New Release – Just Add Argyle

I’m so excited to announce Just Add Argyle is here! Tate and Jaime are among my favourite couples :)

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Just Add Argyle

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Art: L.C. Chase

Series: Fabric Hearts

Release Date: Apr 21, 2017

eISBN: 978-1-63533-568-2

Available at Dreamspinner Press and Amazon.

Tate Buchanan is a troublemaker who can’t keep a job, no matter how many times his lucky argyle sweater gets him hired. Add to that a learning disability and an impetuous nature that sends him into altercations to protect the defenseless, and he hardly manages to make friends, let alone find a man who’s interested in him for more than one night.

Most people think EMT Jaime Escobar is a player, but the truth is he wants a serious partner—he just can’t justify wasting time on guys he knows aren’t a match. But when he treats a gorgeous redhead after a fight, he finds the spark he’s spent so many years looking for.

Jaime wants to take the next step with Tate, but it’s clear Tate’s not going to curb his impulsive behavior—his next fight sends him to the hospital. Jaime’s relationship with a near criminal isn’t something his family is ready to accept, not any more than Tate is willing to be kept a secret. Jaime will need a lot of understanding—and some luck of his own—to keep them both. But this is one fight he’s going to see through to the end.

New Release – Union of the Snake

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Union of the Snake

Publisher: KC Burn

Cover Art: Winterheart Design

Release Date: Jan 18, 2017

eISBN: 978-0-9981807-3-1

Available from Amazon. Coming soon from other retailers.

NOTE: Previously available in the Come Undone anthology.

Zerek, a smuggler and rebel, has made a life’s work of trying to save his fellow humans from enslavement at the hands of the predatory Hilruda. But humans are losing the battle and once they’re no longer a threat, the Hilruda will turn their attentions to the third species on the planet, the Kadrussians.

Essian, leader of the Snake clan, is the closest to a prince the Kadrussians have. There’s no way he’s going to let the Hilruda become the dominant species on the planet but none of the clans can stand independently against them. Overcoming generations of autonomy to unite the clans would be tricky enough, but doing it without the Hilruda realizing what’s going on will be impossible. But Essian’s found a secret weapon – Zerek.

An unexpected attraction between the two complicates their mutually beneficial agreement. The idea of Essian choosing a simple human smuggler over a more appropriate Kadrussian mate is unthinkable, no matter how much Zerek might want otherwise. Cooperating with Essian might be Zerek’s last chance to save humanity but it could cost him his heart and his happiness.

Coastal Magic is Coming! Will you be there? #CMCon17

2017CMCPromoRectangleSM Going to Coastal Magic? I’ll have some awesome prizes and swag! Print books, of course, and some FABULOUS USB drives, from USB Memory Direct. Check these out… 20170117_084801 (1) 20170117_084813 copy It’s the size of a credit card, and the USB connector flips out when you need it! But you’re gonna have to come to one of my panels for a chance at one.

Here’s my schedule for the weekend:
Friday February 3
9:00am – 10:00am The Ink in Our Ink: Tattoos in Fiction
Panelists: J Kenner, Kait Ballenger, Amy Lane, Charlie Cochet, Tonya Burrowns, K C Burn
4:45pm – 5:45pm Fistful of Rainbows
Panelists: Kiernan Kelly, B A Tortuga, Julia Talbot, T C Blue, K C Burn, A E Via, Stephen Osborne
Saturday February 4
10:15am – 11:15am Gay Romance Does Not = Erotica (Except When It Does!)
Panelists: Tere Michaels, Charlie Cochet, Julia Talbot, K C Burn, Amy Lane, T C Blue

In addition, I’ll also be at the Public Book Signing, on Saturday February 4, 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Not going to Coastal Magic? Why not? REGISTRATION IS STILL OPEN! It’s a fantastic, intimate conference where you can interact with a huge number of your favourite authors, including several Dreamspinner Press authors. Don’t miss out!

Can’t swing a trip to Daytona? You can still join in! For Cinema Craptastique, on Thursday February 2 at 8:00pm, we all watch the same movie, and several authors and attendees, led by Damon Suede, snark about it (hilariously) on Twitter. If all you’ve got is Netflix, Twitter, and pajamas, you can still get a taste of Coastal Magic. Just make sure you’re following #CMCC

New Release – Plaid versus Paisley

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Plaid versus Paisley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Art: L.C. Chase

Release Date: Dec 12, 2016

eISBN: 978-1-63477-896-1

Available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

Print available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Two years after his life fell apart, Will Dawson moved to Florida to start over. His job in the tech department of Idyll Fling, a gay porn studio, is ideal for him. When his boss forces him to take on a new hire, the last person he expects is Dallas Greene—the man who cost him his job and his boyfriend back in Connecticut. He doesn’t know what’s on Dallas’s agenda, but he won’t be blindsided by a wolf masquerading as a runway model. Not again.

Dallas might have thrown himself on his brother’s mercy, but his skills are needed at Idyll Fling. Working with Will is a bonus, since Dallas has never forgotten the man. A good working relationship is only the beginning of what Dallas wants with Will.

