Slow Burn Reverse Harems – Part 1

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Request time! One of you awesome readers has requested a post featuring Slow Burn Reverse Harems. Now, I know we each have our own definition of Slow, Medium, and Fast Burns. With that in mind, I will throw a mix of slow burns together in this post. Some will be snails pace slow burn, others will be borderline leaning into medium burn…possibly. If you wish me to find a more specific parameter of slow, let me know. You know I will get back to you! As always, Happy Reading! – Quare Eligere

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Alive & Hexing (Hexes & Hazards Book 1) by Shay Cabe
Alive & Hexing (Hexes & Hazards Book 1) by Shay Cabe
Amazon Description

Home is supposed to be where a witch is always welcome.
Except when you neglect to call your four furry best friends after being gone for five years.
So, they decided to pay me back, Hazard style.
Cruel style.
The Hazard Boys Suck.
Now, I need to show all of them that girls aren't just made from sugar, spice and everything nice.
Especially me.
I'm also made of something better... Mean.

*This is a slow-slow burn Young Adult, #Whychoose with some mature content and cursing*

Spelled: Book 1 of the Shadoewynne Series by Penelope Kein
Spelled: Book 1 of the Shadoewynne Series by Penelope Kein
Amazon Description

Every girl grows up dreaming of finding their knight in shining armor—except me. I’m not some princess in need of a prince to sweep me off my feet. I have a firm grip on reality and know that those types of guys don’t exist for normal girls like me.

Or so I thought.

An innocent game with friends—that I’m in denial about being attracted to—leads me to another dimension where princes are in fact real, and life as I know it is forever altered. Let’s hope my guys and I are strong enough to uncover the truths that we so desperately need, while a dark organization begins hunting me.

A world of magic, lies, and deceit make me question everything I thought I knew.

No one is what they seem – even me.

Author's note: previously published as "A Glint of Shadoewynne"

Wolf Freed (Magic Bound Book 1) by J.E. Cluney
Wolf Freed (Magic Bound Book 1) by J.E. Cluney
Amazon Description

Life is hard. Especially when you’re dead. Well, mostly dead. I thought I had it all, my life set with the perfect apartment, a well paying job, and a hot boss who was into me. The downside? He’s a vampire, and where’s the possible future with an immortal being when you’re simply human? The choice was too difficult, until he accidentally killed me. What a charmer. Too bad he did a terrible job. Now I'm not alive, not vampire, and not fully dead apparently. But a whole new world is revealed to me, one of magic, werewolves, shifters, and more. And when a young dead girl needs help, I find myself working with the two men I have feelings for. Just my luck. What else could go wrong? ***PLEASE NOTE- Previously published as Ghostbound of the Portland Ivy series*** ***This book contains adult scenes***

Soul Bound: A Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Arcane Arts Academy Book 1) by Elena Lawson
Amazon Description

The hallowed halls of Arcane Arts Academy are no place for an orphan who peddles illegal potions and lives out of a caravan…and yet here I am.

After my volatile magic nearly killed a bunch of mortals, I thought for sure I’d be carted off to Kalzir prison, but they sent me here instead. Gave me shackles under the guise of mercy for my crimes.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, there are wolf shifters in the woods on campus, secrets hidden in the walls, and a hot teacher who may or may not want me as much as I want him.

But dangerous distractions aside, I’m about to find out that some secrets have claws and if I’m not careful, these ones will swallow me whole.

NOTE: This series was previously published under the same series title of Arcane Arts Academy however, these versions have been altered to include lots of bonus content and all-new chapters from the guys' points of view!

Reading Order:
Soul Bound - May 18th
Magic Untamed - June 15th
Blood Pledged - July 20th
Shadow Tainted - August 24th
Death Kissed - October 28th

Scroll up and one-click today to start reading this spellbinding series from bestselling author Elena Lawson.

