Take my hand, my love.
On sinews of air we tread
Aught but distance our guide
With no tempo to our gait
No endpoint drawn
Neither plot nor plan
By the thorns of a compass rose
We bound toward the horizon
★★★★★! SING, part 7 of 7.5. The conclusion of playboy & mogul Jonathan Drazen and aspiring singer Monica Faulkner’s epic saga!
“He’s not some boyfriend in a line of them. He is my alpha and omega. He is the sky over me. Without him, I’m lost. There’s no one else, no one whose soul balances mine the way his does.”
Songs of Submission is the whirlwind saga of aspiring singer Monica Faulkner and hotelier and real estate magnate Jonathan Drazen. Books/novellas should be read in order:
There is a reason why C.D Reiss is USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR......and why 5 stars is simply not enough for this extraordinary brilliant book.......
♥ ....Is it because she writes the BEST EROTIC ROMANCE EVER, with such a high level of erotic intensity that she had me pulling out tissues all over the place, adding batteries in big bold letters to the top of my shopping list, and ripping my clothes off quicker than a bitch in heat!!
♥ ....Or is it because her wri ...more
Well, it took until the last book for me to give it FIVE stars!
Was not expecting the turn this book took.
“I want you to understand something. That man? He’s not some boyfriend in a line of them. He is my alpha and omega. He is the sky over me. Without him, I’m lost. There’s no one else, no one whose soul balances mine the way his does. I’ve waited my life for him, and when he came, I didn’t recognize him. Not until recently. If I lose him, I swear, as God is my witness, I will be alone. No man...more
“Hi,” I said when I walked into Jonathan’s room of bland pinks, beiges, hard edges, and the smell of sickness and alcohol. I’d gotten him a little light-up Christmas tree for the table by the bed, and every night, he made sure it was on.
Monica cannot simply accept that Jonathan's condition is the result of a a sixteen-year-old overdose. She thinks about poisons, attempts of mur ...more
That man. He’s not some boyfriend in a line of them. He is my alpha and omega. He is the sky over me. Without him, I’m lost. There’s no one else, no one whose soul balances mine the way his does. I waited my life for him, and when he came I didn’t recognize him. Not until very recently. If I lose him I swear, as God is my witness, I will be alone. No man can match him.
Oh my GOD!! This one pretty much ripped my heart out and I ugly cried through large parts of it. It’s a real sobfest and there’ ...more
5 GR stars + these
+ a million more ...
You know the saying "good things happen when you least expect it"? This is exactly what happened to me and this brilliant series - I stumbled upon the first two novellas compeletely by accident and, since I was in between books, I thought "Why not?". Boy, am I ever glad I took a chance!
BDSM erotica has become a genre du jour and, even though everybody and their mother is all of a sudden a self-published erotica writer, very few can actually pull it off. C.D ...more
**Spoiler free, apart from direct quotes**
5 Stunning.... Songs of Submission.... Stars
Each breath, each note, each word,
no matter the song, was about one thing only.
"Goddess," he whispered, "I have to have you."
I can't tell you what happens in this book; I 'll give you a flavor and tell you how it made me feel.....
Now time for me to gush my heart out..... I can't help it, I love!!
Songs of Submission, the series, has given me the most amazing book experience. I read them back to back... It' ...more
I have a confession to make...... I read this book in one sitting. One abso-fucking-lutely awesome sitting. That might not be an uncommon occurrence for some of my Goodreads friends but for me, it's a first. I bow down to you C.D. Reiss.
One word for this book- ANGST. All-consuming, page turning angst.
Kudos to anyone who's done a thorough review on this book without spoiling it because I find it nearly impossible. If you read Resist, you're aware of the mother of a cliffhanger ending. Well ...more
((This is a Spoiler Free Review))
It's official... I'm moving this series to my Favorite Romanic Series Shelf... Let's all be grateful that I am not a video blogger for my reviews, or the world would be subjected to the visual accompaniment of my emotional upheaval... Tissues, hoodies, blankets, and a slight rocking back and forth motion... I look like the "before" footage in hormone replacement commercial... all black & white grainy footage. ...more
"My name is Monica. I stand almost six feet tall. I walk like an ocean wave and I sing like a storm. My voice is a force of it's own and I let it loose like a hurricane. I am safe I own what I make. I am a creator. I am an artist."
I don't usually read Novella's being that I feel you just don't get the time to fall in love with the characters, story, dialogue but I went in and wow I was very very wrong I lived, I breathed in Jonathan and M ...more
What a fantastic ending to an unforgettable series...
Sing is the 7th and final installment in the Songs of Submission series that consists of seven main novellas and three side novellas. The previous part of this series ended with a HUGE cliffhanger so I was anxious to start this book right away (most of the novellas ended with a bit of a cliffhanger btw so it's best to read them when you can all read them in a row).
