The Bookshelf of KC Kendricks and Rayne Forrest

Welcome to my bookshelf!

My bookshelf will always be a work in progress. New books will be posted, old books retired for a bit of updating, or maybe I'll make a new cover that looks less dated. Every day is a new adventure, and I'm always thinking of new and better ways of presenting my books. 
Enjoy!
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Ian Coulter, Private Investigator. An ex-cop with a threat hanging over his head.
Rick Mohr, undercover. An FBI agent with a mole in his department 
who threatens to expose him.
 
Ian and Rick join forces and Ian unexpectedly finds himself somewhere he 
never envisioned - in a relationship. It's not all smooth sailing for Ian and Rick. 
Blending their lives together takes a lot of hard work but they know it's worth it. 

If you like your romance to have some gritty relationship reality, 
then Ian and Rick are the couple for you.

This is a five-book story arc and is best read in the order below.
















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Shapeshifters. They're an urban legend, right?
That's what Lieutenant Fallon Roxbury believes until he meets a young man called Sundown
 who checks every box of what Fallon finds attractive in a lover.
There's just this one little thing Sundown claims that's a little strange - 
he's not exactly human. 

If you like your romance with a touch of the other-worldly and a glimmer of the paranormal with a dash of science fiction for seasoning, this five-book story arc is for you. 

The Sundown Saga is best enjoyed when read in this order.













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From St. Lucia to Ocracoke Island, what brings lovers together 
is as constant and as ever-changing as the sea.

Each story in the Southern Cross series stands alone, but the characters introduced in Netting Neptune have cameos in subsequent stories. For those who like to read a "series" or a "collection" in the order in which it was written, follow the order laid out below.

And no - the sea god reference has nothing to do with fantasy romance. 
These are contemporary stories.
















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I didn't set out to write a series, and this is not a "series" in the strictest usage of the word. I prefer to call it a collection. I set out to write a story that included a main character who had a long history with his friends. It was a short step from the original concept to a collection of 
stand-alone books all set in Marionville and all connected by friendship. Of course, being friends and once introduced, the characters tend to pop up in subsequent stories. 

If you'd like to read these stories in the order in which they were written, just follow the way they are listed here. Will there be more Marionville stories? I'm not sure, but I am connecting the characters in the  Centerville Muscle collection to the town of Marionville in a few small ways. To me, the characters feel more alive when they have a community and a wider family. - KC

A Hard Habit to Break

Open Roads

What You Don't Confess

Your Whisper in the Dark

A Cat Named Hercules

Leather Jackets

Station to Station

Dreams to Sell

The Right Brew

Where There's Smoke

                             Bourbon and Blues

                   Twice Removed From Yesterday


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Centerville Muscle

I love muscle cars. 

I always envisioned Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted to be the start of a series. I didn't think it would take this long to get it going, but life, death, pandemic...

Now that I have the series started, I've no clue where it may end, but I can tell you some of my all-time favorite cars, and some true classics, will land on the pages. 


Bored, Stroked and Blueprinted

Memphis

July Heat (coming soon)


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Levi & Stacy

Levi and Stacy hold a special place in the booklist. Shining Victory is written from Stacy's point of view. No One But You is from Levi's. It has long been the plan to write another segment from Stacy's pov, but fear of mucking it up has thus far prevailed. 
Do not abandon hope. It may yet happen.


                                              Shining Victory                    No One But You


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(KC's alter ego)

Before I started to write as KC Kendricks, I wrote under the pen name of Rayne Forrest. Publishing was different at the turn of the millennium with epublishing taking off and before the rise of the independent author. I wrote more traditional romance because that's what publishers wanted. I saw the m/m (slash) genre start to take off and since 
I enjoyed reading m/m, decided to write a couple of stories.
 But should I publish them under the Rayne Forrest brand?

The prevailing wisdom was no, I should not. Rayne Forrest's "brand" 
was not m/m, and KC Kendricks came into being. I never expected to eclipse the success of Rayne with KC, but that is what happened. 

The Rayne Forrest books are near and dear to my heart. I could shutter them, 
but having them available to readers is the better option.
 I hope you'll find a story among them that speaks to you. Enjoy!

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The Singles

These stories are stand-alone stories and not part of a series or collection.





Kyle isn’t a voyeur, but when his sexy neighbor 
forgets to close his curtains, he finds it difficult to look away.







After he falls off a ladder, Chris tapes a “help wanted” sign on the door and hopes it will attract the right person. 






The sparks fly when Paul and Lee reunite, fulfilling long-denied dreams for both men. But passion isn’t a pledge, and it takes more than promises made in the dark to forge a shared future between two lonely hearts...