It appears that this book was previously released as Of Wolves & Witches.  The Audibook is available under that name, isn't connected to the kindle listed on Amazon. The Audible link below takes you to the Of Wolves & Witches page. -Paige

Stealing The Throne (Chronicles Of The Throne Book 1) by Quirah Casey
Amazon Description

The people who burned down my old life will regret walking through the ashes. As far as the citizens of Caelumine are concerned, Princess Amelia Deightyn died with the rest of her family in the burning of the Deightyn Kingdom. Roxanna Delamontee couldn’t agree more. The day her family was betrayed by the people they trusted most, her innocence went up in flames, and her identity as Amelia burned with it. She rose from the ashes as Roxanna, and she’s going to show the people who killed her family how it feels to burn. She’s spent years plotting her revenge, and no one can stop her. Or so she believes until she meets four of her enemies, men who are determined to steal her heart while she’s stealing the throne.
The Cardinal Bird: Reverse Harem Series (The Cardinal Series Book 1) by Mia Smantz
Amazon Description

Callie Jensen has always been a little bit different. She was made fun of for being a math-whiz in school up until she was kidnapped. Growing up in the crime world from a young age, she was turned into a language savant and a hacker-expert. She tried to do what she was told and keep her head down...but...that was easier said than done. Trouble seems to follow her like it's her middle name. Eventually, things come to a head that puts her in the sights of a secret government organization. She finally has some allies in the form of several muscular, irresistibly handsome and talented guys. Callie wonders if she'll be able to find peace at last, but the struggles only keep piling up as she is shuffled around, wondering when or even if she will ever find somewhere she feels like is safe. People who she thought were safe might not be. And not only that, but her kidnapper is not willing to give her up without a fight, and he shows her all too well that he will go to some very dangerous lengths to get her back.

Thoughts from Paige

I debated myself about including this series but ultimately decided to include it because it does contain a large harem and is a complete series.  This isn't the type of book that calls to me, but it does have a lot of positive reviews out there.  I do want to point out that later books indicate it is a relatively tame RH, sexy-time wise. Since I haven't read the books I cannot confirm. Reviewers seem to love the final book, some indicating it is one of their favorites. It is a spy/thriller and the consensus around this genre seems to be almost completely positive.

Shadows and Shade: Tips for surviving your paranormal kidnapping (I mean rescue) inside. by Amanda Cashure
Amazon Description

When the Elorsin brothers venture onto our estate in search of a mysterious bird, just in time to catch me on the wrong end of my master’s temper, they somehow also acquire me.

Acquire, kidnap, rescue – is there a difference?

Sure, four of the scariest immortals in existence may actually have saved my life, but blending in as a servant in the Elite training castle that I now call home is almost impossible with these four powerful, dark, and broken men focusing their attention on me - and it’s not always good attention.

Not helped when the trickster among them suggests playing a potion-prank on the psychopath currently in line for the throne. He shouldn’t be in line for the throne. Pax, aka Scary Kidnapper Number One, should be. But whatever or whoever tore this distant world apart, they did so with enough ferocity to leave Pax in a permanent foul mood - and the others aren’t much better.

Either my kidnappers, I mean rescuers, leave me alone - which will mean leaving me to be discovered by a king who has a nasty habit of sucking the life from his servants.

Or they claim me for themselves and protect me from an unstoppable prophecy, a secret slowly decaying the Veil - and each other.

If you’re ever in my shoes, I recommend revenge involving food and the boots of a certain growling alpha male, followed by kicking the nearest dethroned immortal prince in the balls.

⚠ Warning: laugh out loud funny with potential drink snorting. ⚠

This is a sloooooowburn fantasy series where Shade will develop her relationships with all of the Elorsins. Books 1-3 also available as a box set with reimagined and forbidden bonus scenes. There are trigger warnings in the front of each book. Book one is single POV, two & three have dual POVs, and five & six have multi-POVs.

Abducted by Magic: A Gargoyle Shifter Romance (Guardians of Magic Book 1) by Elena Gray
Amazon Description

A dead witch, an angry coven, and a dangerous killer...Some girls have all the bad luck. When a wounded witch transfers her magic to Katarina, she’s left with a power she’s unable to wield as a human. Along with that magic comes four sexy guardians. They’re willing to sacrifice everything not only for the power she holds but also for Kat, a human strictly forbidden to them. With their destinies intertwined, fighting fate is going to be a lot harder, especially with a killer on the loose, a killer who’s searching for Kat. Thanks to a traumatic childhood experience, Kat has avoided her grandmother’s tarot readings and premonitions for years. But now she will need to set aside her fears and embrace that lifestyle again. Otherwise, she may not survive what’s ahead. Abducted by Magic is a slow burn reverse harem paranormal romance. There are no love triangles in this book. She gets to choose them all. Abducted by Magic was originally published in the Fated Mates Boxed Set. Suggested Reading Order Destroyed by Magic (Prequel) Abducted by Magic (Book 1) Enlightened by Magic (Book 2)
Mu: The Grimm Cases Collection Part One by Lyla Oweds
Amazon Description