Sing did have a complete different feel to it than the previous
The seventh book in the "Songs of Submission" series took a ve ...more
In the interest of saving time and from spamming my f-list, I thought it would be prudent to write an overall review for the songs of submission series in this seventh and final book. Its been almost a whole day since I've read this book, hoping to be able to piece together a coherent review that would do justice to this enjoyable series, and most importantly, this final book that had my feels in a hot mess. But I find that I have not the words, nor the eloquence to ...more
Once again we start off picking up the pieces from the crazy ending of the last book. And let me just say, this was probably my least favorite book but I can't tell you why! I can say that it was because I didn't like what happened! Ugh...I know it makes things more realistic but I'm just not a big fan of this type of plot.
Monica was amazing in this book...I can't imagine what she had to go through. She had some very tough decisions. And I thought it was great how she was able to pou ...more
What a Book, What a Series......WHAT A FANTASTIC AUTHOR-
...........................♥♥♥♥♥ C.D. Reiss ♥♥♥♥♥........................
All I can say is that this last book was outstanding, spectacular, erotic, sad, emotional, heart stopping, a living nightmare, but .....
My emotions were taken to so many levels that I am finally coming down. This last book was something I never imagined. What I found so compelling was the growth that Monica showed. She has a ...more
"You’re a manipulative bastard, a brazen liar, and a sadist. You've brought me to my knees. You've dominated me. You've told me who I am and then challenged me to be it. If you made me strong enough to stand up to the world, let me stand by you. If you completed the woman I am, let me be that woman in your honor. Every part in my body is dedicated to you. Every note I sing. Every breath in my lungs. My pleasure and pain. Take me. Let me serve you. Let me be yours."
God, could this story get anymore...just...heartbreakingly wonderful?! The love that the Jonathan and Monica have for each other is beyond words.
"He is my alpha and omega. He is the sky over me. Without him, I'm lost. There's no one else, no one whose soul balances mine the way his does..."
I could try to summarize this book but I don't think I could without having a ton of spoilers. ...more
"What if I have a headache?
I'll fuck it right out of you."
“I want you to understand something. That man? He’s not some boyfriend in a line of them. He is my alpha and omega. He is the sky over me. Without him, I’m lost. There’s no one else, no one whose soul balances mine the way his does. I’ve waited my life for him, and when he came, I didn’t recognize him. Not until recently. If I lose him, I swear, as God is my witness, I will be alone. No man can match him.”
ARC received by Author on behalf of eXcessica Publishing from NetGalley. (Original read: 9/2013)
I am not sure if there are any words to explain what a brilliant series this is. And although Sing is far different than the other six books in this series, it was absolute perfection.
It's a true gift to be able to evoke emotions from the reader, but it wasn't just the emotions that were torn from within me. It was the perfect imagery that C.D. Reiss creates with her words. Every chosen word seems ...more
ARC provided by the publisher, eXcessica Publishing, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review
This is the last book in the novella series, Songs of Submission
Every once in awhile, I come across a series that keep my mind churning constantly about the storyline and characters. HUH....This is one of those times; CD Reiss is an artist using words as her canvas and our minds as her masterpiece.
I requested this 7th novella book through NetGalley without re ...more
I was entirely too enthralled to stop long enough to write a review for this series, so I'll just do an all in one. At the end of the day, bottom line, if you haven't read this yet... DO NOT put it off any longer!!! You can thank me later...
First books high points for me were the banter. I was in love with these two just as soon as they started interacting with each other. It was glorious. Also, there date/non-date was the best thing ever. I thought it was different and original and ...more
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Sing, part #7, is the conclusion to the addicting series, Songs of Submission.
It should come as no surprise to those who have traveled this road of self discovery, art, music and sexuality how intensely you will feel after reading this. I usually write my reviews right after my experience with the book. I put my thoughts down, hope they make sense to the readers and send them out to those who choose to read them.
CD Reiss now makes the connection of that genre to literature.
I will make this review completely spoiler free. The only spoiler is perhaps that I think this series, Songs of Submission, that started early this year, is really awesome and it finds here in book 7, Sing, its conclusion in a perfect timed, felt and written style.
I dream how a fairy would visit me, granting me a wish. My wish would be that I never read anything written by CD Rei ...more
I can't LOVE this series more, words can't do justice on how I feel about this book and the whole series. I won't do a long review because I'm not sure when I will collect all my thoughts. So here we go...
An explosive love story about a LA billionaire and an aspiring singer. It was set in Los Angeles.
Let me tell you that all of these broken-billionaire-men and their equally-broken-normal girls kind of story were not my thing anymore. Most of them became tedious, repetitive a ...more
Now, that's out of the way, let's get down to business shall we. As I have mentioned above Sing is the seventh and the last novella in the series Songs of Submission.
In Beg, we saw how Monica Faulkner, a struggling singer-son ...more
Wow!!! Sing was such an amazing ending to the Songs of Submissions Series. Honestly, I didn't expect what happened in this book but I loved every second of it. It was simply perfect.
The reason I decided to read this series was through a suggestion on the C.D. Canaries thread for C.D. Reiss new book Spin (Songs of Corruption). I asked the question whether or not I had to read the Songs of Submissions Series first before Spin and it was suggest by a few C.D. Canaries t ...more
Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master's degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that ...more