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Twisted Lies (Dirty Secrets #1)

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She's got promise. He has power. He'll either love her, ruin her, or both.

Sinthia Michaels is a rising fashion star. The curvy and young beauty has it all—a celeb lifestyle, a gorgeous Manhattan townhouse, and a highly anticipated line of couture. Sin is about to learn that what goes up, could come crashing down.

Core McKay is rich, sexy, and ruthless. The former kingpin
Published September 30th 2014 by One Wish Publishing
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Olga therebelreader
This is the first book I have read by Sedona Venez, and I loved it and Ms. Venez's writing style.
This story was just enough to whet my appetite. I really need more of Sin (-thia) and Core. Sin is a spit fire and Core is all alpha, tough and sexy. There is an instant attraction between them that neither plans on acting on. My only complaint is the all stalking idea but I'm not done with these two characters, I need to see what unfolds between them! I want more.
It's an easy, fast, sexy as hell aft
Nanci Loves2Read**Warning**IWasASailor⚓️MyMouthisDirty
This book was a bit different than other short series I have read. It starts off crazy hot! The first lines in the book had Sin and Core getting down and dirty...

“How the hell did this shit happen? I fucking hate him, but I want him. It was sick and sordid, and I couldn’t tell what this really was. I only knew when I was around him, he suffocated me with his twisted lies and dirty secrets, only to cruelly resuscitate me—and shamefully, I loved it.Core stepped forward, caging me alongside his des
Lustful Literature
Oct 01, 2014 Lustful Literature rated it really liked it
** Josie's 4 Star Review

Twisted Lies by Sedona Venez, is the first book in a series of short novellas. Now do not let the word SERIES and short fool you. This author put a lot into this short read. The author gives us angst, drama, the thrill of danger, betrayal and two hot as sins characters. I normally do not like to read short series books because it is just that a bunch of short stories that happen over time, however, I will TELL YOU NOW – THIS WAS NOT THE CASE IN THE STORY. I loved it,
Sep 29, 2014 Vanessa rated it really liked it
Review coming soon...


“You’ll never make it,” she screeched. “You’ll be back, begging for forgiveness.” My face tightened. “I wouldn’t hold my breath if I were you.” I turned on my heels and walked out of the office and through the teahouse. I was never planning on looking back. Stepping onto the sidewalk, I ripped the pearls off my neck, staring as they bounced and rolled across the pavement and into the gutter, exactly where they belonged. I glanced up at the beautiful clouds as
Sep 24, 2014 Mihaela rated it did not like it
First of all, I hate it when authors divide one book into 4 or more novellas. I really hate it.

The fact that the book sucks doesn’t help either.
Piece of advice for all the authors doing this – you won’t make more money this way.

If the first part is crap, the only thing you earn is a bad review and one returned book with no intention of buying the others.
I usually don’t return a book once I’ve read it but in cases like this I’ll make an exception.

And for fuck’s sake, could you find another storyl
Sep 04, 2014 Mandy rated it really liked it
Shelves: beta-read
I read this in beta form earlier in the year, and at the very least can remember wailing at the screen when it came to the end. So much more to come! I really enjoyed this and have wondered on and off since then, when I'd get to see the next part.
I was royally pissed off at our male lead, with his intentions and dragging Sin down.
Cannot wait til the next one is in progress!
Cyndi Garcia
Aug 30, 2015 Cyndi Garcia rated it really liked it
I received this book and was asked to write a honest review. This book is a quick read and well written.
The book is about Sinthia Micheals making it as a designer and doing it all by herself. The author gives us a brief view of Sin's (Sinthia) world before she goes off to fashion school. the story briefly talks about the passing of her dad and the strain relationship with her so called mother aka Grace. Making it on her own is what Sin is having to do and she is determined to do that. She has b
Aug 29, 2015 Expresso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

I originally received a free copy of this story in exchange for an honest review. I have since purchased a copy as well.

Twisted Lies is a good quick read. It has a wonderful story line, great characters, and several juicy angles to maintain the reader's interest. Core and Sinthia are working hard to avoid the inevitable. Both are alpha characters and it will be really interesting to see which character will end up on top. The prologue led us to believe there is some sort of relationship between
Aug 31, 2015 Rosemary rated it really liked it
I've read a lot of serial stories this year, but this had several elements that were unique and quickly grabbed my attention. First, boy does this open with a bang! The first page had me wanting to see just how hot and wrong it could get. Second I appreciated out heroine is so strong willed and take no prisoners. I look forward to seeing how that plays out with the alpha male lead.

