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Nenia Campbell

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February 06, 1574





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Hi there. I'm Nenia! I'm an author of several villain romances, and creator and moderator of Unapologetic Romance Readers.

I read a lot of amazingly trashy books that I would be happy to rec you. Coffee flows through my veins like ichor. Also, check out what I've written sometime!

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Nenia Campbell I'm a picky reader, and even as a child, books often didn't end the way I wanted them to. As a kid, if I hated a book, I would rewrite the ending or o…moreI'm a picky reader, and even as a child, books often didn't end the way I wanted them to. As a kid, if I hated a book, I would rewrite the ending or offending scene to my liking. (I am such a dork, I know.) Then I realized that I could write original books of my own. Mind = blown!

Toni Morison has a great quote that explains on this:

'If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.'(less)
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Writing Update!

Hi everyone!

Good news! I'm actively writing again. For several years I was on unofficial hiatus because I was so busy with my day job and didn't have very good work-life balance, so I only wrote one full length novel, one novella, and one poetry collection in four years. Eek.

I finally have time to write (and it feels fun again! Yay!), so I'm trying to cross off all the projects and unfinished seri Read more of this blog post »
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Nashita added a status update: I love it when people refer to us as queer folk. It kinda reminds me of the faerie folk where we are like magical and in the sit in woods thinking up new ways to trick people because we can't lie and new magic spells to draw in the people😂❤️

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“The villains were always ugly in books and movies. Necessarily so, it seemed. Because if they were attractive—if their looks matched their charm and their cunning—they wouldn't only be dangerous.

They would be irresistible.”
Nenia Campbell, Horrorscape

“It wasn't that she was sad—sadness had very little to do with it, really, considering that most of the time, she felt close to nothing at all. Feeling required nerves, connections, sensory input. The only thing she felt was numb. And tired. Yes, she very frequently felt tired.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

“Once upon a time, there was a naïve and innocent girl who thought she could tame the beast and live happily ever after. But the beast did not want to be tamed, for he was a beast and beasts care not for such things, and the girl died along with her dreams.

From childhood's grave sprang a young woman, jaded before her years, who knew that beasts could wear the skins of men, and that evil could exist in sunlight, as well as darkness.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose.”
Nenia Campbell, Terrorscape

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“It starts so young, and I'm angry about that. The garbage we're taught. About love, about what's "romantic." Look at so many of the so-called romantic figures in books and movies. Do we ever stop and think how many of them would cause serious and drastic unhappiness after The End? Why are sick and dangerous personality types so often shown a passionate and tragic and something to be longed for when those are the very ones you should run for your life from? Think about it. Heathcliff. Romeo. Don Juan. Jay Gatsby. Rochester. Mr. Darcy. From the rigid control freak in The Sound of Music to all the bad boys some woman goes running to the airport to catch in the last minute of every romantic comedy. She should let him leave. Your time is so valuable, and look at these guys--depressive and moody and violent and immature and self-centered. And what about the big daddy of them all, Prince Charming? What was his secret life? We dont know anything about him, other then he looks good and comes to the rescue.”
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message 1030: by Nashita

Nashita Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ wrote: "Hi Nashita! Thanks for adding me!! :D"

Looking forward to talking!!

message 1029: by Richa

Richa Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Hi Richa! Thanks so much for adding me!"

Nenia, thank you so much for accepting the friend invite, looking forward to having lots of bookish talks! <3

message 1028: by Anna (last edited Apr 08, 2021 06:52PM)

Anna Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Aww thanks for adding me! YES! I love bodice-rippers! I need to read more of them because I have a huge backlog lol. What are some of your faves so far?"

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I'm currently reading The Silver Devil by Teresa Denys and I am LOVING it! Then I'll be reading Laurie McBain's Dominick Series because I've read great reviews about that series. Can't wait to read more of these classic bodice rippers!

archer chapter ꕤ ~ hiatus hey, Neina 🤸‍♀️ thank you for accepting my friend request. i look forward on your recs and reviews to entertain me 😁 have a great day 🤍

message 1026: by audrey ✩

audrey ✩ heya, thanks for accepting my request! looking forward to chatting about books with you! ♡

Leigh Romano Hello Nenia! Thank you so much for accepting my friend request. I also appreciate the little message you posted on my profile. :) Am looking forward to share thoughts and ideas about books with you sometime!

message 1024: by Bhavya

Bhavya Hi Nenia!
Thanks for accepting my friend request.

