Are you looking for an escape from reality?
A place where strong men, suspense and true love meet?
  If so, then step into the worlds I create...

Coming soon....
The eigthth installment in the Law of the Lycans series!

Deceit can be Deadly

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.

Pre-order sale price - only $2.99USD
($3.99 after January 31st)



:( There are no preorders on Amazon, however the sale price will be in effect for the entire first week of publication so kindle users can take advantage of it.

**I have opted out of preorders on Amazon because they will not attribute preorders to the book's ranking after release day. Book ranking is important to an author because the higher a book is on the chart, the greater chance someone will see it, thus gaining me new readers for the series. It's like product placement at a grocery store. The jar of jam on the bottom shelf has fewer sales compared to the brand that is at eye level.

For example, if I had 1000 preorders on Amazon, once release day hits, all the ranking those preorders gave me will disappear and the book drops to the bottom of the chart. The book appears to have had no sales which means a new reader is less likely to take a chance on it. However, those same preorders on B&N, iBooks etc DO count for sales ranks after release day. So my 1000 preorders through other retailers will allow the book to move up the charts and stay there for longer where I am more likely to attract new readers.

I wish Kindle users didn't have to wait. I wish Amazon would change its policy to align with that of other e-book retailers.

They are FINALLY here!  
Paperbacks and hardcovers of all Nicky Charles' books are now available!

Here are the buy links for paperbacks:
In The Cards (written with Jan Gordon):  https://www.createspace.com/6018772
The hardcovers can be ordered from Amazon, B&N as well as most brick and mortar stores.  They were printed through Ingramspark and have no direct buy link at this time.
If at all possible, please buy paperbacks through Createspace. Here's why:
Createspace sets the minimum price I can charge based on production costs plus the profit margin they want. Amazon then adds on their profit margin. Other stores, such as B&N, require a discount (between 30-50%) before they will carry the books. In the end, I earn about 3% royalties (e.g., 50 cents) on books purchased from B&N or other stores, 15% on books bought at Amazon and 30% royalties on books from Createspace.

Now Available....
In the Cards

Hello readers!
My good friend and editor,Jan Gordon, and I having been working together on a small project set in a new universe.  It is based around guardian angels - not a shifter in sight! The end result of our collaboration is a Christmas novella entitled, In t
he Cards.  It's full of love, angst, suspense and, of course, ends as all good stories should, with a satisfying HEA. There are also two bonus short stories included at the end.

We hope you enjoy it! 

Order your copy through Smashwords, iBooks, Kobo, Amazon or B&N.
Only .99!


The most recent Law of the Lycans novel....

(available at most ebook retailers)

Elijah Stone – a man committed to justice; his heart is as hard as his body. 

Held prisoner for years, he returns home to tie up loose ends only to find a psychedelic witch capturing his attention.  When a rescue mission to Central America spins out of control, he’s forced to make a difficult decision.  Every action has its own consequences.  Can he live with the results, even if it is

‘For the good of all’? 

The seventh instalment in the Law of the Lycans series.


Price Tags on my ebooks

After several years of writing and publishing stories for free, I am beginning to charge for my book. I've thought very hard on this and feel, at this point in my life, it is what I need to do.

The reason for the shift is three fold.  First, I'm getting very close to retirement and with changes in the economy my nice pension might not stretch as far as it would have a few years ago.  The other day the newscast was predicting 30-40% increase in electricity rates in the next few years.  Yikes!  I need to be able to afford to plug in my laptop!  And sometimes I wonder if the good Lord is saying, "You fool! I gave you this opportunity to make some money so you wouldn't go without in your old age.  Why aren't you taking it?!?!"  LOL 

Secondly, I'm also starting to incur some expenses with this 'hobby'.  Hiring a line editor so I can get the books out in paperback, paying for images for the covers, buying a domain name, giveaways...  It adds up and hopefully the books can 'pay their way'. 

Finally, I have this crazy idea that I'd like to help my local animal shelter get a new building and expand their spay/neuter program. The current location is awful.  The kennels are old and look more like jails and the building is way too small - they just don't have enough room to keep very many animals and way too many are euthanized needlessly simple because they have no place to house them.  If I can make enough money with my books, I might be able to help out in meaningful way.


This site was created Jan 16, 2011




Suggested Reading Order For The Lycan Series




RRR Readers' Choice Awards

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