Book Recommendations: Paranormal Reverse Harem (part one)

  • Cali Mann: INFILTRATE (Misfits of Thornbriar Academy, Book 1)
  • Cate Corvin: FOR THE HELL OF IT (Razing Hell, Book 1)
  • Callie Rose: FALLEN UNIVERSITY (Fallen University: Year One)
  • G. Bailey: SINFUL AS HELL (The Demon Academy, Book 1)
  • Sarah Piper: SHADOW KISSED (The Witch’s Rebels, Book 1)

Welcome to a new series of book recommendation posts!

I’ve been meaning to do short recs like this for a long time now, but never actually gotten around to organizing myself enough to pull it off. I wish I could devote more time to book blogging, but my writing schedule doesn’t really permit that at the moment, so I asked myself, what can I do?

The first thing that came to mind was reviewing titles I read and loved on Bookbub as soon as I wrapped them up (you can check those out here, and make sure to follow me if you want to receive them in your inbox). Still, I guess that part of me that loves being engaged in the reader side of the community wanted more. I mean, who doesn’t love stumbling upon a recommendation or two? I know I picked up a lot of excellent books that way I wouldn’t have otherwise found.

That’s where this little trial comes in. The books will be broken down by sub(genre), just a bunch of no-frill recommendations, and maybe, sometime in the future, I’ll be able to expand them into more elaborate posts.

I hope you’ll enjoy the recs!

Lots of love,

Gaja

New release: BURNING MOON

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This is it! The end of an era!

It’s been three years since I first started plotting a series about a bisexual werewolf tennis player, and now Lotte’s story reaches its explosive conclusion in BURNING MOON! I hope you’ll enjoy one last ride with our badass wolf!

* * *

Stalling tactics were old news in any kind of battle, and the ones wagered on the tennis court were no different. Of course, when one was losing as blatantly and hopelessly as Ostwald Kleinfield, calling for a break under the pretenses of getting a nasty leg cramp was just crass.

Especially when the game in question was the godsdamned final of the Munich Games and the werewolf’s opponent was none other than Richard Ackmann, the uncontested winner of the last four supernatural grand slams.

It was a sad sight—one made even more pathetic as two medics with bags in their hands hurried onto the court and made a beeline for Kleinfield’s shaded bench. I snorted. Yes, a tennis match most definitely came with the peril of cramps, which were lethal to werewolves.

BURNING MOON is the page-turning finale to the suspenseful urban fantasy series where supernatural forces clash in a cloak-and-dagger war!

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Freebie: DESTINY RECLAIMED

What doesn’t kill you leaves a demon fighting by your side

Boran has always hated demons with a passion. Now, he just might have to save one of the fucker’s lives. 

Because in a world of unstable magic, a human can to do little to fight the supernatural forces. Especially when those damn forces are bent on controlling the ley lines and wreck havoc upon Boran’s town.

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Destiny Reclamed is one of the stories set at the very beginning of the “Future” portion of the Kolovrat Universe, filled with action, demons, and magic!

I wrote this novella for an urban fantasy anthology a while ago, and it’s been sitting on my computer for an embarrassingly long time, waiting for me to send it out into the world again. I’m happy to say that elusive time finally came!

You can now read Destiny Reclaimed for free (no newsletter sign-up or anything like that required) by downloading it from one of the following links:

BookFunnel / Prolific Works / StoryOrigin

Birthday sale!

It’s my birthday today, yay! I really wanted to celebrate it with you by doing something special, and I thought…what better way to do that than by spreading some bookish love, right? 💖

Which is why, until June 29th, you can get FOUR of my books for FREE, plus the Lotte Freundenberger boxed set (that includes the first three titles) for just 99c!

𝐋𝐨𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐅𝐫𝐞𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐛𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐫 𝐁𝐨𝐱 𝐒𝐞𝐭 (𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐰/𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞) – 𝟗𝟗𝐜

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𝐓𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐫𝐲 (𝐬𝐜𝐢-𝐟𝐢 𝐰/𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞) – 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B081XSXG8N

INTL: mybook.to/Trinary

𝐒𝐡𝐚𝐝𝐨𝐰 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 (𝐮𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐬𝐲 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞) – 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄

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𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐜 (𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐩 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞) – 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07R3X7BG2

INTL: mybook.to/succ

𝐖𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐦 (𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞) – 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071D5K7BR

INTL: mybook.to/Windstorm

Kolovrat Universe reading order

Although all of my series and standalones can be read independently, some of you have reached out, asking about the reading order to follow the actual timeline of the Kolovrat Universe.

The “Present” section refers to the time before the War, the “Future” takes place afterwards.

If you want to see this list typed out (with attached buy links) or simply check for any updates/added titles, please click here.

New release: SHADOW HEART

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Chilly autumn air bit into my fingers as I huddled in the shadow-doused alley, scrolling through the numerous pockets of the dark web.

Maybe not the best way to spend my time given who Lena was meeting. The Interspecies Crimes and Relations Agency would throw my ass in a warded cell if they knew what I was up to. But thanks to Simon’s literal magic fingers, my activities were basically untraceable. Tapping in a quick command, I opened a different branch of correspondences, then sorted them from latest to oldest. All the shady dealings there for the taking.

