The Right Time

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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Lane Hayes author of The Right Time.

Hi Lane, thank you for agreeing to this interview.

 What genre is your book and what drew you to this genre?

The Right Time is a MM contemporary romance set in Southern California.  I love the MM genre.  I first discovered it about six years ago.  My oldest son is gay and though he hadn’t come out then, I thought I should read some LGBT fiction and non-fiction to get a better idea about the community.  I stumbled upon some fantastic stories and fell in love. I’m drawn to contemporary because the message of hope is one I feel is timely and necessary.  My son has benefitted from some amazing changes over the past few years but there is still much to do.

How many days a week do you write?

Everyday!  I try to never miss. (Even on holidays!)

On average, how long does it take to write a book?

Every one is a little different for me, but on average it takes me 3 months from start to finish.

Do you have a trailer for your book? If yes, give us the link. If not, do you think you’d like to have one done at some point?

No, sorry.  I haven’t made one for any of my books yet.  If I did one for The Right Time it would begin and end with a beach scene in Santa Monica.  I’m not what I’d put in between.  If you’ve read the story, and have any suggestions… let me know!  A trailer could be fun! J

If I could be a character in a book, I would be _ ______?

Elizabeth Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice!  It’s one of my all time favorite romance novels.  How could I resist meeting Darcy? *swoon  My second pick (if I can have one, please J) would be Lestat from Anne Rice’s The Vampire Lestat.  He’s the anti-romance hero, but I absolutely adore how very wicked he is.

Great question! I’ll stop before I get carried away!  lol.  Thank you for having me on your blog today!

Happy Reading,

Lane Hayes xo

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Author Name:  Lane Hayes

Book Name:  The Right Time

Series: Right & Wrong Stories

Book number: 3

Can be read as a standalone

Pages or Words: 225 pages, 80,000 words

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Categories:  Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay fiction, Humor, M/M Romance, Romance

Release Date: June 26, 2015

 About  –The Right Time

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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  Here is a little more The Right Time by Lane Hayes

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.

“Oh.”

“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.

You can buy a copy

 eBook: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6462

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6463

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.

You can stalk—oops—follow Lane:

Facebook:  Lane Hayes https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100008562883399&fref=ts

Facebook Author Page: LaneHayesauthor

Twitter: LaneHayes3  https://twitter.com/LaneHayes3

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7125719.Lane_Hayes

Here is the link for Lane’s FB Author Page  https://www.facebook.com/LaneHayesaauthor?fref=ts

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What a weekend

Wow! What a weekend this has been! This weekend was the annual Tom Sawyer days here in Hannibal. There was a lot of activities going on. The craft fair was my faborite I went all three days. I got a lovely slave bracelet, an Indian beaded necklace, an I graves ring, 2 bracelets and some airplants.

I did watch a couple events like frog jumping. It was cute.

On on the fourth we went to my brothers for grilled steak the came back for fireworks. It was nice to be able to just head back up to the apartment and not fight the crowds and traffic after

i had a great weekend. How was yours?

 

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craft fair Ideas–Little things that make a lot

Save It Sunday

Summer is a fantastic time for festivals and fairs. With today’s economy vacations are scarce or none existent. There are many ways to get out and enjoy the summer without spinning a lot of cash. Of course, there will be gas to consider and food, but I hope to help you find some ways to  have fun this summer.

The fourth brings lots of festivals and barbecue cookoffs. You can find these by doing a Google search of your area and probably can find one within an hour or so drive. On the fourth most towns have annual cook-offs or at least fireworks that are usually free.

As I have mentioned in the last couple posts, I am going to the Tom Sawyer Days inHannibla Missouri. There will be National Fence Painting Contest, Tom & Becky Contest, frog-jumping contest, the Sam Clemens Kiwanis Arts & Crafts Festival, Hannibal Cannibal run, a spectacular 4th of July fireworks display & more!  Most of this is free to walk around and watch or for the kids to enter and participate.

There is also a craft fair ( yes I love these, and I keep my hands in my pockets!)  It is easy drop a lot of cash at a craft fair. I mainly go to get inspiration and if there is something I fall in love with I allow myself a small indulgence.

If you are traveling and money is tight, bring a cooler with drinks and lunchmeat or as my mother used to do she got up and fried chicken and we had cold fried chicken. It was  fun and yummy.

Holidays are a good time to find free and fun entertainment so take advantage of the fireworks! ( bring the bugspray!)

