Book Name: Sight and Sinners
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6472959.Susan_Mac_Nicol
Author Name: Susan Mac Nicol
Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called ‘the boyfriend’ by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there’d be no need for him. Susan hasn’t had the heart to tell him there’s an app for that…
She is never happier than when sitting in the confines of her living room/study/on a cold station platform scribbling down words and making two men fall in love. She is a romantic at heart and believes that everything happens (for the most part) for a reason. She likes to think of herself as a ‘half full’ kinda gal, although sometimes that philosophy is sorely tested.
Lover of walks in the forest, theatre productions, dabbling her toes in the cold North Sea and the vibrant city of London where you can experience all four seasons in a day , she is a hater of pantomime (so please don’t tar and feather her), duplicitous people, bigotry and self righteous idiots.
In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever -Who Cares. As that’s never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.
Where to find the author:
Publisher: Borough’s Publishing Group
Cover Artist: Art Department of Borough’s Publishing Group
Blurb(s): THE MEN OF LONDON From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.
28-year-old Draven Samuels has a tragic past, but as an investigator with a high-profile London company he now gets what he wants. Tough, sarcastic, and sceptical, he has no patience for lies and even less for people who waste his time. Even if they’re as beautiful as the wild and dark-haired Taylor Abelard. Especially when they’re talking over the body of a murder victim.
Psychic Taylor Abelard is used to people calling him a freak. He can see past events and feel the ghostly vibrations of people close to him who've passed on. It’s why he doesn't get too close to the living. But this time, against his better judgment, despite Draven’s mocking rejoinders, Taylor will get closer than ever before. The mystery surrounding a dead friend will lead the two men down a dark and seedy trail of blackmail and lies. Add in the heartbreak of a family tragedy, and events lead them straight into each other’s arms. By the end of this night, all their demons will have risen—and been banished with the dawn.
Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Mystery
EXCERPT – SIGHT AND SINNERS
The man Taylor was blowing definitely didn’t know how the hell to keep quiet. Taylor’s lips were wrapped around his dick, while above him a man stood, panting and moaning, turning the air blue with his curses. Taylor stopped what he was doing, causing the blowjob recipient to groan in dismay, and glared at the sweaty face above him.
“For Christ’s sake, Georgie, can you stop it with the fucking porn noises?” He glanced around him nervously. “This is where I work, damn it, and if anyone hears you they’ll come outside to see what all the fuss is about.”
Georgie’s wide eyes cast a quick glance around the deserted alleyway behind ‘Music Mayhem’ where Taylor was employed, then looked down at Taylor kneeling between his legs.
“Sorry, mate, it’s just that you’re so damn good at this and it’s been a while.”
Pages or Words: 66,000 words
Sales Links: www.BoroughsPublishingGroup.com
Rafflecopter Prize: 2 copies of Double Alchemy and Double Alchemy: Climax
And now the interview!
What is your strangest habit?
I have this really bad habit of playing with my feet. It drives my husband and kids batty. I sit there, rubbing my feet together, one against the other and making little swishy sounds. I get glared at from most of my family members. Friends tend to be more polite and don’t say anything. I think it’s a nervous habit, maybe a comfort thing, that makes me realise I’m still there, still in corporeal form and I haven’t dissipated like a ghost J
If you were stranded on a desert island and were only allowed to have five modern conveniences with you, what would they be?
I’m assuming they have wireless and internet signal on said desert island? If not, I don’t want to go there J
Oh that’s easy for number 1. My Smart Phone. I love my Galaxy Note and don’t go anywhere without it. It’s my lifeline to the world outside and I go all cold when I lose internet or wireless signal. I also would take my laptop, as that would fill in for said Smartphone if it got sand kicked in its face etc or the battery died. I’d also want a pair of earphones to drown out the sounds of the other people, that I’m probably stranded with, moaning because I’m on my phone -again. Then I’d want a taser to tase those people who keep complaining that I’m on my phone or ignoring them because I’m on the laptop. Lastly, I’d like the whole DVD set of Queer as Folk US so I can watch Brian and Justin getting jiggy with it. I’d happily be stranded if I could take these things with me.
Do you listen to music while writing? If so what?
I love listening to music when I write. I have such a varied preference in what I listen to. I love classical, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich being my favourites. I have a real crush on Ed Sheeran, because I’m a lover of all things red headed and cute and he totally fits the bill. He’s a musical genius. I also love The Killers, Foo Fighters, White Lies, Muse, IAMX, Eminem, Jack Savoretti, Paloma Faith, Joe Jackson and Arctic Monkeys.
You can check out my book playlists on Soundcloud.
What group did you hang out with in high school?
I hung out with the nerds. I was one…. My best friends were all clever and we hung around in a group that didn’t play sport, and thought debating was fun. I’m still good friends with my then best friend, Dianne, who lives in Dorset. We met when I was about eleven years old and we’ve been friends ever since. Each one of us was very different, all female and achievers in our own way. I won writing competitions and made the debating team. Dianne was very nurturing and had the capacity to listen so she was always involved in good works at the church etc. Sandra was a business woman with an agile brain and loved mathematics, a subject I hated. Charlotte was the brainiest and I think she went on to become a neuro-biologist or something similar. Geek Squad Deluxe.
What are you passionate about these days?
Oh hell, what aren’t I passionate about. I’m obviously into LGBTQ rights, equal marriage, the rights of all people to be with whom they want. I’m passionate about the punishment fitting the crime as any of you who’ve read Love and Punishment will know. I echo Anthony’s beliefs. It’s me who gave them to him in the first place. I’m passionate about people being un-judgemental, about live and let live. I wrote a book about a female raping a man and the consequences of that, where the men live their lives being laughed at and not taken seriously. You can see the blog posts on my website. I’m big on soap boxes.
Say your publisher has offered to fly you anywhere in the world to do research on an upcoming book, where would you most likely want to go?
I have a burning ambition to set a book somewhere in the ice. I love films like Ice Station Zebra, Fargo and Fortitude. I find stories set in ice and snow and the wilderness fascinating. I wouldn’t mind going to Norway, or Iceland or Alaska and setting a book there. It would be all wooden log cabins, roaring fires and warm blankets, coupled with lots of wine, warm, tasty food and a lot of snuggling. My main characters, not me. Although that would be nice too. However, my hubby doesn’t like the cold so I think I’d be there on my own.
Do you have a favorite quote or saying?
I do. I’m a big believer in making your own destiny and your own choices. I think there are too many people out there in the world blaming the world and others for what is happening in their own lives. I think you have a responsibility to yourself to get you where you want to be and not rely on anyone else to do so. You make your own choices and need to live with the consequences .That’s why I like this quote-
Life does not ask what we want. It presents us with options.
Thomas Sowell, American economist and author