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Seeking Serena

by Lily Levi

Serena Moon was born to die as a sacrifice to the dark throne’s next heir, one of thirteen residing in London’s Darkmourn Mansion. It’s what all lesser vampires are called to do and there’s no way around it, unless somehow she doesn’t die. But that’s never happened… until now.

Exhausted, Serena’s been on the run for three years, never once forgetting that she made a mockery of their “biting game” by walking away when she should’ve died. But what’s a life in the shadows, constantly running from creatures that never show themselves?

Except for when they do – and they’re just as she remembers them.

Will Serena survive their new game? Protect her or destroy her are the only rules this time around and with thirteen vampiric heirs ready to play, there’s no escape this time. Which of the Master’s heirs will fight for her when the game’s ultimate reward is the most powerful position in the world?

But Serena Moon isn’t at all that she appears to be with a dark past in an empty, shadowed home; whispers of the demon Adramalech; an ancient Icelandic prophecy; and her stalwart refusal to die.

Seeking Serena, a paranormal vampire romance/thriller, is a full-length novel first published as a serial in 5 parts. This is the complete series.

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🔥 Lilith and Her Harem 🔥

by Grace White

I’ve been locked up in a haunted insane asylum with two men who say they can save me. That I’ll save them.

Ryker. The dangerous knight with the mystical tattoos.

Levi. The kind-hearted, sword-swinging killer.

I probably shouldn’t trust them.

But I definitely can’t trust the doctors.

And the ghosts look pretty shifty too, for that matter.

Will the three of us ever escape?

And even if we can… Should I go with them?

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🥀 Midnight’s Crown 🥀

by Ripley Prosperina

The sun is Briar Hale’s enemy.

All her life she’s been in the shadows, sheltered and protected, warned and smothered.

Not anymore.

Briar is ready to take control of her life, and step out into the sunlight for the first time. A newly enrolled graduate student at Boston College, she’s determined to discover why her body betrays her.

And she knows just the scientist to help her.

Professor Hudson Nors has secrets of his own—secrets he’s kept for eternity, and which he never wants to see the light of day. No matter how wonderful Briar smells, and how important she feels, Hudson decides the best thing he can do for her is stay away.

Suddenly, Briar, with her strange condition and boundless curiosity, turns the world Hudson’s spent centuries perfecting, upside down.

But this pale, fragile girl has a spine of steel, and if Hudson won’t help her, she’ll find someone who will.

By a luck, or fate, Briar meets Hudson’s brothers, Marcus, Valen, and Sylvain. Like Hudson, they can sense this human girl means something important to all of them. But what could four, vampire brothers possibly have to offer a human?

Unwittingly, Briar brings together these immortal brothers, and teaches them, eternity is too short to give up on hope.

Slow burn.

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🐉 The Chronicles of the Four 🐉

by Marissa Farrar

Three hot guys…

Epic dragons…

Freedom and lives at risk…

And one badass girl who must save them all!

In the human city of Anthoinia, Dela Stonebridge has already lost her brother to the Choosing.

Now it’s her turn.

The grueling journey across the mountains is always dangerous, but when magic and madness descends, she discovers herself exiled with the leaders of the three other races.

The Norc, Warsgra, is huge and brutish. The Moerian, Orergon, is practically a savage. And the Elvish prince, Vehel, hides a secret that has the power to tear their world apart.

But as unlikely friendships are born and the truth is revealed, Dela must accept if she has the power of a magic long thought dead…

That of the Dragonstone and the Dragonsayer.

The boxed set contains all of the novels in the series – over two hundred thousand words of slow burn, reverse harem, swords and sorcery goodness:

Book One: Through a Dragon’s Eyes

Book Two: With a Dragon’s Heart

Book Three: Into a Dragon’s Soul

Lion Mistress

by R.A. Steffan

The gods promised her a savior.

The gods are a bunch of lying bastards.

