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Secret Sins

(Saint Margie #1)

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In the era of pay phones, groupies, and party pills, there were three of us.

Strat. A rock god who walked on air.
Indy. A handsome musician smart enough to live through stardom.
Me, a girl with everything to lose and nothing she wanted to keep.

I loved them both.
They say three's a crowd, but maybe I liked crowds...until the one thing I wanted to keep was stolen out of my arms.
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ebook, 1st Edition, 170 pages
Published September 18th 2016 by Flip City Media Inc.
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★






★★★★★! Secret Sins (stand-alone). Vivacious & feisty Margie Drazen’s story; the men, the life & the secrets she will take to her grave!

“If it’s any comfort, you were the one who hurt me the most.”

Secret Sins (stand-alone) is heiress Margaret Drazen, Margie aka Cinnamon aka Cin’s story.

Born into privilege and wealth, the oldest of the many Drazen siblings to follow, the story zeroes in on Margie in her late teens with tidbits of her upbringing, family and glimpses into her future.
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Shayna
WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED? I knew this author carried the ability to surprise me, but DAMN! This powerful and captivating story shocked me to my very core, leaving me in a state of complete disbelief. It was like a beautiful train wreck in my mind. It was all leading up to something big. I knew it was coming, but I had no idea...NONE! I thought I prepped myself for anything when it comes to CD Reiss, but I was wrong. Once again, she put me under her spell, shattering my heart and kicking around the f ...more
♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥
LIVE #6Stars <-- MY HEART WENT INTO OVERDRIVE. This is a Rock Star story like you've never read before and I utterly LOVED it!
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Fans of CD REISS will inhale Secret Sins and new readers will be left craving more of her work. It's a heart wrenching, evocative story in a body of work that's close to my heart and perfectly penned so it can be enjoyed solely as a STANDALONE providing a glimpse into the penmanship and vivid story telling
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Maria✦❋Steamy Reads Blog❋✦



omg. so short but


I'm stamping this bad boy

#noshame

Anyways, people, love triangle here.


This is a story of a woman who became a groupie for two rockstars in a band.
They are best friends and they both like her a lot. They can't decide who gets her, so they keep her around but don't fuck her. Cuz they are bros and bros don't fight.


Cuz she's too good for that shit. She's so pure.


Anywhooo... drugs, women, sex. She sees all this stuff happening around her.
If you're into voyeurism this book has some
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Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 Is Not Enough Stars
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First of all......LOVED doesn't seem like a strong enough word for my feelings for this book. ADORED maybe closer to the feeling. But PERFECTION seems perfect. This book was a book that took possession of my soul and never let go.

Secret Sins is told in past and present tense. Teenager Margie Drazen and 29 year old Margie Drazen. How can seeing that one person from your past trigger the memories, both good and bad, of a time in your life that lives deeply buried yet ever pre
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C.D. Reiss
Sep 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Recommends it for: Present and future fans
I designed this to be your first CD Reiss book or to be read IN ANY ORDER with the rest of my books. So if you haven't read me before or if you've only read some of my books, just dive in here!

I'm not going to edit this review every day, but I don't want to leave FOUR DAYS on there indefinitely. That would be weird. I just got excited yesterday.

Margie's story will be complete in 2017!
Angie - Angie's Dreamy Reads
Aug 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 STARS

This was my reaction upon finishing Secret Sins...

"OMG! THAT IS THE MOST ... WHAT JUST HAPPENED!?!
WHAT. JUST. HAPPENED?!?!
I'm .... I'm sorry, what?! What! WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! WHAT! WHATTTTTTTTT!!!! ****screams****
OH. MY. GOD!
That is SHOCKING!
That is... !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT THE WHAT!
Omg! I can't take it. I can't. :::freaks out::: I DIDN'T SEE IT. EVER. AT ALL. NOT ONCE. I NEVER SAW THAT COMING! Omg! I am so stunned. Did that just happen?
THAT. JUST. HAPPENED!!
I'm so shocked. Ha
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Michelle
Jun 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-signed
A few things...

