Sit, Stay, Love by Debbie Burns

Sit, Stay, Love by Debbie Burns

For devoted no-kill shelter worker Kelsey Sutton, rehabbing a group of rescue dogs is a welcome challenge. Working with a sexy ex-military dog handler who needs some TLC himself? That’s a different story. Kurt Crawford keeps his heart locked away from everyone. Well, everyone except the dogs who need his help…and always have his back. But as Kurt gets to know the compassionate, beautiful woman he’s been assigned to work with, he can’t help but feel a little puppy love…

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) from military service
  • Dogfighting recounted
  • Animal injury & surgery mentioned

The Hellion and the Hero by Emily Sullivan

The Hellion and the Hero by Emily Sullivan

Lady Georgiana Arlington has always done what’s best for her family—even when it meant marrying a man she didn’t love to save her father. Her husband’s death has left her stronger and bolder—a hellion, some would even say. When a mysterious enemy jeopardizes her livelihood and reputation, there’s only one person she can trust to help her uncover the threat: the same man she left heartbroken years ago. Captain Henry Harris is no longer the penniless fortune hunter he was when they first met. Now a decorated naval hero, he could have his choice of women, but no other… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Infertility
  • Death of a husband
  • Torture recounted
  • Kidnapping
  • Military service

Breath by Audrey Faye

Breath by Audrey Faye

Shelley Martins thinks she needs sensible and practical and steady—but that isn’t what the big truck from HomeWild is about to deliver. Ghost Mountain is getting their school, the first building of their new den. The construction teams are ready, the big strong men are planning to be as useless as possible, and Shelley has the kitchen piled high with baked goods to fuel their work. Except what comes off that big truck isn’t just a building. And Shelley, who walked into hell six years ago to save her pack, isn’t just a baker.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Ableism
  • Intimate partner abuse recounted
  • Pregnancy mentioned (sc)
  • Death of a child mentioned
  • Death of a spouse recounted
  • Military service mentioned
  • Homelessness mentioned

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

Gideon the Ninth by Tamsyn Muir

The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead bullshit. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Suicide
  • Self-injury
  • Cancer
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Graphic body horror
  • Dead bodies (theme)
  • Emesis mentioned
  • Death of children
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Genocide & mass murder
  • Infanticide
  • Child soldiers

The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

What if? Why not? Could it be? When a fortuneteller’s tent appears in the market square of the city of Baltese, orphan Peter Augustus Duchene knows the questions that he needs to ask: Does his sister still live? And if so, how can he find her? The fortuneteller’s mysterious answer (an elephant! An elephant will lead him there!) sets off a chain of events so remarkable, so impossible, that you will hardly dare to believe it’s true.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Physical injury
  • Death of a mother in childbirth recounted
  • Death of a father during military service recounted
  • Explosion mentioned
  • Animal illness & injury
  • Animal attack

A Rose for the ANZAC Boys by Jackie French

A Rose for the ANZAC Boys by Jackie French

It is 1915. War is being fought on a horrific scale in the trenches of France, but it might as well be a world away from sixteen–year–old New Zealander Midge Macpherson, at school in England learning to be a young lady. But the war is coming closer: Midge’s brothers are in the army, and her twin, Tim, is listed as ‘missing’ in the devastating defeat of the ANZAC forces at Gallipoli. Desperate to do their bit and avoid the boredom of school and the restrictions of Society. Midge and her friends Ethel and Anne start a… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Blood & injury depiction
  • Military enlistment & deployment (scs)
  • World War I (theme)
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Top Priority by Cara Dee

Top Priority by Cara Dee

In a perfect world, Lucas West would meet someone in one of the BDSM communities he was active in, someone who ached for a Daddy Dom as much as Lucas longed for a Little to care for. They would date, play, build something that was just for them, and share a future together. In a perfect world, Colt Carter would get through his next deployment and then move closer to DC where he could create at least a semblance of a personal life. He wanted something outside of the Air Force, something kinky, something worth leaving everything behind for eventually. For… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Car accident
  • Plane crash
  • Military deployment
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Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth

Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth

Alessa’s uncle is a child predator, and she’s one of his victims. At sixteen, after the death of her only friend, Alessa finds herself isolated at home with her uncle. Unable to live there, she runs away. Alone on the streets of North Philadelphia, she encounters more people who hurt her. About to hit rock bottom, Alessa breaks free from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused women. Wherever she goes, however, trouble keeps seeking her out, until she meets three people who change the course of her life. Though Alessa’s bittersweet journey is fraught… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Incestuous paedophilia & rape of a child (uncle-niece)
  • Child sex work
  • Death of a friend
  • Kidnapping
  • Homelessness
  • Parent sustained a debilitating injured during military deployment

The Visitor by Lee Child

The Visitor by Lee Child

Sergeant Amy Callan and Lieutenant Caroline Cooke have a lot in common. Both were army high-flyers. Both were acquainted with Jack Reacher. Both were forced to resign from the service. Now they’re both dead. Found in their own homes, naked, in a bath full of paint. Apparent victims of an army man. A loner, a smart guy with a score to settle, a ruthless vigilante. A man just like Jack Reacher.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape
  • Infidelity
  • Military service discussed
  • Murder
  • Cancer
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Persuader by Lee Child

Persuader by Lee Child

Never forgive, never forget. That’s Jack Reachers standard operating procedure. And Francis Xavier Quinn was the worst guy he had ever met. He had done truly unforgivable things. So Reacher was glad to know he was dead. Until the day he saw him, alive and well, riding in a limousine outside Boston’s Symphony Hall. Never apologize. Never explain. When Reacher witnesses a brutal attempt to kidnap a terrified young student on a New England campus, he takes the law into his own hands. That’s his way, after all. Only this time, a cop die, and Reacher doesnt stick around to explain. Has he lost his sense of right and wrong? Just because this time, it’s personal?

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Rape & sexual assault
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Emesis
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Kidnapping
  • Military service
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