Say something about yourself!
A word of warning, I didn't finish the book, I called it quits after 5 hours, just not my kind of book. Without having my review pulled for spoilers let me explain. There was no love story, I like listening to romance. There were no steamy scenes in 5 hours, I like steamy scenes. And while I have no problem with the idea of Doms or subs or even willing collared slaves I take great exception to the hardcore S and M in this book. Apparently in this context S and M basically means torture, violence, beatings without pleasure, zero sub care oh and the "training" started when the female lead was a teen and the Dom was 30 something. This didn't read like a loving empowering relationship it read like a man who likes to beat a woman until she can't stand and only then have sex with her and then he is done.
I'm sure there are relationships out there like this, but I don't see the point in it, it's just damaged people damaging each other more. Nothing sweet about it, not even drawing a bath for the sub that was just beaten...I don't like the book and feel no compulsion to finish it.
Characters you could CARE about. They were so bland! How is that even possible when its an erotica writer and her publisher?
Hopefully something good. I got a lot of 2 for a credit books and so far I have liked one of them. Anything Kresley Cole or Joey W Hill I will purchase and love.
I think the narrator did as good a job as he could with the source material. His female voices were a bit obnoxious to listen to.
The whole book needed a rewrite.
I disliked this book I almost got a refund. If I hadn't gotten it and another for 1 credit I would have, It had so many good reviews. What a disappointment.
I like to live vicariously through fictional characters. I enjoy reading and/or listening to mostly paranormal and fantasy.
Wow, I'm about half way through this book. I can balerly put it down. But I have to get some sleep.
I read this book based on this review by Mandi. I was very intrigued and decided that I had to read it. I am extremely glad I did. This is a phenomenal story. I love the characters, they are extremely deep. I worry about all the characters. It seems that there will not be a happy ending, but I cannot imagine the story ending any other way.
I will say that I am terrified of Soren. But I'm also very curious about him. I hope we get to learn more about him in The Angel.
I love this book. I'm now listening to audiobook. I'm a little over an hour in. I love Nora.
Just finished the audiobook. I should've waited until closer to when The Angel comes out. Now I have to wait impatiently. Love this book.
Chronically unable to commit to a single book.
I'm not madly in love with this series, but apparently liked the first volume enough to purchase the audiobook even after finishing the text version. It's not a particulary nice story, or a realistic one, but the characters are messed up in just the way that makes them somehow humanly compelling all the same - and, compared to what else is currently being published under the erotic romance and erotica labels, it's not a badly written story.
Mr. James's narration may help it, though. His main failure is with some of the accents (and he really needs to brush up his Danish), but he still manages to bring the characters' personalities to life quite beautifully. There's also a nice rhythm to his narration that, I think, overall got the mood of the scenes well and was easy to fall into. And for those discouraged by the mentions of annoying or weird female voices: well, I think the female characters themselves tend toward the weird and/or annoying, so it's really surprisingly fitting and, for the most part, not that bad after you get used to it.
Go give it a shake! Just please don't go around pronouncing Søren's name like it's done here. ;-)
The Siren is the first installment in Tiffany Reisz's dark erotica series titled: Original Sinners. This book just did it for me. I've always been a sucker for ass-kicking women in fiction, but that has historically been limited to the fantasy genres. But holy cow, Ms. Reisz created a mostly-contemporary heroine that just blew me away.
Nora Sutherlin is like two women in one...and they're both amazing! One is dominant, merciless, strong, successful, self-assured, and basically worshiped. The other is incredibly vulnerable, submissive, protective, troubled, and a bit unconfident actually. However, they both are sexy as hell and incredibly likable.
As noted in many of my reviews, erotica is not a genre I typically enjoy due to the typical "just enough story to justify the next sex scene" writing style of the particular authors I have read in the past. But Ms. Reisz keeps a quality storyline flowing and incorporates endings that have readers scrambling for the next book. The characters are layered and the relationships are incredibly complex - when you've got some strong BDSM factors going on then they have to be or it just won't work. I am a newfound fan of Tiffany Reisz and can't wait to read the rest of this series!!!
My favorite quote:
"The same wind that blows us off course can turn and carry us home."
Love the tone.
I really didn't think this book would be special at all. I finished listening to it today and ended up really liking the book. It does have BDSM but ultimately it's about peoples nature and coming to grips with who you are and accepting that without destroying others.
I had a friend gift me an ebook copy of The Siren. Because my schedule is so hectic, I bought it on Audible. She said I’d love it. She told me it was taboo. She knows me well. Taboo she said, well that was one of the best parts. At one point while driving down the road, it came to the point in the story when the reader is clued into who Soren is and let me tell you, I was screaming at my phone (that is the device I use for Audible). I was in shock. Wonderful, mind blowing shock at the plot twist in this story.
The narrator took some getting used to, and the tense that the story was written in isn’t my favorite. Yet it all worked out amazingly. The narrator grew on me and I loved the many accents he had. And the third person almost read like a television show. I could see the characters and environment that they were in.
As far as BDSM books go, this has to be one of my favorites. Nora’s story is heartbreaking. I fell in love with all of them. Soren, Zack, Wesley, they all have their little kinks and I loved them all. If you are expecting hearts and flowers with a lovely ending, you are in for some disappointment. This is a forbidden love story and each of the stories within the story have an ending, it just may not be what you expect. Thankfully the series goes on and maybe I’ll get the ending I want. Great Story Ms Reisz. I am now and will forever be a huge fan.
The best book, by far, I have ever read! The story with in a story is truly amazing. I never could have guessed how this would end. Great job to Tiffany. Nora is strong, witty, and empathetic. Love love love!
I love to read and listen to erotica all types and paranormal vamps and shifters
This was a good book. I don't know why I waited so long to read this book I have had this book on kindle for over a year. Nora Sutherlin is a famous erotic writer she is also a famous Domme. Zachary Easton is known as "The London Fog" holds her latest manuscript in his hand Zach is very demanding and he has only agreed to become her editor on one condition that he has complete control over it. Zachary is still mourning the loss of his marriage, trying to stop the hoping that his wife may come back to him. Nora has to rewrite the whole book in six weeks. This was a really good book it was not by no means romance it. Zach to me at times was so stuck up that I wanted to slap him. The sex scenes in this book was hot and Soren at first I didn't think I would like him I mean a priest that was a Dom, but I can't wait until I read more about him and Nora's relationship. Nora's relationship with each of the men in this book was somewhat Kingsley who was the king of kink he was the one that helped Nora when she had nothing and the one that turned her into a Domme after she left Soren. Wes who was her house guest and assistant who was in love with Nora and a virgin at nineteen she really liked him. I really think that Soren really loves her and she him, but she knows that they can't be together. The book did have one taboo that I know isn't for everyone. This book was very well written with no errors in grammar or spelling as I read and listened to this book at the same time. I am really looking forward to reading the next book in this series. This really was a good book