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Pwned ❴EPUB❵ ✻ Pwned Author Christa Charter – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk One fine autumn morning in Redmond, Washington, Lexy Cooper stumbles upon the body of Xenon coworker Declan Brown, a self proclaimed Game God But who put the knife in his chest His low life brother Hi One fine autumn morning in Redmond, Washington, Lexy Cooper stumbles upon the body of Xenon coworker Declan Brown, a self proclaimed Game God But who put the knife in his chest His low life brother His favorite stripper Professional rival and Lexy s ex Nate Howard Homicide Detective Mike Malick is on the case along with Officers Mark Rogers and Cricket Yi Will Mike track down the killer before his old Army buddy turned FBI agent does Will Lexy help or hinder his investigation And has Lexy met her match in champion snowboarder Ash Brevik, or does he have a dirty little secret of his own Go behind the curtain of the video game industry with smart, irreverent, sexy Lexy as she navigates the dangerous waters of big money, high tech, and murderReaders say Lexy Cooper is THE sexy heroine for the gaming generation Highly intelligent, unabashedly irreverent and charmingly flawed The epitome of a strong female who knows what she wants and gets it by any means possible Smart, tough, mean in a good way, sexy, fearless.


About the Author: Christa Charter

Christa Charter worked in the video game industry for two decades including eight years as community manager website editor video hostess trixie for Microsoft s Xbox Live before writing books full time She is the author of Schooled, Pwned, I Saw Lexy Kissing Santa, Griefed, The Sleepless Nanny, BYOP Be Your Own Publisher, and a Detective Malick spin off, Summer Wind The fourth full length Lexy novel, Glitched, released March , is available onChrista is currently writing Mike Malick Follow her NSFW tweets trixie.



10 thoughts on “Pwned

  1. Wendy Wendy says:

    Pwned was a fantastic read and the perfect follow up to Schooled Lexy finds herself in yet another ride showcasing murder, mystery, and a bit of naughtiness Of course, my favorite kind of mystery is one with a strong female lead, which is a pretty damn good description of Lexy She doesn t take crap and isn t afraid of being who she is There was one scene in the book where Lexy was ambushed by two managers, and her reaction made me want to reach into the book and give her a high five This Pwned was a fantastic read and the perfect follow up to Schooled Lexy finds herself in yet another ride showcasing murder, mystery, and a bit of naughtiness Of course, my favorite kind of mystery is one with a strong female lead, which is a pretty damn good description of Lexy She doesn t take crap and isn t afraid of being who she is There was one scene in the book where Lexy was ambushed by two managers, and her reaction made me want to reach into the book and give her a high five This was one of many examples in Pwned where I felt I could identify with Lexy, albeit finding dead bodies As usual, Lexy rocked the book.Uncle Detective Mike is also back and he didn t disappoint He is such a solid character I love how he interviews suspects and gives Lexy such a hard time I feel like I got to know him a little better in this book and you are going to have to read the book to see what I m talking about.In addition, many of my favorite characters are back, like Officer Rogers, Yi and Nate We get to learn a bitabout all of them Some of them even had some surprising scenes Oh and I should mention there are a few new faces to the book that contribute to murder, mystery, and naughtiness.I can t end this review without mentioning the author Christa does a phenomenal job developing these characters and stories Pwned had a fewtwists than I expected and I can t say any for fear of giving something away Christa continues sprinkling the dialogue with pop culture references and adding a soundtrack to the book I can t begin to tell you how awesome that is Christa also keeps the story light and easy to follow and in no way, do you have to be a nerd or a gamer to enjoy this book, just a fan of mystery I highly recommend this book and already tingly waiting for the 3rd in the series


