The Medium: A Romantic Historical Fantasy with Ghosts

· Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy Book 1 · C.J. Archer
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THE MEDIUM is the 1st book in the Emily Chambers Spirit Medium Trilogy. 

What readers and reviewers are saying about THE MEDIUM

"This is a beautiful story filled with all kinds of surprises.  I look forward to the next book in the series because these are characters are really want to know more about." ~ 5 stars, Paranormal Romance Guild

"A book worth every one of the 5 stars!" 

"Couldn"t put it down"


Spirit medium Emily Chambers has a problem. Actually, she has several. As if seeing dead people isn't a big enough social disadvantage, she also has to contend with an escaped demon and a handsome ghost with a secret past. And then there's the question of her parentage. Being born an entire year after her father's death (yes, a year) and without the pale skin of other respectable English ladies, Emily is as much a mystery as the ghost assigned to her


Jacob Beaufort's spirit has been unable to crossover since his death several months ago.  It might have something to do with the fact he was murdered. Or it might not. All he knows is, he has been assigned by the Otherworld's administrators to a girl named Emily. A girl who can see and touch him. A girl who released a shape-shifting demon into the mortal realm. Together they must send the demon back before it wreaks havoc on London. It should be a simple assignment, but they soon learn there's nothing simple when a living woman and a dead man fall in love.

Keywords: fantasy, urban fantasy, historical fantasy, fantasy series, speculative fiction, dark fantasy, paranormal, female protagonist, interracial, diverse, female main character, paranormal romance, historical romance, historical paranormal romance, action, adventure, ghosts, spirits, demons, magic, alternative history, parallel world, victorian romance, victorian era, victorian london, gothic, teen fiction, young adult, free, diverse fiction, free book, bestseller, bestselling, similar to books by Sarah J Maas, Cassandra Clare, Bella Forest's A Shade of Vampire, Maria V Snyder's Poison Study

952 reviews
Casey Quick
April 25, 2014
I have to admit, I didn't think this book was going to be very good. I was completely wrong; this book is phenomenal. A lot of supernatural books end up being recycled content from other books, where two chapters in you feel like you've already read the same story a hundred times. The Medium is refreshingly original and a very enjoyable read. I had a hard time putting it down to eat lunch and I can't wait to read the next two books. Highly recommend (and I'm not easy to please).
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Amy Sparkles
February 15, 2016
I downloaded this book thinking it would be a bit of light reading for on the bus but then when i started I couldn't put it down!
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Catriona Lovett
January 27, 2017
Emily Chambers sees and talks with the dead during a period when seances were the rage among those of high social standing, and even esteemed scholars were speculating about the paranormal and occult. She's also a very young girl who's fallen in love for the first time, with a ghost whose tragic death is the center of a dangerous mystery. Bodices will be ripped.
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About the author

C.J. Archer has loved history and books for as long as she can remember and feels fortunate that she found a way to combine the two by making up stories. She has at various times worked as a librarian, IT support person and technical writer but in her heart has always been a fiction writer. C.J. spent her early childhood in the dramatic beauty of outback Queensland, Australia, but now lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and two children. She has written numerous historical romances for adults. Visit her website for a complete list. 

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