Grace R. Duncan is talking Anime, Characters and Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) (guest post and giveaway)


Acceptance (Forbes Mates #3) by Grace R. Duncan
reamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante

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Hello and welcome back to the Acceptance blog tour! Thanks so much to Scattered Thoughts for letting me take up space today.


Like Finley’s obsession with werewolf movies in Devotion and Chad’s somewhat unhealthy attachment to all things ‘80s (especially music) in Patience, I knew I wanted to add something like this to Acceptance. It took me a little bit to figure out what Quincy was into, but I did and I go into that more in depth on the MM Good Book Reviews blog stop, along with the first of the anime references.

The next one I’d like to talk about is an anime that’s rather near and dear to me. While it wasn’t my first, it was what really pulled me into anime. The first I saw of Naruto wasn’t even the series itself. I caught an OVA (original video animation—basically a separate movie) of the characters and immediately wanted more of him.

Were it not for Miles’s determination to help keep him sane, Quincy was pretty sure he’d be climbing the walls. And in cat form, that was quite doable, though seriously inadvisable. He had no idea how he’d explain claw marks on the walls to hotel staff.

Quincy and Miles, like Chad and Jamie, spent most of the evening alone in their room. He introduced Miles to another of his favorite animes—this one the loud ninja kid in orange. Then they spent quality time focused on each other.

Grace as Hagane Kotetsu from Naruto

You can see one of the openings for it here:
(Closer, by Inuoe Joe)

Naruto, the manga written by Masashi Kishimoto, has a huge following. You can see this by the sheer number of ninja uniforms, Akatsuki robes, and more at any anime con. I’ve been known to don a chuunin uniform a time or two, myself. *cough*

I have a lot of anime themes and music on my playlist for Acceptance. If you’d like to see more, check out the Dreamspinner Press post for it.

Thanks for joining me today! And thanks again to Scattered Thoughts for hosting me!


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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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About Grace

Grace Duncan grew up with a wild imagination. She told stories from an early age – many grace_nohateof 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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By Scattered Thoughts

At over 50, I am ruled by my terriers, my gardens, and my projects. A knack for grubbing about in the woods, making mud pies, and tending to the injured worms, bugs, and occasional bird and turtle growing up eventually led me to working for the Parks. I was a park Naturalist for over 20 years, and observing Nature and her cycles still occupy my hours. From the arrival of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds in the Spring to the first call of the Snow Geese heading south in the Fall, I am entranced by the seasons. For more about me see my bio on my blog.

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