The Mating (The original Law of the Lycans story)

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Rated 4.75/5 based on 516 reviews
Elise had no idea when she came home that day that she'd end up mated to a complete stranger. A new Alpha and the need for an alliance between packs have made her a pawn

Excerpt: She lay beside him, staring blankly at the ceiling. The deed was done. They were mated. It didn't matter that she had no love for him nor he for her. Political alliances were more important than feelings...
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Words: 109,800
Language: English
ISBN: 9781452302065
About Nicky Charles

Nicky Charles is an independent writer/publisher who became an author quite by accident. She always saw herself as a ‘reader not a writer’ and can thank—or blame, depending on the day—her friend/editor and fellow author, Jan Gordon, for the career she now finds herself immersed in. The tale goes something like this:

In January of 2009, Nicky penned a fanfiction for an old TV series, “Scarecrow and Mrs. King”, and soon became ‘hooked’ on story telling. She joined a fan-based group for the show and through there met Jan Gordon. It was an idle comment made by Jan during a review of Black Silk (Jan’s newly published book) that inspired Nicky to write her first original story. Over the course of the next two months, she hastily scribbled down a suspense driven romance entitled Forever In Time and presented it to the world in August of 2009. Soon after, she wrote The Mating, a paranormal romance and followed it up with The Keeping and The Finding. The three stories formed a loose paranormal trilogy called The Law of the Lycans. Nicky continues to expand the Lycan series and has a long list of possible plots waiting in the wings.

Nicky works full-time and writes in her off-hours, few though they may be! In the next few years she hopes to retire from her day job and concentrate more of her energy on her new passion of writing.

When she writes, Nicky sees the story unfolding in her head like a movie and tries to include enough detail so that readers can ‘see’ the story just as she does. The sights, sounds, smells and sensations of a scene are almost as important to her as the actual plot.

Creating main characters that are ‘real’ is also something she strives for. Nicky tries to make each character different, to give them an interesting back story, to make their actions and feelings logical and to hopefully make the reader actually care what happens to the people in the story.

Nicky lives in Canada and tries to stick to Canadian spelling and punctuation in her work, in support of her country. She is an avid supporter of animal shelters, nature conservancy, food banks and a variety of other charities. Currently she has two ‘inside’ cats and one official ‘outside’ cat though a number of strays seem to take up residence in her garden each year.

When not writing, Nicky enjoys reading – though she often bemoans that she seldom has time for it any more. Her favourite authors are Elizabeth Peters, S.C. Stephen and Cherise Sinclair. She also enjoys spending time out in nature, gardening, taking day trips and eating dark chocolate.

You can contact Nicky Charles at her website:
www.nickycharles.com

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Reviews

Review by: HeatherMHungate on Sep. 14, 2014 :
I love the whole series. Will read again and again
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Review by: faith chadoka on April 16, 2014 : (no rating)
i lovely storie
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Review by: hitokiri on March 24, 2014 : (no rating)
This was a beautifully written. Now I have to go and read the rest of your stuff. I suppose the only thing I didn't care so much for was Elise's character. A bit too naive for my taste. And a little dull. Meaning she's a bit too trustworthy. Especially, towards Rose and Marla. But anyway, I had to ignore that part of her. Great story all in all. Thank you so much for the great read!!!!! ^^
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Review by: CalamtyJane on March 08, 2014 :
Since I have read the book now twice there must be something to it ;)
Generally I enjoyed it although the roles are a bit too reliably distirbuted. But if you expect a good and erotic romance you will find whant you need.

What irked me ( but that is my personal taste) is that the main character is a bit pollyanna and naive. Maybe it is unjust of me to excpect more from an not nearly 20 year old girl which is whisked away from a guarded childhood, but I would have preferred more interest in the alpha business of her mate.
However not every character can be a Mercy Thompson and shouldn't be, since that would also be predictable and ultimately boring.

So generally yes, and I guess it speaks for the writer that by now I have read nerly all of her books, but that was the first one.
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Review by: Baiyenah on March 04, 2014 :
When i first read this book i couldnt sleep without finishing it. The story is awesome the more you read the more you feel the burning disire to read on....... Yesterday i was extremly excited to find out that the book id part of a series i have download all am half way through book 1....am already in love with the story and i cant wait to finish the whole series.

Nicky your are an excellent writer. Thanks for making our filled with smiles and our hearts with desire as we read through the lines of your well written books.......Thank You
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Review by: Lady Tigrise on Jan. 30, 2014 :
I loved this book and slept at 3 am reading it non-stop,I am definitely going to read it again until i get bored.
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Review by: Chris Stanton on Jan. 15, 2014 :
Excellent. Should be published.
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Review by: Casey Santo on Dec. 02, 2013 : (no rating)
Didn't realize this was part of a series when I read it, but will definitely read the rest now. Good read.
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Review by: Mirella E on Nov. 25, 2013 :
I absolutely love this series. I started with Bonded and found that I read all of her books in 3 days; i just couldn't wait to find out what happened next. I have read hundreds of paranormal romance/urban fantasy novels and this lady ranks in the top ten of my favorite authors along side greats like Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian, Larrisa Ione, Keri Author, and Meljean Brooks etc. And i don't ssy that lightly. I really emotionally connected with the characters and I love the plots. I give this and all her books 5 stars. She is a much better author than some who have many popular books. The only thing I could possibly not like is the relationship between the wolf and human halves but that would be a pretty weak argument based solely on personal preference. Her males are sexy, protective and dominating and the females are feisty, pretty, and realistic. The thing that sets her characters apart from some authors is that, although they all follow a basic pattern, she individualises each as well. They are not carbon copies. Ms. Charles is on my must have list. I hope she is able to get hard copies someday as I'd love to add her books to my collection.
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Review by: Bonnie R. on Nov. 11, 2013 :
Read it love it. Download from Amazon. This is better and competites with best sellars. This lady needs a book deal already.
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Review by: Tiffany smith on Oct. 24, 2013 :
loved every minute of it I couldn't put it down. Love the whole concept. can't wait to read the next one!
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Review by: Natt little on Oct. 10, 2013 :
Can't believe i was putting on hold reading this book. Thoroughly enjoyed it! The plot, the characters and everything was just well thought out and written. Got so immersed in the book. Can't wait to read the rest of the books by this author.
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Review by: MissPatR on Aug. 30, 2013 : (no rating)
Fell upon this book on a friend's Nook. Wasn't something I thought I'd be interested in but I REALLY needed something to read. Finished it on one sitting and I'm definitely hooked!
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Review by: mayna saunders on Aug. 29, 2013 :
Wow! I fell in love with this series. I loved them and I love your style of writing! I can't wait to read more books of yours in the future!
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Review by: Fizza Younis on Aug. 23, 2013 :
Remarkable work
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Review by: Charlotte Willemse on Aug. 15, 2013 : (no rating)
Awesome book, couldn't put it down. Literally reading until 4 am. Highly recomended
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Review by: Starla Slater on Aug. 06, 2013 :
I've been reading this book and am nearly done. So surprised at how good it is for a free book. This author truly loves to write and it shows in her work. Thank you for the great books!
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Review by: Erin Gonzalez on Aug. 06, 2013 :
Absolutely stunning! It keeps you going throughout capturing you into a life you never thought could exist. You definitely fall for Kane and Elise because the way this author describes their undying love. 6/5
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Review by: J G Cooper on July 25, 2013 :
will definitely keep an eye out for more of this author. really enjoyed reading this book.
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Review by: jojo poochie on July 14, 2013 :
LOVE THE BOOK!!! I don't know yet if there is a sequel?! I'm off to find more books by this author and hopefully find a sequel. I seriously could not put it down.
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Review by: Cheyenne Carter on July 09, 2013 :
This book had me right in the beggining and i couldnt stop reading. I literally could not put it down. I stayed up all noght reading it because i loved so much. Cant wait to read more.
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Review by: leimonade on July 04, 2013 :
Couldn't put it down...you'll keep coming back for more!
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Review by: Jasmine Bray on July 03, 2013 :
This book is hands down one of the best paranormal romances that I have ever read! I loved every minute spent reading this book! I just downloaded the rest of the series! I tip my hat to Nicky Charles! What an amazing author! Glad I found this series!!!!
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Review by: Leeanna Campbell on June 29, 2013 :
very surprised by this series!!! I was expecting some mediocre free-bee, but I was wrong. This series is absolutely wonderful! You would be crazy not to read it!
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Review by: Samantha Francis on June 25, 2013 :
This first book in the series is very much Harlequin with werewolves. It's not my particular favorite, but if you like Harlequins you'll probably like this. The novels quality and writing improve as the series continues- I toughed out Book 1, but by Book 4 I'm really enjoying the world building and the characters and dialogue are much improved. Great series to take to the beach this summer.
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Review by: Belinda Marroquin on June 22, 2013 :
I enjoyed all of this series and can't wait to continue it. I agree with one of the other reviews that the books would make a great series or movie.
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Review by: Rosalind Hartmann on June 15, 2013 :
I honestly could not finish this book. It's a genre that is very popular right now, but works against this novel. The premise is not original and borders on misogynistic. I found no real interest in either the main character or the men she was involved with - her Alpha husband and childhood friend.

I would have been very disappointed to have paid for this title.
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Review by: N H on June 09, 2013 :
Excellent!
I rate this series higher then twilight, 50 shades and the Sookie Stackhouse series and I enjoyed all of those books but the Nicky Charles series is something special, each book as good as the previous never a boring page. It would make a great HBO TV series. Looking forward to the next... ;-)
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Review by: Amy Given on June 06, 2013 :
I really enjoyed this book and its sequels.
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Review by: nutty on May 30, 2013 :
I got my e-reader around 6 month ago and was told about free ebooks, when i came across this series i was surprise all was free, not just the 1st in the set as with most! i didnt expected them to be up to much but was pleasently surprised, i know my sister has them on her e-reader and i keep telling her to read them, she wont be disappointed! will defantly be watching out for more of his books and also giving a donation as asked by the autor
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Review by: Avid Mohavehiker on May 29, 2013 :
It's hard to believe that this series is free. I love that the author wants donations for our local animal shelter or food bank. I'm giving one money and the other food.
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Review by: Alysa H on May 26, 2013 : (no rating)
Meh. The writing is not crazy terrible, but it's not great either. The characters are very one-dimensional, sometimes inconsistent, and not really worth caring about. The gender politics are retrograde - even for a werewolf book, in which that sort of thing is often par for the course. I'm all for a hot "Alpha male" story, but his love interest has to be compelling as a person, too, and Elise, the heroine of this book, is really not. Did not finish, therefore no star rating.
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Review by: Claire Daniels on May 24, 2013 :
I read this book in one day - great writing style and good story
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Review by: Tess Dacre on May 19, 2013 :
You'll enjoy this beautifully crafted story, and it's four sequels.
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Review by: vaughn richards on May 02, 2013 :
This was a cool read. Nicky's got some talent for sure.
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Review by: Akinremi Simbiat on April 26, 2013 :
Hats off to nicky on this wonderful paranormal romance,i wasnt a fan of paranormal romance but when i read this novel i feel totally in love with it,this novels has all form emotions to arresting characters.i look forward to reading more of this novel.u are the best nicky
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Review by: jlpearcy1010 on April 23, 2013 :
I enjoyed this. Elise and Kane frustrated me where Marla was concerned though. I will be reading the next story to see how things continue.
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Review by: NatashaMay on April 23, 2013 :
Elise was a cute character but nothing much stood out from her apart from being totally naïve. There were some attempts of trying to portray her as a strong female but I didn’t really buy it. She did exactly what everyone told her to do including being mated with a total stranger.

A couple of times where she supposedly stood up for herself were really weak and it wasn’t what she said or did that made her the “winner” but more of the fact that the other person backed down for an unknown reason. I always have trouble with protagonists in a story being dishonest and keeping secrets for no apparent reason.

That Marla character was so obvious and I was surprised Elise was falling for her tricks considering she knew what kind of a person she is and that nobody in the pack thought her trustworthy. It actually went so far that Elise was giving Marla precedence over her own mate by letting her manipulate her into keeping secrets and lying to Kane. I know that was all a set up for what happened later but it just showed how weak of a character Elise was which I’m sure wasn’t the author’s intent.

The story itself wasn’t original or surprising but still rather interesting to read. The author has a nice writing style and I enjoyed reading it.
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Review by: Lynn Davis on April 19, 2013 :
This book must be a movie in the making. Move over Twilight...There's a new paranormal series ready to make history. I am so glad I came across this book and have been introduced to the Lycans of Nicky Charles imagination. That Marla is something else but I am so glad that Elise was a great match up for her and that she wasn't a "stupid female". Looking forward to the next one in the series. Just wish I would have known about bonded before I read The mating so I could have read them in order. :)
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Review by: Kelli Parker on April 18, 2013 :
Not usually a fan of paranormal romance, but I liked this one. I especially liked Kane! :)
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Review by: Anne Chambers on April 13, 2013 :
Can't say enough good things about this series! Love the characters, the settings, the family strucures, and the love story! Great books, awesome writer! Bring it on Nicky! ;>
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Review by: Kimaya Mathew on April 09, 2013 :
Oh Please, please,please....
make a movie on it! I will be the first person doing the advanced booking for the tickets...love you Nicky for such an awesome piece of work...
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Review by: Virginia Conlin on April 08, 2013 :
I'm running out of superlatives for Nickys writing. Once again a book you can't put down. Ticks all the boxes for me. Write faster please. I've read the lot now!!!
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Review by: emma gibbs on April 05, 2013 :
Couldn't stop reading,great story
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Review by: Elisa Tuominen on March 29, 2013 :
Wonderful book!
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Review by: Cosbi Villesis on March 29, 2013 : (no rating)
Wonderful book!!! I could not stop reading, i love love love it!!!
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Review by: Carlos Augusta on March 27, 2013 :
Great book! Looking forward to reding the others. Thank you for the work you have done on your stories.
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Review by: Witness Tongoona on March 26, 2013 :
Page turning
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Review by: Sheila on March 23, 2013 :
This trilogy is fabulous. If you like were stories you will love this! If you are like me and not crazy about were stories you will stil love it. The writing of the characters is great and story grabs and keeps your attention. I will be looking for more titles from this author. Honestly this series would make a good movie.
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Review by: Linda Helme on March 23, 2013 :
Third book in this series read & enjoyed, now onto the fourth!
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Review by: Dovey Mayali Cralk on March 23, 2013 :
I wasn't sure how good these would be, as I have read series that were always free, and they just weren't for me. But with these, I'm in love! I read The Bonding first, not sure if that's the order, but it seemed to fit well anyway. These were terrific! I felt the emotions of the characters, felt my heart hurt with theirs. Wonderful writing, thank you so much!
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Review by: Mandy Moore on March 22, 2013 :
This is one of the best werewolf books I have ever read! It was amazing and I can't wait to read more! Also just want to say thank you for making all of your books free. College tuition doesn't leave much left over, so I love it when talented authors put their work out their just so it can be enjoyed by others. Thank you!
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Review by: Chiranjeev Das on March 22, 2013 :
Awesomely terrific paranormal romantic ever read.....
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Review by: Sonja Lawson on March 20, 2013 :
Couldn't put it down. Loved it!
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Review by: Dani Mars on March 17, 2013 :
I wrote a raving review but, dang it, something stupid happened with my kindle and it disappeared. All I'm going to say is great story. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 and i hope that damn Marla doesn't show back up.
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Review by: Dani Mars on March 17, 2013 : (no rating)
Great story. The characters were well developed and entertaining. A story with Two sexy alpha males...whats not to like. I'm looking forward to reading the second book. This book is wayyyy better than the ones I've actually paid a pretty decent chunk of change for. Thanks for making it available.
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Review by: Jessica Collier on March 16, 2013 :
I loved this one...I couldn't put it down! It has great characters and a great story!!
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Review by: Dani Federwitz on March 12, 2013 :
Great book! Can't wait to start the next one!
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Review by: JT Pearson on March 11, 2013 :
Such a visceral, raw, unbridled energy to this book. I'll bet you enjoyed writing this one. It was out of my usual genre, but it made for an enjoyable evening.
JT Pearson
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Review by: Jimmy Patterson on March 02, 2013 :
good read. top notch writing.
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Review by: Crystal Dawn on Feb. 28, 2013 :
I enjoyed the book a lot. The characters were engaging and the story was interesting. It was a good balance of action and romance. I would read a sequel if there was one.
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Review by: LaTrese Kinney on Feb. 28, 2013 :
I enjoyed this book. I like the characters and the story line. Thumbs up for Nicky
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Review by: christieb on Feb. 19, 2013 :
Worse thing I can say about this book is it is a bit corny in places and didnt really think the heroine had much depth to her. However, what a pleasent suprise the rest of the book was. The other characters where really strong and intresting and the story was very good.

