Friday, December 16, 2011

Stuff Your Stocking!

Welcome to the Stuff Your Stocking Blog Hoppers!

Here is the Link to the Blog Hop Central where you can find all the participating authors and links to their blogs. Seriously, we are talking some fantastic writers!

Here's my contest -- very simple, or you can make it a little bit harder and have a better chance.
  • Leave a comment on this post. You don't have to be clever but you can be! LOL
  • Include your email so i can find you if you win!
  • Follow this blog (you can follow by GFC which obligates you to nothing so no worries) 

If you would like to earn another entry in the drawing which will occur after the end of the hop, you can do this: Go to my website Find the A Picture Perfect Holiday page under Books click on the read more button. In the excerpt posted there find the number Christian's wears on his football jersey Email me the answer zamaxfield at zamaxfield dot com and put contest number two in the subject heading. You will get a second entry!

My prize will be a copy of each of my holiday stories, A Picture Perfect Holiday and Secret Light, (which debuts from Loose Id December 20th.) What Child Is This? and I Heard Him Exclaim.
 Looking for that perfect holiday read? Then try one of ZA Maxfield's holiday stories. it will surely get you in the mood for the season.
*Newest Holiday Release #1*
A Picture Perfect Holiday by Z. A. Maxfield
Contemporary M/M Holiday
MLR Press
“Then Christian snatches that camera from them while it’s in midair, one handed, like a snake” —Caleb’s hand shot out to demonstrate— “and throws his arm around my shoulders. He doesn’t smile at me or anything.”
“Aw.” Erin, having heard all this before, is texting with someone. “So sweet.”
“But he says, ‘Don’t let those clowns get to you. They’re just jealous because you have something nice and you’re not afraid of what people will say.’”
“And you say, ‘But now I am afraid.’” Erin looked up at him.
“And he says to me, “Don’t be. I got your back.’”
 *Upcoming Holiday Release #2*
Secret Light by Z. A. Maxfield
Loose Id Publishing
Coming December 20th, 2011
Contemporary Historical M/M, Holiday

Rafe Colman's likes his life. He has a nice home, a good job, and a wonderful dog. But he's exhausted by living a lie. When his home is vandalized because of his perceived German ancestry, he can't even share the irony with friends. 

Officer Ben Morgan falls for Rafe's dog first, but it isn't long before he's giving her owner the eye. He thinks they have more in common than the search for Rafe's vandals, and he's willing to take a chance and find out.

If life in 1955 is tough on a cop in the closet, it's even tougher on a refugee who's desperate to hide his roots and fit in. Rafe knows from tragic experience how vicious prejudice can be. Every second with Ben is stolen, every kiss fraught with danger.

When Ben's partner threatens to ruin everything, Rafe and Ben have to fight to protect what they have, in Secret Light...
*Other Holiday books to enjoy*
What Child is This? by Z. A. Maxfield
A Crossing Borders Story
Loose Id Publsihing
Contemporary M/M, Holiday
Michael and Tristan are finally taking that much needed weekend away for Christmas. They’ve been working so hard at their respective careers there hasn’t been time for a breather, much less a chance to reconnect and see if they’ve been working toward what they both want.
Like always, Michael’s well-laid plan is derailed by a phone call from Apple House. Three of their charges have gone missing and while Michael is worried, it’s not unusual for the young adults who stay at the shelter for homeless LGBT teens to come and go.
But when one of them calls Michael and asks if – hypothetically speaking – it’s considered kidnapping to keep a baby who’s been abandoned, Michael and Tristan head home with all speed to sort things out.
Two couples need answers in a heartwarming holiday tale of taking stock, reaffirming commitments, and catching the perfect
wave in What Child Is This? A Crossing Borders Christmas Story.
Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices.


