Coming Soon….

Here’s the good news I’ve been hinting about since last week or so. Samhain has contracted the second in my Love of Sports series. This one is titled High Line and is about Garrett, Kasey’s twin brother. 🙂 It’s scheduled for a February release. I thought I’d share the unedited blurb and a little excerpt to whet your appetite for it.

High Line, Love of Sports Book 2: (copyright c. 2008 T.A. Chase)

One of Hollywood’s sexiest leading men and one of racing’s top drivers. Will they get the green flag for love or will a black flag stop their relationship in its tracks?

Garrett Johnson has every thing he ever wished for. His acting career is taking off, bringing him accolades he’d never imagined. Good friends and family keep his days hopping, but watching his twin brother fall in love exposes the emptiness in Garrett’s life. Emptiness created by the betrayal of his ex-lover.

C.J. Lamont is at the top of the racing world, but his winning record is based on a carefully constructed lie. When his ex-wife tells all in an interview, C.J. can’t think of anything else to do, but run. Just as he hits rock bottom, he’s rescued by Garrett Johnson, Hollywood’s hottest leading man.

Garrett will do anything to help a man from taking the same path as his ex-lover. He offers C.J. a place to heal and a shoulder to lean on. As time passes, the two men grow closer and C.J. realizes he has a decision to make.

After losing everything he worked for, C.J. must decide whether he’s going to rebuild his fictitious life or admit to loving a man who shines brighter than the Hollywood stars.

Warning: Hot man love. Sticky situations with honey. Fast cars and faster men.

Excerpt: (this scene takes place a year before the main events of the story when Garrett and CJ meet for the first time)

Garrett pushed to his feet. “I should be going. My flight is early in the morning.”

“Thanks for coming. I enjoyed it. I haven’t had many people over since moving in.” He took the highball of whiskey and followed Garrett to his front door.

“Thank you for everything you’ve done for me this month, C.J. If you ever need anything or anyone to talk to, call me. I’ll be glad to help out.”

Something in Garrett’s tone or words hit C.J. Afterwards, he never could figure out what made him do it. He gripped Garrett’s arm, pulling the taller man tight to him. He dropped his glass, not caring about the whiskey stain on the carpet. He buried his fingers in Garrett’s hair and brought their lips together.

Garrett’s lips were as soft as C.J. had imagined them to be. Garrett froze for a second and C.J. whimpered, afraid he would push him away. For this moment in time, C.J. wanted to taste a man without worrying about being discovered or exposed. He knew Garrett wouldn’t say anything.

A shudder shook Garrett’s body and the actor wrapped his arms around C.J.’s waist, crushing him to Garrett’s hard chest. Strong hands cupped his ass, rocking their groins together as the kiss went deeper. He opened his mouth to allow Garrett’s tongue entrance. The taste of the beer Garrett had for dinner danced along C.J.’s tongue as he stroked along the inside of Garrett’s bottom lip. Garrett’s warm breath washed over C.J.’s lips when the man moaned.

He followed willingly as Garrett leaned back against the door and spread his legs, cradling C.J. within the space between his thighs. C.J. rubbed his aching erection over the bulge in Garrett’s jeans. A fleeting thought raced through his mind. For the first time in his life, kissing another man felt right. It felt natural instead of something he should be ashamed of or needed to hide.
Tingling traced along his spine and gathered at the small of his back. He was going to come in his jeans. His movements were jerky as his climax built.

The ring of the phone broke their embrace. Fuck, what had he done? C.J. stared at Garrett in horror, realizing he’d broken all his rules. Not only had he kissed a guy, he’d done while he was still married. Shit, he’d just cheated on his wife. It didn’t matter that they were separated and about to get a divorce. He had some honor left.

Garrett panted and C.J. found his own breathing matched the actor’s. He watched the passion dissolve out of Garrett’s green eyes to be replaced with understanding and compassion. The phone stopped ringing.

“I should go.” Garrett ran a thumb over C.J.’s swollen bottom lip. “When you’re free to admit who you really are, come find me.”

