Content Warnings

I believe in safe reading! But I also do understand that some people are highly spoiler-sensitive and even the mention of a keyword can set their mind in motion trying to figure out how that fits into the plot and seeing the event coming.

My books are aimed at an upper-YA to adult audience and content is generally suitable for those around 15 years or older.

General themes in my books include infrequent coarse language, fade-to-black sex, violence, death and mental health issues including anxiety, panic attacks, PTSD, suicide and self-harm.

While my stories have many bleak moments and aren’t always feel-good, they’re not grimdark either. In the longer works especially, I try to keep some humour. I don’t write a lot of gore and graphic content or explicit sex scenes, and violence isn’t condoned. The lists below might look heavy, but unless specified, none of it is extreme. I only mention something in case even the idea is a trigger.

Please keep in mind that all warnings provided are a guide only and may not be an exhaustive list of all possible triggers.

If you would like to be more thoroughly warned about specifics, click on the titles below.

(Novella) Self-harm, suicide ideation, burn injuries (non-POV character nearly dies in a fire), human sacrifice (willing, for a cause, with the expectation that they won’t actually die)

(Short story) Strong violence, kidnapping, human captivity, torture, war, guns, killing, death

(Novel) Violence, abduction, self-harm (including a couple of somewhat graphic scenes, but not from the POV of the person doing the self-harming), occasional coarse language, death, killing, gun use, lab animals (one scene; rabbits are used in a magic experiment, where one appears to become unwell)

(Novel) Violence, self-inflicted violence for experimental purposes, occasional coarse language, physical assault with assumed threat of sexual assault (sexual assault does not occur), depiction of war (one flashback sequence), war-related suicide (character briefly explains a mass-suicide scene), death, killing, gun use, lab animal references, animal death (one scene; animals found deceased), animal misuse (mostly implied or off-page), alcohol consumption including underage drinking (the legal age in Australia is 18, characters are 17), cult-based suicide ideation (a very small and non-descriptive plot element)

(Novel) Fade-to-black consensual sex (not at all explicit), blood, dead bodies, dead children, PTSD, torture (graphic scene in Chapter 59), murder, killing, non-consensual breeding program (not POV characters), violent childbirth, death in childbirth, laboratory-based child abuse (the childbirth/lab abuse are a sort of flashback sequence in Chapter 34), brief mention of sex trafficking and ritualistic killing, people trapped in a building cave-in