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New Cover…



This the awesome cover for this year’s GRL anthology, Unconventional in Atlanta. This antho is special because all the stories take place during GRL and they take place at the Melia, where the convention will be held this year. 🙂 So I can’t wait to see if you all love it or not. 🙂

Oh, and the title for my story in the antho has changed. It had been The Occasional Prostitute, and  now it’s The Last Client. Or it should be once I hear back from the authorities on whether it’s good or not. lol. So the other title will go back on my title list, and I’ll come up with a new story to go with it. Maybe it should be more of a Jack the Ripper type sort, since that’s where I got the idea for it from anyway. Hmm….

And in other big news, Total e-Bound will be changing their release schedule. Starting May 3rd, Total e-Bound will be releasing their books on Fridays instead of Mondays…so you will be able to get Home Sweet Home three days earlier than planned. Yay!

Also, I want to thank you all for making Threadbare Gypsy Souls a bestseller at ARe. I really do appreciate how you all support my blog stories when they get published and are out in the ‘real’ world. 🙂  And for the last several I’ve been adding more to them after I finish them up on the blog, so you have something new to look forward to when/if you pick up the full version.

Mom’s doing great. She ended up not being able to have the surgery due to a bad upper respiratory infection. But she’s going to reschedule it for May, and we’ll do it again. So I’m hoping to be able to post like normal this week.

Devon Rhodes and I finished Chasing the King of the Mountains, and turned that in. Now we’re working our German soccer players story. We have a working title, but neither of us are thrilled with it, so that will change before we turn this one in. 🙂 Maybe on Friday, I’ll share my inspiration for my character.

I hope you all had a great weekend, and the sun’s out here so maybe this will be a good Monday. 🙂

Happy Monday




The weekend was productive. I finished The Occasional Prostitute and sent it in. I also did forms for three of my MF stories that are going to be contracted soon. I started a new story, Pray for the Thunder, which will go to MLR Press when it’s done. Also, I opened From Yesterday, which is the third book in the Rupert’s Legacy series. I stopped working on it because I needed to get some other stories done sooner. Well, I’m so close to finishing it, that I decided to see if I can get it done. I’d like to have both books finished and in to MLR Press by the middle of March.

Also, I have to add 15-20k to one of my short stories, filling it out so it’s around 30-35k when I’m finished. Remove the Space Between Us will be the first in a six book series titled Rags to Riches. Woo-hoo! Like I needed more series/books to write…lol.

I’m juggling a lot of stories, and hoping I get them all done in a reasonable amount of time without driving myself crazy…lol

Have a wonderful Monday, everyone. 🙂

Wednesday Work in Progress..



Unfortunately, I haven’t been able to add anything to my current Work in Progress…the last bit added was the scene I shared with you last Thursday. 🙂 But I’m hoping to change that today…after I get the first set of edits done for Home Sweet Home, and the next installment for the blog story done. Then I’ll start working on The Occasional Prostitute. Yay!

Stealing Life final edits were done last night, and turned into my editor, so those will be finalized. It’ll be a while before it’s up on the coming soon page because it doesn’t come out for general release until July. 🙂 But as soon as it’s up, I’ll let you know. To be honest, nothing’s been added to the story, and some scenes have been deleted, simply because they didn’t really further the story.

Oh, and I’ll be dipping my feet back into the M/F waters again. That’s where I started my publishing career, then I discovered M/M books, and at the time, I found them far  more interesting. But now, I want to branch out and start writing both. My M/F will be under a different pen name, so when you see TA Chase, you’ll always know it’ll be guys touching guys. 🙂

I’ll reveal my M/F pen name when the contracts for my series are signed and it’s all official. For those of you who still read M/F stories.

I hope you all have a great Wednesday, and I promise to have something new to share with you next week. Oh and I have a new cover to share with you on Friday.

Wednesday Work in Progress…




I know it’s Thursday, but everything got pushed back a Plus I didn’t have a chance to write the next installment last night. So I decided to give you a sneak peek at my story for the 2013 GRL anthology. This anthology is going to be a little different from last year’s but I think you’re all going to enjoy it.

Also, I’ll have a new cover to reveal to you on Monday. 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you all think. This is the last bit I wrote yesterday.

Here’s the excerpt:

The Occasional Prostitute copyright c. 2013 T.A. Chase

‘Ha. Thought you’d like him. Young and hot, but a good guy as well.’

‘Does he have to be a good guy? Can’t he be just a good fuck?’ He sent the message, then looked up to see Gib shooing the last stragglers out of the bar. Gib caught him looking, and waved.

‘Good one, Masters. I would’ve sent you to a different guy if I thought you just wanted a fuck.’

Was he that easy to read? He didn’t like anonymous sex much any more. Maybe it was because he was forty, and was feeling his age. ‘I’m not looking for anything serious, Chen.’

‘Keep telling yourself that. Have a good time. Call you later in the week to see how you’re doing.’

