Face Offs and Cheap Shots by Eden Finley and Saxon James

Face Offs & Cheap Shots by Eden Finley and Saxon James

For the last three years, I’ve lived and breathed hockey with one goal: team captain. There’s only one thing standing in my way. TJ Beckett. Beck is irresponsible and immature, and I’ve hated him since the moment we met freshman year. Yet, the coaches see something in him I obviously can’t, and they refuse to choose between us. The captain spot is going to a team vote, and the team thinks that what we need are a bunch of challenges to prove our worth. Challenges that have nothing to do with hockey. Challenges that are throwing me and Beck together. And he’s still as… Read more,

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Coming out themes
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Hazing

I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

I Think I Love You by Auriane Desombre

Emma is a die-hard romantic. She loves a meet-cute Netflix movie, her pet, Lady Catulet, and dreaming up the Gay Rom Com of her heart for the film festival competition she and her friends are entering. If only they’d listen to her ideas. Sophia is pragmatic. She’s big into boycotts, namely 1) relationships, 2) teen boys and their BO (reason #2347683 she’s a lesbian), and 3) Emma’s nauseating ideas. Forget starry-eyed romance, Sophia knows what will win: an artistic film with a message. Cue the drama. The movie is doomed before they even start shooting until a real-life… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Bimisia
  • Homomisia
  • Coming out themes

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

The Taking of Jake Livingston by Ryan Douglass

Jake Livingston is one of the only Black kids at St. Clair Prep, one of the others being his infinitely more popular older brother. It’s hard enough fitting in but to make matters worse and definitely more complicated, Jake can see the dead. In fact he sees the dead around him all the time. Most are harmless. Stuck in their death loops as they relive their deaths over and over again, they don’t interact often with people. But then Jake meets Sawyer. A troubled teen who shot and killed six kids at a local high school last year before taking his own life. Now a powerful, vengeful ghost, he has plans for his afterlife–plans that include Jake… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Coming out themes
  • Ableism & ableist language
  • Racism
  • Attempted sexual assault of a child by an uncle, on-page
  • Parental abandonment & neglect
  • Physical, verbal & emotional child abuse
  • Domestic violence recounted, off-page
  • Cheating mentioned
  • Nightmares
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Hospitalisation for attempted suicide recounted
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Graphic blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic body horror
  • Emesis
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • School shooting
  • Gun & knife violence
  • Car accident
  • Loss of autonomy (ghost possession)
  • Animal death (insects)
  • Animal abuse & torture (insects)
  • Bullying
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Not Your Backup by CB Lee

Not Your Backup by C.B. Lee

Emma Robledo has a few more responsibilities than the usual high school senior, but then again, she and her friends have left school to lead a fractured Resistance movement against a corrupt Heroes League of Heroes. Emma is the only member of a supercharged team without powers, and she isn’t always taken seriously. A natural leader, Emma is determined to win this battle, and when that’s done, get back to school. As the Resistance moves to challenge the League, Emma realizes where her place is in this fight: at the front..

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Internalised amisia & aromisia
  • Coming out themes
  • Nightmares
  • Nonconsensual drugging recounted
  • Scars mentioned
  • Medical experimentation mentioned
  • Explosion
  • Kidnapping
  • Imprisonment
  • Disappearance of a loved one
  • Car accident
  • Fire
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Not the Marrying Kind by Jae

Not the Marrying Kind by Jae

Small-town florist Ashley Gaines loves her little flower shop and putting together the perfect bouquets for weddings and other happy occasions. Her own love life, however, is far from blossoming. Ash has decided that staying in the closet is safer than risking her heart again. Local bakery owner Sasha Peterson hasn’t had much luck mixing it up with romance either. Besides, she’s too busy whipping up delicious treats to have time for a relationship. But when their town’s first lesbian wedding forces them to work together, Ashley and Sasha discover they have more in common than they imagined. During food fights, cake tasting… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Internalised lesbomisia
  • Amisia recounted
  • Coming out (theme)
  • Attempted outing recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Death of a sister from suicide mentioned
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The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

The Lesson by Cadwell Turnbull

An alien ship rests over Water Island. For five years the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands have lived with the Ynaa, a race of super-advanced aliens on a research mission they will not fully disclose. They are benevolent in many ways but meet any act of aggression with disproportional wrath. This has led to a strained relationship between the Ynaa and the local Virgin Islanders and a peace that cannot last. A year after the death of a young boy at the hands of an Ynaa, three families find themselves at the center of the inevitable conflict, witness and victim to events that will touch everyone and teach a terrible lesson.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Cancer
  • Dismemberment
  • Murder
  • Colonialism
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Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills

My birth name is Elizabeth, but I’m a guy. Gabe. My parents think I’ve gone crazy and the rest of the world is happy to agree with them, but I know I’m right. I’ve been a boy my whole life. When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B side–not heard as often, but just as good. When you think about it, I’m like a record. Elizabeth is my A side, the song everybody knows, and Gabe is my B side–not heard as often, but just as good.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Transmisia
  • Deadnaming
  • Misgendering
  • Coming out themes
  • Bullying
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Off the Ice by Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn 

Off the Ice by Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn 

Tristan Holt is nothing if not pragmatic. Despite a flourishing career as a defenseman for the Atlanta Venom, Tristan knows he can’t play hockey forever. One day he’ll retire—if an injury doesn’t force him to hang up his skates first. His backup plan? Finishing his business degree. But he doesn’t count on a very inappropriate attraction to his standoffish sociology professor, Sebastian Cruz. Sebastian is on the bottom rung of the Sociology Department at Georgia State. He has his sights set on tenure, and he can’t afford to be distracted, especially not by a sexy… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Coming out themes
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Theirs to Take by Laura Kaye

Theirs to Take by Laura Kaye

Best friends Jonathan Allen and Cruz Ramos share almost everything—a history in the Navy, their sailboat building and restoration business, and the desire to dominate a woman together, which they do at Baltimore’s exclusive club, Blasphemy. Now if they could find someone who wants to play for keeps. All Hartley Farren has in the world is the charter sailing business she inherited from her beloved father. So when a storm damages her boat, she throws herself on the mercy of business acquaintances to do the repairs—stat. She never expected to find herself desiring the sexy, hard-bodied builders, but being… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Coming out recounted
  • Familial disownment

Hat Trick by Eden Finley

Hat Trick by Eden Finley

You know what’s not fun? Going on a Fiji vacation with four other couples. Especially when recently single. What’s even worse is when a past hook-up arrives unannounced. Not only do we have a history, but he’s ten years younger and a famous rock star. Most importantly, he’s my friend’s little brother. Being trapped on an island with Jet Jackson is going to be sweet torture because all I want is another chance. I just don’t think he’s going to give it to me. You know what’s not fun? Escaping one guy who broke my heart only to run into another… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Coming out themes
  • Forced outing
  • Alcohol consumption
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