The Siren

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The Siren is Kindle I just want to make things clear right off the bat This is not a traditional romance and most people would probably say that this is not a romance at all There is so much in this

The Siren is Kindle I just want to make things clear right off the bat.This is not a traditional romance, and most people would probably say that this is not a romance at all. There is so much in this book that just blows past my comfort zones. If I were grading this book based on how comfortable it made me feel, it would probably be right around zero stars. There's no way to talk about this without including spoilers, so I'm going to spoiler tag liberally.I am recommending this book, but I should be very, very clear and let you all know that if you read this, expect pain. Lots of it.The main female protagonist of this book has sex with a great many people during the course of the book, both male and female, including (view spoiler)[an underage boy, although she didn't know he was underage at the time--but she also didn't ask--and I am so not okay with anything about that scene and it makes me feel sick just thinking about it (hide spoiler)] and the main male protagonist is married (although he and his wife are separated, and his wife had an affair with another man). This is not a book for people who can't handle criticism of the Catholic church. It's also not a book for people who can't handle nuance about things that should not be nuanced. There are parts of this book that left me very uncomfortable--and which I am still very uncomfortable about. If you are looking for a comfort read, or something that's going to leave you with a happy glow at the end, this is not that book.If you're looking for erotica for the pure sexual thrill, this book isn't it, either. At least, what I mean by this is: while there is a good amount of sex in the book, it's not that kind of sex--takes over the page and leaves no room for anything else. And I'm saying a lot about what this book isn't, and not a whole lot about what it is.This is a book about notorious erotica writer, Nora Sutherlin, who is writing a book. She's pawned off on editor Zach Easton, who is notorious in his own right--as a no-holds barred editor who kicks his authors' asses there and back again. Zach--a lit fic editor--isn't pleased to be handed an author who writes "one-handed reads" and basically thinks that he'll intimidate her until she decides she can't work with him. And that plan lasts about two seconds after he meets her, and realizes that she can't be intimidated.Zach is married. His wife, Grace, had an affair, and rather than trying to figure out what he could do to try to fix the relationship, he fled England (where they'd lived together) for New York. They haven't divorced, but he expects to see the paperwork any day. It's clear from the beginning that he's not over her, and doesn't know how to be over her: he's just numb, and going through the motions.That brings us to Nora. Nora is an extremely complicated character. She was in a long-term submissive relationship with another man named Soren who was brutal--but they both loved it. She left him many years ago, but is still in love with him--in a complicated, painful way, such that she still visits him on their anniversary, and he considers their relationship not over, but temporarily on hold. This man also happens to be (view spoiler)[a catholic priest. Who fell in love with Nora when she was fifteen--although their relationship wasn't consummated until she was twenty. I am so not okay with that--even with the waiting until consummation--because they had a relationship of trust and he was not only her confessor, he was put in charge of her by the state for a while after she had a brush with the law. Have I mentioned how not okay I am with that? (hide spoiler)]In any event, Nora is now separated from Soren, and she has, living in her house, an unpaid intern named Wesley. I'm also not okay with Wesley-the-unpaid-intern, or her laughing comment that sexual harassment is part of the job description: I am so not good with that. (view spoiler)[Especially since Nora met Wesley because she was teaching a class and he was a student--this hits every one of my HELL TO THE NO buttons. (hide spoiler)] Nora and Wesley have never had sex, but there is definitely tension between them.And that's where the story starts. Add in more partners for Nora than I can count on one hand, and honestly, if you handed me a synopsis for this book to me, I would say that I would never, ever want to read anything like it. EVER.But.This isn't the kind of erotica that gets you hot and bothered. (I mean, it might do that; I don't know.) It's the kind that punches you in the stomach and then kisses you on the cheek. The very fact that there is so much that I am not okay with in this book is part of the reason I enjoyed it. This book made me feel everything. It was beautifully written--not just the language, but the emotional arc. It was impossible to feel sorry for Nora, who had once been submissive to a sadist, because she was so incandescently