Posts Tagged With: Z.A. Maxfield

Audio Review: Lights! Camera! Cupid! Anthology

Reviewed by Morgan

lightscameracupid_audiobook-1Title: Lights! Camera! Cupid!
Authors: S.E. Jakes, Amy Lane, Z.A. Maxfield, Anne Tenino and L.A. Witt
Narrators: Nick J. Russo and Dorian Bane
Series: Bluewater Bay #6
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 22 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: September 26, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Cupid is visiting Bluewater Bay, and he’s leaving chaos in his wake.

Nothing’s been the same in this sleepy little logging town since Hollywood came to shoot the hit TV show Wolf’s Landing—especially Valentine’s Day.

In L.A. Witt’s Just Another Day, beloved actors Levi Pritchard and Carter Samuels have an announcement for their fans, while in Z.A. Maxfield’s I’ll Be There, actor Spencer Kepler and his boyfriend Nash Holly brave a blizzard and a fan convention to spend their first February the 14th together.

Of course, it’s not just TV stars celebrating the day. In Anne Tenino’s Helping Hand, an aspiring artist eager to escape Bluewater Bay decides he just might have a reason to stay: lust-inspiring logger Gabriel Savage. In SE Jakes’s No Easy Way, a local teacher reconnects with an old lover working security on the film set. And in Amy Lane’s Nascha, a Bluewater Bay elder recalls how his own unconventional family used to celebrate the holiday.

Real life may be nothing like TV, but when Cupid comes to town, there’s plenty of romance and drama to go around.

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Categories: 4 Star Ratings, 4.5 Star Ratings, 5 Star Ratings, Audio Review, LGBT, Morgan's Reviews, Published in 2016 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Audio Review: Hell on Wheels by Z.A. Maxfield

Reviewed by Morgan

HellOnWheels_Audiobook (1)Title: Hell on Wheels
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Narrator: Nick J. Russo
Series: Bluewater Bay #3
Heroes: Nash/Spencer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 6 Hours, 55 Minutes
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: July 20, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Audible
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Nash is the reliable one in the Holly family, the guy everyone counts on to keep things going. His genius twin brother is off at university, so Nash runs the family’s auto repair business and cares for his partially-paralyzed little sister while his crackpot father invents. His life seems mapped out for the foreseeable future, however much that might chafe.

So when Wolf’s Landing actor Spencer Kepler-Constantine lands in his life, Nash is ready for a diversion. Spencer is in the middle of a very painful, very public divorce and isn’t ready for a relationship—not that Nash wants one. But they both need a friend, especially one with benefits.

As they grow closer, Nash starts to see his family in a whole new light. Do they really need him so badly? Or does he simply need to be needed? Then Spencer’s ex reappears with a grand romantic gesture, and Nash has to figure out what he wants—and how to get it—before Spencer’s gone for good.
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Honorary Blogger: Saying Goodbye to Samhain Publishing

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Saying Goodbye

by The Blogger Girls

The Blogger Girls have reviewed many books provided by Samhain Publishing and were very saddened by the news of their closing.  They’ve been a big name, not only in the m/m genre, but in many others as well.  They’ve continually provided quality books and have always been a pleasure to work with.

Samhain is having a 40% off sale today, so please take advantage (Samhain Publishing), as they have so many wonderful stories to enjoy.  Here is a list of just a few of our favorites.

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26173634Give Yourself Away by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

26052968Not Safe For Work by L.A. Witt

 

 

winter-wonderlandWinter Wonderland by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

25677846The Shepherd and the Solicitor by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

 

 

25671286Not My Boyfriend by Monica L. Anderson

 

 

 

25244415What He Left Behind by L.A. Witt

 

 

 

25063508Breaking by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

 

1Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell

 

 

 

1Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

 

1Falling by Barbara Elsborg

 

 

 

23129402Scrap by Josephine Myles

 

 

 

1Jackdaw by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1No Place That Far by L.A. Witt and Aleksandr Voinov

 

 

 

21843050A Case of Spirits by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1A King Undone by Cooper Davis

 

 

 

1The Dream Alchemist by Joanna Chambers

 

 

1Let It Snow by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

 

22922437Her Wicked Captain by Sandra Jones

 

 

1No Boundaries by S.E. Jakes

 

 

 

1The Walls of Try by L.A. Witt

1Flight of Magpies by K.J. Charles

 

1Fever Pitch by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

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Fall Hard by J.L. Merrow

 

 

1Raising the Rent by J.L. Merrow

 

 

1Muscling Through by J.L. Merrow

 

 

 

 

