Book News! Including a 99 Cent Sale!

Happy February! I have some fun updates to share!

FOLLOWING THE RULES is now available on all ebook platforms, including Kobo, Apple, and B&N (as well as Amazon). If you’v been waiting to dive into my Geek and Jocks series, now is the perfect time!

The geek, the jock, and a new set of rules…

❤ Best friend’s brother ❤ Nerd/Jock ❤ Bisexual awakening ❤ Romantic comedy

Topher-

My friend’s brother needs an academic assistant and I need a job. Problem…jocks are my weakness. Seriously. I lose my ability to speak coherently around muscle-bound hotties. Oh yeah, I lose my inhibitions too—not a good look for a guy with a genius IQ. So what am I going to do about Simon? 

Simon-

Finishing college isn’t high on my list of priorities, but my future in professional football is looking bleak. I need a plan B or C, and I could use some help navigating life as an undergrad. Topher is perfect. He’s also a little strange…but in a good way. And I like the way I feel when I’m around him—as though anything is possible. Maybe if we follow our hearts, we’ll find what we’re looking for. But that means changing the rules…

Following the Rules is a MM, bisexual awakening romance starring a lovable nerd, a cool jock, and some extracurricular fun

The other books in the series will make their way to a wide market soon too! I’ll keep you posted. And yes! There are two more books coming in the Script Club series in 2022.

❄️WINTER OLYMPICS PROMO!❄️

OUT ON THE ICE is just 99 cents for the whole month of February! And you can add audio for $7.49 with Whispersynch! Woohoo!

Two jocks, one secret… Out on the Ice is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual coming out story featuring a sexy but broken baseball player and the hockey player who, in spite of his best effort, can’t stay away from him. When so much more than the final season hangs in the balance, it may be time to risk it all and come out on the ice.

If you’re a fan of the winter games then this is the promo for you! I’ve joined twelve amazing MM romance writers to help celebrate the upcoming games with a fun collection of sport-themed romances. Check them all out here

❤Participating Authors: Avery Cockburn, BL Maxwell, Chantal Mer, Jeff Adams, Keira Andrews, Leta Blake, NJ Lysk, Rj Scott, Susan Scott Shelley, Sean Michaels, Vicki Locey

Look for the Cover/Blurb Reveal for THE REAL BAXTER next week! I can’t wait to share Sebastian’s story. And it’s a long one, my friends! Close to 100k, which is roughly 100 pages longer than my usual. LOL This title will be released March 4, audio to follow, narrated by Michael  Ferraiuolo. Check out the sexy teaser I made and be sure to check your email next week!

Last, but certainly not least… Matt and Aaron are back! I’m releasing a short story featuring my bestselling and one of my best-loved couples, Matt & Aaron from Better Than Good. This will be available this spring!

Lot of info, but it’s all fun stuff!

Happy Reading! Lane xo

99 Cent Sale & OUT IN THE SURF is LIVE!

Happy 2022! I have a sale, a new novella, and a Baxter teaser for you!

LEANING INTO THE FALL is just 99 cents through tomorrow, January 18! If you’re a fan of age-gap romances, be sure to check out the Book Funnel link below! There are dozens of amazing reads. The Book Funnel promotion ends today, but I’ll extend LEANING INTO THE FALL’s sweet deal through tomorrow.

📚🌈LGBTQ AGE GAP PROMOTION🌈📚 Happy reading! https://books.bookfunnel.com/lgbtqagegap/uh55dwok62

💜Leaning Into The Fall – ONLY 99c/99p💜

Nick Jorgensen is a quirky genius. He’s made a fortune in the competitive high tech field with his quick mind and attention to detail. People are difficult, but numbers never lie. In the disastrous wake of a broken engagement, Nick is more certain than ever he isn’t relationship material.

Wes Conrad owns a thriving winery in Napa Valley. In spite of his best intention to steer clear of complications, Nick can’t fight his growing attraction to the sexy older man who seems to understand him. However, when Wes’s past collides with Nick’s present, both men will have to have to decide if they’re ready to lean into the ultimate fall.

Participating Authors: V.L. Locey, Garrett Leigh, Rj Scott, JP Sayle, Con Riley, Elizabeth Noble, Rachel Ember, Roan Parrish, Jay Northcote, Lane Hayes, Charley Descoteaux, Jay Hogan, Anyta Sunday, Stella Shaw, Clare London, CF White, JJ Harper, Sam E. Kraemer, Jodi Payne, TL Travis, Leta Blake, Rebecca Cohen, A.d. Ellis, Ali Ryecart, N.J. Lysk, Kaje Harper, Cara Dee, Gabriel Renee Lyons, Amy Aislin, Julie Bozza, Nora Phoenix, Keira Andrews

ALSO… OUT ON THE SURF is available NOW!

