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Monday, October 15, 2012

Exclusive First Chapter from Tiffany Reisz's The Prince and Prince Book Giveaway!

The first time I heard about Tiffany Reisz and her Original Sinner series was because of a review I read for The Siren posted on Smexybooks. When I read about one of the big characters of this series being a BDSM priest (including having a sexual affair with a woman he first met when she was fifteen) who only can get off by inflicting pain on others, manly to the woman he loves, my reaction was this:



But after being offered the chance to interview Tiffany, I felt I should go ahead and read The Siren. I Was expecting be appalled and disgusted. The exact opposite happened:



And some of this:


I’m bowing down at the altar of Tiffany because not only is The Siren and The Angel balls to the walls awesome, but these two books have gutted me deep inside, but all in good ways. I’m seriously dumbstruck by Tiffany’s writing, and The Siren and The Angel, (click here to read my reviews for The Siren and The Angel) so much so that Tiffany has influenced not only what I read but what I would love to try and write. The Prince is the third book in the ongoing Original Sinners series and will be released on November 20th from Mira. I’m obsessed with reading this book to the point I can’t think of anything else.


Synopsis: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer...preferably in bed. That's always been Kingsley Edge's strategy with his associate, the notorious New York dominatrix Nora Sutherlin. But with Nora away in Kentucky, now it's Kingsley's chance to take her place at the feet of the only man he's ever wanted -- Søren, Nora's on-again, off-again lover -- until a new threat from an old enemy forces him to confront his past.

Wes Railey is still the object of Nora's tamest yet most maddening fantasies, and the one man she can't forget. He's young. He's wonderful. He's also thoroughbred royalty and she's in "his" world now. But Nora is no simpering Southern belle, and her dream of fitting into Wesley's world is perpetually at odds with her dear Søren's relentlessly seductive pull.

Two worlds of wealth and passion call to her and whichever one Nora chooses, it will be the hardest decision she will ever have to make... unless someone makes it for her...



Sinners, do I have a treat for you. Are you sitting down? You may want to because Tiffany was kind enough to allow me to post the first chapter from The Prince. This is an exclusive, never before seen excerpt. But I’m warning you, if you end up reading this, you will be dying to read more…


Chapter One from The Prince:


NORTH
The Past

They’d sent him here to save his life.

At least that was the line his grandparents laid on him to explain why they’d decided to take him out of public school and send him instead to an all-boys Jesuit boarding school nestled in some of the most godforsaken terrain on the Maine-Canadian border.

They should have let him die.

Hoisting his duffel bag onto his shoulder, he picked up his battered brown leather suitcase and headed toward what appeared to be the main building on the isolated campus. Everywhere he looked he saw churches, or at least buildings with pretensions of being one. A cross adorned every roof. Gothic iron bars grated every window. He’d been wrenched from civilization and dropped without apology in the middle of a medieval monk’s wet dream.

He entered the building through a set of iron-and-wood doors, the ancient hinges of which screamed as if being tortured. He could sympathize. He rather felt like screaming himself. A fireplace piled high with logs cast light and warmth into the dismal gray foyer. Huddling close to it, he wrapped his arms about himself, wincing as he did so. His left wrist still ached from the beating he’d taken three weeks ago, the beating that had convinced his grandparents that he’d be safe only at an all-boys school.

“So this is our Frenchman?” The jovial voice came from be- hind him. He turned and saw a squat man all in black beaming from ear to ear. Not all black, he noted. Not quite. The man wore a white collar around his neck. The priest held out his hand to him, but he paused before shaking it.

Celibacy seemed like a disease to him—one that might be catching. “Welcome to Saint Ignatius. Come inside my off ice. This way.”

He gave the priest a blank look, but followed nonetheless. Inside the off ice, he took the chair closest to the fireplace, while the priest sat behind a wide oak desk.

“I’m Father Henry, by the way,” the priest began. “Monsignor here. I hear you’ve had some trouble at your old school. Something about a fight…some boys taking exception to your behavior with their girlfriends?”

