Monday, November 20, 2017

Reverse Harem Guide Pt 2: RH Book Recommendations!

Hello everyone! Welcome to part two of my comprehensive guide to reverse harem reading! If you missed part one, you can find it here. In part one, I discussed what reverse harem is, different aspects of reverse harem, and some common misconceptions that people have about reverse harem.

Now that we have described what exactly reverse harem is, we can talk about what books to start with! I did a recommendations post back in January, but the sub-genre has exploded since then and I have read many more books since then. I will be talking about some beginner recommendations as well as a few of my personal favorites, all labeled as smutty or clean for your ease. In most of these cases, I am only going to be recommending books that I have read. There are countless more that I have on my TBR that I want to read but haven't gotten to yet, so I can't recommend them as of right now. 

Beginner's Recommendations

The first book that I have to recommend is the one that introduced me into this genre: "The Ghost Bird" series by C.L. Stone, the first book being titled Introduction. Currently, there are 11 books and 5 novellas published in this series, with another 9 books and at least 4 more novellas planned. Don't let the amount of books fool you, it is a quick, addictive, and fast read. I read the first four books in the span of two days. 
This series was my first foray into this genre. I didn't even know about this genre when I started reading, and didn't realize what was going on until over a year later. It is a book with a very long slow-burn, but it is done beautifully. The characters all have something different about them that makes them unique, rather than a group of boys that are carbon copies of each others' personalities. 

This series is not smutty as the characters are underage. In the future it may become smutty after the characters are 18 or older, but it is not in the near future. This series is about a girl names Sang Sorenson who moves from Illinois to South Carolina and meets a group of boys from a school called The Academy. In that group of boys, she discovers friendship and family, as well as uncovers some things about herself that she didn't know before. This series has a special place in my heart and I highly recommend it. 

The first book is free in ebook format on Amazon (where you can also add the audiobook for only $1.99 when you get the free ebook) and iTunes. For more information on this book or series, here is the Goodreads information. 

The second book that I am going to be recommending is actually an anthology of novella RH stories. This was a great resource for me when the first one was released at the beginning of the year. The second and third volumes were recently released this fall, but I have yet to read them. I still believe that this is a great way to discover the RH genre. Each volume is only $2.99 and contains 7 stories from well-known RH authors. The original first volume was published for charity and is no longer available to buy, although one can buy the stories from the anthology individually. However, the second and third volumes are still available to purchase. Some of these are smutty but others are clean, so be careful if you are trying to avoid smut.
                                                    Volume 2                            Volume 3

The third series that I have for you is "The Faith Series" by Nikki Bolvair. It is a five-book series that starts with Love is Not Lost. While, again, the prospect of a series might be somewhat scary, one must remember that (1) these books are not expensive if you do plan on reading them all, and (2) this specific series is very light and a quick read, so it should not take you too long. 
This series is about a girl named Faith Daniels who moves in with a foster family across from a set of brothers. She's drawn to them and vice-versa, and everything goes from there. There are some deep issues talked about in this book, so this book is not just superficial and romantic, but it is also light-hearted and fun. This was one of my intro-to-RH book series that I read when I started this series. 

The first book is free on Amazon (and possibly iTunes, although I am not sure). Goodreads also has more information about the series. Here is my series review :)

Next, I have a personal favorite from one of my favorite authors: Jane Washington, in co-authorship with Jaymin Eve: Trickery. This is the first in a 5-book series, 2 of which have been published with the third publishing this month. 
This series is one of my personal favorites. I read the first book when it came out and fell in love with the main character, Willa. Since then, I have been obsessed with this story and these characters. There's action, but there's so much sass and humor that I've been sucked in and don't want to escape. This series focuses on Willa, a dweller in a fantasy world. One day she gets chosen to go work at a fancy boarding school for the sols, and there she meets 5 powerful and drop-dead gorgeous brothers, who happen to be in the highest social class one can be in. And everything goes from there!

It's currently for sale on Amazon, where you can add the ebook for about $7.50 when you purchase the ebook. For information on the entire series, check out Goodreads as well as my Book 1 Review and Book 2 Review.


My Personal Favorites

Now that I've given y'all some good beginners' recommendations, I thought I would talk a bit about some of my favorite series that you can also start with.