This novella release is part of YOUR BOOK BOYFRIENDS BOYFRIEND Giveaway! Yep! Cal and Luca’s story is FREE for all of 2022! FREE! Check out the YBBB Page here for info and links!

 🏄 When the teacher becomes the student, it may be time to come out in the surf.🏄

OUT IN THE SURF

The hockey player, the surfer, and a lesson neither can forget…

Luca

I love the beach, and I’m a good athlete. Learning how to surf should be a breeze, right? Wrong. In a twist, hockey is nothing like surfing. That’s okay—I just need a diversion to round out my new life in So Cal while I figure out what comes next. As long as I keep my head above water, this could be fun. Bonus…my instructor is hot. 

Cal

Teaching newbies to surf is easy money. Usually. My newest student is a wild card who seems to think his jock status should make him a natural at everything he tries, and I can see why. Luca is…special. He’s dynamic, energetic, and fun. It’s hard not to like him. But I like him a little too much. 

This could be trouble. 

Out in the Surf is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual-awakening story.

Who’s ready for THE REAL BAXTER? The cover/blurb reveal is just a couple of weeks away!

Happy Reading and Happy 2022! Lane xo

The Christmas Script FREE Short, A 99cent Sale & More!

🎄Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! 🎄

I have lots of fun things to share…beginning with the brand new, complete holiday short story, The Christmas Script, featuring Asher and Blake from the THE JOCK SCRIPT. This short isn’t so short at all! LOL It’s over 10k and yes, it’s FREE! You can download your pdf here.

Of course, THE HOLIDAY LIST is available now on KU in ebook and on audio! If you’re an audiobook fan, you won’t want to miss Alexander Cendese’s narration of the Mars maestro and the single dad!

And in the spirit of Christmas, I’ve discounted one of my holiday novellas, Leaning Into a Wish for just 99 cents until December 27! This is book 5 in the Leaning Into Series, but it can be read as a true standalone. Check out the blurb…

🎄Leaning Into a Wish🎄

Ryan Haskell loves everything about the wine business. He’s fortunate to work at one of the most prestigious wineries in Napa Valley doing something he enjoys with the people who are like family to him. But he could do without the good-natured intern slash former jock with the wicked grin who always seems to be in the way. Ryan isn’t sure why the new guy is under his skin when everyone else loves him. Thankfully he’ll be gone after the holidays. 

Danny Meyers can’t believe his luck when he lands an internship at Conrad Winery. It’s the perfect temporary gig to wrap up his graduate studies. He’s left his dreams of tennis stardom on the court to focus on a new career and a new life. However, he didn’t count on the spark of attraction he feels for his prickly co-worker. When their tentative friendship blossoms into something more than either man counted on, they may have to change direction and lean into a holiday wish.

ALSO… The entire Starting From Series will be available in all ebook retailers by Christmas Eve, December 24. That includes STARTING FROM SCRATCH and STARTING FROM HERE. If you missed any of these books, now is your chance. They’ll be back in KU around the release of THE REAL BAXTER, which is now available for preorder!

See? I told you there was a lot of news!

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Wishing you a joyful, safe, and Merry Christmas! Happy Reading and Listening!

Lane xo

THE HOLIDAY LIST Audiobook is LIVE!

I can’t tell you how much I adore Alexander Cendese’s narration of Chet and Sam’s story, The Holiday List. He was absolutely charming. Check out the link to purchase and listen to a sample of the audiobook here.

🤓 Nerd/Jock ❤ Age Gap 👨‍👦 Single Dad

When the single dad down the street sprains his shoulder, Chet offers to spread a little holiday cheer. Problem…Sam hates the holidays! Chet sets out to change his mind and of course, shenanigans ensue!NOTE- THE HOLIDAY LIST is a true standalone with brand new characters, but you may want to check out the other books in the Script Club series too!

I’ll have the final part of Asher’s story to you ASAP, but in the meantime, how about diving into a new holiday story by RJ Scott. Just released and now available on Amazon KU!

The Wishing Tree – Standalone MM Christmas Romance
#BestFriendsBrother #OppositesAttract #OnlyOneLove #SilkenKink #SmallTownChristmas 

BLURB:
The Wishing Tree – Standalone MM Christmas Romance from RJ Scott
It takes an impossible Christmas wish for Bailey to find forever love with his brother’s best friend.

