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Another delay…

Sorry everyone. Real life was a huge time suck today, and when I finally had a chance to sit, I’ll wanted to do was sleep. So I wasn’t able to write the next installment for Chad and Zane.

And on Friday, I have a guest blogger, K-Lee Klein, is stopping by to talk about her newest book, Unbreak My Heart. I hope you’ll make her feel welcome. 🙂

So to make up for not getting an installment today, I will give you three installments next week. On Monday, there will be one just for you because of the holiday. 🙂

I hope you all have a great day and weekend as well.

Finally Friday….




there’s just something about this guy that I like. 🙂

Anyway, I’m off to look at tablets to see which one I want to get. I want something smaller than my laptop. While i’ll take my laptop on trips, I hate having to lug it out when I want to write at the airport and stuff like that. I think a smaller tablet would work well for that sort of thing. Then I’m walking with a friend on her lunch hour. Later today, I’m going to a picnic with my dads. Yay! busy day, and in between all that other stuff, I’ll be writing…lol.

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Happy 4th of July

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I hope everyone has a good and safe 4th. I got busy with real life stuff, and didn’t get the next installment done, but I promise it’ll be up on Friday. 🙂

Invasion of the tiny frogs…




Some of you who follow me on Twitter and Facebook might have seen this picture last night. This is one of a herd of teeny tiny frogs that I found on my patio. When I opened the blinds this morning, they were there again. Maybe they were having a meeting or something. Not sure what they were talking about, but most of them are gone now. I had to put the flower petal next to one…just so you’d understand how little they are. 🙂

This past weekend, I did edits on Part 1-4 of Every Shattered Dream and worked on finishing up Part 5. I still have a little under 5k to with it, but it will be done by Wednesday. Yay! Then I can work on a short story or two, plus the 4th International Sports book. This one takes place in Australia, and features a rugby player and a lifeguard. 🙂 It’s titled Blindsided. Yes, our titles do seem to be getting shorter…lol. But the stories are still great. 🙂

Well, I’m going to start writing for the day. I hope you all have a great Monday.

The road to Hell….



are paved with good intentions. I truly intended to have the next installment for you all, but most of my day yesterday was spent at the car dealership, waiting for them to fix my car. After five hours waiting, they sent me home with a loaner because they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with it. Ugh! So that wasted most of my day when I could’ve been writing about Addison and Baxter….or doing edits on the books I need to get done as well.

Real life is turning out to be a huge time suck this week. I’m going to do my best to get the installments done, but it might not happen and I’m sorry about that. I hate not getting them up and posted for you when I say I will. 🙁 Please don’t give up on me if I don’t. They’ll be up next week for sure…or maybe this weekend depending on when I can eek out some time.

I hope you all have a great Tuesday…and I’m sorry again.

Wednesday Work in Progress




Since At First Touch and Every Shattered Dream are the two I’m still working on this week, I thought I’d give you another small peek at At First Touch, our soccer(football) story. 🙂 Also, I wanted to let you know that I might not be able to post the next installment of Hearts tomorrow. I’m going to be busy all day with real life stuff, not writing. Unfortunately….and I’m not sure I’m going to be up to writing when I get home tonight. But I will try and post something on Friday. I don’t want to leave you or the guys hanging…lol

so here’s another snippet from At First Touch.

At First Touch copyright c.2013 T.A. Chase and Devon Rhodes


The stadium vibrated with the stomping and chanting of the fans as the teams came out on the field. Ewansiha felt the energy rise from the soles of his cleats up through his legs into his chest. It was almost like being at a rock concert, and feeling the bass drive the beat of his heart until he thought it would come out of his chest.

His cock stiffened, and he was happy his shorts were baggy enough, none of his fellow teammates would notice. Of course, he was pretty sure most of them sported hard-ons of their own. The excitement of the fans and the adrenaline of the players conspired to get them all hornier than monkeys.

Lukas jogged down the sideline next to him, and Ewansiha didn’t his best not to stare at him. Waking up to find him in his bed that morning had freaked Ewansiha out a little. Oh, it wasn’t the first time they’d slept together or anything like that. What had freaked him out was how right it felt to have the blond in his arms, and sharing his bed.

“Heads up, King.”

He looked up in time to catch the ball Padraig had thrown at him. Guess I should be happy he warned me instead of just letting it hit me in the face. Allowing the ball to drop to the ground, he began kicking it from foot to foot as he ran along

“Hey Schulz,” he called, and when Lukas glanced over at him, he kicked the ball to him. Lukas took it in stride, then proceeded to return it to him without pausing.

They ran some more warm up drills, including Paolo and Padraig along with the other guys who were going to be starting the game. Ewansiha would start, but he knew that later in the second half, when it got close to the referee calling time, the coach would pull him to put Lukas in. He was fine with that because his knee would be screaming by that time, and he’d be ready to call it quits for the day.

Their last practice had been run at full speed, and he’d needed Sergio’s magic hands and a tub full of ice to be able to walk out on his own two feet yesterday. His doctors all had promised him that the ache would fade over time, but Ewansiha was afraid that there would always be some lingering pain, waiting to take him out at the most inopportune times. He wanted to be able to play football for several more years, but he wasn’t positive that was going to happen.

He and the other nine men who would be starting the first game of the new season lined up to take shots at Paolo in goal. The man clapped his yellow gloves together, jeering at them, arrogant as always about being able to keep the ball out of the net.

