KJ Charles writes romance, mostly m/m, mostly paranormal, fantastical, magical, historical, and wordy. She is the author of The Magpie Lord and a Rainbow Award-winner for A Case of Possession, Think of England and the Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal, all published by Samhain. She is an editor by trade, and lives in London.
Apprentice magician Crispin Tredarloe returns to London to find his master dead, and his papers sold. Papers with secrets that could spell death. Waste paper seller Ned Hall can’t resist Crispin’s pleading—and appealing—looks. But can the wasteman and the magician prevent a disaster and save Crispin’s skin?
Stephen and Crane have finally got away on their long-awaited Christmas break, along with Crane’s henchman Merrick and Jenny Saint. A promised gift is made, and a request unexpectedly and magically fulfilled… This free story comes after Flight of Magpies and is not a standalone read.
Welcome to another place in time...where one can be swept away into lands and eras long forgotten. This collection of historical short stories features works by Tamara Allen, Joanna Chambers, KJ Charles, Kaje Harper, Jordan L. Hawk, and Aleksandr Voinov.
London, 1899. A malevolent occult force is attacking London’s beautiful people, and the only clue is in ancient Egyptian script. Ghost-hunter Simon Feximal suspects scholar-sorceror Percival Endicott Whyborne is involved. Can they - and their excessively friendly partners - work together to solve the crimes? KJ Charles and Jordan L Hawk join characters and forces in a Victorian m/m romance.
A short story set just after the end of The Magpie Lord. Stephen Day and Lord Crane return to London. Neither is quite sure where their fledgling relationship is going. It seems unlikely that there can be much of a future for them, under the circumstances, with Stephen going back to work and Crane returning to China. Until they encounter an unexpected moment of magic...
Journalist Robert Caldwell doesn't expect to see ghost-hunter Simon Feximal again after one thrilling night in a haunted house. But their paths cross once more, this time investigating two corpses found shrouded in butterflies.
Now Robert wants the truth – on the deaths, on where the butterflies came from, and most of all, on the attraction that still burns between him and Simon.