Cover Reveal for Arctic Restitution

ArcticRestitution_RevealPDF-194x300It’s cover reveal day! The gorgeous new artwork for my forthcoming release, Arctic Restitution, has been posted at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews and at MM Book Escape!!

Stop by and see Jaye and Dixon, and learn more about the novel! It’s being released May 23rd, 2017, with a full blog tour and tons of chances to win free copies of the book. We’ve got ALL of the guys in this one—Jaye, Dixon, Cash, and many more! (So much more, LOL!)

PRE-ORDER AT FFP

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Blog Tour dates: May 22-26

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Book News! So Much Book News!

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I’ve posted, but that’s because I’ve been hard at work (on writing/editing and on taking care of myself). But I have great news to share with you. On May 23rd, Arctic Restitution—the 3rd novel in the saga of Jaye Larson and Dixon Rowe—will be released! We’ve also got a special treat lined up for tomorrow, April 7th, of the cover reveal with Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews. I’ll be posting here with the link, but feel free to stalk their page tomorrow too until the post goes up! 😉

The blog tour for Arctic Restitution will be May 22–26. I’ve got a lot of fun stuff planned to share that week, so I’m definitely looking forward to it and hope you are too! If there’s anything in particular you’d like to ask or hear about regarding poor, tormented Jaye and Dixon, feel free to comment or email and let me know. I did my best to wrap up all of the loose threads left behind with both Caged Jaye and Arctic Absolution with this new novel, and added a whole lot of brand spankin new stuff too (with more than a few big surprises along the way, especially for anyone familiar with my other novels too…)

I can also announce that another one of my labors of love is finally coming to fruition. Becoming Kerry is due to be released in August! It’s got everything—exotic dancing, a burly security guard, delicious accents, pierced and painted beauties, a former military brat emerging from a glorious cocoon, a coming-out adventure, loss (of virginity and otherwise), violence, angst, healing and oh-so-much romance. You can add the book now on Goodreads and stay posted for more details to come!

I’ve also been hard at work writing 2 new novels. One is a spinoff of Bare, telling the story of how Oliver, Rune and Jackson came together. The other is almost completed and has the working title of Life From Nothing. I’m polishing up the first draft now and can share an exclusive first look at the blurb:

Eighteen-year-old Eris Traylor, who’s used to being judged for his piercings, small stature, ethnicity, sexuality, and state of near-constant desperation, was homeless for two years before winding up in a juvenile detention facility, but upon his release is welcomed into a spot at Rolling Hills Farm—a refuge for neglected or homeless LGBTQ youth. Certain his abusive parents will track him down yet again, Eris fears his time at his new home will be cut all-too-short and necessitate yet another mad dash for his life and freedom. In the meantime, his safety depends on the man running things, thirty-nine-year-old tall, dark, and handsome Jude Southwood. While getting his first taste of what it’s like to live a somewhat-normal life amongst other gay young men, Eris focuses only using his street smarts and well-honed instincts to seduce Jude and securing his protection. But though Eris is certain his survival depends on luring in someone powerful like Jude, suspicious, secretive, and seemingly-straight-laced housemate Quinn Cannon has no doubt Eris will bring only danger and chaos to the fragile peace of their home.  

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Which story are YOU most looking forward to?

On a personal note, I’ve been focusing on healing from everything I’ve been through in the past two years and reorganizing all of my mental wires so I can be the happiest, most productive, and mindful person I can possibly be. I honestly feel like an entirely new person, and can credit that to a lot of family time, quiet walks, reading, journaling, and near-endless studies on various branches of psychology, spirituality, and self-care. My mission has become to maintain the new inner peace I’ve discovered by reducing my intake of news and general life drama in order to give back more and help others in whatever ways I possibly can. The world is in a crazy state right now, in many ways, but I think being there for each other and staying connected to the inner voice inside each of us, guiding our instincts and inspiration, is the key to transforming everything for the better. Maybe that sounds like a bunch of hippy-dippy nonsense, but I really believe it with all of my heart. I hope you’re doing well, my friends. Sending some love and good vibes your way.

