot hot, and a wonderful story to boot! Thanks Lynn, for giving us a read with both heat and substance!” – Becky, Bike Book Reviews

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~* 4.5 Stars from Prism Book Alliance *~

“There is the usual Lynn Kelling heat within the pages and as always at the end you are left yearning for more. I am very much looking forward to reading more about David and Shea.” – Caroline, Prism Book Alliance

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~* 4 STARS from Boys in Our Books *~

“In those first moments when Jenner meets Master David Davenport, I knew I was in for a fun ride. It’s beautiful, sexy, very steamy, and seriously exciting… Come on in! This is your invitation to go to Manse and get a little kinky. I think you’ll enjoy it.” – Kristie, Boys in Our Books

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~* 4 Stars from The Blogger Girls *~

“I loved how Master David was with Jenner and how he helped Jenner realize his dreams were within reach… There are so many wonderful scenes in this short story that only left me longing to go read Bound by Lies to see how Jenner makes out on his own. This was a well written BDSM tale that really just sets the stage for the main story. Another fantastic job by Ms. Kelling.” – JustJen, The Blogger Girls

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A thousand heartfelt thanks & much love to all of the reviewers for their time and efforts. I really appreciate the feedback, which I always strive to use to grow as a writer and inspire my work. Life has been a whirlwind lately, and quite mentally and emotionally trying, so I’m using this encouragement as motivation to keep working and trying to do my best. xoxo

NEW RELEASE: Learning from the Master

LearningFTMaster_CvrPDFLearning from the Master (Manse #0.5) releases today! It’s available in all ebook formats through all major vendors, including Amazon, Barnes and Noble, All Romance eBooks & Smashwords. If you purchase directly from Fantastic Fiction, you can not only get 10% with the June Pride Month sale, but you’ll earn bonus points and help support me as the author.

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This is an M/M BDSM Romance novella. It’s part of the Society of Masters and a prequel to Bound by Lies, though it can be read as a standalone story! It also introduces the characters David and Shea from my next novel release, Loving the Master, also coming very soon!

Blurb: Most things in life come easily to eighteen-year-old Jenner Parrish, who’s on track to inherit the family business, and is popular, well-liked and good looking. He has everything he could want, except when it comes to love, and sex. Closeted, lonely and desperate, he acquires an invitation to an event at a nearby private gay club, Manse. Feeling out of his element and for the first time quite shy, Jenner is unable to play the wallflower when he captures the attention of the suave, seductive owner of Manse, David Davenport. David is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is gorgeous young Jenner, who begins to realize every fantasy and wild desire could be his for the taking, if only he dares to ask and obediently serve. (M/M/M – For content labels and excerpt, see details on publisher’s site here.)

Excerpt:

Reclaiming his hand, Jenner felt the skin almost tingling where David had touched it, like he had the ability to set the molecules in your skin vibrating and knocking around with excitement.

Jenner’s mind went blank. His tongue felt thick and clumsy in his mouth and he glanced down with embarrassment at his own less impressive shirt and slacks. If the other guys on his team could have seen him then, they would have laughed their asses off. He’d never felt so out of his element, but he knew he needed to catch up, fast.

“Back to my original question,” David said, his voice low, his tone making it feel like this was a private conversation, just between them. Somehow, he was paying even closer attention to Jenner, and the rest of the room, the rest of the entire mansion, faded back. All that mattered was keeping David’s attention, and doing anything that might impress him. If Jenner could impress David, he’d have it made. “What I’d meant to say was… what in particular brings you here tonight, Mr. Parrish? I make sure to know who my guests are. It’s only polite, don’t you think? But, with someone as… intriguing and attractive as you, I knew I had to come and introduce myself. I know more than your name, you know. I already know exactly what I want from you. What I don’t know is what it is you’re looking for. The reason you’ve sought us out.”

There were discreetly dressed security guys flanking both entrances to the room, keeping an eye on them and everyone else nearby. Jenner didn’t know how he hadn’t noticed them earlier. They must have arrived with David because they hadn’t been there before. The pressure mounted even higher, the thrill of what was happening even bigger but Jenner kept tripping over his attempts to reply, stammering, “I, uh… um…”

He couldn’t tell the truth, which was that he was hard up. It was too pathetic.

“Are you looking to meet someone?” David guessed. His voice was hushed but, other than the guards, no one else nearby was paying them much attention. “Looking for a boyfriend, maybe? Or just a blowjob? Something… dirtier?”

Jenner’s blood pressure shot through the roof, his heart pounding, his skin too tight. Suddenly overheated, he felt constricted by his clothes and too aware of each and every part of his body. It was like being thrown into a game where all of the rules had changed on him and he just had to scramble to figure things out play by play, move by move.

“I’m not sure. I don’t… Not a boyfriend, no. Just… company.”

More people were gathering in the room. Drawn to David, maybe? They kept their distance, but some of them began glancing their way. David raised his eyebrows at Jenner’s answer. “Conversation then? A game of pool or cards?”

“No,” Jenner laughed breathlessly, his skin too hot, his body too big and cumbersome. “Not exactly.”

“Then what exactly? Please. Tell me. It’s all right.” His lip caught between his teeth again, and Jenner stared at that, breathing a little harder. “I mean, I can’t help you get it if I don’t know what it is you’re after, can I?”

Busy Week: Free Read, Savings, A New Release & More

DeliverUs2There’s a lot happening this week! Today the 3rd chapter of Deliver Us, titled The Renunciation, was posted today. It’s a FREE read at ForbiddenFiction.com if you’re a member. Memberships are free and easy to sign up for. A new chapter of Deliver Us will be posted every Monday. There are also a bunch of other amazing stories being serialized, so go check it out…

Also at ForbiddenFiction.com, June is Pride Month, which means 10% OFF ALL ebooks with code at checkout.

LearningFTMaster_CvrPDFTomorrow Learning from the Master is released!! Check out this NSFW review posted at On Top Down Under Book Reviews…

~* 4 Stars *~

“Nice reading with super-sexy writing and a titillating look into what’s to come.” – Kazza K, On Top Down Under Book Reviews

Huge thanks to Kazza and On Top Down Under Book Reviews for their feedback!

In other news, I’m 45k words into writing a new novel. It’s a Gay For You, MM, D/s Romance about a devilish painter and his unsuspecting, sweet, bi-curious muse. There’s a lot of heat and tenderness in this one and I’m having a blast writing it. I’ll also be on vacation out of the country starting this Sunday (taking the kids to Niagara Falls and hitting a few other places on the way back down home throughout the week). I’ll be back the following Saturday. After the loss of my youngest brother at the end of April, and being swamped with work since, it’ll be a desperately needed break and some quality time with hubby and the munchkins. I’ll be monitoring things as best as I am able, but please bear with me if I seem hard to get a hold of or missing in action for a few days. Thanks! Happy Monday to ya.