Hello Lovlies! Welcome to part 2 of Deliciously Dark Reverse Harems. As a reader, please make sure you are reading the authors forewarnings for the level of darkness and possible triggers. This list will be a wide range of dark levels so there’s something for everyone. Hopefully. Only you will know what you can and cannot read, so take advantage of those trigger warnings, and downloading samples before buying helps too. Blurbs are verbatim from Amazon, as well as cover photos. As always, happy reading! – Quare Eligere
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Dean, Ryan, Oz, Nick and Justin — The Apex. Five of the most sought after shifter-familiars in the country. They’re already an unconventional pack of their own. A lion, two wolves and two dragons; witches everywhere would have given their right arm to bond them.
Held within the confines of the famed Adolphus Academy, where witches went to learn beast taming magic, their only hope of freedom was to challenge a witch strong enough to defeat their beasts.
Trapped until they are bonded, their future and sanity may just rest in the hands of a newly arrived first year student.
As the strongest witch they’d seen in generations, Melody had been bound by her Aunt Georgia in their once prestigious coven, forced to bond and break every shifter they could find. Along with them, she was subjected to cruelty and neglect.
Confined in abject misery, enslaved by a madwoman, Melody was unable to even imagine an end to their torture.
Yet fate and her aunt had other plans. At twenty-five, she was just coming into her majority, and Melody would be sent to Adolphus Academy, where she had to find and bond the members of The Apex. If she failed to do so, she would die. If she succeeded — they did.
How could Melody free these men, without enslaving them to another?
**Warning, this is a dark reverse harem story with elements that may cause some readers distress, including but not limited to descriptions of physical abuse, neglect and death. Please consider carefully before purchasing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.**
I'm certifiably insane. Just ask my amazing therapist. He's my soulmate and a vampiric serial killer. There's no one I'd rather stalk more.
Except no more late night slinking for me. I'm in The Asylum, committed as a danger to myself and others. They tell me I'm delusional, which they aren't wrong...except about what.
See, this place is made for supernaturals too dangerous to let roam free. The doctors, the staff, the family members that helped put us here are all in on it, trying to convince us magic is just another delusion. They plan to keep us here forever--sedated and docile.
Aren't we all just perfect test subjects for inhumane experiments? Well, the doctors think so at least.
Yeah... it's time to bust out of the loony bin. Unfortunately for our zookeepers we're the most dangerous supernaturals there are and we haven't been taking our medicine.
A genetically modified super alpha wolf monster. An ultra rare basilisk, so venomous he can't leave any skin exposed. My dreamy serial killing vampire therapist.
Oh, and me. A genetic marvel, one of the few dhamphyr to ever exist and probably, just a little... more crazy than most.
Nighty, night Asylum. Don't let the nightmares bite.
Author Note: Full-length STANDALONE! This is a why choose/reverse harem dark paranormal romance where the female lead does not need to choose between her three male love interests. There are m/m scenes, steam, and mature themes including: violence, language, and etc..
Thoughts from Paige
I've had this book on my list for a while now, ever since it was nominated as one of the Best RH of 2021 here on the site. This may just be my next read, the author packs so much in a single sentence.
"Stalkers weren't supposed to accidentally stalk serial killers and they definitely weren't supposed to abruptly realize they weren't the craziest one in their obsessive relationship." Woah. I learned a crap ton about our FMC from that line alone.
I LOVE when authors assume we can keep up, and don't spell everything out for us. Please keep in mind I've read exactly one page of the first chapter. I couldn't let myself go on because I want to finish the book I started at 4 am today.
Okay I lied, I read to the beginning of the second page too and had to stop at "murder cooler". Seriously, thank you to whoever nominated this book. I've just bumped it up on my TBR list.
Update: I'm going to leave my initial thoughts here. It fits this theme request, if my memory serves me correctly.
Intimidating. Fearless. Destructive.
They’re everything a girl shouldn’t want. Too bad this foster girl never had a daddy to chase away the monsters because I’m a sucker for a bad boy … or four.
Carver, King, Cruz, and Grayson—the Kings of Ravenwood Heights.
When I was forced to come here, I was expecting just another run-down town to add to the ever-growing list of unwanted homes. What I wasn’t expecting was them.
They’re dangerous and they're keeping one hell of a secret—a secret that's going to change it all.
Boys of Winter is a Dark, Enemies to Lovers, Reverse Harem Romance. It contains explicit sexual content, detailed violence, and coarse language.
Thoughts from Paige
I'm not sure this is my type of book, but it has been on a bestseller list for a bit and has over 1K reviews. Lots of people seem to like it. This series may be the closest to the example provided by the requestor, so if you are reading the requestor, I recommend starting with this one!
