End of Tour Recap

Becoming-Kerry-Lynn-KellingThe Becoming Kerry tour wrapped up on Friday with 2 posts—an exclusive DELETED SCENE from the book over at Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter, and a CHARACTER INTERVIEW with Ewyn and his mum, Erin at Wicked Reads.

Here are some awesome review that rolled in at the week’s end as well:

~* 5 STARS from Diverse Reader *~

“by the end I was in absolute awe of Kelling’s beautiful story of becoming who you were always meant to be. She has a way of writing characters who are larger than life but so real you can’t help but become completely engrossed in their stories.

Becoming Kerry is a truly stunning book that is at times brutally painful and then is sweepingly romantic and happy… Do yourself a favor and be sure to pick up this book. It’s inspiring, emotional, and will leave you with such a strong sense of peace and happiness.”

~* 5 HEARTS from Trio at Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter *~

“Lynn Kelling always presents such beautifully complicated, muti-layered characters…
I really appreciate the message Kelling sends in about duality, the image we present to society and what we are willing to do to make ourselves happy. In the journey of finding ourselves, and deciding to be honest to our true nature, what are we willing to give up?
Kelling has created a thought provoking, powerful story that will stay with me for some time.”

~* 5 STARS from Shannan at Wicked Reads *~

Becoming Kerry is an angst filled, emotional ride. I absolutely loved this book.”

~* 5 STARS from Ruthie at Wicked Reads *~

“What an absolutely fabulous book. I devoured it from start to finish – and definitely plan on reading it again soon.”

Thanks so much to all of the blogs for hosting me this week and for the readers who came along for the ride! It was a lot of fun and it really energized me to get back to writing my current WIPs. I’ve already written about 4k words in just the past two days on my prequel spinoff novel to Bare with Rune, Oliver & Jackson! I’m at almost 59k words and nearing the end fast! My next release will be Life From Nothing, a stand-alone novel with a MMM love triangle. So excited to share it with you!

Day 5 – Becoming Kerry Blog Tour

BecomingKerry_BlogTour260sqFor the Becoming Kerry Blog Tour, I’m at Bending the Bookshelf today, talking about being a pansexual author writing a genderqueer character. Stop by to check it out and enter the giveaway!

TONIGHT at 8-10 pm EST is the Online Release Party and Author Chat, which will be held at this link. Bring all of your questions or just hang out and read some excerpts from this book *and* possibly another one currently in the works. I’ve got some hot ones picked out for not only Kerry and Ewyn, but also for my MMM love-triangle novel Life From Nothing, and my Bare Prequel Spinoff staring Rune, Oliver and Jackson.

Becoming Kerry is NOW AVAILABLE! Buy now, learn more about the book, or add it on Goodreads

Day 4 – Becoming Kerry Blog Tour

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Today on the tour we’ve got an EXCLUSIVE excerpt from the book (and giveaway!) over at Love Bytes Reviews. This scene is from the night Kerry and Ewyn first meet at the gay club Kerry dances at (and where Ewyn works security). It’s got some spice to it so check it out…

The full tour lineup can be found here. See what’s coming up this week (another double-character interview, a deleted scene, and some super-personal insight into what went into making this book).

Join me THIS THURSDAY EVENING at 8-10 pm EST for the Online Release Party and Author Chat which will be held at this link. Bring all of your questions or just hang out and read some excerpts from this book *and* possibly another one currently in the works…

Becoming Kerry is NOW AVAILABLE! Buy now, learn more about the book, or add it on Goodreads

Becoming Kerry Release Day!

BecomingKerry_BlogTour260sqHoly cow, my book of endless edits has finally been released! I really am so happy to set this beauty free to venture out into the world. I tried my best to do right by Kerry and Ewyn, but Kerry in particular. It wasn’t easy but it was definitely worth all of the hard work. I really hope my readers enjoy it as much as I have.

On Day 3 of the Blog Tour, I’m at On Top Down Under Book Reviews with the post Loss—Mine, Theirs and Ours. It’s got some super-personal insight into how the phenomena of loss effected me during the editing of this book, and why, and how it changed my outlook on what it needed to be. I hope you’ll give it a read.

