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!
Nerd/Jock Romantic Comedy 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.
Finally! Matt and Aaron fans, the wait is over! BETTER THAN HOME is now available on audiobook, narrated by the talented, Nick J. Russo. Take a listen here and visit the Better Than Good and Better Than Beginning boys as they take on homeownership and a fixer-upper. If you like sweet and sexy, this one is for you!
And check out this artwork by Kate Mahon, commissioned to celebrate the audiobook release. I’m in love!! It’s so fun!
The lawyer, the diva, and a new adventure…
Life is good. A few years ago, I met someone special, came out as bi, fell head over heels, and married the love of my life. A man. But not just any man.
Aaron is a confident, unapologetically fabulous diva who isn’t afraid to take chances. I love that about him. New state, new career path…no problem.
Except things don’t always go according to plan. That’s okay. It might be the perfect time to get back to basics and check off a few items on our original list…like buy a house and start a family. Whoa! House first.
However, house hunting isn’t glamorous at all, and with my partnership at the law firm in the balance, it’s kind of stressful. Everything we’ve dreamed of is within reach—if we can just find a place that feels like home, we’ll be better than good.
Better Than Home is a sweet and sexy novella featuring Matt and Aaron from my International Bestselling book, Better Than Good. The lawyer, the diva, and the happy ever after of a lifetime. For readers who know the real love story happens after the first “I love you.”
In other news, I’m expecting the audiobook for THE PROFESSOR’S DATE to be released any time now too. And yes, the preorder for LOVE AND HISTORY is live too. Be on the lookout for some nerd/jock sexy shenanigans!
And…I’m heading to NYC next week to take my daughter to grad school. I can’t believe school is back in session and summer will be winding down. It seems too soon! We’ve stayed close to home, but it’s been very nice. Cheers from SoCal!
Happy Reading, happy listening, and happy end of summer! Lane xo
The sporty roommate, the professor, and a history lesson…
Ezra might be the most annoying roommate ever. He’s loud, obnoxious, and full of himself. So what if he’s a tall, muscular, tattooed jock? His tendency to strip to his boxers in the kitchen while helping himself to my food isn’t endearing in the slightest. Nope. Ezra has to go.
However, I have to admit, he’s the perfect fit to play the king for my historic reenactment event. Ezra in a royal robe…oh, this could be quite tantalizing indeed.
He won’t do it, though.
Unless I trick him into a history lesson.
Holden is the kind of dude who wears top hats and great coats while teaching astrophysics to brainiacs. Weird, right? But I gotta respect that level of commitment. And I respect him. Sadly, Holden doesn’t feel the same way about me.
I guess I can’t blame him. Cranking his gears has been a highlight of my stint in geek land. I’ve never seen anyone get riled about yogurt like him. He makes me laugh. And think. And he makes me want things I’d never thought possible.
So yeah, I’ll take that history lesson. And if it leads to something more, I’m in.
Love and History is a Bi-awakening geek/jock romance featuring a messy law student, a picky professor, and a lesson neither will forget!
Thank you for the wonderful reception for THE PROFESSOR’S DATE! I’m beyond pleased that so many readers are loving Tommy and Noah’s story. There’s something disarmingly compelling about a geek who takes over like a boss in the bedroom…and learns to do the same in real life. Once again, this story is a true standalone! But you might also be interested in checking out the rest of the The Script Club boys…
At the beginning of the year, I submitted a novella for the Your Book Boyfriend Giveaway called Out in the Surf. OUT IN THE SURF, Book 10 in the Out in College series, a 30k+ novella starring Cal and Luca, the surfer and the ex-hockey player who’s looking for a new hobby…and finds more than he bargained on!
NOTE: This story is set in my Out in College world, however, it’s a true standalone. Check out Cal and Luca’s story here (and the blurb below!):
*There are a ton of amazing FREE brand new stories from some of your favorite MM authors and some that may be new to you.
I can’t wait for you to meet Tommy and Noah, the slightly clueless genius and the savvy but wary hair stylist. Tommy needs a date to his sister’s couples wedding shower and his options are running low…until the glittery fabulous Noah agrees to help him out. And yes, in true Script Club fashion, shenanigans ensue! These two are complete opposites who somehow complement each other in all the ways that matter.
