When college student Rena Collins finds herself nose-to-chest with the campus outcast, she's stunned. Wallace Blake is everything she's ever wanted in a man - except he can't touch her. His uncontrollable strength, a so-called gift from his bloodline, makes every interaction dangerous. And with a secret, supernatural war brewing among his kind, there's no time to work it out. To keep Wallace in her life, Rena will have to risk a whole lot more than her heart.
©2013 Carrie Butler (P)2014 Carrie Butler
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5 out of 5 stars
By Jovon Tucker on 13-02-14

Looking Forward to Hearing Book 2!

Would you listen to Strength again? Why?

Yes I would! It was very exciting and moved at a great pace; not too fast, not too slow. This was a great purchase, and I really look forward to book two!

What did you like best about this story?

I loved the plot! It was very exciting! The characters were very "real" as well as the way they handled every day situations as well as paranormal ones! The climax of the story was the best because of the twists and the awkwardness between Rena and Wallace was very believable...I mean don't we all have a bit of that in the beginning of a relationship?

Have you listened to any of Nellie Barnett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

I haven't listened to any of Nellie Barnett's performances before but I would listen to another one. I haven't anything to compare to but I have some constructive criticism.

There were a couple points int he story where I felt her inflection could have portrayed what the author was trying to convey, (at least I think so). Sometimes it would say a character was confused but the words they said were not said in a confused inflection...if that makes any sense. It wasn't all the time and in no way do I think this hurts the book.

As Nellie is a woman, her male voices could be a little deeper, but who can hold that against her, LOL?

I really loved her voices for Gabby and Rena...I felt they were different sounding, so you were confused as to who was talking, and I thought she did a great job portraying both characters!

Again, none of this takes away from the book, and I personally think the author should use Nellie Barnett again for Courage, book #2.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

There were two points in the audio book that my heart was racing because of the story line! I don't want to give anything away without ruining the book for future listeners, but I would say there was a point at about a quarter of the book that had me on my toes and definitely the ending was something of a seat gripper!

Any additional comments?

I read the other reviews on Strength, Mark of Nexus, and this book IS paranormal. It's just a unique take on the subject and not so "IN-YOUR-FACE" as some are. It's paranormal meets real life, which I really thought was pretty cool.

Anyone interested in some hunky features in a couple of hunky guys, some excitement, some shocks, and a budding romance you can identify with should give Strength, Mark of Nexus by Carrie Butler a try!

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5 out of 5 stars
By Avid reader on 04-02-14

Perfect narrator for a great book

If you could sum up Strength in three words, what would they be?

Fun, smart, and flawlessly written.
(Okay, so I fudged a little.)

Which scene was your favorite?

There are several, but I don't want to spoil anything.

Any additional comments?

I recently discovered audiobooks. I was thrilled when I learned one for Strength was available. And, oh my gosh, Nellie Barnett is the perfect voice for Rena. I hope the author will make an audio book for Courage, too, with Nellie. She adds a dimension that makes the story worth experiencing all over again.

The Mark of Nexus is a wonderful NA paranormal series. I've read both Strength and Courage, and I can hardly wait for book three. These books made me laugh, snarl, swoon, and cry. If you despise insta-love romances and appreciate clever, flawless writing, this series is for you.

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