  2. Beth Beth says:

    Sexy Lexy is back in Pwned , the entertaining and action filled sequel to Schooled There s a new mystery to solve, and Lexy is back in the thick of things, helping her Uncle, Detective Malick, weed through the suspects with her typical style racy and attitude no bullshit Lexy is full of her usual witty one liners, and I adore her unique character and saucy, strong willed personality We get to see a bit of a softer side with Lexy this time, though she shows some weakness with regard Sexy Lexy is back in Pwned , the entertaining and action filled sequel to Schooled There s a new mystery to solve, and Lexy is back in the thick of things, helping her Uncle, Detective Malick, weed through the suspects with her typical style racy and attitude no bullshit Lexy is full of her usual witty one liners, and I adore her unique character and saucy, strong willed personality We get to see a bit of a softer side with Lexy this time, though she shows some weakness with regard to matters of the heart, which endears her to the reader evenSome of our favorite characters from Schooled are back, including Lexy s proverbial rock, handsome Uncle Mike, his side kicks Officers Rogers and Yi, and even Nate Howard, who we love to hate hate to love We even get some new characters, of which my favorite is Ash Ohhhh, Ash Yummmy yummy Ash Gorgeous, viking like, sexy, rock hard Ash Wait a second, what s happening, where am I Oh yeah Book review Aside from interesting, well developed characters, the storyline is also solid Just when you think you ve figured out whodunnit , that character is cleared, and you re back to the drawing board There are just enough twists to keep you interested, and in the end, the mystery is solved satisfactorily Luckily, there s a little bit of an open ending to leave room for the next book in the series Overall, this is a fun, engaging read You don t even have to be a gamer or know much about any type of tech industry to read this book You just need to love reading a fast, fun mystery, and you definitely need to be able to handle and enjoy a little bit of raunch, because Lexy s got that in spades I ll definitely be recommending this book to my friends, and will enthusiastically look forward to the next book in the Lexy Cooper mysteries In the meantime, I m off to daydream about Ash


  3. Kendra Kendra says:

    This second installment definitely didn t disappoint The heroine is flawed, but strong, sexy, but real Working at Xenon feels close to a true mix of corporate and game company shenanigans Lexy is one cool chick that I would definitely be friends with in real life The biggest douche bag of all douche bags is Agent 54 At least the other douche bags are authentic douche bags This guy probably doesn t even realize he totally is one I m sure we all know at least one person on that douche bag l This second installment definitely didn t disappoint The heroine is flawed, but strong, sexy, but real Working at Xenon feels close to a true mix of corporate and game company shenanigans Lexy is one cool chick that I would definitely be friends with in real life The biggest douche bag of all douche bags is Agent 54 At least the other douche bags are authentic douche bags This guy probably doesn t even realize he totally is one I m sure we all know at least one person on that douche bag level I recommend this series to anyone with a good sense of humor, especially video gamers or those that like to poke fun at them I had plenty of LOL moments


  4. Kiki Kiki says:

    I am pretty sure Christa popped inside my brain a sec and dug around proclaiming, Ah ha and then Ash was born in her novel He is so sexy, tall, and yummy and Anyway, before I get too distracted and wax poetical about him, let s talk about the book It is no surprise that the book is awesome I think I actually enjoyed it eventhan the first one if that is possible The characters are rich and developed ohhh yeah Ash is VERY developed and the mystery is clever and will keep you gues I am pretty sure Christa popped inside my brain a sec and dug around proclaiming, Ah ha and then Ash was born in her novel He is so sexy, tall, and yummy and Anyway, before I get too distracted and wax poetical about him, let s talk about the book It is no surprise that the book is awesome I think I actually enjoyed it eventhan the first one if that is possible The characters are rich and developed ohhh yeah Ash is VERY developed and the mystery is clever and will keep you guessing all the way up to the end I was constantly proclaiming out loud to myself, numerous times Ohh so and so did it Only to find they had an alibi or some other mumbo jumbo which proved they were potentially innocent The introduction of strippers, the particularly creative uses of swear words, Lexy s fun and inspired wardrobe choices, guns, and many other things will pique your interest and keeping you reading, most likely without sleep and to the detriment of any small animals or small children or small husbands or small wives that need feeding and or your attention.The introduction of the new characters like Ash swoooon , some which it seems may stick around a while, and the continuing development of some of our favorite and not so favorite characters Malik, Rogers, Yi, Nate, and Agent54 keeps the momentum from the first book in the series going The use of social media, glimpses into REDACTED exclusive REDACTED of the industry, and eveninsights into the behind the scenes interaction with the community, is creative and intriguing If you enjoyed the first book in the Lexy Cooper series, you should definitely read this If you haven t read the first one, you will still enjoy the second, but really should read the first one as well because it was just so much fun And if you want to find outabout Ash and his bulging just read the book