16 Responses “Coming Soon….”

  1. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks for stopping by and for loving my Home books. Those guys are great characters. 🙂

    There will be more in the series. Derek (the singer) and Max’s story is next in line on my writing schedule and I actually have some already written on it. Then Peter will get his story and Yancy and Juan will round out what I have planned so far. Who knows what might happen after that? 🙂

    I try to make all of my characters interesting, even those who don’t have a major part to play in the main story. 🙂

    Peter’s story is going to be heart-wrenching I think, but he’ll get a happy ending.

    I hope you get a chance to read the Sports books and stop by to let me know what you think of them.

    Thanks again for stopping by.

  2. Indus says:

    I’m such a huge fan of your Home series, I have both books. I’ve been thinking of reading the first books in the Sports series, but sadly I’m a student who has used up all my budget for books this summer. I have to wait until I get a new job 🙁

    Anyway, just wanted to say Congratulations on the book deal, and I wish all the best!

    Also, are you going to write more in the Home series? I mean- there’s Cody and Peter and that musician- quite some potential for couples 😉 I’ll admit here that Peter kind of won my heart in the first book in the Home series- something about the way you write minor characters makes me want to learn more!

  3. T.A.Chase says:

    Thanks, jhayboy.

    I just got the cover art form, so I’ll be filling that out to see if I can get Anne Cain to do it like she did the other one. 🙂

  4. jhayboy says:

    Great read, so looking forward to feb…….Anticipating the cover….Well Done

  5. Anonymous says:

    I loved this excerpt and can’t wait to read Garrett and CJ’s story from start to finish. This already has me hooked. Do you know when it is going to be available?
    And I am thrilled that Bo and Paul will be getting a story of their own.

  6. Jambrea says:

    I really want the third book too, but I can’t wait for Paul and Bo!!!

  7. T.A.Chase says:

    Thanks, everyone.


    Paul’s going to be hooking up with Bo, Gram’s club manager. You’ll hear more about that in High Line and the third Sports book. The fourth one will be Paul and Bo’s story. 😉

  8. Anonymous says:

    I was just wondering when we’d get the next book in this series… Yeah!!

    But I thought it would have Kasey’s teammate in it – the one who split with his wife. I thought there was something building between Garrett and him…


  9. Amanda Young says:

    Congrats on the new contract, TA. Can’t wait…

  10. Blaidd-Drwg says:

    This looks very promising. Will definitely keep an eye out for it 🙂

  11. mamasand2 says:

    OMG!!! I am so hooked on this. I loved this scene TA.
    I thought your KEY lines were:

    It didn’t matter that they were separated and about to get a divorce. He had some honor left.
    He watched the passion dissolve out of Garrett’s green eyes to be replaced with understanding and compassion.

    You write one hell of a sensitive story TA. Your HEAT level I expect and love, but your sensitivity is what makes your stories so special.

    Major Congrats on the contract.


  12. Melissa Bradley says:

    Love It!! Congrats on the new contract…I’m already hooked.

    I’m with Yvonne, though, NASCAR?! I’m an IRL girl all the way… :)I’d love to see some hot manlove out on the Brickyard.

    This eye candy is…mmm, mmm good.

    Have a great one.

  13. T.A.Chase says:

    Thanks, everyone. This one is longer than Kasey’s story. It needed to be for CJ to work through his issues. 🙂

    Sorry, Yvonne. This one is NASCAR, but don’t worry, there’s not a lot of NASCAR stuff going on…lol. Maybe one of the later Sports books can be about INDY or Formula 1 racing.

    I do like this picture. 😉

  14. Yvonne says:

    Congrats! Please tell me it is Formula 1 or Indy Car and not NASCAR?????
    As usual the man love is hot! Can’t wait…..

    Now about that pix-I do believe that he needs help drying off and I want to

  15. Joy Roett says:


    Congrats on the new contract TA.

    I can tell this is gonna be even better than OoB, which puts it out of this world. 🙂

    Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  16. Jambrea says:

    I LOVE this excerpt! Very hot. I can’t wait for Feb. I also can’t wait for the cover. WooHoo! Congrats TA.

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