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).


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!