Poetry Train….

Another Monday and another ride on the Poetry Train. Make sure to stop by Rhian’s blog to see who else is participating today. Here’s an excerpt from a new Regency I’ve started. It’s not about Shade, but the man does make an appearance in it. 🙂

One of our heroes’ name is Lord Bertram Beng Wilkins (Beng is Gypsy for Devil). He goes by Beng.


“I’ve sold my soul to the devil, Marsden.”

Lord Bertram Beng Wilkins rested his chin on the palm of his hand and stared out the window. His eyes traced the muscled line of a gardener’s back. A gardener his sister-in-law had been gracious enough to loan him.

“I’m going to hell,” he murmured, his groin stirring as the gardener bent over to pull something out of the dirt.

“I’m sure you are, sir, but not at the moment.”

Something in the tone of Beng’s majordomo’s voice roused him. He turned to face his oldest and only servant.

“Do I have something better or more important to do than wallow in self-pity right now?” He winked at Marsden.

“Yes, my lord.” Marsden looked uncomfortable which was odd for the man.

“Are you going to tell me what it is? Or do I have to guess?” Bertram grimaced. He hated having to guess.

“The Duke of Wiltshire is waiting in the Red Parlor, my lord.”

“Will? Here?” Beng understood why Marsden looked like he’d swallowed a fish. “Bloody hell, the Devil is playing with his wayward disciple. I thought I’d have a few days to settle before I ran into Will.”

“I won’t lie for you while you sneak out the back like you did the last time, my lord.”

Marsden referred to the last time William had stopped by Beng’s London house. Beng had crept out of the back entrance like a coward while Marsden lied to Will.

“How am I supposed to face him?” Beng closed his eyes and sighed.

Beng’s family seat shared property lines with William’s ancestral home. They had run wild together as children along with William’s younger brother, David. Will had been Beng’s best friend until they turned sixteen and Beng realized that his childhood love for his friend had turned into something more.


I hope you enjoyed it. I’ve been working on it in bits and pieces as I get tired of working on Tony’s story. 🙂

Have a great Monday.

23 Responses “Poetry Train….”

  1. T.A.Chase says:

    Rhian…oh come on. You know you want to read my regencies…lol.

    that’s alright. though you might like Beng’s story (when I finish it). There’s not going to be nearly as much angst in this one as there was in Angel’s.

  2. Rhian / Crowwoman says:

    that was a great excerpt. dang it TA – you’re going to end up making me break my “no Regency/ Historicals” rule. You already tempted me with Angel, but i stood strong. And now you’re pushing me closer and closer to crossing over that self-imposed line. (Hanging head – i may as well give in…)

  3. Tempest Knight says:

    Loved the eye candy! As for the excerpt, too short. Want more! I’m intrigued!

  4. Rashenbo says:

    Quite interesting. I like the picture you have too, very nice 🙂

    Happy Monday and thank you for sharing.

  5. T.A.Chase says:


    There’ll definitely be more. 🙂

  6. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks. I hope I can keep it up and keep everyone interested enough. 🙂

  7. Ann says:

    More please? Thanks.

  8. Susan Helene Gottfried says:

    I’m intrigued, TA. You’re setting us up nicely — and I like the bit about looking like he’d swallowed a fish. That’s a great image.

  9. T.A.Chase says:

    Thanks for not kicking me, Lisa. I know I should be working exclusively on Tony’s story, but Beng showed up and wouldn’t be denied.

  10. Lisa Andel says:

    Dammit TA, I actually like this excerpt. Guess I’m really not going to kick your ass for not working on Tony’s story. 😉

  11. julia says:

    Yes, Historicals – bring ’em on! This one is very compelling. I’m with the others – can you keep giving us a few more scenes to tide us over?

  12. T.A.Chase says:

    Beng has issues, but for the most part, I think he’s not the type to wallow in self pity. I think the ten years he’s been away from England have affected him in ways I don’t even know yet.

    Please let me know what you think about HBD. There’s a lot going on in that story. 🙂

  13. Red Garnier says:

    What a great excerpt, T.A.! Beng seems so solid – I love that. I work on several WIP’s at a time, too, and hop from one to the other when they drive me nutty. Love your stories, T.A. Got an eye on your Loose ID Here be Dragons – looks yum – already in my TBR pile!! =)

  14. T.A.Chase says:

    thanks, Anne.

    I’ve written one regency all ready. We’ll see how well this one goes. Though it won’t be in 1st person like Angel was. That turned out to be harder than I thought it would be to write. 🙂

  15. Anne Douglas says:

    Nice opening TA! Historicals are my favorite addiction

  16. T.A.Chase says:


    I wish I could write faster. Tons of stories and not enough time to work on all of them. 🙁 But I try my best.

  17. sylvie says:

    Yes, another story to temps us…
    Can’t you write faster ?

    Have a great day


  18. T.A.Chase says:


    Thanks a lot. I get the feeling I’m going to enjoy Beng. He strikes me as a man who knows and accepts what he is and tries to deal with it the best he can under the constraints of society.

  19. T.A.Chase says:


    I might be persuaded to post another excerpt in a couple days or so. Have to figure out exactly where I’m at in the story..lol

    I’m glad everyone’s liked it so far.

  20. T.A.Chase says:


    I don’t know. I just started it last week. Just got an image of a man staring out the window and that opening line came to me. 🙂 We’ll have to see how much I’ve actually got handwritten before I can figure out how long it’s going to be. 🙂

  21. Anna J. Evans says:

    Very dynamic characters. Great excerpt!

    Anna J. Evans

  22. Yvonne says:


  23. Elisa says:

    Very, very, very interesting!!! Please, tell me, when we will read it for entire? elisa

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