The Truth About Cinder

The Truth About Cinder

by Alta Hensley

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The evil lies little girls are told...

There are hushed whispers about a wicked and decadent place known as the Palace of Lazar. A prince with insatiable tastes and the women who cater to it all. Feasts of pleasure, lust, and forbidden acts... all submitting to the sensual allure of the Harem.

But behind its bejeweled façade of luxury and pleasure lies a haunting and evil truth. A dark and perverse world that only the strong can survive.

A truth Cinder is about to learn when her fairytale dreams become twisted into a macabre masquerade of dancing vices.

Will she succumb to the demands of her current story, or cling to her fairytale ending?

Product Details

BN ID: 2940160725574
Publisher: Alta Hensley
Publication date: 09/17/2019
Series: Evil Lies , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 4,701
File size: 449 KB

About the Author

Alta Hensley is a USA TODAY bestselling author of hot, dark and dirty romance. She is also an Amazon Top 100 bestselling author. Being a multi-published author in the romance genre, Alta is known for her dark, gritty alpha heroes, sometimes sweet love stories, hot eroticism, and engaging tales of the constant struggle between dominance and submission.






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The Truth About Cinder 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
fantasylandblog 16 days ago
The Truth About Cinder is an exciting book; it is futuristic but past like also. Cinder is looking for her forever home, and that place is The Palace Of Lazar, which is a harem but supposed to be a haven for the woman. Little does Cinder know what she will have to go through to stay. There is a LOT of stuff that goes down in this place, not only sexually, but a massive war also takes place. I enjoyed this story and the romance that takes place between Cinder and Donte.
Kayreader 4 months ago
In this twisted fairytale in a apocalyptic world, Cinderella is looking for her Prince Charming. Alta brings us a mix of apocalyptic Mad Max and fairytale eroticism similar to Anne Rice's Sleeping Beauty trilogy, this is what I imagine the world Cinder lives in to be like. A desolate, barren wasteland (think of Mad Max) that is basically out of resources where people are living in communes and she has the idea of more if she can make it to the Palace of Lazar where lush gardens live, water flows, and people flourish. However, at the palace the secret whispered among the communes is that it is a place of lust and forbidden acts. Cinder would become one of the prince's harem and she would be subject to his needs if and when she was called upon. Considering the alternative is to die in the wasteland, she takes the journey and heads to the palace. What she finds is even more than she imagined. Luxury, fulfillment, and a man she may never have. Only the Prince may lay claim to his harem, but what happens when she desires another? Yes, the Palace of Lazar may be her fairytale come true, or it may be the end of everything she ever imagined.
Linda_RochesterNY 5 months ago
Loved this! Fabulous adventure and erotic romance all wrapped up in a fairy tale like story of dominance and submission. Donte and Cinder set this story on fire. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I really enjoyed this book. The story is very well written and I enjoyed the characters. A great take on an old fairytale. I highly recommend reading. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
SBee Reviews 7 months ago
★ Gritty & steamy fight-for-survival tale - an intriguing new dystopian spin on an old classic ★ —>>> Cinder has made the perilous journey via several communes in the hopes of reaching her dream destination of the Palace of Lazar to become a submissive in the infamous Prince’s harem. For her, it was the perfect fairy tale. Unfortunately, with the unstable dessert society on the brink of warring for precious supplies led by bloodthirsty individuals, her dreamy, sheltered, and pampered lifestyle comes to an abrupt end when all the Palace inhabitants are forced to flee for their lives. Gritty and steamy fight-for-survival tale - an intriguing new dystopian spin on an old classic!
Michelle_V 7 months ago
This is dystopian fairytale with some dark, gritty twists. If you have ever read a book by Alta Hensley then you know this is going to be great! Cinder's journey of survival in a post apocalyptic world is an interesting and original one. I've read a few of the Cinderella retellings and none of them compare to this author's version. This is a definite adult only, must read and I highly recommend it.
IBNessa 7 months ago