Saying nothing, he merely blinked and shrugged.

“Good Lord. They told me you could speak some English.” Father Henry sighed. “I suppose by ‘some’ they meant ‘none.’ Anglais?

He shook his head. “Je ne parle pas l’anglais.”

Father Henry sighed again.

“French. Of course. You would have to be French, wouldn’t you? Not Italian. Not German. I could even handle a little ancient Greek. And poor Father Pierre dead for six months. Ah, c’est la vie,” he said, and then laughed at his own joke. “Nothing for it. We’ll make do.” Father Henry rested both his chins on his hand and stared into the fireplace, clearly deep in deliberation.

He joined the priest in his staring. The heat from the fireplace seeped through his clothes, through his chilled skin and into the core of him. He wanted to sleep for days, for years even. Maybe when he woke up he would be a grown man and no one could send him away again. The day would come when he would take orders from no one, and that would be the best day of his life.

A soft knock on the door jarred him from his musings.

A boy about ten years old, with dark red hair, entered, wearing the school uniform of black trousers, black vest, black jacket and tie, with a crisp white shirt underneath.

All his life he had taken great pride in his clothes, every detail of them, down to the shoes he wore. Now he, too, would be forced into the same dull attire as every other boy in this miserable place. He’d read a little Dante his last year at his lycée in Paris. If he remembered correctly, the centermost circle of hell was all ice.

He glanced out the window in Father Henry’s off ice. New snow had started to fall on the ice- packed ground. Perhaps his grandfather had been right about him. Perhaps he was a sinner. That would explain why, still alive and only sixteen years old, he’d been sent to hell on earth. “Matthew, thank you. Come in, please.” Father Henry motioned the boy into the off ice. The boy, Matthew, cast curious glances at him while standing at near attention in front of the priest’s desk. “How much French did you have with Father Pierre before he passed?”

Matthew shifted his weight nervously from foot to foot. “Un année?”

Father Henry smiled kindly. “It’s not a quiz, Matthew. Just a question. You can speak English.”

The boy sighed audibly with relief.

“One year, Father. And I wasn’t very good at it.” “Matthew, this is Kingsley…” Father Henry paused and glanced down at a file in front of him “…Boissonneault?” Kingsley repeated his last name, trying not to grimace at how horribly Father Henry had butchered it. Stupid Americans.

“Yes, Kingsley Boissonneault. He’s our new student. From Portland.”

It took all of Kingsley’s self-control not to correct Father Henry and remind him that he’d been living in Portland for only six months. Paris. Not Portland. He was from Paris. But to say that would be to reveal he not only understood English, but that he spoke it perfectly; he had no intention of gracing this horrible hellhole with a single word of his English.

Matthew gave him an apprehensive smile. Kingsley didn’t smile back.

“Well, Matthew, if your French is twice as good as mine, we’re out of options.” Father Henry lost his grin for the first time in their whole conversation. Suddenly he seemed tense, concerned, as nervous as young Matthew. “You’ll just have to go to Mr. Stearns and ask him to come here.”

At the mention of Mr. Stearns, Matthew’s eyes widened so hugely they nearly eclipsed his face. Kingsley almost laughed at the sight. But when Father Henry didn’t seem to find the boy’s look of fear equally funny, Kingsley started to grow concerned himself.

“Do I have to?”

Father Henry exhaled heavily. “He’s not going to bite you,” the priest said, but didn’t sound quite convinced of that. “But…” Matthew began “…it’s 4:27.”

Father Henry winced. “It is, isn’t it? Well, we can’t interrupt the music of the spheres, can we? Then I suppose you’ll just have to make do. Perhaps we can persuade Mr. Stearns into talking to our new student later. Show Kingsley around. Do your best.”

Matthew nodded and motioned for him to follow. In the foyer they paused as the boy wrapped a scarf around his neck and shoved his hands into gloves. Then, glancing around, he curled up his nose in concentration.

