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Immersed in Pleasure

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The Manhattan Mermaids: Believed to be the most beautiful women in the city, they entertain wealthy, powerful men in an exclusive club called Fathoms....and are all virgins. Derek Prince doesn't believe they really exist, until he meets the stunningly sensual Xenia. She drives him wild with desire, but giving in to temptation means losing her position at Fathoms. Derek is ...more
ebook, 50 pages
Published March 2012 by Harlequin (first published January 1st 2012)
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~ Becs ~
How much do I love immersing myself back into Tiffany Resiz’s delightfully deviant world that simmers gently, secretly beneath the hustle and bustle of New York.

This is the story of that wicked Frenchman Kingsley Edge’s club Fathoms – a club where incredibly beautiful women swim around naked on display for the very privileged clientele. Oh, and one of the conditions for their job is that they are all virgins. Once they lose their virginity, they must hand in their mermaid pendant and leave – hym
The Manhattan Mermaids. Believed to be the most beautiful women in the city, they entertained the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world.

Another short, 50 or so page story about the crazy haps that go on in Kingsley’s underground.

This is the story of the Manhattan Mermaids. It is told by Derek as he sits in one of Kingsley’s clubs talking to his friends.

“Don’t care. Skip to the good parts.”
“Every second with Xenia was a good part,” Derek said, feeling the truth of the statement in his

I have seen the name "Tiffany Reisz" so many times since I signed up on GR...
Especially "The Original Sinners series" I have read nothing but excelent reviews.
Naturally, I got curiosity but now I'M SCARED literally because when a lot of people talk SO POSITIVELY about something I get excited and then I have HIGH expectations and usually when I have high expectations, I just end disappointed...

Even though, I thought "50 pages? bahh"
I ended like
What the fuck was that?? THAT WAS SO G

This was a quick read, but I did enjoy a spicy story told from a man’s perspective. A book with the right amount of steam to make it a sexy getaway.

Personally I wanted to know more about Kingsley in particular. The man is so enigmatic! I find him more interesting than Derek.
I would have like a little bit more development between Xenia and Derek!

Overall I'd recommend it!
Rating: B+ ... Heat: Sizzling

Xenia is a Mermaid. A Manhattan Mermaid—not quite the mythical creature with fins instead of feet, but no less a fantasy and completely unattainable. So when Derek Prince happens upon her while drinking at a club, he is awestruck by the woman with wet hair sitting at Kingsley Edge’s private table. And she seems to be equally captivated by him.

Once Derek follows Xenia through the club’s door marked Employee’s Only, and enters the hidden club of Fathoms where the Merma
Although set in the same world as Reisz's other work, this is more overtly romantic than the other stories I've read by her. Derek Prince falls in love with Xenia, a professional "mermaid" on display at an incredibly exclusive club; part of her employment contract is that she must retain her virginity. Since Derek is a prince of a guy, it all works out okay. Based a little bit on Anderson's "the Little Mermaid" but far more on the movie of the same title, this is sweet, wonky, and more than a li ...more
Another Fresh beautifully Written Short Story. :]
Short and sweet, but hot!!!
Immersed in Pleasure was disturbing.
This is a story about young girls who sit around naked flirting with rich, midlle aged man, all the while pretending what they do is better than what strippers do.
Derek really is a "prince". He lusts after an innocent 21 years old girl just because she is a virgin who doesn't have the emotional baggage of ex boyfriends like the rest of the women, who are clearly unworthy of his love.
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In Kingsley's world a girl is considered innocent even though she spends her
*** Thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for providing this ARC for review purposes. ***

Well, so short, so sweet, so much fun and so very hot!

Derek Prince meets two of his friends in a bar and decides to tell them about his encounter with the mermaid, Xenia. Derek first meets Xenia at the same bar and after some initial uneventful moments, Derek sees that she is different and tries to follow her. But the man who accompanied her, stops him, and says that she works for him and if he wishes to see, he
At Fathoms in Manhattan, the city’s most beautiful women are employed and given the mysterious titles of mermaids. The women are tattooed with special metallic ink, wear special mermaid pendants, and are all virgins. Getting into Fathoms is next to impossible, so when Derek Prince finds himself in the elite club, he’s not only intrigued by the secret underground club, but the beautiful Xenia as well. Soon Derek finds himself unable to resist Xenia and struggles to keep his hands to himself. If a ...more
A dash of sexy, sensual, romance, and then some...

