Title: Sight and Sinners (Men of London Book 2)
Author Name: Susan Mac Nicol
Publication Date & Length: February 23, 2015 – 200 pgs
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.
Draven Samuels has a tragic past, He is an investigator with a high-profile London company, He is tough, sarcastic and a skeptic when it comes to anything out of the ordinary.
Taylor Abelard is used to people calling him a freak. He can see past events and feel ghostly vibrations. He is pyschic and he doesn’t get close to the living. Can Draven help banish Taylor’s demons? Can Taylor help Draven believe that demons can be banished?
The story starts out hot and from from page 1 you are pulled in. The author does a great job of making this a realistic relationship. There are some laugh out loud moments at their antics. And then your heart is breaking while one of them is dealing with a serious issue, and the pain is felt through the pages. It is a very well written journey with Draven and Taylor and will leave you smiling through tears!
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.”
- Are you an independent author or published author? What made you chose to go that route?
I’m traditionally published, simply because that was how the cards fell. I sent my first story out to publishers (well two of them) and managed to get accepted straight away by Boroughs Publishing Group. They are fantastic to me, supportive and collaborative and I adore them all. They have nurtured me and made me into the writer I am today. Having a publisher has its pros and cons. They pay for everything and I simply write and get my cheque every three months. Sure, the royalties are less than if you self publish. I also I can’t control my sales or see how they are doing day to day like you can with self publishing. I am looking into the self publishing game but it’s a way away from that at the moment. I have a series to finish J
- How would you describe your writing style? (Sweet, Light, Dark, Erotic)
I’ve written dark, light and sweet and I’m told my reliable sources that my stories are erotic *grins* I never set out to write such steamy sex scenes but apparently I do. I like the challenge of trying different things. Stripped Bare was sexy and fun with an element of angst. Saving Alexander and Worth Keeping were dark and very emotive books. Waiting For Rain was lighter and funny and Out For The Holidays was a short, sweet ride. Love and Punishment was gritty, erotic and quite gruesome. Double Alchemy was a journey into the paranormal with some dark scenes but also a lot of sensuality. I honestly don’t think I’ve got it in me to have simply one style or genre of writing. It depends how I feel.
- Have you considered using a pen name? Why or why not?
I am fortunate enough to live in a country that is very progressive in the LGBTQ arena. I’m not religious so I have nothing to hide for fear I might be victimised or ostracised. I have a family that is very open minded, tolerant and accepting. It’s the way I’ve bought my kids up to be and that’s the best way forward in my mind. I have occult interests and make them well known to the extent that one of my more radically religious best friends and I ended up parting ways when he didn’t agree with what I did. So I am fortunate enough to be able to use my real name on the books I write because you know why? I DON’T CARE what anyone else other than those close to me think. I really don’t. I wear my gay romance writer badge with Pride because I can. I understand others don’t have the same privileges and my heart goes out to them.
Oh and also I use my real name so all those people who once knew me can see I achieved my dream of becoming a published author. *winks* There were a few who didn’t believe in me. Maybe now they will.
- What do you consider your biggest accomplishment in your writing life?
I guess getting that first M/M book published, which was ‘Stripped Bare’ and making PAN status on it within a couple of days from release. The Published Authors Network is a status (based on sales and royalties) within the Romance Writers of America organisation and I am proud to be a member. My publisher actually Skyped me to tell me I was now eligible and they were so proud of me.
- What part of a book is your favorite?
I haven’t got any one part I love, I love the whole creation. However, I will say that I really enjoy the angst bits, the parts where the characters are in tears, having an emotional break-down. It makes me choke up and I really feel their pain and revel in it.
- If you could co write with any author, who would you pick and why?
Ooh this is a tricky one. Kindle Alexander and I have talked co-writing on a very basic level, but we haven’t got any plans at the moment. I was co-writing a book with Sue Brown, a semi-autobiographical novel, but unfortunately that didn’t work out as the main character in real life canned the project. I’d have to say if I got the chance I’d want to write with Josh Lanyon. He’s my favourite all time author and I love his work and his characters. PS I know that will never happen but you did ask J
- Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
I tend to write a lot of my own views and opinions into my books and I suppose those are the messages I subliminally want to get across. Delivering from my soap box using the written word…
- What book are you reading now?
I’m currently reading Charlie Cochet’s ‘Rise and Fall’. I love the THIRDS series of books and this one is turning out to be a real page turner…
- Do you see writing as a career?
Definitely. It used to be a hobby, now I see it as my first beloved job, with my day job as a second *sniggers* I doubt my boss will feel the same… Honestly, I want nothing more than to be able to give up the day job and write full time but at the moment that just isn’t possible, with bills to pay.
- What is next for you as an author?
Well *leans forward and whispers* I’m going into the porn industry with a male pole dancer friend of mine..and that’s all I’m saying. You’ll get the scoop once we’re done. I have to say it is all based on a fan site development for a future work. I’m continuing to write the third book in the Men Of London series, trying to finish the last book in my Starlight series, and beginning my new story, ‘Living On Air’, which is an epic tale of tragedy and absolute angst, so be warned, which involves me going behind the scenes at a circus…
Favorite Genre to Read? M/M of course
Favorite Day of the Week? Friday
Favorite Gadget? My Smart Phone
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Fritos or Cheetos? Fritos
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Pancakes or Waffles? Waffles
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.