If you are a crafter these craft fairs are a good way to bring in a bit of extra cash. The dishtowels I showed you last week are a great seller and so are wreaths. You can create a wreath with inexpensive straw or vine wreaths from the dollar stores or Wal-mart, add fake flowers from the dollars store or other embellishments. You can also make them from dried flowers, cattails you find on the riverbanks  other natural materials and these cost even less.  I used to scavage the house and use old ribbons make new bows, old flower displays I no longer used or picked up at rummage sales or clearance. OIf you can price them around 10 to 15 dollars you can really sell more.

I also use to make candlesticks from tiny flower pots and wooden balls. Get the balls with holes in them  and turn that part up for a candle. I made angels and pilgrims and  sold them all  one year.

My friend made angel pins  from bowtie noodles. My sister-in-law reindeers from lightbulbs.

I think using tin cans from veggies  and making pencil holders, desk organizers and stuff would be great since we all have an abundance of cans and it would also help save on trash.

Noodle crafts

Light bulb crafts

Tin Can Crafts

Do you have a  craft you like to make or a favorite summer activity?

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Happy Independence Day

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I hope you are having a great  Holiday weekend.  With the 4th being on the weekend, it makes a perfect time for get-togethers, parties, reunions and festivals.  I am lucky enough to get to be with my dad and brother this year and also visit a festival. We will be going to the annual Tom Sawyer Days. They from the 2nd to the 5th, and I plan to  check it all out!. I can since dad lives a block from where it all takes place!

The fourth always reminds me of Barbecue. Dad used to make some of the best ribs. He would get the big meaty ones and boil them for hours in the morning. That and a Boston butt. Then he would drain them and put them on the grill. He always used charcoal, and they were so good.

My husband makes some of the best baby-backs that rival most restaurants.  He doesn’t parboil. He marinades them over night then he uses a smoker and cooks them for 6 to 8 hours. Thinking about it makes me hungry thinking about it.

I haven’t had dads in a long time. He uses a sauce called Wickers and mixes it with a sweeter one. This year I am hoping he will make some!

I don’t have pictures but maybe if he makes me some I will sneak a shot or two for Monday!

There will be a lot of drinking as well so please whatever you do please do it safely.. and have fun!

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Soldier On

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Title: Soldier On

 Author:  Sydney Logan

Genre: M/F Contemporary, Military

 Length: 320 pages

 Meows/heat level:    Purrs: ♥♥♥♥♥

 A little about the Book: Will his call of duty break both their hearts?

Losing her father in Desert Storm has left Stephanie James with a bitter soul when it comes to the military. As a college senior juggling a full course load, Steph’s only goal is to graduate with honors at the end of the semester. She’s focused, determined, and a firm believer in all work and no play. Then she meets Brandon Walker at a New Year’s Eve costume party. Despite his disguise, Steph finds herself attracted to the camouflaged soldier who curls her toes with a scorching midnight kiss.

Brandon is an engineering major and ROTC student from the hills of Kentucky. Growing up as the son of a major general has given Brandon firsthand knowledge of the struggles military families sometimes face. Now that his father’s memory is fading, Brandon is even more determined to make his dad proud and graduate as an officer in the United States Army. Then he meets Stephanie, and suddenly, his focus is less on his military service and more on the pretty brunette who has stolen his heart. When he becomes aware of Steph’s resentment toward the military, he worries their relationship is doomed.

Steph unexpectedly finds herself in need of a roommate. Brandon volunteers, thinking it’s the perfect opportunity to show her the real Brandon, before he’s forced to admit the truth about his four-year obligation to the army. Afraid that living together will be a distraction to graduating on time, Steph establishes house rules—rules they both find difficult to obey.

When faced with the realization that she’s fallen in love with a soldier, can Steph’s wounds from the past be healed with love in her present . . . and in her future?

Published by June 2014 by Mountain Media

You can Buy it here: http://www.amazon.com/Soldier-Sydney-Logan-ebook/dp/B00L3KTFLQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1435009482&sr=8-1&keywords=Soldier+on

 My Review:

I absolutely loved this story.  Steph and Brandon are well developed characters and you can’t help but fall in love with them both.  The storyline is bittersweet and charming. The romance is sweet.

if you are looking for a sweet range with no graphic sex, I highly recommend this one.

Now for a  little about the Author:

Amazon best selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of three novels – Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, and Soldier On. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

 

You can stalk –oops- friend her at: Facebook:

Twitter: @ SydneyALogan

Good Reads:  https://www.goodreads.com/SydneyLogan

Website:  http://www.sydneylogan.com

 

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