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KICK and USE (Songs of Perdition, Part 1) by CD Reiss

OUT OF 5 STARS

OUT OF 5 STARS

Shameless Recommendation

I'm combining KICK and USE (Songs of Perdition, Part 1) into one recommendation because to separate them would be incomplete. These novels are two halves of an open-ended whole. Though USE ends — no spoiler — without a resolution, it's not a cliffhanger like how KICK ends. They should be read together and are a complete, though not completed, story. If this is confusing, that's because these are not traditional novels and this is a non-traditional story.

CD Reiss is an artist of both the written word and with her graphic skills. She designs all of her books' covers and promotional graphics with an appreciation for fan interpretation. Simply, they are beautiful, both her prose and visual design alike. I could also use descriptors like haunting, sexy, intense, erotic, lovely, gritty, and purposeful, but that would be limiting.

KICK and USE together are Certified Favorites, added to my pinnacle of reading recommendations. Songs of Perdition, Part 1 is brilliant and fucked up, both in good and bad ways. It's erotic, dark, romantic(?), disturbing, highly sexual, sexy, and most of all, required outside-of-the-box reading. 5 SWELLED STARS!

Where To Buy

KICK 99¢

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USE

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Shameless Recommendation

I'm combining KICK and USE (Songs of Perdition, Part 1) into one recommendation because to separate them would be incomplete. These novels are two halves of an open-ended whole. Though USE ends — no spoiler — without a resolution, it's not a cliffhanger like how KICK ends. They should be read together and are a complete, though not completed, story. If this is confusing, that's because these are not traditional novels and this is a non-traditional story.

CD Reiss is an artist of both the written word and with her graphic skills. She designs all of her books' covers and promotional graphics with an appreciation for fan interpretation. Simply, they are beautiful, both her prose and visual design alike. I could also use descriptors like haunting, sexy, intense, erotic, lovely, gritty, and purposeful, but that would be limiting.

KICK and USE together are Certified Favorites, added to my pinnacle of reading recommendations. Songs of Perdition, Part 1 is brilliant and fucked up, both in good and bad ways. It's erotic, dark, romantic(?), disturbing, highly sexual, sexy, and most of all, required outside-of-the-box reading. 5 SWELLED STARS!

Where To Buy

KICK 99¢

Buy Now From Amazon
Buy from Amazon Canada
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy Now Kobo


USE

Buy Now From Amazon
Buy from Amazon Canada
Buy from Amazon UK
Buy Now Kobo

About Our Heat Ratings

The hottest of the hot!
ex. BDSM, kink, dub-con

Super hot for adults only.
most modern romance

A little bit of heat.
not overly descriptive

Light romance and fade-to-black.
ex. young adult

Publisher Synopsis

via Amazon

KICK:
You do not need to read Songs of Submission or Songs of Corruption to enjoy Songs of Perdition.
This same exact story appeared in the banned BEND anthology.

Fiona Drazen, sex addict, submissive slave, celebutante, trapped in a mental ward until Dr. Elliot Chapman can help her remember why she's there. But once she does, she might not want to go home to the Master she tried to kill.
***This is the first of a serial. It's about 120-130 pages and ends in a cliffhanger, because that's how I roll. There's also a ton of drug use, and educated men who like dirty sex, because that's also how I roll***

USE:
In the end, did I stab him to be free of him? And free to what? Fuck? Snort? Party? Or free to be normal?
“It was a very interesting situation, up there on Maundy,” Elliot said.
“Nothing like it in the world. It’s a safe place for people like me.”
“People like you? Can you be more specific?” He ran his finger on the edge of his blotter, and a chill went up my inner thighs.
“People like me means, I don’t know. Fuckers. We fuck because it’s what we do. Bus drivers drive. Accountants account. Policemen police. I’m a fucker. I fuck.”

ASIN: B00K8A9CCO

Hot Quotes

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+ Favorite Quotes

KICK

[su_quote]‰ÛÏI knew who I was. I was a celebrity without talent. I was an heiress. I was a whore. I was a party waiting to happen. I was an addict. I was his, and in that last definition‰ÛÓthat I was owned by Deacon I knew my place in the chaos.‰Û[/su_quote]

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USE

[su_quote]‰ÛÏI had no words, and I always had words. No man in the history of my cunt had ever rendered me speechless.‰Û[/su_quote]

[su_quote]‰ÛÏSex was my superpower, and I knew when a man wanted me.‰Û[/su_quote]

Kick & Use Quote

USE Quote

Songs of Perdition Series Reading Order

1:åÊKICK
2: USE

GENRE

Hi. My name is Angie, and I’m a social-media-and-smut-book-reading addict. Hi…Angie… I’ve been working hard on the magical internet since 2006 when I retired from teaching elementary school to stay at home with my two baby girls. Now, I am a smut peddler. You can follow my nonsense on Twitter and Facebook. Simply, I’m just a girl, looking at the book world, asking it to love her.

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2 thoughts on “KICK and USE (Songs of Perdition, Part 1) by CD Reiss

  1. Christy

    You have nailed it. It is SO hard for me to review C.D. Reiss’s work, because I cannot come up with words that express how damn good it is. There are no words (for me) that express how much I LOVE her freaking work!!

    And you and I have two of the same favorite quotes. :)

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