Monday, September 22, 2014

Blog Tour: Love and Punishment by Susan Mac Nicol #GayRomance #Giveaway

The fabulous Susan Mac Nicol is here as part of her book tour for Love and Punishment. 

Susan 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.

Welcome Susan! Can you share something about your personal life with the readers? 

Hi Everyone!
I have had an interesting life. There’s no doubt about that. I’ll share some deep, dark personal secrets here with you because I think a lot of events made me who I am today.

I left the UK to move to South Africa when I was eight years old. During my time there, I grew up to adulthood, I did the usual things – had boyfriends, fell in love, got married, had two children- a boy and a girl – and then decided to leave the country I’d lived in for thirty years and come to the UK to begin a new life.

While I was in South Africa though, a lot happened. I’m not looking for commiserations or sympathy here at all, but in order to understand me and what I write about (tortured characters and neuroses, childhoods and lives not all rosy and bright) you need to know a bit more about my life.

I come from a family of alcoholics. I don’t drink myself, just the occasional beer or glass of wine as a result. My father and sister both passed away as a result of drinking and my mum was a near miss too. This type of thing makes you strong or breaks you. I was lucky to be one of the strong ones. Living with people with alcohol dependencies is tough. You learn to become very self-sufficient and independent. My sister was in an abusive marriage and had to flee the country before something really bad happened to her. She was the first one to come over to the UK. But it wasn’t an easy time for any of us.

The year of 1986 was a particularly bad one for me. My grandfather died early in the year, my grandmother a few months later, I was in a life threatening car accident, and my step dad died while I was recovering in hospital. I know - it sounds like a bad soap opera. But all these things conspire to build character and make a person strong and thankful for the good things that happen to them.

Moving on, I’ve had some great people in my life- my husband Gary to whom I’ve been married over 30 years now. My kids who I adore. Jason is 26, and my daughter Ashley is 21. They keep me grounded and are the two lights of my life besides hubby.

And now I’ve found writing which brings me joy and satisfaction and has put me in touch with some truly amazing people. I write my experiences and emotions into my books (as there is a lot of personal experiences reflected in my stories) and I give my characters their HEA simply because I can. I guess it’s why I write Romance novels –so I can keep the world a little happier place.

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Love and Punishment

Cover Artist: Boroughs Publishing Group
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group

Blurb: 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.


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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