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"I want to perform an unnatural act."

- Lenny Bruce

"I get a kick out of being an outsider constantly. It allows me to be creative. I don't like anything in the mainstream and they don't like me."

- Bill Hicks

"I don’t like ass kissers, flag wavers or team players. I like people who buck the system. Individualists. I often warn people: “Somewhere along the way, someone is going to tell you, ‘There is no “I” in team.’ What you should tell them is, ‘Maybe not. But there is an “I” in independence, individuality and integrity.’” Avoid teams at all cost. Keep your circle small. Never join a group that has a name. If they say, “We’re the So-and-Sos,” take a walk. And if, somehow, you must join, if it’s unavoidable, such as a union or a trade association, go ahead and join. But don’t participate; it will be your death. And if they tell you you’re not a team player, congratulate them on being observant."

-George Carlin

"The more I see, the less I know for sure."

- John Lennon

Keeps you on edge...

Locked and Loaded  - Nenia Campbell

One of the things I love about Campbell's writing is that she keeps the pace up without bogging it down with navel-gazing prose or "poetic" asides. While these books (and their characters) may be too gritty for some (or many, let's be honest here), the IMA series is worth your while if you like your fiction dark and your thrillers unpredictable.


I will say that there were some typos, and a few plot points seemed bizarre, but nothing that made me roll my eyes or scoff in disbelief. I will also say that if this is the last book in the series, I will hunt Nenia down and court her with pizza and booze until she keeps these books going.


And yes, there's sex in this book, and yeah, it's hot. Let the good times roll, as Michael would say...


But the reason it's hot is the same reason why I'm hooked onto this series: Campbell makes you care about the characters. Even those that are truly detestable are fascinating, so you want to know what happens next, and why.


L&L left me with questions unanswered, and with me wanting more. I cannot wait for the next book (because there damn well better be another book, Nenia).