The Confessions of Marcus Stearns by Tiffany Reisz
BlurbIn The Confessions of Marcus Stearns, notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different—more serious, more personal—and she's sure it'll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day. Zachary Easton holds Nora's fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards—in six weeks—or it's no deal. Nora's grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous—staying away from him…or returning to his bed? Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to your limits. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple.
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The Confessions of Marcus Stearns
There is not a book that Tiffany Reisz writes that I won’t read. She is my Queen of writing. Of course I consumed the book. All the things like housework and people were ignored. I mean, I just found out that Soren has/had a confessor. The shit that man must know. I just had to find out!
The Confessions is an amazing book. I loved getting a look around in Soren’s mind, plus we also get Elanor and Tiffany’s confessions. Talk about a prize at the end of The Original Sinners series.
It wasn’t necessary what Soren has to say, but the advice he gives Soren. It was great advice, advice I would expect a Jesuit Priest would give anyone.
Elanor even had some confessions of her own. There were a couple of shockers that you don’t see coming, so you will definitely have to read this short story to find out what secrets she is holding on to.
Now, on to the tea. The best part that will give you are palpitations is the end, when Tiffany gives you facts that you didn’t know about the series. Yes, Tiffany has her own confessions, but the list at the end is fabulous. (sung in my most fabulous aka Nene Leakes voice)
I got permission from the Queen herself to spill some of these fun facts about the series. (Rubbing my hands together) Are you ready to get started? All of the following are direct quotes from the book or pieces are direct quotes.
Fun Facts about the series:
- All the names of the principle characters in The Siren are based on the four cardinal directions:
- Nora Sutherlin- North South
- Wesly- West
- Zach Easton- East
- Soren- South
- Soren’s middle name is Lennox, which is an author tribute to English soul singer Annie Lennox who co-wrote the song, “Missionary Man” from which the author of the Original Sinners series (Tiffany Resiz) took the phrase “Original Sinner.” Lennox is also a district in Scotland.
- This one is a huge fact for me: Soren is a polyglot meaning he speaks and reads multiple languages. These include English, Danish, Swedish, French, Spanish, Arabic, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, German, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, and the biblical languages of Koine Greek, Hebrew, Aramaic, and Latin. None other than Professor Henry Jones, i.e. Indiana Jones, inspired Soren’s polyglotism. That is so cool. Indiana Jones. Now I’m wondering if Soren watched Indiana Jones to say, “Hey, I want to know all those languages,” or if it was only inspired by Tiffany watching Indiana Jones. Shaming fact, I’ve never watched Indiana Jones, BUT, I have ridden the ride at Disneyland.
- Soren’s motorcycle is a black 1992 Ducati 907 I.E. It is the only year the 907 I.E. came in black.
- Remember that Soren’s father was a baron. He did not keep the title because he went into the priest hood. However, the family estate is called Edenfell and is located in the north of England along the Scottish border. Due to Kingsley’s largesse, Edenfell is now the property of Fionn Eastion.
- There are references throughout the series that reference The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe, by C.S. Lewis.
- Songs in the series are as follows.
- Sting’s, “When We Dance” is the song Soren and Elanor waltz to in The Saint. The Police song Nora dances to with Zach at the end of The Queen is, “Every Little The She Does Is Magic.”
- Soren’s name is correctly spoken as Suurn (rhymes with burn.)
- Soren and Elanor’s parish is taken from a small farming community in Kentucky near where he author lived at the time.
- The original draft of The Siren was written in 2003! In the original draft, Nora picked Wesley over Soren. What you say? Soren told the author he didn’t approve. The author changed the ending, because the author knows what’s good for her.
Don’t fret or worry. There is still a lot of interesting trivia in the book to know. You still have to read Tiffany Reisz’s confession. Just wait for that!
As a HUGE sidenote, Tiffany let’s the reader note that there will be more short stories, or novellas about this cast of characters, but since the series never hit the Bestseller list, it is hard for a publisher to justify an author to keep writing more books. This saddens me so much because this series, the one I’m talking about right now, is my perfect 10. I have not read a better series in all my 35 years. Yes, the series is Taboo, can be a tough subject to read, but I believe Tiffany and her magic poetic pen wrote the best ever series about BDSM out there. The journey she had to go through to get the relationship correct and add the real element of BDSM is equally balanced. I don’t practice BDSM, but I want to think she wrote a love story that has a very accurate betrayal of their sexual world. I know their love story was unequivocally the best series I have ever read. Yes, it’s that fantastic.
The Original Series Reading Order and it must be read in this order:
- The Siren | Amazon | My Review |
- The Angel | Amazon |
- The Prince | Amazon |
- The Mistress | Amazon |
- The Saint | Amazon | My Review |
- The King | Amazon | My Review |
- The Virgin | Amazon |
- The Queen | Amazon | My Review |
The Last Goodnight Series: This can be read at anytime and there are no spoilers for the series.
Part I: Scars and Stripes
It’s lust at first sight when Mistress Nora encounters a sexy newcomer to The 8th Circle. She’s happy for the distraction, since she left her lover, Søren, but her session with Lance is cut short when her boss, Kingsley Edge, reveals they’re all in danger…
Part II: Sore Spots
With a potential stalker on the loose, Kingsley hires Lance as Nora’s bodyguard, but stipulates no sex while he’s on duty. Frustrated by the ex-SEAL’s noble chivalry, Nora is driven to seek release with the one man she’s trying to forget….
Part III: The Games Destiny Plays
Shocked to see Nora’s bruises, Lance is furious that she put herself in danger and demands to know where she got them. As Nora confesses her true nature, she’s equally shocked to learn that Lance has some secrets of his own, drawing them together despite Kingsley’s orders….
Part IV: Fit to Be Tied
With her feelings for Lance warring with her recent encounter with Søren, Nora returns to Lance’s bed and finds herself toying with the idea of…toying with him on a permanent basis. But after she gets a glimpse into his personal angst, Nora realizes she has the power to rescue this white knight….
Part V: The Last Good Night
Now that the perpetrator has been apprehended, Nora sadly acknowledges she doesn’t need a bodyguard anymore. She adores Lance and wants to keep him but is faced with a dilemma—if she uses her connections to help Lance, she’ll have to give him up forever…