The Wrong Girl

The Wrong Girl

CJ Archer

Fantasy / History / Romance

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 girlREVIEWS:"This is one of my favourite books I’ve read this year... I can’t praise it enough... The real stand out for this was the writing and the character voice." ~ The Moonlight Library"The writing in The Wrong Girl was beautiful. There were so many quotes that I wanted to write down, and keep... The world building, and the plot drew me in from the get go, and didn’t falter until the last sentence." ~ Books For A Delicate Eternity"This was one fantastic read! A really fascinating story which I couldn't put down, so this is easily a 5 stars." ~ Tea Party PrincessDESCRIPTION:It's customary for Gothic romance novels to include a mysterious girl locked in the attic. Hannah Smith just wishes she wasn't that girl. As a narcoleptic and the companion to an earl's daughter with a strange affliction of her own, Hannah knows she's lucky to have a roof over her head and food in her belly when so many orphans starve on the streets. Yet freedom is something Hannah longs for. She did not, however, want her freedom to arrive in the form of kidnapping.Taken by handsome Jack Langley to a place known as Freak House, she finds herself under the same roof as a mad scientist, his niece, a mute servant and Jack, a fire starter with a mysterious past. They assure Hannah she is not a prisoner and that they want to help her. The problem is, they think she's the earl's daughter. What will they do when they discover they took the wrong girl?A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:When I set out to write the Freak House series, I wanted to put my own spin on the Gothic novels of the Victorian era. I've always loved their creepiness, the secrets, and the romance too, but I wanted to see the story from the perspective of the character that is often present but never the heroine - the girl kept in the attic.I hope you'll enjoy this trilogy as much as I enjoyed writing it.~CJ
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The Last Necromancer (Book 1 of the Ministry of Curiosities series)

The Last Necromancer (Book 1 of the Ministry of Curiosities series)

CJ Archer

Fantasy / History / Romance

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.REVIEWS:"C.J. Archer has expertly weaved fantasy, mystery and a dash of romance together to make the perfect story and I will be reading more by her in the future!" ★★★★★ Cosying Up With Books"Simply put: This book is pretty darn bad a$$. I highly recommend The Last Necromancer to all fans of fantasy, whether you think you like historical fiction or not." ★★★★★ My Book Addiction"I like to be kept on my toes, but this was more like on my toe nails! Without a doubt one of my new favorite reads of 2015" ★★★★★ Mama Reads Book Blog"An addictive read" ★★★★★ Hooked on Books"The Last Necromancer was simply fantastic." ★★★★★ Book and Coffee Addict"Expertly depicted and well-paced, The Last Necromancer is a stunning novel by C.J. Archer that sweeps readers into a passionate new world" ★★★★★ The Rest Is Still UnwrittenDESCRIPTION:Victorian London: For five years, Charlotte (Charlie) Holloway has lived as a boy in the slums. But when one theft too many gets her arrested, her only means of escape lies with a dead man. Charlie hasn't raised a spirit since she first discovered she could do so five years ago. That time, her father banished her. This time, she brings even more trouble upon herself.People are now hunting Charlie all over London, but only one man succeeds in capturing her. Lincoln Fitzroy is the mysterious head of a secret organization on the trail of a madman who needs a necromancer to control his newly "made" creatures. There was only one known necromancer in the world - Charlotte - but now there appears to be two. Lincoln captures the willful Charlie in the hopes the boy will lead him to Charlotte. But what happens when he discovers the boy is in fact the young woman he's been searching for all along? And will she agree to work for the man who held her against her will, and for an organization she doesn't trust? Because Lincoln and his ministry might be just as dangerous as the madman they're hunting.C.J. Archer is the author of the bestselling Emily Chambers Spirit Medium and Freak House series. If you love historical novels with mystery, romance and a paranormal twist, THE LAST NECROMANCER is for you.
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The Charmer

The Charmer

CJ Archer

Fantasy / History / Romance

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.Handsome. Charming. Devastating.He was the last man she needed, but the only one she wanted.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.Twice widowed by the age of twenty-four, Lady Susanna Lynden has had enough of charming men. Her last husband knew all the right things to say to get her to the marriage bed…then made her life miserable. Money may be scarce and her house falling down around her, but the exotic fruit from her orange trees will keep poverty away. Except someone is thwarting her at every turn. Someone who may even want her dead.The Charmer is the first novel in the Assassins Guild series. The books in this series do not need to be read in order, but it will enhance your reading experience if they are. If you love historical romance novels with heart and soul set outside the Regency era, then C.J. Archer's assassins are for you. The books in the Assassins Guild series are:#1 The Charmer#2 The Rebel#3 The Saint#4 The SinnerNOTE: This ebook is included in a 4-book bundle with the others in the series. You can purchase the "boxed set" of the Assassins Guild at a cheaper price than buying the ebooks individually.A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR:We all know a charming man, right? The one who's too handsome for his own good. The one who needs to be brought down a peg or two. I've always wanted to see how these guys handle meeting that one woman who doesn't succumb to their charms. That's why I wrote Orlando, the hero in THE CHARMER. He can have any woman he wants - until he meets Susanna. Pairing these two characters was so much fun, and I hope you'll enjoy their story as much as I enjoyed writing it.~CJ
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The Echo of Broken Dreams

The Echo of Broken Dreams

CJ Archer

Fantasy / History / Romance

When a palace maid is attacked, Josie and the captain of the guards investigate together. Since one of the suspects is a foreign diplomat and magic expert, they use the opportunity to learn more about sorcery. But it soon becomes clear that he is using them to get to the truth about the palace and the servants' origins.With unrest in the village, and servants growing impatient for answers, an undercurrent of danger pervades the air. But the most dangerous man of all may prove to be the king himself, because every clue points to him knowing more than he lets on.As tensions both in and out of the glittering Glancian court rise, the heat between the captain and Josie is a distraction. But is it a welcome one?
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Surrender

Surrender

CJ Archer

Fantasy / History / Romance

This book is also available with 3 other stories in THE 4 SCOUNDRELS BOX SET: A PIRATE, A SPY, A MERCENARY AND A ROGUE. .Gentleman spy, Alexander Redcliff, murdered his colleague. It's an event he can't remember, except in his nightmares. Suppressing them is the only way to keep his sanity, but forgetting is no longer an option. 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.  Will Alex's fierce longing for Georgiana be enough or will he surrender to the darkness inside?
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The Palace of Lost Memories

The Palace of Lost Memories

CJ Archer

Fantasy / History / Romance

From the author of the USA Today bestselling GLASS AND STEELE series comes this captivating new fantasy.The king's magnificent palace was built in a matter of weeks. No one saw the builders, no villagers are allowed beyond the gilded gate, and only one servant has ever left. The haunted look in her eyes as she was recaptured by the palace guards is something Josie, daughter of the village doctor, has never forgotten.For Josie, the palace is a mystery that grows more intriguing after she meets the captain of the guards, a man known only as Hammer, as mysterious and captivating as the palace itself. Whispers of magic fuel Josie's desire to uncover the truth, but an ordinary girl like her can only dream of ever being invited inside.When the king decides to take a wife from among the eligible daughters of the noble families, the palace gates are finally thrown open and the kingdom's elite pour in. In a court where old rivalries and new jealousies...
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