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
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
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.
The Mating (Original Law of the Lycans, book #1)
The Book Trailer
was done by Janet Ramsey Kilroy another member of Nicky’s Street TeamBook Description:
The Mating (Original Law of the Lycans, book 1)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, or so she had been told.
That fact was cold comfort right now as her heart broke within her.
Beside her, he stirred and she sensed him rolling
over, his amber eyes staring at her. She made no move to look at him and
instead tried to steady her breathing. It was no use. As she inhaled, her
breath quivered betraying her emotional state. Despite blinking rapidly, a
stray tear trailed down her cheek.
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.
1,209 five star reviews on Amazon!
By: Susan Wasek, member of Nicky Charles’ Street
It was the free price that first grabbed my
attention but it was the well developed plot that kept me turning the pages.
This book has it all…sexy alpha werewolves, an unforgettable cast of
characters, romance with a bit of erotica, suspense with unexpected twists that
keep you guessing, and an ending that has you downloading the sequel “The
Keeping” along with the other books in the series. The Mating is
reminiscent of the Middle Ages, were frequently arranged so that both families
involved would benefit from the alliance, whether for political purposes or to
gain wealth, property or prestige. Elise, our 19 year old virgin heroine has
been raised knowing what was expected of her as the daughter of the Alpha.
Kane, our hero is the kind, practical, hot sexy new Alpha of a neighboring
pack. What our hero and heroine don’t know is that someone is out to undermine,
sabotage and destroy their future and their pack. Nicky Charles has done a superb job of
combining our old world style history with a paranormal twist in a modern
setting creating her own new Lycan world. The end result leaves you asking for
By Jai – Amazon reader review
Great read. I loved the plot it was fantastic I’d happily recommend this book
to those who love a great suspense story. “The Law of the Lycans
“series is worth the read.So grab a bottle of wine, some cheese and
grapes,climb into that bubble bath and relax and enjoy this Great read.
By rwking – Amazon reader review
This review is from: The Mating (Law of the Lycans) (Kindle Edition)
Nicky writes in a way that really pulls you into the story. You feel like
you’re actually there, seeing everything take place. The books are long enough
that the plot and characters are very well developed. But all too quickly you
get to the end and are reaching for the next book in the series.
Chapter 3 Excerpt:
…the man shrugged and gave her a slight
smile. “That’s Marla.
Just ignore her. She has some
Watching the woman slide up to Kane and rest her
hand on his arm while smiling brightly, Elise wondered what the ‘issues’ might be. Somehow, she just knew that Marla was not
going to be welcoming her to the pack.
a little minx, Elise. Do you know what it does to me when you touch me like
that?” She shook her head. Running his lips across her jaw, then raking his
teeth down her throat, he murmured against her skin, “It drives me wild. It makes me want to bury myself deep inside
Chapter 9 Excerpt:
“Better be careful what you say, Zoe because one of
these days you might just find I’m
the one with the power. And just like an
elephant, I never forget.” With that,
Marla spun on her heels and stalked away.
“Her memory isn’t the only thing like an elephant,” Zoe
said in a not so quiet voice.
Synopsis: She discovered a dark secret, witnessed a murder and fled
into the night fearing for her life. Three years later, Cassie is still 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 with ancient werewolf laws in…The Finding
A blur of chocolate brown fur ran past him and he
spun around, stunned at the sight. Was that a…? Dammit, it was!
A quick glance around revealed that there was no
one on the street, but just in case, he ducked down behind a car to shift into
his wolf form. Once he transformed, he took off after the little female werewolf.
She was running as if the demons of Hell were chasing her. He sent up a quick
prayer that no animal control officers were around and that she
didn’t run across the road and get hit by a car!
He raced after her, his longer legs quickly eating
up the distance between them. They were coming to the end of the road, a
playground was straight ahead. Bryan scanned the area, thankful no children
were about, then put on a burst of speed. He was almost upon her when she
started to veer to the left. Quickly calculating her path, he cut across at
an angle and leapt, slamming into her as she ran in front of him.
The impact sent them both rolling across the ground
in a tangle of legs and tails. A cloud of dust billowed around them and Bryan
sensed rather than saw her turning around, preparing to bite her attacker.
