I review the Matrix Resurrections Trailer!

On episode 9 of the Nerdy Romantics Podcast, author Y. M. Nelson talks impressions, points out Easter Eggs, and generally nerds out about the new Matrix movie, The Matrix Resurrections (Warner Brothers, 2021).  This is only from seeing the trailer, not reading or watching any commentary. Not even looking at the IMDB page for the movie.

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To watch the trailer, check out the Warner Brothers YouTube channel. https://youtu.be/9ix7TUGVYIo

(*Nerdy Romantics Podcast is not knowingly affiliated with Warner Brothers or any of its affiliates)

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Why did I do this? (I read “Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” out loud!)

On episode eight of the Nerdy Romantics Podcast, author Y. M. Nelson will read her first indie published short story, “Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom.” This is part 1 of the “Owen & Makayla Trilogy.”

In this episode:

  • I list the songs on the playlist for the story
  • I read the story (in its entirety)
  • I talk about how I came up with it
  • I address the most common feedback I get about the trilogy

Books Mentioned During the Episode

“Twenty-Four Hours of Freedom” is available for free at most eBook retailers. You can find them here.

“Forty-Eight Hours of Bliss” is available for free at https://ymnelson.com/subscribe

To learn more about the trilogy, read the description here (purchase links are available)

If you have read any of my stories:

Please leave a review on Goodreads and Amazon (or your eBookseller’s platform). Reviews help you by easily connecting you with books you may like, and they help the author be exposed to new readers.

Playlist for the Owen & Makayla Trilogy on Spotify

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Would you use science to find love? (Review of “The One” on Netflix)

On episode seven, Y. M. Nelson and Nerdy Romantics Marcie, Dana, and Staci talk about a new TV series on Netflix called The One. The series is based off the novel by John Marrs. We look at both the nerdy and the romantic sides of this series, which combines both of those elements plus a mysterious-death mystery that helps unfold the story behind the main characters.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • How did we start watching this show, anyway?
  • What we thought about the science
  • What we thought about the relationships
  • Would we watch again?
  • Our star rating

Neither Nerdy Romantics Podcast nor its guests are affiliated with Netflix, the show The One, or any of their affiliated companies or partners.

Books Mentioned During the Episode

The One on Netflix is based on the novel The One by John Marrs which you can purchase here.*

  • Damaged Goods* by Talia Hibbert (from the Ravenswood series)
  • Crooked River *by Douglas Preston and Lee Child (from the Special Agent Pendergast series)

*The books above are linked to Bookshop.org. I will receive a small commission for each purchase when using these links. (This does not affect what you pay.)

Other authors and books mentioned on this episode:

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Nerdy Romantics talk MORE Netflix’s Bridgerton (Part 2)

In part 2 of the Nerdy Romantics chat about Netflix’s Bridgerton, the group talks about the wonderful characters and the funny scenes they loved about the show. (In other words, some of what we really wanted to talk about!) Nerdy Romantic Marcie joins Staci and Dana (permanent guests of the L-5 Podcast on YouTube) in part 1 of this show chat.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • The fascinating Fetheringtons and Marina Thompson (the houseguest)
  • The men of Bridgerton. Do guys like how they’re represented?
  • Funny scenes and hilarious characters

Bridgerton is based on the romance story series series by Julia Quinn (available now at most book stores). The first season is inspired by The Duke and I which you can purchase here. *

Neither Nerdy Romantics Podcast or its guests are affiliated with Netflix, or the show Bridgerton, or any of its affiliated companies.

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Nerdy Romantics talk Netflix’s Bridgerton

Episode 6.1 of the Nerdy Romantics Podcast chats with the panel–this time about the historical romance Netflix TV series Bridgerton! We discuss how we found the show and tackle two of the social media controversies about the show: the “historical accuracy” and the sex. Nerdy Romantic Marcie joins Staci and Dana (permanent guests of the L-5 Podcast on YouTube) in part 1 of this show chat.

Neither Nerdy Romantics Podcast or its guests are affiliated with Netflix or the show Bridgerton or any of its surrounding companies.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • Representation
  • “Historical Accuracy” Controversy
  • Sex and THAT SCENE controversy
  • Rate the series

Bridgerton is based on the romance story series series by Julia Quinn (available now at most book stores). The first season is inspired by The Duke and I which you can purchase here. *

Other authors and books mentioned on this episode:

The following books are linked to Bookshop.org. I will receive a small commission for any purchases made using the links below.


Shadow and Act and The Grio (mentioned by Marcie) are digital news outlets for African-Americans. Shadow and Act is specific to entertainment news (film and TV).

Neither Nerdy Romantics Podcast or its guests are affiliated with Shadow and Act, The Grio or any of its parent or child companies.

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“Rock the Curves” by Twyla Turner hits the right notes

Nerdy Romantics Podcast gets a group discussion going on Episode 5, which looks at the novel Rock the Curves by Twyla Turner. In this book review and discussion, Y. M. Nelson is joined by fellow Nerdy Romantics readers Dana and Staci from YouTube’s L-5 Podcast to review what they liked…and didn’t like about the interracial romance novel with a plus-sized heroine.

This episode contains book spoilers.

We discuss:

  • The cover (which is what led me to the book. )
  • Lyris as plus-sized heroine
  • Gage as a good guy and formerly plus-sized hero
  • Lyris’ insecurities with fame, social media, and dating “out of your league”
  • Interracial romance novels in general

Other authors and books mentioned on this episode include

  • Stephen King
  • Ida B. Wells (Ida B. Wells-Barnett)
  • Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff (This is a Bookshop.org link. As an affiliate, I will receive monetary compensation for purchases from this link.)
  • Dean Koontz
  • John Saul
  • Theodora Taylor (Alien Overlords series)

Rock the Curves by Twyla Turner is available now on Amazon in eBook and paperback and in Kindle Unlimited. (This link is not an affiliate link. I do not get paid for any clicks to purchase from this link.)

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Crushing Hard on Star Trek: Picard–AGAIN

Episode 4.2 of the Nerdy Romantics Podcast is all about #StarTrekPicard. In Part 2, I talk about some of the many Easter Eggs she found poignant from Episode 7 of the newest series in the Star Trek franchise. (Part 2 of 2) (SPOILERS)

Included in the podcast, I nerd out about:

  • Deanna and Riker and their daughter
  • Lt. Commander Data and his ever-present persona throughout
  • Things that kind of bug me about Star Trek
    • Fire in space
    • Picard being inhabited
    • Is Data immortal?

Check out this podcast episode, and share your favorite Star Trek Picard Easter eggs in the comments!

You can find Star Trek Picard on CBS All Access (I’m not paid to endorse them or Star Trek: Picard. I just love the show).

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