Out on the Serve is Here!


Out on the Serve, Book 7, in my Out in College series, is out now! Temporary roommates, one neat, one messy…both just looking for a little summer fun. This story belongs to Elliot and Braden…and volleyball! Elliot is a good-natured jock who’s never as organized as he should be while Braden is a perfectionist who hates getting anything wrong. And falling for your roommate isn’t right. Or is it? Going from friends to lovers is risky business. They could end up out on the serve…or they could win it all. Coming late June/early July.

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Blurb for Out on the Serve

Roommates to friends to lovers… 


I need a roommate fast. Even a temporary one. Beggars can’t be choosers. Going pro after graduation has been intense, and time is precious. Thankfully, Braden seems cool. He’s a little quirky…and very sexy. Of course, I would never get involved with a roommate. That’s a bad idea. Isn’t it?


Moving to Long Beach seems like a no brainer. It’ll be a perfect chance to wind down before grad school and a nice respite from my folks. Plus, my new roommate is a great guy. A little messy, but sweet. Gotta admit, I like him more than I should. And we’re off to a strange start when a mutual friend hooks me up with his ex. Elliot’s the one I want, but going from friends to lovers is a risk. We could end up out on the serve…or we could win it all.

Out on the Serve is a low-angst MM, bisexual romance starring two roommates, one neat, one messy, beach volleyball, a lot of sand, and a little summer fun. This story is part of the Out in College series but can be read as a stand-alone. 

Also, be sure to check out Books 1-6 in my Out in College series, Out in the Deep, Out in the End Zone, Out in the Offense, Out in the Field , Out on the Ice, and Out in Spring. And my other series too…Starting From, Leaning Into, A Kind of Stories, Better Than, Right & Wrong, and A Way with Stories.

Out in Spring: Book 6, in Out in College is available in Amazon KU (ebook and audiobook)

Out on the Ice: Book 5 in Out in College is available in Amazon KU (ebook, paperback, and audiobook)

Out in the Field: Book 4 in Out in College is available in Amazon KU (ebook, paperback, and audiobook) 

Out in the Offense: Book 3 in Out in College is available in Amazon KU (ebook, paperback, and audiobook) 


Out in the End Zone: Book 2 in Out in College is available on Amazon KU (ebook and paperback, and audiobook)

Out in the Deep: Book 1 in Out in College is available on Amazon KU (ebook, paperback, and audiobook)OutInTheDeep-600x900










Better Than Beginnings, A Better Than Good Short Story Collection is here now! This collection of short stories follows Matt and Aaron from Better Than Good...after the story ends. The writer in me couldn’t let go of Matt and Aaron. If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember a few weekly installments that I posted here on my blog over the years. They were snippets from their lives that highlighted anything from major life events to silly conversations while brushing their teeth or loading a dishwasher. LOL I’m thrilled to share this edited and expanded compilation of shorts following the boys through various holidays, Pride, birthday celebrations and yes…an engagement and a wedding. The romantic in me insists that the real love story begins after the first “I love you”.

**Now available at all ebook retailers! (Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, Barnes & Noble…)

Other Books by Lane Hayes-

 Stick To The Script  is Book 13 in the multi-author series, Ace’s Wild written for charity. This short story has an element of mild kink and a ton of romance. I’m looking forward to writing more of Wyatt and Jamie’s story in 2020! (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo & iBooks!)


Starting From Scratch, Book 2 in my new rock and roll series is out now and available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo & iBooks (ebook and paperback, and audiobook). Book 3 will here spring 2020!









Book 1 in my new rock and rock story starts with a love song.  Starting From Zero is available in Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo & iTunes (ebook and paperback, and audiobook). 



