Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday

Scorpio Hates Virgo by Anyta Sunday

Percy Freedman is not grieving. Absolutely not, take that back at once. No, he’s entirely sure that selling his dead aunt’s home and leaving the neighbours he’s known for years is the sane thing to do. Who in their right mind would keep the house that smells like all the hugs he’ll never have again? Nobody, that’s who. Well, except his cul-de-sac neighbours. They all seem to think some paint and new furniture will clean the emotional slate. They all want him to stay. Even his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. Especially his nemesis, Callaghan Glover. Lured into a game of Sherlock Gnomes, Percy finds himself hanging… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Parental abandonment
  • Alcoholism
  • Heat stroke mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a relative
  • Near-drowning incident
  • Fire (minor kitchen fire)

Being Hers by Anna Stone

Being Hers by Anna Stone

Melanie has spent her entire life working her way up in the world. By day, she studies at law school, and by night, she serves drinks at an exclusive club to afford her tuition. But the hard-working Melanie will never admit her true desire: to escape from her fast-paced, high-pressure life, if only for a moment. When Melanie meets Vanessa, a glamorous executive and a regular at the club, she is drawn to the enigmatic black-haired woman. Vanessa is relentless in pursuing what she wants—and what she wants is Melanie. Soon, Melanie finds herself caught up in Vanessa’s sensual games of submission, power and control… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Improper BDSM practices
  • Parent with alcoholism mentioned
  • Asthma attacks mentioned
  • Stalking by an ex-partner mentioned

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

All I Want for Christmas by Maggie Knox

When Sadie and Max are selected as contestants on the famed reality singing show Starmaker, each thinks they’ve finally gotten their big Nashville break. But then they’re paired up for duet week and stun the world with their romantic onstage chemistry. With fans going wild for #Saxie the network demands that they remain a duo on and offstage, or exit the competition. Faking a relationship until their final performance in the Starmaker holiday special shouldn’t be too hard, except for one small problem–Sadie and Max can’t stand each other. But with their… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual harassment
  • Alcoholism
  • Death of a grandmother
  • Death of a mother from cancer

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn

Annie Mathers is America’s sweetheart and heir to a country music legacy full of all the things her Gran warned her about. Superstar Clay Coolidge is most definitely going to end up one of those things. But unfortunately for Clay, if he can’t convince Annie to join his summer tour, his music label is going to drop him. That’s what happens when your bad boy image turns into bad boy reality. Annie has been avoiding the spotlight after her parents’ tragic death, except on her skyrocketing YouTube channel. Clay’s label wants to land Annie, and Clay has to make it… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Panic attack
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Alcoholism & alcohol abuse
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of father from suicide
  • Death of a mother from a drug overdose

The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

The Stranger Times by C.K. McDonnell

A weekly newspaper dedicated to the weird and the wonderful (but mostly the weird), it is the go-to publication for the unexplained and inexplicable. At least that’s their pitch. The reality is less auspicious. Their editor is a drunken, foul-tempered, and foul-mouthed husk of a man who thinks little of the publication he edits. His staff are a ragtag group of misfits. And as for the assistant editor… well, that job is a revolving door–and it has just revolved to reveal Hannah Willis, who’s got problems of her own. When tragedy strikes in Hannah’s first week on the job, The Stranger Times is forced to do some… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & slurs
  • Homomisia & slurs
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance addiction
  • Suicide

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

The Book of Cold Cases by Simone St. James

In 1977, Claire Lake, Oregon, was shaken by the Lady Killer Murders: Two men, seemingly randomly, were murdered with the same gun, with strange notes left behind. Beth Greer was the perfect suspect–a rich, eccentric twenty-three-year-old woman, seen fleeing one of the crimes. But she was acquitted, and she retreated to the isolation of her mansion. Oregon, 2017Shea Collins is a receptionist, but by night, she runs a true crime website, the Book of Cold Cases–a passion fueled by the attempted abduction she escaped as a child. When she meets Beth by… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sexual abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Miscarriage mentioned
  • Murder
  • Gun violence

Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant

Tell Me When You Feel Something by Vicki Grant

It seemed like a cool part-time program — being a simulated patient for med school students to practice on. But now vivacious, charismatic Viv lies in a very real coma. Cellphone footage just leads to more questions. What really happened? Other kids suspect it was not an intentional overdose — but each has a reason why they can’t tell the truth. Through intertwining and conflicting narratives, a twisted story unfolds of trust betrayed as we sift through the seemingly innocent events leading up to the tragic night. Perhaps simulated patients aren’t the only people pretending to be something they’re not.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Date rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Suicide
  • Bulimia mentioned
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Drugging
  • Emesis
  • Animal death

Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

Gemini Keeps Capricorn by Anyta Sunday

Wesley loves annoying his RA, Lloyd Reynolds. He just can’t help it. Lloyd is focused, decisive, grounded. He has this amusing ability to follow rules. Of course, Wesley wants Lloyd to break one… or three hundred.… It doesn’t stop Wesley teasing again. And again. And again… But damn. Lloyd doesn’t crack easily. He’s full of principles. He’s unshakable. He’s the perfect friend to have when Wesley needs help. Like with his truant brother and his old high school principal. What can he say? It seemed like a good idea at the time…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Cheating
  • Alcoholism
  • Heart failure mentioned
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Stalking

The Boy with the Spider Face by A.J. Franks

The Boy with the Spider Face by A.J. Franks

Jeff Pritchet isn’t much different from other teenage boys, with one exception. His monstrous, spider-like appearance and loner persona make him a target for bullying when all he wants is a friend who sees beyond the surface. Enter transfer student, Aarav Jain. Thoughtful, accepting, and insightful, he sparks an untapped hope in Jeff, transforming his life. But as the boys grow closer, their deepening relationship becomes hijacked by a darkness Aarav can’t escape and a life-altering secret Jeff can barely contain. The unconventional pair find themselves… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Queermisia
  • Child abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug abuse
  • Emesis
  • Body horror
  • Murder
  • Death of a parent
  • Animal death
  • Bullying

Down London Road by Samantha Young

Down London Road by Samantha Young

It has always been up to Johanna to care for her family, particularly her younger brother, Cole. With an absent father and a useless mother, she’s been making decisions based on what’s best for Cole for as long as she can remember. She even determines what men to date by how much they can provide for her brother and her, not on whatever sparks may—or may not—fly. But with Cameron MacCabe, the attraction is undeniable. The sexy new bartender at work gives her butterflies every time she looks at him. And for once, Jo is tempted to put her needs first. Cam is just as… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Parental abandonment
  • Parent with alcoholism