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Violence Ratings

Just as we all have our comfort levels when listening to those steamy scenes, the level of violence can be a factor as well. It’s hard to skim either in audio format. 

 

NoneA calm listen with possible danger

Examples:

Kristan Higgins’ Catch of the Day

Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Match Me If You Can

 

MinimalThreats, danger, injury

Examples:

Julie James’ Something About You

Linda Howard’s Mackenzie’s Mountain

 

Domestic ViolenceEither past or present day

Examples:

Lisa Kleypas’ Blue-Eyed Devil

J.D. Robb’s In Death series  – Eve’s background

 

Fighting No overly descriptive scenes of blood and gore

Examples:

Suzanne Brockmann’s Troubleshooter series

Karen Marie Moning’s Fever series 

 

Escalated Fighting Descriptions of injuries, body parts lost, or death

Examples:

Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series

Jeaniene Frost’s Night Huntress series

 

GraphicIn depth details of autopsy reports, torture past or present, sick killers’ POV/actions, or rape.

Examples:

Christine Feehan books

Nora Roberts’ Carnal Innocence

Linda Howard’s Dream Man

Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander