this month a bunch of my author friends and I have put together a big giveaway. There is two grand prizes and many individual ones. read to the end for more details. Today’s guest is Susan Mac Nichol
Susan, I remember eight years ago dismissing the notion of social media as ‘not for me’ and when I was forced to begin using it when I published my first book, I was not a happy bunny. But I had to get used to it if I wanted to develop an author platform and sell my books; find readers who wanted to read my stories.
Now, I don’t know how I would’ve managed without it. In this time of self-isolation, the world has become an even smaller place, and online friends are keeping each other sane and entertained. The social aspects of the tools we use have become a medium through which to express joy, grief, support, hope and sadness. We’re all in this together, and people are finding solace in the worldwide communication of online buddies.
I can’t say I’ve learned any new skills being at home- I haven’t suddenly developed a fondness for cooking or baking. I haven’t become a web designer or hacker, and I haven’t learnt how to make pottery, knit, crochet or sew. What I have done, though, is learn how to be patient and live within the means I have to get through the weeks. I’m at home with my husband of 36 years, Gary, and my dog, Blu and I’m fortunate enough to have a beautiful place out in the country where there’s ample place to walk and visit green fields and see the wildlife. My garden is a little untended so there’s room for improvement there, and the empty fish pond will make a wonderful grave for when Gary finally does that one thing that breaks the camel’s back ? I’m kidding of course. We’ve been getting on fine, actually, and trying hard to do our own thing.
And it’s okay not to have to learnt anything new while you’ve been home. It’s okay to simply get through each day exactly as you were, with kids, family and animals in the mix. It’s fine to read a book, watch a film, scroll through Facebook and watch weird YouTube videos (something I’ve been finding myself doing). It’s ok to wear PJ’s all day, or switch from day to night ones. One of the things I’ve found most liberating about staying in is I don’t have to wear a bra! I think there’s a lot of people out there who’ll find this freeing as well, even if we do end up with Cooper’s Droop ?
Do what you need to do to get through this historical time -because this is going to go down in the history books – and just live each day as it comes, until we’re over this hurdle. Because you deserve that.
Title: Worth Keeping
Author: Susan Mac Nicol
Cover designer:Chris Keeslar – Boroughs
Publisher:Boroughs Publishing Group
Genre/heat Gay Romance/Hurt Comfort
Abused horrifically as a boy, Nick Mathers has come to terms with his existence as a man. Mostly. Other days life seems a little much. Especially when Nick knows he’ll always be alone.
On those days his thoughts turn black. He walks the Norfolk coast and considers the frigid embrace of the waves. And then, one stormy night, he finds someone who’s tasted just that. The beautiful stranger on the beach is near death, and Nick rushes him home to slowly nurse back to health. As he does, he finds a love unlike any other. Owen Butler’s body is as warm as the sea was cold, his heart as big as an ocean. And Owen is a man who swears to repay the favor. Nick can yet be saved from himself, and he will see that he is indeed a man… worth keeping.
Bringing lovers together, one book at a time!
The official stuff
Susan writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary romance stories, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark and hopefully always entertaining. She’s also Editor in Chief at Divine Magazine, an online LGBTQ e-zine, and a member of The Society of Authors, the Writers Guild of Great Britain, and the Authors Guild in the US.
Susan is also an award-winning script writer, with scripts based on two of her own published works. Sight Unseen has garnered no less than five awards to date and her TV pilot, Reel Life, based on her debut novel, Cassandra by Starlight, was also a winner at the Oaxaca Film Fest.
The ‘unofficial’ stuff…
She loves going to the theatre, live music concerts (especially if it’s her man crush Adam Lambert or the divine Cumberbatch) walks in the countryside, a good G and T, lazing away afternoons reading a good book, and watching re-runs of Silent Witness.
Her chequered past includes stories like being mistaken for a prostitute in the city of Johannesburg, being chased by a rhino on a dusty Kenyan road, getting kicked out of a youth club for being a ‘bad influence’ (she encourages free thinking) and having an aunt who was engaged to Cliff Richard ?
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Rubbing One Out – The new story is a sassy, supernatural weaving of a grumpy zookeeper meeting a being that he didn’t think truly existed. But when he does, hoo boy. Sullivan doesn’t know what’s hit him when Dae literally appears in his world. Dae is Leslie Tiberius Scott and Birdy Dobbs on steroids. Oh, and there are a load of misbehaving penguins in this book
Susan is offering an Ebook For Fox Sake and a 5 dollar gift card, and 5 dollar gift card and 2 backlist ebook for individual prizes. There are also two grand prizes and ad lots of individual prizes.a Rafflecopter giveaway