Hope by Grace R. Duncan

Cover art by Jess Small


First off, thank you very much to Kim for hosting me today! I really appreciate her time.

Today, I’d like to discuss music. I have one of those scarily varied musical tastes. My Spotify playlists aren’t too bad (yet) but they’re getting there. I still have a few genres to throw in to make it really weird. 😉

Every story has a playlist. Most have something to do with the theme. Sometimes the songs are specific to one character. Often they’re just thematic in general to the world. My puppies are a good example of that. I have a section that’s dedicated only to my puppies. It’s a weird list (like most of my playlists are), but they all make me think of my puppies. I think my favorite is Imagine Dragons, Demons. I know that’s not what he intended when he wrote it, but it still works for me.


Demons from this playlist

Miguel and Luis are both from families who hail from Mexico. Both are fluent (still) in Spanish and Luis was raised in an exclusively Spanish-speaking household. As such, both boys listen to Spanish music a lot. In Forgiveness, Ben also listens to Spanish music, though his is a little more varied than the boys in Hope were. My favorite in Forgiveness works just as well as my favorite in Hope: Ricky Martin’s Frío.


Frio from this playlist

As a short story, I had a shorter playlist than the rest, but I still loved getting lost in the music. I tend to play it pretty much constantly when I’m writing a particular story. Whether I’m doing stuff that’s more the business side of writing or house things or driving or sometimes even playing my games, the music is often running. I might be a wee bit overboard with it.

You can find the full Hope playlists here: YouTube and Spotify. Please note the Youtube and Spotify playlists are slightly different due to music availability, so check out both!

Thanks again to Kim for the time today! I hope you enjoy the music.


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Hope, part of the Forbes Mates series
Length: 13,000 words
Genre: m/m paranormal shifters


Miguel Garcia and Luis Rodriguez have been best friends all their lives. For the last year, they’ve been hiding the fact that they’re also destined mates. When Luis’s family finds out, they kick him out. Miguel’s family would keep them… except their alpha has been known to be downright violent against gay wolves.

With the help of Miguel’s mother, they set out to find a pack that will accept them. They run into more that a few obstacles before they end up in Denver, at the national wolf headquarters, meeting the alpha prime. They’re stunned to find, not only offers to join more than one pack, but that their struggle can shine light on a bigger problem–and make things better for LGBT wolves across the country.


Hope is available on September 6, 2019 exclusively at Amazon and on Kindle Unlimited.

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noh8About Grace:

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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