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Queer Town Abbey ‘Is it Summer Yet’ Blog Hop

Hooray! It’s nearly Summer, or at least, the summer weather is almost upon us. So it was decided that a blog hop to celebrate and see the summer in was a great idea.

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I have to say I think one of my best summer holidays was time spent in Tunisia in 2008. We went to the El Hana Palace Hotel in Port El Kantaoui. I mean, how can having constant temperatures of 36 -40 degrees Celsius every day for two weeks, with only a little marginally less heat at night, be a bad thing? I’m not a heat person actually but I have to say, that as long as the pool beckoned, the gin and tonics were in plentiful supply and the sea breeze wafted over the amazingly azure beach and sea front, I was a fairly happy bunny.

Hotel Sea Front
Hotel Sea Front

The hotel we stayed in was superb, with air conditioned rooms, a most luxurious bathroom, and a constant supply of chilled water so we didn’t dehydrate. The days were spent out by the pool or at one of the lovely restaurants in the complex. The nearby Marina was a complete treat to see, with all the rich and gob stopping yachts that cruised in and out regularly, really showing you how the other half lived. My husband spent his days with a permanently chapped chin from drooling so much. Hot desert nights were exotic and exciting and we even got to spend the night at a nearby Moorish type castle watching a fantastic laser light show showing the history of Tunisia, complete with real horses and men in tunics on horseback with swords.

The Marina
The Marina

 

It was a simply beautiful place to holiday and I can highly recommend it.

 

 

 

 

And the most important thing of course- the ‘in pool’ hotel bar 🙂

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Many a day was spent walking over the walkway from the shaded enclosure and then back out again with a cool beer or a frosty gin and tonic.

 

 

Grand prizes for this blog hop

1. iPod shuffle

2. Queer as Folk Box, Music from the ShowTime original series Seasons 3,4,&5 donated by Tommy Boy Entertainment

and 11 other great prizes

For blog readers to enter the fabulous Grand Prize Giveaway you need to visit the blog hop page http://queertownabbey.com/is-it-summer-yet-blog-hop/ and leave a comment (Share YOUR best summer memory)

Enter the Rafflecopter to win great prizes! Head down to http://queertownabbey.com/is-it-summer-yet-blog-hop/ and join in the fun or click on the link below

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/6d41b99/

Of course, if you’re feeling partial to a perusal of any of my best selling books, please feel free to mosey on down to my Amazon Author pages here and see if you find anything you like.

http://amzn.to/1i8KeYS

My M/M Books
My M/M Books

 

My latest release is called Double Alchemy and is a rather sexy and suspense filled paranormal novel about magyck, Warlocks and Water Sprites.

http://amzn.to/RFgi1H

Double Alchemy
Double Alchemy

 

 

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My Rogues Gallery

I am proud to say that I think I have some of the hottest men in my stories. In order of appearance, I have a cheeky hacker cum escort and a serious lawyer – Shane Templar and Matthew Langer from ‘Stripped Bare. In ‘Saving Alexander’ I have Alex Montgomery and Christopher Sage –  Alex is a romance writer just like me 😉  and Sage is an actor. ‘Worth Keeping’ boasts Owen Butler, an estate agent, (I know, not so sexy) and Nick Mathers, light house keeper. Then my latest release ‘Double Alchemy’ features Cade Mairston, a Water Sprite, and Quinn Fairmont, a Warlock. Quite a mixed bunch indeed. I think my Rogues Gallery is rather tasty.

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Cade and Quinn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And of course let’s not forget Taliesin, the dark and brooding sixth century Welsh sorcerer, the ‘other’ man in Quinn’s life…

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And finally, here’s Toby Prentiss and Rain Engel from ‘Waiting for Rain’. Hotel Manager and carpenter, and I make no apologies for the fact they are both shirtless…

 

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You can get to know them all intimately if you fancy by taking a little trip down to my Amazon Author page and seeing all my books.

http://amzn.to/T1lMB4

I mean this is simply such a smorgasbord of delectable men and I hope you’ve enjoyed meeting them. 🙂

Next time I may well introduce you to some of the gorgeous, talented and oh so sexy men of the Male Pole Dancing Group I run on Facebook with fellow admin, Shanella McBeth. We have such fun don’t we *winks*

Here’s a little teaser pic…

 

The incredible Kenneth Kao
The incredible Kenneth Kao

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/572875339448953/

 

 

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Goodreads M/M Romance Member’s Choice Awards

I’m overwhelmed to see that my two books, Stripped Bare and Saving Alexander have been nominated in a number of categories for these awards. I’m awed by the fact I’m included in such august company with such talented authors as Rhys Ford, Sarah Madison, Josh Lanyon and Kindle Alexander to name but a few. I’m humbled that someone chose to nominate my books in the first place.

