Series: The Original Sinners #6
Published by Harlequin
Published on November 25th 2014
Genres: Erotic Romance
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Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this unholy threesome can raise him to his rightful place as a rule of Manhattan's king kingdom.
Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side, Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act of chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive heartache—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.
Kingsley's plan to open the ultimate BDSM club—a dungeon playground for New York's A-list—becomes his obsession. His expertise in domination can't subdue the one man who wants to stop him. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won't rest until King's dream is destroyed, and so the battle lines are set; it's one man's sacred mission against another's…
We are so incredibly excited to be taking part in the blog tour for The King! Check out my 5-Star mini review, and read my interview with Tiffany Reisz! Also, don’t forget to enter the GIVEAWAY at the bottom of this post for a chance to win a $25 gift card!
**PLEASE NOTE: The King is book 6 in The Original Sinners series. The review and author interview may contain potential spoilers. (There are also hidden spoilers, so click at your own risk!)**
Kingsley, Kingsley, my beloved Kingsley.
As many of you know, Kingsley is one of my all-time favorite characters, and to have a book that is all about him was such a treat. At first I thought that King’s story would be filled with endless sexcapades and epic one-liners. What I got instead was an emotionally driven narrative that was as painful as it was beautiful. Though this story mainly focused on Kingsley, it was also one of passion, friendship and loyalty. (And of course, plenty of sexiness!) Though we get glimpses of Kingsley’s relationships with Blaise, Sam, Lachlan, and others, the most prominent (and in my opinion, most important) was seeing the growth of his relationship with our favorite priest. Trust me, there was never a dull moment whenever there was a scene with those two:
“Purple Rain?’ Who’s the composer?”
“A man named Prince.”
“Prince? Is he an actual Prince?”
“I don’t think so. But am I an actual King?” Kingsley asked with a disdainful shrug. “Pfft.”
“Pfft?” Søren repeated. “Pfft? Is that French for something?”
“Is French for pfft,” Kingsley said.
I loved getting to see more interactions between Kingsley and Søren. (They are so entertaining together.) In The Prince, we got to learn more about their relationship as teenagers, but in this book, we got to see the dynamic of their adult relationship. (Which was not all sunshine and daisies.) We get a whole new side of Kingsley, and it was ugly, raw, and alluring. I came to truly appreciate Kingsley’s character for more than just a pretty face with a wicked mouth. This is the book in which we truly come to love and appreciate Kingsley for who he is, instead of what he is.
Just when I think I have Tiffany Reisz figured out, she proves me wrong in the best possible way. All of these characters have such depth and distinct voices– I just can’t get enough. I can’t wait to see what more is in store for our favorite Sinners!
Three words to describe this book: Love, Loss, & Lust.
1.) Which scene from The King was your favorite to write, and why?
View Spoiler »So many favorite scenes. If I had to pick just one it would probably be the “baptism” scene since it’s this beautiful raw moment between Søren and Kingsley. Plus you see Søren making Kingsley an offer—“I’ll leave the priesthood for you, I’ll sleep with you again, you can be mine again, as long as it’s just the three of us—you, me, and Eleanor. If you can be faithful to the two of us, I’m yours.” And Kingsley says…no. I loved that moment because it’s Kingsley being offered what he thinks he wants—Søren back—but it isn’t. He wants more than just Søren and eventually he gets it. It’s a moment when Kingsley starts to become his own man. He loves Søren and always will but he’s not Søren’s slave. It made me very proud of Kingsley. « Hide Spoiler
2.) So far, we’ve had glimpses of the history between Søren & Kingsley in both The Prince, and now The King. In The Prince, we get to meet Kingsley & Søren during their earlier years, and we learn more about the dynamic of the bond that they share. In The King, Kingsley faces a lot of his demons, and shows us a much more emotional side of himself. Were there any Søren/Kingsley scenes or moments that you found were more difficult to write? Was it easier writing about their school days, or writing about their ‘reunion’ (after their separation)?
View Spoiler »The scene when they reunite and Kingsley begs Søren to never leave him again was hard to write. I did cry. But then even there, you see a little turn at the end, a little twist when Søren reminds Kingsley “You left me first” and Søren says it with a touch of remembered pain and fury that he, Søren, was abandoned by Kingsley and not the other way around. « Hide Spoiler
3.) Which of your characters would you Kill, Fuck, and Marry? (This applies to any characters/books you’ve written.)
I’d marry Kingsley for his body and his money. I’d fuck Søren until the cows came home. And I’d kill Wes because that vanilla twerp drives me crazy. I’m so glad I never have to write him again.
I’d also fuck the following characters:
The Big Brad Wolfe
4.) If you could only write books about one of The Original Sinners, who would it be, and why?
I’d love to write a Sheridan book. She’s just delicious. Probably the most sexual of the Sinners and she had the hottest Daddy issues.
5.) What is your favorite line you’ve ever written?
God closed His eyes. -from THE PRINCE
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