Susan Mac Nicol talks Love and Punishment and 10 Authors I Admire ~ Guest Blog, Excerpt, Giveaway, Rafflecopter

Prism Book Alliance would like to thank Susan Mac Nicol for taking the time to talk with us today. There is also a Giveaway, so don’t miss that.


Title: Love and Punishment
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Cover Artist: Boroughs Publishing Group

10 Authors I Admire:

I admire a helluva lot more authors than just ten….there are too many to mention so I guess I’ll have to talk about the ones I feel the strongest about.

I am a huge fan of Stephen King. Yep, I know he doesn’t sexy M/M Romance but I’m a bit of a horror buff. I loved The Stand, IT and Tommyknockers. He writes such incredibly rich stories -at least, his older material was rich with emotion, crazy with the scary bits and his characters flew off the page into my living room. His latest stuff isn’t as good in my opinion but I still love him.

Another author I love is Arthur Conan Doyle. It’s no secret that I have a thing for Sherlock Holmes and I can’t resist his wonderful, evocative and sometimes dark tales of this rather sexy detective.

Then there’s Jonathan Kellerman, writing his dark, psychological thrillers in his Alex Delaware novels and causing me a heart attack when things get a little hairy.
My favourite author crush is Harper Fox. If you haven’t read her Midwinter Prince then I suggest you rush out and do so. The lady is a genius and of course, with the incredible Josh Lanyon as her muse and mentor, she can only write fabulous books. Josh is my other author crush. If I ever got to meet the two of them I’d fangirl like bloody crazy. Harper, how the heck did I miss you at the UK Meet in Bristol this year? Eeeek! Talk about lost opportunity..

And of course, in the M/M genre there are many other authors I truly admire. Amy Lane is one. I love her style of writing and can’t believe the woman can write as well as she can while knitting….talk about multi tasking lol. Kindle Alexander – the amount of work that duo put into writing and promoting makes my mind boggle.

J.L Merrow, L.A Witt, Rowan McAllister..the list is truly endless. Everyone has their own special way of writing to me that makes me sigh with happiness when I see a new release and have to immediately get on Amazon and send it to my Kindle.

So yes, I’m a bit of an M/M whore and very proud of that. There is some remarkable talent in this industry -some dross as well to be sure, as there is in any industry, but you simply have to weed out the chaff and you end up with the really good, edible stuff.


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.


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.

Prism recently reviewed Love and Punishment. You can find the review here.

About the Author:

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.

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

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