These are the categories the books are nominated in :

Favourite All Time M/M Romance book – Stripped Bare
Best BDSM – Saving Alexander
Best Book of the Year – Stripped Bare
Best Contemporary -Stripped Bare
Best Hurt/Comfort- Saving Alexander
Best Mystery – Saving Alexander.

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It’s wonderful to get this far considering I’m fairly new to the game. I will always be thankful for the people who’ve read the books and the wonderful authors who have supported me in my strive to create stories for people to read.

So as a reward to everyone out there, here’s a wonderful Christmas greeting. My editor just told me she watched it -twice. If you like cute, sexy guys with bare butts, singing as they wiggle them at you – this is for you. If not- carry on with what you were doing…

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Hot Autumn Nights Blog Hop

Hot Autumn Nights

This is the link to follow the other wonderful bloggers on this hop – there is a GRAND PRIZE too, so take a look.
http://www.hdthomson.com/blog-hops/hot-autumn-nights-blog-hop/

WHAT’S YOUR IDEA OF A HOT AUTUMN NIGHT?

Hmm. Difficult one. The first things that come to mind are hot chocolate or gluhwein, a crackling fire, warm blankets, soft rugs on the floor before the fire and a warm body to cuddle up to. Soft music playing- maybe Gotye or something classical, strains of soft, romantic musical note drifting through the air like warm breaths.

Then there’s the other fantasy – sexy, hot men all decked out in leather, performing a pole dancing show just for me and perhaps a few other lucky ladies (depending on how nice they’ve been to me that week), a few bottles of good red wine, dim lighting, sexy, amazingly burlesque music humming through the room as these dancers wind their sinuous limbs around poles that make you wish you were one.*Shivers* I think I prefer this one myself.

I seem to have developed a thing for sexy male pole dancers. I have a new release coming out in February 2014, called ‘Waiting for Rain’. It’s being published by Dreamspinners. One of the MC’s, Rain, is a sexy beast and he’s a bit of an exhibitionist. He loves dancing and -you guessed it- pole dancing in particular. His hero (and mine) is the incredibly limber Evgeny Greshilov. Take a look at this video and tell me you wouldn’t prefer this to be part of YOUR Hot August Night, man or woman…

You can find out more about ‘Waiting for Rain’ here

GIVEAWAY !!

To celebrate this blog hop, I’m giving away two e-book copies of my recent release, ‘Stripped Bare’, and my new release, ‘Saving Alexander’, which is out on the 29th October. Two lucky winners, drawn at random, will win either one of these books.

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You only have to leave a comment to enter but if you’d like to increase your chances of winning one of the books, then you can do one or all of the following – these are optional and if you only leave a comment, you’ll still be entered into the giveaway –

Follow my blog at https://susanmacnicol.wordpress.com
Follow me on Twitter @SusanMacNicol7
Connect with me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/susiemax77
You can find me here too – http://www.susanmacnicol.com/

Once the blog hop is over, the random winners will be drawn and announced here on my blog. I’ll also contact you via email. In your comment, leave me the following –

Your email address -Very Important!
Preference for which one of my books you fancy if you have one
If you followed or connected, which one of the above?
If you want to tell me what e-book format you’d prefer if you win, feel free.

And most of all – thanks for stopping by, participating and making contact.

In case you missed it this is the link to follow the other wonderful bloggers on this hop –

http://www.hdthomson.com/blog-hops/hot-autumn-nights-blog-hop/

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Happy Release Day to me! Saving Alexander is live….

Happy Release Day to me! And I’ve had my first 5 star review on Amazon for ‘Saving Alexander’ only released today.

When a writer sits down to write a story, I’m betting that he/she has no real idea exactly how it’s going to turn out. So when I said to my editor, ‘Jill, I fancy writing a bit of S and M,’ she didn’t even flinch. Her words were, ‘Go for it, see where it takes you.’ I’m glad I did write this story. It has a lot of my own wishes and desires in it (no, not the S and M bits per se), more the one where you wish your book becomes a NYT best seller, you get an offer for a TV series and get to choose who’ll play the characters. That’s my deep and dark desire.

Ermm, as for the S and M stuff- that’s a discussion for when we know each other a little better *winks*

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But in writing Sage and Alex’s story, I found a new appreciation for the elements of story telling that I love- the angst, the emotion, the coming together of two souls by karmic means, as in other circumstances, they may never have found each other.

