Posts Tagged With: Series – Men of London

Book Review: Hard Climate by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

Title: Hard Climate
Author: Men of London #8
Series: Susan Mac Nicol
Heroes: Mango Manning/Ryan Bishop
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 164 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: June 21, 2017
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: The past has a way of shaping your future, and for Eco Warrior Mango Manning, if he can’t shake yesterday’s demons, there’s no hope of a tomorrow with London nightclub owner, Ryan Bishop.
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Book Review: Damaged Goods by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

29616981Title: Damaged Goods
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #7
Heroes: Jax/Dare Rowan
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 183 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: March 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Touched by tragedy, love is an elusive dream never to be realised by eighteen-year-old Jax Grady–until he discovers his secret admirer and receives the sweetest gift he could ever desire.

THE SWEETEST GIFT

Tragedy and horror shaped Jackson Grady’s life, leaving him orphaned and scarred. At eighteen he’s ready to claim his future, but who could love his disfigured face and damaged soul? Definitely not a big, burly, beautiful Irish Traveller who is entirely the stuff of dreams.

Dare Rowan didn’t mean to become obsessed with the blue-eyed man he first saw across a field, but that porcelain skin and innocent air demanded another meeting. Jax has the face of a wounded angel, and the rest of the young man is as heart-breakingly perfect. Jax is beautiful in every way and teaching him about love and life will be something Dare will embrace. Like unwrapping and savoring the candy at the shop where he works, Dare will show this young man everything Jax desired but never thought he’d have, and take Jax to new highs while he holds him through the lows. Between them, they’ll find out just how sweet life can be.
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Book Review: Flying Solo by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

28526233Title: Flying Solo
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #6
Heroes: Maxwell Lewis/Gibson Henry
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 176 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: January 28, 2016
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Flight attendant Maxwell Lewis has spent years cultivating a bon vivant image only to find he finally wants something more—and that something more includes the never-does-repeats game designer Gibson Henry.

ABOVE AND BEYOND

Maxwell Lewis is proud of the life he’s made. Having turned tragedy into triumph, he’s now a beloved member of a Target Airlines cabin crew with more than his fair share of attention both in the air and on the ground. But lately he’s wanted something more than the occasional hook-up or sometime sex buddy—particularly after meeting game designer and passenger Gibson Henry.

Talented and driven, Gibson has built a company ready to be the next big thing in gaming. Devoted to his work, he takes onetime pleasures where he find them and never does repeats…which is what he tells handsome, sexy Maxwell Lewis after a little mile-high flight attendance. But a chance encounter in a London club is about to change things forever. Two men, one who’s flown solo and another who’s only ever played alone, are about to find that at some point all games come to end, it’s time to bare your heart and try for love.
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Book Review: Cross to Bare by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

27240124Title: Cross to Bare
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #5
Heroes: Lenny James/Brook Hunter
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 197 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: November 10, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Tough in business but romantic at heart, fashion designer Lenny James isn’t hiding his masculinity behind his super successful female alter ego, but a vulnerability that only handsome financier Brook Hunter will be man enough to reveal…and worship.

TWO OF A KIND

It’s amazing what a little mascara and lipstick, a blonde wig, false boobs, and top-notch female fashion can hide. Not that Lenny James is hiding his masculinity. He uses his normal voice when he’s Laverne, and he’s not particularly camp as a man. His reasons for creating his alter ego are locked deep in his past. He is who he is: tough in business, and a romantic at heart. What he’s hiding is vulnerability. He wants a man to accept both sides of him.

Gorgeous, commanding, and dark as sin, Brook Hunter meets Lenny and knows nothing about Laverne until fate pushes her into his path. Cross-dressing is as far from Brook’s reality as fashion is from his world of diplomacy and high finance. Understanding and truth take time, and trust doesn’t come easy. But Brook is about to show Lenny that there are no sides to true love, just the place where they meet in the middle.

