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Deep Dark Secret (Secret McQueen #3)

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  2,432 Ratings  ·  121 Reviews
The only good Secret is a buried Secret.

Secret McQueen has hunted vampires, werewolves, and every conceivable supernatural menace-to-society. Seen it all? Not even close. When the queen of the were-ocelots comes to her for help finding a missing girl, the half-vampire/half-werewolf soon realizes how much she has to learn about the things that go bump in the night.

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ebook, 309 pages
Published March 6th 2012 by Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
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Jan 20, 2016 Melliane rated it really liked it
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It’s always a pleasure to find Secret again and her hectic life. I must say that her destiny is looming more and more and we feel a constant evolution in her character. Indeed, a lot of things happened in the previous novel and I was very curious to attend the events there.

Our young heroine is now a full member of the court, a place that is not really familiar, but she tries to adapt and to meet the requirements of people around her. If only it were only that
Jun 02, 2013 Charlotte rated it liked it
I'm really confused over this series, I like Secret but I've yet to see her do anything, worthy of her badass reputation. she seems to get knocked in the head at the start of every fight and beat her opponent without me realising for a a paragraph or two.

I like Desmond but the author hasn't left much room to move because I don't think I will except her dumping him for another love interest just because he's too nice.

I hate Lucas. I don't feel anything for him and I dont think Secret does either
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Favorite Quote: “Do you kiss you mom with that mouth?”

“No, but I would tell her to go fuck herself with this mouth.”

At the end of A Bloody Good Secret, Secret McQueen killed a tribunal member, which automatically requires her to take the deceased place. Now that she is on the Tribunal, Secret finds herself playing more of an administrative role and being less active in the field. Something she misses very much. With her new supernatu
Mar 10, 2012 Colette rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: fans of urban fantasy
Originally posted at: A Buckeye Girl Reads
Nobody writes love triangles better then Sierra Dean. Nobody. In honor of that I have written a few letters to the members of the triangle to tell them why they are or aren't my favorite. :)

Dear Lucas,
I know that you are an Alpha male, and honestly you should be my favorite. I have a thing for jerkish alpha males. You are the king of a large territory of the werewolves, and can hold your own with Secret. However, you made me slam my kindle, Martini down
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Aug 13, 2014 Carmel (Rabid Reads) rated it really liked it
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

In the wake of two killer books and two even better novella's, Deep Dark Secret delivers more of the same, an action-packed story staring a top notch heroine. Although this series has managed to maintain its momentum; I'd anticipated something a little different this time around. Sierra's now an all-powerful Tribunal Leader and yet, she finds herself following the same old patterns and assassin ways. I expected something new out of this installment. I suppose that the say
Katie Michaels
You can't see me, but I swear I am gnashing my teeth right now. I am just on the cusp of loving this series. I love Secret... and almost all of the secondary characters. The world building is great. The pacing is good. I like the concept, the plot, the dialogue. But then there is this goddamn love triangle that makes me want to tear apart my nook with my bare hands.

Let's start with the good stuff, though, shall we? As the story begins, we see Secret starting to come into her own as a member of t
Isa Lavinia
What was the deal with the disgusting rape analogy and its subsequent apology? If there's one thing that makes me gag it's reading apologies and justifications for what a rapist has done (and lets be real, it may not have been rape as it's usually defined, but if we did live in a paranormal word that would constitute rape). Now not only has he completely violated her and proved again and again that he's a manipulative waste of sperm, but she's going to marry him?!

I'm reading the next book in hop
Mar 10, 2012 Rosebud rated it really liked it
I've been waiting for this. Strong female heroine. Haven't read this good a premise since Sookie. I'm not sure if this series is sustainable. Characters are not evolving. Too many directions but still a good read.
Mar 12, 2012 Jodie rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. I always get a bit of a giggle from the way Secret thinks and speaks. This one was no different. Secret was up to her eyeballs in mysteries to solve and she rocked it & kicked it ass – as per usual, with the sass she is best known for.

In this book, the 3rd, we follow Secret (half vampire and half werewolf) take her place on the Vampire Council and try to give up her hunting. Her wolf and vampire natures are getting closer to the surface and she is desperately trying to
Pamela / SpazP
Mar 18, 2012 Pamela / SpazP rated it really liked it
Secret McQueen is back in her Jimmy Choos, and kicking major ass, y’all!

After the events of the previous book, Something Secret This Way Comes, Secret has earned herself a seat on the vampire Tribunal. She has staked and clawed her way to the top, proving she is the biggest baddest b!tch on the block. She is also trying to learn all the social nuances of her role of pack protector, and also consort to Lucas, King of the Eastern wolf pack. As a she tries to balance herself in the world of vampire
Tam B.
Mar 13, 2012 Tam B. rated it liked it
I loved the first 2.5 books of this series. As I got to read them altogether it was fantastic.