It might sound cliched but I have a firm belief that things are meant to happen the way they do. Things happen for a reason for the most part even if we don’t quite understand them at the time.

http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Alexander-Susan-Mac-Nicol-ebook/dp/B00G9QP6DU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1383034840&sr=8-1&keywords=saving+alexander+susan

I received a wonderfully insightful and powerful review and here’s the link to the blog. Hopefully there are more to follow, and you can also check out Goodreads for comments.

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18658060-saving-alexander

http://headouttheoven.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/arc-review-saving-alexander-by-susan.html?zx=702177bf7aab6778

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Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop

Wicked Warriors

This is the link to follow to see everyone participating in the hop and to see the next blogger on the list-

http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/wicked-warriors-halloween-hop-october.html

There is a Grand Prize up for grabs here too – 1 Kindle Paperwhite and 5 autographed copies of Unbound…so there will be 6 winners!! So make sure you enter the Rafflecopter…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

WICKED WARRIORS INDEED.. don’t we all just love them?

I’m sure we’re going to see all kinds of deliciously decadent and wicked warriors on this blog hop. Vampires, Werewolves, Devils, Angels, supernatural beings that tantalise our senses, drain our bodies of emotions and make our loins flutter in sheer, heavenly pleasure….so why should I be any different?

I’ve got a two book supernatural series in the works called ‘Double Alchemy’. It’s about Warlocks, Water Sprites, Witches and dastardly villains intent on destroying our hero and a lot of others in the process. It’s also sexy man on man romance, filled with conflict, magyck and plenty of hot action, both in and out of the bedroom. This is a little bit about it….

Quinn Fairmont is a warlock, a remnant from an ancient family just trying to forget about it and live in the 21st century. But he’s not averse to using a little warlock magyck when it suits him. Inside him dwells his Withinner, an alter ego called Taliesen, his dark, magyck side. Cade Mairston is an anthropologist, passionate about his work and career. Their attraction to each other is sparked from their first chance meeting. As things heat up between them, they form an uneasy alliance to fight off the evil that threatens to harm them and at the same time come to terms with each other in a way they would never have envisaged.

Oh yes. Quinn is a Warrior indeed – ruthless, single minded, tough, dangerous and not just to Cade’s senses and sanity. Quinn is a man on a mission, with a terrible responsibility to a whole race, let alone his partner. Being a Warlock, Quinn has to do things that are not particularly socially acceptable in the real world. He has death on his hands. But he’s also loyal, fiercely protective and fair and will go to the ends of the earth to keep Cade and his friends safe from harm. And of course, Quinn’s dark alter ego, Taliesin, a sixth century Welsh Bard and Sorcerer, is a force to be reckoned with too. Dark and brooding, imbued with a power even beyond Quinn’s, Taliesin is the very definition of a mighty warrior.

You can see all the pictures for this book on my Pinterest boards


The character of Quinn takes inspiration from the sexy and tough looking Daniel Craig. I confess, I love him as James Bond and next to Sean Connery, he’s been the best one yet in my opinion.

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In case you missed it, follow this link to find the other bloggers on the hop –

http://closeencounterswiththenightkind.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/big-cocks-and-broomsticks-giveaway-hop.html?zx=531f3a6f5f261aed

GIVEAWAY !!

To celebrate this blog hop, I’m giving away two e-book copies of my recent release, ‘Stripped Bare’, and my new release, ‘Saving Alexander’, which is out on the 29th October. Two lucky winners, drawn at random, will win either one of these books.

Stripped BareSaving Alexander

You only have to leave a comment to enter but if you’d like to increase your chances of winning one of the books, then you can do one or all of the following – these are optional and if you only leave a comment, you’ll still be entered into the giveaway –

Follow my blog at https://susanmacnicol.wordpress.com
Follow me on Twitter @SusanMacNicol7
Connect with me on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/susiemax77
You can find me here too – http://www.susanmacnicol.com/

Once the blog hop is over, the random winners will be drawn and announced here on my blog. I’ll also contact you via email. In your comment, leave me the following –

Your email address -Very Important!
Preference for which one of my books you fancy if you have one
If you followed or connected, which one of the above?
If you want to tell me what e-book format you’d prefer if you win, feel free.

And most of all – thanks for stopping by, participating and making contact.

Posted in Future Works

My work in progress

Well, since my first book ‘Cassandra by Starlight’ was published, I’ve come a long way. I currently have a best selling, sexy gay male romance book called ‘Stripped Bare’, another full length novel called, ‘Together in Starlight’ and two seasonal novellas published. And I’ve decided to continue writing in the M/M genre as it’s the one I enjoy most.

So without further ado, here’s what you can expect to see from me up until January 2015. I’m not quite sure when I’ll find time to sleep. I might be subsisting on caffeine, microwave meals and Kalmettes…..

October 2nd 2013 ‘Saving Alexander’.

