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K.J. Charles

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I'm a writer of romance, mostly m/m, often historical or fantasy or both.

I'm also a freelance editor, and I blog about writing and editing at kjcharleswriter.com.

I live in London, UK, with husband, two kids, and a cat of absolute night.

Follow me on Twitter @kj_charles or friend me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/kj.charles.9

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K.J. Charles Thank you! I am working on a sequel to Think of England - I had a lot of fun with the characters, and they've got a way to go yet, so I'd like to…moreThank you! I am working on a sequel to Think of England - I had a lot of fun with the characters, and they've got a way to go yet, so I'd like to return to them. I have a thing I have to finish first and a plot point or three to clarify, but it's definitely underway. (less)
K.J. Charles Yes! Audible have picked them up and will be doing all 5 stories probably publishing early next year.…moreYes! Audible have picked them up and will be doing all 5 stories probably publishing early next year. (less)
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Italics, Other Languages, and You

There is an ongoing debate on whether and how to use italics
for non-English words in English text. This used to be convention, most often
in speech, and sometimes for words in the narrative.





Bonjour, Madame, I am Inspector Blanc of the Sureté .”





I piled my plate high with tamales, frijoles refritos, and chile con carne.





This convention is now changing, and it’s worth having a
serious think abo...

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A delightful fluffy romance with a high severed head count. A paladin whose god died meets a perfumer who's escaped an abusive marriage and the romance develops over a pile of dead assassins, political intrigue, spies, religious fanatics, and ...more
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Third in this series about people finding love and affordable housing in New York, the latter slightly more difficult than the former. The MCs in this are both 40somethings, which is fantastic, especially the acknowledgement that your body starts to ...more
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An odd beast. Focuses on the lives of a handful of Iraqis in Baghdad post war, living through car bombs and US occupation and struggling to survive. Someone stitches together a man from various body parts, and the Frankenstein rises up to avenge the ...more
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Short and nasty (in a good way) novella about an exorcist and his battles with demons. Very dark and bleak, drily witty in a grim way. I mean, you like KJ Parker or you don't. Excellent writing as ever.
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Academicish look at the Benson family of queer Victorian/Edwardian writers, heavy on self-defining and religion. If you're interested in the Bensons it's a useful approach, though really heavy on the fundamentally unbearable, priggish, timid Arthur ...more
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“Well, are you not going to give the man a round of applause?" he asked. "I mean, that was fucking amazing, didn't you think? Honestly, if you'd asked me ten minutes ago, hypothetically, if it was possible to cut your own head off, I'd have said unequivocally no. You've really got to hand it to the bloke -- though it's fair to say luck was involved. I mean, there's no way he could do it again.”
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message 17: by Susan (last edited Oct 20, 2014 10:02AM)

Susan CONGRATS on the huge news today, KJ! So excited for you and proud of you and amazed by it all...


message 16: by Santino

Santino Hassell Thanks for accepting :]


message 15: by Sofia

Sofia Thanks for accepting my request KJ. :D


message 14: by Leo

Leo Robertson K.J. wrote: "Thanks! Flowcharts are much more fun than I remembered..."

You certainly proved that haha ;)!


message 13: by K.J.

K.J. Charles Leo wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request! Enjoyed your flowchart/ Anne Rice post this morning :D"

Thanks! Flowcharts are much more fun than I remembered...


message 12: by Leo

Leo Robertson Thanks for accepting my friend request! Enjoyed your flowchart/ Anne Rice post this morning :D


message 11: by K.J.

K.J. Charles Gina wrote: "Hi KJ, thanks for accepting my friend invite. I just finished The Magpie Lord and A Case of Possession, they were awesome!!! :)"

Thank you so much! Really glad you liked them. (Have you read the in-between freebie, Interlude with Tattoos?)


message 10: by Gina

Gina Hi KJ, thanks for accepting my friend invite. I just finished The Magpie Lord and A Case of Possession, they were awesome!!! :)


Janice Thanks for accepting K.J. And thanks ever so much for Stephen & Crane.


message 8: by K.J.

K.J. Charles Thank you! Freebie Magpie short will be out in Dec as a little Christmas stocking filler... :-)


message 7: by Ann

Ann Hi K.J. Thanks you so much! I'm a incredibly in love with your words and I'm very impatient for January's release of A Case of Possession. Very. Impatient. :D!


message 6: by K.J.

K.J. Charles Thank you! I'm really enjoying the sensation of being read, having been a secret writer for ages, so I really appreciate the feedback. :-)


message 5: by Macky

Macky Thanks for accepting KJ. I really am a massive fan. Loving your books. :)


message 4: by K.J.

K.J. Charles Diana wrote: "I want your babies!!!!!"

:)


message 3: by K.J.

K.J. Charles Josephine wrote: "Hi KJ - good to see you here! Now you need to upgrade yourself to author status :)

Jo x"


Will do - I hope... completely new to this site, I need about a week to get used to it...


Josephine Myles Hi KJ - good to see you here! Now you need to upgrade yourself to author status :)

Jo x


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Piper Vaughn Thanks for the friend request!


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