Jack Chaucer


Jack is the author of the YA novel "Streaks of Blue" (2013) and its NA sequel, "Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble" (2015), as well as the political sci-fi thriller "Queens are Wild" (2012) and YA rock 'n' roll novella "Freeway and the Vin Numbers" (2010). The third book in the Nikki series, "Nikki White: Polar Extremes," was published on March 24, 2017. His first children's book, "The Password is Wishpers," was published on Aug. 4, 2017. Jack lives in Connecticut, U.S.A., with his wife and twin 7-year-olds. Chaucer also has finished crafting a new mythological novella, "Revenge to the Tennth Power," starring a girl named Tenn. That book was published on Aug. 10, 2018. His next project will be "Nikki Red: Mars Colony Agatha," which he hopes to complete before humans actually land on the Red Planet. Target publication date is July 4, 2020.

Smashwords Interview

What's the story behind your latest book, REVENGE TO THE TENNTH POWER?
No creepy king or high-born perv is safe from Tenn and her ghastly 10-headed hydra. This one’s for you Larry Nassar, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Cosby, et al., and especially predators who cloak themselves in religion to destroy the young and innocent.

I'll tease y'all with the prologue right here ...




The second time Antero ever laid eyes on Tenn, she appeared far too alone, young and beautiful to sing for the rag-tag regulars of a back-country shit cave like the Tomb of the Living.

For one thing, singing in public was banned for all low-born throughout the kingdom, even in the forgotten, guano-encrusted bowels of Mount Mammyth. King Ryzthar, and the monarchs who preceded him, understood well the power of song and its potential to plant the seeds of rebellion among the rabble.

Most performers here gripped an instrument, like Antero’s friend Zakk, who could unlock any sound he desired with his pilfering fingers and sawing bow thrusts across a fiddle.

Tenn, however, had nothing in her hands, which she balled into fists against the sides of her green-and-silver tunic. Her eyelids slammed shut even tighter, but for some reason, every wayward soul in the Tomb gazed at this tall, slender girl — whose long, brown hair cascaded into glowing whorls of gold in the torch light — with open anticipation and respectful silence.

Antero nearly laughed in disbelief into the void, but then her voice smacked him. It was too low and haunting; shockingly vulgar and treasonous.

“Fux the king …
I will never be queen
Because of what you did to her
And what you did to me

On the day I flowered
I had already been devoured
Heart, body and soul

I have boiled your depraved priests,
leaving them to rot, a feast for Strix,
but my anger remains unquenched
So I will scorch your royal corpse
With my blood-red rage
Until the whole realm is my stage”

Zakk, burly, blonde and bearded, quaffed some ale and flashed Antero a toothy smile as he watched his friend fall for her like a rock into a ravine.

So restrained was her voice in the first chorus that Antero’s jaw dropped for her second — the same exact words, unleashed with the fury of a thousand flaming arrows. Every one hit its mark and burned true.

Her final echo seemed to travel through time itself — “age” after “age” after “age” — rocking the cave with its power.

And when Tenn finally opened her eyes amid the flickering flames, the sea-green flash of allure and pain made Antero realize he had met her once before, much higher up on the mountain.

Somehow she had brought him back to consciousness, only to fear him when he woke; when he had foolishly laughed at her strange response to his simple question.

“All men are evil,” she concluded, before she ran away.
What book are you working on now?
NIKKI RED: MARS COLONY AGATHA (NIKKI #4), which picks up right where NIKKI WHITE: POLAR EXTREMES left off, on Sept. 8, 2022. The Mars Red One liftoff doesn't quite go as planned. My goal is to publish the new one on July 4, 2020 ... a Nikki Red, White and Blue celebration of sorts.


(9,500 words completed)

Nikki Janicek, specialist
Sam “Snowbow” Archambeau
Thomas Harvey
Adam Upton
Roger Janicek
Lynn Barrett
Elon Musk, SpaceX CEO
Jane Rushmore
Xander Vermilyea, commander
Jo Giguere, pilot
Ulysses “Pluto” Parker, specialist
Eddy Etergino, specialist
Susan “Sunny” Wilkes, specialist
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Revenge to the Tennth Power
Price: Free! Words: 34,290. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Tenn believes all men are evil after a childhood of betrayal, imprisonment and abuse. When the discarded daughter of a dead queen reveals her pain and anger, low-born upstart Antero is drawn to help her despite the danger. Can Antero change her mind about men and win her heart? Can Tenn harness her powers to deliver justice? Ruthless King Ryzthar and 14,000-foot Mount Mammyth stand in their way.
The Password Is Wishpers
Price: Free! Words: 3,630. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Imagination & Play
A teacher and her young students use whispers and wishes to turn a school lockdown into something positive — a quiet journey of the imagination and a lesson on treasuring childhood regardless of the situation.
Nikki White: Polar Extremes
Price: Free! Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nikki Janicek already has survived solitary confinement, a swim with sharks and a scary journey to the South Pole. She wants to train to go to Mars, but not with The Bridge — a company that abducts and violates people. She’ll attempt to free herself, her father and her ex-lover with the help of the man who shot her 7 years ago. It’s a previously inconceivable alliance, bonded by polar extremes.
Price: Free! Words: 1,230. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
A young woman named Evie desperately wants to be the heroine of her story, but heroin is a heartless killer. This short story was inspired by one of the thousands of real-life tragedies playing out all over America right now.
Freeway and the Vin Numbers
Price: Free! Words: 42,570. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
In this musical novella, a mobster's son named Vincent Masoli and a talented guitarist from the projects nicknamed Freeway form a band that channels the late great Jimi Hendrix and wows pop-weary fans. Dozens of original song lyrics.
Nikki Blue: Source of Trouble
Price: Free! Words: 87,910. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A young female journalist is wooed by an organization obsessed with the looming effects of global warming and the race to colonize Mars.
Streaks of Blue: How the Angels of Newtown Inspired One Girl to Save Her School
Price: Free! Words: 53,280. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama
(5.00 from 1 review)
Adam Upton and Thomas "Lee" Harvey are plotting the next big school massacre at their New Hampshire high school. Nicole Janicek, who knew Adam in elementary school, tries to reconnect with the damaged teen at the start of their senior year. But will Nicole’s attempt to befriend the would-be killer disrupt the plot and turn Adam’s life around before the clock strikes 12:14?
Queens are Wild
Price: Free! Words: 53,530. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.63 from 16 reviews)
Margeaux Quigley has it all: the eyes of every guy in her senior class, a full scholarship to Stanford thanks to her soccer skills … and the seat as Commander in Chief of the United States in 2036?! Margeaux finds herself being dragged through a deadly chess game from 1984 to the future where her presidential self has been kidnapped by a tycoon who wants to rule the world. She must checkmate him.

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  • Never Alone on March 06, 2013

    This is a psychological and erotic thriller that is extremely well-written, seductively entertaining and penetrates all the right boundaries for this genre. I haven't read "50 Shades" and never will based on the horrible reviews I've seen. It's popularity is due to hype, no doubt. "Never Alone" is quite the opposite. Erynn delivers the goods with her story and deserves some hype of her own. I highly recommend this book!