CJ Archer

Biography

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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Smashwords Interview

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.
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Where to find CJ Archer online


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Books

The Palace of Lost Memories
Series: After The Rift. Pre-release—available October 9, 2018. Price: $3.99 USD. Language: English. Published by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
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 Ink Master's Silence
Series: Glass and Steele. Pre-release—available September 4, 2018. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,670. Language: English. Published by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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.
The Wisdom Of Madness (Book 10 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,390. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2018 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
With Alice determined to discover the truth about her past, and Seth determined to help her, the couple find themselves sucked into a world where nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted.
The Convent's Secret
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 77,140. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2018 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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.
Vow of Deception (Book 9 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,350. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
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.
The Magician's Diary
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,190. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
India and Matt thought all their problems would come to an end once they found Chronos. But the watch magician brings with him as many questions as answers, and a load of trouble.
Veiled in Moonlight (Book 8 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 95,320. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
The Apothecary's Poison
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,880. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the 3rd Glass and Steele novel, Matt and India investigate the murder of an apothecary magician.
Of Fate and Phantoms (Book 7 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,880. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2017 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
As Charlie and Lincoln’s lives settle into a harmonious pattern, a new threat arises that could have far reaching effects for the royal family and Lincoln’s parents.
The Mapmaker's Apprentice
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,520. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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.
From The Ashes (Book 6 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,760. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
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.
The Watchmaker's Daughter
Series: Glass and Steele. Price: Free! Words: 99,520. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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.
Ashes To Ashes: A Novella (Book 5 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,830. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
Grave Expectations (Book 4 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,510. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the 4th Ministry of Curiosities book, Charlie and Lincoln must hunt down a killer before Charlie becomes his next victim.
Beyond The Grave (Book 3 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,740. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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.
The 4 Scoundrels Box Set
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 238,830. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Regency
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: Surrender Redemption And 2 novellas: The Mercenary's Price Courting His Countess
Her Majesty's Necromancer (Book 2 in the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,770. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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.
The Last Necromancer (Book 1 of the Ministry of Curiosities series)
Series: Ministry Of Curiosities. Price: Free! Words: 81,490. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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An assassin, a waif and a twist you won\'t see coming. Charlie is being hunted for her dark magic, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. A man known as Death, as compelling as he is frightening.
My Soul To Take (Book 3 of the 3rd Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 3rd Freak House. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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.
Banished (Book 2 of the 3rd Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 3rd Freak House. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,590. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The 2nd book in the 3rd Freak House Trilogy sees Cara and Quin in a race against time to send dozens of evil spirits back.
Ghost Girl (Book 1 of the 3rd Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 3rd Freak House. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,290. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2015 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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.
Edge Of Darkness (Book 3 of the 2nd Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 2nd Freak House, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,510. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
The sensational conclusion to the Second Freak House Trilogy is full of twists, turns and heart wrenching moments that will stay with you long after you reach The End.
The Sinner
Series: Assassins Guild, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,730. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Lies, desperation and an offer she can't refuse send impoverished widow Lady Catherine (Cat) headlong into marriage with Hughe, Lord Oxley - the man who killed her husband.
Seared With Scars (Book 2 of the 2nd Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 2nd Freak House, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,790. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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?
The Memory Keeper (Book 1 of the 2nd Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 2nd Freak House, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2014 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A paranormal romance full of intrigue, secrets, a haunting and a love that could save them or tear them apart.
The Saint
Series: Assassins Guild, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 98,020. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2014 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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.
Heart Burn (Book 3 of the 1st Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 1st Freak House, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,700. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
This thrilling conclusion to the 1st Freak House Trilogy will take you on an emotional roller coaster with twists, turns, highs and lows that will leave you gasping for breath.
The Rebel
Series: Assassins Guild, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 86,340. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2013 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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?
Playing With Fire (Book 2 of the Freak House Trilogy)
Series: The 1st Freak House, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,280. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2013 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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.
The Wrong Girl
Series: The 1st Freak House, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,710. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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
Courting His Countess (A Historical Romance Novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,620. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2013 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
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The last woman Thomas, Lord Avondale, expected to fall in love with was the wife he betrayed and abandoned six years ago.
The Charmer
Series: Assassins Guild, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,880. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
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.
Evermore (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium #3)
Series: The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,940. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2012 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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The 3rd and final book in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium trilogy.
Possession (Emily Chambers Spirit Medium #2)
Series: The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,750. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2012 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
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The second book in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium trilogy - a new adult paranormal romance with a plucky heroine and a sexy, brooding ghost.
The Medium (An Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Novel)
Series: The Emily Chambers Spirit Medium, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,170. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2012 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
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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.
Surrender: a Regency Historical Romance
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 99,700. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Regency, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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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.
Kiss Of Ash (Historical Paranormal Romance)
Series: Witchblade Chronicles, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,930. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2011 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Historical
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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.
Honor Bound (Historical Paranormal Romance)
Series: Witchblade Chronicles, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,460. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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7 years ago a woman with too many secrets and a man with too many lies fell in love. Then she left him.
The Mercenary's Price ( Historical Romance Novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,740. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2011 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Renaissance
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Being a national treasure wouldn't be such a curse if she only knew she could trust him.
Redemption: A Steampunk Romance Novel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,370. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2011 by Oz Books. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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"Ms. Archer has written a fascinating tale with a mix of intrigue, adventure, romance, danger ... Great job!" ~ Coffee Time Romance & More

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