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The Siren

(The Original Sinners #1)

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  25,630 ratings  ·  3,333 reviews

Return to the book that started it all—the sophisticated, edgy and devastatingly sexy beginning to Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series…

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

Kindle Edition, 428 pages
Published October 1st 2017 by MIRA (first published June 1st 2012)
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Carla Scarbrough Nora is the Dominatrix, but she is a switch, there are both dominant men and woman. It is an excellent book
Nora is the Dominatrix, but she is a switch, there are both dominant men and woman. It is an excellent book
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Courtney Milan
May 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Aestas Book Blog

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 B
~ Becs ~

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
Jun 26, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites

** 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! ヽ(^o^)ノ )

It’s a weird feeling, reading this book.

It’s like you lose all your ties with the real world going on a
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

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. I
“Nora…you will be the death of me,” Zach said.


I managed to sample this book until the end and freaking love it!!

5+++++++ stars

Wow! Wow! Wow! This is how you write Erotic - BDSM.


So many reviews have already been written about how awesome this book is, i agree with all of them. Nothing more to add here than a little bit of gushing.

Nora is everything i want to be when i grow up. What an amazing character. She is fierce, sarcastic, funny, vulnerable and just damn right awesome. I freaking loved
Apr 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition


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
Starr (AKA Starrfish) Rivers
Not entirely sure what to say about this book. But I'll begin by noting:


It's psychological drama. The sex in this book is not at all "hot." It's about power and dominance and submission and making a point and all the other stuff but never about LOVE.

Given that this is not a romance (which makes it a book I don't typically read), and it's not about love, (which makes the writing have to work that much harder for me to like it), it wasn't bad.

There were moments when it was ri
Amy | Foxy Blogs
May 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Amy | Foxy Blogs by: Amy (BW)
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Wow! 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 intriguing.


The Siren (The Original Sinners, #1) by Tiffany Reisz The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2) by Tiffany Reisz The Prince (The Original Sinners, #3) by Tiffany Reisz The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4) by Tiffany Reisz
Must be read in order. Big cliffhanger in book 3. Series is complet
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
"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
Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️

I'm super late to jump on this train, so anything I could even fathom to say about this book (and series, I'm sure) has already been said with more eloquence, wit, and gifs than I ever could.

So I will just say that this book was AWESOME. I am officially a huge Tiffany Reisz fan and looking forward to spending my upcoming weekend dedicating myself to absolutely DEVOURING the rest of this series.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)

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:

A traditional romance novel

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 and dirty explicit BDSM erotic romance. That is not at all what I got. Though the co
Buddy read with this puppy: Francesca!!
I love our late night freak-outs over books! <3

Solid 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 caug
Oct 13, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dark-angsty
"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
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾

"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 say
Nov 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adventure, erotica
Zachary Easton was a Brit living in NYC where he ran off to in order to escape his personal demons. He was working as an editor (a very good editor) in a publishing house (a well-known one). One day his boss J.P. trying to revive weak book sales decided to publish an erotica book. He picked a famous - among erotica readers - writer working in the genre Nora Sutherlin and Zach as her editor. Poor Zack initially thought editing such a book is beneath him, but J.P. told him to do it or else. As we ...more
Peek At My Book Review
Rating : 3.5 ‘Don’t judge a book by its mother. Just read.’ Stars


My 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 description ….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. description

Both Zach and Nora lived differe
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
If my heart grew any fonder bliss


“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 favori
Jul 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Open minded readers
Recommended to Karla by: Michelle, Searock, Taryn and countless other GR friends!
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
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 ha

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
Stacia (the 2010 club)
May 26, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Stacia (the 2010 club) 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?"


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
J.m. Darhower
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 re
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 is he
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
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 book.....


She was fun. She was sexy. She was funny. She was dangerous. She was bold. She was brilliant.


Wesley was

He was so sweet. And pure. I really loved the d
Melanie A. *mostly on hiatus*
First read: February 2015 - 5 STARS!
Re-read: October 2019 - 5+ STARS!
"The world I live in, you've never seen such freedom."
Wow, the brilliance of this book when seen from the POV of a re-read was blinding! I appreciated it so much more the second time around.

This went down as a 4-way buddy read with my bestest besties MONIQUE and URSY and LEILA. Let me tell you, we had lots to talk about! Thank you, ladies. <3
"S&M is as psychological as it is physical and sexual."
Jane Stewart
2 ½ stars. I want emotional connections. This is more about observing the odd.

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 app
Jul 26, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Beverly by: Jennifer
5 Lesbi-Honest Stars…because lets face it I would totally go there for Nora

Wow…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 more 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
Sandy ღCoffee Addict Booksღ

“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 bo
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Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA®-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin's Mira Books.

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The

Other books in the series

The Original Sinners (9 books)
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