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!
I never claimed to be a good girl, but I definitely never asked for this.
Killian, Tristian, and Rath.
These three men are a part of my past--one that I'd rather never look in the eye again. In high school, they knew my secrets and I knew theirs. They had power and I had nothing. The night everything fell apart, my stepbrother allowed his two best friends to take their rage out on me while he watched. While they laughed.
But what happened that night wasn’t my biggest secret. So I ran, planning on never coming back.
Three years later I’m standing on their doorstep like a stray. They’re more powerful than ever now, having risen to the rank of Lords at Forsyth University. But I’m still on the run and there's another monster chasing me down.
What could bring me back into their lives, their homes, and ultimately, their beds?
Killian, Rath, and Tristian aren’t the only ones who want me. There’s someone far more dangerous out there who's been stalking me since I left town the first time. Someone who makes the evil I know feel less dangerous than the evil I don’t.
But being their Lady is more than just fancy clothes and reputation.
I might be under their protection, but I’m also at their mercy.
And there's nothing a Lord loves more than taking control.
WARNING: This book is a DARK/BULLY romance. It contains graphic content of abuse and assault that some readers may be particularly sensitive to. If you have triggers or are even remotely unsure, please heed the note at the beginning of this book.
The Royals of Forsyth University Part 1:
Lords of Pain
Lords of Wrath
Lords of Mercy
My name is Lya Vanderhall, and I should be on top of the world right now. I have a successful tech company with three gorgeous men by my side: Zep Cunningham, Thiago Alves, and Rian Priestly. But two things stand in my way.
The tall, dark, and handsome, Greyson Nash, is slowly working his way into my heart. You would think with three men I wouldn’t fall for his charms. Apparently not.
Not to mention, threats are coming from all angles as I search for my twin sister Lainey. She was taken away from me when we were only twelve years old. I will do anything to find her.
I hope I can find the answers I’m looking for before it’s too late…
Love in Sight is a standalone, but Lainey's story will continue in Love Triggered.
ATTN Readers: This book is best read by going in blind, but you should be warned that there may or may not be a typical HEA.
WARNING: this book may contain triggering content such as: explicit sexual conduct, violence, foul language, and content pertaining to human trafficking.
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*
It’s a common story. I’m sure you can guess how it goes.
Girl winds up in the wrong place at the wrong time.
She witnesses four gods of beauty and brutality murder some poor sap, and she’s stupid enough to get caught.
Come on. You know what happens next.
You know they tracked her… me… down.
I don’t need to tell you that they claimed me. Ripped me from my safe, perfect world and bound me in chains to their throne.
All of that is obvious.
It’s the part where they corrupted me, dragged me into their world of death and destruction, made me theirs in every way I didn’t know was possible, and I became a soldier in a war that will bring all of Cinco City to its knees…
…that’s when it gets interesting.
Saint is a dark contemporary romance. This is book one in the series and features language and dark themes.
A woman in the wrong place at the wrong time. Three cruel mercenaries who could be her saviors … if they don’t kill her first …
Kora ran away to start a new life where she was in control of her own destiny and her own body. Instead, she was captured and auctioned to the highest bidders: Three former mercenaries with black hearts.
Mace is their leader; ruthless and unforgiving. Kade lives in the shadows and, if his growls are anything to go by, may not be a man at all. The third one, Lucian, seems to delight only in wine and tormenting their new possession until she breaks ... and she might. Kora wasn’t a slave before and she must keep that secret at all costs. If they learn who she is, she’ll be forced to marry a man who scares her far more than her harsh masters.
Can she escape these three dangerous Brothers who have begun to show her that there is more to them than their tragic pasts? And if they find out her secrets, can she trust them not to throw her to the wolves?
Sold to Serve is the first book in the Dark Brothers Series of dark fantasy RH romance. If you like enemies to lovers, deliciously dark antiheroes and your love stories with bite, you will adore this book by Kyra Alessy.
Unlock the first standalone adventure in this amazing series today!
Author’s Note / DISCLAIMER: There are aspects of bullying in this, dark, why choose romance as well as dubcon and violence. 18+, my friends! If you like that sort of thing, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy this story. Although the road to happily ever after might be a rough one, arriving there is guaranteed (Also, no cheating and no cliffhangers. Not ever!)
Thoughts from Paige
I'm 100% cheating on this inclusion. The final book releases on Feb. 24, 2022. I'm considering it close enough to mark this series as complete. Just read slowly. 🙂