Jan Gordon


Life in the Shadows
Price: Free! Words: 71,390. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Created from magic, cloaked in mystery, an ancient race has lived beside humans for millennia. Proud, independent, and powerful, Malik, their king, has spun a web of lies and half truths to keep their true selves secret from all but a select few. In the end, will the deception destroy all he holds dear?
Black Silk
Price: Free! Words: 48,700. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Vic has two loves in her life, her cat, Mister, and reading books from her bookstore. Her future looked set, until one night when she's saved from probable danger by a mysterious stranger. Cole has moved around a lot during his life, never finding a true home, until he buys an old house, and fate steps in to change his future. A light romance with a paranormal twist.

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Smashwords book reviews by Jan Gordon

  • The Mating (The original Law of the Lycans story) 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.
  • The Keeping on Aug. 01, 2010

    A sequel to The Mating, and what a fantastic story. We all wanted to read Ryne's story and Nicky has given us an 'edge of the seat' journey. I adore Ryne, and Mel is full of fiery spirit. Again Nicky throws out red herrings and twists, something she is expert at doing. It was good to check in on Kane and Elise again, and to know they are still alive and kicking. I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and can't recommend it highly enough.
  • The Finding on Feb. 12, 2011

    The Finding, third in the Law of the Lycans series by Nicky Charles, doesn’t disappoint. Bryan and Cassie’s story moves between Ontario, Las Vegas, and Chicago. It’s a story of love, addiction, and greed. Although this book is more PG (i.e. less sex) than the previous two in the series, it is no less enjoyable. It kept me reading, and when I finished I felt bereft as if good friends who had been visiting had left me alone. The love story between Bryan and Cassie was necessarily more innocent than those of Kane and Elise or Ryne and Melody, due to Cassie’s age and upbringing. However, the slow build-up in their relationship lent a realism to the story that made it completely believable. A thoroughly enjoyable read and one I have no hesitancy in recommending.
  • They Stole Your Book! Now What? on Jan. 02, 2012
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    I wish you'd written this earlier last year. My FREE Smashwords book was stolen and put on Amazon for sale in June of 2011. It took me a long time to get it taken down because Amazon didn't deign to reply to my emails. And then once they did act and removed it they sent my contact details to the thief. The thief denied stealing my book and swore that his account had been hacked. He then stalked me via email for a couple of months before finally giving up. Thank you for publishing this book, hopefully it will allow other authors to get Amazon to act more quickly than they did in my case.
  • Bonded on Jan. 08, 2012

    Nicky Charles just keeps getting better and better. The plot in Bonded is a little darker than those in the previous three books, but that just makes for a more interesting read. I fell in love with the hero, Reno, from the first chapter. If you pick up this book, you won't be able to put it down until you finish reading, and then you'll be on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the series.
  • Lady Ambleforth's Afternoon Adventure by Ann Lethbridge, Barbara Monajem, Annie Burrows, Elaine Golden, Julia Justiss and Louise Allen on July 03, 2012

    What a "D" for Delightful romp! Thank you, all of you, for the wonderful chuckle! Deliciously entertaining. (You need to read it in order to understand the "D" reference!)
  • Betrayed: Days of the Rogue on Feb. 17, 2013

    Darker and grittier than Nicky's previous books. There are some parts where you won't be able to click that page turn button fast enough. I admit I'm biased, but even though I had to read it for "work" it still held me spellbound on my fourth reading. Nicky, congratulations on another winner.
  • Betrayed: Days of the Rogue on April 09, 2013
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    @Kassi Guerra The mixed blood issue can be explained thus: Its only non-magical human blood that dilutes their abilities. Fae are part of the magical realm, as are Lycans. Off-spring of mixed magical pairings have a full 'helping' of magic in their system and, depending on the dominant genes, they may favour one magical side or the other. Rafe is 3/4 Lycan so he has more Lycan abiities with a dash Fae empathic skills. He didn't get all the Fae skills though: Quote: "As only a one-quarter Fae, he lacked the same strong connection (with nature) that a more pure-blooded Fae might have. That was the price he paid for being able to shift." End quote. Rafe was climbing in the window naked because he was naked when he initially shifted. Quote: "Having had no clothes on when he’d phased into a wolf, he couldn’t ‘think’ clothes back on when he shifted to human." End quote. In Nicky Charles' Lycan universe, whatever they are (or aren't) wearing when they shift is what they have on when they return to human state - it helps maintain the balance of energy in the universe.
  • First Strike on Oct. 20, 2013

    Pamela Clare is a traditionally published author, however she self-pubs some of her titles. First Strike is a prequel to her next full-length novel which is due to be released on November 5th. Only 60+ pages, but every page is packed. It's a sensual, sexy, amazing story with a cliff-hanger that leaves me panting for Striking Distance (her next novel). The ending also brought tears to my eyes. So many self-pubbed books are riddled with typos or continuity errors. I tried as hard as I could, but I couldn't find a single error. Pamela, I knew it was going to be good and I wasn't disappointed. Five stars.