Sebastian Nothwell


Sebastian Nothwell writes queer 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?
A dark academia mm romance with dragons, a third installment in the Oak King Holly King series, and a solar fantasy retelling of Aubrey & Lindsey on my Patreon.
How often do you write orientations or genders outside of your comfort zone? How do you get the details right?
Straight people show up in the background of all my books. Being raised by straight parents in straight culture, I like to think I have a knack for the little details of straight society. (Some of my best friends are even straight!)
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Where to find Sebastian Nothwell online


Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 174,060. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.00 from 1 review)
Fiorenzo is a queer fantasy-of-manners romance featuring secret identities, hurt/comfort, and a happily-ever-after.
Tales from Blackthorn Briar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,880. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(2.00 from 1 review)
Shrike, the fae Butcher of Blackthorn, and Wren Lofthouse, a mortal Victorian clerk, are bound together by love and fate. Their continued adventures (and those of their friends) are told in this collection of fantastical tales following the story of Oak King Holly King.
Oak King Holly King
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 144,800. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Shrike, the Butcher of Blackthorn, is the Oak King - a figurehead destined to die in a ritual duel to invoke the change of seasons. Wren Lofthouse, a London clerk, has resigned himself to a life of tedium. They must fight side-by-side to see who will claim victory - Oak King or Holly King.
The Haunting of Heatherhurst Hall
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,120. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
(4.00 from 1 review)
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 » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » 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: 111,490. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(5.00 from 1 review)
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 » General, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
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.