  5. Snow Wolf Snow Wolf says:

    A very addictive sequel to Schooled, with Lexy getting into, and out of, another incident revolving around murder and mystery One thing that amazed me about this book as it did with the first one , was how the author juggled many threads of information to make believable characters and interactions Usually there s a A plot and B plot, but with the Lexy Cooper series there s usually also a C plot, D plot, and G spoterr. plot Lexy can be a very naughty girl and her love life takes an inter A very addictive sequel to Schooled, with Lexy getting into, and out of, another incident revolving around murder and mystery One thing that amazed me about this book as it did with the first one , was how the author juggled many threads of information to make believable characters and interactions Usually there s a A plot and B plot, but with the Lexy Cooper series there s usually also a C plot, D plot, and G spoterr. plot Lexy can be a very naughty girl and her love life takes an interesting turn in this book She manages well enough to juggle her love life, work, and information on this new murder, though some repercussions from the first book come to light.In short, a strong female lead with equal parts geeky and sexy, embroiled through no fault of her own in another murder mystery Two thumbs up


  6. James Riggs James Riggs says:

    By all rights I should be mad at Christa Charter Her books make me neglect my family, friends and all of humanity At least until I finish the book Pwned is an excellent book and much like after I had finished Schooled, the first book in the Lexy Cooper Mystery series, I was ready to start reading the third immediately afterward, but alas I will have to wait.Christa has a natural gift for imagery, some of the weirdest details you wouldn t think about, she does and the reader benefits from it By all rights I should be mad at Christa Charter Her books make me neglect my family, friends and all of humanity At least until I finish the book Pwned is an excellent book and much like after I had finished Schooled, the first book in the Lexy Cooper Mystery series, I was ready to start reading the third immediately afterward, but alas I will have to wait.Christa has a natural gift for imagery, some of the weirdest details you wouldn t think about, she does and the reader benefits from it The characters she has created are diverse, individual and very entertaining As long as Christa is writing, I will continue reading


  7. Sal Sal says:

    Only a few months after helping her detective uncle catch a multiple murderer, community manager turned video game tv show hostess Lexy Cooper walks in to another slain co worker Unfortunately for her, the list of suspects goes beyond the workplace and in to a world that isdangerous than walking around in Minecraft with just a stick To add to the difficultly level, her now ex boyfriend is one of the suspects as well as the mysterious pro snowboarder that she pairs up with With the level Only a few months after helping her detective uncle catch a multiple murderer, community manager turned video game tv show hostess Lexy Cooper walks in to another slain co worker Unfortunately for her, the list of suspects goes beyond the workplace and in to a world that isdangerous than walking around in Minecraft with just a stick To add to the difficultly level, her now ex boyfriend is one of the suspects as well as the mysterious pro snowboarder that she pairs up with With the level set this high, her uncle might not be able to protect her as he has a trickery mini game to play with a FBI former lover who might not have Lexy s safety as a goal


  8. Saffista Saffista says:

    I am so glad that I got to be an early reader on this one I have been waiting for it since I finished Charter s first Lexy Cooper book, Schooled This book did not disappoint Lexy becomes evenrich as a character in this book and I am almost ashamed to admit that Charter made me tear up not once, but twice with the book The richness and complexity of the relationships demonstrates how much Lexy as a character and Charter as an author have grown I do have 2 requests for the author 1 Hu I am so glad that I got to be an early reader on this one I have been waiting for it since I finished Charter s first Lexy Cooper book, Schooled This book did not disappoint Lexy becomes evenrich as a character in this book and I am almost ashamed to admit that Charter made me tear up not once, but twice with the book The richness and complexity of the relationships demonstrates how much Lexy as a character and Charter as an author have grown I do have 2 requests for the author 1 Hurry up with book 3 and 2 can we have one or twodiverse characters in the next book


  9. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Christa has done it again Great book from start to finish I thought I had this booked figured out but every time that I did I was always wrong She keeps you guessing and brings in some wonderful new characters along with the great cast that was there from book 1 I can t wait until the next one come out Great job and definitely if you haven t read the first one do that and get to reading this one you won t be disappointed.


