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  1. THE SIREN Winners!

    June 4, 2012 by Heather Cole

    It’s time to announce the winners of 2 autographed copies of  Tiffany Reisz’s latest release THE SIREN!

     

     

    But first, I want to give Tiffany a big ole lip smackin’ thank you for her awesomeness! And thanks to everyone for participating in the giveaway and making it so much fun!

    Okay y’all, the winners are….

    Andrea from A Chick Who Reads and Xander Grimm!

    Shoot your mailing address to heathercole@vaginaantics.com so we can get them into your hot little hands ASAP. I promise I won’t stalk you. Well, maybe a little. But, that’s to be expected, right?

     

    Smooches!

    Heather

     

     


  2. Guest Post by TIFFANY REISZ, Erotica Writer

    June 1, 2012 by Heather Cole

    I passed over the money.

    I was ordered to strip naked.

    I was tied up.

    I had to bend over a kneeler like those you’d see in a medieval church.

    First the flogger.

    Then the strap.

    Then the tawse – it’s like a wide belt, solid leather. Burns like hell.

    Then the cane. Oh, the cane…every time I got hit I had to count and say thank you.

    And once the agony of the beating ended, I was tied to a chair with my thighs tied wide, and forced to have an orgasm.

    Humiliating. Excruciating. Brutal. I had bruises for two weeks after.

    Who was the bastard sadist who did all this to me?

    A monster?

    A rapist?

    A violent thug?

    No. It was a five-foot three lithe little beauty of a brunette named Mistress Jeanette.

    I’d just gotten my ass kicked by a Dominatrix.

    My name is Tiffany Reisz, and I’m a kinkster. Switch by nature. Submissive by training. I love it. I live it. I write about it.

     

    Once upon a time I decided to write a book that would include a scene where a beautiful man ended up blindfolded with his hands tied behind his back. When I looked at this tied up man in my mind (often, very often), I knew it was a women who’d tied him up. But what sort of woman would do that?

    Who else? A Dominatrix.

    So my book became a story about a stuffy British man, a bit of a bluestocking boy even if he was sexy as sin, forced into a working relationship with a feisty, frisky, fearless Dominatrix. I gave her my personality since I wasn’t using it at the time. And thus Mistress Nora Sutherlin, erotica writer by day, Dominatrix by night, was born.

    Of course I had to do research, didn’t I? Last year in NYC I made an appointment with a Dominatrix for a 30-minute session. What happened is detailed at the top—flogging, caning, bruising, orgasm by force.

    Here’s the fun thing about Dominatrixes. They’re real and they’re just like you imagine they would be. Beautiful, larger-than-life, sadistic, powerful, and not afraid to pull any punches. You give them your money for the pleasure of putting your life in their hands. And if you’re me, you don’t begrudge a penny of it after. In a world that expects men to be Alphas and women to kneel, these ladies stand on the backs of the boys of the world and tells them to stay there, shut up, and do what they’re told.

    Today’s my 34th birthday so that means I’m in charge.

    So shut up. Buy THE SIREN. Read it. Love it.

    Or else…

     

    Tiffany Reisz lives in Lexington, Kentucky with her boyfriend (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.

     

     

    “Tiffany Reisz is a smart, artful, and masterful new voice in erotic fiction! An erotica star on the rise!”
    Award-winning author Lacey Alexander

    “Tiffany Reisz’s The Original Sinners series is painful, prideful, brilliant, beautiful, hopeful, and heart-breaking. And that’s just the first hundred pages.”
    Courtney Milan, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Duchess War

    “A beautiful, lyrical story… The Siren is about love lost and found, the choices that make us who we are…and above all, finding our way home. I can only hope that Ms. Reisz pens a sequel!”
    Bestselling author Jo Davis

    “Dazzling, devastating and sinfully erotic, Reisz writes unforgettable characters you’ll either want to know or want to be. The Siren is an alluring book-within-a-book, a story that will leave you breathless and bruised, aching for another chapter with Nora Sutherlin and her men.”
    Miranda Baker, author of Bottoms Up and Soloplay

    The Original Sinners series certainly lives up to its name: it’s mindbendingly original and crammed with more sin than you can shake a hot poker at. I haven’t read a book this dangerous and subversive since Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. The most shocking thing, however, is how much you’ll feel for the characters. If your heart doesn’t break at least ten times over the course of The Siren, check yourself into a morgue.”
    Andrew Shaffer, author, Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love


  3. WEEK OF THE SIREN with TIFFANY REISZ

    May 29, 2012 by Heather Cole

    Yes, my darlings, it’s finally here: WEEK OF THE SIREN! I know y’all are as excited as we are. Not only do we get a guest post by the famous Ms. Tiffany Reisz, but she’s giving away two signed copies of her latest release, THE SIREN. To enter the giveaway, just leave us a comment on any post this week. The winner will be announced Friday at 6:00 p.m. EST.

    Starting off the week we have a review written by Ben Wiebe. He’s the thoughtful blogger at misanthropoeia. So sit back, have a good read and keep some lube on hand…literally. This week is gonna be a hot one, and I’m not talkin’ the weather, y’all. 

     

    In the world of kink authors, she’s the top.

