K.J. Charles


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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.
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I have just read a review of a British-set histrom. The hero is a duke, but he has a problem: the conditions of the title stipulate that if he isn’t married by the age of thirty, he will be stripped of the dukedom and it will pass to the next heir. Great romance set-up, right?





No. Oh God, no.





There are historical realities you can muck about with, tons of them. Have a zillion dukes by all means....

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A quite angsty second-chance romance with a divorced couple still tangled up by him working for her father, and mostly by their own difficulty facing up to their issues. Entirely an internal conflict book, where both have to spend a long time working ...more
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An anthology of stories based around a secret-government-bureau team of adventurers dealing with Weird Stuff. This is actually a tie in, sort of supplying backstory to a video game (which I have never played), and it does slightly feel like that, in ...more
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“What the fuck, what the fucking, bloody devil-shit, what in the name of Satan's swollen cock was that?”
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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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