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Hello again! It's been a bit crazy here lately, but I thought I'd let everyone know that I have a new book coming soon!  I am so excited, it isn't funny. My first ever contemporary novel is coming out on June 23rd from Dreamspinner Press. It's already available for pre-order here. And on June 23rd, it will be available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, ARe as well as a few other places.

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Patrick has taken his acting talents from high school all the way to a role in a major television show. But as the show progresses, his life of absolute certainties crumbles when he finds himself reacting to the kisses of his male costar. He refuses to accept it, reminding himself he’s married and a father—and thus, straight. 

One night he goes to drink his worries away, meets Chance Dillon, and can’t take his eyes off the man. After having a little too much alcohol, he spills his problem to Chance, who helps him realize there’s something other than gay and straight. Patrick’s new understanding of his bisexual identity helps him sleep better—until the next day, when he discovers Chance is a sound technician on the same set. 

As their friendship grows and Patrick’s marriage ends, he recognizes a possibility for much more with Chance. But Patrick isn’t ready to be out the way Chance has been for so long, and when the matter is taken out of Patrick's hands, he pushes Chance away to spare him the mess Patrick's life has become. By the time he realizes his mistake, it may be too late.

I have a blog tour going on for the release, with lots of chances to win backlist titles, swag and more. For links, go here.Banner2 by SeraniCrystalbrook

There is also a Rafflecopter giveaway with a chance to win a lovely necklace, collectible clapboard and a signed paperback copy of No Sacrifice (US only). 

Finally, I am also going into edits soon on a new novella! Set in the same world as my short story, Celebrating You, it's officially a series! Called The Pandemus Chronicles, the new story is called Healing, and while it is in the same world, is not directly related to the previous story. 

The blurb: (please note, this is neither final, nor professionally edited)

When Duncan stumbles into the pharmacy to get something to fix up his broken leg and open gash, he’s surprised to find someone there. Like most of the rest of the post-pandemic world,  he’d expected it to be empty. Instead, he finds Mark, a former nurse who’d walked away from the medical profession after losing too many patients to the pandemic. Duncan tries to tell Mark his help isn’t needed but, despite his recent history of leaving people alone, Mark finds his nursing instincts coming back and instead, he’s patching Duncan up.

Unwilling to leave an injured Duncan alone, they pick an abandoned house in the tiny empty town and settle in until Duncan can take care of himself again. But much to the chagrin of both, they find themselves caring for the other person.

Duncan doesn’t mind this and instead would welcome it. He’s been lonely since he lost his sister and is thrilled at finding someone he can trust, someone he gets along with so well. However, he’s well aware that Mark doesn’t want it. He’s seen the shadows in Mark’s eyes, finally learns the story of abandonment and overwhelming death, and understands Mark’s reticence.

But he cares too much, and when he’s starting to take care of himself again after two weeks of Mark’s help, Duncan realizes he doesn’t want to let Mark go. But he’s not sure if can get Mark to let go of his fears so they can stay together and love. But Duncan’s damned sure going to try.

I've got some great new stuff in progress, so keep checking back to see what's coming up. 

Thanks for reading!
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  • Drinking: Coffee

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Grace R. Duncan
Artist | Professional | Literature
United States
I am an officially published author! Dreamspinner Press has picked up my novel _Choices_ and it will be out in both e-book and paperback formats on March 4th! Yay! You can get them both here:… and here:…

I do a bit of everything. I'm best at writing though most of my work is *not* here because it is adult in nature. Please see my website below for details, but also note that my novel is adult in nature.

I also like to draw and have started working much harder on it. I've found I am getting good at coloring digitally and enjoy it very much. I also sew, crochet, make jewelry, and paint.

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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hugs: Thank you for joining the Authors-Club! We are so glad to have you join our group and adding our work to our collection! 

On behalf of the Authors-Club, here's just a little bit of information as to what we're about! :

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Again, thank you so much for joining our club! If you need anything at all, do not be afraid to ask! Wither it be about our club, or even about the going on's in Deviant Art!  

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SeraniCrystalbrook Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Professional Writer
Thank you for the welcome. I had read everything already! Looked like a great group, which is why I joined. Thanks again!
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Very welcome! 
ShiraAnthony Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Writer
<3 Grace <3
SeraniCrystalbrook Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Professional Writer
*waves* :D 
disco-mouse Featured By Owner May 6, 2013

Thanks for the :+fav: on Pana Hema Taylor [link]

SeraniCrystalbrook Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Writer
Oh you're very welcome! He's a new (obsession) uh, interest of mine. *cough* I see you have a tumblr, I've got a fan blog I'm building up if you're interested over at [link] Thanks for the great art!
disco-mouse Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
thanks for the tumblr link, adding now under by reblogging tumblr chispa, I LOVE HIM.
SeraniCrystalbrook Featured By Owner May 7, 2013  Professional Writer
You're welcome, thanks for the follow! :D I have really become smitten with the man. I think he's an amazing actor. Of course, he's gorgeous *and* interesting, on top of it. O.O I might have a problem...
Freedom1001 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012  Professional Writer
*tacklehugs you with even more thanks* :D :D :D
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