This wasn't those books. It was more "were" focused and political in that there were a lot of happenings that were for the result and political gain. I have to say I didn't like the direction. It probably was inevitable but I wonder where we're going to end up come the next book.

Whilst I don't want Secret being the multiple vamp / werewolf partner girl (I'll leave that to LKH/AB). I personally don't wa
May 28, 2012 Lesley rated it liked it
I love this series and I loved the first two books. That being said, this one didn't quite do it for me. It took a lot of will power to get past the first quarter of the book. The action was lacking, the relationships between Secret and Desmond, and Secret and Lucas, were more aggravating than interesting (and I can get behind some twisted love triangles!). To be honest, the thing that brought me back into the story oddly enough was the Medieval Literature references (I am a nerd for Chaucer).

Gnome Claire *Wishes she was as cool as Gnome Ann*
I enjoyed most of this book but it's gets a low rating because I hate Secret's relationship with Lucas, he manipulates her into doing things she doesn't want to do (or just does them and without asking her), then guilts her for being 'selfish' enough to think of what she actually wants and whats best for her rather than doing what suits him best and then uses their bond to emotionally manipulate her into agreeing with him (also why is this bond a one way street that makes Secret roll over and ac ...more
May 21, 2015 Zee1 rated it did not like it
Full review at http://thesaucywenchesbookclub.blogsp...


I can deal with Lucas Rain being a total asshole. I never liked him. So I'm not surprised by HIS shitty behavior. What I CANNOT STAND is Secret LITERALLY lying down and taking it! W-T-F!? The FORCED mating and the ridiculous proposal! ANY woman with ANY self respect, metaphysical BULLSHIT be damned, would walk over to him and slug him! UGH!

If it weren't for all the Lucas related bullshit I would have LOVED this book. This is the f
Apr 15, 2014 Christina rated it it was ok
And I'm done with this series. Secret McQueen reads more like a whiny, childish, wannabe Anita Blake. I've yet to see her do anything truly spectacular and she just keeps adding more and more men without really delving into anything remotely emotional with them. She "loves" Desmond (right!), but let's be serious how could she, how could anyone? All he does is stay at her apartment and be emotionally clingy- also he kind of sucks as a bodyguard (seeing as how she almost dies every book- just sayi ...more
Mar 19, 2012 Tiki rated it it was amazing
I like this series and really enjoyed this latest book. I do recommend starting with book 1 to understand the relationships and circustances. Again, we have good action and interesting plots...and new developments with Secret own abilites. I like that she is a halfling, vampire/werewolf, and all the possibilities it presents. She climbs the ranks in the Were & Vamp worlds and maintains a balance between the two. And strangely enough, I even like her having 2 love interests...the way it's pre ...more
Mar 11, 2012 Rafaela rated it liked it
It's a fun read, but I think I would have enjoyed it more if I had found anything in commom with Secret.

I like how Secret is kick ass, but I couldn't care less about her Jimmy Choos or her latest I-feel-bad-but-I-spent-someoneelse's-fortune-anyway-on-..

I also can't really understand her relationship with her two werewolves boyfriends. Official with one, and sleeping with the other? Until I found that it wasn't platonic and she started sleeping with both?

I don't know.. Even Anita Blake didn't lea
Mar 02, 2012 Julie rated it it was amazing
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Deep Dark Secret is the third book in Sierra Dean’s Secret McQueen series and it continues to show how well Sierra can write and weave a story.

This is very much an urban fantasy series: you have your kick ass chick in Secret who is half werewolf, half vampire and you follow her from book to book as she hunts down rogue vampires, solves crimes, gets tangled up in situations that are way over her head all the while mingling with not one, not two but three
Mar 14, 2012 Roxanne rated it liked it
“You want to tell me the truth,” I commanded. Gabriel looked puzzled, tilting his head to the side.
“I am telling you the truth.” Fuck, this wasn’t going to be as easy as saying, These are not the droids you are looking for.

3.5 Stars

Who knew hair-pulling could hurt so badly? I took back every catty thing I’d ever said about the ladies on Jersey Shore.

Well I have to say this is an improvement from book two. In Deep Dark Secret we finally get to see Secret grow up and stop being so selfish, don't
Oct 25, 2016 Khairun rated it really liked it
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Jodie & Bree - Fab Fun & Tantalizing Reads
This book was awesome. I always get a bit of a giggle from the way Secret thinks and speaks. This one was no different. Secret was up to her eyeballs in mysteries to solve and she rocked it & kicked it ass as per usual, with the sass she is best known for.