Turning twenty-five and still a virgin, Bailey has barely dated, let alone acted on the private fantasies featuring his brother’s best friend, newly retired hockey star, Kai. All he wants is for Kai to love him, but after a summer when Kai’s anger drove them apart, love doesn’t seem possible at all. 

When Kai goes home to Wishing Tree, he knows he owes everyone an apology, not least of all to the man he loves. He’s convinced he can be the man Bailey deserves, and he needs to show Bailey how much he’s changed. 

The only problem? Bailey has secrets he’s scared will drive Kai away, and Kai is running out of time to convince Bailey that falling in love starts with a wish, and can end up in forever.

The Wishing Tree is a standalone small-town Christmas MM romance with perfect snow, twinkling lights, a first real kiss, a shy virgin with a silken kink, a retired hockey player, and all the Christmas feels.

http://www.rjscott.co.uk/LH_WishingTree

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading…and listening! Lane xo

THE HOLIDAY LIST is LIVE! 🎄❤

THE HOLIDAY LIST is here! The Mars maestro, the single dad, and a holiday season they’ll never forget…

Chet is new to the Script Club household and is eager to help his new roommates tackle their neighborly to-do list. One of the items is offering aid to the sexy single dad down the street who seems to be a perfectly nice man…except he doesn’t like the holidays. Who says that? Chet sets out to change Sam’s mind. And of course, shenanigans ensue!

🎄Holiday Fun Geek-Style!🤓 Nerd/Jock❤ Age Gap👨‍👦 Single Dad

THE HOLIDAY LIST is a true standalone with brand new characters. However, you may be interested in getting to know a few of Chet’s fellow space enthusiasts and their hunky jock boyfriends… FOLLOWING THE RULESRULES OF PLAY, and THE JOCK SCRIPT. And yes, THE HOLIDAY LIST will be out on audiobook soon. I’ll keep you posted!

The Holiday List🎄

The Mars maestro, the single dad, and a wish list… 

Chet-

Boy, am I lucky! Finding a living situation with a houseful of passionate scientists just before the holidays is ideal in every possible way. As the newest member of the Script Club, I feel it’s important to step up and tackle the to-do list my friends would prefer to avoid. Item one, address the tutoring request from the neighborhood-hottie-slash-single-dad on the next block. I’ve got this!

Or do I? 

Handsome, older, sporty gentlemen intimidate me. And Mr. McSwoony doesn’t like the holidays. This may be a daunting task.

Sam-

What do you do when a new neighbor shows up on your doorstep with cookies and a wacky plan to spread holiday cheer? I don’t need cheer, but I could use help with some of the experiments my son wants to try. I know football, not science. Hopefully, I can talk Chet into a mutually beneficial trade. The only snag is that I’m seriously attracted to my local Mars expert. He’s unintentionally charming…in the very best way. 

Don’t quote me, but this holiday elf with thick glasses and a mile-long list might be exactly what I need. 

The Holiday List is an MM bisexual, geek/jock romance with a holiday twist featuring a lovable scientist and a single dad who’s probably on the naughty list!

ALSO…

STARTING FROM THE TOP is now available at all reliable ebook retailers! This was one of my personal faves from the Starting From series. Johnny was kind of the dark horse in the group, but he’s a smart, lovely soul who against his best intentions falls for a single dad with a reputation for being a real dick. LOL If you missed this one or love a good romance with opposites, kids, a lovable dog, and all kinds of heat, this one is for you!

In case you missed the big news… I’m participating in the YOUR BOOK BOYFRIEND Giveaway with a brand new installment from my Out in College series! OUT IN THE SURF IS COMING JAN 1ST!! And it gets better…it’s FREE for all of 2022! FREE!

On January 1, you’ll receive the link to the entire YBBB Event. You’ll be able to download OUT IN THE SURF and over 100 other brand new books. Until then, check out the YBBB Page, ask questions and share with other readers and authors! 
Cover Art by Reese Dante 😍 Isn’t it pretty? OUT IN THE SURF is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual-awakening story. When the teacher becomes the student, it may be time to come out in the surf.🏄

And last but not least…I’ll have the final installment in Ash and Blake’s holiday short story, The Christmas Script, to you next week. Stay tuned for the sexy bits! LOL

Happy Reading and Happy Holidays! Lane xo

Surprise Cover Reveal & 2 Days Till THE HOLIDAY LIST is LIVE!