Bianca, a timid and shy university student, has no choice but to step outside her comfort zone to seek answers to her ghostly problems. The only problem is that, because of what she finds, she now has more questions than before. The things I see aren’t for the faint of heart. And I am no longer willing to ignore them. Not even when my family, and my best friend, tell me to keep quiet about what’s happening. They say people will think I’m crazy. Maybe I am. But the spirit haunting my professor’s house is definitely trying to tell me something, and I’m the only one who can see it. The one person who can help me is my best friend's brother. But I don’t know if I can trust him or his friends. Or if I can step outside the protective bubble I’ve built around myself. At this point it’s a toss up: the ghosts will kill me or my panic attacks will.Either way, I figure I’m going to die.This bundle includes The Grimm Cases books one through three, the Home novella, and bonus scenes from the guy's point of view.Trigger Warning: The series begins as a Y/A, but the main character is a victim of childhood abuse and trauma of multiple levels. This becomes more prevalent as the series continues, the rating moves higher, and her recovery becomes a focus of her character growth.
School of Broken Souls: Academy of Souls Book 1 by C.R. Jane
School of Broken Souls: Academy of Souls Book 1 by C.R. Jane
Amazon Description

Welcome to Raven Academy… Where the price of admission could be your soul…Adeline Jones is perfectly average. Or at least she thinks she is until she receives an invite to attend Raven Academy, complete with a full scholarship. Raven Academy is the mysterious school that only the elite of the elite go and despite Adeline's misgivings about giving up her whole life to attend, there's no way her parents are going to let her give up such an opportunity. But things at Raven Academy aren't what they seem. Everyone is a little too perfect, a little too rich, and a little too powerful for any normal student population. Things only complicate further when Adeline catches the eyes of Raven Academy's group of elite boys. Can Adeline figure out what secrets Raven Academy is hiding before its too late? Or will the price of admission to the elite academy be more than she can perhaps the price of her soul. School of Broken Souls is book 1 in the Academy of Souls series.This is a paranormal, reverse harem, fantasy and bully romance.
Nightworld Academy: Term One by LJ Swallow
Amazon Description

Welcome to the Nightworld Academy, attended by vampires, shifters, and witches. A place filled with harmony and mutual respect between the supernatural races. Sometimes.  I'm told my curse is a gift. A valuable one that could cost me my life. My visions of the future are weird, but my new school is weirder. All lessons take place in the evening and the majority of students are on an advanced program where they take extra classes late into the night. I enrolled at the academy because my last school expelled me for punching another student. Nobody believed that I knocked Tyler unconscious to stop somebody else dying. But why would they believe the crazy girl?  I expected to meet other troubled teens here, but the pupils are predictable for an English boarding school. There's Ash, the rugby team captain and the academy’s most popular guy. Then there’s Andrei, the moody guy with a bad attitude who takes pleasure in annoying me. And Jamie who’s studious and friendly but intense. I thought I had the academy figured out: the mean girl, the quirky friend, the nerd, the emo, and the jock. But on the evening I swear allegiance to my new school house, everything spins out of control and I realise I’m dealing with more. Much more. One of us will die, and I know who. Term One is the first in this new upper YA/NA series of magic academy books. The main characters are eighteen and older and this is a slow burn RH. As the series is set at a school in England, the books are written in British English. Scroll up and one-click to start this gripping new series filled with magic, mystery and romance from USA Today bestselling author LJ Swallow.
Wolf Hunted: A Paranormal Shifter Romance (The Last Shifter Book 1) by Sadie Moss
Amazon Description

