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Not So Secret Santa

by Susan Mac Nicol


Leslie Scott couldn't keep a secret if his life depended on it...and, this one's a doozy. After years of blissful co-habbing, Leslie plans to ask the love of his life, Oliver Brown, for his hand in marriage. Leslie agrees to help with the Kissmas Drag Stravaganza at his dear friend's nightclub, Club Delish, which is also the site of the impending proposal. Every detail is planned with Swiss watch precision: enjoy the show, bring Oliver back to a private room, seduce him then pop the question. But, as with all things Leslie, his scheme goes tits up. Never one to shy away from drama and public displays of affection, this proposal turns out to be one for the books.

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Sass draped a hand along his unscarred cheek. “Darling, you can never have too much sass. And oh my. Madam. Such a gentleman.” Her fingers ruffled his hair as her eyes glinted
wickedly. “I’d love to put a little Sass in you and hear you scream my name.” She gestured to her groin and made a lewd gesture.
Oliver grinned, leaned back 2in his chair, spread his legs so his package was on full display and grabbed his crotch.
“Sweetheart, you couldn't handle this.” Nicky Starr drawled. “Many a good man and drag queen has tried and failed. Come back when you’ve been around the block a few more
The table exploded into laughter. The easy transition from Oliver Brown, reclusive website designer, to his alter ego Nicky Starr, man of porn moments and many films, rose to the surface like an easy second skin. Even Oliver was surprised to see him emerge after so long.


He blamed the imbibing of alcohol and mostly, nestled in his heart like a secret weapon, a certain wonderful, human being named Leslie Tiberius Scott.


About the Author

The official stuff 

Susan writes steamy, sexy and fun contemporary romance stories, some suspenseful, some gritty and dark and hopefully always entertaining. She’s also Editor in Chief at Divine Magazine, an online LGBTQ e-zine and a member of The Society of Authors, the Writers Guild of Great Britain, and the Authors Guild in the US.

Susan is also an award-winning script writer, with scripts based on two of her own published works. Sight Unseen has garnered no less than five awards to date and her TV pilot, Reel Life, based on her debut novel, Cassandra by Starlight, was also a winner at the Oaxaca Film Fest.

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 and T, lazing away afternoons reading a good book, and watching re-runs of Silent Witness.

Her chequered past includes stories like 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

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