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.”
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.”
About Sights and Sinners
THE MEN OF LONDON – From Charing Cross to Waterloo, there’s no escaping love.
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.
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.
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.
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