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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Book Spotlight: The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes #AuthorInterview #GayFiction #Giveaway



The Wrong Man by Lane Hayes


Author Bio: 

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 a well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles both be men! Lane discovered the M/M genre a fews ago and was instantly hooked. Her first novel was a finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Awards and her third received an Honorable Mention in the 2014 Rainbow Awards. She loves travel, chocolate, and wine (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband and the coolest yellow lab ever in an almost empty nest.

Where you can find Lane:
Facebook: LaneHayesauthor
Twitter: @LaneHayes3


An Interview with Lane

Welcome Lane! How did you come up with the title for this book?

I'd already named the series, Right & Wrong and I had an idea I wanted to go back and forth playing with the concept of making Òright and wrongÓ choices.  To me that is like saying something is black or white, when most of us will agree the truth is usually somewhere in between.

What made you want to write this particular book?

I really fell in love with Brandon's character in The Right Words and I wanted him to have a story of his own.  The dog part is the personal side.  We have a 13 year old yellow Lab with diabetes just like Mack.  He is a beloved member of our family and dealing with the idea of him not being around is a very difficult one for us.  Writing about it was very therapeutic for me.

Will you write more about these characters?

Yes!  You'll see them again in Book #3, The Right Time (coming this summer!) and I have a feeling there will be a Book #4, soÉ yep, definitely more Bran and Jake!

Best line you ever wrote?

LOL!  Hmm.  Well, I should probably say I'll tell you when I write it, but this one is one of my favorites from The Wrong ManÉ

The best things come from the most improbable of sources and show up when least expected to challenge your balance and your vision of right and wrong.


Do your characters ever take over your writing and make the story go somewhere you didn't originally have in mind?

Yes!  Absolutely!  It's the craziest thing.  I honestly have an outline I attempt to follow and itÕs a kick to go back sometimes and realize the MCs have taken the story in a completely different direction.

Thank you so much for hosting me on your blog today!  I truly appreciate your support!

Happy Reading!
Lane Hayes xo





Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson

Blurb:

Successful owner of an upscale boutique in fabulous West Hollywood, Brandon Good swears by his personal edict to “live in the present.” After a bad break-up, he agrees to dog sit to keep his mind off his ex. Never did he expect the dog to belong a man from his past, the only man to ever truly break his heart.

When Jake Westley relocates to join the WeHo fire department, the last thing he anticipates is reuniting with his secret high school love. Thrilled with the prospect of reconnecting with Bran, Jake feels no guilt in using his charming old dog as an unwitting matchmaker. As they rekindle their friendship, it becomes clear the intense attraction they once felt is stronger than ever. But as hard as they try to leave the past behind, painful memories resurface. Bran will have to confront his fears and consider the possibility that the man he swore was absolutely the wrong one might be perfect after all.

 Sales Links:

Paperback: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=6001


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



Excerpt:
Again, I questioned my sanity. Something was odd in my world for sure. My heart was beating double time when he finally turned onto my street. A quick escape was my best bet. I had my fingers wrapped around the car door handle and was ready to rip my
other hand from his grasp when he slowed down. He must have sensed my intent to bolt, because he held on to me until I was forced to give him a “what the fuck?” look.

“Let me walk you to your door.”

“Jake, let’s not do this. Please. I really don’t want this evening to get any weirder than it already has been. Thank you for tonight. For dinner and pretending to—”

“Hey, nothing is weird here. It’s dark, and I’m walking you to your door—”

“I’m a big boy. I’ve got this.” I detached my hand from his grip and opened the door.

“Thanks again.”

When I reached the sidewalk, he was waiting for me. The man obviously was hard of hearing.

“You are stubborn.” I gave him my best evil eye before I trudged up the path ahead of him.

“Me? You’re the difficult one. I’m trying to be nice—”

“You don’t have to prove you’re nice to me. I get it. That doesn’t mean—suit yourself.”

“Humor me.”

I fished my key from my pocket as I approached the well-lit front porch.

“Here I am, safe and sound. No need for worry,” I said flippantly as I turned to Jake.

“You ca—”

I swallowed my words. He was closer than I expected. Much closer. I felt the warmth from his body but wasn’t prepared for the hunger I saw in his eyes. I licked my bottom lip nervously. I knew what was going to happen, and though I wasn’t sure it was a good idea, I wasn’t going to stop him. He bent slightly and brushed his nose against mine. I felt his breath on my lips as I waited for him to close the distance between us. Neither of us moved. He smelled delicious, that intoxicating combination of soap and a hint of musky cologne I’d noticed the morning he hugged me in my kitchen. I could have happily buried my nose in his shirt or in the curve where his neck met his shoulders. I closed my eyes and leaned in the tiniest bit closer, expecting him to take over. He still didn’t move.

“Aren’t you going to ki—”
And then he pounced. He crashed his mouth over mine and snaked his arms around my waist, fusing our bodies together. His hands traveled up and down my back while he licked a sensual line across the seam of my lips, requesting entry. I heard myself moan as his tongue danced and collided with mine in a lustful assault. I arched into him instinctively. Jake lowered his hands to my ass, drawing me in tightly as he thrust his hips forward. The friction was hot, and his demanding kisses had my head reeling. This was nothing like our frantic make-out sessions years ago.

Just as that errant thought surfaced to remind me whom I was grinding against like a teenager on my front porch, Jake turned his full attention to my mouth. I was painfully hard, but he was right. We shouldn’t be doing any of this. But I couldn’t seem to stop myself. I bit at his jaw and then licked my way to his ear, flicking the lobe gently with my tongue until I felt his teeth at my neck. I made a strangled sound and went limp in his arms. He was overpowering in a subtle, almost unexpected way. I was two seconds away from ripping his shirt when a car went down my street blaring hip-hop music at an obscene volume. I pulled away and rested my forehead against his shoulder. We stood quietly catching our breath for a moment.

Then Jake pressed a soft kiss on my cheek and stepped away. “Good night, Bran. Thank you for… well, just thank you. I’ll see you soon.”

I stared after him like an idiot, watching him open his door and start the SUV. I heard the familiar hum of distant traffic and smelled the fragrant sweet star jasmine from my neighbor’s garden. Everything looked and seemed to be in place, but something was different.

Pages or Words: 220 Pages

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