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One Tiny Secret

(Seasons of Deception #1)

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  611 ratings  ·  131 reviews
Just one tiny secret has the potential to ruin everything.

Being the daughter of the sheriff in a small town like Holden Ridge means that eighteen-year-old Danielle “Dani” Marks’ life is under constant surveillance. She’s made a habit of staying under the radar by being a floater among social circles at school, which has kept her out of trouble—until now.

After a missing per
ebook, 413 pages
Published May 16th 2013 by C.A. Kunz LLC (first published May 15th 2013)
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Jillian Dodd
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I'm hoping that I can cuss on here, because the only thing that comes to my mind is HOLY SHIT! I'm still breathing heavily after just finishing it and I can't decide if it's from being scared and freaking out when a branch just scraped against my window, or if my heart is pounding from some serious sexy times with totally swoonworthy Parker.
It's been a while since I've read something different. Something really unique. This book combines a scary, creepy mystery (and someone out to get me, uh, I
Rachael Wade
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing

One Tiny Secret is a sexy, edgy, scary ride. Five stars. Huge thanks to the author for the opportunity to get my read on before its release.

When I was given an ARC of One Tiny Secret, I already had a feeling I’d love this book for one reason alone—Adam is a horror fan like me (Walking Dead and old-school R.L. Stine fans, ummm....right here!) and well, when horror fans write thrillers of their own, they do it with gusto.

But as soon as I started reading, two more things popped out that made this b
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I cannot get over the fact that this book had me sitting on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. I mean that...literally. ONE TINY SECRET had me wound so tight I thought I would explode from the intensity of it. I am usually not a huge fan of murder/mystery books, but Kunz added in some romance and it evened the book out perfectly for me. (I have to have some romance in my reads.) In fact, the romance just added to my suspicions on who this Unknown was. Read it…you’ll see what I mean. ...more
Amy Jones
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!! Adam Kunz has really outdone himself with his first solo writing project. I've been not-so-patiently waiting for this little treasure to come together for months now so when Adam asked me if I'd like an ARC of the novel I started cartwheeling across the living room.

First, I have say that I loved the idea for this story. I am a true fan of murder mystery ( Yes, I admit to watching Law and Order reruns at least 5 times per episode, so there!) and One Tiny Secret succeeded in keeping me on t
Feb 25, 2013 rated it really liked it
**Please keep in mind that I was a beta reader for this book and my views may be slightly biased**

Let me start out by saying, this book is nothing like I normally read. I'm a total scaredy cat, I don't even watch scary movies, so I wasn't sure how much I would like this book. Adam is awesome and so is his mom, Carol (the other half of C.A. Kunz) so I couldn't pass up the opportunity to read this one.

Within my first few pages I knew I would love this book. Dani is funny and sarcastic (just like
M.R. Polish
Jan 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
I absolutely LOVED this book. It was very well written and clearly a lot of heart and soul went into creating it. I am not usually a present tense reader, but this story and character sucked me in so fast I didn't realize I was reading it like that and I was able to enjoy the story!

I never do spoilers in reviews and with this book, I would hate to spoil anything! I had so many people picked out as "Unknown" but I was wrong, time and time again. It made me think all the way through. Then, at the
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book.
This book was absolutely amazing. I just finished and I'm having a hard time coming up with something to say other than....captivating, suspenseful and brilliant.
Kuntz has the voice of a teenage girl down pat. Totally in AWE.
The story was set on the edge of your seat suspenseful. Every noise in my house made me jump. And lets not even mentioned when my phone rang and I jumped out of my skin. Oh, and the love story left me with quite the tingle. Whew! *wipes brow
May 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW!!!! Freakin phenomenal...

You know when you see the cover of the book as well as the title, you have to know that there is going to be something major going to happen in this book.
Now, how major, *shakes head* I can only tell you that I WAS BLOWN AWAY!! I did not expect the storyline to go the way it did...Never anticipated it for one moment...BUT...let me say...HOLY FREAKIN WOW!!
From start to finish, I was on the edge of my seat, biting my nails, worrying about what was going to happen to Da
Erika Ashby
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First off, I want to say I felt completely honored to even be considered to read this book before it was released. I dove right in as soon as I got it...well, until my kindle died & it was past my bedtime...but I picked right back up the next morning bright and early.

