Neon Hearts by Stefanie Simpson

Neon Hearts by Stefanie Simpson

Bea strikes up an online friendship with Josh, the mod of her disability support group, as she adapts to her new disabled reality after a serious accident. When the danger that’s dogged her for months closes in, she flees to Josh’s home during a terrible snowstorm, knowing he’s the only one she can go to. Josh needed to cut ties with his security job and life in Chadford, to seek solace in the hills and valleys of home. His intense connection and friendship with Bea made him second-guess his isolated life. He could protect her, but it would take him back to a dark place. Yet letting her go… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Panic attack
  • Memory loss
  • Physical injury, including brain trauma & nerve damage
  • Burn scars
  • Eyeball trauma
  • Chronic illness, including vertigo
  • Coma recounted
  • Heart attack & stroke mentioned
  • Physical assault recounted
  • Stalking
  • Car accident recounted
  • Fire recounted
  • Homelessness recounted

Hooked by AC Wise

Hooked by A.C. Wise

Captain James Hook, the immortal pirate of Neverland, has died a thousand times. Drowned, stabbed by Peter Pan’s sword, eaten by the beast swimming below the depths, yet James was resurrected every time by one boy’s dark imagination. Until he found a door in the sky, an escape. And he took the chance no matter the cost. Now in London twenty-two years later, Peter Pan’s monster has found Captain Hook again, intent on revenge. But a chance encounter leads James to another survivor of Neverland. Wendy Darling, now a grown woman, is the only one who knows how dark a shadow Neverland casts, no matter how… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Blood & gore depiction, including dead body & eye trauma
  • Cannibalism
  • Strangulation
  • Drowning

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

The All-Consuming World by Cassandra Khaw

A diverse team of broken, diminished former criminals get back together to solve the mystery of their last, disastrous mission and to rescue a missing and much-changed comrade… but they’re not the only ones in pursuit of the secret at the heart of the planet Dimmuborgir. The highly-evolved AI of the universe have their own agenda and will do whatever it takes to keep humans from ever controlling the universe again. This band of dangerous women, half-clone and half-machine, must battle their own traumas and a universe of sapient ageships who want them dead, in order to settle their affairs once and for all.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Self-harm
  • Eye trauma
  • Surgical procedures
  • Amputation
  • Torture
  • Blackmail

Steadfast by Claudia Gray

Steadfast by Claudia Gray

Nadia, Mateo, and Verlaine have saved Captive’s Sound from the dark Sorceress Elizabeth…or so they thought. Despite their best efforts, a crack opened and a new, greater evil seeped through. With Mateo as her Steadfast, Nadia’s magic is magnified and she is more powerful than ever. But there is still so much she doesn’t know about the craft, leaving her open and vulnerable to a darker magic…which has begun to call Nadia’s name. 

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & attempted rape by coercion (off-page)
  • Parental abandonment
  • Parental divorce
  • Nightmares
  • Suicide discussed
  • Hospitalisation
  • Coma
  • Eye-gouging mentioned
  • Death of a mother from suicide by drowning mentioned
  • Death of a mother & father from viral pneumonia mentioned
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control)
  • Sinkholes, on-page
  • Animal attack
  • Animal death (birds)
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Children of the Fox by Kevin Sands

Children of the Fox by Kevin Sands

Lured by the promise of more money than they’ve ever dreamed of, five young criminals are hired to steal a heavily guarded treasure from the most powerful sorcerer in the city. There’s Callan the con artist, Meriel the expert at acrobatics (and knives!), Gareth the researcher, Lachlan who can obtain anything, and Foxtail, whose mysterious eyeless mask doesn’t hinder her ability to climb walls like a spider. Though their shadowy backgrounds meant that they’ve never trusted anyone but themselves, the five must learn to rely on each other in order to get the job done… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Death from exposure to the cold
  • Eyeball trauma
  • Scars
  • Physical assault
  • Whipping recounted
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The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson

The Sacrifice by Charlie Higson

The Sacrifice picks up after Small Sam and The Kid arrive at the Tower of London at the end of The Dead. Though Sam finds safety and friendship at the Tower with Jordan Hordern’s crew, he can’t settle down. The only thing he wants is to be reunited with his sister, Ella. Despite Ed’s protests, Sam and the Kid strike out westward, through the no-go zone. Meanwhile, Shadowman is tracking Saint George across north London, watching him build up his army. Shadowman knows that Saint George is an extremely dangerous threat, but no one will take his warnings… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & gore depiction including eye trauma and body horror
  • Cannibalism
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a friend
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Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee

Smoke and Ashes by Abir Mukherjee

India, 1921. Haunted by his memories of the Great War, Captain Sam Wyndham is battling a serious addiction to opium that he must keep secret from his superiors in the Calcutta police force. When Sam is summoned to investigate a grisly murder, he is stunned at the sight of the body: he’s seen this before. Last night, in a drug-addled haze, he stumbled across a corpse with the same ritualistic injuries. It seems like there’s a deranged killer on the loose. Unfortunately for Sam, the corpse was in an opium den, and revealing his presence there could cost him his career… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Substance addiction
  • Eye trauma
  • Death of a spouse recounted
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • War & colonialism theme
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Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Hench by Natalie Zina Walschots

Anna does boring things for terrible people because even criminals need office help and she needs a job. Working for a monster lurking beneath the surface of the world isn’t glamorous. But is it really worse than working for an oil conglomerate or an insurance company? In this economy? As a temp, she’s just a cog in the machine. But when she finally gets a promising assignment, everything goes very wrong, and an encounter with the so-called “hero” leaves her badly injured.  And, to her horror, compared to the other bodies strewn about, she’s the lucky one… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Medical experimentation
  • Chronic illness & pain
  • Body horror, including eyeball trauma
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
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The Way of Thorn and Thunder by Daniel Heath Justice

The Way of Thorn and Thunder by Daniel Heath Justice

Taking fantasy literature beyond the stereotypes, Daniel Heath Justice’s acclaimed Thorn and Thunder novels are set in a world resembling eighteenth-century North America. The original trilogy is available here for the first time as a fully revised one-volume novel. The story of the struggle for the green world of the Everland, home of the forest-dwelling Kyn, is an adventure tale that bends genre and gender.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Body & eye horror
  • Torture
  • Genocide
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Die, Volume One by Kieron Gillen

Die, Vol. 1: Fantasy Heartbreaker by Kieron Gillen and illustrated by Stephanie Hans 

The Wicked + The Divine writer Kieron Gillen teams up with artist supernova Stephanie Hans (WicDiv, Journey Into Mystery) for her first ongoing comic. Die is a pitch-black fantasy where a group of forty-something adults have to deal with the returning, unearthly horror they only just survived as teenage role-players. If Kieron’s in a rush, he describes it as “Goth Jumanji”, but that’s only the tip of this obsidian iceberg. Collects issues #1-5 of Die.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Homomisia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Body & eye horror
  • Death of a parent
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