Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Strike Zone by Michele Shriver #COVERREVEAL

Strike Zone by Michele Shriver
Cover model: Devin Byrd
Cover photography: Randy Sewell, RLS Model Images
Cover design: Susan Ann Wall
Release date: February 13, 2018
Preorder link (US): http://amzn.to/2A6Ttu8
Preorder link (UK): http://amzn.to/2ApE24L

Big league pitcher Killian Moss wants a family. What he needs is a steadfast woman who can handle long separations during the season. The kind of woman who will always be there for him and their children.

Movie actress Lorna Richards is an independent, publicity-shy, single mom who hides in Texas whenever she’s not on a shoot. Home and family is everything to Lorna and when she meets Killian, it seems that they want all the same things.

The passion between them flares bright and hot, but when Lorna decides to pay back a favor for a man who saved her career – a life-altering favor – then Killian may have to cry foul and back away. Everything between them hangs in the balance as Lorna must choose between giving a new life to her best friend or losing her dream of love and a happy ending with Killian.




Sunday, December 3, 2017

Deuce of Hearts is here!!! #MeetCute


Blurb:
Memphis, Missouri, the small town that Sawyer Kingham grew up in, a place that she vowed to never return to. Unfortunately, Sawyer is forced to break that vow when her mother unexpectedly passes away. Her mother may have been her best friend but she kept one secret from Sawyer-the truth about her father. When Sawyer returns to Memphis, she tries to find the answer she's always been waiting for. 

Navy fighter pilot Garrison Cocuzzo is seeking solace and anonymity as he tries to fly under the radar during his break from deployment. Dropping in on his grandfather who lives in Memphis, Missouri seems like the perfect place to avoid his family and gain the comfort of home while on U.S. soil. His plans of peace and quiet are quickly erased when Sawyer Kingham comes crashing into his life. 

Sawyer seeks answers. Garrison wants tranquility. When the pair meet, Garrison knows he'll stay by Sawyer's side until she has the truth she's been searching for. The real question for both of them is what happens after the facts are uncovered.


What People Are Saying:
“When their two world collide, literally, life is about to take a turn for these two.”

“A sensationally beautiful love story that will have you reading through tears to the end.”

“It’s a lovely reminder that ‘family’ isn’t always blood. It’s the people that protect you, love you and always want what’s best for you that can be counted as true family.”


Grab your copy of the next #MeetCute on Amazon or other outlets for only #99cents! Also, visit Lyssa's Facebook page for a giveaway to celebrate the release of Deuce of Hearts!

Monday, November 27, 2017

Deuce of Hearts: When Garrison Met Sawyer...

Seven more days until Deuce of Hearts is coming your way! You can pre-order here but in the mean time, get to know Garrison and Sawyer a little bit better...

In DEUCE OF HEARTS Sawyer is searching for answers while Garrison is simply looking for tranquility. Neither of them meant to meet one another, nor did they expect the adventure that waited for them.

Garrison: We met when Sawyer ran over my bike.

Sawyer: (elbowing Garrison) Ha! Only because you were trying to save some woman’s cookie!

Garrison: Seriously, woman, you’re not going to let that go, are you?

Sawyer: (smug grin) Nope, but that wasn’t the worse part. Since I “ruined his bike” (uses air quotes), he ordered me to drive him around like his chauffeur.

Garrison: Well, how was I supposed to get around town? I was only in Memphis for three weeks and it took me half that time to fix my bike that you “ruined.” (uses his own air quotes and rolls his eyes)

Sawyer: Geesh, you make it sound so dramatic.

Garrison: The second I saw her hips move when she was dancing around her living room, I decided that it wasn’t such a bad deal. Watch sexy girl dance, then have her drive me around… win-win for me.

Sawyer: (rolling her eyes and punching him in the arm) At least you admit you were spying on me, and when did you ever let me drive the Beast?

Garrison: Not my fault you had your music so loud that you couldn’t hear me knocking on your door. Besides, you like it when I drive; you hate that old Suburban.

Sawyer: True, and besides, I don’t mind watching you dance either.

Garrison: (shakes his head) More like step on your feet?

Sawyer: (kisses his cheek) I don’t care; I just love that you’re willing to try… especially in your Navy dress uniform.

Garrison: Yeah, well, if it’s important to you then I’ll do it.

Sawyer: (smiles and nods) You’ve proved that.

Garrison: (runs his finger down her cheek) That’s what family’s for, right?

Sawyer:  Right, and I can’t thank you enough for letting me be a part of yours.