unbreakable. Conversely, it was impossible not to feel for Zach, who loved his wife desperately and had no idea what to do about the fact that he was losing her. And then there was Wesley. And Michael. And I don't know what to do with any of these extremely damaged characters but hold my breath and hope that they don't hurt themselves any more than they have to.At this point in my reading and writing career, books that can pull me outside myself--that can make me stop criticizing and thinking and just grab hold of my heart--are so unlikely and valuable that I don't know what else to do with them. It was extremely, extremely painful to read.As for the ending... (view spoiler)[Nora ends the book miserable, sacrificing her relationship with Wesley, the one pure thing she has, for his sake. Zach ends up back with his wife, which struck me as absolutely the right thing for me. Is this a happy ending? Well, both characters end in committed relationships, but not with each other. And as for Nora... I still don't know how I feel. Tiffany sent me the second book and we learn so much more about Soren in that one, all of which is even more spoilery than just a spoiler tag can cover. I still don't like him, even knowing more about him, and I'm extremely uncomfortable with the way that he's portrayed. I have serious issues with Soren, and I wish more people would read this book so I could talk about it. (hide spoiler)]It hurt me so hard to read this book. I was completely not okay with...just about everything in it. And I still loved it.There's a line that Miranda Darling uses about Smite in Unraveled: "He was all blade, no handle. If she held him close, she'd risk getting cut." That's kind of how I feel about this book: all blade, no handle. I wouldn't want to read a book like this every day, or even every week. But once in a while, I can handle the pain. There's a line near the beginning of the book that goes like this: "Nora said nothing as he joined her, only turned her head and gazed out at the night. She seemed to be trying to stare down the city. He had a feeling the city would blink first."That's kind of how I felt about this book--like it was trying to stare me down. And there's no question. I blinked.. Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one popular with readers than the last But her latest manuscript is different serious, personal and she s sure it ll be her breakout book if it ever sees the light of day.Zachary Easton holds Nora s fate in his well manicured hands The demanding British editor agrees to handle tNotorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one popular with readers than the last But her latest manuscript is different serious, personal and she s sure it ll be her breakout book if it ever sees the light of day.Zachary Easton holds Nora s fate in his well manicured hands The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition he wants complete control Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards in six weeks or it s no deal.Nora s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining and shockingly arousing And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is torturous staying away from him or returning to his bed Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.. Good Book The Siren ::: FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED :::Romance is sex plus love. Erotica is sex plus fear.WOW!!! So, I finally worked up the courage to read this book that I have literally owned since mid-2012. I’ve been equally curious about and yet kinda scared to read it this whole time, unsure if it was something I'd like… but I’m honestly so glad that I read it because OMG… it was GOOD!!! The writing was amazing! The story though was very, verrryyy different than a lot of what I read. It's an erotic BDSM world and while there was definitely strong love, it was NOT at all a traditional romance. It was taboo and shocking at times, raw but extremely honest, very intricate and complex… It took me waaaay the hell out of my usual “reading comfort zone” but the characters, the writing, and the depth of the story have all hooked on this series and I will be starting the second book after writing this review because I NEED MORE!!! :DThe story is infinitely complex but it begins with Zach, an editor at a major publishing house, who is given almost no choice but to work with a mysterious woman named Nora Sutherlin, an erotica writer whose books have been outselling his prize winning literary fiction novels. He's beyond reluctant to have anything to do with her. What she writes is the furthest thing from the kind of books he's passionate about and he wants nothing to do with her until he reads the first words of her book..."I don't want to write this book any more than you want to read it."And he's hooked... and so was I. And the story began to unfold. At this point, I'm torn. It would be hugely misleading to tell you that this is "what the story is about" and yet if I told you much more detail, it would take the thrill out of the story. Suffice it to say that there's large cast of male characters around Nora.There's Wesley -- her nineteen-year-old