WEEKEND SALE! The First Three OUT IN COLLEGE BOOKS are 99 Cents!

OUT ON THE SERVE, Book 7 in Out in College, was just released a couple of days ago, so I thought it would be fun to celebrate with a 99 cent sale! Out in the Deep, Out in the End Zone, and Out in the Offense are just 99 cents each through Sunday, July 12! Woohoo! Each book in the series can be read as a standalone.

And don’t forget…there’s a HUGE party in my FB reader group, Lane’s Lovers, to celebrate the series. I’m so grateful to the talented group of authors who’re swinging by to make this happen! Be sure to join us!

Here’s a teensy excerpt from OUT ON THE SERVE…roommates to friends to lovers…

“Hmph. I can’t believe you don’t put mayo on BLTs. Makes no sense. What do you use instead?”

“I haven’t had a BLT in a while, but I guess I’d use Dijon and avocado and—” I yelped when he beaned me in the ass with the volleyball. “What the hell?”

“You cannot deface a classic and make it into a woke, hippie sandwich some douchey bistro sells for fifteen bucks a shot and not expect retribution. I don’t think you’re BLT-worthy, Mr. Dijon and Avocado,” he singsonged. 

I chuckled as I pulled my baseball cap off and raked my hand through my hair, listening with half an ear as Elliot embarked on a random tangent about not trusting avocados. It was just Elliot being Elliot. He loved avocados.

Happy Summer Reading! Lane xo

 

OUT ON THE SERVE is LIVE on Amazon KU!

Woohoo! Out on the Serve, Book 7, in my Out in College series, is here a day early and just in time for summer fun. This story belongs to Elliot and Braden…and volleyball! These two have so much in common. They’re jocks who play the same sport, they have mutual friends, and interests…but they’re nothing alike. LOL Elliot is messy and laidback and Braden is a perfectionist who loves discipline and order. And yet, neither can deny their attraction. A summer fling with a temporary roommates is risky business. They could end up out on the serve…or they could win it all. *sigh…There’s a HUGE party happening in my reader group, Lane’s Lovers, on Saturday, July 11 to celebrate the Out in College the seventh books in the series AND my seventh year as a published author! My first book, Better Than Good, was actually released seven years ago today! What a ride! Come join the fun!

A big thanks to you all for your support and encouragement. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Happy Reading!  Lane xo

OUT IN THE DEEP is FREE THIS WEEKEND ONLY!

Yes, you read that right! FREE!! OUT IN THE DEEP is FREE until Sunday, June 28!This is Book 1 in my Out in College story. If you haven’t started this series, now is the perfect time! OUT ON THE SERVE will be here July 9. Mark your calendars for Elliot and Braden…and some beach volleyball! Note…Each book can be read as a standalone!

BLURB for Out in the Deep
 
Maybe I’m a little too serious. I’ve been called a type-A personality and I’m okay with that. But this is my last year playing college water polo and I’m going to soak up every minute before I move on.  The only real kink in my plan is the new guy on the team… aka, my nemesis. Or is he?

Gabe has big Olympic dreams. His transfer between Southern California universities has nothing to do with scholastics. I should admire his intensity, but he drives me crazy. And yet, I can’t deny that he’s good looking and smart. I don’t get it. I’m straight.

Aren’t I?

Out in the Deep is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual coming out story where unwitting friendship and mutual attraction collide. Derek and Gabe will have to decide if this is the real thing or if they’re about to lose it all in the deep.
AND coming July 9th… OUT ON THE SERVE! Temporary roommates, one neat, one messy…both just looking for a little summer fun. This story belongs to Elliot and Braden…and volleyball!
Happy Summer, Happy Reading! Lane xo

OUT ON THE SERVE COVER/BLURB REVEAL!

Out on the Serve, Book 7, in my Out in College series, is coming soon! Check out the gorgeous new cover by Reese Dante and the blurb too!Out on the Serve 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. Mark your Goodreads pages and get ready for summertime fun!  Lane xo

Blurb for OUT ON THE SERVE:

Roommates to friends to lovers… 

Elliot-

I need a roommate fast. Even a temporary one. Beggars can’t be choosers, and I have a couple of big tournaments this summer. 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. I have way too much at stake. And that’s a bad idea anyway.

Isn’t it?

Braden-

A relaxing summer at the beach seems like a great move. It will be a good chance to wind down before grad school begins and a nice respite from my folks. My new roommate is a great guy. The only problem is…Elliot’s messy. At home and in real life. 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 awakening story 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. 

A Way with Words/ A Way with You is Available on Audio Now!

A WAY WITH WORDS/A WAY WITH YOU is now available on audio as well as ebook and paperback! Woohoo! I’ve combined two novellas featuring two brothers and the very different men they fall for. A Way with Words belongs to Tony and Remi…the construction worker from Brooklyn and the street musician. And A Way with You belongs to Reese and Leo’s story. It’s a sexy office romance between a hopeful NYC transplant and a jaded executive. Narrator Alexander Cendese did an amazing job bringing their stories to life!Check out the sample and purchase link here… https://adbl.co/2XgZNNJ
AND the ebook/paperback link: https://amzn.to/2WjJijs

Happy Reading and Listening! Lane xo

OUT IN SPRING is LIVE on Audio!

That was fast! OUT IN SPRING is now available in ebook and audiobook. And yes! Michael Dean (Pauley) is back to narrate Logan and Ned’s story…the jock, the nerd, and a little hockey! This is a novella, so the audio is approximately three hours long. Short and sweet and super sexy! Check out the sample/purchase link here. There will be a giveaway in my group today too. Join me in Lane’s Lovers!

