When I’m asked what I write, I tell people I write romance. They ask my pen name and I hand out cards or (lately) I have adorable little temporary tattoos of my book, St. Nacho’s, that I give out but this of course presupposes that people can read backwards. Inevitably, I say I write gay romance and that’s when the fun begins. Adventurous friends love the idea. Some people say, “to ...more
Everyday heroes makes for fascinating characters in romance novels. We admire firemen and police officers for taking risks daily in order to help people, and the same can be said for paramedics. EMTs are there to give aid in emergency situations, either by administering medical assistance on site or making sure patients get to the hospital in time.
If you search for EMT heroes and heroines on All Romance, you’ll find a number of romance novels with fast-paced plots and plenty of sexual tension. ...more
The Long Way Home by ZA Maxfield is a re-release of one of the most popular gay romances of 2008. If, like me, you missed reading it the first time around, you have a second chance now. The book alternates two third-person viewpoints and features the author’s usual strong points: flawless writing, a glamorous southern California setting, and hot sex scenes.
The paranormal aspect of the story is wisely kept to a minimum. The psychic main character can touch objects and pick up visions of the missing ...more
Blue Fire by Z. A. Maxfield is an 82-page m/m contemporary mostly set in Colorado. It features the vivid, poetic writing for which the author is known. The story explores several themes: strength through tragedy, the impulse to rescue and be rescued, the conflicting tensions between the need for love and independence, and the healing powers of creativity.
Readers who adore the strong, silent type will love the portrayal of Adam, the innocent and virile firefighter. I’ll admit that I had to suspend disbelief over the way our heroes start their relationship, ...more
Notturno by Z. A. Maxfield is a 210-page paranormal novel. Adin is an expert on antique erotic literature. He has acquired Notturno, the journal of a sixteenth century Italian nobleman, Donte, detailing a homoerotic love affair. What Adin doesn’t realize is that Donte is a vampire determined to reclaim his stolen property.
Adin finds this out on an international flight. Early in the morning, he’s in the tiny bathroom shaving when Donte breaks in, ravishes Adin, and drinks his blood. It’s so bizarre that Adin doubts his memory as he awakens ...more
Sam Cheever:If your name’s Valentine, you just know that February’s gonna suck.
This Valentine’s Day, the ultimate joke is about to be played on poor Valentine. She’s supposed to choke on a chocolate heart and die. You’d think that would be bad enough. But when she misses her chance to die, she finds herself running from an overly ambitious angel and a…[Read more]More 4 days, 1 hour ago ago