Reverse Harem Romance. What is it?

Reverse Harem Romance. What is it?

I’ve just come to realisation that the genre of Reverse Harem Romance within the book publishing world is not very well known. Of course, this only dawned on me after I’ve finished the hard road of writing Falling for Sakura, which was of course followed by editing, editing, re-writing, editing, editing, re-writing, editing, sending my baby manuscript off to the editor, then editing again, then sending it off to proof-reader, then editing again, and yet again, and finally publishing it as an eBook format. I’m still editing it for the paperback version, by the way.

Having come to this appalling conclusion, I’ve decided to write a little blog about this genre, and at the very least, enlightened some of you who are reading my blog, and maybe you, too, can enlighten others and so on.

So what is this Reverse Harem Romance genre?

Obviously, it’s a romance, and it’s a story that involves multiple men, mostly bishounen (beautiful/hot males) falling in love with the heroine. This type of romance is very popular in Japan, especially in the manga and anime world. Some of the famous or popular one derive from the Otome game, which is basically the player is the female lead and she chooses who and how she interacts with each of the male characters, and this, I think, will eventually lead to some kind of romantic ending. Please do correct me if I’m wrong here because I’ve never played an Otome game before.

Here are a few that you might have already come across:

Uta no Prince-sama: I love this animation, both first and second season. I love the songs and I especially love the boys. They’re super-hot, and of course, especially with their typical trait that you kind of get with reverse harem. Okay, I’ll admit that part of my inspiration for writing Falling for Sakura is from this animation. As you could probably tell, that’s if you’ve read the book, that Sebastian’s appearance is very similar to Ren and Darcy’s is very similar to both Toyika and Masato.

Boys over flowers: This is very famous, both in Japan and South Korea. You might have seen the romance series starring Li Min Ho as the main male lead. It’s a young adult romance about a girl going to a rich high school and encountered four bishounen boys.

Brothers Conflict: Manga and anime. It’s about thirteen—I repeat thirteen brothers pursuing one young woman, their stepsister. Sight! And here I thought seven brothers in Falling for Sakura was a lot. Brothers Conflict the animation is quite recent, and I’ll admit, I quite enjoyed it.

Diabolic Lover: I think this one is from an Otome game. I’m not sure about the manga. I’ve seen the anime. It’s pretty good. The brothers are vampires. The art is quite nice, too.

The Wallflower: I love animation. It was quite good.

Ouran High School Host Club: This animation is totally hilarious. I love this series. Definitely worth watching if you like reverse harem romance and comedy.

There are many more Reverse Harem Romance manga and animations out there. If you are interested, just google it.

So there, I do hope I’ve at least enlightened you a bit about the genre Reverse Harem Romance. If I haven’t, then I do apologize for my incompetent in doing so. And thus, if you like the sound of a story about seven brothers falling in love and pursuing one pretty young woman, and ultimately, living happily ever after, then read Falling for Sakura.

P.S. the living happily ever after bit doesn’t happen until book 3 ;)

Here’s a bit about Falling For Sakura

 

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Falling for Sakura by Alexia Praks

One young woman.

Seven brothers.

When she falls in love with two,

which brother will she choose?

In Japan, Sakura is the beautiful cherry blossom that blooms vibrantly in spring and symbolizes the insightful Buddhist phrase mono no aware, which means the pathos of things, a metaphor for the ephemeral nature of life. FALLING FOR SAKURA is the story of Caucasian-Japanese Sakura, her journey to finding herself, and her torn love for two very different brothers, Sebastian and Darcy Princeton.

Orphan Sakura, with no last name, is accustomed to being rejected, hated, bullied, and unloved. When she is adopted by the wealthy Princeton family, her seven brothers refuse to accept her, and her two sisters constantly bully her. Instead of admitting defeat, she gladly takes on her new life with a brave face, working hard to earn her new siblings’ trust and love. Her endeavor, however, ultimately leads to a series of unfortunate incidents.

Now years later, the twenty-three-year-old beauty dreads the moment she once again has to meet the drop-dead gorgeous brothers, due to arrive for their cousin’s wedding. Dodging their very presence is next to impossible since the brothers, who have forgotten who she is entirely, are attracted to her like moths to a flame and thwart her escapes at every turn. This, of course, leads to ungodly, tempting situations, awakens forbidden feelings, and ignites old flames that have been suppressed and laid dormant for many years. When she finds them competing for her—NOT for her sisterly affection, which she still deeply craves, but for her love as a woman—she is torn between Sebastian Princeton, the brother who loves her and watches over her from a distance, and Darcy Princeton, the brother who was once her best friend and now secretly yearns for her forgiveness and her love once again.