A Gift from FFP – Arctic Absolution for FREE!

12days2016_ffpArcticAbsolution_CvrReduxMEDForbidden Fiction has been running a giveaway of a free download each day for 12 days. On the 23rd (today? tomorrow? check your calendar!), the download will be my novel, Arctic Absolution! Go here for more information on how to get your copy (hint: there’s a download code) and check out all of the other awesome offerings.

The sequel to Arctic Absolution will be coming in 2017, so here’s your chance to read up on Jaye and Dixon before their new adventures begin.

It’s been a weird but wonderfully peaceful holiday so far for me (*knocks wood that it keeps going that way*) and I wish the same for all of you. Excitement, oddities, fun, festivity and no unwanted drama for everyone! Be well, make merry and toast to good things on the way in 2017. Thank you all for reading. Take care of yourselves. xoxo

Best of 2016 & News Updates

unnamedI’m honored and flabbergasted to share that I have 3 stories on Best of 2016 / Book of the Year lists!!

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Caged Jaye and Bare are both on Kazza’s Book of the Year list at On Top Down Under Book Reviews. Please stop by the post here and read what she has to say (and check out her other picks too!)

Only the Lonely is on Kris’ Best of 2016 list at Joyfully Jay Reviews..

OnlyLonely_CvrPDF“This author never fails to nail me in the feels, and she takes her work to dark places. But it’s so beautifully written, and I care so much about the MC Evan, that this book absolutely makes my favorites list” – Kris, Joyfully Jay Reviews

NEWS UPDATES:

  • Fantastic Fiction Publishing is giving away 12 books for FREE for the holidays. Stop by each day until December 24th to download the free book of the day with the code shown at this page. Arctic Absolution will be a FREE download on December 23rd!!
  • I’m currently working on edits to Arctic Restitution, sequel to Arctic Absolution and Caged Jaye. Cover art is in the works. Things are moving along swiftly. Should have this to my readers before too long!
  • Also anticipated for release in 2017 is my steamy, genderqueer–exotic dancer/Irish–security guard novel, Becoming Kerry. Lots of feels, lots of drama and danger in that one!
  • I have two main works in progress right now. One is over 51k words along. That is an MMM novel that takes place at a halfway house for at-risk LGBTQ youth. The other WIP is a spinoff novel from Bare about the characters Oliver, Rune & Jackson. Wish me luck as I bring these both to life! 🙂

 

Bare Tour Day 6

bare_blogtour260sqThe Bare tour is almost done! We’re wrapping things up at Love Bytes Reviews with another exclusive excerpt from the book where Ev discusses his struggle with his sexuality after being questioned by Adam. Stop by, read the explosive scene and enter the giveaway while you’re there!

Thanks to those of you who stopped by the Author Chat last night. If you missed it, the full transcript of the chat will be posted soon at ForbiddenFiction.com!

The tour ends Saturday, November 19th with drawings for the Giveaway! Enter every day of the tour for multiple chances to win a free ebook on Rafflecopter or a free print book on Goodreads!

Check out information on ALL of the tour stops & enter the giveaway here at the Official Tour Page at FFP >>

Buy Bare here >>

Add it on Goodreads here >>

Heartfelt thanks to all of the blogs who are participating. You’re all awesome!

Bare Tour Day 5

bare_blogtour260sqOn Day 5 of the Bare Blog Tour, I’ll be at The Novel Approach with a guest post on doing the right thing. It might seem like a simple question, but for people like Ev Myers, a bisexual young man who grew up in a strict, religious, conservative, anti-gay family, things get a little more complicated. I can relate to Ev on that. The things my family attempted to teach me growing up wound up being counter to my own wellbeing. So take a peek at the post and enter the giveaways for a chance to win a copy of Bare!