Good enough to make me want to read the second. Each book in this series gets better and better. I believe this author will be go from strength to strength and wont be giving her books away for much longer. I have added her to my favourite authors list.
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Review by: Jen G on Feb. 17, 2013 :
Great story and well written. Looking for the second story now
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Review by: Marcella on Feb. 13, 2013 :
This is the first time I really enjoyed a werewolf story. Can't wait to read the rest of this series and would have paid for it to do so!
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Review by: Raashi on Feb. 12, 2013 : (no rating)
I loved this story and m looking forward for reading the others as well.. Awesome storyline
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Review by: Linda Bobich on Feb. 12, 2013 :
I love these Lycan werewolves books by Nicky Charles!!! Great stuff!!!
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Review by: Linda Palacios on Feb. 11, 2013 :
I loved this book! Wish there was a movie or something based on the book! That would be awesome!!
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Review by: Terry Dries on Feb. 10, 2013 :
Interesting characters, plot with some surprising twists and turns. Didn't see the ending coming. I did have to skip pages several times as some of it became redundant and predictable. After reading the series, must say each book becomes better and better!
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Review by: Carolyn Carlson on Feb. 09, 2013 :
Interesting way to start a romance and a series of books. I did read more in the series. Hope the author keeps writing.
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Review by: Jamilet Bryant on Feb. 04, 2013 :
Interesting and very sexy read! I loved the loose sequels too, but I'd be happy to pay for a true sequel to this one. Nicky Charles has earned loyal readers!
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Review by: Letty Diaz on Jan. 28, 2013 :
BRAVO! Love this book and I will read the next that comes out. Surprised is free. There are books that not worth reading and they are so
expensive.
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Review by: Letty Diaz on Jan. 28, 2013 :
BRAVO! Love this book and I will read the next that comes out. Surprised is free. There are books that not worth reading and they are so
expensive.
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Review by: Sadie S. Forsythe on Jan. 25, 2013 :
I thought this was a good werewolf story. It was well written, well edited, and had characters I could connect with. I really enjoyed reading it. I found bits of it really frustrating though. Some parts of it were exceedingly predictable. I mean who didn't see Marla coming? Who didn't want to absolutely wring Elise's neck for trusting her even a little bit? I think this was also a little unrealistic. I'm fairly sure most women wouldn't have after their first initial meetings. Same thing goes for Elise's frequent Scarlet O'hara moments. If you have something THAT important to say, let alone multiple important things to say you find a time you don't wait for tomorrow over and over again. There were an unreasonable number of interruptions. But these are just gripes really, part of the overall story, not any sort of comment on the value of the book. I got it for free on Smashwords and am glad to have given it a chance. I've got the sequel (The Keeping) and be reading it too.
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Review by: Cindy Louallen on Jan. 24, 2013 :
Downloaded this book, thought it would be different from what I had been reading. Once started I fell in love. This book started a love affair with the whole series. A definite must read for anyone looking for romance of a different kind.
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Review by: Adena Goode on Jan. 18, 2013 :
I absolutely loved this book!! I literally read it from beginning to end in one sitting! I couldn't put it down! I've read quite a few werewolf stories and not many have been quite this good. Very well thought out and developed. Will definitely recommend!
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Review by: gary stuart on Jan. 15, 2013 :
The plot is good and the characters are perfect. The flow isn't to my liking but it was fluent enough to enjoy. I have got bundles of freebies in my library I'm going to read. This website has saved my boring trips to work with great stories like this. I recommend this author to anyone on here.
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Review by: Calli Peters on Jan. 08, 2013 :
I had no idea what I was getting into when I found this book- it's amazing! I couldn't stop reading and stayed up waaaaay past my bedtime for a couple nights! Great read, I actually had a harder time putting this away than I did Twilight... no joke! THANK YOU!!!!!!
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Review by: Christine Sharpless on Jan. 04, 2013 :
My two cents: I appreciated the author asking people to donate the worth of the books to animal shelters or other charities. Nice to have it about writing and not purely for profit. When I saw the recommendation for this author, I thought I would give it a try, but remained skeptical due to it being free, as some other freebies haven't always been very enoyable reads. I am very pleased that this is not the case with this story.

Thank you thank you thank you for editting! Not only was the plot well thought out, the character development eased along in a more realistic manner than a lot of 'were' or 'mate' stories. Granted Elise did get a bit on my nerves with her gulibility, but taking into account that she was not quite 19 and had a really secluded life around people that wouldn't think to lie to her or harm her, it really isn't any wonder that she couldn't see the machinations of those around her.

So overall, a very enjoyable read and I would recommend it. At this point I have finished all four books and feel that they are all very well done.

Thank you Nicky!
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Review by: Nickcole Elwell on Jan. 02, 2013 :
Overall: I had a hard time with this book because of the flow. I really liked the characters and the plot of the story, but i felt that there was too many extra details and not enough contact between our two main characters.

Characters: Elise & Sexy Alpha Male Kane

Plot: Elise is kind of forced to marry Kane to make an allegiance between her father's pack and the pack in the west. Well at first she believes that is still in love with her best friend Bryan that she grew up with, but has all these weird feelings for Kane. In between Elise getting adjusted to the new pack and other pack drama this CRAZY BITCH MARLA starts even more drama. The best part of the book was the last 4 chapters.

Page Turner: Yes and No

Series Cont: Yes

Recommend: If you enjoy a werewolf romance then yes.
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Review by: K.A Jones on Jan. 02, 2013 :
Awesome read, I couldn't put it down....Thank you. I truly love your characters and the story line.
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Review by: mariska de jager on Jan. 02, 2013 :
GREAT!!! Your such a talented writer!!
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Review by: tabitha bown on Dec. 30, 2012 :
I am now reading the third and final installment, "The Finding". All I can say is WOWOWOWOW!!! Thank you Nicky for these wonderful books, its been a pleasure reading your work. I love lycan books, and they are very hard to find!
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Review by: Malinda Barfield on Dec. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
Great read. Characters and background are well developed. I will read more by this author
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Review by: Malinda Barfield on Dec. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
Great read. Characters and background are well developed. I will read more by this author
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Review by: Malinda Barfield on Dec. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
Great read. Characters and background are well developed. I will read more by this author
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Review by: Celeste Juarez on Dec. 27, 2012 :
Wow! You are such an incredible writer and i LOVEEEEE every single one of your books! Thank you for writing such amazing books ..you are very talented. You have also inspired me to write , i can go on and on about how great you are! Lol so keep up the fantastic work:)
- truly your #1 fan
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Review by: Ashanti Ayoub on Dec. 27, 2012 :
I love the Lycan Series, such a good read! I can't believe it's free. I love the characters so much almost like I know them or something. I wouldn't change anything about the series, I would only add on to it. I am sure I can speak for her fans when I say we can't get enough. If you haven't read the Lycan Series, don't miss out, you won't regret you did trust me!!
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Review by: Stacey on Dec. 26, 2012 :
I loved Elise & Kane they are so cute. Helen also was a good charcacter in this book. I'm going to start reading
"The Keeping" next. I hope I love that book as much as I loved this one.
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Review by: Venessa Gregory on Dec. 23, 2012 : (no rating)
I am in love with all of her books, but this is the book that started it all for me. I am a huge fan of Nicky Charles and hope that she continues to write her books so I can continue to be lost in this lycan world.
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Review by: April Humphrey on Dec. 20, 2012 :
Love it!
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Review by: winnie wade on Dec. 19, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this read.. am now anxious to read the rest of the books
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Review by: Adorabol Huckleby on Dec. 14, 2012 : (no rating)
I loved this book so much. The characters are so easy to get along with and so interesting. This story made me smile and scream and maybe even cry. It was amazing :)
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Review by: Callista J on Dec. 11, 2012 :
I happened upon these books and the summary intrigued me so I started reading. I couldn't wait to get the next book and the next! Great story-lines, interesting characters, and the descriptions are so realistic, I can picture being there with the characters! Thanks for 3 great books! I hope there's a fourth!!!
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Review by: Kayla Kampa on Dec. 04, 2012 :
I LOVE THIS BOOK!! I've read all of them.. and now re-reading.. haha. I love them, the writing is fluid and page turning. The plot is compelling and suspenseful plus the love scenes are all and more. Alluring words to the point that i can visualize the characters with explicit imagery. Thank you Nicky Charles these books are truely perfect! :)
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Review by: Heather R on Dec. 02, 2012 :
Love! LOVE! LLOOVVEE!!!!!! (: Looking forward to reading more!
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Review by: Maly Lee on Nov. 29, 2012 : (no rating)
Love them! I read all the books in this series in one week. Couldn't put them down. Can't wait for whatever Nicky comes out with next! Fan for life!
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Review by: Gwendoline Ewins on Nov. 24, 2012 :
Quite honestly I would never have read Nicky Charles' book if it hadn't been mentioned in Smashwords Style Guide - that's because I've never been attracted to paranormal stories and never read them. But from the opening sentence of The Mating I was entranced by Elise and Kane, who moved from a marriage of convenience to mutual admiration and respect.
I'm about to read Ryne's story, so I'm in danger of becoming a paranormal fan!! Gwendoline Ewins
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Review by: tania chapman on Nov. 24, 2012 : (no rating)
Fantastic! was absolutely gripped - can't wait to read the next one!
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Review by: Kristy00 on Nov. 22, 2012 :
Really enjoyed this!! I found the beginning a bit choppy but stuck with it and was glad I did! I couldn't read this fast enough and I went straight to the next book in the series. Well done!!
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Review by: kathryn guest on Nov. 17, 2012 : (no rating)
i really enjoyed this book i was lost in the story it griped me i felt as if i were there with them exellent
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Review by: Kat Taylor on Nov. 17, 2012 :
Loved it! Really looking forward to the next installment.
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Review by: Deb Zervoudakis on Nov. 15, 2012 : (no rating)
Loved this book!!! I cannot wait to read the next one. I could not put it down. Thank you so much for sharing. happy Holidays~
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Review by: safiya x on Nov. 12, 2012 :
Great book.
Love the way you developed the characters, emotions and plot.
Great read.
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Review by: esther azim on Nov. 09, 2012 :
love this book the best i have read so far. thanks Nikki for making it free
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Review by: prabha bisht on Nov. 08, 2012 :
i m surprised this book is for free. i loved it
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Review by: Kellee Scandrett on Nov. 05, 2012 :
This is truly one of the best books that I have read. I normally read during the week, but I actually finished it up on my weekend and was blown away by all of the turns that were taken in this book. This is definitely a must read for anyone that enjoys a good book.
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Review by: R. D. Jacobs on Nov. 04, 2012 :
Loved It!!! Couldn't put my tablet down until I read every word. I breezed through every book that I could find by Nicky Charles in a week. I am looking forward to her next book. Hopefully, she will tell us more about the intriguing character of Sam (the Chicago Alpha) and hopefully include a better fate for the rogue Damien. Ms Charles, I wish you a speedy recover--and I can't wait for your next work of art.
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Review by: R. D. Jacobs on Nov. 04, 2012 : (no rating)
Loved It!!! Couldn't put my tablet down until I read every word. I breezed through every book that I could find by Nicky Charles in a week. I am looking forward to her next book. Hopefully, she will tell us more about the intriguing character of Sam (the Chicago Alpha) and hopefully include a better fate for the rogue Damien. Ms Charles, I wish you a speedy recover--and I can't wait for your next work of art.
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Review by: Angel Cullen on Nov. 01, 2012 :
Such an amazing werewolves novel !!!

i LOVED every word ... possibly my favorite werewolf book... ever!
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Review by: KL Martin on Oct. 29, 2012 :
Very enjoyable...surprising since I'm not a big fan of paranormal - but am a fan of free. Apparently I'm now into sexy werewolves now must hurry up and read the rest of the series.
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Review by: prismseven on Oct. 28, 2012 :
This book was wonderful!! I love how long the story was. The characters really grab your attention. Keep writting this series. I could easily see 8-10 more books. (I have read the other three already) It has been a while since i read any stories as good as these.
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Review by: Paranormal Romance Reads on Oct. 25, 2012 :
Being a Paranormal Romance book lover I was intrigued by this book. It being free electronically was a plus so I gave it a try. And wow. Just amazing. Were there some typos? Yep. Did it ruin the storyline. Nope. Nicky Charles, whoever you are...wherever you are. Please do not stop writing. You have a gift and thank you for sharing.
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Review by: Joanne Gorhau on Oct. 23, 2012 :
Great book! On to the next in the series.
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Review by: Christine Cross on Oct. 20, 2012 :
This was a sexy, romantic story. Kane is a great alpha male (aside from being a literal Alpha) and Elise is an interesting foil to that given her innocence and inexperience. It's a sweet start to this series.
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Review by: debbie campos on Oct. 16, 2012 :
I loved this book and am now starting book 3. ty so much for these books
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Review by: Samantha Carebear31374 on Oct. 02, 2012 :
I finished your story this morning and I loved it so much. I can't wait to read the next one :)
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Review by: Samantha Carebear31374 on Oct. 01, 2012 :
I am really enjoying this story :)
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Review by: sss mkl on Sep. 28, 2012 :
LOVE THE SERIES!! I AM THANKFUL THAT THE AUTHOR HAS PUT THIS SERIES OUT FOR US TO ENJOY :)
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Review by: Lindsey Owens on Sep. 25, 2012 :
I absolutely loved this book! It was a hard book to put down and kept me intreged around every corner. Keep up the good work! This story was AMAZING!
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Review by: Sammi Cox on Sep. 24, 2012 :
I loved the book and struggled to put it down. I would definitely read this again and am looking forward to reading the next in the series. Great book. Talented author.
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Review by: ETA: soon on Sep. 22, 2012 :
Not bad for a freebie but I didn't find it particularly romantic or suspenseful. Main characters were on the bland side and the plot became very predictable. I see this book as appealing more to YA readers.
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Review by: Souls Song on Sep. 22, 2012 :
I liked the book. Well written with a decent story, I still found it somewhat lacking in intensity and somewhat predictable. I wasn't holding my breath to see what would happen next.
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Review by: stella tackett on Sep. 18, 2012 :
loved the book.
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Review by: C McMichael on Sep. 11, 2012 :
I really, really liked this book! The story had all the right ingredients: love triangle, supernatural world and beings, villains who had a plan that was sinister and believable, sex scenes that were necessary to the story but didn't go on forever, excellent character development - I cared about them, good rollercoaster ride of thrills, and the ending left me wanting to read more books about this story world and the characters.
I just finished reading 'The Keeping' and am currently reading 'The Finding.' Great Series! By the way, I would pay money to read these books.
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Review by: sunita thapa on Sep. 04, 2012 : (no rating)
omg sexy as hell.. loved it..
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Review by: pj gracia on Aug. 31, 2012 :
I LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Review by: kylee martin on Aug. 29, 2012 :
LOVE THIS SERIES WILL CONTINUE READING AGAIN AND AGAIN
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Review by: Dee Cheng on Aug. 19, 2012 :
Great book! Couldn't put the book down till I finished it. Was disappointed when I finished it cause wanted the story to go on.Till I realise there was more to the series!!~
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Review by: Tracy Kuzminsky on Aug. 14, 2012 :
Great, fun read! I enjoyed the whole series, especially The Keeping. Thank you!!!!
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Review by: Grace Brannigan on Aug. 12, 2012 :
Fun and hot read.
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Review by: shosho st on Aug. 06, 2012 :
It was a lot different from the previous book which is the prequel to the series , Bonded was written last but happens before this book, so the world was more established.
It has a great story and characters a good mystery and suspense.At some point I was so nervous for the heroin that I couldn't keep reading.
There were some stuff in Bonded that weren't in this one like the conversions that they had with their wolves.
Actually being werewolf wasn't a necessary thing, they could have been normal human and the story would have played out the same, still it was great and I cant wait to read the next.
I still can't believe these books are free!!they are much better than a lot of other books I've read and had to pay for!!!
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Review by: frances on Aug. 06, 2012 :
I read it because it was free and I loved it!
I'll read her other books too
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Review by: hrhsophia on Aug. 02, 2012 :
Was a little slow in places but still a good read
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Review by: kristina harris on July 30, 2012 :
loved it
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Review by: Marie Stephens on July 26, 2012 :
I love it. I look foward to reading more of her books.
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Review by: Marie Stephens on July 26, 2012 :
I love it. I look foward to reading more of her books.
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Review by: Marie Stephens on July 26, 2012 : (no rating)
I loved this book and her whole series. I love the chemistry between the characters. I look foward to reading more books from this author.
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Review by: Dinelle Henley on July 25, 2012 :
The book became so annoying and predictable that I had to struggle to finish it. The Heroine, Elise has to be one of the most DIMWITTED females on earth. Even another character mentioned how useless she was. By the end of the story I couldn't tolerate her any longer. Not interested in completing this series.
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Review by: Sheldon Campbell on July 13, 2012 :
An engaging story, even if a bit predictable. I think the storyline might have been improved by exploiting a bit more of the pack dynamic. Still, an enjoyable read.