Yeah, having a genius warlock on the retainer definitely gave a person a leg up in life—and a hole in their bank account. Though the latter was mostly my fault since I refused to let Simon undersell himself just because we were friends.

Not very demonic of me, true, but seeing as I wasn’t entirely a demon…

I huffed, my breath condensing in the frigid alley. Damn, September had laid it on thick with the end-of-summer stint. Something my rapidly draining cell phone battery confirmed. Lovely.

SHADOW HEART is the third novel in the suspenseful urban fantasy series with kickass assassins, sinfully hot demons, eye-candy vampires, and a steamy polyamorous romance you won’t want to miss!

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New release: PHANTOM MOON

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My mind strained to separate illusion from reality.

Wildfire curved around me and danced beneath what little of the false night sky I could see beyond the smoke. I cast a look over my shoulder. The woods gave way to pastures, unrecognizable figures shuffling in the distance. False, false, false.

The thunderous echo of footsteps crashing against my right ear, too.

I flexed my fingers by my sides and ignored the dizziness that had ratcheted up again as I pushed my focus to its limits. Even the feel of hard ground—not soil—beneath my feet did little to steady me. Shit. The entire damn situation was almost like experiencing some sort of odd double vision—if you could even call it that when it was only the scents that didn’t align with the imagery or sound and painted a different landscape.

Though I probably should have been grateful I at least had that tiny bit of advantage given the sheer strength of the Leshy who kept evading me with infuriating ease.

PHANTOM MOON is the fourth book in the suspenseful urban fantasy series set in the Kolovrat Universe where myth meets reality!

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New release: NOVA

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My body was comprised of a million aches.

I observed the holo projected from my vambraces marking the movements of the numerous red dots scurrying about like ants and attempted to figure out a pattern. The interstellar merchant ship I’d snuck onto for the trip through the wormhole was large, filled to the brim with cargo they were hurrying to unload—excellent cover for a stowaway, but also crammed as fuck. It didn’t help that it was taking them ages to move the merch.

A cramp clutched my leg from crouching in the exact same spot for the past two hours.

I breathed past the pain, then slunk through the shadows closer to the exits. Voices swirled in the distance, and I shut the holo down, not wanting to attract any attention with its faint light. When the five men working this sector moved deeper into the hull, I knew I wouldn’t get a better opportunity than this.

I ran.

Taran’s heavy air hit my lungs as I crossed into the open. Damn, I’d almost forgotten what it was like. But as much as it strained my breaths, I also couldn’t deny that it tasted just a bit like freedom.

NOVA is the action-packed, epic conclusion to the SCAR Force: Delta Faction serial

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New release: EQUINOX

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*** EXCERPT CONTAINS SPOILERS. YOU’VE BEEN WARNED 😉 ***

Everett and I might have looked like any of the other couples enjoying a night out in Zar, but I was willing to bet most of them weren’t walking around with life-threatening knowledge tucked away in their minds. Or had a dinner involving a member of the resistance on their evening schedule.

“You’re shaking,” Everett commented under his breath and briefly squeezed my hand tighter.

I let out a half-hearted laugh. “Can you blame me?”

For someone who had had a whole shitload of horrible facts dumped onto him, Everett was holding up better than I’d expected. I admired the facade he put up in front of the crew and his superiors, but even more so, I loved how he was when it was just the two of us. I’d never told anyone about the mass murder I’d been an unwilling participant in. Even back when I’d fallen in with the rebels before finding my place with Carrow and Donovan, I had only said I’d found out about SCAR Force’s incognito killing spree on Mes. Not participated, however unwillingly, in it. Having Everett’s support and understanding meant more than I could ever convey.

Just before we reached that final turn that would take us to the square with its bubbling neon blue fountain, Everett swept me sideways and pinned my back against the building’s wall.

EQUINOX is the fifth episode in the page-turning, action-packed sci-fi serial!

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New release: VORTEX

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* * *

A warning blared, and I barely banked right in time to save the ship from slamming into the sneaky, but not that easy to miss obstacle.

“Shit, Cairo,” I muttered under my breath, “get a fucking grip.”

Everett, wisely, remained silent, though I felt the weight of his gaze on my skin. As fast as I could, I piloted the vessel we’d borrowed from base out of the training course. So much for testing out different ships. I hardly even remembered the maneuvers, let alone the vessel’s responses.

We didn’t speak as we landed, not until we were far enough away from any officers working on the platform to have privacy. Everett’s honey-blond hair shone gold under the bright daylight. He touched his fingers to the small of my back.

“Cairo, is everything all right?”

“Fine.”

He cocked an eyebrow. “Really? I thought taking you for a joyride might give you some of your old spark back, but I see nothing’s changed. You’ve been like this for over two weeks now.”

“What? I can’t have a bad day?” I snapped and stomped off like an immature ass.

VORTEX is the fourth episode in the explosive, slow-burn romance sci-fi serial you won’t want to put down!

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