Second, I loved this book. As someone who reads pretty much only adult contemporary romance these days, taking a break to read a ya/na suspense was a much needed change. I was completely sucked into this story. Lesbihonest, I felt
Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
First and foremost I was honored when Adam asked if I would be interested in reading and reviewing One Tiny Secret...ummm would I be interested? Did you read that synopsis? Hell yea I'd be interested!!!
Not only do we have cases of "who done it" here where I can put my extensive Law & Order: SVU and CSI: Miami training to good use trying to figure out who this Unknown is we also have old flames coming back hoping to pick up where things left off...sign me up!!!
I started reading OTS about 11:45 p.
Jun 19, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dark, suspense, arc
Hmmmm...not what I was expecting, but I liked it! Review coming soon...


“So the lie is all set. I told my dad that after work today, I’m having a little late-night study session with Rory and Alex for a big test on Monday. I guess it’s not a total fib. We are going to be hanging out tonight, except it will be at a party, and we will most definitely not be studying.”

Danielle “Dani” Marks is a typical teenager. She tells little white lies to her dad in order to get away with doing things he
Trinity (A Love Affair with Books)
I have always loved horror stories. I never got to watch horror movies growing up so once I was old enough I became a full fledged horror junkie. So when I heard that Adam Kunz was writing a NA horror book I knew it was right up my alley! I was lucky enough to meet the mother and son writing duo C.A. Kunz which consists of Adam and Carol in February at Wicked Book Weekend. They were both so nice and gracious even though I had never read their books. He mentioned then that he was working on a NA ...more
Tina  Peacock (Formerly -Bookcrack)
This one gets the teen heroine POV just right. And Parker? So sexy and fun. Like the SCREAM movies or "Pretty Little Liars"? You will love this. So much fun! Now I want a pumpkin ale damn it! Made me homesick for the Northeast in the fall that's for sure. Received an ARC for review at Bc.

4.5 STARS and review to come at

* I met Adam this year at an author event, and while he is one of the sweetest and most fun and generous people I've met in a while, it in no way influenced my ta
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK IS AMAZING! I was so deep in the WOW factor through the whole book it was insane! I read it straight through as I could not stop reading it!

I was a HUGE RL Stine fan as a young adult. This book RIVALS the hell out of RL STINE in an adult way. Author Adam Kunz is a master story teller. In Tiny Little Secret you never know what will happen next! Check out the release party going on for this book!!!
Raine Thomas
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book! Full review to come.
Becky Price
May 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely, 1000% in love with One Tiny Secret! I honestly didn't think a book could be this great. It had me hooked the entire time, reading page after page and constantly looking over my shoulder. I couldn't guess the ending to save my life, and that is the number one thing I loved about it. I love when I can't guess an ending, because it makes me that much more eager to keep reading and find out the truth. There were many times when I thought I had it figured out, but I kept finding out I was ...more
Erica Alyson
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: suspense, new-adult
Loved this book! Kept me on the edge of my seat and wondering. A total page turner. The description and narrative were so amazing you feel like you are there!!!!

Wonderfully written and don't want to give to much detail since it is a mystery I don't want to risk giving anything away but highly recommended!
Jan 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Unpredictable, Edgy - full of intrigue and secrecy..,

Everything about this book is MIND BLOWING. The prose, the secerets m the storyline, the characters and even the design cover!!!

One Tiny Secret is a thrilling, intense, and addictive read that is suspenseful, SCARY and also romantic and swoon worthy. (Grins) A Na novel like no other.

The characters breathe a life of their own and the story - Adam has crafted, is so well detailed and woven I felt like I was right there inside the book even till
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I thought I’d give myself half a day to compose myself to give this book the review it deserves. I’m still at a loss for words. I bought this book on sale because Raine Thomas would hype it like nobody’s business! I trust her judgement since her book is also amazeballs. Anyhoo…I’m also kind of a cover whore. I will buy a book solely based on the cover. Call me shallow. The thing that drew me in was the earrings she wears, skull and crossbones. I almost always wear some accessory or clothing with ...more
Michele(mluker) Luker
Jan 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
One Tiny Secret is full of suspense and mystery as Dani tries to discover who the stalker is and the reason behind the torment.
Dani, the daughter of the town sheriff, is designing the flyer for the party of the year. Everyone in town knows about the party, however the police force wants to discover the secret location.

