Forbes Mates Rerelease Celebration

Forbes Mates Rerelease Celebration
Grace R. Duncan
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Everyone’s got one… But can they keep them?

Join us in celebrating the rerelease of the Forbes Mates books! The celebration tour has a $25 Amazon Gift Card giveaway and lots of fun excerpts from the books. You can follow the tour find her website here. hope you have fun!

Blurb Will Tanner realize he’s wrong and claim his mate before Finley’s devotion is gone?

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.


Excerpt from Devotion, Forbes Mates book 1

“Phone’s dead.” Tanner sighed.


“That sums it up pretty well.” He glanced up at the moon, but couldn’t really gauge the time well from it. “Unless we want to walk all the way home in wolf form, we need a phone.” He looked down the hill at the small collection of buildings at its base, then up the road to the larger cluster that made up the town. “I guess we’ll have to go up to one of the buildings.”

Finley made a face. “How do we explain being naked?”

That thought made his wolf want to bite something. Hard. There was no way in hell Tanner was letting his mate walk into someone’s house naked. “I’ll go. I’ll tell them I lost my clothes and raft in the river or something.”

He was nearly knocked off his feet by the blast of jealousy he got from Finley through their bond.

“You’re not going into someone’s house.”

Tanner blinked at him. “Fin?”

“No.” He crossed his arms, face set.

Uh-oh. “Uh… someone’s got to. And you sure as hell aren’t.”

Finley raised his eyebrow. “So, you’re allowed to, but I’m not.”

“Of course.” Something in the back of Tanner’s mind tingled, telling him he shouldn’t pursue this, but he ignored it.

“I’m supposed to be okay with you going into a strangers house, naked, while I sit out here and wait like a good little mate—is that it?”

The tone should have warned him. The mild words should have clued him in. Tanner, however, didn’t pay attention to either. Neither did he pay attention to the distinct lack of emotion coming across their bond. If Tanner had been thinking, that would have scared the shit out of him way more than if he was blasted with fury. “Yes. Well, you’re not little,” he remembered to say.

“No, that’s true, I’m not,” Finley agreed.

It finally dawned on Tanner that he was about to get himself in really hot water. The problem was, he had no idea what to do to stop it. “But—” He cut himself off at the look on Finley’s face. He stared at his mate, trying to figure out what to say. He really was not going to let Finley go in somewhere naked. He licked his lips and glanced around, as if he could divine some wisdom from the surrounding trees.

Instead, he found salvation on the road a short distance away.

“A pay phone!” he blurted.

Finley blinked at him, then looked over his shoulder and down at the road. “You are so lucky,” he muttered, throwing a glare back at Tanner.

Tanner was too busy being relieved. “So, I’ll go—”

“The fuck you will,” Finley said, succinctly.


We’ll go.”

“Oh hell no. You stay—”

“I. Will. Not. Stay. Put. Like. Some. Child.” Finley reiterated each word with a poke to Tanner’s chest. “And you, my dear mate, are going to take your Neanderthal bullshit and shove it up your ass.”

Tanner realized he’d dug himself in deep. He thought the best plan of attack at this point might just be to… shut up. He tried not to wince over the pure fury now pouring through their bond. At least Finley wasn’t silent, but in truth, he was not entirely sure if knowing about the fury was better, after all. He didn’t think he succeeded. “So, uh, how do you think we should proceed?”

When the fury abated somewhat, he patted himself on the back.

“It’s simple. We both go. The phone is in a dark enough part of the parking lot. I’ll call. You watch for anyone to approach.”

“B—” Tanner stopped and gulped at the look Finley sent him. “Uh, sounds good. We’ll, err, shift after the call.”

Finley smiled, but Tanner knew there was no happiness in it. “That will work until they get here.”

Tanner simply nodded, deciding discretion was the better part of valor. And now that he could have Finley in his bed, he needed to figure out how to not jeopardize that. He thought he might have a lot to learn.

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Rainbow Snippets

I’ve now worked 7 days a week for 5 weeks. Technically I have more work to be doing but I’m escaping today. So I’m posting this and running.

Continuing with These Haunted Hills picking up from last week.

Brendan sighed and took a drink. He forced thoughts of Josh out of his mind and turned back to his novel’s beginning. It wasn’t going to write itself but at this point, he wished it would so he could go back to his lusty daydreams, test the boundaries of his guilty feelings.

The phone rang dragging him away from his writing. He hesitated realizing it was Josh. He didn’t think Josh could possibly know how torn up he’d been after the lights went out last night but maybe at breakfast he sensed something weird. If he didn’t respond it might seem even stranger. “Hey, Josh. What’s up?”

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Rainbow Snippets

I’ve been buried in work and owe everyone comments. Sorry.

Here’s more of These Haunted Hills I’ve skipped ahead to the next day after the ghost hunt.

Brendan knew Josh most likely wouldn’t make the first move. Their relationship was too uneven. Josh knew Brendan was still suffering and wouldn’t want to force him into a position he wasn’t ready for. Ignoring that, Josh was too obviously a fan boy and was trying to behave himself so not to be that obnoxious fan.

No, if Brendan wanted to kiss Josh – and god help him, he did – he’d have to make the first move. He peered at the clock in the corner of his laptop. Nearly one in the morning. It was far too late to make Josh drive out to the cabin even though he had no doubts Josh would come.

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Rainbow Snippets

Still running around like a headless chicken but now with blood clots in my arm (they’re resolving and are superficial so they wouldn’t be a huge problem anyhow but they hurt) from where I fell on it.

Not finding much time to write. Sigh.

Here’s more of These Haunted Hills Brendan is learning about his aura. It’s a bit more than 6 sentences but I wanted to get past this part.

“It’s black,” Kasumi replied, startling him. Brendan might not know much about auras but that couldn’t be good. “Fading to grey.”

“With just a hint of gold at the edges, as if that’s what it wants to be but can’t quite get there.”

“Is that bad? I don’t know much about this.” For something he knew little about and wasn’t even sure he believed in suddenly Brendan felt a frisson of nerves blooming.

“It’s not good. It usually means you’re unwell,” Kasumi said.

“We know who you are, what you’ve been through. It’s not unsurprising your aura has gotten into a dark place. The grey suggests it’s beginning to recover,” Hoshi added.

Brendan contemplated that for a moment. A dark place didn’t begin to cover it. Still recovery which had seemed so impossible just a few weeks before this seemed far more likely with Josh and this strange group of people he’d hooked up with. “I like the idea of recovery. It’s been a long process for me.”

If you’d like to play along, Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook community where we post up 6 sentences of one of our LGBT stories every Saturday. It’s been fun and you can find it here. Be sure to check out all the offers! It’s been a great supportive group!