Happy Listening!  Lane xo

Out in Spring is LIVE on Amazon KU!

Out in Spring is here! Book 6 in my Out in College series belongs to Logan and Ned, the jock and the nerd…and a little more hockey. This sweet novella features the lighthearted hockey player who has no clue what comes next and the bookworm who has it all figured out.

I set out to write a sweet opposites attract lighthearted short story to keep myself in a happy place when Coronavirus put a stop to life as we know it. I wanted a little bit of fluff to remind me that life is good, love exists, and even the most unlikely scenarios can have a best HEAs. I’m immensely grateful to Logan and Ned! I love their story so much that it will soon be available on audio too! Hopefully sometime next week! Stay tuned!

As with all of my books, Out in Spring can be read as a standalone. 🏒❤️ Check out the blurb below and the link the other books in the series!

Happy Reading! Lane xo

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Blurb for Out in Spring:

The jock, the nerd, and a little spring fever…

Ned-

I don’t understand hockey at all. Or any sport. Attending a team party with my best friend might be a mistake. As an out and proud geek, I admit that hanging out with a bunch of jocks and their admirers isn’t my idea of fun, but getting kidnapped by a sexy hockey player who claims to have a crush on me is definitely a highlight. And finding out that Logan St. James is bisexual makes everything more interesting.

Logan-

Keeping my big bi secret hasn’t been easy. I have a couple of months of college left and one more game to play. I’m determined to make the most of it and spend as much time as possible with the sexy guy I’ve had a crush on since freshman year. I don’t want this to be over. There must be a way to come out in spring.

Out in Spring is a low-angst MM, bisexual awakening staring a hunky hockey player, a sweet-natured geek, and a little college fun. This story is part of the Out in College series, but each book can be read as a stand-alone. 

Spring Fling Freebies AND Better Than Beginnings is Now Available Everywhere!

Happy May! It’s a new month, a Friday, and there are SO many fun things happening today! First up…the SPRING FLING GIVEAWAY is on!  I’m so excited to be part of this exciting project with these mega-talented authors.This giveaway will be live from May 1-May 7. My novella, OUT IN SPRING, will go live on Amazon KU on May 8. AND… exciting news…it’ll be available on audiobook soon after too!AND I’m thrilled to announce that Better Than Beginnings is available everywhere along with the entire Better Than Series! For those who don’t have KU and were waiting for this collection of Matt and Aaron shorts, it’s here! This is a 110k collection that begins where Better Than Good ends and leads us roughly to present day. It may just be for the month of May, so don’t wait! Happy Reading! Lane xo

COVER and BLURB REVEAL! OUT IN SPRING is Coming Soon!

🏒📚 COVER/BLURB REVEAL SURPRISE!🏒📚

I’m so excited to share this brand-new short story with you! Check out the blurb and the gorgeous cover by Cate Ashwood! This novella will be available on Friday, May 1 and for one whole week, it will be FREE!! Details to follow! Mark your calendars! And yes, it’s coming on audio soon too!OUT IN SPRING by Lane Hayes (May 1)

The jock, the nerd, and a little spring fever…

Ned-
I don’t understand hockey at all. Or any sport. Attending a team party with my best friend might be a mistake. As an out and proud geek, I admit that hanging out with a bunch of jocks and their admirers isn’t my idea of fun, but getting kidnapped by a sexy hockey player who claims to have a crush on me is definitely a highlight. And finding out that Logan St. James is bisexual makes everything more interesting.

Logan-
Keeping my big bi secret hasn’t been easy. I have a couple of months of college left and one more game to play. I’m determined to make the most of it and spend as much time as possible with the sexy guy I’ve had a crush on since freshman year. I don’t want this to be over. There must be a way to come out in spring.

Out in Spring is a low-angst MM, bisexual awakening staring a hunky hockey player, a sweet-natured geek, and a little college fun. This story is part of the Out in College series, but each book can be read as a stand-alone.

Autism Month Awareness Blog Hop!

I’m very proud to take part in the Autism Awareness Blog hop for somewhat personal reasons. I have an autistic cousin who’s the same age as my oldest son. Raymond is twenty-five and he’s truly one of the kindest souls you’ll ever meet. He’s quick to smile, loves basketball (he’s a huge Lakers fan), and is fiercely loyal to his friends and family. In those ways, he’s not so different from my kids. But Raymond is autistic.

He was diagnosed with autism at four years of age when his desire for solitude became a concern to his family. He needed space and had a requirement for order in his daily life that confounded my somewhat messy aunt. He didn’t care for loud noises or a chaotic atmosphere, and he preferred not to speak unless it was necessary. He still doesn’t. Over time and with the help of a fierce mama lion, he’s learned how to find a personal balance to cope with facets of the real world that sometimes overwhelm him.

I am continuing in awe of Raymond. It’s been an honor to watch this young man grow and flourish over the years. He’s taught us to listen, to be gentle and patent, to be a little more aware, and above all to be kind.

A huge thank you to RJ Scott for including me in the Autism Awareness Blog Hop. Please click here for further information and a chance to win a prize…http://rjscott.co.uk/autismbloghop2020

Best wishes, Lane Hayes

Fact:

Autism is a developmental disability. It’s a difference in how your brain works. Autistic people can have good mental health, or experience mental health problems, just like anyone else.