Ewansiha knew how to score on Paolo, having played on the same team with him for five years and studying the man’s every move. It was insurance in case his contract ever got bought out by a different team, and he had to play against the goaltender. He wanted to be able to do it.

He jogged slowly towards Paolo, keeping his gaze on the man, not the ball at his feet. He’d always had a ‘sixth sense’ about where the ball was at all times, whether he had it or someone else did. Ewansiha watched Paolo, waiting for the right moment. There!

Paolo had shifted his weight to his left foot, putting all of it on his heel like he thought Ewansiha would kick the ball to the right, and Paolo would have to push off with that foot. It would put him off balance, not giving him enough time to react to Ewansiha’s kick.

Ewansiha drove his foot forward, propelling the ball as fast as he could towards Paolo. The goalie reacted too late, and the ball hit the back of the net. Paolo glared at him, but Ewansiha simply nodded to the man before taking off back to the team’s bench. He didn’t need to take any more shots to prove that he had Paolo’s number.

“You always score on him, even during mock games,” Lukas said softly under his breath as they took sips of Gatorade while waiting for the coach to give them last minute advice.

He shrugged. “It’s not hard when you know what to look for.”

Lukas shot him a quick look. “Will you show me?”

“Tonight at my place, we’ll go over some game footage, and I point out what I’m looking for before I hit the ball at Paolo.”

“Thanks.” Lukas bumped their shoulders together, just like two normal teammates would before a game.

“No problem, man. You’re going to be taking my place at some point. Want to make sure you’re as good as you can be before that happens.” Ewansiha had never been against sharing his secrets with teammates he liked. He never understood men who didn’t try to help the people they worked with. When one of them got better at his position, all of them got better as a team.

“All right, men. You know the game strategy. Kroenig, I want you playing center back to start. Defending might be easier on your knee. We’ll get you back playing center forward by the third game.”

Nodding, Ewansiha wasn’t going to complain. Part of his usefulness on the team was the fact that he could play both forward and defender positions, though he was stronger as a center back. Yet the coach knew best, and he still wasn’t at a hundred percent, no matter what the doctors had told him.

“Time to go, gentlemen.” The referee told them as he ran past to the center of the pitch.

“O’Leary, you’re center forward this game. The rest know where your spots are.” The coach gestured for Padraig to go to the middle of the pitch to do the coin flip.

Their team lost the toss, but none of them were worried about it. Once their opponents chose which goal they wanted to attacked, everyone took their positions. Ewansiha settled in his spot, then shot Lukas a quick glance.

Lukas grinned at him before giving him a wink. Chuckling, Ewansiha shook his head slightly before slipping into his game mentality. The pitch wasn’t the place for him to get distracted by his lover.

Some Eye Candy



Just for you since I didn’t get the installment done, and I’m not entirely sure I’ll get one done for Thursday either. But I’ll try to keep you entertained with pretty pictures…lol

I got a bunch accomplished yesterday and I’m hoping to get more done today. this week is crazy with deadlines, and I’m hoping to make them all. 🙂

Thanks for being so understanding. I hope you all have a thrilling Tuesday.

My thoughts and prayers….




This week has been rough for our country, starting on Monday in Boston, then West TX on Wednesday,  and now the ‘Shelter in Place’ for Boston and surrounding towns.

So much sorrow and pain for the losses that had been suffered. The injuries that others will be dealing with for the rest of their lives. The emotional and mental trauma the rest of us will be dealing with as well.

Yet we’ve seen the heroism and the best of human nature shine this week as well. The first responders who are trained for terrible moments like this, yet most probably hope they never had to see one. The volunteers and by-standers who rushed toward the chaos instead of running away. The doctors and nurses in all the hospitals that worked tirelessly to save the injured. The police and military people risking their lives to find the suspects who caused the terror in Boston on Monday and what is happening now.

The firefighters in West TX who volunteered to fight fires, but never thought they would have to deal with an explosion in their town. The search and rescue teams digging through the rubble to try and find  any survivors. We must keep them in our thoughts as well because they will be dealing with the trauma for a long time from  now.

The terrorists (and like someone said…anyone who uses violence to create terror is a terrorist. It doesn’t have to be politically or religiously motivated) wanted to disrupt our lives, yet they have brought us closer together. The destruction in West TX will bring that community closer together as well.

We must lift each other up, and hold each other close, because life is short and you never know what might happen each time you step out of your house.

Hugs to all of you…and hopefully next week will be better for everyone.

The rest of the week….



I’m sorry about this, but I won’t be posting the rest of the week. 🙁  My mom is having her second knee replacement surgery tomorrow, and I’ll be with her at the hospital until they send her home. Then I’ll be staying with her for a couple days. So I won’t have time to post or even write any installments for the blog story.

Real life got in the way this week. But I promise you, I’ll be back to my regular posting schedule starting next Monday, and the story will pick up on Tuesday. 🙂

I hope you all have a great rest of the week, and a wonderful weekend.

Happy Thursday



Well, part of my personal business went well yesterday, which was my mom having knee replacement surgery. She’s still in the hospital, so I’ll be spending some time there with her today. I did get some writing done, and plan on doing more today. 🙂

I don’t have much to say, so I’ll just say I hope everyone has a great day.