Giveaway: Double Alchemy: Climax by Susan Mac Nicol
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About Double Alchemy: Climax (Double Alchemy Book #2)
- Title: Double Alchemy: Climax (Double Alchemy Book #2)
- Author: Susan Mac Nicol
- Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
- Release Date: 22nd May, 2014
- Genre: M/M Paranormal Romance
Powerful modern warlock Quinn Fairmont found ecstasy with the silver-eyed and not-quite-human Cade Mairston, but to know true happiness the pair must best both the shadow of a long-ago lover and an ancient enemy who seeks to destroy love, light and all they hold dear.
A BLINDING LIGHT
It begins with a Book of Shadows discovered by a London coven. The grimoire is as dangerous as it is rare, which is why it evokes modern-day warlock Quinn Fairmont’s desire. He collects objects of great power and beauty—like his lover, Cade Mairston.
Against all odds he and Cade found each other, but their perils have just begun. First is the ex-lover who once held Quinn in thrall. And, someone has been killing warlocks. Could it be one of his own kind? There are those too who would challenge Quinn’s power in their quest to overthrow him as Grand Master. Or is the danger something darker, something invoked inadvertently, rising from the shadows, building from the very inside of a man until it brings an end with a quick flash of light? Of the truth, the surface has only been scratched. Now Quinn and Cade must go deeper and find both answers and an end. They must learn what lurks in the hearts of men…and whether it seeks to love or destroy.
4 fangs out of 5 fangs
We rejoin Quinn and Cade after the attack on Quinn. Quinn is a Warlock, Grand Master of the Consortium; Quinn also has a Withinner, Taliesin, an old and powerful Warlock in his own right. Cade is human, mostly, but has Sprite tendencies.
The first half of the book takes up the plot to discover where the Witchfinder General is, and killing him. they do this with the help of a book that has traces of his blood. And a witch that once held Quinn as a sex slaves for 3 days! this bit of the plot was slow and took time to develop, but once they had killed him, you are then left with half a book still to go!
We then (its almost 2 books in one!) get to the second plot line, and that is Quinn’s fight for his Grand Master title, and for Cade. Cade comes a cropper, and is immersed into…well, I’m not saying, just that all is well in the end!
We dont get so much of Taliesin in this book, and i missed him and his wittiness! i liked Valensia, and how both Quinn and Taliesin react to her, but also Daniel. (and i feel there could be another tale from those two alone!) Cade and Quinn’s relationship grows stronger, and the sex becomes hotter after Cade’s little hiccup, but again, its not all described in great detail, actually much is left to the imagination, but what IS described is well written and not too explicit. The two plot lines would have worked better if they intertwined from the beginning, rather than almost one done then starting the next. i DID like Misty, who sets the whole thing in motion, and i would like there to have been more of her, especially with what she and Quinn, and Cade now have planned. the ending did seem to petter out a little, and that is what lets it down.