“I don’t know the French word for foyer.”

Kingsley repressed a smile. The French for “foyer” was foyer.

Outside in the snow, Matthew turned and faced the build- ing they’d just left. “This is where all the Fathers have their off ices. Le pères…bureau?”

Bureaux, oui,” Kingsley repeated, and Matthew beamed, clearly pleased to have elicited any kind of encouragement or understanding from him.

Kingsley followed the younger boy into the library, where Matthew desperately sought out the French word for the place, apparently not realizing that the rows upon rows of bookcases spoke for themselves.

“Library…” Matthew said. “Trois…” Clearly, he wanted to explain that the building stood three stories high. He didn’t know the word for stories any more than he knew library, so instead he stacked his hands on top of each other. Kingsley nodded as if he understood, although it actually appeared as if Matthew was describing a particularly large sandwich.

A few students in armchairs studied Kingsley with unconcealed interest. His grandfather had said only forty or fifty students resided at Saint Ignatius. Some were the sons of wealthy Catholic families who wanted a traditional Jesuit education, while the rest were troubled young men the court ordered here to undergo reformation. In their school uniforms, with their similar shaggy haircuts, Kingsley couldn’t tell the fortunate sons from the wards of the court.

Matthew led him from the library. The next building over was the church, and the boy paused on the threshold before reaching out for the door handle. Raising his fingers to his lips, he mimed the universal sign for silence. Then, as care- fully as if it were made of glass, he opened the door and slipped inside. Kingsley’s ears perked up immediately as he heard the sound of a piano being played with unmistakable virtuosity.

He watched as Matthew tiptoed into the church and crept up to the sanctuary door. Much less circumspectly, Kingsley followed him and peered inside.

At the piano sat a young man…lean, angular, with pale blond hair cut in a style far more conservative than Kingsley’s own shoulder-length mane.

Kingsley watched as the blond pianist’s hands danced across the keys, evoking the most magnificent sounds he’d ever heard. “Ravel…” he whispered to himself. Ravel, the greatest of all French composers.

Matthew looked up with panic in his eyes and shushed him again. Kingsley shook his head in contempt. Such a little coward. No one should be cowardly in the presence of Ravel.

Ravel had been his father’s favorite composer and had be- come Kingsley’s, too. Even through the scratches on his father’s vinyl records, he had heard the passion and the need that throbbed in every note. Part of Kingsley wanted to close his eyes and let the music wash over him.

But another part of him couldn’t bring himself to look away from the young man at the piano who played the piece—the Piano Concerto in G Major. He recognized it instantly. In concert, the piece began with the sound of a whip crack.

But he’d never heard it played like this…so close to him Kingsley felt he could reach up and snatch notes out of the air, pop them in his mouth and swallow them whole. So beautiful…the music and the young man who played it. Kingsley listened to the piece, studied the pianist. He couldn’t decide which moved him more.

The pianist was easily the most handsome young man Kingsley had ever seen in all his sixteen years. Vain as he was, Kingsley couldn’t deny he’d for once met his match there. But more than handsome, the pianist was also, in a way, as beautiful as the music he played. He wore the school uniform, but had abandoned the jacket, no doubt needing the freedom of unencumbered arm movement. And although he was dressed like all the other boys, he looked nothing like them. To Kingsley he appeared like a sculpture some magician had turned to life. His pale skin was smooth and f lawless, his nose aquiline and elegant, his face perfectly composed even as he wrung glorious noise out of the black box in front of him.

If only…if only Kingsley’s father could be with him now to hear this music. If only his sister, Marie-Laure, were here to dance to it. For a moment, Kingsley allowed himself to mourn his father and miss his sister. The music smoothed the rough edges of his grief, however, and Kingsley caught himself smiling.

He had to thank the young man, the beautiful blond pianist, for giving him this music and the chance to remember his father for once without pain. Kingsley started to step into the sanctuary, but Matthew grabbed his arm and shook his head in a warning to go no farther.