Instead of delivering her from a life of slavery, they ripped away everything she ever cared about.

Now, Kathrael must choose. Lie down and accept her fate, or risk her life and try to change the future.

Destiny is calling, but she won’t face it alone. She has a gentle Seer, a crazy lion-shifter, and the ghost of her dead best friend on her side. Of course, none of them have the faintest clue what they’re getting themselves into. But that’s all right. Because Kathrael of Rhyth has chosen to fight for freedom.

And as far as she’s concerned, the gods can either step in line, or get the hell out of the way.

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The Complete Lion Mistress Collection is a WhyChoose romance trilogy with an exclusive bonus epilogue story. It clocks in at over 800 pages (300,000 words), and the ending is HEA.

A special note for reverse harem lovers: I had never heard the term “reverse harem” when I wrote this series. It was always conceived as a poly romance story, just like The Horse Mistress. That said, it features one amazing woman who ends up with three adoring men at the end, and she is the glue that holds the four of them together.

The pace is medium burn, and the books contain explicit love scenes with strong LGBT content. If you dislike guys getting it on with each other, you’ll dislike this series.

💫 The Lilithura Prophecy 💫

by Grace White

For Daiya Cattiva, turning eighteen is a nightmare come true. Once she Awakens, her body will no longer be her own, and she will thirst for physical connection—need it to survive. But the bond is only temporary, and Daiya will be forced to satiate the demon inside her, time and time again. For that is the burden of the Lilituria.

But Daiya doesn’t want to hurt anyone—especially not the cute guy in class, with his annoying charm and fervent persistence. Staying away from Kai Stanton is the smart thing to do. The only choice she has. But when she loses control and kisses him, everything changes, and Daiya knows their connection is deeper than just fleeting lust.

Determined to uncover the truth, Daiya finds herself at the heart of an ancient prophecy that could alter the balance of good and evil forever.

She was never supposed to fall in love, but their love will change everything.

Book #1 in a brand new mature YA / NA paranormal romance series. Suitable for readers 16+

Her Dark Protectors

by Jada Storm & Emma Stark

Four cursed warriors. One vampire-hunting detective. This sexy, kick-ass reverse harem series will keep you up all night…

This boxed set contains all four books in the Her Dark Protectors series: Cursed by Night, Kissed by Night, Hidden by Night, and Broken by Night. If you like snarky detectives, badass warriors, HOT sex scenes, and page-turning action, this is the series for you!

Description from Book One:

My name is Ace Bissett, and I’m a paranormal detective who doesn’t believe in magic.

Or at least, I didn’t before I met them.

The day I inherited my aunt’s old house, everything changed. One moment, I was convinced that magic was a hoax. The next, I’m surrounded by four winged, fanged, ridiculously hot guys who are definitely not human, and who insist that I’m the only one who can break the curse that binds them to the night.

I know I should run far, far away from this hot mess, but there’s a connection between us I can’t deny. I’m seeing things I can’t explain, feeling things that don’t make sense. The detective in me has never been able to resist a mystery, and this one is just begging me to dig in.

But all that will have to wait, because there’s a new threat stalking my city. One with a taste for blood and bone, unable to be killed or captured by normal human means.

It’s a good thing I’ve got four new roommates to help me hunt them down. But even if I didn’t, I’d figure out a way. Because I never give up. I never give in. And I always protect what’s mine.

Complete Series PNR – RH 10 #amreading

🌊 The Gaia Chronicles 🌊

by Grace White

It isn’t easy being the girl who feels the world…

Isolation is all nineteen-year-old Terra Materson has known for the last six years. Hiding from the cruel whispers and judgmental stares of society, she suffers the pain of the world around her in silence. The air that moves … the water that flows …the fire that burns … the earth that grounds, Terra feels it all. Despite her grandmother’s insistence it’s a gift, she knows it is nothing more than a curse in disguise.