*Coming soon to paperback and audiobook! Stay tuned!
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AND to celebrate, FOLLOWING THE RULES is on sale now until July 24! If you’ve missed Book 1 in my geek/jock series, now is a great time to dive in!
The geek, the jock, and a new set of rules…
Best friend’s brother Nerd/Jock Bisexual awakening Romantic comedy
Check out the heartwarming romantic comedy featuring Topher, the adorable grad student with a hopeless crush on his best friend’s brother…a pro football player in need of tutoring.
That’s right, the wait is almost over! THE PROFESSOR’S DATE will be here in less than nine days. Get ready for some sweet summer vibes with the professor and the unexpectedly delightful hair guru who turns his world upside down.
I’m in love with Tommy and Noah! There’s something so life-affirming about opposites who remind each other that they’re stronger than they credit themselves. ARCs will be released later this week. AND yes, the audiobook is already in the works! Alexander Cendese will be back to narrate! Woohoo!
Now this is kind of fun… My fabulous PA, Rachel Maybury has launched me into TikTok land. LOL If you’re a fan of Matt and Aaron from BETTER THAN GOOD, you’re going to love this little video! Check it out and be sure to follow me on Tiktok. I never thought I’d say that! LOL But I’ve got a fun surprise coming up next week and you won’t want to miss it!
Speaking of Matt and Aaron…BETTER THAN HOME will also be coming out on audiobook! Nick J. Russo will be narrating this one. You may remember that he narrated my Leaning Into Series and damn, he’s so good! I’m expecting this one to release in early August, but I’ll keep you posted!
Ta da! THE PROFESSOR’S DATE cover and blurb are officially revealed! Get ready for some geeky fun with the lovable professor and the soccer player slash hair stylist who turns his ho-hum world upside down! Check out the gorgeous new cover by Sleepy Fox Studios…
THE PROFESSOR’S DATE will be here July 21! This is Book 5 in my geek/jock series and this one belongs to Tommy and Noah. Tommy, aka Professor Thomas Hartwell, might be a genius, but he’s a fashion disaster. When his diva sister insists he needs a makeover, the professor starts with a much-needed haircut and meets his match. Correction. Tommy meets his complete opposite, who also happens to be the ideal date for his sister’s wedding shower extravaganza.
Mission objective- convince Noah to take a chance on romance!
The professor, the hair stylist, and a wedding date…
Help! My sister is getting married and according to her, I need a date. And a makeover. I’m a busy man, though. I don’t have time to meet eligible bachelors, and the tape holding my glasses together works just fine. Until my hair stylist steps on them.
Yes, Noah, my dazzling dreamboat of a hair guru created a mini disaster, but I don’t mind at all. He’s a sweet, funny, kind jock who—
Screech! No jocks. I have nothing in common with sporty people.
Except…Noah is different.
I don’t date. However, I’m not opposed to offering fashion advice to a sexy professor in need. A haircut, a quick shopping expedition…
Boom! Mission accomplished.
Not so fast. I’ve misjudged the situation and my attraction to the geek with the tragic sense of style. Sure, Thomas is too smart for me by a long shot, but there’s something about him that makes it easy to forget my past. It might be his quietly commanding nature or his movie-star good looks. Or maybe it’s just him.
All I know is that I’m very tempted to be the professor’s date.
The Professor’s Date is an MM geek/jock romance featuring a nerdy professor, a soccer-playing hair stylist, and a quest for the perfect date!
Excuse me while I dust off this page. It’s been too long since I’ve popped in with book news and updates, but I’ve had a great reason! Hubby and I took the entire month of May to live in England (Bath, specifically) with the intent to work, take trips, and immerse ourselves in our surroundings. It was a dream come true and something I’ve always wanted to do.
London and Stonehenge with Hubby!
The cool part was that toward the end of our stay, I attended my first RARE (Romance Author & Reader Event Book Fair) as an author in Edinburgh. OMG! It was absolutely amazing! And guess what? I had so much fun, I signed up to do it again in 2023…next time in Melbourne, Australia! Here are a couple of pics from RARE…
Now you’re probably wondering what the heck is coming up next! LOL It’s time for a new release, right? Well, mark your calendars for mid-July. THE PROFESSOR’S DATE (Tommy’s story) is next! This is Book 5 in The Script Club Geek/Jock Series. The Cover/Blurb Reveal will live before the end of June. Preorders will be available then too. In the meantime, the entire series is back on Amazon KU!