While Dani is going through a box of things, she finds her old walkie talkie that she used to talk with her best friend with next door. Janice's possessive mother prevented Dani's
I don't know why I decided to start reading this book at 2 am with no lights on.......One Tiny Secret definitely reads like a horror film.

Me while reading this:

And I ain't no chicken.

Like the other reviews stated this is kind of like Pretty Little Liars but better.
Seriously, everything about this book-the characters,the hot romance and of course the mystery was believable (AND SCARY!!!!). Somehow Adam Kuntz nailed the voice of a teenager girl.
Dani is a funny, spunky, no nonsense heroine wh
Jackie -Sated Faery
This. Book. Is. Freaking. AWESOME!!!! It was a little different than my normal paranormal reads, but just as creepy and exciting!! I just finished and I'm still a little freaked out but I am also dying to read it again to try and see if there were any clues that I missed the first time. (I'm also a little scared to go to sleep because of the crazy dreams I will probably have) So if you're as much of a fraidy-cat as I am, you will wanna keep the lights ON, turn your phone OFF, and get your teddy- ...more
Jamie Sager Hall
May 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Whoa! This was definitely one of those books that I had a tough time putting down. The suspense was through the roof! It isn't easy for a book to actually creep me out, but this one...yeah, I was kind of freaked out when I was reading it whilst home alone.

Parker is super yummy. Where were these guys when I was in high school? And oh, was this book steamy!! Holy crap!

I loved that I truly didn't know who was responsible for the mayhem until the very end. Usually you can guess or have some idea by
Taia Kline
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Lies. They have a way of blowing up in your face and making your life crazy. Psychotic, even. Dani finds that out first hand in this gripping story. One Little Secret is a very well written and very realistic look into a young girls life who has gone down a very dark and twisted path. Dani faces real life or death choices at the whim of Unknown, a techie serial killer who is bent on breaking her. As friends start dying around her, she desperately seeks answers to solve this mystery before she jo ...more
Kylie Lacovich (The Reading Cow)
I thoroughly enjoyed reading One Tiny Secret. I had actually started 3 different books, but this one was the one that 'grabbed' me. It had my attention from the start, and held it the whole way through.

The characters were fantastic. I loved Dani, and I connected with her immediately. I loved her small, diverse group of friends. And Parker? Well he was an interesting love interest for Dani. I actually wanted to slap him around at times, until everything was explained, and then I loved him!

One Ti
Mary Ting
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you love to read a book that entails not only romance but mystery as well, this book is for you. From page one to the last page, to the twist and turns of the plot, I did not see some of the things that happened coming. And the anticipation of wanting to know who the mystery caller was drove me to read the book even faster. Just when I thought it was so and so…wrong! Hold on to your seat because you will be hooked with One Tiny Secret. Simply genius! Well done from a male author telling a sto ...more
May 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: thriller
Excellent book - gripping, with well-built plot, great characters and unexpected twists and turns. The writing was fluent and easy to read, the events developed swiftly, so the pacing was just perfect. In addition the romance was really nice, so definitely highly recommended!
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
Great mystery/thriller!! Just when you think you have it figured out the author throws a major curve ball and takes you another direction. This book is filled with plenty of twists and turns that keeps you on the edge of your seat!!
Kayla Coffey
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was so intense that I couldn't put it down!
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This story completely took me by surprise and reminded me of the age old saying “never judge a book by its cover”. When I received my copy of One Tiny Secret, I was excited to dig in, but unfortunately found that my schedule grew too hectic for me to give it the time it deserved. Finally sitting down for my literary fix, I found that I could not put this book down but for a different reason than my usual steamy romance novel. Looking at
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Author T.A. Kunz has always had a fondness for reading thrilling mysteries and action-packed urban fantasies. So, it was no surprise when T.A. decided to write stories that they’d fall into one of those two genres. T.A. lives in Central Florida with two fur babies and a mechanical engineer who also happens to be quite the culinary badass, which there are no complaints about. Being a self-diagnosed ...more

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