The Brilliant Death by AR Capetta

The Brilliant Death by A.R. Capetta

For Teodora DiSangro, a mafia don’s daughter, family is fate. All her life, Teodora has hidden the fact that she secretly turns her family’s enemies into music boxes, mirrors, and other decorative objects. After all, everyone in Vinalia knows that stregas—wielders of magic—are figures out of fairytales. Nobody believes they’re real.

Then the Capo, the land’s new ruler, sends poisoned letters to the heads of the Five Families that have… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Transmisia
  • Arranged marriage
  • Death of a parent mentioned
  • Organised crime (mafia)
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Fireblood by Elly Blake 

Fireblood by Elly Blake

Against all odds, Ruby has defeated the villainous Frost King and melted his throne of ice. But the bloodthirsty Minax that was trapped inside is now haunting her kingdom and everyone she loves. The answers to its demise may lie to the south in Sudesia, the land of the Firebloods, and a country that holds the secrets to Ruby’s powers and past.

Despite warnings from her beloved Arcus, Ruby accompanies a roguish Fireblood… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced arranged marriage
  • Murder & mass murder mentioned
  • Sword & dagger violence
  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
  • Fire
  • Animal attack (scorpion)
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The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller 

The Widow of Rose House by Diana Biller

It’s 1875, and Alva Webster has perfected her stiff upper lip after three years of being pilloried in the presses of two continents over fleeing her abusive husband. Now his sudden death allows her to return to New York to make a fresh start, restoring Liefdehuis, a dilapidated Hyde Park mansion, and hopefully her reputation at the same time. However, fresh starts aren’t as easy as they seem, as Alva discovers when stories of a haunting at Liefdehuis begin to reach her. But Alva doesn’t believe in ghosts. So when the eccentric and brilliant professor, Samuel Moore, appears and informs her that he… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Adult-minor relationship
  • Forced child marriage
  • Physical & emotional abuse
  • Rape
  • Psychiatric hospitalisation of a child mentioned
  • Blackmail
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A Shadow in the Ember by Jennifer Armentrout 

Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Born shrouded in the veil of the Primals, a Maiden as the Fates promised, Seraphena Mierel’s future has never been hers. Chosen before birth to uphold the desperate deal her ancestor struck to save his people, Sera must leave behind her life and offer herself to the Primal of Death as his Consort.   

However, Sera’s real destiny is the most closely guarded secret in all of Lasania—she’s not the well-protected Maiden but an assassin with one mission—one target. Make the Primal of Death fall in love. … Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced sex work mentioned
  • Sexual harassment
  • Child abuse
  • Arranged marriage
  • Depression
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Suicide, off-page
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-mutilation
  • Death of a parent in childbirth
  • Blood & gore decapitation
  • Dead bodies
  • Decapitation
  • Amputation
  • Death of a father from suicide, off-page
  • Graphic murder & attempted murder
  • Torture, including restricted access to food
  • Whipping, on-page
  • Imprisonment
  • War themes & battle scenes
  • Animal abuse
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Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë

As darkness falls, a man caught in a snowstorm is forced to shelter at the strange, grim house Wuthering Heights. It is a place he will never forget. There he will come to learn the story of Cathy: how she was forced to choose between her well-meaning husband and the dangerous man she had loved since she was young. How her choice led to betrayal and terrible revenge – and continues to torment those in the present. How love can transgress authority, convention, even death.

  • Indentured servitude
  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Arranged marriage
  • Abusive relationship
  • Gambling addiction
  • Hallucinations & delusions
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Pregnancy
  • Death from childbirth
  • Death from starvation
  • Desecration of a corpse
  • Captivity & confinement
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Undertow by Jordan Hawk

Undertow by Jordan L. Hawk

Shy secretary Maggie Parkhurst knows there’s nothing special about her. She’s neither sorceress, nor fighter, nor scholar. What could she possibly have to offer Persephone, the chieftess of the inhuman ketoi—and the woman Maggie’s fallen in love with?

After Maggie’s friend Irene goes missing under mysterious circumstances, she has no choice but to turn to Persephone for help. When the trail leads to a shadowy acting troupe, they discover a plot that stretches much farther than a single vanished woman. But when a dark truth is revealed, Maggie must choose between a man from her past…and the impossible yearnings of her heart

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Blood depiction
  • Attempted nonconsensual arranged marriage
  • Gun violence
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I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

A young woman murdered in a run-down Manhattan hotel. A father publicly beheaded in the blistering sun of Saudi Arabia. A man’s eyes stolen from his living body as he leaves a secret Syrian research laboratory. Smouldering human remains on a mountainside in the Hindu Kush.

A plot to commit an appalling crime against humanity. One thread that binds them all. One man to take the journey.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Torture
  • Terrorism

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Beautiful, flaxen-haired Buttercup has fallen for Westley, the farm boy, and when he departs to make his fortune, she vows never to love another. So when she hears that his ship has been captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts (no survivors) her heart is broken. But her charms draw the attention of the relentless Prince Humperdinck who wants a wife and will go to any lengths to have Buttercup. So starts a fairy tale like no other, of fencing, poison, true love, hate, revenge, giants, bad men, good men, snakes, spiders, chases, escapes, lies, truths, passion and miracles, and … a damn fine story.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced marriage
  • Physical, verbal & emotional abuse
  • Nightmares
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide (accidental)
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Blood depiction
  • Scars
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Knife violence
  • Physical assault
  • Kidnapping
  • Fire
  • Loss of autonomy
  • Hunting

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumours circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Rumoured to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Sexism
  • Indentured servitude
  • Child sexual slavery & sex work, implied
  • Arranged marriage discussed
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Pregnancy mentioned
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Emesis
  • Dead bodies
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture, on-page
  • Graphic whipping
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Imprisonment
  • Hostage situation
  • War themes
  • Animal death, on-page
  • Hunting

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders

All Alessandro de Lucci wants from his wife is a son but after a year and a half of unhappiness and disillusionment, all Theresa de Lucci wants from her ice cold husband is a divorce. Unfortunate timing, since Theresa is about to discover that she’s finally pregnant and Alessandro is about to discover that he isn’t willing to lose Theresa.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Arranged marriage
  • Rape mentioned
  • Domestic abuse & violence
  • Miscarriage
  • Cancer
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a pet