Welcome to the official website for paranormal romance and urban fantasy author Nicola Chey Matthews. Nicola is a writer of many genres including paranormal fantasy, paranormal erotica, paranormal science fiction (para-sci), paranormal action/adventure, paranormal thrillers, and romantic urban fantasy. Nicola was born and raised in Southern Mississippi where she still resides with her husband of over twenty years, their three children, and their pets. She wrote her first complete novella at the age of thirteen and began her journey into the publishing world at the age of fifteen. In 2005 she took the leap into becoming an independently published author. She has been both traditionally and independently published. Nicola has an extensive catalog ranging from urban fantasy romance to hard-core erotica, action adventure, and psychological thrillers. She is active in the author community and continues to publish new novels every year. She founded X-Isle United Press in 2007, Bloody Feather Graphix in 2015, and her event planning service, X-Isle Promotions, continues to host author signing events each year across the southern US.