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Nenia Campbell

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Hi there. I'm Nenia! I'm 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.

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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…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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Hi everyone! As a nod to cyber Monday, I did a freebie promo for two of the books in my Shadow Thane series. They will both be free on December 2nd!

THE DARKEST NIGHT is an LGBT+ horror erotica about vampires (major TWs, incl. non-con):

STAR CROSSED is the fourth book in the series:

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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

“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

“Happiness is such a fragile thing, isn't it? So easily burst, like a bubble blown by a child, and always on the verge of being carried away.”
Nenia Campbell, Endgame

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message 996: by Elena C.

Elena C. So much ❤️ for your new profile pic! You look like the Witch Queen we don't deserve 😘

message 995: by Mark

Mark Nenia ☠️ Hecka Wicked ☠️ wrote: "Hi Mark! Thanks for the add. Ilona Andrews is the best! Which series of hers is your favorite?"

Thanks for accepting my request! Hmmm, so far I've only read the first four Kate Daniels books (plus one of the novellas), and the first three Innkeeper books. And as much as I'm enjoying KD, as a whole I think I might like Innkeeper slightly more...although only by the tiniest fraction. They're just such fun, and pure escapism. And I kind of want Orro to be my personal chef.

What about you?

Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* Love the new profile pic! <3

David - proud Gleeman in Branwen's adventuring party Happy Monday, Nenia! Hope you have a wonderful week ahead, my friend! :D

Al *the semi serial series skipper* Hi! Thanks for accepting my invite. I'm always stalking your shelves so I figured I'll make it official :p

See you around! :D

message 991: by Jasmine

Jasmine Hey, Nenia!

Happy New Year! Just want to stop by and wish you all the best for the upcoming year and may your 2019 be filled with happiness, love, laughter, and most important of all, tons of wonderful books! Look forward to having more bookish chats with you. xoxo

Amanda ☕ Would you believe that it took until today for me to see that you left a comment on my profile in MARCH? Sheesh... Sorry about that!

Anyway, my favourite authors? The all-time top spot goes to Marlon James. There's just something about his books. I can't get them out of my head for months after I've finished them.

Honorable mentions to JY Yang, Clive Barker, Brandon Sanderson, Peter F. Hamilton... and then three franchise authors, because I love Warhammer and I love the way they write Warhammer: Graham McNeill, Dan Abnett, and Aaron Dembski-Bowden.

I need to read more romance. A LOT more romance. Who're your faves?

Heather *Undercover Goth Queen* I hadn't seen it! Creepy and interesting!

Btw, I haven't forgotten about Kiss of Steel. I'll probably be ready in a couple of days. :D

message 988: by Casey

Casey I'm good! Soccer season wrapped up this weekend (lost first tournament game and I wasn't very sad) and this week I'm hosting my team's end of season pizza party for all the littles I coach. That means from now until April I get to have a life! Sort of...
How are you?

message 987: by Casey

Casey AGGGHHHHH!!!!!
I finished Kiss of Steel and I freaking LOVED it!
Of course the gr review monster ate my review and I'm far too lazy to write it again but in it I thanked you profusely for bringing this one to my attention.
I figured if I wasn't going to re-write my review I needed to at least still thank you.
So, um...

message 986: by HY

HY hello nenia!! so sorry for the late reply!! but yup!! i've heard really nothing but great things about the hating game, i really really need to read it sometime, thank you so much for the recommendation!! ^_^ i'll let you know definitely when i do start on it :)

message 985: by HY

HY hello nenia!! i have no idea how to quote your message on my profile, but thank you so much for the super sweet message & for accepting my friend request!! ♥ i can't wait to chat with you about amazing books too!! :D i'm planning to finish love, hate & other filters by today, so let's see how it goes, i'll update you then definitely!! :D

i've never read the hating game but i've heard about it & just added it to my ever-growing stack of tbr xDDD have you read it? :))

message 984: by Sana

Sana I'm so glad it makes you laugh, Nenia!! 😂❤️❤️ I love this picture. 😜

message 983: by MG

MG MG wrote: "Another Tessa Dare on sale today (whoo hoo!) for $1.99! The Duchess Deal --> The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare

So glad you are enjoying Embraced by the Highlander! I love Donna Fletcher's book..."

