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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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You Keep It All In: The Inner Monologue

There’s a common theme to my last four romance DNFs: the overuse of inner monologue.





Now, I like a good inner monologue as much as anyone. They can be superb ways of conveying character issues and emotional development, so nobody should take this blog post to mean “inner monologues are bad”.





But there are two things I see inner monologues doing that cause big problems: breaking up dialogue to the ex

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A series of really awful things happen to a family. The Nigerian setting is very well drawn and vividly depicted but I found this a pretty joyless experience.
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I am incredibly ignorant about Indian history (studied history in Britain to the age of 18 and don't recall words like 'empire' or 'colonialism' ever coming up, what a mystery) hence this 500pp starter pack on the main Mughal emperors. It does focus ...more
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I am not destined to be at one with this author. Second book, also strange fable-like feel to it, and once again rammed with inexplicable inconsistencies that a browse of reviews say aren't resolved or explained. I'm sure it's marvellous, but overwhe ...more
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A very enjoyable debut with magic in the time of Prohibition and a fun saving-the-world plot. Particularly well drawn and diverse supporting cast that gives a great sense of a larger society and the magical world.

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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


message 1: by Piper

Piper Vaughn Thanks for the friend request!


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