Blog Tour Stop: Double Alchemy by Susan Mac Nicol

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

We are so excited here at Two Chicks Obsessed with Books and Eye Candy to be hosting today’s blog tour stop for Susan Mac Nicol’s book Double Alchemy.  Take a peek through and see the book blurb, author info, my review, along with a giveaway.  You really don’t want to miss this book! And the follow up book, Double Alchemy Climax will be out May 22nd. ~D~
                                          Book Blurb

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.

Denise’s Review (original blog review from 3/31)

I will start this review by admitting that I was a bit hesitant to read Double Alchemy.  I have only read one other paranormal book,
and it was far more comedy than paranormal. 
I enjoyed it, but it did not instill a love of paranormal.  However, because it was Susan Mac Nicol, I knew this was a must read.  In fact, I had previously
hesitated on a few of her books, for no real reason other than my own fears!  Susan writes so deeply and with such
intensity that sometimes the book description has scared me off a little, although after reading them, I have no idea why.  That being said, I have read all of her M/M
books now, and after finally reading Saving Alexander, I said that I would no
longer hesitate, and immediately bought Double Alchemy.  As always, Susan did not disappoint.
This story is about Cade, an anthropologist, who happens
upon Quinn, the Warlock King, in the woods. 
Quinn immediately knows that Cade is his soulmate, but he also has
Sprite in him, making them irresistible to each other.  Their attraction is immediate, animalistic,
and HOT!!!!  When these two men come
together, sparks fly. 
            “Cade’s head swam and he had no idea how he
suddenly ended up totally naked, his clothes in puddles at his feet, with Quinn
busy stripping down with demonic speed…Fuck, the man must have big feet.  I don’t know how that’s ever going to fit
inside me.”
I absolutely loved these Cade and Quinn together.  Although Quinn was the Grand Master, Warlock
King, and full of magyck, Cade would not let him get away with even the
slightest things.  Cade saw Quinn as the
human, with faults and annoying habits, and loved him anyway.  Cade was never nervous about telling Quinn
where to put those bad habits, either, no matter who was around.  And they were able to enjoy each other, have
fun and laugh together.
            “’Hell, Cade, you are trouble.  I knew that the minute I saw you in the woods
that day.’ Cade’s mouth curved in a sexy smile and Quinn’s cock pushed against
his zipper. ‘That’s trouble with a capital T, girlfriend,’ Cade camped up.”
Quinn, on the other hand, although a true Alpha male, adored
Cade, and would do anything for him, even risking his life to save Cade.  They were great opposites who fit together
perfectly like two halves of a whole.
One of the things that I enjoyed about this book was the
action.  There was a lot going on, and
things kept brewing up, would be settled, then more would come up.  However, my concern with paranormal has
always been that I wouldn’t quite understand what was happening (okay, that
might have been just my own fear) but Susan made sure that the reader
understood all the magyck as the men worked through all their trials and
tribulations.  There were so many
layers to this book, and yet Susan made it possible to not only follow
along but kept you wondering as to what else could come up!
Although, there is not a cliffhanger, there were definitely
enough unanswered questions that I can smell a Warlock King and Fey Sprite
Volume 2 ahead.  And I, for one, can’t
wait!  (I might have seen a posting somewhere that the “Climax” is in edits.  Woo Hoo!)
If I had one thing that I would say on the other side, it
would be that there were a few errors in the book that perhaps should have been caught during editing, but not
enough to take away from the heart of the story.
For my first true paranormal book, it was really a great
adventure.  For a Susan Mac Nicol, it was
another amazing book.  It was full of
lots of undeniable love, hot sex scenes, action and interesting secondary
characters (I am sure there is more to Marco than appears initially!).
I am giving this book a solid 4.9 pieces of eye candy.  
Double Alchemy Book Trailer:


Praise for Double Alchemy
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 
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
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
 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 is her fifth 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. Thanks for being a part of the tour. What a fab review, too!

  2. Absolutely Fabulous Review! Thanks so much Denise. It was lovely being here with you all.