Friday, November 3, 2017

Deuce of Hearts by Lyssa Layne Cover Reveal


Only one month away until you can meet Sawyer and Garrison in the latest #MeetCute book releasing December 3! Until then, you can pre-order Deuce of Hearts by Lyssa Layne. Cover designed by Amanda Walker. Stop by Lyssa's Facebook page for a Cover Reveal Giveaway!!!



Memphis, Missouri, the small town that Sawyer Kingham grew up in, a place that she vowed to never return to. Unfortunately, Sawyer is forced to break that vow when her mother unexpectedly passes away. Her mother may have been her best friend but she kept one secret from Sawyer-the truth about her father. When Sawyer returns to Memphis to she tries to find the answer she's always been waiting for.

Navy fighter pilot Garrison Cocuzzo is seeking solace and anonymity as he tries to fly under the radar during his break from deployment. Dropping in on his grandfather who lives in Memphis, Missouri seems like the perfect place to avoid his family and gain the comfort of home while on U.S. soil. His plans of peace and quiet are quickly erased when Sawyer Kingham comes crashing into his life.

Sawyer seeks answers. Garrison wants tranquility. When the pair meet, Garrison knows he'll stay by Sawyer's side until she has the truth she's been searching for. The real question for both of them is what happens after the facts are uncovered.


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

A Guest Post by ME!

I was asked a few months ago to write a guest blog post and it never came to fruition for a variety of reasons. Instead of letting it go to waste, I figured I'd share it right here with you all. So enjoy this guest post by yours truly!
 
Hello, everyone, author Lyssa Layne here. When I'm not busy chasing after my five-year-old mini me then you can find me at one of two places... behind my laptop, frantically typing to get the latest story out of my mind OR more likely at a MLB game. Growing up in the heart of America, smack dab in the middle of baseball country, I was born and raised a St. Louis Cardinals fan. In recent years, I have started to turn my daughter into a die hard Cards fan as well. We've spent many a hot and humid day waiting outside Busch Stadium for a glimpse, or hopefully, even an autograph or two from one of the players. There's a lot of downtime while we wait for the players to stroll in, some in fancy SUVs with tinted windows, others carpooling three or four teammates in tiny cars, so I have lots of time to daydream in between telling my child to stop doing cartwheels on concrete so she doesn't bust her head open. 
 
Being a writer, my mind is always exploding with ideas so I can leave a game with three or four new ideas by the time we get home. Of course, I'm usually too exhausted and hot to do anything other than jot down a couple words only for me to read them later and not have a clue what I was trying to say. #authorproblems Now, the great thing about being in St. Louis, is that many of the players live in the area and St. Louis is so large that you're bound to know someone, or know someone that knows someone that knows a player so research is easy to come by. I've heard many stories about players and the bottom line is that the majority of them are just regular, every day people, they work out at local gyms, their kids go to our public schools, they play trivia at the bar down the street, and chances are that you've probably been at the same place as them outside of the baseball fields and just not known it.
 
Now, for anyone that's read any of my books, you know that I like to write about the every day guy and girl so mix that with my love of baseball and the research I've done and viola-it's the recipe for my sports books! I also love to write about strong women which is why you'll find a female athletic trainer in The Right Pitch, a female sports agent in Loved by the Linebacker, and a strong, independent, single mother in Another at Bat. While a sports story might not intrigue all readers because it seems a bit manly or they don't watch sports at all there's a fine line of writing the romance while adding in the right amounts of sports to move the story along. For me, I write what interests me and what I'd want to read about and judging from the responses I've received from my books, there's lots of readers out there with the same interests as me!!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017