virgin intern who cares so deeply for this woman who is in almost every way his complete opposite. (Gah! I loved him so much!! *whispers* I think he's my favorite!) To be honest, I think the hottest sex scenes were the ones that happened-but-didn't-happen with him.There's Søren -- the oh-so-mysterious, lethally Dominant priest who has been in Nora's life since she was fifteen. I find him both scary and fascinating... for me (at this point), I feel like he represents "too far" in this world. I know that so many of you are on #TeamSøren but I'm still kinda eyeing him warily. I like him but he kinda scares me a little because he's just so extreme!!! I'm drawn to the strength of his character though and to the power that he almost intrinsically commands... I think I'll warm up to him as I read.(hehe, I'd pay good money to watch Barrons and Søren duke it out. Just sayin' ;) #AlphaShowdown)There's Kingsley -- Søren's best friend, who runs the Club. We didn't see that much about him this book but we saw enough to intrigue me and I know he becomes a major player in the later books...And of course there's Zach -- the editor whose life is turned upside down after meeting Nora, who is still hopelessly in love with his estranged wife... and who is also hiding a secret from his past.Oh and there's Griffin -- he's another Dominant who we only saw him briefly but I really like him!Nora is the heart of the story though and is, without a doubt, one of the most intriguing female characters I've ever read. An erotica writer and a Dominant, who was once a submissive. She's mysterious and yet forthcoming, so very clever, funny and charming, but sultry and dangerous, and yet also vulnerable. I love the strength of her character and I can't wait to learn more about her as the series goes on.There's a lot of depth to the themes in the book. I don't want to spoil anything by even hinting at it but I'll just say that this is a lot more than an erotic novel. I found the beliefs and values held by the characters were very eye opening and would love to learn more about them in the books to come.The story is erotic. Intensely sexual. There's strong love, but no romance. It's amazing the way the author separates these elements. Most books easily separate sex from romance. But separating love from romance while sex is still in the mix is a whole other level of intricacy. -- If you're a romance reader and planning to read this book, you'll have to throw all the "rules" and expectations out the window. It's just so wildly different that you can't put it into that box. You just have to accept it as it is because....This book doesn't play by the rules, it makes it own.I find the BDSM world really intriguing. The author did such an amazing job of educating the reader by "showing rather than telling" an understanding of the way that world works through the scenes.You should know that Nora does have sex with multiple people during the course of this book. They are not random sexcapades and always served some sort of purpose. It kind of goes against what I usually like to read about but I found that once I just opened my mind and accepted the world, I was fine with it.There are a lot of layers to the story that you have to really be paying attention to so that you don't miss -- like the way the scenes Nora writes in her manuscript but then deletes are ones that really happened in her past with Søren. It was so clever and secretive -- hiding these secrets of her past in plain sight.For an erotic book, it's also surprisingly tasteful. Never gratuitous. The writing is just PURE GOLD. In fact, I'd say this is one of my most highlighted books ever -- 72 favorites quotes selected!I strongly recommend reading these books in order. There's a real beauty, polish, and purpose to the way the story is unfolding. I usually am the kind of reader who wants to know the answers to certain things in advance but I've decided to just accept whatever comes and I'm reading these completely blind!I want to stress that I do not consider these books "dark" really... there is nothing non-consensual in them. Even the most brutal, shocking, or extreme things that happen, do so because of choice, not force. There's a huge difference between someone tying some random person up and beating them, and someone willing submitting trust to someone else to give them the beating that they want. The sub has all the power -- they have a safe word they can use at anytime. While I most certainly understand that this world and this type of story won't be for everyone, I also want to assure you that it's definitely not random brutality.I'm really glad that I have 7/8 of the books in the series already available. It's such a rare treat to be able to really binge on a series so finding one that is this well written is just a bookworm's dream!On to book #2!!Rating: This is just the start of the series so I'm going to hold off on rating it until I've read a bit more. But right now, I have the feeling that this will end up being a 5-star series for me!