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Hi. I'm Wade.
I live and write in conservative, small-town America. Here, it's not always easy to live free and open in one's beliefs. Nevertheless, I love to write from my own real-life observations and experiences by expressing them through fictional characters and settings. Basically, I write what I feel, I write what I know, and I write what I think others need to hear. And if you think a character sounds like someone you know, think again... All my characters are ME.

Unlike some authors, I have no huge background in writing. I'm not good at punctuation and spelling, and my thoughts often surpass my ability as an author to express them. However, I can't NOT write. It's who I am. I hope you are touched by my stories.

When not writing,I am...more


School started Monday and although I have been waiting for our schedule to go back to "normal" it has been a rough adjustment. 8th grade apparently has LOADS of homework. Tons! My daughter was not prepared for that. Much reading is required and she is a slow reader. So far, she has kept up with her homework, but only because she skipped gymnastics last night. She is VERY stressed about keeping... Read more of this blog post »
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Shakespeare said, ‘What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.’ The paradox is that although names or labels shouldn’t matter one way or another, they do because our emotions attach stigmas to the labels. I may be the same person on the inside no matter what you call me, but being called a faggot while I’m curled in a fetal position trying to protect my vital organs because some asshole thinks it’s funny to kick the queer kid has a habit of changing a person. Me and every other kid who has gone through it. Names hurt because they yank away the threads of self-esteem that hold each person together. When someone is out of self-esteem, pride, or dignity, that person is bound to do anything just to get to the next day. Some sell themselves into prostitution or get lost in drugs. I knew someone who answered a personal ad and moved to California to live with a guy he’d never met. I haven’t heard from him since. He could be happy, or he could be dead. I don’t know. It mig...more Wade Kelly
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“Know that I loved you more than the stars have power to kiss the night sky.”
Wade Kelly, When Love Is Not Enough

“Because I'm good with me & god, it's the "between me & the parents" part I still have problems with.”
Wade Kelly

“What do you feel?” Curiosity hung in the air.

Matt was thankful Darian didn’t walk out except now he had to explain himself. “I feel jittery.”

“Oh, then it’s gotta be love.” Darian shook his head and turned away.

Matt knew sarcasm when he heard it. He grabbed Darian’s elbow and pulled him into his arms. Darian’s hands were smashed to his chest and his face was very close to Matt’s. “I’m not letting you walk out.” He asserted. “You make me feel sick.”

“Oh, that’s so much better.”
Wade Kelly, When Love Is Not Enough

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“Because I'm good with me & god, it's the "between me & the parents" part I still have problems with.”
Wade Kelly

“It's not about who you sleep with, or whether you know about sports or tools or have a pearl-wearing wife or whether commercials make you cry. [...] it's about whether you step up. When something hard comes along. A man steps up. He doesn't dodge it or run away from it or try to push it onto someone else. He steps up. Even if it isn't his responsibility. And that's why there are so many guys and so few men. Because stepping up is hard.”
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“I think it's romantic," she said mostly to Edward. "Cursed to live their lives in the shadows, to be together only under the cover of darkness... hiding their love from the sunlight."

"They're gay, honey," said Emma, "not vampires.”
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“Yeah, Jame. I don’t have a woman. I am sure as fuck not taking a guy. You can be my date.” Matt answered.

“Oh, because I’m not a woman, or a guy.”
Wade Kelly, When Love Is Not Enough

“What do you feel?” Curiosity hung in the air.

Matt was thankful Darian didn’t walk out except now he had to explain himself. “I feel jittery.”

“Oh, then it’s gotta be love.” Darian shook his head and turned away.

Matt knew sarcasm when he heard it. He grabbed Darian’s elbow and pulled him into his arms. Darian’s hands were smashed to his chest and his face was very close to Matt’s. “I’m not letting you walk out.” He asserted. “You make me feel sick.”

“Oh, that’s so much better.”
Wade Kelly, When Love Is Not Enough

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message 190: by Wade

Wade Matthew wrote: "Is the Unconditional Love series over or are there more coming?"

I have more planned. Darian's story for sure. I even have a cover. But alas I am a slow writer. I have a book coming-out in July (ish) no date yet, but it is in edits with Dreamspinner and cover art is in the works. And I am writing two books right now. I plan to get to Darian later this year. Thanks for asking :D


message 189: by Matty

Matty Is the Unconditional Love series over or are there more coming?


message 188: by Wade

Wade I have just over 3 hours before I leave for Atlanta. Do I finish packing? Do I make sure I have everything? No. I BLOG!!! Spirit Day! Wear Purple (if you can) and support LGBT youth! http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/2...


message 187: by Wade

Wade I blogged. I talk about the rise of my latest release (The Cost of Loving) to #19 on Amazon's Best Seller List in Gay Romance in only 3 days. As well as having the first book in the series appear on the best seller list again! woot!!! When Love Is Not Enough is #55. 2 BOOKS ON AMAZON'S BEST SELLERS IN GAY ROMANCE!! WOW. I also thank my fans on my blog. I mention writing the next one. And I talk about my love of "lists". Hop on over and read about it -->>
http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/2...


message 186: by Wade

Wade And here is my take on Kage Alan's series The Face of Gay:
http://www.kagealan.com/blog/2013/the...


message 185: by Nic

Nic Thanks for the friendship Wade!


message 184: by Wade

Wade I started a discussion thread.
http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1...