When her grandmother dies, leaving her alone and guideless, she is forced to step out of the shadows and into the light. Atchison College is the perfect place for Terra to learn to live again. Until she meets four guys with strange connections to the elements that torment her.

Together they lead her on a journey to the answer she’s always craved: Who is she? But as Terra quickly realizes, the truth is far more than her head, and heart is prepared for…

This box set contains the complete Gaia Chronicles:

Cursed – Coveted – Caged – Crowned

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🐉 Dragons Entwined 🐉

by Keira Blackwood & Liza Street

Four dragons, one fate. One soul shattered, four entwined.

Losing my mate had left me jaded. I never imagined I could find love again.

But all at once, they walk into my life—three dragon shifters who stir emotions I’d long forgotten. I’m torn, lost, and losing control.

With the odds stacked against us and danger at every turn, these men still manage to chip away the walls I’ve built around my heart.

Dragons Entwined includes all three books in the reverse harem trilogy: Dragon Shattered, Dragon Unbroken, and Dragon Reborn. The trilogy features one strong female dragon shifter and the three hot-as-sin male dragon shifters who win a place in her company…and in her.

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🐲 Her Elemental Dragons 🐲

by Elizabeth Briggs

Four sexy dragon shifters. A huntress with a dark past. A bond that could save the world.

I’ve spent my entire life running from my past and staying out of trouble. That’s how I’ve kept alive ever since my parents were killed by the Black Dragon, who’s ruled the world under her oppressive talons for as long as anyone can remember.

But it’s hard to keep a low profile when four handsome strangers turn up in your village claiming you’re destined to save the world. According to them, they’ve been chosen by the gods to become elemental dragons—and I’m their mate.

Which means one day I’ll be the most powerful dragon of all, able to control all four elements. Assuming I can unlock my powers first…by getting intimate with each of my sexy mates.

Auric, the clever prince. Jasin, the cocky soldier. Slade, the protective blacksmith. Reven, the mysterious assassin. And me. We’re the only ones who can bring balance to the world and overthrow the Black Dragon—if she doesn’t tear us to shreds first.

🐎 Horse Mistress🐎

by R.A. Steffan

My name is Carivel. I was born female, but I’ve been living as a boy for years in my adoptive village of Draebard, doing a job the elders insist can only be done by a male. Getting too close to anyone risks revealing my birth sex, and if I am discovered, I’ll become a pariah–facing exile, or worse. The last thing I ever needed was to fall in love with two unattainable men. The last thing I ever expected was for both of them to love me back.

It’s not just me, though. The men I love have secrets, too. Senovo, a eunuch priest, has been hiding his shape-shifting curse, convinced that the wolf inside him is a cold-blooded killer he can’t control.

By contrast, Andoc is a fierce warrior and a favorite of the village chieftain. But if his history of male lovers–including Senovo–came to light, that could all change very quickly.

Now, the three of us are embroiled in a desperate bid to unite the ragtag tribes on the island of Eburos against an invasion by the powerful Alyrion Empire. One by one, our secrets are coming out. And it’s not merely our own lives at stake–far from it. If the negotiations fall apart, it might just mean the end of everything.

You can get book one free books2read.com/u/brpreE

👑 The Queen’s Consorts 👑

by Elena Lawson

Can four irresistible Fae warriors save a queen from her own court? Over 500 pages of page-turning reverse harem fantasy!

My entire life has been a boring montage of skipping stones, listening to lectures, and waiting for my mother to die.

Now the wait is over. The queen of the Night Court has been assassinated, and her throne is mine to claim. But not everyone at court wants me to rule…

Everything was going smoothly until my godsforsaken ancestors betrayed me, placing my fate in the hands of my royal guardians. Charming, devoted, and maddeningly eager to please—it’s clear the males crave more than just my royal favor. They want me… and they’ll do whatever it takes to keep me safe.

