2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Arctic Absolution


ArcticAbsolution_Cvr_MedArctic Absolution has received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rainbow Awards!!! *happy dance* Thank you so much to the judges & to Elisa! This is a dark story, as is pointed out in the judge’s comments, so I appreciate their open-mindedness in taking a chance on my book. The recognition means the world to me and I’m truly thankful!

“The author had a way of pulling the reader in even though I had a hard time with the story.  However it is important to know this story will not be for everyone, and in fact is full of topics that could be considered triggers for some readers.  It is angst ridden and at times darker than what I like my stories to be, but I am glad I was given the chance to read this book.”

Arctic Absolution‘s story page with info & buy links


Loving the Master Cover Reveal


It’s cover reveal day for Loving the Master! Click the banner to check out the post with the full cover and a steamy excerpt at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews.


Click the graphic above to check out the cover reveal post at Twinsie Talk Book Reviews, along with excerpt!

Or stop by Gay Book Reviews to see their awesome post as well!

I hugely appreciate the help of everyone at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews, Twinsie Talk Book Reviews & Gay Book Reviews with the reveal. You’re all amazing and I’m so thankful for your time and efforts.

Pre-Order the book NOW at FFP, Amazon or Smashwords

Release Date is February 9th, 2016

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2015 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: Song of the Lonesome Cowboy








I’m thrilled to announce that Song of the Lonesome Cowboy has received an Honorable Mention in the 2015 Rainbow Awards!! This is what the judge had to say about the book:

“A very engaging story despite the dark themes of sexual manipulation and rape. The characters, especially the main pairing, were fully fleshed out and, as a reader, I came to care for them and rooted for their HEA.”

Check out the announcement post on the official website here…

This book was one of the toughest ones I’ve yet had to write, but in the process I completely fell in love with Tucker. He’s a part of me now and always, so it’s such a joy to receive such wonderful recognition for his story. My heartfelt thanks to the judge & everyone involved with the Rainbow Awards! Best of luck to all of the other nominated authors!


1022151543To help celebrate their blog’s 3 -Year anniversary, I’ve stopped by On Top Down Under Book Reviews to share exclusive inside info on what’s next for the guys in the Twin Ties series, Arctic Absolution, Caged Jaye & more, as well as all of the latest news on my next releases.

Click through to enter for your chance to win 3 autographed paperbacks – My Brother’s Lover, Dual Affairs & Arctic Absolution!! The giveaway will run until Oct. 31st. Residents of the USA, UK & Australia are eligible to win.

Paperback Giveaway of Double Heat

I’m running a giveaway of two autographed paperbacks of Double Heat through Goodreads. Stop by through the link below to enter. Giveaway ends Nov. 3rd. I’ll also be running another paperback giveaway this month through On Top Down Under Book Reviews, so stay posted for more information on that!

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Double Heat by Lynn Kelling

Double Heat

by Lynn Kelling

Giveaway ends November 03, 2015.

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Exclusive Excerpt from Bare, My Current Work In Progress

I’m in an unusually good mood today, so I thought I’d share an excerpt from the novel I’m writing—working title is Bare. I’m over 80k words into it. It’s an M/M Romance (Gay For You theme, with light BDSM elements) about an arts professor and painter named Adam, who asks a sophomore named Ev to model for him privately as he prepares for an upcoming show of his work. Ev is the sexually confused son of a conservative Republican Kansas Senator. Those are the basics. Below is a scene that takes place a few hours into Ev’s first time going to the studio in Adam’s apartment to model for him. This is entirely un-edited, so please forgive any errors. Happy Friday, everyone!


“Look, I’m sorry about what happened over there. I—”

“Don’t. Don’t apologize for that. Seriously.” Adam flipped the patties, set the spatula down and looked straight at Ev. “The whole reason I’m doing these pieces is because of how difficult it is to be vulnerable as a man, especially when it comes to sexuality. There’s a whole lot of trust involved and it fucks with your head, for everyone. I’d never expect a teenage guy to be thrown into this situation and not be overwhelmed or uncomfortable. That’s why it’s important we be honest with each other. Okay?” Ev nodded. “If you figure out, like, hey, this is too much for me, or you realize a boundary line has been reached or crossed, tell me. Please.”

“I like that this is so important to you,” Ev confessed. “Makes me want to do it more.”

“It is important. It affects everyone, because the struggle to be ourselves as men defines so much in our culture, subtly if not outright. It influences politicians on every scale. Police, doctors, lawyers, construction workers, women, children, dogs. You name it. But why are so many men afraid to be their true selves? What are we trying to prove?” With barely any pause, he added, “Can I ask you a question? You don’t have to answer if you don’t want to. What did you mean when you said you weren’t a sexual person?”

“Oh fuck,” Ev groaned, trying to laugh it off. “Feel free to not listen to every single thing I say.”

“No, I’m curious,” Adam persisted.

“Jesus. Well, um…”

“Are you a virgin?”

“No,” Ev said somewhat defensively. “I, you know, had a girlfriend. She was my best friend through grade school. Mia. We dated a while.”

“Okay,” Adam said thoughtfully, holding his chin in a hand, the other crossed over his chest. He looked like he was studying Ev, which made him self-conscious again. “A girlfriend. Just the one?”

“Not everyone needs to go beat off to Playboys constantly.”

“Have you at all?”

“Have I beaten off to Playboys?”




“No,” Ev argued. “It’s not interesting. It’s not. It’s normal. Don’t look at me like that.”

“All right. Sorry. Have you gotten hard looking at Playboys?”

“No. It’s fake and gross.”

“Wow. Strong words,” Adam said with a curious smirk.

“Can we stop talking about my boners, please?”

