For years people told me to read Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series; yeah, yeah, sure I will, I always said! But for YEARS my copy of The Siren just sat there. Unread. Fast forward to January 2018 and I finally did it. I picked it up, and within 5 days, I had devoured the first 4 books in this series, known as The Red Years. I’ve only posted the synopsis for book 1 below as I don’t want to give anything away, but my review is a completely spoiler free review (as always) of all 4 books.
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 rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it’s no deal.
Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining… and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him… or returning to his bed?
Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.
Wow, wow, and wow some more. I have read many books over the years containing sex. Many books filled to the brim with BDSM. But no books quite like Ms Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series. Friends and followers of my blog will know I have suffered terribly with book funks over recent years. Struggling to pick up books by my most favourite authors. I lost my love of the written word, and I was honestly scared I would never get it back. Then one evening, in early January 2018, I had a random little urge to start The Siren, book 1 in the Original Sinners (The Red Years) series. What could it hurt? Worst case was I wouldn’t get in to it like most other books I tried. But what actually happened, had both myself and my friends celebrating.
Not only *could* I read, but I was *desperate* for more. I honestly can’t remember the last time I felt this intense need to read. Every spare second I had, my kindle was in my hand. Before work, after work, in bed until my eyes physically couldn’t stay open any longer. Søren, Kingsley and Nora consumed me, and I wouldn’t change it for the world. While I was lost inside the pages of these beautiful books, I found the most wonderful thing in the world – my love of reading. From the beginning of book 1, until the end of book 4, this series was nothing less than stunning, sexy, sensual, and scintillating. A true masterpiece of literary fiction.
I would be lying if I said that Søren and Kingsley (our two male main characters) hadn’t worked their way into more than a few of my dreams over the last week and a half. The Original Sinners are intensely sexy. Without a doubt the sexiest books I’ve ever read. I find a lot of books these days are all sex and no substance, yet another reason I got bored of reading last year, but Tiffany Reisz manages to fill your head with kinky fantasies, and fill your heart with the love of characters who are so fleshed out you would swear they are real people. I cried with them, I laughed with them, I was scared with them, and I loved so incredibly hard with them.
Tiffany Reisz weaves some very strong magic in her words, and I cannot thank her enough for the gift she gave me when I turned that very first page and walked into the world of The 8th Circle.
If she couldn’t write, she would die. Probably in a volcano eruption.