Author Name: Susan Mac Nicol
Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, in the United Kingdom. At the age of eight, her family moved to Johannesburg, South Africa where she stayed for nearly thirty years before arriving back in the UK in December 2000. Currently, She lives in the rural village of Bocking, in Essex, with her family.
Sue is a PAN (Published Author’s Network) member of Romance Writers of America and a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. Also, she is a member of a rather unique writing group, called the Talliston Writer’s Circle, which in itself has a story all of its own to tell. She has written nine novels, two novellas and a screenplay since February 2012 and clearly believes in keeping herself busy. She has found herself wanting to stay in the sub-genre that is M/M Romance so more can definitely be expected.
Her plan is to keep writing as long as her muse sits upon her shoulder. Her dream is to make enough money to give up the day job and get that big old house in the English countryside overlooking a river, where she can write all day and continue to indulge her passion for telling stories.
I had the good fortune to chat with Susan the other day and asked her a few questions:
What is for you the perfect book hero?
I have to say that the one man I’ve found most meets my ideal is Adrien English from Josh Lanyon’s ‘Adrien English’ series. He’s articulate, sarcastic, funny, extremely intelligent, flawed, insecure, tough and completely adorable. He’s dorky occasionally, has flashes of petulance and is always getting into trouble. He’s also a bookseller and would be author. So what’s not to love in a man? Oh and did I mention he is very hot as well?
I’m not really into muscles and testosterone, preferring the geeky, slim build, well muscled guys any day of the week.
So for me, keeping me entertained, making me laugh and having me lose my breath when he takes his shirt off at the sight of those toned pecs and abs and tight, firm bum--that’s the man I fancy.
EEM: I know exactly where you’re coming from with Adrien. He, or someone like him, would be my choice too.
Anyone can buy the rights to name a star. What would you name a star bought for you and why would you choose that name?
Ooh, this deserves a little thought. I think I might call it ‘PowerOfSeven’ because I’m a big believer in the number seven. 7 is a ‘magical’ number. The number of the occultist and the esoteric. 7s are secretive, mysterious, stand-offish, intuitive and introspective. Its planet is Saturn which, as a Capricorn, is my ruling planet. Sevens are also creative, imaginative, insightful, non-conformist and spiritual. And now everyone thinks I’m a kook J
EEM: Nothing wrong with a little kookiness in the world. It makes it a more interesting place. ;)
What talent do you wish you had but don't?
I want to be able to hack. I wrote a story about a hacker and I really wished that what Shane did, I could do. I’m rather geeky and nerdy myself when it comes to this sort of thing and I love gadgets and technology, and the digital age. My mother just doesn’t get it (but she’s 80) and we have a lot of disagreements about this aspect of the New World. If I could hack I could steal money from villain’s bank accounts, buy myself a deserted island where I could rule as Queen, and continue world annihilation of all the rotten elements from the safety of my underground fortress, where computers and digital technology would reign supreme.
*Cocks her head* Excuse me a moment. There’s a couple of men in black suits and dark glasses at the door….
EEM: Let us know how you get on with those men. If they give you trouble I have a panic room you can use for a while until the heat blows over.
What is the last thing you want to hear before falling asleep at night?
I really haven’t thought about this. I tend to fall asleep really quickly, something my family are jealous of. I read for an hour or two, put down my Kindle, switch off the light and get settled on my pillow. Within five minutes I am fast asleep. I have never had trouble sleeping so this is a real bonus. I’m not one of those romantic types who expect to hear anything sweet from my other half-sometimes it’s just a grunt and a ‘G’night love’. I can live with that.
EEM: Thank you for sharing, Susan. I love knowing more about the authors I read; now others can too.
Cover Artist: Boroughs Publishing Group
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Blurb(s): On the search for a serial killer, Detective Anthony Parglietto and Flynn Parker learn that every man must make a choice: to kill, to live, to love.
FROM DARKNESS AND LIGHT
Someone is leaving a trail of bodies throughout London, and Detective Anthony Parglietto is determined to end the violence. Then he’ll return to the man he loves.
Tough, street-savvy, and used to dealing with lowlifes, Flynn Parker is the last person Anthony thinks he has to protect. Then the Bow-Tie Killer strikes close to home and the world turns upside down. Right is wrong, black is white, and a policeman might become a monster. But in the name of love, justice must be served. In the name of love, pain can be endured. In the name of love, a man can taste the very essence that defines him.
Anthony walked down the hall. He reached the bedroom and gently pushed the door open. He saw Flynn framed in the light of the lamp shining from the lounge. He lay, apparently asleep, on the leather and wood divan Anthony had brought over from Italy. Its dark burgundy colour contrasted with what Flynn wore, which was nothing but a black thong lying stark against his pale skin. The divan was under the window. The bed covers were rumpled, as if Flynn had been sleeping. His robe was draped across the foot of the bed. Anthony moved towards the gleaming body of his supine lover.
Flynn’s face was turned away towards the back of the sofa. His dark hair was tousled and his arms stretched above his head to the right. He wore a blindfold. Anthony felt a stir in his groin seeing those lean, hairy legs stretched out wantonly, inviting him to run his hands up and over his groin. Even appearing asleep, Flynn had the power to excite him, to make Anthony hard and ready. He stepped towards him, watching the rise and fall of Flynn’s chest with their already hardened nubs. Anthony wanted to run his tongue over that chest, with its smattering of fine hair, to take Flynn’s nipples in his mouth and suck them until Flynn groaned in pleasure. As he got closer in the dim light he saw the hands with their bonds of silk. Green bonds lay dark against Flynn’s wrists, fastened to the wooden struts of the upright chair arm. His hands were tight fists. Anthony chuckled softly, a noise that sounded loud in the stillness of the room.
“Been waiting long?’ he whispered as he took off his jacket. ‘I tried to get home as soon as I could.”
Anthony knew the bonds would be loose so Flynn could break free if needed but he also knew he wouldn’t. It was the way the game was played.
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