FRIDAY NIGHT FREEBIE: Songs of Submission by CD Reiss
Songs of Submission Genres: Erotic Romance
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
I have so much to say about this series, I’m not even sure where to start but I think it has to begin with synchronicity. I hardly ever mention myself on this blog unless I have a new release, and I rarely bring up my books in a review. But this time I have to. Because I picked up this series after only hearing about it once. How many times have you ever done that? And for erotica, no less. I’ve read a lot of erotica–I call it research. 😉
Seriously. So I’ve read all the big names in erotica because I write some sexy stuff myself. But I figured I had done enough research about a year ago and stopped reading it. CJ Roberts was really the last erotica I read–and I LOVE that series. Well, CD Reiss is just as good a storyteller as CJ.
But anyway, back to me… So I’m cruising through the MMM Book Club on Facebook and I stumble across one post. This post about BEG, the first book in this series. This was a while back–maybe June or July. So I see this one lonely post about Beg and for some reason, even though I’m not in the BDSM scene as far as books go and I’m off the erotica, I buy it.
Just bam. One-click.
And I one-click a bunch of stuff and most of the time it sits on my Kindle until I’m bored with whatever is on my current TBR list. But this book I not only bought without even reading the blurb, but I read it that night. And holy shit, this isn’t really erotica. I mean, IT IS, believe me– the sex is fucking hot. And there’s a lot of it. But there’s such a soulful story of struggle, and love, and disappointment–it almost supersedes the genre.
So I read it, and I love it, but I don’t get the second one because I had way too many books I needed to read for the blog. And then… a couple weeks later I get this fan on my author page and she says she read my book because CD Reiss talked about me in an interview. I was like wait–that name sounds familiar. So I go check my Kindle and yeah–that’s the freaking erotica book I read a few weeks ago. So i love Fate. All my books have Fate in them. I see fate everywhere. So to me, this is fate. I pick up book two, Tease, and the next thing I know I’m fucking jonsen for Book SEVEN! I mean, that’s how fast I tore through these books.
Yes, this is erotica. YES, some of it is hardcore – to me, anyway. Because remember, I’m not really into it. But man, this is such a good story. And CD Reiss can tell it. I told her, if there’s such a thing as high-brow erotica, you’re writing it. I loved it.
Anyway–that’s my long and weird story about how I came to know these books and CD Reiss. And when I told her I wanted to give her the Friday Night Freebie spot tonight, she offered up a signed paperback of your choice of her books and some swag. And I’m gonna sweeten the pot and throw in Songs of Submission Sequence One – the first three books – on eBook so you can start it sooner.
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