Happy Wednesday

Happy very cold Wednesday to everyone. I hope all of you are somewhere nice and warm (even if it’s just inside your house or at work and not like the lucky ones who live in warmer parts of the world. lol)

All that talk yesterday about Louis L’Amour made me go to Amazon and check their Kindle store. Woo-hoo! They have a bunch of L’Amour books available for the Kindle. I’m going to go on a shopping spree, I think, once I get another two books written. I used to own almost all of L’Amour’s books in paperback, but through several moves and fits of cleaning, I’ve gotten rid of all of them. Stupid. But this way, I get them in ebook form and they won’t take up any actual space except on my hard drive. Yay!

Writing is going well for adding to Nick of Time. Get about 1k done a day which is good right now. Things have sort of stalled on His Heart’s Home, but I’m not too worried about it. As soon as I get Nick done, I’ll dive into HHH and finish it up.

Oh I have a question, if you want to take the time to answer it. Just curosity more than anything else. An author friend of mine and I were tossing around ideas for a ‘sweet’ m/m romance series. It was going to be an inspirational series revolving around a certain church, but it’s evolved into a simple ‘sweet’ romance. I was wondering if you would be interested in reading the stories. We have a publisher interested in at least looking at them and deadlines set already for us to finish them.

Let me know what you think about the idea. πŸ™‚

Hope you all have a great Wednesday. Stay inside and warm as much as possible.

21 Responses “Happy Wednesday”

  1. BPKim says:

    TA: I finally got a full length novel of yours and look forward to reading it. I have read your blog for several months and enjoyed the poems and short stories and the progress on new stories.

    You are a fantastic writer. I would read a sweet m/m romance series by you b/c I like your style. You can write several themes with ease it seems.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I will buy anything that you write.

  3. Ebook Addict says:

    TA you write it we will buy it:-) lol


  4. latetocomics says:

    yes I would read a sweet m/m romance series….some of the best are when the sex happens late in the story….but I like HEA.

  5. Sioux says:

    You haven’t disappointed us yet so I can’t imagine you’re going to now, sweet story with slow build-up or not. Go for it, but only after you finish Nick…

  6. Kristie~ says:

    I would give it a whirl. Sometimes the plot tends to bog down in these “sweet” stories. As long as the story was interesting and paced well I’d give it a try. I have read many and enjoyed some.
    I have no doubt TA, that you could do the story justice “sweet” or otherwise.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I would be interested in your ‘sweet’ m/m romance series. Looking for to it… and all your other books. πŸ™‚


  8. melanie says:

    I would read it but usually I avoid stories with religion in them. But I love your writing and would absolutely go for it as I hope you do.

  9. Gina Marina says:

    I’ll read yours for positive then probably go to the beginning of the series and read the rest.

    I’m nice and warm, thanks, but I’m one of “the lucky ones who live in warmer parts of the world”. πŸ™‚

  10. hoheria says:

    I’d read the first one (‘cos its you and for me you have a great track record!) and then decide about others. For me it is not the no sex thing. In Josh Lanyon’s Adrien books the reader had to wait until half way through the second book for any sex and that worked well. But the potential for sugary-sweet preacheyness (sp?!) would put me off if I didn’t know the author already. Careful wording in the blurb would probably help.

  11. pagansrock says:

    I will read anything you write. Kindle’s are awesome, glad they have all of the L’Amour books for you. Lots of my authors only have some of their books on Kindle.

  12. Jambrea says:

    Ahhh…:) It is all about perception. lol

  13. Melissa Bradley says:

    Thanks, Jambrea. I never thought about it that way. To me sweet is a nonsexual story with soft language, over the top drama and a wrap up happy ending. I used to review fiction for women’s fiction magazine and this was the definition that we used.

  14. Jambrea says:

    I think sweet and inspirational are two different things. πŸ™‚ It just depends on how you look at it. I think of sweet as anything with out sex or behind closed door sex. Inspirational is its own animal and I don’t usually read those either. Like TA’s story in Shifting Perspectives I would think of that as sweet. πŸ™‚

  15. Melissa Bradley says:

    I have to be brutally honest. I hate sweet and inspirational. I avoid sweet stories because they’re schmaltzy and not realistic in my opinion. Inspirationals tend to be very preachy with the characters relying on God rather than themselves to get through their problems. Being a fan of your stuff, I know that you like to challenge yourself,so I would be willing to read something like this, but only from you.

  16. Anonymous says:

    First, I have loved everything you have written to date.

    Second, I enjoy sweet romances as much as the angst ridden or suspense filled stories. So long as the sex fits the characters and the story, then coming at the end is not a bad thing.

    Just my 2 cents.


  17. Misti C. says:

    I’ve read several stories like what your describing TA and I love the idea of you doing one. I would absolutely read it!

  18. Jambrea says:

    Good Morning. It is snowing like crazy here. Stay warm TA.

    I love the idea of a sweet m/m. Yvonne…it usually means no sex unless there is a commitment ceremony. πŸ™‚ That is right, isn’t it TA?

    My new one is what I think of as sweet with a little language. πŸ™‚ There is no sex, just story. So I am all about reading others. πŸ™‚

  19. T.A.Chase says:

    Morning, Tina….Thanks alot. I’m glad you’ve enjoyed all my books you’ve read so far. I’ve submitted Tabloid Star, just waiting to hear back on that one. πŸ™‚


    Yes, it would be a slower build-up, more focused on the relationship…the actual sex would come closer to the end of the book after a conmittement ceremony or something like it.

    As to the church thing, we decided to make it a little boarder than just using the church as a focal point. As more books are written in the series, they would branch out. One of the heroes in my story is the new Reverend at the church, so mine will take place a little more in the church simply because of the character. But I promise no preaching…:)

    Some of the characters will find solace in the church..others will already be members who have to readjust their thinking because my reverend is going to shake things up a little. πŸ˜‰

    But they aren’t going to be inspirationals per se. There will be some making out, heavy petting and such, but like I said, no actual sex until after a committment has been made between the two heroes.

  20. Yvonne says:

    Afternoon TA,

    Yeah on the L’amour. I too have had and gotten rid of all most all of them. Sooo, I get to go shopping again as well.

    I’m not sure about the definition of ‘sweet’. Do you mean a slow build up of the relationship with more insight into the feelings/motivations of the characters?

    I think that it is a good idea. I would read it, as long as its not too smaltzy(sp). I saw the same idea on another blog recently and the response from the group was very positive. As a matter of fact,it had new people commenting on the site about the idea than usual.

    Would the book be about men finding solace within the church or just the fact that they are spiritual already and will be finding their mate in that environment?

    Lots of possibilities there.


  21. Tina K. says:

    I would definitely read a ‘sweet’ m/m romance from you.

    I’ve read several of your books lately – Out of Bounds, Bound by Love, the two Home books and last Where the Devil Dances, and I’ve loved them all – so yeah, I’d read that book!;)

    And also, I can’t wait for the third Home book!;) I’m also looking forward to Tabloid Star – that sounds like a cool story!;)

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