Susan Mac Nicol’s Love and Punishment
If you like some murder and justice with your romance, then this story is for you. I can’t wait to read Love and Punishment, especially after reading the super sexy excerpt. I had the chance to sit down with Susan Mac Nicol and interview her. It was so much fun, I hope you enjoy reading it just as much. After the interview you can read all about the book. At the very bottom enter for a chance to win a copy of Double Alchemy and Double Alchemy: Climax.
Amanda C. Stone: Thank you for joining me today Susan! It’s a pleasure to have you. There is magically 25 hours in a day. What would you do with the extra hour?
Susan Mac Nicol: Oh I think every author would answer much the same. WRITE!! It’s so difficult sometimes to work and fit in the writing and my favourite mantra is ‘If I had an extra hour in the day, I’d at least get some words done.’ So this would definitely be what I’d do. Of course, the idea of retreating to a quiet room, with a cup of hot chocolate, a comfy blanket and a good book has appeal to. We’ll see which one wins out 🙂
ACS: I agree the choice between writing and reading would be hard. Do you have a library card and know where it is?
SMN: I don’t have a library card, haven’t had one of those in over thirty years. *laughs* I like to own my books, so tended to buy them and hoard them, ready to be read again one day. Of course, every time I’ve moved, which is quite often, I’ve lost some or had to get rid of them. Now I have very few actual print copies in my house, as they are all on my Kindle. My new choice of reading. I love print books but I just don’t have the room to store them. And hubby moans like a Yeti when he has to move the heavy boxes.
ACS: Packing and moving books is horrible. But I like having some on my shelf as well. If there were a movie about your life, who would you want to play you? It can be anyone alive or dead.
SMN: Good gracious. I will have to think about that. Come back to me on that one later.
ACS: Don’t think I’ll forget and you get a pass on that question! You are on a deserted island and can have only one book with you. What book would it be?
SMN: It would probably be Dracula by Bram Stoker. I have a fascination, as do many others, for all things vampire. I loved this book for its story, its imagination and its beautifully haunting descriptions. Of course, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is also a favourite so I might have to toss a coin on that one.
ACS: I’m feeling generous, I’ll let you take both to the mythical deserted island. They are classics. Last question. If you were a candy bar what would you taste like?
SMN: Tough, gooey, a little bit sweet, not too much though, probably a little bit of peanut brittle mixed in and definitely chocolaty. You’d be able to savour each morsel and it would definitely be a fairly hefty and large bar 🙂
ACS: Oh now that sounds like a good candy bar. Ok, don’t think I forgot. You’re not off the hook about who would play you in a movie of your life.
SMN: I’ve thought about it!
ACS: Good! Who would you pick then?
SMN: I guess it would be Shirley Temple. I was always compared to her when I was a kid, and as she got older, into her thirties, we still looked pretty much the same. Or so I’ve been told. I’m not sure we look alike in any way as she got into her forties and onwards though. I’ve also been told I resemble Pauline Quirke, a British actress, although I’m not sure how I feel about that one …
ACS: I had to Google Pauline Quirke since I wasn’t familiar with the name. But now that I see her I know who you’re talking about. I’m a fan of her work so it’s a compliment in my opinion. Thank you for joining me today Susan. I enjoyed this immensely. Now read all about the book.
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.
FROM DARKNESS AND LIGHT
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.
Susan Mac Nicol 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.
Boroughs Publishing: www.BoroughsPublishingGroup.com
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