5 Stars, Kink/Taboo, Liberty Lace, Reviewed by Lynn, Wilde City Press

Review: Entwined by Liberty Lace

Title: Entwined

Author: Liberty Lace

Publisher: Wilde City Press

Pages/Word Count: 45 Pages

At a Glance: I loved the way the author presented this story.

Reviewed By: Lynn

Blurb: There’s something that twins Tobias and Thomas Whitmore never intended to tell their family—the fact that they’re gay and in love with each other, and have been for as long as they can remember. But these two brothers are about to discover that secrets run in their family. For on a weekend in Montauk to celebrate their grandmother’s 80th birthday, one spilled secret leads to another, and before long, the tragedies of the past, the uncertainties of the present, and the uncharted path of the future will collide… and change this family forever.

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Review: Twin brothers Thomas and Tobias have been keeping a secret from their family: they love each other and have been lovers since high school. With the family getting together for their Grandmother’s 80th birthday, it may not be a secret anymore.

I know for some people twincest stories have that “ick” factor. For me, it seems like a natural occurrence. Twins usually have a special bond unlike any other. They’re almost like one person in two different bodies. I think that’s why, for me, it’s not a big deal. Love is love, right?

I loved the way the author presented this story. Besides the fact that we have twin brothers in love with each other, we have a family coming together for a milestone birthday. As we all know, family sometimes equals drama, and this was no exception. From the stepmother nobody likes, to the father with an illness he doesn’t want anyone to know about, to their supportive sister, to the grandmother revealing a very beautiful but heartbreaking story about her late husband, everything led up to the climax of the story. Now, I’m not going to go into details on how the twins were found out, or what the family’s reactions were; it will only give away spoilers. You’re just going to have to read it to find out.

I will say this, though; this was a little different than most twincest stories. Why? There’s no shame, no wondering if they’re doing something wrong. It’s definitely love in the truest, purest form. These brother’s accepted the feelings they have for one another and never looked back. I think the author did an amazing job in getting that fact across to the readers.

I don’t know if the author has plans to expand this story into a novel, but let me just tell ya, it would be an amazing tale. I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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Review: When a Twin Peeks by Liberty Lace

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Title: When a Twin Peeks

Author: Liberty Lace

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 10000 Words

At a Glance: This is my second time reading this author. I have to say, I’m liking her style.

Reviewed By: Lynn

Blurb: Scott Tate has a problem. When his twin brother Sawyer calls and asks to crash at Scott’s place for a few days, Scott has no idea that the feelings he has for his brother would surface so quickly. But a forbidden desire this strong cannot be controlled.

Now, after spending most of his life pushing Sawyer away for fear of showing his true feelings, Scott is faced with the toughest decision of his life—either admit to his twin that he’s in love with him… or ask Sawyer to leave for good.

When the world tells you that the love you feel is wrong… can two men find the courage to make it right?

Warning: This Book Contains Consensual and Explicit Sexual Activity between Twin Brothers

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Review: So, this is my second time reading this author. I have to say, I’m liking her style. I usually go for the longer reads – I tend to like a lot of meat (no pun intended) in my stories – but I’m really enjoying Ms. Lace’s novellas.

This is a twincest story and may not be for everyone, so please read the blurb carefully to know what you’re getting yourself into. You have been warned.

What I like most about these taboo stories is the understanding behind the characters. I like going through the process with them; the confusion they go through when they realize they love their sibling more than is socially acceptable. Typically, shorter stories don’t let us see that process, so it feels as though we’re missing a big chunk, but that isn’t the case with When a Twin Peeks. This author knows how to get a full story in with very few words. I loved it.

The brothers in this story are Sawyer and Scott. One’s a fireman and the other a doctor. One keeps the other at a distance because of his feelings. The other comes back after his divorce to the only person that matters, his brother. The story is told through Scott’s POV. We are privy to his escalating emotions and anxiety over having his brother in such close proximity. How will he ever get through this without letting on how he really feels?

I felt the author did a great job in conveying Scott’s feelings for Sawyer. She does this with a lot of inner dialogue, which translated into him being flustered every time he talked to or was around Sawyer. It felt genuine and sincere and charming. When Scott finally comes clean to Sawyer, Sawyer shuts him up in the best way possible; that was with true emotion, it was real, and I felt it.