The music ceased. The blond pianist lowered his arms and stared at the keys as if in prayer before shutting the fall-board and standing up. For the first time Kingsley noted his height— he was six feet tall if he was an inch. Maybe even more.

Kingsley glanced at Matthew, who seemed to be paralyzed with fear. The blond young man pulled on his black suit jacket and strode down the center of the sanctuary toward them. Up close, he appeared not only more handsome than before, but strangely inscrutable. He seemed like a book, shut tight and locked in a glass box, and Kingsley would have done anything for the key. He met the young man’s eyes and saw no kindness in those steely gray depths. No kindness, but no cruelty, either. He inhaled in nervousness as the pianist passed him, and smelled the unmistakable scent of winter.

Without a word to either him or Matthew, the blond man left the church without looking back.

“Stearns,” Matthew breathed, once the pianist had gone.

So that was the mysterious Mr. Stearns who inspired both fear and respect from the students and Father Henry. Fascinating… Kingsley had never been in the presence of someone that immediately intimidating. No teacher, no parent, no grandparent, no policeman, no priest had even made him feel what standing in the same room with the piano player, with Mr. Stearns, had made him feel.

Kingsley looked down and saw his hand had developed a subtle tremor. Matthew saw it, too.

“Don’t feel bad.” The boy nodded with the wisdom of a sage. “He does that to everybody.”


Fellow Sinners, it gets even better. I have a copy of The Prince to give away to one lucky person before it's release date. This is only open to US residents and will run until Saturday 10/20.

For your chance to win, leave a comment here. Who's your favorite Original Sinners character or what do you think will happen in The Prince?


Katiebabs

85 comments:

Stephanie Collins said...

My favorite character thus far has been the Master - Soren. I think it has to do with the way Tiffany has managed to get me to flip my thoughts on him between The Siren and The Angel. My guess is that she will once again have me bawling my eyes out and wondering WTF just happened.

I love how she has kept me on my toes so far and love it even more that my brain has had to think things beyond the surface words to see the meanings behind them.

This has been an amazing series and I am sooooo looking forward to where she is taking us next. Keeps us guessing and waiting on baited breath for the next one.

Sara said...

Søren is my favorite, hands down. He's so complex and gets me all conflicted. ;) I love every characters for different reasons, but he's the one I think about the most.

ahz1 said...

Why is it that when I saw you had an excerpt, I couldn't stop squeeing with glee? It has come to this. This series owns me.
Favorite character - Hmm, so far Wesley has been a favorite of mine. And Griffin, and Zach, and even Soren. I love them all.

Melanie said...

I don't read excerpts. They just make me want more, so ill just wait until I can read the while thing. I was very tempted with this one though.

Trying to pick a favorite is extremely hard. If I can only pick one, I'd say Griffin. I love all the character (even Søren who scares the sh*t out of me)

Michelle Console said...

Soren is my favorite ..hes awesome and gets me so twitapated and since i cant spell lust just say fotgive me father for i have sinned

Michelle Console said...

Soren is my favorite ..hes awesome and gets me so twitapated and since i cant spell lust just say fotgive me father for i have sinned

tradermare said...

Nora! Nora! Nora! Hands down my favorite!

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natashaisabookjunkie.com said...

Soren as much as I hate to admit it! I think he will end up with Nora in the end *fingers crossed*

Debi Rogers said...

Challengingly alluring Nora intrigues the hell out of me. Experiencing life is her occupation, I admire her & Tiffany!! Multifacited, Nora's complex, gypsy personality hinges on gravitas, leaving me wanting more...

Marie Valgos said...

I love Wesley and Soren and dread the day when Nora must make a choice....or will she? Nora is such an amazing character and I suspect Tiffany's alter ego! I love reading the young Eleanor excerpts and await "The Priest" with bated breath. What do I think happens in "The Prince"? Pain, loss, love, devastation, hope, insane sex and much more like the rest of the Sinners books, of course!

