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.
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Betrayed: Book Two - The Road to Redemption
(5.00 from 9 reviews)
A rogue, Damien’s kicked about the country for three years. When an old friend, Kane Sinclair, asks for his help, he agrees and heads to Chicago.
Strong and independent, Sam was raised to be an Alpha. Her duty to her pack rules her every move. When her territory is threatened by Sinclair, she finds herself looking for help. With the pack’s future at stake, does she dare gamble on a rogue?
Forever In Time
(5.00 from 1 review)
I'm waiting, Steph. I've been waiting a long, long time."
She was in there, he knew it. He'd been following her for weeks and knew every move she made. There would be no escaping him. Time was on his side.
Stephanie thought she was ordinary. Her life was stable, or at least it was until the stranger appeared. Was he the answer to her dreams or a nightmare in a suave disguise?
Betrayed: Days of the Rogue
(4.96 from 75 reviews)
His mate killed in an explosion, Damien now lives as a rogue werewolf. Grief stricken and filled with rage, what depths will he sink to in his search for revenge? And who will be caught in the crossfire? Will it be Eve, a Fae just entering the Awakening stage? Or Rafe McRae, part empath and part wolf? A suspense driven story of love, betrayal and revenge, Betrayed is the sequel to Bonded.
(4.82 from 126 reviews)
Reno’s a tough Enforcer for Lycan Link who finds himself drawn to Brandi but duty rules his life. Brandi, just on the edge of starting her career as a Disaster Control officer, falls for Reno at first sight, but are they really meant to be? Is it love or lust and does it really even matter? Enforcers and DCs don't get along...unless fate forces them to. Bonded precedes The Mating.
(4.87 from 223 reviews)
She discovered a dark secret, witnessed a murder and fled fearing for her life. Three years later, Cassie is hiding from her past, haunted by a dream lover and fighting to control a terrifying beast that seems to grow stronger each day. When Bryan, pack Beta, appears to claim her, Cassie is forced to face the truth of her existence. Innocence, betrayal, greed and love collide in The Finding
(4.86 from 222 reviews)
Ryne Taylor was a sexy bad-ass Alpha set on establishing a new pack. Melody Greene was a journalism student researching his work as a photographer—or so she said. But could Mel really be trusted or had she stumbled upon his secret? And if she knew, could Ryne save himself and the pack he’d left behind without enacting a deadly ancient law known as The Keeping? Sequel to The Mating.
The Mating (The original Law of the Lycans story)
(4.75 from 420 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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- The Seduction of Gabriel Stewart
on Feb. 26, 2010
This was a great story and presented an interesting perspective on turn of the century marriage. The heroine's emotional pain - her longing for a proper physical relationship with her husband - are expressed extremely well. An excellent short read!
- They Stole Your Book! Now What?
on Jan. 02, 2012
Thank you for publishing this well-written and easy to follow book! A friend of yours recommended it when she saw on FB that 3 of my books had been stolen and were for sale on Amazon. I've used your letter template and am now waiting for an answer.
- Black Silk
on July 26, 2013
Black Silk is a great novella with the perfect mix of romance, suspense and, of course, a paranormal twist. I can't wait until Jan Gordon publishes a sequel!
For the reviewer below, yes, this book is available on a number of sites (ibooks, B&N, Sony, feedbooks and even fictionpress!).