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In the spotlight: Gregory Jonathan Scott

Gregory Jonathan Scott was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he met and shared a life with his companion and true love, Scott. They met by chance in Grand Rapids before relocating to South Florida where they live with their lovable Shetland sheepdog and a sweet stray cat.

As a child, Gregory was always told he had a creative imagination and the artistic ability to turn a blank canvas into an eye catching work of art. Shortly after high school graduation, and together with Scott, discovered the thrill of pottery and ceramic art. Then was when they opened a clay and ceramic manufacturing business that supplied to hobby ceramists, storefront owners and scholastic industries. During that time, Gregory was approached by art magazines to write short articles and educational columns pertaining to the ceramic artistry. Captivating readers by his writing style grew fast, which ignited the desire to express his craft further. Finding a love for writing, along with his artistic mind and hand, gave him inspiration to design and write this M/M romance Novels.

Gregory and Scott are currently enjoying home life in South Florida.


Author Interview

Gregory Jonathan Scott

So, what have you written?

I’m currently writing and always will write, M/M Erotic and Romance adventures, and my two favorite novels, which are the initial releases in my opening titled series; Take To The Sky & the sequel, Into The Headwinds.

The series was written to be more than just a developing love story between two men who simply skip hand in hand to their happily ever after. I write to spawn feeling and passion within the reader, and to pull the reader onto the pages with the characters. I want them to live the story, not just read it.

In this series, I’ve created two main characters, one clearly more unique than the other, and put them in situations that involve adventure, tension and mystery.

This series and the other books I’ve written embrace individuals who are quite different from each other, and as time passes, form an unbreakable bond while realizing they are meant to be soul mates. I also add a bit of lighthearted humor to every book. I find it adds a likeable side to the characters, and exhibits a zone of comfort building between them. A worthy starter book for a new reader who’s interested in getting a feel of my quirky style, can pick up my Quickie page-turner, Crashing Into Love. It’s a suspenseful adventure between a smart witted pilot and a dramatic architect. The story begins with rocky moments and edgy tension that comically progresses to a lip locking romance. Many fans have classified the book as a ‘gay romantic comedy’. I tend to agree completely and can totally see it on the big screen.

 How many books to your series? (if it is a series)

So far there are two. The first book is, Take To The Sky, and the second book is, Into the Headwinds. Book three is in the works, without a title at this time, as that materializes during the writing process. At least it does for me, and the title I have in mind always seems to change. The third book will break open a secret I had planted in book One and Two. Those who read the either the first or second might have subliminally come across it and thought, ‘wait, what?’ Or overlooked those few hints altogether. When it’s revealed in book three, it’ll be one of those moments where many will realize I did it. I can’t wait for the open mouthed reactions to that hidden secret.

What do you love most about the writing process?

Keeping my answer short, my only comment is the ENTIRE process. Enough said.

 How has your writing evolved since your first book?

I’ve heard many times that writing begins with a smidgen of talent, but is a learned craft, and over time will improve. I can personally attest to that theory because looking back, I can identify the growth first hand.

Even though Heartbreak Beat will always be a cherished book of mine, because it was my first, I see how far I’ve come in my writing style since the release of that book in early 2014. Don’t get me wrong, Heartbreak Beat is a great story in my opinion, but it’s clear to me that the books I write now are more polished, have more depth, include abundant plots, mind gripping storylines, and pulls the reader onto the pages in a wily way that holds their attention until the last page is turned.

 What do you think makes your books stand out from the crowd?

I don’t write simple run of the mill love stories. I add a ton of action and adventure into every one of them, making and keeping the journey interesting. I want my books to give the reader a feeling, pushing their emotions all over the place. I want them to sense the ups, the downs, the twisting curves, and those punch the fuel pedal action moments.

 What’s the one thing that has really surprised you since you started writing?

