K. Lyn Kennedy

Author of Multigenre Romance

Knotty’s

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Local. Physician. Mysteriously. Murdered.

The headline caught the attention of everyone at Knotty’s, a high end hair salon owned by Gary Turner and Gordy Baxter.

A detective out to prove his worth bumps Gary to the top of the list of suspects just because of a little white lie.

Gary and his buddy Gordy had dreamed of opening a bed and breakfast as a side business to their bustling cardiology practice, but that dream landed flat on its butt when the house they purchased was teeming with termites. They lost a pretty penny on that little venture.

Instead, they opened a hair salon, Knotty’s, where Gary is the head stylist. It’s a time sucking money pit, and the murdered doctor agreed to help them out but later reneged, forcing Gary to make a secretive deal with an eccentric friend. But that friend is mysteriously found dead as well.

If Gary killed the doctor as well as his friend, he would be off the hook for paying them back. But Gary is no murderer. It’s not in his nature. Or is it?

There are suspects aplenty in this murder mystery… a bitter ex-wife, a vengeful ex-companion of the male persuasion, and a number of pretty boys the slain doctor called friends.

Excerpt:

Gary and Gordy flipped a coin to decide who would turn the lock. Gary won, of course, with his lucky two-headed silver dollar. With Gordy right behind him, Gary cleared his throat and flipped the switch, instantly flooding the room with white lights that twinkled with specks of blue, green, purple and pink.

“Damn, Gary! This homage to disco you’ve created could cause a stroke.”

“I will take that as a compliment,” Gary retorted, continuing to survey his domain.

That was nearly a year ago. Gary and Gordy had talked for years about opening a side business to their bustling careers as cardiologists. Gordy thought Gary was crazy when he talked of opening a salon. “Do you know anything at all about cutting and styling hair?”

“Of course I do. Well, I’ve watched. Okay, I grew up around it. Plus, I do know what looks good on me,” he said, as he ran his hand through his short, styled locks. “And you know how I love a good hair product. With my own salon, I can get anything I want… wholesale!”

Gordy shook his head but decided to give it a chance. Naming the salon caused a bit of a tiff between the lifelong friends. Gary wanted to name it Twisting Turner or Baxter’s Buns, but Gordy preferred something a little more staid, like No Fuss Beauty Salon.

“Gordy, my man,” Gary said, as he took him by the arm and led him around the sparkly salon, “with no fuss, there is no beauty,” raising his voice with each syllable.

“Well, it’s got to have a name,” Gordy retorted, none too happy that his idea had been outright rejected.

“And it has to be sexy, stunning, and jaw dropping, just like me,” Gary added, crossing his arms.

Brainstorming led to sleepless nights, name calling, and one time the two friends spent two whole days avoiding each other. Finally, they decided that since Gary was the face of the salon and the one who had gone to the effort of becoming a stylist, the name of the salon would be his choice, no matter how tacky.

“Hmm,” Gary said, as he stroked his imaginary goatee. “I’m thinking… I’m thinking… Scissors.”

“That’s it? Scissors?”

He gave Gordy a sneer. “Blades?”

“That sounds like a place to get sliced and diced.”

“Coronary cuts.”

“You’re joking, right? We’re not at the hospital.”

“Hmm,” Gary murmured, as he stared out the window.

“Damn it to… I’ve got it! The salon will be named Sassy’s, a salon experience.”

“But, Gary, that implies that Sassy is a person and the salon was named after that person.”

“Hmm… so it does, so it does. Give me another minute.”

Gary’s mind was flooded with ideas, though many of his ideas were not appropriate for a salon or any other professional establishment.

“I’ve got it, yes indeedy I do. The name of the salon will be Knotty’s. Underneath the name, the words ‘A Cut Above’.” Gordy liked the idea. It was naughty in a good way… a different spin on the word. A Cut Above was the perfect addition to the main name. Their salon would be a cut above the rest. Gary would demand it.

And their dream became a reality.

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September 23, 2019 Posted by | Cozy Mystery, doctors, drama, ebooks, erotic romance, iBooks, love stories, murder mystery, sensual romance, sexy reads | , , , , | Leave a comment

Born to Beguile

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“She’s a witch! Your daughter was born with the witch gene!”

By chance, a geneticist isolated a rare gene in little Kennedy Taylor… the ICTII35 gene. The doctor said, “She’s a witch! Your daughter was born with the witch gene!” Mrs. Taylor had no time to ask the doctor anything. He was out of the room in a matter of seconds. “But I’ve never heard of a witch gene,” she called after him, but he was long gone.

