AUTHOR: TIFFANY REISZ
Details: Original Sinners no. 3.5
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A female submissive who can't orgasm.
A male Dominant too scared to do kink with his blind wife.
A rock star with a secret.
A vanilla gay woman with an embarrassing little problem.
A male switch with an itch for more than just pain.
These are their stories.
What can I say? How do I prevent what is supposed to be a review from turning into a gushing declaration of love and admiration? Where do I start?
Okay, let me start by stating that I’m going to say very little about the content of these stories. They’re wonderful and they’re short. Almost anything I might say about the actual storylines would constitute a spoiler. So what I’m going to do is share a few quotes I wrote down while reading and attach my thoughts and feelings to them.
1. The Case of the Acting Actress
Sheridan Stratford’s first meeting with our Mistress, Nora.
(By the way, there is a free story featuring Sheridan on Tiffany Reisz’ website. In fact, there are quite a few very good and very free stories there, but this particular one is called The Ingénue).
The actress hasn’t had an orgasm for years and our favourite Dominatrix is going to put an end to the draught.
“I know my way around a vagina.”
And could The Mistress possibly get a bit too emotionally involved?
“She walked a fine line with every client – a line of morality, legality, sexuality.”
2. The Case of the Diffident Dom
“Some days I’m less a Dominatrix and more a therapist.”
And in this case that was probably just as well. I adore this story. I mean I love every single one of these five files but this one has a special place in my heart. I could completely understand why the Dom and husband would be so protective of his wife. But his wife’s frustration with that is not only equally understandable, it is also recognizable. This story made me feel every single emotion known to man; it made me smile and frown, laugh and cry, happy and sad. I loved it!
3. The Case of the Reluctant Rockstar
Yes, he has a secret and no, I’m not going to reveal it. Read the story, it’s well worth it.
My favourite quote?
“We’re the antidote to yes-man.”
And sometimes what a famous rockstar needs is somebody who isn’t afraid to say no; someone who can see right through him and introduce him to exactly what he needs. Enter Nora…
4. The Case of the Secret Switch
Okay, I think it will be almost immediately clear to anyone familiar with the other Original Sinners books and stories, who our secret switch is. That doesn’t mean I’m going to reveal it here though. Read the story!
I loved that in this file reader (provided they are up to date with the books) knows more than Nora does. I have to admit, that was a bit of a rush. This was also the file with the most and the best quotes. I loved the following:
“The fetishist, the freak, the fearful… I love them all. I’m one of them so I know how they feel, I know what they need and I want nothing more than to give it to them.”
“And when someone paid for her best, she did her worst.”
“Her pride demanded that she hate the penetration, but her body and her pride and her vagina were rarely on speaking terms.”
5. The Case of the Brokenhearted Bartender
This story was beautiful and tender. This is a client Nora will only see once despite the fact that by the time she sends the bartender home she will have given her something the girl didn’t even dream existed. And one more wonderful quote:
“If you didn’t want pleasure with your pain, you should have gone to a doctor, not a Dominatrix.”
Did I mention that I loved these stories?
I’m in awe of Tiffany Reisz; her books never fail to amaze me. She brings me funny, clever, unashamedly kinky, irreverent, sexy and fascinating characters. Regardless of how much of a story or scene may appear to revolve around some sexual act or another there is (almost) always something more going on. There is a deeper meaning to what is happening on the page. This is not sex for the sake of sex and that is what makes these books and stories so very special. That and the characters. Tiffany’s characters are fully-fleshed, you feel like you really get to know them. They are real individuals with their own characteristics, quirks and loveable traits. After three books, a few novella’s and several short stories I do feel I know them, would recognize them in the street and wouldn’t even be surprised if I did run into them (but that is a separate blog entry).
And allow me to add how delighted I am to see the words "Case Files I - V" on the cover of this book. Surely if there are Case Files I - V there will also be Case Files VI - X, and beyond?
Before I stop gushing I would like to add that I loved the homage to Anne Rice and her Sleeping Beauty Trilogy, Tiffany Reisz made in this book when Nora says:
“Seriously, I should start sending a cut of my checks to Anne Rice. I owe that woman half my clients.”
And I guess it is quite possible that Tiffany owes at least half her readers to Anne Rice. But, as much as I love Anne Rice and her books, for me, Tiffany steals the crown.