THE WORLD IN SHADOW
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 also takes pleasure where he can find it.
In the forest of Hampstead Heath, Quinn's hometown, Cade Mairston appears like a waking dream. Lithe, lean and silver-eyed, he evokes feelings in Quinn unlike any other: along with lust comes true affection, immediate and shocking. Cade is clearly more than he seems. And yet, though a man of the world, Cade knows nothing of warlocks, witchfinders or Withinners. He knows nothing of what he is, what he might be, what he might feel. For him, the story is just beginning, and magyck, peril and passion await.
Tormented, Warlock Quinn Fairmont must initiate the gorgeous Cade Mairston into a world of Witchfinders and Withinners and wait until you see what happens when these two men fall madly in love. Modern day London is where Warlock, Quinn roams the city. He shares his body with an ancient sorcerer, so Quinn is never alone. He will defend his kind at any price. Cade is a beautiful, lean and silver-eyed hottie and he brings feelings out in Quinn. Cade is more than he appears to be as he is a worldly man but knows nothing about the world of Warlocks.
Every Warlock at around the age of seven, is paired up, body and soul with a Withinner or an ancient Sorcerer. Quinn's sorcerer is Taliesin. They can't be in the same place at the same time. When Quinn needs Taliesin, he evokes him and they change places and Quinn is then sent to his sorcerer's century. I absolutely loved this twist and idea of swapping locations and I found it so imaginative! The Witchfinders or basically witch hunters, one main goal of theirs is to rid the world of warlocks and witches.
Quinn meets Cade, and the instant attraction and chemistry was so beautifully written as I felt their deep connection from the very start of the book. I loved the Withinner concept and Taliesin was such a fascinating character that I wanted more and more of him, he was so beautifully written about. Cade struggles to understand the complicated man he loves and his equally confusing life as he knows he will never fully understand it. Quinn has a lot to deal with as he is saving himself, his kind and the man he loves. Will Quinn and Cade have an HEA? Will Quinn and Taliesin be able to defend their kind and save their loved ones? Will everyone survive at the end of this story?
I completely loved this beautifully and highly detailed written Paranormal story! This wasn't a predictable story by any means. How Susan Mac Nicol takes us on a ride through this very creative and engrossing world that you will not forget, anytime soon and will be wanting more and more of it. I am a huge fan of this author and Double Alchemy, doesn't disappoint by any means at all. I highly recommend this hot, steamy, love, paranormal and so beautifully written story!
Sue has written since she was very young, and never thought she would see herself being 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.