Kennedy certainly is special, and she takes no crap from anyone, especially the young men in her life who find her beguiling. There was one man pestering her so much, sending her flowers and candy, determined to make her a married woman, his married woman, that she waved her wand in his face and he took on a goat-like appearance, with horns and all. Kennedy’s personal assistant, Truman, had to hide the guy in the cellar until Kennedy could research how to undo what she had done. Thankfully, the goat-man didn’t remember any of it.

But that was child’s play compared to her latest stunt. Attempting a new spell, Kennedy ends up killing a man, but can’t remember what she did with the body. Once again, her faithful assistant, Truman, must step in and clean up her mess. This time, he’s digging through dumpsters trying to find where the little witch hid the body, while the woman who runs the inn next door secretly films it all.

“Born to Beguile” is a humorous cozy mystery you’re sure to love! This cozy little murder mystery is now at Apple, Google, Kobo, B&N, and Amazon. Click above to purchase from B&N. Click here to purchase from Amazon.

February 1, 2019 Posted by | Apple, Cozy Mystery, ebooks, iBooks, murder mystery, paranormal, paranormal mystery, witches | , , , , | Leave a comment

His Obsession

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How can you outrun a past that you don’t remember?

Get ready for a phenomenal story that will leave you with one question…
Is he real?

When Elizabeth returns to the Estate, a place where many people have been found dead and where she felt a ghostly presence years ago, she discovers the true secret of the old, gothic dwelling… a seductive spirit that has been waiting years just for her.

Excerpt:
I tried to push him away, but my arms felt heavy. All I wanted was for him to kiss me, to make love to me, to be the woman he thought I was. But I wasn’t her…

You are her, a voice inside me said with conviction.

I knew he was some kind of monster. I was terrified. He had never touched me beyond the courtesies expected in public, but it had been apparent in his tone that was going to end tonight.

Cohabiting with a polite monster was one thing… bedding one was quite another. My first thought was to flee. But the servants that manned the doors were all his people, ones that could see with his eyes. Damien had grown unbelievably strong these past months. There would be no escape… for me.

I undressed and waited for him in bed, shivering. In a few moments, he entered, then came to stand beside the bed, where he began undressing.

The human that had been my husband had been a drunk, and his body had reflected that. But the new Damien rarely imbibed in smoke or drink, and never ate to excess. I had noticed that his suits had changed in that time, and not just in the expensiveness of their cloth. The proof was there before me in naked flesh, smooth muscle having replaced flaccid fat. Lust at once washed through my heart, and I averted my eyes.

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July 16, 2018 Posted by | Apple, ebooks, mystery, paranormal mystery, paranormal romance, sensual romance | , , | Leave a comment

Beast: The Collection

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BEAST: More than Mated… More than Human

The sexy shifter that belongs to the dark forest waits, naked, for his lover. When they meet, nearby shrubs provide camouflage for their wild coupling. Heavy breathing is like an aphrodisiac to the shifter, husky moans breaking the eerie silence around them. But someone waits and watches, with an evil plan. He wants the shifter’s lover to bear his demon seed.

BEAST: More than Human… This Child of Mine

A child is making its way into the world, a child born from both good and evil, and as the mother writhes in pain, she fears the child inside her is the result of a night she strayed to the home of another man. If the stranger is the man who planted his seed inside of her, she will give birth to a demented creature who will destroy them all. That is the child’s destiny.

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She pulled young Ryder from her bosom and swore she heard him giggle like a demented doll. She felt her body go numb when the split, black tongue slithered out from between her child’s tiny lips, and his beautiful blue eyes turned an evil color of black. The screams of disgust were for the knowledge of the child’s true paternity, and the outpouring of tears and sorrow was Randi wishing she had died during the child’s birth.

“Randi, what’s the matter? Are you alright?”

“It’s our son. Look at his eyes and his mouth. This child is evil just like his…” she abruptly stopped mid sentence.

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Ryder’s little legs sprinted to the far trees, his long hair flying in the wind. “Throw it, Papa! Throw the ball!” he shouted, with his hands waving high.

The ball flew over his head and deeper into the woods. “I’ll get the ball, Papa, and some berries too,” Ryder laughed.

“Be careful, son, and hurry back, do you understand?” Robin said. He didn’t hear his son reply and assumed he was too far away.

Ryder found the ball hidden in a large flower bed of daisies growing around an oddly shaped willow tree. It was grey in color and bent forward from age. The little boy laughed at the thought of the tree looking like a hunched old man carrying a heavy bushel of flowers on his back.

