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K.J. Charles

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KJ is a writer of romance, mostly m/m, historical or fantasy or both. She blogs about writing and editing at http://kjcharleswriter.com.

She lives in London, UK, with her husband, two kids, and a cat of absolute night.

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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 retu…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.
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Let’s Agree about Conflict

HEA=Happy Ever After, MC=main character, MS=manuscript

If you ask a reader what they need to get out of a romance, you’ll probably hear “A Happy Ever After, duh,” accompanied by a menacing look in case you were even thinking about screwing with that. They might also offer variations on ‘love’, ‘kindness’, ‘communication’, ‘consent’, and other good things.

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I was excited for this as The Lesson is a truly phenomenal SF with a lot to say about colonialism that everyone should read. This one didn't land for me, unfortunately, but in a way that makes me suspect it'll be in other people's best of the year li ...more
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This book is what happens if you put superheroes, HP Lovecraft, The Office, and Mary Poppins into a blender. An evil blender.

Immense fun, picking up immediately after the end of book 1 (don't even think about starting here). Ex-henchwoman and sorcer
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Second read, immense chaotic superhero fun with some terrifically sharp observations and thoroughly ingenious superpowers.

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Absurdly and gleefully enjoyable superhero comedy thriller. This might be the greatest beach book of all time
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Second read, still amazing. Chaos, dystopia, djinn being quite craply human, and a general sense of justice being done. Cannot wait for the sequel.

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The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal - K.J. Charles (Historical Fantasy, Ghosts)
 
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message 17: by SYL (last edited Oct 20, 2014 10:02AM)

SYL 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


message 1: by Piper

Piper Vaughn Thanks for the friend request!


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