Poetry Train #81

I thought I’d give you an excerpt from one of my Works in Progress, plus show you the pictures I’ve been using as inspiration. 🙂

Here’s my inspiration for Joss Bauer:

And here’s my inspiration for Ryan Kellar:

Tabloid Star is the story about a young hot actor on his way to superstardom (Ry) who has a one night stand with a bartender (Joss). Unfortunately part of their encounter is caught in a picture that lands on the front page of the national tabloids. Now Ry has to make a choice: Does he lie or deny what happened or does he take a chance that his fans will accept the fact that he’s gay?

So I thought I’d give you a little excerpt to whet your appetite:

They watched Bill weave his way through the crush of people until he disappeared. Joss looked back at Ry to find the man studying him. Ry slid his sunglasses down and looked over them, tracing the length of Joss’s body. Joss swore he felt heat from each part of his skin those dark brown eyes touched. The desire blazing in that glance told Joss Ry was looking for someone different than Bill was.

“You want something to drink?” His question came out husky and he swallowed, trying to wet his suddenly dry throat.

“Drink? Sure, I’ll take a whiskey neat.”

Joss forced himself to walk away and grab a glass. He could feel Ry’s gaze burning into his back as the man eyed the large dragon etched across his shoulder blades. Taking a bottle of the top-shelf whiskey, he filled a high ball glass and handed it to Ry. Ry slid his fingers along Joss’s as he took the drink, shooting lust and blood to Joss’s groin.

“Fuck,” Joss whispered.

“Could I get that lucky?” Ry’s pink tongue peeked out, wetting his plump bottom lip and drawing Joss’s attention to it.

Joss groaned and adjusted his cock, searching for room in his too tight jean. “Is that what you’re looking for, man? I’ll be happy to accommodate you, but you have to be sure.”

Ry checked him out again, his eyes lingering at the growing bulge at Joss’s groin. “Oh, I’m sure I’ve found what I’m looking for.”

“Pete, can you handle it for ten minutes while I take my break?” Joss didn’t look away from Ry, shouting his question over his shoulder toward the other bartender.

“Sure, Joss. I’ve got it.” The smile in Pete’s voice told Joss his friend knew what was going on between him and Ry.

He moved from behind the bar, grabbed Ry’s hand and made his way through the crowd toward the back of the club. Ry kept up with him, his hand pinching Joss’s ass every few seconds. Joss hit the back exit door at almost a run, letting the metal door slam open as he yanked Ry through the doorway. As the door shut, he pinned the man to the brick wall and kissed him.

13 Responses “Poetry Train #81”

  1. Ebook Addict says:

    TA this is great I can’t wait for the whole thing to be a release day reality:-)


  2. Sioux says:

    Now that you’ve teased us with this totally hot excerpt, can we please have the NSFW part that is next? Pretty please? Just so long as it doesn’t preempt our Nick fix.

  3. Raina says:

    Youch! Those two are hot! I totally love your stories!

  4. melanie says:

    Steaming up the screen here. Very hot and can’t wait for His Hearts Home. Wonderful. Happy Monday.

  5. Daalmonette says:

    I’ll be happy to get a full length novel of your in my hands…these teasers are killers, but good. I love them. I will probably order 2-3 more, for now, to be safe. Your blog is wonderful.

  6. mamasand2 says:

    WOWZA!!! I FELT this one all the way to my… toes.

    Fantastic excerpt TA. I already know I’ll love this one too.


  7. Jambrea says:

    I am SO glad you are finally writing this. I’m sure it had nothing to do with all the pictures I’ve been sending you over at the Samhain loop! lol

    Yummy goodness!!!

  8. Aharpy says:

    Just one question. Do you have your air conditioner on when you write?

  9. Kristie~ says:

    HOMG!! I need more of this. Tattoed bad boys are definately my thing!! Love it.

  10. Melissa Bradley says:

    This is HOT! I love a tatooed man and the inspiration for Ry is just as delicious.

    Glad to hear you’re making such good progress. Now if only I could do the same…

    Have a great day.

  11. Yvonne says:

    I’m not sure about this one.I’ll need another little sample *wink* to tell if I really like it. lol

    A dragon tat huh? Is this contemp or para- the thought of that dragon doing wild things is exciting!

  12. T.A.Chase says:

    Not sure yet. I’m still writing it..though I have 9k done already and it’s moving pretty quickly.

    I finished up Ghost over the weekend and I’m working on His Heart’s Home at the same time as Tabloid Star.

    We’ll have to see.

    Thanks so much. I’m thrilled that you enjoy my blog so much. I have fun with it.

  13. Anonymous says:

    When is this coming out? I can’t wait to read it. I’ve become so addicted to your website, I love having a new surprise every day

    You Rock!

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