Contains:

Book 1: Claimed by Night

Book 2: Bound by Secret

Book 3: Seduced by Power

**This is a complete medium-burn reverse harem fantasy series. If you like feisty heroines, unforgettable heroes and spellbinding romance, then this trilogy is for you! Intended for Mature YA and up.

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🏹 Operation Cupid 🏹

by Skyler Andra & Mila Young

When a sassy and disillusioned phone operator gets a hold of the power of Cupid, watch out!

A mysterious caller…

Locke Casey is nothing special. Sure, her job as a phone operator job is a little unusual, but it pays the bills, and as a broke, twenty something college student, she doesn’t have much room to be picky. She is used to odd calls from strange men thanks to her job, but when one begins quizzing her about love, she finds her life turned upside down.

An unbelievable turn of events…

Turns out the creepy caller might actually be Cupid. For some unknown reason, the god of love passed on his powers to Locke, which makes no sense considering she’s never been in love and considers the whole concept overrated. Talk about an unlikely candidate!

A mission to save the gods…

Having Cupid’s powers alone might be more than she can handle, but with her godly benefactor doing a disappearing act, all the gods are in a flurry, and it’s up to Locke to save Olympus. All in a day’s work, right?

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🔱 Seven Sins 🔱

J.R. Thorne

Book 1: Succubus Sins

I’m about to make the seven deadly sins my bitch

See this tattoo across my stomach? Yeah, the one with seven crazy runes. Ignore the pink one on the far right, that’s Sarah. I love her, but she’s not one of my four. That was a hard lesson to learn.

I tried being loyal to her. Even went to a stinky Succubi Den to get a snack or two just to stay alive. Well, that didn’t work out, and now I’m stuck trying to charge some dusty old relic my mother left behind. Turns out there’s some crazy destiny tied to my tattoo, which is actually a birthmark and all about the end of the world. Sounds fun, sort of, not really.

I’ve met rune #1, and he wasn’t at all what I’d expected. It wasn’t love at first sight. Maybe hate at first sight. Pretty sure he hates my guts. But that’s okay, maybe rune #2 will bring him around.

This end of the world stuff is just getting started, and I have a feeling one of my very own sins is the one stirring the pot. The Incubus King, what sin might he be? Lust… my favorite one. Bring it on.

Book 2: Siren Sins

Sirens… They Make Sin Look Good

I’ve found my third, and he’s definitely the sin of anger. Jet has some damn rage problems, but I guess that’s to be expected from a dragon shifter. Am I ready to play with fire? You bet your ass I am.

Derek, one of my sins, is making good work on stirring the pot. He’s trying to rip open a hole to hell and he’s gotten Luke on a leash to do just that. Don’t worry, I have a plan. I just hope it doesn’t get everybody killed.

Meanwhile I hear Sarah’s gotten herself into some shit. By the time I get to her (gotta keep those sins in line) I find out that she has a new girlfriend. A muse and a siren sound like trouble to me, and I decide I don’t like this Vikki character, even if there’s something about her that makes one of my runes itch…

Book 3: Vampire Sins

My fourth is a freaking vampire?

Xavier is cocky, overzealous, and way too hot for his own good. He’s just what I need to stop my nightmares from coming to fruition, except he’s telling me that I’m not supposed to stop the future from happening. I’m supposed to fulfill a dark prophecy. One where I’m the Queen of Hell, turned into a vampire, and I save hell itself from being destroyed.

Hell getting destroyed sounds like a good idea to me, so I’ll have to talk some sense into Xavier, but first I need to get my men all in one place. They’re stuck all over the world and, well, let’s face it, the world’s most certainly gone to shit.

Jet, my dragon shifter, has survived the last loyalists to his brother, but they won’t accept his rule unless he obtains the Dragon’s Eye. He better not die trying to retrieve it… or trying to get back to me.

Nate, my beloved human, is trapped Hell knows where and with my grandmother of all people. He’s full of surprises though, and he might just be the weakest link in my bond that’ll save the day.

