The Danger Game
by Caitlyn Nicholas
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.”
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
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: http://www.caitlynnicholas.com
My blog: http://www.caitlynnicholas.blogspot.com
Google plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105412279044420141735/
Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Danger-Game-ebook/dp/B00AK3GTTI/
Or on Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16280752-the-danger-game
What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?
The first romance novel I ever read was a Mills and Boon I was only about twelve (so early 80s), it was about a story about a curmudgeonly archeologist and his beautiful assistant. I thought he was a bit bad tempered but loved the story and have been hooked ever since.
Do you have a website recommendation for other writers?
Chuck Wendig’s Terrible Minds blog http://terribleminds.com/ramble/blog/ He’s brilliant.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
Jamie in Diana Gabaldon’s Crossstitch. Protective, Scottish, smart, intelligent and a leader, wears a kilt with panache, what’s not to love J
Who are your dream dinner party guests?
Julia Gillard (the Australian Prime Minister, she’s an amazing woman)
Pink (she’d be so fun)
Oprah (I shook her hand when she was in Sydney, so that’s nearly dinner!)
Keaneau Reeves (so I could confess my life long crush)
Jon Stewart (I love his satire)
Prince Harry (because there wouldn’t be a dull moment and I love writing about army guys – so it’d be, you know, ‘research’)
What’s the last movie you watched and loved?
The Croods. Yes I have children! I so loved it! It made me laugh and cry and had a beautiful message.
Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?
Presently I’m reading through Elizabeth Naughtons Eternal Guardians series, and I’m loving her Greek gods J
What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex?
Sexy man arms, phwoar
Hey, baby! What’s your sign?
I’m a Capricorn and I pretty much exactly match the Capricorn description. I was also born in the Chinese Year of the Rat (so I get all the glamour animals)
What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Blowing of the nose on the bedclothes (don’t ask how I came to that conclusion!!)
How did you meet your significant other?
All I am going to say is never, ever drink Tequila and go out partying with backpackers.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
Don’t mind what or where, just as long as there’s lots of laughing
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Rome. Its my favorite city.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Lust at first sight, love grows later
Boxers or Briefs?
Facial hair or clean shaven?
Don’t mind, I quite like stubble
Planner or Panster?
White wine or red?
Coffee or tea?
Tea (I’m addicted)
Vanilla or chocolate?
Sweet or salty?
Sleep in or get up early?
Up early. I have kids, so I have no choice
Laptop or desktop?
Beach or mountains?
Winter or summer?
Cat or dog?
Twilight or Fifty Shades?
Spotlight or In the Shadows?
Depends on the day and who I’m sharing them with.
City or Country?
Clubbing or candlelight dinner?
Backpacking or luxury hotel?
Christmas or Halloween?
Optimist or pessimist?
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