New releases from Gwen Hayes

Well…kinda new releases anyway, lol.

One of my publishers closed last month, giving me rights back to a few of my books. I’ve updated them with shiny new covers and bonus content and put them back up.

But wait…there’s more

Kissing a Fool is FREE. That’s right. It costs no money.

I’d love to get more reviews on these, if you’re so inclined.

You guys are the best.

(side note: I’m hard at work on polishing a new Camp Firefly Falls book. It comes out in May!)


Born to protect women’s hearts, her own beats longingly for a mortal.


Ondina, one thousand years a goddess, doesn’t think much of mortal men. Probably because her sole purpose in life is to protect the hearts of women who don’t want to fall in love. And now one of those blasted men–Jack–has shattered her sacred chalice, trapping her in a mortal body.

Jackson Nichols, on the partner track at his law firm, is the first to admit he always follows his head. Never his heart. Dina is infuriating, messy, condescending, sexy, beautiful and…well, just about everything that doesn’t fit into his meticulously planned life.

Neither expects to find many redeeming qualities in the other. But when push comes to love, which will Dina choose? Her newly human heart…or one thousand years of duty?

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Kissing a Fool

Hollywood made him a star. She makes him want to be a better man.

Charlotte Jeeves, “Charlie” to anyone not pulling her over or collecting her taxes, is the only one in town who’s not excited about her new neighbor, TV actor Jeeves Allencaster. It’s not “cute” how they share a name, and so not charming that he steals her muffin before they’ve even met. The last thing she wants is some slick Hollywood type turning her safe, small-town haven into a circus.

If the locals have their way, though, she and Jeeves will be dating by…well, it depends on who you ask—and how much they’ve invested in the betting pool.

Jeeves hates Hollywood. Mostly he just hates the way it’s changed him. Silver Pines is the total opposite of LaLa Land—the perfect place to rediscover himself. His plan didn’t include hooking up with the bitter—yet undeniably lush—girl next door. She’s not his type, yet he can’t get her off his mind.

Trouble is, to thaw the ice around her heart, he’ll have to show her the real man behind the Hollywood charade. If he still exists…

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New Release and Black Friday through Cyber Monday Sale


New Release…kinda….

If you never had the chance to read Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door when it came out in 2013–I have good news. It’s been re-published as a new Silver Pines book–with a bonus epilogue!
(And keep scrolling for a great sale)

Take on Me is one of my favorites–Dane the hero falls SO HARD for Holly. He’s adorably unprepared for love. I hope you give this one a try. (Apple and Nook might have eaten too much turkey yesterday. The links are taking longer to go live for some reason.)

Take On Me

Online dating columnist Dane Martin ( has no plans to give up his reign as bachelor extraordinaire. He has a reputation to uphold, especially with the upcoming release of his book Coming on Strong.

Holly Winters, everyone’s favorite girl next door thanks to her blog of the same name, gives dating advice to women struggling to find commitment among the Virile sycophants. Dane is exactly the kind of guy she cautions her readers away from.

When a publicity stunt goes awry and the opposites must pretend to be dating, all bets are off. Has the Girl Next Door tamed the most Virile man alive, or is she just another notch on the bedpost?

Originally published in 2013 as Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door. Now with BONUS EPILOGUE!

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Black Friday through Cyber Monday sale

I hope you are remembering to get yourself something nice this weekend. All Camp Firefly Falls eBooks are on sale for .99. A little summer fun sounds like just the thing right now.

New Release: When It’s Love by Gwen Hayes

Are you ready to go back to Silver Pines? I have a new book out today! And it’s a Christmas one because I love Christmas. And there’s an introverted heroine who thinks nobody can notice her and an older brother’s best friend hero who can’t stop noticing her, no matter how much he wants to. And small town hijinks and figgy pudding and I think from now on I might write only holiday stories.


Here’s the blurby bits and buy linky things.

A retiring soldier with no family of his own, Sergeant Joe Carter reluctantly agrees to spend the holidays in picturesque Silver Pines to transition to life after the Army. He’s a drifter now and has no business getting involved with his buddy’s family—especially with the sweet little sister who pretends she’s frumpy to ward off attention from men. He should let her be, but something about her loneliness reaches out to his.

The only introvert in a large family of extroverts, Lisa Rhodes finds her peace by fading into the background as much as possible. She lives a quiet life, wearing her shapeless clothes and boring hair like armor to atone for a past she’s not proud of. But there’s one problem this Christmas—her brother’s guest keeps seeing her. She’s never had trouble escaping a man’s notice —especially one who could have any woman he wants. But the harder she tries to hide, the more determined he is to seek.

When It’s Love is the third book in the Silver Pine Series, but may be read out of order.

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Need You Tonight by Gwen Hayes: Released!

Hello Readers!

If you didn’t get the 80’s anthology I was in last month, the good news is that my story is now available all on it’s own. It’s the second book to take place in Silver Pines–but the rad part is that it takes place in 1986. Isn’t that special?

Need You Tonight bookcoverNeed You Tonight

The year is 1986. Think great big hair and a great big love…

Jacob Stone is on the run for a crime he didn’t commit, but when he’s stranded by chance with the only woman he’s ever loved, he can’t deny the need to possess her one last time. Mind, body, and soul.

Typical good girl Becky McDonald has loved bad boy Jacob since they were kids, but even as she gives in to the passion only he can ignite in her, she hides the truth. Truth that might bring him home, but bring him down.

