The requested theme was a slow-burn Reverse Harem. I took it a step further to fit it into the Completed Series post set I have been posting willy-nilly over the past couple of months.
Hopefully, you can find a new to you series to binge. I sure did, and quite a few of these are available on audible, huzzah!
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Be well, and happy reading!
P.S. I’ll be closing voting for the best Reverse Harem books tomorrow evening and, unless something drastic occurs, we will have two run off votes occurring next week.
P.P.S. I included an extra book since I missed posting on Thursday.
Five years ago, I had an audition for the ballet company of my dreams. Five years ago, my boyfriend purposely broke my toes and ruined my dreams. Two days later, I found out I’m a witch.
I thought my ballet days were over. I just graduated from the academy to work as a federal agent with the Paranormal Investigation Bureau. I get called into the office for something that could change my life permanently. Meaning, I could die. That ballet company I never got to audition for is doing The Sugar Skull Girl. This ballet has never been seen on stage before. I don’t have the full story, but rumors are that any time someone tries to attempt this ballet, things soon turn fatal.
I’ve been told to strap my pointe shoes on and use my witch abilities to go undercover at the ballet company. I had my reservations about taking this job, even if it had once been a dream of mine to dance for The P. The artistic director is a horny Unseelie rake who makes casting decisions with his cock. The prima ballerina here needs to retire, but she’s totally toxic about making sure no one upstages her. She has a club of mean girl ballet dancers willing to ruin careers just for the spotlight…or maybe just for fun.
Not only do I have to survive gossip, hot male dancers who like to sniff around new ballerinas, and toxic prima ballerinas, I have to figure out what is going on with this ballet before we all die. I might not like these people, but I’m here to save their lives.
Thoughts from Paige
Okay, information overload in that prologue. And not in a bad way! I got our MCs entire backstory in a few pages and somehow am already emotionally invested in her. I've already added this to my TBR pile, and I'm sure I'll be reading it very soon.
In the words of her schoolmaster, Kiarra is an erratic disaster. In the well-ordered and balanced society of the kingdom of Megreria, she is a failure. Every person in Megreria has an occupation in a specific House and a designated Soul Match.
Not Kiarra. She has delayed her exams until the last allowable minute, but her mind refuses to focus on one House. When she meets one man from each of the five Houses, her inability to choose extends to her heart. The rules demand she choose though, one House and one man.
What happens when she feels drawn to all five Houses and all five men who have captured her attention, and possibly her heart? Will she be doomed to a life of a Commoner? Will society and the kingdom shun her? Or have the Fates already chosen her destiny?
***This is a slow-burn reverse harem with a strong fantasy plot which includes intrigue, world-building, and character development.***
Thoughts from Paige
I'm still bit sick, so I'll admit I didn't give this book its due. I only read the prologue, but I did like the premise of the story. I'll have to return to it when I'm feeling better to see if the writing style works for my brain.
I knew it was coming. The letter. The summoning to the palace. A chance to become a concubine in the royal harem.
Every girl in the kingdom must go. I’m not special. But that doesn’t make it any easier to leave behind my childhood sweetheart and my home in the borderlands. And now my mother has ordered me to smuggle in a sword for protection, I’m worried she knows something I don’t.
It’s only a few days. Just a short break in the richest city in the world. It can’t be that bad, can it? If I keep my head down and my mouth shut, I can fade into the background until it’s over.
But I’ve never been great at keeping my opinions to myself.
And when the prince turns out to be the spoilt brat I predicted, I refuse to simper and smile for him like the other girls.
He’s playing us. We’re pawns in his game.
Well, I’m sick of his sport.
If he thinks he can distract me from what’s really going on at the palace, he’s wrong. Something sinister lurks in these hallways. A darkness they’re all trying to hide.
But I will find it. My dignity, my freedom, and my life depend on it.
I’m going to need that sword.
Pleasing the Prince is the first novel in the Cursed Creatures series. It features a strong woman and the men who will come to love her – the group builds throughout the trilogy. Strong language, adult situations, potentially triggering violence, and a cliff-hanger are included. But don’t worry. The second book is coming soon!
Possible Triggers: Discussions of rape, assault, and domestic violence, minor bullying, violence.
Thoughts from Paige
I always think of Hadrian's wall when I read a book about invaders keeping out the wild, magical beings who first inhabited it. I'm definitely a history nerd.
The reviews seem to be mixed, so I suggest you actually read the sample if you don't have KU.
Four elite fae warriors. One mortal female. A magical bond they can’t allow—or resist.
Orphaned and sold to a harsh master, Lera’s life is about mucking stalls, avoiding her master’s advances, and steering clear of the mystical forest separating the mortal and fae worlds. Only fools venture into the immortal realms, and only dark rumors come out... Until four powerful fae warriors appear at Lera’s barn.
River, Coal, Tye, and Shade have waited a decade for their new fifth to be chosen, the wounds from their quint brother’s loss still raw. But the magic has played a cruel trick, bonding the four immortal warriors to... a female. A mortal female.
Distractingly beautiful and dangerously frail, Lera can only be one thing—a mistake. Yet as the males bring Lera back to the fae lands to sever the bond, they discover that she holds more power over their souls than is safe for anyone... especially for Lera herself.
Power of Five is a full-length fantasy romance novel.
High school was a nightmare. I spent the majority of my time dodging the three bullies who delighted in giving me hell. Austin, Gavin, and Vaughn were so awful that just seeing them could ruin my day. It was a relief when I finally graduated and I knew I wouldn't have to deal with them ever again.That is until I got talked into going to our ten year reunion. I had fantasies of seeing what karma had done to my high school enemies. I couldn't wait to see bald spots, beer guts, and delicious failure. But I didn’t get that. Instead, I got their attention - all of their attentions - in a way I didn’t expect. Now I’m caught in and unfamiliar relationship with all three of them and am unsure exactly where it will go.
It’s amazing to be a powerful wolf… if you’re male.
When you’re a nineteen year-old girl who can beat the crap out of every wolf in your pack, suddenly it’s not so great.
Love isn’t everything, I know; but even the most powerful she-wolf submits to her mate. If you can’t be beaten, you can’t be mated.
And an unmated wolf has no place in the pack.
My one hope is the clan gathering in the Blackwood Fortress. Every wolf in the continent attends, and a few seriously sexy wolves catch my eye. I’m bound to find at least one who can match me, right?
Then there’s my other problem: My pack leader is a grade-A jerk. After treating me like a genetic freak my whole life, he suddenly decides to stake a claim. But I can’t refuse the challenge, and my wolf won’t back down. Either I submit to the pack leader and become mated to his skeezy pelt, or I win the challenge and my freedom… by taking his place as pack leader.
Only no one has ever heard of a female pack leader, and if I become one, I’ll never find a mate.
Wolf Shunned is the first book in The Warrior Queen Legacy, featuring a badass heroine, a dystopian fantasy world, and loads of sexy wolf shifters. Be warned: This is a slow burn romance in which the heroine keeps all of her men. Once you pick this story up, you won’t be able to stop devouring it until the very last page.
The Warrior Queen Legacy is now a complete series!
Thoughts from Paige
This is sort of NOT a slow build. It is a slow burn, for sure. But I'm fairly certain we all know who her harem is going to be. BUT I'm listening to the second book now so I cannot say for absolute certainty that we do know her Harem, there could be more! There could be different males, who knows! Sexy times are definitely slow, like slower than paint dry slow. It is delicious. And as of this post, I've caught it on a bestsellers list for at least 19 different weeks.
And side note! Someone out there requested zombies (which is on my radar!) The wraiths in the book are reminding me of the zombies from I Am Legend, so this may tick your box for that!
P.P.S I was going to link ya'll to the movie, but it gave me nightmares when it was released, and just googling the movie has brought it all back. I actually walked out of the theater before it finished (like 20 minutes before it finished). UGH.