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New Book available


There’s a blog tour going on for my newest story, Possibilities, which is part of the Aim High anthology. All stories with at least one character who is in the Air Force. 🙂

Here’s the link to yesterday’s post.It’s Stephanie Hecht talking about her story.

There will be more from the other wonderful authors in the anthology. Also, I’ll be doing another blog tour when my book, Climbing the Savage Mountain, comes out, so I’ll post the dates on that when I get them.

I’m trying to decide what to write next for my blog story. Edward’s story is in progress, so there will be something soon about him. I’m doing a story for Amber Allure set in the universe of The Whore of New Slum. Hmm…do any of you have suggestions? I will admit though, I’m heading to Portland next week and will be in San Diego for GRL the week after, so I’m not entirely sure I’ll be able to start anything until I get back. I will try to post more often then and maybe even some pictures from GRL while I’m there.

I hope you all have a great day.

Happy Monday

I forgot I didn’t share the cover to Snap Decision, the second book in the Delarosa Secrets trilogy. Here it is. This one is about D’Marcus “Snap” Jefferson, a DEA agent and Mac’s friend. (Mac is one of the main characters in Borderline, the first Delarosa book) Ken Santos is the other main character and he has a few secrets. One of which he doesn’t even know about until a little later in the book. lol.



Book 3 is titled Cold Truth. I haven’t started it yet. It’s on the list to get started on Feb. 1st, but I’m hoping to finish up the story I’m working on early this week to get to CT sooner. CT is about the eldest Delarosa brother, Victor, and for those of you who have read Borderline when it was out originally, you’ll remember Victor isn’t really a nice guy. Yet like the other two, he has his own secrets and when they’re revealed, I’m hoping you all love him as much as I do…lol

I just signed the contract for Climbing the Savage Mountain, the sequel to Mountains to Climb in Totally Bound’s What’s His Passion line…and it’ll be up for pre-order August 28th. Also I signed a contract for Cead Mile Milte (there are accents to go over some of the letters…lol) It’s a short story for St. Patrick’s Day. It’ll be out at MLR Press on March 13th. Yay!

I’m working on Scarecrows and Devils, which is a crime/suspense/paranormal story for a PAX at Amber Allure. I think you’ll like the characters in this one. Also, Jackie Nacht and I are working on A Bittersweet Dance, the second book in our Mark of the Jersey Devil series.

Hmm…at the moment I think that’s all there is to talk about. I’ll be posting a question tomorrow about what kind of story you’d like to see next on the blog. 🙂

Have a great Monday…and for those of you in the Northeast, stay safe and warm.

Wednesday’s Work in Progress



It’s been a while since I’ve posted a WiP excerpt. I thought I’d do one with the newest book I’m working on. I’m really enjoying it…and hopefully you will when you get a chance to read it. I don’t have a release date or anything for it yet. It’s not contracted or anything, but it’s the sequel to Mountains to Climb. So you’ll get to see how Jensen and Toby are doing, now that Jensen has returned and Toby has welcomed him back.

This book is titled Climbing the Savage Mountain (K2 is nicknamed the Savage Mountain and Jensen climbs it in the story).

Climbing the Savage Mountain copyright c. 2014 T.A. Chase


“Why Everest?” Toby asked. “Whenever I hear people talk about something on their bucket list—or the ultimate dream—a lot of them say climbing Everest. What makes Everest such a goal?”

Jensen scrubbed his hand over his hair as he tried to think about how to explain how he felt whenever he thought about Everest. “I don’t know about other people, though for most of them, Everest might seem like the biggest insurmountable obstacle they can think of. And to be able to say they got to the summit ends up putting them in a rare class of people who have faced a challenge and defeated it.”

Toby nodded. “I guess that makes sense, but why do you want to climb it? I know that it’s only number two on your list. K2 is the one you really want to conquer. Why not focus on that one instead of risking everything on Everest?”

Jensen met Toby’s gaze and said, “If I can summit Everest, I have no doubt that I’ll get to the summit of K2.”

“So Everest is just a litmus test as to your ability to climb big mountains? What happens if you end up getting injured while trying it? Will that convince you that you can’t do it or will it strengthen your resolve to try again?” Toby clenched his hands.