There is a lot going on in a short amount of pages. Sin, the main character has to deal with a lot, from an evil in
I was given this copy from the author

I loved the blurb to this so when i was asked by to the author if i wanted a copy the answer was a YES!!!!

The story was really good, I found this easy to get into and loved it, For me the characters were well written, I'm really looking forward to the next part, There was a cliffhanger but I'm ok with that as i know part's 2 and 3 are ready to read. Thank you Sedona for letting me read this great story.
Dec 13, 2015 Kerry rated it it was amazing
Intense and captivating story yet the twist in this story have you reading just to find out what happens next. The story is very well written and the characters are fascinating in their own right. Just when you think it can't get any more intense the characters prove you wrong. Really good read, highly recommended read.
Sep 17, 2015 Holly rated it it was amazing
Review to come soon.
I really liked this one.
Ashley Lenderman
Sep 29, 2014 Ashley Lenderman rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-stars, arcs
Review to come!
Nov 27, 2016 Jennifer rated it did not like it
So this man decides he wants justice and in doing so he is going to punish an innocent woman just because he can. Also, why does every dominating man think that every strong woman just needs to submit in order to be happy and why do authors write this crap? Come on ladies, we don't need to submit to a man in order to be happy, get some self-esteem already. I mean, this poor woman has been through the ringer and then some and still is going through it and now she has this tycoon bent on putting ...more
Dariza Rodriguez
Aug 24, 2015 Dariza Rodriguez rated it it was ok
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Jul 14, 2015 Sherill rated it it was amazing
Twisted Lies Book 1 is a cliffhanger series-A multifaceted enthralling story.

After reading some negative reviews I thought I might put a twist on my review. Some readers did not like where the book ended! Series are actually like TV miniseries only in a book which you can take anywhere. Cliffhanger series are intriguing gives you something to look forward to, and where the cliffhanger ends has been well thought out by the author; actually it doesn't really matter where the book ends that's why
Aug 19, 2015 Monica rated it liked it
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Mixed feelings. Ok...I was hooked when I started reading it. Its a fast short read. I read it pretty fast. I wanted to hate it because I knew it was part of a continuing series and I really hate those. The story is good but everything happened fast. I didnt like the timeline through it though. What I mean is there is a prologue about Sin and Core hot and heavy. Then chapter 1 is before she met him which is understandable. Then
Christina Gobin
Oct 08, 2014 Christina Gobin rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s-drc-s
Twisted Lies by Sedona Venez
Series: Dirty Secrets #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: September 30th 2014
Length: Novella (89 pages)
Format: Kindle eARC
Source: via tour host
Review Date: September 2014
Overall Rating: 4.5 STARS

Sinthia Michaels or “Sin” as friends call her is a up and coming designer in the fashion world. Luck has not always been on Sin’s side, but things have finally started looking up for her. She found a willing investor to invest in her designs and her
Jennifer Guffey
Aug 23, 2015 Jennifer Guffey rated it really liked it
Shelves: novella, arc, serial, 2015
Twisted Lies (Dirty Secrets #1)
By: Sedona Venez
4/5 stars

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Sinthia Michaels is an upcoming couture designer working in NYC. But she hasn’t had an easy road, having to deal with the death of her father, putting up with her selfish, hateful mother and then being kicked out. But luckily, she has a best friend who comes from a family with money & is willing to help her out.

Core McKay is on a mission of revenge & vengeance. He grew up in poor
Mignon Mykel
Aug 21, 2015 Mignon Mykel rated it really liked it
3.5 / 5

I got to chapter (5?) and had a squint-y eye moment... I've read that before. However, I would remember names like Sin and Core and "Ram Steele" (if that's not a sexual reference........).

