Animated Love with T.A. Chase + Giveaway

November 18, 2016

 

Animated Love

 

Hi everyone. My name is T.A. Chase and I’m here to promote my new release, Why I Love Geeks. Well, it’s actually a re-release with added material, so I hope you will check it out.

I know I’m supposed to talk about something from my book, but I have to say while I writing this, I’m watching the new re-boot of Voltron on Netflix. As Amy Lane says…mad Kermit flail. I loved the old one so much. I used to watch it when I got home from school and before I went to work at the library.

This one is pretty cool as well. It’s funny because in a way I can see my two main characters in two of the Voltron characters. I say in a way because the one that reminds me of Herb is a girl…lol.

Pidge is the paladin for the Green Lion. She’s a bit of a geek, always finding new ways to upgrade her lion. So she’s not a scientist like Herb is, but they both have a great deal of knowledge. They’re both young, though I’ll admit that Pidge is far younger than Herb. She likes to ramble like he does, which is cute. ☺

Shiro, the leader of the paladins and the pilot of the Black Lion, reminds me of Chuck. Older and more sensible, he keeps all the other paladins in line. He’s the one with more common sense and experience in how things work.

Chuck is that way in Why I Love Geeks. He doesn’t stop Herb from doing his experiments or all his other stuff, but he watches to make sure he doesn’t end up hurt in some way. Admittedly, Herb makes it difficult and drives Chuck to distraction, yet their relationship works.

Not that five mechanical and magical lions and the pilots who fly them are quite the same as my contemporary gay romance, yet as I’ve shown there are some similarities. Humor and a little suspense mashed together. Good fighting evil. Isn’t that what every good story has. Well, maybe not the good fighting evil. Lol

Voltron was one of my favorite cartoons when I was younger. Along with Thunder Cats and She-Ra. I would spend my afternoons after school watching the different shows. They seemed to be all fantasy or sci-fi based as well. Definitely had a theme going.

To be honest, I don’t think Herb would watch cartoons. The science in the sci-fi ones would drive him mad, simply because a lot of it isn’t possible or real for that matter. I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t get why people would want to watch cartoons anyway. He’s a very literal guy. Though maybe animated movies could get him interested…like Disney or Pixar.

Chuck would’ve loved cartoons, not only the more serious ones, but Tom & Jerry and Wily E. Coyote as well. He strikes me as the kind of guy who likes to laugh, even though he takes his job very seriously now. I can see him hang out with his siblings on a Saturday morning, arguing over what cartoons they were going to watch. Of course, he’d always give in and watch whatever the others wanted.

Actually, I can see Herb and Chuck curled up on the couch while Chuck explains what’s going on in the Scooby-Doo show. Herb would end up finding the whole thing fascinating as a way to discover what ‘normal’ people watch and think.

Herb lives in a rather isolated bubble or he did until he meets Chuck. Cartoons are just one of the joys of life Chuck introduces him to along with Twinkies and Oreos. Oh and sex. So many things Herb missed out on while growing up.

I’m sure some of you have read the first edition of Why I Love Geeks, but I hope you’d like to give the second edition a glance at least. I loved re-visiting them and some of the things Herb said made even me laugh out loud at times. It was nice to write a humorous story instead of the serious ones I tend to do. I have two other books coming out in the Why I Love series and those will be added to as well.

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. I’d love to hear what your favorite cartoons were as a kid. One lucky person who leaves a comment will receive an ecopy of Why I Love Geeks.

I also want to thank Dreamspinner for allowing me to take over their blog for the day.  I’m excited to have Why I Love Geeks coming out with them. ☺ Thank you and have a great day. (Maybe go watch a cartoon or two)

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Check out Why I Love Geeks today!

 

Why I Love Geeks by T.A. Chase

 

Blurb:

New York City Homicide Detective Chuck Davidson is a guy’s guy. He likes sports, beer, and classic cars—fancy gadgets, not so much. When yet another high-tech phone goes on the fritz, he knows he needs help, and he meets a man who loves technology as much as he hates it—cute but awkward biochemist Herbert Pommerset.

Herb’s never been with a man—not even on a date. He hides behind his research, daydreaming about what it might be like to find someone special. A malfunctioning phone causes his path to cross with a sexy older detective, and Herb wishes he’d spent less time studying science and more learning how to flirt, because he can think of some experiments he’d like to conduct with Chuck. None of his considerable intelligence is helping him express his desires to the other man.

Just when it seems they might overcome their differences, Herb’s research puts him in danger. He’s made a discovery that could cost him his life, and Chuck must use his very different talents to rescue the geek he’s coming to love.

9 Responses to “Animated Love with T.A. Chase + Giveaway”

  1. H.B. says:

    Congratulations on your re-release!

    Let’s see as a young child I enjoyed Animaniacs, Dennis the Menace, woody woodpecker, popeye, and tom & jerry. In my early teens I really got into an I me like Sailor Moon and Dragon Ball.

  2. Jen says:

    My favorite as a kid was Bugs Bunny. I remember watching every Saturday morning. Now, we have the DVD sets and my kids love it, too.

    Why I Love Geeks sounds really good! Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  3. Trix says:

    Always, always loved Looney Tunes (I’m a Daffy girl!), Animaniacs, and Tiny Toon Adventures. Later I liked the Powerpuff Girls (the new one isn’t nearly as good, probably because the voices are different and the creator isn’t involved), and the less-gross Ren and Stimpy episodes…

  4. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    I used to watch so many cartoon my favourite were Top Cat Tom and Jerry, Bugs Bunny, Road Runner and Foghorn Leghorn.

  5. Debra Guyette says:

    My favorite was Veronica.

  6. Ami says:

    I like Tom and Jerry. Although at times I wish that Tom wins because I am a cat lover LOL

  7. Andrea says:

    Hi,

    I think my favorite of all is the cartoon The Little Mole. I don’t know if it is shown in English speaking countries. It is a Czech cartoonist and is about this little mole and his friends. It can be shown internationally because they don’t really talk, so no translation needed. I own quite a few of the DVDs…
    I also liked to watch Tom & Jerry and Loony Tunes as a kid. Nowadays I only watch Shawn the Sheep and the little mole.

  8. Angela says:

    Congrats on the re-release of Why I Love Geeks :)
    My favorite cartoons that i liked watching were: The Smurfs, i must admit that i still like to watch this with my own kids LOL another favorite was Top Cat, i remember the police Phone that was located near the garbage bin from Top Cat :)

  9. susana says:

    Congratulations on the new release, TA. When I was a kid, I loved Heidi, 3000 Leagues in search of Mother and Maia the Bee… I guess there is no doubt as to why I get so emotional sometimes… LOL!

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