Thursday, February 15, 2018

White Rabbit by Grace R. Duncan - Spotlight Post on the Resist and Triumph Blog Tour


The unthinkable has happened. Seemingly in the blink of an eye, the United States has taken a giant leap backward in equality. Women have lost their rights. The government, having undergone a coup, has taken control with an iron fist.

And LGBT people are downright illegal.
New camps have been set up to “treat” LGBT folks and many are being turned in to be sent to one, even by their own families. When one of Josh’s students approaches him to explain he’ll be leaving– running to hide– Josh can’t resist helping. He takes Andy home and, with the help of his partners Keith, Lainey, and Sara, comes up with a plan for getting Andy to safety.
Despite the high potential for disaster, they’re determined to keep Andy out of the camps. If they succeed, though, they could make a bigger difference than any of them could possibly imagine.

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.
All proceeds of the anthology go to The Trevor Project and GLAAD to help fight the effects of the dark times we’re facing.
Purchase Resist and Triumph here:
Cover art: Jess Small
Publication date: 1/26/2018
Genres: M/M Romance, Paranormal, Historical, Dystopian, Contemporary, BDSM, F/F Romance
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
White Rabbit by Grace R. Duncan

Five Things I learned while writing putting together Resist and Triumph

It really is hard to write when you’re depressed. I started the Resist & Triumph anthology because I was more than a little freaked out about the results of the election in 2016 and the fears of what was to come with the new administration and congress. Terrified might be a more accurate term. I wanted nothing more than to crawl under a desk and hide, but I knew that wasn’t going to do anyone any good. However, even the determination to do something didn’t help get the words down.

Corralling authors is like herding cats. It was the first time I’d ever put together an anthology. I’ve written for quite a few by now, but never actually organized one. And good grief, it’s crazy, way harder than self-publishing a single novel or story. Simply rounding up all the authors for their stories, edits, bios… it was… a challenge. In fact, I think herding cats might be easier…

There really are spots along the Canadian border that aren’t actively watched. In researching the locations for White Rabbit, I discovered there are actually small spaces along the Montana/Canadian border with absolutely no distinguishing characteristics and no fence between the US and Canada. I know where I’m going if the US really does get much worse… In fact, there’s a story out there that a group of teenagers kept going between the US and Canada without realizing it while playing Pok√©mon Go.

I have a weakness for paper maps. Back before Google Maps, I used to always have a few maps in my glovebox. I was always a little afraid of getting lost and figured a cheap map of the US and the state I was living in wasn’t a bad idea. Well, when I sat down to go through the locations for White Rabbit, I kept struggling with the zooming capabilities for Google Maps. Well, I stopped by AAA and picked up a US map and, ended up with not one, but three. I might have a problem…

Despite the work and complications, I don’t regret the anthology. I don’t think I’ll ever do it again, but I find myself feeling pretty damned good about putting together the stories for charity. The sheer number of steps and piles of post-its and to-do lists I had were more than a little overwhelming, but I’m also feeling an incredible sense of accomplishment for actually succeeding.

I don’t think I’m going to be doing it again, though.

Thanks so much to Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews for hosting me today! I really appreciate it. 

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.

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