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December 7, 2015

Suped Up: The Queen by Tiffany Reisz

Series: The Original Sinners: The White Years 4
Format: eGalley
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Publisher: Mira
Source: Publisher via NetGalley
Genre: BDSM Erotica

Once upon a time, Nora and Søren made a fateful deal—if he gave her everything, she would give him forever.

The time has finally come to keep their promises.

Out of money and out of options after her year-long exile, Eleanor Schreiber agrees to join forces with Kingsley Edge, the king of kink. After her first taste of power as a Dominant, Eleanor buries her old submissive self and transforms into Mistress Nora, the Red Queen. With the help of a mysterious young man with a job even more illicit than her own, Nora squares off against a cunning rival in her quest to become the most respected, the most feared Dominatrix in the Underground.

While new lovers and the sweet taste of freedom intoxicate Nora, she is tempted time and time again by Søren, her only love and the one man who refuses to bow to her. But when Søren accepts a new church assignment in a dangerous country, she must make an agonizing choice—will the queen keep her throne and let her lover go, or trade in her crown for Søren's collar?

With a shattering final confession, the last link in the chain is forged in The Original Sinners saga. It's the closing chapter in a story of salvation, sacrifice and the multitude of scars we collect in the name of ecstasy—and love.




I read THE QUEEN, the last The Original Sinners book, for a month and mulled it over for a week before I finally decided to sit down and compose this review. I'm a HUGE fan of Tiffany Reisz, her books always gets me tongue-tied review-wise that usually I end up with several drafts because I don't feel like I said everything I want to say, or expressed how awesome the book was effectively. So I took my time with THE QUEEN, read the book slowly, let the fangirling moment pass, before writing this review. 

There's something about The Original Sinners that makes me long for SOMETHING. Not the sex or the relationships, I'm vanilla all the way, too selfish to share my partner with anyone else, and definitely not keen on being in a relationship with a priest. Not able to do public stuff as a couple? Yeah, that sucks donkey balls! What I envy is the loyalty these characters have to each other, how much they love one another, and most of all, the faith-fullness. Faith in knowiing that no matter what happenes, even if they succumb to countless moments of weakness, they know that the other person will always find their way back, that forgiveness will be given, and whatever love was shared will remain unconditional.

THE QUEEN fills in some more time gaps in the Red Years. This last novel isn't an ultimate conclusion, rather it's the end of an era or an long and important chapter in the lives of these Sinners. At the same time, it also brings the series to full circle, bridging the gap between the Red Years and White Years by finally telling the tale on HOW Eleanor Schrieber turned into Nora Sutherlin, where the new name came from, the circumstances that surrounded the transformation, and the roles Kingsley, Søren, and Co. played to bring out "Nora".

THE QUEEN, like the rest of the series, is such a delight to read. This dysfunctional story about love, friendship, and family, is so dirty, but written so eloquently it's definitely sweeping. Oh the feels! And I'm not talking about the ones pertaining to the nether regions... although I'm not discounting that either... TReisz charged The Original Sinners with so much emotions, the brutal honesty and vulnerability of the characters transcends the pages. I know a few readers shied away from the series because of the relationships involved. If you're one of those, I hope you can find it in yourselves to look past that and focus on what's behind the forbiddenness of it all. TReisz is such a gifted writer, so provocative, witty and clever, The Original Sinners by far is one of the best, if not THE best erotic series of this generation.

And so it's with a heavy heart that I say goodbye to my favorite deviants. I know I'm not alone in hoping for more books in this world, King's 8th Circle is filled with interesting freaks, I'm hoping they all whisper in Ms. Reisz ears and force her to write their stories next.




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20 comments:

  1. I read the first book then abandon the rest. It was just not my thing, and I know that I'm missing out but the subject matter is too much for me. Can you believe that? Lol.

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  2. I have been wanting to see what all the hype is about this series but have been afraid I will not like it like others do. It seems that every hyped up series I do not like.

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  3. It is always hard to say goodbye to loved characters but so glad this ended well!

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  4. I do like BDSM, menage and lots of sex in erotica books, but Tiffany Reisz is the queen of all erotica. I don't read her books for any of those things. Yes, she is great at those parts. But, it is her ability to write such great characters with so much emotion and humor that you just can't help but love them. Great review Braine.

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  5. oh this is one those series that you just hold on to no matter when you finished it. Damn awesome review!

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  6. I have never seen those last 3 covers like that, awesome

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  7. I keep meaning to read this series. I like all sorts of sexiness so I can handle this.

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  8. It's great to see that you always have a wonderful time with the books of the author! One day I'll have to try

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  9. I have been meaning to try this series for a long time. At least, if I like the first book, I won't have to wait on the others now that they're out. Awesome review!

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  10. Great review Braine and yeah I totally see how loving this kind of read would confound us vanilla lovers. For me its the forbidden because I'm older than you in my sixties so s-e-x was never mentioned to me growing up until of course the 60s came along then it was sort of thrown in our faces. :) But I enjoy some e-rom but I just never have been able to like the multiple partners read. Thanks!

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  11. I have quite a few books in this series and someday Braine I am going to read them..your reviews always leave me kicking myself.

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  12. Those books you love are the hardest to review, it always seems like I can't adequately describe my thoughts and feelings for a book I really love. It's good to know you enjoyed this one and I like the sound of how this one bridges the gap between two books and gives some answers to questions you had. Great review!

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  13. Glad to hear this ended on a high note for you. It's awesome that for an erotica there is a lot more going on.

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  14. One day I'll get around to reading one of her books.

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  15. This one sounds too scandalous for me!! Haha! I'm not really fond of BDSM or erotica in general, but I like that this one actually seems to have a plot besides the forbidden sexy times. I'm glad that this was so great for you, Braine!

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  16. Excellent review, Braine! You did it - expressed well how much you loved The Queen. ;) This is a series I've been intending to read forever...have The Red Years on my shelf. I'll get to it soon, I promise. I can't wait to meet Nora, Soren, and Kingsley. You've sufficiently tempted me into meeting these Sinners. ;)

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  17. I was sad to see the end to this series too, Braine! I loved how we got to see Eleanor become Nora too. I agree, they are a very loyal bunch and will do anything to protect one another. It was very well done!

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  18. This isn't really for me but I love how passionate the readers are and that the series continued to stay strong.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

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  19. Tiffany Reisz is the master of writing flawed characters who are so life-like it's impossible to not fall in love with them all. When I read the very first book in this series, I was afraid I'd be too uncomfortable, I'm vanilla all the way, too, but the writing just mesmerised me!
    I think the overall story arc came to a beautiful full circle with The Queen, and while I would definitely love to stay in the universe where Nora, Søren, Kingsley and all the others evolve, I am also very excited to see what Reisz comes up with next!
    Awesome review, Braine :)
    Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

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  20. I will do a blanket response because Momma's busy. So to address the main points:

    1. Yes, this series takes BDSM to a different level. It doesn't try to make it romantic, in fact Reisz consider it a horror story. LOL. I guess in not trying, she allowed the story to blossom and it eventually told itself. If that makes sense.

    2. I will read anything by Reisz, the way she piece words together is erotic in itself.

    3. The story is more than sex and convincing us that BDSM is acceptable/tolerable. It's about people, their evolution, and a lot of other stuff.

    Thanks for stopping by and I hope that you guys get to read TReisz at some point in your lives.

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