Haunting Adeline by Renee Carlino

Haunting Adeline by Renee Carlino

The Manipulator: I can manipulate the emotions of anyone who lets me. I will make you hurt, make you cry, make you laugh and sigh. But my words don’t affect him. Especially not when I plead for him to leave. He’s always there, watching and waiting. And I can never look away. Not when I want him to come closer.

The Shadow: I didn’t mean to fall in love. But now that I have, I can’t stay away. I didn’t mean to fall…. Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sex trafficking
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault
  • Dubious consent scenarios
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Kidnapping
  • Stalking
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Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Black Girl Unlimited by Echo Brown

Echo Brown is a wizard from the East Side, where apartments are small and parents suffer addictions to the white rocks. Yet there is magic . . . everywhere. New portals begin to open when Echo transfers to the rich school on the West Side, and an insightful teacher becomes a pivotal mentor.

Each day, Echo travels between two worlds, leaving her brothers, her friends, and a piece of herself behind on the East Side. There are dangers to leaving behind the place that made you. Echo soon realizes… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Racism
  • Sexism
  • Paedophilia & child sexual assault
  • Rape
  • Depressive episode
  • Dissociation
  • Suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Overdose
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Drug abuse
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Car accident
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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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Lore by Alexandra Bracken 

Lore by Alexandra Bracken

Every seven years, the Agon begins. As punishment for a past rebellion, nine Greek gods are forced to walk the earth as mortals, hunted by the descendants of ancient bloodlines, all eager to kill a god and seize their divine power and immortality.

Long ago, Lore Perseous fled that brutal world in the wake of her family’s sadistic murder by a rival line, turning her back on the hunt’s promises of eternal glory. For years she’s pushed away any thought… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault
  • Paedophilia and child sexual abuse mentioned
  • Blood depiction
  • Graphic physical injury, including eye trauma
  • Cancer & cancer treatment
  • Murder
  • Graphic torture
  • Explosions & bombings
  • Fire
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Dancing With Danger by Kerrigan Byrne

Dancing With Danger by Kerrigan Byrne

Mercy Goode, is only truly good at one thing: finding mischief wherever she goes. Such as getting arrested at a murder scene with Raphael Sauvageau, a brutally handsome, ruthless smuggler with a dangerous past and a dubious future. The silver-tongued devil doesn’t deserve a lick of her confidence, but she has evidence that he’s not the killer.

But she can’t deny that he’s relentlessly wicked… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Paedophilia & grooming mentioned
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Physical assault
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All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne

All Scot and Bothered by Kerrigan Byrne

He is first and foremost—at everything. A man who’s made his own way in the world through ruthless cunning and sheer force of will. A strong and imposing Scot who can turn on the charm but does not suffer fools. His title: Lord Chief Justice of the High Court. His name: Cassius Gerard Ramsay. His mission: To investigate the goings-on at London’s most notorious gaming hell, owned and operated by one of the most intriguing and desirable women he’s ever met.

Cecelia Teague was an orphan facing a rather dire future—until a secret benefactor… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child sex trafficking
  • Slut shaming
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Rape mentioned
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • Kidnapping
  • Fire
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How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

How to Love a Duke in Ten Days by Kerrigan Byrne

Famed and brilliant, Lady Alexandra Lane has always known how to look out for to herself. But nobody would ever expect that she has darkness in her past—one that she pays a blackmailer to keep buried. Now, with her family nearing bankruptcy, Alexandra strikes upon a solution: Get married to one of the empire’s most wealthy eligible bachelors. Even if he does have the reputation of a devil.

Piers Gedrick Atherton, the Duke of Redmayne, is seeking revenge and the first step is securing a bride. Winning a lady’s hand is not so easy… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slut-shaming
  • Graphic rape of a child by a school headmaster recounted
  • Blood depiction
  • Murder
  • Gun violence
  • Explosion
  • Blackmail
  • Animal attack, off-page
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Wild Seed by Octavia Butler

Wild Seed by Octavia E. Butler

 Doro knows no higher authority than himself. An ancient spirit with boundless powers, he possesses humans, killing without remorse as he jumps from body to body to sustain his own life. With a lonely eternity ahead of him, Doro breeds supernaturally gifted humans into empires that obey his every desire. He fears no one — until he meets Anyanwu. Anyanwu is an entity like Doro and yet different. She can heal with a bite and transform her own body, mending injuries and reversing aging. She uses her powers to cure her neighbours and birth entire tribes, surrounding herself with kindred who both fear and respect her. No one poses a true threat to Anyanwu — until she meets Doro… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Rape
  • Sexual assault of a minor
  • Forced breeding
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Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June

Out of the Blue by Jason June

Crest is not excited to be on their Journey: the monthlong sojourn on land all teen merfolk must undergo. The rules are simple: Help a human within one moon cycle and return to Pacifica to become an Elder–or fail and remain stuck on land forever. Crest is eager to get their Journey over and done with: after all, humans are disgusting. They’ve pollluted the planet so much that there’s a floating island of trash that’s literally the size of a country.

In Los Angeles with a human body and a new name… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Cheating mentioned
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Yerba Beuna by Nina LaCour

Yerba Beuna by Nina LaCour

Yerba Beauna by Nina LaCour

When Sara Foster runs away from home at sixteen, she leaves behind not only the losses that have shattered her world but the girl she once was, capable of trust and intimacy. Years later, in Los Angeles, she is a sought-after bartender, renowned as much for her brilliant cocktails as for the mystery that clings to her. Across the city, Emilie Dubois is in a holding pattern. In her seventh year and fifth major as an undergraduate, she yearns for the beauty and community her Creole grandparents cultivated but is unable to commit. On a whim, she takes a job arranging flowers at the glamorous restaurant Yerba Buena and embarks on an affair with the married owner.

When Sara catches sight of Emilie one… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Sexual assault of a child
  • Sex work
  • Drug use
  • Overdose
  • Death of a parent
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