Book Name: Sight and Sinners
Series? Yes , The Men of London
If yes, what number? 2 (can be read as standalone)
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.
Q&A with Susan Mac Nicol
Q: So let’s talk about Taylor. I have a friend that isn’t quite psychic but she has visions/premonitions so when she warns us we listen. I’m quite fascinated by it…Do you know someone with psychic abilities or is this a totally fabricated character?
A: I know a couple of people who say they feel things and see things, and I’m inclined to believe them. They aren’t the sort of men to make things up. I wish I could say the same. I’ve no ability like this at all, other than perhaps being pretty empathic. I’ve also been to a séance where we contacted spirits, and did some table tipping. It was rather eerie when the table rose from the floor with no evident means of doing so. The practical part of my brain says it had to be a hoax. The creative and wishful part said I hoped it wasn’t.
Taylor is a pure imaginary character and his talent isn’t quite the same as seeing the future. His is more rooted in the past and present, feeling and seeing things that people close to him have experienced. Draven is never going to get rich winning the lottery when his lover predicts the numbers.
Q: In this series, who do you favor the most? Who has been the hardest character to write?
A: I think in this series so far I adore Leslie. He’s fast becoming my favourite and I think he’ll reach out and touch other people’s hearts too. He’s tough on the outside, loyal, protective with a sassy attitude and a quick mouth. He wears heels and #tinyshorts, loves to dress up and talks too much. He’s more twinky than any of my other characters, and he knows it and plays this up. He’s a financial mess, lives with his head in the clouds –but all he wants is stability and a man to love that’ll stay with him past a one night stand. He’s an old head on young shoulders, 22 going on 23 and did I mention he’s a Gemini?
I haven’t found any one character too difficult to write -yet. I think my most challenging one is going to be book 5 when I have to tell the story from the POV of a cross dressing man J
Q: If you could meet anyone, living or dead, who would you meet?
A: I’d want to meet Jack the Ripper. Honestly, I would. He’s a character that fascinates me. He was a supposedly well-educated and well-bred man (of course no one knows for real) who turned to doing the most unspeakable and despicable things to women. There has to be a great back story there, right? I’d like to talk to him, find out why he did what he did, what his emotional drivers were. See the man behind the monster. I have a great interest in the psychology of the human psyche and he’d be a very interesting study. Of course, I wouldn’t want to be too close to him; think Hannibal behind the glass wall.
Q: It looks like you write in several genres, what is your favorite? Which is the hardest to write and which is the easiest?
A: I’ve written M/F, and M/M. Across the M/M genre, I’ve delved into quite a few different areas – Contemporary and paranormal, thrillers and pure Romance. I’ve written novellas, short stories, a series and full length novels. I’ve also created stories in both first and third person. I like to challenge myself and test the waters. I really writing in enjoyed first person and would like to do another one like that. As for having a favourite, I have to say I enjoyed creating Quinn and Cade’s world in Double Alchemy. I love fantasy. Love and Punishment was a lot of fun too, creating a crazy serial killer. I think each genre, viewpoint and story length presents its own difficulties and rewards and I enjoy them all.
Where to find the author:
Publisher: Borough’s Publishing Group
Cover Artist: Art Department of Borough’s Publishing Group
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
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
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
wow…talk about gut wrenching…it had me sobbing a couple of times. even if you don’t like paranormal books, you have to read this book!
oh taylor…the things he has to endure and the physical effects of them. your heart just breaks for him that he has to endure all that pain. he’s a bit snarky at times. he’s very strong but i think a couple times he forgave draven a bit sooner than i would have liked.
draven was a right b@stard when we first meet him. even though there was an initial attraction between the two, i’m not sure how they got past his attitude!! we find out it’s because he’s hurting, badly. fortunately for him, taylor was able to look past that and see what a truly wonderful man he could be. the scene near the end at the hospital solidifies what a big heart he has once you get past the tough armor.
leslie was great again! and we got a bit of eddie and gideon which was nice. i’m thinking we need more about clay though!
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