  10. Jaq Greenspon Jaq Greenspon says:

    In Pwned, Christa Charter once again brings Sexy Sleuth Lexy Cooper to life with a mystery following hot on the heels of her initial outing, Schooled Once again, Lexy is dragged into a mystery set amidst the high tech world of video game systems This time, Lexy gets involved because her paramour, Nate, the married father she can t stay away from, calls and asks her to check on a member of the team who should be at the airport about to head for Japan but isn t Ever the dutiful friend, Lex In Pwned, Christa Charter once again brings Sexy Sleuth Lexy Cooper to life with a mystery following hot on the heels of her initial outing, Schooled Once again, Lexy is dragged into a mystery set amidst the high tech world of video game systems This time, Lexy gets involved because her paramour, Nate, the married father she can t stay away from, calls and asks her to check on a member of the team who should be at the airport about to head for Japan but isn t Ever the dutiful friend, Lexy heads over only to discover the guy dead on the kitchen floor, a single stab wound to the chest Coming as this does on the heels of her last adventure a mere few month in book time , Lexy promptly calls her Uncle Mike, a police detective, reports the crime and then passes out, a victim of PTSD Then, over the course of the relatively short novel, the murder investigation gets hampered by complications and leads down paths involving drug dealers, strippers, an old flame of Mike s who now works for the FBI and a firearms instructor who moonlights as a championship extreme sports star or maybe it s the other way around There are enough red herrings to make a Lithuanian meal while suspects come and go faster than pixels on a dual core processor I don t know what the means, either Needless to say, it all gets solved and Lexy herself has a major hand in the action, overcoming her murder related stress as well as her devotion to Nate well, almost She also gets a new boyfriend and a new hand weapon and a throng of new followers for her in system show, Xenonline It s a quick, fun read and I ll certainly get the next book in the series, next time it s on sale, but a lot of the same problems I found with the original book are still present here.Ms Charter still writes her characters as inhabiting the world she lives in at the time she s writing them and so she s got pop culture references which make the book feel dated instead of timeless I m not sure what the answer is, but I think she might be better served by creating fictional figures who fulfill the roles she wants her pop culture figures to fill so instead of having a concrete person we might or might not know, we ll create our own thinly veiled pastiche of whoever is current at the time of reading This would create a relevancy which comes as a collaboration with the reader instead of actively trying to contradict their current reality Also, Lexy is still a sex pot and while we, the readers understand she isbrain than boob, her colleagues don t really see her that way And neither does she She s allows herself to be used to cover for her co host who doesn t want to work, a host who is hired in the first place to provide the show with an intelligent half Her looks are givencredibility than anything else she might have to offer I m not saying this doesn t exist, I just wish Lexy complained about itthan a cursory cursing and then moving on and keeping with the status quo Even the one co worker who asks her to edit a piece of writing, really only does it as a pretense to sexually harass her Which brings up another issue sexual harassment in this book is almost at the point of absurdity When the HR Director is guilty of massive and obvious harassment I tend to lose focus and he loses credibility as a character Sure, he may be a slimeball, but you don t get to be head of an HR department and NOT know that standing around with your dick hanging out is a major no no It just strikes me as someplace where if something was going to be said about the nature of sexist situations in the gaming industry, this was the place Instead, it passes with the barest of notices except as a potential clue towards discovering our killer At the end of the day, I keep wanting Lexy and her cohorts to beaware of their situation and at least trying to understand and combat it It s a testament to Ms Charter s writing ability that I m still reading and looking forward to


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