Excerpt and Giveaway: An Unseen Attraction by K.J. Charles

Today I am so pleased to welcome K.J. Charles to Joyfully Jay. K.J. has come to talk to us about her latest release, An Unseen Attraction (which I reviewed here and loved). She has also brought along a copy to give away! Please join me in giving K.J. a big welcome!

Excerpt

Clem pulled him close, hugging him tight, feeling Rowley’s warmth against him and rather wishing he’d got his own shirt off, to be skin to skin. “I . . . wish you weren’t thinking that.”

“What?”

“That you have to do something special, for me. Nobody’s ever done that, and that was the best gamahuching I think I’ve ever had in my life, but I wish you didn’t have to.”

AnUnseenAttraction_EQuote“Well, I don’t have to. I choose to.”

“I didn’t mean that. I wish I, it, I wish it was right.”

Rowley sighed into Clem’s hair. “You know, I’ve skinned a lot of creatures, and one thing I’ve learned is that a scientific diagram of a bird is all very well, but it isn’t the reality of a bird, not at all. The plumage, the musculature, the development, it all comes out different every time. Nature doesn’t create according to a rule book, no matter what the authorities tell us. Honestly, I’ve seen a two-headed cat that could drink milk and mew with both mouths. We are as we are.”

“I bet you’d have perfect eyes if you were given the choice,” Clem pointed out.

“Yes, I would.” Rowley kissed his ear. “And I’d like you to have fewer troubles too. But since nobody’s asked our opinion on the matter, at least we can try to make each other’s path smoother, can’t we?”

“True.”

“I would also observe,” Rowley added, “that I may not have perfect eyes, but you very much do. And I’m looking into them right at this moment, so I don’t propose to complain about my lot. Come here. I have things to do with you.”


Blurb

9780399593963-7A slow-burning romance and a chilling mystery bind two singular men in the suspenseful first book of a new Victorian series from K. J. Charles.

Lodging-house keeper Clem Talleyfer prefers a quiet life. He’s happy with his hobbies, his work—and especially with his lodger Rowley Green, who becomes a friend over their long fireside evenings together. If only neat, precise, irresistible Mr. Green were interested in more than friendship. . . .

Rowley just wants to be left alone—at least until he meets Clem, with his odd, charming ways and his glorious eyes. Two quiet men, lodging in the same house, coming to an understanding . . . it could be perfect. Then the brutally murdered corpse of another lodger is dumped on their doorstep and their peaceful life is shattered.

Now Clem and Rowley find themselves caught up in a mystery, threatened on all sides by violent men, with a deadly London fog closing in on them. If they’re to see their way through, the pair must learn to share their secrets—and their hearts.


Bio

K. J. Charles is a writer and freelance editor. She lives in London with her husband, two kids, an out-of-control garden, and an increasingly murderous cat.


Giveaway

K.J. has brought a copy of Unseen Attraction to give away to one lucky reader. Just leave a comment at the end of the post to enter. The contest ends on Saturday, February 25th at 11:59 pm EST.

 

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Comments

  1. Thanks so much for sharing the excerpt, Ms. Charles; I’m looking forward to reading An Unseen Attraction as I’ve enjoyed your other books. Thanks also for the giveaway chance.

  2. Anne Buckborough says:

    Yay! A new KJ Charles book!

  3. Any KJ Charles’ is a must read for me. I was hooked to her writing after reading Think of England, and loved every single one she’s published so far

  4. I love KJ Charles and as soon as I have the time I can’t wait to dig into this book!

  5. I’ve never get anything from a giveaway before, let’s see if I’m lucky this time and I can enjoy this new book series! * fingers crossed *

  6. Very excited for a new KJ Charles novel! Thanks for the giveaway.

  7. Sandy Athey says:

    Have been waiting for a new KJC series for what feels like forever! Can’t wait for this one

  8. Shirley Ann Speakman says:

    I enjoyed the excerpt it is so great to have a new KJ Charles book out and I love the cover too.

  9. Thanks for sharing the excerpt! I’m definitely putting this book on my wishlist. 😀

  10. Ooh, this sounds compelling indeed!

  11. I love KJ Charles. Can’t wait to start a new series. :-)

  12. So excited to read this! Anything by KJ Charles goes straight to my wishlist. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  13. Sounds like a great story. Thank you for the post and giveaway chance =)

  14. Oooh. i’ve been looking forward to th is series.

  15. Think of England and The Magpie Lord series hooked me on KJ Charles. Must read!

  16. I’m putting my name in the hat, but I’m totally buying this when I don’t win.

  17. Fabulous. A new KJ Charles. Just love her books

  18. Thanks for the excerpt. I’ve been hearing great things about this book & am looking forward to reading or listening to the audio soon.

  19. To my TBR!

  20. I’m so excited for this book! Thank you for the giveaway!

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