Updates & News

‘Say Yes’ to My New Series this July!

February 13, 2023

I’m thrilled to announce my new trilogy, Hidden Royals, from Avon Books. The series will launch in July 2023 with the first book, Say Yes to the Princess.

Hidden Royals follows a European family who flees chaos in their home country and exiles in England. The children—two princesses and a prince—are separated, hunted, and hidden, and they grow up partly British and secretly royal.

Book One follows the oldest sister, Princess Elise d’Orleans, who is granted sanctuary by the British royal family inside St. James’s Palace. She’s the ideal houseguest until…she makes a chance sighting of her long, lost brother. When she mounts up a search to find him, her welcome with the British royal family wears thin. St. James’s Palace agreed to harbor the girl, not answer probing questions or ruffle diplomatic feathers. To subdue the meddlesome princess, the palace hires Mr. Killian Crewes—their cynical, world-weary “Royal Fixer.”

Elise is too high-ranking to be told what to do, so Mr. Crewes is tasked with seducing the princess until she’s so infatuated, she loses interest in her meddling. Imagine Killian’s shock when he finds himself dazzled by the lonely, innocent princess instead.

This is a funny, spirited royal romp, steeped in the trope of fake seduction. There’s also an overturned carriage, a burning house, and a Grand Gesture. I’m delighted to launch this series with Killian’s and Elise’s journey…as well as teeing up Book Two, which will be the story of Elise’s missing brother, Prince Gabriel d’Orleans.

Pe-order links are available now for Say Yes to the Princess; and the book comes out in paperback, ebook, and audiobook on July 11, 2032.


A Duchess By Midnight is Here!

July 26, 2022

I’m thrilled to share the story of Miss Drewsmina Trelayne and Ian Clayblack, the Duke of Lachlan in A Duchess by Midnight. The novel, which is #3 in my “Awakened by a Kiss” series, comes out today in paperback, digital, and audio.

A Duchess by Midnight is the story of a so-called “wicked stepsister” who has changed her attitude and outlook and works with awkward debutantes to help them feel more confident. She is hired as professional stylist for the wild-child nieces of the Duke of Lachlan and discovers wild feelings for her new boss as well.

The tropes here are “caught in the act”/forced-to-marry, make-overs, governess+employer, and a little bit of Ugly Duckling on the side. It’s full of heat, heart, and humor — and early reviews have been glowing.

“The hallmarks of a Charis Michaels novel are a fast pace, humor, and an over-the-top plot…and A Duchess by Midnight follows suit. It’s the perfect vacation read, stay-cation read, or simply an escape from your day-to-day.”

I hope readers enjoy Drew and Lachlan’s story as much as I enjoyed exploring the world of Cinderella to write it. Look for A Duchess by Midnight at your favorite bookstore or order from any of these digital retailers, including signed copies from my local independent bookstore Old Town Books in Alexandria, Virginia (they ship nationwide!).