Nicky Charles is a Canadian author who writes as a hobby and offers her books for free. Each and every book she writes is done with passion and dedication.Nicky Charles is an indie writer/publisher who creates stories in her spare time as a hobby and means of relaxation.
Forever in Time. Stephanie Fields was asked to describe herself, she’d say she was ordinary, calm and cautious. Her quiet life was exactly as she wanted it to be, or so she thought, until a mysterious stranger entered her shop. He had a knack for drawing her out of herself, for pushing her buttons, for making her feel… But now, just when life was getting interesting, someone was stalking her.
She has written three books in her Law of the Lycans series:
The Mating, 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.
The Keeping, 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 Finding, 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.
Bonded, 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 in the Law of the Lycans timeline.
WHY ARE MY BOOKS FREE?
I’m asked this alot. People tell me they’d willingly pay for my stories and I thank them for that. I’ve also been approached by e-book publishers, but at the time that’s not the road I want to travel. Perhaps when I retire, or if I had an absolutely amazing offer … ?
At the present time writing is my hobby, my enjoyment. I work on it when I want. If I had someone breathing down my neck, asking when I would be done, demanding this or that, it wouldn’t be fun anymore!
My ‘payment’ is the lovely reviews and letters I get from my readers. When I check my inbox and see a message or go to smashwords or feedbooks and see a nice review, it really makes my day.
If you feel a great need to spend your money on my books, please make a donation to your local animal shelter or foodbank. Tell them I sent you and maybe I’ll get some more readers – lol!
HOW DID I GET STARTED IN WRITING?
In January of 2009 on a Saturday afternoon, I quickly penned a fanfiction story between loads of laundry. It was something I wrote on a whim, based on a random thought. The story was for a TV show called Scarecrow and Mrs. King. It was well received and I ended up joining a wonderful fan-based group for Bruce Boxleitner who starred in the show. The ladies there – affectionately known as the ‘Gutter Girls’ – supported my writing and soon I was spending almost every spare moment creating tales for the show.
In August of 2009 a casual comment from a fellow author, Jan Gordon, inspired me to write my first original novel, Forever In Time. Soon after that I wrote The Mating as a one chapter short story. Readers asked for more so I began to spin the tale of Elise and Kane, with no real idea of where it was going. To my surprise it became my second novel.
Near the end of the Mating, a character walked into the tale named Ryne. Throughout most of the book, he was (in my mind) a ‘minor character’ but Ryne was an independent sort and had other ideas! I soon found myself writing his story, The Keeping.
The third book in my werewolf series, The Finding, proved more challenging. I decided to explore writing in mulitple POV’s, showing new sides to my old characters and weaving several story lines into one. In some ways it was less of a romance and more of an adventure and a study of personalities.
When I write, I see the story unfold as a movie in my head. I like to include as much description as possible and tend to actually ‘live’ my characters and stories. In fact, I’m often found scowling at the computer, muscles tensed during a fight and jaw jutted out or perhaps crying during a sad chapter. It can be rather exhausting at times!
Near the middle of writing a story I start to get impatient. By then I know how the story will end and hate having to wait to get to the final big scenes. It’s also when I start to become filled with self-doubt, thinking the story is terrible and no one will want to read it. That’s when my oh-so-patient friend and editor, Jan Gordon, has to start cajoling, hand-holding and berating me. You have to thank her for the fact that my books ever get finished!