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A Different Kind of Rating

As authors, seeing more stars on your books makes you feel great and helps with marketing, but there's one problem for the readers: stars don't tell them about the content.

That's why we came up with a rating system for our books that helps the reader better understand the general content included in each of our books. And readers can leave reviews for each book with their own ratings!

Below, you will find the level of each rating, its meaning, and how to discern the types of content in each book.

Rating Guidelines


average rating is 5 out of 5

1 skull - No angst

2 skulls - Barely any

3 skulls - Average

4 skulls - Ow

5 skulls - Gut-wrenching

As Google says, Angst is "a feeling of deep anxiety or dread," and as readers, we love to hate it. But with it can come some intense emotions that may not be suitable for all readers.


average rating is 5 out of 5

1 happy face - They suck

2 happy faces - Uninteresting

3 happy faces - They were okay

4 happy faces - Loved them

5 happy faces - PROTECT THEM!

A story is only as good as its cast. If you have characters that are bland, it makes the story hard to get through, no matter how engaging the plot might be.

Sexual Content

average rating is 5 out of 5

1 heart - No sexual content

2 hearts- Some kissing   

3 hearts - Flirting and kissing

4 hearts - Implied sexual content (off page)

5 hearts - Graphic sexual content (on page)

We want to be clear that the fewer hearts a book has, the more sexual content it's deemed to have. Our authors do not shy away from hard topics, so rape and sexual abuse are things that appear in our books, which is what we qualify as "graphic".

We will never publish erotica or anything pornographic in nature. 


average rating is 5 out of 5

1 flower - No swearing

2 flowers - Implied swearing

3 flowers - Some swearing

4 flowers - Mild swearing

5 flowers - Graphic swearing

Life is rarely neat and clean. Because our authors show the rawness of life through some of their stories, there will be times when strong language is used.


average rating is 5 out of 5

1 crossbones - No violence or gore

2 crossbones - Some violence, no gore    

3 crossbones - Implied violence/gore

4 crossbones - Mild violence and gore   

5 crossbones - Graphic violence and gore

We publish many genres, and some will include more violence and occasional gore than others. Evil and sin are a real part of real life, and as such, it's not something we're afraid to address. 

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