Four renegade wolf shifters. An innocent young woman trapped in a web of lies. When their fates collide, sparks will fly… Diagnosed with a rare terminal illness, I’ve spent over half my life in the Strand Corporation’s state-of-the-art treatment facility. I keep my chin up and do everything the doctors order, praying one day I’ll walk out of here in perfect health. But when that day finally arrives, it’s nothing like I hoped it would be. Instead, it comes in a hail of gunfire, along with four distractingly handsome men who say they’re here to rescue me. On the run with these mysterious men and hunted by the very people I believed were my caretakers, I begin to realize nothing is what I thought it was. Turns out, I’m not really sick. I’m not completely human either… Wolf Hunted is the first book in The Last Shifter series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love damaged heroines with guts, hot alpha men, and edge-of-your-seat action, dive into this thrilling new series today!
True Deceptions (Ellie of Shipwreck Book 1) by MJ King
Amazon Description

************Re-edited with minor changes************** Ellie thought the pirates were long gone. Now, she’s about to learn there are people worse than pirates. Growing up on an island known only for it’s fake pirate stories, Ellie Harrison wants nothing more than to finish her senior year the way she started it - a social outcast. Everything was going according to plan, (well mostly, there was the fire thing... and the fighting thing), until the new guys show up and her life begins to change. Not only does Ellie have to figure out what the secretive group are on the island for, but she also has to dodge an angry drunk for a father, her rather nosy brothers and a vindictive ex-best friend. When a murder occurs, a box of coded love letters sends Ellie and her group not only after a killer, but down the rabbit hole of Shipwreck Island’s sordid past. What they discover may be more trouble than they are prepared for. Ellie knows she will eventually have to choose between love and hate. Trust and Betrayal. Truth and Lies. True Deceptions an Ellie of Shipwreck #whychoose reverse harem
Touch of Regret: The Collectors Book 1 by Autumn Reed
Touch of Regret: The Collectors Book 1 by Autumn Reed
Amazon Description

The day I truly started to live, I sentenced him to die. At twenty-four, I'd resigned myself to a simple life following in my mother's footsteps. I would manage the antique shop she left me and marry a kind, stable man. Most importantly, I would never tell a soul about my psychic abilities. But with a single, intentional touch and a vision of the past, I set events in motion that expose my secret. I’m part of a world I never knew existed, and my new allies are dismantling my carefully constructed walls. Except, those walls had a purpose--they kept me hidden. Now, my abilities make me a target. And my mere existence is endangering everyone I care about. My name is Adele Rose, and I know nothing but regret. **Touch of Regret is the first book in a completed slow-burn reverse harem series.**
Gangs and Ghosts (Beyond the Shadows Book 1) by Katie May
Amazon Description

When I was three-years-old, I was found homeless in the woods, alone and feral. When asked how I survived all of those years by myself, I had one answer: the Shadow Man. I have no memory of that time. No memory of anything, really, before the accident. I rely on stories from my fathers about this supposed imaginary friend. Got into a fight at school? The Shadow Man made me. Stole from a store? He forced me to. Snuck out of the house? He came with me. I had almost completely forgotten about him. Until I move into the horror house - the house rumored to be a gateway to hell. Strange things keep happening, and I am helpless to prevent them. More importantly, people keep dying. Particularly, people that harm me. It’s already a struggle to survive a new high school and town (including the attention of a dangerous gang), but now I have to survive ghosts too? One thing becomes clear: The Shadow Man wants me to come home. This is a young adult, slow-burn, horror reverse harem romance. It is the first in a series and WILL end in a cliff-hanger! HAS BEEN RE-EDITED August 10, 2020!
Darkfire: Reverse Harem Paranormal Academy Romance (Nightfire Academy: Guild of Shadows Book 1) by Skyler Andra
Amazon Description

A secret guild. Three irresistible guardians. A sinister evil that seeks her power. Luna has run from the shadows for as long as she can remember, hiding from the darkness chasing her all her life. A threat that killed her parents to capture her. Tired of running, of not having anywhere to call home, she casts a spell to send the demon hunting her back to hell. Oops. Bad move. An ancient guild detects her magic and intercepts her. They want her power and give her the choice: train with them or die. Naturally, she chooses survival, and is thrust into the world of Nightfire Academy. Only, she bears the sigil of the enemy, and the students won't let her forget. If she can keep her head in the game, and not let the three appointed guardians distract her, she might stand a chance in hell of making it through year one. One thing is for certain: Luna Prince is no quitter, she'll not go down without a fight and won't let the darkness that seeks her win. Find out what lurks in the world of shadows in this thrilling, imaginative and steamy paranormal reverse harem series for fans of True Blood, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. One click and start reading now.
Stillbringer (Dreamwalker Chronicles Book 1) by Zile Elliven
Amazon Description

**This is a slow-burn Reverse Harem with eventual m/m later in the series.**

The girl with no name. Freak. Reject. Failure.