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Fantastic! Im even more excited to read The Prince! My favorite character is Griffin! He has such an uninhibited, kind nature.

bethorne said...

How can anyone love anyone more than Soren?

cayenne said...

I love them all, but I'm Team Kingsley. Thank you for posting the chapter & starting the week off right!

cayenne-9t1 AT hotmail DOT com

Cortney Palmacci said...

I think I'll answer both questions, can't hurt, right?

I am Team Nora all the way. She is an amazingly strong female lead. Although her life isn't perfect, she's been through some shit, she is still someone that rides through it with her head held high, making her own rules. I adore her.

What will happen in The Prince? If reading Tiffany has taught me anything, it is that you can't guess what twists and tricks she has up her sleeve. It is best not to guess and just strap yourself in and enjoy the ride.

erin said...

I haven't read this series yet :( but I did just get the Siren for my Kindle. Thanks for the great post and excerpt!

nycpointofview said...

My favorite character is Søren. I'm a wuss, but something about his imposing and seemingly threatening nature just draws me in. Doesn't hurt that Tiff describes him as the most beautiful man Nora has ever met. *fans self*
I think in The Prince we'll see some intense back and forth contemplations by Wesley and mostly Nora. We know already there will be a Søren/Kingsley past storyline and that King will try to "steal" Søren from Nora. I just want to see what will come out of Wesley's love for Nora and Nora's love for him. How they will both deal with it.

melissa said...

My favorite is Michael. He has a inner strength that we can only imagine and his beauty does not just come from the outside. He helps to make Griffin a better person in The Angel and shows us the true beauty of who he is. I think also that through him we begin to see a side to Soren that is hidden to only a few and with Michael we begin to understand Soren even more. Through Michael we get to see Soren as a thoughtful and kind man who is caring and considerate and has many depths of love and compassion to him.
I look forward to the Prince for I am curious as to the dynamics of Kingsley and Soren. I also am wondering how the relationship between Soren and Nora and Kingsley and Nora change. I feel here we will see Kingsley begin to show his protective side for Soren and try to protect Soren not only from himself (he is blind when it comes to his Eleanor) and from Nora.
The dynamics of Wesley will be fascinating as well. Will he change Nora or become someone he isn't to keep her? In the Siren Soren warned Nora of the pain that may be caused and we see Soren in the Angel being caused the pain to let Nora go. Will she cause more pain to Soren and humble him further or will Wesley be the one damaged as Soren believes will occur as he stated in The Siren? Can't wait to see.

Amy Forston said...

I don't think I can pick just one favorite! I want to BE Nora,I'm consumed with lust for Soren, want to be BFF with Griff, be neighbors with Kingsley, and adopt Michael! Tiffany Reisz is an amazing author & I'm (not so) patiently awaiting for The Prince!!!

Alexandra said...

Hands down Kingsley. It's the French thing ... :)

Ashley Scales said...

Mick would be my favorite. To me he is just too precious, someone that has had a difficult life who is now making the best of it thanks to our favorite sinners. I really wish he was real cause I would want him to be my best friend.

As for happens in The Prince I can honestly say that I am scared. I want Nora to end up with Søren but I don't know if that is gonna happen and that worries me. It's not that I don't love Wes it's just that I love Søren so much more. I think when Nora goes down south she is gonna see what life is like with Wes and she may love it.

Yajaira said...

Soren is my fav...Gahhhh, I want to know everything about him! I think The Prince will give us all the details of the relationship between Soren and Kingsley...the juicy, incredibly sexy details, lol!!

Under the Covers said...

I LOOOOVE Soren and Kingsley so I'm going to be in a world of trouble with THE PRINCE and I wouldn't have it any other way!!!! I can't wait!

Annie
alltherhage AT gmail DOT com

tammy said...

Sounds great I'm hooked

Gitte Doherty said...