Looking forward to having bookish conversations with you. :)

P.S.- I won't be notified if you comment here, but I will be if you comment on mine.

message 1023: by Isis

Isis Santoni Morro Thank you for accepting my friend request Nenia :) Your Horrorscape series is one of my favorite dark psychological books. I know you read a lot of those so which ones are your favorites or would you recommend. I have read a good amount but I feel that those from indie authors are the best. So if you have any recommendations let me know! :D

Raelle | raellephant Thanks for accepting my friend request Nenia! Can't wait to interact more with you!!

message 1021: by Mishaal

Mishaal Hey! I can't wait to get to know you! Will be seeing you around! :D

message 1020: by Eva

Eva Sharma Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Hi Eva! Thank you for adding me! I loved your response btw, it made me laugh. Analyzing life decisions is definitely overrated. :D"

Hi Nenia! Thank you for accepting my friend request! I think it's really cool that you're a published author, and your reviews are hilarious, so I'm looking forward to your updates :)

l a u r a (currently not active) thank you for accepting! look forward to more of your reviews :)

JuJu Herondale (on hiatus) Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Hi there! Thank you so much for adding me as a friend! :)"

Hi! Thank you for accepting my request!! Looking forward to future interactions 🤗
Hope to see you around and happy reading and writing~


message 1017: by Susie

Susie Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Hi Susie! Thank you so much for the friend request! :)"

It's about time I added you, considering how long I've been following your reviews! Glad I can still chat whilst you keep out the crazies!

message 1016: by Tijana

Tijana Thanks for accepting my friend request! 🤗🤗

message 1015: by Mash

Mash Nenia ✨️ I yeet my books back and forth ✨️ wrote: "Aww, congrats on starting your new book blog! :D"

Thank you so much!

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message 1013: by Bren

Bren So glad to meet you on GR! Have a great holiday!

message 1012: by roosmarijn

roosmarijn hii there dearest nenia!!! random romances, dont we sectretly all love them? i'm pretty convinced we all do xd

i didnt know you were an author but oh my goodness!!! that's so awesome, i'm so happy for you!! i'll definitely be sure to check out your books :) couldnt be more excited!

and can i just say, i just love the way you write your reviews, you always manage to make me chuckle or brighten my day hahaha, i cant wait to see whatever amazing reviews and updates you'll write next!!
happy reading and writing my fellow wordlover!!


xx roos

 eleanor*ೃ༄ No problem! Your books seem really interesting also! I might get around to reading your The IMA series soon

{Scandinavian Reader} Thank you for accepting :) Your Midnight Hunter review is awesome. I was initially apprehensive about the book, but once I started reading I absolutely loved it. If you're into historical romance you should check out The Soldier's Wife
by Margaret Leroy, Wait for Me by Caroline Leech and When We Meet Again by Kristin Harmel. They're all wonderful, especially The Soldier's Wife. The only downside is the lack of steamy scenes. lol

Saint Monique Thanks for accepting! Can't wait to read more of your reviews 😊

message 1008: by solanne

solanne thanks for accepting the friend request! already looking forward to seeing all your bookish updates xx

message 1007: by Ankha

Ankha Yes, I love Animal Crossing, Ankha is one of my favs! What villagers did you start out with? Do you have any dreamies?

Ꮗ€♫◗☿ ❤️ ❤️ Nenia,
I look forward to chatting about books with you!

EmBibliophile Thank you for accepting my friend request! looking forward to all of your bookish updates! xx

message 1004: by sharon333

sharon333 Nenia,
I love ur work. Thanku so much for accepting my friend request.. Looking forward to chatting book withs u!!

Ashley Marie Hey! I wanted to pop over and say how much I admire your blank-of-blank-and-blank shelf! The trendiness of that title format is such that I created my own shelf solely to track how many of those kinds of books I have on my own TBR, bahahaha.