Her magic was wild and uncontrollable, which meant she was useless to her family as the next heir.

If it came to a choice between her and protecting their standing, their path was clear: she had to die.

So, she did the only sensible thing she could think of - she ran.

Of course, it was headfirst into a gunfight, because fate wasn't that kind to her. Except, it was how she met him.


Obstinate, cold, and possibly the most frustrating person on the planet, he was also determined to protect her at all costs - even from herself.

Meanwhile, the dangers were piling up.

Framed by the family who still hunted her, investigated by The Guard, she was homeless, nameless and useless. If found guilty, everything she'd survived thus far would be a picnic in comparison to her punishment.

Fourteen was her only chance at survival, but was he enough to stand up to the devastating power of her family?

***This is a reverse harem series, meaning the heroine does not have to choose between her men. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18 years.***

Don't Rush Me (Nora Jacobs Book 1) by Jackie May
Don’t Rush Me (Nora Jacobs Book 1) by Jackie May
Amazon Description

"Jackie May has created a world of epic proportions that demands complete reader thrall until the very last page." - Melissa Haag, Author of Fury Frayed Most humans have no idea that a dark and deadly underworld, filled with magic and monsters, exists. They wander through life blissfully ignorant of the supernatural world around them. Nora Jacobs is different. Nora knows exactly what kinds of hellish creatures haunt the streets of Detroit. Thanks to a unique set of psychic abilities, Nora has managed to steer clear of the underworld most of her life. But all that changes the night the most powerful vampire in the city discovers her gifts and decides to use her as a tool to find one of his missing clan members. As if that’s not bad enough, Nora believes she’s cursed. All her life, people, especially men, have been drawn to her—some to the point of obsession and violence. Underworlders, it seems, are not immune to this curse, and now she’s caught the attention of some of the most dangerous monsters in the city. Neck deep in an investigation only she can solve, Nora quickly makes as many new allies as she does enemies. Her biggest problem is staying alive long enough to decide which is which. *This is a slow burn reverse harem novel with adult themes that some may find triggering.
Academy of Assassins (An Academy of Assassins Novel Book 1) by Stacey Brutger
Academy of Assassins (An Academy of Assassins Novel Book 1) by Stacey Brutger
Amazon Description

ONLY ONE THING STANDS BETWEEN HUMANS AND THE DEADLY SUPERNATURAL WORLD…THE ACADEMY OF ASSASSINS. Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself. Her life changes the day she’s summoned to the Academy of Assassins, a school that trains witches and hunters to eradicate paranormals who prey on humans. Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground. As Morgan delves deeper into the investigation, she will need to dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes. When the danger increases and the school is threatened, Morgan must unearth her missing memories before someone finishes the job they started so long ago—killing her and unleashing a plague that will consume the world. An Academy of Assassins Novel : Book 1 Meet the Assassins: Morgan, Kincade, Ascher, Ryder, Draven and Atlas.
Make Me a Wish: (The Conduit Trilogy Book 1) by K. B. Everly
Make Me a Wish: (The Conduit Trilogy Book 1) by K. B. Everly
Amazon Description

"Ever made a wish and had it come true? Well lucky you, because I have never had any of my wishes come true." Arsyn Henley has had a rough life growing up. All the universe has ever done, is take every loved one she has ever had and give deep rooted scars—both on the inside and out—in return. When a relative she never knew about dies and leaves her a cabin in the mountains, she's eager to start over with a new life. She could never have guessed her new life would be riddled with secrets about her family, new people to love and most of all magic beyond her wildest dreams. Enter the four dashing Kismet brothers who take this broken girl on a metaphorical magic carpet ride through the world of Jinn—beings who grant the wishes of the human race—and slowly put back together her soul with pieces of their own. But where there's light, dark is soon to follow. Can she find the strength to accept her new reality and the people who come with it bringing all the beauty of love and light to her? Or will she falter and beckon the darkness to take her away as it's own? *This is a Reverse-Harem trilogy with some disturbing sequences of events, mild languageand is recommended for ages 17+*

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