A Kind of Honesty by Lane Hayes Blog Tour, Guest Post, Snippet, Review & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, we have Lane Hayes stopping by today with her newest release A Kind of Honesty, we have a great guest post from Lane, a tasty snippet, a fantastic giveaway and Prime’s review, so check out the post and click that giveaway link ❤ ~Pixie~

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A Kind of Honesty

(A Kind Of 03)
by

Lane Hayes

Music is 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 the drummer 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 he meets a handsome stranger in a dive bar who turns out to be someone he may 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 the tattooed rock star, 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.

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Lane Hayes!

One of my favorite blog tour questions is always, What songs were you listening to when you wrote this book? And if A Kind of Honesty were to be made into a movie (God, wouldn’t that be amazing?!), what would be on the soundtrack?

When I was writing AKH, I listened to a lot of Led Zeppelin. I actually give them a shout out in one scene where Tim beats his frustration out on his drum to the Led Zeppelin classic, “Ramble On”.  I listened to “A Fool in the Rain” endlessly too. The drums on that song are incredible. I know Tim would approve. J  And the Lumineers’ “Stubborn Love”. Those three songs will always remind me of Tim and Carter.

The overall soundtrack would include some unexpected choices, because let’s face it, the music in the background of our lives isn’t always what we choose. LOL. Most of these songs are mentioned or eluded to in the book. Eclectic, to say the least!

  1. Luke Bryan- “That’s My Kind of Night”
  2. Rupert Holmes- “Escape (the Pina Colada song)
  3. Led Zeppelin- “A Fool in the Rain”
  4. Bob Seger- “Night Moves”
  5. The Eagles-“Peaceful Easy Feeling”
  6. The White Stripes- “Seven Nation Army”
  7. Led Zeppelin- “Ramble On”
  8. The Lumineers “Stubborn Love”

Thank you for having me here today!

Happy Reading & Listening!

Lane Hayes xo

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Excerpt

“What kind of a rock star are you? You’re supposed to love sex, drugs, and alcohol. I haven’t known you long, but you seem to only really like one out of three,” Carter commented idly as he shuffled the cards.

“You’re right. I’m a sucky rock star. I rarely have more than one drink when I go out for dinner or even at a bar. Two at a party. Anything more usually leads to trouble. And I never take drugs. Even cold medicine makes me nervous.” I winked and gave him a lecherous grin that no doubt looked far from provocative in my current condition. “But I love sex.”

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About Lane

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 few years 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.

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Giveaway!

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Review

lane-hayes-a-kind-of-honesty-book-cover-sTitle: A Kind of Honesty

Series: A Kind of 03

Author: Lane Hayes

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novel (231 pages)

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (7 Oct 2016)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts

Blurb: 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.

ISBN: 978-1-63477-786-5

Product Link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/a-kind-of-honesty-by-lane-hayes-7589-b

Reviewer: Prime

Review: A Kind of Honesty is the third book in Lane Hayes’ A Kind of Series.  I’m going to be honest from the outset: while I enjoyed reading this book the plot or the characters didn’t really reach out and grab me as much as I had wished it would. This book had a lot of potential to be more than what it was, but despite this opinion I was more than happy to devour this book – find out what happened and hope to see the characters through to a HEA.

Here we get to know drummer Tim Chalmers. He was featured as a minor character in the first two books and considering 2 of his own friends are also in gay relationships I I would have expected and hoped that he was more inclined to readily come out of the closest – he didn’t have to leap out and sing a song about it, but just be open. Well, actually Tim is bisexual but the moment he meets Carter Hamilton-Temple, it is clear that there is something special about to start here.

Both Carter and Tim are complicated characters. Yet, in many respects Tim is far more complicated than Carter. However, a lot of the dramas in the book are centred around Tim’s family, Tim’s sexuality and Tim’s work as a drummer in a successful band that tours and records music. For this reason a lot of the book is from Tim’s POV, but I actually really liked that and is also one of the reasons why Carter is the less complicated out of the pair.

You don’t necessarily have to have read the series to enjoy this book. But if you have read the series and want to stick to it, it’s great to find out about Tim after his appearances in the previous books and to see him have his own HEA. Seriously, the man needed someone to ground him and settle him down. After all, it does seem that Carter’s presence in Tim’s life brings a peace to Tim that he has never felt before.

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10/11     BFD Book Blog
10/13     Diverse Reader
10/13     Gay Book Reviews
10/18     The Novel Approach
10/18     Divine Magazine
10/18     MM Good Book Reviews
10/20     Joyfully Jay
10/20     Sinfully
10/20     Molly Lolly
10/25     Bayou Book Junkie
10/25     Boy Meets Boy Reviews
10/25     Purple Rose Teahouse
10/27     MM Book Escape
10/27     Prism Book Alliance
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