Agilely, he twisted away, the sound of teeth clicking together letting him
know he’d had a near miss. Before she could make another attempt, he hip-checked
her, knocking her off balance and then scrambled around to straddle her.
Gripping the scruff of her neck firmly in his teeth, he issued a low, warning
growl. Instantly, she froze in response, only her heaving sides moving as
she struggled to breathe after her headlong flight.
His wolf was excited to have her pinned beneath
him and he flashed back to his recurring dream. This wasn’t a forest, but in
every other way, the circumstances were the same.
We’ve chased the female down and now
she is ours!
Cautiously, Bryan released the scruff of her neck
and nuzzled her ear. She whined in response, tilting her head and exposing
her throat. A rumble of pleasure sounded deep in his chest.
She is submitting to us! We should
stake our claim and mark her!
He got up and circled around, sniffing her thoroughly.
The scent of arousal was becoming stronger and the wolf in him fairly danced
in excitement. Moving so they were nose to nose, he nipped and licked at her
face, rubbing against her, marking her with his scent. She returned the
favour, her breathing turning into excited pants.
Her scent was intoxicating and he couldn’t wait
to get closer. She seemed to feel the same way, standing and bumping her body
into his. Licking her muzzle, his human side wondered what it would be like
to kiss her full plump lips. No sooner had the thought crossed his mind, than
he shimmered and changed forms, using the power of his own transformation
to pull her along with him. Before he knew it, Cassandra Greyson was in his
arms, kissing him passionately.
If you are a PNR fan, particular a
wolfette at heart, that loves a story where the heroine find themselves thrown
into impossible situations and finds her own strength and voice during an
arduous journey all the while falling for the hot irresistible sexy alpha who
is a pigheaded, strong, loveable bad boy, who does crazy things, that have you
shaking your mental cast iron skillet at them, before winning the female; and
villains you love to hate and want to personally knock off just to save the
main characters the trouble, then you will love The Finding. It is a
titillating story that takes you on a journey of denial, deception, and desire.
It will keep you guessing and just when you think you know where the story will
end up, you are hit with an O.M.G. moment.
-Tosha Webb, Reader review
Where to find The Finding:
Betrayed can be found at the following:
Flutters of excitement stirred in her stomach. She
tilted her head to the side in a silent request, allowing him easier access to
her neck. Rafe’s kisses affected her like no one else’s ever had, and
with each encounter she found herself craving him even more. Taking her up on
her unspoken offer, he gently bit on the exposed cord, then lathed the area
with his tongue. Eve whimpered as the flutters inside her became a warm pool of
need. She tried to turn to face him, but he tightened his arm around her waist.
“Stay still.” There was a rough edge to his voice, almost a growl and
the sound of it sent shivers down her spine…”
Betrayed Book 2: The Road to Redemption
(Law of the Lycans #6)
(made by a fan who is also a member of Nicky’s street team)
How do you love again when your heart is dead? How do you know when it’s time
to let go?
Damien’s kicked about the country these past three years. No pack. No purpose.
No reason to keep on living. When an old friend, Kane Sinclair, asks for his
help, he agrees and heads to Chicago. After all, what does he have to lose?
Sam’s grown up on the streets. Raised to be an Alpha, she’s strong and
independent. Her duty to her pack rules her every move. As much as it irks her,
she finds herself looking for help when Sinclair threatens to take over her
territory. With the pack’s future at stake, does she dare gamble on a rogue?
Can a rogue let go of his past and dare to face the future? Are strength and
duty enough to pave the road to redemption?
The sixth instalment in the Law of the Lycans
A banging on the door brought him out of his reverie and he
realized he’d showered on autopilot. Wrapping a towel around his waist, he made
his way to the door and opened it only to be greeted by his new employer’s
“Are you drunk?” She spoke bluntly, eschewing all the normal
social niceties and barely gracing him with a glance before staring around the
Damien raised his eyebrows at her tone, then followed the
direction of her gaze. The empty whiskey bottles lay on the floor by the chair
in which he’d spent most of the night. “And good morning to you, too. No, I’m
not drunk, only pleasantly numb.”
“Good. We don’t have time to waste waiting for you sober up.
If you’re going to drink, do it on your own time.”
“And when is my own time?” He leaned his hip against the
nearby dresser and folded his arms over his chest.
