Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more 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 more 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.
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If I can use one word to describe “The Siren” by Tiffany Reisz, it would be phenomenal for this book is nothing short of. I will be honest and say that this novel took me a while to consider reading. People were saying it was riveting and Reisz is a talented storyteller, but I was not sure of what I was going to get. You see erotic romance is a rather new genre for me. Out of all my book friends, I lovingly call myself the resident prude. Not that there is anything wrong with sex, sensuality or sexuality but simply because I am very new to the genre and have minimal experience in what it has to offer. I have always read romance novels but I had always chosen the ones that faded to black when the “nasty” was about to happen. So in the last year, my erotic romance horizons have been broadened by books that would have shocked my mother. Out of all those novels that have been labeled as erotic romance, The Siren is one that I will carry with me for years to come. Ms. Reisz is nothing short of a literary mastermind who has crafted a novel that will take you on a journey that will shock, educate, and comfort in one shot.
I can rattle on a long list of why Tiffany Reisz has quickly become of my favorite authors and why in my opinion, The Siren is one of my top picks in fiction during the last year. It however boils down to one thing, she can write with the best of them. I would honestly put her up against renowned feminist authors such as Margaret Atwood. Even the most brutal of BDSM scenes flow like poetry. While reading the book I would notice that these “sex” scenes would be the ones I highlighted the most, this has never happened before. I am the girl who sometimes skips the “hot” stuff.
On Twitter Ms. Reisz has said, ” My books aren’t about BDSM. They are BDSM.” When I asked her what she meant by it she said, “I just mean that the books are like a BDSM scene. You experience fear, arousal, pain, mindfuckery…but all the while the “Dom” running the scene is in charge and has no ill intentions. It’s an erotic catharsis like doing BDSM. In other words, I’m the Dom. Readers are the subs. I inflict pain and pleasure on you in a visceral way but in the end I was… giving you exactly what you wanted the whole time. By the end of book four, you’ll get the release.”This is beyond accurate in how one feels when reading. The reader is swept away into this world of kink. I myself, a rather “vanilla” individual found these glimpses in the book fascinating, I started to slowly get lost in the characters and the world. After finishing the book, I just sat there on my bed lost in though for an hour.
I should also mention that this novel has no shortage in hot men. No matter what you desire. The Mistress ( Tiffany Reisz) has provided it all. The Sadist, the Virgin, the Nobel guy, the “king”. Lots of hot men to go around. Aside from these men, she has also crafted one of the best female protagonists I have read in years. Nora is vibrant, demanding, charming, strong, fragile, and kind. Honestly, her cast of characters are incredible.
“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 anything.” This is what this book does. It plays with your head but leaves you utterly satisfied and breathless for more. It is a novel full of complex characters that consume you, get under your sin, latch on top your mind, and center themselves into your heart. The Siren is the first part of an 8 part series and I for one wait ever so patiently for the wonderful words of Tiffany Reisz, someone I believe will be a huge literary figure.
I give the Siren 5 stars. I wish I could give it 69.