Today I am so pleased to welcome Lane Hayes to Joyfully Jay. Lane has come to talk to us about her latest release, The Professor’s Date. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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We changed into PJs and T-shirts and sat with our legs crossed on the window seat in his dining room, feeding each other cupcakes and talking about whatever came to mind…how chocolate was made, why rainbows appeared darker in certain light, the lifespan of anemones.

I licked frosting from the side of my thumb and raised a brow when I caught his stare. “Am I wearing chocolate?”

Noah gave a half laugh and lowered his lashes. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think he blushed. It was hard to tell in the moonlight.

He forked a bite and held it to my lips. “How long do anemones live?”

“They don’t age, so the potential for immortality exists barring the absence of predators or disease or—” I cocked my head. “You either want me to stop talking about marine life or you want to share the salted caramel cupcake. Which is it?”

“Never stop talking, Professor. I could listen to you for days on end and never get bored.”


When he just smiled, I cut into the dessert and held the fork to his lips. Noah locked his gaze on mine and opened his mouth. My cock swelled and an all-over chill tore through me.

I didn’t understand this longing. It seemed to get stronger at odd times. Like now. It wasn’t the chocolate or the moonlight or the stories we’d shared. It was him. Noah had dazzled me from day one, but getting to know him was a whole other experience.

I’d figured out what made him smile, what turned him on, what made him angry. I knew he was fierce yet sometimes overcome with fear. He was bright and colorful and always aware of the dark. He was friendly, but he didn’t trust easily. He was kind but careful.

He might not understand me, but he believed in me.


professor's date coverThe Script Club, Book 5

The professor, the hair stylist, and a wedding date…


Help! My sister is getting married and according to her, I need a date. And a makeover. I’m a busy man, though. I don’t have time to meet eligible bachelors, and the tape holding my glasses together works just fine. Until my hair stylist steps on them.

Yes, Noah, my dazzling dreamboat of a hair guru created a mini disaster, but I don’t mind at all. He’s a sweet, funny, kind jock who—

Screech! No jocks. I have nothing in common with sporty people.

Except…Noah is different.


I don’t date. However, I’m not opposed to offering fashion advice to a sexy professor in need. A haircut, a quick shopping expedition…

Boom! Mission accomplished.

Not so fast. I’ve misjudged the situation and my attraction to the geek with the tragic sense of style. Sure, Thomas is too smart for me by a long shot, but there’s something about him that makes it easy to forget my past. It might be his quietly commanding nature or his movie-star good looks. Or maybe it’s just him.

All I know is that I’m very tempted to be the professor’s date.

The Professor’s Date is an MM geek/jock romance featuring a nerdy professor, a soccer-playing hair stylist, and a quest for the perfect date!


lane hayes bio photoLane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a not quite empty nest.


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