Hello! And thank you to the lovely lady at House Millar for giving me some space today! If you haven’t followed the Acceptance tour, it’s not too late to read all the great excerpts, get glimpses into bits of research, or even read some conversations between Quincy and Miles from before Acceptance starts! Just click the link below the tour graphic to find more!
Where did you grow up?
My mom and I moved around quite a bit when I was younger, but the early part of my life, I spent in central Pennsylvania—Amish country, dairy farm country, and small towns. I later moved to a much bigger city—Nashville—and certainly enjoyed it, but there is something to be said for the smaller towns.
How much of the book is realistic?
Well, it’s paranormal, so… *laughs* I still did a lot of research into the things that are real. I spent way too much time looking at pictures of the Plaza hotel, even floor plans of some of their suites. I like to make sure that the stuff that is real is as well-researched and real as can be.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
So, a bit of background: Ben is from where I currently live, the Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas. His family is Mexican—his parents were both born in Mexico and came over later on. Eric—Tanner’s friend that you meet in Devotion—has been in wolf form for a long time (nine years!)
Ben smiled, letting the conversation go. “Sure. Is there anything you’d like? Since you haven’t eaten it in nine years…”
“Taco Bell,” Eric said, staring at the big pink and purple sign across the street.
Eric turned and blinked at Ben over his hesitation. “What’s wrong—oh!” He dropped his face into his palm. “Wow, that was good, Eric. Let’s ask your Mexican mate to take you to the most fake Mexican restaurant on the planet.”
Ben threw his head back and laughed. “It’s okay, cariño. If that’s what you really want, I will take you. Just so you recognize it’s not really Mexican food.”
Eric grinned. “Nah, I know that. And it’s okay. I’d be just as happy with, like, a Big Mac or something. I mean, none of it’s real food, anyway, you know.”
Ben nodded. “True.” He started the car and backed out. “Do you truly want McDonald’s?”
“Really, I’m fine with that. I don’t mind not having Taco Bell. Besides, as much as we’ll probably stick together, there will be times we’re apart. I can save my heretical eating for then.” He winked.
Do you write an outline before every book you write?
Actually, no. I’ve had a few books that I didn’t outline first. Beautiful boy, one of my BDSM novels came out before I got the chance to do a lot of planning on it. Funny enough, that held true for Devotion, as well. Most of the time, I like to outline. I write a lot faster if I know what I’m going to write.
What do you do when you are not writing?
Most of the time, I’m gaming. I love MMOs (massively-multiplayer online games) and The Sims. I love to create my characters in the game, along with their houses. It’s a lot of fun.
Is there a particular movie that you preferred over the book version?
Actually, yes. The Shawshank Redemption the movie was one I enjoyed more than the novella—Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption. This is really unusual for King’s work, but for this one, I did. There was more in the movie than in the book, stuff that tied things up and rounded it out a bit more.
Thanks so much to the House Millar for the interview! I hope you enjoyed it!
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Dr. Miles Grant acknowledges that his destined mate could be either gender even though his bisexuality cost him his family and his pack. Luckily he found the Forbes Pack, who happily accept him just as he is. What he never counted on was finding his mate in Pittsburgh or for his mate to be another species entirely—a cat!
Quincy Archer isn’t just any jaguar shifter. He is the heir to the leadership of his pride. Destined mates are nothing but legend to the nearly extinct and generally solitary jaguars, and Quincy certainly never expected to find one for himself, much less a male… or a wolf.
However, finding each other and coming to terms with their species is the least of their worries. Quincy is expected to select a proper female mate, father a cub, and take his place as heir to the pride. Except Quincy refuses, having no interest in women or leadership and knowing he isn’t right for it. But his father will stop at nothing—not even attempting to kill Miles—to get his way. Quincy and Miles must overcome many obstacles to stay together as the destined mates they’re meant to be.
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Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many of which got her into trouble. Eventually, she learned to channel that imagination into less troublesome areas, including fanfiction, which is what has led her to writing male/male erotica.
A gypsy in her own right, Grace has lived all over the United States. She has currently set up camp in East Texas with her husband and children – both the human and furry kind.
As one of those rare creatures who loves research, Grace can get lost for hours on the internet, reading up on any number of strange and different topics. She can also be found writing fanfiction, reading fantasy, crime, suspense, romance and other erotica or even dabbling in art.
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