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Publication Order of Glass and Steele Books

The Watchmaker's Daughter (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Mapmaker's Apprentice (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Apothecary's Poison (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Magician's Diary (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Convent's Secret (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ink Master's Silence (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheater's Game (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prisoner's Key (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Imposter's Inheritance (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Kidnapper's Accomplice (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Toymaker's Curse (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Spy Master's Scheme (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Goldsmith's Conspiracy (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Glass Library Books

The Librarian of Crooked Lane (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Medici Manuscript (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Untitled Books (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dead Letter Delivery (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Secrets of the Lost Ledgers (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of After The Rift Books

The Palace of Lost Memories (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Echo of Broken Dreams (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Whisper of Silenced Voices (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Temple of Forgotten Secrets (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prison of Buried Hopes (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Return of Absent Souls (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Assassins Guild Books

Publication Order of Cleopatra Fox Books

Murder at the Mayfair Hotel (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Piccadilly Playhouse (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder in the Drawing Room (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Dressmaker's Salon (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Debutante Ball (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Crown and Anchor (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Polo Club (2023)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder at the Dinner Party (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon
Murder on the Brighton Express (2024)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy Books

Publication Order of The 1st Freak House Trilogy Books

The Wrong Girl (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Playing With Fire (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart Burn (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The 2nd Freak House Trilogy Books

The Memory Keeper (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Seared With Scars (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Edge of Darkness (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The 3rd Freak House Trilogy Books

Publication Order of Lord Hawkesbury's Players Books

Her Secret Desire (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scandal's Mistress (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
To Tempt the Devil (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of The Ministry of Curiosities Books

The Last Necromancer (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Her Majesty's Necromancer (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Beyond the Grave (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Grave Expectations (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ashes to Ashes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
From The Ashes (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Of Fate and Phantoms (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Veiled In Moonlight (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vow of Deception (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Wisdom of Madness (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Witchblade Chronicles Books

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

The Mercenary's Price (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Courting His Countess (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

C.J. Archer is an Australian writer of historical novels full if clever heroines, mysterious heroes, and magical twists set in Victorian England. Her first novel was “The Medium” that was first published in 2012 and went on to become a trilogy”.

For as far back she can remember, she has always cherished books and history deems herself fortunate to have to an opportunity in indulging in her two loves through writing historical fantasy romances.

Archer also writes as Carolyn Scott, and under the pseudonym has written several short stories that have been published in several women magazines. Archer initially started out writing historical romances before she shifted to writing historical fantasies. She loves historical novels particularly for the social and industrial changes of the period, which makes the Victorian era quite an exciting one.

She has asserted that she loves the gentlemanly men, the gorgeous dresses, the gas lit streets, the lifestyles of the lower and upper classes and some little bit of ghost thrown to make for quite the fantasy narrative.

C.J. Archer has worked in various fields before she became a full time author. Some of the positions she has held include technical writer, IT support technician, and librarian even though she was always a fiction author at heart. She has been the recipient of several romance writing awards including an Emerald Award at the 2008 Australia RWA, for a story that she then published as Honor Bound.

As a child she had always been an avid reader that would always be found with a novel in hand. She always had a desire to be an author from when she could read and write and even wrote poetry when she was in high school. They were terrible poems but they gave her the writing bug that eventually resulted in her becoming a published author. From the poetry, she graduated to short stories and some fiction which she had published in magazines in the UK and Australia. After a while she transitioned into writing historical romances and has never looked back since.

For her first novel, she found an American agent but it was a time of great upheaval in the publishing industry with new authors struggling to make a mark and editors laid off right and center. Unhappy and frustrated, she started researching indie publishing on platforms such as Kindle and by 2011 had her first novel out. Her massive success soon had her three historical romance novels republished by Amazon Publishing’s romance imprint. She has said that it has been a hectic but very fun ride that took her from nothing to over 25 titles and fans all across the globe. She currently lives in a beautiful suburban of Melbourne with her husband and two children.”

