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The Art Of Deceit [Kindle Edition]

Fabiola Joseph
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (112 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Sex, drugs, lies and video tape all dwell in the shadows of hip hop. A world that is glamorous and alluring can blind its participants to certain truths. This euphoric illusion which is full of money, women, and power, can also be deceiving. You start to believe that the fame will last forever. That the people around you are really your friends, and that the scandalous women at your side really love you for the person that you are. Stardom can become dangerous for the naïve souls who rise to success without armor. Tangie, who has mastered The Art Of Deceit slithers her way into the heart of many and into the wallets of even more, her latest victim being Hip Hop’s newest sensation Tay’von-Too Fine- Miller. Tay’von is told by his record label that he needs a better looking woman on his arm because the public will deem his plus size girlfriend unbefitting for a rising star. So he pulls Tangie into his world hoping to use her for her looks, only to get rid of her when he is done. But he has highly underestimated her. Her charm is hypnotic, that of a snake charmer, and as strong as the magic from a voodoo priest. Once she has cast her spell, she is sure to bring any man or woman down to their knees. She rules with a blackened heart and shows no mercy to people like Shamika, the spiteful girlfriend of equally talented but not as successful rapper Black Dialect. Tangie will stop at nothing to secure her lifestyle, even if that means shaking hands with a record label owner who Tay’von has proclaimed a sworn enemy. Carmello wants Tay’von to sign to his record label, and Tangie wants revenge. Together they hatch a plan that will give them both what they want. What will happen when Tay’von, his bodyguard, the sexy R&B tour mate Amira, and Carmello all fall under Tangies spell? Death, debauchery, and deceit, now if only everything would go as planned.

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About the Author

Fabiola Joseph was raised in Silver Spring Maryland while spending most of her summers in Brooklyn New York. While in Middle school, she found her passion for reading and writing and wrote her first book Among Us. She has not stopped writing ever since. She continues to develop new stories and poems at her home in Florida.

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  • File Size: 476 KB
  • Print Length: 325 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1466346779
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005MGOY6S
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hold on we have a live one!!! January 2, 2012
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The Art Of Deceit

This book was CRAZY!!!!! Tangie is a BEAST! I have a love/hate relationship with this character. The love part is - the girl is bad...she gets whatever she wants and is willing to step on anyone to get it. I love and admire her drive and ambition. The hate part is - she did some good people wrong because she was being selfish like poor Carl for instance. He loved her dirty drawls, but he was only a mere pawn in her game of chess. Then there was Amira...that poor child (I cried when I read this). I won't say what need to experience this scene for yourself. And Tay'von...he has some serious issues (i'll leave it at that) Shamika...well she got what was coming to her...I never liked that heffa...trying to be boughetto (LOL) And Black!!!!! I can't believe you...ugh I was so angry with you!

All the secrets that are revealed at the end will leave you speechless and thirsty for more. Great job!!!! I wish I could give it 10 stars!!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Deceitfulness At It's Best November 5, 2011
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The Art of Deceit by Fabiola Joseph

This is my first opportunity to read something from this author. Fabiola Joseph brought it in this hip hop urban story. Tangie the main character is nothing nice. She is what most people would consider a snake. However, everybody seems to love her from Tayvon (Mr. Too Fine)to Amira and Carl. There is no one safe from her venom once she sets her sight on them. Everytime I would think this book couldn't get any more devious Ms. Joseph would add another piece to the puzzle that was Tangie. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. There were few to no errors and I will be looking forward to reading the sequel to see just what happens next. Kudos, Ms. Joseph for a job well done.

Happy Reading,

The Official DC Bookreviewer
Michelle Rawls
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars FABIOLOUS!!!!!!!!! January 5, 2012
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There are very few new authors that get it ALL right the first time but Fabiola Joseph is a new force to be reckoned with. I thought I was going to get the average groupie meets rapper story and I got everything but that. I loved everything about this story from beginning to end. The twist were perfectly timed and the turns will blow your mind. Be prepared for a story like none other that will leave your jaw hanging from the hinges because just when you think you know what's going to happen... Guess what???? YOU DON'T!!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow March 3, 2014
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Wow, this book was Great. If I couldve I would gave more stars. I have had this book for a few weeks but just read it and all I can say is OMG. It was Crazy and intresting at the same damn time. This was the first book I have read by this author and this book alone is making me purchase ALL her books right now. Great Job!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Um... Did I miss something? March 26, 2012
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Perhaps I missed something, or my copy of the book was not the same as everyone elses. I do not understand how this book got so many five star ratings. I am still trying to figure out what the premise of the story is. For one, I thought that this was an urban fiction novel, not an erotic novel. Don't get me wrong, I like a good sex scene, but there was sex in EVERY chapter of this book. Seriously... How many times can someone go down on you, finger you, you ride them, or give them head before you've heard that same song and dance enough? I mean we get it, ole girl likes sex. The fact that it was repeated over and over and over again was a hot mess because it lead me to believe she had a mental problem, though the book never tells you one way or the other what is wrong with her.

