Please welcome Z.A. Maxfield with
All Wheel Drive
Bluewater Bay #18
Healey Holly is battered, depressed, and looking to go to ground in his childhood home. He wants to rent the garage apartment, but it’s Diego Luz’s place now, and the last thing Diego wants is to share it.
Diego is recovering too—from the accident that put him in a wheelchair and the death of his mother shortly after. The garage apartment is where he’s keeping his mother’s things, and as long as they’re up those stairs and he’s down on the ground, there’s no way he can deal with his loss. And that’s just how he likes it.
Healey believes in science. Diego believes in luck. It will take a blend of both, and some prayer thrown in besides, for these two to learn that it’s the journey and the destination that matters.
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About Bluewater Bay
Welcome to Bluewater Bay! This quiet little logging town on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula has been stagnating for decades, on the verge of ghost town status. Until a television crew moves in to film Wolf’s Landing, a soon-to-be cult hit based on the wildly successful shifter novels penned by local author Hunter Easton.
Wolf’s Landing’s success spawns everything from merchandise to movie talks, and Bluewater Bay explodes into a mecca for fans and tourists alike. The locals still aren’t quite sure what to make of all this—the town is rejuvenated, but at what cost? And the Hollywood-based production crew is out of their element in this small, mossy seaside locale. Needless to say, sparks fly.
This collaborative story world is brought to you by eleven award-winning, best-selling LGBTQ romance authors: L.A. Witt, L.B. Gregg, Z.A. Maxfield, Heidi Belleau, Rachel Haimowitz, Anne Tenino, Amy Lane, SE Jakes, G.B. Gordon, Jaime Samms and Ally Blue. Each contemporary novel stands alone, but all are built around the town and the people of Bluewater Bay and the Wolf’s Landing media empire.
Five things you probably didn’t know about ZAM!
- I’m adopted and I recently found out more about my birth family – by DNA I’m .94 percent Caucasian am .06 percent Sub-Saharan African, probably because I am the great-great-great granddaughter of a Scottish American ship’s carpenter and his south sea island wife. Human geography is fascinating and learning about their lives was extremely interesting.
- I was once so in love with a boy I learned to play ragtime piano to impress him. Let’s just say, it didn’t. Never show a boy up in 1975. That’s all I’m sayin’.
- People who roll with punches impress me. People who suffer indignity and get back up. People who make mistakes and forgive themselves and try again. I love those people. I try to write resilience into my characters, because, as Neil Gaiman says, “Fairy tales are more than true: not because they tell us that dragons exist, but because they tell us that dragons can be beaten.”
- I just watched my second kid graduate from college. This time the ceremony was indoors, which made it cool and bearable. UCI is fun, as was my daughter’s Alma Mater, UCSC. They’re both hippie schools, sort of. No football teams. I only have an AA. (That’s an Associate of Arts, but you’d be forgiven for assuming it stands for Alcoholic’s Anonymous.) Each time I see one of my children move his or her tassel, I feel a little lapped. But then I think of the cost and the hoop jumping and the likelihood it will pay of in any significant way, and I let it go. (Still...)
- Like a lot of creatives, I have a hard time wrapping my mind around the magic of marketing... How much is too much, how much is not enough... My biggest concern is that I remain available to anyone who has questions, comments, and ideas to share with me. I love to hear from readers, so keep in touch! Fans can email me anytime, about anything, at zamaxfield (at) zamaxfield (dot) com.
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. If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four manages to find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework."
Her published books include Crossing Borders, Epic Award finalist St. Nacho’s, Drawn Together, ePistols at Dawn, Notturno, Stirring Up Trouble, and Vigil.
Readers can visit her website, and contact her via email.
To celebrate the release of All Wheel Drive, one lucky winner will receive an ecopy of Hell on Wheels and a $25 Riptide credit! Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on July 15, 2017. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries. Thanks for following the tour, and don’t forget to leave your contact info!
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