The Bare Release Party and Live Author Chat is tonight! Stop by this link at ForbiddenFiction.com between 8pm-10pm EST to ask me your questions, find out inside information on the book, read exclusive excerpts from Bare AND my upcoming releases, Becoming Kerry and Restitution (Arctic Absolution series).

The tour ends Saturday, November 19th with drawings for the Giveaway! Enter every day of the tour for multiple chances to win a free ebook on Rafflecopter or a free print book on Goodreads!

Check out information on ALL of the tour stops & enter the giveaway here at the Official Tour Page at FFP >>

Buy Bare here >>

Add it on Goodreads here >>

Heartfelt thanks to all of the blogs who are participating. You’re all awesome!

Bare Tour Day 4

bare_blogtour260sqOn Bare Tour Day 4 we’re delving into deep dark themes of Bare with a post at Prism Book Alliance about toxic masculinity and its effects, as well as a post on the dangers of conversion therapy at ForbiddenFiction.com.

Though there is plenty of seduction and romance in Bare, the main character, Ev, struggles most with these two issues. He’s haunted by the ever-looming threat of being taken against his will to suffer conversion therapy, as his cousin has already done. He’s pressured to conform to others distorted expectations of what a real man is. These are two issues that are not just confined to the book, but poison all of our lives in ways we might not even be aware. Men and boys are forced every day to conform to expectations that strip away chances to be vulnerable and tell them to toughen up, which in turn effects the women and girls around them. And the horrors of conversion therapy are no myth, but a secret terror that has spread through the world largely unchecked.

I’ve been overwhelmed by all of the amazing reviews of the book that have come out this week. Here are a few of the latest:

~* 4.5 STARS from Joyfully Jay *~

“There’s such passion and intensity and a really thought-provoking story that’s wrapped within very hot and sexy packaging… I really enjoyed this story and it’s a book that just sucked me in from the very beginning.”

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~* 5 STARS from Wicked Reads *~

“Even though I know that some of the most sensual scenes in romances can occur while a couple is fully dressed and not even within arm’s reach of one another, the way in which Kelling brings Adam’s theme of masculine vulnerability to life on the pages made those scenes far more intimate than I would have expected… I loved Bare and look forward to reading more of Kelling’s work.”

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~* 5 STARS from Sinfully Sexy *~

“If you’ve never read Lynn Kelling because her dark or hardcore subject matter made you nervous, this is the book you should read… There is such beauty in this story and in Lynn Kelling’s words.”

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~* 5 STARS from The Dark Arts *~

“I devoured this book from beginning to end, and loved every moment. Bare was definitely on the lighter side compared to what I’ve read from Lynn Kelling, but it still had a lot of the dark eroticism I love.”

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~* 5 STARS from Prism Book Alliance *~

“This one was a total hit with me.”

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Please join me Thursday evening (8pm EST) for the Bare Release Party and Author Chat at FFP! Bring all of your juicy questions and read some more excerpts from both Bare and other projects coming your way soon…

The tour ends Saturday, November 19th with drawings for the Giveaway! Enter every day of the tour for multiple chances to win a free ebook on Rafflecopter or a free print book on Goodreads!

Check out information on ALL of the tour stops & enter the giveaway here at the Official Tour Page at FFP >>

Buy Bare here >>

Add it on Goodreads here >>

Heartfelt thanks to all of the blogs who are participating. You’re all awesome!

Bare Release Day, Tour Day 3 & New Reviews!

bare_blogtour260sqWOOHOO! Bare has been officially been released! Though to a certain degree I feel like this with all of my books, Bare has been precious to me for a while now. It has been my happy place when real life wasn’t so happy. It has more sweetness and steam than some of my other stories (and less darkness). To be honest, it’s hard to let it go, but I’m hopeful it will be enjoyed and spread some more happiness around.

Today on the tour, I’m at On Top Down Under Book Reviews with a post about being naked at first sight, since that’s how this story begins and it definitely sets the tone for the rest of the tale.