When all seven sins reunite, I’ll have power over hell itself. It’s up to me what happens next.

Author’s Note: This is a fast-burn reverse harem story. It includes explicit language and sexual situations. Intended for audiences 18 years and older.

PNR ~ RH Permanently #Free Books

Amy Sumida

Godhunter

(The Godhunter Series Book 1)

Atlantis fell, and the Gods rose.

Thousands of years ago, the Atlanteans dabbled in magic that they shouldn’t have, and they destroyed their continent. The survivors spread out across the world and used that same disastrous magic to convince humans that they were Gods. The humans believed. They sacrificed to their gods and made them even more powerful. But time passed, and humans forgot the Gods. Sacrifice waned, and the Gods had to find new ways to get the blood they craved. Devious ways. Manipulative ways. Ways that I’m going to put an end to. There’s only one problem; he’s big, blond, and swears he’s on my side. Oh, and he’s also a god.

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Fairy-Struck

(The Twilight Court Book 1)

I’m trained to kill Fairies.

That’s right; Fairies. I’m an Extinguisher; a psychic soldier charged with protecting our world from them—the Fey. Long ago, there was a war between humans and fairies, and the world was nearly destroyed by it. Now, we have a truce in place to prevent that from happening. Both sides have armies to enforce the truce; we have the Extinguishers and they have the Wild Hunt. Humans don’t remember the truce anymore; they don’t remember the Fey anymore. A fact that the Fey use to their advantage. I hate that. After they killed my mother, I even started to hate them. But that hatred doesn’t seem to matter when I look at him. Fairy hunter. Deadly. Beautiful. Intent on inserting himself into my life. Well, we’ll just see about that.

G. Bailey

Winter’s Guardian

(Her Guardians Series Book 1)

When Winter started university with her best friend Alex, she didn’t expect to find herself in the middle of a supernatural war. Who knew saving a stray wolf could earn you the alliance of the pack.

To make things more complicated, the broody and very attractive Jaxson is tasked with keeping her safe from the growing vampire threat in town. It’s a shame he can’t stand her and enjoys irritating the hell out of her.

When she finds out her new boyfriend has his own secrets, can she trust anyone anymore?

What happens when you get yourself stuck in the middle of a war?

This is a reverse harem book series.

17+ readers only.

Skye MacKinnon

Polar Destiny:

A Bear Shifter Romance

(Claiming Her Bears Book 1)

Can she tame her bear shifters or will she be their dinner?

Alone, frozen, and far from home, Isla finds herself in the care of four frustratingly sexy bear shifters. They soon end up on a Scottish island, trying to survive the disasters of a failing world.

With new relationships unfolding, Isla has to make the decision between her humanity and the bears protecting her.

Will winter drive them apart or can Isla claim her bears?

Polar Destiny is a full-length reverse harem novel featuring one sassy heroine and four sexy bear shifters (including a polar bear!). Prepare for strong alpha males with a trace of vulnerability, an epic quest, Viking beards, very steamy scenes, Scottish landscapes, Celtic mythology and a post-apocalyptic setting.

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Mother of Gods:

A Winter Princess Prequel

(Daughter of Winter Book 0)

“I’ve been alive for less than a year, but it’s been nothing but trouble. I was born to be someone I’m not, created by a lonely Goddess in the image of a random man she met at a party. No wonder it didn’t work out. What I have to decide now is how I want to spend the last few days of my life.”

Beira, the Mother of Gods and Queen of Winter, has grown tired and lonely. After millennia of living on her own, she decides it’s time to create the perfect lover. But while Colan might look like the man of her dreams, he’s not falling in love with her as she’d planned. Can she change his mind or has it all been for nothing?

This tragic prequel to the bestselling reverse harem series Daughter of Winter tells the story of Wynter’s parents. It’s a stand-alone novella that can be enjoyed without having read the other books in series.

