Today for Author Interview³, I welcome Grace R. Duncan to the blog tour to share her work and a giveaway.
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
I started in Naruto fanfiction too many years ago.
I still give a tiny scream every time I hit the “send” button to send my book to the publisher.
My HS sophomore English teacher told me not to quit my day job when I gave her my writing. Eleven novels later, I laugh every time I think about that.
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
I don’t do brevity.
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
I’m going to cheat because I have influences specifically both in and out of gay romance.
OUT of gay romance:
Stephen King (see below)
IN gay romance:
Mary Calmes (her shifters got me interested in writing them)
Amy Lane (I still want to be her when I grow up)
4) Share you 3 favourite books
None of these are in gay romance (oddly enough)
The Stand (because post-apocalyptic/post-pandemic before it was cool :P)
The Lord of the Rings (because world-building. Anytime I think I’m overdoing it, I remember I’m not Tolkien. ;))
The Ranger’s Apprentice: The Ruins of Gorlan by John Flanagan
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
Notebooks. Seriously, I have dozens. I don’t handwrite my books, but every story has a notebook with notes, timeline, research, character info, etc.
Scrivener. I’d be lost without it.
Google Maps. Since there’s no WAY I could go visit every place I want to write, I love this option. Street View is a savior.
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
My desk. Seriously, it’s all laid out how I like it, including three monitors for music & chat, research, and the writing screen itself.
Starbucks (yeah, I know, but it works for me).
Outside. On the porch, at a park, doesn’t matter. Just OUT (as long as I can read my screen!)
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
Writing a sci-fi (they scare the crap out of me)
Seeing someone reading my book without me having given it to them
Having something translated into Spanish (the ONE foreign language I could actually read LOL)
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Know the rules—so you know when to break them.
Don’t read your reviews. Unless you *know* it’s positive or constructive without being mean, then just avoid them.
Yes, waiting to hear back from the publisher is painful and it doesn’t really ever get better.
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
Finishing two of my series I’ve been working on for too long
Releasing a min of 4 novels
Starting on the next YA I’ve been itching to write
10) Tell us about your latest release
My first attempt at mpreg! I started writing Three Hearts a long time ago, then shelved it, thinking I wasn’t going to publish it (because mpreg) but then decided to clean it up and get it out there. So, it’s out there!
Grace R. Duncan
Cover artist: Jess Small
M/M Paranormal/shifters, Mpreg
Heat level: 4 out of 5
Liam Scott is sick. That’s not supposed to be possible. As a wolf shifter, he’s supposed to be able to heal. The omega gene he was born with means he’s capable of carrying shifter young and Liam is worried that whatever is wrong will mean his one-day hope of having pups will be dashed. But despite the fears keeping him away from the doctor until now, he knows he needs to go.
It turns out the sickness is temporary, but the treatment causes a whole other problem.
Mason’s alpha gene means he’s one of very few wolves who can impregnate an omega male. For two years, he’d been watching Liam, but things kept getting in the way. When Liam shows up in heat, Mason recognizes the opportunity he needs and doesn’t hesitate make to Liam his mate and the father of his pups.
But Liam has old wounds and fears to work through which the pregnancy is only making worse, and Mason isn’t sure how to get past them to show he’s serious about making a life together as loving mates. It’s not until a female wolf decides Mason should be hers that Liam makes his biggest worry known—and Mason can finally put the fears to rest.
About the Author
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.
Grace is happy to give away a copy of one of her backlist ebooks (except for the charity anthologies) to one lucky reader who comments below.
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