Hope you're doing well <33

David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party Hi, Nenia!!! Because you're my friend and I love you, here is a heavy metal cat for you!

message 1001: by Catherine

Catherine Thank you for accepting my friend request, I'm really glad you liked talking to me! And yes, now I'll be seeing even more of your reviews and updates so I'll definitely talk to you more :)

message 1000: by Harishma

Harishma Haha! It's morning now and I'm gonna have one. (Hurray!) How's quarantine?

message 999: by Harishma

Harishma Thank you for accepting my FR! Ohh, really! You reminded of coffee. Im craving one now and it's midnight. What am I to do?😫😂

message 998: by Shannon

Shannon Ha, it's funny, I'm not much of a wine drinker but I just so happen to be sitting here sipping a bubbly rosé from a can while watching the extra ep of Tiger King where Joel McHale interviews the various characters from the show over Facetime (I'm guessing) because of the pandemic, while sponsored by Apple (also another guess due to the Airpods everyone is wearing). So maybe I'll check that series out, lol.

Side note, what a weird timeline we're living in.

message 997: by Shannon

Shannon Aaahh, gotcha. That's a great way to check out new series. I actually have the first three volumes (physical copies) of Princess Jellyfish on my shelves - just haven't gotten around to them yet.

I read shoujo (and a bit of josei) a lot more back in the day but I mostly read seinen/shounen now. I like the darker more grittier series and not so much the romance anymore. The first volume of Vinland Saga is available on KU! That's one of the best series I've read recently ... if you wanted an unsolicited rec lol.

message 996: by Shannon

Shannon You sure are bingeing on some old manga! You keep liking reviews that are so old I don't even remember writing them. 😅

Maliha Tabassum Tisha Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ wrote: "Thanks for adding me, Maliha!"

It's a pleasure to have YOU as my friend, Nenia! Your reviews are just fantastic! I wish I could write like that. Looking forward to talking books with you.

Take care and happy reading. <3

message 994: by Roel ✿

Roel ✿ Thank YOU for accepting!
It's lovely to be GR friends with someone with such amazing reviews and such a nice personality.

Hope you have a great day!

message 993: by Jade Melody (last edited Apr 07, 2020 10:03PM)

Jade Melody hi Nenia! my new bookish friend :) thank you for sending me a request (and also for saying I seem cool haha)! Also the fact that your birthday on here is March 08, 1574, cracks me up😂

message 992: by Erika ♥OwlwaysReading♥ (last edited Apr 02, 2020 11:11PM)

Erika ♥OwlwaysReading♥ Ellloooo Nenia

Queen of Towering TBR Piles

Slayer of Previously Thought Achievable Reading Goals

I just murdered raided your "kindle-stash" for Entangled Freebies

*gasp* 🤯😱

Amazon just knocked on my door and took away my kindle for storage abuse 😅.

Thank you thank you thank you for posting all the freebies! Maybe some people thought it was annoying, but I really appreciated you doing all the hard work searching/posting the freebies. It literally took me an hour to scroll through your list. Thanx for doing the dirty work 😉.

Stay Healthy😷 my Friend,

message 991: by Gio (last edited Mar 24, 2020 07:30AM)

Gio Listmaker Thanks for adding me! Looking forward to chatting with you.

Yes, I Love Ilona Andrews Kick-Ass Female Characters.

message 990: by emma

emma no thank YOU. your reviews are great!

s t e p h a n y ♡ Thank you so much for being a book friend ♡ you're the sweetest

message 988: by Renegade ♥ (last edited Feb 29, 2020 09:29PM)

Renegade ♥ What was your favorite recent read?

Recent and off the top of my head:

Born a Crime Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air, #2) by Holly Black


Renegade ♥ Hi Nenia - Thanks for the friendvite and your nice message. I've been seeing more of your updates on my GR feed as well of late, so I already know you've got a quick mind and a wicked (and wonderful) sense of humor! I sense fun times ahead... *grin*

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Suaad (I just want a cat) Thank you for the add! I'm happy that we have the same all-over-the-place taste in books xD

Vibur (semi-hiatus) Haha, glad you feel that way ;) Always happy to see another Eevee fan around here!

message 984: by Stella

Stella McCurdy Thank you for accepting! Can't wait to read some more of your reviews.

message 983: by Kirsty

Kirsty Thanks for the add, Nenia! I promise, not all of my reviews are mean and rant-y haha I typically really enjoy the books I read.

Tina ➹ the girl who lives in Fandoms thank you Nenia! (x2) :D

message 981: by Lizbeth

Lizbeth Hi Nenia! Thanks for being my friend! I look forward to seeing you around Goodreads!

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