22224746Mending Him by Summer Devon and Bonnie Dee

 

 

 

 

eThe Pharaoh’s Concubine by Z.A. Maxfield

 

 

 

 

6General Misconduct by L.A. Witt

 

 

 

 

20822874Think of England by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

1Taming the Bander by Summer Devon

 

 

 

 

20522718Mark of Cain by Kate Sherwood

 

 

 

The Magpie LordThe Magpie Lord by K.J. Charles

 

 

 

 

20309995Enlightened by Joanna Chambers

 

 

 

18670544A Minor Inconvenience by Sarah Granger

 

 

SpecialDelivery300Special Delivery by Heidi Cullinan

 

 

A Case of PossessionA Case of Possession by K.J. Charles

 

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Book Review: My Cowboy Promises by Z.A. Maxfield

Reviewed by Gyn 

1Title: My Cowboy Promises
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Series: The Cowboys #4
Heroes: Ryder/Declan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 282 Pages
Publisher: Berkley/Intermix
Release Date: June 16, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  A real man needs a real love…
To become the man he’s meant to be, one cowboy will have to be the man he never wanted anyone to know he was…

Ryder Dent is a true-blue cowboy. A devoted son, husband and father, but one who is living a costly lie. When they were both young, Ryder and his closest female friend Andy thought they’d found the perfect solution to both their problems—she was single and pregnant, and he was secretly gay—so they got married and raised Jonas together.

When Ryder gets hurt at a party, his son’s new pediatrician comes to the rescue. The connection between Ryder and Dr. Declan Winters is sudden, powerful, and undeniable. Ryder loves Andy and the family they’ve created together—but they both need more. Can they pursue their hearts’ desire without destroying the life they’ve built and losing the son they love?
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Honorary Blogger Z.A. Maxfield: Vampire Novels Revamped + Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Vampire Novels Revamped

by Z.A. Maxfield

Hi! I’m Z.A. Maxfield, better known as ZAM. Many thanks to The Blogger Girls for helping me celebrate my latest release, Deep Desire, book one of The Deep Series.

One of the most delicious aspects of writing Notturno, the book that has now been reprinted as Deep Desire, was creating the excerpts of the priceless, centuries old manuscript that becomes the prize in a battle of wits between document expert Adin Tredeger and vampire Donte Fedelta.

Donte used the journal to record his private thoughts about his boyhood lover, the angelic, innocent young Auselmo. When writing those, I took my cue from letters written in history by famous lovers, gay and straight, and I tried to give them a ring of authenticity, but also to make them accessible to 21st century romance readers.

Here’s one such excerpt, exclusively here:

I am in the snow today, my Auselmo, its whiteness and silence like the death I feel when you are not within my reach. Today I have chosen to draw the journey home to take my place after my brothers died. Do you recall? I know you must. We endured the ride and the endless chattering of the women, playing word games and kissing with our eyes. I remember seeing you ride your horse, the stubborn one I always called Affligere for the way it chased you and stole your hats. We slipped away in the night and clumsily tugged each other into spending.

The way you kissed me…

There were more stars in the sky that summer, Auselmo, because you placed them there for me every time you smiled. The closer we got to San Sepolcro, and home, the sicker I felt in the pit of my stomach.

I knew then, as you know now, that our life together—those pleasant idylls in the herb gardens of the monastery—was over. My family had a woman waiting for me. She was older, promised originally to my brother, who passed. I couldn’t bear to tell you, to see the stars in the sky wink out one by one with your unhappiness. Forgive me, Auselmo.

That was when I noticed the guard, the dark one with the scar over his eye, watching us. In return, I watched him, and one night got an eyeful of the most amazing thing I’d ever seen. I never told you, love, but I paid him for information, and he let me watch him with his lover. The things they did with their bodies both appalled and inflamed me, and I knew—I thought I knew—that if I could have one night like that with you, I would go to Renata and my family uncomplaining.

Was I ever that foolish? Please, my lover, never answer that, for you, with your beauty and your innocence, could never have understood my dark desire for you in those days.

These books have been edited. They’ve been retitled. There are new, cool covers. They’ll be available simultaneously in ebook and print.

Vampire novels. Revamped.

Here’s your New Title Cheat Sheet

Original title – New Title

Notturno – Deep Desire coming Feb. 3 2015

Vigil – Deep Deception coming July

Matins – Deep Deliverance coming December

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About Deep Desire

There’s no leverage like seduction…until love takes a bite of his plans.

