Thomas and Bill at the bar in Nikki White

Adobe Photoshop PDF“How did an old man like you hook up with Nikki in the first place?”

Bill gave me a fuck-you look and took another drink.

“I didn’t shoot her, for one,” he said with his smart-ass tone.

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‘The book all Nikki Blue fans have been waiting for!’

nikki-white-paperback-d2One of the fun parts about writing a series is having readers who jump on board for the whole ride. Julie Oakley, a 24-year-old Goodreads reviewer from Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, did just that. She wrote glowing 4-star reviews of both “Streaks of Blue” and “Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble,” but she just topped those with an awesome 5-star review of my latest, “Nikki White: Polar Extremes.” Thanks Julie. Here’s her review below:

“Another incredible journey from Chaucer!
This novel, the third in the Nikki series, is a fist in the face to the corrupt corporation known as ‘The Bridge’, it is the book all Nikki Blue fans have been waiting for!
Not only is the writing so engaging that you can’t stop reading from the first sentence, we are introduced to intriguing and loveable new characters such as Sam or ‘Snowbow’, who really lift the darkness around Nikki’s story.

A perfect third installation to this series, a quick, fast-paced read that leaves you thinking long after you have read the final page. Chaucer really makes you think about relationships, issues we are facing in today’s society and shows us that there can be a silver lining for everyone if you look and try hard enough.
A great read!”

5-star love for Nikki Blue in Illinois …

mybooksathickoryHere’s the kind of 5-star review Jack Chaucer loves to read.

Christina Jackson, 20, of Shawneetown, Illinois, posted this on Goodreads on Feb. 7 about “Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble,” the sequel to “Streaks of Blue”:

“This book was a great read. I was overwhelmed with the emotions of the characters. I felt I was a character myself and that I was there experiencing it all. I found it to be enthralling and a very unpredictable sequel. I commend Chaucer and hope to read more by him soon.”

As a side note, Chaucer lived in Freeport, Illinois, from 1991-93. He worked as a sportswriter at the Freeport Journal-Standard newspaper. Good times.

Today is the day I came up with the ending …

Flags fly at the ceremonial South Pole in front of the Elevated Station in honor of the 12 original signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty. (February 2008)

Flags fly at the ceremonial South Pole in front of the Elevated Station in honor of the 12 original signatory nations of the Antarctic Treaty. The flags are set in a semicircle and are spaced about 1.5 meters (5 feet) apart. The US flag is directly flanked by the Norwegian (grid east) and British (grid west) flags in honor of Amundsen and Scott. The remainder of the flags are represented in the order of their signing the Antarctic Treaty. The nations represented include: Argentina, Australia, Chile, Russia, New Zealand, Norway, USA, UK, France, Japan, Belgium, and South Africa. (February 2008)

for “Nikki White: Frozen Upside Down.” I’ve just finished writing the first chapter in Part 2, but the ending twist just hit me this morning and it’s gonna be sick … just like The Bridge.
It will impact book four, “Nikki Red,” in a huge way, too.
We’ve really got a series brewing now.

NIKKI WHITE: FROZEN UPSIDE DOWN
PART 1
CHAPTER 1:
Dyer Situation (Nikki’s POV) near Dyer Island, S. Africa, 2020
CHAPTER 2: Heaven and Hell (Nikki) Cape Town, S. Africa, 2019
CHAPTER 3: Call Center (Adam) La Jolla, Calif., 2019
CHAPTER 4: The X Factor (Thomas!) New Hampshire State Prison, 2019
CHAPTER 5: Second Chance (Nikki) Cape Town, S. Africa, 2019
CHAPTER 6: Root Beer Lollipop (Nikki) near Dyer Island, S. Africa, 2020
CHAPTER 7: Bathroom Fight Club (Thomas) Hermanus, S. Africa, 2020
CHAPTER 8: The Whale in the Cave (Nikki) Hermanus, S. Africa, 2020
CHAPTER 9: Point of No Return (Nikki) Christchurch, New Zealand, 2020
CHAPTER 10: Tables Can Turn (Thomas) McMurdo Station, Antarctica, 2020
CHAPTER 11: Yellow Ice (Nikki) En route to the South Pole, 2020

PART 2
All chapters at Amundsen-Scott South Pole station, 2020
CHAPTER 12:
Enter Snowbo (Nikki)

Nikki’s looking good at Hickory Stick!

mybooksathickoryWow, this was a nice surprise this morning. Fran Keilty and Pat Moody already have “Nikki Blue” and “Streaks of Blue” displayed with pizzazz at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington, Conn., and they posted this photo on their Facebook page. Be sure to grab a paperback copy there. I made sure it’s $2 bucks cheaper at Hickory Stick ($11.99) than via Amazon ($13.99). Support your local independent bookstores!!

Nikki Blue paperback now on sale at Hickory Stick Bookshop in Washington, Conn.

NikkiBluehickorystickHickory Stick Bookshop in Washington now has Jack Chaucer’s “Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble” on its shelves, along with “Streaks of Blue” and “Queens are Wild.” You also get a $11.99 brick-and-mortar discount price vs. $13.99 on Amazon just for supporting local independent bookstores!

Something new … a tiny tease for Nikki White: Frozen Upside Down

Working titles, POVs, sites and dates for the first eight chapters of “Nikki White: Frozen Upside Down,” the third book in the “Nikki: Red, White and Blue” series. I have no cover image because Damon Za hasn’t created it yet, but here’s a shot of Cape Town, South Africa:

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1. Dyer Situation (Nikki’s POV) near Dyer Island, S. Africa, 2020
2. Heaven and Hell (Nikki) Cape Town, S. Africa, 2019
3. Call Center (Adam) La Jolla, Calif., 2019
4. The X Factor (Thomas!) New Hampshire State Prison, 2019
5. Second Chance (Nikki) Cape Town, S. Africa, 2019
6. Root Beer Lollipop (Nikki) near Dyer Island, S. Africa, 2020
7. Bathroom Fight Club (Thomas) Hermanus, S. Africa, 2020
8. The Whale in the Cave (Nikki) Hermanus, S. Africa, 2020