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Demon’s Revenge: A Winter Princess Spin-Off: Daughter of Winter #1.5

Gone.

Dead.

Aodh is dead.

My man, my beautiful man. Who pulled me from the darkness and gave me a chance of a life in the light.

Now he’s gone. And with him, all the goodness in me has left.

I’m going to have my revenge.

The world is going to burn.

This is a short Daughter of Winter spin-off, taking place between Winter Princess and Winter Heiress. It can be read as a stand-alone, but to fully immerse yourself in this world, I’d recommend reading Winter Princess first before reading this story. Or maybe after, if you like the characters in Demon’s Revenge.

R.A. Steffan

The Horse Mistress: Book 1

(The Eburosi Chronicles)

Carivel’s secret could save her people. It will also destroy her life.

She was born female, but she has been secretly living as a boy for years in her adoptive village of Draebard, doing a job the elders insist can only be done by a male. The last thing she needs is to fall for not one, but two unattainable men—a fierce warrior and a reluctant wolf-shifter with a horrific past. Now, the Alyrion Empire is poised to invade, and Carivel must choose whether to keep her secret or reveal it—not only to the men she loves, but also to the powerful female ruler whose army could help protect Draebard during the coming war.

Perfect for open-minded fans of ménage and reverse harem romance, The Horse Mistress: Book 1 by USA Today bestselling author R. A. Steffan combines detailed world-building, and a heartfelt romance between three noble, damaged people who have no one to turn to but each other.

Author’s note: This book contains sex. The sex is not vanilla. Some of it is between two men who love each other. If any of those three facts made you go “Eww,” please do the author a solid and don’t download this book.

Lacey Carter Andersen

Her Alien Lovers: Otherworldly Mates SciFi Serial Romance (An Iceilus Reverse Harem Book 1)

Welcome to Otherworldly Mates, a universe where one woman and three males equals pure romance…

Mara was kidnapped by aliens. Finding herself naked, alone, and imprisoned by terrifying creatures with plans to sell her to the highest bidder, she wants nothing more than to wake up. To discover it was all a bad dream.

Yet as time passes she must face the truth, she’s in deep trouble.

When she sees a handsome alien thief escaping, she takes a chance and begs him to save her life. Only, when she’s brought to his ship and meets his brothers, she finds herself battling a different problem: her attraction to them.

Whatever unexplainable science, or magic, that connects her to them makes it impossible for her to stay away. But what if her confusing feelings, and the dark past of one of the brothers, stands in the way of a once-in-a-lifetime chance at true love?

HER ALIEN LOVERS is the first serial in a series of serials. If you prefer to read the whole book in one shot, consider picking up Her Alien Romance, the box set of these serials, instead. This series is a reverse harem romance, so our heroine doesn’t need to choose between her sexy aliens in the end.

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The Gladiators’ Slave:

Reverse Harem Serial- Part One

(Warriors of Rome Book 1)

As Lana stared at the twelve gladiators, straining against the ties at her wrists and ankles, she knew she was in trouble…

Being the queen of high society had its downfalls, namely developing powerful enemies. But Lana fears no one and nothing. She speaks out against the cruelty of the coliseum, even while she’s aroused by the muscular warriors.

When she angers the wrong man, the last thing she expects is to become his entertainment for the night. Twelve gladiators have been awarded her as their slave. To do with what they will. But even though they’ll follow the orders of their master, they’ll also do something no one expects: arouse her.

~THE GLADIATORS SLAVE is a short, steamy reverse harem romance involving one woman and twelve gladiators. It’s Part One in this book. If you’d prefer to read the entire story in one shot, check out Gladiators.~

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An Angel and Her Demons: A WhyChoose Angel Romance (Mates of the Realms: Immortals Book 0)

Naked men hosing themselves down under the sunlight. A strong man carrying her in his arms. And a kiss that shatters her world…

This is the story of how an angel fell for three handsome demons. It’s not about one powerful moment. It’s about a series of moments that changed everything.

