I'll be frank: alpha heroes don't do it for me. Believe me, I get the appeal. But the overly confident, domineering "save the day" type who doesn't fully consider the heroine's thoughts and feelings typically won't win me over. A good beta hero is definitely appealing — he partners with the heroine and raises up … Continue reading Catharine Glen: The Dark and Dangerous Delta
Fat women in fantasy. Where the heck are they? Diversity is the current buzzword of the writing community, and more than ever, we are seeing such variety in our heroes and heroines, especially within fantasy fiction. However, one population seems to be lacking representation: plus-sized characters. Body positivity is important, especially for plus-sized individuals. In … Continue reading Wren Murphy: Body Positivity and Plus-Size Representation in Fantasy
With 2022 on its way, it's time to look ahead to the gorgeous stories that will be coming our way. This is far from the final tally of stories, of course. We just wanted to give you a sneak peek on what we know is coming during the Black Friday weekend. Be sure to come … Continue reading Upcoming Releases for January 1, 2022 Through June 30, 2022
Miranda Honfleur discusses the sexism leveled by hate groups and individuals in the book community against the predominantly female readers and authors of romantic fantasy.
Bernadette Rowley's Queenmakers Saga is high fantasy romance set in the world of Thorius. Sword and sorcery with a hearty dose of romance feature heavily in these stories with different couples through their challenges, quests, and development. If you like sets, you can get a boxset with the first four books here. Have a look … Continue reading Blizzard of Book Boyfriends’ Featured Author: Bernadette Rowley and the Queenmakers Saga
Romantic Fantasy Shelf breaks down the top 20 romantic #fantasybooks with love triangles, including #yafantasy and trade, with picks by #sarahjmaas, #cassandraclare, #victoriaaveyard, #leighbardugo, #nkjemisin and more!
Have you heard of reverse harem fantasy? If not, you've missed some great books! But don't worry, Romantic Fantasy Shelf has you covered with the 11 Must-Read Reverse Harem Fantasy Books to get you started on this hot subgenre niche. @CatharineGlen has some awesome picks from Alex Lidell, Auryn Hadley, Kristen Banet, Tate James, Raven Kennedy, and more!
2020 may be more than halfway over (thank goodness!), but that doesn't mean that the rest of the year isn't chock full of great new releases that are sure to satsify your craving for fantasy romance or romantic fantasy. Come on, let's take a peek at the goodies coming up. (Titles are listed in order … Continue reading Upcoming Romantic Fantasy/Fantasy Romance Titles in 2020
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)!
Want to fall in love with a fantasy romance? We at Romantic Fantasy Shelf got you covered! Here are 45 swoon-worthy fantasy romance novels to get lost in...