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C.J. Archer

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C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two. She spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband, two children and a mischievous black & white cat named Coco.

While she has written historical romance in the past, she now writes exclusively in the historical fantasy genre (with a large dose of romance). She has several series which occur in the same Victorian-era "world". Each series can be read alone, but it's more fun to start at the beginning with THE EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY. Follow that up with all 9 FREAK HOUSE books, then the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITI

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Edited to add: I have plans for more books in this series. As long as readers keep reading them, I'll keep writing them. ~CJ(less)
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If you’ve been following along in my newsletter, you’ll know I’ve been writing a new series, with the 1st book to be released in October. I can finally reveal the cover and description, and you can pre-order it at a discount! The first book in the After The Rift series is titled THE PALACE OF LOST MEMORIES. It’s a fantasy with all the things readers tell me they love about my bo...

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“Tell me you won't go, tell me you'll stay forever, tell me you love me.”
C.J. Archer, The Medium

“met Barnaby Wiggam's ghost. The fat, bulbous-nosed spirit fading in and out beside me like a faulty gas lamp clearly thought he was dealing with a fool. I may only be seventeen but I'm not naïve. I know when someone is lying—being dead didn't alter the tell-tale signs. Mr. Wiggam didn't quite meet my eyes, or those of his widow and her guests—none of whom could see him anyway—and he fidgeted with his crisp white silk necktie as if it strangled”
C.J. Archer, The Medium

“It was like comparing chocolate and apples. Both tasted good, yet one was a decadent experience to be savored, and the other something that could be found in every grocer's cart on every corner. I liked both, but I would always choose chocolate over an apple.”
C.J. Archer, The Watchmaker's Daughter


Which August New Release would you like to read in October?

Books were randomly chosen from Goodreads' "Most Popular Books Published In August" list.

** Write-ins are allowed. If you do so, please include title, author and series name.

The Veil (Devil's Isle, #1) by Chloe Neill
The Veil by Chloe Neill
(Devil's Isle, #1)
  3 votes, 33.3%

Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews
Magic Shifts by Ilona Andrews
(Kate Daniels, #8)
  2 votes, 22.2%

Dragonbane (Hellchaser, #7; Dark Hunter #24) by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Dragonbane Sherrilyn Kenyon
(Hellchaser, #7; Dark Hunter #24)
  2 votes, 22.2%

The Last Necromancer (The Ministry of Curiosities, #1) by C.J. Archer
The Last Necromancer by C.J. Archer
(The Ministry of Curiosities, #1)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Fool's Quest by Robin Hobb (write-in)
  1 vote, 11.1%

Public Enemies (Immortal Game, #2) by Ann Aguirre
Public Enemies by Ann Aguirre
(Immortal Game, #2)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Kitty Saves the World (Kitty Norville, #14) by Carrie Vaughn
Kitty Saves the World by Carrie Vaughn
(Kitty Norville, #14)
  0 votes, 0.0%

The Fifth Season (The Broken Earth, #1) by N.K. Jemisin
The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin
(The Broken Earth, #1)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Shadows Strike (Immortal Guardians, #6) by Dianne Duvall
Shadows Strike by Dianne Duvall
(Immortal Guardians, #6)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Crossed (Soul Eater #3) by Eliza Crewe
Crossed by Eliza Crewe
(Soul Eater #3)
  0 votes, 0.0%

Reawakened (Reawakened, #1) by Colleen Houck
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Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Thanks for accepting my friend request :)
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