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 …
Jaycee Jarvis: In Defense of Beta Heroes
Jaycee Jarvis defines the role of the beta hero in romantic fantasy and fantasy romance, and makes some book recommendations!
Jessica M. Butler: Review of A Thief and a Gentlewoman (RFS Book Club Winner – March 2019)
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: Book Review of Kushiel’s Dart by Jacqueline Carey
Roz P. Garrett delves deeply into the worldbuilding, plot, and romance of Jacqueline Carey’s masterpiece romantic fantasy, Kushiel’s Dart.
Ryan Muree: You were the CHOSEN ONE!
Ryan Muree discusses the Chosen One trope in fantasy.
What to Read if You Love Beauty and the Beast
Do you love Beauty and the Beast? Nicolette Andrews lists the books you need on your TBR, like, yesterday. 🙂
Gemma Oleander: My First Boyfriend Was a Book Boyfriend, or: Why I Write Young Adult Romantic Fantasy
Gemma Oleander discusses the pleasures and lessons of young adult romantic fantasy and its roguish book boyfriends. 😉
Janeen Ippolito: Write a Good Loser: Love Triangles Beyond the Indecisive Protagonist
Janeen Ippolito explains why love triangles, despite getting a bad rap, can add to a good story.
Ryan Muree: The Dirty on “Clean” vs “Dirty” Stories
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.
Jessica M. Butler: Why Does Romance Belong in Epic Fantasy?
J.M. Butler details the opposition to romance in epic fantasy, and explores reasons why romance belongs in the genre.