Romantic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy fiction that combines many of the features and conventions of the romance genre into its narrative. One of the main characteristics of romantic fantasy is the concentration on relationships, social, political, and romantic. Both fantasy divisions and romance lines have published works in this subgenre.
A Heart of Blood and Ashes By Milla Vane
A Heart of Blood and Ashes By Milla Vane opens on Kritton, a vile sorcerer, who has been given the task to kill Lady Kallista bar Eris from the ruling house of Adara. For Kritton to fulfill his orders, he must erase her from history and change the course of events that would have led her descendants to power.
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet
A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet follows Catalia “Cat” Fisa, an exiled warrior who hides within a magical circus as one of its main attractions. The story is about how the magical world comes to believe that she has betrayed them and was hiding there to steal their secrets and magic to aid her country in a war against them.
The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher
The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher is a fantasy romance novel featuring werewolves. The story starts with a young woman named Emma Lulworth, who was born in Victorian England, and has no memory of the first ten years of her life and can’t remember what happened to her parents or how she ended up at the orphanage.
Heartless Sky by Caroline Peckham
Heartless Sky by Caroline Peckham is about a young woman named Cassandra Harte, who lives in a world where the sky and air are poisonous, and everyone is born with an amulet that can keep them safe from the toxins. The story follows how she tries to discover more about her family and why her birth amulet isn’t working anymore.
The Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick
The Liar’s Knot by M.A. Carrick is about two people, named Eliana Gordon and Ian MacKinnon, who are living in different worlds but are connected through dreams. When they meet for the first time, they discover that both of their worlds share many similarities until one day, he starts to crumble around them because of what she knows could ultimately save them.
Curse of Fae by Natalia Jaster
Curse of Fae by Natalia Jaster features a unique blend of ancient Celtic and Norse mythology, ancient magic, and mortal danger. The story tells how an immortal half-fae girl named Samhain Hallows has been bound by a tragic love for thousands of years, but the man she loves is running out of time.
Immortelle by Mirana Honfleur
Immortelle by Mirana Honfleur follows how two immortal warriors, named Beltran and Rhapsody, go against an enemy that’s potentially stronger than them because they keep a secret so dark it could destroy everything. The story starts with what seems like an ordinary day for them until disaster strikes and the people of their world find out who they are.
The Wicked King by Holly Black
The Wicked King by Holly Black is a novel about a young woman named Alianne who has dedicated her life to training for the time when she can be called upon to fight in defense of her country. The story starts with how Alianne is forced to marry an enemy prince in order to stop a war, but after accepting his proposal, she learns that he is not what she expected and that she might have been betrayed.
The Awakening by Nora Roberts
The Awakening by Nora Roberts features a woman named Kita, who is a professional retriever, meaning she is paid to find lost things. After being hired for a job, she starts to feel as though the clock is running out on her life and decides to take it all in great strides until one day, after finding something she has been looking for her whole life, she discovers an even bigger secret.
A Court of Honey and Ash by Shannon Mayer
A Court of Honey and Ash by Shannon Mayer is a book inspired by the fairy tales of Beauty and the Beast. The story follows a woman named Serafina who has been sent to kill her father after he murdered someone close to her, but instead, she gets caught and is forced into servitude as a spy for him in order to survive.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas is about a young woman named Feyre who lives in poverty and has one day to provide for her entire family or else all of them will starve. After taking part in a risky venture, she discovers that the person she’s been sent to kill is not only beautiful, but he might even be able to make her think differently about herself and other people.