________________________________________SERIES READING ORDER: Book #1: The Siren Book #2: The AngelBook #3: The PrinceBook #4: The MistressBook #5: The SaintBook #6: The KingBook #7: The VirginBook #8: The Queen________________________________________MY FAVORITE QUOTES: Note: I've "hidden" these in a spoiler tag but they are NOT spoilers. I only hid them because there are a lot and I thought it would be annoying to just have them out there. Have a look if you want, it's perfectly safe :)(view spoiler)[“I’ve got a crisp new Benjamin for the first person who can give me a good synonym for ‘thrust’, noun form. Go,” she said…“Push, lunge, shove, attack, force, jab,” he rattled off the words.“His slow, relentless jabs sent her reeling…” she said. “Sounds like a commentary on a boxing match. Goddamit, why are there no good synonyms for thrust?”________________________“Why my personal life is of such fascination to you, I cannot fathom.”“I’m a cat. You’re a shiny object.”“You’re insufferable.”“I am, aren’t I? Somebody should spank me.” She sighed.________________________"He saved up her pain, counted it like currency and the more pain she endured, the more pleasure she could buy with it… His mouth was at her ear now. With words intimate and secret he whispered his love for her… She was always his, would forever be his.”________________________“If you come back to me,” he said, making a rare concession, “will you run or will you crawl?’She had pressed her whole body into him at that moment. Resting her head on his strong shoulder, she watched as a tear forged a river down his long and muscled back.“I’ll fly."________________________“Every day you battle an enemy I cannot fight with you or for you.”“But what if the enemy you think I fight isn’t the enemy at all?” he asked, reaching out to take her face in his hand… “What if this enemy is only me?”She didn’t flinch at what she saw. He had taught her that, as well.“Then I will save you from yourself."________________________“What’s this book about?"“It’s kind of a love story. Not my usual boy-meets-girl, boy-beats-girl story. My two characters love each other but they don’t belong together.________________________“I didn’t have the strength to stop you from leaving.”“You did,” she said. “But you loved me too much to use it.”________________________“Søren has loved me since the day we met. He’s loved me since I was fifteen years old. He’s loved me without fear, without guilt, without failing and without flinching every day of my life… He’s the only man who never hurt me.”________________________“Although two people can love each other deeply, sometimes love alone doesn’t cut it. We can only sacrifice so much of ourselves in a relationship before there’s nothing left to love or be loved.”________________________“He beats you and you let him. And if this is love then he shouldn’t love you anymore."________________________“Don’t feel bad, Zach,” Wesley said when he was done laughing. “Nora made me help her with a scene once. I ended up hog-tied on the living-room floor for half an hour.”Now it was Zach’s turn to laugh. Was there any woman in the world quite like Nora? He was so glad she existed; even more glad there was only one of her.”________________________“Søren isn’t some boyfriend you have a fight with and then kiss and make up. He’s the invading army you surrender to before it burns your village down.”“He sounds even more dangerous than you are.”“He is. By far. He’s also the best man I’ve ever known.”________________________“Nora — Forgive me for copyediting, but it must be said — you have raped the semicolon yet again. Stop it. It wasn’t asking for it no matter how it was dressed. If you don’t know how to use punctuation then do away with it all together, write like Faulkner and we’ll pretend it’s on purpose.”Bite me, Easton, Nora said to herself as she corrected the sexually compromised semicolon in chapter eighteen. Seriously, bite me.“Nora — Aristotle said character is plot. Aristotle is dead and can’t hurt you. I’m alive and I can. Plot is plot. Find one and keep it.”You want to try to hurt me, Zach? I’d love to see you try.________________________“I can’t win with you, can I?”Nora laughed.“Of course not. The only way to win this game is to surrender.”________________________‘Nora’s not just some smut writer with a wild sex life. She’s the motherfucking queen of the Underground. And Kingsley Edge, is obviously, our king.”“And him? What is he?” Zach didn’t even want to say Søren's name.“He’s whatever’s higher than a king and queen.”“An emperor?” Zach guessed.Griffin smirked. “A god.”________________________“You merely think you know her. It’s one of her best tricks. She flirts, she teases, she confeses everything but reveals nothing. It’s the oldest magician’s trick — smoke and mirrors, misdirection.”________________________“Are you sure he’s on God’s side?” Zach asked.Nora laughed. “Very sure. And believe me, God’s releived that he is."________________________“Broken love is the most dangerous love. It will slice you open with every touch.”(hide spoiler)]_______________________________________ For more of my reviews, book news and updates:✦ Main blog: Aestas Book Blog✦ Facebook Blog Page✦ Twitter ✦ Subscribe by email ["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