~* 4.5 Stars from Joyfully Jay Reviews *~

“This book stayed with me after I finished it as my mind would go back and trace how Kelling pulled all of the complicated parts together to create the story of Kerry. This is a unique and well written story of living outside the carefully constructed lines that people want to put you in.It’s recommend for fans of Kelling and for anyone seeking a character finally being able to live their truth.”

The full tour lineup can be found here. See what’s coming up this week (another double-character interview, an exclusive excerpt, a deleted scene, and some super-personal insight into what went into making this book).

Join me THIS THURSDAY EVENING at 8-10 pm EST for the Online Release Party and Author Chat which will be held at this link. Bring all of your questions or just hang out and read some excerpts from this book *and* possibly another one currently in the works…

Becoming Kerry is NOW AVAILABLE! Buy now, learn more about the book, or add it on Goodreads

Day 2 – Becoming Kerry Blog Tour

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Wow, Day 2 of the Becoming Kerry tour has been amazing! I’m chatting with Kerry in an interview over at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews, to catch up about Kerry’s life following the conclusion of the book (but I promise it’s spoiler-free! Just some fun tidbits to tease everything still to come…)

I also just saw that Becoming Kerry is #85 in the top 100 Bestsellers on the Amazon Transgender Romance list and that’s so freaking cool!! I’m so, so excited to share the book with my readers tomorrow and am counting down the minutes.

There was also an incredible review of the book posted over at Bending the Bookshelf

Becoming Kerry is a book so wonderful, it is actually overwhelming in the depth of its intensity… Kerry spoke to my heart, reflecting so much of my own struggle, while Ewyn . . . well, he is precisely my idea of a knight-in-shining armor, the kind of true love that only comes around once in a lifetime. I cannot recommend this enough.”

Please go read the full thing at this link. My tremendous thanks to Sally for the kind feedback!

The full tour lineup can be found here. See what’s coming up this week (another double-character interview, an exclusive excerpt, a deleted scene, and some super-personal insight into what went into making this book). Join me THIS THURSDAY EVENING at 8-10 pm EST for the Online Release Party and Author Chat which will be held at this link. Bring all of your questions or just hang out and read some excerpts from this book *and* possibly another one currently in the works…

Becoming Kerry is released TOMORROW! Pre-order now, learn more about the book, or add it on Goodreads

Day 1 – Becoming Kerry Blog Tour

BecomingKerry_BlogTour260sqIt’s Day 1 of the blog tour for Becoming Kerry and I’m excited to share an Author Interview over at Forbidden Fiction where you can learn more about gender-bending characters I’ve written, and the story behind the story.

The full tour lineup can be found here! See what’s coming up this week (2 character interviews, an exclusive excerpt, a deleted scene, an author chat and some super-personal insight into what went into making this book).

Becoming Kerry is released this Tuesday! Pre-order now, learn more about the book, or add it on Goodreads

5-Star Pre-Release Reviews for Becoming Kerry

Becoming-Kerry-Lynn-KellingWOW! This week, 2 incredible 5-Star reviews have come out for Becoming Kerry from Gay Book Reviews. You can read the full-write up for both at the links below. I’m so very grateful for the feedback and glad to see Kerry being so well-received!

~* Ana’s 5-Star Review for Becoming Kerry *~

“It was an amazing book, maybe the best I’ve read so far this year. It has a beautiful message of acceptance.”

~* Tosha’s 5-Star Review for Becoming Kerry *~

“This was a great read. I dare say an inspiring read. The things that both of these men go through is heartbreaking but at the same time they use that heartbreak to help them each create something better, more pure… I truly believe that Lynn Kelling did an excellent job on this book and others will believe the same.”

Writing and editing this story has been at times such a monumental uphill-climb (for real, I lost count of the rounds of re-writes); it really makes me feel like all of the blood, sweat, and tears that went into making this book happen were well worth it to see it so appreciated. My heartfelt thanks go out to both reviewers for being open to Kerry’s story and sharing their thoughts on the book!

Find out more or pre-order today via the story page > 

Cover Reveal Day for Becoming Kerry

BecomingKerry_RevealPDF-194x300Today the cover of Becoming Kerry was revealed at Sinfully Gay Romance Book Reviews! I love how the artwork captures the different stages or facets of Kerry’s growth throughout the book, showing in dramatic fashion some of the transformation underway as Kerry embraces his identity as genderqueer.

