Jan Gordon grew up in London, England, and emigrated to Israel in her early twenties. After many years of working as a secretary in various media companies, both in the U.K. and Israel, she took time off to raise her two sons.
In 2006, after many years of reading fanfiction for an old American TV series, Scarecrow & Mrs. King, she decided to pick up her pen, or rather her keyboard, and wrote her first story, a collaboration with another fanfiction writer, Amy F. (TwoPhantoms1), and the writing partnership of The Yank and The Brit was born. Three years later Jan answered a writing challenge on a fan site for that same TV show and wrote a short original piece and posted it to the group. The characters in that story wouldn’t leave her alone and eventually she gave in and wrote their story. That story was “Black Silk”, a paranormal romance about were panthers.
Jan posted “Black Silk” on the fan site and it received such a good reception from the other members, she branched out and posted it on other sites, including Smashwords. One of the members of the fan site, another fanfiction writer, Charlie, made a comment in her review of the shifter story that sparked an idea, and in reply Jan told her she should use that concept in a story because it sounded fantastic. That ‘idea’ became “Forever In Time” by, the newly named, Nicky Charles. After Nicky’s first two books, Jan started working with her as editor and neither has looked back since.
Jan has since written “Life In The Shadows”, a paranormal romance anthology and a prequel, of sorts, to “Black Silk”. Nicky Charles collaborated with Jan on one of the stories in “Life In The Shadows” which combined her wolves and Jan’s panthers. They enjoyed the endeavour so much that they decided to repeat the experience – the result was “In The Cards”.
Jan Gordon now lives in Jerusalem, Israel, with her husband and two adult sons. She and her husband often travel to North America and the U.K. to see family and friends. Although Jan both writes and edits paranormal romance, she rarely reads that genre for pleasure. Since discovering author Georgette Heyer as a young teen, her passion for reading Regency romance has never dimmed. Apart from reading, which she does whenever time allows, her other favourite pastimes are cooking and doing Pilates.
by Nicky Charles & Jan Gordon
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when perfection is too perfect?
Eugenie, a young and untried guardian angel, loves her new life in Heaven, yet something is missing. When she is assigned her first interactive case, she hopes it will provide the excitement she craves.
Her client, Benjamin Davis, is certainly interesting enough. Is he the key to her happiness? Or will a relic from her past cause complications?
In the Cards
by Nicky Charles & Jan Gordon
There are regulations governing the relationship between a guardian angel and their charge, boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed. So what happens when a guardian angel falls in love with his current assignment? And when the human returns those feelings, how many rules will that guardian angel break in order to save his love? Alex and Emma are caught between two worlds. Will their love be enough?
Life in the Shadows
by Jan Gordon
(4.88 from 8 reviews)
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?
by Jan Gordon
(4.55 from 53 reviews)
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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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.
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.
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
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.
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
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:
"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."
Rafe was climbing in the window naked because he was naked when he initially shifted.
"Having had no clothes on when he’d phased into a wolf, he couldn’t ‘think’ clothes back on when he shifted to human."
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.
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.
on July 03, 2015
I would read the back of a cereal box if it were written by Pamela Clare. However, this story has a lot more plot, and sex, than is usually found on your average box of breakfast food.
Pamela’s I-Team books are enhanced by the ‘after hours’ books – those wonderful novellas that fill in the extra details that all I-Team fans want to know. However, Soul Deep, Jack and Janet’s story, can be read as a standalone. Ms. Clare manages to explain other story lines and back stories for new readers without boring I-Team die-hard fans.
Soul Deep is a love story with a bit of a mystery. A love story between two mature people. Jack is sixty-three and Janet is forty-five. Just because they’re not twenty- or thirty-something doesn’t mean they’re ‘past it’. No. This is a passionate, beautiful romance and definitely meant for adults. Pamela’s writing shows her attention to detail without getting bogged down in it. Her style is easy to read and totally grabs your attention. Her characters are always fully-fleshed and real.
Well worth the price and the time spent reading. And it’s definitely a keeper and I’ve put it on my re-read list.