As the Indiana Jones of historical erotica, there is no document existing—or just rumored to exist—Adin Tredeger can’t unearth. Why he would risk the biggest coup of his career to join the mile-high club is beyond him. But the disarming, dark-eyed man who somehow enters Adin’s locked airplane washroom has him completely nude and coming apart. All without a whimper of protest.

From that moment, Adin and Donte Fedelta engage in an international battle of wit and cunning. The prize—a priceless, 500-year-old journal with illustrations so erotic it could make the Marquis de Sade blush.

Yet Donte’s desire for the journal goes far beyond simple possession. The undead nobleman wrote it. And he’s not above using every trick in his otherworldly arsenal—including seduction—to get it back.

Chemistry draws them together even as fortune tugs them apart. But when a third party joins the chase, they must unite to fight an enemy with a deadly goal—to erase Donte from history.

This book is a rerelease of a previously published book, with substantial rewrites.    

Available at: Samhain Publishing, Amazon, All Romance eBooks & Barnes and Noble

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About Z.A. Maxfield

_AuthorPhoto(1)Z.A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back.  Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate throughout all her stories: Unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them.

If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four can find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”

Readers can visit ZAM at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

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ZAM will be running two giveaways for this tour! At the end of the tour, she will draw a winner from the comments section of each blog to win a copy of Deep Desire!

There is also a tour-wide Rafflecoptor where readers can enter to win a $25 Amazon Gift Card. The giveaway begins February 2, 2015 and ends February 10, 2015. To enter, just leave a comment and click the link below!

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Good luck!

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Honorary Blogger Z.A. Maxfield: + Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Talkin Bout Cowboys

by Z.A. Maxfield

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While my favorite movie with Kevin Costner is Bull Durham, (because I too, am a charter member of the church of baseball), I very much enjoyed his 90’s Westerns, Dances with Wolves and Wyatt Earp.

Kevin’s a pretty, pretty man, and there’s just something so earnest about him. He brings back the quiet cowboy of the High Noon variety, and probably got himself a lot of comparisons to Gary Cooper. He’s a local boy, or rather, he spent a lot of his childhood in Southern California, and for a long time, he went to school a few minutes from where I live at Cal State Fullerton, our local college. I worked and went to school there at different times in the eighties. I’d like to say I saw Kevin Costner there in person but I was a few years too late. 😦

I remember seeing Dances with Wolves in the movie theater when it came out. Despite how long that film ran, I never spent a minute wondering how much longer we had to go. It was a great, visually stunning movie.

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My thoughts are complicated about Wyatt Earp. On the one hand, I liked the movie, on the other, I didn’t like the Earp Brothers. I didn’t feel very connected to the characters and I thought it was awfully violent. I did like Denis Quaid. I thought he was amazing as Doc Holiday. Part of me still wants a love story about Wyatt Earp and Doc Holiday. (With liberal poetic license and less tuberculosis.)

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About My Cowboy Homecoming

My Cowboy HomecomingLove can heal the deepest wounds…

A sense of duty brings a soldier home…but a passionate cowboy makes him want to stay.

After his brother’s tragic death, Tripp has to leave the army and return to New Mexico to take care of his mother while his father is in prison for arson. Seeking work at the J-Bar Ranch, Tripp is immediately drawn to injured cowboy Lucho Reyes, whose foot was accidentally crushed by a rescue horse. But will the sins of the father interfere with the desires of the son? Tripp’s father may be responsible for the death of Lucho’s grandfather. Now Tripp must balance caring for his mother, repairing his father’s damages, and trying to win the heart of a man who has every reason to hate him and his family…

Available at: Amazon, All Romance eBooks, iTunes, Google Play & Barnes and Noble

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An Excerpt from My Cowboy Homecoming

The road home was less auspicious than I thought it would be. Traffic slowed to a bare crawl outside Las Cruces, and the overheated bus had started to smell.

Just like on every bus, everywhere in the world, people were packed in tight. They stared ahead expressionlessly, as if that cramped, anonymous ride was the best they could expect because it probably was.

All four westbound lanes had been forced into one until at last we reached what seemed like a flare-lit city of fire trucks, police cars, and ambulances. Uniforms covered the highway like ants at a picnic.

When I saw the wreck, my heart gave a lurch. An old yellow school bus with “Iglesias Angelica Bautista” written on the side had been hit head-on by a double tractor-trailer truck. The impact had scattered debris all over both sides of the highway.

A single battered high-top sneaker lay in the middle of the street, blood-spattered and abandoned. I couldn’t take my eyes off it as we drove past.

The front of the wrecked school bus was crushed like an accordion. No way the driver survived the crash. There were others lying still and lifeless beneath sad yellow tarps. EMTs raced between people lying side by side in a makeshift triage area.

