The painting’s compelling blue eyes drew him in. No matter how he tried, he couldn’t escape the portrait’s fascination. Or those beautiful eyes. They couldn’t possibly belong to a killer. But according to all in this small Alabama town, that’s exactly what the gorgeous man on canvas was.
Former police detective David Schaeffer never expected his inherited mansion to come with its very own ghost. And certainly not handsome, mischievous Brian Terhune, chained to his family home, accused of a horrific double murder he didn’t commit. The fascinating man in the portrait.
When his ghost proves to be not just a pretty face on canvas but a wonderful, sensitive man, that fascination turns to passionate love. Deeply enamored, David vows to clear his adored Brian’s name, wading through a fifty-years-cold web of hate and suspicion.
But clearing Brian comes at a price. Acknowledged as innocent, Brian will be freed, able to pass over to the peaceful rest he deserves. Breaking Brian’s shackles could very well break David’s heart.
Genres: Gay / Paranormal / Ghosts / Hauntings / Mystery / Detective / Romantic Comedy / BDSM (Light) / Exhibitionism / Public Places / Series
Heat Level: 2
Length: Novel (67k words / 180 paperback pages)
Read an excerpt HERE.
4 Nymphs! – “I thoroughly enjoyed Portrait of a Kiss by TD McKinney and Terry Wylis. The main characters are drawn to each other from the very beginning and have a definite chemistry. With the aid of some excellent secondary characters, the writers were able to weave humor in a story that deals with a very gruesome crime. I loved the scenes between David and Brian when they forgot about the other people around them and the fact that they could not see or hear Brian. You will need to keep a box of tissue next to you however as this does have some intense `tear jerker’ moments. You will not regret picking up this book.” — Critter Nymph,Literary Nymphs Reviews Only
4.5 Stars! – Portrait of a Kiss Has It All “This story unfolds with rich southern charm, thick and heavy with romance and mystery, love and loss and humor, and tragedy tempered by hope. The characters are very fully drawn and as the town around David and Brian starts to shed its prejudice and warms up to David, and as the truth starts coming out little by little, Brian too, what’s revealed is a an old southern lady full up with unique secondary characters that are quintessentially “small town” – with all the quirks and harmless oddities and charms. … a highly recommended read.” — Tracy “Book Junkie”, Amazon.com customer review
“5 Stars!…Reader caution–read this novel with a box of Kleenex. I cried tears of love, tears of grief, tears of joy, copiously. This is a wonderful story which will tug your heartstrings and transport you through the toils of grief into the beauty of hope and faith in the eternal transforming power of love.“–Frost’s Fancy, Rainbow Reviews