I also enjoyed the sprigs of humor throughout the book. It kept the tone light, where otherwise the story would’ve been too serious and heavy. Kudos to the author for keeping it on the bright side.

Oh, and that mess at the end…uh oh. I like drama and action, but I think we could’ve had a more appropriate ending for our two men. Just saying.

So again I say this; not reading a certain sub-genre because it may make you uncomfortable is your prerogative. But wow, you’re really missing out.

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Guest Post and Review: The Secrets of a Twin by Liberty Lace

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The Novel Approach is pleased to welcome author Liberty Lace today to talk a bit about taboo storytelling, censorship and breaking the rules. After Liberty’s article, you’ll also find Lynn’s review of The Secrets of a Twin, a book that was banned by Amazon and has since been modified slightly and released under a new title to accommodate Amazon’s content policies. You’ll find links to both this and The Secrets of His Stepbrother there.

And now, here’s Liberty.

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LIBERTY TO READ WHAT YOU LIKE

Good morning, afternoon and evening wherever you are in the world. My name is Liberty Lace, I’m the author of several short stories and novellas dealing with Stepbrothers, Cousins and God-forbid… (yes, it’s time to put your sweet children or your dear old mother to bed, depending on your circumstances)… Twins and Triplets. I’m not the first to take a dip into these dark waters, I’m not the first to take a bite out of this forbidden fruit. Some of my favorite M/M authors have tread where angels fear to go, as have many readers. And the interesting thing is, once you go Twin, you’ll want all the way In! But I’m getting ahead of myself… let me begin again.

My name is Liberty Lace and I like reading and writing fiction that breaks rules. Why? Because I like to see what characters will do when they’re scared or reckless or forced to confront fears that not even society is willing to face. Why? Because I never know what the outcome will be, I never know how those characters will react, and I always wonder how I would respond in such circumstances. Alfred Hitchcock’s films were famous for putting ordinary people in extraordinary situations. I think “twincest” stories are very much akin to this. The story begins. Societal rules are broken. How will the characters react to their feelings and actions? How will the story unfold? It’s intriguing, no?

Certainly I understand that for some readers there’s an “ick” factor. For some readers, taboo means taboo. That’s okay, I’m not here to convert you… not unless your sense of curiosity tells you otherwise. Rest assured, this is all just fiction. It’s escapism. It’s fantasy. It’s a couple of handsome models on the cover of a book. And yet, there is something more. Twincest involves stepping into uncharted territory. It involves taking on a brave new world where angst and obstacles come from a completely new place. It wasn’t so long ago that M/M romance was the pioneer treading into that brave new world. I’m not saying that Twincest and Gay Romance are the same, they’re not. But I do believe they both break ground in terms of creating characters that need to overcome both internal and external fears and doubts, and they both demand MCs that must find the strength within to become who they want to be and love whom they want to love. As one of my characters says in my book Twins Entwined: ‘We don’t get to choose who we love. But what we do get, is the choice to deny ourselves that love… or to love with all our heart and not let anyone stand in the way. Be brave. Fight for your happiness, otherwise everyone ends up with a broken heart.’

That quote comes from the matriarch of a family in crisis when they learn that the adult twins in the family are in love. How will the different members of the family react? Well, in the end, that comes down to their own experiences and struggles with love and life and their own sense of self. That, my friends, is a universal struggle we all face… almost every day of our lives.

It was only recently that I began writing Twincest stories. I self-published them on Amazon. Immediately my sales spiked and I realized there was an insatiable market for this genre. Why? Because fans of this genre are starved for content, because Amazon bans every Twincest title they can… which is exactly what happened to my books the day after they were published. An internet troll (for want of a better term!) found my books and reported them to Amazon, then went on Facebook and bragged about having me kicked off Kindle. Did it hurt? Yes. Did it make me angry? Hell, yes. Did it defeat me? At first it did. I submitted to Amazon’s guidelines and changed two of my stories to meet their demands. I changed twins to stepbrothers. But I didn’t let go of the original stories I’d written. In fact, Amazon’s blanket-rule censorship made me more determined than ever to write within this genre. I started my own store at payhip.com/libertylace knowing that I’d lost all of Amazon’s marketing power, yet at the same time shaking that Goliath off my back with pride and relief. In less than 24 hours on Amazon I saw the demand for this genre. I saw that people loved reading what I loved writing. And it lit a fire in me to write more and more and more, until someday this genre is so popular that Amazon will realize that readers should be allowed to choose what they read for themselves, rather than be told what they can and can’t read by a corporate giant.

