Book Name: Sight and Sinners
Series: The Men of London #2 (can be read as standalone)
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6472959.Susan_Mac_Nicol
Author Name: Susan Mac Nicol
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.
Where to find the author:
Publisher: Borough’s Publishing Group
Cover Artist: Art Department of Borough’s Publishing Group
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.
Categories: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Romance, Mystery
EXCERPT – SIGHT AND SINNERS
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.”
Pages or Words: 66,000 words
INTERVIEW WITH SUSAN MAC NICOL
If you had to choose, which writer would you consider a mentor?
I think most people know I love me a bit of Josh Lanyon. His books are always a one click for me and I’ve tried to take some of the advice he gives budding M/M writers on board. I might take him up on all of it as I guess everyone’s style is different, but he has a great outlook on the genre. I doubt I’ll ever be in his league, as he writes amazing stories, but I certainly take his views to heart.
What book are you reading now?
I’m reading Invicta Salvation by Piper Kay. It’s been highly recommended and I have to say I can see why! I’m thoroughly enjoying it so far. Hot, sexy and a real tempting read.
List three books you have recently read and would recommend.
Scott Sheldon’s ‘First You Fall’ book one in his Kevin Connors Mysteries. It’s funny, sexy and masterfully written.
Charlie Cochet’s ‘Rise and Fall’. Sight. Can I say more than ‘Dex’? Just love him and his quirky sense of humour and seventies addiction.
And one of my all time favourites that I’ve just re-read – ‘Omorphi’ by Cody Kenedy. It’s a masterpiece of storytelling and such a page turner
Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.
*Chuckles loudly* I really don’t have that many hidden talents, I promise you. I can draw a basic picture of a Smurf though. I can also sing soprano (thanks to a step mother who was a music teacher), although I’m not that good. I’m no Katherine Jenkins or Kiri Te Kenawa.
How do you celebrate a new book?
I strip naked, paint myself pink and run around town singing ‘Get This Party Started’. *glares at Will Parkinson as he rolls about on the floor laughing and crying*
Oh boy, I wish I had the guts to do that. The truth is I go out to dinner, raise a glass of wine and toast to the new child. It’s usually just me, hubby and kids, and we don’t go anywhere special, just to a local restaurant. I might go to TGI Fridays and order a Lime Daiquiri if I’m really in the mood J
REVIEW OF SIGHT AND SINNERS
My Rating: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤
This next installment in the “Men of London” series is another winner from Susan Mac Nicol. If you’ve read “Love You Senseless” you’ll remember psychic Taylor, one of red-headed Eddie’s roommates whose psychic ability saved Eddie’s cousin from suicide. You don’t have to read the first book, however, as this works as a standalone.
Taylor Abelard is a beautiful wild child, burdened with terrible spells and vivid visions that occur when the dead try to communicate with him. After a particularly ugly dream, he knows that someone close to him is dead, but not who.
I thought Taylor’s visions and spells were well drawn and very real. His flamboyant roommate Leslie takes good care of him. Leslie is as wild as Taylor is and one of the few people Taylor let’s close to him. And although Taylor is drawn as a bit on the twink side, he’s got a lovely backbone and knows how to speak up for himself. He needs it to deal with Draven.
Draven Samuels is cut from the same grouchy alpha arsehole cloth that Gideon from Love You Senseless was. He’s been pulled from a case investigating industrial theft for his private security firm because he’s compromised the investigation by sleeping with the informant. Draven also has a secret—the last member of his family to survive a car wreck that killed their parents, his little brother Jude, has lain in a coma for three years.
Draven and Taylor first meet at Gideon’s restaurant. Taylor finds himself attracted to the man and decides to make a play for him. Draven, equally attracted to the young man, finds himself in the kind of bind that makes him angry and aggressive when Taylor approaches him. Draven thinks all psychics are criminals, and he met Taylor over the dead body of someone Taylor had helped to find. At the reminder, Taylor faints.
I think this is a common suspense situation, the investigator (be it reporter or police) and the psychic, drawing on the larger trope of enemies to lovers. It’s very well done here.
Later the two are pulled into another investigation together, and Draven learns to trust Taylor’s powers even as they are pulled into a tentative relationship. He has to because it’s the only way he’ll be able to help his brother, Jude.
Yeah, and I was all teary-eyed by the end of this one.
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