The Reluctant Necromancer Series by Kaye Draper Summary
Reverse harem that turns the tropes upside down… Reluctant necromancer Esper Jones has a quiet life, hidden away with her freak looks, and her freak powers, in her freaky old witch’s house. Until a beautiful, ghost-whispering medium blows into town and destroys her carefully crafted, people-free life. Now, the supernatural world is revealing itself to Esper at an annoying rate, and all the assholes seem to have expectations. She’s hearing voices in her head, monsters are running amok in Hellsfork, and there’s this needy vampire she can’t seem to shake. Somewhere between the black witches, hungry ghouls, and cowboy vampire hunters, Esper finds herself at the center of a growing circle of people who actually seem to care for her (for some weird reason). Including an ancient skinwalker who wants her to find him a body. Then there’s the werewolf. And the goblins. And the cat who isn’t just a cat. This weird necromancer is building a murder of powerful lovers. Now if she can just keep them all alive, when death is really more her thing…. Author’s Note: Fed up with the usual tropes in romance and reverse harem? I wanted characters that are more than the fainting female and alpha male cookie cutter stereotypes that saturate the genre. (There’s nothing wrong with it, if you like that sort of thing, but it just got old for me!) People come in all shapes, sizes, personalities, and gender/sexual orientations—so when I pick up a book and have trouble telling the difference between the characters…that’s a problem. *The Reluctant Necromancer series is a sequence of novellas between 35,000-40,000 words in length. While the main plot arc in each book will be resolved, there may be mild cliffhangers/segue into the next book with new issues arising. *This author’s characters are as flawed and damaged as real life—do not read if you are easily offended by talk of past trauma of any kind. This includes uncomfortable situations of any kind—sexual, physical, mental/emotional. (No explicit scenes of this nature, generally, but they will talk about what’s happened in the past and it may be distasteful if you are easily triggered). *Contains mature adult content, including but not limited to: graphic sex, adult language (that means swearing, folks) and fictional situations with some gore and or action/violence. *This is a reverse harem urban fantasy, and the author firmly believes love is love, and as such includes themes of: polyamory (multiple lovers), MF, MMF, MM, FF, and MMMFF love.