This book had me ensnared for a while, and then it just got kind of crazy with everything going on. This post-apocalyptic desert romance was interesting in that this part of the world is nothing but sand, and communes were created and are over-crowded. Reading about Cinder's journey to the Palace of Lazar is pretty interesting, and shows her strength, but then the inner-workings of the Palace, as well as what happens after kind of messes me up a bit. I lost interest in the story for a bit, but am glad that it did end with an HEA. Please note that I did receive an ARC of this book, and the opinions expressed in this review are my own. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
goldie642 7 months ago
Alta Hensley gives us a setting where the world has become a desolate, sand-covered environment. Rain is a myth since the clouds can no longer produce moisture. The populace is scattered within communes and the worst of humanity is beginning to take over. Cinder left her birth commune for those very reasons. She'd grown up hearing the tales about "The Palace of Lazar" including the harem of women who were treated like jewels and pampered. That's where she was going so she could live that life. But the fairy tale image she had in her mind didn't match the reality of her life trying to get there. And then once she was there the reality didn't last long. This is such a powerful, emotionally charged adventure with a strong plot running through the entire book. The main characters and even the side characters are filled with so much personality they become relatable. And the scenes of the harem training? So filled with heat you won't want to miss any of those. This was such a great story and it would be interesting to follow some of the side characters in future tales. (Just a small hint here.) Absolutely a five star read! I received a copy of this book and this is my honest, voluntary review.
myb1 7 months ago
Exceptional read of Cinder’s dream about finding a palace and prince I absolutely loved Alta’s tale of Cinder’s incredible life to find the Palace of Lazar after 10 years and then having to struggle to find it all over again when attacked by a rival commune. Donte’s instant attraction to Cinder weaves a tale of love that captures your heart so completely, you feel like you are there in the story!
nana_Treasa 7 months ago
NAUGHTY EMOTIONAL Cinder! OMG! I'm not sure who's cheeks were redder. The cheeks on my face or the cheeks on Cinder's bottom. An exciting steamy read filled with an innocent naive Cinder who struggles through a wave of emotions and doing what she is told and standing up for what she believes is best for her and the harem. Enjoyed this read that is riddled with hot steamy chemistry, fear, danger, angst, action, adventure and a whirlwind of emotions.
LASherwood 7 months ago
Brave. Corageous. Unputdownable! A new way to read the interwoven fairytale in a different context. Alta Hensley's The Truth About Cinder portrays a setting like no other, characters who are well developed and stick with you long after the story has ended and a plot with twists that will have you smirking while you are on the edge of your seat waiting for the next angst moment to occur. "I pictured myself when I finally found the palace as it being a perfect utopia. But all my visions shattered. Like glass. Into a million shards. I'm afraid I am not that fairytale princess I had so hoped to be. I can't be. Donte studied her. "No, indeed you are not. But I need to show you that there is power in compliance. It takes more strength to submit." " I really enjoyed this new rendition. I have never read anything like it before. Cinder and Donte were the perfect ying and yang to one another... don't know how to put it more perfectly. multiple times one lifted the other up in positive affirmations while knowing exactly what the outcome would be. Donte was the perfect Dom to Cinder's submissive/stubborn personality. He truly cared and their love grew beautifully.
moonfox1234 7 months ago
I thought that this was an interesting read. I anticipated one thing when I began this book and then got another. I went into it thinking of a modern take on the old fairy tale with plenty of heat. What I got was a a post-appocolyptic story of survival with plenty of heat. So, yeah, not exactly what I was expecting but still enjoyable. I felt that the chemistry was good, the descriptions engaging and the story complex. I liked it.
Anonymous 7 months ago
Get ready for a ride because this isn't your average retelling of a fairytale. It's a mash - up of Cinderella and a dark and dirty Arabian Nights. There's no water in sight so expect to have a lot of steam with this read as Cinder wanders the desert in search of joining the Prince of the Lanzar's harem. It's not all oasises and rainbows in this desert, as Cinder soon learns the true strength in submission. Have no fear because there will be a HEA in sight. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.