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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 She lives in London, UK, with her husband, two kids, and a cat of absolute night.Twitter the lively Facebook group at up to the (infrequent) newsletter at **do not** message me on Goodreads as I no longer check the inbox due to unwanted messages.
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The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting
KJ Charles - 2024-01-25 (first published in 2021)
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A charming, attractive duo, Robin and Marianne, sweep through society without anyone suspecting their real intentions until Robin sets his sights on Sir John Hartlebury's heiress niece. The baronet isn't easily fooled and sees Robin as a liar and fortune hunter. However, when unexpected events occur, the two start to care for each other more than expected. Can the professional rogue earn an honest happy ending?
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The Sugared Game
KJ Charles - 2020-08-26
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Explore the shadowy, dangerous world of 1920s criminal conspiracies and betrayal in this m/m romance trilogy. Follow a soldier-turned-bookseller as he is drawn back into the shifty and unreliable life of an aristocrat with a penchant for danger. Will they be able to find common ground against unseen enemies before it's too late? Dive into this fast-paced adventure, reminiscent of Golden Age pulp fiction.
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Slippery Creatures
KJ Charles - 2020-05-13
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Get ready to dive into a thrilling 1920s m/m romance trilogy full of danger, desire, and secrets. When Will Darling inherits his uncle's chaotic second-hand bookshop, he didn't expect to become a target for both a criminal gang and the War Office, both demanding information he doesn't have. Enter Kim Secretan, a charming and oddly attractive man who offers to help. As they race to find answers and outrun danger, Will discovers the truth about Kim and his intentions, leaving him enraged and betrayed. However, with enemies closing in and valuable knowledge at stake, Will must team up with the only man who can help. Combining the spirit of Golden Age pulp fiction with a captivating romance, Slippery Creatures will leave you hooked from beginning to end.
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The Rat-Catcher's Daughter
KJ Charles - 2019-09-25
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A music-hall singer is in desperate trouble as she owes money to a notorious criminal. But a dodgy bloke named Stan Kamarzyn is willing to help her out for a price. As the two grow closer, Christiana must navigate the dangerous world of crime and the law. A trans f/m asexual romance set in the past, this novelette deals with themes of debt, loyalty, and love. Content warnings include misgendering and violence.
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Gilded Cage
KJ Charles - 2019-10-23
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A renowned detective and a notorious jewel thief with a shared history must put aside their differences to clear the thief's name when he is accused of a double murder. If they can't work together, he'll hang. But can they overcome their animosity and find the real killer?
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Proper English
KJ Charles - 2019-05-08
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A high stakes shooting party turns sour when unexpected guests arrive, disrupting the social atmosphere. Champion shooter Patricia Merton becomes more focused on spending time with her friend Jimmy Yoxall's fiancée, Miss Fenella Carruth, than participating in the sport. As tensions rise and secrets are revealed, Pat and Fen must use their combined talents to stop a murderer from destroying their lives.
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Any Old Diamonds
KJ Charles - 2019-01-30
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A diamond heist leads to unexpected desires and dangerous alliances in this gripping historical romance. Lord Alexander Pyne-ffoulkes hires a pair of jewel thieves to steal a priceless diamond parure from his wealthy father's castle, but he never expected to fall under the spell of one of the thieves - the dangerous and alluring Jerry Crozier. As their passions ignite, secrets and betrayals threaten to tear them apart. Can they escape the web of deception they've woven without getting caught?
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Band Sinister
KJ Charles - 2018-10-11
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"Band Sinister" is a forbidden love story between a shy country gentleman and a notorious rake who leads a secret society. When the gentleman's sister is forced to recuperate at the rake's estate, he finds himself irresistibly drawn to the rake's dangerous charm. But in a society that shuns their love, will they risk everything to be together?
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Unfit to Print
KJ Charles - 2018-07-10
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This captivating historical fiction novel centers around crusading lawyer Vikram Pandey, who embarks on a search for a missing youth that takes him to Holywell Street, London's most notorious address. Unexpectedly, he discovers that one of the sordid bookshops is run by his long-lost friend, Gil Lawless, who he presumed had died thirteen years ago. Though Gil has become a bookseller for his own reasons, he and Vikram must work together to track down the missing youth, forcing them to confront their shared past and the feelings that still linger between them.
The Price of Meat by Temple Grandin, Catherine Johnson
An Unsuitable Heir by KJ Charles
Spectred Isle by KJ Charles
An Unnatural Vice by KJ Charles
Rag and Bone by KJ Charles
Jackdaw by KJ Charles
Flight of Magpies by KJ Charles
Think of England by KJ Charles
A Case of Possession by KJ Charles
The Magpie Lord by KJ Charles
The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal by KJ Charles
An Unseen Attraction by KJ Charles
A Gentleman's Position by KJ Charles
A Queer Trade by KJ Charles
A Seditious Affair by KJ Charles
A Fashionable Indulgence by KJ Charles
Non-Stop Till Tokyo by K J Charles