Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Making of a King: The King Blog Tour

"I'm the only bitch in this family."
--Tiffany Reisz, The King

Genre: Adult Erotica
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Pages: 443
Publication Date: November 25th, 2014
Source: ARC provided by publisher for Blog Tour in exchange for an honest review
Previous Books in Series: The Siren & The Angel & The PrinceThe MistressThe Saint
Goodreads Description

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.

You know those books whose characters you love so incredibly much that when you read another book about them it feels like coming home? That's how my experience with The King was. You may know how I fell head over heels in love with this series earlier this year so my excitement for a book all about Kingsley was palpable. I thought I loved Kingsley before but after this book I am on another level. My guys MY HEART was not only bleeding but hemorrhaging for Kingsley. His character is so delicious that I just wanted to jump inside this book and hug the shit out of him. Then maybe slap him across  the face for fun. Anyways. His emotions run so deep and he starts off so wounded that you can't help but want to snug him and make him feel better. On the flip side to that, seeing how Kingsley became the man he is today is fascinating. I loved getting the stories behind all the infamous traits that make Kingsley Kingsley. The name of the club.  Founding the club. THE RIDING BOOTS!!!! Love love loved it all.

While Kingsley without a doubt steals the show, we cannot forget to mention the ultimate bromance that IS Kingsley and Soren. To feel once again how deeply Kingsley feels for Soren shot pangs through my heart multiple times. Their relationship is so steeped in love and understanding that it makes your ache with longing. And while I LOVED this component to the story, the small glimpses we get of Eleanor made me grinning like an idiot. Seeing her through Kingsley eyes was like dessert coming early. Just fucking delicious and awesome. To know what comes in the future for all of them (pun intended) was the best form of foresight.

While I've said before that I loved Kingsley, Soren was always the one to steal the show for me. Not so much in this book, however. I came to realize that while I love Soren, I started to sway more towards Kingsley. Getting to really know him when he was just starting his kingdom made him be the man I would want chasing after me. He is ex-military, fiercely smart, passionate, and more than a little broken. I found that I could relate a lot to Kingsley in that while he is a guarded, he loves so fiercely. But on the flip side of that, when he is wronged he lashes out and completely shuts down emotionally. While it is not the best reaction to situations, I loved this about him. He feels so deeply that he can't help but feel so hurt and betrayed by those he chooses to let in his inner circle. It means he is passionate about those he cares about and I can't help but love him all the more for it.

The story of Kingsley's past that Tiffany Reisz weaves is one of betrayal, self-acceptance, love,  sexual escapades, and the overwhelming message to let your freak flag, or rather kink flag fly. The stories of other characters and what they've gone through for just being who they are broke my heart in so many ways. I can't even imagine what it would be like to be treated the way some of these people were treated. I wanted to pull a Kingsley and start assassinating these ignorant fucks. The  overall journey this story takes about finding a place for their people to belong was my favorite part. I love the discussion of loving who you are and being perfect the way God made you. There is something serious lack of understanding and compassion in this world in regards to people who are different. I love that this book and this series is about loving who you are no matter your kink.

This was an amazing and hilarious addition to this already amazing series and I love Kingsley even more than I thought possible. If you haven't read these books yet and you love the kink, you need to fix this immediately...or you may be punished.

Without a doubt, this book continues to the steady climb that is all the amazing of this series. Each book builds on the last until your heart just stays in your throat because you are so deeply attached to each characters. If you love erotica, amazing characterizations, or all around fantastic writing, these books are for you.

About the Author:

Tiffany Reisz lives with her fiancé (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name. She has five piercings, one tattoo, and has been arrested twice.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).

If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Twitter: @TiffanyReisz



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