I think you have talent, Nicky. Keep at it!
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Review by: Michelle Tritten on July 12, 2012 :
Read the 3 book series in 4 days... Didn't want them to end.. The characters and plot were just great! Thank you Nicky..
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Review by: Pam on July 07, 2012 :
In order to create an alliance with a neighboring pack, Elise's father (the Alpha of her pack) arranges for her to mate with Kane, the new Alpha of the pack to the East. The thing is, Elise is in love with Bryan, one of your own pack members, whom she grew up with and who recently told her that he was going to ask her father for permission to mate with her. But knowing that it would be pointless to argue with her father, and knowing that it is for the good of the packs, she doesn't resist.

Once mated, Kane takes Elise back to his pack to get her settled in to her new life. Although Elise meets a lot of nice new pack members, there is one, Marla, who she doesn't trust or like. Marla seems to be after Kane's affections, despite the fact that he's already now mated with Elise.

Although a strong connection develops fairly quickly between Kane and Elise, Kane doesn't have much time to spend with Elise due to problems that he's having to deal with: an oil spill that contaminated their water supply, an Oil Company fighting to gain rights to part of their land for drilling purposes, and Kane's half brother who seems to be causing trouble for the pack after losing the right to become the new Alpha when the previous Alpha died.

With the pack in danger, from within it seems, Elise tries to put the pieces of the puzzle together before anyone else gets hurt.

I really enjoyed this book. I've not read a lot of romantic paranormal suspense, so this was a nice change. I've read plenty of paranormal romances, but I really enjoyed the suspense aspect. Granted, it seemed a little obvious to me who the bad guys were, and although I had one correct, the other I was wrong about. The characters were great. I really liked most of them. Can't say I was too fond of Marla, of course, but then again I hate people like her. So, needless to say, her character was written well or otherwise I wouldn't have this hatred for her.

About the only thing that kept me from giving the book a five star rating was the fact that I felt that certain scenes where perhaps cut short or that there wasn't quite enough written. There seemed to be more dialog than actual narration at times. Don't get me wrong, I've read books that had so much narration and very little dialog in certain scenes and wished for more dialog. But I just felt that there could have been a little more story building at times.

Overall though, I very much enjoyed The Mating, and since there is one part of the story that is unresolved by the end, I'm looking forward to reading the rest of the series to see what happens next!
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Review by: Gerty So on July 05, 2012 :
Great book, going to keep it in my library....
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Review by: linda justus on July 03, 2012 :
Amazing author, fantastic story with character and plot depth.
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Review by: Grace Ashley on July 02, 2012 :
these stories are amazing. I started with bonded but the mating is my favourite.
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Review by: Edinah on June 29, 2012 :
I love this book! Cna't wait to read the entire Lycon series. Readers get to see werewolves in a differnt light.

But I will say Lycons and Werewolves are very different.
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Review by: Michaelyn Cortez on June 28, 2012 :
Loved loved loved this! Fans of JR Ward and Laurell Hamilton should read this!!
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Review by: jennelle west on June 27, 2012 :
Wonderful story line!
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Review by: Sheree Beans on June 26, 2012 :
I loved this book. Frankly, it was addictive for me. I sacrificed a few good nights' sleep because I couldn't put it down. I loved the entire world & so many of the characters that Nicky Charles created in this book. There was emotions, depth, love, sex, greed, a journey that I enjoyed thoroughly!

I fell in love with Kane. He was so honorable & good (& sexy!). I could relate to Elise very much. I don't know how I'd react in her situation. It was a tough hand she was dealt by life. I liked that she was strong & good, as well. I also liked her innocence.

The bad "guy" was also great. Man, did I HATE her. Pure evil! I was sad when this book ended. Although I was thrilled that I could go right into the next book in the series.

I highly recommend this book... especially for my fellow paranormal romance/suspense lovers. It was great.
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Review by: Trudy Speer on June 23, 2012 : (no rating)
Really enjoyed the book, it keeps you involved and moves along well. This is the second book of authors, 1st was Bonded. Enjoyed that so looked for more from author. Would pay to read! But enjoy it being free. Thanks to Mz Charles and to smashord for making them available.
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Review by: Nina Dee on June 17, 2012 :
It had engaging characters, but the plot was a bit predictable.
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Review by: Kami Dodson-Perry on June 11, 2012 :
Let me start off by saying to everyone that Nicky Charles is a very good writer. She is also very generous because all of her books are free. You can find them on Smashwords.

This story is about Elise. She grew up in a wolf pack & is now 19. She never really paid to much attention to the politics of the pack. She should have because she is told that she is to marry an Alpha, Kane, of a Northern pack to make an alliance & keep the peace. She never met him before & it is happening in less than 24 hours. The major problem is she is in love with Bryan.

Elise has no choice but to go along with it & hope for the best. She is nervous about the bonding considering it is her 1st sexual experience & now it will be with a stranger. The deed is done & she off to live with Kane & the Northern pack, leaving everyone & everything she know behind.

***SPOILER ALERT***

Elise & Kane are trying to make the relationship between them work as best they can given the circumstances. Once at the Northern pack Kane is called away to attend other matters & is unable to spend time with Elise. Elise questions if they will ever get to know one another to form at least a friendship & have more than a physical realationship between them.

The pack has some major problems steming from Marla, who wants Kane & is trying to break them up. And from Ryn who is Kane's half brother. Their land is in termoil over an oil spill in part of their land & an oil company wants to purchase or rent another parcel to drill on. The oil spill will take lots of money to clean up & the oil company won't give up on trying to push them off there land.

In the end it is a happy ending with some twists & turns. Some you see coming & others you do not. I am starting the 2nd book of the series "The Keeping" now.(
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Review by: Gina Lawless on June 10, 2012 :
Even though many readers may think Elise's character should be more agressive and powerful, this is the way of the Lycan. Very engaging and sexy. Love it and can't wait to read the rest.
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Review by: Christina Smith on June 08, 2012 : (no rating)
I loved this book. It was my first free ebook and wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to read the next one.
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Review by: Christina Smith on June 08, 2012 : (no rating)
I loved this book. It was my first free ebook and wasn't expecting much, but I was pleasantly surprised. I can't wait to read the next one.
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Review by: D.P. Davidson on June 05, 2012 :
I LOVED this book. It was amazing!!! My only objection is the detailed sex scenes as I feel that the passion of the characters could be expressed without so much...intimate detail (haha) but I loved it. It even made me tear up a bit!
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Review by: Beeanka on June 04, 2012 :
LOVE. If you are in any way into paranormal romance, this is a must read!
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Review by: Sylvia Leija on May 31, 2012 :
I really liked this book. A great start for a series.
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Review by: Gabriella Leone on May 31, 2012 :
My sisters raved about this book, and told me that they were in love with a certain character named Kayne. I figured I'd check it out and found this as a good read during lunch.

The story line was a bit predictable, too much foreshadowing,and the descriptions of scenery sometimes dragged out too long- but this was just because Elise was in a new place.

I wish Elise put up more of a fight when she was told she had to marry Kayne, but she matures a lot in the book which I liked.

There were a few typos to take note of but other than that I will be recommending this book to my friends. The sex scenes are steamy without being too racy and the story is an easy read that keeps you interested.

Keep up the writing!
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Review by: R.Z. Adam on May 30, 2012 :
Thank you for sharing this enjoyable book. Nicky Charles is my favourite author.
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Review by: Joy Johnson on May 17, 2012 :
On the positive side: I found the story enveloping and interesting. It made me want to keep reading. The language was clear and easy to read. I love it when grammar and technical issues are not present in a published work!
On the negative side: There is a LOT of sexist ideology at play in the story. The fact that Elise didn't have a choice in whom she would marry was largely annoying. I would have liked to have seen her fight her way out of the arranged marriage.
Words to the author: You have talent in my opinion. Please keep at it, and try to focus on female leads that are more aggressive and self assured. This kind of woman will be more appealing to a larger audience. Good luck with your future pieces.

Respectfully,
Joy Johnson
Freelance Writer
https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/JoyJohnson
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Review by: Angela on May 16, 2012 :
3.5 stars This was a good story. I found Elise a bit annoying, but really it was just that she was young and naive. And a lot of the plot was predictable, but I still wanted to keep reading. I really liked how Elise and Kane's relationship developed and Marla was a good (but predictable) villain. I am looking forward to reading more about Ryne!
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Review by: crissy flaherty on May 15, 2012 : (no rating)
I just discovered Nicky Charles! she is now one of my favorite author's.
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Review by: Safira Sanders on May 15, 2012 :
I have to confess that I only started reading this book as it was provided by Smashwords as an example of how to format books according to their style guide (since I wanted to make sure that my first Smashwords book got published as quickly and smoothly as possible).

However, after the first few pages, I was hooked, and am really glad that I continued, as this is one of the most enjoyable books that I've read in a long time.

The story is well told, with interesting and believable characters, and the pace is perfect.

Highly recommended!
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Review by: A.B. Chaplin on May 11, 2012 :
Very good. The Mating and The Woods of Red Hill are my favourite books on Smashwords.
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Review by: Shelley Marrissa Dodd on May 08, 2012 :
This was the first smashwords edition I ever read and I was hooked straight away. Fantastic read, flowed beautifully throughout, a read I would definitely recommend (and I have done!)
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Review by: stephanie o'niell on May 01, 2012 : (no rating)
The book was great, kept flowing throuhgout the entire book..
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Review by: A Seabrook on April 26, 2012 :
The story is GREAT--kept, kept my interest from beginning to end. I am waiting for the first movie.
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Review by: Melinda Le Baron on April 25, 2012 :
This was an excellent paranormal romance. The story centered around a pack of werewolves. Whose Alpha was looking for a mate. The story starts out with our heroine, Elise who has been given away to the Alpha of the pack, Kane, for mating and marriage by her father who is Alpha of the pack on the eastern border of Kane's. It's a political match that both Kane and Elise want to make work, even though Elise thought she was in love with another werewolf named Bryan.

At her new home Elise tries to fit in and they make her feel welcome, but the pack is facing all kinds of problems and everything points to Kane's half brother Dyne. Elise also faces her own challenges with a pack member named Karla, who wants her man and seems to be stirring up trouble. The ending wraps up really nicely. No cliffhangers here, just a few threads left hanging for the next book. I would give it extra half star for that alone if I could.

The characterization was genuine and credible. No WTF moments - everyone stayed in character, and what characters they were. Kane and Elise are smoking hot together. After the bloodbond it just gets hotter. Their individual characters are three dimensional and richly fleshed out. Even the secondary characters in this novel came to life. Individual characteristics being clear and defined. There wasn't one character in this book that was flat - even the garage mechanic had depth and a style all his own.

The pacing on this novel was great - it never let up. From the start at the mating, the pages fly by and the next thing you know, the book is all done. It was truly amazing how you can get so lost in this story.

If you're looking for a hot romance mixed with mysterious action and adventure - you've just found it. If you're just looking for a hot romance - I'd say you just found that too. For those of you who only read human romance, give yourself a treat and read this paranormal one. You'll be happy you did. 4.5/5
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Review by: Grace Miller on April 22, 2012 :
I really enjoyed this book and looking forward to reading the other 3 in the series. I highly recommend this series.
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Review by: Vanessa-Rae Thomas on April 20, 2012 :
Read all 4 books in this series. I quite liked them and this author is an awesome writer! These books pull you into the characters worlds and you don't want to put the books down. I have recommended this author and her books to my sister who is now reading them also! Hope there will be more to read in the future.
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Review by: El Hawthorne on April 17, 2012 :
Thoroughly enjoyed this novel as well as the rest the series. It is captivating and you will find yourself reading it all day along!
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Review by: Charolette Dotting on April 04, 2012 :
I've read The Mating and The Finding. They are both absolutely wonderful. 10 thumbs up to Nickey Charles. I've recommended my daughter to read these books and can't wait for her to get started so we can talk about it. You should really consider publishing your work.
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Review by: Jen Upchurch on April 01, 2012 :
A little skeptical on downloading a free book, but WOW!!!!
So glad that I did! This book as GREAT!
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Review by: Kimberly Josett on March 26, 2012 : (no rating)
Awesome book, I love everything about this book and the others as well. I have read all of Nicky Charles' books and have lent them all to my mother, friend and cousin we are addicted now! Please tell me your shoulder and arm are so much better and can continue to write we are biting nails, waiting to see where you go with S and D and who is going to take over the Chicago pack??? Bryan??
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Review by: Yenny D. on March 22, 2012 : (no rating)
Downloaded this book on iBooks and I couldn't put it down! Well written, with a strong, likeable hero and heroine and a super bitchy villain. The characters were nicely developed and so was the werewolf background and premise. I highly recommend this and the other books in Nicky Charles' Law of the Lycan Series.

Book 1: The Mating - Kane & Elise
Book 2: The Keeping - Ryne & Melody
Book 3: The Finding - Brian & Cassandra
Book 4: Bonded - Reno & Brandi

*Bonded is not exactly following the previous 3 books, but still related
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Review by: Patricia Meeks on March 11, 2012 :
This was a good book!! I could not believe it was free. You are a great writer and I look forward to reading your additional work. I just have one request please write a follow up to this book.
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Review by: amanda graham on March 11, 2012 :
Forgot the 5 stars in my review....was an awesome read,can't wait to start book 2!
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Review by: amanda graham on March 11, 2012 : (no rating)
Loved it! I can't believe it was free! Future bestseller for sure!
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Review by: M.L Worley on March 07, 2012 :
While I found the writing to be well thought out with little mistakes, I couldn't bring myself to read past the first few pages. I know, I know, that's not a lot and I should probably give it more of a chance, but I didn't because of how it started.

It didn't hook me, and books that don't hook me in the beginning won't hook me in the end. I find it's just going to be another love story without much originality to it, and I disliked the immediate jump into a flashback.

Overall, good writing, but it just didn't catch my attention enough for me to consider it readable.
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Review by: YOHANA MIJANGOS on March 05, 2012 : (no rating)
I love this book. I feel in love the the characters. Nicky Charles is a great writer. Please keep going I have read the first 2 book and I am hooked.
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Review by: Catrina Barton on March 01, 2012 : (no rating)
You know, I actually remember critiquing the first part of this on CC. I mentioned the opening paragraph seemed pretty weak for an opening hook.

