Home the Hard Way by Z.A. Maxfield Book Tour and Contest





Z.A. Maxfield has stopped by today on her Home The Hard Way Book Tour.  She’s brought a contest to help celebrate its release that you won’t want to miss out on!  Welcome, Z.A.!


Hello and thanks to Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words for letting me be here today!

I’m Z.A. Maxfield, coming at you from lovely sunny southern California where I’m blogging about my latest release,  Home The Hard Way.

I’m 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, so if you’re 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’ll be giving away a Riptide gift certificate, so you’re going to want to follow along the whole blog tour  for your best chance at a prize!

HomeTheHardWay_500x750Here’s the blurb for Home the Hard Way:

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.

Read more about Home The Hard Way here!
Contest:  There’s two ways to win today! Comment below for a chance to win an ebook from my backlist AND you can also…

Enter the Giveaway!  Must be 18 years of age or older to enter.

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About the Author – 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

16 thoughts on “Home the Hard Way by Z.A. Maxfield Book Tour and Contest

  1. Home the Hard Way sounds great and I have read some wonderful reviews. Have it on my TBR list. Thanks for the post and giveaway!

    jen.f {at} mac {dot} com


    • Jeanreads2! You’re my winner. You can contact me at zamaxfield (at) zamaxfield (dot) com and I’ll send you any book you like from my backlist. Thanks so much for participating.




  2. Sounds like another great story! Thanks for the chance to win!


  3. ZAM’s books are an automatic buy. Look forward to her latest release. Thanks for the giveaway.


  4. Thank you for a great giveaway and for further insights into this new mystery story for ZAM:)

    I found your review for this book quite interesting and, from what I know, you are correct that in general scenes are worked out between the parties involved, safe words are agreed etc, so a sense of trust and safety is felt by all involved. However as most of ZAM’s books are built around family, unconditional love, redemption, and the belief that miracles happen when we least expect them, that maybe some of the ‘difficult’ scenes in the book, which also often appear in her other books, are part of the characters redemption process (and healing) before he can accept love & family?


    • This was a tough review for me. I really loved parts of it, others had me flummoxed. ZAM is a terrific author, and even her ‘difficult” aspects open up the conversation for more understanding and compassion.


  5. Thanks so much for letting me be here, I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to stop by and really interact. I saw the review was difficult for you, and I really appreciate your thoughtful tackling of a subject was tough. (the inebriation, not the BDSM, I understand.) Lots to think about here. Lots.

    Best XOXO,



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