“I suppose it does look rather funny,” the silver fox laughed.

“Who’s there?” Ryder asked, with the curiosity of a child.

“Hello, young Ryder,” he replied.

“How do you know my name?” the boy asked, and picked up his ball.

“I have come to tell you of your future and the important task which has been born unto you.”

Beast: The Collection can be found at Google Books, B&N, Kobo and Apple. The two books within the collection are sold separately at Amazon. Click to Purchase.

 

July 2, 2018 Posted by | Apple, drama, ebooks, erotic romance, fantasy, paranormal, paranormal romance, sensual romance | , , , | 1 Comment

A Most Peculiar Wedding

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It’s a second chance for love in the life of the bride, but her little slice of wedding paradise quickly becomes a disaster when a few eccentric couples arrive. She doesn’t mind sharing her remote venue, but she had no idea such drama would come along with them. One look at the snorting piglet being fed a bottle and she realizes she never should have allowed her groom to plan her wedding. What was she thinking!

Excerpt:
“My baby girl is living in Urinetown.” She covered her nose and shook her head. “For God’s sake, will someone open a window or a can of super strength Lysol in this toilet bowl?” Then she saw Nate and her anger came to a boil.

“You invited Nate? I thought this was just going to be the three of us… a family dinner,” she whined.

Rock took her coat and hung it in the closet. “Nate is family now.”

“Not until that piss stain puts a wedding ring on my baby’s finger.”

“Be careful what you wish for!”

“Where are you going, Nate? That’s my daughter’s bedroom.”

“I was looking for the bathroom. I really don’t spend a lot of time here,” he laughed. He turned around, knocked on the door further down the hall, and was greeted with a blast of steam. “You didn’t tell your mother that I was living here with you?” he whispered.

Rock watched the two lovebirds with a curious eye. He glared at the sloppily discarded jacket, but it wasn’t until he noticed the basket of folded laundry on the floor that he put the mystery together. Their little girl was living a life of sin with her slacker boyfriend.

The overly protective mother turned to her husband. “Did you have any idea this young man was cohabitating with our daughter?”

“I think I might have figured it out when I saw the rainbow of jockstraps lying on top of the folded laundry. You couldn’t miss them,” he giggled and shrugged his shoulders.

A Most Peculiar Wedding can be found at Google Books, B&N, Kobo, Apple, and Amazon. Click to Purchase from B&N.

April 8, 2018 Posted by | ebooks, erotic romance, iBooks, iBookstores, love stories, passion, sensual romance, sweet romance | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Cock and Bull

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Leah is new to Texas and naïve to the lustful desires of men. The handsome man with thick, dark hair takes her breath away, but she doesn’t know his dark secrets and the past that nearly destroyed him. He wants her, in his life and in his bed, but eventually pushes her away and into the arms of another man. When the new man learns the identity of the man who betrayed the young, beautiful woman who is now his, he vows to do anything to prevent her from learning the truth. It would ruin him. She must never know.

Excerpt:
The two newly minted lovers did not awaken until the sun’s rays made their way through the thin curtains of the east window. Leah woke first, alarmed that she had spent the night in the arms of a stranger.

Cam kissed her a long lingering kiss, but he knew that soon she would be leaving for Houston to begin her new life. As she dressed, he watched her every movement.

When she stepped into the hallway, she was immediately confronted by him. He was dressed in nice pants and a crisp white shirt, and was holding a tie in his hand. Leah swore her heart stopped at that moment. She stared at the tie in Camden’s hand and watched as he swung it back and forth.

He turned to her, smiling at the look of fear on her young face, as he stood with his hands on his hips, confronting her.

“Are you afraid of me, Leah?” he asked.

“No, I wanted you,” she whispered.

He leaned down and touched her face. “That’s sweet, honey, but who did you really want to be with tonight?”

“You… I wanted you.” She took a deep breath and wondered what happened to the nice man she had met earlier. He now seemed different, unbalanced, and she needed to get away from him.

Cock and Bull can be found at Google Books, B&N, Kobo, Apple, and Amazon. Click to Purchase from Amazon.

December 17, 2017 Posted by | drama, ebooks, erotic romance, iBooks, iBookstores, love stories, sensual romance | Leave a comment

Mafia Son

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Time spent with Luci came at a price… a hefty price! She was his dirty little secret!