But Dallas doesn’t realize how deep Will’s distrust runs, and Will doesn’t know that the man he’s torn between loving and hating is the boss’s brother. When all truths are revealed, how can a relationship built on lies still stand?

New Release! Three Dates of Christmas

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Three Dates of Christmas

Cover Art: Jay Aheer

Release Date: November 17, 2016

eISBN: 978-0-9981807-1-7

Available at Amazon and All Romance eBooks.

Dean Murphy hates Christmas a little more each year. His job as a pharmacy manager requires him to festoon his store with seasonal cheer, but his distaste for the lurid commercialism is only topped by his irritation with the syrupy sentimentalism. Being alone sucks, but he’s managed just fine without friends or family for years; why should December 25 be any different?

When the tattooed Tony Delvecchio walks into his store, Dean hopes that maybe Tony’s different. Maybe Tony’s the man who won’t be driven away by Dean’s Scrooge-like tendencies. But Tony loves the holiday season, and he challenges Dean to three dates. Three dates to change his mind about Christmas.

Despite knowing it will all end badly, Dean does the unthinkable. He agrees.

New Release & Contests – Tartan Candy

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Finally, another new release! It’s been so long, but I’m hoping you’ll love Raven and Caleb as much as I do.

I’m posting at a number of sites to celebrate this new release, with a chance to win something, as well as find out a little bit more about Tartan Candy. Here are the sites, if you want to visit.

Finlay McIntyre (aka Raven) is a successful adult film star with a penchant for kilts, until an accident cuts short his stardom and leaves him with reduced sex appeal, lowered self-esteem, and no job. He knew his porn career wouldn’t last forever, but he wasn’t prepared for retirement at twenty-eight. While trying to figure out the rest of his life, Raven attends a high school reunion. That’s when a malfunctioning AC unit in his hotel room changes everything.

Caleb Sanderson, an entrepreneur with his own HVAC business, has no idea what to expect when he steps into Raven’s hotel room to fix his AC unit. They’re attracted to each other, but Caleb, closeted, can’t afford a gay relationship, not with his mom pressuring him to produce grandchildren. If he wants to keep Raven—who no closet could hold—he’ll need to tell his family the truth. But Raven has a few secrets of his own. He refuses to reveal his porn past to Caleb, a past that might be the final obstacle to Caleb and Raven having any kind of relationship.

Tartan Candy is available at Dreamspinner Press, Amazon, and All Romance eBooks.

New Release – Come Undone

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A new release! Come Undone is here! A huge box set – 9 stories (MF & MM), 700+ pages, and only $0.99 for the ebook! Available now from Amazon in ebook & print.

Once upon a time in the 80s there was a band, whose members stole the hearts of many a young girl. With their guyliner, unique fashion and music that struck through the heart, Duran Duran changed how we hear and see music. Today nine hot romance authors bring you stories inspired by their music.

New Moon on Monday by Kim Carmichael
Though she wants to experience the world and write poems, Luna Morrow conforms rather than allow her creativity to soar. Pampered, passionate, fashion designer Owen “Blake” Blakeney finds his muse the moment he spots a gorgeous, alternative waitress at the Club New Moon. After a wanton tryst in the back room of the club, Luna disappears. With his sights set on finding Luna, he sets out on a quest, to locate his mystery girl, and convince her to walk in his fashion show, though he never expected her to walk into his heart.

Ordinary World by Solera Winters
After a chance encounter at a coffee shop, an accident leaves employment agent Tessa Toussaint in a coma, while techie Yancy Howard finds his dreams filled with this fascinating woman. As the clock ticks on Tessa’s condition, Yancy falls deeper for the woman in his dreams.

Hungry Like the Wolf by Louisa Bacio
Janie never imagined her deepest fantasies coming true. She’d been flirting with the hot DJ at an ’80s club, but taking the interaction to another level seemed impossible. Until she runs into Tyler, her high school boyfriend, on the dance floor, and he makes all the right moves.

Before the Rain by Kerry Adrienne
The war is over, but the rain continues, day and night. The rebel faction, Verity, enlists Maddox to safely guide assassin Allana, out of the city. No problem. He’ll escort her, get paid, and return to his life. But the more he learns about the mysterious and beautiful assassin, the more she intrigues him. With the world falling apart around them, they must decide if they can trust each other despite the deceptions they face. If they can’t, they’ll die.

Wild Boys by C. Margery Kempe
It’s the end of the world and Digger’s trapped in a prison with some very wild boys. He loves the charismatic Joey, but he’s too busy fighting to be leader to notice. What are the odds they’ll all kill one another before they can escape?

Love Voodoo by Alyssa Breck
After a chance tarot card reading in a New Orleans voodoo shop, vampire Luca is intrigued by Collette, an alluring woman with uncanny intuition. Getting intimately involved with a human is the last thing Luca has in mind, but Collette wins his trust and their friendship grows into something deeper. When Luca’s clan learns that he has asked Collette to perform a spell against his psychotic sire, a deadly chain of events unravels that will change their lives.