One night of passion. One night of need. That’s all they can have, but it will never be enough.

Need You Tonight is the second book in the Silver Pines Series and takes place in 1986 before Ironwing makes it big. It was previously published in the ’80s Mix Tape Anthology.

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’80s Mix Tape is ready to blind you with science

Not really. I don’t think there is any science in it. But it will blind you with its awesomeness. It’s live and it’s on sale!

Seven New Adult stories of love in the ’80s, inspired by songs of the decade…

book cover for 80s Mix TapeSave a Prayer by Karen Booth
Angie Dawson never wanted to see Graham Whiting or his cheating face again, but her dream job at Music Maker magazine has her photographing his band. Angie had prepared to be a grown-up about working closely with him, but there’s one scenario she hadn’t anticipated. Graham wants her back. She wants him to be the guy he says he can be, but the band has massive tours planned and the groupies will always be there. How does a reunion with her ex end up being anything more than a one-night stand?

Need You Tonight by Gwen Hayes
Jacob Stone is on the run for a crime he didn’t commit, but when he’s stranded by chance with the only woman he’s ever loved, he can’t deny the need to possess her one last time. Mind, body, and soul. Typical good girl Becky McDonald has loved bad boy Jacob since they were kids, but even as she gives in to the passion only he can ignite in her, she hides the truth. One night of passion. One night of need. That’s all they can have, but it will never be enough.

Kickstart My Heart by Autumn Jones Lake
Russell “Chaser” Adams knows he’s destined to take over his father’s outlaw motorcycle club one day, but for now his father encourages him to pursue his music. Raised in a strict family with old-world traditions and their own secrets, Mallory Delov longs for glitter and glamor instead of blood and deceit. Chaser is unlike any man she’s ever known, she can’t help being drawn to him. On the surface they seem like complete opposites. Little do either of them know how much they have in common.

The Fixer by Jenny Holiday
Jenny Fields is a crusader. The editor of her college newspaper, she never met a cause she couldn’t get behind. So when the administration announces it’s tearing down the historic art building, she’s on the case. All she needs to do is get Matthew Townsend, the art department’s most talented student, on board. If she could just get the moody genius to answer his phone…

Drummer Girl by AJ Pine
Sam Walsh is done—done with college, done with guys, done with the whole scene. But her roommate coaxes her out for an epic last night to see an up-and-coming band. Ben McCarthy is the sexy drummer, the would-have-been valedictorian who dropped out three years ago to follow his dream. Tomorrow he and the band leave for London, but for one unforgettable night, it’s just Sam, the music, and him. Can a girl with her feet planted firmly on the ground fall for the boy who reaches for the stars when the only result is a broken heart?

Young Teacher by Bobbi Ruggiero
Control freak Julia Powers hates surprises. With the skills of a ninja, she keeps her ad business and personal life in perfect order. Matthew Gordon wants nothing more than for his band Joyride to go national. While he waits for his big break, he spends his days working in a sandwich shop—a job he loathes—and teaching guitar on the side—a job he loves. His days get a bit more interesting when a mysterious woman comes in for lunch. Imagine his surprise when she shows up at his door for guitar lessons. Unfortunately, Julia can’t play guitar to save her life, and her frustration threatens to ruin any chance of her finding happiness. Will he ever be able to teach her that she’s perfect just as she is?

Just Like Heaven by Rachel Cowell
As a premed student, college junior Sarah Lattimore’s life is a carefully-calibrated system of studying, studying, MCAT prep courses, and more studying. But when she walks into the first day of anatomy lab and sees her gorgeous TA, Sarah’s brilliant mind is suddenly racing in new directions. Grad student Josh has future aspirations toward cancer research. But the unbelievably cute, nerdy Sarah is in his section, and she’s…distracting. When admiring from afar turns to up close and personal, both their academic lives begin to fall apart. Will Sarah realize in time that being with Josh was the smartest choice she’d ever made?

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New Release: Don’t Stop Believing

Silver PinesWelcome to the charming coastal town of Silver Pines, WA. Nestled between the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains, Silver Pines is known for clean air, majestic views, heartwarming, sexy romance, and more than its fair share of shenanigans.

The first book in the series releases today! I have referred to it for a long time as The Grumpy Lumberjack’s Gay Christmas…but alas…that is not it’s real title.



Don't Stop Believing is a m/m gay romance. 
Not all books in this series are LGBT, but just like your town, 
Silver Pines is home to diverse characters who all deserve their 
happy ending.

Ready to hear more?

It’s only .99!

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The Ogre from the Hill 

Simon Powell, the town recluse, only comes to town to deliver firewood and get supplies. Two days cover for Don't Stop Believing by Gwen Hayesbefore Christmas, he sees the new librarian’s car in a ditch and knows he can’t leave him on the road, but it’s too late to take him back to town. He’ll have something he’s never had in his cabin in the ten years that’s he’s lived there…company.

The Book Nerd from the City 

Adam Parker moved to the small community to make big changes in his life, but being snowbound with the bearded lumberjack in his rustic cabin was something he’d thought only existed in his fantasies. Simon pushes away anyone who wants to get close to him, but Adam sees what he’s hiding in his heart and he wants it. Badly.

A Christmas to Remember 

Adam smells like cinnamon and redemption but Simon learned long ago that everything he touches gets tainted, and he’ll do anything to keep his darkness away from Adam’s light.

But Adam has something else on his side—he’s been a very good boy this year and all he wants for Christmas is Simon.

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