Friday, August 28, 2015

Blog Tour, eARC Review, Excerpt, & #Giveaway: Feat of Clay (Men of London #4) by Susan Mac Nicol

Imprisoned and tortured, undercover cop Tate Williams will find redemption in the arms of his boyhood friend, now lover, former SAS soldier Clay Mortimer. 



Though they went their separate ways, Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer have been crazy about each other since their school days. Clay went into the SAS. Tate became a cop. Neither mentioned their attraction to the other. Both sought out danger. Both found it. 
Imprisoned and shot in an undercover assignment gone wrong, Tate somehow survived…and found his way back into Clay’s arms. His old friend is now the owner of an elite investigation agency and everything any man could want: patient, handsome, commanding. And Clay knows what it takes to survive. But Tate can’t bring himself to share all his secrets, nightmares that force him to rebel against everything. He finds solace from his past as a graffiti artist, a childhood passion, but his demons drive away all who might care for him. Only when he faces that past—and learns that everyone has tasted despair—can the two men truly be brothers-in-arms…and more.

Feat of Clay Excerpt 2 *NSFW*

He grinned as his pants were unzipped and Tate’s tongue came out to wet his very kissable lips. At that sight, Clay’s cock instantly plumped up. The sly caress of Tate’s thumb across the head of his dick made it even perkier. Clay settled comfortably back against the couch, stretching his arms across the back, hitching a breath as Tate’s mouth swallowed him down. The image of Tate’s mouth on him, dark head bobbing up and down with his little moans of pleasure teasing his cock, never failed to arouse Clay. Tate was exceptionally good at sucking cock and enjoyed it immensely. His hot, wet tongue flicking against Clay’s tip, those long, steady licks against his shaft as Tate glanced up at Clay, holding him mesmerised. The fact this was his Tate was a turn-on itself.

“Your mouth is too good at this,” Clay hissed, eyes closing in bliss as Tate took him deep, throat massaging his sensitive dick. “I know I say that every time.” His voice caught as Tate’s tongue did something to him that sent all the nerve endings in his body aflame. “Christ that felt good. Do it again.” 

Tate’s gave a wicked chuckle as his dirty mouth drove Clay crazy. When he pulled off, Clay moaned pitifully.

Review by: multitaskingmomma
My Rating: 5 of 5 Stars

Feat of Clay is the story of Tate Williams and Clay Mortimer. For those of you who have read the Men of London Series, Clay was a side character mentioned once or twice. Think Sight and Sinners (Men of London #2), Draven and Taylor's story. Clay is this big, macho, really dominating and assertive character who controlled his high-profile Mortimer Investigations with an iron hand. This is where Draven Samuels worked. We caught a glimpse then of a man who was troubled for his lover, someone unnamed. That lover was Tate. The stunning opening scene sets the pace for this book. The darkness is almost palpable and the emotions Tate is traumatized to remember and feel are horrific to  read. 

Tate is a dedicated investigator who can act the part if need be. This ability is what made him the perfect undercover agent to infiltrate a drug cartel. What went down in book two is what sets the plot for this installment where we get to see the return to the darker and more erotic side of the author. We read through Tate's struggles and wonder at his artistic streak which helps him cope with the issues he has to live and dream through. By his side, ever the supportive lover and childhood best friend, is Clay.

Clay, for some reason or other, remained an enigma to his friends and those working under him. Draven wondered time and again about what really made Clay tick. When he discovers the truth about Clay and Tate, he is surprised and happy but at the same time, worried. Clay feels the pain of his partner and lover and has to stretch his patience to the maximum to guarantee their relationship never falls apart. Tate's PTSD mood swings can give the reader (and Clay) whiplash at times for their intensity and seeming lack of logic. However, Clay perseveres as does Tate. It is only as the read continues will one realize that deep down, both men have this unconditional love kind of relationship.

As usual, this is an intense read. What Mac Nicol book is not? At times the darkness of her work can send the reader into the nightmares of her characters. At other times the humor pushes its head out and allows the reader to snort with laughter. And then there are the times where her characters leap out of the pages and seem more real than fiction.

Tate is an intense character. I think this is one of Ms Susan's more intense one, other than Alexander Montgomery of Saving Alexander. As for Clay, he is just as intense but is more subtle so comes out the supportive character of the two. 

This is the fourth book of the Men in London series. It is darker and a bit more intimate in the psychological sense. Each and every book is a standalone but the stories and characters are all interconnected in one way or another. They all come highly recommended.

Susan Mac Nicol is a self confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, self confessed geek and 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.


  1. As always, thanks for your support, your insight into my stories and your unswerving optimism that I'm going to make it big one day :) I love your reviews -I think I've told you that before -because you 'get' the guys and what I'm trying to say. You really do. ♥

  2. THANK YOU Multitaskingmommas ROCKS!!!!xxx

  3. Brilliant review. I love Clay 💚

    1. Thank you joanne :D I love how Clay turned out too.

  4. Amazing review Txs so much for supporting g Susan

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