Derek is out for a night of fun, not once does he imagine that night will define his future. To begin with, he doesn't believe a club full of Mermaids exists, curiosity gets the best of him, and voila it turns out the Mermaids do exist. The thing is, they're not the kind of Mermaid everyone imagines. They're a special kind, defined by something that's not heard of much anymore.

Xenia is a Mermaid at the club. She's been there for a while, likes i
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As usual I love all things Tiffany Reisz. All things that have anything to do with Nora, Soren & Kingsley. This being a mythically erotic story from the world of Kingsley Edge. God does this French man have a wonderful life. Even without Soren Or Nora in the story, the mere mention of the priest had my attention. Kingsley & now mermaids, wow what a wonderful concept.

The erotic scene of Kingsley being the one to take one of his virginal mermaids innocence was so hot. There is something ab

A HOT rendition of The Little Mermaid!

I read The Siren By Tiffany Reisz several weeks ago, and have since devoured anything by her I could get my hands on.

Kingsley Edge owns an assortment of “Underground Clubs” and one of which is the Fathoms in Manhattan. This is where there are rumored to be some of the most beautiful women in the city, but they aren’t just women, they are Kingsley’s Mermaids. These mermaids entertain the most elite and powerful, and they are unattainable virgins. Most don’
Andrea Guy
This was really different from the Spice Briefs I've read. Most of the time when I read these shorts, I wonder how you can pack so much sex in about 20-40 pages. This story didn't do that.

It is told as a story by Derek, and through him you see an unusual club in NYC and you meet Xenia one of Fathom's mermaids.

Tiffany's writing style reminded me of Anais Nin. I can't give an author a higher compliment. The sex was steamy, but not raunchy. I like that in erotica. There was a sensuality to the sex
This is true Tiffany; brilliant, beautiful, stunning, other-worldly, hypnotizing.... I could go on, but let me introduce

Derek Prince
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and our beautifully sensual innocent Xenia
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Tiffany, Thank you again for such an amazing story. You definitely left me wanting more, but then again with any book you write, you leave us readers with ALWAYS wanting more ;)
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Yet again... I might be starting an unhealthy obsession with Tiffany Reisz ...her short stories are so much more than your average erotica quickies. The way she intertwines the characters from story to story and how she infuses sex in every part of the plot without consuming it is brilliant! This one felt a bit more romantic than some of the others and I couldn't have enjoyed it more!
My name is Candace and I have a Tiffany Reisz obsession. I LOVE these interconnecting short stories that keep us emerged in the ”Original Sinners” world.
Can we please get more mermaids? Pretty please with a Kingsley on top?

I recommend reading THE SIREN before starting any of the short stories that take place in the Original Sinners world, including this one.
Sally Kilpatrick
This ain't your mama's Little Mermaid. Reisz uses an interesting story-telling device whereby the hero tells his bros about how he met the love of his life. She's a "mermaid," aka a nude swimmer in one of Kingsley Edge's clubs. She's also a virgin, which is an interesting take on the legend of sirens. Since she's a virgin, you might think that would put a damper on the sexytimes, but not so much. This is erotica. If you like your stories, like your salsa, mild, then this one isn't for you. If yo ...more
The most romantic story I'd read this year!
If only this one is full-length novel,I'll put it on my Top Read 2012 :)

Full review coming soon

ARC provided by NetGalley
Kati (Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance)
**original review by Jamie posted at Romancing Rakes For The Love of Romance**

A story about a mermaid and a prince.