How the story actually changes during the writing process. The beginning and the end pretty much stay the same, but the middle takes many different routes from what I had imagined it would. It’s almost as if the characters are alive and they are telling me how they want to be written into the story. I know it sounds crazy to some degree, but it happens. The characters do the unexpected and I take them someplace other than I had planned.

 Is there a message in your novels that you hope readers grasp?

Uniting of souls comes when you least expect it. If you force or try too hard at finding love, you’ll struggle and become discouraged along the way. If you let the arrow of affection prick you when you aren’t looking for it, that’s when the love of your life modestly appears without notice. I’m a true believer in respect to the forces of nature, and what is meant to be will be.

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 Would you describe your humor as hilariously funny, oddly quirky, diabolically macabre, or non-existent?

I’d say oddly quirky: My book, Crashing Into Love, is a good example of that. I’ve added a bit of my own personality to that one, giving each of the characters a piece of myself. That was one of the quickest books I’ve written, most likely because it came from within, building on my own true feelings, experiences and thoughts. Actually, all my books have a little bit of me in them.

 What is your very favourite holiday destination?

Believe it or not, my favourite destination isn’t any exotic place in another part of the world or any magical spot at Disneyland, but a quaint location in the northern part of Michigan. What makes it special is because I’d spent many fantastic days and nights there with family and friends, and because I enjoyed the town of Traverse City that much, it had become the origin of Kellan, my main man with wings in the series, Take To The Sky. It’s a small town that wraps around a freshwater bay off the coast of Lake Michigan. Summertime holidays are bursting with beach life and boating on the bay, whereas the winter holidays are all about snow covered lights of twinkling color, hometown street carolers who bring out the Christmas cheer, and holiday spirit that transfers from one good soul to another. It’s an enjoyable and heartwarming place that very much reminds me of many Rockwell Christmas time paintings.

 Is there a character you feel especially connected to and Why?

Yes. My winged man, Kellan, from Take To The Sky series. I based his character on myself in many ways, but with one noticeable difference, he has wings. His story came to me in my dreams, however, it was me who was flying. Out of those night visions I loved so much, I crafted an enhanced angel in my image and named him Kellan.

Currently my favorite quote

If there wasn’t a last minute, nothing would get done.

 

Take To The Sky & the sequel, Into The Headwinds.

Have you been part of the most intriguing gay romance series on the market today? Is it real life or fiction? Take a fast paced adventure with Kellan and Neil as they race the skies for love and life, challenging obstacles, and stimulating threats at every wing beat.

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Series: Take to the Sky – by Gregory Jonathan Scott

Take To The Sky; 253 pages / 79,275 word count / Published July, 2014

Into The Headwinds; 256 pages / 81,090 word count / Published April, 2016

Blurb: Take To The Sky Series

Hidden in the unlikely tourist town of Traverse City, Michigan, a remarkable being emerges. Twenty-eight year old, Kellan, feeling confined as if in prison, escapes in the night with one rare talent; the ability to fly.

Will his unique gift of wings change his life?

Once on the outside of the laboratory grounds where he had been genetically engineered, his amazing existence brings an enthralling adventure to the one man he fortuitously comes across, develops an unexpected love for, and can’t seem to live without. Together Kellan and Neil face uncertainty so hectic that staying together is the least of their challenges.

While they race against wind and time from the maniacs who were sent from the TC lab to take Kellan back, their romance spirals in and out of chaos. Along the way, unique abilities and secrets about Kellan are discovered that become useful, intriguing, as well as erotic.

Could Kellan’s first true love and his passion to fly in the open air be the death of him?

Find out by taking this journey across the skies with two intriguingly sexy men who find passion, erotic thrills, and hair-raising suspense in this contemporary adventure series.

Engagingly Sexy, Romantic, and entwined with Heart Pounding Suspense – GGR Review.

 

Excerpt * G-rated – ITHw

“Take off your shirt,” Kellan begged.

