A message to my readers

Hi everyone,

I’ve been debating whether to speak publicly about this, but I’ve decided I’d rather you know why I’m stepping back from my writing duties for a week or two. There will be a delay in response time, so just bear with me.

This past Friday, the 24th, my youngest brother suffered a random slip and fall type injury in his apartment. It progressed from being only a bad bump on the head to, later, provoking a violent seizure which no one witnessed, to causing potentially severe brain damage and then, finally, to absolutely no hope of survival in only a handful of hours on Friday evening. The death certificate was formally issued on Sunday, but we knew almost right away that he was gone.

I’m sure you can imagine the shock we’re all dealing with right now. I’d like to ask that you all do me a personal favor today and hug everyone who will let you. Tell everyone you can what they mean to you. Our time on this earth is so damned short, so please don’t take it for granted. Celebrate each day as best you can. As much as it’s hurting us, we do see that it was my brother’s time to go. The signs were there, but in his passing he is giving the gift of life to others through organ donation, so PLEASE consider supporting those programs in your own ways. My brother will get to live on through so many others and it’s been a tremendous comfort to my family.

He was a sweet, selfless guy who always did for others and never did nearly enough for himself (much to my annoyance, honestly). If you’re the praying sort, I’d be grateful if you could say a prayer for him to ease him on his way to a better place.

My readers and colleagues in this wonderfully weird and gay corner of the romantic fiction world mean more to me than you can ever know. You have enriched my life, expanded my mind, filled my heart, and I have so much love for each and every one of you. I’d hug you all if I could.

With gratitude,
Lynn

COMING SOON – Learning from the Master

LearningFTMaster_CvrPDFOne of my next releases from Forbidden Fiction will be Learning from the Master, 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!

Stay posted for release date information.

Add it on Goodreads >

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)

On Top Down Under Book Reviews takes on Twin Ties 1 & 2

Kazza K and On Top Down Under Book Reviews has just reviewed My Brother’s Lover (Twin Ties 1) and Twin Affairs (Twin Ties 2). Both reviews do a great job teasing the plot and are filled with some incredibly hot pics and GIFs with quotes from the book (some in the reviews and others on On Top Down Under Book Review’s Tumbr). These links are all NSFW and 18+ so be warned before you click! 😉

4 Stars for My Brother’s Lover

“This is without a doubt my favourite twincest book… Lynn Kelling is  beautifully unapologetic in her writing of these incredibly sexy and flawed guys, and that makes for genuinely good reading. Highly recommended for fellow kinksters and twincest lovers.” – Kazza, On Top Down Under Book Reviews

 

4.5 Stars for Twin Affairs

“Lynn Kelling would never let you down in the erotic stakes and Twin Affairs is go- for-broke-fucking with emotion and lashings of heat… I think Twin Affairs is even better than My Brother’s Lover, and I’m not a  series reader. There is plenty of sex again in this book, no complaints, it is hot, hot, hot. But there’s also interesting, engaging characters, primary and secondary, and a nicely developing story.” – Kazza, On Top Down Under Book Reviews

As stated in the review, Twin Affairs is banned by Amazon but Kindle ebooks are available through Fantastic Fiction Publishing, All Romance Ebooks & Smashwords.

HUGE, heartfelt thanks to Kazza & On Top Down Under Book Reviews for all of their time, work and feedback <3

I’m currently editing Double Heat (Twin Ties 3), which should be released in just a few months!

CENSORED: Where to buy Twin Affairs & Cursed Blessings

705Twin Affairs has been banned by Amazon since its release. The Kindle format file is available for purchase through Fantastic Fiction Publishing (where it’s ON SALE!), All Romance Ebooks and Smashwords. I’ve also been informed the epub file from Barnes and Noble also works on Kindle.

701As of this week, Cursed Blessings has been labeled as “adult material” on Amazon, which means it no longer shows up on my author page on Amazon AND it doesn’t show up if you search for it by title and by my author name. HOWEVER, it is still for sale on Amazon, but you can only access the page by direct link. This is the direct link. As with all of my books, it is also for sale through ALL major vendors.

I’m asked constantly when Twin Affairs will be released on Kindle format. It’s out, I promise. The only reason you can’t find it is because Amazon thinks they get to determine what you should be able to read. Buy links for all of my stories can always be found in the side column of the front page of my website.

If you’re a fan of books, creativity, self-expression and freedom of speech, I wholeheartedly, encourage you to NOT shop at Amazon and purchase your books direct from the publisher, or ANY other retailer. Their censorship policies are constantly expanding, severely restricting authors, publishers, cover artists, etc. Their censorship bots flag certain words, certain content, penalize and terrorize small, indie publishers. Their bots also have been cracking down on what can be shown in cover art, which is why Cursed Blessings got flagged as adult material and buried on their site. Amazon also keeps a majority of the profits from every single sale they make, with only a very small percentage leftover for the author, publisher, cover artist, editor, proofreader, etc. No other vendor does this. Because Amazon wants the monopoly over the book market, they offer modest “savings” to tempt customers, but those savings hurt the people working their asses off to produce quality products and threatening other vendors who offer similar services without the terrorizing and severe restrictions of freedom of speech and press. I know many people love to shop at Amazon because of how easy the one-click shopping is, but I promise you, there’s a huge unseen cost.

