Forever in Starlight
Susan Mac Nicol
Publication date: August 29th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Bennett and Cassie are at it again, this time looking the ultimate challenge in the eye and deciding, after everything they’ve been through, why not?
AFTER ALL THIS TIME
Some people are meant to be together, even if they find each other through tragedy. When Bennett Saville’s brother jumped off a bridge and landed on Cassandra Wallace’s car, their lives become intertwined in a way they never wanted to unravel. But so much has happened, and most of it would have been soul destroying if they hadn’t had each other. And now, after all these years, they are ready to take the final step to declare their love, but Bennett’s star is rising fast, and being a famous actor with a hit movie might undo all the trust they have built their love on.
Cassie isn’t the jealous, insecure type, but things have changed, and so has Bennett. Coming into his prime as a man and as a highly regarded actor, Cassie, ten years older than her lover, begins to worry that their foundation is shaky, and that she can’t compete with the jiggly twenty year-olds who throw themselves in Bennett’s path. What she can’t see is herself through Bennett’s eyes. If she could, she would know always and forever is all he ever wanted with his Cass.
The ‘Official’ stuff
Susan writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary stories, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark and others that hopefully make you think. She’s also Editor in Chief at Divine Magazine, an online LGBTQ e-zine, and a Charity Board trustee at The Being Me Campaign in London.
Susan attained PAN status with the Romance Writers of America with her first M/M book, Stripped Bare. She’s currently a member of The Society of Authors in the UK, and the Authors Guild in the US. She enjoys being a member of Queer Romance Ink, All Author, Book + Main Bites, and the Paranormal Romance Guild.
The ‘Unofficial’ stuff
She loves going to the theatre, live music concerts (especially if it’s her man crush Adam Lambert) walks in the countryside, a good G &T, lazing away afternoons reading a good book, and watching re-runs of Silent Witness.
Her chequered past includes 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.
What was your ambition before becoming a writer, if you had one?
I loved writing when I was at school, and I continued it at home. My first career desire though was to become a journalist. I’d always wanted to do investigative journalism and become the next Woodward or Bernstein. I managed to get an interview for a apprenticeship at a leading South African newspaper, a publication called The Star. I went to the interview and once it was finished, I’d changed my mind. One of the things you need to be a good reporter is the ability to be hard and not let emotions get in the way of the story. I didn’t think I had it in me to do that. I couldn’t see me going up to a parent who’d just lost their child and asking the questions needed to create a good story. So I kept up with my writing and decided that one day I’d be a famous author instead.
I kept writing and produced poems, short stories, and novellas, some of which are unfinished and currently languish in my folder. I wrote a full children’s story, which I managed to get an agent for. But I was 21, partying and working and didn’t have the inclination to keep up with all the rewrites needed. That story is complete and maybe one day I’ll dig it out and see what else I can do with it.
I might not have reached my goal of being a journalist but I am Editor in Chief of an online magazine www.divinemagazine.biz. It’s a LGBT publication that features LGBTQ issues, music and entertainment news and invites guest posts from others. I get the chance of editing the content and deciding what to air and I suppose that’s my fix of being a newspaper mogul.
Thank you! To Xpresso and Susan for letting me explore this topic for my guest post! Also thank you to my followers and I look forward to bringing you more guest posts like this and interviews!