The Queen of Rhodia by Effie Calvin 

The Queen of Rhodia by Effie Calvin

It has been sixteen months since Princess Esofi arrived in Ieflaria, and eight since her marriage to Crown Princess Adale. The princesses have a peaceful life together, preparing to become co-regents and raising their baby dragon, Carinth.

Their peace is shattered when Esofi’s mother, Queen Gaelle of Rhodia, arrives in Birsgen. She has heard about Carinth and believes that she deserves custody of him due to her greater devotion to Talcia, Goddess… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Emotional abuse & gaslighting
  • Kidnapping
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Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden 

Strawberry Summer by Melissa Brayden

Margaret Beringer didn’t have an easy adolescence. She hated her name, was less than popular in school and was always cast aside as a “farm kid.” However, with the arrival of Courtney Carrington, Margaret’s youth sparked into colour. Courtney was smart, beautiful, and put together—everything Margaret wasn’t. Who would have imagined that they’d fit together so perfectly?

But first loves can scar… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Emotional parental abuse
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a father
  • Death of a brother in a tractor accident
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The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet 

The Unwilling by Kelly Braffet

The Unwilling is the story of Judah, a foundling born with a special gift and raised inside Highfall castle along with Gavin, the son and heir to Lord Elban’s vast empire. Judah and Gavin share an unnatural bond that is both the key to her survival… and possibly her undoing.

As Gavin is groomed for his future role, Judah comes to realize that she has no real position within the kingdom, in fact, no hope at all of ever travelling beyond its castle walls… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Graphic emotional & physical child abuse
  • Self-harm
  • Drug use
  • Murder
  • Torture
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How Do You Like Me Now by Holly Bourne 

How Do You Like Me Now? by Holly Bourne

Everyone wants to be Tori Bailey. A straight-talking, bestselling author, she’s inspired millions of women around the world with her self-help memoir and uplifting Instagram posts. What’s more, her perfect relationship with her long-term boyfriend is the envy of all their friends. But Tori isn’t being honest.

While everyone around her is getting engaged and having babies, Tori’s boyfriend will barely look at her, let along talk about marriage. And when her best friend Dee unexpectedly falls in love, suddenly Tori’s in danger of being left behind.Tori’s built a career out of telling women how to live their best life. But is she brave enough to admit that her own isn’t working?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Fatmisia
  • Emotionally abusive relationship & gaslighting
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind.

Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery mentioned
  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Abandonment
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Suicide
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injury
  • Beheading
  • Forced blinding
  • Scarring
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a child
  • Mass murder
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
  • Cult
  • Animal death
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Blacktop Wasteland by SA Cosby 

Blacktop Wasteland by S.A. Cosby

Beauregard “Bug” Montage: husband, father, honest car mechanic. But he was once known – from North Carolina to the beaches of Florida – as the best getaway driver on the East Coast. Just like his father, who disappeared many years ago.

After a series of financial calamities, Bug reluctantly takes part in a daring diamond heist to solve his money troubles – and to go straight once and for all. However, when it goes horrifically wrong, he’s sucked into a grimy underworld which threatens everything, and everyone, he holds dear . . .

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Human trafficking
  • Misogyny
  • Racism
  • Fatmisia
  • Homomisia & homomisic slurs
  • Hate crime
  • Emotional & physical child abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Substance addiction
  • Drug use & abuse
  • Emesis
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Car accident
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Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles

Things We Couldn’t Say by Jay Coles

There’s always been a hole in Gio’s life. Not because he’s into both guys and girls. Not because his father has some drinking issues. Not because his friends are always bringing him their drama. No, the hole in Gio’s life takes the shape of his birth mom, who left Gio, his brother, and his father when Gio was nine years old. For eight years, he never heard a word from her . . . and now, just as he’s started to get his life together, she’s back.

It’s hard for Gio to know what to do. Can he forgive her like she wants to be forgiven? Or should… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Bimisia
  • Racism & racial profiling
  • Child verbal and emotional abuse
  • Parental abandonment
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Death of a sibling
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A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole 

A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole

Nya Jerami fled Thesolo for the glitz and glamour of NYC but discovered that her Prince Charming only exists in her virtual dating games. When Nya returns home for a royal wedding, she accidentally finds herself up close and personal—in bed—with the real-life celebrity prince who she loves to hate.

For Johan von Braustein, the red-headed step-prince of Liechtienbourg, acting as paparazzi bait is a ruse that protects his brother.. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Emotional parental abuse
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Poisoning recounted
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A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe 

A Golden Fury by Samantha Cohoe

Thea Hope longs to be an alchemist out of the shadow of her famous mother. The two of them are close to creating the legendary Philosopher’s Stone—whose properties include immortality and can turn any metal into gold—but just when the promise of the Stone’s riches is in their grasp, Thea’s mother destroys the Stone in a sudden fit of violent madness.

While combing through her mother’s notes, Thea learns that there’s a curse on the Stone that causes anyone who tries to make it to lose… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Physical & emotional parental abuse
  • Hallucinations
  • Attempted suicide by drowning
  • Self-harm
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Physical assault
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The Monster of Her Age by Danielle Binks 

The Monster of Her Age by Danielle Binks

Ellie Marsden was born into the legendary Lovinger acting dynasty. Granddaughter of the infamous Lottie Lovinger, as a child Ellie shared the silver screen with Lottie in her one-and-only role-playing the child monster in a cult horror movie. The experience left Ellie deeply traumatised and estranged from people she loved.

Now seventeen, Ellie has returned home to Hobart for the first time in years. Lottie is dying and Ellie wants to make peace with her before it’s too late. But forgiveness feels like playing make-believe… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Emotional child abuse & gaslighting recounted
  • Hospitalisation of a grandparent
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a grandparent
  • Bullying recounted
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