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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Hump day with Dreamspinners Press: Scotty Cade

Scotty Cade here. Before we get started I would like to thank Carson for hosting me at Guys Like Romance Too! This is my first time on his blog and being such a lover of romance myself, it’s a real pleasure to be able to spend time with you today.

Okay I know July’s theme is “Shifters Galore,” but to be honest, the closest I’ve ever come to writing about a shifter is having a character shift from one foot to another when he’s nervous. 

With that said, I have the utmost respect for authors who write about shifters, vampires, werewolves and the likes because it takes so much creativity to live in an alternate universe like that and bring it all to life on paper. Unfortunately my simple mind just work along those lines, so you’re forced to hear about my latest romance called “Chasing the Horizon,” which released two weeks ago over at Dreamspinner Press. “Chasing the Horizon” is the sequel to “Sunrise Over Savannah.” and below you’ll find links to both of them.

Now just to be clear, these are two independent novels so you don’t have to read Sunrise Over Savannah first, but for those of you that haven’t already read Sunrise and plan to, I won’t give away too much at this point, but here’s a spoiler alert. After the next paragraph, I post the blurb, which sort of gives away the ending of Sunrise to set up Horizon.

Both of these stories were inspired by a real life people in very real places. Thompson Gray, Garner Holt, and Hank Charming meet in Sunrise Over Savannah and spend a great deal of time together as friends. Together they identify and work through a great deal of personal issues that are all woven throughout the story and eventually two of them end up together, which leaves one to chase the horizon for his happily ever after. On his journeys, the lone wolf meets bad boy Hawken Bristol in a very odd way that sends hearts racing and eventually ignites a cat and mouse game like you’ve never seen.  Okay, here’s the SPOILER ALERT!

Needing a lifestyle change, Garner Holt, an uptight workaholic psychologist, buys a sailboat and trades in his prestigious job in New York City for a life on the water. After engine failure and six weeks in Savannah, Georgia for repair, he arrives in Key West, Florida early one morning and encounters a half-dressed hooligan walking along the docks of the marina. Garner immediately thinks this barefoot and shirtless man with a shaved head, multiple tattoos, and piercings in every orifice is going to rob him. He prepares for the worst. Instead, the stranger passes Garner by and climbs on a boat two slips down. With the threat of danger gone, Garner is surprisingly intrigued.

Hawken Bristol is used to being on the receiving end of stereotypes. He sees the fear on the stranger’s face, recognizes the rigidity in his stance, but is too tired from his wild night of partying to engage the frightened stranger. A few cat and mouse encounters around town lead to an uncanny attraction. However, after Garner helps Hawken dock his boat in a windstorm, sparks start to fly. But this new liaison brings up old baggage that threatens to derail everything they have going.

So there you have it, the premise for “Chasing the Horizon.”

I’ve also included the blurb for Sunrise Over Savannah in case you’re interested in reading together.

Sunrise Over Savannah

Thompson and Caroline Gray were living their dream until a brain aneurism claimed Caroline just two years after they’d bought the Thundercloud Marina. When Caroline died, she took with her Thompson’s ability to love again… until Thompson’s longtime friend and towboat owner Hank Charming tows Garner Holt, a burned-out and recently retired doctor and his boat into the marina for repair. 
From day one, an emotional triangle forms and takes all parties by surprise. Since high school, Hank has been secretly in love with Thompson, but Thompson has always been committed to Caroline, even after her death. Thompson and Hank are both drawn to the sailboat captain, but for very different reasons. Hank sees Garner as the man who might finally help him drop the torch he's been carrying for Thompson. Thompson has felt alone and emotionally disconnected since Caroline's death, but when's he with Garner, the man reawakens emotions in him he thought he’d buried long ago.

Buy Links for Sunrise Over Savannah and Chasing the Horizon:

Chasing the Horizon:

Dreamspinner Press

Sunrise Over Savannah:

Dreamspinner Press


Scotty Cade left Corporate America and twenty-five years of Marketing and Public Relations behind to buy the lambert’s Cove Inn, Farm & Restaurant on the island of Martha’s Vineyard with his partner of seventeen years.   He started writing stories as soon as he could read, but only a few 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, most 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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Twitter: @ScottyCade

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