Looks like you've proven me wrong. I'm so happy your writing has made the published list. You must be so proud.

Congratulations Nicky, looks like all that hard work paid off for you. :)

~KittyB78.
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Review by: Heidi Haluza on Feb. 29, 2012 :
This, and the other books I have read by the author, was a decent read. Nicky Charles makes weres seem like they actually exist. I am looking forward to reading her next book.
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Review by: Mirtha Perez on Feb. 26, 2012 :
Good read; thank you.
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Review by: Mirtha Perez on Feb. 26, 2012 :
Forgot to enter my rating...
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Review by: Mirtha Perez on Feb. 26, 2012 : (no rating)
I came across this book trying to identify "free books" on my daughter's Nook... Once I started I could not put it down. Very entertaining, I was eager to continue onto the other books in the series.
Luckily the weekend came around and I was able to finish the 3rd in the series as she needs her nook for school. I will give her time to use before I go onto Bonded.

Thank you Ms Charles for a good read!
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Review by: julie on Feb. 25, 2012 :
i loved this book i could not put it down and i loved the characters
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Review by: Chastine Perkins on Feb. 24, 2012 :
Loved it. It was truly amazing and it stole my heart.... well kane stole my heart.
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Review by: jew fish on Feb. 15, 2012 :
Love it!
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Review by: Birdylove on Feb. 11, 2012 :
Very enjoyable start to a series.
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Review by: Chanda Bodey on Feb. 11, 2012 :
Found this book on BN.com. Really enjoyed it, and searched for more by this author.
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Review by: naughty beta on Feb. 05, 2012 :
I was led to this book based on the reviews of the work of another - completely unrelated - author. Deciding to give Ms Charles work a quick read - just so I could see for myself what all the static was about. - before reviewing the other book.

This was a very good and quick read. While some things seemed very contrived, - don’t want to spoil so I won’t go into detail , but the second shower scene and the perfume bit are but two.

The female protagonist might just as well have had “WELCOME” stamped on her forehead, as she made a much better doormat than Alpha-Female for much of the story. I can understand her weakness and (spinelessness?) at the start, given her status it was expected. But as the story progressed, character development lacked. Elise should have grown into her role more than Ms. Charles allowed.

I have for the last 3 years helped Indie-Authors Beta and Proof their work and I rate this story with the same formula I use for all works presented to me.

The story stood on it’s own. = 1 star

The Author accomplished what she intended by relaying and enjoyable story. =1 star

The story was not unique. - I have found few that are. = no star.

The editing and attention to detail was better than average for a free book. = 1 star.

Personal like or dislike - the story felt contrived at certain junctures and I found my self at first pitying, and later irritated by the Female lead’s lack of back bone. = No star

Nice Job Ms. Charles, I hope this endeavor brings you the enjoyment and success you seek!
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Review by: sarah petty on Feb. 03, 2012 : (no rating)
I love this book!! I could not put it down even though it was 2 in the morning and I had to be up early for work..
This book had me confused, laughing, crying and falling in love. I couldn't have asked for more.
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Review by: Samantha Pendley on Jan. 30, 2012 : (no rating)
It was a little hard for me to get into, but once I did I had a hard time putting it down. It was a little frustrating waiting for Elise to see the big picture, but I loved how the characters were written and how there's an opening for a series. I can't wait to read the other books.
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Review by: Hayley Uncles on Jan. 30, 2012 :
I LOVED it couldn't put it done after three reads and its still addictive :)
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Review by: damia13 on Jan. 29, 2012 : (no rating)
I don't know what made me even try to read this book, but I'm glad I did. Even though I got frustrated with Elise not being able to connect the dots on several occasions, it was still a good read. It made me search to see if there were any more books in the series. So on I went to book two.
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Review by: Sarah H on Jan. 28, 2012 : (no rating)
From the moment I started reading this ebook I couldn't stop!! After I finished it I was so happy to discover that there were more books to follow!! Absolutely loved this series!! Thank you for writing a great series!! Please write more for the series!! I cant get enough of the characters and romance!! Wonderful story line and very well written!! Not to mention I have read all of the Twillight series and these books by Nicky Charles are waaaay better!! And I have to agree with "dwmillie79" there ae some great sex scences in these books but nothing vulgar. I really enjoyed the romance of the stories and the power and passion of how these characters expressed themselves and their love!! Really great!! And I hope for more!! Thanks again for some really wonderful books!!!!!
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Review by: mary wheeler on Jan. 26, 2012 :
Wonderful, could not put it down. I have read all 4 and love them all.
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Review by: Lynnette Jones on Jan. 23, 2012 : (no rating)
My sister downloaded this book from Barnes and Noble and suggested I read it. She insisted and insisted until I finally read it. After I finally read it, I couldn't wait to read the rest. It was AWESOME! I just downloaded Bonded and read a page or two every chance I get!
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Review by: Jamie Taylor on Jan. 21, 2012 :
Loved all four books! Cant put them down once I have started to read.
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Review by: Tracey Steinbach on Jan. 17, 2012 :
Excellent book! The story moved along well and the characters were easy to identify with and grow attached to. I would easily recommend this book to others.
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Review by: BJ Smith on Jan. 16, 2012 :
Loved all three books, they were hard to put down. Keep up the great work, I can't wait to read more.
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Review by: Lorraine Mason on Jan. 15, 2012 : (no rating)
Love all 3 books. Could not put them down. Thank you so much I can not wait for the fourth one to be written
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Review by: Robin Humphrey on Jan. 14, 2012 :
LOVED this book and cannot wait to read the next one!
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Review by: Adelaye Hearst on Jan. 14, 2012 :
Excellent, Love these stories. Have read them all. Keep up the good work. Smashwords needs more authors like you.
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Review by: kim rosser on Jan. 12, 2012 :
Very entertaining series. Can't wait to read Bound with a strong female lead! Thanks Nicky!
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Review by: Anjeanette Sausedo on Jan. 11, 2012 :
I loved this story and the series but I found myself very irritated that the communication was so terse between the two that it alienated Elise. I found myself getting pissed of for Elise each time she was nudged aside. That told me that I was drawn into the story and the characters soundly. Excellent story!
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Review by: michel miller on Jan. 08, 2012 : (no rating)
This was an excellent book. Easy reading and a compelling story. Great Talent Nicky. Can't wait to start on the sequel.
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Review by: C.N Thompson on Jan. 06, 2012 :
loved this book and the others in the collection, also forever in time. hoping for more books ahead.
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Review by: hk256 on Jan. 05, 2012 :
an entertaining book that has just the right amount of romance and suspense
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Review by: hk256 on Jan. 05, 2012 :
an entertaining book that has just the right amount of romance and suspense
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Review by: Pat Ahmann on Jan. 05, 2012 : (no rating)
Really enjoyed this series of books and characters. Hope to see addtl books.
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Review by: trisha hammond on Jan. 05, 2012 : (no rating)
It takes a LOT for a book to catch my attention quick enough to sustain my interest. This book had me from the first word. I could not put it down!!! VERY well written! You have wonderful talents, Nicky!
A nice, hot, steamy, intriguing romance that will leave ya smiling!
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Review by: kibblz on Jan. 04, 2012 :
This was a great book. Good Characters, strong female, muscular men, day to day living, drama, sex, a protagonist, a plot. It was complete, not hastily wrapped up, and did not leave you feeling like you were missing anything. I am looking forward to starting the next book.
A thank you to the author for a great book and for free - that is unheard of. Thank you Nicky Charles, for your gift of pleasure, and wonderful words
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Review by: kibblz on Jan. 04, 2012 :
This was a great book. Good Characters, strong female, muscular men, day to day living, drama, sex, a protagonist, a plot. It was complete, not hastily wrapped up, and did not leave you feeling like you were missing anything. I am looking forward to starting the next book.
A thank you to the author for a great book and for free - that is unheard of. Thank you Nicky Charles, for your gift of pleasure, and wonderful words
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Review by: Bertie10 on Jan. 02, 2012 :
Excellent book. I'm so surprised that a book of this quality is free.
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Review by: Edgar Hildering on Jan. 02, 2012 :
It took me a couple of pages to get into the story, but soon it turned out to be a real e-page turner! Looking forward to start part two...
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Review by: Tiffany Lewis on Dec. 27, 2011 :
wow! I have a new favorite series! I agree with all the current reviews these books are great and thank you for making them free. so many writers charge alot for books that are not even half as great as yours are! dont be surprised when they want to make a movie out of it!!!
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Review by: Trish Martin on Dec. 25, 2011 :
I was told this book/series was good. So I looked it up and found out myself that it WAS good. You will feel in love with the characters. Thanks! (I don't give 5 stars very often)
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Review by: misfit on Dec. 23, 2011 :
+I've red this book about a dozen times and I've loved it everytime. I enjoy long books the most but it's hard to find good ones which keep you interested. When I started reading 'The Mating' I couldn't stop I stayed up till the early hours of the morning reading and every time I read it I get so caught up in the book I surprise myself wehn it ends. I read many books but this has to be one of my favourites.

Thank you for making it Free
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Review by: Chris Stanton on Dec. 18, 2011 :
Surpassingly excellent. Now if only I could have an arranged marriage like this! :-D
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Review by: olivia park on Dec. 16, 2011 :
Oops! Never wrote a review before, forgot the stars! Here they are!
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Review by: olivia park on Dec. 16, 2011 : (no rating)
Wow! I just started reading the first one because I was waiting for my next Kresley Cole, J. R. Ward, Laura Adrain, Jacquelyn Frank, Sherryiln Kenyon, Lara Adrian & Lynn Viehl books to be available. Waiting is a killer. Anyway, I digress...After the first one, which I read so fast - I was on page 477 when it dawned on me how many times I had pressed the turn page thing on my Nook - when I realized just how many pages were in that book, OMG--REALLY? When I finished the first one, I could'nt download the second one fast enough. So when I was ready to hit purchase & confirm & saw "free", I was confused, how can a really good book be Free? Whatever, So I read the next two very quickly. Now I'm wondering when will the next one be released? Here I am waiting again. Should'nt we have to pay for these books? It's amazing to me how easily the story flows & what a geat cast of charcters there are, this series has jumped past many that I've been reading for years. I will have to put this authors name in my list of favorites listed above. Except for some editing issues in the series I loved THE MATING, THE KEEPING and THE FINDING! Can not wait for the next book in the Laws of the Lycans serise.
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Review by: JL Triit on Nov. 27, 2011 :
Watch your back Stephenie Meyer! On the heels of your Twilight characters, Bella, Edward and Jacob, is Nicky Charles's werewolf series, THE MATING, THE FINDING and THE KEEPING.

Nicky Charles writing style makes this series come alive through his colorful characters in a way only few have accomplished in modern literature.

If you are looking for a series that is written with the grammatical care of JK Rowling, and excitement that may exceed that of Stephenie Meyer, be sure to check out this series, beginning with The Mating.
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Review by: Viki Nikolaeva on Nov. 25, 2011 :
When I first downloaded this book...from here I was thinking. "This will going to be a book to pass free time. Nothing interesting. "

But now after I've read it I must say this this book was amazing. Very interesting and surely I would love to read and re-read it many times.

So several character caught my attention. First was Kane. The new Alpha who claimed his mate - Elise, daughter of another Alpha. Elise - a fine young woman with spirited heart. She is my favorite woman among the females.

Later the author introduced us Marla. From the first moment when she showed her attitude toward Elise I knew that she must have something for Kane or she wouldn't be acting as a; sorry for the language but I can' say it any other way; bitch. She always gave Elise a hard time and tried everything to make Kane dump Elise and goes to her. I really hated Marla. But then when Kane asked Elise to try and befriend her...something was off. Rose appeared. Well she appeared early in the book. I liked her. A very nice girl..no matter she was an Omega.

What happened in the end I didn't expect. Marla and Rose working together to kill Elise? I didn't expect to see Rose into this..she was so nice..and when she died falling onto the ravine? Well I was sad. I was pleased to learn that Kane's brother was innocent after all.

I was disappointed only for one thing. I really expected Elise to conceive, get pregnant from Kane.

The world Nicky Charles created is amazing. And if I loved shape-shifters and werewolves before...now I adore the, will love them forever. And this is thanks to the amazing world Nicky Charles created.
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Review by: Jutzie on Nov. 13, 2011 :
Book 1: The Mating
Kane is the Alpha of the pack and Elise is from a pack that borders his. Her father wanted an alliance and chose to give her as Kane's mate. Elise was hoping to mate with her childhood friend and love, Bryan, but it was not to be. Before she knew it she was mated to a stranger and leaving everyone she knew and loved.

Many things are going on in Kane's pack since the death of Zack, their previous Alpha and the blame was falling on Kane's half-brother, Ryne. They had battled for the Alpha position and Kane won. They thought Ryne left the area but every time something happened his scent was there.

Marla was one of Kane's pack members. A beautiful blond with an attitude and it seemed she had her eyes set on Kane, even with Elise there. As Marla causes trouble for Elise, she could not get Kane to see it. She quickly becomes the character to despise as you see her underhanded ways.

This was a free ebook from the B&N Nook site. If you enjoy paranormal it is worth the read. T
hey are exceptional and equal to other paranormals.

**Warning: Please note that her books contain mature subject matter (sex, some language and violence) and are intended for adult readers.
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Review by: Jennifer McClenin-Moody on Nov. 12, 2011 :
This series was recommended to me by a friend during a conversation we were having about how much more interesting the wolves are than the vampires in the Twilight Saga. I downloaded all three, opened the first, and could not put my Kindle down for the duration of all three books. I loved the characters, the stories, the action, the romance, the relationships ... it's all in there. Very much looking forward to the next book.
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Review by: Jody Gilchrist on Nov. 12, 2011 :
I got my nook for my birthday this year and have become addicted to downloading free books. I download books that people write reviews on that seem like they would be worth my time reading. I downloaded the mating, the keeping and the finding by Nicky Charles. I really enjoyed the mating. It was an interesting story line with a bit of a twist ending (do not want to spoil it for anyone). I appreciated the fact that the author had a warning that the sex scenes were appropriate for readers over the age of 18. Again a book that can stand alone or you can read all three. Try it....you will like it! I have already started on the Keeping and am enjoying that too.
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Review by: Jody Gilchrist on Nov. 12, 2011 : (no rating)
I got my nook for my birthday this year and have become addicted to downloading free books. I download books that people write reviews on that seem like they would be worth my time reading. I downloaded the mating, the keeping and the finding by Nicky Charles. I really enjoyed the mating. It was an interesting story line with a bit of a twist ending (do not want to spoil it for anyone). I appreciated the fact that the author had a warning that the sex scenes were appropriate for readers over the age of 18. Again a book that can stand alone or you can read all three. Try it....you will like it! I have already started on the Keeping and am enjoying that too.
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Review by: Jeanie Creech on Nov. 08, 2011 :
Not sure what exactly to say other than WOW! I loved this book. I've read all three twice in one week! I couldn't put it down and found it even better on the second read! I kept inserting my own comments to the characters regarding their "blindness" to what was going on around them. I don't normally read romance, but this was such a great story. I enjoyed the refreshing break it gave me from my usual high fantasy books. You're desire to keep your work available free of charge has inspired me to go back to working on my own novel. Thanks for the amazing story and I hope you will come back to this world again someday for another steamy tale! On a side note, my husband thanks you for such great detail that had me waking him up in the middle of the night for a bit of "release" myself!
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Review by: Baby Melon on Nov. 06, 2011 :
Just wanted to say that youve just became one of my favorite authors! I abslutely loved the book! :D
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Review by: Julia Averbeck on Nov. 05, 2011 :
I really liked this book. Sometimes I just wanted to shake some of the characters because it was so obvious that the "bad guys" had planned something and they just didn't see but I guess that's normal.
I'm reading the second book right now.
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Review by: Doris Holmes on Nov. 03, 2011 :
Thank you Nicky Charles for a good read. I am concurring with reader Sheri, Elise was a real airhead. I will be reading The Keeping and The Finding. I am not a fan of paranormal, but this one was top notch. Thanks for making it free.
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Review by: Sheri on Oct. 19, 2011 :
I liked the concept of the arranged mating and reading about the struggles that the couple went through in trying to make the mating work, and the plot itself was good, if not a bit far-fetched. The only thing I really didn't like was Elise, the main character. Her character was so mind-numbingly stupid that I wished, more than once, that I could reach into the book and slap her.

