Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Right Time by Lane Hayes with Excerpt & Giveaway

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The Right Time by Lane Hayes


Release Date: 26th June 2015

Series: Right and Wrong Stories #3

Can be read as a standalone

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press 

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance

Pages: 225 pages

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Workaholic Nate Erickson is a successful real estate developer who thrives on long hours and stress. When a Los Angeles project prompts him to relocate to Santa Monica, he welcomes the change of scenery. Nate has always considered romantic entanglements trouble, but his sexy next-door neighbor isn’t easy to ignore. Which makes no sense, because Nate is straight… or so he’s always thought.

Alex Reyes is a retired professional soccer player turned West Hollywood business owner with an insatiable lust for life. He loves his family, friends, and work. But there’s one life challenge left to accomplish: coming out publically. Respect for traditional Latino values has kept him in the closet, but Alex begins to think he and his new neighbor might help one another combat their fears. As Alex and Nate forge a strong friendship, they soon realize facing their personal demons will take more courage than either man bargained. The reward is immeasurable… if the timing is right.

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I hadn’t worked out with a professional in years, and it felt foreign to wait for someone else’s direction.

“Any issues with your shoulders or arms? Any injuries I should know about?” he asked, handing me the weights.

“No, I’m good.”

“Great. Start with your palms facing your thighs, lift them both over your chest, then lower the left. Good. And now the right.”

He stood over me diligently, making slight corrections when needed. My supine position gave me an interesting perspective. When I looked up, I noted how his strong brow offset his twinkling eyes. I swallowed uncomfortably and turned my head, only to find myself staring at his crotch. His dark shorts seemed to hint they were covering a generous package.

Holy fuck.

“You doing okay?”

“Uh yeah. Hey, weren’t you going to tell me about your Friday night?” I needed him to talk. I didn’t trust my thoughts anymore, and I was stuck in my current position crazily aware of a man in a way I hadn’t been in over fifteen fucking years. Diversion in any form was welcome.

Alex snorted. “I already told you. I went dancing, and oh yeah, I did get lucky.”

He added the last part with a hearty chuckle, no doubt catching my wide-eyed expression. I hadn’t expected that.


“You asked.”

“Right.” I did? The strong flash of jealousy took me by surprise, but I pressed on. “Did you go back to the beach to get those girls’ numbers last weekend?”

He looked confused for a second, but a slow cocky grin soon spread across his handsome features as he crouched so his face was close to mine.

“No, I told you they weren’t my type.”

I gulped and watched his eyes lower to my throat. He licked his top lip and reached out to adjust my wrist.

“Lift ’em both at the same time, Nate. That’s it. Push it. Harder.”

I sent up a quick prayer I wasn’t sporting a tent in my shorts. Alex’s voice, touch, and yeah, the unintentional innuendos were making me nuts. And horny. I felt terribly out of my element. I wasn’t sure what we were talking about anymore, but the potent silence made me more uncomfortable than speech. Keep talking, I thought.

“So a dance partner?”

“What? Oh. Yeah, I think so. I can’t remember. It was just one of those things, you know? Sit up. Let’s give your arms a break.”

“Just one of those things?”

“Yeah. One night. No numbers exchanged. No hassle, no fuss.”

I had no words. Literally.

Alex chuckled gleefully as he led the way to a leg machine. He gave instructions and stood back to observe me for a moment.

“It’s not necessarily my favorite kind of sex, but hey….” He shrugged his shoulders with his hands outstretched as if to say “what’s a guy to do?”

I recognized this cue. It was my opportunity to commiserate about the trials and tribulations of being a single man with a healthy sexual appetite. Now was my chance to admit it was nice every once in a while to have sex of the nonsolo variety with someone who knew the score. But I was tongue-tied and equally aware of a completely different undercurrent. One I wasn’t brave enough to explore.

“You can stop having fun at my expense any time.”

Alex squeezed my shoulder and smirked playfully. “You’re easily rattled.”

“How so?”

“You seem like someone who has a place for everything and likes everything in its place. You have a routine, and you don’t appreciate any deviation. I should be flattered you came to the gym with me at the spur of the moment.” He paused, running his tongue over his plump bottom lip. “If you’re not careful, I’m gonna think you like me.”

The air between us crackled. Alex leaned forward so his handsome face was mere inches from mine. His proximity alone seemed to issue a challenge. Daring me to confess I was more than I appeared to be. I doubt he expected any revelations, but his intent was certainly to… how had he put it, rattle me. And damn, it was working.


Right and Wrong Story Series

LH Series

Can be read as a standalones

Book #1: The Right Words

Book #2: The Wrong Man

Book #3: The Right Time


Meet Lane Hayes

Lane Hayes is finally doing what she loves best. Writing! An avid reader from an early age, Lane has always been drawn to romance novels. She truly believes there is nothing more inspiring than a well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Lane discovered the M/M genre a fews ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel, Better Than Good, was a 2013 Rainbow Awards finalist. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and their very old dog in an almost empty nest.




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  1. Thanks for the great excerpt and cover reveal! I can't wait to read this one. Anytime is The Right Time for love.

  2. Love the cover reveal and the excerpt was very intriguing. Congrats on the release of The Right Time. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing the awesome cover...love it!!! I've added this one to my TBR and I'm looking forward to reading it once it's released :)

  4. Anytime is definitely the Right Time! Can't wait to check this one out - looks great and I love the cover!

  5. Awesome cover!!! Truly excited for this book, the first two were fab!!! Thanks so much for the excerpt and giveaway!!!! And for anyone...anytime is the Right Time for love!!!! :)

  6. I love the synopsis of The Right Time and put it on my TBR list. The covers on your Right and Wrong Story Series books are wonderful. They are very eye catching and not too busy.

  7. I swear these covers get hotter with every book! It's definitely the right time for love when Lane Hayes is writing about it. Best of luck with the new book!

  8. Anytime is the right time for love...congratulations

  9. Congrats, the synopsis sounds great, and look at those abs! :-)

  10. Congrats on the new release. I absolutely love the cover. I haven't started this series, but now that I've been introduced to it here, I see me picking it up soon. Love - yeah any time is the right time.

  11. Anytime is absolutely the right time for love. That's right! Congratulations and much success!
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  12. Beautiful cover. Of course, any time is good for love. You just have to be in the mood for it.

  13. Love this series! Can't wait to read it. And yes, anytime is the right time!

  14. When it comes to love anytime is the right time.

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  16. The right time is when you're ready. You're ready!