The Glass and Steele” series of novels follow the adventures of India Steel, a twenty seven year old daughter of a wealthy and respected English watchmaker. Her father just died and left her fighting to get back her birthright from her ex fiancé who has just unscrupulously taken possession of the family shop. Destitute, she finds a job with Mr. Glass, a mysterious and handsome man so that she can cater for her daily needs. Mr. Glass is on a quest to find a legendary watchmaker that has been kept a secret for years. The two could not be any more different as India is an independent, smart and strong-willed girl willing to do anything and work harder than anyone to make something of her life. Mr. Glass is a flirty, sassy, and charming man though his is just as determined to find the legendary watchmaker. Over the course of the series, India and Matt search for the legendary watchmaker who India comes to know may extend Mathew’s life. The man can extend his life by fixing the watch, making it work longer. If they cannot find him in time Matt will dies as soon as the watch stops working. While on the search for the watchmaker they run into a variety of dangerous and mysterious situations that they have to resolve to continue on their quest.

“The Watchmaker’s Daughter” is the first novel of the Glass and Steele series of novels. India Steele is in dire straits after the death of her father and the loss of her inheritance. To make matters worse she cannot find a job even though she had worked for her watch maker father for years. In fact most of the watch makers in London are frightened of the girl that trained under the legendary watchmaker. She is poor and all alone and is forced to take up a job with a mysterious and enigmatic man that happens to be an American. Mr. Glass is keeping a strange watch which is claimed to rejuvenate him whenever he is weak or ill. But now the watch is breaking down and Glass tells her that they need to find an old legendary watchmaker though he does not tell her the reason. Matt also does not tell her what his occupation is back in America or how he can pay the rent for such a magnificent house on one of London’s highest streets. As such, when she learns that Dark Rider an American outlaw is suspected to be in England, she thinks Mr. Glass to be that man. But if she dares inform the authorities of her suspicions she is afraid that she may yet again become homeless, unemployed, and even worse would have sold out the man that had gotten her out of a bleak situation.

“The Mapmaker’s Apprentice” opens to an apprentice of a Mapmaker’s Guild going missing and India and Matt getting contracted to find him. The two go undercover pretending to be a married couple, only to find out that the guild is full of persons that are not what they seem. The lad’s expertise in composing unearthly maps had bred fear, suspicion and jealousy. Matt and India take one of his maps and use India’s yet untested and fledgling magic to try to track down the man. However, the more time they spend investigating the more complex and sinister the plots become. They soon unearth the link between the Watchmakers’ and the Mapmakers’ Guilds, which leads to an ancient magical treasure hidden away under a London street. But as the number of suspects increase and their enemies close in, it is not only the apprentice’s life that is in danger but also that of Mathew. Someone will do anything in their power to ensure that Matt never finds the name of the legendary watchmaker.

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5 Responses to “C.J. Archer”

  1. Sherry: 10 months ago

    I have absolutely enjoyed all of your books I have found. I have just finished one of the Lord Hawsbury’s Players. A Secret Life. I have not seen any other of the series. I check periodically for any postings of your books I have not yet read. Hopefully your older series will continue to be released along with any new gems. Waiting for your new release of Cleopatra Fox in December. Thank you for sharing your wonderful stories.

  2. Pauline: 1 year ago

    I enjoy your
    audio books. Marian Hussey brings your characters to life!

  3. Patricia: 2 years ago

    How to I get the short story The Traitors Gamble.
    I’d like to read before I start The Glass series.
    Thank you,

    • Graeme: 2 years ago

      I had a look and I don’t seem to see it available anywhere.

      • Rae Powell: 2 years ago

        Love, love, love your books! I’ve read 6 of Glass n Steel so far. Also all but one of Cleo Fox. I’m great full to be able to enjoy your gifting. God bless you and yours. ❤️


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