Welcome to author Grace R. Duncan, who’s joining us today as the final guest on the Resist & Triumph tour, a charity anthology conceived of to benefit GLAAD and The Trevor Project. She’s here to tell us how she came up with the idea for her contribution to the collection, White Rabbit, and she’s also offering a fantastic giveaway, so be sure to check out the Rafflecopter widget below for details.
Back in July, I took my son to a Nickelback concert. We had a blast and the opening song was also the name of the tour: Feed the Machine. The song struck a chord with me, though of course I couldn’t tell all the lyrics at the concert. (Concerts are certainly not known for clear singing, especially when Chad’s had a drink or five!)
So, of course, the first thing I did was go home and pull it up on YouTube. I’m not sure what I expected but the mini-movie I found wasn’t it. It made a pretty major impression on me. I already had a good idea for what I wanted to do for my story for the anthology but the video kicked it majorly in gear.
Now, I have a playlist for every story. Every story, with no exception. Most of the time, it’s some pretty standard stuff (I had ‘80s music for Patience with the main character who was addicted to all things ‘80s, and anime-based one for Acceptance for Quincy’s otakuness, and BDSM songs for Beautiful boy and the rest of my BDSM stories). Usually, I have a pretty decent list, consisting of several dozen songs. I don’t even know how many I had total on the ‘80s list—well over a hundred, at least.
This one? Only one. Feed the Machine.
That song drove the story. More than I ever expected, that song ran through my head. Over and over. No wonder the characters went through what they did. It was no wonder it had the darkness it did before they could see the hope at the end.
White Rabbit was a tough story to write, but Feed the Machine certainly helped me get the words down.
About the Anthology
Genres: M/M Romance, Paranormal, Historical, Dystopian, Contemporary, BDSM, F/F Romance
As 2017 opened, the United States took several steps back in the progress toward equality. In response, a group of authors has stepped up to offer positive stories of hope and love. In an effort to help fight and support those groups who are facing even greater challenges, we wrote these stories to offer a small amount of aid.
Stories of hope, resistance, and ultimately triumph fill the pages of this anthology.
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Other stories included in the anthology:
Breaking Ties with the Bully by Perci T. Brooks
Consummation by Tucker McCallahan
Fighting the Alpha, the Omega Way by Carol Pedroso
Get Off of My Runway by Shane K. Morton
Leto of The Ionian Sea by Maria Siopsis
The Respect of Love by Mandi Ware
Small Victories by Helen Dupres
About the Author
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.