    Notorious Nora Sutherlin is famous for her delicious works of erotica, each one more popular with readers than the last. But her latest manuscript is different, more serious, more personal, and she’s sure it’ll be her breakout book…if it ever sees the light of day.

    Zachary Easton holds Nora’s fate in his well-manicured hands. The demanding British editor agrees to handle the book on one condition: he wants complete control. Nora must rewrite the entire novel to his exacting standards in six weeks or it’s no deal.

    Nora’s grueling writing sessions with Zach are draining…and shockingly arousing. And a dangerous former lover has her wondering which is more torturous, staying away from him…or returning to his bed?

    Nora thought she knew everything about being pushed to the limit. But in a world where passion is pain, nothing is ever that simple…

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    A Review of THE SIREN by Ben Wiebe:

    In every book I read, no matter what genre, I look for a couple of key things. Most important of these is three-dimensional characters. Characters that become living, breathing people as I get further into the book. Characters that are revealed slowly. Characters that I love or hate, or if I feel indifferent about them, I get the feeling that they may become important as the story goes on.

    The sad reality in erotic fiction is that things like plot and character development barely exist, and when they do, they merely act as a bit of a rest period between sex scenes. Perhaps erotic fiction is so lax in things like plot and character development because it helps readers imagine themselves in the story. Perhaps some of the authors are just lazy. Who knows?

    In The Siren we have something different. We are given characters that leap off the page. For myself, it wasn’t so much about identifying with Nora, Zachary, Søren, or even Wesley (whose background most closely mirrors my own). It was about being able to see them, watch them, as individuals in part of a bigger story. Take the “whiskey chaser” scene in Chapter 13 as an example.  Yes, it made me take a moment to sit back, close my eyes, and fantasize about what I’d just read.  However, the story is written in such a way that I was more interested in being a fly on the wall watching the interplay between Nora and Zach than watching her go down on him. A scene that provokes both personal fantasy and voyeurism all at once? Brilliant.

    Perhaps because of my personal background, the most striking (no pun intended) feature of this story is that it contains elements of faith and belief. Rather than shying away from the polarizing issue of religion, we are presented with characters for whom faith is an important part of their lives. All without judgment or prejudice. It’s simply one part of what makes these characters captivating. Their beliefs are presented in a way that feels as if they’re not necessary for the story to “work.” Except in hindsight, they’re crucial.

    Having read the book, I can’t picture Nora as anything but a woman who is trying to be completely true to herself, to be a good Catholic who sometimes fails miserably. Her sexuality and spirituality have found a tenuous balance. And Søren. An imposing, charismatic, mature and self-assured priest who has his life in order. A larger than life man who understands himself, and who seems to understand Nora better than she knows herself. And then there is Wesley, who seems to be struggling to find that balance. He has the outward self-confidence that only a 19-year-old could have, but personal experience tells me that there is a deep and unresolved guilt (for lack of a better word) surrounding his sexual desires.

    Of course, how I read this story is different from how others will read it. For some, the religious elements will be a distraction. Perhaps even a turn-off? However, by the end of the book, most readers will feel like they know these people, some of their history, some of their motivations. Like all erotica, readers will see the physical: whom and how these characters fuck. But they will also understand (or at least begin to understand) what drives some of them, how they are broken, and how they are working toward redemption or fulfilment. And none of these little details by themselves really define the characters. They are the shading and perspective that give depth and substance to the people in this world created by the words of Ms Reisz.


  4. May 28 is Week of The Siren!

    May 16, 2012 by Heather Cole

    You’re probably well-versed in the Greek myth of the Sirens; beautiful women that lured sailors to their deaths by singing them into an enchantment, dashing their ships to pieces against the rocks. Well, this ain’t your Aunt Arethousa’s siren of ancient times.

     

    Announcing THE SIREN autographed copy giveaway!

     

     

    “Dazzling, devastating and sinfully erotic, Reisz writes unforgettable characters you’ll either want to know or want to be. The Siren is an alluring book-within-a-book, a story that will leave you breathless and bruised, aching for another chapter with Nora Sutherlin and her men.”  -Miranda Baker, author of Bottoms Up and Soloplay

    “The Original Sinners series certainly lives up to its name: it’s mindbendingly original and crammed with more sin than you can shake a hot poker at. I haven’t read a book this dangerous and subversive since Chuck Palahniuk’s Fight Club. The most shocking thing, however, is how much you’ll feel for the characters. If your heart doesn’t break at least ten times over the course of The Siren, check yourself into a morgue.” -Andrew Shaffer, author, Great Philosophers Who Failed at Love

    “Provocative, smart and downright cheeky. The Siren put me through my paces and had me begging for more.”  -Emma Petersen, author of Reign of Pleasure

     

    Leave a comment during our WEEK OF THE SIREN (beginning May 28) here at Vagina Antics and be automatically entered in our giveaway. The multi-talented author and one of my favorite kinksters, Tiffany Reisz, will be giving away two autographed copies of her latest release, THE SIREN, to celebrate her birthday in June. She’s even writing a post to add to the celebration!

     

    During WEEK OF THE SIREN we’ll honor strong women with the added bonus of giving away a hot new release.

     

    Or rather…we’ll help you have a hot new release. *snicker*