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Diary dates, upcoming events and a bit of chit chat

There’s a lot going on in my world at the moment.

I have a new release on the 29th August called ‘Love and Punishment’, I’ve just finished the first book in my Men of London series (MOL) (five more to go!) and I also have the third book in my Starlight series, ‘Starlight and Promises’ coming out this year too. And I’ve already started writing the second book in the MOL repertoire. I also have this awesome book plot for something I’m going to write next year with a view to self publishing this one. So watch this space…I think I need to shut myself away in something like this beautiful room and focus on everything.


In the meantime, here are some important dates for the diary. You can always find out more about them by keeping an eye on my Facebook page

UK Gay Romance writers book signing – September 6th 2014 – London. If you fancy coming along let us know by joining below. I’ll be there with my books and hopefully someone will ask me to sign one *grins*

To find out more information check out details here on the Facebook group:

Gay Rom Lit – October 16-19th 2014 – USA I won’t be at this years GRL conference but I am hoping to make it over next year.

UK MM Writer’s Retreat – May 2015 -check out the website for more details about a beautiful country hotel getaway.
Read more here:

Euro Con (Munich) 10-12th July 2015 – further details will be made available by Marc Fleischhauer and the team putting the event together – Isa Brandt and Anna Martin., is the website, is the Facebook Page

So loads on the go for both authors and readers alike..we hope to see you at some or all of them !

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The Big Cocks and Broomsticks Giveaway Blog Hop – and all about HOPE

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Here’s the link to follow for the blog hop and to find the other bloggers –

I once wrote a blog post about the research writers do for their books. You can read it here –

I am forever intrigued by the subjects tackled in other author’s books. I’ve read some incredibly fascinating ones lately. Take ‘Omorphi’ by the charming and glitter bedazzled Cody Kennedy (he apparently needs need regular Vitamin G injections lol). Cody’s book tackles the subject of extremely disturbing child abuse and I can’t imagine the research he had to do to write such a thoughtful, sympathetic and heart wrenching story. It’s tasteful, emotional, beautifully written and the character of Christy is simply breath taking.

Then I had the pleasure of reading Disasterology 101 by Taylor V. Donovan. Her book tackles the subject of OCD and germophobia with tenderness, empathy and the emotions of two men who find each other at the most bewildering times of their lives.

Then there was the wonderful ‘Junk’ by Josephine Myles. This was the story of a man who couldn’t stopped hoarding ‘stuff’ and who lived in chaos – organised chaos by his standards – until he found someone who could help him tendencies to collect anything he thought he needed and support him as he came to terms with his situation.

So these are all fascinating studies of the human psyche, the human ability to adjust, adapt and heal from circumstances that some of us may find untenable. They are glorious missives of just how someone else’s love, affection and support can heal and make people feel worthy of their attention. These books show men being patient, kind, understanding and most of all, offering hope to those who feel that perhaps that they are not worth saving.


And stories like these are hard to find in today’s world and we need more of them. I say well done to each one of these author’s for tacking subjects that may be controversial and difficult to write about. I enjoyed each one of them and in reading each one, I took something warm and fuzzy away with me – the faith that human nature CAN offer solace and hope in days when despair is all too prevalent.

I’ve written my own books on the subject of hope – ‘ Saving Alexander’ and ‘Worth Keeping’ and you can find out more about them here on my Pinterest boards –

In case you missed it, follow this link to find the other bloggers on the hop or click on the linky below-

a Rafflecopter giveaway


$100 amazon or b and N choice!!
second place: $50 amazon or b and n card
3rd place: $25 amazon or b and n card


To celebrate this blog hop, I’m giving away two e-book copies of my recent release, ‘Stripped Bare’, and my new release, ‘Saving Alexander’, which is out on the 29th October. Two lucky winners, drawn at random, will win either one of these books.

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You only have to leave a comment to enter but if you’d like to increase your chances of winning one of the books, then you can do one or all of the following – these are optional and if you only leave a comment, you’ll still be entered into the giveaway –

Follow my blog at
Follow me on Twitter @SusanMacNicol7
Connect with me on Facebook
You can find me here too –

Once the blog hop is over, the random winners will be drawn and announced here on my blog. I’ll also contact you via email. In your comment, leave me the following –

Your email address -Very Important!
Preference for which one of my books you fancy if you have one
If you followed or connected, which one of the above?
If you want to tell me what e-book format you’d prefer if you win, feel free.

And most of all – thanks for stopping by, participating and making contact. This is what Martha Beck had to say about human contact –

Basic human contact – the meeting of eyes, the exchanging of words – is to the psyche what oxygen is to the brain. If you’re feeling abandoned by the world, interact with anyone you can.