“Secrets & Lies”

Sometimes a need for keeping secrets…  Can be just as intriguing as a reason for telling lies…”

“Secrets & Lies,” is a 60,000-word in-depth emotional journey into the private lives of four central characters that unfolds as a provocative, multi-cultural, modern-romance with a twist…

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  Kennedy Jordan is a handsome young man with a secret past and a challenging future that keeps him in the balance between having what he wants versus what others expect of him.

 Camilla Vargas is a beautiful ambitious young woman with big dreams of success that she has planned to obtain by any means possible, and vows to not let anything keep her from it.

 Ulanda Jefferson is a hip outspoken fashionista with a fiery attitude. Armored with sharp-wit and an uncensored tongue, she is more than just a force to be reckoned with. 

Bren Searcy is a grown-up lost in transition, (literally from male to female). There is almost nothing she wouldn’t bear to hang onto the happiness she has finally found.


In a recent conversation with one of my readers in regards to “Secrets & Lies,” it was brought to my attention that I should start a blog/questionnaire in concern to the book as a whole.  Well, I wasn’t sure initially how to begin an open forum about the book without having some type of dialogue already in place.   To my surprise, within that conversation, the idea for the blog immediately began.

First and foremost, my question to myself was how could I put together a
blog/questionnaire without spoiling the book for those who had not yet read it.  What followed was the simple idea of just asking a few questions in a roundabout way, leaving room for individual responses for future discussion.  With that in mind, I have constructed this list of topics that I find to be most fun and interesting to review.

Please keep in mind that any and all references to the book are to be limited to only personal views.  Meaning, no in-depth details about the book.  If you have read the book, this questionnaire is mostly in concern to individual thoughts and ideas in regards to only the questions asked.   For those who have not read the book, I hope this information enlightens you to pick up a copy and join in the discussion.  For everyone participating in this, thank you, and please, enjoy!

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1.  There are four central characters in this book.  Which character stands out the most to you and why?

B.Lacey: Easier said than done, but if I had to choose one it would be Ulanda. I could identify with her strength, her quirkiness, her ability to say what’s on her mind and
her vulnerability.

2.  Which character is your least favorite and why?

B.Lacey: Kenny, because he wasn’t true to who he was as a person.

3.  Which character steals your heart?

B.Lacey: Bren.

4.  Is there any character that you can identify with personally or know of someone similar thereof?

B.Lacey: There are a lot of Kennys in the world that are very selfish. You know the kind that want their cake and eat it too.

5.  How was the character interactions?  Realistic or not?

B.Lacey: Very well developed and written out by the author that I believe readers can relate to.

6.  How was the romantic angle?

B.Lacey: To be truthful, the romantic angle that stood out for me, I felt that
it was one sided.  We say it takes two to make a relationship work. But more that often there is always one person that always gives and one that always takes.

7.  Did it make any difference that the characters were multi-cultural?

B.Lacey: No, it didn’t.

8.  Did you find the story too explicit?

B.lacey: Not at all, it was tastefully done.

9.  Have you ever read a book like this before and did you enjoy it?

B.Lacey: No, I have not and it was an eye opening experience for me.

10.  Aside from the synopsis above, in a few words, how would you describe this book to someone who hasn’t read it?  Remember, no in-depth details.

B. Lacey: I would say that it’s a book that readers can relate to no matter your race or gender. There are some parts that make you laugh, some that make you cry and some that just make you so angry that you could “spit”. As they say don’t judge a book by its cover, you just have to read it for yourself.