Ok, so its not that story but there is a mermaid, Xenia, and a Derek Prince in Immersed in Pleasure. It’s a short story about how Derek meets a mermaid in one of Kingsley Edge’s infamous nightclubs. As if being a mermaid wasn’t special enough, these mermaids are also virgins and Xenia is no exception. Derek wants Xenia and there is amazing chemistry between them but being with Derek
Le Sirene di Manhattan: le donne più belle della città, quasi creature mitologiche. Intrattengono gli uomini più ricchi e e potenti in un club esclusivo chiamato Fathoms… e sono tutte vergini.
Derek Prince non credeva che esistessero veramente, ma poi incontra la bellissima e sensuale Xenia. Lo fa diventare pazzo di desiderio, ma cedere alla passione per lei significherebbe perdere la sua posizione al Fathoms.
Derek è incredibilmente eccitato dall’idea di essere il primo amante di Xenia… ma sarà i
Cocktails and Books
Mermaids in Manhattan? Yep, a wealthy man picks the most beautiful women in the world to be 'mermaids' in his exclusive club. They are very well paid, live in a posh apartment and don't have to worry about much...except keeping their virginity. That normally wouldn't be a problem for Xenia, but once she meets Derek Prince, she knows she may have just met the one person that would make her give everything up.

This was a quirky read, but I did enjoy a spicy story told from a man's perspective. Dere
Diana Leigh
IMMERSED IN PLEASURE is another captivating tale from Tiffany Reisz! I love that this story is told from a male point-of-view. It begins as Derek Prince is telling his two friends about his provocative encounters with Xenia, one of the Manhattan Mermaids. These gorgeous mermaids work at a private club called Fathoms, entertaining society’s elite. There’s one strict rule they must follow – Fathoms’ mermaids must remain virgins. Derek is enchanted by Xenia, and she is equally taken with him. But F ...more
Mar 28, 2012 Rose rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Rose by: NetGalley, Harlequin
"Immersed in Pleasure" is a fairly quick erotic short story that delves into a theme that I'll admit I haven't read that much into. At first I thought the premise was about a woman working as a designated "mermaid" at an exclusive club - like part of a group of women who were entertainers. Then I read further into the story and realized that she actually IS a mermaid, among a collective group. I think if you're into paranormal pairings in this genre, this story might appeal to you the most. Desp ...more
Manufactured Mermaids, Voluptuous Virgins, and a Strange Story

I must admit I thought this story was about mermaids. Not women that swim around in tanks in some swanky club in New York. These Manhattan Mermaids are actually glorified virginal sugar babies that get silver scales tattooes around their feet and legs. They also adorn a silver mermaid charm on necklaces. (Think of T-Pain's I'm N Love With A Stripper...with an extra dose of class)

Aside from Ms. Reisz's interesting take on mermaids, I r
Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess
Reviewed for Wickedly Bookish

Derek Prince's night on the town takes a sexy turn when he meets a mermaid. No, not a real one, but one of the nearly legendary beautiful, virginal women who entertain Manhattan's most prominent men. Entranced, by her beauty and charm, he follows her into the infamous nightclub, Fathoms where he discovers how the other half really live!

I really liked this sexy, contemporary adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Although there is no ac
I'm all for erotica and romance. Both are great fun to read, and done well, they might even give you something to think about.

Then there is Immersed in Pleasure, a thin novella by Tiffany Reisz. It isn't really erotica, because despite its scant number of pages, there aren't that many sex scenes in it. Nor is it a romance novel, because there isn't a whole lot of that, either. I'm really not sure what this is, but the good news is that it is so slim that you can read it in about an hour.

I'll adm
Rebecca Hart
3.5 stars for a unique, romantic modern day tale with a fairy tale feel.

After my first foray into Tiffany Reisz' writing with SEVEN DAY LOAN, I thought I knew what to expect with IMMERSED IN PLEASURE. I was pretty wrong. Where the former was dark and sultry, this short was sweet and light.

I've not read a Spice Brief before, so I don't know if they are all about the same length, but this was a bit short for me to really sink myself into the characters enough to be emotionally vested in whether or
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Tiffany Reisz lives in Portland, Oregon 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.

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