England, 1923. The Great War is over, the Twenties are roaring in, the Bright Young Things hold ever more extravagant parties. It seems as though the world has changed for good. But some far older forces are still at work, and some wars never end.

The occult battles fought in the War Beneath the War have torn the veil protecting our world from what lies outside. With most of the country’s arcanists dead, and the Government unwilling to face the truth of the damage done, a small group pledged to an ancient duty must protect England from supernatural threat.

Set in the world of the award-winning Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal, the Green Men series covers a motley crew of occult experts, jobbing ghost-hunters, and walking military experiments as they fight supernatural and human threats, save the land, and fall in love.

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Spectred Isle

Green Men book 1

Spectred Isle coverArchaeologist Saul Lazenby has been all but unemployable since his disgrace during the War. Now he scrapes a living working for a rich eccentric who believes in magic. Saul knows it’s a lot of nonsense…except that he begins to find himself in increasingly strange and frightening situations. And at every turn he runs into the sardonic, mysterious Randolph Glyde.

Randolph is the last of an ancient line of arcanists, commanding deep secrets and extraordinary powers as he struggles to fulfil his family duties in a war-torn world. He knows there’s something odd going on with the haunted-looking man who keeps turning up in all the wrong places. The only question for Randolph is whether Saul is victim or villain.

Saul hasn’t trusted anyone in a long time. But as the supernatural threat grows, along with the desire between them, he’ll need to believe in evasive, enraging, devastatingly attractive Randolph. Because he may be the only man who can save Saul’s life—or his soul.

“It’s a fantastic book and I loved every moment of it.”–All About Romance

“The historical setting is palpable, which is a given with the author. This book additionally shines through both the main characters and their romance, as well as the paranormal aspect that was a pure delight.”–Just Love

“Watching two guarded men trade arch Lost Generation banter while edging closer and closer to romance is deeply satisfying; the book’s wry, anguished, darkly witty prose will make it perfect for the coming rains of autumn.”–Seattle Review of Books

“Spectred Isle made me cry repeatedly. It is my favorite of KJ Charles’ books (and as someone who sold their soul to A Seditious Affair, I do not say that lightly), thanks to the incredible atmosphere, often creepy plot, beautiful romance with wonderful characters. The plot itself made me excited for more and I honestly can’t wait to see what happens next.”–Book Me Up!

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Last Couple in Hell

Green Men book 2

A lot of people want Joanie Robey. The lecherous Bohemian artists who use her as a model; the older lover who longs for adoration; the bereaved parents who need her to be a proper daughter; the London deity whose strange powers run in her blood; the ghost-hunter her family can’t forgive. It’s a complicated life for a girl.

Sam Caldwell is part of the supernatural world Joanie fears, but when she’s blamed for her girlfriend’s inexplicable murder there’s nowhere else to turn. His help comes at a price. Sam is one of a tiny group of occultists fighting to protect London. He needs Joanie’s unwanted abilities—and she may need them too, if she’s to avenge her murdered lover and save herself.

Unnatural threats are coming thick and fast, and as Sam and Joanie grow closer the chaos rises. The ghost-hunter and the not-exactly-goddess must come to terms with hard pasts, dark secrets and unwelcome truths if they’re to save themselves, each other—and perhaps the city’s soul.