1. If this is your first CD Reiss book, it’s a great place to start – and you get a free copy of BEG at the end (Jonathan’s story). If it isn’t your first read, you are going to fucking die. Dead. This is fucking amazing.
2. Don’t fucking spoil it. I get that GoodReads lets you put those nifty little spoiler links in. But most of us (me included) are tempted to click on those. It will ruin it. DO NOT be that person who ruins it for EVERYONE. And you do you know how I know you will
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CC
May 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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Margaret “Margie” Drazen is a whirlwind of confidence and an impenetrable cool exterior. Being a Drazen hasn’t always been easy for Margie, but she embraced the connections her family name brings and yet she learned how to stand on her own. While interning at a law firm, Margie starts to work on a case that brings her past full circle into her present when a certain man re-enters her life.

“I go by Drew now,” he whispered.”
“I go by Margie. My real name.”
“I remember.”
“I didn’t expect you to.”

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❤️ Diana ❤️
Jun 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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If you read The Submission then this is a MUST read!! If you haven't read Submission series no fret this story takes place before Submission so there will be no spoilers for yo
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Wendy'sThoughts
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: CD Reiss Fans, Romance
5 Much More Than It Seems Stars
* * * * * SPOILER FREE
When we think about our lives and the people we have become, it is telling in how we need to go back in order to go forward...By pondering our actions with the perspective of the person we are now, past experiences become more insightful and intense... heightened by knowing the results to those actions taken then...


It can be revealing: a road map to the whys of who we are, a landmine of emotions and confrontations. It can raise up all the sec
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Jen
I am almost afraid to write how I am feeling about this book...I have seen a ton of five star reviews, and I have got to say that what I was expecting with this read, and what I got was very disappointing.
First of all though, I will say that I have always loved everything CD Reiss has written...and as far as the writing quality goes with this book, I still feel she is brilliant. My biggest complaint with this book is that it is over at 64%. Yes, there is another additional short story after the
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Natalie The Biblioholic
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, music, novella
What strikes me as funny as all hell right now is that I still don't know how old Margie/Cin was! LOL WTH?! This story was about rock 'n' roll in the 80s, being young and making some really dumb decisions, drugs, secrets, extreme denial, and unexpected second chances. Told from Margie's POV, every other chapter allows us to see the history and connection she shared with both Drew/Indy and Strat. It was a little confusing to me because so much was left unsaid or seemed to happen in the backgrou ...more
Tanja ~ T's Book ~ KT Book Reviews
It's a one sit read. My mind is blown, my heart is overflowing, and I can't get it out of my head. One of my best reads for 2016 for sure.
Bj
I gave this audiobook a B- for the narration and B+ for the story at AudioGals.

Narration by Elena Wolfe

Wow, what a twist! For those of you that are familiar with CD Reiss’ Songs of Submission series, Secret Sins will have one stunner of a surprise. However, even if you haven’t previously read or listened to this series, Secret Sins can easily still be enjoyed as a standalone. In fact, I didn’t realize the connection, as the blurb neglects to mention the prior series or even that it’s based in
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Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

3.5 Stars!

In Secret Sins we get a bit of backstory for the oldest Drazen 'child', Margie. I liked it but it's not the love I have for the Songs of Submission series- but that's a tough series to beat. #TeamJonathon

There was such a buzz about this book, I pretty much set everything aside to see what the big reveal here was. I figured out the huge twist fairly early on.

The timeline is a back and forth flip-flop from 1982 to the book's current place in time of 1994. It's nestled deep within rock b
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J. Grayland
Apr 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Band mates Strat and Indy meet young groupie Cinnamon and over time they all form a close relationship with a bond that delves much deeper than any friendship. They all have an emotional connection to each other forming a complicated triangle, but when Strat takes a step back to let his best friend Indy have cinnamon for his own things become entangled and confusing. Love the story line it was very interesting and intriguing, loved the characters and the hot sex. This book does a lot of moving b ...more
TeriLyn

5 "I could ask you the same thing." Stars

This book. This heroine. This intricately webbed Drazen world. There are no words for the magic CD Reiss creates within this dysfunctional family. Secret Sins adds more haunting pieces to the Drazen puzzle. She nuances the Margie Drazen we already know and love by giving her so many more layers, portraying her humility, and exposing her vulnerabilities.

A personal note: I write this review as an established mega fan of all Drazen siblings and their sordid
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Jean
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Personally, I have been praying for Margie Drazen's story since we first met her in Control. To me, Margie Drazen is a super hero. The eldest daughter who steps up for her family over and over at the expense of her own life, sacrificing for the good of her siblings. The capable, whip smart, seemingly boring, spinster sister of the Drazen clan, she spoke to my heart. The grown up Margie we meet in Submission, Corruption and Forbidden is the work- a-holic, straight- laced sister devoted to her fam ...more
Kristi
Sep 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-for-review
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MARGIE!! Not sure I have ever been so excited about a book!! She's here!