They were all part of the mafia… an old word for an old world. Operating under the radar, they had their own set of rules and they were absolute. But there was one man who thought he could use the family as pawns in his sadistic game of chess. That man was Sal Bennito. Luci, the only Italian at a boarding school for privileged white girls, was his dirty little secret, his meal ticket, and he planned to punch his card as long as he could.

Excerpt:
Bending down, he kissed her full on the mouth in the presence of everyone. She never would have expected such a greeting from Sal Bennito, a man who had risen through the ranks of the underworld. He was monitoring the club that night, as word had gotten around that she was going to be there. She could work the pole like nobody’s business, and Sal had paid a pretty penny for her. They were all part of the mafia… an old word for an old world. But they preferred the word family. It was cozier, less threatening, and if it was a family, Sal Bennito was everybody’s daddy, whether they knew it or not.

She was young, barely of age, and Sal insisted that she live near the club. He arranged for a local boarding school to let her live in one of the dorms and attend classes with the other girls. Arranged meant that he had paid the headmistress to make an exception just for her. Sal paid a lot for what he wanted, if he wanted it bad enough.

The Stratford School was one of a new breed of preppy boarding schools that seemed to have sprouted up overnight in the Northeast region of the U.S. It was a school for girls who had just graduated from high school and were scheduled to attend an elite university, most likely in the Ivy League, following a year or two spent at the boarding school. Anyone with half a brain could figure out that there was really no need for the new schools, but someone’s pockets were being lined with big bills. Rumor was the schools were run by the mafia, but no one said as much. No one dared.

The Stratford School was a school where girls like Luciana were not exactly welcomed with open arms. Dirty Italians were what girls like Luciana were called, so Sal told the school that her name was LeAnn… LeAnn Wentworth. But to the family, LeAnn Wentworth was Luciana Giordano, and when she danced at the club and worked the pole, she was simply Luci.

Watching Luci on the pole was a turn-on to the stodgiest of patrons, and as soon as Luci turned eighteen, she did more than dance for the men. But not for nothing. Time spent with Luci came at a price… a hefty price. She was Sal’s meal ticket, and he planned to punch his card as long as he could.

Mafia Son by K. Lyn Kennedy can be found at Apple, Kobo, B&N, Google, and Amazon. K. Lyn’s website is: http://www.beautobeau.com.

November 9, 2017 Posted by | arranged marriage, bittersweet, drama, ebooks, erotic romance, first love | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Unbroken

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He wanted to hate her, but how could he?  He felt protective of the naïve young woman.

When Janie is sent to live among the Sioux, she is met by a proud native, as well as his sarcastic remarks and smirky grin.  She wants to hate him, but she needs him to survive on the reservation, where life is filled with hardship.  Beneath the hard exterior and demeaning words of the proud man lies a warrior with a heart of gold, but he will never allow the privileged young white woman to know the truth about him, or let down his guard in her presence, no matter how much she needs or wants him.  He has other intentions.

Excerpt:
“You want me to leave, don’t you?  You have done nothing but give me a hard time since I got here, with your paleface comments, your smirky grins, your blame, and your backward thinking that I can’t do anything.  You are a male chauvinist pig!”  Janie could see him clench and unclench his fists and she knew she had gotten to him.

He turned around, pulled her to him, and locked his legs around hers.  He placed his strong hands on her face and bent her head back.  “You have no idea what I am thinking.”

She stared at him, her face smooshed between his warm brown hands.  He towered over her and she felt as if she were shrinking by the second.  The blue eyes that stared up at him were kind with their sparkle and their naïve brilliance, and he wished he could build a protective shield around her and keep her for his own.

“Kevin?”

“What… what is it now, Janie?”

“My face is squished.”

He wrapped her long brown hair around one hand and gently kissed her parted lips.  He hadn’t meant for it to happen, but it had, and he didn’t want to stop.  He kissed her with passion, and in a way that was new to young Janie.  He couldn’t get enough of the woman whose skin was as white as snow.  When he felt the slender arms on his back, he held her closer.  When he finally found the strength to pry his lips from hers, he held her to his chest and kissed her neck.

Janie turned her head to breathe, and thought about how she had watched him sleeping earlier that day when she stopped at the door to his room.  He had worn absolutely nothing, with no blanket covering any part of him.  He was perfect… all of him.  His chest was broad, his stomach like a washboard, his legs as thick as tree trunks, and what lay between them was meant to be hers and no one else’s.  She had tiptoed quietly by, wishing she were not a virgin.

Unbroken by K. Lyn Kennedy can be found at Apple, Kobo, B&N, Google, and Amazon. K. Lyn’s website is: http://www.beautobeau.com.

