July 5, 2018

The Castle of Water and Woe is (finally) here! And check out this amazing fan art!

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The Castle of Water and Woe

The Castle of Water and Woe

Severed hands, moving paintings and an erotic encounter in a priest hole, just another typical day for Maeve Crawford at Briarwood Castle.

With Maeve’s sister Kelly on her way from America and the fae threat looming ever closer, things at Briarwood are more desperate than ever. When the coven discover an old portrait of Maeve’s mother might hold a valuable clue to help them defeat the fae host, they travel to London to uncover its secrets.

Under the bright city lights. Maeve discovers more about the mysterious origins of her powers, and one by one her guys open up about the dark parts of themselves they’ve kept hidden. In this most desperate of times, every member of the Briarwood coven must confront their own demons in order to unleash the full potential of their magic.

The Castle of Water and Woe is the third in a brand new steamy reverse harem romance series 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.

Note: This book contains characters who struggle with issues that may be sensitive to some readers, including self-harm, suicide, sexual assault, and unsafe drug use.


I’m really proud of this book. It’s the third in the Briarwood Reverse Harem series, and it’s full of action and revelation and OMG THE FEELS. Amazon messing up the release has been gutting, because it’s meant the book hasn’t got to as many people as it might otherwise. But we do what we can with what’s been given to us – I’m just glad it’s out now with the right book inside. (If you still have the wrong book, then email me on and I’ll sort you out).

The Castle of Water and Woe is available on Amazon on Kindle and paperback, and is enrolled in KU.

(If you haven’t read this series, check out book 1, The Castle of Earth and Embers).

Briarwood fan art

maeve fan art steffanie holmes

The utterly amazing Caitlin sent through this charcoal portrait of Maeve. Isn’t it stunning? You’re amazing. Thank you so much, Caitlin!

(If you do any fan art from any of my books, let me know and I’ll happily share it).