We are thrilled to welcome Lane Hayes to Sinfully today as she celebrates the release of A Kind of Honesty, the third book in her A Kind Of series. Go check it out and don’t forget to enter the giveaway!
Lane Hayes ~ A Kind of Honesty
The rock star mystique can be a powerful one. It evokes a sort of hero-worship mindset, even when the man or woman behind the microphone or instrument is deeply flawed. Something about the ability to connect through poignant lyrics or a soulfully played guitar or piano puts singers and musicians in another realm. Add unbridled confidence with a healthy dose of swagger and we’re talking Mick Jagger status rock god. And let’s be honest, like him or not…you know who Mick is. LOL.
Initially, it was a huge leap for me to write a series about rock stars. It was a little easier in A Kind of Truth because Spiral wasn’t famous and A Kind of Romance wasn’t about anyone in the band. Now we’re at book 3 in the A Kind of Stories series and Spiral is about to record their second album. They aren’t a household name yet but they’re gaining momentum, which means the pressure is on for all of the guys. Even the drummer. And Tim is having a hard time adjusting because come on….he’s the drummer! No one cares what the drummer does! He’s torn between grudging pleasure and exasperation that some of the spotlight is on him. It makes a regular guy from Baltimore wonder for the first time how to keep his personal and private life separate.
A liaison with someone like Carter Hamilton-Temple is perfect because he isn’t interested in Tim’s brush with stardom. He isn’t impressed with the size of his bank account, his international travels or the famous people he’s met along the way. He just likes Tim, the guy behind the rock star mystique. And that guy…the sweet, goofy, out of his element drummer needs an HEA!
Happy ever afters aren’t born on a stage with bright lights. Love isn’t about your job, your money or your social status. It’s about your heart’s ability to connect with another. Ultimately, A Kind of Honesty isn’t about a rock star. It’s a love story about two men who realize they have the key to something bigger than either dreamed of…with their own kind of honesty.
Just a quick note… all books in this series (and all of my series) are standalones and can be read in any order!
Thank you so much for having me here today!
Lane Hayes xo
A Kind of Honesty
(A Kind of Stories #3)
Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press
Published ~ 7th October 2016
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance
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.
A Kind of Truth (A Kind of Stories Book 1)
Rand O’Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a rock god. Moving to New York City and hiring a new manager are steps to make his dreams a reality. But nothing moves as fast as Rand would like, and everyone has opinions, for example that he should keep certain pieces of himself quiet if he plans on making it in the Big Apple. Like his bisexuality.
Will Sanders is a gifted musician who dazzles Rand with his ability to coax gorgeous notes from an electric guitar one moment and play the piano like a professional the next. He’s a geek, but Rand isn’t concerned about Will’s pressed exterior clashing with his tattoos. His focus is music. Yet there’s something about Will that makes Rand think there’s much more to the quiet college student than he lets on. As Rand’s dreams begin to materialize, he’s forced to reconsider his priorities and find his own kind of truth. One that might include Will.
A Kind of Romance (A Kind of Stories Book 2)
Zeke Gulden is a ruthless Wall Street exec. His hard-edged, no-nonsense attitude has served him well in the cutthroat business world, but less so in his personal life. When he finds out his ex-boyfriend cheated on him with a coworker, Zeke can’t let go—not until he finds a way to get even. However, his meddlesome father has other ideas. The new hire at the family-owned bagel store is somewhat colorful, but his dad is sure he’s the perfect man for Zeke.
Benny Ruggieri is a fiercely proud New Yorker who dreams of making it big as a costume designer in the theater. In the meantime, he’s working two part-time jobs in the food biz. When his new boss sets him up with his successful son, Benny has zero expectations. If nothing else, he figures he can entertain himself by making the uptight businessman squirm. Instead, the two become unlikely friends with an inexplicable attraction they can’t ignore. Benny might be the one to help Zeke set aside his quest for revenge, if he’s willing to let go and forgive what he can’t forget… and give in to an unexpected kind of romance.
Meet Lane Hayes
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.
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