This is unlikely to be a comprehensive list but I hope covers the major triggers (death, violence, bigotry). NB that all these books are historicals and thus set against a background of Georgian/Victorian/20s British attitudes to sex and gender. I’ve mentioned homophobia where it’s explicit.
Please note that all my full-length novels contain on-page sex and swearing. (And, let’s face it, most of them have a body count. If you’re here for fluffy, The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting and Band Sinister are your best bet.)
Despite appearances, all of these books are romances with an HFN/HEA unless otherwise specified.
Charm of Magpies
The Magpie Lord
Animal abuse/death, suicide (attempted on page, actual off page), violence, questionable consent, power exchange dynamics, occult horrors, deaths, homophobia, references to sexual abuse and incest (off page)
A Case of Possession
Giant rats, violence to and from giant rats, occult horrors/deaths, power exchange dynamics,
A Case of Spirits
Occult horror, blinding, alcoholism
Flight of Magpies
Violence, killing, and magical nastiness, power exchange dynamics
The Smuggler and the Warlord (short)
References to non consensual imprisonment/sex/knife play
Homophobia (in past and on page). One scene of dubious consent.
A Queer Trade
Rag and Bone
Occult murders. Racism and antisemitism.
The Doomsday Books
The Secret Lives of Country Gentlemen
References to racism. Previously enslaved minor character. Parental neglect and estrangement. Physical and emotional abuse of a child. Threat of sexual assault. Kidnapping, violence, and murder on page. Societal homophobia and threat of blackmail.
A Nobleman’s Guide to Seducing a Scoundrel
Facial scarring. Previous mental and physical abuse of MC as a child, leading to current dealing with trauma. Murders (off page). Dysfunctional, emotionally abusive family and disordered parent-child relationships. Enclosed spaces.
The Will Darling Adventures
Please note that there is not a full HEA until book 3 of the series.
The 1918 flu pandemic and the spread of infectious disease. Violence/death. Kidnapping. Discussion of war. Mention of suicide. Death of family members (off page, one by stroke).
The Sugared Game
Mention of self-harm (discussed, not shown taking place). Mention of past miscarriage. Assorted and extensive on-page violence and death. Mention of suicide. Racism.
References to self-harm (not shown taking place). On-page violence, threats of violence, and murder. Emotionally abusive family. Vomiting.
Think of England
Antisemitism, racism, questionable consent, character in grip of phobia, deaths
Racism, misogyny, murder (but really a very welcome one)
Society of Gentlemen
A Fashionable Indulgence
Bereavement (sibling), war (off page), murder/violence
A Seditious Affair
BDSM sex with (fully consensual) noncon roleplay and humiliation kink. State violence
A Gentleman’s Position
Death of parent from cancer (off page), homophobia
Sins of the Cities
An Unseen Attraction
Ableism towards a neurodivergent character (dyspraxic). Racism. Violence and threat. Murder
An Unnatural Vice
References to past abuse. Discussion of past bereavement (death of lover) and depression. Murder/violence. Kidnap. Ableism towards a neurodivergent character.
An Unsuitable Heir
Misgendering and transphobia towards nonbinary MC. Ableism towards a physical disability (impaired limb).. Murder
The Rat-Catcher’s Daughter
Misgendering, threat of violence towards trans character (not specifically transphobic). On-page violence. References to acephobia and off-page violence against women
Any Old Diamonds
Bereavement including deaths of parent and sibling (off page). Suicide (off page). Allusions to spousal abuse. Murder. Outing. Questionable consent. Power exchange dynamics. Breath play. Reference to disordered eating.
References to a character’s miscarriage (off page). Discussion of bereavement. Violence. References to off-page violence against women. Off-page murder.
Masters In This Hall
Mild violence and threats on page, references to more serious violence off page. Christmas.
Green Men World
The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal
Occult horrors and death throughout
References to homophobia. Post-war trauma. Discussion of past suicidal thoughts. Occult horrors
Gentle Art World
The Gentle Art of Fortune Hunting
Previously enslaved character and mention of enslavement. References to emotional and financial abuse of spouses and children.
A Thief in the Night
References to death of father, family breakdown, compulsive gambling, sexual abuse, parental neglect and cruelty (all off page)
Wanted, a Gentleman
Previously enslaved MC and discussion of enslavement. References to racism
Previously enslaved character. Discussion of medical procedure (setting broken leg). References to antisemitism
Unfit to Print
References to racism. Victorian porn trade/prostitution. Off page death, one scene of on page violence
Henchmen of Zenda
Massive body count. Ghastly people throughout. Mention of off-page sexual abuse. Domestic abuse/control. Nonconsensual voyeurism. Does not have a standard heteronormative HEA.
The Price of Meat
Torture and cannibalism (she says, finishing on a high). Not a romance.