He knew he wouldn’t be getting anything else from Chen. They’ve been friends since college, and they’d chased bed partners together, yet it was more than that. They’d both come from privileged backgrounds, but didn’t want to follow in their fathers’ footsteps. Chen had become one of the world’s most sought after neurosurgeons. He’d made a fortune in his job, but he also travelled the world, performing pro-bono surgeries for charities and poverty-stricken countries. Chen’s father had wanted him to be a corporate lawyer.

Edwin turned his back on his father’s well thought out plan for his only son’s political career. He had no interest in following in his father’s career. No, Edwin wanted excitement and the pursuit of truth. He became a journalist to try and keep governments honest. It didn’t always work, but he did his best while dodging bullets and being taken hostage. His father kept trying to get him involved in his campaigns, and other people Edwin Masters Sr supported. He managed to stay away from picking anyone. As a reporter, he had to remain neutral, much to his father’s disappointment.

He didn’t understand Chen’s last text. Keep telling himself that he wasn’t looking for anything serious? But he wasn’t. Mostly because he was in Atlanta for two weeks, then he was off to some other war-torn countries. He didn’t want to leave someone behind who would hurt if he died.

And he didn’t want his life restricted by having someone else dependent on him. Edwin enjoyed flying around the world, reporting from exotic places. He returned to the States to remind himself that there were modern conveniences out there, then he got a new assignment and headed out again.

Having a relationship would put a damper on those adventures, and Edwin didn’t think he was ready to stop taking them.

“Are you ready?”

Glancing up, he saw Gib standing a few feet away, holding a bag. Edwin tucked his phone away, then stood.

“Yes, I am.”

“Sorry about making you wait and all, but having an honest job sucks.” Gib laughed as he led the way to the elevator.

Edwin let his gaze drop to study Gib’s ass, flexing under the tight fabric of Gib’s black pants. His hands itched to grab a handful of that bubble butt, but he kept himself under control. Being an adult, he could control himself until they got to his room.

Once they were alone in the elevator, Gib turned to look at him. Edwin watched as Gib stepped closer and closer until his chest pressed against Edwin’s. He didn’t think Gib was trying to intimidate him, and if he was, it wouldn’t have worked. Some of the most powerful men in the world had tried to do that, and while Gib was drop-dead gorgeous, he really wasn’t as scary as a crazy dictator with several armed bodyguards.

“Do you like to kiss?”

Gib’s question caught him off guard. “Do I like to kiss?”

Gib nodded. “Some of my clients don’t like to kiss. I’m okay with that, though I love to kiss.”

Edwin didn’t respond with words. He encircled Gib’s waist with his arm, then pulled him as close as they could get with their clothes still on. After burying his hand in Gib’s curls, he tilted Gib’s head for a better angle, then brought their lips together.

Gasping, Gib melted into Edwin’s embrace, seemingly willing to give himself over to Edwin. He nibbled on Gib’s bottom lip, trying to persuade him to open. He leant forward, bending Gib over his arm, and forcing Gib to grab a hold of Edwin’s shoulders to keep his balance.

When Gib moaned, Edwin swept his tongue in, tasting Gib for the first time. He must’ve had a drink at some point before he came to get Edwin, since he found a hint of hops in Gib’s mouth as he duelled with and sucked on Gib’s tongue.

Home of His Own available now….



Home of His Own is available now at Total e-Bound, if you didn’t pick it up the first time it was out. Click here to check it out. 🙂 This will be available in print at some point in the near future as well.



Dreaming of Dragons was re-released by MLR Press on Friday. Just re-edited as well, but it will be available in print at some point. 🙂 Yay! Click here to check it out.

Home Sweet Home was turned in on Thursday night. Yay! It’ll be out in May..and up for pre-order in the next couple of months. The Home series was the first series I ever started writing. Of course, it’s taken seven long years to get it done. I appreciate all of you sticking with me and bugging me every chance you got about Yancey and Juan. I hope you feel I did their story justice when you get to read it.

I’m working on my GRL anthology story, The Occasional Prostitute, and I’m hoping to get that done in the next couple of days. Then I’ll be working on the second book in the International Men of Sports series that I’m co-authoring with Devon Rhodes, which is titled Chasing the King of the Mountains. It’s about a French cyclist and a French reporter, and takes place during the Tour de France. As you can tell, we’re trying to feature sports that might not always get spotlighted in stories, and we wanted sports that are popular in a particular country. Cricket in India, Cycling in France, Soccer/Football in Germany, Rugby in Australia, Curling and Hockey in Canada, and Beach Volleyball in Brazil.

Also, I’ll be working on Thieves, the last book in The Beasor Chronicles, and at some point next week, I’ll be starting Pray for the Thunder, a short story for MLR Press. 🙂 So while it looks like I have a bunch of stuff to do (and I do), I think I have it under control.

Of course, I’ll have edits mixed in there…lol. I actually have edits on Stealing Life, which will be re-released by Total e-Bound on July 1st, and within the next day or two, I’ll have edits for Home Sweet Home. But edits are okay. They don’t take nearly as long as writing the books themselves. (usually)

Okay, so I hope you all have a good Monday. Those who were hardest hit by the snowstorm, I hope you’re all safe and sound. Digging out is crappy.