OS: Welcome to Grace R Duncan author of Acceptance. Thanks for stopping by!
First, of course, I am very thankful to Open Skye for the opportunity to post with them. Thanks for the space today! If you haven’t been following the blog tour, do be sure to check the link at the bottom and keep up with it to catch all the nifty excerpts, interviews, and tidbits about Quincy, Miles, and the Forbes gang.
So, tell me, do you miss the Pacific Northwest? That’s where you’re from, right?
*Miles nods* Yes, I grew up in eastern Washington. Every once in a while, I think about the Pacific ocean, spending time on the water. In Pittsburgh, we’re not very close to the ocean, so it’s a pretty major undertaking to go. That’s easier, now, with Quincy’s father, who insists we fly up to see him regularly. It’s not so hard to get to the water from New York City. Other than the water, though, not as much as I would have thought when I agreed to move here.
What is the difference between working on a human and working on a shifter? Is there a difference mentally?
It depends a lot on where I am when I do it. If I am seeing them in an ER situation—like I was with Quincy—I have to balance making sure they can heal with keeping their nature secret from the rest of the staff. Physically, they look the same opened up, assuming they’re in human form. *laughs* In wolf form, in fact, they look just like any other wild wolf. Of course, the coloring is off often because some of our natural hair colors don’t exist in wolves. But outside of that, we’re the same—jaguars included. Mentally… it’s a person, a life. I do everything I can to care for them, whatever they are. I have, thus far, been lucky enough to not have to choose between a human and a wolf when treating people. Hopefully, I never will.
What do you think of your mate’s culture? The jaguars?
Well, I didn’t have a very good introduction to them. *laughs* My first impressions were pretty bad and I have to be fair, I’m still working through some of that. Their tepey-iret –their version of the alpha prime—is a nice guy and Quincy’s father has grown on me, but beyond that, the jury is still out. I think it’s just the isolation so many of them choose. The wolves are so social, that I have trouble wrapping my mind around not being with pack as much as we can.
So… pups? Cubs? Both? *tilts head* How does that even work?
*Miles smirks.* Well, you see, when two people love each other very much…
*Miles grins* Ahem. Right. I’m actually not sure, to be honest. I don’t know of any situations where a female jaguar and male wolf—or vice versa—have mated. I know that wolf/human pairs only produce wolves if they’re fully mated, but I have no idea which is the more dominant gene between the wolves and jaguars. Um… I’d love to maybe have one of each. I should probably discuss that with my mate first, though. I’m not sure he’d appreciate it if I just came home with a pup in tow.
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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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