Other than that, if you are looking for a quick, interesting read over an afternoon, I would definitely recommend this book, and I am looking forward to reading the next two in the series.
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Review by: J Larsen on Oct. 19, 2011 :
It is perfect ... Very thrilling read!
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Review by: John M on Oct. 19, 2011 :
More mating needed, of course ...
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Review by: Ronald C on Oct. 19, 2011 :
Lets have more mating then ...
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Review by: JENNYlee on Oct. 18, 2011 :
I am on page 90 and am enjoying the read! I cant wait till I get to the next one! Oh and IT'S FREE! WOW!
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Review by: hamjak on Oct. 16, 2011 : (no rating)
A thrilling and highly addictive read! couldn't put it down and finished the story in one afternoon. Looking forward to reading more of this author's work. Thank you Nicky for sharing your wonderful characters and talent for storytelling!
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Review by: michelle harrison on Oct. 15, 2011 :
Great book, great series.
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Review by: michelle harrison on Oct. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
Loved this book great series!
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Review by: M Spelman on Oct. 15, 2011 :
Excellent novel! Highly recommeded!
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Review by: M Spelman on Oct. 15, 2011 :
Excellent novel! Highly recommeded!
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Review by: ami mikey on Oct. 15, 2011 : (no rating)
hey ! i love you :P
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Review by: Susan Byrd on Oct. 09, 2011 : (no rating)
Love this series! Can't wait for more.
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Review by: Jenmae on Oct. 05, 2011 :
Great book, characters, and full of passion. Couldn't stop reading it till i got to the end.
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Review by: Jenmae on Oct. 05, 2011 :
Loved reading this story and the other books in the series. Once i started reading the story I was immediately addicted. And wanted to read the rest asfast as i could.
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Review by: Desiree Godoy on Oct. 04, 2011 :
I just reading The Keeping and love these books. Keep up the good work.
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Review by: Kate Tildes on Sep. 26, 2011 :
I randomly found this on Goodreads and downloaded it to read at work. I loved it right away! I love that its a series too. Great characters, plot lines, and development. And best of all, free! But really, Ms. Charles should publish these in paperback; she'd sell a lot! Good work!
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Review by: Karen on Sep. 25, 2011 :
I read all kinds of books: romance, paranormals, mystery, etc. I was very impressed with these series. First, it was a long book (don't care for short stories). Second, it came as a series. Third, Once I started reading the series, I had to read to the end. In the end, I just couldn't believe these books are FREE!
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Review by: Nina T. on Sep. 16, 2011 :
Superb writing! This book had all the elements of a great paranormal romantic suspense. It had great characters & storyline, was passionate, sexy, with a drop of suspense. Nicky Charles hooked me from the first sentence. An absolutely wonderful read & highly recommended!
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Review by: Sandra Ramirez on Sep. 11, 2011 :
When I first got this book on smadhwords I got it to kill time, I didnt expect to really like it. However when I started reading it last night, I couldn't put it down. Nicky Charles brought his characters to life for me, I could feel their fears and their pains. He had me crying when Elise feel rejected by Kane, he wrore it with true feelings that I could feel it. I would recommend this book very much. I already
downloaded his other books to the trilogy and I can't
wait to get started on those. I dont doubt they will be just as good as The Mating. Great job Nicky Charles!!
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Review by: Dody on Sep. 07, 2011 :
WOW!!! What a great read. I could not put this book down!! Loved all the characters, starting the next now. Yay !
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Review by: T.M. Johnson on Sep. 07, 2011 :
I was not dissapointed with this one! The whole series is better than most published works I paid loads of money for. And I just loved Bryan in his one too! I am hooked!!
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Review by: Cam McCarty on Sep. 05, 2011 : (no rating)
read the mating and am halfway through the keeping i have to say while im not usually into romances this one reached out and grabbed me i loved ur spin on modern werewolves and how indepth into their culture u get keep it up
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Review by: Cam McCarty on Sep. 05, 2011 : (no rating)
read the mating and am halfway through the keeping i have to say while im not usually into romances this one reached out and grabbed me i loved ur spin on modern werewolves and how indepth into their culture u get keep it up
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Review by: natalieiw on Sep. 03, 2011 :
The story was well written and I really liked how descriptive the author was with the characters.

I'm so hooked that I'm going to read the other 2 books in the series.
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Review by: Alan Knupfer on Aug. 26, 2011 :
This book was amazing and I couldn't stop reading. It was sexy, thrilling and just wonderful. When I started reading it was good but then turned into an explosion of thrill, sorrow and drama. This is one of my top 5 books.
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Review by: sparkyhedgehog on Aug. 21, 2011 :
It was an enjoyable story, appropriately sexy and written in a refreshing style that is different then a lot of the other paranormal romance books that I read. I do, however, have a short attention span so I had to skip a few of the slower chapters that frustrated me. Keep writing, I could tell that the writing skill improved as the story progressed, especially when the story switched to another character's perspective. The last part of the book was excellent and a very satisfying read.
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Review by: Jammie Foy on Aug. 17, 2011 :
Superb!! I was very pleasantly surprised with the storyline! I couldn't put it down and couldn't wait to read The Finding! SO glad You didn't stop after one book!!! More! More! More please!
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Review by: Katrin Inglee on Aug. 17, 2011 : (no rating)
I read all three books in this series, and each was better if possible than the one before! I am anxiously awaiting the fourth volume...please hope your injury heals fast!
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Review by: turtlebre3 on Aug. 13, 2011 :
I have re-read this book many times and am quite suprised it hasn't been published love the entire series. gotta have the 4th one.
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Review by: Kristi Buchanan on Aug. 09, 2011 :
I agree with the other reviews, I LOVE the entire series! Eagerly waiting for the next one :)
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Review by: Marie Camargo on Aug. 09, 2011 :
I'm in love with the trilogy! I couldn't put it down, once I finished the 1st I HAD to start the 2nd! Amazing! I can't wait for a fourth one (fingers crossed!).
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Review by: Betty on Aug. 08, 2011 :
loved all three hopes for a fourth!
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Review by: abby bay on Aug. 05, 2011 :
All your books are great and I loved every one of them.
Don't ever stop writing because you're really good at it. Can't wait to read more :)
From your Malaysian reader.
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Review by: M Johns on Aug. 05, 2011 :
I've read all three books and I loved every minute of it!!!
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Review by: Sammy Elizabeth on Aug. 03, 2011 :
Wonderfully written!
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Review by: asandeni ngobese on Aug. 03, 2011 :
this book was awesome, i read and reread but i nver got bored. wow. Nicky, dont stop writing.
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Review by: AshUNR on July 30, 2011 :
I randomly decided to download this book after reading some reviews of it and I too couldn't put the book down! It was a great book with good characters and twists and turns all the way to the end. I'm so glad there are more books to read and I hope there will still be more to come!
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Review by: J.M. Cameron on July 30, 2011 :
Wonderful read.
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Review by: victoria lass on July 29, 2011 : (no rating)
The way this book was written i could not pull myself away from it! i had to keep reading so i knew what was to happen. there was quite a few times i was on the edge of my seat like i was seeing it all unravel in front of me! i can't wait to start reading the second book!
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Review by: ♥ яªтнªиªк_.·´¯ıllıı наррч ღ イヤァ on July 29, 2011 :
love it
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Review by: nicole henning on July 24, 2011 : (no rating)
Love this series...just downloaded THE FINDING?
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Review by: Writer's Block Author Services on July 24, 2011 :
Really enjoyed this book, read it last year sometime.
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Review by: julie orender on July 23, 2011 :
I am an avid reader of both fiction and nonfiction. I read hundreds of books each year which can get expensive. When a friend suggested I try free books by independant authors, I was reluctant. I expected a slow read with familiar characters and. A predictable story line. Nothing could have been further from the truth! This series by Nicky Charlres is captivating! The characters and plot lines draw the reader into the story and place you in the middle of the pack. I even found myself late for work because I became so engrosed in the fantasy. Awesome series!
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Review by: Victoria on July 20, 2011 : (no rating)
I loved this book along with the other two that followed!! I know many young girls have an obsession with twilight and I must say, though I enjoyed that saga; I enjoyed yours much more. Maybe it has to do with my love for the beauty of animals;) I'm not 100% sure. I did truly enjoy these three books of yours and would love to read more, but my iPod will only download from ebook so I will keep my eye out for more to show up on there!
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Review by: jen braz on July 16, 2011 :
I could not put this book down, had to get the second book immediately and couldn't wait for the third (the author hadn't released it yet). An excellent series!
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Review by: hazel gower on July 09, 2011 :
that was wow fantastic i highly recommended in hooked
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Review by: ta22ie on July 07, 2011 :
WOW - I am so hooked!! I hope your arm/shoulder heals well so you can add to this awesome series Nicky! Love all 3 books so far!!
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Review by: grendalgrendal on July 07, 2011 :
I love paranormal romance and series. This series is great. Read first 3 back to back. will read anything from this writer.
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Review by: kandi isbell on July 06, 2011 : (no rating)
love these books! want more.all three are very good books. keep them coming.
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Review by: Linda DeBoard on July 05, 2011 :
I truly loved all three books in this series. So well written, wonderful character development. I'm ready for the fourth book already!
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Review by: C Johnson on July 05, 2011 :
A good read. As with many 1st books in a series, I found it a bit difficult to get into. However, by the end of the book I wanted more - which I got by reading and thoroughly enjoying both follow on books (The Keeping & The Finding). I also look forward to the fourth book.
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Review by: nia902 on July 02, 2011 :
I was hooked from the first paragraph. I love the story of Elise and Kane. I could not put the book down. Of course, I had to read books 2 & 3! Love all characters & how they are all related. The background on each characters kept me hooked. The love between the mates& the sex... absolutely well written. Fantastic work & i will be waiting on book 4 to find out more on Sam & Damien!!!!!
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Review by: Amanda Ohlsson on July 02, 2011 :
I have read all 3 of the books in this series and I am really looking foward to a forth one. I read a lot of books and have really enjoyed these.
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Review by: MJ Pincumbe on June 30, 2011 :
I read alot of Fantasy Scifi books & this story was definitely in genre that I enjoy. I really liked the Characters and the progression of events. Although Elise seemed a bit naive, which it not much of a surprise due to her age and sheltered life prior to being mated, I really enjoyed joining her in her experiences. I really liked Kane since their mating, but progressed as the story went on.

I am about to start The Keeping. Can't wait to see how it turns out.

Thank you for sharing this series. :)
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Review by: yazmils on June 30, 2011 :
I read A LOT of the paranormal romances and this story definitely ranks on my top ten!! I truly enjoyed Elise and though she frustrated me at times by not linking events, it COMPLETELY made sense with everything happening so fast!! And Kane well I fell in Love when Elise did :), I truly felt I was going on a roller-coaster ride, I did not want to put my kindle down!!!! WELL DONE!! I'm about to read Ryne's story now!! I truly hope you keep writing to allow us to join this new world, you have a true gift!!
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Review by: paula ikwuagwu on June 28, 2011 : (no rating)
GREAT BOOK! I am so glad I found this book. I've been looking for an adult Twilight. I am on my way to The Keeping.
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Review by: LaNai Massey on June 24, 2011 :
Encore, I fell in love with this book. I have read it two times already. I also read The Keeping And The Finding, great books also. Kane and Elise are my favorite characters. I couldn't put the book down, you kept me wanting more. Please do a follow up. I don't know what else to read now. Great job, and great books.
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Review by: Karen de Pedro on June 23, 2011 :
If you're looking for a great serie of paranormal romance with a great hook, stop and download this book! I asure you'll love it as much as I did. If you'd read The Shifters series by Rachel Vincent, you'll be hooked by this one.
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Review by: Chris Honey on June 20, 2011 :
Great read!
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Review by: Charlaine Means on June 19, 2011 :
I absolutely loved this book! The whole series is amazing! I just couldn't stop reading an had read all three books over a weekend! Well done and please please please keep up this series!!
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Review by: Penelope Frost on June 18, 2011 :
It's such an amazing story! I love it! I'm really into stories with werewolfs and I have to say this is one of the better ones! I've found myself reading till late at night (it's currently 2:05 am) and I can't wait to read your other novels!
A storm of applause to Nicky Charles and The Mating!
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Review by: Natalie James on June 13, 2011 : (no rating)
Read all 3 in one week. Couldn't put them down. Now I don't know what to read. These were so good. Get well soon.
PS: Any suggestions on another book close to yours?
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Review by: Jet on June 13, 2011 :
I was half hoping Elise would end up with Bryan rather than Kane. At the start Kane just wasn't cutting the mustard and was a bit of an ass but in the end he got better. Hate Marla! Picked her being no good from the start! Overall not a bad read.
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Review by: Carolyn Patin on June 12, 2011 :
Enjoyed it! Thank you for making it a free book.
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Review by: Carolyn Patin on June 12, 2011 : (no rating)
Enjoyed it! Thank you for making it a free book.
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Review by: gina gravlin on June 12, 2011 :
The charactors are well rounded and your plots just draw you in and don't let go. I've been attache to me E-reader for a week. Just finally got started on The Finding. Thank you and I hope to see more of your work soon!
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Review by: tosha gilliam on June 11, 2011 :
love it!!
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Review by: Tashay Smith on June 11, 2011 :
OMFG! This story is free??? It's so good that I would've paid for it. It's so good that I re-read this one a whole lot. I;m gonna get into Ryne's story, because I so fell in love with him in this one. I still want to hear from Elise and Kane more. I love them so much as well. You're a good writer and kept the drama rolling with this one. Great job!!!! I love it and moving on to the next two.
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Review by: Krissy W. on June 09, 2011 :
I loved getting caught up in the characters and read all 3 of the books published so far. I can't wait to read a 4th!!! Hope all goes well with plans to proceed once you're better!!!!
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Review by: Donell P on June 09, 2011 :
First off I loved, loved this book. I have not read a book on probly eight years. I.m just not a reader. I came across this on my nook app on my new tablet, I was looking for a romance and thought it sounded interesting. I read it in a week which is quick for me, being a busy mother of two little boys. Had a hard time putting it down at night to goto bed. I read the The Keeping and The Finding, and have fallen in love with all the characters. I was so disapointed when I came to the end of the book and there were no more. I hope there will be more on Kane and Elsie and Ryne and Mel. this is a great series. Please we need more! Read them you won't be disppointed!
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Review by: Shamrock M Ranch on June 07, 2011 :
Very sexy and hot book. Love how descriptive it was, yet wasn't patronizing to the reader. This was my favorite and most believable between this and its sequel.
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Review by: Jordan Skye on June 06, 2011 :
I have never read a better were story than this one! I was instantly hooked. The characters are so real and relatable! The plot is so intense that you have no way to guess where it's going. This book is a well told ride that definitely thrills the reader. Very well done.
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Review by: Krista J on June 05, 2011 :
I so LOVE this book! Actually, the whole series!! I read all 3 books in 3 days! Yes, there were a few typos, but big deal, you can re-read the the sentence and move on, it doesn't take away from the book itself. I hope to read more from Ms. Charles at some point in the future!!! Best of health to you!!!!
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Review by: MadameD on June 04, 2011 :
Read the entire series in less than a month, it was great!
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Review by: Donna Smith on June 03, 2011 :
I picked this book up, even though it is a romance, due to the sci-fi niche it fell into. What a wonderful love story.

However, the typos and missed words were a bit distracting. You may wish to advise your editor to read a bit more slowly and not get wrapped up in the story to miss these errors.

