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Monday, April 1, 2013

TOGETHER IN STARLIGHT by Susan MacNicol (Starlight Series #2)_Blog Tour & Review

Bennett Saville is sexy. At the peak of his career, the English star of stage and screen is everything a woman might desire, as fiancée Cassandra Wallace well knows. Together they’ve seen the world, from L.A. to Shangri La, yet shadows persist even in the spotlight. At home they face lust, greed and ghosts from their pasts—and that’s off stage. There is also “The Val”. The aged London theatre holds a mystery four centuries old, cast in starlight and waiting to be revealed. Intensely personal, impossibly passionate, the play must go on…and Cassie and Bennett must face it together. 
Susan Mac Nicol (Sue to most people) was born in Headingly, Leeds in the United Kingdom. When she was eight years old, her family emigrated to Johannesburg in South Africa, where she remained until her and her family¹s return, with husband and two children, to the UK in December 2000.

Sue¹s career as a professional business woman was mainly in the operational side of the Financial Services and Vehicle Leasing markets. Currently her responsibilities have evolved to being the Regulatory Compliance Officer at a financial services company in Cambridge.

Having written all her life, since her first short story was published in a local youth competition when she was just eleven, in between the day job and daily life, the inspiration for the Starlight series of romance novels was born. Her characters, Cassie and Bennett, finally made their debut on the flickering screen of a laptop. The character of Bennett was inspired by someone very special and perhaps one day, if you get the chance to ask her or meet her, over a cup of good coffee, Sue might just explain who this was. She will probably smile wryly and say, Œ"Hopefully without sounding like a teenage groupie."

Her first novel was submitted to various publishers and Boroughs Publishing Group liked what they saw. Sue was offered a contract for her novels and that, as they say in the classics, was that.

Sue is a member of the Romance Writers of America and the Romantic Novelists Association here in the UK. She lives in a town house in the rural village of Bocking, in Essex, with her husband, two children and a mixed collie mongrel called Blu, so named because of his two different colour eyes blue and brown. Sue is a voracious e book reader and a self confessed geek and Android phone fan. Her office is in her bag most days and without all her gadgets, she confesses she could barely function.

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Review of "Together in Starlight" by Susan MacNicol, reviewed by Mallory Hearts Review:

Review of Together in Starlight by Susan MacNicol (Starlight Series #2)
5 stars

When I read a novel by Susan MacNicol, there are several aspects that stick with me, long after I’ve read the book (for example, I still remember fondly what I so enjoyed of the first book in this series, “Cassandra by Starlight,” which I read more than six months earlier). Ms. MacNicol is such an excellent writer that each novel seems to fly past, and I’m finished almost before I realize I’ve reached the last page. That’s one aspect I remember! Then there’s the intriguingly complex plotting, a second aspect not-to-forget. But above all, I remember and love Ms. MacNicol’s incredible ability with characters. Not for her the standard two-dimensional male lead, whose only requirements are good looks, sexiness, and sensual appeal to the female lead; nor the two-dimensional female lead—flirty, attractive, a fine figure (according to whatever male lead’s ideals are), and appealing to the male lead, who simply must possess her. Yes, Ms. MacNicol has attractive, sexy, sensually appealing protagonists; but that’s NOT ALL. Ms. MacNicol, who must possess both a wonderful imagination and an analytic discernment of character and of interpersonal interactions, gives us the most incredibly fully-fleshed-out, well-rounded, three-dimensional characters. She gets in close and personal, digs in deep, till we know these folks better than we know ourselves; and because we know them, we can love them, admire them, grieve-joy-laugh with them; and we carry them with us long after that final page is turned.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for reading and reviewing my book :) I'm so pleased you are enjoying the series. I'm not sure yet when book 3 -Starlight and Promises - is going to be out but I'll certainly let you know when it is. I am very chuffed ('pleased' in English vernacular!) at the review and am glad I achieved what I set out to do which is to tell a good story and make the characters stay in people's hearts long after they've read the book.