Grace R. Duncan Shares Her Inspiration Behind “Patience” (guest blog, excerpt and giveaway)



Patience (Forbes Mates #2) by Grace R. Duncan
reamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante

Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words is happy to have Grace R. Duncan here to share some special inspiration behind her latest story, Patience. Welcome, Grace.

Hello! Thank you to Scattered Thoughts and Rogues Words for giving me space on the blog to babble today!

This is the third stop on the Music Clues part of the blog tour. Links to all the stops can be found on my website at the blog tour page:

I’m a huge music fan and when I sat down to write Patience, I’d figured out pretty quickly that Chad was, as well. He absolutely loves 80s music and has a tendency to quote (or, rather, refer to them since I didn’t want to get into copyright trouble) the songs. Twelve of those 80s songs were referenced by Chad throughout Patience.

For twelve of the stops on the tour, there will be a clue (the reference) to one of the songs and an answer with excerpt for one of the other songs. You can see which blogs are participating on the blog tour page above.

For today, the answer song is Thriller by Michael Jackson.

The clue was: “He grinned when Michael Jackson sang about demons closing in, followed by Vincent Price threatening darkness and blood.”

You can see the video here:

And the excerpt from Patience:

The drive was too short for any kind of conversation, and Chad didn’t think Jamie wanted to talk anymore for the moment. That was okay with him; he was still trying to absorb everything.

He turned on the radio to his favorite Pandora ’80s station. He grinned when Michael Jackson sang about demons closing in, followed by Vincent Price threatening darkness and blood. Jamie laughed, and Chad decided he wanted to hear that a lot.

Chad didn’t know if it was this mate link or something else, but he found he didn’t really want to let Jamie go yet. So when they pulled up to the alley outside of The O and parked, then rummaged through the recycling bins to find Jamie’s stuff gone, Chad was absurdly glad of that.

They did go inside, and to Jamie’s obvious relief, his wallet was there. They’d taken his cash, phone, and keys, and his clothes had apparently been collected with the recycling earlier that day. But whoever had gone through his stuff dropped his wallet outside the door, so at least he had his driver’s license and bank cards.

It was wrong of Chad to be glad the rest was gone—he knew that—but it gave Chad an excuse to keep Jamie with him. He wasn’t quite ready to ask if it was more of the bond thing or not, so he kept the feelings to himself for the time being.

And the next clue is here:

“He paused to lower the volume on the stereo he’d just turned on, laughing when he heard Duran Duran talk about hunting and being hungry.”

Each tour stop will have an individual prize as well as an entry into the grand prize.  Good luck! And thanks for participating!

Patience blog tourFollow tour here.


Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with and same-sex versions downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end of semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.

Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes.

Jamie has no idea what a shifter’s mate bite will do to a human. He’s terrified to try—and possibly kill his mate. They hunt together for answers while working together on a case for Chad. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.

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About Grace

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.

Find Grace here:

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One thought on “Grace R. Duncan Shares Her Inspiration Behind “Patience” (guest blog, excerpt and giveaway)

  1. Thanks for this post. The cover of Patience is sweet 😉 Congrats on the release.


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