I tried to make myself do the deep breathing the army shrinks taught me. I thought about trying the other bullshit stopgap measures I was supposed to deploy before going to the little pills they gave me for anxiety, which I’d thrown away anyway. I tried repeating nonsense rhymes and visualizing my happy place, but the fact is, if you’ve been in a sniper’s crosshairs long enough, it’s hard to convince yourself there’s nobody trying to kill you anymore.

I was home, goddamnit. I wasn’t in danger. Except . . . we’re all in danger all the time. We just don’t know it.

As we inched past the wreck, even I—with the knowledge of how random and tragic fate could be—shook with shock. I couldn’t take my eyes off that shoe lying by itself in the street because my brother used to wear those same Converse high-tops when he was about five. Chucks. I got annoyed every time I heard his little feet padding after me as I tried to run away and play with my “big kid” friends.

Wish I had that now.

Wish I had time to play with him and a chance to know him, now that we were both out from under our father’s thumb, but while I’d been deployed to the valley CNN once called the most dangerous place on earth, my brother got killed on the I-10, exactly like the poor bastard who was driving that bus.

Random.

The stifling heat made the Greyhound nearly unbearable. A woman on the seat behind me cried out to Jesus, starting a prayer that three or four of the other passengers echoed. Instinct, still honed to razor-sharp readiness, lifted me to my feet, even though the bus was moving.

“Sit down,” said the old man next to me, whose skin was gray with age and probably cigarettes. Tattoos littered his forearms, including one I recognized, the Devil Dog. Marines. “What do you think you’re going to do out there they aren’t already doing?”

I shrugged and sat.

He studied me. “Just get back?”

“Yeah.”

That got a laugh. “I thought so. You look it.”

“How so?”

He just stared at me then, and something passed between us. Anxiety and fatigue and that indefinable pinch of pain, as if our lives were too small now, and it hurt to walk around in them.

“Yeah.” I glanced away.

I sat still, even though every cell in my body was telling me I should do something. It was both my nature and, up until recently, my job to keep order. Yet now my TOS was up, and I was going home.

In spite of everything, I stayed still.

It seemed like it took forever to pass the accident.

“Lordy, Lordy.” The woman behind me cried softly. “Sweet Jesus, help your children in their hour of need.”

I let my old, cold friend discipline flow through my heart and I looked away.

Maybe I’d built up this illusion that home was a place made of safety and order, but that goddamn shoe told me different.

Anyhow, that’s why I was late getting into Deming.

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About Z.A. Maxfield

_AuthorPhotoZ.A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back.  Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate throughout all her stories: Unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them.

If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four can find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”

Readers can visit ZAM at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

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As part of this blog tour, Z.A. is giving away a $25 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky winner!! To enter, just click the link below!

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Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Gyn’s review of My Cowboy Homecoming to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: My Cowboy Homecoming by Z.A. Maxfield

Guest Reviewed by Gyn 

1Title: My Cowboy Homecoming
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Series: The Cowboys #3
Heroes: Tripp/Lucho
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 317 Pages
Publisher: Penguin/Intermix
Release Date: December 2, 2014
Available at:  Penguin/Intermix, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Love can heal the deepest wounds…
A sense of duty brings a soldier home…but a passionate cowboy makes him want to stay.

After his brother’s tragic death, Tripp has to leave the army and return to New Mexico to take care of his mother while his father is in prison for arson. Seeking work at the J-Bar Ranch, Tripp is immediately drawn to injured cowboy Lucho Reyes, whose foot was accidentally crushed by a rescue horse. But will the sins of the father interfere with the desires of the son? Tripp’s father may be responsible for the death of Lucho’s grandfather. Now Tripp must balance caring for his mother, repairing his father’s damages, and trying to win the heart of a man who has every reason to hate him and his family…
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Book Review: Hell on Wheels by Z.A. Maxfield

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Hell on Wheels
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Series: Bluewater Bay #3
Heroes: Nash/Spencer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 225 Pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
Release Date: December 1, 2014
Available at: Riptide Publishing and Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Nash is the reliable one in the Holly family, the guy everyone counts on to keep things going. His genius twin brother is off at university, so Nash runs the family’s auto repair business and cares for his partially-paralyzed little sister while his crackpot father invents. His life seems mapped out for the foreseeable future, however much that might chafe.

So when Wolf’s Landing actor Spencer Kepler-Constantine lands in his life, Nash is ready for a diversion. Spencer is in the middle of a very painful, very public divorce and isn’t ready for a relationship—not that Nash wants one. But they both need a friend, especially one with benefits.