It’s a pretty sexy, dark story and you can read a little more about it and see the beautiful cover here on my website http://www.susanmacnicol.com/cover-reveal-saving-alexander-release-date-october-2nd/

Actual release dates to be confirmed -in the pipeline for these next books

December 2013 ‘Worth Keeping’.

Nick Mathers is a tortured soul and he has reason to be. Abused horrifically when he was just a boy, he’s mostly come to terms with it. On those dark days he tends to think about dying – a lot. But one stormy night when he’s about to take the plunge, he’s distracted by someone washed up on the beach. His catch of the day turns out to be Owen Butler, a man with a demon of his own on his shoulder. Nick takes him home, cares for him and slowly, as much as Owen’s physical body warms up after the cold of the sea, so does Nick’s heart. The two men soon find themselves in a relationship fraught with emotion, conflict and the ever present spectre of tragedy. It takes all of Owen’s love and understanding to make Nick realise he is indeed a man ‘worth keeping’.

February 2014 ‘Double Alchemy Book 1’ with the second book following March/April. My first paranormal M/M series- quite exciting.

Quinn Fairmont is a warlock, a remnant from an ancient family just trying to forget about it and live in the 21st century. But he’s not averse to using a little warlock magyck when it suits him. Inside him dwells his Withinner, an alter ego called Taliesen, his dark, magyck side. Cade Mairston is an anthropologist, passionate about his work and career. Their attraction to each other is sparked from their first chance meeting. As things heat up between them, they form an uneasy alliance to fight off the evil that threatens to harm them both and at the same time come to terms with each other in a way they would never have envisaged.

February 2014 ‘Waiting for Rain’ – my first book with Dreamspinners Press

When Rain Engel contracts to build a bar at a rural hotel in Lincolnshire, he hadn’t counted on having to re-build his faith in people as well. But when he meets the sexy and feisty General Manager Toby Prentiss, Rain’s defences are laid bare and he finds the other man hard to resist. But Toby has a secret past too, one that only comes to light when violence strikes. Rain has to search inside himself to discover that sometimes you have to let people in. Toby has to find a way to come to terms with his past and find someone who will share his future. The two men come together in a shared kiss in a lost property room and as their relationship develops, they find that sometimes the things you’ve lost are right there in front of you.

April/May 2014 – ‘Starlight 4’

This will be Dylan and Alec’s story. For those of you who don’t know, they are the gay couple (and Bennett’s best friends) in my Starlight series. I thought their story would be worth telling as one all on its own.

May 2013 ‘Born Human’ -an erotic crime romance thriller

London is in the grip of a vicious serial killer. Known as the Bow Tie Killer, this killer has been raping, killing and mutilating young women all over the city. But he hasn’t reckoned on the sheer tenacity and grim determination of one’s of London’s finest. Detective Superintendent Anthony Parglietto is on his trail. Anthony has one firm resolve deep down inside. Hunt the man down and kill him before he can hurt anyone else. The detective’s view on the human rights of murderers, psychopaths and killers is a well known and often applauded mantra with his colleagues in the CID. It’s simple. Anthony believes they don’t have any.
When matters escalate to violence and the final scene is played out, Anthony is left fighting for his career and his freedom. With the support of his lover Flynn Masterton,a past victim of the BTK and one who was left alive to tell his tale, Anthony has to justify his actions and ensure his future as a Detective and a free man.

May – Jan 2015 – my new series called ‘Men of London’

My publisher has asked me to write six books in a new novella series they want to publish. This is still very much a new venture and I haven’t given much thought to it yet. It will be about men loving men, it will be about heroes such as policemen, firemen, paramedics and doctors with the inevitable love and conflict set against the skyline of London. If you have any ideas on what I should write about, any inspiration for me, feel free to share it.

Whew- that’s all for now folks! I have a few other ideas for new stories in the pipeline but until I can clone myself that’s how they’ll have to stay 🙂

Posted in Future Works

Sex Scene Championships – Scorching Book Reviews

I’m taking part in the marathon ‘Sex Scene Championship’ from 1st to 31st August with http://scorchingbookreviews.blogspot.co.uk/

The competition is stiff and there will be sweat – puns intended – and the authors participating are fierce competition, I have to tell you.

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The schedule for the Championship is above. (PS My name is spelt wrong, I know, it has no H in it. But this was already printed by poor Nix after much effort so it shall remain as is for now.)

The schedule is subject to change just in case there are any unforeseen circumstances. I’m also offering prizes of ‘Stripped Bare’ to readers too, the prizes just didn’t make it on the list, but they will be given.

I hope you all swing by and visit. The day to watch out for is the 9th August – Erykah Wyck Vs Susan Mac Nicol

A challenge indeed…..May the best sex scene win!