Looks like I spoke too soon about The Highlander's Embrace --- sorry it didn't float your boat so much :( Donna Fletcher writes books that go back to the Picts in the Dark Ages/Early Iron Age, so I was already used to her writing style and her H's mega-alpha behavior that I didn't put a lot of stock into it in this story. I like my smut historicals with some plot lines (which is what this falls into), but I also like my smut historicals with some more depth (like Tessa Dare, Lily Blackwood, some Julie Garwoods. etc.). :)

message 982: by MG

MG Another Tessa Dare on sale today (whoo hoo!) for $1.99! The Duchess Deal --> The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke, #1) by Tessa Dare

So glad you are enjoying Embraced by the Highlander! I love Donna Fletcher's books :)

message 981: by MG (last edited Aug 10, 2018 10:27AM)

MG A good deal today on a Tessa Dare today ($1.99) in case you don't have this one and/or are interested :)
Goddess of the Hunt --> Goddess of the Hunt (The Wanton Dairymaid Trilogy, #1) by Tessa Dare

message 980: by milou

milou  ☕️ hello. thank you for accepting my friend request 😊 i'm doing pretty good. how have you been? :)

message 979: by Kim

Kim And thank you for accepting mine! The horse is awesome and so are nerds ;-) Mayor bonus points for being an author!

I’ve had that profile pic for years now, but I still love it so much that I just can’t get myself to change it. You are the first to comment on a 90’s vibe! I’m an 80’s baby and a 90’s kid so I love that!

Kelly Brigid ♡ Thanks for accepting my friend request! ♥

Mahnoor ⚯͛ Hello. I am glad to be your one and only Stan.

Hope to see you around lady with the most stan-worthy name ever [[also thank you for accepting my FR]].💛🕊

message 976: by Karishma

Karishma We can BR Flowers from the storm then! Maybe I will finally read it then!

message 975: by Elena C.

Elena C. What's happening to us, we clearly need some planning here! How about we start Delusion's Master on Monday?

message 974: by Karishma

Karishma Hi!

I forgot to reply to your comment on my profile sorry :(

I love HR. I hadn't really seen your books when I added you just that status.I will check them out when I get some time. Only a small fraction of all the HR I have read is on my shelves yet. :P

I haven't been able to read Laura Kinsale.

Everytime I try something unavoidable crops up and I have to abandon it. I think I have started Flowers from the Storm 5-6 times and have maximum gotten to the point where a presentation is given before I have had to stop.

I also see you haven't read two of my all time happy books -The Perfect Rake and Romancing the Duke. - Both highly recommended!

message 973: by mo

mo thanks!! :^) my profile pic is actually an older photo (my selfie game is....Bad), so my hair is way longer and the colors of the bi pride flag at the moment. it's a fun way to be flamboyant while seeing none of the conservative people i live around get it, lol.

message 972: by Elena C.

Elena C. Hey, friend! How about we start Delusion's Master some time next week? *muha!*

❆Francesca (Mother of Cats) Selina❆ ”I really don't see how I COULDN'T accept the friend request of someone who calls herself "Mother of Cats." Your kitty (I'm assuming that's them in your profile pic) is so cute!”

😂 well, with a total amount of 8 cats (pulse 10 strays) I think I deserve the title....until I turn 45 & then I’ll add “Supreme Cat Lady” 😆
But thank you so much for accepting my friend request! Can’t wait to chat with you 🖤

Jenn "Awww Yeaaahhh" Hee! I thought we were friends already, too, so I made sure to rectify that when I realized we weren't. I truly enjoy your updates and reviews and hope to chat more about books in the future. :)

Goodreads HQ was actually really cool and had a bunch of book themed rooms and shelves of free books. It's basically my idea of nirvana. It's also 3 blocks away from where I work! (Which is kind of a blessing and a curse since I don't work there.)

message 969: by Helena

Helena of Eretz ✰ You're welcome!

The Tied Man and Schadenfreude are my favourite dark romances. I hope that you like them, too!!!

When books become unavailable on Amazon, I usually go to Smashwords and check if the authors are selling the book as an epub/mobi file, rather than it going directly to Kindle.

Her Master's Courtesan is available at Smashwords:

But unfortunately, The One Worth Finding is not :(

And thank you for the recommendation! I'll definitely check out The Last Innocent Hour. :D

message 968: by Helena

Helena of Eretz ✰ Hi! Well, thank you for accepting my friend request! I honestly have to be in a certain mood to read dark romances because of the heavy subject matter. And boy do I know that some of these are hit or miss.

