Brandee Price aka Bookworm Brandee has become one of my favorite bloggers. I have yet to meet her, and I do want to meet her someday, but I can tell that she and I will click in more ways than one.
Now in the blogosphere, we always moan and groan about our TBR's and how following each other's blogs doesn't help in keeping it down. In fact blogging exponentially increases our book obsession, purchases, and hoarding potentials via reviews and recommendations.
Thanks to Brandee, I have CD Reiss' books on my stack now and her passion for Reiss' books is affecting and very influential. Read up and hopefully Brandee manages to convince you too!
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I was late to the party with CD Reiss. I’d heard of her, of course. She’d been highly recommended to me - and by one of my favorite authors. But I didn’t pick up one of her books until Kick appeared in the Bend Anthology. Kick...yeah, it’s quite a read. I was so very impressed that Ms. Reiss could take a subject that’s so raw, gritty, and so far outside of my comfort zone and make it beautiful. Then she weaves in these characters that, quite frankly, make me uncomfortable, combining it all to make such a compelling story I couldn’t put it down. So since Beg, the first installment in Reiss’ Songs of Submission series was also included in Bend, I *had* to read it as well. And I was hooked...I’m a Reiss addict.
Reiss has a way with words. She can paint such vivid images with her prose that it’s akin to watching a tv program in my head. And that’s important since she wrote her SoS series to mimic a television serial. She’s got a knack for it - probably because her background is in screenwriting. :) She created this family of characters that is fascinating. They have this shiny image they publicly uphold but privately they have many deep, dark secrets.
Reiss creates compelling characters. I may not have anything in common with them but I’m immersed in their world and invested in their lives. Even her antagonists are the kind you love to hate. Also, she tells a riveting story that includes drama, suspense, mystery, romance, and sex. Yes, the lady does creative sex. But it meshes so well with the story.
Hopefully, I’ve convinced you that CD Reiss is a must-read author. I’ve not caught up in the Songs of Perdition series or even started the Songs of Corruption series. But I *know* I’m going to love them and I can’t wait!
I hope so too, Brandee! Thanks again for taking time off caring for your warrior granny to write this up. Luv yah, beech!
Don't forget to check out & follow BOOKWORM BRANDEE as well as CD Reiss' books!
CD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.
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 went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.
Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.
If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.
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