Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Book Review: Songs of Submission: Sequence One

Songs of Submission: Sequence One (Songs of Submission #1-3)
C.D. Reiss

Release Date: March 24, 2013

CD Reiss

Book Description:
My name is Monica. I'm a singer born and raised in Los Angeles.

I've stopped dating. When I cut a record, or win a Grammy, maybe then I'll be with someone, but every man in my past has done everything he could to make me submit myself to him, and it's gotten in the way of my career. I won't do it again.

But there's Jonathan. He owns the high-rise hotel where I work, and he is gorgeous and charming. I refuse to fall in love with him, even though when he asks me to submit to him, I want nothing more.

When Jonathan was gone I couldn't stop thinking about him, and the first thing he did when he got back was demand more of me. I'm willing to give him my body and my time, but I find myself giving up pieces of my heart.

My career is on track, and even though I can't write a thing, I can sing. So I'll go to the art opening with him, because his ex wife will be there. I feel this need to protect him from hurt, though in bed, his domination brings me to my knees.

This man is going to break me into a million little pieces.

"You're mine. The minute I told you to spread your legs and you did it, you were mine. When I told you to beg for it and you did, you were mine. When you put your hands behind your back without being told, I owned you. You never had to say a word. You are a natural submissive."

No. God, no.

My name is Monica, and no matter what Jonathan says, I am not submissive.


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Hot, quick, with a touch of BDSM, these books are surprisingly addicting. Trust me; you can’t stop at just one…

I picked up Beg as a quickie, in-between book. Having seen a number of my friends rave about these novellas I had to check out what everyone has been talking about. And then… three novellas later I started to get the idea.

Yes, there is nothing new in a story of a brilliant, beautiful, struggling musician catching an eye and falling for a rich, dark, and handsome hotelier, with a mysterious past and a dash of kink added in. In fact, there are a whole slew of similar novels flooding the bookshelves out there and I purposely tend to avoid them most of the time. So, why read these novellas you ask? Because the writing is actually good, the characters are interesting and well developed, the sex is definitely steamy, and each of these novellas serves as a perfect appetizer into the next.  
The first sequence of novellas [consisting of the first three] is a tease in itself, it begins to explore the limits of these characters as they slowly learn of each other and explore the possibility of this new relationship. These stories caught me quite off guard as I breathed through them in mere hours, never thinking that I would enjoy this serialized format of storytelling as much as I did [perhaps it’s simply the fact that I didn’t need to wait for the publication of the next novella to continue]. Nonetheless, Ms. Reiss certainly captured my attention. Beg, Tease, and Submit were just my first foray and I’m looking forward to reading more in the future.

Happy reading!

Songs of Submission Series:
Beg (Songs of Submission #1)
Tease (Songs of Submission #2)
Submit (Songs of Submission #3)
Jessica and Sharon (Songs of Submission #3.5, Songs of Dominance #1-2)
Control (Songs of Submission #4)
Burn (Songs of Submission #5)
Rachel (Songs of Submission #5.5)
Resist (Songs of Submission #6)
Sing (Songs of Submission #7)
Monica (Songs of Submission #7.5)


  1. Lots of books out already, I like that

    1. Yup, and they are all very quick reads.

      This series is in a serialized format so if you are not a fan of novellas I wouldn't go for them, but since all of them are published you can pretend like they are one book! :) And you can get them in bundles on Amazon actually (other websites too I'm sure.)

  2. So glad you loved them Victoria. CO'S writing is addicting. You'll be happy to know that the new series "Songs of Corruption" will be full length novels featuring Jonathan ' sister Teresa. ♡jean

    1. I'm glad I gave them a try. Will definitely try to read more of this series (hopefully soon)! Thanks for the recommendation. :)

  3. Ooo these sound like fun, and I like a little steamy now and again. Adding to my list, so glad you enjoyed them :)


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