Ratings Explanation

There are no standard ratings for works of literature but the author would like to voluntarily provide the potential reader guidance
in determining if The Ecstasy is appropriate for them or their children.

Depending on your cultural upbringing or preferences and tastes, you may find some of the content offensive, upsetting or innapropriate for yourself, young adults or children under 18, 17 or 13.

Here are content descriptions from the Entertainment Software Rating Board of the type of content you will find in The Ecstasy. Please keep in mind these descriptions are of content for video games, not books, novels or literature. So the content descriptions below regard actual visual content you would see on a TV or computer screen. In the novel The Ecstasy the content would be described in words, not actual graphic pictures. There are no graphic images in The Ecstasy novel of the below types of content.

Use of Alcohol - The consumption of alcoholic beverages

Blood and Gore - Depictions of blood or the mutilation of body parts

Comic Mischief - Depictions or dialogue involving slapstick or suggestive humor

Crude Humor - Depictions or dialogue involving vulgar antics, including "bathroom" humor

Intense Violence - Graphic and realistic-looking depictions of physical conflict. May involve extreme and/or realistic blood, gore, weapons and depictions of human injury and death

Nudity - Graphic or prolonged depictions of nudity

Sexual Themes - References to sex or sexuality

Sexual Violence - Depictions of rape or other violent sexual acts

Strong Sexual Content - Explicit and/or frequent depictions of sexual behavior, possibly including nudity

Strong Language - Explicit and/or frequent use of profanity

Use of Tobacco - The consumption of tobacco products

Violent References - References to violent acts



References- Motion Picture Association of America and Entertainment Software Rating Board




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Illustration by Norman John Copyright 2012

The Ecstasy is a Trademark of The Maroon Lagoon Marketing Company.

Disclaimer- Be prepared to live it.™is a Trademark of The Maroon Lagoon Marketing Company. It is a figure of speech.
It does not imply, promise or guarantee that the purchaser of the novel The Ecstasywill go or be on or recieve a ticket for a real cruise on a space cruise ship. For more info see legal.

Courtesy note - The phrase "a crew out of this world" is used in its tradition sense to mean extraordinary. The Author doesn't want potential readers to get the incorrect idea it means aliens from outer space. All of the crew are humans.
This note was provided to avoid possible disappointment by potential readers who might look forward to alien crew members.