I remember feeling so excited last November about the release of my first book “Final Encore” . There’s only one first, so I really thought that I could never feel the same excitement about future books. I was wrong – I’m every bit as excited about my second novel, “Wings of Love,” being released by Dreamspinner Press today. It’s the first in a series of novels with recurring characters.
The idea for “Wings of Love” came to me just as I was finishing up the edits for “Final Encore.” I began thinking about what I would write next, and drew a complete blank until 3 am one morning when I awoke from a sound sleep, as the idea hit me like the proverbial ton of bricks. The story started to unfold faster than I could make notes! That was the end of that night’s sleep but the beginning of this and future books.
Once the characters started to take on a life of their own, as they seem to do, I immediately fell in love with them and wanted to know more. And as you know, you can only have so many main characters in one novel and you can only fit so much information into two hundred or so pages so I decided to do my first series. Book two of the series, “Treasure of Love,” is also completed and scheduled for release in May. Book three, “Bounty of Love,” is well underway and is scheduled for release in August.
“Wings of Love” is about how devastated Dr. Bradford Mitchell is after losing Jeffery Owen, his partner of fifteen years to cancer. He tries to escape the emptiness and loss by leaving his life in Seattle behind. Traveling to the Alaskan mountains where he and Jeff often vacationed, Brad reconnects with Mac Cleary, the ruggedly handsome and very straight float plane pilot who had flown he and Jeff to Hiline Lake many times. Brad and Mac form an unlikely friendship and buy an old log cabin together. As the begin to bring the old cabin back to life, Mac watches Brad come back to life as well, stirring emotions in him he’s never felt for a man before.
When fear, confusion, and a near tragedy threaten to force the two men apart, they’ll face some tough questions. Can Brad let go of Jeff and the guilt he feels about beginning to care for another man? And can Mac deal with his fears of being gay and accept the fact that he is in love with Brad? It will be a struggle for both men to keep their heads and hearts intact while exploring what life has to offer.
Stay tuned for an excerpt of “Wing’s of Love,” and just to tease you a bit, maybe I’ll even give you the storyline for “Treasure of Love.”
“Wings of Love” along with “Final Encore” are available at www.dreamspinnerpress.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders and most independent gay bookstores. And you can always find me at www.scottycade.com, Facebook, and on Twitter. Coming soon, “Treasure of Love”, “Bounty of Love” and “Foundation of Love”.