Sunday, September 20, 2015

Devotion by Grace R. Duncan: #NewRelease #BlogTour #Review #Giveaway @GraceRDuncan

(Forbes Mates, Book 1)
by Grace R. Duncan

Length:  237 pages
Genres: Gay (M/M), Paranormal, New Adult, Romance
Finley Cooper is tired of waiting for his destined mate to be ready to claim him. In deference to human laws, he’s already agreed to wait until he’s eighteen. But now his birthday has come and gone—and his mate has a new set of excuses. Finley doesn’t understand it any more than his wolf does, and he’s beginning to wonder if fate made a mistake.

Tanner Pearce wants nothing more than to claim his mate, but he worries that Finley is too young. Tanner will never forget what happened when his best friend mated at Finley’s age, only to have that mate end up feeling trapped and breaking their bond. While rare, it can happen, and the fallout Tanner witnessed as his best friend tried to deal with the break has haunted him for years.

When Finley finally has enough, he threatens to find someone who will claim him if Tanner doesn’t, and Tanner realizes he needs to come to terms with his fears or risk losing his mate forever.
My sincerest apologies to everyone who has been waiting for my portion of the interview to be posted while I recovered from the 2015 blackout that plagued my blog on the 18th. In an attempt to make up for the delay in my own small way I will be gifting a copy of Devotion to one visitor so don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway below! ~Carly
First, of course, I am very grateful to Carly for giving me the blog space today! Thank you so much.
 Continuing the interview with Tanner and Finley we started at MyFictionNook
This one is mostly for Tanner. What's the worst thing that's happened in your life? What did you learn from it? 
Tanner frowns. Nearly losing Finley. I’m not talking about him taking that trip, either, though that was certainly not fun. No, it was the other that terrified me to no end. What did I learn? I learned to value what I’ve got. I learned to communicate and trust. They were hard lessons, but worth it. 
Finley? Do you have a worst thing? 
Finley nods. Losing control of my wolf. That was damned terrifying. What did I learn? That control is something you’ve got to work at and while sometimes my wolf knows best… that’s not always. *laughs* 
Let’s go a little lighter. If you had a free day with no responsibilities & your only mission was to enjoy yourself, what would you do? 
Tanner and Finley grin at each other. Finley waggles his eyebrows. Finally figure out how to mate in wolf form. 
Tanner laughs. It’s funny, but true. Still something we’re trying to work out. 
Well, you’ll have to let us know when you figure it out. 
Finley blushes. Uh, yeah, just no details. In front of the pack is one thing… 
*grins* Right. So… for both of you… describe your ideal mate. 
Tanner and Finley look at each other again. Tanner tilts his head. I’d say about an inch or two shorter than me, black hair, green eyes, and a bit of an impulsive streak. He should be a few years younger than me. 
Finley rolls his eyes, but is grinning. I’d say they should have auburn hair, blue eyes, and a stubborn streak a mile wide. 
Tanner scowls. Hey! I’m not stubborn. 
Finley simply blinks at him. 
Well… maybe a little. 
Finley snickers. A little. Yeah.

Thanks again to Carly for giving me space today!
4 of 5 stars
I'm a huge fan of paranormal romance. It's my favorite genre. I love that moment when two characters meet and *bam* instant chemistry, love at first sight, destiny, forever, there it is, I can't live without it, my life has changed forever. :sigh: That's what happens between Tanner and Finley and it gets me every time.

What follows is a dramatic roller-coaster ride of destiny gone awry. What should have been easy is turned into an angsty mess by obstacles that challenges us all: fear, self-doubt, and failure to communicate.

I loved how human the characters are; young, in love and uncertain. Their emotions, choices and reactions are so typical of that painful time in life when young adults begin to mature and come into their own. As always, Grace brings undeniably real emotions to the table, delicious chemistry and a captivating plot. Read it, love it, and wait on pins and needles for book two. I know I am!
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.


  1. This fantastic book is definitely NOT one of your average run of the mill shifter tales!!

  2. Thank you so very much, Carly!! *dances*

  3. I love contemporary books. The subject really doesn't matter. It can be mystery, YA, paranormal or anything just set in a contemporary time.

  4. I love paranormal; it's closely followed by most anything else except historical. I'm pretty open to anything though. Thank you for the great post, review, and giveaway chance!

  5. I'll read all type of genre, I guess my favorites would be contemporary, fantasy and sci-fi.


  6. I like m/m contemporaries best. My ideal mate would be devoted, sensual (yet strangely innocent), graceful (in all senses of the word), and understanding! (Humor is a plus, too.)


  7. I really don't have a favorite. I read most genre. Not a fan of Historicals, read to many of them since I was a teenager and got burnt out.

  8. Like Finley and Tanner your ideal mate should be each other. My ideal mate would be kind, loving, athletic, easy to talk to, like to laugh and value family.