Content Warnings

The Tails of Little Flower series contains topics geared towards adults and young adults, which include quarantine, captivity, rape, abuse, war, suicide, and violence. The series also tackles racism, sexism, mental illness, terminal illness, and child abuse.

This series is not intended for young children without parental supervision due to very mature topics and situations. If you have a mature young adult, please read first so you can decide if they are ready for this or to have a conversation with them about the topics included.

However, we also recognize that these situations happen to young children every day, and we hope that by writing about these situations, we can further the discussion around topics that are both challenging and controversial in our society today. 

Should there be any question, this author and Heating Cats Pawblishing fully support Women's Rights, LGTBQ+ Rights, Black, Brown, and Indigenous Rights, and the rights of every other minority to thrive, even if it might not appear so at times in these stories, or if characters within the stories do things that are very much not in agreement with these beliefs. 

These books were written with my best intentions at heart. If there are issues or concerns you would like to discuss, I value your feedback and will do my best to address those issues in future books.

Also, I kill off just about everyone in the first chapter of the first book.


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In Book One, The Tails of Little Flower

Jessica has been rescued by giant alien cats, but she doesn't know why.  She believes she's being held captive and her planet destroyed in an attack. Of note, just about everyone dies.

The cats, however, are trying to save her species and mess up badly in the process. In addition, the leaders of their world believe that they have not rescued a sentient species because they are unable to communicate with us. 

In order to save the species from the isolation of what to us feels like two years of solitary confinement, Myra, the senior healer in charge of caring for all species rescued, finally gets permission to move forward with repopulation and reintroduction and pairs everyone up in the hopes that they'll mate, not realizing that Jessica is both physically mature and that they are giving the humans the impression that they must procreate in order to gain their freedom.

The person Jessica is paired up with ultimately ends up raping and beating her. 

After trying to commit suicide, she's taken from the agency, where she's been held, and brought to Myra's home, where she eventually learns to communicate through drawings and sign language and is finally able to ask why she'd been left locked in a room with her rapist.

In Book Two, The Pride of Little Flower

Jessica finds out what happened to her people and planet and must now earn her people's freedom from captivity and prove her sentience to the Full Council.  Only to grant her sentience would mean that the Local Council was complicit in her rape. Many on the Council refused to believe her species is sentient, even if they can now communicate because they believe that only animals rape. Plus, to do so would mean they could all be found guilty and executed along with her rapist.

Much of this book deals with Jessica managing her trauma and eventually learning to trust the family she's been brought to live with, and the challenges she faces trying to prove her people not only deserve the right to their freedom but the right to exist at all, as the cats learn about her people's violent history.

Additionally, Marsee, Myra's daughter, is struggling with a mental illness her people call psychosis, which is a defect in the ability to control their hunter's instinct. She doesn't know what's going on but knows that if she tells anyone just how close she's come on several occasions to killing Jessica, she'll probably be executed.

In Book Three, The Whiskers of Hope

Little Flower (Jessica) deals with the consequences of choosing to go forward with her pregnancy after earning her freedom for her people. At the same time, she must help lead her people to become better versions of themselves before someone else decides they're too dangerous to keep around.  

Marsee, having survived the advanced stages of psychosis, where no one else ever has, now has to prove that it's not just a temporary reprieve and that she's actually in control again. The problem is no one trusts her, not even her own father. 

This book deals with the effects of physical and mental abuse and the stigma of mental illness even from those who intend well and also deals with the challenges of being a new parent and long-term caregiver to someone with a terminal injury/illness.

In Book Four, The Paws of Hope

This book contains scenes of violence, captivity, and torture as the Chenziras' enemies try to force Jeran to step down from his position as Senior Councilor by kidnapping and torturing members of his family.

This book also deals with the effects of isolation, trauma, and racism. 

In Book Five, Saber's Instinct

This book contains further scenes of violence and a suicide attempt. It also deals with the stigma and challenges of disability, mental and terminal illnesses, the right to be in control of your own medical care, and infertility.

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