Breakaway by Catherine Gayle

Breakaway by Catherine Gayle

Portland Storm captain Eric “Zee” Zellinger knows how to get the job done, but leading his once elite team to victory is fast becoming a losing battle. He can’t lose focus now—not with his career on the line. But when his best friend’s little sister makes him an offer he can’t refuse, Eric could lose the drive the team relies on from their captain. Still in a downward spiral after a life-altering event in college, Dana Campbell is desperate to try anything to break away from the horror of that fateful night—even enlisting the help of the only man she trusts completely. No matter how… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Gang rape recounted
  • Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
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Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

Heart Recaptured by Tillie Cole

A few long weeks after being reluctantly ripped from the comforting embrace of her sacred prophet’s religious commune—the only life she has ever known—a terrified Delilah is thrust into a world enveloped by evil and swimming in sin. Steadfastly devout in her faith, and retaining the deep belief that her soul is innately tarnished as a branded ‘Cursed woman of Eve’, Delilah is determined to find her way home to her people in The Order and away from the corrupt and damned outlaw motorcycle club—The Hades Hangmen—who hold her at their secluded compound for her protect..⁣⁣⁣.. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexism
  • Paedophilia & grooming recounted
  • Sexual assault
  • Gang rape
  • Child abuse
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Self-mutilation
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Cult

Bane by L.J. Shen

Bane by L.J. Shen

Bane. Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud. Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living. Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled. Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.
Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies. Jesse Carter. Hot as hell, cold as ice. I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sex work
  • Rape, on-page
  • Gang rape, off-page
  • Suicide, off-page
  • Drug use
  • Pregnancy
  • Forced abortion, off-page
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Fire and Blood by George RR Martin

Fire and Blood by George R.R. Martin

Centuries before A Game of Thrones, an even greater game began, one that set the skies alight with dragon flame and saw the Seven Kingdoms turned to ash. So began the Targaryens’ bloody rule, with fire and blood. Setting brother against brother, mother against daughter, and dragon against dragon. Chronicled by a learned maester of the Citadel, this thrilling and bloody history of Westeros tells the story of where the battle for the Iron Throne began…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Rape & gang rape
  • Paedophilia & child sexual assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Alcoholism
  • Drug abuse
  • Suicide
  • Self harm
  • Infertility
  • Miscarriage
  • Infanticide
  • Lynching
  • Torture
  • Immolation
  • Kidnapping
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The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

The Child Finder by Rene Denfeld

Three years ago, Madison Culver disappeared when her family was choosing a Christmas tree in Oregon’s Skookum National Forest. She would be eight years old now—if she has survived. Desperate to find their beloved daughter, certain someone took her, the Culvers turn to Naomi, a private investigator with an uncanny talent for locating the lost and missing. Known to the police and a select group of parents as “the Child Finder,” Naomi is their last hope. Naomi’s methodical search takes her deep into the icy, mysterious forest in the Pacific Northwest, and into her own fragmented past. She understands children like… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Antiziganism (g slur)
  • Incest (foster siblings)
  • Paedophilia, child sexual assault and rape (theme)
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Foster care system experiences recounted
  • Amnesia and memory loss
  • Dissociation
  • Blood and gore depiction
  • Physical injuries mentioned, including the loss of an arm in an explosion while deployed
  • Death of a foster mother, off-page and discussed
  • Death of a wife from cancer mentioned
  • Death of a wife from suicide mentioned
  • Accidental infanticide
  • Murder by stabbing, on-page
  • Physical assault
  • Kidnapping and captivity of a child
  • Incarceration
  • Graphic animal death and hunting
  • Animal dead bodies and butchery, on-page

Context : The story follows a private investigator trying to find a missing child. The book is told from her POV, the missing child, and the predator who kidnapped and held the child captive. While there are no on-page scenes of sexual violence, it is clear that the captor sexually abuses and rapes the child. It is vaguely mentioned through metaphors and lyrical writing from the child’s perspective; as well as mentions of pain and blood on her legs. The predator was also raped by his captor as a child. Again, there are no on-page scenes of this.

A secondary character leaves her baby in their stroller on a bus that is parked in storage. It is unclear how the baby dies but the protagonist finds his body (off-page, no descriptions).

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Angel of Greenwood by Randi Pink

Tyrant’s Revenge by Raven Dark & Olivia Alexander

The only way to stop the evil from my past is to put my life in the hands of the monster in my bed. Tyrant, president of the Soulless Assassins MC, is hot as hell and he scares me to death. Tyrant, president of the Soulless Assassins MC, is hot as hell and he scares me to death. I am just his pawn in a sick and twisted game. He will use and humiliate me as he sees fit until he has my brother’s head. I should be repulsed by what he does to me, so why do I crave his touch? When an evil man from my past stalks me from the shadows, Tyrant is my only hope of stopping him before he takes… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault including forced nudity & unwanted touching
  • Dubious consent scenarios
  • Improper BDSM practices including noncon/dubcon blindfolding and knife play
  • Attempted gang rape
  • Forced pregnancy
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Under the Dome by Stephen King

Under the Dome by Stephen King

On an entirely normal, beautiful fall day in Chester’s Mill, Maine, the town is inexplicably and suddenly sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible force field. Planes crash into it and fall from the sky in flaming wreckage, a gardener’s hand is severed as “the dome” comes down on it, people running errands in the neighbouring town are divided from their families, and cars explode on impact. No one can fathom what this barrier is, where it came from, and when—or if—it will go away… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Gang rape
  • Suicide
  • Drug use
  • Necrophilia
  • Dead bodies
  • Murder
  • Police brutality
  • Animal death
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Hunger by Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut shaming
  • Fatmisia & body shaming (theme)
  • Graphic gang rape of a child recounted
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Recreational drug use
  • Smoking discussed
  • Graphic medical procedures, including surgery
  • Bullying

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

It’s winter in the Catskills and Mitchell’s Inn, nestled deep in the woods, is the perfect setting for a relaxing–maybe even romantic–weekend away. It boasts spacious old rooms with huge wood-burning fireplaces, a well-stocked wine cellar, and opportunities for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, or just curling up with a good murder mystery.

So when the weather takes a turn for the worse, and a blizzard cuts off the electricity–and all contact with the outside world–the guests settle in and try to make the best of it… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Bury Your Gays trope
  • Gang rape recounted
  • Cheating
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Attempted suicide
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Death of a wife & husband
  • Death of a fiance
  • Death of a brother
  • Death of a son
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Strangulation
  • Poisoning
  • Physical assault
  • Death from a fall
  • Death from exposure to the cold
  • Drowning
  • Military service recounted

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

Karen and Tom Krupp are happy—they’ve got a lovely home in upstate New York, they’re practically newlyweds, and they have no kids to interrupt their comfortable life together. But one day, Tom returns home to find Karen has vanished—her car’s gone and it seems she left in a rush. She even left her purse—complete with phone and ID—behind.

There’s a knock on the door—the police are there to take Tom to the hospital where his wife has been admitted. She had a car accident, and lost control as she sped through the worst part of town… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape by coercion*
  • Cheating recounted
  • Domestic abuse recounted
  • Amnesia & memory loss (theme)
  • Suicide mentioned
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Drug abuse discussed
  • Infertility
  • Blood depiction
  • Dead bodies
  • Physical injury
  • Hospitalisation
  • Death of an ex-husband
  • Murder, off-page
  • Gun violence, off-page
  • Car accident
  • The disappearance of a spouse
  • Incarceration
  • Home invasion
  • Blackmail
  • Stalking

Note : A character gets another character drunk and blackmails them into having sex.