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T.A. Chase

 

Thank you for letting me come and chat with you today.

 

My all time favorite T.A. Chase is the Home series from Liquid Silver Books but you have several series as well as standalone titles and let's not forget the wildly popular blog reads.  How do you keep it all straight in you head?

The Home series will always have a special place in my heart since No Going Home, book one, was my first published book ever.   At times, keeping all the characters racing around my head can be difficult.  I need to have one of those number machines like they have at butcher shops, so my guys can take a number and I’ll get to them as quickly as possible, but really, once I get used to all the voices in my mind, it’s easy to keep them straight.

 

When you carve out time to write where do you do it?

I’ll write anywhere, whenever I have a few minutes of free time at work, on my lunch hour or waiting for my food at a restaurant.   When I’m at home, I have an office set up. I get easily distracted at times, so I sit with my back to the door. That way I’m not tempted to go out and watch TV or anything like that.

 

Do you write to music or do you prefer silence?

Oh definitely music.  When I sit down to write at home, I plug in my headphones, turn on my iPod and hit shuffle. I need background noise for my mind to truly focus on the story and TV tends to distract me, all those bright colors and moving people…lol.

 

We are catching you in the midst of a veritable new release storm.  On December 2, we can expect Bound by Love from Samhain Publishing and you have releases coming in January and February as well.  Give us the scoop, spare no details.

Bound by Love is a cowboy story (shocking, I know) with BDSM elements.

Two cowboys fall in love. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.

Tyler Newsome is heading home to the Lazy N, tired of the rodeo and tired of always being his charismatic twin’s shadow. It’s time he gets a life of his own—and maybe the man he’s always dreamed of, too.

Ren Alston’s always been attracted to Tyler, but never made a move because of his own mental and emotional baggage. But after years spent taming his demons and gaining control in every aspect of his life, Ren sees the younger man’s return as a sign of good things to come.

But first, they have to deal with Tyler’s twin, past indiscretions and Ren’s brothers. Will these cowboys manage to build a strong foundation of trust and love? Or will their problems be too much for them?

Warning: Explicit manlove. Hot naked cowboys, caramel sauce, spanking, whipping and a new twist on the old fashioned roll in the hay.

Where the Devil Dances will be out in January from Liquid Silver Books as part of their Hearts Afire series.  They’re putting out twelve duets, two short stories, each month.  The theme is firemen and they will be all heat levels and genres.  After the books are out, LSB will be putting out a calendar for 2010 with the covers from each book. My release partner is the awesome Bonnie Dee.

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 mad man before they all go up in flames.

In February, the second book in my Love of Sports series will be out from Samhain. High Line is Garrett Johnson’s story. He’s the twin brother of Kasey from Out of Bounds, my first Sports book. Garrett’s hero, CJ Lamont, is dealing with some upheaval in his life.

Will giving him the green flag lead to love…or heartache?

CJ Lamont is at the top of the racing world but his winning record is based on a carefully constructed lie. His world falls apart when his ex-wife reveals the truth. As he hits rock bottom, rescue comes from an unexpected source—Garrett Johnson, Hollywood’s hottest leading man.

Garrett’s acting career is taking off, bringing him accolades he’d never imagined. Good friends and family keep his days hopping, but watching his twin brother fall in love exposes the emptiness in Garrett’s life created by the betrayal of his ex-lover.

Garrett offers CJ a place to heal and a shoulder to lean on, telling himself it’s only to keep CJ from taking a more destructive path. But as time passes, the two men grow closer and CJ realizes he has a decision to make—whether to rebuild his fictitious life, or admit to loving a man who shines brighter than the Hollywood stars.

Will he reach for the star or sink back into his old life?

 

Do you get nervous about new releases?

Yes, I do. I think I always will, no matter how many books I have out. There’s always that thought in the back of my mind…what if the readers don’t like it, especially if it’s a genre or subject matter I haven’t written before.

 

Let's go back to the beginning; do you remember where you were when you got you first contract? Who did you tell first?

Sure I do. I was sitting at my computer at home and my first contract was from Loose-Id for Here Be Dragons. I might have given a rather undignified shout and did a little jig before going to tell my partner that I was going to be a published author.

 

Who are you when you're not T.A. Chase the author?

I’m just ordinary T.A. I love movies, especially action/adventure ones.  The more car chases and explosions in the movie, the more I’ll like it. I hang out with friends and my partner, play golf during the summer.  I’m pretty mild-mannered in my every day life. Nothing to give away my obsession with dessert toppings.

 

Name one thing that your readers would be surprised to know about you.

 H-m-m-m…that’s a hard one.  I don’t know if this would surprise anyone, but I only swim in pools. Oceans and seas have things in them that could eat me, so I tend to avoid going into salt water…lol.  I mean, intellectually, I know that sharks aren’t out there hunting me, but I won’t give them a chance to take a bite out of me by accident.

 

A recurring theme in a few of your titles is a certain creativity with dessert toppings. Care to shed some light on that?

What can I say? There’s just something utterly sexy about a man covered with whipped cream, chocolate, caramel or honey.  Sweet and salty is a combination I’m afraid I’m addicted to.

 

Do you have a guilty pleasure?

Besides my addiction to dessert toppings…*vbg*, I don’t know if it’s a guilty pleasure or not, but I love singing in the car. I’m sure the people in the other cars get a kick out of me.

 

Where can readers find you?

Stop by my blog…www.tachase.blogspot.com where you’ll find all my books, free reads and some gorgeous eye candy which I’m always willing to share.

 

Is there anything else you would like to share with us?

Thank you again for allowing me a chance to chat with you all and thanks for all the hard work you do here at Joyfully Reviewed.

 

     

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