Keep writing. I love your style.
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Review by: dwarf dwarf on June 02, 2011 :
So beautifully written. Makes me wish I was Elsie. Love captured so well.
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Review by: angela on May 31, 2011 :
Loved this series!! I wanst so sure at first but then I couldn't put it down...or the next one... or the next one!! Love love love it!! Will probably ready it again soon!
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Review by: Mark Stewart on May 29, 2011 :
The Mating flows naturally. Well written.
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Review by: C Ellen on May 27, 2011 :
Really fun series really loved them all!!
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Review by: C Ellen on May 27, 2011 :
Really fun series really loved them all!!
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Review by: Cristy Meraz on May 25, 2011 :
LOVED IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Review by: fluffyhappypotamus on May 24, 2011 :
Great book. It has just enough of everything to keep you interested. Its so well writen and I didnt find the ending rushed as I do in lots of books. I hope you write many more books of this quality and earn the money you deserve.
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Review by: Christine LaMoureux on May 23, 2011 : (no rating)
Fatastic....Starting on The Finding now...looking forward to more...Best Seller for sure
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Review by: JC Zaican on May 22, 2011 :
This book is fantastic, already looking for the next book. Well done !!
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Review by: Quintessence Publications Ltd on May 18, 2011 :
Hey Nicky Charles! You have bestsellers here and you could give us all a chance to pay you money for your excellent writing! I have never read a paranormal erotic book before and find your characters believable, your plot gripping and the erotic content has a building character to it - so the reader may choose to get involved in the sexual content or not. Fabulous work - best of luck with it!
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Review by: daegonna on May 17, 2011 :
I love this series, I was caught up in the story and felt like I had become the characters and saw things from their perspectives. The Mating caught and held my attention, The Keeping had me on the edge of my seat and The Finding had me guessing and second-guessing what was going to happen next. I can normally figure out what is going to happen but I was happily surprised to find that even if I guessed right, it wasn't upfront, it kept me wondering what was coming around the proverbial corner.
Nicky Charles has become one of my favourite authors and I love her work! I hope there is a fourth to the series and that she keeps going from there. I found the books impossible to put down and finished them all in a matter of hours to a couple days depending on what was going on around me. I recommend it to all devoted bookworms or even less avid readers.
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Review by: Lori Abrams on May 17, 2011 :
Was looking for a cheap or free book to read on my nook and stumbled upon The Mating. I usually ready crime, but was curious after reading a synopses of the book. I began reading and couldnt put it down. I read the entire 900 pg ebook in one day, and started on the next one! Totally addicted to Elise and Kane! Definately recommend reading this book, you wont put it down either!!!
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Review by: Kerry H on May 16, 2011 :
Great book....you'll want to read the trilogy!
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Review by: bob whitejr on May 14, 2011 : (no rating)
can't put down great reading this writer is a pro
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Review by: bob whitejr on May 14, 2011 : (no rating)
great fiction
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Review by: tgtuc on May 13, 2011 :
Very nice. Nicely developed characters and plot, Elise seems a bit naive and a little too nice but she is pretty young so that makes sense.
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Review by: Gretchen R on April 30, 2011 :
Great fun read! I have to read them all now! I'm hooked! I found myself needing to go to bed but couldn't put the book down. It was so good!
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Review by: Violette Fleming on April 26, 2011 :
I can't say how much I absolutely LOVED the whole series. Initially, I was a bit indifferent as most novels these days have similar supernatural romance themes but as I immediately became engrossed in this novel, my opinions definitely changed! My only complaint would be that there aren't any more books to read of the series! :)
I hope to read more about the characters in the future, especially Kane and Elise where I hope to perhaps see them resolve their relationship as similar as in The Mating...

Overall, I would have to say that this has exceeded my expectations and with great author who knows how to captivate her audience, what else is there to say besides the fact that I'm eagerly waiting and anticipating the next work of Nicky Charles?
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Review by: Moose on April 25, 2011 :
I loved this book; I couldn’t put it down. I don’t usually read books with werewolves and such. That said, after reading this book, I think I have found a genre that I will be spending a lot more time reading. I was captured at once by the characters and the werewolf community. As soon as I finished this book, I couldn’t wait to read another. I’m hooked and can’t wait to see what will happen next.
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Review by: Angela Sanders on April 24, 2011 :
I read this book yesterday in one sitting. I stayed up well past my bed time just because I could not force myself to put this book down. I had first seen that one of the bloggers I follow was reading this so I looked it up. I am so glad I did. The characters were great and so easily to get lost in. I definitely see why the author won the best villain award because I so hated the villain. I can't wait to read the next book!
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Review by: iKryzis on April 19, 2011 :
OMG I've hardly slept through your series cause they are INCREDIBLE! I'm so happy I downloaded this! I've never read a series that could so easily draw the image in my mind!
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Review by: DIANE MARTIN on April 17, 2011 :
I read this book in a matter of a few days. I could not put it down and this author has a great talent for keeping your attention.
Great book and please keep writing! Seems we all love your books!
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Review by: Courtney Królik on April 16, 2011 :
I started reading this one night and found it impossible to put. It's so captivating and the way you bring the relations together is amazing. I loved how everything played out and how descriptive you were. Hope to see many more books like this!!
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Review by: Krissy on April 16, 2011 : (no rating)
Great book to start this series Nicky. I really enjoyed Elsie and Kane's story. I hope you will continue the series!!
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Review by: Robbin Bundy on April 15, 2011 :
I absolutely loved this book, even though it was a paranormal romance it seemed a lot more realistic than most other romances. Even though it was an arranged marriage for the hero and heroine a lot of authors would have seen this as an oppurtunity for first love(which is nice to think about but I always catch myself thinking yeah like that really happens) but I loved how there was definately mutual attraction then as the story progressed the two fell in love. Great story! I'm gonna recommend it to everyone I know!
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Review by: nyghtskye73 on April 13, 2011 :
excellent, couldn't stop reading once i started. great character development.
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Review by: Crystal Robey on April 10, 2011 :
I don't think I've seen a bad review of this book, or of the other two in the series. And with good reason! Nicky Charles definitely did not let me down! And the fact that the characters carry over into the other books is a HUGE bonus!! I'm always left wondering what happens to characters after a book ends, and with this series I don't have to wonder. My only complaint is that there aren't more books! Please don't make us wait long Nicky!!
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Review by: Merrill Gemus on April 10, 2011 :
This novel was very good read!
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Review by: Liza on April 08, 2011 :
I loved reading this book. Author wrote a really good story - very captivating just like other paranormal romances written by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Christine Feehan, Lynsay Sands...
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Review by: Kim Blacknall on April 04, 2011 :
This book was so amazing! I never wanted to put it down. After I finished reading I really wanted a sequel, and then I found it! Reading it now, only stopped so I could type :)
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Review by: Astroangel on April 03, 2011 :
loved it ... couldn't put it down ... must read the keeping!
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Review by: peaches11 on April 03, 2011 :
Amazing series. The first 2 I couldn't put down. The 3rd moved a bit slow, but was still good. I'd definitely pay for future novels after this FREE sampling. I'd put this series up there with JR Ward's BDB.
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Review by: Dobsew on March 31, 2011 :
Excellent book that I just didn't want to end. Nicky Charles has a talent for capturing the audience from the outset, creating a wonderful world full of passion and romance. Brilliant :o)
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Review by: cherry coleman on March 30, 2011 : (no rating)
this book was terrific!!. it was so good i stayed up reading it for hours. i give it five stars and a half. everyone have to read it.
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Review by: kaoati on March 30, 2011 :
Haven't had a good read like this for a long while.
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Review by: Nancy Robinson on March 29, 2011 :
Read the whole series, recommend to me by a friend. Well written and kept my attention. Almost couldn't put it down. Thank you Nicky Charles
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Review by: Becky on March 28, 2011 : (no rating)
A GREAT READ. One of the best books I've read. Can't believe it was free. Well written, original, a can't put down book. I've add Nicky Charles to my list of favorite authors, up there with Laurell K. Hamilton and Kim Harrison.
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Review by: jeanette manns on March 27, 2011 :
I just finished reading the entire series and I loved all three books. My favorite was the second one The Keeping Like a lot of reviewers on this page I can't believe all 3 books were free. For me this series is so much better than the Twilight Series because it is geared for adults so the romance between the charactors is adult and hot! I hope there are more books
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Review by: Melissa Jacobson on March 27, 2011 :
Well written. The story was original and kept me interested, read it though on a Sunday afternoon. Look forward to the sequels.
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Review by: Wendy Sue on March 24, 2011 : (no rating)
Amazing book and amazing series. Just the right balance of mystery, suspence, romance. Has me watching people for telltale signs that they might be a werewolf... LOL. Seriously, all three bookes kept me riveted from beginning to end. I hope there's a fourth to the series.
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Review by: Simone Allen on March 24, 2011 :
I think Nicky Charles is my new favorite author right now. So if you are doubting whether or not you will enjoy this series, I say take the plunge you will be glad you did. Especially if you love werewolves or are curious just download it. You won't be disappointed.

The character development, plot and environmental descriptions are outstanding. I would have gladly paid money for all the books in this series that's how seriously, amazingly well done this book and the rest of the series is to me.
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Review by: Terri Gress on March 23, 2011 : (no rating)
I love Nicky Charles!! All three books are great! great characters, great story, great romance. i would have eagerly paid for all three. i hope that she continues the stories. I'd love to see what happens with Daniel and Tessa and Damien and Sam!!
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Review by: Crystal Z on March 23, 2011 :
WOW! That is all I can say. I literally just stayed up most of the night because I could not put this book down. Great story, great characters and an excellent sizzle. I gladly would have paid for all three of these books. Thank you so much for making these available for free, they are great reads!!
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Review by: Theelin on March 22, 2011 :
Nice to read about werewolves for a change. I plan on reading "The Keeping" and The "Finding". These guys seem so hot and just the description of Kane was enough for me. I liked how Elise described Ryne there at the end. MMMMMMMMM.
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Review by: Brandi on March 18, 2011 :
AWESOME BOOK NO AWESOME SERIES SO FAR.
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Review by: Gita W on March 18, 2011 :
This is a great book. As soon as i finished this one. I had to get the other two!
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Review by: Kamryn Steffens on March 16, 2011 :
i loved this book...it was so hard to get anything else done while reading this book because it was so captivating!!! i cant wait for the next installment.
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Review by: Eden on March 16, 2011 :
LOVE LOVE this book best Ive ever read!
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Review by: lisette slayter on March 15, 2011 : (no rating)
I found this book by accident but I'm so happy I did!! I LOVED IT GREAT BOOK. can't wait toread the next!
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Review by: L.C. Bravim on March 14, 2011 : (no rating)
Nice story, very interesting plot. This definitely blows the Twilight series right out of the water...particularly in terms of the prose. Look forward to reading the second.
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Review by: iamlooby on March 13, 2011 :
Can't get over the fact that this was a free book. I really enjoyed it and look forward to reading the next two in the series. I got so involved I wanted to shout at the characters over misunderstandings between them. Couldn't put it down until the last page. A really engaging story.
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Review by: time2read on March 12, 2011 : (no rating)
I really enjoyed this book. Thank younicky. Please write more.you capttre your audience fom the begin i love that
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Review by: Tamy Wolk on March 10, 2011 :
I LOVED this book. The author is imaginative and really makes the story unfold in a way that is most unexpected. it is not the "predictable" read. The sex is HOT! But really relates to the story, not just some gratuitous sex scene. I couldn't wait to read the next book to find out more! Free? I would have paid for this book and the ones after! AWESOME!
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Review by: Melissa G on March 10, 2011 :
I saw this first at bn.com and wasn't sure if I would like it... Like it? I LOVED this book. I started scouring the net to find anything else by this amazing author.
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Review by: kris2530 on March 09, 2011 :
I really enjoyed this book! I settled down to read this book prepared for it to be just another take on Twilight. It was a pleasant surprise to see that it wasn't. I look forward to reading more of Nicky Charles' books. Kudos to the author for the refreshing new take on werewolves.
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Review by: angela on March 07, 2011 :
i love love love this book!! cant wait to read more by you mr. charles!!
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Review by: Kelli Jensen on March 06, 2011 :
Wonderful story! I was hooked right away! Loved the characters and all.
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Review by: Kerry H on March 06, 2011 :
Absolutely incredible! Great read. I enjoyed the characters immensely....Nicky Charles breathes life into them...you can see them in your mind as you read each page. I just started the second book!
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Review by: Tora Lynn on March 05, 2011 :
It's Nicky Charles's gift to the world. It's well written and fun, and the romance grows on you the same way it grows on Elise.
The books in the series evolve in style, and the plots get more complicated. This is the simplest but perhaps my favorite. I stumbled upon this book on Barnes and Noble.com
As for the "erotica" genre, well it's not like that's what the book's about. It's about romance, not sex and the title gets less and less relevant as the series continues.

Thanks for writing this, Ms. Charles!
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Review by: Nafis Fuad on March 04, 2011 :
Awesome, simply out-standing. One of the best paranormal romances I've ever read.
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Review by: S.K. Eyre on Feb. 28, 2011 : (no rating)
I love these books - they are fresh and wonderful reads. I downloaded The Mating on my nook and I'm addicted! Now that the third one is out - I'm pausing in my writing just to read it!
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Review by: Sarah Byrnes on Feb. 27, 2011 :
Hey Nicky if you read these reviews, you need to make these into movies and blow the Twilight Series out of the water!!
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Review by: Anne C. on Feb. 24, 2011 :
What a great book! Nicky Charles can write. This has it all....romance, sex, mystery, and HEA. I can't wait to read "The Keeping".
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Review by: resha on Feb. 22, 2011 :
This book is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!It got all the right elements.Trust me its addicting.I'm about to read the other two books.
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Review by: Karina on Feb. 21, 2011 :
Absolutely loved this book. Downloaded it yesterday finished it today about to read the second book!
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Review by: Max M Power on Feb. 20, 2011 :
I'm not even done reading this book yet and I cant help but talk about it. A real page turner for me. The only reason I put it down is because I have to get back to work. 5 stars is not enough. I cant wait to finish this so I can dive into the second book. A must have in every library.
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Review by: Judith Allen on Feb. 19, 2011 :
really enjoyed this book kept you guessing with the twists would recommend it.
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Review by: Charia on Feb. 19, 2011 :
Love Nicky Charles! Both The Mating and it's sequel The Keeping were amazing (free ebooks). Great stories with characters you can't help falling in love with. I could not put either down until I was completely finished. Who needs sleep anyway!
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Review by: ginnys on Feb. 18, 2011 :
I loved this book. The chemistry between Kane and Elise was so heart warming. I couldn't wait to get to the end to see how it turned out. Can't wait to start the next book about Ryne. Great job Nicky!
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Review by: amanda on Feb. 17, 2011 :
Had no idea what I was in for when I first started reading this series. I was hooked after the first book and so pleased to find another two were already out.
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Review by: Michele on Feb. 17, 2011 :
Love it, definitely should read the series. They are all wonderful.
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Review by: Donna on Feb. 17, 2011 :
Out of the 3 books in this series, I would have to say that this first one was the most tender in terms of the exploration of Elise and Kane's relationship to one another. It definitely had an exciting plot that left you wanting more!
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Review by: Miriah Moore on Feb. 16, 2011 :
Lovely book! Very exciting, tender, and though I thought I had it all figured out, by the end of the book, I was amazed to be wrong. Not many books surprise me like this one did. Kudos to Nicky for a great series!
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Review by: Monica Molina on Feb. 16, 2011 :
I fell in love with the series after this book. I have read all 3 books and all of them are amazng but, in my opinion, The Mating has been the best of the 3. I love them all but this one especially holds a very special place in myheart. I think that the bond that developed between Elise and Kane was incredibly sweet and their love was amazing. Thank you for such an incredible gift Nicky!!!
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Review by: Jutzie on Feb. 15, 2011 :
I'm looking forward to reading Nicky's other books.

