Promo post and free book giveaway

This one is all about my book! Which can now be yours! Before it’s even published!

The Magpie Lord is released on 3 September. I am very, very excited. So, here’s a free ebook giveaway. Please just leave a comment below and include your email and I’ll pick the winner at random on 24 August.

I love the stunning cover by Lou Harper:


If you want to know what you’re getting into:

Exiled to China for twenty years, Lucien Vaudrey never planned to return to England. But with the mysterious deaths of his father and brother, it seems the new Lord Crane has inherited an earldom. He’s also inherited his family’s enemies. He needs magical assistance, fast. He doesn’t expect it to turn up angry.

Magician Stephen Day has good reason to hate Crane’s family. Unfortunately, it’s his job to deal with supernatural threats. Besides, the earl is unlike any aristocrat he’s ever met, with the tattoos, the attitude…and the way Crane seems determined to get him into bed. That’s definitely unusual.

Soon Stephen is falling hard for the worst possible man, at the worst possible time. But Crane’s dangerous appeal isn’t the only thing rendering Stephen powerless. Evil pervades the house, a web of plots is closing round Crane, and if Stephen can’t find a way through it—they’re both going to die.

I’ve already had a couple of reviews, a lovely one from the Fresh Fiction blog and this from Publisher’s Weekly:

Charles begins a new gay Victorian fantasy series with this short but colorful novel. Lord Crane suffers from suicidal impulses resulting from a supernatural curse. He hires magical practitioner Stephen Day, who solves the immediate problem but identifies a more dire threat against Crane. Sexual tension between the two men is sizzling, yet subordinate to Charles’s clever dialogue (“I never met anyone who didn’t want to die as much as you don’t”) and imaginatively creepy magic.

Which is nice.

More info at the publisher website, where you can order it if the uncertainty about winning is too unbearable.

  • To enter, leave a comment stating that you are entering the contest. Contest closes 7 pm GMT on 24 August 2013.
  • By entering the contest, you’re confirming that you are at least 18 years old.
  • Winners will be selected by random number.
  • You must leave a valid email address in the “Email” portion of the comment form.
  • If you win, please respect my intellectual property and don’t make copies of the ebook for anyone else.
  • This contest is open worldwide, ebooks are available in the usual formats (epub, mobi etc).

34 thoughts on “Promo post and free book giveaway

  1. Pick me! Pick me! I read a lot in this genre and I’m looking forward to your excellent writing, K.J. Charles. If that is your real name. 😀

  2. Thanks for the giveaway. This sounds like a good read. Please count me in.

    [I’ve taken out your email, I can see it in the form! KJ]

  3. The cover is really good and evocative of the period. The magic fantasy aspect set in Victorian England interests me a lot. Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Hello,
    It sounds very interesting. I always loved historicals, and mix with paranormal is even better. Please add my name to the hat.

  5. Those who will feel his loss are the Patlneisians. He was the first Arab leader to rationalize the one state solution he called Isratine. he was adored by Israelis such as Ahmed Tibi who has addressed him as "the King of Kings of Africa". It is true that he invested in a lot of projects in Africa, but with the purpose to divide and rule, and dominate Africa in the Nasserist tradition but with his own twist. Let's hope that these projects will resume with the strings attached.He sank a lot of money in the Palestinian cause, but left his own people brainwashed and backward.


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