Review: The Confessions: An Original Sinners Collection, by Tiffany Reisz


cover-tiffanyreisz-theconfessionsThree Sinners. Three confessions. And all the dirty little secrets you could possibly desire… 

Father Stuart Ballard has been Marcus Stearns’ confessor since the young Jesuit was only eighteen years old. He thought he’d heard every sin the boy had to confess until Marcus uttered those three fateful words: “I met Eleanor.”

So begins the 40-page “The Confession of Marcus Stearns,” a moving coda to the RITA Award-winning Original Sinners series. Originally published as a limited-edition paperback for the 2014 RT Booklovers’ Convention, and available worldwide for the first time.

This collection also includes “The Confession of Eleanor Schreiber,” a companion 36-page story written exclusively for The Confessions.

And, finally, all secrets are revealed in “The Confession of Tiffany Reisz,” an exclusive, in-depth interview.


Dates read:
Edition read:
March 15, 2016
8th Circle Press
140 e-book pages
3rd person
Original Sinners, bonus novella
March 16, 2016
Kindle Edition
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Rating:     ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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This is quite a bonus to Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinners series. Not meant as a stand-alone, not meant to be read in between any of the other books. Save it for last — even after all the freebie shorts on Tiffany’s website up through March of 2016.

I don’t want to say too much. But I will say that, without a doubt, the Original Sinners series is far and away my favorite in erotica. For anyone wanting to jump into the deep end after dabbling around with contemporary romance or erotica, who think they’ve read good erotica, who say they’re ready to ramp it up, who might be interested in stepping out of every comfort zone they have, I recommend this series. I tell them to start at the beginning. Start with The Siren. It’s smart, it’s sexy, it’s thick with plot and character development and emotion and, and, and… It’s everything. As the series progresses, it gets smarter, more intricate, sexy, more, more, more…everything.

I’ll also admit that this is one of those books that had me wishing my life away as I eagerly anticipated its release. I knew about this addendum for a long, long time. And Tiffany was her usual sneaky, sadistic self about when or even if it would be published for the masses. She’s kind of evil that way, which makes it all the more fun.

The Confessions gives us just a little peek into the head of a younger Søren. Not from his POV. Oh no. He’s far to god-like to allow us in there all the way. Instead, we get insights prompted by his confessor, Father Stuart Ballard, possibly answers to some early questions and a stronger grip on his motivations — or at least what he wants us to know.

We also get Nora spending some quality time with Father Ballard, attempting to shock the elderly priest and sharing some confessions of her own. Ohhh Nora, you beautiful, shameless, wicked woman.

Then…oh, then. Then we get some confessions from Tiffany Reisz herself. How this epic series came to be, how it all fell into place, an inside scoop to a lot of lingering questions and little factoids that add to the overall genius and beauty of these characters who I love and who manage to scare the crap out of me in brilliant ways.

I can’t say that this tasty morsel of a book wraps it all up in a tidy little bow and sates my palate. No, not even. I’ll always, always, always want more of this kinky royal underground. And…maybe, one day, we’ll be lucky enough to get a little more.

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2 thoughts on “Review: The Confessions: An Original Sinners Collection, by Tiffany Reisz

  1. This review could not have been written any better. It’s what I would have said if I could put those words together. I absolutely loved this series. I have read each book at least 4 times. I still want more. Each book has so much detail, drama and emotion. This is the ONLY Erotica series that I have read where I have fallen in love with every major character. I can only wonder how she still continues to amaze all her readers who give high praise to her books. If you’ve never read her short stories (some are free on her website) you will not be disappointed. The characters have chemistry, the stories have depth and are filled with humor, love and sex. I am so happy that she is releasing another series this year.

    • Hi Nanette! Thank you so much for your kind words. Tiffany is absolutely one of my most favorite authors. Of course, I’ve stalked her website and devoured all the shorts, repeatedly. I love all the characters of the 8th Circle, but gotta admit Griffin Fiske & Mick have a very special place in my heart.

      And The Bourbon Thief will be here soon! Yay!

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