The Siren (The Original Sinners, #1)
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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 th...more
Paperback, 432 pages
Published July 24th 2012 by Mira (first published October 18th 2011)
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Becs - Sinfully Sexy Book Reviews

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 fad...more
Courtney Milan
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 cle...more
Taryn at My Secret Romance

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/fl...more
Pavlina loves Dex ❤❤
"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 writer..She has been picked up by Royal House Publishing for her next book..She needs guidance along the way and she wants nothing but the best editor..Zach.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 de...more
Debra
"If you come back to me," he said, "will you run or will you crawl?"

"I'll fly..."



This is not a romance book...

It 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 more and more enthralled by the storyline and its many different,...more
Karla
Review posted at: Swept Away By Romance

5 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 adula...more
Mo

FIVE SINFUL STARS

I 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...more
Amy (Foxy)
Wow! I don't even know where to beginning. I just finished and I feel like this->

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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-

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The author's writing skills are amazing. The writing was intellectual and the characters were so intriguing.

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SERIES:
The Siren (The Original Sinners, #1) The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2) The Prince (The Original Sinners, #3) The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4)
Must be read in order. Big cliffhanger in book 3. Series is complete.

85th book of 2013
Stacia (out of inspiration)
Jun 05, 2012 Stacia (out of inspiration) rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommended to Stacia (out of inspiration) by: Kay
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 editor...or 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 fi...more
Searock
Reread for the Menage a' Read on the Sinners & Sirens- A Tiffany Riesz Fan Club event that started here:
http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/7...


Oh 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 deftl...more
Anachronist
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...more
Sarah ~* Literary Hottie ~
This is a story like NO other.

It is a reminder that LOVE comes in many different forms, not always conventional and not always easy to understand..... but LOVE nevertheless.

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This is not an erotic romance novel....it's an intensely beautiful and thought provoking story about LOVE.

It will mess with your mind and tear at your heart. It will have you questioning everything you ever thought you knew about love and it will leave you wanting and needing MORE.

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Never has a story more clearly reminded me
...more
Vika aka ♔ of GIF & Grumpy Smut-ateer *P/T Freebie Fairy

My Nora


My Soren


My 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

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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
**Everyone! This is the Kindle deal of the day for only $1.99! Go get it! 12/30/13**

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:

Erotica
A traditional romance novel
Cliche-ridden


Let 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...more
Annie (Under the Covers Book Blog)
Posted on Under the Covers

So 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 about.

THE SIREN deals with S&M. T...more
Crystal~BIG book addict~
Where to even start with this book... The writing itself is some of the absolute best you will come across. So why not 5 stars? I have a feeling the next books are going to be even better than this one so I am giving myself some room to work.


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This wasn't a romance per se. It wasn't an erotica. It was more of a book explaining erotica.


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Nora is an erotica writer. She is also a very popular Domme. She is writing a book that means something to her and she wants the absolute best editor. Enter Zach....more
Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. I want emotional connections. This is more about observing the odd.

STORY 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 S&M 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...more
Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️
5 "Sinfully Amazing" Stars
I read this book and was completely blown away. It took my mind several days to process these astonishing and astounding characters. I was horrified, shocked, intrigued, mystified, deceived, beguiled, entranced, aroused, blown-away, surprised and totally hooked. My emotions were all over the place. The more I read, the more I slightly understood, but there was still so much that I didn't understand, parts to the puzzle that were missing, I needed more of the story and t...more
Jxxx  ♥ Pink Lady ♥
5 I really don’t know where to begin…….. Stars




A good friend told me this book needs to be revealed as you read it, and they are absolutely right, so let me attempt to give you just a flavor of my experience and feelings without spoiling your enjoyment....





