Tour Stop & Giveaway: Relay by Layla Reyne

Welcome to the Relay Blog Tour, presented by Layla Reyne and Riptide Publishing! Relay, by Layla Reyne, is Book 1 of the Changing Lanes sports romance series featuring Olympic swimmers. Relay is an enemies-to-lovers, second chance romance between Alex, the team captain, and his closeted ex, Dane, swimming’s biggest star. Read on to learn more about Relay, Changing Lanes, and Layla Reyne!

Title: Relay by Layla Reyne
Changing Lanes Universe Book One
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance
Length: 255 pages/Word Count: 65,400


Captain is not a title Alejandro “Alex” Cantu takes lightly. Elected by his teammates to helm the US Men’s Swim Team, he proudly accepts the role, despite juggling endless training, team administrative work, and helping out on the family farm. And despite his ex-lover, Dane Ellis—swimming’s biggest star—also making the Olympic Team.

Dane has been a pawn in his celebrity parents’ empire from crib to pool, flashing his camera-ready smile on demand and staying deeply in the closet. Only once did he drop the act—the summer he fell in love with Alex. Ten years later, Dane longs to cut his parents’ strings, drop his too-bright smile, and beg Alex for another chance.

Alex, though, isn’t ready to forgive and forget, and Dane is a distraction he doesn’t need on his team, until an injury forces Alex to accept Dane as his medley relay anchor. Working together, their passion reignites. When Dane’s parents threaten reprisal and Alex is accused of doping, the two must risk everything to prove Alex’s innocence, to love one another, and to win back their spots on the team, together.

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Purchase Link: Riptide Publishing

About Changing Lanes

A chance at gold or a chance at love? Members of the US Men’s Swim Team fight for both in this sports romance duology following two couples on one medley relay team as they train and compete in the world’s biggest sporting event: the Olympics. To reach the top of the podium, they’ll need to depend on one another and be willing to change lanes—in their lives and hearts, and in the biggest race of their athletic careers.

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Author Bio

2016 RWA® Golden Heart® Finalist Layla Reyne was raised in North Carolina and now calls San Francisco home. She enjoys weaving her bicoastal experiences into her stories, along with adrenaline-fueled suspense and heart-pounding romance. When she’s not writing stories to excite her readers, she downloads too many books, watches too much television, and cooks too much food with her scientist husband, much to the delight of their smushed-face, leftover-loving dogs.

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To celebrate the release of Relay, one lucky winner will receive a signed paperback copy of the book and a $25 Amazon gift card! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on January 13, 2018. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!


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11 Responses to Tour Stop & Giveaway: Relay by Layla Reyne

  1. Nikolina Vukelic

    This book is “my cup of tea”, looking forward to reading it!
    nikolina1812 @

  2. susana

    congratulations on the release, Layla! It sounds so good!

  3. H.B.

    Thank you for the post. Good luck with the release!
    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  4. Becky Richardson

    Sounds like a great read. brichardson0056(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  5. Jennifer

    Sounds good!
    jlshannon74 at

  6. Serena S.

    Congrats on the new release! I hope you’re having a great release week! serena91291@gmail(dot)com

  7. James E.

    Bas & Jacob. Bas & Jacob. Bas & Jacob. Can’t wait for Medley! <3

  8. Trix

    It’s been a great tour!


  9. Purple Reader

    Congrats, Layla, and thanks for the post. I love swimming & diving as well as 2nd chances. It sounds like both were dealt with authentically, making for a good story. – Purple Reader,
    TheWrote [at] aol [dot] com

  10. Christina Riggs

    Congratulations Layla on your release.

  11. Timitra

    Thanks for sharing

    taccb (underscore) 1981 (at) yahoo (dot) com