Isn’t this a gorgeous cover? Please join me in welcoming Grace Duncan to the site, to share about her latest installment of the Forbes Mates series: Patience, now available from Dreamspinner Press.
Hello! Thank you to Sarah for giving me time to ramble!
This is the fifth stop on the Music Clues part of the blog tour. Links to all the stops can be found on my website at the blog tour page.
I’m a huge music fan and when I sat down to write Patience, I’d figured out pretty quickly that Chad was, as well. He absolutely loves 80s music and has a tendency to quote (or, rather, refer to them since I didn’t want to get into copyright trouble) the songs. Twelve of those 80s songs were referenced by Chad throughout Patience.
For twelve of the stops on the tour, there will be a clue (the reference) to one of the songs and an answer with excerpt for one of the other songs. You can see which blogs are participating on the blog tour page above.
For today, the answer song is Old Time Rock & Roll by Bob Seger.
The clue was: “The song changed, and even he recognized the opening piano chords. A few seconds later, Chad slid across the wooden floor in nothing but underwear, white socks and his button-down shirt. He was holding a hairbrush, not a candleholder, but Jamie knew what he was doing.”
You can see the video here. (Please note: UMG has done its best to pull EVERY copy of the official video out there. This is someone’s version with a live version of the song overdubbed over the original, with the original video. UMG wouldn’t have this problem if they’d get with the times like the other record labels and put the videos up themselves.)
Also, here is the snippet from Risky Business.
And the excerpt from Patience:
The song changed, and even he recognized the opening piano chords. A few seconds later, Chad slid across the wooden floor in nothing but underwear, white socks and his button-down shirt. He was holding a hairbrush, not a candleholder, but Jamie knew what he was doing. He snorted. He couldn’t exactly laugh in wolf form, but he could chuff and snort, and he did so.
It only got worse when Chad turned around and his shirt was open halfway down. His mate was built much more nicely than Tom Cruise—especially from that movie—but he couldn’t resist another snort at what Chad was doing.
Then Chad started singing along, even doing the same hand gestures. Jamie flopped down, shaking his head. The little butt wiggle compensated for some of the goofiness. When Chad threw the hairbrush, though, and pointed, Jamie put his paws over his eyes. He didn’t think he could watch anymore.
He couldn’t resist for long, though and peeked to see Chad still singing along, playing air guitar in all the right spots. He had to admit, he was impressed when Chad did the kneel-and-lean-back thing. Of course, Jamie simply imagined himself straddling Chad in that position—not an image he wanted to entertain in that moment. He seriously didn’t want another wolfy hard-on. He put his paws back over his eyes.
When the volume went down a moment later, Chad snorted. “Everybody’s a critic. You gotta admit, I look better than Tom Cruise did.”
Jamie chuffed and stuck his tongue out.
And the next clue is here:
“He sang along with a ridiculous grin on his face as Modern English went on about stopping the world and the future being wide open.”
Each tour stop will have an individual prize as well as an entry into the grand prize. Good luck! And thanks for participating!
Follow tour here.
Jamie Ryan was almost ready to accept he’d never find his destined mate. They’re uncommon to begin with and same-sex versions downright rare. Since his gay best friend found a destined mate, Jamie figured he was out of luck. Until end of semester stress forces him to go through the full-moon shift early. Stuck in wolf form, he runs into none other than his destined mate. Who’s human.
Chad Sutton has always had good instincts. They served him well as a detective and continued on when he went private. Those instincts tell him there’s something about the dog that comes up to him while running away from animal control that isn’t quite right. He works to put the pieces together, but is unsuccessful until his dog turns into a human before his eyes.
Jamie has no idea what a shifter’s mate bite will do to a human. He’s terrified to try—and possibly kill his mate. They hunt together for answers while working together on a case for Chad. It’s easy to see they belong together, but Jamie fears the gods gave him someone he can’t keep.
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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