Two 2014 Rainbow Awards Finalists – Forgive Us and My Brother’s Lover

1897919_929208513760292_1685667549472400093_nForgive Us by Lynn KellingForgive Us (Deliver Us 3) and My Brother’s Lover (Twin Ties 1) are both finalists in the 2014 Rainbow Awards!! They’re both in the Gay Erotic Romance category. This is the first time any of my stories have been recognized by the Rainbow Awards and it’s unspeakably, wonderfully invigorating and humbling to be included in such esteemed company, especially after working so damned hard to make these books come to life. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who’s helped along the way, especially the awesome folks at Forbidden Fiction and my priceless partner in crime, author Jack L. Pyke – a fellow finalist for her Society of Masters novel, Antidote. A thousand thank yous, too, to everyone on the jury who have been reading and rating hundreds of submissions – your open-mindedness is greatly appreciated!

It’s mind-blowing to see two Society of Masters novels – Forgive Us and Antidote – on this finalist list. It really is a dream come true. Also, for anyone unfamiliar with my Twin Ties series, the 2nd book in the series (Twin Affairs) is widely available at all major retailers with the exception of Amazon, who has banned it for being too hot for their content restrictions. Click here for all buy links for Twin Affairs.

MyBrothersLover_CvrMEDCheck out the fantastic review for My Brother’s Lover that accompanied it’s 2014 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention:

“She’s brilliant. 40. Wow. Lynn Kelling certainly delivers on the promise to not shy away from the dark spaces of life in her writing. My Brother’s Lover is a complex, finely nuanced tour de force that will creep into your psyche with the delicate tread of a Shaolin monk treading a span of rice paper without leaving a single footprint. The story is almost unbearably erotic, titillating, dizzying, and has a fine, stinging bite of discomfort. I highly recommend this read. It will move you.”

Arctic Absolution Release & Prequel Info

Arctic Absolution, my M/M Romantic Thriller about a cop (Dixon) and ex-con (Jaye) tangled up in some dangerous situations in remote Alaska, has an estimated release date of December 2014. I’ve got my fingers crossed that we’ll have cover art soon. The story itself is just getting a final polish, but is mostly wrapped up.

My amazing editor at Forbidden Fiction, Rylan Hunter, was particularly intrigued by Jaye’s character. He urged and inspired me to write a prequel to Arctic Absolution about Jaye’s time in prison. That’s what I’m currently writing, and I’m already past the 16k word mark after little more than a week and with no end in sight. I’m thinking it’ll be novella length, but you never know. There’s a lot of story to tell and I’m having a lot of fun exploring what it was like for nineteen year old Jaye to join a gang and essentially become the property of someone in exchange for protection.

The other new projects also on my plate are Our Sins (Deliver Us 4), Twin Ties 4, and a spin-off piece about Pres and Carter from Twin Ties. Those of you who stopped by my author chat got a sneak peek of an excerpt of that Pres/Carter story. We’re planning additional author chats soon, and will likely be sharing more WIPs there, so stay posted for dates and announcements!

Thanks as always for reading. If there’s a particular project you’re excited to get your hands on, let me know! It just might inspire me to work on it faster! 😉