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The Mating: The Original Law of the Lycans story Paperback – September 24, 2014
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A very unique and interesting take on modern day werewolves. The Mating is a hot, romantic novel embedded inside an edge of your seat mystery. Nicky Charles perfectly sets the scene, placing you inside this incredible world of honor and deception, love and duty. You won't be able to put this one down! SC Stephens, NY Times best selling author --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
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: 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 part 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 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 persons 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 connect with Nicky Charles at her website: www.nickycharles.com
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Nicky Charles does well developing the characters in this book. Yes, there can be a little much angst, but consider the source-two people thrown into a situation such as this would have issues in the best of circumstances. There is mild (well done) erotica, a mystery to be solved, wolves to be tamed...in other words, a little bit of everything! Considering the cost of this book, i.e. FREE!, what have you got to lose by reading it? I, for one, plan on seeking out more of Nicky Charles' writing.
The Mating which is Kane and Elise's story. I'm just lukewarm over. Their story for me as far as the romance goes both as people an Lycan is a very pale in comparison to the other two books in the series. Granted as the blurb says they become mated by an arranged marriage. However, even as the story progresses it wasn't a well defined storyline.
As with the other two books their is a Lycan based intrigue to the story however it is my opinion that both Kane and Elise come off as rather gullible. That really didn't help either of their characters be more interesting.
I wouldn't go as far as to say this is a bad book, it's just not remarkable. There is one scene I think wasn't necessary and, might have improved it if it wasn't there. Had I read The Mating first; I don't know if I would have continued to read or not. Seeing as I already have The Finding, I will see how it goes hopefully the series better again.
Sensitive Readers Warning : This book contains a scene that blurs the line between consensual and non-consensual sex.
I say blurs because it deals with a female Lycan in heat. Even the male Lycan questions if he hasn't actually committed rape and has a lot of self-loathing. The female Lycan has a different outlook. This could be triggering for some readers.
Nikki says thank you for taking the time to read my book please leave a comment on the site where u downloaded this book. this book is free feedback is only payment I request if you feel a great need to spend your money please consider making a donation to your local animal shelter or food bank. So with that it's my great pleasure to review this book however it's not to be too detailed because I'm not good with words. I really loved the romance and the sense of connection you feel developing between the two main characters kane and Elise I read this book in a day and a half and I only stopped to sleep and eat and even then I ate well I read so it's a very good book I would highly recommend it it's well worth the five stars normally book That don't cost anything are really short and leave u going well that was a waste of time. or they hook u and then for each for each subsequent book it goes up in price a dollar each book that's not the case from this author and I'm very grateful I'm quite grateful that she decided to give this book away for free otherwise I probably would've passed since I am unfortunately one of those people that can benefit from the food bank I don't have much money to be spending on Kindle books so I get them for free most of them are disappointing their short and their quick and are left going but wasn't enough I'm looking for more this one left me wanting more and I've downloaded all the rest of books in the series hopefully will too
It's soul crushing and depressing as hell because the message seems to be "give up your love and dreams for patriarchal society because a woman is only as good as her capacity to receive dick". Seriously.
It opens with a rape scene, which the author tries to pass off as some smoldering, erotic experience but it's so completely uncomfortable my boyfriend actually asked what was wrong due to the wincing and random exclamations of "stab them in the penis".
This fails as paranormal romance, it fails as erotica. Keep moving.
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It was very well !aid out good detail keeps you in suspense.