This is a highly erotic, kinky, dark, intense read where you enter another world; the world of Nora & Soren





My head is a complete ball of fuzz after reading The Siren. I spent the whole time feeling my mind would explode from the intense th...more
Soraya
The Siren, #1 of the The Sinners trilogy tells the story of Nora Sutherlin, an erotica writer/ Dominatrix and the interaction with three men in her life:
Zach, the editor of her book
Wes, her very personal assistant
Soren, her ex Dom
This is a dark, sexy, compelling and disturbing read, yet it does not leave me with a disturbing feeling because of the intensity and honesty of the characters. It is a sexual, psychological, loving, tender and harsh journey through different aspects of life. The men v...more
Brenna
“Pain is a gift from God. It imparts understanding, wisdom. Pain is life. And here we give pain as freely as we give pleasure.”

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This book was a total surprise for me. I absolutely LOVED it!

To be honest, I had no intention of reading this book. I’ve seen the cover everywhere, Target, Amazon, Goodreads, but for some reason I never read the synopsis and didn’t even have it on my TBR. After a few friends HIGHLY recommended it and even dubbed it as their favorite of 2012, I thought, sure why not? St...more
Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie
… although I loved you, my beautiful girl, this is not a romance novel.

And it wasn’t. But it was such a beautiful story. It was about love, loss, forgiveness, friendship and most of all, pain.

This song reminded me a little of The Siren: The Only One

Nora Sutherlin is famous for her works of erotica and each book sells more than the last. But this time it’s different.
Her new book is more personal and she needs the best of the best to help her perfect it.
Zachary Easton is one tough-ass edito...more
Lkay ❇✾The one-click buy button addict❇✾

"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...You 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...more
Pam
5 stars
“Nora… the siren and the goddess, the ship and the wine-dark sea.”



Five years after the end of her fantasy, is where the Siren begins, the ”antiromance novel.” The story of Nora and the men in her life

Nora, the Siren
”I’m a Domme, a female Dominant. There aren’t a lot of us around. Most Dominants are men. Technically I’m Switch since I can top and bottom, but if I show up on your doorstep, get ready to say ouch. I’m not good at it— I’m amazing at it. So good at it that I’m as famous d
...more
Mandi Schreiner
Last week I saw Courtney Milan tweet about how much she enjoyed this book (read her review here). I had just happened to receive it unsolicited for review, and thought well hell, I’ll give it a try. I was warned by many that this book does not have a traditional HEA ending, and they were right. This book is a romance book of sorts (some will argue not a romance book at all), but there is not your normal hero and heroine who fall in love and live happily ever after. Instead we do get two main pro...more
Rosalinda *KRASNORADA*
10 HUGE STARS!!!

***SPOILERS AHEAD*** Pls do not read this review if you haven't read The Siren. And if this is the case, go and read it now!

Seriously, just 5 stars? You have to be kidding me?! I need more stars, 5 is NOT enough!

Well, let's try to do this in my spanglish... Last summer I was coming from the gym (from Hounslow to Isleworth in my lovely London) and I saw a poster of The Siren on South West Trains saying something like 50 shades darker than Grey (can't remember well). Martin tol...more
Ian
This year I’ll read somewhere between 130 and 150 books. Most of them will be largely forgotten after a week or so. By the end of 2012 I might remember a handful of shining lights. The Siren will be in that handful.

The Siren is the story of a woman, who uses pain and domination sexually, to both give and receive release. It's an exploration of things taboo, but Tiffany Reisz shines a light into that world and does it so eloquently that I think any reasonable person will both enjoy it and be cha...more
Akanksha ❤
READ THE BOOK IF YOU HAVEN'T.

“Romance is sex plus love. Erotica is sex plus fear."


Nora is crazy, I'd probably go lesbian for her if she were real.. Goodie, one more person fighting for her ;)

“I’m your intern. This counts as sexual harassment.” “Being sexually harassed is in your job description, remember?”

Fucking hell the one liners just crack the reader up after reading such an intese wettning scene!!
The author is just SHEER BRILLIANT!

“He’s the only man who never hurt me.”

In love with each...more
 ✿Alyssa✿
Jul 05, 2013 ✿Alyssa✿ rated it 5 of 5 stars Recommends it for: EVERYONE!
Recommended to ✿Alyssa✿ by: TinaNicole ☠ Le Book Nikita ☠
This review was posted at My Secret Romance

To sum it up: 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 rewri...more
Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
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.

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Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out o...more
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