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2020 is over. Let’s look forward to 2021 with a HUGE giveaway from a myriad of great authors



Roll on 2021 with a HUGE Winter Wonderland Story Giveaway



Over 180 Gay Romance authors have come together to give you a post-holiday gift! Download brand new, exclusive stories from your favorite authors and new-to-you authors as well. Each story in this giveaway is a full, complete story that includes a gay romance (no samples, bonuses, or partial stories). Be sure to click each entry to learn more about the stories and download our free PROMO CHECKLIST to keep track of which ones you’ve downloaded and tried. We invite you to try new authors with this free promo. You never know if your new favorite author is just waiting to be discovered for free! Winter Wonderland Giveaway

Sue’s News and Views

It’s been an extremely difficult year for a lot of us, and I imagine we all hope that 2021 allows us to get back to our new version of normal. To everyone out there who has faced trauma and bad news, I’m glad you made it through to read this. I hope your future looks a little brighter and that the year ahead brings solace and happiness.From a personal perspective, my family and I have had our challenges but we’re looking forward to a new start in 2021, no matter what happens. To the wonderful readers who continue to read my books, thank you. I’m sorry I didn’t produce very much in 2020 but my muse simply wasn’t present. The ideas for new stories are fierce but the ability to write them kind of dissipated. 

However, I think 2021 will bring better creativity and I have some wonderful projects on the go which you can read about below.

Love to you all

Susan

There’s quite a bit to expect from me this year, so let’s get started

Coming soon in audio!  Talented author and narrator, David C Dawson, is my choice for this book. He’s got a voice like velvet, and his rich English tones will fit the characters in this book perfectly.There’s no release date as yet, but be sure to keep your eye on my social media and newsletter and I’ll announce it once we have a plan.This isn’t your usual romance story. It’s gritty and has bits that’ll make your butt clench in sympathy. However, of course there’s a happy ending (well for some of them anyway) and if you want a story that both sends chills down your spine and makes you feel all swoony and warm at the same time, this is the book for you.
It features a creepy serial killer, a loving couple with an established relationship, conflict galore and some dark humour. 

There’s a broody and troubled rock star coming your way…Edge is a 24 year old rock star. He’s a demi- god in the eyes of his adoring fans. He is loved, very much in the public eye,
is out and proud of it and is a role model for many. His music is a blend of pop and rock and his fans love it.But Edge, aka Jory Jasper Rockwell, is just an ordinary bloke from Manchester. He’s been lucky to get a few breaks and has evolved into the mythical creature he portrays- sexy, controversial, and tattooed, with a psyche that’s both confused and vulnerable.His home life is a mess, the man who thinks he owns him has him on a short leash and Edge doesn’t see any way out of his nightmare. Then along comes Damian Foyle and suddenly, Edge doesn’t feel so lost anymore.Perhaps, the hope of true love may be the last entry Jory needs to make in his treasured- and oh so private- journal.

And there’s more…Like supernatural stor  Enjoy a series filled with sass, conflict, sexual tension and a whole load of weird, international adventures? Read further…Coming March 2021Rubbing One OutBen Sinclair is just an ordinary man, trying to do an ordinary job at the zoo that he works in. He’s keeper for a bunch of smart assed penguins who seem to know him better than he knows himself. 
When Ben finds an old lamp in an antique shop that calls to him to buy it, he finds that sometimes the legends are true. One night, when he’s curiously inspecting his new and very unwanted purchase, he rubs his sleeve against the base to see what’s printed under the dirt. Imagine his total surprise when out of the lamp springs a genie, a slim, barefoot, dark haired, smart mouthed, sexy as hell genie with a distinct desire to stay in the lamp where his idea of heaven is the smorgasbord of beautiful, gay youths on tap. What could possibly go wrong?

Globetrotters – I’m developing a new series which takes place all over the world. First up is a story that takes place in a haunted castle in Romania. You’ll meet Clayx Black, host of a ht TV series called Code:Black and his long suffering assistant, Ethan St John as they globetrot across the world fixing places that need attention.There’s one problem. Wherever Calyx goes, he attracts weirdoes and trouble. Ethan never knows what to expect but he’s so busy putting out the fires Calyx causes that the simmering attraction between the two men needs to be ignored until there’s time to deal with it. Thing is, there never seems to be any time…

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More fabulous giveaways! Pick up free copies to read in the sunshine…

One of the ways an author can both give back to readers and draw new readers in is by doing giveaways. I’m delighted to be participating in a couple at the moment.

Suit Yourself is being offered down at Prolific Works. You can read all about the sexy romance between a sassy young fashion diva and an ex porn star. Leslie and Oliver are here to please you 🙂

As well as this one, there’s another HUGE giveaway being run by Michelle A Bailey, where you can win books, swag and goodies simply by following author’s newsletters. Give it a look here and grab yourselves a chance to win.

I tend to do quite a few of these sort of events so stay tuned to my social media to catch them all as they happen.

Happy Reading!!

 

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It’s here! A funny, entertaining read to counter the GINsanities of life.

