5 Things You Never Knew About Susan Mac Nicol
by Susan Mac Nicol
Now you’re asking me to tell you my deep, dark secrets….let me have a think about this one…. *gazes into space and grins*
Rightio then. Some of you who follow my blog may know this already, but if not, it’s quite a cute little story.
I was once picked up for being a prostitute. By a punter, thank God, not the police. There I was minding my own business and this happened…. http://www.susanmacnicol.com/the-time-i-was-mistaken-for-a-prostitute-honestly/
I once dated a man, a red head with lovely green eyes and freckles. I definitely have a thing for red heads –gingers, auburn, carrot tops-I love them all. That’s why I created the character of Eddie in my new series, so I could showcase the much forgotten attributes of a red headed man. Said red headed boyfriend ended up in a psychiatric facility (not because of me though) but that’s a story for another day…
I have a murderer in my family tree. Now you might think this statement is a little blasé but I can assure you, it’s an attention getter. My mum’s cousin killed his wife (she was involved with some sort of cult) and then killed himself. It was an absolute tragedy and the story was well covered in the Yorkshire news but still, very tragic indeed. We still don’t know exactly what happened and probably never will.
My aunt Delia was once engaged to Cliff Richard. Yep, it’s completely true. She was a dancer in an old UK variety show called the Black and White Minstrels and she met Cliff when she was in the show. They were together quite a while and then he dumped her. Apparently his mother told him he had to concentrate on his career. She was devastated. I have a lovely picture of the together in a garden, looking really happy. And no, I’ve never met Sir Cliff … I wouldn’t mind though.
I have a bit of a phobia about what we in South Africa call ‘goggas’. (Pronounced with a real guttural feel and sounding like you’ve just hawked up a pile of spit.) These are what are commonly known as insects. I’m not fond of flying insects, like beetles and the like, as when I was younger, they used to get stuck in my really curly hair. (I was a Shirley temple lookalike when I was a kid). They would fidget about in my hair with their little scrawny legs and give me the shivers. Very icky.
Well, I hope that’s entertained you all a little and that you have a little bit more insight into the ‘me that is me’. Be warned though -I’ve kept all the really juicy bits for my memoirs….
About Love & Punishment
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.
Available at: Boroughs Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
An Excerpt from Love & Punishment
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.
About Susan Mac Nicol
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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