Union of the Snake by KC Burn
After his fellow human colonists were enslaved by the Hilruda, Zerek, smuggler extraordinaire, made pissing off the alien oppressors both a career and a calling. When Essian, a sexy clan leader of the planet’s third species, needs Zerek’s help to fulfill a prophecy, the temptation of taking down the Hilruda is too good to pass up. Falling for Essian is not part of the plan.

Girls on Film by Linnea Alexis
After years of trying to break into mainstream movies, adult film actress Sophie Greene lands a role in a major motion picture. But not everyone is celebrating her good fortune. Her lover, Greg Vega, wants her to quit films entirely. And when a stalker emerges and begins sabotaging her career move, things get downright dangerous.

Rio by Sabrina Sol
When workaholic CFO Chase Simon is forced to take a tropical vacation, he sure as hell doesn’t expect to enjoy it. But when he finds out that he’ll be spending the next seven days with Rio, a sexy celebrity dancer from his past, his doubts begin to fade. Will life in the real world ever be the same for Chase again after discovering paradise in Rio’s arms?

Editor: Tamara Eaton

March Events – There Will Be Prizes!

I’ve got a couple of events coming up in March… I’d love to have you join me :)

TRR_anniversary1. March 1-31: The Romance Reviews 4th Anniversary Party with lots of authors and prizes.

2. March 9: My 5 Year Publishing Anniversary! I can hardly believe it, but on March 9, 2010 my first book was published by Loose Id. MIA Case Files: Wolfsbane was so much fun to write and I’m so thankful I was able to embark on a writing career I’d dreamed of since I was 10. I’m hosting a big Facebook party – please join! There will be games & tons of prizes.

3. March 14: Get Intimate With Your Characters – I’ll be presenting a little workshop at the OCCRWA chapter in Brea, California. If you’re in the area, please come by!

4. March 29: California Dreaming Multi-Author Book Signing – Keep your eye on the website for details.

North on Drummond is here!

The past few months have been long and difficult, but I’m so thrilled that the beast of a manuscript is finally out in the world!

North On Drummond Available at Loose Id.

Sandy Bottom Bay, Florida – Come for the Haunts, Stay for the Beaches!

Drew Drummond might call himself a psychic tarot reader, but he doesn’t believe in the supernatural. The business was left to him by his grandmother, and seemed the best way to rise above the chronic criminal behavior of the Drummond family. Despite his efforts, few of the townspeople consider him a good romantic match. Being gay only makes finding love more difficult.

When Cliff Garcia, Drew’s teenaged crush, moves back to town and joins the police force, Drew doesn’t think he has a chance. After all, the skeptical cop considers Drew’s profession on par with professional con man, and Cliff had spent his entire school career feuding with Drew’s volatile brothers. Despite the obstacles, Drew and Cliff begin a fiery relationship.

Just when Drew starts to believe they might have a chance, he suffers a head injury and begins having visions of the future. If Drew tells Cliff the truth, he’ll lose the man he’s falling for, but keeping his new ability a secret is no longer an option. If he can’t convince Cliff he’s for real, a murderer will walk free.

Welcome to a New Year’s Dinner (and prizes!)

DinnerMenuFINALsmallZAM invited me (and by extension, all of you) to a New Year’s Dinner!

You can “choose your own dinner adventure” from appetizers, soup, salad, main dish and dessert, but those of you who visit and comment at each and every blog will be entered into a drawing for one of three (3) $35.00 gift cards to the venue of your choice: Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or All Romance Ebooks.

Plus, some individual authors might include a private drawing for those people who stop by. So read, drink and be merry! Happy New Year from all of us, at the M/M Writers’ Buffet!

For full blog links visit http://zamaxfield.com/new-years-eve-progressive-dinner/

Dinner starts on 12/31/14 at 12:00 p.m. (noon) Eastern. Winners will be chosen randomly Jan 6, 2015. Only those who comment on EVERY blog will be chosen for the drawing.

In addition to ZAM’s prizes, I’m also offering up a ebook from my backlist for a random commenter on my post.

I thought long and hard about which recipe I should post for this dinner. In the end, I chose my chili recipe, for a number of reasons. First of all, it’s something I could see just about any of my characters making – it’s simple, easy, and not gourmet, so it fits most of my guys. I like for all those reasons, and also because I’m lactose intolerant, I have a glucose allergy, and I’m trying my best to be vegan. This recipe hits all those points (minus the cheese) and it’s tasty. So, I hope you enjoy.

1 lg can diced tomatoes
1 can kidney beans, drained & rinsed
1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
1 large yellow onion, diced
1 green pepper, seeded & chopped
chili seasoning (I recommend Tabasco brand chili starter)
2 cups frozen corn

Put everything except the corn into either a crockpot or a large pot. In the crockpot, cook on low for 7-8 hours. In a regular pot, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add the frozen corn and continue to simmer until heated through. Serve and top with shredded cheese and hot sauce as desired.

In case anyone was interested, this is in my crockpot right now for tonight :)