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    Blog Tour & Giveaway: Home the Hard Way by ZA Maxfield

    OUT OF 5 STARS

    OUT OF 5 STARS

    Shameless Recommendation

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    I'm a huge fan of ZA Maxfield and look forward to every single new release. There is just something special about her books--be it the writing, the characters, the setting--every single time I find myself captivated in a way no other author quite manages. In Home the Hard Way, what really caught me was the BDSM theme explored from an emotional perspective, the 'why' rather than the 'how'. Maxfield expertly showed the difficulties someone who has never found himself in the hands of a Master can face in submitting, in facing this foreign need, and slowly accepting it. Aside from the BDSM element, the mystery was heartbreaking and well-thought out. Another winner for sure. ~ Solange [July 2014]

    Where To Buy

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    Shameless Recommendation

    Solange Gay Rom Mini Banner

    I'm a huge fan of ZA Maxfield and look forward to every single new release. There is just something special about her books--be it the writing, the characters, the setting--every single time I find myself captivated in a way no other author quite manages. In Home the Hard Way, what really caught me was the BDSM theme explored from an emotional perspective, the 'why' rather than the 'how'. Maxfield expertly showed the difficulties someone who has never found himself in the hands of a Master can face in submitting, in facing this foreign need, and slowly accepting it. Aside from the BDSM element, the mystery was heartbreaking and well-thought out. Another winner for sure. ~ Solange [July 2014]

    Where To Buy

    Buy Now From Amazon

    About Our Heat Ratings

    The hottest of the hot!
    ex. BDSM, kink, dub-con

    Super hot for adults only.
    most modern romance

    A little bit of heat.
    not overly descriptive

    Light romance and fade-to-black.
    ex. young adult

    Publisher Synopsis

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    Dare Buckley has come home—or at least, he’s come back to Palladian, the small town he left as a teenager. After a major lapse in judgment forced him to resign from the Seattle PD, Palladian is the only place that’ll hire him. There’s one benefit to hitting rock bottom, though: the chance to investigate the mystery of his father’s suicide.

    Dare also gets to reacquaint himself with Finn Fowler, whose childhood hero worship ended in uncomfortable silence when Dare moved away. But Finn isn’t the same little kid Dare once protected. He’s grown into an attractive, enigmatic stranger who neither wants nor needs what Dare has to offer.

    In fact, Dare soon realizes that Finn’s keeping secrets—his own and the town’s. And he doesn’t seem to care that Dare needs answers. The atmosphere in Palladian, like its namesake river, appears placid, but dark currents churn underneath. When danger closes in, Dare must pit his ingenuity against his heart, and find his way home the hard way.

    ASIN: B00M6FU1KQ
    ISBN: 978-1-62649-145-8

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    [su_quote]Dare wanted to be Finn’s good boy like he’d never wanted anything in his life. But God, that room, the odd devices, an enormous X-shaped cross on the wall, a padded bench with manacles attached to all four feet, paddles, whips, and several different colored ropes. Dare didn’t know what to think about any of it. He only knew that the room both terrified and aroused him.[/su_quote]

    [su_quote]Dare’s cheeks colored faintly. “You gonna keep me, Finn? Are you going to let me be more than a hand job and a bondage play scene?”
    “Wh-what?” Finn stuttered.
    “You know what I’m asking.” Dare’s blue eyes met his. “Are you ever going to want to wake up with me? Have breakfast. Buy crappy furniture in garage sales.”[/su_quote]

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    Hello and thanks to the Smut Book Club for letting me be here today!
    I‰Ûªm Z.A. Maxfield, coming at you from lovely sunny southern California where I‰Ûªm blogging about my latest release, Home The Hard Way.

    I‰Ûªm doing a giveaway and there are a couple different ways to win! At each tour stop, one lucky winner will get to choose any book from my backlist (excluding Home the Hard Way), so if you‰Ûªre new to Z.A. Maxfield, this is a great way to find out if you want to dive in! At the end of the tour, I‰Ûªll be giving away a Riptide gift certificate, so you‰Ûªre going to want to follow along the whole blog tour HERE for your best chance at a prize!

    There‰Ûªs two ways to win today! Comment below for a chance to win an ebook from my backlist AND you can also‰Û_

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    About the Author ‰ÛÒ 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‰Ûªll answer, ‰ÛÏIt‰Ûªs amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.‰Û

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

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    Though Solange has moved on from Shameless Book Club and is living somewhere in Europe, we're gladly keeping her recommendations alive and published because they were just that good. --- Solange reads and writes gay romance like it’s her job — because it is. She likes her heroes and heroines tortured and horny, her plots juicy and riddled with angst, and rarely passes up the opportunity to add in some hurt and comfort. When she’s not reading or writing, Solange rides horses, hikes around Michigan’s plentiful lakes or whizzes down mountains with a snowboard to her feet. She’s a speed-junky, a caffeine addict and a dog lover. If you’d like to get in touch, email her here. She doesn’t bite, unless that floats your boat.