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Book Review: Feat of Clay by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

26011252Title: Feat of Clay
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #4
Heroes: Tate Williams/Clay Mortimer
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 153 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Imprisoned and tortured, undercover cop Tate Williams will find redemption in the arms of his boyhood friend, now lover, former SAS soldier Clay Mortimer.

TWO MEN.

TORN. TORTURED. LOVED.

Though they went their separate ways, Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer have been crazy about each other since their school days. Clay went into the SAS. Tate became a cop. Neither mentioned their attraction to the other. Both sought out danger. Both found it.

Imprisoned and shot in an undercover assignment gone wrong, Tate somehow survived…and found his way back into Clay’s arms. His old friend is now the owner of an elite investigation agency and everything any man could want: patient, handsome, commanding. And Clay knows what it takes to survive. But Tate can’t bring himself to share all his secrets, nightmares that force him to rebel against everything. He finds solace from his past as a graffiti artist, a childhood passion, but his demons drive away all who might care for him. Only when he faces that past—and learns that everyone has tasted despair—can the two men truly be brothers-in-arms…and more.
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Categories: 4.5 Star Ratings, Book Review, LGBT, Published in 2015, Susan65's Reviews | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Book Review: Suit Yourself by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Suit Yourself
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #3
Heroes: Oliver Brown/Leslie Scott
Genre: MM Contemporary
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Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Release Date: May 21, 2015
Available at:  Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Scarred both physically and emotionally after a motorcycle accident, twenty-five year old ex fashion model and porn star Oliver Brown is about to be stripped bare by flamboyant twink Leslie Scott—and they’ll rebuild love from the bottom up.

BARING THE BEAST
Twenty-five year old Oliver Brown is addicted. Two years ago, he was at the height of his career as “Nikki Star,” fashion model, porn actor, partier without peer. Then came the accident. Hiding his scars, both emotional and physical, he’s gone into hiding. But fine clothing is some solace. A new suit by Debussy? Better even than a ride on his motorcycle Hulk or all the things he used to give and take on camera.

Enter Leslie Scott, the flamboyant, dark-haired, heel-and-tiny-short-wearing twink sent to deliver Oliver’s newest fix. A firecracker, Leslie is dapper, generous, in touch with his feminine side but all man, and as gorgeous as any garment ever made. He makes Oliver dream of ending his reclusion, of recapturing a future forever denied him. But for that to happen, Leslie would have to strip him to the bone. Only then will they rebuild life from the bottom up.
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Honorary Blogger Susan Mac Nicol: Reasons Why My Story Is Different + Giveaway!

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Reasons Why My Story Is Different

by Susan Mac Nicol

Oh yes, there are a few books out there with this theme. I’ve read Harper Fox’s ‘Tyack and Drayne’ mysteries and love every one of them. I think the reason my story is different is because it’s not so much about helping the police with formal investigations, but rather Taylor trying to ease his pain over a friend’s death and unravel the mysterious circumstances around it for his own peace of mind. He also wants to bring closure to a man who is on the edge trying to retain what’s left of his family.

This is less about the police work and the investigations and more about a man (Draven) who is a real sceptic coming face to face with someone he doesn’t believe in (Taylor) and having everything he thought was true in his grounded world come apart. It’s about the frailty of the human psyche in managing a gift like this and the loneliness that ensues as a result. It’s about someone with a special gift telling you something you really don’t want to hear but knowing it’s the right thing to do.

As it was in Love You Senseless, this is about Taylor bringing peace to other people using his talent and at the same time, causing havoc within himself. And of course, the fact there is a hot investigator with a past tragedy in his own life just makes it that little bit more interesting.

I think Taylor sums up the whole raison d’être of a psychic in these words.

Taylor swallowed. “I’m sorry you feel that way.” His throat was dry, his stomach roiling at Draven’s harsh words. “I’m just a messenger, believe me, it’s no fucking fun for me either. I didn’t ask for this gift, I was cursed with it, and sometimes it seems more heartache than it’s worth.”

And

Taylor’s temper flared. “I’m sorry that I’m not able to switch it on and off like a fucking light switch, Dray, just to stop you hurting. I’m just passing on a message from a boy that thinks you’re holding onto him for your own needs, not his.”