“What’s your plan? Why remove the shirt?” Neil questioned, his head casually tilted and his eyes looking straight into the center of Kellan’s.

“I want to take you away from here and you know how I prefer your bare skin against my chest.” Kellan gave Neil a suggestive glance.

Giving Kellan a show, Neil gripped the bottom hem of his shirt and lifted it, sensuously slinking it up his rugged torso and over his head. “I’m ready, Love. Take me away.” Neil cherished this part of his new life when he flew beneath his lover’s wings, probably enjoying it as much as Kellan did. Flying was still a new pleasure for Neil, being airborne with the angel he loved. He valued every minute of it, mostly how it connected the two of them in a way that nobody would ever be able to understand. So high and so in love.

Once outside, Kellan stepped in front of Neil and faced him, moving in close. The heat of Kellan’s breath streamed into Neil’s ear when he whispered, “I’m so in love with you, Neil. I’m… so… in… love… with you.” Then he swept his warm lips across Neil’s jaw, tracing the sharp angle until he reached his mouth. The tender kisses he received from Neil drove tremors up and down his spine that took him into the clouds without an actual liftoff.

Mimicking a dance, Kellan took Neil by the hands. He gently locked one between their chests, covering Neil’s with his and swinging the other behind his back at the base of his wings. Kellan lifted his wings up and then down in one smooth stroke. Gracefully he fanned them back and forth, one wing extended farther than the other, which elevated them in a slow upward spin. If there had been an orchestra playing, it would have been a magical, passionately erotic moment.

As they ascended to the sky, the world they left behind seemed peaceful, as if they were the only ones alive, and every bit of turmoil that followed them had diminished. For those few cherished moments, it was just them. In love and feeling free.

“Where are you taking me?” Neil whispered, enjoying the breeze combing through his hair and caressing his bare skin.

Letting the headwinds fill his wings, Kellan answered, “I’m not sure, just getting away from all the chaos for a bit.”


Social links how readers can discover more about my work?

Website: www.gregoryjonathanscott.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gregoryjonathanscott

Twitter: https://twitter.com/GregoryJonScott

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/+GregoryJonathanScott/posts

Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/gregoryjonathan/

Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Gregory-Jonathan-Scott/e/B00IGXP82S/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1419210124&sr=8-1-fkmr0


Buy Links

Take To The Sky Series Amazon USA Links:

Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Gregory-Jonathan-Scott/e/B00IGXP82S/

Take To The Sky Series: https://www.amazon.com/Take-Sky-2-Book/dp/B01ERCBKZA/

Crashing Into Love: https://www.amazon.com/Crashing-Into-Gregory-Jonathan-Scott-ebook/dp/B00S7DB6QY/

 

Take To The Sky Series Amazon United Kingdom Links:

Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Gregory-Jonathan-Scott/e/B00IGXP82S/

Take To The Sky Series: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Take-Sky-2-Book/dp/B01ERCBKZA/

Crashing Into Love: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Crashing-Into-Gregory-Jonathan-Scott-ebook/dp/B00S7DB6QY/

 

Take To The Sky Series Amazon Australia Links:

Take To The Sky: https://www.amazon.com.au/Take-Sky-Gregory-Jonathan-Scott/dp/B00O73WA0Y/

Into The Headwinds: https://www.amazon.com.au/Headwinds-sequel-Take-Sky-Gregory-Jonathan-Scott/dp/B01E8VM34W/

Crashing Into Love: https://www.amazon.com.au/Crashing-Love-Gregory-Jonathan-Scott/dp/B00S7DB6QY/

 

Encouraged By Sparks

Amazon USA: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011EM4E2W/

Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B011EM4E2W/

Amazon AU: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B011EM4E2W/

 

Works by Gregory Jonathan Scott

Encouraged By Sparks

Crashing Into Love

The plantation Affair

HEARTBREAK BEAT

 

Take To The Sky Series

Take To The Sky – 1st book

Into The Headwinds – 2nd book

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