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
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 benefits and challenges of writing a series
I’ve loved writing the Men Of London series but I admit, it’s come with its own challenges. As you all probably know, I don’t plot at all, I just sit down with a start, and end, two characters and a feeling for where I want to go. I do keep a timeline however, as it keeps me from having to re read key events in the story and figure out what day/month/year it is. So far its worked out pretty well. With a series, however, you need to manage the characters and the timeline to ensure you don’t do something stupid. Like having them in two places at one place for example or have them overlap somehow. So I have this funny looking, simple diagram which I use to make notes on.
Another thing with a series in introducing the book two characters in book one without too much fuss or detail. To me, the idea is to tease, to have a reader think ‘Hmm, I wonder if she’s going to tell his story’ and have them guess who the next book will be about. It’s quite difficult to me to know when to stop and when to give the reader enough detail to whet their appetite.
I think the real benefit comes when you look back at a completed series of books and see just how far you’ve come with the Men Of London and their individual personalities, quirks and weaknesses. How they’ve been introduced into each story, with their own unique tale to tell. I’m looking forward to that day.
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
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