Guest Post and Giveaway: The Stripped Bare Anniversary Celebration Tour with Susan Mac Nicol

The Novel Approach featured me today as it’s the second birthday of my first M/M novel, Stripped Bare. They were kind enough to do a beautiful post for me, pop on an excerpt and share it around the place. I have to say a great big THANK YOU to them. Pop down and take a look.

The Novel Approach


We are so pleased to welcome author Susan Mac Nicol today on her Two Year Anniversary Celebration Tour. It’s been two years since her first M/M novel, Stripped Bare, was published, and to commemorate it, Susan is offering a couple of ways for readers to win some great prizes. Click on the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for the chance to win THREE e-books from Susan’s published work OR the runner-up prize of a set of Men of London magnets.

Good luck!

And now, here’s Susan.


I have to say that although I published my first novel in 2012 – Cassandra by Starlight– an M/F romance that was well received but didn’t sell – I only really thought of myself as a proper writer when Stripped Bare was published in July 2013. It was the book that catapulted me into the genre through the support and generosity…

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Amazon… A virtual marketplace, or Big Brother?

Incensed. Insulted, Frustrated, Pissed as hell. I think this safely describes my reaction to this new move by Amazon. The internet giant is becoming too big for its boots and it’s about time it stood back, took a deep breath and listened to people instead of going full steam ahead and just making itself unpopular….read on to see what’s happened now in the crazy world of Amazon.

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A couple of weeks ago I read the third installment of a series I really loved. I will refrain from sharing the name of the novel and its author.

Like any reader, as soon as I finished reading, I wrote my review. When I tried posting it on Amazon (I did buy the eBook, just like any normal and decent human being would), I received a rather concerning email.

I will not share the screenshot of the email as it does contain the title of the book and name of the author. In its place I have copied the body of the email below.

Dear Amazon Customer,

Thanks for submitting a customer review on Amazon. Your review could not be posted to the website in its current form. While we appreciate your time and comments, reviews must adhere to the following guidelines:

Here I was, thinking I had included an…

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All Authors, Bloggers, Fans, Readers, Young Adults

Wonderful, inspiring, hopeful. Lets try get the message out there that it only takes ONE person to make a difference.

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Only Human – An LGBT short film

My daughter’s short film. I’m so proud of her for this, It was filmed on a shoe string with home made equipment and anything she could get her hands on to film it. Determination, thy name is Ashley 🙂 So the sound may be a little bad in places but it’s an awesome achievement none the less. And to everyone who took part- you guys all rock. Keep it up. When day you’ll hit Hollywood.

Angry Ash

I have not posted on this site for a while, and I don’t know why. I have been so busy with University and other stuff, that I completely forgot about this amazing site.

I though I would share Only Human with you. My first short film that I wrote, directed and edited, as well as pretty much everything else. I hope you all like it, cause I am pretty dam proud!

Two couples face the everyday trials of being gay. based on true events.

Twisted Smile Productions Present their second short film. Please share and like this video with your friends and family.


(All music within this film is used with permission from the artists you can find links to the songs and the artists profiles at the bottom)

Due to a lack of professional sound recording equipment some scenes may sound quiet and distorted.

Cast and Crew


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Book Review: Sights and Sinners by Susan Mac Nicol

Susan Sixty-Five​ reviews Sight and Sinners. ‘This story is in-depth and solid. It encompasses a wide range of emotions and takes the reader on a trip inside the lives of these two amazing men, and also the guys from book one, as well. I especially loved Leslie; Eddie and Taylor’s room mate from the first book, and was so hoping that they were each other’s love interest… at first, but I easily fell for Draven and accepted that Leslie and Taylor could only be friends. I still need a Leslie story though…he is simply awesome.’

Susan, I’m glad you got past Draven’s moodiness ! You can’t always have characters that are warmth and light from the beginning, at least that’s my take on the real world. People are arseholes sometimes, and I like to reflect realism in my books, not tweeting birds, honey and sunshine.:) Thanks for the review and for hosting me on your wonderful blog. And Leslie is next to have his story told, probably towards the end of May.

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Reviewed by Susan65

SMSight and Sinners_4Title: Sights and Sinners
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #2
Heroes: Draven Samuels/Taylor Abelard
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher:Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf:Goodreads

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…

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The Fascinating author Susan Mac Nicol writes “Loving You Senseless”

Kristy from Kristys Brain Food blog gives a lovely review for Love You Senseless.
‘This book has proven once again to me that Susan deserves all the success she receives. She is an amazingly talented writer with a flare for taking a subjects that would make some cringe and turning it into a beautifully written piece of art. I will continue being a Susan Mac Nicol fan and cant wait to read more from the Men of London series. Make sure you get them, you definitely don’t want to miss out!’

Kristy' s Brain Food


Title:Loving You Senseless

Author:Susan Mac Nicol

Series:Men of London #1

Hero:Eddie Tripp/Gideon Kent

Genre:M/M ,Contemporary, Erotica, Fiction, Gay Fiction, Romance,

Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Release Date: October 9, 2014

Available at:Boroughs Publishing Group, Amazon, Smashwords and All Romance eBooks

*I received a copy of this book from the Susan Mac Nicol in return for a fair and honest review*


London’s saucy up-and-coming chef, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire.

From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love.

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Love and Punishment, by Susan Mac Nicol – Tour and Giveaway

Do you want to see and hear me ? You do ? I honestly don’t blame you if you don’t lol. If you do, pop down to the blog of Andrew Q Gordon and check out our video interview. We had a lot of fun making it and perhaps you might learn something about me that you didn’t know 🙂

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Love and Punishment: Blog Tour and Giveaway:


Today I have the pleasure of welcoming back Susan Mac Nicols to my blog. Susan has become one of my good friends in the writing world, having met about a year ago for an interview. At the time, I was working on how to interview authors more effectively and she agreed to be my test subject. Well, today were doing it again. Today will be the first video interview I’ve posted on my blog. Aside from my performance, it turned out quite well, meaning Susan looks and sounds great.  Take a look and find out a few things about Susan and her newest release, Love and Punishment. When your finished watching, read on and make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win an eCopy of Double Alchemy or Double Alchemy: Climax.

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Love and Punishment by Susan Mac Nicol ~ Blog Tour ~ Review

I’m down on the Penny For My Thoughts blog today with my Love and Punishment Book tour, with a wonderful review and a chance to win some of my books.

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Love and Punishment

Written y Susan Mac Nicol

Published on August 29, 2014

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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.

Review4 Pennies

Love and Punishment is another gripping read by Susan Mac Nicol.

This book is filled with suspense, love, and yes – fear. From the very beginning, you…

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