Saturday, September 13, 2014

In the corrupt economy of post-Soviet Ukraine opportunities are scarce. Young and eager sisters – Natalia, Lena and Julia – harbor dreams of a better life. Naïve 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 disturbing behind-the-scenes look at a world that most will never see. It is shocking, raw, and explicit.

“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

Twisted is available for sale on Amazon in ebook and paperback. 
Lola Smirnova is currently working on her second novel Crave – a sequel to Twisted. 

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My name is Julia. I am from Ukraine. I work as an entertainer in one of the many 
cabarets in Luxembourg City. In other words ... I am a prostitute. 

Luxembourg City is the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the pint-sized, 
landlocked country in the heart of Western Europe. By Shanghai, London or New York’s 
standards, it wouldn’t be strange to have sixty champagne bars in one city, but it does 
sound quirky when you consider that Luxembourg City is twice as small as Orlando 
Disney World. 

This sleepy and conservative locale, the world’s eighth-largest banking and financial 
centre, motherland of prioress Yolanda and the 100-watt radio transmitter, is stuffed 
with sex-orientated ‘establishments’, like the one where I work. What’s more, they are 
jam-packed with able-to-eat-a-horse-for-the-dough girls from different countries – 
mostly, of course, Eastern Europeans, who would do anything to make an extra buck.

Champagne bar, whorehouse, brothel, house of assignation, bordello, 
den of vice; call them what you like, it does not change the core of these 
places. Although they are often called cabarets, and occasionally there is even 
strip-dancing involved, you shouldn’t associate them with merrymaking or 
extravaganza. ‘Trade’, ‘sex’, ‘transactions’, ‘carnal’, ‘barter’ or ‘perversion’ would be the 
better words to portray this type of nightery. 

This is a place where one man can spend thousands of euro in an hour or sip only 
Coke all night long; where the currency is not money but champagne; where often 
nobody is really interested in the champagne’s quality or taste, but rather finds its value 
in the size and quantity of the bottles; where the sanctity of the sparkling drink of the 
gods and the missionary position are lost in the blue confusion of fake orgasms and sex 

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 

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