Thank you very much to Andrew for hosting me today! For this stop on the Acceptance tour, I thought we might talk with Quincy a little. I hope you enjoy!
What got you into information brokering?
*Quincy sniffs.* I can hardly confess to something like that, can I? *Nose twitches, and he smirks.* But, as most are aware, we live long lives. Since everything we do is registered, cataloged, and recorded, we have to have ways of fixing those records. I always had something of an aptitude for computers, so I took the job on for the pride of taking care of those things. As I got older, I found I liked digging into places I wasn’t supposed to be.
*laughs* I can’t imagine! So an easier question: What’s your favorite anime and why?
That’s supposed to be an easier question? *laughs* I’m not sure I have a favorite. I’m partial to Bleach but that might be the character in it that reminds me of myself—Ishida Uryuu, a friend of the main character. I also have several others I really enjoy, so it’s hard to say. If I have to pick one, I’d go with Bleach.
What went through your mind when you first saw Miles?
“What the actual fuck?” No, seriously, that’s what I thought. I had no idea what had happened. Understand, destined mates are nothing but legend and fiction to the jaguars. So we certainly didn’t have a lot of understanding of them. So I was rather blindsided. I was also… curious. Not a good state for a cat. The old line, “Curiosity killed the cat” exists for a reason, though thankfully I’ve managed to avoid getting killed. I did find myself mated to a wolf because of it though. *lips twitch*
I take it you weren’t expecting that? To end up with a wolf? What do you think of their culture?
No, I most definitely wasn’t expecting it, much less a wolf. But I never thought I’d end up with anyone. We are solitary and I’d convinced myself I wasn’t lonely, didn’t need anyone. However, the more time I spend with the wolves, the more I’ve realized they are where I belong. The jaguar tendency to be so solitary never felt quite right. I’m not used, yet, to their tendency to strip at the drop of a hat in front of everyone. Even if it’s just to shift and run, it still makes me a little crazy. And they are a touchy group, always hugging or just curling up together—especially in wolf form. We’ve been over to Tanner and Finley’s more than a few times for movies and I’m not sure how it happens, but most of us end up on the same couch… dogpiled together, in human form. *shakes head, fighting a smile* I wouldn’t trade my wolves for the world, though. They showed me the acceptance I’d needed and didn’t have for too long.
I hope you enjoyed the chance to get to know Quincy a little more! Thanks again to Andrew for letting me take up space today!
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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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