💜 SURPRISE COVER REVEAL!💜

OUT IN THE SURF IS COMING JAN 1ST!! And it gets better…This novella release is part of YOUR BOOK BOYFRIENDS BOYFRIEND Giveaway! Yep! It will be FREE for all of 2022! FREE!

On January 1, you’ll receive the link to the entire YBBB Event and you’ll be able to download OUT IN THE SURF and over 100 other brand new books. Until then, check out the YBBB Page, ask questions and share with other readers and authors! 
Cover Art by Reese Dante 😍


OUT IN THE SURF

The hockey player, the surfer, and a lesson neither can forget…

Luca

I love the beach, and I’m a good athlete. Learning how to surf should be a breeze, right? Wrong. In a twist, hockey is nothing like surfing. That’s okay—I just need a diversion to round out my new life in So Cal while I figure out what comes next. As long as I keep my head above water, this could be fun. Bonus…my instructor is hot. 

Cal

Teaching newbies to surf is easy money. Usually. My newest student is a wild card who seems to think his jock status should make him a natural at everything he tries, and I can see why. Luca is…special. He’s dynamic, energetic, and fun. It’s hard not to like him. But I like him a little too much. 

This could be trouble. 

Out in the Surf is a low-angst MM romance, bisexual-awakening story. When the teacher becomes the student, it may be time to come out in the surf.

AND…THE HOLIDAY LIST will be here in 2 DAYS!!

The sexy single dad down the street seems to be a perfectly nice man…except he doesn’t like the holidays. Who says that?🤔

🎄Holiday Fun Geek-Style!🤓 Nerd/Jock❤ Age Gap👨‍👦 Single Dad

Preorder Available Now!

Are you ready for the holidays? I’m not quite there, but I did put my tree up! That’s a whole week earlier than usual for me. LOL Now…on to shopping, baking, etcetera!

Happy December! Lane xo

9 Days Till THE HOLIDAY LIST is Here! AND Part 2 of Asher & Blake’s FREE Short is LIVE!

Can you believe the holidays are officially here? I think I’m as ready as can be for Thanksgiving this year. The turkey and all the side goodies have been purchased…along with a ton of wine! Woohoo. That means THE HOLIDAY LIST will be here soon after, or in 9 days to be exact!

The audiobook is already in production too. I can’t wait to hear Alexander Cendese’s narration of Chet and Sam’s story! With any luck, this audio will release December 3rd also. *NOTE – This is Book 4 in the series, but it’s a true standalone. Check out the other books in the Script Club series here.

Since we have a little, I thought this might be a perfect time for Part 2 of Asher and Blake’s holiday short, THE CHRISTMAS SCRIPT. The final installment will be posted the first weekend of December (right after THE HOLIDAY LIST).

Enjoy!

Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate, Happy Holidays, and Happy Reading! Lane xo

THE HOLIDAY LIST Cover/Blurb Reveal! AND…A Free Short Story!

Woohoo! Who’s ready for a little jock/geek holiday fun? THE HOLIDAY LIST is coming soon! Sooner than Santa! I can’t wait to introduce you to the single dad and the adorable Mars maestro. Check out this lovely new cover by Cate Ashwood!

THE HOLIDAY LIST will be here December 3! Book 4 in my geeks/jocks series, The Script Club, belongs to Chet and Sam and a holiday list gone awry. Chet is new to the household and is eager to help his new roommates tackle their neighborly to-do list. One of the items is offering aid to the sexy single dad down the street who seems to be a perfectly nice man…except he doesn’t like the holidays. Who says that? Chet sets out to change Sam’s mind. And of course, shenanigans ensue!

Check out the blurb below and be sure to save THE HOLIDAY LIST on your Goodreads page. Three weeks and counting! All books in the series can be read as standalones, but you may want to check out Books 1, 2, and 3 as well…FOLLOWING THE RULES and RULES OF PLAY, and THE JOCK SCRIPT.

The Holiday List

The Mars maestro, the single dad, and a wish list… 

Chet-

Boy, am I lucky! Finding a living situation with a houseful of passionate scientists just before the holidays is ideal in every possible way. As the newest member of the Script Club, I feel it’s important to step up and tackle the to-do list my friends would prefer to avoid. Item one, address the tutoring request from the neighborhood-hottie-slash-single-dad on the next block. I’ve got this!

Or do I? 

Handsome, older, sporty gentlemen intimidate me. And Mr. McSwoony doesn’t like the holidays. This may be a daunting task.

