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Release Date: August 29th 2014
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. 
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Review for Love and Punishment

I read the blurb. I sort of knew what I was getting myself into. WOW! I do love a good serial killer book. The killer in this book was particularly gruesome and left me with an extremely eerie feeling. She mastered the psychopath… perhaps I should be worried? LOL. Right out of the gate it grabbed me and I knew I was going to be in for some serious emotional explosions.

There were a few questions unanswered but none that truly deterred from the story. Minor editing issues but the story, characters, and flow were very well done.

Anthony and Flynn were fabulous together and apart. Marshall… I hope he has his own story! He deserves it more than anyone!
This was a thrilling ride! Good book.

Love and Punishment excerpt 

By the time he reads this, you’ll be mine. Inside and out.
 The words loomed eerily off the page as Flynn Parker re-read the message on the cream-coloured notepaper. It was seven p.m. on a chilly February evening. He’d gotten back into his basement flat in Chelsea after a sweaty and energetic game of squash at the gym. All he wanted to do was have a warm shower then wait for his boyfriend, Anthony, to arrive for a drink. They’d been together six months now and Flynn already knew he was in for the long haul. He had a fervent hope for tonight: that hot, raunchy animal sex would be on the menu and Anthony wouldn’t be too tired to participate. Flynn needed to alleviate some of the tension that still racked his body from the gym and the tough day he’d had at the newspaper with deadlines and angry interviewees. He hadn’t anticipated the official-looking cream envelope lying in wait in his hallway—an envelope that had obviously been slipped under the door. He frowned.
Who the hell would send me something like this slipped under the bloody door? It’s so damn cloak and dagger.
As an investigative crime journalist for a mid-sized independent newspaper, he was used to the weird things that life had to offer. He felt a frisson of unease trickle down his spine as he laid the note down on the kitchen top. As he busied himself making coffee, absorbed in the task, some small shadow to his left made him turn in curiosity. Something cold and acidic was pressed against his face. He struggled as he tried to take in air, but only gulped in the noxious fumes of whatever was being pressed against his nose. It happened so quickly that he had time only for a fleeting moment of terror before everything went dark.
He awoke in blackness. His head felt stuffed with cotton wool. He could see nothing, feeling only the crinkle of something silky lying across his eyes.
 I must be blindfolded. At least I hope to shit that’s what it is and I haven’t actually gone blind.
When he tried to move, he realised he was flat on his back on a rough, yielding but scratchy surface. He was cold, his skin prickling with goose bumps as cold air lapped at his body. He didn’t even want to think about what that might mean. His arms were stretched above his head, bound to something he couldn’t see.


Release Date: July 22nd 2013
Now that Shane Templar has stripped the armour from Matt Langer’s heart, will either of them ever be safe again? 

Though two years past, Matthew Langer is still getting over the death of a loved one. He’s steered clear of serious relationships, but when he meets the irascible, dirty mouthed and tempestuous Shane Templar that decision has never been harder. Shane is sexy, warm and funny, and Matthew finds himself trying like hell not to fall for him. Especially when Shane, with his quick wit and hacking skills, is quick to stand up for justice and avenge wrongs. Then Shane strikes at the wrong target, and Matthew realises just how far he’s already fallen. At the threat of losing for good yet another man who has broken through his armour, Matthew finds his heart stripped bare. He must face the demons of his soul or a future without love.


                                         Review of Stripped Bare

Sex, drama, crazy computer hacking, homophobic fathers, insane situations, heartache... Yeah this book pretty much has everything under the sun. Matthew is heartbroken, practically thrives in his depression over the loss of the love of his life. Shane thrives by being AMAZING LOL. But oddly, through all of this, my heart and soul went to a secondary character... David. Talk about a person in need of serious saving. But, if you're going to jump into the water without knowing how to swim you want Matthew and Shane as your lifeguards! They are just as fabulous a team under the covers as they are fully dressed and functioning like adults haha! This was an interesting, if not sad at times, book! I enjoyed it! 

Stripped Bare excerpt
Matthew raised an eyebrow . “Are you with him tonight as a paid escort, or a free date?”
He knew even as he said the words that he’d gone too far. To be honest, he was ashamed at the words even as they left his mouth.
Shane’s face went white as he stepped forward.
For a moment, Matthew thought he was about to be smacked across the jaw. Instead, he found himself being pushed against the wall, Shane’s greedy lips finding his in a kiss that made him rock hard. Matthew couldn’t help himself. His lips parted involuntarily as Shane’s hungry tongue crept into his mouth, meeting his own as his body pressed against Matthew’s in sheer carnality. Matthew tasted whisky, mint and pure sex.
The younger man knew how to kiss. His lips were demanding and warm and his tongue definitely knew what it wanted.
All sense of anything rational left him as the other man’s hips pushed against his. Matthew lost all breath in his body feeling Shane’s raging erection against his own. He groaned and gripped Shane’s blonde hair as he ground his mouth against the other man’s in a frenzy of sheer need and want.
Shane’s hands were on his backside, gripping him fiercely, pulling their two bodies together.
Christ, he’s a great kisser. He must be total dynamite in bed. God, I want this man.
The thoughts were fleeting. Matthew found himself being released and the incredible sensations in his body were relieved somewhat as Shane pulled away.
The other man’s face was dark, his eyes stormy. His lower face was reddened from the roughness of Matthew’s chin, from the stubble that grew around his mouth. Shane’s voice was fierce when he spoke. “Is that what you wanted, Matthew? It certainly felt like you did.” He reached down and brushed Matthew’s groin.
Matthew gasped. “I’d say you want me. Why the hell are you so uptight about it? Be honest with yourself.”
Matthew couldn’t quite find his voice. He took a deep breath trying to calm down the emotions surging in his chest. Shane watched him and then shrugged. His voice sounded disappointed when he next spoke. “Fine, then. You’ve had your chance. Twice. So don’t bloody well think I owe you anything.”

                                                                        Author Bio

Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, geek, 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.

Sue is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK.




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