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Trigger Warnings - Zoe Ashwood

Hi, dear reader,

 

I've decided to offer up a list of possible trigger warnings for my books. A lot has been said lately about this topic, so I'm not opening another debate, simply putting this list out there for anyone who wishes to check it before diving into my books. 

 

Beware of potential spoilers, though! Some of the items on the lists below might give away parts of the plot. 

 

I personally have several triggers (mostly related to kids, as I'm a mom of two with anxiety issues) that I avoid like the plague, so I definitely feel the need for this. 

 

I included all the "common" triggers I could think of - related to violence, sexual assault etc. - but because some scenes in my books aren't triggering to me, I might have missed out on them. If you've read my books and feel like this list is missing any items, please email me at zoe (at) zoeashwood (dot) com, and I'll see what I can do.

 

Also, I write steamy romance, so it's safe for you to assume there's a lot of sex in my books! I don't write dark romance, either. I write happily-ever-afters, so my main characters always make it to the end, safe and sound.

 

You can find all my books with links here.

 

The Black Bear Clan Series

  • explicit sex
  • violence 
  • kidnapping
  • mentions of slavery
  • mentions of past physical abuse
  • murder
  • blood
  • knotting 
  • primal scenes
  • postpartum depression and death of a mother (off screen, but discussed, in Book 3, Her Orc Guardian)
  • death of an animal (in Chapter 18 of Book 3, Her Orc Guardian, there's a short hunting scene where a deer dies on page - hopefully I managed to convey the proper respect to the animal)

 

The Nora Moss Trilogy

  • explicit sex
  • violence
  • death (of a secondary character)
  • blood
  • claustrophobia
  • murder
  • torture (of a main character)

 

The Sea Dragons of Amber Bay Trilogy

  • explicit sex
  • violence
  • death (of a secondary character)
  • blood
  • verbal abuse (in the past)

 

The Ice Planet Rendu Trilogy

  • explicit sex
  • violence
  • murder
  • death (of a secondary character)
  • kidnapping with implied sexual threat (of a main character)
  • verbal abuse (in the past)
  • severe illness (of a main character)
  • accidents

 

The Norse Sea Dragons Duet

  • explicit sex
  • violence
  • murder
  • kidnapping (of a main character, of children)
  • asphyxiation (of a main character)
  • death (of a secondary character)

 

The Shift Series

  • explicit sex
  • violence
  • murder
  • assault with sexual implications (of a main character)
  • death (of a secondary character)
  • kidnapping (of a main character)
  • gun violence
  • torture (of a main character)
  • anxiety
  • PTSD
  • manslaughter 

 

Wow, this really brings home how much drama I put in my books, haha! Anyway, if you feel like something's missing from my list, please feel free to let me know. And I'll keep the list updated with information on future releases. 

 

I want everyone to feel safe and excited when reading my books, and if this helps you relax, I'm here for you. <3

xo, Zoe

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Hi! I'm Zoe, and I write sexy paranormal romance for women who believe that magic and true love exist in our ordinary world. 

 

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