 

#Ginvincibleforceofnature #letthefunbeGin #newrelease

NEW RELEASE

Meet Birdy and Jaydon. A rather mismatched pair, but with Valentine’s Day around the corner, who knows what can happen?

When Birdy’s peacock attacked his bank’s Relationship Manager, his business problems took a turn for the worst, until they sent Jaydon Tyrell, and then everything started to add up just fine.

BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Imaginative, creative, brilliant are some of the accolades Bradley “Birdy” Dobbs enjoys as the creator of top-of-the-line designer gin. Flighty, crazy, and irresponsible are also monikers used to describe him, mostly by the parade of Relationship Managers – read: death and doomsday business wazzocks – the bank sends over to Birdy’s company, Ori-Gin. When the latest number cruncher shows up with propositions Birdy can live with – and some he’s aching to try – Jaydon Tyrell becomes the most important member of Birdy’s flock.

 

 

 

 

**COMPETITION CLOSED**

To celebrate, there’s a quirky giveaway to win gin teabags and a quirky notebook

In celebration of my new release, Gin me Over, I’m offering my newsletter subscribers the first chance to take part in a specially themed giveaway. All you have to do is confirm your email address, then follow me on Twitter, Facebook, BookBub or Amazon in order to get more chances to win. I’ll announce the winner on the 15th February and the items will be shipped to you wherever you reside.

You can join the KingSumo giveaway HERE and below are details of the prizes to be won

 

Botanical teabags

Charbrew’s Gin Infusion Set Contains 6 Individual Infusions Containing A Natural Mixture Of Herbs, Flowers And Spices In Pyramid Shaped Pouches To Infuse With Gin & Tonic For The Perfect Glass.

The Perfect Gift For the Gin Lover, Delivered In Mesh Tea Pyramids

Set Includes- Royal Red, Orange Tuxedo, Irish Sunrise, Blossom Of Rose, The Lemon Zinger. Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans, Gluten Free And Low In Calories

 

Notepad

19 high quality bright white pages with lines (27 lines per page)

Full size duo sided blank sheets

Sturdy and matte full color softbound cover

 

Good luck to everyone and please drop me a line to let me know whether you enjoyed Birdy and Jaydon’s story. I’d love to hear from you.

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Giant Giveaway, and a new release to make you lick your lips….

October is a busy month for me!! As well as the Men of London box set release, the third book in my latest series will also be out on October 22nd. This book is called Cover Me In Chocolate and as the title suggests, it’s rather edible…

#establishedcouple #friendstolovers #detective #intrigue

 

 

A STICKY, MESSY AFFAIR

A missing young woman, an abusive boyfriend, and a trail with dead-end clues have Clay Mortimer and Tate Williams of M&W Investigations chasing their tails. Not a position they often find themselves in, if ever. When an employee of the erotic chocolate shop in Fetish Alley disappears, the usual suspects don’t pan out, and Tate and Clay need to find the clue that’ll help them solve the case. When chocolate moulds of the missing woman’s body parts start being delivered and are accompanied by odd notes, the urgency to find her ratchets up. And through it all, Tate and Clay find all sorts of delicious ways to spice up their love.

Add this book on your Goodreads TBR list 

And then this is happening…

 

It’s almost here!! On the 15th October, there will be a special Men of London boxset – e-book and print version – released.

Because of Amazon’s pricing policy, the sets are split into two, each containing FIVE books. Pricing has been set for $9.99 for each of the e-book volumes and $17.50 for each print volume. It’s a steal 🙂

I don’t have the buy links yet, but if you keep an eye here you’ll see them added soon.

Along with these releases on the 15th, I’ll be running a HUGE giveaway where you can win a load of quirky things related to the MOL series. So far this goody bag has no less than 15 items in it and promises to be a load of fun for the lucky winner.

#boxset #MenOfLondon #giveaway #October #MMRomance #bundle

Enter the huge MEN OF LONDON GIVEAWAY 

 

All the very best in the giveaway and good luck!

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Circus life and Living On Air

Living On Air features in a BookBub deal today, for 0.99. This was my ‘love’, the book that took a few years to write. I stayed in a circus to research the circus life and it was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve had. There’s something about living in a tiny caravan for a few days and being able to go behind the scenes in the Big Top and talk to all the performers that truly was enriching. The photos I took will forever live in memory and is something to one day show my grandchildren.

You can read all about my experiences with my hubby, Gary, here in the blog post I wrote for my column here on the Divine Magazine website.

This post details quite a bit about the behind the scenes activity, the superstitions, the wonderful people who live there and the fact it’s like a mini Royal Court itself, with plenty of drama and policitics.

Author’s Note

This book delves into subjects some people may find disturbing. There are elements of the main characters’ pasts that include paedophilia, the dark side of religion, and the horrors of war. Aspects of the story include self-harm, depression, and suicide, and the book is set in a circus where clowns are featured. 

None of these elements are gratuitous, but instead are included because they are part of the human condition, and are essential to our main characters’ journeys.I hope you join Cary and Rhys as they navigate their way to love.

 

What’s it about?

For aerialist, Cary Stilwell, aside from performing forty feet in the air, life holds little comfort until he meets Rhys McIntyre, who punctures all of Cary’s defenses.

