C.J. Archer is the USA Today bestselling author of historical fantasy novels including THE EMILY CHAMBERS SPIRIT MEDIUM TRILOGY, the FREAK HOUSE series, the MINISTRY OF CURIOSITIES series and the GLASS AND STEELE books. She has also written historical romances set in Elizabethan England.
C.J. has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two. She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. She lives in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband, 2 children and Coco the black and white cat.
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When did you first start writing?
I've been writing for over 20 years, published for more than 7, and have written almost 38 books. In June 2018, I sold my one millionth book. Seven years ago, I never thought I'd be saying that.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I've been writing more romantic fantasy lately where the slow-burn romance develops over time. My most popular series, Glass and Steele, is set in Victorian England where all the suppressed passions of the era make for deliciously tense moments between the hero and heroine. India is an impoverished woman enlisted by an enigmatic stranger to help him find a particular watchmaker. The problem is, he might be an outlaw on the run. India knows he's hiding something, and she plans on finding out what it is.
The king's magnificent palace was built in a matter of weeks. No one saw the builders and no villagers are allowed beyond the gilded gate until a noblewoman is poisoned. The village doctor and his daughter, Josie, are allowed inside, but Josie soon learns the palace won't surrender its secrets easily, for not a single resident has a memory from before the palace existed.
The 6th Glass and Steele novel. It should be a happy time for India and Matt, but forces beyond their control conspire to ruin their future. A distraction from their troubles comes in the form of murder.
With his magic watch slowing down, Matt needs all the help India and his friends can offer before time runs out. But his nemesis will do anything to bring about his downfall, including rock Matt's family with a scandal that can ruin them, and Matt and India's chance of happiness.
With the wedding only days away, the Ministry is thrown into turmoil when another murder is committed by a shape-shifter. But this time the newspapers make the connection to werewolves - and the Ministry.
When a young gentleman is murdered by a shape shifter, Charlie and Lincoln interrogate their contacts and uncover a plot with links to the royal family—and links to more than one member of the ministry's committee. At the heart of the mystery is a sinister love triangle, corruption, lies, and treason.
When an apprentice from the Mapmakers' Guild goes missing, Matt and India are employed to find him. Going undercover as a married couple, they discover that not everyone at the guild is what they seem. The 2nd book in the GLASS AND STEELE series brings danger as enemies draw near, sinister plots are uncovered, and magic links two powerful guilds.
When Charlie returns to Lichfield, she steps into chaos. The killer is still on the loose, Lady Harcourt's secret is out, Seth and Gus are gone, and Lady Vickers has come to stay. But nothing compares to the chaos inflicted on Charlie's heart by seeing Lincoln every day.
India Steele is desperate. Her father is dead, her fiancé took her inheritance, and the only person who'll employ her is a mysterious man from America. A man who possesses a watch that keeps him alive.
The 5th book in the Ministry of Curiosities series. ASHES TO ASHES is a bonus novella-length story, told entirely from Lincoln's point of view. It is shorter than the rest of the books in the Ministry of Curiosities series.
The 3rd book in the Ministry of Curiosities series sees Charlie and Lincoln facing dangerous spirits they cannot control in the search for Lady Harcourt's missing stepson. Working together draws them closer to one another, and leads Charlie to learn more about her employer.
Get 4 historical romance stories in a single volume. Each book in this box set is available separately, but by buying them in this bundle, you're getting a better deal!
Contains 2 full-length novels:
And 2 novellas:
The Mercenary's Price
Courting His Countess
In this 2nd instalment of the Ministry of Curiosities series, secrets are revealed and investigations don't go as planned. Charlie finds her necromancy sucking her into a whirlpool filled with betrayal, lies and danger that could jeopardize her friendships and her home.
As questions are finally answered, and long-held secrets revealed, will Cara and Quin ever be together? Or must they wait until she joins him in the afterlife, which could be sooner than they think. My Soul To Take is the heart-stopping conclusion to the 3rd Freak House Trilogy.
Cara Moreau is dying. Her only chance of survival lies with the warrior, Quin St. Clair, an enigmatic man who comes from a realm "in between." As friends and family from the previous Freak House novels help them, and old and new foes vie for power, Quin and Cara must not allow their feelings to get in the way of their task. Or Cara's life, and Quin's afterlife, may be cut short.
As some questions are answered, yet more secrets about Samuel emerge that send him hurtling toward madness. Secrets that terrify Charity and draw her inevitably closer to him. As the lies are peeled back to reveal the truth, will she be able to conquer her fears and give Samuel what he craves?
Elizabeth Buckley has been in love with Edward Monk for most of her life. Unfortunately he's only ever had eyes for her older, prettier sister. Five years after he left the village to make himself worthy of a Buckley, their lives intersect. This time, she's determined to make him see her and bed her.
After losing his memory, an assassin forgets he's a cold-hearted killer and falls in love. When his memory returns, will he revert to his old ways, or can the love of a good woman save him from himself?
Hannah Smith thinks she's safe now that Reuben Tate is set to face trial. But when an unusual creature is let loose on the Freak House estate, everybody is in danger, including Jack. To hunt it down, the household must take risks, but the greatest risk is to Hannah's heart. She's in danger of falling deeply in love with Jack, a man whose very touch can kill her.
It's customary for Gothic novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic with a strange affliction, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head. Yet freedom is something she longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of abduction. Especially when she realizes her kidnappers got the wrong girl
Orlando Holt has never assassinated a woman before. The lovely, feisty Lady Lynden will be his first. She's supposed to be a vicious murderess, but when Orlando begins to have doubts, he sets out to discover the identity of the person who hired him. What he learns will turn his world upside down, and propel him headlong into love with a woman who's immune to his charms.
She can see dead people. He's a ghost assigned by the Otherworld to return a demon. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a live girl and a dead boy fall in love.
NOTE: This ebook is included in a 3-book bundle with the other books in the trilogy. You can purchase the 3-book boxed set at a cheaper price than buying the ebooks individually.
Only one woman can save Alex from himself.
Georgiana Appleby is a most unconventional lady. Prejudice shadows the physician and scandal is never far away. Forced to take Alex as her patient, she must not give into the rogue's advances or she will risk losing her career and her heart.
When Pippa's life is threatened, she flees her uncle's prison and disguises herself as a servant in the household of Lord Ashbourne. But when murder is committed, a web of secrets is uncovered that could destroy Ash and reveal Pippa's secrets not only to the man she loves but the very people she's been running from.