Yet, it’s only the beginning.

AN ANGEL AND HER DEMONS is a short prequel to the Mates of the Realms: Immortals’ series. It’s a paranormal reverse harem involving an angel and her three demons. It’s filled with magic, action, humor, and the occasional naked demon. It also originally appeared in the anthology Before the Harem.

Jessica McBrayer

Sucking In San Francisco

(Vampires of San Francisco series Book 1)

Working at a Suicide Prevention Center in San Francisco, Lily Goodwill thinks she’s heard it all—then she gets a call from a man about to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge. Something about the caller, maybe his yummy British accent or Lily’s ability to understand his crushing ennui, makes her break all the rules and rush to meet him. After all, she is a vampire and if she can’t talk him down she can glamour him.

But things don’t go according to plan. Her caller glows with blue fire and turns out to be a vampire-hating Djinn. Suddenly, for the first time in centuries he’s found something intriguing. Is Lily really a vampire with a conscience and an obsessive-compulsive disorder, involving Handi-wipes and Lysol, or is she just another bloodsucker?

Add in another vampire, with a history of female lovers stretching over three centuries, who swears he’s reformed and declares his undying love

Dana Lyons

Transformation: Dreya Love Book 1

A Shifter Reverse Harem Series

Surviving attempted murder by genetic modification left FBI Special Agent Dreya Love with a new life. Now she just has to stay alive.

FBI Special Agent Dreya Love prefers to work alone. But when her friend, a senator’s daughter, is killed, she’s forced to partner with Detective Rhys Morgan, or get assigned to ‘the backside of hell.’ More deaths with bodies matching their first victim brings Interpol Agent Quinn Kingston to the team.

As their investigation uncovers a secret genetic research program, a government cover-up, and a warning to ‘walk away,’ the case turns deadly.

The hunt for a killer, a boutique drug, and an unearthly ingredient unite these three in ways they couldn’t imagine. Soon, they discover the truth leads to a hell they never knew existed.

Hers From The Start: A Collection of First In Series Reverse Harem

Whether you’re looking for mermaids or fae, princesses or hockey players, there’s something for everyone in Hers From the Start…the only thing you’re sure to find is that these leading ladies don’t have to choose just one guy…

Includes:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Laura Greenwood

USA Today Bestselling Author Skye MacKinnon

USA Today Bestselling Author, Grace White

Aleera Anaya Ceres

TB Mann

Before the Harem: An Anthology of Reverse Harem Prequels

Dive into tales of paranormal and fantasy worlds. From gods to shifters, genies to angels and demons, there’s something for everyone in these nine prequels to reverse harem series.

Includes stories from:

USA Today Bestselling Author, Skye MacKinnon

USA Today Bestselling Author, Laura Greenwood

USA Today Bestselling Author, Kim Faulks

USA Today Bestselling Author, R. A. Steffan

Lacey Carter Andersen

May Dawson

Keira Blackwood & Liza Street

Brandi Bell & Sarah Louise

Erica Andrews

Author R.A. Steffan #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author R.A. Steffan


Tell us a bit about yourself

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I’m a forty-something ex-rancher living in flyover country in the US Midwest. For the last few years, I’ve been city bound—living in a midsized college town where I’m illegally keeping ducks in the backyard, so I don’t go completely insane from lack of critters.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

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Not at all. I started writing fanfiction in 2005 for personal enjoyment, and branched out to ghostwriting and non-fiction content creation a few years later to supplement my income. I published my first series professionally in 2015. (It was a commercial disaster, and remains deeply buried in red ink to this day.)

With my ranch gone, and deeply disillusioned by a series of back-breaking, low-paying shift jobs, I told my husband in early 2016 that I would be writing as a full-time living within eighteen months. He scoffed at the assertion.

