The King by Tiffany Reisz: Blog Tour, Review, and Giveaway

The King by Tiffany Reisz: Blog Tour, Review, and GiveawayThe King by Tiffany Reisz
on November 25, 2014
Genres: Erotica, Love & Romance

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….



Alexis says…

It amazes me how Tiffany Reisz can keep such an incredible series going and still keep it 5 stars. Every single word in each and every book is perfection. I say this all the time, but I just want to be friends with Tiffany. I want to soak up all of her pure genius and have a little rub off on me.

The King is all about Kingsley and his journey to open up the 8th Circle. His journey begins 11 years after boarding school and seeing Søren for the first time. Søren comes to Kingsley asking him for help with Eleanor. Eleanor has gotten into trouble with the law and Søren needs Kingsley’s connections to get her out the charges. Once Søren situates himself into Kingsley’s life, he notices that he is not living his life in the most healthy way. With Søren’s insistence, Kingsley starts to take care of himself and confront his demons.

The present is also sprinkled into the beginning and the end of the story where Kingsley ventures to see Grace and share his story of his past and bring a gift to Fionn. You see, the past is what makes the gift Kinsgley give Fionn that much more important. At the end of the book, it all just makes sense and makes you think, “how the hell did she come up with such a great and be able to execute it so flawlessly?” Simple…it’s Tiffany Reisz.

Kinglsey’s path to building the 8th Circle also has a bit of mystery (which I loved). There is a fundamentalist group that he goes toe to toe with to fight the injustice they are spewing. Honestly, I know that sort of thing still happens to this day and it makes me incredibly angry. I love how Tiffany brought it to a forefront and made it an important part of the story.

“Mon Dieu”

It took those two words at seven percent to make me start tearing up. To translate, it means My God. Of course we all know he is referring to, the one and only Søren. I know their relationship was a large part of The Prince, but The King really showed me how heart-rending it really is. You see, I always thought deep down that Soren loved Nora more than Kingsley. But now I’m not so sure…

“’I wanted this club for you,” Kingsley confessed. ‘The truth is, I was always building it for you. I wanted you to have somewhere safe you could go and be you. Because I love you.’”

This entire book was tragic to me. My heart broke several times for Kingsley when he would talk about his love for Soren. It is very obvious that Soren is his true love through and through. Their love for each other just bleeds thru the pages of this novel. It is the beating heart behind the story, hell even the 8th Circle. At the same time, you see a different side to Søren throughout The King.  I swear I didn’t think I could love him any more than I already do, but it happened.

“The gentle touches and kisses hurt almost more than the blows from the belt and the cane did. They hurt his heart and yet he treasured the ache. It was his favorite pain.”

The secondary characters, especially Sam were a great addition to this story. I think Sam was a fantastic match for Kingsley. She was able to call him on his crap and stand up to him and all his charm. He was such a flirt and absolutely hysterical. You also meet the other original members of the 8th Circle and how they all helped Kingsley become the man he is today.

I think Tiffany said it best with these four words, “Long live the king.”

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Excerpt

“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.

Good.

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.”

 

The Original Sinners Series

The Siren (#1)

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The Angel (#2)

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The Prince (#3)

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The Mistress (#4)

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The Original Sinners Series – The White Years

The Saint (#1)

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About Tiffany Reisz

Tiffany Reisz is the author of the internationally bestselling and award-winning Original Sinners series for Mira Books (Harlequin/Mills & Boon). Tiffany’s books inhabit a sexy shadowy world where romance, erotica and literature meet and do immoral and possibly illegal things to each other. She describes her genre as “literary friction,” a term she stole from her main character, who gets in trouble almost as often as the author herself.

She lives in Portland, Oregon. If she couldn’t write, she would die.