PIERCING THE NIGHT
Cary Stilwell has been existing since he was ten years old, and each year it gets harder to find meaning in his bleak life. The only exception – his work. As a top-billed aerialist in a popular travelling circus, he enjoys accolades and applause, but little else. When notable photographer, Rhys McIntyre, joins the circus to catalogue its inner workings, Cary fights the attraction that hits him from the moment they meet. But a kind soul wrapped in a beautiful body has a way of battering all the walls Cary has built around his cold, dark heart.

WITH LIGHT
Rhys McIntyre is on his third iteration of reinventing himself. Once a hotdog financier, he embraced his passion for photography and became an imminent war photo journalist. Until one too many bullets lodged in his body, and he gave up the front lines for the softer side of chronicling life. When he accepts the assignment to record life in a circus, the last thing he expects is to find the man crush of his dreams. Except Cary Stilwell is a cold, tortured man who seems incapable of any warm emotion, never mind love. But Rhys is known for his persistence, and this time the pay-off might be more than he could have ever imagined.

The book is available here

http://mybook.to/LivingOnAir

Add to Goodreads

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38388655-living-on-air

 

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Now in Kindle Unlimited! And may I say I’m as pleased as Punch

I’m thrilled to say I now have three books in Kindle Unlimited for KU subscribers to choose from. There are more planned, and I’ll let you know as that happens.

These books are – my very first MM debut novel, Stripped Bare; the angsty Saving Alexander, and a revamped version of Waiting for Rain, for which I have the rights back. This has been re-published as Doubting Hearts with a few small changes to the contents and a gorgeous new cover.

You can find these books on Amazon by clicking the universal links below –

Stripped Bare

Saving Alexander

Doubting Hearts

While I know this is purely an estimator, this amount below is more than I have earned with Dreamspinner and the old book, Waiting for Rain, in over two years. And this is ONE self published book, over 4 days only. I think I did the right thing, getting my rights back and re-publishing this as Doubting Hearts, new cover and all. It may not cover what I forked out for it yet, but I’m hoping it will soon.

 

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For Fox Sake – Book #1

I’ve decided that posting snippets of any WIP on social media is something I won’t do anymore. It might spoil the fun for those who don’t like seeing them and feel it spoils the whole build up to when they get to buy the book.

I thought it would be better to post any excerpts I’d like to give my readers here on my website. That way, I can include a link to the post on Facebook, etc, and it’s your decision, as the reader, to decide whether you’d like to read it. Sound good? I’ll use the hashtag #susanmacnicolsnippet and that way, you’ll always be able to find them.

So sit back, relax with your favourite tipple, and enjoy this excerpt from For Fox Sake, the first book in my news series, of which more details will come soon. I plan on telling you more about the series once I have the first cover ready. Then you’ll understand the reason for the secrecy.

Excerpt #susanmacnicolsnippet #ForFoxSake 

“This is the long way around,” Tate remarked as they traversed narrow cobbled streets filled with small shops and occasionally, a scrub of grass, overgrown and needing weeding. “It’s a bit of a mission, going this way but it gives us a half-a-mile work out.” He stopped short, Clay almost stumbling into him.

“I can’t fucking believe that’s still here,” Tate marvelled, staring at one of the murals. “I must have done that about fifteen years ago!”

Clay squinted at it, green eyes puzzled. “What the hell is it,” he said finally. “Did you have a psychotic break or something? It’s…very colourful.”

Tate snorted. “It’s a pizza slice. Can’t you see it? There’s sausage, that’s bacon, there’s the cheese…” his voice trailed off. “I was always hungry back then,” he said wistfully. “I tended to have food on my mind a lot.” He pushed a lock of hair away from his forehead. The close shaved head of his drug squad days had disappeared, and Tate now sported thick auburn hair with an annoying tendency to curl. Clay loved it. He said it gave him something to grip his fingers into when Tate blew him.

Clay laughed. “And look at you now, a health nut. You used to be a man who could put away two racks of ribs, half a chicken and then fill up the empty spot with chips and brown sauce.”

“Yeah, well, that was the old me,” Tate teased. “Now I keep healthier for those times when you’re ramming into me against the wall. A man needs to be seriously fit for that.”

I hope you enjoyed this little #wordsnippet. There will be more, as I’m working on three books at the moment at the same time. So stay tuned, follow me on social media and my BookBub account as I count down 2019 to a year of releases that I hope will blow your socks off.

 

 

 

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Cover Release – Promises Kept

This is the cover to a novella I’ve written featuring the gay couple from my Starlight series.  Dylan Donahue and Alec Ransom deserved their own cover and their own story. I know this is rather a radical idea, basing an MM Romance novella on a series of MF books, but this will be able to be read as stand alone. There are references to the previous books, and certainly to Bennett and Cassie, the main characters in the previous books. However, they won’t spoil the reading of Promises Kept and I hope that you’ll get to know Dylan and Alec a little better.

This book will be released on 19 November. Buy links will be posted soon.

Of course, if you want to read the three previous books to get a more detailed flavour of the whole series, then please, feel free.

Cassandra by Starlight
Together in Starlight
Forever in Starlight