Note: The two chapters that are rated NC-17 are so rated because of graphic sex. There are alternate chapters (rated R) with a 'fade-out,' so to speak. The series as a whole is rated R for violence, language, and sex of varying degrees.
Chapter Eighteen--rated NC-17
Chapter Ninteen--rated NC-17
Many thanks to Loren, Stacy, and Book of Changes for beta-reading!