The Splinter King by Mike Brooks

The Splinter King by Mike Brooks

Darel, dragon knight and the new leader of Black Keep, must travel to the palace of the God-King to beg for the lives of his people. But in the capital of Narida, Marin and his warrior husband will be drawn into a palace coup, and Princess Tila will resort to murder to keep her hold on power.

In the far reaches of the kingdom an heir in exile is hunted by assassins, rumours of a rival God-King abound, and daemonic forces from across the seas draw ever nearer… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Slavery
  • Execution mentioned
  • War themes
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The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman 

The Infinity Courts by Akemi Dawn Bowman

Eighteen-year-old Nami Miyamoto is certain her life is just beginning. She has a great family, just graduated high school, and is on her way to a party where her entire class is waiting for her—including, most importantly, the boy she’s been in love with for years. The only problem? She’s murdered before she gets there.

When Nami wakes up, she learns she’s in a place called Infinity, where human consciousness goes when physical bodies die. She quickly discovers that… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Forced servitude
  • Alcohol consumption mentioned
  • Physical injuries
  • Murder
  • Torture
  • Gun violence
  • Battle violence
  • Loss of autonomy (mind control & manipulation)
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Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

Skin of the Sea by Natasha Bowen

Simi prayed to the gods, once. Now she serves them as Mami Wata–a mermaid–collecting the souls of those who die at sea and blessing their journeys back home.

But when a living boy is thrown overboard, Simi goes against an ancient decree and does the unthinkable–she saves his life. And punishment awaits those who dare to defy the gods… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Chattel slavery
  • Attempted suicide, on-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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Patternmaster by Octavia Butler

Patternmaster by Octavia E. Butler

IIn the far future, the human race is divided into two groups striving for power. The Patternmaster rules over all, the leader of the telepathic Patternist race whose thoughts can destroy or heal at his whim. The only threat to his power are the Clayarks, mutant humans created by an alien pandemic, who now live either enslaved by the Patternists or in the wild.

Coransee, son of the ruling Patternmaster, wants the throne and will stop at nothing to get it, even if it means venturing into the wild mutant-infested… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Torture, off-page
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Dawn by Jim Butcher

Dawn by Jim Butcher

In a world devastated by nuclear war with humanity on the edge of extinction, aliens finally make contact. They rescue those humans they can, keeping most survivors in suspended animation and begin the slow process of rehabilitating the planet.

When Lilith Iyapo is “awakened,” she finds that she has been chosen to revive her fellow humans in small groups by first preparing them to meet the utterly terrifying Oankali, then training them to survive on the wilderness that the planet has become… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Misogyny
  • Slavery
  • Rape
  • Medical experimentation
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Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse

In the holy city of Tova, the winter solstice is usually a time for celebration and renewal, but this year it coincides with a solar eclipse, a rare celestial event proscribed by the Sun Priest as an unbalancing of the world. Meanwhile, a ship launches from a distant city bound for Tova and set to arrive on the solstice. The captain of the ship, Xiala, is a disgraced Teek whose song can calm the waters around her as easily as it can warp a man’s mind.

Her ship carries one passenger. Described as harmless, the passenger… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery mentioned
  • Homomisia mentioned
  • Abandonment
  • Child abuse & neglect
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Suicide
  • Alcoholism
  • Alcohol consumption & abuse
  • Drug use
  • Blood depiction
  • Physical injury
  • Beheading
  • Forced blinding
  • Scarring
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
  • Death of a child
  • Mass murder
  • Poisoning
  • Kidnapping
  • Physical assault
  • Imprisonment
  • Cult
  • Animal death
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The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins 

The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins

All of London is abuzz with the scandalous case of Frannie Langton, accused of the brutal double murder of her employers, renowned scientist George Benham and his eccentric French wife, Marguerite. Crowds pack the courtroom, eagerly following every twist, while the newspapers print lurid theories about the killings and the mysterious woman being held in the Old Bailey.

The testimonies against Frannie are damning. She is a seductress, a witch, a master manipulator… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery
  • Racism
  • Misogyny
  • Lesbomisia
  • Rape
  • Incest
  • Emotional & physical abuse
  • Alcoholism
  • Pregnancy
  • Miscarriage
  • Abortion
  • Torture
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Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole

Shadow’s Claim by Kresley Cole

Trehan Daciano, known as the Prince of Shadows, has spent his life serving his people—striking in the night, quietly executing any threat to their realm. The coldly disciplined swordsman has never desired anything for himself – until he beholds Bettina, the sheltered ward of two of the Lore’s most fearsome villains.

Desperate to earn her guardians’ approval after a life-shattering mistake, young Bettina has no choice but to marry whichever suitor prevails—even though she’s lost her heart to anothere… Read more.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Slavery mentioned
  • Anxiety & panic attacks
  • Decapitation
  • Death of a parent recounted
  • Murder
  • Physical assault
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Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole

Demon from the Dark by Kresley Cole

Tormented by his sordid past and racked by vampiric hungers, Malkom Slaine is pushed to the brink by the green-eyed beauty under his guard. Carrow Graie is hiding her own sorrows, until she meets a tortured warrior worth saving. But, in order for Malkom and Carrow to survive, he must unleash both the demon and vampire inside him.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Child slavery & sex slavery mentioned
  • Parental neglect mentioned
  • Murder
  • Grief & loss depiction
  • Death of a parent
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