Thursday, 22 May 2014

Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway: Double Alchemy - Climax by Susan Mac Nicol

BOOK: Double Alchemy - Climax
SERIES: Double Alchemy #2
GENRE: M/M Paranormal Romance (Hot!)
AUTHOR: Susan Mac Nicol
RELEASED: 22nd May 2014 (Today!!)
PUBLISHERS: Boroughs Publishing Group

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.


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.

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Foxy Rating = Five Stars
This is the second book in the continuation of the Double Alchemy series and here we have the climax to the story. I was already hooked in this magyckal world of Warlocks, Withinners and Fae and the sparkle and fantasy continued to shine for me.

Quinn and Cade now living together are truly tested with the actions of a past lover of Quinn and a powerful old enemy. I won’t go too much in the storyline as the beauty is in the read itself. Needless to say it is a fabulous epitome of paranormal storytelling intermingled with some hot m/m romance and not to be missed!

I’ve really enjoyed this two book series and for somebody who is not a paranormal fan these days (although it is far superior a read to label it just as that) this just goes to show how amazing a read this series is. The story build up was driven further in this book to deliver an amazing ending. Book one was already a five star recommend from me and this final book continued the trend.

Again, as with all Susan Mac Nicol’s books she just get the characterisation spot on and gifted the reader with two hot, sexy and complex individuals along with engaging and demanding secondary characters (yes even those you want to shout ‘Boo! and Hiss!’ to).

A definite ‘one click’ I highly recommend and maybe beg for more? Five stars.   

GUEST POST by Susan Mac Nicol, author

What are your top five favourite things to do to relax after a hard day at work, whatever it is that you do? You might be a hard working housewife, a busy businessman, a harried housekeeper or a dedicated doctor but you must have special things you like to do to wind down.

 I’ve put a list of mine together, see if any of them are the same as yours.

§  Make myself a Latte using the Dolce Gusto coffee machine in my bedroom. I love this gift from my son. I salivate at the smell of coffee as the pods pop open and the hot water pours into the cup. Sheer heaven.

§ If the hubby is home, kiss him hello, ask him how his day was. The fact that most days he’s had a day much worse than mine gives me a little bit of an opportunity to give him a cuddle. Not that one needs an excuse of course J

§Grab my Kindle from the side of the bed and read a few pages of the current book while I drink said coffee. It’s a hedonistic pleasure.

§Sometimes taking ourselves off to TGI Friday’s where my son works as a mixologist (that’s a cocktail bartender to the uninitiated). Watching the bartenders flare (throw the bottles around like Tom Cruise did in Cocktail) and listening to some funky music always puts me in the right frame of mind.

§      Sit out in my garden if the weather is nice and sunny. Enjoy the chimes of the church of St Mary’s across the road, smell the river that runs through the adjacent field and simply ‘breathe in, breathe out’. It’s good for the soul.

Sometimes it’s the simple things that bring us pleasure. I don’t deny I love to go to dinner at my friend John’s house ‘Talliston’ and enjoy great cooking in a sumptuous environment but those sorts of treats I leave for really special occasions..

And of course the pleasure of perhaps going to the local cinema complex and grabbing a huge bag of popcorn, a giant size Coke and relaxing back into the chair in the dark while watching the hunky heroes on screen as they save the world….definitely another ‘hedonistic’ moment..


Praise for Double Alchemy (Book #1)
“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

“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

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

Climax - Book 2

Double Alchemy - Book 1


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.

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  1. What a fab review, Mandie! So glad you enjoyed it and that you're a part of Susan's book tour. VW

  2. want to read this :)
    I really enjoyed Stripped Bare, Worth Keeping, Saving Alexander and Double Alchemy (haven't read Waiting for Rain as yet)

  3. Mandie, as usual thanks for such a lovely review. I'm sorry it took me so long to get down here but as they say, better late than never :) Thanks for being such a wonderful blog host x

  4. Love Susan. I've read Stripped Bare and Worth Keeping. Both awesome!