Sebastian Nothwell


Sebastian Nothwell writes same-sex romance. When he is not writing, he is counting down the minutes until he is permitted to return to writing. He is absolutely not a ghost and definitely did not die in 1895.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Oak King Holly King, a gay Victorian faerie romance.

King Fisher King, a (different!) gay Victorian faerie romance.

Theo, a gay transgender romance in mid-19th century America.

Hold Fast 2: Hold Faster, a sequel to Hold Fast.

Mr Warren's Wedding, the next tale in the Aubrey & Lindsey series.

And many more!
How do you select the names of your characters?
Whenever I encounter a name I like, I jot it down. Then I research the cultural, historical, and regional origins of the name. Then I enter it into giant spreadsheet with different tabs for first names and surnames organized by culture of origin and time period. When the time comes to name somebody, I go through the spreadsheet to find something that sounds fitting. If I find a first name and a surname that sound good together, I Google the combination to see if it already belongs to someone notable. If not, then we're good to go!

...At least until my cloud storage service randomly deletes the entire spreadsheet I spent five years building, in which case, I am back to square one.

Lesson learned: BACK. UP. EVERYTHING!
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Where to find Sebastian Nothwell online


The Haunting of Heatherhurst Hall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,360. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
A Gothic romance rife with horror and heartache, wherein an American heiress makes an ill-advised marriage to bring herself closer the woman who’s stolen her heart.
Throw His Heart Over
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,350. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Sir Lindsey Althorp, spectacularly wealthy baronet, has sat in the saddle since the day he was breeched. Aubrey Warren, threadbare telegraph boy turned engineer, has never ridden a horse in his life and had no intention of starting—until now. When a portrait-painting holiday in the country provides an opportunity for riding, Lindsey is eager to teach Aubrey the ropes.
Hold Fast
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,480. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
To Evelyn, his unexpectedly handsome agent is the only thing anchoring him to shore. He sees a captain’s soul within Morgan, and his heart is caught upon the hook of command—if only Morgan would return his affections. To Morgan, his new employer’s charms threaten to tear down the thorns that have grown around his heart—thorns he cultivated to restrain his unnatural instincts.
Mr Warren's Profession
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 112,800. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
Lindsey Althorp, the only son of a wealthy baronet, has never worked a day in his life. Aubrey Warren was born in a workhouse and hasn’t stopped working since. Buoyed by Lindsey's optimism and fuelled by Aubrey's industry, the two men strive to overcome the class gulf between them. But a horrific accident reveals a betrayal that threatens to tear them apart forever

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Smashwords book reviews by Sebastian Nothwell

  • The Sapphire Shadow on June 04, 2020

    Timely, fast-paced, clever and thrilling. Laughed and gasped throughout.