Happy Holidays All!
I like to thank Dani and Love Bytes for allowing me to spend a little time with you before the New Year and chat a little about my latest release, Someone to Kiss.
Every book I’ve ever written has a little bit of me between the pages, and this book is no exception. In it I cover two consecutive New Year’s Eve’s and while writing it, I remembered that for many, New Year’s Eve can be a hard time, especially for those who are single and wanting a relationship. I’ve had both happy and sad times over the years during the holiday’s, but I’ve been lucky. For me NYE has mostly been a night that signals new beginnings, with worlds of possibilities. No matter how great or lousy my year might have been, that night always felt like a clean slate, so to speak.
And to that end, in just a couple of days another clean slate is coming. I hope 2018 will be a good year as 2016 and 2017 were not the best years, albeit not horrible. Just some growing pains. In 2016 Kell and I bought a century old house in Greenville, South Carolina and have been through constant renovation. And to top it all off, we worked 24/7 all summer at our Martha’s Vineyard Inn and restaurant, which we’ve since put on the market for sale. We hope 2018 will bring us that totally clean slate, the business will sell, we can move down south permanently and I can focus more of my time writing again. So please keep your fingers crossed for us. Its been a wonderful run on a beautiful island, but with Kell’s vision loss and us getting older, it been more of a challenge in the past couple of years.
So enough about us, for those who aren’t familiar with Someone to kiss, it’s is a sweet little love story, not unlike many I’ve written at Holiday time. But with that said, it does deal with a couple of issues. Demanding careers, long distance relationships, and last but certainly not least, a love that’s strong enough to weather the storm. So I hope you enjoy.
Below you can read a little excerpt, but before you do, I’d like to know what you’re hoping for in 2018. And if you do decide to share your thoughts, you’ll automatically be entered into a drawing for an e-book of “Someone to Kiss.”
Thanks for spending the time with me and I wish you and yours all the goodness the New Year has to offer.
Now here’s your excerpt and lot of other stuff about where to find me and my books, especially “Someone to Kiss.”
Carter struggled to keep his balance as he carried box after box of holiday decorations down the narrow attic stairs. He and Dane had spent the last couple of nights shopping for and decorating Christmas trees for both of their houses, and now Carter was putting out all the other decorations at his place to go with the tree.
He felt like a kid as he opened all the boxes, delighting in things he’d forgotten he had and remembering special times with other things. Carter slowly peeled the tissue off of a foot-tall mechanical Santa dressed in a red velvet suit, and his heart filled with joy. He slid his finger up Santa’s back under the coat and pressed a button. Santa slurred, “Ho! Ho! Ho!” while he waved slowly with one hand and rubbed his big tummy with the other. Nothing a couple of new batteries can’t fix. This toy had been his favorite growing up, and his grandmother was kind enough to give it to him many years ago, along with most of her decorations. They were some of his most cherished possessions.
A buzzing sound interrupted Carter’s reverie, and he ran to the kitchen to check the chicken in the rotisserie oven. I think another twenty minutes should do it. He closed the little oven door and ran back to the living room, hurrying as he knew Dane would be home in about an hour, and he wanted everything to be perfect. After carefully placing all his decorations, Carter stopped and looked at his handiwork. Perfect! Now on to the outside.
After carrying the last couple of cartons out to the porch, Carter started decorating the railing, handrails, and planters. He’d always loved Christmas, but something about this one, with Dane, made him ecstatic. Who knew a stomach flu could have such a happy ending? Carter thought as he twisted lights through the two tall, thin topiaries on each side of the front door.
Dane showing up at Carter’s urgent care clinic one morning with a nasty stomach virus had been one of the best days of Carter’s life, and certainly something he hadn’t expected when he’d woken that morning. Vomiting aside, they’d hit it off almost instantly, and although Carter had no idea if Dane was gay or not, he’d been very hopeful when Dane had invited him to dinner as a special thanks for talking such good care of him. Since then they had been almost inseparable. Life was good.
Someone to Kiss
Release Date 12/27/2017
Dane McCormick’s job negotiating leases and building out furnished office suites takes him all over the country. He stays until the job is done—and then he moves on. As satisfying as the job is, it leaves him no place to call home and no chance to build a personal life. After arriving in Greenville, South Carolina, for a job, a severe stomach virus knocks Dane for a loop. He finds a local urgent care clinic… and a tall, dark, and handsome doctor who goes well above and beyond his duties to treat Dane. The doctor’s bedside manner makes Dane forget all about his stomach flu.
Carter Baldridge has dedicated his life to caring for others. Since graduating from medical school, he has spent all his time and energy building his urgent care business. But the morning he steps into his examining room and sees Dane McCormick on the table, he realizes it might be time to devote some attention to a part of life he has neglected. The spark is there, but so is a major obstacle in the form of Dane’s peripatetic lifestyle and a bad experience in Carter’s past. Both have to decide if the risk is worth the reward.
Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy an Inn & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of over twenty years. He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but just five years ago for publication. When not at the Inn, you can find him on the bow of his boat writing gay romance novels with his Shetland sheepdog Mavis at his side. Being from the south and a lover of commitment and fidelity, all of his characters find their way to long healthy relationships, however long it takes them to get there. He believes that in the end, the boy should always get the boy.
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