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

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Exclusive Excerpt

“Hmm. Are you single?” He held his hand up like a traffic cop. “And before you answer, I promise I’m not coming on to you. I’m as queer as a three-dollar bill, but in this case, it’s a matter of also being ruthlessly curious.”

My lips curled in amusement. “I’m single…and you didn’t ask, but I’m queer too. Bi. You?”

“Gay. Gay, gay, gay,” he professed with a diva-esque snap. “And as single as a lost sock in the drying cycle. You didn’t ask that, did you? I’m not flirting. I wouldn’t—”

“Got it. Don’t worry. I’m too old for you anyway.”

Theo nodded slowly. “Thirty-nine is elderly and on the way to being decrepit…and ancient.”

“Watch yourself, young man,” I chided in my best faux-parental tone.

He threw his head back and laughed.

I joined in, catching myself before I added something inappropriately porny about knowing how to deal with bad boys.

Damn it, what the hell was wrong with me? A few hours ago, I’d hoped like hell he’d sleep through the entire flight and now, I was a breath away from issuing daddy threats and I wasn’t even into that stuff.

Not that I had anything against it…I’d just never been with a lover who wanted to play daddy games.

Whoa, stop. I had to get my dick under control. I was in danger of drilling a hole through my jeans when he quirked his brow and licked his bottom lip. My dirty mind had officially gone rogue.

I’d had a brief peek at Theo’s ass when I stood to let him into his seat. He had a nice ass. Spankable. Fuckable.

I wouldn’t hesitate to pull him over my knee, squeeze those cheeks, and spank him…just enough to see my handprint before running my finger along his crease and—

Okay. Enough.


fairy cakes in winter coverA grumpy baker, a quirky ad man, and a recipe for forever…


So this cute guy sits next to me on the plane and proceeds to talk my ear off for hours. Not good. I don’t like talking and I don’t like strangers. But Theo’s sweet, smart, and sexy—the perfect distraction from business woes and personal worries.

Okay, things got overly friendly, but we’re adults and we know the score. I’m too old, he’s too nice, and we live on different continents.

Then, out of the blue, he shows up at my bakery with that pretty smile and a list of wacky marketing ideas—like how to make fairy cakes a thing.

I don’t like fairy cakes.

But I do like Theo, so…maybe?


The new me takes risks. The new me is brave and confident. The new me flirts with hunky, imposing bears on planes while traveling to a foreign country.

It’s going well, thank you.

However, my plans to do some sightseeing, drink tea, and eat my weight in biscuits every day get derailed when I realize there might be a way to help Scott and prove a few things to myself.

Don’t worry. I won’t fall for the grumpy baker. No way. He’s complicated and broody and—

Uh oh…it might be too late. Help!

Fairy Cakes in Winter is a bisexual, age-gap, grumpy/sunshine MM romance featuring a sexy baker, a sunny tourist, and a few dozen fairy cakes.


lane hayes avatarLane 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, 2020-2021 Rainbow Awards. She loves wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a newly empty nest.


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