A warm welcome to author Lane Hayes joining us today to talk about her new release “A Way With You”, A story in the memories with the Breakfast Club series.
Lane talks about the books in this series, shares an exclusive excerpt and brought a giveaway for our readers!
Welcome Lane 🙂
A Way with You is here! This novella is Book 2 in the short series I wrote for Felice Stevens’ Memories with the Breakfast Club Kindle World. This one belongs to Reeve and Leo. It’s an office romance with a twist set in one of my favorite places in the US, New York City. I wrote Book 1, A Way with Words, for the initial launch in June but I felt compelled to come back to do one more because wow… I love a series!
For those who are unclear about how the Kindle Worlds works, the brief gist is that the participating authors create new works within another established “world”. It might be specific places or characters that readers who are familiar with Felice’s stories will recognize. With a series set in a city as diverse as New York, the sky is the limit.
I have to admit, it’s a bit of a challenge to enter another author’s space and add something new to it. I’m protective of my own series so it was important to me to make these two novellas special and unique in their own way. I’m proud to announce that A Way with Words was a runner up for Best Gay Book and Best Gay Contemporary Romance in the 2017 Rainbow Book Awards!
Thank you so much for having me here today! I’ll leave you with a short excerpt from A Way with You.
Lane Hayes xo
Excerpt from A Way with You by Lane Hayes:
I’d never been around anyone who changed the temperature in a room simply by entering it the way Leo did. It wasn’t his appearance either. His height and sharp sense of style might garner a second glance, but his true appeal was innate. It was in the way he spoke and moved. He didn’t mince words or waste time. He was concise and direct and acted with purpose. I got the impression Leo Rodriguez had a reason for everything he did, including wanting to meet with me.
Leo perched on the vacated stool and then hooked his thumb at me when I didn’t reply. “He’ll have a martini too.”
“No. I mean, yes. But with olives, please. No onions.” I thanked the bartender then swiveled to face Leo, accidentally bumping his knee.
I muttered a quick apology and cautioned myself to pull it together. Leo wasn’t my boss anymore, for fuck’s sake. I just wished he didn’t make me so anxious.
Commence the nervous chatter.
“Onions? No one orders onions,” I snorted. “And vodka-soaked onions are especially gross.”
Leo’s lip curled on one side like a pirate. “When was the last time you had a vodka-soaked onion?”
“Uh…well, never,” I admitted with a frown. “But it sounds gross.”
“Chocolate covered scorpions and braised frog legs are gross. Onions aren’t in the same zip code.”
I made a face and shivered. “Have you actually eaten those things?”
“Yeah, and they’re not so bad. Chocolate hides the taste of anything, even insects, and frog legs taste like chicken. But you never know unless you try.”
Leo tsked playfully. “You have big opinions, a big mouth, and a hot temper, Nelson. No wonder I like you.” He nodded his thanks when the bartender delivered our cocktails then raised his glass in a mock toast. “To onions.”
“We sure as fuck ain’t drinkin’ to olives,” he quipped.
Reeve Nelson is determined to make it in Manhattan. He’s hardworking, dedicated and willing to put in the extra hours required to be successful at his new job at a prestigious real estate firm in the city. There’s no way he’s going back to small-town living and an ex-girlfriend who won’t let go. But his boss isn’t making it easy.
Leo Rodriguez enjoys his reputation as a ruthless businessman. He’s a lone wolf who’s scraped his way from the gutter to rebuild his life and launch a distinguished career on his terms. When an opportunity to expand in the market comes up, Leo wants the eager new agent with a sense of wonder on the project. However, nothing goes quite as planned. Reeve expected to be intimidated and overwhelmed by Leo, but the explosive mutual attraction and fierce desire between them is a big surprise. Neither man is looking for love and yet, something special just might happen if they can find their way…together.
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, and won first prize in the 2016 and 2017 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.
Books by Lane Hayes:
Better Than Good, Better Than Chance, Better Than Friends, Better Than Safe, The Right Words, The Wrong Man & The Right Time, Leaning Into Love and Leaning Into the Fall, A Kind Of Truth, A Kind of Romance, A Kind of Honesty, A Kind of Home, Leaning Into Always and Leaning Into Touch , Leaning Into a Wish
*Leaning Into the Look (Coming March 2018)
Lane brought a wonderful giveaway for our readers!
have a chance to win a $5 amazon GC AND an ebook copy of both A Way with Words and A Way with You
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