If you're a member of our Facebook group, chances are you're familiar with self-published books. Many of the book recommendations made there are novels written by independent ("indie") authors, who don't go through a traditional publishing house like Penguin or Hachette, but oversee their books' preparation and publishing on their own. Self-published books can have … Continue reading Here’s Your List of Romantic Reads From the 2020 Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off (SPFBO)!
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Sometimes a book draws you in so completely that you only remember you meant to go to bed hours ago after you emerge, blinking, from the very last page. I mean, look at that opening sentence: Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley.Uprooted, p1 How … Continue reading AJ Lancaster: Book Review of Uprooted by Naomi Novik
Here's a list of books if you like strong women who wield magic. These books were selected by our administrators and community members. We hope you find your next favorite read! 1. Mystic and Rider by Sharon Shinn Gillengaria seethes with unrest. In the south, hostility toward magic and its users has risen to a … Continue reading 15 Books to Read If You Love Women Mages
Here's a list of books if you like Gaslamp. These books were selected by our administrators and community members. We hope you find your next favorite read! 1. Nefertiti's Heart by A.W. Exley Cara Devon has always been impulsive, but tangling with a serial killer might cure that. Permanently. "I love everything about the story. … Continue reading 13 Books to Read If You Love Gaslamp
We here at Romantic Fantasy Shelf thought it a good time to celebrate our favorite fierce warrior women and magic users in a post of books about women who fight hard and fall in love. These books were selected by our administrators and community members. We hope you find your next favorite read! 1. Graceling … Continue reading 15 Books to Read If You Love Warrior Women
Jaycee Jarvis defines the role of the beta hero in romantic fantasy and fantasy romance, and makes some book recommendations!
J.M. Butler gives her review of one of RFS's March 2019 Book Club winners, A Thief and a Gentlewoman by Clare Sager.
Roz P. Garrett delves deeply into the worldbuilding, plot, and romance of Jacqueline Carey's masterpiece romantic fantasy, Kushiel's Dart.
Ryan Muree discusses the Chosen One trope in fantasy.