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Breaking the Nexus

(Mythrian Realm #1)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  270 ratings  ·  126 reviews
Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told
Paperback, 200 pages
Published January 18th 2013 by Blue Phoenix Publishing (first published December 10th 2012)
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Wanda Hartzenberg
Breaking the Nexus by Lindsay Avalon
What a brilliant story. Sha, a ... well I have no idea what she is, I know she is not human and she is a full blood sorceri part fire and water and totally a woman.
Then you have My Detective, a man, earth bound in the police to serve and protect and boy does he serve Sha...
Well he also a man and what he can do with his hands.... well let’s say he is not completely human either. But boy is he hot.
Our third protagonist. The Evil Bastard. Kind of says it all does
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I fell for the characters from the beginning with their banter and quirky commentary. The mystery of wanting to know what's going to happen next made this story a quick read and page turner. Everyone wants to get their hands on a great story, laid out with vivid pictures and amazing characters.

I fell for Connor's personality and train of thought. Sha is a very sensual and interesting character. I loved the interest between the two characters as they grew fonder of each other throughout the story
Pamela Scott
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
It was a great read it left you wanting more, page by page. The romance, the magic the paranormal this book has it all. You see the world through the characters eyes and you never want it to end cant wait to read what is next for MS Avalon :]
Eskimo Princess Jenkins
I was given this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

And Let me be honest, at first I just wasn't into it. It took me longer to read the first couple chapters and get into the story that normal. But once I got reading and the story got going, I was hooked.
I loved the chemistry and attraction between Sha and Connor, very hot! Much better chemistry in this book than in the last erotica book I read!! lol
Sha is impulsive and Conner is usually by the books and this was working good fo
Trish Dawson
Dec 13, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay Avalon takes readers on a unique roller-coaster ride in this fantasy story about the Nexus and those who are sworn to protect it. Ms. Avalon impresses with her ability to capture and hold a readers attention and the story flows rather well. Her debut novel scores a win and no doubt will tickle the fancy of every fantasy reader out there. Personally, I would have loved to see more of this story, so I am beyond happy that Breaking the Nexus is only the beginning. The intro to this refreshi ...more
Roland Capalbo
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Hot magical ride!!

There is a world that lies next to ours, a world where magic is as natural as breathing. This world is called the Mythrian Realm, home to beasts of legend; banshees, gryphons, demons and dragons to name a few. Separating our world and the Mythrian Realm is a barrier known as the Nexus. But there is a problem...the Nexus is breaking down, things are slipping through, Sha Phoenix for one.

Sha is a sorceri who lands in the middle of a murder scene in Denver, Colorado. She is bea
Christi Snow
Dec 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My Review:
What an incredibly creative and inventive world this is. This is the first book from a series by Lindsay Avalon. You quickly discover that there are two realms within our world...the human realm and the Mythrian world. They are kept separate by a Nexus. In the Mythrian realm, there are gateways to the human realm, but they are carefully guarded by Sentinels.

Sha is one of those sentinels and when something goes wrong at the gateway, she is flung into the human realm, directly into a ser
Lynn Worton
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review.

This is a fantastic paranormal romance novel! I loved it!

Sha Phoenix is a wonderful character. I love her wit and humour! She is She is a part Aquarum (water magic) and part Infernum (fire magic) Sorceri. This makes her a formidable protector of the Nexus; the gateway between her world and the human one. When an explosion occurs near the Nexus, Sha is accidentally pulled into the human world, where she meets Detective
Christine Steendam
Breaking the Nexus is a paranormal romance that is a bit different than what I'm used to picking up off the shelf. It occurs mainly in our world but there is another world, Mythria, that resides on the other side of the Nexus that houses all the creatures from legends, fairytales, mythology and nightmares.

Lindsay Avalon writes a fantastic debut novel full of action, romance and suspense. The mystery keeps you hooked and she reveals clues with great timing. Never as a reader was I ever left yelli
Dec 30, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book introduces a new type of paranormal romance. The love between Sha and her new found love Detective Connor Flynn happens in the blink of an eye in the midst of universal madness between to realms. The majority of the book takes place on earth but it introduces the realm of Mythrian. The Mythrian realm hold all magical creatures and it’s purpose is to keep the magic away from humans.
At the beginning of this story, Sha is sucked into the world, which lands her directly into chaos. Shortly
Feb 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
So, I thought this book would be quite interesting based off the title and the description. Boy was I right.