I write my books for ADULTS. I will never censor my content to appease a corporation who fancies themselves the morals and ethics police over grown adults fully capable of making choices for themselves. If you’d like to continue to see kinky, sexy, dirty, thrilling, boundary-pushing content in your books, please shop somewhere besides Amazon.

Thank you so much for reading.

Much love,
Lynn

Double Autographed Paperback Giveaway on Goodreads

I’m currently running two giveaways through Goodreads. Two autographed paperbacks of Song of the Lonesome Cowboy AND two autographed paperbacks of Arctic Absolution are up for grabs for four lucky winners, including anyone living in the US, Canada, the UK or Australia! See below, or the books’ pages on Goodreads, for details and to enter…

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Song of the Lonesome Cowboy by Lynn Kelling

Song of the Lonesome Cowboy

by Lynn Kelling

Giveaway ends March 28, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter to win

 

Goodreads Book Giveaway

 

Arctic Absolution by Lynn Kelling

 

Arctic Absolution

 

by Lynn Kelling

 

Giveaway ends March 22, 2015.

See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

 

 

Enter to win

 

What I’m Working On Now

I thought I’d tell you all a little about the stories I’m currently working on, as well as all of my stories in progress. If there are any in particular that you’re interested in, I’d love for you to let me know in the comments or by sending me an email! It’s wonderful motivation to keep working hard to get these stories in your hands :)

Editing Lineup / To Be Released Next:

Double Heat (Twin Ties 3):

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. Once 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 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’s theirs. (103,000 words)

Loving the Master (The Society of Masters):

Twenty-five-year-old Dominant David Davenport, owner of private gay club, Manse, is used to people treating him as an asset instead of a human being. When the isolation his wealth mandates make him desperate for normalcy, he leaves his security team behind for a simple lunch out with a friend that changes the course of his life forever. The humble charm and naturally submissive nature of Shea Whittier, the teenage waiter who serves them, captures David’s interest, reminding him of a part of his past he’d thought lost forever. When David learns Shea to have been the victim of a mugging, unable to afford healthcare to treat his wounds and without a safe home to return to, David attempts to right the wrongs. Neither of them foresees the danger waiting for Shea as soon as he’s drawn into David’s high-security world, faced with the paranoia of David’s father, and his certainty that the past will repeat itself, threatening both Shea and David’s lives. (90,000 words; Spin-off of Bound by Lies; Ties to Deliver Us and Jack L. Pyke’s Don’t… series)

Learning from the Master (The Society of Masters):

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. (12,000 words; Prequel to Bound by Lies and Loving the Master)

What I’m Writing:

(Untitled) – Paranormal/Fantasy, Hardcore BDSM, D/s – This story is about an M/M arranged marriage. I have the whole plot arc planned out in detail and 17,000 words written. It’s a kinky twist on various demands and conditions typically, historically placed upon women during marriages arranged by the betrothed couples’ parents. My short story, Cursed Blessings, was a dark, gritty look at a male pregnancy that transpired through paranormal means. Similarly, strongly in incorporating the paranormal element, this is my take on what happens when two young men are forced to participate in cultural rituals for the good of their families and their people, rather than out of love, and enter into a relationship with a distinct power dynamic, without prior knowledge of each other.

(Untitled)M/M BDSM Romance – Genderqueer, bisexual exotic dancer, Kerry, is going through an identity crisis following his breakup with trans boyfriend, Jamie. Flirtations with one of the club’s security guards – Irish, gay-curious Dom, Ewyn – leads to more, allowing Kerry to explore his submissive side for the very first time. 30,000 words written.

Sequel to Arctic Absolution – As Dixon and Jaye struggle to settle into a normal relationship without the threat of Marcus to get in the way, they think that the past is finally firmly behind them. But when Jaye is sent a reminder that being initiated into a gang, and owing people favors, means he can’t pretend the past away, Dixon must protect Jaye in terrifying new ways. 7,000 words written.

Sacred Submission (working title) – M/M BDSM Contemporary Romance; Aiden is a young man who has recently dropped out of theological school following a spiritual and identity crisis. He’s seduced by Cary, his free-spirited, artist neighbor while trying to rediscover his identity, exploring new, darker paths to happiness and fulfillment through absolute submission, the wonder of human connections and learning to trust. 30,000 words written.

