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Nenia Campbell

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February 16, 1574





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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 One time I wrote 100 pages in a day. I didn't eat at all, and barely drank anything.
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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Everyone reviews differently and my system is a bit weirder than most. I rate PURELY on entertainment alone. This is why manga and romance novels can get 5s while Shakespeare and that one history book you found super informative can get 1s. I'll usually acknowledge any benefits a book might have, but I won't change my ratings based on them. This has made people angry with me in the past but I'm no Read more of this blog post »
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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.”
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“Anyone who thinks sitting in church can make you a Christian must also think that sitting in a garage can make you a car.”
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“Some humans would do anything to see if it was possible to do it. If you put a large switch in some cave somewhere, with a sign on it saying 'End-of-the-World Switch. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH', the paint wouldn't even have time to dry.”
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“Your name is a golden bell hung in my heart. I would break my body to pieces to call you once by your name.”
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“Oh well... I'd just been thinking, if you had died, you'd have been welcome to share my toilet.”
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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 1027: by Harishma

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

message 1026: 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 1025: 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 1024: 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 1023: 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

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 1020: 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 1019: 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,

Persephone's Pomegranate Hello Nenia *waves*

Aspiring evil overlord - best username ever.

message 1017: 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 1016: by emma

emma no thank YOU. your reviews are great!

message 1015: by Arini

Arini hi nenia, thank you for the friendvite. im looking forward to chatting books with you. see you around and i hope you have a wonderful reading day! 🤓

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

message 1013: by Renégade ♥ (last edited Feb 29, 2020 09:29PM)

Renégade ♥ 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


Renégade ♥ 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 cos end-of-sems) Haha, glad you feel that way ;) Always happy to see another Eevee fan around here!

message 1009: by Fea

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

message 1008: 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  (Book.Enchantress) thank you Nenia! (x2) :D

message 1006: by Lizbeth

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

message 1005: by Stella

Stella ☆Paper Wings☆ Aah thank you for the kind words! Your reviews are always very fun and insightful as well.

daniela Thank you for the request!! <3

message 1003: by Rosaline

Rosaline (Rosaline's Rolls & Scrolls) My pleasure, thank you for the request. I am looking forward to having lovely book chats with you.
Have a beautiful day and happy reading! :)

message 1002: by Shealea

Shealea "Probably FULL DISCLOSURE by Camryn Garrett. It's a young adult book about a black bisexual girl who is HIV+. She has two adoptive dads who are supportive not just of her illness but also of her desire to pursue a relationship/sex. The story is incredibly sex positive, her parents are great, and it is honestly the first book I've read that's set in San Francisco and manages to bring my city to life with all of its highs and lows instead of using it as a shiny backdrop for rich people's burgeoning romances like it's a stand-in for Paris. That's not really brief... but I'm kind of obsessed with that book and I recommend it to everyone I know. :D;"

Yes, this has been sitting in my TBR for the longest time. I've been wanting so badly to read it, but unfortunately, I can't afford to buy new books right now. Maybe someday! Thank you for the lovely recommendation! I appreciate the passion you have for this beautiful sex-positive YA novel.

Crystal Starr Light Thank you for your sweet words! I’ve been hiding behind an avatar for so long, I figured it was time to show my face!

Hope your New Year is going well!

Aoife - Bookish_Babbling Thanks!
Sadly like a real grandma I don't get to see either of them as often as I'd like seeing as we dont live in the same country 😅

message 999: by Aoife - Bookish_Babbling (last edited Dec 30, 2019 08:56AM)

Aoife - Bookish_Babbling Thank you so much for accepting my friend request, have been loving seeing your updates pop up on my feed 😂👍🤩

Lolz looks like we posted on each others profiles around the same time. The horses in my avatar are mine, the darker one is still here with me and the lighter one is now living back in Ireland - she had a baby in the summer so I guess I'm a grandma 😉

message 998: by Rebecca

Rebecca Thank you for accepting my friend request!! ❤️[red heart emoji]

message 996: by Elena C.

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

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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

message 990: by Kelpie

Kelpie 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! ♥

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