The Thing About Mistletoe & Mr. Right

You may recall that last year, about this time, I released an ebook with Bloomsbury Spark called Mistletoe & Mr. Right – some of you have even read it! Now, here I am all pumped and excited about…the same book?

Not quite.

This pretty new HARDCOVER version of Mistletoe & Mr. Right does includeJessica and Grady’s story in Fanore Ireland. It also includes Christina and Cary’s story – one that takes place in London and follows two people who fell in love as teenagers try to figure out if they can do it again…or if they ever stopped. That second story is called Sleigh Bells & Second Chances, and it’s part of this beautiful book that you can go and find in real stores in your town.

I’ve published a lot of books, you guys, but I’ve never done this before now–seen my book on a shelf at a national bookstore chain. Never had readers sending me pictures from those same stores in their hometowns.

It’s a special day, and as always, I want to thank you so much for stepping onto this journey with me.

Below are buy links if you want to grab the ebook, or grab a hard copy online. I may be a bit biased, but I think it would make a great holiday gift for all of those romance readers in your lives!

Lyla Payne


Don’t forget to preorder Not Quite Clear (Lowcountry #5) – out October 27th!


Fifty First Times

As you may or may not know, gorgeous readers, I’m part of an amazing New Adult anthology that’s releasing on Tuesday, February 25th. It’s called FIFTY FIRST TIMES and contains stories from amazing authors like J. Lynn, Molly McAdams, Lisa Desrochers, Carrie Ryan, Sophie Jordan, Gennifer Albin, Alessandra Thomas, Julie Cross, and so, so many more.


The tales tackle a variety of subjects and types of relationships, but each will relate the story of a first time–what kind or in what circumstances, you’ll have to read them all to find out!

I wanted to take the opportunity to tell you a bit about my contribution, which is a short story titled GOING FOR BROKE. It follows Tessa, who after learning her first love is set to marry a girl who is all wrong for him, sets out to break up her very first wedding. It’s a story about growing up, letting go, and realizing that even if love doesn’t last, it doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth it.

Will Tessa succeed? Will Noel realize he will never love his fiancé the way he loved Tessa when they were little more than kids? You’ll have to read to find out, but I promise that either way, the journey will be an interesting one!

You can add the anthology on Goodreads here, or pre-order it on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iTunes, or Kobo.

As ever, happy reading!