“Well, I’m kind of doing a painting about one,” Adam said, like a smartass, thumbing back over his shoulder. “So it seems like a valid conversation topic to me.” He flipped the patties again, then turned the burner off and slid the skillet off of it. Then he planted his hands on his hips and widened his stance. He looked ready to defend himself or his ideas, in whatever way necessary.

“God, you really drive me crazy,” Ev complained, rubbing a hand over his face.

Adam laughed. “I drive you crazy. Why?”

“Because you’re aggravating.”

“Okay,” Adam said with a nod and quirk of his lips. “It’s better than fake and gross.”

Ev froze. He stared at a spot on the counter, blinking too much, his jaw clenched, his hands curling into fists.

Quietly, Adam said, “I’m just going to say it, okay? Because that’s how I work. I don’t let these things go unacknowledged, not when it matters. But I don’t want to freak you out or push you away. I just want honesty here.” He paused, then called Ev’s name. “Evelyn.”

“It’s Ev,” he said fiercely.

“Do I aggravate you because I made your dick hard? Evelyn is a beautiful name. It’s classy. Don’t be embarrassed by it.”

“Fuck! Can you not do that, please?”

“Do what?”

“You do this thing where you ask multiple questions or merge comments on separate topics in one thought. It feels like you’re trying to trick me into talking about shit. Like you knew I wasn’t going to acknowledge that shit and so you added the thing about my name just to jab me.”

“So it’s true then?”

“Stop,” Ev said loudly, his deep voice booming.

“Stop what? Stop making you think about who you are and what you want? What you like? Why? Does it scare you that much?”

He got up off the stool, hurrying to his clothes and escape. He was halfway there when his arm was grabbed, just like in his memory of James, only he was pulled to a halt then turned around. Adam was too close, his breath, his heat, his blue eyes and soft lips right in Ev’s space. Staring at Adam’s lips, Ev shook off his hold.

Adam touched the side of Ev’s jaw, the fingers curling around it. Ev tried to twist his face away, grabbed hold of the front of Adam’s shirt meaning to do… what? Push him away? Punch him in the face? Pull him closer? He forgot once he had a handful of the silky softness of the fabric, his knuckles brushing the firm chest hidden beneath. Adam was strong, maybe stronger than Ev. It was a dumb move to pick a fight with a guy who could probably kick your ass.

The moment breathed, lengthening until it was out of control.

Finally, Ev tossed his head, throwing off Adam’s hand, which reached for Ev’s left hip instead. It wrapped bare skin, the robe still untied, hanging open. Adam’s hand traced the hipbone, his thumb sliding just inside the ridge. Ev’s breath caught. Watching Adam’s mouth like it was the most dangerous thing in the room, Ev frowned, fell silent.

“There’s the line. You feel it? It’s right there.” His thumb caressed in a longer stroke, stirring Ev’s cock, fast.

Adam’s lips got closer and Ev couldn’t move. He grunted as Adam kissed him, his fist tightening in the shirt, pushing at Adam’s chest as his mouth chased the kiss, his head angling to the side as Adam’s tongue teased Ev’s lip, just a little.

The kiss ended, their foreheads touching. Ev was panting.

“Now it’s gone,” Adam said with a heated grin. “It’s that easy. What are you so scared of?”

“Everything. Why are you doing this?”

“Because it’s important. I’m taking this off.” He grabbed the robe instead of Ev’s hip. With a firm yank, he pulled it off. Then he grabbed Ev’s hip again, moving him backward with determination. “Lay down.”


If you like what you read, let me know! Maybe it’ll motivate me to finish the damned thing faster 😉

Review Recap for Double Heat!

DoubleHeat_CvrPDFIt’s taken me longer than usual to get this post compiled, but I’m very happy to be able to announce that Loving the Master AND Caged Jaye are both finished with edits and moved through to Production. I’ll announce release dates as soon as I can, but we’re aiming for winter. In the meantime, here’s what reviewers had to say about Double Heat (Twin Ties 3)

~* 5 Stars from the Novel Approach *~

“All in all, this story stopped being about twincest, stopped being about anything taboo. It’s about the love these four men have for each other. It’s about healing and getting back that self-worth, to finally move on, to love and be loved back. It’s about never being alone. I can’t wait for the next book.” – Lynn, The Novel Approach


~* 5 Stars from Love Bytes Reviews *~

“These books…just DAMN!! …For those who don’t mind delving into something different and something darker…this is a really great series. I really applaud the author for taking the chance and writing about a love that isn’t the “norm”. That falls outside of what some people find that they can handle. I applaud the Publishing house that allows author’s and readers the chance to explore things that fall outside the box. I look forward to the next installment.” – Roberta, Love Bytes Reviews


~* 5 Stars from Hearts on Fire Reviews *~

“This is one of the best series I’ve read and I longingly wait for the next installment. Highly recommended!!!”


~* Advance Review from Agony Tate *~

“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


~* 5 Stars from The Blogger Girls *~

“I love this series. Who knew I could not only read a double taboo book, but actually freaking love it? Maybe it had more to do with the realism the author brings to the story, and the many, many feels, but I love this series and highly recommend it to everyone, even those who normally steer clear of taboo or twincest.” – Susan Sixty-Five


~* 4.25 Stars from Joyfully Jay Reviews *~

“It was masterfully written […] This book, and this series, is one I definitely recommend you pick up.” – Kris, Joyfully Jay Reviews


~* 4 Stars from Prism Book Alliance *~

“I think one thing you can be assured of in a Lynn Kelling book is that she doesn’t pull punches.” – Caroline

“I mean, it is SUPER HOT” – Jessewave

Thank you so much to all of the reviewers for their time and feedback! It is much appreciated :)

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.



**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+)


“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)


 “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).