Audio Release Blitz including Reviews & Giveaway – Out in the Deep & Out in the End Zone by Lane Hayes

Both Now Available in Audio!

 

Title:  Out in the Deep, Out in College #1
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Lane Hayes
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Release Date: January 17th, 2019
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 4 hrs and 34 mins
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Bisexual, College romance, Water Polo, Coming out

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Synopsis

Derek Vaughn is a little too serious. He’s a type A control personality with a penchant for order and a love of water polo. But he’s determined to enjoy his last year of college. The real world with a serious job and big expectations can wait for a few months. He’s going soak up every minute on campus with his friends and teammates before he moves on. The only possible kink in his plan is the new guy on the team… also known as his nemesis.

Gabe Chadwick has big Olympic dreams. His transfer between Southern California universities has nothing to do with scholastics. The degree is his backup plan. He’s not there to party or make friends. And he certainly isn’t going to announce his sexuality. But he can’t deny there’s something special about the uptight team captain. However, when an unwitting friendship and mutual attraction collide, both will have to decide if this is the real thing or if they’re about to lose it all in the deep.

 

Christina’s Review

Overall
3.5 out of 5 stars

Performance
4 out of 5 stars

Story
3 out of 5 stars

I didn’t read this story when it was originally released because one closeted character is usually more than I can handle but two was definitely too much. I decided to dive in (ha, sometimes I amuse myself) with the audio because sometimes the performance helps me get through books I usually wouldn’t read.

Derek played a big-ish role in book two, so I knew a bit about his and Gabe’s story. I wasn’t a fan of their fighting and juvenile behavior toward each other to hide their attraction. Their initial sexual encounter and their reactions to it didn’t endear me to them. Several times these boys reminded me why I tend to stay away from the younger characters because I do not like the immaturity.

I did like the way Derek decided to come out and the way Gage supported him when he made the statement.

The vocal performance was good, and I wouldn’t have made it through the book without it. The emotions he put into the characters helped make them more likeable.

 


Title
: Out in the End Zone, Out in College #2
Author: Lane Hayes
Publisher: Lane Hayes
Narrated by: Michael Pauley
Release Date: January 23rd, 2019
Heat Level: 4 – Lots of Sex
Pairing: Male/Male
Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
Genre: Romance, New Adult, Bisexual, College romance, Football, Coming out

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Synopsis

Evan di Angelo is an upbeat, good-natured goofball who loves his friends and family… and football. A traumatic accident may have ended his hopes of playing professionally, but he’s made the most of his four years on the field at a small Southern California college. He’s learned the hard way to embrace change, take chances and try things outside of his comfort zone…like agreeing to play fake boyfriends for someone else’s senior project.

Mitch Peterson knows that being his authentic self is the path to true happiness. He’s grown from a shy, quiet kid from a broken home to an out and proud budding internet sensation bound for grad school. An awesome senior project is the key. It’s unlikely anyone will believe the hunky, straight athlete is Mitch’s new lover, but it’s worth a shot. However, as their tentative friendship blossoms into unexpected attraction, the lines between reality and fiction blur for both men. Evan is forced to face old demons and decide if he has the courage to take the next step and come out in the end zone.

 

 

Christina’s Review

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Performance
4 out of 5 stars

Story
4 out of 5 stars

 

This is a cute, sweet, quick listen. I originally read it as a standalone but did feel like I missed some of the history between Mitch and Evan by not reading book one so I listened to book one before listening to this one. While you do meet these guys in book one, I think this can be listened to as a standalone.

I really liked both characters. Their banter is entertaining and they have great chemistry. I was glad to see Evan embrace and admit his feelings for Mitch. I typically shy away from stories with characters in the closet but Evan had a unique reason hiding his sexuality and when he realized he could/would lose Mitch if he continued hiding he made the right choice.

My only wishes are for Mitch’s POV and the story to have been longer with a little more development…that would have made this a 5 star read for me.

The vocal performance is good. There was great emotion in both characters and he nailed Mitch’s attitude!

 

 

Meet the Author

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 well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and won First Prize in the 2016 and 2017 Rainbow Awards. She loves red 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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Meet the Narrator

Michael has well over 50 audio book titles currently available for purchase on Audible.com.  He is versed in multiple styles and genres including fiction (novels and short stories) ranging from romance to science fiction to crime dramas to thrillers; business strategy books;  health and wellness books;  and even an occasional children’s book.

Fans of Michael’s narration are welcome to follow him on social media including FacebookTwitterInstagramYouTube,  and SoundCloud.

If you are interested in working with Michael to produce your next audio book, you can contact him directly at voice@michaelpauley.info

 

 

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