As they grow closer, Nash starts to see his family in a whole new light. Do they really need him so badly? Or does he simply need to be needed? Then Spencer’s ex reappears with a grand romantic gesture, and Nash has to figure out what he wants—and how to get it—before Spencer’s gone for good.
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Honorary Blogger Z.A. Maxfield: Five Things You Need to Know + Giveaway!

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Five Things You Need to Know

by Z.A. Maxfield

A happy hello and many thanks to The Blogger Girls for inviting me to be here today to share my latest book release, Hell On Wheels.

There are five things you need to know about Love Interest Spencer Kepler Constantine:

  1. He doesn’t express his emotions. Please, he’s English.
  2. He believes living in the public eye is the price he pays for doing what he loves. Up until his very public, acrimonious split from Peter Constantine, fame was his friend. Now, he feels humiliated and enraged. However, see #1.
  3. He has a personal assistant named Bast, and a bodyguard, Tui Makura, whom everyone calls Tick.
  4. He has a wry sense of humor, a decent heart, and is more than capable of learning from his many and sometimes disastrous mistakes.
  5. His car has broken down on the highway, late at night.

Enter Nash Holly, mechanic, bon vivant, hellraiser–the man who will change Spencer’s life forever

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About Hell on Wheels

1Nash is the reliable one in the Holly family, the guy everyone counts on to keep things going. His genius twin brother is off at university, so Nash runs the family’s auto repair business and cares for his partially-paralyzed little sister while his crackpot father invents. His life seems mapped out for the foreseeable future, however much that might chafe.

So when Wolf’s Landing actor Spencer Kepler-Constantine lands in his life, Nash is ready for a diversion. Spencer is in the middle of a very painful, very public divorce and isn’t ready for a relationship—not that Nash wants one. But they both need a friend, especially one with benefits.

As they grow closer, Nash starts to see his family in a whole new light. Do they really need him so badly? Or does he simply need to be needed? Then Spencer’s ex reappears with a grand romantic gesture, and Nash has to figure out what he wants—and how to get it—before Spencer’s gone for good.

Available at: Riptide Publishing and Amazon

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About Z.A. Maxfield

Z.A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back.  Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. Three things reverberate throughout all her stories: Unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them.

If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four can find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”

Readers can visit ZAM at her website, Facebook, Twitter, or Tumblr.

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Z.A. Maxfield’s Blog Tour giveaway plan is as follows:

  1. Comment here for the chance to win an ebook. My assistant William will randomly pick a winner for each blog I visit, and that person will win an ebook of their choice from my backlist.
  1. For the Hell On Wheels Tour Rafflecopter giveaway, I will be awarding one lucky reader with a 25.00 gift certificate for Amazon. The giveaway will conclude at midnight on December 8th, 2014 at which time we’ll choose a winner.
  1. There are many ways to enter, and some can be done more than once. Give yourself lots of chances to win by following along the blog and commenting.

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Good luck!

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Mobster Week Review: The Pharaoh’s Concubine by Z.A. Maxfield

Guest Reviewed by Gyn

eTitle: The Pharaoh’s Concubine
Author: Z.A. Maxfield
Heroes: Dylan Anderson/William Memo Escobar
Genre: M/M Contemporary
Length: 374 Pages
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: January 11, 2011
Available at:  Samhain Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, All Romance Ebooks and Kobo
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb:  Beauty is only skin deep until love reveals what lies beneath.

As mob boss Yvgeny Mosko’s open secret, Dylan Anderson is happy enough with a passionate, if loveless, arrangement that affords him a life of luxury. But at thirty-six, he wonders how committed Mosko will be to an aging lover.

He finds out when a rival gang kidnaps him in a turf war everyone s sure to lose. Mosko unleashes deadly force, leaving no one alive except for a young man whose dark eyes tug at Dylan s heart and the conscience he thought he d excised long ago.

Though he tried to stop the kidnapping, William Memo Escobar knows Mosko will use what s left of him to send a powerful message to his rivals. When Mosko s pampered pretty boy risks everything to help him escape, he can t believe his luck.

William figures he s better suited to life off the grid, but as the days go by he begins to realize Dylan s beauty is more than skin deep. And as Dylan coaxes more and more beguiling smiles from William, he yearns for things like family ties he d thought were best forgotten.

Yet behind their newfound happiness lurks the certain knowledge that no matter how careful they are, Mosko will come for what s his.Warning: This book contains a mob boss, a kept man, and a reluctant kidnapper who will never have to hear the words, Size doesn t matter.
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