I Heard Him Exclaim by Z. A. Maxfield
Part of the 'His For the Holidays' Anthology
Carina Press
Contemporary M/M, Holidays
Who Likes a Skinny Santa?
Steve Adams’s heart hasn’t been in the Christmas spirit ever since doctors put a stent in it and ordered him to clean up his act. No longer filling out his Santa suit or allowed to make merry, he’s forgoing the holidays this year and heading to Vegas to indulge in the few vices left to him: gambling and anonymous sex.
His road trip takes a detour when he encounters Chandler Tracey, who’s just inherited guardianship of his five-year-old niece. Overwhelmed, Chandler’s on his way to deliver Poppy to his parents. But fate has other plans and, after car trouble, Chandler and Poppy accept a ride home with Steve. Though the heat between the two men is obvious, they put it on simmer while they band together to make Poppy’s Christmas as perfect as possible.
Steve soon comes to believe that while Chandler is the right person to look after Poppy, Someone needs to look after Chandler. Fortunatly, Steve knows just the man for the job.



  1. Hi,
    if I'm the first for such great prizes it makes one wonder if one is commenting on the right post... ;)

    Count me in please!

    Happy Holidays!


  2. Please enter me!!

    tracykitn AT

  3. Count me in as well! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

  4. I don't really do clever or witty... but I think you rock! Count me in on the contest!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Thanks for participating in the hop!


  6. Please enter me in the draw, I'd love to win these.
    jennysmum2000 at

  7. Oh, so many good books! Please count me in!

  8. wow the covers made me drool. I hope you have a very happy holiday.

    Please enter me in your contest

  9. Hi ZAM please enter me into the contest. PS ...Love your books.

  10. Hi! I'm continuing my tour around the Blog Hop and had to stop in here for a chance to win one of your books. :)


  11. Please please enter me I love your stories and am not above begging for more so pretty please
    Merry christmas

    Joanie mills

  12. I guess this is my virtual stocking. :)
    Happy Holidays.


  13. Hi ZAM! I am not clever, or funny, or particularly witty...what I am is having a blast on the blog hop (my first) lol! I LOVE your guys and would love a chance to win the books, cause, I don't have ANY of them yet (dammit!). Thanks for the chance and have a wonderful Christmas.


  14. I'd like to be entered as well, it's my first hop.

    Thank you for the giveaway!

    Happy, hopefully snowy, Holidays, even if all the weather guys are sceptical. ^.^

  15. Thank God I don't have to be clever! I'm too drained after all the hopping. I mean, who has stamina to hop these days, aside from my twins?

    Erica Pike

    eripike at gmail dot com

  16. Thanks for the giveaway!
    gfc= Helen
    helldog3 at

  17. Hi,
    I'm following and love this giveaway, thanks for doing it!

  18. It's the Christmas Spirit and I hope everyone would be a winner here!

    I hope 2012 would leap over 2011 for you, ZA Maxfield!

    Happy Holiday, everyone!

    moniqee at

  19. the books look great - i am drooling right now ;)
    please enter me into the drawing.

    witchvela at web dot de

  20. Thanks for being part of the Hop, finding lots of new authors to follow and add to my TBR list :)

    Happy Holidays to you.


  21. Thanks so much!
    I'm a follower- Vampedchik

  22. I just followed your blog but am too tired to be clever :-) Merry Christmas!

    smaccall AT

  23. I'm following and loved Vigil. Is the third book coming out soon?

    Happy Holidays!


  24. Hi luv-- I am a follower in every way!! : )

  25. I follow through GFC as Lisa G. Happy holidays


  26. following you (bakinstuff)

    Merry Christmas...I'm heading to look for the jersey #

  27. The stories sound great, ZAM. I can't wait to read Picture Perfect Holiday!

  28. Hello Z. A.,
    Thank you for participating in the Blog Hop & for offering such a generous giveaway to your Fans. I very much enjoy your writing & would appreciate the opportunity to enter your contest.
    Take Care & Have a Very Happy Holiday Season,
    Renee' S.

  29. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway! Have a great Christmas! Happy holidays!
    gfc- shadow_kohler

  30. Just start following your blog. It comes up as Angie but I also go by AJ. I just noticed it does that. I should probably fix that soon. Lol.
    Books sound excellent!

    Happy Holidays!!

  31. I just wanted to post here and say thank you to EVERYONE who commented, and to those who made the Stuff Your Stocking Blog Hop happen! I loved this event, so keep an eye out, I'll be participating in something like this again.

    For all my commenters, thank you so much for your support, I wish each and every one of you could win!

    In the meantime, in case you didn't see it in the next post, The Winner Is....... Drumroll....... Jason In Colorado!