Laird Bennett accepts a friend’s invitation for a vacation with his eyes wide open. His buddy is pimping for him - in a sneaky sort of way. Why else set up his business meeting in Palm Springs the week of the annual White Party and ask Laird to go along?








When Calvin Lawson rolls back into town, Emory Fleming is stunned. The old pal he worked with at the Time kept a big secret - he’s gay. All the fantasies Emory had as a teenager about Calvin suddenly become real as he and Calvin reconnect and quickly become lovers.






Andy thinks he’s seen it all living in the Big Apple, but what he spies through Ben’s window is something that can only be enjoyed by the eye of the beholder... 





Evan also never expected to meet someone like Brody. Now Brody wants to change the rules, and Evan decides he’ll give Brody one more night to convince him to stay...






Riley O’Shea kissed his partner goodbye at the beginning of a normal day only to have Joe disappear without a word. Riley’s worried but after a greeting card arrives with a date and flight number inside, Riley claims the ticket and boards a plane to Chicago. It’s the only way to get the answers he needs – and lots of reunion sex.








In a single heart-stopping moment, Garrett is forced to a decision that risks Oliver’s life – one that could forever end their highway nights.






As the mercury rises, Harrison and Leo’s friendly buddy arrangement heats up. When hot August comes to Westfall, they discover home is more than where a man hangs his hat. It’s where he gives his heart.








Kentucky 98 Proof
Boone Mosely is Kentucky born and bred. Following in his uncle’s footsteps, Boone’s in his second term as sheriff of Four Points. He takes the job seriously and doesn’t suffer fools - or crime - in his town. But this time Boone has a whole new brand of trouble to deal with and there’s only one course of action open to him, and it leads straight into Vic Carter's arms.




With a little help from some four-footed friends Preston gets 
the opening he needs to show Jordan the past is forgotten, and their spark is stronger than ever. 







(previously released as Chain Lightning)
Returning to the Big Apple, Eli takes up residence in his old apartment. An evening walk turns deadly when he's attacked by a being reeking of pure evil. He barely escapes with his life - thanks to a stranger named Rio who is just like him – able to shift shape. 







One kiss is all it takes to send Micah and Jonas on a collision course, and when bodies collide, the friction gets hot... 









Bodhi introduces himself and welcomes the newest resident in the house he built a century ago. This one Bodhi likes, and he’s determined he and Tanner will coexist in harmony.
(Bodhi just happens to be a ghost.)







Regan sets out to find the truth of what happened that night at the Bar RC. He’s sure Wythe is innocent, and he’s just as sure he has no business getting involved with the boss’s son.







Sam Breeden is a highly skilled operative known as SABRE. Genetically engineered, Sam is very good at what he does, but his propensity to act on the truth, and not his orders. The man called Absinthe holds the key to Sam’s past. He inserts himself into Sam’s orbit – and bed – with the intent to lead Sam to the truth.




Asher's not the man Nick Light expected to find behind the camera. Asher knows he'll have to convince Nick they belong together, but he has an edge. Because if there’s one thing Nick can’t resist, it’s a man with a talent for seducing light.







When Nate’s job abruptly calls him away, JD realizes his mistake. He hasn’t given his summer lover a fair chance. Now he has to convince Nate he’ll be waiting when Nate returns - if Nate still wants him. 







When Donovan “Van” MacKenzie signs on for the new show, Shane grabs the chance to have a summer fling with his big-screen idol, refusing to allow Van’s past to intrude. 








A 2008 Amber Heat Wave Winner
Dalton makes Reed tingle in all the right places.
 Now Reed’s ready to answer the question that’s haunted his 
every failed relationship. Is he really gay?





Jubal’s surprise at having a suitor develops into a growing affection for Ellis, one clouded with old fears. Fate ripped one lover from his arms, and now Ellis is in the line of fire. Jubal’s courage can protect Ellis, but is it powerful enough to love him?







How the ghost came to live in at the B&B is a mystery Michael and Colin need to solve. It’s the only way for their resident spirit to get justice and to find eternal rest. Until they can unearth the murderer, the ghost at the bed and breakfast is a permanent guest.





Edan won’t abandon his quest to find if what’s written on an ancient scroll is true. Del can’t forget seeing another man in Edan’s arms –
 even if it was a setup. 







Asa can’t believe he’s found Ford again, so why is he angry with himself? Could it be because Ford walked out on him without a word seventeen years ago and he did nothing to stop him? Asa’s sure of only one thing – Fate just handed him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to win back Ford. 








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