Hello friends, hope you are all having a lovely week!
The theme of the week is Dark reverse harems. Unfortunately, I haven’t read any of the below, save being in the middle of the Four Horsemen by Sarah Bailey. It is quite apparent why the first three books have been on the bestseller lists; I cannot put the series down! It is definitely dark, and I’ve had to skim bits. Definitely recommend the series to those interested.
Alright, enough getting side-tracked. Below are Dark Reverse Harems. If the series is complete, I included a link to the series so that you can see them all in one place.
Side note: I read through some reviews while doing due diligence. I highly recommend you read the trigger warnings at the beginning of the book. Some of the triggers would definitely be too much for me. We all have our own lines in the sand. I can take horror like Anne Bishop’s The Other’s Series (non-RH), but some of the scenes from Four Horsemen were too much, and I had to skip forward.
As always, book descriptions are verbatim from Amazon. The links below are affiliate links, meaning I earn commission from qualifying purchases.
P.S. Let me know if you are looking for any other theme posts, and I’ll add them to my list!
They’ll protect me… if they don’t break me first.
I refuse to be a disposable pawn in my father’s underworld dealings. If that means heading out in the middle of the night to get as far away as I can from my mafia family, so be it. I have everything planned, and it’s all going perfectly… right up until the point where they catch me.
Angelo. Scary, domineering, the bruiser. If he wants me, he’s not going to stop until he gets me — any way he has to. Saint tries to be the “nice guy,” but he’s got a filthy little habit of touching me when I’m sleeping, when I’m helpless. And Victor? He’s the most terrifying one of all, the brains behind the brawn, with a cold composure I’m desperate to crack. If I can get to him, the others will fall in line — but what if he gets to me first?
They promise to protect me as long as I do what I’m told, but just how far will I have to go — and how much of me will splinter in the process?
From Book 1:
*A brand-new full-length 70k a dark age gap mafia reverse harem romance duet*
In Chicago’s underworld, they are known as the four mafia kings.
Lethal. Beautiful. Corrupted.
But in my world, they are my enemies. Because of them death stripped away my veil of innocence, leaving me vulnerable to the likes of criminals like them.
I’ve learned the hard way monsters walk among us. Seduce us with their dark, forbidden fantasies then sink their fangs into us. Corrupting the innocent. And now death has placed me at the alphas’ doors—Chicago’s most exclusive sex club where anything you seek is only a wish away.
I only have one and there’s only one way it can end.
Dark Mafia Kings is the first book in the Dark Mafia Reverse Harem romance Duet. Rhia’s story concludes in Dark Mafia Queen releasing October 8, 2021.
*An age gap mafia reverse harem romance. Fans of Lee Savino, Zoe Blake, Renee Rose will devour this slow burn dark mafia romance packed with a thrilling, seductive, intensely bold story of anguish, betrayal and love!
From Book 1: Beautiful.
I’ve been called all of these, except my true name—a secret I’ve never learned.
I was groomed for a life of captivity; brought up as a slave for the exclusive club, Exotique. I’m desired for my body and thirsted after for my addictive blood. I’m stripped and restrained while male after male acts out his twisted desires.
I’m constantly at war with myself while my inner beasts battle for dominance.
The succubus half of me craves these sessions. She longs for the toxic mix of pleasure and pain, feasting on the release of others.
My phoenix half lies dormant. She’s a silent presence who shudders at the crack of a whip, and shies away from the cruel hands of my handlers.
While I suffer through countless degrading sessions, somewhere far away a trio of Phoenix warriors are sanctioned by their King to find and rescue me. Will they succeed? Or will one of my handlers finally take a session too far?
Their race is dying, but so am I.
Bound for Blood is book one in the Feathers and Fire series. It is a Dark, Paranormal, Reverse Harem romance. The final book ends with an HEA. Expect dark elements and explicit scenes. If such scenes might trigger or offend you, please do not buy this book.
From Book 1:
Prescott Ellis – Pestilence.
They call us The Four Horsemen.
Four friends forged in fire and blood.
No one knows where we came from nor how we got our name.
Drake, Francis, West and I rule the financial industry like kings.
Gods in our own right.
We grew up with a fifth. A girl. Scarlett.
She was one of us until she was ripped away from her life. The only trace of her was dust in the wind.
One day she returned to the city and sought us out. Scarlett couldn’t remember who we’d been to her, but we recalled her all too well.
If she knew what was good for her, she would have never come back. The moment she stepped through the doors of Fortuity, it was the beginning of her end. And the start of our reign over the girl who wanted us dead.
A dark reverse harem contemporary retelling of the four horsemen of the apocalypse.
This is a DARK romance and therefore carries a content warning. Please see author’s website for full details.
There are cliffhangers in the first three books and an HEA in the last book.
They say family is a circle of strength.
But when mine is ripped away from me at the hands of a monster,
My strength is all that’s left.
I’ll give my last breath before they take anything else from me.
Even if I’m the one they wanted all along.
Find Silas Black.
Those were my father’s last words.
So I did.
Only, I found so much more than just a man who was prepared to help me get my revenge.
I found a tortured soul who in return gave me hope.
But I also found his broken sons.