Leaning Into Forever: Book 7 in Leaning Into Stories is available on Amazon KU (ebook, paperback and audiobook)


Leaning Into the Look, Book 6 in Leaning Into Stories is available on Amazon KU.  (ebook, paperback and audiobook)


Leaning Into A Wish, Book 5 in Leaning Into Stories is available on Amazon KU. (This title is a holiday novella and will be available in ebook format and audiobook)


Leaning Into Touch, Book 4 in Leaning Into Stories is available on Amazon KU (ebook, paperback and audiobook)


Leaning Into the Fall, Book 3 in Leaning Into Stories is available at Amazon KU  (ebook, paperback, audiobook) 

*1st Place Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Awards for Best MM Contemporary Erotic Romance


Leaning Into Always, Book 2 Leaning Into Stories is available at Amazon KU. This short story is also available in paperback form in a 2-for-1 bundle with Leaning Into Love. These two books feature Eric and Zane. *ALSO available in audiobook


Leaning Into Love, Book 1 in Leaning Into Stories is available at Amazon KU (ebook and audiobook, and paperback!)


A Kind of Home, Book 4 in A Kind of Stories series (ebook, paperback and audio)


A Kind of Honesty, Book 3 in A Kind of Stories series (available in ebook, paperback and audio)

*2nd Place Winner of the 2017 Rainbow Awards for Best MM Contemporary Erotic Romance


A Kind of Romance, Book 2 in A Kind of Stories series (ebook, paperback & audio)

*1st Place Winner of the 2016 Rainbow Awards for Best MM Contemporary Erotic Romance


A Kind of Truth, Book 1 in A Kind of Stories series (ebook, paperback & audio)  

*3rd Place Winner of the 2016  Rainbow Awards for Best MM Contemporary Erotic Romance


Better Than Safe, Book 4 in Better Than Stories is available at Amazon 


Better Than Friends, Book 3 in Better Than Stories (Ebook, Paperback & Audio)



Better Than Chance, Book 2 Better Than Stories (Ebook, Paperback & Audio)


Amazon Better Than Good, Book 1 Better Than Stories (Ebook, Paperback & Audio)



And the Right & Wrong Stories series, featuring:

The Right Time, Book 3 in Right & Wrong Stories (Ebook, Paperback & Audio)



The Wrong Man, Book 2 in Right & Wrong Stories (Ebook, Paperback & Audio)

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The Right Time, Book 1 in Right & Wrong Stories (Ebook, Paperback & Audio)



A Way with Words, Book 1 and A Way with You, Book 2 (Ebook Only- Coming soon to Audio!)


53 thoughts on “Out on the Serve is Here!

    • Thank you! That actually means a lot to me coming from you! I’ve read all of your books and loved them! (blushing as I write) A few of my friends’ kids are coxswains or rowers for our local aquatics center, so the settings alone made me smile.

  1. I Love both of your books and seriously can not wait for the next one. I’m also happy that Better than Good was released on Audiobook and hope that Jay’s story will be also. It would be do cool if Peter’s proposal to Jay was released as a short story. It’d be cool to see Jay’s reaction..:) Take care.

    • Thank you Melanie! Great idea for a short story. I’ve toying around with an idea for another in the Better Than series. It’s so hard to let them go. Better Than Friends will be out in June! Hope you enjoy! Lane xo

      • So excited for Better Than Friends in June and cannot wait for the pre-order link. Love Peter and Jay, but Aaron and Matty will always hold a special place in my heart. Love Aaron so much and any chance to hear about more of the four of the guys is a bonus I will buy and cherish.

