Night of the Shayde by Lili Zander – A Book Review

Posted June 16, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews, Sci-Fi / 1 Comment

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Night Of The Shayde

(Vampires’ Blood Mate – Book 1)

by Lili Zander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Fast Burn RH, PNR

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Slightly dystopian, a bit alien and all Vampire, this first in series installment sets the stage for an intriguing Reverse Harem. Worth picking up.

What is it about?

(Blurb from GoodReads)

The vampires of Shayde want more than just my blood…

The  first  night, I was bitten.

The second night, I was hunted.

The  third  night—the night I was marked for death—I attracted the attention of three dangerous, enigmatic vampires.

Saber, Zeke and Nero.

To earn my freedom, I just need to survive one more night.  I need to make it through the ultimate trial. The tournament of warriors.

The Night of the Shayde.

But the vampires want me for their own.  

…And everyone knows that whatever vampires want, vampires get.
Night of the Shayde is a reverse harem paranormal vampire romance. Adult situations. Snarky heroine who likes to swear from time to time. 18+.
A previous version of this book was published. This version has been significantly altered and rewritten.

Thoughts on Night of the Shayde

Nice world building

What If our vampire myths came from contact with the stars? That is part of the history this series puts forth, and it’s an interesting concept. Vampires are actually aliens we met previously – and now we are stuck amongst the stars with them, as their food and slaves. New take. Great premise. Add in the ever complicated ichor of politics and this RH sets up nicely.


  • World building.
  • Narrative is engrossing.
  • A competition..
  • No one is sure who to trust.
  • Raven is both naive and wise beyond her years.


  • Some aspects are a touch confusing.
  • Minor editing issues.


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type



NC-17 to XXX.


MMMF with MMMMF in the future.


4 out of 5 Stars

I enjoyed this Reverse Harem. It’s familiar enough to feel comfortable, but unique enough to stand apart in mythos and legend. Free on KU.

Published April 29th, 2019

253 Pages

Please note, Night of the Shayde is a Reverse Harem novel which features intense sexual scenes and themes more suited to an adult audience. 18+

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