Thursday Work in Progress…



I know today is supposed to be another installment of Anubis, but you’ll get that on Friday. I promise. 🙂 I thought I’d share with you one of the new stories I’m working on. This is actually the first book in a new series as well.

The series is titled The Blood & Thorn Ranch. It mixtures cowboys and vampires…along with other various supernatural creatures. There’ll be six books in the series. This one is called Bulls and Blood, featuring Wesley, the youngest Thorn brother (The Thorns are vampires) and Mino (a human cowboy)

Here’s a little taste of it.

Bulls and Blood copyright c. 2015 T.A. Chase


“Wesley?” Day shouted as he barrelled into the house. “Where the hell are you?”

Wesley grimaced as he studied the figures on the spreadsheet he was working on. “Where do you think I am, Amadeus?”

Day burst into the office where Wesley spent a majority of his time. Wesley watched as Day almost bounced off the walls while muttering and waving his hands around.

“What seems to be the problem, brother dear?” Wesley leaned back in his desk chair, resting his hands on his stomach.

Day whirled to point at him. “Did you know Loman bought another bull?”

Wesley sighed. “Yes. I did know that because I’m the one who okay’d the purchase. Why are you upset about it?”

“I wanted to build another cabin, so we can bring more visitors here. Which will bring in more money.” Day threw his hands in the air. “I can’t do that when Loman’s buying more animals that we don’t do anything with.”

“First of all, did you read the email I sent to everyone last week before he got the bull?” He gave a mental eye roll when Day dropped his gaze to his feet then shuffled them against the hardwood floor. “No, you didn’t and I’m not surprised. Why do I spend this extra time trying to keep you all in the loop when none of you read what I send you?”

Day glared. “They’re so wordy. If you just put the important stuff at the beginning, I’d read it.”

“You mean the stuff that matters to you,” Wesley commented then motioned for Day to stay quiet. “If you had actually read it, you would’ve seen I’ve budgeted the money for you to build that silly cabin along with Loman’s bull. We have more than enough to make improvements to the ranch and the herd.”

“Seriously?” Day stared at him. “Why did you tell me earlier?”

“Because silly me, I thought you might have read the email. Next time, I’ll remember no one does and come see you each separately.” Wesley nodded toward the door. “Now that you know you can build it, get out of here. I’m trying to arrange the schedule for the next couple of hunts we have.”

Day folded his arms over his chest and kept looking at him. Wesley went back to the computer screen, trying not to let Day’s continued presence bother him. Finally, he glanced up and scowled.

“Why the hell are you still here?” Wesley threw the pen he held at Day.

His brother caught it then sent the pen back to him in one quick moment. He batted it out of the way, not caring where it ended up. Amadeus was the third oldest Thorn brother while Wesley was the baby, and having five older brothers was a pain he’d grown used to over the thousands of years they’d been alive.

4 Responses “Thursday Work in Progress…”

  1. Maryann says:

    Sounds good so far!!!
    I know this is just in the rough stages but the line that begins with seriously Day should say “why didn’t you tell me earlier”.

  2. Yvonne says:

    Love it!

  3. oooooh…can’t wait for this to come out! Thanks, TA!

  4. Lisa says:

    Love it! Cant wait. I will wait for a couple days for the installment if we get another glimpse of this book!

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