Forbidden – 5 Stars



C.D. Reiss

Release Date: December 1, 2015


Amazon US   •   Amazon UK


book blurb
Everything about Fiona is forbidden.
She’s a party girl with dark desires.

She’s beautiful, irresponsible, irresistible.

She’s my patient.

I’m her therapist.

I’m past wanting her. Past possessing her. Past bedding her or protecting her.
I’m willing to be self-destructive, negligent, brave, audacious, and stronger than I ever believed possible.

She’s blunt force trauma to the heart.

And she calls another man Master.


about the author

CD Reiss

cd reiss new bioCD Reiss is a USA Today and Amazon bestseller. She still has to chop wood and carry water, which was buried in the fine print. Her lawyer is working it out with God but in the meantime, if you call and she doesn’t pick up, she’s at the well, hauling buckets.

Born in New York City, she moved to Hollywood, California to get her master’s degree in screenwriting from USC. In case you want to know, that went nowhere, but it did embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.

Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.

If you meet her in person, you should call her Christine.

Author’s Links

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my review

5 Stars

Holy crap. I’m not even sure where to start with Forbidden. This erotic romance was complex. Intense. It’s basically one of the most crazy reading experiences you’ll ever take part in.

Forbidden’s story is broken down into three parts and each section is more complicated than the last. It’s filled with twisted and alluring characters, a bit of suspense and lots of melt your panties sex. It is spectacular.

Basically, Fiona finds herself locked up in a mental institution because she supposedly stabbed her lover, Deacon. Her time there unleashes a lot of hard truths about her life and has her re-examining the choices she continues to make.  It’s also there that we meet her family, Elliot – her therapist, and several of Fiona’s friends who are also patients. Her world is filled chaos and you quickly understand why Fiona sheltered herself behind drugs, alcohol and sex.

The book’s plot flows and evolves – at times becoming darker and slightly disturbing. Fiona’s life is filled with excessive and unhealthy behavior.  All of her various relationships feel selfish and destructive.  More often than not, I felt like Fiona was standing on the edge of a cliff and you weren’t sure if she was going to jump or have someone come up behind her and give her a good push.

All of which made for an incredible reading adventure.  I never knew what was going to happen next or if Fiona would get her happily ever after.  I had no clue if anyone involved in this story was even going to make it out alive.  But that’s what made it exciting and addictive.  C.D. Reiss’s latest release is a dark and desperate world that houses some of the most tantalizing characters on the book market.  Don’t miss out on their story.

Definitely start Forbidden today.



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