Our Sins (Deliver Us 4) – Because this story will tie together the multiple stories/series, including Deliver Us, Bound by Lies, and Loving the Master, it’s currently on hold until I have less on my plate and more ability to focus on writing. Also, because Trace, Gabe and Dare will be appearing the the 4th installment of the Don’t… series by Jack L. Pyke, and Our Sins takes place after that, I’m also waiting to see how they fare :)

Song of the Lonesome Cowboy Reviews & News Roundup

Okay peeps, there’s been a crazy amount of stuff happening. This is a collection of all of the reviews and posts for Song of the Lonesome Cowboy that have gone up in the last couple of days. There are several giveaways happening right now, so check for them below…

NSFW Interview + GIVEAWAY at On Top Down Under Book Reviews (with tons of news on what’s up next from me!)

Sinfully Sexy DOUBLE GIVEAWAY, Guest Post + Review

My Fiction Nook DOUBLE GIVEAWAY

~* 5 Hearts from MM Good Book Reviews *~

“Lynn Kelling has accomplished once again what she is so good at. Putting words on a page that turn into a living, breathing story… I would highly recommend this to anyone who loves when the good guys win. When you are constantly beat down but rise above it all. And, most of all, when love between two men is so infectious that you want to be a part of their joy.” – KathyMac, MM Good Book Reviews

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~* 5 Acoustic Guitars from Bike Book Reviews *~

“Overall this is a wonderful book that I really hope you take a chance on, you will be very glad you did! Thank you Lynn, for giving us a read that is heartfelt, and beautifully written, I won’t soon forget Song of the Lonesome Cowboy!” – Becky, Bike Book Reviews

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~* 5 Stars from Prism Book Alliance *~

“So Lynn Kelling finally wrote something sweet and fluffy!

Yeah, I’m kidding….this is just as dark and delicious as everything else I have read from this author!” – Caroline, Prism Book Alliance

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~* 4.75 Stars from Joyfully Jay Reviews *~

“Exceptionally well written” – Michelle, Joyfully Jay

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~* 4.5 Stars from The Blogger Girls *~

“Every time I have needed a fluff break, needed something to sink my teeth into, something that makes me feel, and I have opened a Lynn Kelling book, I have gotten exactly what I needed and have yet to be disappointed.” – JustJen, The Blogger Girls

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I don’t have the proper words to express my heartfelt appreciation to each and every one of the reviewers listed above. Know your feedback is invaluable to me and that I use it to continually strive to hone my craft. Your encouragement and kindness – along with that of each and every one of my readers – is one of the greatest rewards of this arduous process of book-writing. Much love to all and thank you for reading!

Release Day GIVEAWAYS & More

SongLonesomeCowboy_CvrPDFTo celebrate the release of Song of the Lonesome Cowboy, there are *2* DOUBLE GIVEAWAYS going on now! At Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews, along with the giveaway, I’m guest posting there talking about celebrity sexy scandals and there’s a review of the book by Macky:

~* 4.5 Stars from Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews *~

“Tuck’s plaintive voice and Lynn Kelling’s excellent writing made this a compelling read, and a story that I’m still thinking about after finishing… Overall, an exhausting read but a bloody good one!” – Macky, Sinfully Sexy

 

AND at My Fiction Nook, you can find an exclusive excerpt from the book with ANOTHER DOUBLE GIVEAWAY of two copies of Song of the Lonesome Cowboy! Don’t miss out! 😉

Song of the Lonesome Cowboy is NOW AVAILABLE at FFP, Amazon & more…

 

Release Day: Song of the Lonesome Cowboy

SongLonesomeCowboy_CvrPDFWOOHOO! Song of the Lonesome Cowboy has been released! Find it here:

Fantastic Fiction Publishing
Amazon
Smashwords
All Romance Ebooks

Goodreads

Please note, this is a very dark story with themes that may be triggers for some readers, so take a look at the content labels here

Come chat with me about it at the Release Party this Thursday, Feb. 12 at 8pm EST

Blurb: Tucker Reynolds is a rising star in country music. The people from his record label tell him he’s destined to be one of the greats—but only if he fits the “good ol’ boy” image country fans expect from him. The trouble is, that’s not the kind of man’s man Tucker really wants to be. Forced into an unsavory relationship with a record executive and frustrated by his regrettably platonic relationship with his best friend and guitarist, Mags Palmer, Tucker turns to kinky sex with male prostitutes for release. Things hit Tucker’s limit when one of Tucker’s bandmates, Jess Grayville, begins to suspect what’s going on, and puts himself in danger to protect Tucker. Desperate for a way out of his troubles, Tucker realizes only honesty, love, and a true song can save himself and the man who stands by him. (M/M)

~* 4 Hearts from Hearts on Fire Reviews *~

Despite all the darkness the author was able to conjure up through her words, there was always that thread of hope that kept me riveted until the end.” – Wendy, Hearts on Fire Reviews

~* 4.5 Stars from On Top Down Under Book Reviews *~

~* 4.5 Stars from My Fiction Nook *~

Thank you so much to all of the reviewers for their time and feedback!

Check out the Song of the Lonesome Cowboy Book Trailer!