March 3, 2017 Posted by | Apple, ebooks, first love, iBooks, interracial romance, love stories, sensual romance | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cowboy, Until You

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Cowboy, Until You
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Accustomed to the finer things that her daddy’s money can buy, Anya reluctantly agrees to a year on the family ranch, a rite of passage for heirs of the Brandywine fortune.  Expecting to be met by a driver in a limousine, she sees a pickup truck covered with dried mud.  The dirty vehicle reeks of manure, but one look at the sexy cowboy whose hands are on the wheel of the aromatic vehicle and Anya decides that a year away from the city may not be so bad.

Excerpt:
When Anya first arrived at the Brandywine Ranch, it was Dylan who was assigned to show and teach her all aspects of a working ranch.  He had volunteered for the job, a little too eagerly, once he had seen a photograph of the Brandywine princess.  Anya was beautiful, with long flowing locks of auburn hair and bright blue eyes.  But Dylan had no interest in anyone as young as Anya.  He was in his mid thirties, and a twenty-two year old woman from the city was not part of his life plan.  He preferred women of the region who knew how hard life on a ranch could be.  He was ready to settle down, but a spoiled little rich girl was not wife material to a man like him.

Anya arrived in a frilly bright sundress and white open toed sandals, and Dylan tried not to laugh when she attempted to wipe the dirt off the seat of his truck.  She finally gave up and sat down carefully, crossing her legs and holding her purse in her lap.

Dylan opened the door to his Montana home and waved Anya inside.  She stepped inside and looked around for the woman with whom she was supposed to live.

“Where is Debbie?”

“Change of plans, I’m afraid.  Debbie is home with her newborn baby.”

“I have to stay here alone?”

“Nah.  I’ll be here.”

Anya backed away as if she had been threatened with a gun to her head.

“Honey, there are two bedrooms, and I’ll be out of here in the morning before your pretty blue eyes see the light of day.”

Anya managed a slight smile, but she stood as still as a statue as Dylan brought her bags inside and placed them in the front bedroom.

“All set.  My room is way back there.”  He pointed toward the back of the cabin past the kitchen.

As soon as Dylan turned his back, Anya scampered to the little room and closed the door.

The first morning on the ranch Anya was awakened at 5:00 in the morning, which was in stark contrast to her usual 10:00 in the morning.  She looked at Dylan through half opened eyes.  “Are you crazy?”

“Nope.  I will see you outside in ten minutes.”

Anya placed her feet on the cold floor.  “It’s dark outside,” she whined, but Dylan was already gone.

“Cowboy, Until You,” contemporary romance by K. Lyn, is available at B&N, Kobo, Apple, All Romance ebooks, and Amazon. Website: http://www.beautobeau.com.

October 7, 2016 Posted by | cowboys, ebooks, sensual romance | , | Leave a comment

King Coal

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King Coal
Contemporary Romance
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Michael Cartwright has made billions in the oil industry, but he never passes on an opportunity to make more.  His latest venture takes him to Appalachia… coal country… where he meets Jenny, a sweet waitress who he can’t help but fall in love with.  But can a girl far removed from the glamorous life that Michael has carved out for himself adjust to life in his world… and is it fair to ask her to?

Excerpt:
Jenny turned and started to walk away but Michael pulled her back with an arm around her waist.  He slowly raised his hands and gently touched her smooth young face.  He wanted to kiss her slightly parted lips, but he feared rejection from the sweet innocent woman.  He knew that he had to kiss her, though, or he would regret it.  He held her tightly and ran his tongue along her parted lips.  He pressed his lips to hers and kissed her the way that Jenny had been dying to be kissed.  It was her first kiss with someone as mature and worldly as Michael.  She kissed him, her mouth opening in a passionate response, and she imagined him being her first lover.  Then she stopped and pulled back.  What had she done?  She didn’t want this beautiful stranger to think she was easy.

Michael continued to hold her as she tried to pull away.  “Jenny?”

“I can’t, I’m sorry.”  She started to walk away but Michael held her arm.  “What are you afraid of?”  A backward glance from her showed hurt in the young woman’s eyes.  “I’m not fancy like you.  I’m a coal miner’s daughter.  I’m nothing special.”

“King Coal,” contemporary romance by K. Lyn, is available from Apple, B&N, Kobo, All Romance ebooks, and Amazon. Website: http://www.beautobeau.com.

October 7, 2016 Posted by | ebooks, love stories, sweet romance | , | Leave a comment