Heating Ratings Guide

Need help finding the right book with the right kind of content? While heat-ratings are more broadly used in the romance genre, if you’re a sensitive reader, you may find the system useful in helping you pick out books that will best match your preferences when it comes to sexual content and violence. With that in mind, all of our books are marked with a content or heat rating.

Because we’re geeks–and we created this rating system specifically for R. Daneelia Giskardi’s books–our heat-rating system is based on the Hertzsprung–Russell Diagram for cataloging stars. For lists of our books according to their category, click on the individual images.

ProtostarT TauriMain Sequence
Zero sex and violence. Chances are this is a children’s book.Relationships focus on the emotional rather than physical aspects. Appropriate for middle grade and up.Middle of the road heat-wise; sex is fade to black and violence, when present, lacks detail. Appropriate for teens and up.
Red GiantBlue Super GiantNeutron
Getting hotter. Expect moderate amounts of onscreen sex and/or violence but description is more sensual than graphic. Appropriate for ages 17+.These are the hottest stars on the HRD. Expect frequent and graphic descriptions of both sex and/or violence, but the stories will be about falling in love. Appropriate for adults only.The neutron star is so freakin’ hot it suffered heat death. Straight up erotica, no romance. Appropriate for adults only.

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