Author: Lola Smirnova
Paperback, 314 Pages
Published January 2014
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Summary: In the corrupt economy of post-Soviet Ukraine opportunities are scarce. Young and eager sisters - Natalia, Lena and Julia - harbour dreams of a better life. Naive and tempted by the allure of 'quick' money, the girls set off on an adventure that changes their lives forever. Can they stay out of trouble enough to fulfill their ambitions? Can they hold on to their idealism in a world where depravity and danger are constant companions? How far are they willing to go to make a buck? TWISTED is a true life shaped into fiction story of vulnerability, courage and the art of making a living in the sex trade.
Excerpt - Chapter One of Twisted
Warning: Contains Mature Content
The heavy motorcycle helmet is so tightly strapped to my head that I can hear the
blood rushing through my ears. The smell of stale sweat reeks from the worn padding
inside it. I struggle to swallow. A drop of spit runs down the ball gag that has been
shoved into my mouth, then down my chin, and drips onto the couch beneath my knees.
My shoulders are screaming from the pull of the handcuffs, which force my hands
together behind my back.
He stands in the middle of the small and gloomy room and I can see the outline of his
large body. Two bloodshot eyes are firmly fixed on my exposed nipples. A fleshy tongue
slides backwards and forwards through the gap in his teeth. He licks the sweat off his
lips, moans, and starts rubbing his groin, rocking his wide hips back and forth. He
increases the pace, while his moans get louder and louder. Next, he stops abruptly,
moving his eyes from my chest to my face, scowls, and takes a few menacing steps
towards me. I shrink instinctively, tensing my body …
‘I know him. Don’t be scared Jul. He’s a bit strange, but a harmless motherf*cker.’ That is what my sister, Natalia, managed to whisper in my ear half an hour ago, before I
followed this freak, with the brain bucket in his hand, upstairs.
Natalia and I were sitting at the bar counter when he walked in. He didn’t even have
a drink; just stepped in the door, looked around, stopped his stare at me, and mumbled,
‘I want you. Let’s go.’
‘It’s time to work!’ teased Natalia. Her naughty look followed us all the way up the
Praise for Twisted
“Twisted tells the story of a young Ukrainian girl named Julia, whose family is struck
with poverty after the fall of the Soviet Union. Her two older sisters leave home and
become sex workers, glossing over the more distasteful aspects of their occupation,
planting the seeds of both curiosity and greed in young Julia. She eventually finds
the lure of easy money too beguiling and begins her journey into the darker aspects
of drug abuse, drunken stupors, and the horrid and loveless life of a sex-for-sale
prostitute... Twisted is an amazing book that is well written and provocative. This
book is a worthwhile read.” - Michael Alexander’s BDSM Review
“The characters are real, dialog intoxicating, and the plot well crafted.” – Reviewed
by Gary Stout at Readers’ Favorite
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About the Author:
Lola Smirnova is an author from Ukraine, who for many years worked in the sex
industry. She recently released her debut novel Twisted. Twisted is a work of fiction,
but it is inspired by the author’s real life experiences making a living in the sex
trade. She is currently working on her second novel, Crave – a sequel to Twisted.
To learn more, go to http://lolasmirnova.com/.
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