One of my favorite, if not my favorite, RH series is a slow-burn young adult series by B.L. Brunnemer, with the first book being Trying to Live With the Dead. There are currently four books that have been published, with many more on the way and an adult series to follow. 
This series is about a girl named Alexis "Lexie" Delaney who can see and interact with the dead. She moves in with her uncle, Rory, and begins life at a new school in a new town. When she meets a group of guys, everything changes. It's harder to control her secret around them, especially when they seem to want to know everything about her. Everything continues from there.

I've had nothing but great experiences with this series. It is absolutely amazing. I love the characters, the plot, and especially the slow-burn romance and relationships that are building. I can't wait for the next book! 

The books are currently not smutty as this series is about a group of teenagers. However, there are heavy trigger warnings for book three and possible trigger warnings for book four. Please read responsibly. 

You can find book one on Amazon (with a discount rate on Audible if you buy the ebook). You can find more about the series on Goodreads, as well as read my reviews down below. 

Book 1 Review
Book 2 Review
Book 3 Review
Book 4 Review

The second book/series that I am very attached to but is not included in the above beginner recommendations is Groupie, book 1 of the "Rock Hard Beautiful" trilogy by C.M. Stunich. There are three books in this trilogy and all of them have been published. 
I sped read this book when it first came out. I thought the premise was interesting and it was a short, fast read. There were deep things discussed but mostly it was smutty and romantic. The relationships did develop a lot better in the last two books, and there were more deep situations that were dealt with. Mostly, I love this book because it's about rock stars, travel, and sex. 

Please be advised that there could be possible trigger warnings for child abuse and molestation in the second and third books. Please read responsibly. You can find this series on Amazon and more information on Goodreads!

The next in my long line of favorite RH books/series is the "Seraph Black" series by Jane Washington, with the first book being Charcoal Tears. This series is complete at four novels and I love them all. 
This series starts off with a girl named Seraph who has never been normal. One day, after almost getting run over by a car, she discovers that she isn't human, but rather, a zevgheri. Aided by four brothers, she delves deeper into this new world. Chock full of romance and paranormal action, these books are well-written, fast reads. I fell in love with them from day one and read the first three in a matter of 2 days and then had to wait agonizingly long months for the final book. 

Please be advised that there is a possible trigger warning in the first book. There is also smut in the fourth and final book, but only light romance in the first three. It is incredibly slow burn, but that's just one of the things that makes it so amazing. 

The first book is available on Amazon (as well as on Audible for a discounted price when you buy the ebook). For more information on the series, check out Goodreads. For my thoughts on the entire series, here is my series review.

Next I have another book that was part of my first foray into RH: Finding My Pack by Lane Whitt. There are currently two books published in this series, with a third in production. I am unsure on if there will be a fourth book published, but one can dream. 
This book starts with a homeless girl named Kitten who has had an incredibly rough life. After a particularly bad night, she is in need of serious help and finds it in the form of a house full of amazingly hot guys. While it may seem like this series has no substance at first, I promise that it is amazing. If you love paranormal romance or cute relationships as well as action and intrigue, this book is perfect. 

There is possible trigger warnings in the first and second books. Please read responsibly. There is also a lot of smut in these books (which I love, but some people might not want). You can find it on Amazon and Audible. For more information about the series, hop on over to Goodreads. For my thoughts, check out my series review

This next one isn't a reverse harem, but rather, a menage. If you read my previous post in this guide, you will know that a menage is a romantic group of 3. In this case, it is two men and one female. I absolutely love this book, though, and felt it fitting to include it. Darkenss Descends: A Skye Faden Novel is the first in a possible series, although it works just fine as a stand alone. It is incredibly long for a menage book, but it is well written and I flew by reading it. 
In a world of vampires and werewolves, effectively called fògaraich and faoil, being a human can be dangerous. Skye knows this first hand. After an incident, she travels to Scotland where she meets Tarran, an extremely hot faoil. Things spiral from there. This book is full of paranormal romance and action. I fell in love with it so fast and continue to adore it. 

You can get it here on Amazon, and find out more about it on Goodreads. You can also hear my thoughts and gushing in my spoiler-free review.


Thank you all for reading! Stay tuned for part 3 of this RH guide: popular authors and resources on where to find more books and information. 


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