Deliver is definitely a favourite dark romance of mine, as well. I see you recently read Tender Mercies by Kitty personal favourite of hers is Comfort Food. It's pretty dark, but it really goes into psychology of those suffering from Stockholm Syndrome. I read it in one sitting because it completely captivated me!

I think my ultimate favourite is The Tied Man by Tabitha McGowan. It's not necessarily the "best-written one", but I was so invested in the characters that I re-read it on a regular basis. I also like Schadenfreude by 19 which is probably the darkest I've ever read, and takes place in Holocaust-era Germany. The One Worth Finding by Teresa Silberstern isn't dark, but it does depict an accurate BDSM relationship (unlike 50 Shades of Grey cough cough). ;)

Others I've read and enjoyed are: Break Her by B.G. Harlen, Killing Sarai by J.A. Redmerski, The Siren by Tiffany Reisz, Captive in the Dark by C.J. Roberts, & Her Master's Courtesan by Lily White

message 967: by mo

mo you're welcome, and thank you as well! ♥

message 966: by Benjamin

Benjamin Appleby-Dean Hello to you too, and thank you for accepting!

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Umaiya ❄️Ramblings of a Scattered Mind❄️ Thanks so much for accepting, Nenia!! You can never have too many romance novel loving friends Lol! xD

Teresa Faliq ☼ I’ll be sure too!! ;)


message 962: by Teresa Faliq ☼ (last edited Jun 11, 2018 09:49PM)

Teresa Faliq ☼ Thank you so much for accepting! <3 I hope you’re having a great day as well, ahaha. Yes ! Another ravenclaw & cat mom ^^ *high five* What are your cat(s) names?? My cat is named Ebony—and YES i do actaully have a picture of her: she is a Torti cat, her fur is a mix of black and scarlet, ahah 😂 Do you have any pictures of your cat(s)?? :)

and wowowowoowowowowowwwo i think i should read more romance so that i can live immortaly 😂🙌🏼 huzzah thank you for giving me the key to life & immortality

Cara Elisabeth I need to use the phrase, "Coffee flows through my veins like ichor" more often. :)

Happy reading!

message 960: by Elena C.

Elena C. Awesome! See you & Tanith tomorrow, then :)

message 959: by Elena C.

Elena C. Hey, lovely lady! Are you still up for our Death's Master BR tomorrow? I know you're busy with your book (❤) we can postpone if you need to!

Mary ~Ravager of Tomes~ Nenia! 💕

*sighs* I know I really just haven't had the time to spend in the book community, my life has been so stressful lately!! But I'm hoping to get caught up on my reviews very soon! *hugs*

Thank you for your sweet message my friend! ☺️💘

kazually ♡ happy reading! <3
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Bhavik (Semi Hiatus) IKR! It feels pleasing till the second you realise its just one person xD
Awkward and Popular go hand in hand , basically the reason why Bloopers exist :P
Besides seeing that you're 444 years old (check your profile if you didnt know it already xD ) and can totally smile and pose for a pic while sitting on a rocking Unicorn , I bet you're a fun person to be around (☞⌐▀͡ ͜ʖ͡▀ )☞

Bhavik (Semi Hiatus) Every time I see your name in the feeds , I swear its like multiple people liked something xD

edge of bubble hello loveliest! I'm well, thanks for checking up on me =) how are you?!

Bhavik (Semi Hiatus) One would think otherwise especially considering your giant name :P

Bhavik (Semi Hiatus) Hello! Thank you for accepting the FR in the first place! :D
I also can't wait to compare notes with you on some of our mutuals altho I ma pretty much bad at fangirling/boying and discussing so bear with me xD
Also I have barley updated my read list so if you're just surprised at this little amount, I think you'd faint if I were to complete it 100 % xD
Also wow to think I am friend with a real life author *nervous af*
navigating in your profile is surely different haha!

Cyn | READ? Hey I'm stopping by to say (view spoiler) I have Kindle Unlimited now so I'll check a few of your books :P ✌️

message 950: by Eva

Eva Müller I saw this yesterday and had to think of you: The Internet Archive has lots of romances - bodice rippers and newer ones to borrow. No library card necessary, just Adobe Editions (and an e-reader who can read epub). I only got one book from there so far, but the file-quality is good, no errors in the text.

message 949: by Jinan

Jinan Haha yeah I need to stop overthinking it, thanks for adding me too! :D

kazually ♡ it took me quite a while to figure that you liked romance ;)

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