  2. Thank you Abby! Me too. I’m very excited for this release. All the boys are in it… so yes, lots of Matt and Aaron! Less than 2 months till launch… 🙂 Lane xo

    • Cannot wait love your writing. Do you have a release date? I am stalking dreampress waiting for pre-order so I can count the days. Best of luck on your current writing, I know it will be brilliant

  3. I have a hunch it will be the 3rd week in June, but I still don’t have an exact date. I’ll keep you posted the moment it goes on pre-order! Thank you for your kind words. I can’t wait for you to read Better Than Friends! Lane xo

    • I woke up this morning to your blog update with the amazing news and immediately logged on to dreampress to pre-order. I love your books and cannot wait to read more about the boys. Counting the days

  4. Hi Lane. Just finished and I loved it as much as the other two. Is there going to be another book in the series? Thanks

  5. Just finished reading Better than Friends, and it was all I was hoping for and more. You are an amazing story teller and can bring stories to life and make us fall in love and feel as though we know them. Love all six of the guys making it a treat to have Aaron and Matty play a big part in Jack and Curt’s story. Thank you and cannot wait for your next book as you are an automatic buy for me.

  6. Thank you Abby! I’m so glad you enjoyed Curt & Jack’s story too 🙂 Look for a brand new series in the fall. Hopefully you’ll love the new guys just as much! xo Lane

  7. Hi Lane! I absolutely loved the first two books in this series and can’t wait to get to this one. I listen to them on audiobook since I have long commute to work. Do you have any idea when (or if) this will be available in that format?

    • Thank you so much! Better Than Friends should be available in audiobook format sometime in late October or early November. My amazing narrator, Tyler Stevens, told me he began working on it in August.:-) Thank you for your feedback! Can’t wait to hear what you think of the next one! Lane xo

    • Wow! Huge compliment! I’m working on the 3rd book in my next series now (book 1 will be out in early Dec) and then I’ll be working on #4 in the Better Than series. So glad you enjoyed them.:-) Look for The Right Words in December! Lane xo

  8. Lane, thank you for your beautiful story The Wrong Man! I loved the story, the characters (every time Jakes’s physical appearance was described I drooled!), not to mention the wonder dog, Mack. And your “bedroom” scenes are off the charts sexy. I finished the book while recouping in the hospital so it was the PERFECT distraction! Looking forward to the 3rd in the series!

    • Thank you so much Kris! I’m thrilled you enjoyed their story…and glad to provide a “happy” distraction while you were in the hospital! Yikes! Hope you’re feeling better. Look for Alex’s story this summer 🙂

  9. I can’t wait to read another story about Eric and Zane. I am in love with the Leaning Into Love short story, and I so excited for the book!

    • Thank you Deseree! I’ll probably release a free short here on my blog before the release of the first book in the new series. Be sure to check in for details in December/January. ❤

  10. \Leaning Into the Fall is available now on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, iTunes and Scrib’d!\ What about Smashwords or Google Play ?

    • Hi Mindy- Thank you so much for your inquiry. I’m actually just about to launch an ARC review team. I’m not sure if you’re a member of my FB group, Lane’s Lovers but the info regarding the ARC group will be posted there sometime this week. Please come by and check it out. Thanks! Lane xo

  11. Hi there! I’d love to read the “A Way With” books but they don’t seem to be available in Canada. Any chance that will happen soon?

    • Unfortunately, A Way with You is a Kindle Worlds book and is only available in the US. Someone posted instructions on how to temporarily join US Amazon to make a purchase on my FB readers’ group, Lane’s Lovers. I’m also doing a giveaway for international readers today too so be sure to stop by. Thank you! Lane xo

  12. I’ve just reread Better Than Good for what must be the tenth time, and was delighted to find the short-stories about everyone’s favorite couple; Aaron and Matt.
    Thank you so much for them. All the other books are fantastic too, but I can’t say goodbye to Matt and Aaron – do you know if you might write any more about them? Maybe in the future… I’ll keep my fingers crossed. Thank you again, so very much x

    • Hello Joe – Thank you for your lovely message. Yes, I will be writing more Matt and Aaron. As soon as I finish my current WIP I plan to get started on another Matt and Aaron short. Look for it some time next month! Best wishes, Lane xo

  13. Just finished reading a freebie, my first by you – Out In Spring. Great read in every way – characters, story, style and excellence in the mechanics of the language. Thank you for sharing it. Wish I was in a position to buy them all. You are very good.

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