Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Double Alchemy by Susan Mac Nichol Blog Tour - Review - Excerpts - Giveaway - Teasers #MM #PNR #loveit

Double Alchemy
Release Date: March 24th 2014
Powerful yet tormented modern warlock Quinn Fairmont must initiate the silver-eyed Cade Mairston into the world of witchfinders, Withinners, and what can happen when two men fall truly, madly, deeply in love.


In modern London there lurks a warlock, Quinn Fairmont. Dangerous, powerful, tortured, sharing his body with the soul of an ancient Welsh sorcerer, Quinn is never alone—and never wholly himself. He fights against all those who would exploit his kind. He takes pleasure where he can find it.

In the forest of Hampstead Heath, Quinn’s hometown, Cade Mairston appears to him like a waking dream. Lithe, lean and silver-eyed, he evokes feelings in Quinn unlike any other: lust with true affection, immediate and shocking. Cade is clearly more than he seems. And yet, if a man of the world, Cade is innocent. He knows nothing of warlocks, witchfinders or Withinners. He knows nothing of what he is, what he might be, or what he might feel. For him, the story is just beginning. Magyck, peril and passion await. 

Double Alchemy Exclusive Excerpt

Quinn scowled as he rummaged through the giant wooden chest in his specially created 
basement that contained his treasured library and most of his magyckal paraphernalia, 
potions and spells. He’d bought this place on the heath especially because it had a huge 
subterranean basement, large enough for him to store everything he’d accumulated in his 
thirty-six years as a Warlock as well as Taliesin’s possessions, accumulated over the last fifteen 
It was no mean feat having the ability to store such exotic items as unicorn hair, dryad tears, 
kairax root and thousands of other obscure items that Taliesin bought back from his travels. 
Quinn applied the same method of preserving his Withinner’s treasures as he did his own very 
precious and rare collection of books and artefacts.
The purpose-built library in the concealed basement was a hermetically sealed room, guarding 
against such human risks such as improper lighting, airborne pollutants, insect infestations and 
mould. Minimal human contact featured strongly in there too, with the only person able to enter
either of the rooms being Quinn or his Withinner and then only by a retinal scan. Quinn really 
couldn’t afford to have anyone from the outside world find his Warlock treasure trove. The need  
for secrecy was paramount. To reveal it could be disastrous.
He exclaimed in triumph when he found what he was looking for. He held up two small, green
vials, with ruby-coloured stoppers. Quinn hadn’t brought his reading glasses down to the basement    
so he peered at the labels a little myopically. “Mirrabar Blood” read the description in Taliesin’s 
incredibly flamboyant handwriting.
Quinn knew the Mirrabar to be a small, ice-cold-blooded being that dwelled in the fjord caves of
Norway. Once Quinn ingested this, it would cool his own blood down to a point where he at least
would be able to tolerate another Fey, at least for a short time. The lasting results had yet to be 
proven but he hoped wryly it would work long enough for him to have a part-way intelligent 
conversation with the delectable Cade Mairston without regressing to caveman mode.

My Review
If you're looking for a great MM and PNR read pick this up. Quinn and Cade are an amazing couple, they are sexy and share some great banter, they go through so much in this story and I loved every bit of it! Here's a brief recap when Quinn and Cade first see each other the attraction is magical literally! Quinn is a warlock, Cade believes he is human but Quinn quickly recognises him as fae, thank goodness they're both gay! In a way their more than a couple as Quinn has a withinner.......his withinner is his immortal life partner, a strong and powerful warlock, it's funny as when he talks to him it's like his crazy, you'd lock him up lol. His withinner isn't completely innocent though! So much goes on, I really enjoyed how Cade and Quinn's relationship developed along with the PNR side of the story that has many twists. This book grabs you and won't let you go, the writing and story flows easily and keeps you hooked, if you like books where you feel you personally know the main characters and feel all there emotions you will enjoy this book. Five sexy, lovable and magical stars **I was gifted a copy for an honest review**

Climax: Double Alchemy #2
Release Date: May 22nd 2014
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.

My Review
Quinn and Cade, Cade and Quinn <3 love these two!
When you put mm and paranormal together, for me you come up with something great. I really enjoyed getting away from reality with the paranormal side of this book.  At the same time it was a very grounded to human activities which was nice.
Obviously, this is book 2/2 of Double Alchemy so you really need to read book 1 first, which was fab.  This book starts with our couple happy, but trouble stirring in the warlock/witch world.
Cade and Quinn are dedicated to each other and they both show jealousy when people try to get between them, nothing's gonna come between these men though. 
**Quinn showing jealousy in kitchen - loved it**
It's not as action-packed as book 1, but still as enjoyable as we get to watch a relationship develop and grow even more, don't get me wrong there's action, danger and heartbreaking moments that will tug at your heart strings.
Susan does a great job with the sex scenes, not every session is detailed some were just teased and left to our imagination.
If you love mm pick up this page turning book along with book 1 you won't be disappointed.
4.5 stars.


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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  1. Thanks so much for featuring me and Double Alchemy here today ♥