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Content Guide for Books

Know what you're reading

It's nice to know what to expect when you pick up a book. If you are sensitive to certain subject matter or extremely selective about the content you're willing to read, then this guide should help.

 

I write relatively clean and wholesome books, and I say "relatively" because they are historical stories set during times. This means that historical-style violence (westerns, adventures, etc.)  will show up. More detail is given below.

MK McClintock Book Ratings

Sweet & Clean (G): Just as the rating implies, these are sweet romances that never go beyond kisses. No sex, no leading up to it, just good, wholesome, romance stories.

Guilt-Free (G-PG): These stories have touches of mystery and romance, and are clean reads, without being sweet. They don't have graphic violence but may contain some elements of suspense.

 

Moderate (PG-PG-13): These stories have romance, a touch of mystery or suspense, and some violence. There is no graphic sex, but there may be sensual kisses and/or closed-door. 

Moderate+ (PG-13+): These stories have romance, a touch of mystery or suspense, and some violence. There may be sensual kisses/activity leading up to sex. 

 

Many of the MK books fall under the Moderate category, or somewhere between that and Guilt-Free.

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Language Content:

MK books do not contain explicit language. However, they may contain a few words commonly found in historical language (along the lines of "hell," "damn," "bloody," etc.). I do not believe that everyone would have watched every word they ever said all the time, but because I personally don't like explicit language, these words are used sparingly and only when it makes sense for the story or character at the time.

 

Violence Content:

The extent of the violence in MK books is similar to what you see in a western movie or historical adventure movie. All of my books have characters who use guns and other weapons such as knives, swords, daggers, and similar. Rape and violence against children are never depicted, though there may be mention without description. Some may be sensitive to this content, others may not. Please use your judgment.

Alaina Claiborne is the only MK book with sensual content that falls somewhere between PG-13 and R.

McKenna Grey Book Ratings

Sweet & Clean (G): Just as the rating implies, these are sweet romances that never go beyond kisses. No sex, no leading up to it, just good, wholesome, romance stories.

Guilt-Free (G-PG): These stories have touches of mystery and romance and are clean, without being sweet. They don't have the violence of the thrillers but may contain some elements of suspense.

Thrills & Chills (PG-13): No sex or romance, but some violence.*

 

Thrills & Spice (PG-13): No sex, but a little spice that may lead up to sex without graphic description (closed-door). The violence isn't gory, but it's there.*

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Language Content:

My books do not contain explicit language . . . for the most part. Some of the Kyndall Family Thrillers do contain a small amount of language, but it's mild. Some of my other books may contain a few words along the lines of "hell," "damn," "bloody," etc.). I personally don't like explicit language, and these words are used sparingly, if at all.

The second-chance romance books contain no swearing.

 

*Violence Content:

Many of the characters in the romantic suspense/thriller books work in some type of law enforcement or are ex-military. Guns are used and the books contain related violence similar to what is found in thrillers or action movies. There's nothing gory. Rape and violence against children are never depicted, though there may be mention without description. Some may be sensitive to it, others may not. Please use your own judgment. 

The second-chance romance books contain no violence.

Standard Ratings (for those who want a comparison)

 

Please note that all of my books will have a G, PG, or PG-13 rating.

 

Sensuality Ratings:

Clean or G – Love scenes and/or kisses, but little or no sex.
Sensual or PG – Non-descriptive, non-graphic sex

Steamy or PG-13 – More descriptive and sensual, but nothing wild or explicit, and no graphic sex scenes.
 

Alcohol Use:

I personally do not drink alcohol, but it's unrealistic for me to think that none of my characters would, and so some do. The mention of alcohol use is minimal or used in passing.