Tropes & Triggers

This list is provided for those who do not want to be surprised by emotional triggers while reading Brynn's books. Knowing these tropes & triggers may spoil some elements of the story for those who prefer to be surprised.

 

The author has done her best to create a comprehensive listing; if you feel a trigger was missed in these warnings, please email Brynn at brynnfordauthor@gmail.com so she can add it as a warning for future readers.

The Four Families Series

This dark romance series contains the following tropes and triggers: attempted suicide, captive romance, coercion, depression, domestic violence/abuse, drowning, dubious consent, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, gun violence, human trafficking, kidnapping, knife violence, manipulation, non-consensual "DD/LG" play, light blood play, rape, self-harm, sexual assault, toxic relationship, traumatic birth.

Counts of Eight

(The Four Families, Book 1)

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: captive romance, domestic violence/abuse, drowning, explicit sexual content, forced marriage, graphic violence, gun violence, human trafficking, kidnapping, knife violence, light blood play, rape, sexual assault, starvation.

DANCE WITH DEATH

(The Four Families, Book 2)

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: attempted suicide, captive romance, depression, domestic violence/abuse, drowning, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, gun violence, human trafficking, kidnapping, knife violence, non-consensual "DDLG" play, rape, self-harm, sexual assault, starvation.

PAS DE TROIS

(The Four Families, Book 3)

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: captive romance, domestic violence/abuse, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, gun violence, human trafficking, kidnapping, rape, self-harm, sexual assault, traumatic birth.

KING OF MASTERS

(The Four Families: O'Shea Spin-Off, Book 4)

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: captive romance, coercion, dubious consent, explicit sexual content, forced marriage, graphic violence, human trafficking, kidnapping, knife violence, manipulation, toxic relationship.

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Ember Glen Series

Please note that this series is not yet complete; this list of triggers is subject to changes and additions.

These are the anticipated tropes and triggers for this series (subject to change): abuse of authority, bondage, branding, cult romance, consensual non-consent, dubious consent, dystopian romance, explicit sexual content, forced servitude, graphic violence, knife violence, misogyny, non-consent, partner sharing, rape, religious abuse, references to child abuse and grooming, references to miscarriage, religious trauma, self-harm, sexual assault, torture, violence involving fire.

Spark of madness

(Ember Glen, Book 1)

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: abuse of authority, bondage, branding, cult romance, consensual non-consent, dubious consent, dystopian romance, explicit sexual content, forced servitude, graphic violence, knife violence, misogyny, non-consent, partner sharing, rape, religious abuse, references to child abuse and grooming, references to miscarriage, religious trauma, self-harm, sexual assault, torture, violence involving fire.

Blaze of Misery

(Ember Glen, Book 2)

This dark romance book may contain the following tropes and triggers (subject to changes/additions as it's being written): abuse of authority, bondage, branding, cult romance, consensual non-consent, dubious consent, dystopian romance, explicit sexual content, forced servitude, graphic violence, knife violence, misogyny, non-consent, partner sharing, rape, religious abuse, references to child abuse and grooming, references to miscarriage, religious trauma, self-harm, sexual assault, torture, violence involving fire.

Embers of Mercy

(Ember Glen, Book 3)

This dark romance book may contain the following tropes and triggers (subject to changes/additions as it's being written): abuse of authority, bondage, branding, cult romance, consensual non-consent, dubious consent, dystopian romance, explicit sexual content, forced servitude, graphic violence, knife violence, misogyny, non-consent, partner sharing, rape, religious abuse, references to child abuse and grooming, references to miscarriage, religious trauma, self-harm, sexual assault, torture, violence involving fire.

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Jagged Line Paradise

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: kidnapping, consensual non-consent, death of a parent, depictions of torture, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, grief, mentions of alcoholism and drug use, sex work, serial killer, true crime documentary, survivor story, trauma and healing.

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Sugar Wood

This dark romance book contains the following tropes and triggers: a brief scene of graphic sexual abuse by a family member (NO minors/children are involved in this scene), captive romance, dubious consent, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, MMF ménage romance, references to past sexual abuse by a family member, revenge seeking, stepsibling romance

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The Alter

This dark romance novella contains the following tropes and triggers: blood play, depictions of torture, dystopian romance, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, gun violence, knife violence, murder, references to sexual assault, sex work.

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Unheard

This dark romance novella contains the following tropes and triggers: addiction, drug cartel, captive in enclosed space, explicit sexual content, graphic violence, hit man, home invasion, kidnapping, knife violence, murder witness, references to drug use and abuse leading to death.

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