Heart2Heart, Vol. 6 is LIVE and More!

Can you believe it’s December? 2022 might be one of the fastest years ever! I’m happy to report there are quite a few fun things happening this month…including new releases from moi! Check this out…

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Available now, and for 90 days only, grab your copy of Heart2Heart v6 today. 

My contribution is a 22k short story called The London Chance.

 โค๏ธA dating app and long-distance flirtation  โค๏ธ Drunken karaoke  โค๏ธTwo weeks in London and a whole lot of sexy time!

I can’t wait for you to meet Roman and Chance!

๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ getbook.at/h2hv6 (Paperback available now too!)

Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered… what would happen if Heart2Heart, the dating app responsible for pairing up the quirkiest, most perfect couples, brought people together by asking the questions they never knew they needed answered?

From learning each otherโ€™s secret zombie survival skills, to disputing the greatest starship captain ever, to confessing their feelings about Cornish pasties, the characters in these fourteen brand new stories inspired by reader suggestions will learn that no matter how random the questionโ€ฆ love is always the answer.

And, as always, all proceeds from this anthology will benefit LGBTQ+ charities to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every day of the year!

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Featuring brand-new stories by Alice Winters, Con Riley, Daryl Banner, Eden Finley, Kate Hawthorne, Kelly Fox, Lane Hayes, Lily Morton, Max Walker, Nicole Dykes, Onley James, Rachel Ember, Saxon James, and Sloane Kennedy

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This volumeโ€™s charities are:

Rainbow Resource Centre: https://rainbowresourcecentre.org

Supporting Our Youth (SOY): https://soytoronto.com

Skipping Stone: https://skippingstone.ca

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๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ getbook.at/h2hv6

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THE HUMBUG HOLIDAY will be here December 12!

A silver fox, a handyman, and a holiday season neither will forget!

Two grumpy bears find love where they least expect it in this sexy age-gap, second chance, bisexual holiday romance. 

*Audiobook coming soon too- narrated by Michael Dean

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Tis the season for giving, and everyone loves a good sale, so be on the look out for some holiday deals from me in the week or so. I’ll keep you posted. 

In the meantime, let’s talk about George. ๐Ÿพ

Our little rascal is just over 10 weeks old now and he’s an adorable mischief maker! LOL He’s loves to play, play, play till he crashes. And watching him bark at his reflection in a mirror is pretty entertaining. I think he’s warmed up to his new home and new family very nicely. It’s safe to say…we’re in love! EmojiEmoji

And yes, George does have his own IG account now! george_thelittlereddog

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays!

Lane xo

The Humbug Holiday Cover Reveal! And more!

I’ve been a little quiet about this one, but I’m happy to report that I have a brand new holiday book coming out on December 12 called THE HUMBUG HOLIDAY! Check out the yummy cover art by Sleepy Fox Studios.

Two grumpy bears find love during their least favorite time of the year in this age-gap, second chance, bisexual holiday romance. I can’t wait to introduce you to Cameron and Joe, the silver fox and the small-town construction worker. Yum! *This standalone isn’t tied to any previous series.

Check out the blurb for THE HUMBUG HOLIDAY below…

Two grumpy bears and a holiday season neither will forgetโ€ฆ

Joe

So this sexy silver fox rolls into my small New England town and buys a run-down old house in need of renovation. Thatโ€™s where I come in. My job is to do some basic repairs, so he can write in peace. Yep, the hotshot is a bestselling author, but thatโ€™s not why I recognize Cameron Warren. 

No worries, I wonโ€™t let a one-night stand make things awkward. I could use the work, but is he seriously asking me to help him buy a Christmas tree too? 

No way.  

Cameron

Iโ€™m a good-natured guy all year long, but I have to admitโ€ฆI hate the holidays. 

There. I said it. 

This season, Iโ€™m hiding away on the opposite side of the country in a picturesque village. My family isnโ€™t excited about my decision, and the only way to assure them Iโ€™m fine is to deck the darn halls. Or hire someone else to do it. 

The handyman might not be the logical choice for an elf, but his grumpy act makes me smile. Which makes me think the holidays might not be so โ€œbah-humbugโ€ this year after all. 

The Humbug Holiday is a bisexual, age-gap romance featuring two grumpy bears who find unexpected magic and learn to embrace everyoneโ€™s favorite time of year!

Also… The Holiday List is included in a fabulous lineup of Winter Stories with over 50 wonderful books all ready to get you in the festive/holiday mood!

๐ŸŽ„The Holiday List๐ŸŽ„

The Mars maestro, the single dad, and a wish listโ€ฆ 

๐ŸŽ„Holiday Fun Geek-Style!
๐Ÿค“ Nerd/Jock
โค Age Gap
๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฆ Single Dad

You can find all the books included here.

And yes, the Heart2Heart Charity Anthology, vol. 6 will be here December 1! Preorder your copy now!

