"Smirnova takes us on a philosophical and pseudo-psychological pilgrimage through the sexual underworld as Julia, in first person narrative, describes her struggling introduction into a profession where she can ply the only skills currently marketable."
"I highly recommend Twisted to open-minded readers who aren't afraid of a little blood, sweat and semen. It's sure to shock and surprise you, with both its storyline and its literary value."
"In the meantime, Smirnova hopes that Twisted will raise awareness to the problems of the sex industry... Kudos to Smirnova for an outstanding job achieving that goal!"
"It is up front and direct; Smirnova thankfully avoids the guileless euphemism that writers with less comfort about sex and sex work use in their sex scenes. It also explores the business with a sensitivity and respect - though not approval - that is rare. The story is paced steadily, never lingers in melodrama, and can easily be read in one sitting."
About the Author
Her debut novel Twisted was released in 2014. The book placed as Honorable Mention in General Fiction Category of The 2014 London Book Festival's Annual Competition and took 3rd Place at The Drunken Druids International Book Award 2014.
Now living in South Africa, Lola is about to release her second novel - a sequel to Twisted - Craved, which proves just how many fascinating stories she has to share about the ordinary women in the global sex industry.
You can contact Lola via firstname.lastname@example.org