So this story centers around Sha Phoenix, a Mythrian, and Connor, a seemingly mortal police detective. The story begins with Sha patroling the Nexus, as is her job, and getting trapped into a falling vortex which sends her to the mortal realm, right in the middle of a crime scene. She comes to covered in someone else's blood and surrounded by mortals. She's taken into custody and question
Dec 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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How could you Lindsay Avalon??? I NEED to know what happens next!!

Breaking the Nexus is such a fascinating read. Lindsay Avalon caught my attention right from the start and kept my full attention until the very last page. I enjoyed the story plot and loved the character interactions.
Connor Flynn is a detective in the Human Realm who is brought to the scene of a brutal murder. He has an instant connection to the one suspect in a savage murder. I just love Connor. He is so strong and just darn y
Bella Doerres
Jan 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Breaking the Nexus (Mythrian Realm)
Breaking the Nexus by Lindsay Avalon

Sha an enforcer is thrown through the Nexus gateway during an explosion and lands right into a murder scene under human jurisdiction. The detective realizes that Sha is different what with the floating table but how is he going to explain the banshee? She opens his eyes to the things he thought was only in stories. They both are trying to fight the attraction to each other while searching for a mad creature bent on releasing
Steph at  Starry Night Book Reviews
What an adventure! From the first chapter of this book till the very end there is a ton of action there is always something going on and I completely loved it. The storyline is sexy, fun and full of action. I loved the banter back and forth between Sha and Sexy Connor, those two made me laugh so hard at times.

Sha is everything I look for in a female lead character, she is strong, stubborn and just tosses the rule book out the window and takes everything that comes at her! This is one badass gir
Heather andrews
Dec 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
First thought, Sha is pretty badass, Connor, is gorgeous, and his partner Ian is a joker! "Heard you bagged yourself a pretty murder suspect and had a hot broad trying to proposition you, I always knew you were a regular cassanova." Sha that woman speaks her mind and I love female characters who aren't helpless and can fend for themselves! "Wasn't there something you wanted to, Detective? Or did you just want to have a staring contest?" I love how Lindsay writes it intrigues me, not many authors ...more
Claire Taylor
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lindsay Avalon
Breaking the Nexus
Book 1 in the Mythrian Realm series

Paranormal romance at its best.

I don’t normally like the “love at first sight” kind of books, they always seem so unrealistic, but it just seemed so natural in this one and I was glad when the main characters, Sha and Connor, fell for each other.

Incredibly well written and descriptive, this book had me gripped from the start and I just couldn’t put it down. With many twists and turns, the author cleverly worked out every deta
Jan 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I started reading this book because I seen all the reviews that it was getting and I heard everyone talking about it. I decided to download it and that was all I needed.

I started reading and couldn't put it down. I was taken to a new world that I had never been to before. Needless to say I wasn't there for long until Ferren takes me on a grand adventure. I never know what will happen next.

When Connor meets Ferren things change and you can tell that they are meant to be together. But will they h
Lisa Markson
Jan 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I really liked the book Breaking the Nexus by Lindsay Avalon. I have always loved reading as a child myths and legends. About waking up in a different realm where their were many different and fascinating creatures. The author did a remarkable job in letting me revisit my childhood fantasys. With a book that has fantasy and the paranormal you could never go wrong in my opinion. The story is about the Mythrian people that have magical powers who are extraordinary creatures that live in myths and
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
this is a great read. loved the characters and the descriptions of scenery were just right; took you rite there.
won't spoil anything but you will be wanting the next instalment asap!!
well worth downloading so 5 stars :-)
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: signed-beauties
Holy sugarplums I love this book! This is going to be one of my new favorites series!!! More than one world exists but what happens when they combine? Nexus vs the world! This is a fast paced read with violence, horror and erotica mixed in. This is a must read! WaAR
Adria's Musings and Reviews
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews

It's been a very long time since I've read a romance where the main characters were literally from two different worlds (The last one being a novella by Nora Roberts called A World Apart). Breaking the Nexus was a fun, fast paced fantasy romance that entertains on several different levels. It is action packed, funny, sexy and best of all, part of a series.