I’m so thrilled to be part of this amazing charity anthology with a powerhouse group of authors! Want to be the first to know whatโ€™s happening with all things H2H? Sign up for our alerts-only newsletter atย https://www.subscribepage.com/heart2heartย or follow us on Facebook,ย https://www.facebook.com/Heart2HeartAnthology

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And last but definitely not least…guess who got a puppy? Meet George, our 9 week old red fox Lab and sweetest little mischief maker we’ve met in a while. Our kids think he needs an IG account, so be on the lookout for Curious George. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Happy Reading! Lane xo

Better Than Beginnings Audiobook is Here! And the H2H Cover Reveal!

SO much news to report this week! I should come to Maui more often! LOL First up…I’m pleased to announce that the wait is over. BETTER THAN BEGINNINGS is live on audiobook now!

Nick J. Russo is back narrating Matt and Aaron’s short story collection and wow, he did an amazing job. This audio is almost 11 hours long, but the best part about it is that it can be enjoyed in small increments of complete stories, like Better Than Graduation and Better Than Candy. I can’t wait for you to listen!

LOVE AND HISTORY is also available on audio and has already Whispersynched! Get your copy now!

And now for the Heart2Heart Cover Reveal! Ta da!

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PREORDER: https://getbook.at/h2hv6

RELEASE: December 1, 2022 (ebook and paperback)

Once upon a time, a bunch of authors wondered… what would happen if Heart2Heart, the dating app responsible for pairing up the quirkiest, most perfect couples, brought people together by asking the questions they never knew they needed answered?

From learning each otherโ€™s secret zombie survival skills, to disputing the greatest starship captain ever, to confessing their feelings about Cornish pasties, the characters in these fourteen brand new stories inspired by reader suggestions will learn that no matter how random the questionโ€ฆ love is always the answer.

And, as always, all proceeds from this anthology will benefit LGBTQ+ charities to ensure that love in all its incarnations will be celebrated and protected every day of the year!

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Featuring brand-new stories by Alice Winters, Con Riley, Daryl Banner, Eden Finley, Kate Hawthorne, Kelly Fox, Lane Hayes, Lily Morton, Max Walker, Nicole Dykes, Onley James, Rachel Ember, Saxon James, and Sloane Kennedy

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This volumeโ€™s charities are:

Rainbow Resource Centre: rainbowresourcecentre.org

Supporting Our Youth (SOY): soytoronto.com

Skipping Stone: skippingstone.ca

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Special thanks to Cate Ashwood for her time and efforts on our gorgeous cover.

Want to be the first to know whatโ€™s happening with all things H2H? Sign up for our alerts-only newsletter at https://www.subscribepage.com/heart2heart or follow us on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Heart2HeartAnthology

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In other news, I’m one week into my Maui vacation and loving every second. I have a couple of days left and I’m planning on doing a whole lot of writing, reading, and nothing much else!

Aloha and Happy Reading and Listening! Lane xo

LOVE AND HISTORY Audiobook is LIVE!

Woohoo! It’s finally here!

LOVE AND HISTORY is AVAILABLE on audiobook now! 

I’ve been talking about how incredible Alexander Cendese is for ages, and this quite honestly, might be my favorite narration of his in the Script Club series. His Ezra is spot on…the combination of cocky jock with a sensitive side that eats him alive in dark momentsโ€”and Holden…the unapologetic geeky Renaissance enthusiast and all around nice guy. I can’t wait for you to hear this one!

Check out the sample and purchase link here.

Fingers crossed that Better Than Beginnings will follow soon.

And don’t forget, The Real Baxter is on sale for just $1.99 till November 11!

โค๏ธAge Gap โค๏ธBodyguard โค๏ธFake Boyfriend โค๏ธHumor โค๏ธHurt/Comfort

Hawaiian vibes…I’m here on vacation with my husband and it’s just so damn nice!

Happy Listening! Lane xo

The Real Baxter is on Sale! & Audio Coming Soon!

Sale Alert! For a brief time (till Nov. 11) THE REAL BAXTER is just $1.99!

This story was years in the makingโ€ฆand it was truly a labor of love with some laughter and tears along the way. Iโ€™m very proud of this novel and I absolutely fell in love with Seb and Trent. Thereโ€™s something extraordinarily irresistible about an older man who has it all and learns the hard way that what he really needs canโ€™t be bought.

โค๏ธAge Gap โค๏ธBodyguard โค๏ธFake Boyfriend โค๏ธHumor โค๏ธHurt/Comfort 

The audiobooks for LOVE AND HISTORY and BETTER THAN BEGINNINGS should be live any second now. Audible is moving a little slow on those, but they’re coming! So is the Heart2Heart Charity Anthology, vol. 6. I’m so excited to be part of this one with some truly fantastic MM romance authors. Be sure to preorder your copy now!

In other news…my Out in College and Better Than series are now both available at all reliable ebook retailers.

If you’re in the mood for college sports shenanigans or want to check out my DC boys, now is your chance!

Happy Reading!

Better Than is Available Everywhere and Love & History Audiobook News!

A few quick notes! My Better Than Series is now available in all marketsโ€”Apple, Kobo, B&N, as well as Amazon! Ohh…and Better Than Beginnings will be coming out on audiobook soon! Hopefully within the month. I’ll keep you posted. You don’t want to miss Nick J. Russo’s narration. He’s so good!