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Margie and her secrets have been unleashed!

#nevertell

I could not eat this book up fast enough. Such delicious and poetic words that made me laugh and cry and become so appalled I didn't know if I could handle the last few chapters. Such a brilliant and moving love story that transcends time between two decades. Cin, Strat and Indy are characters that will capture your heart!

If you haven't read anything Drazen, go ahead. Tr
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Peggy Lee (Reading Keeps Me Sane)
I did not want this book to end! Secret Sins was provocative, intense and revealing. I recommend reading the Songs of Submissions (SOS) series first otherwise the shock factor will not have the same value.

This is Margaret (Margie) Drazen’s story, she’s the eldest Drazen sibling and mature beyond her years. She doesn’t believe in feelings, it only interferes with her winning. She also has a wild streak that led her to Indiana McCaffrey and Stratford (Strat) Gilliam, guitarist and lead singer for
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Christine (Shh Moms Reading)
Sep 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016-top-fave
Are you ready for the Sins to be revealed??? OMG guys! Secret Sins is so so stunning, so captivating, so OMG AMAZING that I can’t even put into words how much I LOVED IT!!!! I have been dying for this book and boy, was it worth the wait!!!

This review will not reveal anything because you HAVE TO read this on your own and experience it as the author intended. So much thought and effort went into this story to really give readers sensory overload so I really hope beyond hope that no one spoils this
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Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
Sep 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
CD Reiss is just something special. Her Songs of Submission series is one of my favorite reads. I read all the books over 3 days...unable to put them down. Any chance to get back to the Drazen clan it met with excitement but I admit that Margie's tale was totally different. Again, this author goes out of the box and totally rattles me.

This is a haze of past and present moments telling a love story of young careless choices and new adult needs and purpose...all tied up in the drug and free lovin
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Dana aka ♥Belladonna♥
If you’ve yet to read any of CD Reiss’ work, this book is designed to be read as a standalone. At the back of Secret Sins is the first book in the Submission series, Beg. So, if you like this story, you can continue on with the Drazen family.

I devoured this book.
DEVOURED.
IT.


The title, Secret Sins? Totally apropos.
You might want to put a pillow on the floor so you don’t hurt your jaw when it drops.
‘Cause let me tell you, it’ll drop HARD.

I can’t get enough of the Drazen family and ever since I m
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Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016
description

‘Dad asked me once why I loved trouble. Why I seemed to enjoy it so much. Why I made my own if I couldn’t find it in the wild. I had no answer. Still didn’t.’

When we pick up a book by CD Reiss we pretty much know what we’re going to get. Beautiful, intelligent and vivid writing with characters that provoke you and makes you question how you feel. When an Author makes you feel very strongly about a story and characters you know they’ve given you an insight into their mind and heart. After all if
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Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Sep 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
description

‘Dad asked me once why I loved trouble. Why I seemed to enjoy it so much. Why I made my own if I couldn’t find it in the wild. I had no answer. Still didn’t.’

When we pick up a book by CD Reiss we pretty much know what we’re going to get. Beautiful, intelligent and vivid writing with characters that provoke you and makes you question how you feel. When an Author makes you feel very strongly about a story and characters you know they’ve given you an insight into their mind and heart. After all if
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Phoebe
Sep 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved time traveling with CD Reiss back to the 80's

CD Reiss can do no wrong in my eyes. I love the incredibly riveting world of the Drazens. I'm interested in any tiny little morsel she will give us but she gave us so much with this amazing book. I've always been so amazed/impressed/scared of Margie since I met her in The Submission Series. I loved this early look at her.

I was in over my head. Way fucking over. Yet I liked it. More than liked it, I was comfortable when I was out of
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Jessica Alcazar
Sep 18, 2016 marked it as own
Shelves: reiss-cd
How many books can I read today? ... CHALLENGE ACCEPTED!

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Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
What a book. My heart is hurting for the good and the bad, the amazing and the awful things that happened here. Can't even imagine how I could possibly give the adequate review so I'll just shut up.

Over and out
D.D. Prince
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
As always, CD's writing reels you in and leaves you with your mouth hanging open half the time you're reading her work.
This was good. No, not just good; this was excellent.

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CD Reiss is a New York Times bestselling author. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn't pick up she's at the well hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that
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