Praise for Double Alchemy (Book #1)
“I love Paranormal stories & I’m a huge fan of Susan Mac Nicol’s M/M books. In this book, she brings both genres together & gives us this amazing story. With her master storytelling, she takes us into the mystical & magical world of Witches, Warlocks, Withinners & Feys. A world where danger lurks in the shadows.” – Maria Recchia
“I stayed up all night reading this story. Susan has a way of writing that is different than anyone else. She’s uniquely brilliant at weaving a tale that brings out my emotions. I have laughed in every one of her stories. That’s incredible for me. Not just a smile, but a laugh. I love that. This book needs to be read. You won’t be disappointed.” – Author Kindle Alexander
“Susan Mac Nicol has created a complex and fully realized fantasy world…. Quinn is the star of this novel, taking out the bad guy and learning how to trust in Cade’s love enough to share his unsavory past.” Library Journal
“I completely loved this beautifully and highly detailed written Paranormal story! This wasn’t a predictable story by any means. How Susan Mac Nicol takes us on a ride through this very creative and engrossing world that you will not forget, anytime soon and will be wanting more and more of it. I am a huge fan of this author and Double Alchemy, doesn’t disappoint by any means at all. I highly recommend this hot, steamy, love, paranormal and so beautifully written story!” Paul Berry
“Susan Mac Nicol brings us another sexilicious m/m romance but also takes us into a magyckal world of Warlocks, Withinners, Fae, Witchfinders and Witches… I loved the combination of the magyck and the m/m romance storyline. I am so glad Ms Mac Nicol is not keeping us waiting as the second book in the series will be released 22nd May 2014. I highly recommended this book to read and is an absolute five star rating from me.” Foxylutely Book Reviews
Praise for Susan Mac Nicol
“We have to re-iterate that this Author will always be an automatic one-click for us. Her writing is flawless and her flawed characters are completely lovable. There’s always something quirky and fun in her stories as well as drama, angst and heaps of passion! We can highly recommend!!” – Gitte & Jenny – Totally Booked Blog
“Susan has been hailed as a genius writer of male/male literature. Her Saving Alexander has been nominated for several awards and has been reviewed widely. Congrats on all your success, Susan. You have earned it.” – Gay Lit Authors
Purchase links for DOUBLE ALCHEMY (Book #1)
Purchase links for DOUBLE ALCHEMY: CLIMAX (Book #2)
Boroughs Publishing Group: http://boroughspublishinggroup.com/books/double-alchemy-climax
All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-doublealchemyclimax-1520861-143.html
About Susan Mac Nicol
Susan Mac Nicol was born in Leeds, UK, and left for South Africa when she was eight. She returned to the UK thirty years later and now lives in Essex. Her debut novel Cassandra by Starlight, the first in a trilogy, was published last year by Boroughs Publishing Group in the US. Sue’s latest story, Double Alchemy: Climax is her sixth m/m romance.
Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself becoming a Romance writer, being a horror/psychological thriller reader all her life. But the Romance genre is now something very close to her heart and she intends continuing the trend.
Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK.
Susan Mac Nicol is also author of The Magick of Christmas, Confounding Cupid, Cassandra by Starlight, Together in Starlight, Stripped Bare, Saving Alexander, Worth Keeping, Waiting for Rain and Double Alchemy.
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Places I’d love to visit
For some reason, I have a real yen to visit New England, in Maine. Stephen King is one of my favourite authors and he lives in Bangor. I fancy bumping into him in a coffee shop or something. I’ve also wanted to visit there and see the Autumn Fall tree lined avenues and the beautiful coast line with its New England architecture and wooden houses. So a pretty blue and white house on the beach here would be my ideal place to live and write. Or one that looks just like Stephen’s…it’s quite spooky looking but I love it.
Then again, I’ve also wanted to visit Venice. Ah Venice. The beautiful floating city and home of Murano glass. I can see myself sitting in this high hotel room, or a private apartment, gazing out upon the river and the inspiration of the magnificent old buildings. The muscles of the young Venetian gondoliers would make a welcome distraction, and perhaps I might indulge myself in a frothy latte and a crema croissant at the Café Del Doge…
I’ve been to quite a few places in my travels. I travelled America many years ago, to New York, New Orleans, Kentucky, and Florida. I went down the Mississippi on a steamboat, and went through the Florida Glades in a small dinghy. It was great fun. I’ve seen camels in the desert in Tunisia, wandered around Dracula’s castle in Transylvania, travelled through Bosnia to get to Dubrovnik from Croatia, spent two weeks in Southern Ireland, and drunk Guinness and eaten Irish beef (delicious by the way.) I’ve spent time in Prague, checking out the flea markets, had coffee in Gibraltar, a massage in Andalusia in Spain (at a spa hotel ,you dirty minded individuals) and been on safari in South Africa , where I lived for thirty years. So I have travelled and I’d really like to add these other places to my repertoire.
What places do you want to visit -is there anywhere special you’d like to go ?