One hates me.
One desires me.
And Silas wants to save me.
They say revenge is a dish best served cold, but If I keep getting caught up in the heat of the moment, I’ll be my own demise.
Four is a Dark Reverse Harem Romance that contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find uncomfortable, such as dub con, murder, torture, and abuse. The Black family men are rough, controlling, and a little bit crazy, but don’t worry…she puts them in their place. Enjoy!
“Madison Kate Danvers was murdered tonight.” Those words changed my life, and not for the better. They were wrong, of course. I wasn’t dead. But I was set up. After being charged with a string of offences–and made an example of by my political minded father–I’m eventually released back into Shadow Grove with one thing on my mind. Hate. Someone is going to pay for derailing my carefully laid out future. Someone is going to catch the full force of my hate. How very convenient that someone just moved into the bedroom down the hall from me. Archer D’Ath and his boys messed with the wrong chick and they’re about to learn just how cold Madison Kate’s hate can run. HATE is a full length mature college/new adult romance with enemies-to-lovers/love-hate themes. This is a reverse harem novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. This is book one of four in the series.
My husband killed me.
Then he screwed his way through the city, the only problem? I didn’t stay dead. It seems killing me woke something deep inside, something so dark and buried so deep I never knew it was there.
I don’t know what I am, I don’t really care. All I can think about is revenge, even as the monsters in the dark start to surround me. Their horns and black eyes, mouths filled with fangs claiming I am theirs.
My monsters will have to wait, he will regret the day he crossed me.
Are you scared of the dark? You should be.
*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*
From Book 1: The Black Hand. Five families who run the city, a criminal syndicate even the police can’t touch.
I used to be one of them, the youngest daughter to a family of hitmen, but then things changed. Just over five years ago, I lost everything. My whole family was murdered, but I managed to escape.
But I’m back in town now, only this time I’m not the girl I used to be.
The plan? Put on a mask, worm my way in. Destroy the Black Hand from the inside out. Make them pay for what happened to my family, for molding me into the revenge-obsessed monster I am today. Burn it all to the ground.
And I’ll start with the Jameson twins, Jett and Dex. They might be cute, they might have smiles and bodies that make me wish things were different, but I’m a girl on a mission, and I won’t stop until those responsible are choking on their own blood.
My heart turned cold a long time ago.
The Black Hand is about to meet its match in this cold-blooded girl.
**Cold Blooded is the first book in a planned four-book series. This series is RH/Why Choose, meaning there are at least 3 love interests. Possibly more as the series goes on. There are mentions of violence, among other things some might find triggering.**
They came for me in the dead of night. Silent like ghosts. Three faceless men with one thing on their mind, revenge.
I was stolen.
Ripped from the people I love, and imprisoned in a medieval castle in Scotland with walls as thick and impenetrable as the stone encasing my kidnappers’ hearts. Do as they say and you’ll survive this place. Refuse their orders and feel the consequences of their wrath. Everyone here calls them The Masks. I call them my enemy. I may seem fragile, weak, but I’m not like all the rest. I’m not just a dancer, or a singer, or a musician that they can loan out as entertainment to sick men and women. I’m a fighter. I come from a long line of them. This time they stole the wrong girl, and these walls…? They’ll come crashing down even if I have to rip them apart myself, brick by bloody brick.
We took her. A payment for a debt. A very personal one. With our father “The Collector” dead, we are the heirs to a twisted dynasty with nothing but revenge in our hearts, blood on our hands, and darkness in our souls. Our home bears witness to our cruelty. The prisoners within it, scarred by our wrath. We’re the soulless creatures as twisted as any monster real or imagined. We steal, thieving not just the artist themselves, but the light that makes them shine bright. We must keep up our father’s legacy. We must have revenge. The Dancer we stole is ours to play with. Ours to use. She won’t survive this place. We’ll make sure of it.
WARNING: This is an 18+ dark, contemporary, reverse harem romance and contains graphic sex scenes, violence, dub-con / non-con and subject matter that readers may find triggering. It is not for the feint of heart.
WELCOME TO BLACKWOOD INSTITUTE.
WHERE BAD GIRLS COME TO DIE.
Murderer. Unhinged. Remorseless. Insane.
I’ve been called it all while rotting away in a maximum security psych ward, imprisoned for my crimes. When I’m given a chance to escape this hell, it’s an offer I can’t refuse.
I’m transferred to Blackwood Institute, purgatory for the dangerous and disturbed. The deal is simple. Complete the three-year experimental program and you’re free to leave.
I have no such intentions. People like me; we’re born to die. There’s no life for me out there. I’ll do whatever it takes to end my pitiful existence.
This time, nobody can stop me. Not even the four fellow patients with dark secrets and damage that rivals my own.
A tight lipped cutter.
A manic nymphomaniac.
A possessive control freak.
A shadowy ghost from my past.
The clock is ticking. If I’m not careful, the demons that frequent these blood-stained halls will get to me before I can take my own life.
Author’s Note: Twisted Heathens is a reverse harem contemporary romance set in an experimental mental health institution – NOT AN ASYLUM. This is book one in the trilogy and it does end on a cliffhanger.