Content Guide for McKenna Books


To give readers an idea of the content of my books, I've provided content information on this page. Each person might have their own definition of book content ratings, so I've created my own, specifically for the books I write.



Sweet & Clean: 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: 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: No sex or romance, but some violence.*


Thrills & Spice: 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.*

*I measure violence by what one would see in other books in the thriller/suspense genre. Some may be sensitive to it, others may not. Please use your own judgment. Rape in general and violence against children are never depicted, though there may be mention without description.



Please note that all of my books will have either 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.
Super Hot or R – Lovemaking described in detail, and often multiple scenes.
NC-17 – Erotica would fall into this category.


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.


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.