Bound by Lies (Manse #3, Society of Masters) was the first novel published in the series. Learning from the Master (Manse #2, Society of Masters) was the 2nd story published in the series. It takes place 5 years before Bound by Lies. Loving the Master (Manse #1, Society of Masters) takes place 10 years before Bound by Lies.
The Manse series focuses on the lives of men who play at Manse, a private club in rural Pennsylvania, catering to gay men. Billionaire David Davenport runs the club as he sees fit, and he’s used to getting his way. So when he decides he wants to fill the place with gorgeous men in masks for a night, that’s exactly what happens.
Bound by Lies Blurb: Brayden Clare never wanted to return to small town life. Struggling with his sexual identity, a casual relationship on the beach in Florida suits him much better. Jenner Parrish is the charming and popular owner and operator of Parrish Pub, the social hub of Robertsville, Pennsylvania. When a family emergency calls Brayden home to Robertsville, he is forced to trade his personal freedom for a job working as a bartender for Jenner in a town where everybody thinks they know who Brayden is, and nobody has a clue—including Brayden. Attracted and intrigued by his new recruit, who seems to be straight, Jenner also knows he could never ask an employee to submit to him. Intimidated by the physical size and social power of his new boss, shorter, slighter and sweeter Brayden does his best to please and stay out of the way, though loneliness begins to plague him. The two men find what they’re seeking at a masked BDSM ball in the next town over, and are startled to discover their desires rest much, much closer to home. (M/M)
Learning from the Master Blurb: Most things in life come easily to eighteen-year-old Jenner Parrish, who’s on track to inherit the family business, and is popular, well-liked and good looking. He has everything he could want, except when it comes to love, and sex. Closeted, lonely and desperate, he acquires an invitation to an event at a nearby private gay club, Manse. Feeling out of his element and for the first time quite shy, Jenner is unable to play the wallflower when he captures the attention of the suave, seductive owner of Manse, David Davenport. David is used to getting what he wants, and what he wants is gorgeous young Jenner, who begins to realize every fantasy and wild desire could be his for the taking, if only he dares to ask and obediently serve. (M/M/M)
Loving the Master Blurb: Billionaire Dominant David Davenport needs a break from the loveless isolation imposed by wealth, responsibility, and the stress of running the Manse, his private gay club. While at lunch with an old friend, David finds himself enchanted by the charming and submissive nature of Shea Whittier, their young waiter. David offers to help the young man out with his personal troubles, never suspecting the danger he’s putting them both in. (M/M)
REVIEWS FOR LEARNING FROM THE MASTER
“I don’t know what Lynn Kelling was on when she wrote this novella, chocolate, wine, coffee or maybe some kind of aphrodisiac, ‘cause holy hotness, I might need to ship it out to her in crates because I want more! This book is HOT as frickin hell, but not in your face porny hot or sugary kink, it’s classy BDSM, a powerful, yet subtle seduction, with erotic undertones that create an air of sexual tension that literally had me tingling all over! I’m not kidding… I was tingling!” – Monique, Sinfully… Addicted to All Male Romance
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“This is a great introduction into how Jenner gets his start of being a Master. Lynn is a great storyteller and one of the best when it comes to BDSM. Every story I’ve read by her always has my full attention and I quickly become enthralled in the storyline.
Whether it’s a novella or a full novel Lynn tells the story brilliantly. You definitely want to read this if you have read Bound by Lies and if you haven’t I would encourage you to read both.” – KathyMac, MM Good Book Reviews
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“David takes Jenner under his wing when he finds out the boy’s true nature and what follows is 40 hells kind of HOT!!! I love this little short and seeing as it is a prequel to Bound By Lies, which is already out, this will make you understand Jenner better if you have already read it!
Read this one friends, it is hot hot hot, and a wonderful story to boot! Thanks Lynn, for giving us a read with both heat and substance!” – Becky, Bike Book Reviews
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“There is the usual Lynn Kelling heat within the pages and as always at the end you are left yearning for more. I am very much looking forward to reading more about David and Shea.” – Caroline, Prism Book Alliance
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“In those first moments when Jenner meets Master David Davenport, I knew I was in for a fun ride. It’s beautiful, sexy, very steamy, and seriously exciting… Come on in! This is your invitation to go to Manse and get a little kinky. I think you’ll enjoy it.” – Kristie, Boys in Our Books
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“I loved how Master David was with Jenner and how he helped Jenner realize his dreams were within reach… There are so many wonderful scenes in this short story that only left me longing to go read Bound by Lies to see how Jenner makes out on his own. This was a well written BDSM tale that really just sets the stage for the main story. Another fantastic job by Ms. Kelling.” – JustJen, The Blogger Girls
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A thousand heartfelt thanks & much love to all of the reviewers for their time and efforts. I really appreciate the feedback, which I always strive to use to grow as a writer and inspire my work. Life has been a whirlwind lately, and quite mentally and emotionally trying, so I’m using this encouragement as motivation to keep working and trying to do my best. xoxo