Prism Book Alliance would like to thank KJ Charles for taking the time to talk with us today. Don’t forget to check out our review of Think of England.. There is also a Giveaway, so don’t miss that.
Title: Think of England
Author: KJ Charles
Cover Artist: Erin Dameron-Hill
Our heroes have been attempting to discover their host’s deadly secrets – but an alarm’s gone off and they have only moments to come up with an explanation before they’re caught red-handed.
Da Silva stood quite still for a second. Then he pushed Curtis into the library, following him, and shut the storeroom door behind them. “Hide the dark lantern, behind those books on the shelf. Quick, man.”
“Shouldn’t we run?”
“Don’t argue.” Da Silva grabbed the wire and putty off the doorframe and shoved them in his pocket, then dropped to the keyhole, working his picks with maddening deliberation. “And take off that pullover, just throw it over that chair. Now.”
Red with shame and anger at himself, Curtis did as he was told, pulling his dressing gown over his bare chest at da Silva’s rapid, bewildering directions. There were running footsteps audible now. Several men, approaching fast.
“Over here, quick.” Da Silva rose and turned his back to the storeroom door. Curtis stepped over, and da Silva said, urgently, “Don’t hit me.”
Da Silva fisted his hands in Curtis’s dressing gown, dragged him forward and kissed him on the mouth.
Curtis couldn’t even react for a second. His mind was already fizzing with hurry, panic, anger at himself and rage at his traitorous host, the late hour and confusion, and now there was the sensation of hard lips battering his mouth, a hand behind his head, pulling at his hair and forcing his face forward, stubble that rasped across his skin. He stood, frozen stiff, and da Silva kicked his ankle viciously so that Curtis half-fell forward, leaning against him, and the main light clicked on, shocking him with its glare.
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…
About the Author:
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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I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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