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 has recently retired from her day job and now hopes to 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 backstory, 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:

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up and does this have any influence on your stories?
Yes, I think where I lived does influence what I write and how I write.
I grew up in the country and developed a strong love of nature, something that often shows in my stories.
Also, our house was miles from anywhere and, since this was in the days before the internet, private phone lines or even very many television channels, it could be lonely. I had to rely on my imagination for entertainment. I created invisible friends and went on amazing adventures with them. I didn’t know it at the time, but this was laying the foundation for my current career.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing as a very young child and always excelled at the subject in school, but I put it on the back burner for many years. It wasn’t until many years later when I discovered fanfiction that I finally tried my hand at writing again. It was as if a floodgate had been opened and I haven’t stopped since!
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Law of the Lycans
A series of paranormal romances, featuring Alpha males and dangerous rogues, suspense, action and, of course, happily-ever-afters. Based around an ancient tome called the Book of the Law, each novel reveals a new twist, a new layer within the Lycan universe.
Hearts and Halos
Archangel Michael tries to keep his squadron in check with a rule book of 3,822 regulations. Yet there are times when even that doesn't seem to be enough! Is he in danger of losing his team to love? That could seriously put a damper on his ability to help humanity. But when it comes to hearts and halos, anything can happen! A series of heart-warming, angelic tales.
In the Cards
Price: $0.99 USD.
Untried Heart
Price: $2.99 USD.


Wolves, Witches and Bears...Oh My!
Series: Law of the Lycans. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 354,750. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Wolves, Witches and Bears brings you three epic novels in one boxed set! Meet Stone whose heart is as hard as his name, Dante, a dashing rogue with mysterious motives, and Armand, a man mourning his lost love. Will the women they encounter be their salvation or their downfall? Danger, intrigue, humour and true love can always be found in the highly acclaimed Law of the Lycans series!
Veil of Lies
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,350. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The heart of a bear loves deep and true, but how much is too much to forgive? Armand St. John is getting a second chance at happiness but will the woman he loves avoid danger long enough to realize they were meant to be together? A veil of lies, deception and denial surrounds the star-crossed couple in this ninth instalment of Nicky Charles’ Law of the Lycans.
Kane: I Am Alpha
Series: Law of the Lycans. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,210. Language: English. Published: December 26, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
After surviving the leadership challenge, being Alpha should be easy, right? But Kane’s illusions are shattered as the demands on him escalate. His half-brother seems to have gone rogue, an old flame is becoming clingy, the pack’s water supply is contaminated by an oil spill and now…the Council of Elders are proposing a political mating! What’s an Alpha to do? A treat for die-hard LOTL fans!
Untried Heart
Series: Hearts and Halos, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,770. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2017 by Nicky Charles and Jan Gordon. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when perfection is too perfect? Eugenie, a young guardian angel, feels something is missing in her life and hopes her first case will provide the excitement she craves. Her client, Benjamin Davis is certainly interesting. Is he the key to her happiness? Or will a relic from her past ruin her career and her chance at love? A heart-warming tale by Nicky Charles and Jan Gordon.
Law of the Lycans: The Original Trilogy
Series: Law of the Lycans. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 416,030. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Danger, deceit and passionate love; experience it all as you meet Kane, Ryne and Bryan, three Alpha males who have captured the hearts and imaginations of thousands of readers. Also included, the long-awaited bonus novella, Kane: I am Alpha. A treat for all die-hard fans of the series, this story gives a glimpse of Kane in the weeks leading up to the story that started it all, The Mating.
Deceit Can Be Deadly
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,680. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gwyneth O’Donohue has no use for Lycans but a string of dead bodies has brought one of the dogs right to her door. Can he be trusted or is he merely accomplished at deception? And why do the murders seem to lead right to the heart of the Universal Coven to which she belongs? Love clashes with an ancient curse in the latest instalment of the Law of the Lycans.
In the Cards
Series: Hearts and Halos, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,960. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2015 by Nicky Charles and Jan Gordon. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
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?
For the Good of All
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 109,590. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2015 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Elijah Stone - a man committed to justice; his heart is as hard as his body. What will it take to touch his soul?
Alphas and Rogues - A Law of the Lycans Box Set
Series: Law of the Lycans. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 445,320. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
Escape from reality with this box set containing three favourite Law of the Lycans novels by Nicky Charles: Bonded, Betrayed: Days of the Rogue, and Betrayed: Book Two – The Road to Redemption. Meet Reno, Rafe and Damien - three strong, dominant Lycans. Are they Rogues or Alphas? Will their pasts keep them from ever finding love? Includes a bonus copy of Forever In Time
Betrayed: Book Two - The Road to Redemption
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 115,690. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(5.00 from 12 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,250. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
"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
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 132,370. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 17, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.96 from 71 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.
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,160. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
(4.82 from 121 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.
The Finding
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 155,950. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.86 from 219 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
The Keeping
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 128,570. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.85 from 212 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
Series: Law of the Lycans, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 99,950. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal » General
(4.74 from 416 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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Smashwords book reviews by Nicky Charles

  • 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!).
  • Sam's Hideaway on June 11, 2017

    As soon as I read this story, I was pulled in. The complex characters as well as the twists and turns in the plot led me through highs and lows, not releasing me until the final page. And that was back when book was in its rough draft form! Although I helped Rae polish her story into this final product, it doesn't take away from my assessment of her innate talent as a writer. Sam's Hideaway is a truly amazing first offering from an author who is sure to end up on many readers' 'must buy' list.
  • Dark Magic Rising -The Sisterhood Trilogy Book One on Dec. 23, 2017

    Oh my gosh! SD Stevens is a fantastic story teller! I don't read fantasy as a rule but this book grabbed me, pulled me in and wouldn't let me go until I was done. This is an 'edge of your seat' tale filled with an interesting cast of characters, sexual tension, moments of humour and wonderful descriptions. The prologue is a bit weighty in its delivery of the backstory but persevere through that and you won't be disappointed! I've currently given it 4 stars however the author says this is a work in progress and plans to tweak the prologue and fix a few typos. Once that is done, I'd have no hesitation in giving it 5 stars. Yes, it really is that good!