Prism Book Alliance would like to thank TA Chase for taking the time to talk with us today. There is also a Giveaway, so don’t miss that.
Title: Mountains to Climb
Author: TA Chase
Publisher: Totally Bound
To celebrate the release of Mountains to Climb as part of the new What’s his Passion? Imprint, Totally Bound are giving you the chance to win some fabulous prizes!
What Kind of Music do I Listen to?
Hey everyone. Thanks for having me here today. I’m T.A. Chase and in case you don’t know what I do, I write m/m romance. My newest release, Mountains to Climb, is one of six books Totally Bound is publishing to launch their new imprint, What’s his Passion?
I’d like to chat about music today. I love to listen to music while I write. I have over 5,000 songs on my iPod right now. I have a tendency to hit shuffle and let them play. I have my favorites and those I turn up loud, singing along with the lyrics at the top of my lungs.
I don’t build playlists for my stories, but sometimes I pick a theme song that goes with them. Like an upcoming release, Walking in the Rain, was sort of inspired by Heart’s “All I Want to Do is Make Love To You”. Another upcoming book will be titled Barefoot Dancing, and it’s part of a lyric from a George Strait song. I’ve gotten a lot of titles from songs as well. Be the Air for You is from a Bon Jovi song.
I don’t have a favorite genre of music. I like it all from opera to rap, but I guess I probably have a lot more country than anything else. Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert and my all-time favorite singer, George Strait. The man is amazing and who wouldn’t like a cowboy?
Not everyone can listen to any kind of noise or music while they write, but I find that having noise in the background can help make the story flow faster than if there’s nothing to focus on. I’ve also been known to watch a movie on my laptop at the same time as I write, which is probably madness, but it gives my eyes something to look at while my brain is calculating plot curves and paths for my characters to take.
Music, like books, has a way of taking us out of our lives and teaching us how to experience something in a new—or different—way. It can affect our emotions—making us laugh or cry. We can learn new ways of hearing the rhythm of life through music.
Thank you for having me today.
Sometimes the past can be the biggest mountain to climb.
Toby Schwartzel has never forgotten Jensen Brockhoff, the man he loved and the one who disappeared six years ago. He thinks he’s moved on, but when Jensen appears again and wants to explain what happened, Toby realises he hasn’t gotten over Jensen. He’d only built up walls to keep from being hurt again.
Jensen Brockhoff left New York City and Toby Schwartzel for several reasons. All of them had to do with drugs and alcohol. He’s clean now and the only thing he’s addicted to is mountain climbing. His passion for the sport has got him through the last six years. But after a particularly harrowing fall on Denali, Jensen knows he has to go back to tell Toby the truth.
Will Toby and Jensen discover they’d never moved past the love they had for each other all those years ago? Or are the mountains between them too high to climb?
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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