Boy meets girl. It’s the way romances usually begin . . . and while we all love a happy ending, it’s the #MeetCute that wins our hearts.
How did you two meet?
The #MeetCute Books each have a unique answer to that query. Some might make you swoon, others might make you giggle . . . and some may make you blush.
Twelve authors. Twelve stand-alone contemporary romance novels. Twelve stories that will make your heart beat a little faster.
Because it’s all about the #MeetCute.
For each #MeetCute Book, we'll share a couples interview in the style of the "When Harry Met Sally" clips. (Check them out here!)
In FIFTY FROGS, Vivian kisses some frogs . . . but there's only one guy who captures her heart.
Vivian: The first time we met, it was in the middle of a street, and I was forced out of the car against my will.
Charlie: Let's just be clear here: it wasn't me doing the forcing.
Vivian (laughing): No, that's true. It wasn't. That was my mom and Aunt Gail.
Charlie: Remind me to thank them for that.
Vivian: Anyway . . . (mock glares at Charlie), when I saw you the first time, I thought you were cute.
Charlie: Tell the truth. You thought I was smoking hot, standing there, holding my rake. And when the turtle got involved, I was damn near irresistible.
Vivian: Right. Only, I did resist you.
Charlie: For a long time. While you were busy doing other things. <clears throat> It took a while and some help before you finally gave into my charms.
Vivian: Okay, so what did you think when you first saw me?
Charlie: I thought you were incredible, beautiful and full of passion. I also thought you had a nice ass.
Vivian: Are you talking about the day we met in the street? That wasn't my best day. I can't believe that's what your first impression was. Also, did you even see my ass that day?
Charlie: I mean the first day I saw you. And yeah, checking out your ass is always a top priority for me. Always was . . . always will be.
Vivian: Awww, you say the sweetest things!
Charlie: I only ever speak the truth, babe. That's a forever thing. Just like us.
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Fifty Frogs releases on June 27th. You can preorder it here today!
Vivian is sick of dating. Sick of the way guys treat her, sick of living and crying by when and if they call . . . she’s just done. When her aunt reminds her that a girl has to kiss a lot of frogs before she finds her prince--Aunt Gail says that number is fifty--Vivian decides she’s taking control of her dating life: she’s going to go on a series of first dates only, and each one must end in a kiss. She begins chronicling each date--the good, the bad and the downright unbelievable--with a plan to turn the stories into an in-depth magazine series about the realities of dating in the twenty-first century. Everything’s going along according to plan until Vivian hits a bump in her road with Frog Number Five, who doesn’t seem to understand his role in this deal. And despite Vivian’s determination to make it all the way to the big five-oh, when fate keeps throwing this same man across her path, she begins to wonder if maybe it’s time to ditch the plan . . . and kiss just one more frog.
Find out more about the #MeetCute Books!
Tawdra Kandle writes romance, in just about all its forms. She loves unlikely pairings, strong women, sexy guys, hot love scenes and just enough conflict to make it interesting. Her books include young adult and new adult paranormal romance, new adult and adult contemporary romance and adult paramystery romance. She lives in central Florida with a husband, kids, sweet pup and too many cats. And yeah, she rocks purple hair. You can follow Tawdra on Amazon to receive updates on her releases. You can also visit her website for more information, and subscribe to her newsletter for sales announcement, special exclusive content and promotions! If you enjoy Tawdra's books, join the Naughty Temptresses!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

I am a writer.

I am a writer.

I know you're probably reading that sentence and thinking, "Duh, Lyssa Layne writes books. She's an author so of course she's a writer!" But it wasn't until yesterday that it hit me that I...am...a...writer. Now, let me try to explain...

Yes, I write books. I write tragic love stories, sometimes with a happy ending and sometimes not. I spend majority of my free time writing but I never really thought of myself as a writer in the sense of expression. My daughter turned five on May 18 and in the matter of less than a week, we have experienced the endings to many chapters... the last day at our sitter's, the last day of preschool, moving on to kindergarten and leaving behind friends that are younger. We've also celebrated a lot this month... Mother's Day, her birthday, etc...

Now, let me rewind here and say I hate to cry or be emotional. I don't like hugs or being touchy feely. Sometime in the last ten years, my outward demeanor changed and I have lots of ideas as to why but we'll just say that it has. I don't like to verbally tell someone how I feel about them, except for my five-year-old who doesn't understand the sentiment of my words. I would rather write them a card, an email, dedicate a picture and some words than have to say "I'll miss you" or "I'm forever grateful." It's not that I'm too proud to say those things, I'm just awkward with saying it.

Okay, now back to the endings and celebrations... I've posted lots of pictures with lengthy words trying to express my true feelings but it wasn't until I showed my daughter's babysitter what I wrote about her and she started to cry that it suddenly hit me-I'm a writer!!!

Apparently, all these years and I never realized that writing is my outlet! It's how I express what I can't bring myself to verbally say. I know some of that has spilled over into my writing especially in the story Baby, Maybe. Did you know that the majority of that book came straight from my blog/journal I wrote while going through fertility treatments? I write my daughter a letter every year on her birthday then I seal it up and put it in a safe so that I can send it to her when she's older. I also hand write them in cursive so who knows if she'll be able to read them by then!

Once it hit me that I was a writer, I laid in bed thinking back to all the ways I have written over the years... blogs, journals, stories, letters, and the list goes on. It only took my thirty-four years to understand that writing is my way of expressing my emotions. Wow... who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?