Friday, May 17, 2013

Straight Chatting from the Library: Caitlyn Nicholas

Caitlyn Nicholas, author of The Danger Game, is here to talk books with us.  Thanks to Goddess Fish Promotions for setting this interview up. 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).  The Rafflecopter is at the end of this post.  Other stops on the tour can be found here:

  1. Tell us about your current book in 10 words.
The Danger Game… fun, fast, intriguing, exciting, romantic, compelling, happy ending, worth a look.

  1. Do you have any bad book habits?
 Not finishing books.  If I lose interest half way through then I tend put the book down and don’t come back to it.  Luckily it doesn’t happen very often.

  1. E-Reader or print? and why?
 E-reader.  My first books were published as e-books about six years ago, and I have been a huge fan of digital ever since.  I love a print book, have nothing against them. But the price difference and the environmental friendliness of e-books mean that they have my heart.

  1. Dog-ear or bookmark? (don't worry—Librarian Judith won't hold it against you—much)
 I used to be a dog-earer.  There I said it.  But after extensive counseling I now use bookmarks.  Although, these days I read everything on a kindle so book corners are safe from me, should I have a relapse.

  1. Favorite place to read?
 In bed at night with a cup of chamomile tea.  Its my evening routine.  Trouble is, if I get to a good bit then I end up not getting enough sleep!

  1. Favorite genre?
 Romance. In fact I’m terrible at reading anything else even though I really should broaden my horizons.  I love a happy ending. 

  1. Do you loan your books?
 I don’t loan paper books, I give them. I never expect them back.  If I have one with no takers then I donate it to the library. 

  1. How do you keep your books organized?
 I try to keep the number of books in the house down (I’m a bit of a hoarder), and that’s become much easier since having an e-reader.  The ones I have are divided up by topic.  So recipe books in one bookshelf, fiction in another, kids books in the kid’s rooms. I then arrange them by height.  

  1. What would make you not finish a book?
A few things.  The main one is a story line that doesn’t keep me interested, or is so predictable that I can’t face the rest of the book then I put it down.  If the book is badly written, or badly edited I get too frustrated to finish it.  Also if its gruesome or unexpectedly violent I’ll put it down too.


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.

 You can find me online at:


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.

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  1. I'm so glad you now use bookmarks. Books are precious. I often strike a patch of not finishing books. Not too often thank goodness.


  2. I have been relinquishing some of my print books. it has been difficult, but I have e-books too. I really love your comments. And, by the way. I really think this story is a thriller.

  3. Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

  4. Great interview, I enjoyed it. The book sounds very intriguing.


  5. Thanks for sharing the interview. I agree with prefering e-reads, though it isn't as cozy to curl up my kindle I can keep all the books I want without worrying about storage issues

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com