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February 12, 2018

NEW SERIES: The Castle of Earth and Embers cover reveal

Writing Runes

castle of earth and embers cover

Last week I said I’d been working my arse off to finish a new book – the first in a new series? Well, it’s coming your way on March 15th.

I’m so beyond excited to announce my brand new fae/witch paranormal reverse harem series. The first book in the Briarwood Reverse Harem, THE CASTLE OF EARTH AND EMBERS will be $3.99 / Kindle Unlimited, but if you read on other platforms or you want an early copy, you can grab it on my Patreon (these peeps get all my books before release date in formats for all devices).

If you don’t want to miss a single detail about this new series, then sign up to my newsletter to hear when it comes out (and grab some free books while you’re at it).

Here’s the pretty cover:

castle of earth and embers cover

Maeve Crawford has her life mathematically calculated down to the last detail; Leave her podunk Arizona town, graduate MIT, get into the space program, be the first woman on Mars, read lots of books, get a cat (not necessarily in this order).

All Maeve’s careful plans come crashing down when her parents are killed in a freak accident, and she discovers she’s inherited a real, honest-to-goodness English castle – complete with turrets, ramparts, and four gorgeous male tenants.

Corbin – the protector wallowing in guilt
Arthur – the warrior tired of fighting
Flynn – the trickster with an artist’s soul
Rowan – the enigma whose scars run deep

As soon as Maeve enters Briarwood, she’s drawn to Corbin, Arthur, Flynn and Rowan – four beautiful boys drenched in grief, hope, and ancient magic. Maeve needs them all to heal her broken heart, and they need her to help them protect the world from the fae host baying at the castle gates.

Dark forces converge on Briarwood castle, and Meave Crawford – science geek, scarred soul, lover of four remarkable men – must draw from herself a power she never imagined in order to protect the shattered remains of her life.

The Castle of Earth and Embers is the first in a brand new steamy reverse harem romance by USA Today bestselling author, Steffanie Holmes. This full-length book glitters with love, heartache, hope, grief, dark magic, fairy trickery, steamy scenes, British slang, meat pies, second chances, and the healing powers of a good cup of tea. Read on only if you believe one just isn’t enough.

A note on reverse harem:

“Reverse harem” means … well, I think it’s kind of obvious. A harem is usually a king or ruler with a large group of women who serve and adore him. A reverse harem is a woman with a large group of men who serve and adore her. The genre started in anime, but over the last few years has exploded into romance books. I’ll be posting some more about reverse harem and some recommendations of my favourite books in the next few weeks.

If you love menage in your romance books, or broken bad boys, or Anita Blake’s books (one of the few trad-pubbed reverse harem writers) or even if you just want to read something different, then you’re probably going to fall in love with reverse harem. I know I did :).

Yes, these books (like many other RH books) contain couple sex and group sex, but they aren’t erotica. There’s a pretty deep story and lots of feels, too. And lots and lots of cups of tea.