The Mating was really good. It kept you twisted in the plots and hoping that love would come through. I like stories written from both views of the main characters and this is mostly written from Elise's view but towards the end we get to see Kane's thoughts. It did have sexual situations but they did not over take the main plot.
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Review by: IMA Reader on Feb. 15, 2011 :
Loved the book, great storyline and characters. Can't wait to start the next one.
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Review by: kimmcannally on Feb. 14, 2011 :
Great Book. Nicky Charles is one of those authors that makes me want to read every book they write!
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Review by: Marts on Feb. 13, 2011 :
I loved this book. Very hot. Great characters that you really come to love. Nice twist as to the motive of the villainess. A great read.
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Review by: evilyn on Feb. 11, 2011 :
Wow ! Best book i think ive ever read ! Could not put it down.
Just wanted to say a big thank you and cannot wait for the 3rd instalment.
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Review by: Eva Kinsley on Feb. 03, 2011 :
Love this book, but I just wanted to shake the two main characters.
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Review by: Katrina Parson on Feb. 03, 2011 : (no rating)
AWESOME book! I loved Nicky's writing, I was a little worried how the book would be with it being "free", but my gosh the writing and story was amazing! Thanks for the free read!
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Review by: JLC on Feb. 01, 2011 :
Your books are so enjoyable! I'm really into this series. It's really better than any overpriced books I've read from the library in a long, long time. You have proven yourself as an author to me & I eagerly anticipate any future books - even if I have to pay for them (@ a reasonable price of course).
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Review by: ncone91 on Jan. 30, 2011 :
So I had this book for a while, was reorganizing my books, and I couldn't remember where I should put this book. I started reading it and couldn't put it down. A day later I finished. It was wonderful. If I can just hold myself off at least a day before I start the next book I'll be proud of myself. It's a book I will read again.
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Review by: brittaniehlms on Jan. 30, 2011 :
I stumbled on to your book. Decided to read it.. Once I started I could not keep my eyes off of it.. once I read it , I would find myself thinking about the book and the people in it... Wondering if there were really men out there that were well sorta like the men in the book.. but not werewolf ..lol but one thing I keep saying is.. YOU SHOULD MAKE A MOVIE OFF THESE BOOKS. they are so good..I am in the middle of reading the keeping.. YOU are very good at writing your books. Can't wait to see what you come out with next..
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Review by: Jem George on Jan. 29, 2011 :
I'm not generally a werewolf kind of fan, however I loved reading about the pack dynamics and thought the way the characters are written is fantastic. Just finished so have downloaded the Keeping...Thanks for sharing your gift!
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Review by: Fata Hime on Jan. 25, 2011 :
i loved it and read both tis and the keeping in one day
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Review by: Larissa Ho on Jan. 24, 2011 :
I loved you're book ! I couldnt put it down and just kept reading it all night :) Can't wait to read the rest of your work
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Review by: Kaci Davis on Jan. 24, 2011 :
I just wanted to say that I loved this book.
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Review by: milokitten on Jan. 22, 2011 :
Excellent, loved it.
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Review by: ashleighmarie couch on Jan. 22, 2011 :
totally awesome !!!!!!!!! never put it down.
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Review by: Angie on Jan. 21, 2011 :
Excellent novel! I couldn't put it down!
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Review by: Lynn Warren on Jan. 18, 2011 :
This was a great book, I loved it!!! Keep it up
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Review by: kysta reeves on Jan. 17, 2011 :
Oh my god please don't stop writing!! I have to know what hapens to Bryan and Cassie? How about Daniel? And what about Kane's pack any other stories? Please please please lol. Obviously I loved it!
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Review by: hanne christiansen on Jan. 17, 2011 :
Saved my evening!
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Review by: Aniko on Jan. 15, 2011 :
I was recommended to this book and I'm so glad I was. An absolutely riveting story, well written and engrossing. Loved it!
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Review by: tictac on Jan. 13, 2011 :
my first book i read on smashwords and i LOVE IT!!
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Review by: Lizzy on Jan. 10, 2011 :
One of the best books I've read in a long time. It belongs on my bedroom self, along with other amazing novels.
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Review by: lonegunwoman on Jan. 07, 2011 :
It was a joy to read this well written and thought out novel, all praise to author and editor too. Much more power to your pen or keyboard, you have left me wanting more.
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Review by: Cynthia on Jan. 07, 2011 :
Loved it! Well-developed and a great story line. Can't wait to read Ryne's story. Thanks to Nicky Charles for posting it, keep on writing.
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Review by: cheriehocking on Jan. 06, 2011 :
Lovd the story, well written. I could easily see the story continue with other members of the pack.
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Review by: jenny on Jan. 03, 2011 :
I loved it.
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Review by: Gail Morton on Jan. 03, 2011 :
Just finished this brilliant book. First one downloaded and not sure what to expect from a "freebie". Good story line, likable characters and a smooth well written flow to the book. I am starting The Keeping as soon as I finish writing this. Many thanks Smashworks and a huge thank you to Nicky Charles for writing such a great story. I would rank this book above a lot of established writers of the genre
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Review by: K. Souder on Jan. 01, 2011 :
Great read. Nicky Charles smoothly meshes all of the problems, joys, pitfalls and mysteries related to Elise and Kane. A few redundant paragraphs aside, this book is definitely at the top of my list.
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Review by: kparks on Dec. 31, 2010 :
A very enjoyable read. Different from other series that have been written in this genre. In my opinion this book is better than what I've seen from established and published authors. The story moved along nicely and I had a hard time putting it down. I felt that the 2 main characters, Kane and Elise, had great chemistry and the passion between them felt real and not forced. It was nicely written. Looking forward to reading The Keeping and other books in the series. Thanks for the great freebie Nicky Charles!
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Review by: Tracy Draleau on Dec. 30, 2010 :
Excellent Read!!! Check out and read "the Keeping" - it's just a excellent!!! Can't wait for the next book in the series - "the Finding"....
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Review by: carmen vargas on Dec. 22, 2010 :
I was lucky to read the beggining of the story before the keeping my daughter told me about the writter and how the story develop and I read boths books simply spectacular emotionally superb entertaining and fricky loveeed.
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Review by: brandi drapinski on Dec. 21, 2010 :
I could not put this book down. As soon as I finished I downloaded the second book in the series, "The Keeping". I loved the easy banter, the twisting storyline and the smooth flow of events. The characters were absolutely absorbing.
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Review by: LouAnn on Dec. 12, 2010 : (no rating)
Always loved a good werewolf story but this is the best by far!
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Review by: Faye Dougherty on Dec. 08, 2010 :
What a great story plot twists kept me on the edge of my seat.
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Review by: Lorenza Caldwell on Dec. 05, 2010 :
I absolutely loved this novel!!!!!
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Review by: Jilian Kidd on Dec. 03, 2010 :
Great story!!!
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Review by: Kelly on Dec. 02, 2010 :
Really enjoyable, and quite long. The only thing I didn't like was that it seemed like Elise should have figured things out sooner than she did, but maybe that was just me. I stayed up late reading this for about a week, I enjoyed it so much. Looking forward to reading The Keeping next.
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Review by: Pam Castleman on Nov. 26, 2010 :
I usually read historical romance but after reading the reviews I decided to give it a try. I figured I could't go wrong as the price was right. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to reading more books by Nicky Charles.
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Review by: Sarah Sadien on Nov. 22, 2010 :
I usually try to avoid books involving vampires/werewolves, but after reading previous reviews I decided to give it a try. I'm so glad i did! Loved it. I read it in one sitting, and once I was done, I had to read it again just to appreciate everything a little bit more. I just wish there were more parts from Kane's view point, because I just fell in love with him and he was such an interesting character. Well done on a great book. Hope you get published!
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Review by: Naty on Nov. 21, 2010 : (no rating)
Really like the book. Hope you get to publish your novels. Can wait to read more of your work.Good luck!
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Review by: Donna Romine on Nov. 21, 2010 :
I just finished the book and it was wonderful, cant wait to read the second. Keep up the good work. I look forward to future books.
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Review by: mksbrown on Nov. 19, 2010 :
Stayed up most of the night reading this book!
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Review by: Christie on Nov. 16, 2010 : (no rating)
THIS WAS A GREAT BOOK. I AM READY FOR THE NEXT ONE.
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Review by: Superfly on Nov. 15, 2010 :
good read
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Review by: musette on Nov. 15, 2010 :
I liked this book. It was a pleasant read from start to finish in terms of writing style and plot, with enough mystery to keep me turning pages. I didn't care too much for Elise although I sympathized at times. What I found most surprising was the characterization of the males - nothing was too over the top, though I did find it overall a bit lacking.

*******THE BELOW MAY BE CONSIDERED A SPOILER *********

It was disappointing to learn that these werewolves don't deal with mating quite as seriously as one would imagine. From the way I interpreted the writing it's entirely possible to cheat on a mate or fall out of love with them. Attration between Elise and Ryne, seriously? Definetely different from other stories I've read in the past dealing with "werewolves" or "shifers".
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Review by: PixieBoo on Nov. 14, 2010 :
I absolutely loved it. Read it in two days and now i'm reading The Keeping. I was so engrossed in the story that I felt like I was part of the pack too. Thanks for this free opportunity even though I probably would have bought it. Keep up the good work!
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Review by: IRADESSA on Nov. 11, 2010 :
I honestly could not stop reading this book until I finished it, and can't wait for "The Finding"
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Review by: Shawna Ready on Nov. 09, 2010 :
I loved this book. I couldn't stop reading it. It was almost a obsession. I highly recommend it, and would have paid to buy it. It was really that good.My brothers girlfriend recommended this book to me and I am really greatfull. Thank you Nicky Charles for a wonderful story it has touched my heart.
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Review by: freetorhyme on Nov. 09, 2010 :
I thought this was such a great story. I had not read a book in a long time and was just playing around with my iphone when I came across The Mating. I was so intrigued I read it in two nights. The author did a great job with the plot, the details, and the imagery. The book appealed to my senses and made me feel like I was there with the pack. It was obvious that the author researched the habits of wolves and tied it in beautifully with the rest of the story. I would recommend this book and I look forward to reading more books from this author. Some reviewers on another site mentioned that they were turned off by typos and grammatical errors. However, this being a free book I doubt the author had it professionallay edited and I think that the few errors are easily forgiveable considering that this was such a great read. Keep up the great work Nicky Charles!!!!
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Review by: lhoche on Nov. 06, 2010 :
all thumbs up!!!!!
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Review by: Emily Andersson on Nov. 06, 2010 :
I absolutely LOVED this book! Can't wait until the Finding comes out! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!
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Review by: Beamo on Nov. 04, 2010 :
Love love LOVE It! I found this website searching for more books like this one, found a few but none that compares for the emotional, sexual build up! You only have to read the reviews compared to others to see what a fantastic (free!) read this is! well Done You!
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Review by: 2muchreading on Nov. 02, 2010 :
This book is also absolutely worth reading. A great story, a good ending, and enough suspense to keep you reading it straight through. Once I got started reading this story, I had to read it all in one setting. I can't wait for The Finding to come out. Even though this is a free story, this story would definitely be worth buying.
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Review by: extasymaria on Nov. 02, 2010 :
excellent ebook-couln't stop reading it!
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Review by: Alexander Stone on Oct. 30, 2010 :
well i had read this book some months back when it was just released,well the plot is good and some emotional scenes are very good but as William said that sometime something were pretty obvious so u really sighs or roll ur eyes like what the hell writer is thinking it so easy even to a looker but overall the story held ur interest till end with entry of the other twin brother, i like this character much may be he was more aggressive that's the reason.
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Review by: Cathy Pike on Oct. 29, 2010 :
What a fantastic book, I couldn't put it down. I am really looking forward to reading The Keeping, and hope the author is going to continue the series. The story is really well written and keeps you hooked from start to finish. I would gladly pay to read these wonderful books.
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Review by: alagifu on Oct. 26, 2010 :
Absolutely Awesome. Great suspense. I really enjoyed the unusual way the leads came together. Once I started reading, I couldn't put in down. I can't wait to start on the next in the series.

The only thing that would have made it a better read for me would have been to get a great deal more of other perspectives, thoughts over the female lead.
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Review by: Ana Hagedorn on Oct. 22, 2010 :
I loved "The Mating" and "The Keeping." I read them both in a matter of days! The cliff hanger with "The Keeping" had me shouting out loud!!! I can't wait for "The Finding." Wonderful story! I fell in love with the characters instantly and the plot is exciting and keeps your attention! Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.
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Review by: Mercedes Rivera on Oct. 19, 2010 :
Absolutely fabulous! I read this book in a day it was so good. The story line flows well and the characters are interesting. I am looking forward to reading more books by this author.
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Review by: Christina Essien on Oct. 14, 2010 :
I first read MATING & KEEPING on iPhone, however I have since read both books on my Kindle. I thoroughly enjoy the seamless flow of the story, the styles & the pace. I have read the excerpt of your next instalment "FINDING" & I am forward to read the full book. Thank you Nicky Charles.
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Review by: christine sloat on Oct. 12, 2010 : (no rating)
I couldn't stop reading this book because it was so good! I did not expect the ending at all and I really loved the characters (except Marla because she's a conniving bitch)and I really hope to see a sequel in the future :) :) Thank you for sharing this!
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Review by: summerchk06 on Oct. 07, 2010 :
amazing book i completely fell in love with the characters!
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Review by: alusandrea on Oct. 03, 2010 : (no rating)
I enjoyed it, but it was predictable. I'd figured out most of the ending before I was halfway through the book. Elise was pretty stupid to not see through Marla's scheme from the beginning although I can see how the circumstances would blind her to the truth.
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Review by: M.T Foster on Oct. 02, 2010 :
I LOVE this book! The title and little paw print is what first caught my eye. Once I started reading this book I couldn't stop. I hope this is a never-ending series!
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Review by: Faith on Oct. 01, 2010 :
Absolutely fabulous! I read it during any spare moment I had until it was done and recommended it to my friends. My husband couldn't believe that I read it so quickly but I really couldn't put it down for the mospart! I loved every moment and was thrilled to read the one following this one--The Keeping. I am so looking forward to reading The Finding when it's available. I don't know how these are free for everyone to read but THANK YOU, I would gladly pay for books like these. Nicky Charles, you have another fan.
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Review by: Karen Stokes on Sep. 24, 2010 :
Fantastic book, it had me gripped from the first sentance, and i forced myself to put my Ereader down, otherwise i would not have got any sleep!

The style of writing constantly kept me wanting more and i was sorry when the book finished.

