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October 7, 2014

Guest Blog: Brandee Bookworming on CD Reiss

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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26 comments:

  1. While I am not a fan of a lot of drama in my reads, I can't resist compelling and well written charaters.

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    1. You'll love CD Reiss then, Heidi. I hope you'll give her a shot. :)

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  2. Thanks for hosting me, Braine, and for letting me share my love for CD Reiss. :) I can't wait for you to read her! And I really hope to meet you someday, too!! <3

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    1. Yes and Yes!

      Thank YOU for guesting, muah!

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  3. Wow thanks! This was lovely and unexpected!

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    1. My pleasure! Thank YOU for sharing your gift in creating such brilliant reads. <3

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    2. Thanks for stopping by & checking her post out, Christine :)

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  4. Braine, Brandee, you and the ladies over at Rabid Reads will be the death of me! I add books every single time I visit any of you :) And it's so great to know we share the same love for good stories.

    I especially like what Brandee said about characters she doesn't really have anything in common with, but because of excellent writing, she still becomes immersed in their world, and enjoy them all the while being uncomfortable with at least some of their choices.

    Great guest blog post! Thanks to both of you :) *goes to check if CD Reiss is on her TBR shelf*

    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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    1. It's only fair to return the favor, Lexxie. I know you've added countless books to mine. ;)

      And I do hope you'll give CD Reiss a try. I have this feeling you'll love her just as much as I do. :)

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    2. Hey you return that favor as well! I'm just not good at using Goodreads so I always forget the recommended by part but we're even on that front

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  5. I feel like you ladies are ganging up on me, first Brandee convinces Braine to add this series to her TBR, THEN she asks her to guest post to convince other readers to do the same. Way to twist my arm! LOL Consider it a done deal!

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    1. It's a total conspiracy, Carmel. LOL If you do try Reiss, let me know so we can chat. :)

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    2. Oopsie! But yes, that's the goal

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  6. That's interesting about the background in screenwriting, because I was just thinking about that a couple days ago ... I noticed that some of my favorite authors have that background. Now I'm even more eager to read this author. I already have 1 or 2 books by her.

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    1. I thought so too, Christy. Who are some of your favorite authors? I may need to check them out. ;) If you do read Reiss, come by my blog, fb page or tweet at me so we can discuss. And I hope you love her writing as much as I do! :)

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  7. I love when books read like a tv show/movie in my head :D CWendig has the same effect on me.

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    1. The Songs of Submission definitely read this way. I haven't read CWendig but I'll check him out. :)

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  8. You have me curious..I love books that push to the edge and compel me to keep reading!

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  9. Uncomfortable but beautiful? I think I need to try this out.

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    1. Oh, I hope you do and that you love it! :)

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  10. LOL! My TBR pile is largely a result of visiting blogs and with bloggers. Brandee's words resonate with me so I'll have to check this series out.

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    1. Thank you! :) I do hope you check out Reiss' work. Let me know if you do. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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  11. Braine, you haven't read her yet?! I'm with Brandee here, she is mind-blowing an so, so powerful! I am a rabid fan since picking up Beg. Pick that freebie up RIGHT NOW! You'll curse me later :)

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