Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Almost Here – Can’t Wait……

Wishing for a Home
T.A. Chase

Publisher: Liquid Silver
ISBN: 978-1-59578-700-2

Available: April 12th

Molten Silver
Derek St. Martin is Nashville’s hottest country singer. For eight years, fame and fortune have come his way, but he’s not happy. In fact, he’s on the edge of a nervous breakdown or checking into a drug rehab center. Hiding his sexual preferences is driving him to resort to numbing the pain. When his step-brother suggests he should go on vacation, Derek jumps at the chance to relax and get his head on straight.
Max Furlo isn’t happy. His bosses were leaving him in charge of some singer while he had other more important things to take care of. Seeing Derek St. Martin for the first time hits Max hard and, suddenly, he’s considering a summer fling.
Both men know that a relationship can never be for them. Derek’s career wouldn’t handle the news and Max can’t live a lie. Yet when a summer fling becomes love, who will be willing to risk it all for a chance at forever?

 

Excerpt:
(unedited)
He took the empty mug Derek handed him. Their fingers brushed and heat headed south to pool in Max’s groin. There was a lot less room in his jeans suddenly.
Derek’s cheeks flushed and those gorgeous hazel eyes shot a quick glance down at the bulge in Max’s pants. He wasn’t embarrassed and didn’t see the point in hiding his attraction to Derek.
“Max, I…”
He covered Derek’s lips with one finger and smiled. “I’m not looking for forever, Derek. Only for one day at a time.”
Derek sucked Max’s finger into his mouth and stroked along the sides of it with his tongue.
“F*ck.” Max tugged his finger away. “Can’t talk to the men with a hard-on, Derek.”
Max’s heart jumped at the smooth sounds of Derek’s laugh.
“That would be rather uncomfortable. Should I make a lunch for us?”
Derek picked up his notebook and guitar, standing to head back inside. Max stared at Derek’s ass covered in sweatpants, imagining what he looked like naked.
“Max, lunch?” Derek reminded him with a wicked twinkle in his eyes.

© : T.A. Chase

Other Books in series: Bk1 - No Going Home, Bk2 Home If His Own

 

 

Try Just Once More

by Kat Henry Doran

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Available: May

After being cleared of murder charges, Maggie McGuire escaped to her childhood home to rebuild her shattered life. She vowed never to forgive, nor forget, because she’d never know when the past might rise up to bite her in the butt. Three years later, when time and distance have tempered her pain, the past comes back. This time her children are in danger. And the nosy chief of police keeps coming back, wearing down her defenses. He is relentless about uncovering her sordid past in order to deal with the present. She once paid a very high price for trusting a cop. Is Mike Brandt for real or another uniformed bully disguised as a smooth-talking hunk? He’ll have to walk a very long road before she puts the lives of her precious children in his hands.

No innocent when it comes to personal betrayal, Chief Michael Brandt will have to put aside past resentments in order to uncover the real Maggie, then convince her he is worth the effort to try just once more.

Excerpt

The hand dropped. The demand persisted. “I’d like a more detailed report on my officer.”

She nodded at the desk behind them, at the staff who were making a production of not eavesdropping. “Have one of them page the supervisor.”

“I’d prefer something from you.”

Through a jaw tight enough to crush all four molars, she took several deep breaths. “I’m off duty. Call someone else.”

“I don’t want someone else. I want you.”

Want me, sir? Not in this lifetime.” Composure intact, Maggie took perverse delight in the blush that was slowly creeping up his neck. “Excuse me. I have business elsewhere.” She began taking measured steps toward the exit.

His next words stopped her dead in her tracks. “I wonder how the administrators of this facility would feel if they knew one of their supervisors refused to give the new chief of police a status report on one of his men.”

A chill danced the length of her spine. Fine hairs at the nape of her neck came to attention, signaling danger in large print letters. She turned slowly, offering him one of her better Ice Bitch glares. Margaret Anesworth was familiar with this brand of arrogant man. One who expected females to cave in to his demands because of his position of power--or the weapon on his hip.

Digging into her shoulder bag, she whipped out a cell phone, then handed it to him. “The on-call admin tonight is Nicole Mosher. Her number is 555-6789.”

~ * ~

The woman had more brass than the Marine Corps band. “Look--Miz McGuire, could we start over?”

Her demeanor remained aloof, as if she’d just stepped in something foul. “You’re too late, Chief. Much too late.”

With a nod, she strode away and exited the building. The staff at the desk immediately sought various avenues of escape. As two nurses slipped past him, one said to her pal, “It’s always a treat watching the reigning queen of man-haters kick some guy to the curb.”

“Yeah, that Mag,” the other sighed. “She’s my hero.”

“Hero, my ass,” Mike fumed. Taking a slow count of three, he bolted for the exit door, following McGuire into the parking lot. Now a distance away from him, she strutted toward a late model, fire engine red Saturn, posture military-stiff, hair flowing around her shoulders in a halo of copper. Despite his agitation he couldn’t help but admire her guts. And her fanny.

“Maggie. Please. Let me apologize.”

Still moving, she called over her shoulder, “As I indicated before, you’re too late.”

Bitterness, an emotion tied too closely with his marriage, scalded his throat. “You know something, lady? A couple hours ago, I couldn’t decide if your beef is with cops or men in general. Obviously, that’s not the case.”

© Try Just Once More

 

14 Speak To Me:

Chris on 7 April 2010 at 17:57 said...

Hmm. I haven't read any in that particular TA Chase series...

Erotic Horizon on 7 April 2010 at 17:59 said...

@Chris..

You don't know what you are missing - I think they are his/her best work..

I have been awaiting this book a long time...

E.H>

Smokinhotbooks on 7 April 2010 at 18:00 said...

haven't read T.A. Chase yet, but hot damn that excerpt makes me want to whip out my kindle & click buy.

Erotic Horizon on 7 April 2010 at 18:02 said...

@KC..

I can most certainly say these are book you wont regret reading - I know you are in man crush LUV at the moment...

E.H>

Lea on 7 April 2010 at 23:57 said...

As Chris would say, mmmm cowboys. lol

Sounds good EH, I hope the books live up to your expectations! You enjoy..

I'll have to try the first one in the series, when I plow through some of the other books I've glommed.

Thanks for sharing!

Mandi on 8 April 2010 at 01:24 said...

I haven't read TA Chase!! I need to :)

Ashley Ladd on 8 April 2010 at 01:46 said...

Sounds awesome. I love the cowboys on the cover. SEXY!!!

Lily on 8 April 2010 at 03:06 said...

I really like the Home series. Can't wait to read Wishing For A Home.

Donna [F.D. Ramblings] on 8 April 2010 at 03:47 said...

Not too much longer...love anticipation of a new book!

Erotic Horizon on 9 April 2010 at 20:24 said...

@Lea
I love me my cowboys.. always a winner...

I do have a pile I have to get through as well - but I can't resist the new shiny things..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 9 April 2010 at 20:25 said...

@Mandi..

You need to try Chase's work - some are definitely better than other.. but I think the HOME series is just the best..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 9 April 2010 at 20:26 said...

@Ashley..

You got it in one - Sexy cowboy covers does it for me as well..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 9 April 2010 at 20:27 said...

@Lily..

You are up to speed on this series - glad to hear it... Hope it lives up to the wait..

E.H>

Erotic Horizon on 9 April 2010 at 20:29 said...

@Donna..

Yup just a few more days - Can't wait..

E.H>