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
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!
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)!
Reverse harem fantasy authors have often been inspired by the wealth of folklore and mythology across many cultures, both current and ancient. Who wouldn’t love to have a harem of immortal gods who are conjuring magic all day to please their ladies? However, when it comes to ancient Egypt, things get a little tricky. The … Continue reading N. J. Adel: Fantasy and Egypt
You love a good romance. We all do, that’s why we’re here! When two characters fall in love and overcome adversity: nothing better! Sometimes there’s another love interest, and the infamous triangle emerges: who will she choose? But now you’re looking for something more. Something new and different. Enter reverse harem (RH) or #WhyChoose, a … Continue reading Catharine Glen: 5 Books To Read To Jump Into Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance
Do you love Beauty and the Beast? Nicolette Andrews lists the books you need on your TBR, like, yesterday. 🙂
Ryan Muree discusses the divide between stories that contain sexual relations and stories that don't, and whether there's a need for new classifications and terminology.
R.A. Steffan discusses the origins of reverse harem, its evolution, and the rise of polyamorous fantasy romance.
Catharine Glen reveals the Eastern origins of the reverse harem genre, explains the difference with the Western style, and details the pleasures to be found in RH fantasy.
Claire Luana discusses romance tropes and makes recommendations.