Featured Author & Giveaway – Nicky Charles

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All this week I will be featuring Nicky Charles and will be posting different information about Nicky and her books.  Please make sure to visit her Facebook Page and check out her Website.

ALL FREE BOOKS ON BARNES & NOBLE, Smashwords, and Feedbooks (check Nicky’s Author Page here on my website for series/reading order info).

The Mating shifters kane wolf wolves marlaThe KeepingThe FindingBonded Forever In Time

 

Betrayed: Days of the Rogue – (Law of the Lycans, #0.6) – Coming Very Soon

 Smashwords links – you can download in any format The Mating, The Keeping, The Finding, Bonded

Feedbooks links – The MatingThe KeepingThe FindingBonded

Keep checking my website and my Facebook Page at least daily this week for more great things about Nicky!

Check out Nicky’s Author Page on my website for more information including book details, ratings and reviews (and in case you missed other posts this week – links to those too!)

You are gonna LOVE this part – ALL of Nicky’s books are FREE!

Click HERE for the GIVEAWAY - Nicky is giving one lucky winner the opportunity to name a character in a future book – see giveaway for details!!

So, let me start off by introducing Nicky!

 

ABOUT NICKY: (text taken directly from Nicky’s About Me page of her website).

I live in Canada

I enjoy reading, writing and gardening.

I try to use Canadian spelling in my work, which may throw some readers off but it’s my way of supporting my country.

I have two cats.

I like taking daytrips and eating dark chocolate – after all it’s supposed to be good for you!

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!

Well, that’s enough about me.  Go and read a book.  It’s sure to be more interesting!

 

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  1. Donna Rose

    I am so looking forward to all your future books. Read all of them.so.far, several times. As always, keep up the good work.

  2. Nikki Royer

    I love your books!!!

  3. Emilia

    Thank you Nicky for being such a wonderful writer! I love all of your books, you got me hooked on werewolves and paranormal romance. Thank you for introducing me to a wonderful world! :)

    • Emilia

      My Favorite book from Nicky is The Keeping. I love Ryne

  4. Connie Bannister

    Sierra

  5. Gemma McIlhenny

    Nicky Charles Rocks! Her books are awesome@

  6. Niki Campanelli

    I’ve read all Nicky Charles’ books and am eagerly awaiting the next in the series. She’s a great author!

  7. Diane Soucy

    I ‘love all your books! Looking forward to the next one. I agree, don’t rush it, take your time, I’m sure it will be worth it.
    Happy writing!
    Diane

  8. Bookworm Brandee

    I’m glad you’re spotlighting Nicky Charles! I found her books about 2 years ago and I was so impressed with her writing, the novel look at werewolves, and the fact that such great books were offered for free!

  9. Shelly Moline

    I love Nicky Charles- she is amazing as a person and an author. I have been long awaiting another book, so bring on January!!! :)

  10. Zoe

    I saw the competition for a chance to enter a name. I love my little boys name Hugo xx

  11. Patricia Rose

    My fav book would have to be The Mating. Loved how the characters developed all throughout the story and became perfect in the end going into the next book!

  12. Jenniflower

    This has become one of my favorite authors, I love all the books in the mating series and have just started on her other ones! Love it!

  13. Lindsey

    Absolutely love your books

  14. Carmen Reyes

    Nicky Charles is an amazing writer! I picked up her book The Mating and I was hooked! She continues to write great books, the finding, The keeping and Bonded. I am eagerly waiting for Betrayed!!!

  15. ashley kuykendall

    I’m eagerly waiting for your next book! I’m sure it will be worth the wait, it always is. The name I would give you to use would be Price. I had an ex that had that name and I could see it fitting in.

  16. Ali

    Love her books!!! I discovered them on a whim when I was broke and had no money to buy more in the B&N Nook store. I was instantly hooked on the Mating and THEN to find out it was a whole series MAN OH MAN! I don’t know if I have a favorite I truly love them all.

  17. Anfa

    I love her books so much! She’s a great writer and would love to see her books made into a movie : )

  18. Lani

    I have enjoyed all of your books – I’m hooked. Thanks for writing and sharing your stories with us :)

  19. Jenn

    I love her books! The Mating was the first book I downloaded on my Nook and I have read the whole series three or four times. I don’t know which is my favorite, it’s usually the one I am currently reading.

  20. Nadine Edwards

    I love Nicky’s books

  21. Lisa Adkins

    I like the name Swaine and Skyrah.

  22. Alex

    I love all of these books but my favorite is The Mating! I could not put it down! She is an amazing writer and I cannot wait for the next book!

  23. Mona Newkirk

    I am a huge fan of Nicky’s books. While waiting for her to finish her next book, I re-read all 4 of her books. It was fun and insightful. I discovered things I missed before. I highly recommend it.

  24. Ashanti Ayoub

    My favorite book is The Mating…where it all begin :)

  25. Leah

    I absolutely LOVE all of Nicky Charles’s books!!! Bonded is my favorite one!! I loved how they loved each other and their heated arguments!! It shows that love is not perfect but has to be given an effort and trust in order to work.

  26. celeste

    Nicky you are so talented and i cant wait for your next book!:) i love every single one of your books so it hard to choose my fav. But i will have to go with the keeping! :) your an amazing writer so thank you for such awesome books!

  27. Carmen Reyes

    Nicky Charles books are amazing! You won’t be able to put them down! I <3 you Nicky

  28. Mary Daniels

    I LOVE Your books!! They were the first ones, I got when I got my Nook last year.. I couldn’t put them down Can’t wait for the next one!!.

  29. Sue Aub

    Hi Nicky. I would like to enter your giveaway, please. I’m not sure If I am supposed to divulge the name of my character on this page or not as I am not sure what book it will be used in and therefore if it will suit the plot?
    I love all your books and look forward very much to ‘Days of the Rogue’.
    Keep writing your fabulous novels.
    Sue
    P.S. I really like your Canadian spelling – being a Brit!

    • Brandee

      Hi Sue: thank you for your interest in entering the giveaway. Just make sure you go to the giveaway link and click on the different things to get entries into the contest. (including posting a blog comment, which you did here). Once I announce a winner, Nicky will be connecting with the winner directly to go over any details/specifics.

      This should be the link to the giveaway.

      http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/71bd064/

      Good luck to all!

      Brandee.

  30. Catherine Rainwater

    Fan from NY here! My favorite I think has been The Finding. Keep up the great work, Nicky! And Brandee thanks for running this contest!

  31. Julie Cole

    I have read all of Nicky’s books, it’s hard to chose a favorite but I guess I will go with Bonded. Anxiously waiting for Days of the Rogue.

  32. Kelly

    I love Nicky’s books! She has a real gift of good storytelling. I feel like I really know her characters and step into the stories along with them. Although it is unbelievable that all of her books are free (no arguments from me for it), it is refreshing to see someone writing for the pure love of it and willing to share that love with everyone. Keep up the good work, Nicky. I’m anxiously awaiting your next book. :-)

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