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    Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband author Andrew Shaffer.

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  • I just want to make things clear right off the bat.This is not a traditional romance, and most people would probably say that this is not a romance at all There is so much in this book that just blows past my comfort zones If I were grading this book based on how comfortable it made me feel, it would probably be right around zero stars There s no way to talk about this without including spoilers, so I m going to spoiler tag liberally.I am recommending this book, but I should be very, very clear [...]

  • FULL REVIEW NOW POSTED Romance is sex plus love Erotica is sex plus fear.WOW So, I finally worked up the courage to read this book that I have literally owned since mid 2012 I ve been equally curious about and yet kinda scared to read it this whole time, unsure if it was something I d like but I m honestly so glad that I read it because OMG it was GOOD The writing was amazing The story though was very, verrryyy different than a lot of what I read It s an erotic BDSM world and while there was def [...]

  • 5 deliciously dark stars This is not a romance novel This is not even your garden variety erotica What it is, is a deep exploration of the emotions and sexuality of two people who have broken up from the apparent loves of their lives.I found the style of writing very atmospheric I felt like I had stepped into an alternate reality where the real world was just a hand s reach away but separated from me by thick bank of fog There s an insular almost echoey quality to it The world around me faded to [...]

  • 4 4,5 jeg elsker dig STARS If you come back to me, he said, will you run or will you crawl I ll fly I deserve a good spanking for keeping this book on my TBR list for this long Don t be an idiot like me Drop everything else you re reading and start this If you feel like a good spanking is just what you need well, in that case, carry on my dear o It s a weird feeling, reading this book.It s like you lose all your ties with the real world going on around you and step into another dimension You re [...]

  • This is one of the most evocative books I have ever read It sheds a whole new light on erotic romance, a genre I already liked but now am really looking forward to reading Erotic Romance authors beware, there s a new author in town Bloody hell I cried.I cried I must be the only person who shed tears, not once, but a few times while reading The Siren What is wrong with me The only possibility I could come up for the tears was even though this book doesn t have the happily ever after flowers and c [...]

  • 10 I M IN THE EIGHTH CIRCLE HEAVEN STARS I m gonna skip the usual pleasantries or my little doodles because this book deserves a one of a kind review from me An attempt to write a proper coherent one would be a 10 pages review on how much I want to make babies with this book and everyone in it And let s face it, no one wants to read that unless it s written by Nora Sutherlin or Tiffany Reisz.This book, this series and all that is Tiffany Reisz it deserves a class on its own It deserves the highe [...]

  • FIVE SINFUL STARSI am not sure what constitutes a SPOILER in a review I don t think I have included any in this but if you haven t read the book, maybe you want to avoid this review If any of you who do read the REVIEW think there is anything SPOILERISH here can you let me know as I usually try to write my reviews SPOILER FREE.I sort of had high expectations going into this book when I saw all the five star reviews I avoided reading them I have been burned before with my high expectations so was [...]

  • Synopsis New York Nora Sutherlin, a successful erotica writer, is trying to sell her latest novel to a respectable publishing house She thinks it is her best and the most personal book so far and she hopes it will establish her position as a serious, professional writer The publishers are willing to buy it, and pay her a six number advance fee, but under one condition she will revise it with their editor Nora agrees in fact she wants the best editor they have because this time she wants to do it [...]

  • PRICE DROP 75% off 1.99 amzn 1zwNv2a11 5 2014Wow I don t even know where to beginning I just finished and I feel like this This book was NOTHING like I expected I had no idea where the story was taking me and when I got to the end I sat there dumbfounded I wanted to yell The author s writing skills are amazing The writing was intellectual and the characters were so intriguingRIES Must be read in order Big cliffhanger in book 3 Series is complete.85th book of 2013

  • 4 The Eighth Circle Stars I have never had a literary orgasm beforeIt s freaking awesome by the way To all the ladies out there, I COMPLETELY understand all the name tags inspired by THE ONE AND ONLY S REN, the priest who might just turn me into a catholic I will do anything for himANYTHINGWhy the hell did I wait so long to read this book and to think, I wanted to skip this series and directly dive into the White Years seriesI am disgusted with myselfSo this is not going to be a proper review be [...]

  • Writing erotica is like fucking someone for the first time.You aren t sure exactly what he wants yet so you try to give him everything he could possibly want.Everything and enything Nora is a successful erotica writerShe has been picked up by Royal House Publishing for her next bookShe needs guidance along the way and she wants nothing but the best editorZach.He agrees to edit the book with one condition that she re writes the book.She has six weeks to turn out the book.This book is deeper and [...]

