Secret Sins

Secret Sins

by CD Reiss

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BN ID: 2940158407185
Publisher: Flip City Media Inc
Publication date: 09/18/2016
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 200
Sales rank: 13,728
File size: 347 KB

About the Author

CD Reiss is a NY Times bestseller. 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 went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It's about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.

Critics have dubbed the books "poetic," "literary," and "hauntingly atmospheric," which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she's some sort of braggart who's too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

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The Drazen Books

Series can be read in any order

Submission Series

Corruption Series

Affluence Series
* All stories are bundled in Forbidden

Saint Margie
Secret Sins
Sacred Sins

Standalone Contemporary Romance


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Secret Sins 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
JxxxPinkLady 14 days ago
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 of CD Reiss. Those who are familiar with the Drazen family will garner so much from this story… I can’t tell you exactly what because it’s a SECRET, a secret that blew my mind. There’s so much to discuss and analyse. So much I want to say. So much I shouldn’t say. My heart broke and healed as I was shocked and awed at the same time. SECRET SINS is a large window into the life of Margie depicting two time periods that showcase the things that both shape and rock her life. SECRET SINS stormed through my emotions, powerfully pulling at my heart as the raw elements unravelled on the walls of the writing canvas with an intensity that I relished. I had a lightbulb moment… a moment when I believed I may know the direction of the story arc causing MY MIND, MY HEAD, MY HEART INTO OVERDRIVE and I KNEW!! And… Oh. My. Goodness, my expectations and preconceived ideas before I began this story were surpassed. There are elements that made me excited and heartbroken as the compelling story fiercely resonated in my heart and I considered all the perfectly placed layers of the story that showcase the incredible writing talent of this author. I sobbed, I knew what was coming and I still sobbed as the angst that is laced into the prose tore through my emotions. SECRET SINS, for me, is perfection-in-a-book with its developed characters, complexities, heartache and love. The erotic prose has gritty undertones and a story arc that's hard hitting in places. It’s truly a piece of beautiful story telling with spectacular use of the time line showing before and after a pivotal moment in the protagonist’s lives. It made me unexpectedly swell with feelings and weep as nuggets of the story arc are revealed with the vivid unravelling of the first-person narrative as it toggles between Margie's younger and older self. Don’t read or seek out information, all a reader needs to know is that this is Margie’s story and depicts deep, dark secrets. with a look through the keyhole into her mind, her brain, her spunky personality and her past, a past I may not have always wanted to see but never failed to evoke my thoughts and feelings. It’s raw in places. Took my breath away in others. I was concerned, angry, unsure and moved by… I can’t say what. I can’t say anything except just read this story! Advance copy provided / reviewed voluntarily
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
CD Reiss didn't disappoint. She wrote a well written story. I loved it. It had me laughing, swooning, gasping, hating... I despise Declean. He's unredeemable in my eyes. My emotions were all over and my heartstrings were pulled in every direction. I absolutely loved Mergie. She's a strong heroine that had to endure a lot. I figured the secret early, but that didn't take the impact when it was reveled. Secret Sins isn't about the shocking secret but more about Margie's journey, what she went through. It is angsty with some dark and gritty undertones. Fans of the Submission series will enjoy this book. There are things that will connect to the series. As for the new readers, they may want to continue continue reading about Margie and the Drazen family. Some questions will be answered as well as others will remained unanswered.
Xkoqueen More than 1 year ago
Secret Sins is the long-awaited and much anticipated story of Margie Drazen. It can be read as a standalone. It requires no prior knowledge of Ms. Reiss’ other series, however, long-time fans will recognize a few subtle tie-ins to prior series about other Drazen siblings. Margie Drazen has always been an intellectual with an old soul. She is the eldest Drazen sibling. She is a problem solver, a fixer. She is highly efficient and organized. She is focused and in control. Teenaged Margie, the Brainiac, got away with a lot given her mother let the staff raise the children and her father was always at work. For the most part, Margie is a good girl. She got good grades, participates in all the right extra-curriculars, and is a loving sibling. Teenaged Margie was also Cinnamon; she was a wild-child wannabe. She went back stage. Cinnamon went to parties. Cinnamon was a groupie who attracted the attention of two rising rock stars. Secret Sins is told in multiple time lines. The flow from past to present to a slightly different past transitioned effortlessly. Ms. Reiss’ use of changing timelines was creative and brilliant. It helped build the story tension. Reiss seamlessly wove in threads of stories to come as well. Ms. Reiss’ writing gets better with each book she publishes. Her evocative, lyrical writing hits all your senses. It’s amazing how your perspective changes with time and distance. All of a sudden, the man of your dreams is less dreamy and his loyal sidekick isn’t so annoying. Sometimes the second time around is better than the first. Mature love is better than young, naïve love. Secret Sins is adult Margie’s memories and musings on her wild year with Indy and Strat, her search for the truth, and her life and love decisions once she learns the shocking truth. Secret Sins is filled with promises, mistakes, other roads traveled, and possibilities lost and then found. I loved this book, and I was blown away by every secret revealed. Each secret bigger and more astounding than the last. The ending is perfect, “cliff hanger-less”, and satisfying, but this reader is delighted to know that there will be a follow up book on Margie!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is Marges story. Who would have thought she was a wild child before becoming the proper lawyer we've gotten to know in previous Drazen stories.
cest More than 1 year ago
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 story for anyone by revealing anything that happens. Everything you need to know is in the blurb – go in with an open mind and open heart. I will only say this….No one writes sexy heat like C.D Reiss and this book – just WOW! *fans self* My heart and mind nearly combusted from the emotion, the shock and awe. Fans of the Drazen family will learn so much about Margie and what makes her tick, what makes her who she is today. C.D. Reiss is such a gifted author and Secret Sins is my absolute favorite to date. Yes, your emotions will run the gamut, but this book will really make you fall in love with this author, her writing style, the Drazen family and I promise that you will be left wanting more from her. I can’t wait to hear readers reactions when they pick up this book because OMG IT IS EPIC!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Omg !!! The Drazen's got me again , I'm enthralled by them and "Secret Sins" just knocked it out of the park . Margie Margie Margie ... I didn't expect to love her this much , but the feelings she brought out are just WOW . I need more of her and Drew as soon as possible! 10 million Stars !!!