I get really... Well, my opinion of a book tends to drop drastically when I feel that a scene was taken from another book. I was already feeling a solid, no more than, 4 on this book, but then this happened. I would go through and try to figure out if I have indeed read it before, but I own approximatel
Sep 30, 2014 Chanpreet rated it really liked it
What a great start to this series! I love how quickly Sedona Venez introduces us to Sin and lets the reader get to know her. You can't help but like her and want her to succeed right from the beginning. Besides hope, I experienced a full range of emotions as I read. From anger when it came to Grace, happiness with Jade,weariness with Jaxon and frustration with Core McKay. I like how every character plays a major role in Sin's life and development. As the story progresses you can see her change ...more
Shannon Mcfarland
Aug 28, 2015 Shannon Mcfarland rated it it was amazing
Sin is an aspiring fashion designer. The only support she has is from her best friend Jade. When she gets accepted into design school, she has to break the news to her narcissistic and alcoholic mother. Needless to say, it doesn't go well, but Sin is an optimist and forges ahead looking forward to her new life.

To celebrate, Sin and Jade go clubbing. to get her mind off of everything that has been going on, and to get over a very ugly break-up, Sin decides to go out with a spoiled rich guy, Jaxso
Courtney Lee
Aug 19, 2015 Courtney Lee rated it liked it
Shelves: first-reads
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
*~*Lauren from Saints & Sinners Books*~*

Sin is an upcoming and coming fashion designer. After her friend hooks her up with a mystery investor, she realizes how far down the rabbit hole she’s gone. Core is a former crime boss turned legitimate business man. His interest in Sin’s business isn’t just that he likes her developing clothing line. His intentions are far more nefarious and his growing attraction for the woman isn’t help. Sin knows she’s in trouble and the fact she very well may end up in the bed of the devil incarnate makes
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥

Twisted Lies book one is the first installment in the Twisted Lies serial. As I have stated before I have no issue with a serial series, sometimes I just want that quick read to break up the continual cycle of long books I tend to read. I go in knowing that there is a cliffhanger so I am not upset and I know there will be another part coming up very soon. Twisted Lies was no different for me. It gave just enough information and background that you are still left
Carrie Garza
Aug 16, 2015 Carrie Garza rated it it was amazing
Beautiful things, updated daily
Twisted Lies (Dirty Secrets Book 1)
Just WOW.
By Amazon Customer - August 16, 2015
Win this Michaels has had a rough life. Her father has passed away and she is left with a mother who doesn't love or like her. She is able to make her way and become an almost famous designer with an impressive customer base. Her past has shaped her, from the boy she loved who said she wasn't good enough to the mother who never loved her.

But she is a beautiful, curvy, in
Jenny Brightman Harris
Sep 03, 2015 Jenny Brightman Harris rated it it was amazing
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. This book is not a stand alone it is part of a series and ends on a cliff hanger.

In this book we meet Sinthia Michaels and Cole McKay. In this book Sin has had a rough life she has had to work hard and fight for everything she has done so far in her life. Right now she is on the verge of becoming a well know fashion designer the problem being she didn't have the backing to afford to make her fashion line. A fellow artist in the field offers h
Aug 14, 2015 Racy rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book, though I can not believe the author ended it there. I so need to know what happens next. This is the 1st book I have read of Sedona Venez. I have to say she is an amazing author. She has a way of capturing you and pulling in into the story. I so can not wait to read the 2nd book.

Loved Sinthia Michaels aka Sin. She is such a strong woman. She has come so far in her life and clawed her way to were she is at in life. She does not take anything off of anyone. She confident,
Amber Leiby
Aug 20, 2015 Amber Leiby rated it it was amazing
I received a copy for an honest review. I have read so many negative reviews for this book because it’s a series then this aren’t for you there are cliffhangers so get over it! The Author is an amazing writer and definitely like’s her short stories but I’m ok with that just means more books to come and to keep you wondering what will happen in the next book.

I absolutely love Sinthia, she's smart, strong, just doesn't care what people think about her. She's an amazing young woman who's come fro
Crystal Connor
Aug 30, 2015 Crystal Connor rated it liked it
I got this book free in exchange for an honest review. Let me preface this with what I want from the stories I read. I want humor, love/sex, and action. This story started out really well. There was some humor. There was sex. Just when the action was kicking off it skipped ahead to four years later. It did later mention some of what happened during that time. I would have loved for the attempted murder/stalker bit had played out. I don't enjoy the fast forwards because I feel like I'm missing ...more
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This is a pseudonym for T.L. Clarke.

Sedona Venez is a romance junkie with a dirty mind. She lives in New York City with her hot ex-military (hooah) hubby and their furbaby. She loves writing hot, sexy, complex stories about strong but broken characters, pushing boundaries, overcoming their fears and risking it all for love.

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