You wanted the content warnings. You'd take them on the website, but you wanted them. I heard you a long time ago, but it's just taken me for-damn-ever to get it together.
So, I've written a lot of books and sometimes backstory is stream of consciousness and I basically forget what I wrote 15 minutes after I write it. I have a brain that’s as porous as a sponge with a fraction of the retention. Sometimes I don't realize a thing can be deeply upsetting. Or I mix up books because it was 2018 and a lot of things were happening in my life.
I'm not supposed to admit stuff like that. But here we are.
The point of this little opening salvo is that you still may come across something triggering that wasn't listed here. If that happens, I am truly sorry. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me what it is. Yell at me if you must. I can take it. I'll get this list updated lickety split.
If you come across something you think may trigger someone else that wasn't listed here…send me that email.
The best way to find the book you're looking for is to search the web page. On a Mac that's command+F.
THE SUBMISSION SERIES
ONE NIGHT WITH HIM
ONE YEAR WITH HIM
ONE LIFE WITH HIM
BDSM. H has history of self-harm. Death/suicide of friend. Miscarriage. Heart transplant.
THE CORRUPTION SERIES
Lots of violence. Smoking. More violence.
For the whole series: Drugs. Rape (it is presented as violence and not eroticized). BDSM. Car accident. An F/f scene.
SECRET SINS/SACRED SINS
She's young. Too young. As young as I was IRL, but things are different now. There was math involved and I think if I could construct it again, I would figure out a way to not write her this young. Anyway. There's drugs and smoking and gambling. A threesome. DP. Unwanted pregnancy. Parental violence.
Murder. Spousal abuse. Infidelity.
Self-harm. Drowning. Spanking. Poetry.
CROWNE OF LIES
Really bad “BDSM” experience described from the past which she did not consent to. Obv that's not BDSM in the truest sense, but her ex-boyfriend was not a subtle man. In my mind, he's dead and she's happy.
Hero was underage when he had a long relationship with a married woman. Spanking. D/s.
Anxiety, therapy, light arson, pot-smoking, fear of failure, fear of success, broken dreams. A Black man talking to his white friend about his biases.
War in Ukraine. Parental abuse. Strangling in the past, not on page. Scars. Role-play sex. Rough sex. Outdoor sex. Degradation. Slut, whore talk, also good girl and praise.
LEAD ME BACK
Sexual harassment at work. Sexual assault interrupted by the hero.
ONLY EVER YOU
Nothing I can think of. For real. He's a virgin. IDK if that's a bad thing for someone.
Dyslexic hero. A 5YO girl’s mother died, which is traumatic. Someone on GR said there's emotional violence (one star!) but I'm not sure what they're talking about.
Abusive ex-boyfriend who shows up later. Hero’s sister was stalked and murdered.
She has a dark past with dubious consent. Revenge porn. Circulation of uncomfortably sexual photos of her when she was an early teen.
Hero has ADHD. He thinks of being with another woman while they're separated but resists. Some people think that's still too much and I respect that. Here's your warning.
KING OF CODE
Past-tense harm to an animal.
Nothing I can think of. Poverty, I guess.
MARRIAGE GAMES / SEPARATION GAMES
Blackmail. Hero’s ex is present. BDSM. Death of a loved parent.
THE DILUSTRO ARRANGEMENT
Age gap. Kidnapping. He manhandles her. Violence. Torture. Smoking. Murder. He's a dick for a bunch of the first book.
Kidnapping. He manhandles her without consent. Violence. Torture. Smoking. Parental abuse. Parental death. Cruelty. Murder. (Yes, there is something wrong with me) Fake rape (they're both in on it) mutilation, lying, desperation.
THE EDGE SERIES
EDGE OF DARKNESS (BUNDLE)
GIRL ON THE EDGE (ABRIDGED BUNDLE)
ON THE EDGE
OVER THE EDGE
Let’s just talk for a minute.
I know someone who loves dark romance…the darker the better.
She couldn’t handle this series not because of what happened, but because of how it was shown. This is valid, so here’s your heads-up.
For parts of this book, we are in the hero’s POV as his mind breaks apart. He alternates between manipulation with a side of emotional cruelty and a deeply satisfying sadism. When he’s in either state, he makes no excuses or apologies. He’s at war with himself. His wife’s body is the battlefield so…the fact that she likes it notwithstanding…it can be hard for some to read.
That said, also look out for parental abuse, falling from heights, sexual assault, the Iraq war, surgery, rough sex, and other medical and military stuff.