Demon Rising by Victoria Larque

Demon Rising by Victoria Larque

Fane is done living in Hell, and there is little time until her newest Maester has unrestricted ownership over her. When an Angel is captured and held in the Deep, she knows he might be her only chance at freedom – for only an Angel can break the demonic bond tethering her to Hell. Mihr was ambushed by a bunch of Demons, who dragged him straight to the underworld. Now one of the Hellspawn – a sexy Demoness – offers him a way out. A forbidden way. He spent his life fighting her kind and avoiding temptation, but with freedom and life beckoning, he finally agrees to her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape, on-page
  • Abusive relationship mentioned
  • Dismemberment, on-page

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

‘It came from the woods. Most strange things do.’

Five mysterious, spine-tingling stories follow journeys into (and out of?) the eerie abyss. These chilling tales spring from the macabre imagination of acclaimed and award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll. Come take a walk in the woods and see what awaits you there…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Body horror
  • Dismemberment
  • Death of a mother
  • Death of a brother
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Animal death & dead bodies
  • Animal hunting

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Jasper “Jazz” Dent is a likable teenager. A charmer, one might say. But he’s also the son of the world’s most infamous serial killer, and for Dear Old Dad, Take Your Son to Work Day was year-round. Jazz has witnessed crime scenes the way cops wish they could—from the criminal’s point of view. And now bodies are piling up in Lobo’s Nod. In an effort to clear his name, Jazz joins the police in a hunt for a new serial killer. But Jazz has a secret—could he be more like his father than anyone knows?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic dismemberment
  • Drugging
  • Hospitalisation of a friend
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Animal death
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Unraveling by Karen Lord

Unraveling by Karen Lord

Dr. Miranda Ecouvo, forensic therapist of the City, just helped put a serial killer behind bars. But she soon discovers that her investigation into seven unusual murders is not yet complete. A near-death experience throws her out of time and into a realm of labyrinths and spirits. There, she encounters brothers Chance and the Trickster, who have an otherworldly interest in the seemingly mundane crimes from her files. It appears the true mastermind behind the murders is still on the loose, chasing a myth to achieve immortality. Together, Miranda, Chance, and the Trickster must… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Dismemberment
  • Graphic murder
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Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Belle Révolte by Linsey Miller

Emilie des Marais is more at home holding scalpels than embroidery needles and is desperate to escape her noble roots to serve her country as a physician. But society dictates a noble lady cannot perform such gruesome work. Annette Boucher, overlooked and overworked by her family, wants more from life than her humble beginnings and is desperate to be trained in magic. So when a strange noble girl offers Annette the chance of a lifetime, she accepts. Emilie and Annette swap lives—Annette attends finishing school as a noble lady to be trained in the ways of divination… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Classism
  • Amisia
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic physical injuries
  • Body horror
  • Medical procedures & treatment
  • Beheading
  • Starvation & food insecurity mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a sibling, on- & off-page
  • Execution
  • Drowning mentioned
  • War & military themes
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Dexter By Design by Jeff Lindsay

Dexter By Design by Jeff Lindsay

The macabre, witty New York Times bestselling series (and inspiration for the #1 Showtime series, Dexter) continues as our darkly lovable killer matches wits with a sadistic artiste–who is creating bizarre murder tableaux of his own all over Miami. After his surprisingly glorious honeymoon in Paris, life is almost normal for Dexter Morgan. Married life seems to agree with him: he’s devoted to his bride, his stomach is full, and his homicidal hobbies are nicely under control. But old habits die hard–and Dexter’s work as a blood spatter analyst never fails to offer new temptations that appeal to his offbeat sense of justice… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse mentioned
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Dismemberment
  • Murder
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The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly

The Dead Don’t Drink at Lafitte’s by Seana Kelly

I’m Sam Quinn, the werewolf book nerd owner of the Slaughtered Lamb Bookstore and Bar. Things have been busy lately. While the near-constant attempts on my life have ceased, I now have a vampire gentleman caller. I’ve been living with Clive and the rest of his vampires for a few weeks while the Slaughtered Lamb is being rebuilt. It’s going about as well as you’d expect. My mother was a wicche and long dormant abilities are starting to make themselves known. If I’d had a choice, necromancy wouldn’t have been my top pick, but it’s starting to come in handy. A ghost warns me someone is coming to kill Clive. When I rush back to… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Panic attacks
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Decapitation
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture
  • Lynching
  • Whipping
  • Home invasion
  • Captivity & confinement
  • Hostage situation
  • Blackmail
  • Loss of autonomy
  • Grave desecration
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Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews

Princess of Dorsa by Eliza Andrews

The fate of an empire lies in the hands of one untested princess. Princess Natasia is the eldest child of the Emperor Andreth, ruler of the Four Realms. If she were a boy, she’d be the unquestioned heir to the throne. But as a girl, her main duty in life is to marry someone her father can shape into his successor. Everything changes when an unknown would-be assassin nearly takes Tasia’s life. Someone wants to destabilize the Empire — but who? Was the assassin aligned with the power-hungry Western lords, who have always rebelled against the Emperor? Was he hired by the barbar… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Decapitation
  • Physical assault
  • Fire
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Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Traitor to the Throne by Alwyn Hamilton

Nearly a year has passed since Amani and the rebels won their epic battle at Fahali. Amani has come into both her powers and her reputation as the Blue-Eyed Bandit, and the Rebel Prince’s message has spread across the desert – and some might say out of control. But when a surprise encounter turns into a brutal kidnapping, Amani finds herself betrayed in the cruellest manner possible. Stripped of her powers and her identity, and torn from the man she loves, Amani must return to her desert girl’s instinct for survival. For the Sultan’s palace is a dangerous one, and the harem is a viper’s nest of suspicion, fear and intri… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Infidelity
  • Blood & injury depiction including dead bodies
  • Decapitations
  • Murder
  • Gun & sword violence
  • Sandstorms
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Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard

High in a snowy mountain range, a monastery that holds more than just faith clings to the side of a cliff. Below, thwarted by a lake, a bloodthirsty horde of raiders await the coming of winter and the frozen path to destroy the sanctuary and its secrets. The Bloodwitch Aeduan has teamed up with the Threadwitch Iseult and the magical girl Owl to stop the destruction. But to do so, he must confront his own father, and his past.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Nightmares
  • Graphic blood & gore depiction including dead bodies
  • Graphic physical injuries & illness
  • Emesis
  • Death of a baby, on-page
  • Death of a wife & daughter mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Mass murder & massacres, on-page
  • Torture mentioned
  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Fire
  • Explosions, on-page
  • Decapitation
  • Loss of autonomy (possession)
  • Kidnapping
  • Disappearance of a friend
  • Imprisonment mentioned
  • War & military violence (theme)