Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway: Twisted Lies by Sedona Venez

Book one in this series is finally here!I really, really, liked it!  Read on to find out why and make sure you enter the fantastic giveaway!

After working her way up, Sinthia Michaels has finally hit it big in the glamorous fashion industry. Young and beautiful, she has it all—a celeb lifestyle, a gorgeous Manhattan townhouse, and a highly anticipated couture fashion line. 

Core McKay, former kingpin of New York City’s organized crime, is now a wealthy and legitimate businessman. However, when Core sets his sights on a corrupt politician, his need for revenge leads him to Sin’s up-and-coming fashion empire.

Weaving together his twisted lies and dirty secrets, Core entangles Sin in his web of deceit. When the backstabbing fashion world, the vicious political arena, and the ruthless criminal underworld converge, Sin becomes trapped in the middle and struggles to fight her way out.

***WARNING: Twisted Lies is intended for mature audiences. Recommended Reading Age 18+***
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Jesus, I’m so fucked.
Our mouths were a breath away. The desire and tension were almost more than I could take. Abruptly, he removed his thumb from my mouth, cupping the back of my neck, pulling hard on my hair, before his lips settled across my mouth. My breath caught as my mind was undecided as to whether I should pull back or allow him to delve further.

Who am I kidding?
There was no allowing. I was Core’s possession, and the cocky bastard knew it.
Sensually, I moaned as his tongue curled around mine, demanding that it come out and play. He awakened a need that lay dormant in the pit of my stomach, a need that only he could satisfy.
His hand skated down and squeezed my hip while his eyes were fixed on me. “I want you. Now!” he growled.

My pulse raced, and my body trembled with want. He was crumbling my resolve. Diabolically, he stripped me emotionally bare, leaving me vulnerable and raw to the bone. He was revealing a piece of me that would be better left hidden. The message was clear. He knew what I needed, and he would give it to me if I took the leap of faith.
“Sinful.” He licked my bottom lip slowly. He pulled back with his eyes locked onto me with a power that left me breathless. “Are you mine?” he asked gruffly.
My heart raced with sickening excitement. I knew that he was evil, lust, and darkness personified. He should have terrified me, but he didn’t because I was just as fucked-up in the head as he was.

“Always,” I whispered.
“I’m never letting you go, Sin.” Tilting my head back, he kissed me hard. “What I claim, I keep.”

I was a spider trapped in his web.
“Now, get on your knees,” he ordered in a brusque tone.

This was it—the moment of truth that would seal my destiny. Self-preservation finally kicked in.
My mind screamed like a banshee, Run, Sin! Tuck your ass and run!

My body tightened, preparing to run away as if a horde of paparazzi were nipping at my stilettos.

Core’s cold gray eyes narrowed. “I’m a hardhearted, ruthless motherfucker who doesn’t know shit about love or relationships.” He pulled me forward, one hand taking a firm hold of my wrists, while his legs forced my knees apart. “And neither do you.” His free hand ripped off my panties. “Perfection is complete fantasyland bullshit.”


★★★★ stars

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 from the 18 year old we first met.

The story flows really quickly and there's not a single dull moment.  In fact, the book ended and I was still trying to flip pages to see if there might be a glimpse into the second book, which I hope will be out soon.  As much as I like Sin, I can't help but feel bad for her.  She's got two men making her life difficult, one financially and the other physically.  I can't wait to see what direction the story goes in.

Sedona Venez has written another great book.  She's proven she can write contemporary as well as paranormal, and do it well.  While it doesn't end on a cliffhanger, I still would love to have the second book in my hands to read right away.  I really felt like I read this book too quickly and it was over before I knew it.  I'm looking forward to finding out more about Sin and Core and the shenanigans the two are going to get up to!  If they're anything like the chemistry they have with each other, they will be hot!

*A copy was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for them in any manner.*
Sedona Venez is the New Adult romance author of the following series: Dirty Secrets, Credence Curse, and Valkyries: Soaring Raven. She’s a NYC girl (go Brooklyn!) with a slight obsession with her iPad, Pinterest, Pawn Stars, and Face Off. Her love of music, tattoos, rockers, and alpha men inspires her novels. She also writes as T.L. Clarke. You can find out more about Sedona and her novels by visiting http://www.sedonavenez.com

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