This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

Three years ago, the melting of arctic permafrost released a pathogen of unknown origin into the atmosphere, causing a small percentage of people to undergo a transformation that became known as the Hollowing. Those impacted slowly became intolerant to normal food and were only able to gain sustenance by consuming the flesh of other human beings. Those who went without flesh quickly became feral, turning on their friends and family. However, scientists were able to create a synthetic version of human meat that would satisfy the hunger of those impacted by the Hollowing. As a result, humanity slowly began to… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Transmisia mentioned
  • Child neglect
  • Deadnaming
  • Anxiety mentioned
  • Intrusive thoughts
  • Nightmares
  • Suicidal ideation, implied
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Graphic blood & gore depiction including dead bodies and body parts
  • Body horror
  • Graphic cannibalism
  • Pandemic
  • Scars
  • Needles & syringes
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandparent
  • Death of a sibling
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Captivity & confinement
  • Fire

*Context : The plot revolves around the protagonist eating people to survive. The deadname is not explicitly stated. The pandemic involves a fictionalised disease. Similarly, the drugging incident involves a fictional drug.

Cruel Beast by JL Beck and Sade Rena

Cruel Beast by J.L. Beck & Sade Rena

Money. It’s the root of all evil and I need it bad. You could call it the wrong place, wrong time. To me the day I met Enzo was the day the old me died. When he kidnaps me thinking I’m the daughter of his enemy the only thing I can do is pretend to be something I’m not. But the more I pretend, the deeper I fall. Enzo is dark, cruel, and menacing but he’s protective, fierce and determined. Soon he wants to forge a contract between our families, making me his bride, but he has no idea I’m not who he thinks I am and when he finds out… well I know I’m as good as dead.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Organised crime (mafia)
  • Kidnapping & captivity

Beautiful Monster by JL Beck and Sade Rena

Beautiful Monster by J.L. Beck & Sade Rena

I thought I knew the truth. I thought he was my saviour. I’d spent my entire life running from him, only to become trapped in his web. He says I’ll become his wife, that I’ll provide him an heir. I’ll do both of those things, under one condition. His father must die.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking mentioned
  • Rape
  • Infidelity
  • Child abuse
  • Murder
  • Organised crime (mafia)
  • Captivity
  • Stalking

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

The Bullet That Missed by Richard Osman

Sawyer Dodd is a star athlete, a straight-A student, and the envy of every other girl who wants to date Kevin Anderson. When Kevin dies in a tragic car crash, Sawyer is stunned. Then she opens her locker to find a note: You’re welcome. Someone saw what he did to her. Someone knows that Sawyer and Kevin weren’t the perfect couple they seemed to be. And that someone—a killer—is now shadowing Sawyer’s every move…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Dementia
  • Suicide
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Car accident
  • Kidnapping & captivity

Unhinged Cain by Brooklyn Cross

Unhinged Cain by Brooklyn Cross

Kirby wished for a new life, but the Devil sent her Cain. I knew what my calling in life was at a young age. I was the embodiment of death. The scent of blood and watching the life fade from something’s eyes was more delicious than any dessert. With my twin Abel by my side, we revelled in the pain of others and the knowledge that we were above it all. Not even the FBI could hunt us down. The one thing I hadn’t accounted for was Kirby and the unusual spark of emotion she created. Being a psychopath, I knew my range of emotions had always been limited. Things… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & sexual assault, on-page
  • Dubious consent scenarios, on-page
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Graphic murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Stalking

Stolen Trophy by KA Knight and Kendra Moreno

Stolen Trophy by K.A. Knight and Kendra Moreno

My life was perfect. I had an amazing fiance, a business I love, parties and balls every week, everything was wonderful… until that night. The night where everything changed. My world is crashing down around me. Everything I knew is a lie and the men, the men in the masks, tell me that as they steal me away into the night. I wake chained, scared, and alone with four criminals. Criminals who tell me I’m theirs now, theirs to steal, theirs to kill. But there is something they don’t know about me, my past shrouded in darkness. They thought they had got themselves a pretty jewel… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating*
  • PTSD & trauma
  • Panic attacks
  • Starvation mentioned
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Childhood poverty

*Context : The protagonist’s fiance cheated on her.

The Wasteland by KA Knight

The Wasteland by K.A. Knight

The world ended and with it so did the rules. I was stolen from my family and raised in the Wastelands to the North. I did what I had to ensure my survival. I became The Champion, with my history carved into my skin for all to see. Now I spend my days drinking and hiding from my past until four newcomers offer me a job I can’t refuse. When my past and future mix I must once again rise and fight. This time it’s not for my freedom, it’s for my happiness.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & sexual assault recounted
  • Murder of children, off-page
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping & captivity recounted

Den of Viper by KA Knight

Den of Viper by K.A. Knight

Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers. They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses. Yes, sold me. They own me now. I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Rape
  • Parent with alcoholism mentioned
  • Self-harm
  • Blood and gore depiction including blood play
  • Graphic mutilation
  • Death of a relative from terminal cancer recounted
  • Death of a parent from suicide recounted
  • Death of a parent from a drug overdose recounted
  • Graphic murder & attempted murder
  • Graphic torture
  • Gun & knife violence and play
  • Physical assault
  • Arson
  • Kidnapping & captivity
  • Car accident, on-page
  • Organised crime (mafia)

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi

Maya is cursed. With a horoscope that promises a marriage of death and destruction, she has earned only the scorn and fear of her father’s kingdom. Content to follow more scholarly pursuits, her whole world is torn apart when her father, the Raja, arranges a wedding of political convenience to quell outside rebellions. Soon Maya becomes the queen of Akaran and wife of Amar. Neither roles are what she expected: As Akaran’s queen, she finds her voice and power. As Amar’s wife, she finds something else entirely: Compassion. Protection. Desire. But Akaran has its own secrets… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Sexual assault by coercion
  • Child abuse
  • Domestic violence recounted
  • Arranged marriage
  • Forced attempted suicide
  • Stillbirth mentioned
  • Blood & genital mutilation mentioned
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a mother
  • Torture mentioned
  • Captivity
  • Bullying
  • War themes

The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

The Secret of the Old Clock by Carolyn Keene

Nancy, unaided, seeks to find a missing will. To the surprise of many, the Topham family will inherit wealthy Josiah Crowley’s fortune, instead of deserving relatives and friends who were promised inheritances. Nancy determines that a clue to a second will might be found in an old clock Mr. Crowley had owned and she seeks to find the timepiece. Her search not only tests her keen mind, but also leads her into a thrilling adventure. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Classism
  • Home invasion
  • Confinement
  • Poverty & financial difficulties (theme)

*Context: Nancy walks in a crew burglarising an unvacated holiday house and they lock her in a wardrobe. Secondary characters struggle with financial concerns, including an elderly lady who cannot afford food or medical treatment.

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