Rise of the Witch

Rise of the Witch


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Please note: This is an RH, with multiple POV, unusual spicy smex, and a focus on romance (including MM) and body positivity. If any of those things don't work for you, please don't read it!


As with most beginnings, it started with death.

When I had nothing left to lose, I traveled to the hut in the woods; the one no one dared approach. The witch who lived there recognized the darkness in my soul and took me under her wing—to witness her reign of terror firsthand and eventually, to inherit her legacy as my own.

Now I’m the monster they fear; the one humans avoid at all costs. In this welcome isolation, I've attempted to forget my past and the future that was taken from me.

Until three men appear, somehow able to break through my protective wards and see me in my true form. While resistant to their intrusion, I recognize they may be the ones I’ve been waiting for—the ones I need to ascend to my full power.

Too bad I would rather grind their bones than invite them in.

But something is mysteriously devouring the forest, and I suspect the threat may be the same one I barely escaped many moons ago. If it is, he will find me a more worthy opponent than the last time we met.

I am the Yaga and I may be broken, but my edges are sharp.


The Yaga’s Riders is based on the folklore of Baba Yaga, with creative liberties taken.

The Rise of the Witch is the first book in a steamy, paranormal romance trilogy featuring alphaholes, mysterious forces in magical woods, and a slightly frightening heroine who never has to choose just one man.

Multiple POV

This series is meant for readers 18 and over.
Beware: Cliffys ahead!

Possible triggers:
Sweary dialogue
Graphic sex, including kink and various edgeplay
Gore and violence
Toxic masculinity (don't worry - it doesn't last forever! #characterarc)
Reference to past sexual assault and pregnancy loss
General weirdness and medium-dark elements

Title:Rise of the Witch
Edition Language:English
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    Rise of the Witch Reviews

  • Bookish Barbi

    Holy Hotness!!!I am so glad I stumbled upon this author and was able to be part of Vasi’s world. This was my first time reading C. Rochelle and she is an amazing author. She was able to pull me from...

  • G

    4 starsThis has been on my TBR for ages and I finally gave it a go. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. I LOVED how Russian mythology was a central theme. Major cliff hanger at the end, eager to continue the...

  • Al *the semi serial series skipper*

    I actually enjoyed this book when I read it, so why the bad rating? Well after a few days of it marinating I realized it wasn't that good.The characters were too insta-lovey and I hate insta-love, I c...

  • Rhiannon Chillingworth

    4.25.I liked this a lot, and for a RH book, it was definitely one of the better ones I've read recently.I loved the mix of folklore and the fact it was focused on Baba Yaga. I really liked Vasi as a c...

  • Bex (Beckie Bookworm)

    This is a very unusual one its medium burn reverse harem stepped in mythology and loosely interwoven with the mythical creature Baba Yaga from Russian folklore. Vasilisa is the legendary witch a forme...

  • Lauren

    Interesting read, just not for meThis was a interesting read but not for me. As I started I was definitely into it. The sex scenes though? creeped me way t.f out. The term baby batter? Gross. Also one...

  • Christina Sturgill

    First I want to say that this book was sent to me as an ARC for my honest review. My review is an honest account for how I feel about the book. Which is good enough that I’m buying the e-book and th...

  • Marisa

    I love this new story of Baby Yaga, finally a new classic retelling other than the usual fairytales. There was a great balance between all of the characters, I feel like we got to know them and there ...

  • Cat Hoffpauir

    4.4 stars. So far I’m really enjoying this storyline and these characters. The chemistry between all of these characters is explosive and so far it’s been really fun watching them succumb to it an...

  • Tanya Courtney

    Great first book in the seriesWell that's an excruciating cliffhanger right there! My God!I'm not sure how I feel, quite bereft at the moment.Poor Vasi didn't have a good go of things in her mortal li...