Stained Egos by Helen Scott and Serena Akeroyd – A Book Review

Posted March 19, 2019 by Booksandblurbs in PNR, Reverse Harem, Reviews / 2 Comments

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Stained Egos

(Salsang Chronicles -Book 1)

by Helen Scott & Serena Akeroyd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Medium Burn, Paranormal Reverse Harem

Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited

Down and Dirty

Great start to a new series, you should pick this up!

What is it about?

(Blurb from Goodreads)

I’ve been training for this moment for years, ever since I was dumped at the academy like a piece of trash. I’ve pulled myself up by my bootstraps and taken more beatings, both physical and magical, than any vampire ever should. Now I have my opportunity, my only way out of Westbrook Academy, and I’m not going to blow it. Getting picked by a brotherhood is no easy task, but my life has never been easy. 

She’s everything they never knew they wanted, but more than one overly ambitious student wants to win the final place in their brotherhood. It’s up to Cade, Raven, Barclay, Keiran, and Gideon to make sure they pick the best person for their team, after all, the brotherhoods are the only thing stopping the magic world and the human world from crashing into each other.

When things start to go sideways can the guys still trust that they will pick the best candidate for the position, or will it end up being a political game of cat and mouse, as powers out of their control manipulate the future?

STAINED EGOS is the first book in the SALSANG CHRONICLES, a paranormal “why choose” romance series featuring a kick-ass heroine and her part vampire lovers that will leave you breathless and begging for more.


Need book 2!

This book was a little hard to follow in the beginning, mainly because the supernatural rules are different in this world and there isn’t a whole lot of explanation given. That leaks out over the chapters, dutifully filling you in on the ‘need to know’ info.

Once I really got in to it, I couldn’t stop reading. I was completely caught by the struggle, the rules, the back stabbing and the budding romance. Fantastic!


First Person, Multiple POV

Ending Type


Steam Level

Medium Burn – steamy towards end!!


  • World is totally unique.
  • FMC is straight up boss.
  • The quintet is amazing and each member of the group actually stands out – unlike some RH novels where the guys sorta blend together, with little character definition.
  • Well written.


  • While thankful this intro to a new series avoided the dreaded first book info dump curse, a bit more revelation would have been helpful.
  • Questions, so many questions….
  • A few editing issues, did not detract.


4 out of 5 Stars

I really enjoyed this and recommend it without reservation.

Published February 22nd, 2019

210 Pages

Please note, this is a Reverse Harem Series which features sexual scenes and themes that are more suited to an adult audience. 18+

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