I think one of the most common questions I’ve seen in romance forums lately is “What is Reverse Harem, exactly?”
At a very basic level, a reverse harem romance is about one woman in concurrent relationships with three or more men. At the end of the story, rather than choose one among them, she chooses to continue having relationships with all of them.
Other than that basic premise–encoded in the RH motto “Why Choose?”–a reverse harem may belong to any subgenre of romance. A reverse harem novel may be paranormal, contemporary, science fiction, young adult, adult… as you can see in the variety of reverse harem books I’ve recently released. 🙂
In Rift Spun, a novelette in Night Fire, arachno-mage Rhiann plans to use the magic of the Rift to take down the ruling Archmage Prime, a necromancer who killed her family. To do that, she’ll need to find three men willing to become her familiars—one shifter, one demon, and one angel. Lucky for her, she won’t have to choose only one.
In All that Glitters, when one of pack-leader Alia’s mates is taken by a raiding ship searching for gold, she vows to get him back no matter what it takes. Even if that means teaming up with another pack–the one that was once her pack’s greatest rival.
In A Streak of Tigers, available in Magic and Alphas, tiger-shifter Lana has to decide how to deal with not one, but three new tigers in her life!
In Seduced by the Gladiators, Hannah joins an expedition to the long-lost Lurran colony, where she discovers that their answer to a shortage of women might be her answer to finding a new life.
Be sure to check out all the great romance books in this week’s Book Hooks! 🙂