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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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Bread and Roses: Developing romance and the Third Act Test

I was heating up the oven this morning to put on a sourdough
loaf (yes, yes, I know, but I’d run out of yeast by April) when I got embroiled
in the current Twitter conversation about the ‘black moment’ in romance. This
term, which could be retired any time, refers to the very common practice of having
a serious (break-up level) obstacle in the third act of the book, which has to
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Just didn't click with me which is unexpected because I love this author's writing and Gods of Jade and Shadow was one of my standout reads of last year. IDK, possibly just not in the right mood. The heroine felt rather stuck and passive--neither doi ...more
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This is excellent. A social rather than military history of the Indian soldiers--mostly Muslim, some Sikh and Hindu--who came over to France in 1940.

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A verse novel about the various branches of a family tree--Brazilian, Nigerian, German, Irish, English--converging on London over generations to produce the Nigerian-British Lara. We scamper up and down the family tree and its disparate parts, the va ...more
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The Boyfriend Project by Farrah Rochon
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Contemporary romance with a fabulous cover (hey look you can have a cartoon style cover with facial features!) and a barnstorming opening. I thoroughly enjoyed Samiah's Twitter-famous discovery that she was triple timed, and the friendship she develo ...more
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The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfisher
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A modern take on the Arthur Machen 'weird things in hills' story. It's exceedingly creepy and vividly weird, but since this is T Kingfisher there is also a streak of stubborn humour and a sense of human kindness and decency to balance the evils of wh ...more
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Heart of Iron by Ekaterina Sedia
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Alt-hist Russian steampunk, as a well-born Russian young lady attempts to broker an alliance with China against the perfidious English, with the help of English spy Spring-Heeled Jack. It's a great idea but the execution is just a bit lacking--not th ...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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“When I was ten, I read fairy tales in secret and would have been ashamed if I had been found doing so. Now that I am fifty, I read them openly. When I became a man I put away childish things, including the fear of childishness and the desire to be very grown up.”
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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!!!!!"

:)


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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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