Sam-

What do you do when a new neighbor shows up on your doorstep with cookies and a wacky plan to spread holiday cheer? I don’t need cheer, but I could use help with some of the experiments my son wants to try. I know football, not science. Hopefully, I can talk Chet into a mutually beneficial trade. The only snag is that I’m seriously attracted to my local Mars expert. He’s unintentionally charming…in the very best way. 

Don’t quote me, but maybe this holiday elf with thick glasses and a mile-long list might be exactly what I need. 

The Holiday List is an MM bisexual, geek/jock romance with a holiday twist featuring a lovable scientist and a single dad who’s probably on the naughty list!

AND…for a fun holiday bonus, I have a brand new short story featuring Asher and Blake from The Jock Script available on my newsletter now. There will be two additional installments in THE CHRISTMAS SCRIPT. Part 1 is LIVE now. I hope to post part 2 this time next week. Enjoy!

Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

Lane xo

Better Than & A Kind Of KU News & More…

News Flash! My Better Than and A Kind of Series are available now on Amazon Kindle Unlimited. If you’ve been waiting to catch these titles on KU, now is the time! That’s nine reads at a sweet KU deal.

And in case you missed it, THE JOCK SCRIPT is available now in all formats, including audio! I’m so humbled by the wonderful response the Script Club series. Jocks/geeks is such a fun trope. Stay tuned for THE HOLIDAY LIST cover/blurb reveal next month.

For my OUT IN COLLEGE fans… yes, there will be more college sports shenanigans coming your way in 2022. I have at least two project in that series on the horizon. One of which is already with my editor! Want a quick tease?

Excerpt/Sneak Peek from OUT IN THE SURF (Coming Jan. 2022)-

The hockey player and the surfer…

He had a nice mouth. His lips were full and kind of pouty. And were sexy chins a thing? ’Cause his was hot. I wanted to run my tongue along his stubbled jaw, nibble his bottom lip. He was so…

“Hot,” I blurted.

“You’re hot?”

“No, you are. Very fucking hot.”

Cal grinned. “Gee, thanks. Are you drunk on ocean water, Luca?”

“Yes. Probably. Am I dead?”

“No, you’re fine.”

“Hmph. Barely. I did everything wrong, huh?” 

“Let’s just say you have room for improvement,” he replied kindly.

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Gah!! I can’t wait to share more! For now, I’ll to leave you with preorder/blurb info for JR Gray’s upcoming rock star novel, Pretty Obsessed. This looks so good! Release date is October 18th.  Happy Reading! Lane xo

Check out the blurb for Pretty Obsessed…

Emory Ker

Who makes out with a random guy at a club while someone else is giving him head? Not me—that’s who. I’d never even hooked up with a stranger. Welp, now I had. If you could call what I’d done hooking up. But it was so much more intimate than a hook-up. I’d tasted his lips as someone else made him come. He’d gasped into my mouth.

Now I was sitting in front of him and he was asking me to kiss him again. 

River Wade 

We became famous overnight. 

One day I was a twenty-four-year-old drummer slinging pizzas to make ends meet and the next, I was a member of the most popular alternative band ever.  

Despite being world-famous, there was no connection in it. I’d lost touch with reality. With intimacy. I couldn’t find a place to be normal. I’d lived my entire life straight-edged while watching obsession destroy my best friend. 

Obsession terrified me. 

That is until I met him. 

The first taste left me intoxicated.  

The rockstar obsessed with the writer—rather funny if you think about it. 

After a night with him, he vanishes into thin air, and all the money in the world can’t help me find him.

I have to track him down and convince him there might be millions of people who would do anything to get a chance to sleep with me, but I only had eyes for him. 

Convince this beautiful boy I’m pretty obsessed.

THE JOCK SCRIPT is Available on Audio!

Woohoo! THE JOCK SCRIPT audiobook is LIVE! I can’t wait for you to hear Alexander Cendese’s narration of Asher and Blake’s story. He does nerds and jocks so well! Check out the sample/purchase link here.

The nerd, the coach, the hookup… and the script to set things right!

Asher is a bow-tie wearing scientist and the most unlikely yet best of book boyfriends. And Blake is a high school coach who could use a little help. Of course, shenanigans ensue and sparks fly when opposites attract!

All books in the series can be read as standalones, but you may want to check out Books 1 and 2,…FOLLOWING THE RULES and RULES OF PLAY as well as THE JOCK SCRIPT!

AND yes, I will be releasing an Asher and Blake short story next month to coincide with the blurb/cover reveal for my upcoming holiday novella, THE HOLIDAY LIST. Preorder for THE HOLIDAY LIST is available now for a sweet price!

Happy Reading and Listening! Lane xo