And yes…LOVE AND HISTORY will be available soon on audio too, narrated by Alexander Cendese. I’ve heard the entire book and wow…nobody does geeks and jocks quite like him. I can’t wait for you to hear Ezra and Holden’s story!

By the way, if you’ve read Love and History, be sure to check out the short story, Ezra Gets a New Job too!

I was away last week on the East Coast for GRL, Gay Romance Literature Convention. I stopped in New York City first to visit my kids too. It’s been nonstop busy! Here are a few pics from my adventures…

Happy Reading and Listening! Lane xo

LOVE AND HISTORY is LIVE! And More News!

Yep! LOVE AND HISTORY is now available on Amazon KU in ebook and paperback!

When the worst roommate in the world turns out to be the best thing that ever happened to you…

๐Ÿค“Jock/Geek โค๏ธEnemies to lovers ๐Ÿ Roommate opposites โค๏ธBisexual awakening

I can’t wait to introduce you to Holden and Ezra! This is a romantic comedy with two men who couldn’t be more different if they tried. Ezra is a little rough around the edges and he can’t quite understand his attraction to his quirky roommate who nags him about crumbs on countertops. When Ezra makes a bet to be on his best behavior, things don’t quite go according to plan and in true Script Club fashion, shenanigans ensue!

This book is the final installment in my Geek/Jock series,ย The Script Club. As with the others, it can be enjoyed as a standalone. *Be sure to look for the extra content too! There’s a sexy, sweet bonus story called, Ezra Gets A New Job.

ALSO…FOLLOWING THE RULES, Book 1 in the series is just 99 cents for 48 hours! If you haven’t started the series, now is a great time to dive in!

The Love and History audiobook is in the works and Alexander Cendese will be back to narrate. Stay tuned!

Happy Reading! Lane Hayes

LOVE AND HISTORY is Coming Soon!

Happy October! It’s going to be a very busy month here. First up…LOVE AND HISTORY will be here October 11! Woohoo! That’s just ten day from now.

The messy law student, the picky professor, and a history lessonโ€ฆ

๐Ÿค“Jock/Geek โค๏ธEnemies to lovers ๐Ÿ Roommate opposites โค๏ธBisexual awakening

Holden and Ezra are like oil and water. They can’t stand each other…until one fine day, everything changes. Or perhaps it’s been slowly changing all along. This book is the final installment in my Geek/Jock series, The Script Club. As with the other, it can be enjoyed as a standalone.

Later this month, I’ll be heading to NYC to visit my son and daughter, then I’ll be off to GRL 2022, Gay Romance Lit Convention…my first since 2019! I’m so looking forward to seeing old faces and meeting new authors and readers too. It’s been far too long! If you happen to be attending, be sure to come by and say hello!

Happy Reading! Lane xo

THE REAL BAXTER is Now Available Everywhere & More News!

That’s right! If you’ve been waiting for THE REAL BAXTER, now’s your chance to purchase it at any reliable ebook retailer.

The silver-fox and the faux bodyguardโ€ฆ

โค๏ธ Age Gap โค๏ธ Bodyguard โค๏ธ Hurt/Comfort โค๏ธ Humor

The sexy silver-fox Hollywood producer who lies for a living and the down and out actor who reminds him whatโ€™s realโ€ฆ

Book 2 in The Baxter Chronicles, BAXTER’S RIGHT HAND MAN, is slated for an early 2023 release. Woohoo!

Also, the entire STARTING FROM Series is available everywhere too. Check out my rock and roll boys and the bestselling series that started with a love song…

AND BIG NEWS! I’m so pleased and proud to be part of the Heart to Heart Charity Anthology, Volume 6, coming December 1. More info coming soon, but the preorder is available now!

Audiobook fans! THE PROFESSOR’S DATE (narrated by Alexander Cendese) is available now too. Perfect time to get ready for LOVE AND HISTORY, which I believe will be the final installment in my geek/jock series. Coming early October!

On a personal note…it’s time to change my bio from “almost empty-nester” to “full on empty-nester”! We dropped our daughter off at grad school in NYC last week. There were tears, but I think we’re all ready to start a new chapter.

Happy September! And Happy Reading and Listening! Lane xo

THE PROFESSOR’S DATE is LIVE on Audiobook!

I’m thrilled to announce that Tommy and Noah’s story is now available on audiobook! THE PROFESSOR’S DATE is narrated by the amazing Alexander Cendese. And wow, he really does geeks and jocks well. Take a listen here!

โค๏ธNerd/Jock โค๏ธ Romantic Comedy โค๏ธ Tissues optional

LOVE AND HISTORY will be here next month! Get ready for an enemies to lovers, roommates, geek/jock romance starring the history-buff physics professor and the law student who loves to yank his chain. Preorder available here.

AND just in case you missed this…BETTER THAN HOME is available on audio too!

Nick J. Russo narrates this sweet and sexy story about Matt and Aaron’s foray into homeownership. If you’re a fan of my Better Than series, you won’t want to miss this!

Summer pics continued! From my trip to the Broad Museum and Disney Hall yesterday…

Happy listening! Lane xo