Looking forward to reading Ryne's story if your writing it
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Review by: cynthia rumsey on Sep. 22, 2010 : (no rating)
i have looked for hard copies of your work and have come up wanting. Your story is delicious and i loved the keeping. You should have secular publishing. Love it
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Review by: island girl on Sep. 20, 2010 :
Great book great storyline can't wait
To read more from this author
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Review by: Sharon Mc Govern on Sep. 16, 2010 :
Hello again Nicky Charles! Just finished "The Mating". Loved it. Like "The Keeping" it has lots of good stuff. These two books have shown a side to "lycans" that was unexpected for me. Nothing any more evil than human averice (spelling?). Am looking forward to more and more of your work. Soon I hope? R. Sharon Mc Govern rsmquilts@aol.com
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Review by: Josephine Harvey on Sep. 16, 2010 :
I enjoyed the book very much--stayed up 'til 1:15 am so I could finish it :)! A fun twist on paranormal romance with very likable characters (even if you do sometimes want to yell at them a bit LOL). The explicit sex isn't my thing, but I just skipped those parts, so not really a big deal.
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Review by: Dottie Smith on Sep. 14, 2010 :
I think you are a very good writer. I loved The Mating and and The Keeping. I couldn't hardly put the books down. I think you should really publish these books. I can't wait to read the 3rd one The Finding. I will be waiting patiently (trying to anyway)and checking back for it. Please continue writing.
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Review by: Kat McKenzie on Sep. 13, 2010 :
I just read The Mating and am getting ready to read The Keeping. The story line was very good and attention to detail was great but I found myself skipping over paragraphs at a time. This allowed for a more enjoyable read. Otherwise really enjoyed the novel!
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Review by: Molly on Sep. 09, 2010 :
The Mating and The Keeping are both great books i cants agree more will all the other reviews,i cant belive they were free i would buy any of her books,i usually dont read these kind of books but had nothing to read and dicided to take a chance and im glad i did cant wait for the next one thank you Nicky and please hurry up dont leave us waiting long.
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Review by: Queenie on Sep. 09, 2010 :
I love, love, love this story. I'm now reading The Keeping because I wanted to read more from this author.
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Review by: R.J. Ross on Aug. 29, 2010 :
That was so much fun to read! The characters really pulled me in and I enjoyed myself thoroughly! Now I'm off to read the sequel. Keep up the excellent work!
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Review by: faj kk on Aug. 26, 2010 :
This is the book that made me stay on this site in the first place. i haven't the slightest idea why its for free but if it was for sale i would buy it because its worth every penny! Everything is right in this book including the plot, the pace of the plot, the balance between the sex and romance and the conclusion. Please, please write a similar book because this is BY FAR one of the best romances i have read EVER!!!!I have no problems giving it the highest rating and recommending it to friends. Off to read The Keeping now.......
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Review by: Fritzie Rena on Aug. 22, 2010 :
This author needs to be publiched! Awesome read. I am looking forward to the next in the series. Wow!
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Review by: Doug Welch on Aug. 18, 2010 :
I am now reading The Keeping, and to this point, it seems to exceed The Mating in quality and style. The Mating is a very well written book, with both sexual and suspenseful danger, anticipation and drama. The author, Ms Charles, should be writing professionally.
As an aside to the author, you should price this book, it certainly deserves some remuneration. I understand the motivation to be read; because I share it. However this book would be just as good and a pleasure to read, regardless of whether or not I paid for it.
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Review by: Crystal Corbett on Aug. 18, 2010 :
Fantastic writer - wonderful book!! Keep up the great work!!!!!!
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Review by: vivre on Aug. 16, 2010 :
I throughly enjoyed this book. I did attempt to go to sleep, but eventually gave up and finished the book about 8:00 am. Some people mentioned the book was predictable, but I felt that while you did know who the villain was that didn't take away from the story. I can strongly suggest this book for anybody interested in paranormal romance.
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Review by: Jerrilynn Atherton on Aug. 15, 2010 :
Just finished The Mating and am well into The Keeping...I'm thoroughly addicted...Keep these characters coming!!!
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Review by: NRP2020 on Aug. 13, 2010 : (no rating)
BTW-re the person who compared this to Avatar-- do I lack imagination.... or was that person reading a different book...? there's perhaps a vein of similarity but to 'one star' this book for that reason...Hmmm? odd. just- odd.
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Review by: NRP2020 on Aug. 13, 2010 :
My thanks to the author for releasing these gratis. Well paced after the first couple of chapters (those felt a little less...polished). Great leads, and I LIKED Elise. She's young, less experienced, not foolish or a mouse--this was refreshing for a lead. Ms Charles' (lead)characters are not highly educated, but NOT stupid; Elise is neither omniscient nor superwoman brave, but as brave as I'd expect an Alpha's daughter- who's just left home- to be. I'm a big fan of the genre, and found this was as well done or better than a lot what's out there on the shelves. Strong work.
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Review by: ella k on Aug. 12, 2010 :
I really enjoed the book, and was quite surprised by the writing style.
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Review by: Yasmin Winther on Aug. 05, 2010 : (no rating)
I loved this book!

This is the first book i have ever read cover to cover and it has given me the bug.

This book really sparked my new hobby of reading.

I really enjoyed the book and the characters, I feel elise could have been a bit more clever as she seemed to hardly ever have a clue what we going to happen but other than that i loved it and will definately read all of your future books!

Well done! An Excellent book! x
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Review by: marlen on July 29, 2010 : (no rating)
Greeeeat.
Hopefully looking forward to a sequel focusing on Ryne ;)
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Review by: C H on July 23, 2010 : (no rating)
Fantastic! Great story...entertaining from first page one!! Found it hard to put down! Would love to read a sequel!
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Review by: William Telford on July 23, 2010 :
I also enjoyed this book quite a bit. It had its twists and surprises, not to mention a few emotionally wrenching spots. My only fault is just that a bit of it was predictable. I found myself wanting to yell at the chacters a few times for being so blind. Lol. Other than that though, the book was extremely well written and had a great story line. I truly hope there will be a sequel to this book following Ryne and perhaps peeking back in on Kane and Elise. Wonderful job. Definitely keep writing. As a side note to casey j.... besides the fact that the book was first, have u even SEEN avatar??? ignorant....
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Review by: megdelaney on July 21, 2010 : (no rating)
I also liked this book and agree it was predictable. Elise, seemed not to have a clue, so I felt it dragged a little.
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Review by: sunshinejenn03 on July 20, 2010 :
I really liked this book. I did find it just slightly predictable, and I think the writing style needed to be tightened, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't put it down. The plot line was great and I look forward to hearing about Ryne (if that's your intention). It definitely get's a big recommendation from me!
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Review by: nfanpepsi on July 17, 2010 :
I loved it! I couldn't stop reading it once I started. I was up all night reading it. I hope there is a sequel to this book. :)
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Review by: Nae V on July 09, 2010 : (no rating)
I loved this book. The story had a great plot and basically well written. Loved the Alpha, he sounded very manly and sexy! I'd definitely would like to read a sequel to this story. Nicky Charles is a good writer. I look forward to reading more of his work.
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Review by: kikimartin on July 08, 2010 :
this was a very well written story. However the female lead was, for the most part,just plain stupid! Loved the alpha male and most of the secondary characters, but just couldn't warm up to Elise, she didn't act like an alpha female,she was just whimpy! I would like to read more, especially Ryne's story, just give him a strong female.
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Review by: salsa sal on July 01, 2010 :
This has the be the most intriguing book i have ever read. It was full of unexpected twists, fascinating characters and a fantastic plot. If it were possible i'd give it 10 stars.
Most definitely would have paid full price for this.
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Review by: LAURA SCHULTZ on June 28, 2010 : (no rating)
very well written flowed so well as well as good story line like other readers want to hear about Ryne's story. well done!!!!!
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Review by: Joellen on June 28, 2010 : (no rating)
Another vote for this awesome book! I loved it. The characters were very well done, the story interesting, with good tension and plot development. Please give us Ryne's story!!!

P.S. I would have paid regular full price for this one!
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Review by: Jasmin Ruiz on June 25, 2010 :
this book was AWESOME!!!!!! it totally deserves a sequel!!!!
i swear i couldnt stop reading this is such a great book and the characters...well they were great.
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Review by: ambulur on June 23, 2010 :
THANK YOU!! i loved this story! i was totally entertained and developed quite a crush on Kane! seriously, who wouldn't?! i really hope theres a sequel in the works because this story rocks! recommended with two BIG thumbs up! :)
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Review by: nina king on June 22, 2010 :
Nicky Charles you are a outstanding writer. Your story encaptures the true meaning of love
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Review by: cfrizz on June 13, 2010 :
Very, very good, and it definately deserves a sequel.
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Review by: Maureen Skau on June 09, 2010 : (no rating)
Loved it, loved the characters, what happens next? Please write the sequel.
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Review by: homeschooling bibliophile on June 06, 2010 :
What a romp of a read! Honestly, this is not my genre. I have never read a "paranormal romance." I've never even read a regular romance! I downloaded it to my Kindle on a whim and was hooked after the first two pages. Nicky, you are an excellent writer. Keep up the good work!
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Review by: Doug Welch on June 06, 2010 : (no rating)
This book is begging for a sequel. Excellent work in the werewolf/romance genre.
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Review by: Tab on June 01, 2010 :
Loved the characters and the overall story. Really well done!
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Review by: GraceKrispy on May 31, 2010 :
I just finished this book in one (long) sitting. It was a fun, original, easy, read. I thought the concept was unique and interesting, if a little predictable in the end. Although I pretty much skipped most of the "love" scenes, I really liked the writing style. I though it flowed well. I would definitely be interested in reading more of this author's work-- I'm sure something exciting is about to take place in Ontario...!
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Review by: Sheryl Painter on May 30, 2010 :
I'm in line with everyone else...sequel or series should follow this one. Didn't want to stop reading, and then I came to the end...really sad to read those two words! Hopefully more are coming!
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Review by: Miamirue on May 30, 2010 :
Lately I been reading lots and lots of werewolf stories, and I must say, this is probably one of the best. I'd like to 2nd,3rd, 4th(?) the request for a sequel or sequels. I just loved this story and highly recommend it to others!

R_Miami
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Review by: JK Austin on May 28, 2010 : (no rating)
LOVED this book! I agree with the others who are asking for a sequel...you can't just leave us hanging like this! We need to know what happens with Ryne and how Kane and Elise get along. Lots of potential for several more books here, don'cha think? Please! Highly recommend this one!
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Review by: Jennifet Wong on May 25, 2010 : (no rating)
I simply love this book and this is my first time reading such a genre and I totally hooked! Great writing!
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Review by: melanie alexander on May 24, 2010 :
Great book, i loved every minute of it
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Review by: uche iroegbu on May 24, 2010 :
i totally enjoyed reading this book right from page one.....i do hope theres a sequel talking about ryne and his own pack....
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Review by: vanesa guerra on May 18, 2010 :
I love this genre and this book was really good. It is def. a must read. Great characters and a great story line.
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Review by: Yvonne V on May 18, 2010 : (no rating)
I hope there's a sequel... a story about Ryne and how he managed to settle on his own. Please?
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Review by: Yvonne V on May 18, 2010 :
I got tired of Paranormal stories about vampires, werewolves and etc after the Twilight fever.
But this definitely brought my interest back to this genre!!! :)
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Review by: Nicole Scott on May 03, 2010 :
Amazing book! I can't wait for more! I could not put my Kindle down!!
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Review by: apple_green gal27 on April 25, 2010 :
GREaT BoOk !!!!
I LoVE it!!!
hope there's a sequel for Ryne!
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Review by: seraphina on April 18, 2010 :
Dear Nicky
I loved this book! Great characters, wonderful love story, steamy sex (definitely an adult read) and nasty villan. It's great. I've also read it at fiction press and see that it's won two awards. One for best villain and one for best romance. Congrats.
p.s. I see a previous reviewer thinks this is an Avatar rip-off. DUH!!!! If that reader would check sources, this story was written at fictionpress BEFORE Avatar was even released. What an idiot!
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Review by: Casey Jones on April 18, 2010 :
Really? Really?? We're already ripping off Avatar? At least it will give the Twilight fakes a rest...
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Review by: duncan graham on April 17, 2010 : (no rating)
I have found your book intereting , good story line,might try toning down the sexual parts, but all in all found it to be easy reading and enjoyable,, look forward to your next installment in the story duncan g
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Review by: Christy C on April 17, 2010 :
Very good book. Needs to have a follow up book with some more adventures. I agree with the other reviewers. Great job and keep on writing.
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Review by: megan pinas on April 11, 2010 :
Nicky Charles,
I just wanted to say WOW!!!!!! Your book was sooo good. I am currently in to the whole paranormal romance genera, and this by far is one of the best books that I have read in this category.(and I have read a lot of them). I am totally going to be following your work from now on. I hope that you continue writing. You have a real gift of drawing the reader into the story and keeping them there. Like many of the other reviewers have said I could not put the book down. However... with this said I feel like you did not finish Kane and Elise's story. It would of been nice if you would of done a year later of two year later type ending telling us how the relationship ended up developing. Also I hope the reason why you put Ryan as the epilogue means that you will be writing his story, which would be great. Again GREAT job. Continue writing.
Megan
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Review by: Melissa Summers on April 07, 2010 :
Great read!
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Review by: lind on April 04, 2010 : (no rating)
Hello Nicky Charles
Just finished your book,"The Mating" and wanted to express to you what a fine job you did. Alpha males are always exciting and for me, the meaner and edgier they are the better. Elise was sweet but at times didn't push herself enough. I mean, come on, getting a part time job instead of learning her new pack ways and establishing herself....that would have been more believable...don't get me wrong...you did a great job. I just figure hearing what your readers like and dislike is beneficial to you. Hope I'm right else you'll be pretty peeved with me. Anyway I do hope you write Ryne's book. Also I will be watching for your name and telling folks about your writing.
Very well done...kudos
Linda
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Review by: Miss Haller on April 04, 2010 : (no rating)
I love this. I love the characters, the plot, the suspense, the romance, the lemony/hot parts..everything!

I have never read something that involved werewolves and it is such a pleasant experience. And gladly, my first experience was with your story.

Good thing, I stumbled on it in fiction press.
Well done.
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Review by: Reese Rhyne on April 02, 2010 : (no rating)
I thought this book was very, very, VERY good! I could not stop until I reached the end. Really, very nice job! I love the way you write, and the way you describe things: very nice details.

You might want to look it over for a few typos here and there though. There's also one thing you might want to consider. Throughout the book, you read from Elise's point of view, and it's very nice. Near the end, you suddenly see a chapter from Kane's point of view, and while I agree that it was necessary and very powerful in bringing out their emotions, I feel that was a sudden break in regularity. Maybe you can work in a few more chapters from Kane's point of view? That was just something I didn't feel entirely comfortable with. But it's just a suggestion.

Once again, this was a really nice story, and I love the emotions that you brought into this work. Kane and Elise are a great pair, and I feel that you write very well. Great job and thanks for sharing!! =D
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Review by: Christine on April 02, 2010 :
**** Great Book!
The story is so captivating that I stayed up all night to read it and I can't wait to read Ryne's story. It does need more editing, as was previously mentioned by Kimberley, and
I would've liked a little more details on the werewolf community. But,I truly enjoyed this book and I will look for more from this author in the future. In the meantime, I'm off to download FOREVER IN TIME!
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Review by: weinschel on March 22, 2010 :
Great story. Hadn't read much about werewolves before and obviously the author has done his/her research. Very much enjoyed the story, the plot lines, the intrigue and suspense. Couldn't put it down. Looking forward to reading the next one!
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Review by: Dianne Stevens on March 17, 2010 : (no rating)
I've just completed this book. You know, I have books that I read and give away and I have book that I keep in a bookcase that no one touches. If this story was in book form it would go in my collectible bookcase. I loved the way you portrayed your hero. I lo-ove alpha males!
Thanks for the treat.
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Review by: Beth Fisher on March 12, 2010 : (no rating)
I love reading stories about the Lycan community and this book was a fantastic contribution to that community. The characters were believable and the story continued without dragging. I hope to read more books about various characters in the pack. The only criticism that I have is that the book could have used additional editing. There were several spelling errors and some passive language that could have been reworded. I am a writer myself and have editing experience and would love to assist in the future.
I can be reached by email at shy.annie93@yahoo.com. I hope to read more!!!
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Review by: kernhjelm on March 05, 2010 :
I really enjoyed reading this book I couldn't put down until I had finished reading it. The character are true nd believable especially Elise's reflections give a very good insigt into her personality I will definitely look for other books by this author
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Review by: Jan Gordon on Feb. 28, 2010 :
Okay, so I have to admit to being more than a little biased because I helped to edit this book. However, even if I hadn't had a hand in helping Nicky to publish Kane and Elise's story, I would have been only too happy to pay for this book let alone download it for free!

It's a fantastic love story and mystery set within a werewolf pack. I promise, you won't be able to put it down until you finish reading it.

Ryne's story is going to be a sizzler - I just know it. He totally stole my heart even though he was only introduced in the last few chapters.

Thank you, Nicky, for sharing your talent with us.
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Review by: dee on Feb. 28, 2010 :
Wow this was a brillant story with intriguing characters. The romance, weres, and mystery were perfect. Thank you for the gift of your book. Please continue to write about Rhyn it will be well worth the purchase.
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Review by: txbigsis on Feb. 27, 2010 :
A wonderfully written story that takes us on a journey of romance and suspence. I didn't want it to end.
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