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About Sights and Sinners

SMSight and Sinners_4THE MEN OF LONDON – From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.

SEEING THROUGH…

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.

THE DARKNESS

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.

Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble

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About Susan Mac Nicol

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.

Find out more about Susan on her WebsiteBlogFacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedIn & Tumblr.

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As part of this blog tour, Susan is giving away 2 copies of Double Alchemy and Double Alchemy: Climax!! To enter, just click the link below!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Sights and Sinners to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: Sights and Sinners by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

SMSight and Sinners_4Title: Sights and Sinners
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #2
Heroes: Draven Samuels/Taylor Abelard
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 200 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: February 23, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: THE MEN OF LONDON
From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.
SEEING THROUGH…
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.

THE DARKNESS
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.
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Honorary Blogger Susan Mac Nicol: Recipe for Love + Giveaway!

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Recipe for Love

by Susan Mac Nicol

I didn’t start off to write a story about chefs. I wanted to write a story set around a central place where people could meet. So I thought a restaurant would be a really good place. A place with character where people felt welcome. I also wanted to write about a man who had lost everything-in his eyes anyway -and felt himself to be half the man he used to be. So a chef who had lost his sense of taste and smell sort of fit in with the idea of the restaurant.  So Love You Senseless came to be.

Recipes- as I don’t cook much, I can’t really claim to have a recipe to share. I’d feel a bit like a fraud. I guess if I wanted to be cheesy, I could make a recipe for Love ?

Take two men, one seasoned with tragedy and another one flavoured with compassion

Throw them into a mixing bowl of cosmopolitan influence, warm and inviting seasoning, and mix well.

Add a soupcon of supporting ingredients, some intense moments, flares of passion, and a pinch of red head, and place in an oven that’s been turned up to scorching…

Bake for a while, while enjoying a nice glass of Rioja, then remove dish, sit back and relax and enjoy.

I can’t think of anything better I’d rather do myself ☺

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About Love You Senseless

MoL_Love You Senseless_coverLondon’s saucy up-and-coming chef, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire.

From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love.

A TASTE OF FOREVER

An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since.

Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.

Available at: Smashwords, Amazon & All Romance eBooks

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About Susan Mac Nicol

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.

Find out more about Susan on her Website, Blog, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn & Tumblr.

Blog_Tour_Giveaway

As part of this blog tour, Susan is giving away copies of Saving Alexander & Stripped Bare!! To enter, just click the link below!

Rafflecopter Giveaway

Please be aware that the only way to enter the giveaway is to click the Rafflecopter link above. Any comments on this post will not count towards entering the giveaway unless otherwise stated but are still welcome anyway.

Don’t forget to check out Susan65’s review of Love You Senseless to see what she thought of it!

Good luck!

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Book Review: Love You Senseless by Susan Mac Nicol

Reviewed by Susan65

1Title: Love You Senseless
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Series: Men of London #1
Heroes: Gideon Kent/Eddie Tripp
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 160 Pages
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing
Release Date: October 9, 2014
Available at: Boroughs Publishing, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: One of London’s up-and-coming chefs, Eddie Tripp has just the right recipe to drive tragedy from the mind of Gideon Kent—and leave him senseless with desire.

THE MEN OF LONDON
From Soho to Norwich, there’s no escaping love.

A TASTE OF FOREVER
An award-winning chef with his own restaurant and an inexhaustible passion, Gideon Kent once had everything. Then came tragedy. It stole more than Gideon’s home. He hasn’t cooked since.

Until Eddie Tripp. Fun-loving and vivacious, the Norfolk redhead’s a real up-and-comer in Gideon’s kitchen—and other places. Slim where Gideon’s broad, easy-going where Gideon is growly, he and Gideon seem polar opposites, and yet Eddie conjures flavors that would tempt anyone with a taste for perfection. The sauce of love is already simmering, and this pair is about to dine on the most delicious dish they’ve ever prepared. Because Eddie’s been Gideon’s missing ingredient all along.
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