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The Art of Deceit

4.52  ·  Rating Details ·  102 Ratings  ·  32 Reviews
Sex, drugs, lies and video tape all dwell in the shadows of hip hop. A world that is glamorous and alluring can blind its participants to certain truths. This euphoric illusion which is full of money, women, and power, can also be deceiving. You start to believe that the fame will last forever. That the people around you are really your friends, and that the scandalous ...more
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Published July 31st 2011
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Arielle Crowell
Mar 27, 2012 Arielle Crowell rated it it was ok
Shelves: book-club
Perhaps I missed something, or my copy of the book was not the same as everyone elses. I do not understand how this book got so many five star ratings. I am still trying to figure out what the premise of the story is. For one, I thought that this was an urban fiction novel, not an erotic novel. Don't get me wrong, I like a good sex scene, but there was sex in EVERY chapter of this book. Seriously... How many times can someone go down on you, finger you, you ride them, or give them head before ...more
Oct 23, 2011 OOSA rated it liked it
Snake Pit

Tangie is a woman on a mission. She knows what she wants and goes after it. She's also one that shouldn't be crossed. She stays ahead of the game and never allows anyone to see her sweat. The hip hop industry can be treacherous. If one is not careful, they could lose it all in an instant. Tay' Von, Carl, Amira and Carmello all have one thing in common--they fall hard for Tangie. Who loses what?

I rate Fabiola Joseph’s “The Art of Deceit” 3 stars because it started out a little slow and d
Nov 14, 2011 Ericka rated it it was amazing
Sneaky, money grubbing, low- down, deceitful, cold hearted. Those are the very words to come to mind when describing the main character in this very well thought out story. Readers meet Tangie a young beautiful female on the come up, she went from rump shaking in music videos to marrying one of the hottest rappers on the scene, Mr Tayvon Too Fine. It's a wonder how the wedding even took place considering he found out the she was also sleeping with the hottest female R&B singer on the map. ...more
African Americans on the Move Book Club
The Art Of Deceit takes a behind-the-scenes look at the world of hip-hop through the eyes of Tangie, a video vixen turned opportunist. Tangie has set her sights on the man of the hour, hip-hop phenomenon Tay’von Too-Fine Miller, and stops at nothing to win his heart and all the money that comes along with it.

Tangie uses her feminine wiles to entice Tay’von and his entire entourage, skillfully using what she has to get what she wants. When the threat of exposure at the hands of Shamika, the girl
L.D. Hardy
Dec 07, 2011 L.D. Hardy rated it it was amazing
Freshman author Fabiola Joseph has penned a stellar work! She takes you through the ins and out of a celebrity, hip-hop, world that few get to bear witness to but most are intrigued by.

The main character, Tangie, is a woman on a mission as she uses her beauty, charisma, street smarts, and sexuality all for evil. She even said herself, that she is a snake! She is the character that you love to hate as she weaves her web, ensnaring not-so innocent victims along the way. That is the part that leave
Jul 26, 2012 Olivia rated it really liked it
I'm not going to discuss the men in this book because, simply stated, their actions/reactions are based on physical attraction and their penises. The prime example is Tay's telling Tangie that she's "just a star fucker." He knows this about her, but his attraction to her and his enthrallment with her sexual prowess override this. He tells his bodyguard "She got a nigga hooked and there's nothing that I could do about it." Well, there is something he could do about it -- walk the other way.

But I
Sistar Tea
May 05, 2012 Sistar Tea rated it liked it
Sleeping With The Enemy

This is my first read by Ms. Joseph and I will take a chance on her again. I was not crazy about this book. There were too many stereotypical characters and plots all jammed into the book to give the reader shock value. This did not work well for me. The book dragged as I had to read through sex act after sex act. With the amount of sex it has, this book should be classified as porn, I think it even surpasses the term "Erotica"

The usual suspects are here:
The Gold-digger
May 04, 2012 Locksie rated it really liked it
Shelves: completed

The world of music videos is one of fame, sex, money, and glamour. Tangie is the latest video vixen who is sexy, alluring, and very good at what she does. What people don’t know is that Tangie as we know her is a work-in- progress. She does not aspire to be just another “flavor of the month“. Oh no! Ms. Tangie is hard core and will do whatever it takes to make what she wants a reality. Know how to play the game or get out of her way! As for love? Well, that has not even been factored into
Jan 04, 2012 Te'Amo rated it really liked it
This is the first books by Fabiola that I have read. Initially, I decided to read it in order to enter a contest that she had going. Outside of that I would not have chosen this novel after glancing at the cover. Whether by my own free will to read or a little boost from a contest I am glad that I did read it. I enjoyed the drama and the "art of deceit" involved in the story. Tangie is one h*^l of a firecracker. She schemed her way into Tay'Von's world and goes from video vixen to Rap star wife! ...more
Norlita Brown
Dec 22, 2011 Norlita Brown rated it really liked it
Fabiola Joseph brings to readers urban street literature and erotica in perfect harmony. Her work demands the attention of the reader from the very first word, refusing to let your mind rest until you have read it in completion. Once done you will be left in awe of Joseph as a writer with a wonderfully creative mind.

