My recipe for a great night in….if I had the opportunity to choose a night at home to enjoy myself and was able to choose the time, place and what I’d do, then this is my idea of heaven. I’m a simple soul, who enjoys her own company, and likes nothing better than to indulge myself in this way.
A log cabin in the woods, surrounded by swaying trees and lofty mountains. There’d be a lake too, with a pier, so in the morning, when the sun rose and the day got warmer, I could run down the pier and jump into the waters of the lake to cool off. The dark would surround the cabin, the crickets would chirp, the night birds would sing and all the serial killers, Tommyknockers and shit-weasels (if you read Stephen King you’ll know this one) and other freaks would stay away. This is my safe haven. No villains allowed.
• Great music – Kasabian, IAMX, The Killers – playing on the radio or on the TV
• Dim lighting throughout the cabin, bright enough to read by and keep the monsters away.
• My Kindle. And Wi-Fi. Obviously.
• A few really good books from some of my favourite authors.
• A warm, comfortable blanket to snuggle up under.
• A packet of shortbread biscuits and a slab of Milky Bar chocolate.
• A log fire blazing in a stone hearth, casting shadows on the walls. Friendly shadows.
• A bottle of good red wine.
• Warm, toasty toes heated by said fire.
• Hot, steaming cocoa for when the wine is finished and I’m nearly ready to go to bed.
• A beautiful four poster bed with fluffy pillows, goose down duvet and to die for mattress for a good night’s sleep.
*Sighs* sounds wonderful doesn’t it? Of course, perhaps when I go to bed then I might let the half naked, sexy, dark haired man I had resting at my feet come along with me to keep me warm and provide us both with a little exercise prior to bed. Oh who the hell am I kidding. There’s no damn ‘might’ about it The perfect ending to the perfect evening.
• Title: Double Alchemy: Climax (Double Alchemy Book #2)
• Author: Susan Mac Nicol
• Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
• Release Date: 22nd May, 2014
• Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Powerful modern warlock Quinn Fairmont found ecstasy with the silver-eyed and not-quite-human Cade Mairston, but to know true happiness the pair must best both the shadow of a long-ago lover and an ancient enemy who seeks to destroy love, light and all they hold dear.
A BLINDING LIGHT
It begins with a Book of Shadows discovered by a London coven. The grimoire is as dangerous as it is rare, which is why it evokes modern-day warlock Quinn Fairmont’s desire. He collects objects of great power and beauty—like his lover, Cade Mairston.
Against all odds he and Cade found each other, but their perils have just begun. First is the ex-lover who once held Quinn in thrall. And, someone has been killing warlocks. Could it be one of his own kind? There are those too who would challenge Quinn’s power in their quest to overthrow him as Grand Master. Or is the danger something darker, something invoked inadvertently, rising from the shadows, building from the very inside of a man until it brings an end with a quick flash of light? Of the truth, the surface has only been scratched. Now Quinn and Cade must go deeper and find both answers and an end. They must learn what lurks in the hearts of men…and whether it seeks to love or destroy.
About Susan Mac Nicol: Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was published last year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest story, Double Alchemy: Climax is her sixth m/m romance.
Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself becoming a Romance writer, being a horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend.
Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.
Susan Mac Nicol is also author of The Magick of Christmas, Confounding Cupid, Cassandra by Starlight, Together in Starlight, Stripped Bare, Saving Alexander, Worth Keeping, Waiting for Rain and Double Alchemy.
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19 thoughts on “The Recipe For A Great Night? Susan Mac Nicol Shares Hers, And There's A Giveaway”
Thanks for being a part of the tour,Lisa!
It’s absolutely my pleasure! :)
This series keeps popping up on my recommendations on amazon. Thanks for the giveaway.
Looks like a great recipe!
Thank you all for stopping by and I certainly hope Kim you take advantage of the Amazon recommendations :) Dianna, I love this recipe and I get cooking this way often ..thanks Novel Approach for once again hosting me on your wonderful blog.
It’s always a pleasure to have you here, Susan. :)
I have not read the double alchemy series, its on my wish list, but I have read ‘Worth Keeping’ A story of a man healing from childhood betrayal and abuse, but is still struggling with depression from his experiences. In a moment of despair he is standing at the edge of cliff and sees another man washed ashore and he rescues him. Then the story is about the connection that forms between these two damaged souls. It is an emotional journey of recovery and I won’t publish any spoilers. Now what to read next, possibly Stripped Bare or Waiting for Rain (which features Stamford, a beautiful town I am very familiar with, in the English county of Lincolnshire. It is relatively unspoilt with 17-18th century stone and timbered framed buildings and is often used in historical dramas and films, e.g Pride & Prejudice). Love the review and your book covers Su
Hi there Su, lovely to hear from you. I’m pleased you enjoyed Worth Keeping. And you know Stamford, so maybe that should be your next read! I loved this town, simply beautiful. And I also think my book covers are really beautiful so there we are definitely in agreement :) Thanks for stopping by honey!
I love Stamford and one of my brothers is lucky enough to live there, so I think I will definitely read Waiting for Rain next :-) I hope you are having a good blog tour and getting plenty of good feedback?
PS what are you planning to write next or do you have a few ideas on the go?
Thanks for asking Su. I’m currently trying to finish the first book in me Men of London series, six novellas about, strangely enough, men meeting men in London and falling in love. I’m nearly finished with Book 1 then need to start the next one. I’m also working on a very large scale story which will take some time to write. This will be an angst-driven, emotional roller coaster ride where the venue will be very unusual and the one male protagonist something rather different as far as profession goes 3:) And that’s all I can tell you right now as I am still busy with the tons of research this book will take and figuring out how best to write it. It’s going to be quite a challenge…
I haven’t gotten this series yet. I’ve got Worth Keeping, Waiting for Rain and Saving Alexander queued up on the TBR list :) Stripped Bare was a very good read.
Glad you enjoyed Stripped Bare! Thanks for adding my books to your TBR list and stopping by on the tour ♥
I love your perfect night in – cabin, wine, kindle, fire!! :) Can’t wait to read this series.
I have not read this series yet. I am saving it for my vacation. :)
I have a couple of her books but still have not gotten around to reading them. This sounds like a interesting series.
I haven’t gotten around to reading the books I have by this author. This sounds like a interesting series.
Sorry is a double post. My browser is giving me issues again I think.
Lisa, Faye, HB -thanks again for popping by, lovely to hear from you all. Faye I hope you manage to find the time to read my books soon and HB, hopefully you’ll also find the time to catch up pretty soon :)
Have worth keeping on my tbr and will be putting the new series there as well
Thanks Stephanie, I’m so pleased to hear you like the sound of them. I hope you enjoy my books :)