In his defense, it took me twenty months of working 100+ hours per week, not eighteen. But, ever since March of 2018, here I am, a full-time writer.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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That’s a trick question—I currently have three active series going. (Side note to aspiring writers: never, ever do this. NOT EVER. Trust me on this one.)

Anyway, the inspiration for the Love and War sci-fi romance series is the current slow march toward extremism in the western world. It’s a cautionary tale about the manipulation of a populace into an “us” versus “them” mentality, and how easy it is for that kind of xenophobia to morph into acts of unspeakable brutality and evil… as we see every day in the news from around the world.

The inspiration for my second active series, The Eburosi Chronicles, is the beauty of inclusivity and understanding when it comes to love. Love has the power to heal, and I firmly believe that consuming media in which love is portrayed as beautiful and desirable in all its forms can help people bring some of that beauty and tolerance into their own lives.

The Eburosi Chronicles is the umbrella series for The Horse Mistress, The Lion Mistress, and The Dragon Mistress story arcs, which follow various members of an adoptive family in a fictional Bronze Age culture across a span of decades. The current arc in progress, The Dragon Mistress, deals with a misfit group of renegades coming together to save the last five dragons in existence from powerful forces that would see them wiped out forever.

Finally, the inspiration for The Last Vampire (co-written with Jaelynn Woolf) was my love for big, sprawling, intricate book series that span the divide between Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. (We market ours as “urban fantasy romance.”)

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What are you working on now?

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Right now I’m diving into Anthelion: Love and War, Book 4, which is the second-to-last installment of the sci-fi romance series. I expect this book will garner mixed reviews, to put it mildly, since the protagonists are gay and the couples in the other books were all heterosexual.

Mind you, it’s not like I didn’t make it pretty obvious from the beginning that this was coming, but I’ll still be interested to see the response. There seems to be only a vanishingly small amount of M/M sci-fi romance available, and what’s there mostly follows the male pregnancy trope (which mine doesn’t). I’m not at all sure why that is.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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Eh, probably. I’m afraid I couldn’t say what they are, though, beyond the fact that I need quiet to write. Since we live in a tiny house, and my writing time usually overlaps time when my husband is home from work—playing video games or watching TV—I seem to spend an awful lot of hours with earbuds blasting white noise in my ears.

I have absolutely no clue how writers who go to coffee shops or cafes to write can manage to get anything done.

What are your hopes for the future?

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I dream of a day when being a full-time writer/publisher isn’t a constant source of panic, stress, and worry. Will the next book flop? (Answer: if it’s not about vampires, then yes, it will flop. I can only sell vampires. The other two series are merely self-indulgence on my part—a very expensive hobby.)

Will Amazon or Facebook or some other platform I rely on suddenly change their algorithms, causing my sales to plummet to nothing overnight? (Answer: it’s happened to writers before, so… maybe.)

Do people like my work? Am I good enough? Is the last book-related decision I made hopelessly wrong? Will it destroy my business? And so on and so forth.

Fun with anxiety and clinical depression, basically. Both very common conditions among artistic types, or so I hear.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

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If you’re writing genre fiction, indie publishing is the way to go. Traditional publishing may still be a viable option for literary fiction and poetry.

Before you do anything else, ask yourself what your goals are. If the goal is artistic expression, write what you want and enjoy yourself to the fullest, but be aware that publishing probably won’t be a gateway to untold riches. If the goal is to make a comfortable living, put aside your ego and write what readers want to read. Produce it quickly and with good quality, market it professionally, and treat the venture like the business it is.

If what you want to write and what readers want to read happen to overlap, then understand how lucky you are and embrace that opportunity with your entire being.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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Thank you—especially those of you who read the books I write because I’m passionate about them, rather than because they pay the bills. I wouldn’t be here without you.

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The Eburosi Chronicles

The Last Vampire

Anthelion: Love and War

Love In The Dessert

The Queen’s Musketeers

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