The King by Tiffany Reisz
Again, Tiffany Reisz puts words on virtual paper, stacks them up against all the other words on paper, and throws down the metaphorical mic. BOOM. She rocked my world with The King. Granted, I'm a big Kingsley fan (Yes, I would like to have sex with you in the back of a Rolls Royce. Thanks for asking.), so getting to know his personal history and more depth to his relationship with Søren was a treat for me. If you're an Original Sinners fan, you're putting your life on hold when The King lights up your Kindle. [September 2014]
Awesome. Awesome. Awesome. Have I mentioned that it's awesome? Because it is. Kingsley has always been a bit enigmatic and The King pulls back the layers on New York's most celebrated S&M Club owner. You'll find a lot of answers in The King, and of course a few more questions that need to be answered. Tiffany always delivers a beautiful layered story and complex characters (Hi Sam!) to leave me totally satisfied as a reader. ~ Nelle [September 2014]
If you took everything, all the good and wonderful and magical things that make a book incredible, if you just swiped your arm across the literary counter-top and dumped all of those perfect little gems and quips and tokens, all inside of one book…. you still wouldn't have half the magic of The King. I have always loved Kingsley, but this is a whole new level for him. Questions answered, questions raised. I loved every page. I will be a loyal follower of the Original Sinners until the end of my days.
*heats an 8th Circle branding iron, holds it above wrist… chickens out*
Viva la Sinners!
~ Kyleigh Jane [September 2014]
I've always been a huge fan of Kingsley, and now I love him even more! We all know that Tiffany has a wonderful was with the words, and The King is no exception. She shows us how the 8th Circle comes to life. How and why it became Kingsley's kingdom. We get LOTS of Soren, but sadly, not a lot of Nora. And, most importantly, she gave me my new favorite character in Sam. As usual, there is only one word. Brilliant.
“Do you want to understand?”
“It’s why I’m here.”
“Then follow me. I’ll be your tour guide through hell.”
“Lois Lane’s pussy?”
“Kryptonite,” Kingsley said. “A woman in a suit is my Kryptonite.”
“That’s terrible. What if the husband’s the submissive?”
The Original Sinners: The Red Years — Must be read in order
The Original Sinners: The White Years — Must be read in order after The Red Years
“How much trouble am I in for getting out of the car without permission?” Kingsley asked.
“None,” Søren said, and Kingsley was wildly disappointed. “Let’s go. We can make it back to school by tonight.”
Kingsley followed him back to the car. The driver opened the door for them. When they were alone again, Kingsley said, “Or…”
“Or what?” Søren demanded.
“Or we could find a hotel and fuck in a real bed for once.”
“We’re not on a date. And here I was wondering where the real Kingsley had gone.”
“What do you mean?” he asked as the driver opened the car door for them. He slipped inside and Søren followed. They were on the road again before Søren answered.
“When you were with Claire—I wasn’t sure you were the same Kingsley I know and barely tolerate.”
“Why? Because I like kids?”
“You were good with her.”
“Kids are fun,” he said. What else was there to say?
“I never considered you would like children.”
“Well…I do. So what?”
“Nothing,” Søren said, laughing to himself. “Nothing at all.”
“I know you see me as some kind of pervert,” Kingsley said. “But believe or not, I am a human being. Yes, I like kids. I might want kids someday. I don’t have much of a family anymore. If I want a family I’ll have to make my own. Sometimes I have thoughts that don’t have anything to do with sex. I’m not just your toy, you know. I have feelings and—”
His impassioned “I have feelings” speech ended abruptly when Søren grabbed him hard by the back of the hair and brought his mouth down in a brutal kiss. Kingsley almost pulled away so he could finish his tirade before realizing he wanted the kiss so much more than the fight.
Kingsley returned the kiss with equal and greater passion. Søren yanked Kingsley’s jacket off him and threw it on the floorboard. Kingsley pulled his own shirt off and rolled on to his back on the bench seat. He’d remember the sensation of leather on his bare back all his life.
“Have you ever had sex in the back of a Rolls Royce?” Kingsley asked, trying not to rip Søren’s shirt in his rush to unbutton it. He needed Søren’s skin on his skin right now.
“No,” Søren said. “But ask me that question again in an hour.”
Before Kingsley could respond to that, Søren grabbed his wrists, pinned them over Kingsley’s head and kissed him again—deeper, slower, but no less punitive. Kingsley groaned, and Søren slapped a hand over his mouth.
“Quiet,” Søren said into Kingsley’s ear. “We aren’t alone, and I’ll gag you until you choke if I have to. Understand?”
Kingsley nodded against Søren’s hand. A curtain and partition separated them from the driver. He couldn’t see them, but if they were loud enough, he could hear them. He’d disobeyed Søren’s orders to stay in the car, he’d yelled at him and talked back. He was going to get it this time.
Søren kissed him again. Kingsley kept his sounds of pleasure to a minimum even when Søren reached between their bodies, unzipped Kingsley’s pants, and stroked him hard. Every muscle in Kingsley’s stomach tightened. He sucked in his breath sharply from the shock of pleasure. It took every bit of self-control not to moan audibly.
“You like this?” Søren asked.
“God, yes, so much,” Kingsley said, lifting his hips against Søren’s hand. He spoke in French and English. He was about to lose control of more than his language skills if Søren didn’t stop touching him like that.
“I think you like it too much.” Søren rose up on his knees and looked down at Kingsley.
“I don’t. I really don’t. I like it exactly as much as you want me to.”
“You’re pathetic when you’re turned on.”
“I am so pathetic right now.”
Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan's kink kingdom.
Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club: a dungeon playground for New York's A-list that'll change the scene forever.
The club becomes Kingsley's obsession—and he's enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined—and considerable—expertise in domination can't subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed. It's one man's sacred mission against another's….