Poetry Train #85

It comes out today. I’ll post the link as soon as it becomes available. 🙂 I hope you enjoy both stories if you pick it up.

Woo-hoo! It’s live. Click here to check it out.

I thought I’d post an excerpt for you all to enjoy while you’re waiting for Hearts Afire to come out. 🙂


Scars aren’t always on the outside. Architect Eric Sandel is living proof. He moves to Morley after surviving a terrible fire in order to rebuild his life and hopes designing the new Opera House will help him bury the past.

Firefighter David Browdie hasn’t had time for serious relationships, his “on call” status tends to leave relationships in the dust. When he meets Eric at the neighborhood dog park, sparks fly and he thinks maybe this time, serious will win after all.

But a demon from Eric’s past haunts him. David and Eric must work together to find a way to stop the madman before they all go up in flames.

Warning: m/m love, dangerous obsessions and cute dogs.


Eric’s pale cheeks flushed pink. The man was stunning. Unblemished skin covered high cheekbones and a thin nose. Plump lips begged for David’s kiss. Shy ice-blue eyes met his and a wry grin lifted those lips. Shoulder-length sable hair was pulled back to reveal a pink triangle earring.

David didn’t think about it, just stroked his fingers over the slope of Eric’s nose.

“I’m my plastic surgeon’s masterpiece.” Eric stepped back and gestured for him to come in.

“The man is a genius,” David muttered as he entered the house.

Sadie skidded up to greet him. Kneeling, he scratched the dog’s ears and accepted her welcoming licks. He wrestled with her for a few minutes before giving Raoul some attention.

Standing up, his eyes met Eric’s and the happy light in them broke what little control he had over his body. Reaching out, he grasped Eric’s hips with a light touch. He had enough mental ability to remember Eric’s comments last night about being in pain from scars and touching.

“I’m going to kiss you. If you don’t want that, you’d better stop me now,” he warned Eric.

Eric’s pale blue eyes widened, but there wasn’t any movement to stop him. David leaned in, pressing his mouth to Eric’s enticing lips. A puff of hot air brushed over his lips when the younger man gasped. David nibbled along his plump bottom lip and teased his tongue over the sensitive roof of Eric’s mouth.

Eric’s hands fluttered by his shoulders before cradling the back of his head. David took the kiss a little deeper, still moving slow. For some reason he wasn’t willing to think about at the moment, he didn’t want to frighten Eric off. He didn’t want to move too fast either.

Keeping his hands on Eric’s hips, he trailed kisses along Eric’s high cheekbones and learned the curve of his jaw. The tip of his tongue became familiar with the soft spot right behind Eric’s ear that made the man shiver. He took a step closer, invading Eric’s personal space. They both groaned as their erections brushed.

David became lost in the scents and textures of Eric’s skin. He discovered where his limits were. Eric tensed each time he nuzzled the collar or touched the hem of the man’s long sleeved t-shirt. He wondered about the scars and how bad they really were for a brief second.

A heavy weight settled against his leg, threatening to tip him over. He steadied them and glanced down. Sadie stared up at him with innocent brown eyes. He couldn’t help but laugh.


Remember, I’ll post the live link as soon as they come out tonight. It’s usually around 6-7pm. So check back here or go hit refresh on the Liquid Silver site…lol.

Hope you all have a great Monday.

11 Responses “Poetry Train #85”

  1. Rush says:

    Thanks for the fast reply TA!!
    Love and Light

  2. T.A.Chase says:


    Where the Devil Dances was one of my blog stories before it got published by LSB. So some of these ladies read about Eric and David on my blog first.

    Just like Allergies, Death or Life? and Nick of Time (at least if DoL and NoT get contracted)

  3. Rush says:

    OK ladies, I see you talking about Eric and David as if they are in a previous story. Spill it Babes!! I’m fairly new to TAMania and don’t wanna miss a thing! 😉

  4. Yvonne says:

    I bow to you of muse of great manlove!!

    I got my copy late last night and feel in love with Eric all over again.


  5. Blaidd-Drwg says:

    Yes! Congratulations!!!
    This makes my day so much better!

    *goes off to read*

  6. Jambrea says:

    I didn’t know you when this was a blog story, but I have it now. I’ve already read it and LOVE it. Eric is a sweetheart and you put him through so much. I’m glad you gave David. He deserved him that is for sure. I also loved the dogs. Too cute! 🙂

  7. Kristie~ says:

    Got my copy…gotta find the time to read it TONIGHT!!

  8. Rush says:

    HEHE, Got mine at 6:45!! Now, to read!!!

  9. Sioux says:

    I just bought it and downloaded it to my Kindle so it’s up there and I’ll be starting it as soon as I can sneak away from work…

  10. Lakota says:

    Heyya TA – long time no talk. New name even for me. Heh. Think goddesses. 😀
    I’m guest host at Erotic Muses today – stop by and say hi if you can. Trying to get the tribe back together.:D http://eroticmuses.blogspot.com/2009/01/sources-of-inspiration.html
    Oh and got your Bound for Love the other day and looking forward to reading it. Love me some TA cowboyz. xxxx R

  11. Melissa Bradley says:

    Congratulations!! It’ll be awesome to have my own copy. I loved David and Eric so much. They were the first blog story of yours I read after I happened by your site. I had just finished NGH and had to find out more about your work. They sealed your place as a new favorite author.

    Have a great and productive week.

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