Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase

Tough-minded Jessica Trent’s sole intention is to free her nitwit brother from the destructive influence of Sebastian Ballister, the notorious Marquess of Dain. She never expects to desire the arrogant, amoral cad. And When Dain’s reciprocal passion places them in a scandalously compromising, and public, position, Jessica is left with no choice but to seek satisfaction. Damn the minx for tempting him, kissing him and then for forcing him to salvage her reputation! Lord Dain can’t wait to put the infuriating bluestocking in her place and in some amorous position. And if this means marriage, so be it though Sebastian is less… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Racism
  • Antizganism
  • Sex worker shaming
  • Parental abandonment
  • Arson
  • Bullying recounted

The Mysterious Death of Mr Darcy by Regina Jeffers

The Mysterious Death of Mr Darcy by Regina Jeffers

Fitzwilliam Darcy is devastated. The joy of his recent wedding has been cut short by the news of the sudden death of his father’s beloved cousin, Samuel Darcy. Elizabeth and Darcy travel to Dorset, a popular Regency resort area, to pay their respects to the well-travelled and eccentric Samuel. But this is no summer holiday. Danger bubbles beneath Dorset’s peaceful surface as strange and foreboding events begin to occur. Several of Samuel’s ancient treasures go missing, and then his body itself disappears. As Darcy and Elizabeth investigate this mystery and unravel its tangled ties to the haunting legends of Dark Dorset, the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antiziganism
  • Miscarriage mentioned
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The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

They say the thirst of blood is like a madness – they must sate it. Even with their own kin. On the eve of her divining, the day she’ll discover her fate, seventeen-year-old Lil and her twin sister Kizzy are captured and enslaved by the cruel Boyar Valcar, taken far away from their beloved traveller community. Forced to work in the harsh and unwelcoming castle kitchens, Lil is comforted when she meets Mira, a fellow slave who she feels drawn to in a way she doesn’t understand. But she also learns about the Dragon, a mysterious and terrifying figure of myth and legend who takes girls… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Antiziganism
  • Attempted sexual assault
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
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The Murder of Mr Wickham by Claudia Gray

The Murder of Mr. Wickham by Claudia Gray

The happily married Mr. Knightley and Emma are throwing a house party, bringing together distant relatives and new acquaintances—characters beloved by Jane Austen fans. Definitely not invited is Mr. Wickham, whose latest financial scheme has netted him an even broader array of enemies. As tempers flare and secrets are revealed, it’s clear that everyone would be happier if Mr. Wickham got his comeuppance. Yet they’re all shocked when Wickham turns up murdered—except, of course, for the killer hidden in their midst. Nearly everyone at the house party is a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antiziganism (g slur)
  • Homomisia
  • Sexual assault, off-page
  • Miscarriage recounted
  • Murder
  • Death of a child, off-page
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Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

Dexter is Delicious by Jeff Lindsay

Everything’s changing for our friendly neighbourhood serial killer. As if getting married wasn’t enough to complete his nice-guy persona, Dexter is now the proud father of a baby girl. And disconcertingly, he actually seems to care. But even if fatherhood is distracting Dexter from his midnight excursions to rid Miami of a few more lowlifes, there’s no let-up at work. Two young girls are missing – and it’s not long before one of the bodies turns up, partially eaten. But as Dexter and Miami PD’s finest investigate, Dexter can’t shake the feeling that somebody’s watching him…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Antiziganism
  • Rape
  • Drugging
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Cannibalism
  • Murder
  • Kidnapping
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The Dream Hunter by Laura Kinsale

The Dream Hunter by Laura Kinsale

Desperate to find safety in England, Zenia, the descendent of the Queen of the Desert, dresses herself as a Bedouin boy. For protection, she agrees to guide Arden, the Lord of Winter, through the wilds of her dangerous desert homeland as he searches for a legendary Arabian mare. Consigned by her mother to live disguised, Zenia hasn’t the courage to admit her sex to Arden. Yet, as they cross a merciless desert, she comes to yearn for this fearless, untamable man to know the feminine heart beating beneath her Bedouin rags. Lord Winter’s loneliness and adventurous spirit have always driven him to the… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Antiziganism
  • Misogyny
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Childbirth
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a fiancé by drowning
  • Death of a mother
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Imprisonment
  • Animal attack (snake) mentioned

A Treacherous Curse byDeanna Raybourn

A Treacherous Curse by Deanna Raybourn

London, 1888. As colourful and unfettered as the butterflies she collects, Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell can’t resist the allure of an exotic mystery—particularly one involving her enigmatic colleague, Stoker. His former expedition partner has vanished from an archaeological dig with a priceless diadem unearthed from the newly discovered tomb of an Egyptian princess. This disappearance is just the latest in a string of unfortunate events that have plagued the controversial expedition, and rumours abound that the curse of the vengeful princess has been… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Racism
  • Antiziganism
  • Misogyny
  • Slut-shaming
  • Cheating recounted
  • Suicide, on-page
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Mild blood depiction & serious physical injuries
  • Death of a husband & father
  • Murder by poison
  • Attempted murder by fire
  • Gun violence
  • Disappearance
  • Hostage situation
  • Bullying
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Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

Silent in the Grave by Deanna Raybourn

These ominous words are the last threat that Sir Edward Grey receives from his killer. Before he can show them to Nicholas Brisbane, the private inquiry agent he has retained for his protection, he collapses and dies at his London home, in the presence of his wife, Julia, and a roomful of dinner guests. Prepared to accept that Edward’s death was due to a long-standing physical infirmity, Julia is outraged when Brisbane visits and suggests that her husband was murdered. It is a reaction she comes to regret when she discovers damning evidence for herself and realizes… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Antisemitism
  • Homomisia
  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Antiziganism
  • Cheating
  • Attempted suicide mentioned
  • Abortion mentioned
  • Murder
  • Arson
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A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

A Dangerous Collaboration by Deanna Raybourn

Victorian adventuress Veronica Speedwell is whisked off to a remote island off the tip of Cornwall when her natural historian colleague Stoker’s brother calls in a favour. On the pretext of wanting a companion to accompany him to Lord Malcolm Romilly’s house party, Tiberius persuades Veronica to pose as his fiancée—much to Stoker’s chagrin. But upon arriving, it becomes clear that the party is not as innocent as it had seemed. Every invited guest has a connection to Romilly’s wife, Rosamund, who disappeared on her wedding day three years ago, and a dramatic dinner proves … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antiziganism (g slur)
  • Misogyny
  • Slut-shaming
  • Cheating recounted
  • Domestic abuse recounted
  • Suicide discussed
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Dead bodies
  • Death during childbirth recounted
  • Death of a wife recounted
  • Death of a child recounted
  • Murder & attempted murder, including the murder of a pregnant woman
  • Gun violence
  • Hostage situation
  • Near-drowning incident
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Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins

Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins

With his father’s ponzi scheme assets frozen, Tom Worthington believes finishing college is impossible unless he can pay his own way. After months sleeping in his car, he’s ready to do just that. But his new, older-student housing comes with an unapologetically gay roommate. Tom doesn’t ask why Reese Anders has been separated from the rest of the student population. He’s just happy to be sleeping in a bed. Reese isn’t about to share his brutal story with his gruff new roommate. You’ve seen one homophobic jock, you’ve… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Antiziganism (g slur)
  • Sexual assault recounted
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Attempted suicide mentioned
  • Self-harm mentioned
  • Physical injury (steam burn)
  • Incarceration of a parent