My name is Liberty Lace, and I believe that readers should have the liberty to read what they like. I don’t mind at all if you don’t want to read my books… but when it comes to an online company censoring a genre of romance and stopping readers from reading what they choose to read… then yes, I do mind. I mind a lot.

Thank you for reading my post, and thank you to the lovely Lisa for allowing me to post it.

Liberty x

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The Secrets of a TwinTitle: The Secrets of a Twin (Forbidden Glades: Book One)

Author: Liberty Lace

Publisher: Self-Published

Pages/Word Count: 47 Pages

At a Glance: This author delivered in more ways than one. I’ll definitely be reading more of her stories.

Reviewed By: Lynn

Blurb: Tristan Rose has never seen eye-to-eye with his twin brother Thaddeus. Growing up together, the pair thrived on being the bane of each other’s existence. Estranged for the past ten years, Tristan and Thad both knew that only a tragedy would reunite them. And so, when news comes of their parents’ deaths in a light plane crash in Bermuda, destiny forces the twins back into each other’s lives.

However, what was supposed to be a brief reunion to bury their parents, becomes a trial that will test their tolerance and willingness to compromise when the twins discover their parents’ last wish is for Tristan and Thad to make peace with each other and live together for the duration of one year in the guesthouse of Forbidden Glades, the family’s plantation mansion deep in the heart of Louisiana.

And while Tristan is initially willing to live in the same house as his twin… discovering Thad’s secrets and long-hidden desires is something that will unravel everything Tristan has ever known, not only about Thad… but about himself.

As the long, hot year begins to unfold, the breeze of the bayous will blow back the Spanish moss like curtains to reveal a love so dangerous, so scandalous, so taboo, it could only belong in Forbidden Glades.

Warning: This Book Contains Consensual and Explicit Sexual Activity between Twin Brothers

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Review: I’ve never read this author before, so I went into this not knowing what to expect. Having said that, I have read twincest before, so I knew what my expectations were. This author delivered in more ways than one. I’ll definitely be reading more of her stories. I know the sub-genre of twincest isn’t for everyone, but if I could recommend a starter book for those who want to get their feet wet, The Secrets of a Twin would be the one I’d pick.

With some backstory of their lives as children, and then continuing into adulthood, we really got a sense of Tristan and Thad’s relationship with one another. I loved how the author was precise and to the point with her words. Every word written had a purpose and moved the story along seamlessly. I really like the way the author handled the scenes in this story. From the flashbacks to the death of the parents to Thad and Tristin coming together, there wasn’t a moment that I felt I was missing something. It was a well-rounded, nicely told story.

The premise itself isn’t new: untimely death of parents bringing estranged siblings together, we’ve read it before. What I think is unique about this story is Thad and Tristan. To me, it just felt like a natural progression these two would take, and I credit the author for giving us that distinction through words and actions. They are likable characters who were a little lost in life. Coming back together for the reading of their parents’ will let them discover what they’ve been missing all along—each other—which was beautiful.

With all that being said, there is a little mystery with Thad. I know we don’t know his whole story, especially with that ending. I’m not going to give any spoilers away, but I think we’re in for a real treat in book two. I can’t wait.

Now, I know some will shy away from reading this because of the twincest and taboo tags, but I would highly recommend this one to start with. Broaden your horizons a little bit, people!

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A Review Double Header – Lynn Kelling’s “Twin Ties” Books One And Two


“The only journey is the one within.” ― Rainer Maria Rilke



Title: My Brother’s Love (Twin Ties, #1)

Author: Lynn Kelling

Publisher: Fantastic Fiction Publishing

Pages/Word Count: 267 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: What happens when two different sets of identical twins fall in love with the other? Growing up gay in a small town with no mother, Evan Savage learned the hard way to cherish his secrets above all else. Now he’s eighteen, not even his father can hurt him anymore. When his long-lost twin brother Brennan shows up out of nowhere looking for a new home, Evan’s world, and his very identity, comes crashing down around him all over again. Evan’s twin, Brennan, is searching for a sense of connection after their mother’s death. Together, frustrated and reckless, anonymous sexual encounters are just the first step on a journey of self-discovery for both Evan and Brennan, when the two meet Alek and Luka, another set of twins whose love leads them to find in each other things they never knew they had lost…and lures them all into danger.
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