Although Joseph struggles slightly with shifts in POV and tense, the depth in her skill developing the story's characters, plot, climax and amazing finale will assure you have an enj
Ollie Moss
Dec 12, 2011 Ollie Moss rated it it was amazing
[[ASIN:B005MGOY6S The Art Of Deceit]]What can I say this book had me from the first page.....The author penned a great piece of "Art"!!!!!!!! This is a page turner. Tangie is the definition of deseitful,she is a woman you bet not turn your back on or you will get bit. If you have not read this book you are missing out on a true page turner, I could not put it down until it was finished. I can't wait for part 2, to see what kind of ride Fabiola takes us next!!!!! 5 Star read only because that's ...more
Feb 13, 2012 Carla rated it it was amazing
Every so often, I'll run across a debut so well written that I can barely believe it is the author's first. Such is the case with " The Art of Deceit" by Fabiola Joseph.This story is the ultimate tale of sex, betrayal,lies....DECEIT. Tangie is the character that you will absolutely love to hate! Everything she does is so well calculated and her world revolves around money. With a heart as black as coal and a nonexistent conscience, she spins a web so treacherous that those she preys on, don't ...more
Feb 20, 2012 Tiffany rated it it was amazing
Tangie, Tangie, Tangie was surley a wild one. She wanted what she wanted when she wanted it and clearly dont get in her way or she was going to come after you! This book takes you on a adventure with Tangie and the lies, sex, drama she brings to the tale. This author really but her all into this book and i enjoyed it so much, i started it yesterday and finished it today. The art of deceit is really something Tangie really knew how to make these men and woman puddy in her hands. Enjoyed the book ...more
May 04, 2012 Laquisha rated it it was amazing
Straight FIYAH!! "Masterpiece of Deception" would be an understatement!!! This book was full and i do mean full of DRAMA AND DECEIT!! It was definitely a page turner!!! Drama from page one til the end!! Fabiola Joseph u did yo thang with this one!!! I dont know what took so long to read it but you are most definitely added to my favorites!!! Lesson learned!! Never put your trust in NO ONE!! Tangie was a HOT MESS!!!
Brittney Green
Jul 24, 2012 Brittney Green rated it it was amazing
I think that Fabiola did her thing in this book. Tangie was dirty, grimy, low down and scheming. Everything that she touched turned to ish...She wanted things her way and it didn't matter how she got it!! Someone mentioned in their review that the author did not explain Tangie's background or motive. This is true, but I actually like the mystery of not knowing her background because it keeps us reading and wondering why she acted out the way she did.
Jan 02, 2012 Papaya rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Wow Fabiola Joseph you done your thing with this book. The Art of Deceit was really a page turner. Tangie was a trip she just knew what she wanted and went after it however she could. she didn't let nothing stop her it was by all means necessary. Once you start reading this book you are not gonna want to close it until you finish
Nov 13, 2012 Shawna rated it it was amazing
I do not know why it took me so long to read this book, but after I did, I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! Tangie is definitely the girl you love to hate (or hate to love!) and she manipulated just about everyone in the novel. This was a well written novel, that made me mad because it ended. I am waiting, not so patiently, for the sequel!
Kendell That'sMe
Nov 01, 2012 Kendell That'sMe rated it it was amazing
The Art of deceit was a great read that tangie was something else. Ms Fabiola did a great Job keeping me entertained it held my attention through the whole book. The ending WOW!! Can't wait for part 2. A must read 5 star book!!!
Jan 29, 2016 Tajuana rated it it was amazing
Look, I hope I don't ever run across a broad like Tangie. This girl has mastered deceit! Everytime I thought she couldn't get any worse, she proved me wrong. Extremely great read, you will not be disappointed, looking forward to read a lot more from Ms. Fab.
Jan 12, 2012 *~CONN!3~ rated it it was amazing
Let the deceitful drama begin.....
Gwennie Williams
Excellent Read

Wow!! Where do I start. Tangie is one something or other, son of a what in the lol. Talk about somebody with no heart. This book keep me in awe from the first chapter. It's sad that Tangie isn't the only one who walks around with a cold heart. Honestly, I kept hoping that she would get caught up. This is a story that has you yelling at your Kindle as if it did something wrong with you. Plenty of action, undercover scheming and tantalizing sexiness!! Fabulous Joseph this book was ha
Jan 20, 2013 Erica rated it it was amazing
This book was exciting from the beginning to the end. "The Art of Deceit" is a must read and I guarantee that you will love it! Tangie was the most deceitful, scandalous, and heartless character that I have read about in a long time. She was defiantly out to get any and everything she wanted and didn't let anything or anyone get in her way. Fabiola, for this being your first book, it was phenomenal!! I look forward to reading more of your books.
Feb 03, 2014 Mirrlees rated it it was amazing
Tangie was a piece of work. Women like her never fails to meet there faith at the end. Very well written book, have a few questions on Tay and Black though :-). I enjoy this read definite 5 stars. Very well put together plan Tangie you outsmart the smarts. :-).
Calita Dillard
Feb 21, 2016 Calita Dillard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sizzling Hot

Deceit, deceit and deceit. From first page to the very end this was one wonderful story. Some breath taking scene that will have you wanting more. Fabiola Joseph has become a new favorite for me. 5 stars
May 09, 2014 Damali rated it liked it
Because this had a lot of girl-on-girl action, I wasn't able to enjoy it as much as I did Rebel's Domain. The story was entertaining aside from that storyline.
Kat Dailey
Sep 29, 2012 Kat Dailey rated it it was amazing
loved it!!! Tangie is a BEAST!! I had a love/hate relationship with her!!! most def a page turner! ready for part 2!
Mar 13, 2013 Juanesia rated it it was amazing
fast paced raw ride w/Tangie & her antics... is there really a piece of her in all of us?? well done! now waiting for pt. 2
Marla Adams
Jun 21, 2014 Marla Adams rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This is my fifth read by Fabiola and I must say this is by far my favorite. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, I was really drawn into the story. Very good read!!!!
Apr 23, 2013 Yvette rated it liked it
This book was CRAZY!!! I will be reading the sequel as soon as its released! This woman was LOW DOWN AND DIRTY AND HELL...LOL!!! 3.5 stars
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