LOVE AND HISTORY, Book 6 (Holden’s story), will be coming out fairly soon after. Then of course, we’ve got more coming in The Baxter Chronicles, as well as the audiobook for BETTER THAN HOME (Coming July). It’s going to be a busy second half of the year for sure!
I’ve had a couple of questions regarding more of Seb and Trent (THE REAL BAXTER). You’ll be happy to know that I’m planning to release a FREE short before Book 2 in the series comes out. I’ll keep you posted on dates!
The wait is over, KU Readers! BETTER THAN HOME and the entire Better Than Series is back on Amazon KU. You can catch up with Matt and Aaron and the gang for free with your subscription!
I fell in love with Matt and Aaron while writing their story ten years ago, shortly after my eldest son came out. I’ve talked about how it was a love letter of sorts to my son, but I realize that it was part of my journey as a parent. I wanted to learn whatever I could about how to support him and be present in his life in a meaningful way. Writing helped me do that. It gave me a diary of sorts to explore fear and heartache and ultimately, love and acceptance.
I wrote countless shorts after Better Than Good was released, highlighting anything from major life events to silly conversations the boys had while brushing their teeth or loading a dishwasher. Two years ago, I compile that collection into Better Than Beginnings. New shorts were added, including Matt and Aaron’s engagement and wedding story. And now, we have a new chapter, Better Than Home. I hope you enjoy following Matt and Aaron in the next phase of their HEA!
Michael Ferraiuolo narrates Seb and Trent’s story about the hotshot silver-fox Hollywood producer and the actor who wins his heart…and teaches him how to keep it real. Sigh… Check out the sample and purchase link here. I’ll be doing a giveaway in my reader’s group, Lane’s Lovers this weekend too. Come join the fun!
BETTER THAN HOME is available at all reliable retailers this week (Kobo, Apple, B&N) and will go to Amazon KU exclusively on Friday, April 22. If you’re not a KU user, be sure to pick up a copy now and see what’s in store for Matty and Aaron in the next chapter of their Happily Ever After. This super sexy, low/no angst novella follows the sensible lawyer and his fabulous diva husband into a new chapter in life.
The entire Script Club Series is now available at all reliable ebook retailers (Kobo, Apple, B&N, Amazon, etc)…including RULES OF PLAY. Don’t miss the vampire-loving geek and the jock, who happens to be his brother’s best friend. This series will be back on KU next month so don’t wait! Check out the blurb below…
The genius, the ex-jock, and a new playbook…
My brother’s friend is hot—if you’re into flannel-wearing lumbersexual former jocks who eat donuts for dinner and still scribble to-do lists on their palms. I’m not. I’m a serious scientist in my final year of grad school. Okay, I admit I have few quirks of my own. I also have a broken truck and a boss who thinks I can help him find love. I’m in over my head. Help!
A few quirks? Really? George is the weirdest dude I know. He wears capes in public, brings a book everywhere he goes, and loves all things spooky. He’s also the smartest person on the planet—who somehow thinks I can help him write a How-To-Get-A-Date playbook for his boss. Yeah, that sounds suspicious. I know baseball; I don’t know anything about love. But I can’t say no. The thing is…I’ve always had a soft spot for George. But falling for my best friend’s brother is against the rules, isn’t it?
Rules of Play is an MM bisexual awakening story where opposites attract and shenanigans ensue!
AND… my Right and Wrong Series is back in KU! Woohoo! Check out my original “LA” boys. Soccer players, friends, and more. Oh, and my dog is in here too! LOL You’ll find him in Book 2, The Wrong Man. 😉
This novella features Matt and Aaron from Better Than Good and Better Than Beginnings and a brand new chapter in their lives! The entire Better Than Series, including Better Than Home when it releases on April 18, is available at all reliable ebook retailers for a short time (till April 21). The series will go back to KU at that time, so mark your calendars!
Last but not least, THE REAL BAXTER is expected to be released on audiobook any time now! Michael Ferraiuolo is narrating my newest release with the Hollywood hotshot producer and the down-on-his-luck actor. Stay tuned! And have you seen the paperback? It’s gorgeous!