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.

Buy this humor filled, action packed, murder mystery/love story today! Available at Amazon, B&N, Google, Apple, and Kobo.

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

Inside the Wagon

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It started with a simple game…
Now the man who lay there like a god was her husband.
His father was ruthless, and she feared her husband would be just like him.
But she had no idea what awaited her inside his wagon.

Excerpt:
“A word of wisdom for you, Luca,” she said. “In marriage, patience will be your best friend. Patience grows love and understanding. Quick pleasure leaves anger and resentment.”

It took Luca a moment to understand what she meant. She spoke of their wedding night, of their time in bed together. He frowned at her, uncertain of what to say. Virgins were new territory to him. The only carnal pleasure he had received in the past was from the well worn bodies of prostitutes.

“I understand,” he said.

“Good,” Jaelle said.

In another part of the world, Annie sat in her room and stared at herself in the mirror. She could still hear her father’s words from when she was a child. He had called her an unwanted child because she had been orphaned and left on their doorstep. She was not quite noble, yet not lower-class, but nonetheless the daughter of a nobleman simply because of the man who had adopted her. If she had been left on the doorstep of a pauper, she would have been shipped off to the circus or hung.

Soon… she would be the wife of a man she had never met!

Inside the Wagon can be found at Google Books, B&N, Kobo, Apple, and Amazon. Click to Purchase from B&N.

 

April 18, 2018 Posted by | arranged marriage, erotic romance, gypsies, historical romance, iBooks, iBookstores, love stories, sensual romance, sexy reads | , , , , | Leave a 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