Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews

Murder With Peacocks by Donna Andrews

So far Meg Langslow’s summer is not going swimmingly. Down in her small Virginia hometown, she’s maid of honor at the nuptials of three loved ones–each of whom has dumped the planning in her capable hands. One bride is set on including a Native American herbal purification ceremony, while another wants live peacocks on the lawn. Only help from the town’s drop-dead gorgeous hunk keeps Meg afloat in a sea of dotty relatives and outrageous neighbors.

And, in whirl of summer parties and picnics, Southern hospitality is strained to the limit by an offensive newcomer who hints at skeletons in the guests’ closets. But it seems this lady has offended one too many when she’s found dead… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Slut shaming
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Emesis
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
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Heart2Heart, Vol 3 by Various

Heart2Heart, Vol. 3 by Annabeth Albert, May Archer, Mary Calmes, Charlie Cochet, Eden Finely, Susane HAwke, Sloane Kennedy, Lucy Lennox, Lily Morton, K.M. Neuhold, Nora Phoenix, Layla Reyne, Piper Scott, Damon Suede, Hailey Turner & Aimee Nicole Walker

Once upon a time, a group of authors wondered… What if the Heart2Heart app — the dating app with a glitch that matched up the oddest, most perfect couples, and sponsored the charity date raffles that helped dozens of people find love — offered a classifieds section, too?

Need a handyman who knows how to wear a tool belt? Have a closet of drag costumes that needs a new home? How about finally tracking down that guy who made the perfect drink, or who’s just the right height to reach the top shelf?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

The Closet by Eden Finley• Homomisia
• Cancer
The Last Drop by Layla Reyne• Alcohol consumption
The Dog Walker by Lily Morton• Homomisia
• Death of family members in a fire
• Car accident
• Animal injury
The Restoration by Mary Calmes• Cheating mentioned
• Deployment of a spouse mentioned
The Wedding Date by Susane Hawke• Cancer mentioned
The Wrong Guy by Sloane Kennedy • Homomisia
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The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

No one speaks of the grace year. It’s forbidden.

In Garner County, girls are told they have the power to lure grown men from their beds, to drive women mad with jealousy. They believe their very skin emits a powerful aphrodisiac, the potent essence of youth, of a girl on the edge of womanhood. That’s why they’re banished for their sixteenth year, to release their magic into the wild so they can return purified and ready for marriage. But not all of them will make it home alive.

Sixteen-year-old Tierney James dreams of a better life—a society that doesn’t pit friend against friend… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Misogyny
  • Statutory rape mentioned
  • Sexual assault mentioned
  • Suicide
  • Childbirth
  • Scalping & skinning, off-page
  • Dismemberment mentioned
  • Cannibalism mentioned
  • Starvation
  • Death of a friend
  • Poisoning
  • Torture
  • Lynching
  • Animal death & abuse
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Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Down Comes the Night by Allison Saft

Wren Southerland’s reckless use of magic has cost her everything: she’s been dismissed from the Queen’s Guard and separated from her best friend—the girl she loves. So when a letter arrives from a reclusive lord, asking Wren to come to his estate, Colwick Hall, to cure his servant from a mysterious illness, she seizes her chance to redeem herself.

The mansion is crumbling, icy winds haunt the caved-in halls, and her eccentric host forbids her from leaving her room after dark. Worse, Wren’s patient isn’t a servant at all but Hal Cavendish, the infamous Reaper of Vesria and her kingdom’s sworn enemy. Hal also came to Colwick Hall for redemption, but the secrets in the estate may lead to both of their deaths… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Medical treatment & surgery
  • Chronic illness
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
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The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

These are the secrets I have kept. This is the trust I never betrayed. But he is dead now and has been for more than forty years, the one who gave me his trust, the one for whom I kept these secrets. The one who saved me . . . and the one who cursed me.

So starts the diary of Will Henry, orphaned assistant to Dr. Pellinore Warthorpe, a man with a most unusual specialty: monstrumology, the study of monsters. In his time with the doctor, Will has met many a mysterious late-night visitor, and seen things he never imagined were real. But when a grave robber comes calling in the middle of the night with a gruesome find, he brings with him their most deadly case yet.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Blood & gore depiction
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Gun violence
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Poisoning
  • Fire recounted
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Girls with Rebel Souls by Suzanne Young

Girls with Rebel Souls by Suzanne Young

The girls make their final stand in this third and final novel in the thrilling, subversive near-future series from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Young about a girls-only private school that is far more than it appears to be.

There is no one who can save your rebel soul…

The girls of Innovations Academy escaped the confines of their unethical school, fought against the system protecting predators who targeted girls for harassment, and they’re not done yet. They’re still not free… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Emotional & physical abuse discussed
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Dead bodies
  • Murder & attempted murder
  • Poisoning
  • Strangulation
  • Physical assault
  • Kidnapping
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Palaces of Spies by Sarah Zettel

Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel

A warning to all young ladies of delicate breeding who wish to embark upon lives of adventure: Don’t.

Sixteen-year-old Peggy is a well-bred orphan who is coerced into posing as a lady in waiting at the palace of King George I. Life is grand, until Peggy starts to suspect that the girl she’s impersonating might have been murdered. Unless Peggy can discover the truth, she might be doomed to the same terrible fate. But in a court of shadows and intrigue, anyone could be a spy—perhaps even the handsome young artist with whom Peggy is falling in love…

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Sexual assault
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Blood depiction
  • Death of a mother
  • Murder
  • Poisoning
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The Last Window by Karin Slaughter

The Last Window by Karin Slaughter

On a hot summer night, a scientist from the Centers for Disease Control is grabbed by unknown assailants in a shopping center parking lot. Vanished into thin air, the authorities are desperate to save the doctor.

One month later, the serenity of a sunny Sunday afternoon is shattered by the boom of a ground-shaking blast—followed by another seconds later. One of Atlanta’s busiest and most important neighborhood’s has been bombed—the location of Emory University, two major hospitals, the FBI headquarters, and the CDC… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Antisemitism
  • Homomisia
  • Misogyny
  • Racism & white supremacy
  • Rape
  • Paedophilia
  • Child abuse recounted
  • Blood depiction
  • Bioterrorism & terrorism
  • Death of a child
  • Death of a spouse recounted
  • Murder
  • Knife violence & stabbing
  • Explosion
  • Mass shooting
  • Suffocation
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
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Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

Orphaned and physically flawed in a civilization that shuns and discards the weak, Kira faces a frightening uncertain future.

When she is summoned by the Council if Guardians, Kira prepares to fight for her life, but the Council has unexpected plans for her. Now Kira faces new responsibilities. On her quest for truth, she discovers things that will change her life forever.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Ableism
  • Misogyny
  • Child abuse
  • Suicide
  • Loss of vision
  • Death of a child
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
  • Poisoning
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Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Romeo & Juliet by William Shakespeare

These violent delights have violent ends
And in their triumph die, like fire and powder,
Which, as they kiss, consume.

When Romeo first lays eyes on the bewitching Juliet, it’s love at first sight. But though their love runs true and deep, it is also completely forbidden. With family and fate determined to keep them apart, will Romeo and Juliet find a way to be together?

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Suicide by poison
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Murder
  • Sword violence & stabbing
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