The Siren

Good Books The Siren published 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 p

Good Books The Siren published 2020 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.. The best Kindle The Siren 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.
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  1. Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her husband author Andrew Shaffer.

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  1. 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 [...]


  2. 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 [...]


  3. 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 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 [...]


  5. 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 [...]


  6. 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 [...]


  7. 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 [...]


  8. 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 [...]


  9. 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


  10. 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 [...]


  11. 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 [...]


  12. 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 [...]


  13. 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 [...]


  14. 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 [...]


  15. 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 [...]


  16. 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 [...]


  17. 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 [...]


  18. 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 [...]


  19. 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 [...]


  20. 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 [...]


  21. 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 [...]


  22. 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 [...]


  23. 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 [...]


  24. 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 [...]


  25. 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 [...]


  26. 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 [...]


  27. 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 [...]


  28. 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 [...]


  29. 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 [...]


  30. 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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