~* 5 STARS from The Novel Approach!!*~

“At its heart, this is a love story. It may be, probably is, my favorite from this author because we get a real character driven plot in this book. Lynn Kelling has done a great job creating a story which revolves around and is pushed forward by her MCs.”

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~*4.5 STARS from Gay Book Reviews!!*~

“The writing is suberb. Kelling is an author with a unique ability to make the reader meander through the character’s dark mind until light shines through. I can’t explain how she does it but it gets me every time.”

Please join me Thursday evening (8pm EST) for the Bare Release Party and Author Chat at FFP! Bring all of your juicy questions and read some more excerpts from both Bare and other projects coming your way soon…

The tour ends Saturday, November 19th with drawings for the Giveaway! Enter every day of the tour for multiple chances to win a free ebook on Rafflecopter or a free print book on Goodreads!

Check out information on ALL of the tour stops & enter the giveaway here at the Official Tour Page at FFP >>

Buy Bare here >>

Add it on Goodreads here >>

Heartfelt thanks to all of the blogs who are participating. You’re all awesome!

Bare Blog Tour Day 2

bare_blogtour260sqIt’s day 2 of the Bare Blog Tour and there’s a lot going on! I’ll be at MM Book Escape with an author interview, where you can learn things about me that I’ve never admitted before, including the website I *always* keep open in my phone’s browser (it’s probably not what you think)!

I’ll also be at Hearts on Fire Reviews with an exclusive intimate excerpt from the book that you won’t find anywhere else.

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~* 5 HEARTS from Hearts on Fire Reviews!!*~

“I loved every second of this incredible book…I’m not quite sure how she manages it, but just when I think she can’t possibly produce a new book that will take the place of one of hers that was already a favorite, it happens.  Gorgeous book to go along with a gorgeous cover and highly, highly recommended!!!”

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~* 5 STARS from MM Book Escape!!*~

“Lynn Kelling is a fabulous storyteller and that is so apparent with this story. The details and descriptions will pull you in and  hold you hostage through the whole story. This is a very sexual and highly erotic story. Adam and Ev are in a very passionate and expressive relationship and they are pulled to each other constantly. They get down to the very basics, the raw and dirty, hungry and possessive, love between two men and it’s a beautiful story.”

Please join me Thursday evening (8pm EST) for the Bare Release Party and Author Chat at FFP! Bring all of your juicy questions and read some more excerpts from both Bare and other projects coming your way soon…

 

The tour ends Saturday, November 19th with drawings for the Giveaway! Enter every day of the tour for multiple chances to win a free ebook on Rafflecopter or a free print book on Goodreads!

Check out information on ALL of the tour stops & enter the giveaway here at the Official Tour Page at FFP >>

Pre-Order Bare here >>

Add it on Goodreads here >>

Bare will be released tomorrow, on Tuesday, November 15th! Heartfelt thanks to all of the blogs who are participating. You’re all awesome!

Bare Blog Tour Day 1

bare_blogtour260sqWe’re kicking off the Bare Blog Tour today at The Blogger Girls! I’m interviewing Adam and Ev, so stop by to get a little introduction to the guys.

Please also check out the book review of Bare from The Blogger Girls…

“While this has a definite dark theme to it, in the grand scheme of Ms. Kelling’s work, it really was much lighter and sweeter than I originally anticipated. I enjoyed the dynamic of their relationship and the emotional aspects that were understandably present. If you’re looking for a BDSM story that’s a little different, with feels and emotions, be sure to give this one a try.” – JustJen

The tour starts today and ends Saturday, November 19th with drawings for the Giveaway! Enter every day of the tour for multiple chances to win a free ebook on Rafflecopter or a free print book on Goodreads!

Check out information on ALL of the tour stops & enter the giveaway here at the Official Tour Page at FFP >>

Pre-Order Bare here >>

Add it on Goodreads here >>

Bare will be released on Tuesday, November 15th! Heartfelt thanks to all of the blogs who are participating. You’re all awesome!