Blog Tour & Giveaway: Sight and Sinners by Susan Mac Nicol

Susan Mac Nicol stopped by to promote Sight and Sinners, the second in her Men of London series!

We unicorns wanted to know why London? So we asked.

I’ll give you a little bit of background about why I set my stories in the UK and specifically, why this series is set in London.

When I first moved to the UK in December 2000, it rained when we landed at Heathrow. My friend John looked at me and grinned. “It isn’t always like this, I promise” he said as we loaded his Renault Scenic with our meagre belongings. Thankfully, he was right. I live in the South East in Essex and we have the best weather pattern here…

I was born during one of the worst snow periods of the 1960’s, 1962/63 and as a baby, I didn’t really go out anyway the first three months as the snow was too high and we were stuck indoors.

It actually snowed on my birthday that first year we were here- on December 28th. I felt like the UK was welcoming me home. It just felt right. Then I started working in central London and I just knew I loved this country and this city. It was vibrant, cosmopolitan, a throbbing mecca of scent, sight and sound, fast, furious, a mix of modern and history, with its own unique secrets. I didn’t know then I’d write a whole series of books around it but the seed was planted and when the Men of London was suggested by my publisher (clever woman that) I ran with it. So the idea wasn’t actually mine…

I spend a lot of time in London. I have a daughter who goes to Kingston University in Surrey, on the outskirts so I travel regularly through and on the boundaries of the city. I attend book signings and events. I go to the theatre and to watch pole dancing at the Burlesque venues. I worked in Piccadilly Circus in the heart of the West End for seven months recently. If the train service hadn’t been so terrible, and incredibly expensive, I might still be there. I loved working right above Jamie Oliver’s Diner…the aromas were wonderful. And having a McDonalds opposite was great too. I have a ‘thing’ – every place I write about in my books- I’ve been there. I’ve visited on a day trip, or stayed over there, and absorbed the atmosphere because I think it adds to the flavour of my stories. (And it gives me an excuse to spend my money in the name of ‘research’. It’s amazing what you can get away with in the name of research *winks*)

So writing about men living in London and falling in love, and bringing them all together one by one in the beautiful and plush setting of Gideon Kent’s Soho restaurant, Galileo’s, was no hardship at all. If you’re ever in London, you can check out the actual restaurant that inspired Galileo’s – it’s called Bob Bob Ricard… absolutely stunning and the food is incredible. Sheer hedonistic indulgence.

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.

Find out more on Goodreads.

Author Bio: 
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.

Where to find the author:

Publisher: Borough’s Publishing Group

Cover Artist: Art Department of Borough’s Publishing Group

Rafflecopter Prize: 2 copies of Double Alchemy and Double Alchemy: Climax 

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  1. Why have I never heard of Susan Mac Nicol before? I think I may have seen her name brandished around on FB, but didn't take much notice - big mistake!

  2. Thanks so much to Boy Meets Boy Reviews for having me here today. And Lorraine, I'm really glad you found me !!

  3. I used to live by Soho and cut down Beak Street to get to Hamleys with my little brother who thought Bob Bob Ricards windows were an Egyptian temple! That was one of the better perks of Soho - the incidents with a night lady and a triad member were less joyous.