Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Danger Game by Caitlyn Nicholas - virtual book tour and giveaway

Today author Caitlyn Nicholas visits on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions for the romantic suspense novel, "The Danger Game".

Caitlyn will be awarding three prizes: a $25 Amazon GC and Caitlyn Nicholas gift bag to one randomly drawn commenter, and a Caitlyn Nicholas gift bag to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour (international giveaway), so leave a comment today and follow the rest of her tour by clicking on the banner above.

Now, down to business! Caitlyn was brave enough to share five things about herself we might not have guessed....

1. When I first took myself backpacking in Europe (at the tender age of 17) I was such a young innocent thing that I assumed the scantily clad ladies hanging about in doorways near my hostel were waiting for a lift home. (They were hookers)

2. I'm ambidextrous. I can do almost everything left and right handed, except for write - which I do left handed. (It comes in handy), and cut with scissors - which I do right handed.

3. I was born in England and moved to Australia in 1983 at the age of 11. My Mother is Australian and Father is English. As a child, at home I spoke with an English accent and at school with a broad Australian one! I love both countries - but I'm sorry UK, the Aussie rugby team owns my heart.

4. I can speak, read and write Chinese (very rustily). Many years ago (1998) I spent three months on a language exchange in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province, in South East China. I was once locked out of my apartment complex there, and was caught scaling the fence by the local police. (It ended well - and there are a lot of photos of me looking slightly stressed adorning a police station somewhere).

5. I once wanted to be a chef. I studied cooking for a summer at the Cordon Bleu cookery school in London. One of the other students was from Montana, he fell madly in love with me and begged me to go back to the States and live on his ranch. (I said no - but I've always wondered what if??)

Flick likes computers. She’s good with them, and they do what she tells them, mostly. People, however, are more of a challenge.

But when a terrifyingly dangerous program is stolen, and her mentor killed, Flick finds herself on the run. The police are convinced she’s committed murder, and a sinister weapons developer will stop at nothing to force her to work for him.

In Ben’s line of work being suspicious keeps you alive. So when Flick turns to him, he quickly realises that she’s up to her neck in trouble and hasn’t fully grasped the danger she is in.

First he has to keep her safe, and then, together, they have to figure out how to save the world from an epic meltdown.

Three hours later she stood outside the thick glass doors of the ITC building and groaned as she remembered that her swipe cards, keys, and phone sat comfortably inside on her desk. She only had her wallet, and right now money and credit cards were next to useless.

She thought of the Security guard in the Vice Chancellor’s building. Maybe he’d still be there and would have access to get her in, or at least know who could help. She checked her watch. Nearly midnight.

“Locked out?” She jumped as a voice spoke, close behind her.

The security guard emerged from the shadows.

“Woah,” she said. “Are you following me?”

“Yes,” he said.

“I know Tai-Kwon-Do.”

“Really?” he said. “I bet I know it better.”

“I’m bet you do, actually.”

He was tall, she barely came up to his shoulder, and he looked broad and intimidating in his dark suit and white shirt.

“Its not safe at this time of night, do you know how many assaults there are on campus? Especially on a Friday night.”

“Thanks, but I’m fine -” She peered at his name badge, squinting in the dim light. “- Ben. I can look after myself.” “Except for being locked out right now.” He raised his eyebrows enquiringly, with the hint of a smile.

“Yes, except for that.”

I began writing in 2005. Exhausted, pregnant (sure I was going to expire from morning-sickness) and coping with a demanding toddler, I decided the time was right to embark on a writing career. (In hindsight I may have been suffering from a scorching case of sleep-deprivation).

Still, it kinda worked out. My debut novel - and the first manuscript I'd ever written - Running Scared, was published in January 2007. My next book, Secret Intentions followed. Then I had a short story published in the Mammoth Book of Special Ops Romance (MBSOR) in 2010 - my story is called The Grey Man.

In 2012 my novel Drive Me To Distraction was published, and my novella The Danger Game came out just before Christmas. My next book, The Bunker, will be published in July 2013.

Author Links

You can find me online at: http://www.caitlynnicholas.com

My blog: http://www.caitlynnicholas.blogspot.com

Twitter: http://twitter.com/CaitlynNicholas

Fb: https://www.facebook.com/CaitlynNicholasAuthor

Google plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105412279044420141735/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/783424.Caitlyn_Nicholas

Buy links

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/The-Danger-Game-ebook/dp/B00AK3GTTI/

Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Danger-Game-ebook/dp/B00AK3GTTI/

Kobo http://www.kobobooks.com/ebook/THE-DANGER-GAME/book-4CHaOFNh70yB3UeAWKA7lg/page1.html?s=shBHL7QvTEeR0uGd3fnOsA&r=1

Nook http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-danger-game-nicholas-caitlyn/1114588729?ean=9780857990105

Ibookstore https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-danger-game/id585508156?mt=11

Or on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16280752-the-danger-game
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  1. This sounds like a really good story. I loved your interview. I always wanted to go to a Cordon Bleu school, but could not afford it.

  2. I enjoyed reading the five things about you. You were very brave to go to Europe at such a young age.


  3. Thanks for your 5 things. I can't imagine backpacking europe at age 17, I got a chuckle over you thinking they were waiting for a ride home though

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Loved reading the excerpt! Thank you for the giveaway.

  5. Congratulations on the publication of The Danger Game! It sounds like a thrilling book. Enjoyed the excerpt. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. You were innocent at 17. I did laugh.

    Ben can rescue me anytime.


  7. Sorry for the late post. I’m playing catch-up here so I’m just popping in to say HI and sorry I missed visiting with you on party day! Hope you all had a good time!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com


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