One thing I've found to be common among novels that contain elements of fantasy is the abundance o
Dec 10, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I don't read a lot of paranormal romance books, but this one certainly surprised me. The story starts in a fantastic parallel world, Mythria, where there are legendary creatures and all kind of magical things happen. Very soon, this world gets in trouble and Sha Phoenix, one of the sentinels, falls through a gateway and appears in the real world, in the human world. Detective Connor Flynn cannot even imagine that the hot woman who just appeared out of thin air in the crime scene he is investigat ...more
Jan 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All I can say is WHEN IS THE NEXT BOOK COMING OUT!!!! This book had everything I love in a paranormal/mystery/suspense book. Everything flowed really well throughout and yea there are still questions unanswered but thats what makes you want to read more. All I can think about is whats going to happen in the next book. I can't wait to find out whats in store for Sha and Conner and the whole Nexus!!

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantasti
Leanne Herrera
Jan 17, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In this adventure to different realms we find Sha a very gifted magical creature. You know the kind you do not want to meet in an alley when she is angry at you, well except that she meets not only her mate but the character that plays opposite of her throughout the book, in an alley. I guess it could have been worse right she could have been mad at him, thankfully she was merely unconscious.
The story goes that there is a new serial killer that seems to be killing ritualistically. The person t
Jennifer Moody
Dec 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book by the author for my honest review!

Connor Flynn is a detective who has a horrible murder scene and then you have Sha who is from Mythrian Realm. Sha realm has horrible creatures in it the ones that gives you goosebumps. Sha is accused of being a serial killer, I mean it's not like she can explain where she comes from. Who would believe her? There is so much chemistry between Connor and Sha, and Connor is so hot well yes he is in a book but the way that Lindsay Avalon descri
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was given this book by the author in return for an honest review.
WOW!!! What an excellent story.
A truly refreshing Sci-fi X Paranormal with a hint of eroticism.
I loved Sha, she is such a fun and fantastic character.
I loved following as she ends up in the earth realm an starts to fall for a human called Connor, who she then finds out has "Mythrian" roots was a fantastic twist. The erotic scenes were HOT. I cannot wait to read "Waking the Phoenix" and see what awaits them on the other side of th
Jan 03, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If the fact that it only took me a few hours to read this book isn't a testament to how good it is I'm not sure what is. This story weaves a magical spell around the reader drawing them into Sha and Connor's world and doesn't release them. I immediately loved Sha. I love strong mouthy female characters. She was the perfect fit for this role and Connor. The action didn't seem to end. When they weren't fighting to save the world there was action in the bedroom or living room. Great book, I can't w ...more
Jan 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This was hands down an awesome book. I was sucked in from page 1 and it didn't let me go and definitley didn't disappoint me!

Loved the relationship between Ian and Connor and Luca and Sha. You could see the bond between the partners and it really came through how much they cared.

Connor and Sha was scorching!! Loved, loved them. The tension and heat radiated off the pages and left me in love with them!

What a beautiful told story, with a different plot that kept me coming back for more.

Can't wait
Liz Cabrejos
Dec 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't believe this is Lyndsay's first book! I blew through it, couldn't put it down. I fell in love with Sha from the get go, what a spitfire of a woman! Her & Connor, simply delicious. The characters were fun, the book moved really quickly, not a dull moment. It takes a great imagination to come up with a Nexus and realms and Sorceri & Elven, this book was all I truly enjoy reading about. Look forward to book two, great job Lyndsay, hurry up I need to know what's going on in Mythria!
Celsey Seivert
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received this book from the author for an honest review...

I absolutely loved this story I was captivated from the very start I could not put it down. There is so much drama,action and amazing essential moments. I can't wait to see what happens with the nexus and the amazing couple! I honestly don't know how anyone could not fall in love with this book.
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