  • Buddy read with this puppy Francesca I love our late night freak outs over books 3Solid 4 stars Romance is sex plus love Erotica is sex plus fear I really, really want to give this 5 stars, but something unexpected not in a good way occurred at end that i just can t overlook It was just so wrong, it made me sick It s sad because i don t even care about the character it involves Oh well This was my first erotica , and it was not what i had anticipated at all This totally caught me off guard It wa [...]

  • If you come back to me, he said, will you run or will you crawl I ll fly This is not a romance bookIt is, however, a story about love, friendship, faith and about discovering all your darkest, deepest desires and learning how to deal with them When I started reading The Siren, I didn t really have any expectations about how the story would develop or where it all led up to But after a while, I found myself being and enthralled by the storyline and its many different, captivating characters I e [...]

  • Rating 3.5 Don t judge a book by its mother Just read StarsMy Views First wring a book about an author is something that I haven t read before, to see all the trouble that they have to take phew.The first half of the book wasn t much and to be honest I was getting pretty bored but the next half was quite entertaining I was Not captivated or enthralled by this one and I must say that I m quite disappointed as I ve heard great things about this series Both Zach and Nora lived different lives from [...]

  • After finishing 13 hours of audiobook, I feel a strange sense of loss now that I m done with this book The Siren crushed and destroyed all of my expectations It was nothing like I had anticipated It is NOT EroticaA traditional romance novelCliche riddenLet me break it down for you This book is Tiffany Reisz writing a novel about an author writing an erotic novel Confused yet I was I was expecting a down and dirty explicit BDSM erotic romance That is not at all what I got Though the content is ta [...]

  • 6 welcome to the 8th circle STARS A love story is not the same as a romance novel A romance novel is the story of two people falling in love against their will This is a story of two people who leave each other against their will It starts to end the minute they meet Buddy Re Read December 2014 with my girls Jasmine, Eda and Supreet I updated my review with pretty pictures, tweaked it a little here and there added a book summary and a few comments etc , but I don t really have anything else to a [...]

  • Review posted at Swept Away By Romance5 Head Spinning Stars Although some of the subject matter in this book was not always comfortable to read about, I was ENTHRALLED and had to keep reading A book that does that is worth 5 STARS from me and then some si ren a seductively beautiful or charming woman, especially one who beguiles men, aka Nora Sutherlin.I honestly don t even know where to begin with this book, nor how to write a review that gives The Siren and Tiffany Reisz the proper adulations [...]

  • RATING 4 Welcome to the Eighth Circle Hearts The same wind that blows us off course can turn and carry us home The Siren is a work of contradictions both light and dark, seductive and conservative, passionate and humble, tender and chaotic There is not much I can say about this beyond what has already been said the writing is flawless, evocative and beautiful in its prose It hooks you with every word read and every page turned, bringing out turbulent emotions both good and bad If you come back t [...]

  • My NoraMy SorenMy Wes Romance is sex plus love Erotica is sex plus fear and terrified I was It is not a pretty story It s a very complicated almost real life story There are no obstacles of boulder size, there are Mount Everest size obstacles that ALL characters in this book face.I loved the story within the story that somewhat loosely paralleled the lives of the main characters Nora lives and solves her life conundrums through writing It is her therapy and she is her own psychologist Amazingly [...]

  • Adult review for very dark somewhat taboo erotic content Verbal abuse Zach, where I come from slut is a term of endearment Want to see where I come from No And so begins our tale of an erotica writer and her editoror does it You might want to throw out your preconceived notions of what to expect with this book because it s doubtful that any of your expectations will be met.The Players in our twisted game Nora She has three men by the balls, yet somehow can t seem to keep a firm grip on any of th [...]

  • Romance is sex plus love.Erotica is sex plus fear Nora is crazy Period.But I d probably go lesbian for her if she were real I m your intern This counts as sexual harassment Being sexually harassed is in your job description, remember The one liners are so perfectly places, its like you are into something so intense, and then BAM You are giggling because something so witty and random pops up.Tiffany Reisz s work is MAGICALLY BRILLIANT She is my favorite author for a reason, creating such amazing [...]