“Whenever I say.” She flicked her eyes over his mostly naked
body, showing no signs of embarrassment. “Get dressed and meet me downstairs in
the kitchen. We’ll talk while you eat.” Without further ado, she turned on her
heel and left.
Damien straightened and pushed the door shut fighting to
keep an unfamiliar grin from his face. God, she was a spitfire. And cool, too.
He had no false modesty over his appearance. It was a well-documented fact that
women still swooned over him, but she hadn’t even batted an eye.
Drying himself off, he dressed and made his way to the
kitchen at a leisurely pace despite the fact that he knew she meant for him to
haul ass. Samantha Harper could bark orders all she wanted. He’d obey only when
it suited him. And right now, it suited him to piss her off.
Damien leaned against the brick wall, its rough surface
lightly digging into his shoulder through a rip in his shirt. He was breathing
hard, sweat trickling down his face, the still, heavy air doing nothing to help
cool him off. With each inhalation, he took in the scents of the city; exhaust
fumes, garbage, humanity… The back alley of one city smelled very much like
that of another though this one had one significant difference. Lycans.
The she-wolf across the alley from him had her butt propped against the edge of
a dumpster, her hands braced on her knees as she stood, half hunched, trying to
catch her breath. The fight they’d just completed had been exhilarating as
she’d matched him move for move. He’d barely needed to hold back; her speed and
agility making up for what she lacked in size and muscle. Already, faint aches
and pains were letting themselves be known, and no doubt in brighter
surroundings he’d find a fine array of bruises decorating his body.
Grabbing the edge of his shirt, he gave his face a quick wipe, careful to keep
one eye on his opponent. When Kane had described the petite female who acted as
Samuel Harper’s spokesperson, he’d made her sound ineffectual. Damien had
pictured her as demure, perhaps carrying a clipboard and peering over her
glasses. While it was true she might not look like much of a threat, the last
few minutes had shown it wasn’t wise to underestimate her. He wondered if Kane
had set him up; purposely leaving out the information that the woman packed a
lethal punch. Thanks, buddy.
Pushing off from the wall, he swallowed, wincing slightly at the pull of his
dry throat and wishing he had a stiff drink. But there’d be time enough for
that later. Instead, he focused on her.
There was a pause in her breathing and then he saw her nod.
“Yeah. I think we’re done.”
Had he really heard a hint of laughter in her voice? Damien eyed her
speculatively as she straightened from her braced position. At some point their
battle had moved from the street to the alley where they now stood. The faint
light from a single bulb over the backdoor of a restaurant was the only
illumination. It wasn’t much, but he was still able to make out her features.
Short, dark hair, a petite yet muscular build. An alley fighter—a damned good
alley fighter—and a female. Who’d have thought?
From the author of the Law of the Lycans series, an updated and revised version of her
first novel: Forever In Time by Nicky
“I’m waiting, Steph. I’ve been waiting a long,
She was in there, he knew it. He’d been following
her for weeks and knew every move she made. There’d 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?
Stephanie felt herself sinking into him, becoming
lost in the taste and scent and feel of the man. His warm, muscular body pressed against hers;
his hair was thick and silky under her fingers.
It seemed so familiar, so right, like she’d kissed him a thousand times
He took a sip of coffee and glanced at her over the
rim. “Do you believe in fate? Destiny?”
Fate, destiny – whatever you want to call it – it does happen.”
He hoped she could accept him as her destiny. She was meant for him, as he was for
her. That was all that mattered.
If you like stories
that will have you glued to the pages, guessing how they are going to end, then
Forever in Time is for you! With suspense at every turn and romance sprinkled
throughout, it is a fantastic read that I highly recommend! -
S.C. Stephens, author of Thoughtless and
It kept me on the edge
of my seat the whole time trying to determine who was the ‘good guy’ vs the
‘bad guy.’ You really should read it! –Jasmine1, Goodreads reader review
How long would you wait
for true love? If you found it, would
one lifetime be enough? Read Stephanie
and Jake’s story to find out how they answer those questions. This novel transcends both time and
genres. It’s more than just an ordinary
romance , thriller, or sci-fi novel.
It’s a delicious combination of all three. Forever
In Time will keep you guessing until the end. I couldn’t put it down until the last
-Jeanie Creech, reader
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