message 183: by Wade

Wade So, I blogged about the release date: August 16th. I talked about the frustration I've gone through in waiting that long. This book has takes 2 years to publish. There were major issues involving GRAMMAR, plot details, and the ending. BUT, I think I've learned something through it all. At least I hope I have! Read my blog (http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/2...) You'all are great! Really. Best fans in the world.


message 182: by Wade

Wade Gearing up for the heartache and angst. I blogged for you again. :) enjoy. http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/


message 181: by Wade

Wade After accused of "Radio Silence" (LOL) I wrote a blog. Goodreads is often slow at "pulling" the feed from Blogspot, so here is the link.
http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/2...


message 180: by Teri

Teri I am A-okay! Crying is fine with me...must get back to it! Hugs!


message 179: by Teri

Teri Oh shit! Hug me! Hug me! Hug me! I am only 90 pages or so in and I need hugs! The waterworks have started after reading one sentence 90 pages in! Am I gonna make it?


message 178: by Teri

Teri No! I am currently having a temper tantrum because my brother is a boob! I have not gotten far into it as said brother is a boob and I was having a small melt down! I am off tomorrow so I can give my full attention to your wonderful story and have word orgasms... (I love that...word orgasm!)

I will keep ya posted sweetie! Super big hugs!

Teri


message 177: by Teri

Teri Gosh darn you Wade...After some gentle prodding (LMAO) I am giving up the book I am reading and I am going for When Love Is Not Enough...I am gonna be a blubbery, blotchy crying mess..and it will all be your fault! I am breathing deep.....and here I go....


message 176: by Teri

Teri You made my heart :) so thanks so much for that! HUGS!


message 174: by Wade

Wade I'm blogging, but GR's feed isn't pulling it over. Not sure why.

http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/


message 172: by Wade

Wade I blogged. It's long. I included an excerpt of the book I am ALMOST done writing/rewriting/editing - The Cost of Loving.
http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/2...


message 171: by Wade

Wade Thanks Vio!!! :)


message 170: by Vio

Vio Happy Birthday Wade, I hope you have a great day.


message 169: by Wade

Wade Thank you Deeze, Anna, and Icedave!!!! :D Much appreciated!


message 168: by Candice

Candice


Hope its a good one.


message 167: by Icedave

Icedave
Happy Birthday Wade :o)


message 166: by Anna

Anna Tulley Happy Birthday Wade! I wish you all the best! <3 Have fun today :D


message 165: by Deeze

Deeze Wade its your birthday?? Hope you have a fantastic day. Photobucket


message 164: by Wade

Wade Thank you! RB!!!


message 163: by R.B.

R.B.


message 162: by Icedave

Icedave Thanks for the friend invite Wade :o)


message 161: by Wade

Wade I'm going to Philly today. My Smart phone isn't smart enough to let me comment/ reply to any blog post comments so for those who regularly say something to me, I'm not ignoring you!! I'll answer when I get back.


message 160: by Deeze

Deeze Wade wrote: "So, I got some money for Christmas. What did I buy? Music and books! :)

When One Door Opens, Sinner's Gin, Second Chances, and Ethan Who Loved Carter

I'll be moving them to the top of the list. :p"


Ethan who loves Carter should go straight to the top Wade, but I could be a little bias lol


message 159: by Wade

Wade So, I got some money for Christmas. What did I buy? Music and books! :)

When One Door Opens, Sinner's Gin, Second Chances, and Ethan Who Loved Carter

I'll be moving them to the top of the list. :p


message 158: by Wade

Wade Not risque.... Just, Niiice! ;)


message 157: by Vio

Vio Lets try this again, Wade it was not even risque lol!




message 156: by Monika

Monika Merry Christmas Wade!




message 155: by Wade

Wade Thanks Deeze!!! Thank you RB!! Hope you both have a great Christmas too!


message 154: by R.B.

R.B. Have a wonderful Christmas Wade!



message 153: by Deeze

Deeze Hey Wade


message 152: by Thistle

Thistle Thank you, Wade. Looking forward to reading more of your work.


message 149: by Vio

Vio Hi Wade, thank you I hope you have a great weekend too!


message 147: by Wade

Wade I noticed my book is on sale today at Dreamspinner Press
$5.24 eBook
$13.49 paperback.
http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/stor...


message 146: by Wade

Wade Remember I love lists! Vote for me :)
http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/36...


message 145: by Wade

Wade World Pride is on Saturday and Kaleidoscope Trust is launching it's campaign on human rights. What if it was illegal to be you? 78 countries persecute people just for being gay. In 5, the maximum penalty is death. It should never be a crime to be gay!
Please share the YouTube video &/or the Huffington Post article to spread the word. WORLD PRIDE! Be proud of the person you are!


message 144: by Wigs

Wigs Yes it's true! haha, VFoO is a book where, imo, nothing happens (I wrote a lengthy review on it), and Hushed so many surprises and things happen. They're both modern set late teens gay protagonists so its definitely an easy comparison to make.

Your own book looks good! Adding to my list :)


message 143: by Deeze

Deeze Hi Wade. Hope you are enjoying the weekend


message 142: by Anna

Anna Tulley Thank you for accepting my friend request! I'm currently reading your book and I love it, I wasn't expecting waterworks though :p Hopefully, we'll have the pleasure of reading more from you in the future! :D


message 141: by Wade

Wade I blogged, Hopefully it will be "fed" over to this site today!
http://writerwadekelly.blogspot.com/2...


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