Book Ratings & Heat Levels

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Book Ratings & Heat Levels

We try our best to rate our books correctly, and in an effort to make the content warnings as clear as possible, we’ve taken a page out of the movie and television industry and from other publishers. We hope this classification system lets you, our wonderful reader, find a book that fits your tastes or even points you in a direction to try something new! Below we have our Book Rating system along with correlations to the movie and television ratings commonly seen.

Book Ratings
BR-EI: Educational and informational. Suitable for all readers.
BR-G: Suitable for all readers. None to Mild Content. (i.e.: G up to PG & TV-G up to TV-PG)
BR-GC: Caution! May not be suitable for all readers. Mild to Strong Content. (i.e.: PG to PG-13 & TV-PG up to TV-14)
BR-MR: Caution! Material for Mature Readers. Strong to Intense to Graphic Content. (i.e.: R to NC-17 & TV-14 up thru TV-MA)
BR-A: Caution! Material for Adults only. 18+ years. Strong to Intense to Graphic Content. (i.e.: NC-17 and up & TV-MA)

Below are some additional classifications you’ll see on our book pages to help clarify why a book may have been given the rating it had.

Content Key
L: Language (suggestive, innuendo, cursing, coarse, vulgar, etc.)
S: Sexual Content (see heat level)
V: Violence (mild to realistic, etc.)
TW: Trigger Warning (may pertain to abuse, alcohol/drug use, rape, etc.)

And since not all our books are full blown romances…

To Love or Not to Love
NoRo: Non-Romance – ending may or may not be pleasant
RoEl: Romantic Elements – may have HEA (Happily Ever After), may only have HFN (Happy For Now), or may have NRR (no romantic resolution)
Ro: Romance – Has HEA (Ro includes erotic romance stories)
CA: Erotica – relationship(s) based off of sexual journey not emotional so can end any ol’ way
(For an explanation of the difference between romance, erotic romance, erotica, etc., please CLICK HERE)

Heat Levels
Level 1F – 🔥 Minimal or no sexual interaction.
Level 2F – 🔥 🔥 May contain closed-door or open-door sex, mild erotic content, and adult language.
Level 3F – 🔥 🔥 🔥 Contains descriptive sex, erotic content, and adult language.
Level 4F – 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 Strong erotic content, graphic sex, and adult language. May contain hardcore sexual content.
Level 5F – 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 🔥 No holds barred. Graphic sex and adult language. Hardcore erotic/sexual content. Story may be Erotica.

Example of what a book rating may look like based off of To Be Yours by C.R. Moss: BR-MR With the book rating there are some additional letters (RoEL, L, S4F, V, TW) because the story is a paranormal, romantic suspense with very descriptive sex scenes, some that boarder on kink. The heroine has memories of an abusive relationship with hardcore erotic content, and there’s adult language outside of the bedroom, and there’s weapon use. The story has an HEA. All in all, this translates to: Book Rating is for Mature Readers. This story with strong romantic elements contains language; sexual content that has a heat rating of four flames; violence; and the story has a trigger warning due to abuse.

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