A Dark and Stormy Knight by Kerrigan Byrne 

A Dark and Stormy Knight by Kerrigan Byrne

Sir Carlton Morley is famously possessed of extraordinary will, singular focus, and a merciless sense of justice. As a man, he secured his fortune and his preeminence as Scotland Yard’s ruthless Chief Inspector. As a decorated soldier, he was a legend for his unflinching trigger finger, his precision in battle, and his imperturbable strength. But as a boy, he was someone else. A twin, a thief, and a murderer until tragedy reshaped him.

Now he stalks the night, in search of redemp…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic abuse mentioned, off-page
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The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Brontë

In this sensational, hard-hitting and passionate tale of marital cruelty, The Tenant of Wildfell Hall sees a mysterious tenant, Helen Graham, unmasked not as a ‘wicked woman’ as the local gossips would have it, but as the estranged wife of a brutal alcoholic bully, desperate to protect her son. Using her own experiences with her brother Branwell to depict the cruelty and debauchery from which Helen flees, Anne Bronte wrote her masterpiece to reflect the fragile position of women in society and her belief in universal redemption but scandalized readers of the time.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic abuse
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Spouse with alcoholism
  • Animal abuse
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Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield 

Hurricane Summer by Asha Bromfield

Tilla has spent her entire life trying to make her father love her. But every six months, he leaves their family and returns to his true home: the island of Jamaica. When Tilla’s mother tells her she’ll be spending the summer on the island, Tilla dreads the idea of seeing him again, but longs to discover what life in Jamaica has always held for him. In an unexpected turn of events, Tilla is forced to face the storm that unravels in her own life as she learns about the dark secrets that lie beyond the veil of paradise—all in the midst of an impending hurricane.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Racism
  • Colourism
  • Slut shaming
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Domestic abuse
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Into the River by Mark Brandi

Into the River by Mark Brandi

Also known as Wimmera.

Growing up in a small country town, Ben and Fab spend their days playing cricket, wanting a pair of Nike Air Maxes and not talking about how Fab’s dad hits him, or how the sudden death of Ben’s next-door neighbour unsettled him. Almost teenagers, they already know some things are better left unsaid.

Then a newcomer arrived. Fab reckoned he was a secret agent and he and Ben staked him out. He looked strong. Maybe even stronger than Fab’s dad. Neither… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism & racial slurs
  • Paedophilia, child sexual abuse & grooming
  • Domestic violence
  • Suicide
  • Graphic dismemberment
  • Murder
  • Animal death
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The King of Crows by Libba Bray

The King of Crows by Libba Bray

After the horrifying explosion that claimed one of their own, the Diviners find themselves wanted by the US government and on the brink of war with the King of Crows.

While Memphis and Isaiah run for their lives from the mysterious Shadow Men, Isaiah receives a startling vision of a girl, Sarah Beth Olson, who could shift the balance in their struggle for peace. Sarah Beth says she knows how to stop the King of Crows-but, she will need… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Racism
  • Homomisia
  • Domestic violence & abuse recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drugging
  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Medical experimentation
  • Eugenics
  • Needles
  • Seizures
  • Loss of vision mentioned
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a friend in an explosion recounted
  • Death of a mother from cancer recounted
  • Death of a grandmother from a fall mentioned
  • Murder of an uncle by strangulation
  • Gun violence
  • Imprisonment for sedition mentioned
  • Kidnapping
  • Disappearance of a loved one
  • Fire
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Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Intimate partner violence recounted
  • Pregnancy
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Steadfast by Sarina Bowen

Steadfast by Sarina Bowen

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there’s no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.

For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Domestic violence
  • Parental neglect
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance addiction
  • Vehicular manslaughter
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Noughts and Crosses by Malorie Blackman 

Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman

Sephy is a Cross: dark-skinned and beautiful, she lives a life of privilege and power. But she’s lonely, and burns with injustice at the world she sees around her. Callum is a nought: pale-skinned and poor, he’s considered to be less than nothing – a blanker, there to serve Crosses – but he dreams of a better life.

They’ve been friends since they were children, and they both know that’s as far as it can ever go. Noughts and Crosses are fated to be bitter enemies… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child abuse
  • Domestic abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Suicide
  • Murder
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A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

Catalia “Cat” Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a travelling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods-and her homicidal mother-have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.

Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm until he realizes he wants her for much more than her… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia
  • Child abuse
  • Intimate partner abuse
  • Nightmares
  • Kidnapping
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Torture recounted
  • Immolation
  • Death of a pet (puppy)
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Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju 

Kings, Queens, and In-Betweens by Tanya Boteju

Perpetually awkward Nima Kumara-Clark is bored with her insular community of Bridgeton, in love with her straight girlfriend, and trying to move past her mother’s unexpected departure. After a bewildering encounter at a local festival, Nima finds herself suddenly immersed in the drag scene on the other side of town.

Macho drag kings, magical queens, new love interests, and surprising allies propel Nima both painfully and hilariously closer to a self she never knew she could be—one that can confidently express and accept love. But she’ll have to learn to accept lost love to get there.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Misgendering
  • Parental abandonment
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Emesis
  • Bullying
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