 Falling for Sakura is available on Amazon

His Hired Girlfriend Hard Copy Book

His Hired Girlfriend Hard Copy Book

I am waiting very patiently for the arrival of His Hired Girlfriend books (have ordered five copies) from createspace. The downside of living all the way here in New Zealand is that it’s so damn far away from America and will take a bit of time to get here. And the shipping wasn’t cheap either. Hopefully by the end of next week, I will be able to do some books give away to all my dear readers.

You can order your own hard copy of His Hired Girlfriend from createspace. Here’s the link: http://www.createspace.com/4055491

Also, it will be on Amazon later next week :)

FREE His Hired Girlfriend ebook on Amazon UK

FREE His Hired Girlfriend ebook on Amazon UK

Forget Me Not (Ya Leum Chan)

Forget Me Not

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Okay, so I admit I’ve been slacking around a bit in these past two days. Hey, come on, it’s Easter Holiday, and rarely, if ever, do I get a few days off to chillax. Hence, I have a bit of time to write and update my blog. Note here for those you who are worried about my work in progress, notably speaking Falling For Sakura: A Secret Proposal, I have been making progress. So have no fear, my dear readers. I also have a bit of time to update my website at www.alexiapraks.com. Hence, you can now pre-orders Falling For Sakura from iBooks from my website, as well as my other books such as Highland Kiss and The Earl’s Desire. Good news also is that His Hired Girlfriend is free on iBooks. So don’t miss the chance to download it.

Here are the links:

His Hired Girlfriend Free Download from iBooks
Falling For Sakura pre-order
Highland Kiss pre-order
The Earl’s Desire pre-order

Okay. Now back to the current topic.

I’m hooked, yep, you read it right, I am currently hooked on watching a Thai Lakorn called Forget Me Not, or Ya Leum Chan in Thai. Now it’s not that common that I get hooked so easily to certain dramas, but this one really hit the spot, if you know what I mean. Maybe it’s because my favourite actress, Anne Thongprasom, is in it. And of course, the hot Tek Jesadaporn Pholdee is in it as well.

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Here’s my short synopsis of the story:

When self-made billionaire Khemachad once again meets the woman, Suriyawadee, who took his heart and destroyed it by marrying another man, the only thing he wants to do is to kick her out of his life. He changes his mind, however, when he finds out that she is in desperate need of money to support her family, including her two young sons. Khemachad vowed vengeance on Suriyawadee and thus begins their boss-employee relationship. The deeper he spiralled into his own plan to hurt and destroy her, however, the little does he realised that he is lying to himself. Perhaps every action he makes wasn’t to hurt her, but to get close to her and experience their once beautiful romance. Perhaps he still loves her, no matter what has happened in the past.

Why this story lured me in:

Okay, I admit I admire Anne T and her work. She’s an amazing actress. I watched most of her dramas, and till this day, I am never, ever disappointed with her work at all. In this story, she is Suriyawadee (I love this name, by the way). Her personality, I’d say is a little shy, quiet, and very respectful. She loves her family to the point that she sacrifices herself to marry an elderly man in order to help her family pay off their 200 million (I think it’s dollars?) debt. Hence, this is the reason why she left her then boyfriend Khem (hot Tek).

I haven’t seen a lot of work by Tek, but I heard that he’s really hot (still hot at late thirties) and is a very good actor. Yes, both of these things are true after I’ve watch a couple of episodes of Forget Me Not. In this story, he is what I would call broken. He loves only one woman and that is Suriyawadee, even after she left him. He is bent on taking revenge on her because she has hurt him. Personally, I think that most of his actions are not from vengeance, even though he convinced himself and the watcher so. I think most of his actions is to get close to Suriyawadee, and believe me when I say that he’s going to fall flat on his face when he realised too late what he’s doing and why he’s doing it.

You can watch this drama either at Viki or Youtube. I would like to also thank everyone who sub this drama (notably The Forget Me Not team at viki and Anonyblue1 at Youtube). You guys are awesome.

Right, I think that’s enough for now. I must go forward and do some more editing before sending the lovely Highland Kiss on its merry way to be proofread.

Story To Update On Wattpad

Hey, everyone. I’ve notice that lots of people have asked me to update many of my stories on Wattpad. As you know, I can only update one story at a time. Please tell me by voting below which you would like me to update first.

Alexia

His Hired Girlfriend No.1 Romance on Wattpad

His Hired Girlfriend No.1 Romance on Wattpad

Well, it’s nice to see that His Hired Girlfriend is once again at No.1 under romance and non-teen fiction. That’s good!!!

Read ‘Chapter 19′ on Wattpad

Read ‘Chapter 19′ on Wattpad

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