Thank you so very much to Sandra for giving me a chance to stop by today for the Acceptance blog tour! Today, I’ve got an exclusive excerpt from Acceptance to share!
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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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Quincy sipped his coffee as he browsed the bookshelf in front of him while keeping one eye on the travelers passing by. He hadn’t yet seen the Three Ds, as he’d come to think of them, but he didn’t doubt for one minute they were there. Quincy had made no secret of the fact that he was leaving Pittsburgh.I hope you enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks again to Sandra for the space today.
It’d taken a lot of patience and will to do it. The day he got out of the hospital, as he was packing his suitcase to move to a different hotel, he’d received a picture of Miles via text message. He’d nearly lost his shit when he saw it, ready to run back to his mate. It took him several minutes to calm down and realize that picture could have been taken anytime. He’d pulled it off his phone, done his best to trace the number and dig into the picture’s meta information, but to no avail. The number was a dead end and the picture’s info had been wiped, which meant it could have been pulled from a surveillance camera in the hospital, rather than directly taken from someone’s camera or phone.
It still pissed him off but was not worth throwing his carefully made plans out the window. He’d saved the picture, though, and would spend time later investigating further.
He’d forced himself to get out of Oakland and get a room out near the airport. He’d stayed another five days to work out the arrangements he needed to try to draw the Three Ds away from Pittsburgh. It had taken a frustratingly long time to move everything around and get set up. He was sure they were still there. He didn’t believe for one minute they’d left him alone. They hadn’t found his hotel, but that was probably because he was using a new name for it.
Now he was waiting for his flight, watching for Dee, Dumb, and Dumber to show up. He’d used his real name and identification to purchase two of the tickets. He had another one under Uther Isaacs and one more under Niles Perry, the new name he’d had in reserve but had yet to use. He wanted them to know he was leaving, but he wasn’t a fool. He had no wish to find himself facing off the three of them again.Finally he caught sight of Dee crossing the center court of the airport, making a beeline for the B terminal. Right behind him, Dumb stepped off the escalator. Quincy didn’t see Dumber yet and that bothered him, but he’d have to worry about it later.
Once the other two had passed, Quincy joined them on the way into B terminal. His tickets had him leaving within twenty minutes of each other: one in Quincy’s name to San Francisco, the other to Chicago. Niles’s ticket went to Newark. Uther’s ticket to Dulles. All four tickets and gates were through United or its subsidiaries, so all of them were together.
Dee had decided to watch the San Francisco gate, while Dumb had his eye on the Chicago gate. Quincy’s Dulles gate was right next to the San Fran one, so he went over to the San Fran waiting area and took a seat, not bothering to hide. As stupid as he was sure they were, he didn’t think they’d be so stupid as to start something in public.
Quincy, of course, had purchased first-class tickets, but he waited before getting in line when they’d called boarding for the San Francisco flight. When the gate agent announced the boarding would begin for Washington/Dulles in a few moments, Quincy got up and found the back of the queue for the San Francisco flight. He made eye contact with Dee as he did so, and Dee smiled, got up from his seat, pulled out a piece of paper, and got in the end of the line behind Quincy.
It was almost too easy. Just as Quincy got up to the gate agent, the Dulles flight announced boarding for first-class passengers. Quincy handed the San Fran ticket to the agent, made sure Dee and Dumb were only a few people behind him, then quickly sidestepped to look in his bag. When he saw Dee one person back from the gate agent, he smiled, crossed the waiting area, and got in line for first class to Dulles. Dee scowled as he stepped up to the ramp.
Quincy grinned, waved as Dee and Dumb were herded onto the San Fran ramp, and made his way along the Dulles ramp and onto the plane to Washington.
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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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