Please stop by to check it out and pre-order a copy!

The blog tour for Becoming Kerry is scheduled for August 6–11, and I’ve already got an interview with Kerry ready to go, as well as a dual interview with Ewyn and his mom, Erin. There will be even more lined up, including a deleted scene, so stay posted!

The Becoming Kerry story page with blurb, content labels & more >

Becoming Kerry on Goodreads >

Book & Life News Update!

Oh, do I have news to share! Strap in, kids, because here we go…

BringTheLove_BlogTourFFPNext week, the Bring the Love Blog Tour kicks off to celebrate the release of the MM Anthology from Forbidden Fiction. My story Between Here and There is included with some amazing stories from other authors. The anthology is release June 27th! If you pre-order right now from FFP, you’ll get 10% OFF!

On Thursday June 29, my part of the tour will be posted here, with some insight on creating Between Here and There, so please check it out.

BecomingKerry_RevealPDF-194x300On July 7th, we’ll have the cover reveal for Becoming Kerry! I’m so excited to share this artwork. It’s really gorgeous and totally captures the beauty, drama and unique spirit of the main character. I’ll link the reveal post from here as soon as I can.

In the meantime, Becoming Kerry is off to Production and I’ve started to schedule slots on the Becoming Kerry Blog Tour, August 6–11. If there’s anything in particular you’re curious about, send me a message and I’ll do my best to include it in the tour!

I’m also sorting requests for ARCs, so please let me know if your blog is interested in reviewing this novel.

Arctic Restitution just got an amazing *5 STAR REVIEW* from Hearts on Fire Reviews!

“I absolutely loved that logic and reason won over stupidity – thank you for that! …I loved the growth that I saw in both men throughout this book. I loved their sexy time together. I loved the wonderful family and community that stood with them. I loved this entire series!” – Wendy, Hearts on Fire Reviews

Huge thanks to them and Wendy for the feedback on the book!

Now for some real talk… My family has been dealing with stalking issues lately (abusive extended family members and their swarms of enablers), which has led me to stop sharing personal details on my personal Facebook account and just generally keeping things closer to the vest. My kids just want to be left alone by these people and have had some anxiety about all of it, which is really hard to deal with as a parent, mostly because it becomes so difficult to just enjoy normal life events when creeps keep dropping by to try and make it all about them. Luckily, we’ve been laughing it off as much as possible and have been working with officials and the law to protect ourselves. In the meantime, we’re really looking forward to getting some beach vacation time, enjoy the sand, sun and hot tub, and do some serious board game playing.

I’m doing my best to stay on top of everything, but please bear with me in the next weeks when it comes to responding to messages. There’s a lot going on!

For the curious, I’ve recently submitted my MMM BDSM Romantic Drama, Life From Nothing, to Forbidden Fiction and have my fingers crossed that they’ll like it enjoy to give me a publishing contract for it. My current work in progress on the writing front is a prequel to Bare featuring Rune, Oliver and Jackson as the main characters. It’s been incredible to face the challenge of a deaf lead whose friends and partners are collectively not the greatest with sign language, but Rune has been rising above it all with an incredible sense of humor, raw and ferocious sexuality, fearlessness, and a calm but unwavering need for vengeance against the Neo-Nazis who hurt him and other vulnerable people in his community. I’ve got over 50,000 words written so far!

Wishing everyone a happy summer and really looking forward to sharing some good stuff with you very soon.

Caged Jaye & Arctic Restitution – 5 Hearts from Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter

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WOW! Two amazing reviews were posted today for books in the Arctic Absolution series…

~* 5 HEARTS for Caged Jaye from Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter *~

“I know it sounds hard to believe that a story about a 19-year-old boy having to spend two years in prison could be beautiful, but it is.”

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~* 5 HEARTS for Arctic Restitution from Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter *~

ArcticRestitution_CvrPDFfix2“Arctic Restitution and the entire Arctic Absolution series are so beautifully written, Lynn Kelling’s characters and their relationships are always my favorite part of her stories… The story of Dixon and Jaye will stay with me for years to come.”

Read both full, incredible reviews at the links above! Many thanks to Trio & everyone at Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter for taking on both books and providing such kind feedback!