A warm welcome to our final author in the GRL 2016 Featured author blog tour: Miss Lane Hayes
Lane talks to us about GRL coming close, anwers Pat’s question and she brought with her a fabulous giveaway!
Welcome Lane 🙂
It’s hard to believe GRL 2016 is less than one week away. Where does the time go? I feel like I was just loading up my rental car (my car was in the shop…again) in preparation for a relatively short hour and a half drive from my home in Southern California to San Diego. This year, I’ll be flying. Logistics will be different but the excitement is there in spades! The books, readings, the panels and Q&As…but most of all, the people!
This will be my third GRL and my second as a Featured Author. I have to admit, I’m not a convention type of gal. I’m very personable, but extended periods in large crowds wear me out. I need my down time. But GRL is unique. Almost all four hundred people in attendance feels the same way I do. We are first and foremost book lovers! We love the MM genre and are beyond excited to talk to our FB and Twitter friends and our fellow authors and readers. We’re traveling from all over the U.S….scratch that, the world, because this opportunity is too damn exciting to pass up.
Packing will be a challenge this year. What are the chances of fitting swag, books, a poster (not as ginormous as last year’s, I promise) and clothing in a giant suitcase and not forgetting something? I’m not sure. I’ll do my best to have a little something from each book, particularly the ones I’ve released since last October. That includes the first three books in my A Kind of Stories series. The newest one, A Kind of Honesty, was released just one week ago. This one goes back to the rock and roll storyline of the first book, A Kind of Truth…only this time, it’s about the drummer. J
Which leads me to the perfect segue… Pat Henshaw’s question to Lane Hayes: If you could learn to play any instrument in the world instantly, what instrument would you like to learn?
The guitar. I wished I’d learned to play when I was younger. When I was a kid, I asked for one for Christmas. My second grade teacher was a pretty young woman with long blond hair who used to sing Kumbaya as she accompanied us on her six-string. It was 1976 and I was truly impressed. I wanted to be her! However, Santa probably thought I was doing just fine plucking along on a badminton racket. That dream died and was soon replaced by the desire to become a singer/songwriter. And eventually…an author. My husband and one of our sons play. There is always live music in my house and that makes me perfectly happy.
See you in Kansas City!
Lane Hayes xo
Lane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions in the 2014 and 2015 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.
Books by Lane Hayes (Dreamspinner Press):
And A Kind of Honesty (released October 7 with Dreamspinner Press )
A Kind of Story
Music is drummer Tim Chalmers’s great escape and the one thing that’s never let him down. But his band Spiral’s meteoric rise to fame has made it difficult for him to maintain a low profile. Unwanted press pesters him after a public breakup with a volatile ex-girlfriend who loves the limelight as much as he loathes it. Tim’s main goal is to avoid confrontation. However, when a handsome stranger in a dive bar turns out to be someone he might know, everything changes.
Carter Hamilton-Temple might be a successful financial consultant with more brains, sophistication, and charm than most, but he always falls for the wrong guys: closet cases or men with issues. He can’t fight his attraction to tattooed rock star Tim, but can he trust his own judgment? When the thrill of danger combined with a fierce physical connection proves too strong for either man to resist, a quiet liaison away from the public eye and curious friends seems like a safe bet. But some secrets are hard to keep. When rumors threaten to rock his world, Tim realizes it’s time to confront his fear with his own kind of honesty
Lane brought with her a wonderful giveaway a $10 Amazon GC for a Lucky winner!