Think of England by K.J. Charles Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!

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Hey chaps today we are joined by K.J. Charles for the very soon to be released Think of England, there’s a great giveaway and also Gigi’s glowing review where she raves about this great historical. So guys you know what to do… click that Rafflecopter link and check out this excellent book! ❤ ~Pixie~ 

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Think of England

by

K.J. Charles

Lie back and think of England…

England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage.

Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts.

As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling.

As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before…

Buy link

http://store.samhainpublishing.com/think-england-p-73482.html 

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About K.J.

I’m a writer of romance, mostly m/m, often historical or fantasy or both. I also have a contemporary thriller coming out soon. I like to mix it up. 

I’m a commissioning editor in my daily life and I blog about writing and editing at kjcharleswriter.wordpress.com. 

I live in London, UK, with two kids, a tolerant husband and an even more tolerant cat.

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Giveaway!

Win one ebook copy of “Think of England” and a $25 gift certificate to All Romance e-Books.

(Just click the link below)

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(Ends 7th July 2014)

Review

K.J. Charles - Think of EnglandTitle: Think of England

Author: K.J. Charles

Genre: Historical (1904), Mystery, Suspense

Length: Novel (212pgs)

Publisher: Samhain Publishing  (1st July 2014)

Heat Level: Explicit

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Blurb: Lie back and think of England…

England, 1904. Two years ago, Captain Archie Curtis lost his friends, fingers, and future to a terrible military accident. Alone, purposeless and angry, Curtis is determined to discover if he and his comrades were the victims of fate, or of sabotage.

Curtis’s search takes him to an isolated, ultra-modern country house, where he meets and instantly clashes with fellow guest Daniel da Silva. Effete, decadent, foreign, and all-too-obviously queer, the sophisticated poet is everything the straightforward British officer fears and distrusts.

As events unfold, Curtis realizes that Daniel has his own secret intentions. And there’s something else they share—a mounting sexual tension that leaves Curtis reeling.

As the house party’s elegant facade cracks to reveal treachery, blackmail and murder, Curtis finds himself needing clever, dark-eyed Daniel as he has never needed a man before…

Product Link: http://store.samhainpublishing.com/think-england-p-73482.html

Reviewer: GiGi

Review: I love a little conflict in characters who are driven together like magnets, one side draws them inevitably together while other aspects repel them. On the surface Curtis and Daniel da Silva could not have less in common. Curtis is the uptight, wounded in war, regimental cut and dry soldier of her majesty’s crown, while Daniel appears to be a flippant, sexualized fop, with lofty poetic ideals, an abhorrence to violence and a pampered lazy manner. But both have much deeper traits lurking just under the surface, much like da Silva’s poetry inflects.

When the two meet up after being invited to stay at the Armstrong family’s country estate, they soon find they are stepping on each other’s toes, stumbling over their main mission….to find out what dark deeds the Armstrong’s are up to.

It seems a common goal forces them to spend more time together, risking their necks together and forcing Daniel and Curtis both to take a closer look, discover what their true personalities are like behind the act. At first blush I wasn’t sure whether Curtis was going to wind up fighting or fucking da Silva, the tensions sure were high enough for both scenarios. The chemistry was hot and I knew sparks were going to fly as they kept tripping over their own motives and passionate reasons for being at Armstrong’s estate.

The suspense was excellent! I love a good mystery, and while I pretty much knew the who and what, I couldn’t figure out all the why’s and especially couldn’t figure out how Curtis and da Silva were going to escape the danger they were in and catch the bad guys. This plot contained many off page characters, and actions that helped build the suspense and the mystery.

There are also a lot of layers to this story, which I find to be the best marker for success of any plot. Little details about characters feathered in at just the right moment, parallel themes, like the poems by da Silva mirroring the obstacles the men each face in themselves. I loved it all! I could not put his book down and feel that this story could lead to some exciting subterfuge and mystery solving for both characters in stories to follow! I’m keeping my fingers crossed for more Curtis and Daniel!

Visit the other blogs on the tour

Sunday, June 29 –              MM Good Book Reviews (Spotlight)

Monday, June 30 –                         Boy Meets Boy Reviews (Spotlight)

Tuesday, July 1 –                 The Blogger Girls (Excerpt)

Wednesday, July 2 –          Boys in our Books (Interview)

Thursday, July 3 –               Prism Book Alliance (Excerpt)

Friday, July 4 –                     Joyfully Jay (Guest Post)

Saturday, July 5 –               Love Bytes (Excerpt)

Sunday, July 6 –                  The Novel Approach (Guest Post)

27 thoughts on “Think of England by K.J. Charles Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway!”

  1. Hi KJ, I love the premise of your latest book, looking forward to reading it. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  2. I love the Charm of Magpies series. I am looking forward to reading any book written by K.J. Charles. She is one of my fav writers!

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  3. Ah, I absolutely love the idea and I’m a huge historical fan. It’s completely under-appreciated, and I so look forward to reading this! Thank you for the chance to win it 🙂

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  4. I would love to read this book and I would be intrigued to read more about them as the conflict in Europe leads up to the Great War. I am bit of a history buff and I am interested in how KJ deals with the issues surrounding homosexuality during this historical period. Thank for this giveaway.

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  5. I’m excited to read this one! I love m/m historical romance and a good enemies to lovers/opposites attract romance is right up my alley!

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