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“Deliciously shocking.” ―Laurelin Paige, New York Times Bestselling Author

Sacred Sins, the stunning conclusion to the Sins Duet by New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, is LIVE!


You know what they say about family.

Blood is thicker than water.

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

A house divided cannot stand.

Margie is the keeper of her family’s secrets.

Six sisters and one brother.

Billions in assets.

Generations of malfeasance.

And one heartbreaking secret kept by three people.


Her father, Declan.

And Drew—the man she loves.

You know what they say about secrets.

Three can keep them if two are Drazens.

There’s never been a Drazen who went down without a fight. And there’s never been one who didn’t fight for love.

My Review

If readers are familiar with CD Reiss’ sinfully sexy and deceptive worlds, they know that Reiss crafts story lines that push the limits of sanity as well as righteousness and the plot never moves forward in a cohesive manner; there are always twists and turns that force new actions to be taken. And when it comes to the heart, preparation needs to be made in order to understand and handle the fracturing that will occur as Reiss’ characters’ lives come undone and ever so slowly move towards an ending that may leave them bent but never broken. And this is the exact story readers get in the Sins Duet.

Margie Drazen has been a bit of a conundrum to me since I met her, and while not being able to completely figure out a character sometimes can irritate me to the point where I take issue him/her, with Margie, I NEVER felt that way. I LOVE that she is a multilayered heroine and that the complexity of her personality and the many personas she takes on in order to cope, in order to endure, in order to maintain are not easily identifiable. To me, that’s what makes Margie such a dynamic character…it’s what allows me to unravel all that she is, not only behind the layers of her character but also who she is beneath the secrets and lies that are slowly are unearthed as her duet begins and continues.

For the longest time, Margie has been the matriarch of the Drazen family – there is nothing she wouldn’t do for her siblings, even if it meant sacrificing herself. This self-imposed position has also forced her to follow rigid rules and be perceived as an emotionless warrior – a queen who rules with an iron fist and fights fiercely for those she loves, even if it’s never truly known if there’s a heart within the beast.

In Sacred Sins, Margie finds herself in an unwelcome situation – one that places her in the spotlight and shines down on the sins and secrets of her past, but what that means for her present and the future that she now desperately wants with the man she desperately needs remains unclear because one way or another, a payment must be made and the cost and the toll that it takes on Margie will either force her to lose everything that defines who she is or reaffirm the woman within…the woman who continues to get up…continues to keep fighting, even when a loss seems inevitable. And I have to say that despite the maelstrom that comes along with the sinful truths shared, I never doubted that Margie would prevail…how intact she would be I didn’t quite know, but I always felt that she would stand her ground…that she would battle back from the depths as long as, in the end, she got to be who she wanted to be and she was able to share her life with the one person who has owned her body and soul from the start.

A happily ever after doesn’t happen to a woman like Margie because she is not the type to claim something that she hasn’t worked for, but let me be the first to assure her that CD Reiss makes Margie earn every minute of happiness…every affectionate embrace…every empowered action. But while Margie does not remain unscathed once her sins are revealed, she does show what she’s made of…what a Drazen is made of, which poignantly illustrates exactly why she deserves it all.

4.5 Poison Apples   

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“Drew?” I said into the darkness. “Indiana Andrew McCaffrey, stop fucking with me. I’m in no mood.”

My eyes adjusted. I stepped farther in, letting my hand drift over the counter edge. They’d changed it to cheap flipper granite. The cabinets were presswood veneer. But still, I touched them as if they were original Douglas fir and my name was Cin.


His voice didn’t surprise me. I didn’t jump ten feet or stiffen with shock when I saw his silhouette against the doorframe. Hearing him was a relief. The binds keeping my shit together weren’t unknotted completely, but they loosened. I hadn’t felt tense in a long time because I was so used to being in a state of taut readiness.


His stage name came from my lips without a thought.

“I’m glad you came.”

Sixteen years, and he was glad I came. Fuck him.

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About CD Reiss

CD Reiss is a New York 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 give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

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


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