  • Writing erotica is like fucking someone for the first time You aren t sure exactly what he wants yet so you try to give him everything he could possibly want Everything and anythingYou hit every nerve and eventually you ll hit the nerve Have I hit any nerves yet This is NOT a romance novel It is NOT sunshine and rainbows, pretty and light, sweet and romantic It s dark, painful, erotic, beautifully sadistic, captivating, and unlike anything I ve read before.I ll start by saying that had I not imm [...]

  • 4.5 Romance is sex plus love Erotica is sex plus fear Stars First and foremost, I have absolutely no idea how to review this book None Zero Zilch I went in to it having absolutely no idea what to expect and I think that s the best way to do it Just go in blind Buckle up and enjoy the ride My random thoughts on the bookNora She was fun She was sexy She was funny She was dangerous She was bold She was brilliant Wesley Wesley wasHe was so sweet And pure I really loved the dynamic between Nora and W [...]

  • EDIT 12 28 13 from the Mistress herself Also in 2014, the first four books of The Original Sinners are being released with new covers with bonus short stories at the end You ll finally be able to own Gauze, Griffin in Wonderland, Midnight Mass, and A Beautiful Thing in print 10 BRILLIANT, MINDBLOWING, ONE OF MY FAVORITES, MUST READ STARS 10 10 stars Never before have I given 10 10 FUCKING stars Breathes in Breathes out Breathes in Breathes out Counts to ten.Oh.My.GOD.First, I d like to thank eve [...]

  • 4.25 THE BOMB stars Firstly I want to thank my lovely buddies Eda and Jasmine for being there for me in every stage of this crazy journey There are many awesome review s out there which speaks the beauty of this story Well, I m going to use lot of Gif s and quotes to express my emotions It might contain spoilers so BEWARE Also my apologies in advance, since this is going to be a longer one Before I say anything let me take a moment to Yes I totally deserve it for not picking this holy book of er [...]

  • 2 stars I want emotional connections This is about observing the oddORY BRIEF Nora was with Soren for 13 years He tied her, beat her, and left bruises and blood during sex She likes rough sex She still loves him, but she left him 5 years ago To support her herself, she became a Dominatrix at the local SM club She ties and beats clients She has sex with female clients but not male clients.Nora published several erotic novels Now she wants to write a higher quality book and approached a new publi [...]

  • 5 Lesbi Honest Stars because lets face it I would totally go there for NoraWow I am still trying to process this amazing story Nora doesn t just write erotica or perform as a dominatrix she is a dominatrix It is than job or something she does for fun, it s who she is Nora is one of the best heroines I have ever read I love her She is so many things and contradictions, and I absolutely adore her Nora has a lot sexy men in her life, and they all want different things from her As the story unfolds [...]

  • I m not sure if this is common knowledge or not, if I ve let this be known, but I am not a big fan of erotica.Okay, that s not entirely true I ll rephrase I m not a big fan of porn without plot When the porn becomes the plot, well, then it s just shaky ground and I often see no point in reading it If I wanted porn, I d watch porn.Really, I would I like porn.So I don t often pick up an erotic book It s just not my cup of tea usually I bought The Siren a long time ago in paperback on a rec from a [...]

  • Reread for the Menage a Read on the Sinners Sirens A Tiffany Riesz Fan Club event that started here group show 7Oh my goodness it was even better the second time around Original review Stunning.One of the best novels I have ever read Not a single formula to be found.The writing was intelligent without a hint of pretension I was impressed with the author s fearless display of the sacred and profane together She wove in the paradoxes and dilemmas so deftly, it was quite impossible to tell which wa [...]

  • Posted on Under the CoversSo far, I have read 123 books this year, but THE SIREN has to be my favorite.But before I tell you why I loved it, I need to say a few things first I feel like I have to warn people about this book because having preconceived notions about it will definitely make or break it.This isn t a romance novel There is no happy ending Don t expect one There is no wooing There is sex, yes , but maybe not the kind you are used to reading aboutE SIREN deals with SM To some, beating [...]

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