That's the other thing about this book that turned me off. Tangie has no background. All we know is that her mother died in a plane crash and that her father is a brazilian photographer (of course because she can't just be a regular black chick and be stunningly beautiful). That being said, we dont know why she wants to deceive everyone or why she does the things she does. Frankly, her actions at the very end of the book seem completely out of left field. I suppose the author wanted to throw a twist in there but it was a twist out of nowhere. For her to suddenly commit murder after all she'd done was screw people (and I mean sexually) was a complete wtf moment... and not in a good way.

Shameka's deal with Carmello made absolutely no sense whatsoever. I suppose the author was trying to get us to develop an interest in the second book to find out what the point was, but it was executed poorly. I dont care what the deal was at this point... don't care if anybody will survive.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SO SCANDALOUS, BUT I LOVE IT March 22, 2012
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First of all let me say Fabiola, you are fabolous. It is a breath of fresh air to read something different. Tangie is a very complex character with an evil side from HELL. She gives no regard to anybody's feelings, but her own. Surprisingly she had a vulnerable side too, and that made her character feel more realistic to me. I loved the book from start to finish, because there was never a dull moment. Fabiola really did her thing with this book and I can't wait for part two. Keep doing your thing Fabiola. I am a new fan waiting patiently for part two! I really need to know Tangie's back story. Can't wait!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Title Says it all March 19, 2012
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This book could not have been named nothing different. Deceit was in full effect from all angles it was FANTABULOUS. I could not put the book down after reading the 1st page, it caught my attention immediatly. If you are looking for a book to keep your interest from start to finish with a lot of juice, dirt, erotica... then this is your book. The charaters were intriduced so well that I never had to stop and say "wait who is that again", you will never forget the characters and each role. I cannot wait to read the next one. I will be on the look out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellente'
This is my fifth read by Fabiola and I must say this is by far my favorite. I laughed, I cried, I cursed, I was really drawn into the story. Very good read!!!!
Published 1 month ago by Deonna
5.0 out of 5 stars DO not miss out on this book
This book was sooo damn good!! I did not want it to end.

a lot of the tricks that the main character played are in my arsenal, if I have to do some mind s***. Read more
Published 4 months ago by TeeTee
5.0 out of 5 stars Must Read
I love this book, 5star read.I love the characters in here. Tangie was something else. This book had me glued to my seat from the moment i had it in my hands. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Kenya Rivers
5.0 out of 5 stars The Art of Deceit
This book was a great page Turner from the first page to the last I couldn't put it down. You lived the story through each character feeling what they felt. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Tangie Needs Help...
This was a really good read, very entertaining. This review contains spoilers. Please click the link to see the complete review.
Published 5 months ago by LTC
3.0 out of 5 stars its just ok
great beginning but it had way too much sex for no reason.
i had to skip over many of the sex part toward the end. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Rosheka Williamson
3.0 out of 5 stars Ok...
It was just ok. Expected a little more out of this book. Dont know if I would read part 2.
Published 9 months ago by Trina T.
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This was a very crazy book that Tangie is something else. I just wish Tayveon see her for what she really is
Published 9 months ago by LadyB
5.0 out of 5 stars Tangie
This book left my mouth wide open!!! I love the writing style and the story flowed perfectly! That Tangie is really something else and far from a fool. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars WILD!!!!
It's a beast on the loose! And her name is....Tangie!!! OH my goodness!!! This book was off the chain but I loved it! First time reading a book by author Fabiola Joseph. WOW!!! Read more
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
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More About the Author

You have entered the world and mind of Fabiola Joseph. A lover of literature, good music, movies, and art, she is multifaceted.

She was raised in Silver Spring, Maryland and while in middle school, she found her passion for reading and writing. She began her love affair with the power of the written word and it was clear that writing was her destiny.

In 2011, The Art Of Deceit, a novel about the grime that dwells behind the shadows of Hip~Hop, through the eyes of a video vixen, was released. In 2012, she co-authored the erotic tale, Porn Stars 1 & 2, which provided readers with a behind-the-scene look into the pornographic life style. November 2012, Fabiola unleashed the 15 year old serial killer Scarlett Rose. Rebel's Domain is new and exciting, and brings something different and captivating. Suffocating in darkness, this teenager is nothing like any girl you've ever read about before. Her newest release is Niya, Rainbow Dreams. This book explores the world of a stud lesbian named Niya and her best friend Jamilla. This is a story about two young women who are coming to terms with who they are. A touching tale of friendship, love, dreams, and murder. In the fall of 2013, Fabiola released two short stories The Bully Bangers, which deals with a growing problem in America's schools. The Bully Bangers brings justice to the jilted with a twist where the predators become the prey. Truth or Death brings to the readers a new meaning to couple's therapy and the repercussions of a man who is living a double life.

Fabiola is uncompromising when it comes to her work. She believes that for her... there is no box, so never try to fit her talents into one. Taking risks, being open and free within the realms of her words, and writing from the heart is the only code she lives by within the domain of literature. Enter her world and she promises that you will not come out the same. With her pen, she plans on changing the world.

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