In this book, the 3rd, we follow Secret (half vampire and half werewolf) take her place on the Vampire Council and try to give up her hunting. Her wolf and vampire natures are getting closer to the surface and she is desperately trying to
Mar 21, 2012 Marquetta rated it it was amazing
I don't know where to begin. First off, I absolutely love this series and it keeps getting better with each book. This is really not going to be a review. Just a jumbled squee-fest of how much I love this book and why Desmond rocks!

Deep Dark Secret had me on the edge of my seat. I was so engrossed in the plot and the characters that I completely ignored my family while reading this book. There are few times where a book causes me to want to throw my Kindle against the wall and I experienced a co
Mar 10, 2012 Bells rated it really liked it
Secret McQueen has really got her work cut out for her in the third installment of this exciting series. She's got a new job as one of the Tribunal Leaders and is having trouble adjusting to having power. She's also in love and dating 2 different men. Yup you read that right. She has bonded to both Lucas and Desmond who are werewolves and who both love Secret. Her friend and fellow vampire Holden also has feelings for her and there is definitely some tension between the two of them as Holden let ...more
Mar 05, 2012 Nicole rated it really liked it
Review originally posted here:

Oh Secret, I don’t even know where to start. I alternately love and sometimes hate you, and yet you’re like crack to the urban fantasy lover in me.

Secret’s life keeps turning upside down and right side up. She’s sitting on the vampire Tribunal, trying to make things work with Lucas and Desmond and continually gets wrapped up in more mystery than one girl can handle. She is committed to helping find a missing college girl, hel
Mar 10, 2012 Kristen rated it really liked it
GENRE: Paranormal Romance
THEME: Werewolves, vampires
RECEIVED: Review Request from Author

Do you know when you love a book and it’s characters so much? Well when you start yelling and talking to the book like they can actually hear you. Yes, this time around Sierra Dean sucked me more into her work of Secret McQueen. So much happens and some character make really bad decisions, well I think they did. But I loved every minute this action packed, romance,
Mar 09, 2012 Marsha rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Adult Paranormal Romance Lovers
(3.5 Stars) When I first discovered the Secret McQueen series I was absolutely enthralled. I reacted to the incredible writing of Sierra Dean including the world building, characters, kick butt action scenes and romance. However, there was one thing that bothered me from the start and it still bothers me today. "What?" you might ask. It's the love triangle aspect.

In this edition, Secret is serving on the vampire council and not at all loving it. However, a favor has been asked of Secret from a v
Nov 10, 2013 Claudia rated it really liked it
Shelves: urban-fantasy
Ms. Dean is really doing a great job in developing this series. this book is much much better than the first and better than the second as well.

the story line is an action- and suspense filed plot, and although you start suspecting certain developments it does not hurt the suspense level.
in this book the plot and the relationship development are working quit good together and both are important for the whole.

it is very interesting how the characters develop in this book, these developments are
Franny (The Reader's Edge)
Apr 17, 2012 Franny (The Reader's Edge) rated it it was amazing
4.5 of 5 star review.

DEEP DARK SECRET is the 3rd full novel in the Secret McQueen series written by Sierra Dean.

Secret McQueen, Werewolf/Vampire hybrid extraordinaire, is a Tribunal Leader and mate to the werewolf king. Formerly a bounty hunter, Secret finds herself missing the quick pace of rogue hunting. The past eight months, she has found herself in more of an administrative role. While learning to balance her love for Desmond and her sense of duty to the soul bond forged with Lucas, Secret
Jul 06, 2012 Kara-karina rated it it was amazing
It's not for the first time I find myself between books, not knowing what to read next, and Secret McQueen's adventures provides this mind-numbing, snarky and noir-ish entertainment that leaves me strangely perky and refreshed.

I've said that already, - Secret is a blond, perky, miniature... She plays on her blondness, and enjoys it immensely. Snark is coming off of her in spades. She also has a very messy love life, and "trouble" as a middle name.

If in book#1 she confronted an evil werewol
Purple Aurion
Aug 30, 2014 Purple Aurion rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: paranormal, urban fantasy
Recommended to Purple Aurion by: Amazon
The book starts off with Secret adjusting to her new role as a Tribunal leader. An interesting development is her change in perspective that brings her to chastise a bounty hunter for his ineptitude in front of her peers, Sig and Juan. As she adjusts to her new role as a chair hugging member of the Tribunal she freely admits to realising the change in herself and doesn't like it one bit.

As a Tribunal leader Secret has a lot more responsibility than even she thought and it weighs heavily on her a
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Other Books in the Series

Secret McQueen (8 books)
  • Something Secret This Way Comes (Secret McQueen, #1)
  • A Bloody Good Secret (Secret McQueen, #2)
  • Keeping Secret (Secret McQueen, #4)
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