He winced at the pressure Toby was exerting on his fingers. Jensen cupped Toby’s face in his free hand.

“Nothing will happen to me on this trip. I promise.”

Toby jerked away from him then shot to his feet. He started pacing while Jensen watched. “Don’t promise me something like that, Jensen. You’re a good climber. I know that. Hell, Cat and Jigger tell me that all the time. You’re a natural. One of the best they’ve seen in years. I know that means jack shit when you’re up on that God forsaken piece of rock and a storm rolls.”

Jensen opened his mouth then snapped it shut when Toby whirled on him. He saw the fear in Toby’s eyes and he went to him, wrapping his arms around his lover to hold him close. He pressed his mouth to Toby’s ear and whispered, “I promise to never make light of your fears. I’m sorry. I guess I didn’t realize how scared you were about me going.”

“It’s not just Everest, Jensen,” Toby confessed. “It’s every time you walk out that door on a trip. I’m left here, wondering if you’re going to come home. So far you’ve done it, but what if something keeps you from coming back to me?”

As much as he wanted to say that the only way he wouldn’t be coming back to Toby was if he were dead, Jensen knew it wasn’t the right thing to say. It certainly wouldn’t reassure Toby at all.

“I know you’re afraid I’ll decide to keep wandering.” He stepped back to stare down at Toby. “I can make you this vow, Toby, and this one I do have control over. I will always come back to you. I wasn’t strong enough to face you when I ran away before. I didn’t trust in how much you cared for me. We both know I should’ve come to you and tell you about my addictions and my problems.”

“Damn straight you should’ve. How can I help you when I don’t know what’s wrong?” Toby encircled Jensen’s waist, resting his head on Jensen’s chest.

Jensen kissed the top of Toby’s head. “Do you really feel like talking about my trip right now? Why don’t we go for a run then we get back, we can take a shower?”

Tension eased from Toby’s shoulders and Jensen realized it was just a reprieve from the complications of him going away. Yet he didn’t want to talk about it right then. He wanted to spend time with the man he loved and soak up all the good times, so he had something to cling to when he was on the side of Everest, praying to God to keep him safe.

New Cover…



This is the cover for my last Rags to Riches book, Barefoot Dancing. I adore this cover and all of the covers in this series. 🙂 The dates for this one are:

Pre-Order: October 17th

Early Release: October 31st

General Release: November 28th.

And now that the contracts have been signed and it’s official, I can tell you that Jackie Nacht and I have written a book together. It’s called A Bittersweet Haunting and is the first in a six book series titled Mark of the Jersey Devil. It’ll be out at MLR Press, most likely on October 17th. I hope to be able to share the cover with you soon.

I’m trying to figure out what story to start next. I really kind of want to work on Climbing the Savage Mountain, which is a sequel to Mountains to Climb, but I have more research I need to do on that one before I can write it. I have two other stories I should be working on and Monday, I’ll make a decision…lol. I won’t force myself to decide over the weekend. Maybe I’ll work on all three of them to figure out which one speaks the loudest to me. 🙂

I hope you all have an awesome weekend.

New Cover



Here’s the cover for Why I Love Bodyguards. I can’t wait to have all three of them in print side by side. 🙂 This will be out in ebook form on September 14th. The paperback will probably be out in October.  I added an epilogue and let you know what happened with Burke’s parents.

I’m hoping to get something for the new blog story up tomorrow. It might not be anything more than a little survey on which genre you’d like to read. 🙂 but I will have something.

I’m working on Barefoot Dancing, Book 6 in Rags to Riches. Also, Search and Rescue for Amber Allure. And A Bittersweet Haunting, which I’m writing with Jackie Nacht and we’re hoping that will be done this week. It’ll be sent to MLR Press.

Once those three books are done, I’m going to finish up a YA I’d started a while ago. Decided to split it into two books instead of one really long one.  So to be honest, book one is almost done. It shouldn’t take long for me to get it done and turned in. Then I’ll work on book two along with the sequel to Mountains to Climb. That one will be Climbing the Savage Mountain. 🙂 I’ll be doing a lot of research on mountain climbing and K2, which is nicknamed the Savage Mountain.

I hope you all have a wonderful Monday. I’m off for a run then I’ll be back to write. Yay!