Min favorit karakter er Søren.

I starten var han en magtfuld gåde og jeg ville ønske at han kaldte mig sin lille én. Så i Englen, når hans fortid bliver afsløret elskede jeg ham endnu mere!

Gitte xx

Jennifer Miller said...

How many days till The Prince comes out?! I am officially counting down.

Wes is my favorite character. I think its his innocence :)

rmwrig3 said...

Søren is without a doubt my favorite Sinner. I've loved him from the moment we see him for the first time at the club, descending the staircase. When Nora first began to drop hints about a powerful ex-lover with, ah, certain commitments, I was afraid of being disappointed by the appearance of an unfulfilled, arrogant CEO à la Christian Grey. I couldn't have been more wrong -- or more delighted. It can be difficult to discern exactly why Søren does what he does, but his love and loyalty to his friends and Nora are always deeply felt.

I'm so excited to see young Søren and Kingsley together. Two beautiful men in a Catholic boarding school -- what could be better? :) I'm very intrigued about the King of the Underground's submissive side ... Only Søren could bring it out, and I can't wait!

Heather said...

I truly like all the characters. I normally dislike at least one but this is not the case. I hope we get a bit more of Wesley and Nora in this one. I want that to be resolved a bit more. Grrrr...it is November yet??

cynthia newland said...

My favorite character is definitely Michael. I loved seeing his transformation from the first time he met Nora, to the collaring ceremony with Griffin. He finally found his voice throughout the events of that summer.

Reena said...

I love Nora best, no question. Everyone is fabulous, but she's my favorite. I have no idea what will happen next!

Obsmama said...

I am so team Nora but Soren is my second for sure. LOVED reading the first chapter of The Prince CAN NOT WAIT. Obsmama29@gmail.com

Iris de Leon-Wade said...

I am in love with Nora's strength and weakness. She speaks to me on many levels. But I love all characters and can barely breath waiting for more. Tiffany Reisz is my favorite writer!! I love how much she speaks with her fans. She's amazing!!

I hope in The Prince Wesley and Nora finally come together and have Vanilla sex. Giving Nora the chance to feel and discover what love can be like without pain. Then she can make a decision of who she truly is. Can't say you don't like something unless you've tried it right?!?!

Love you, Tiffany, and thank you for bringing me so much pain and tears and hope and love and joy!! I never want it to end!! ;-)

winterlillies said...

Kingsley is my fave hands down! I'm not sure why but he captured my heart. It does help he likes Victorian clothing. ;)

I'm not sure what to expect from The Prince. I think we will see Nora and Wesley get some sexy time together. Of course I think she has to come to the decision of Søren & Wes. I also think Wes will make peace with what Nora needs and who she is.

winterlillies said...

Kingsley is my fave hands down! I'm not sure why but he captured my heart. It does help he likes Victorian clothing. ;)

I'm not sure what to expect from The Prince. I think we will see Nora and Wesley get some sexy time together. Of course I think she has to come to the decision of Søren & Wes. I also think Wes will make peace with what Nora needs and who she is.

syleegurl said...

it used to be Nora. But after The Angel, I'm ALL about Soren. Though I remain fiercely loyal to Wes.

What will happen in The Prince? I hope to get to know Kingsley better. And I hope to all that is Nora that she and Wesley do not hook up!

Now hand over the book! :)

forrestgrunt said...

I've enjoyed all the characters in the series, so far. I root for Wesley to lose his vcard without losing his heart, cheer Michael/Mick on as he gains his confidence and sense of self with adorable Griffin. I love Nora's brash and brazen personality, admire her fearlessness. While I am intrigued by, and appreciate them all, Soren is unquestionably my favorite character. I'm attracted to him, not for his appearance, but for his depth. He has so many facets, his kindness, compassion, his faith and loyalty balance out his darker, more primal side so beautifully.

Soren is a dichotomy on crack, the sheer brilliance it took to develop his character astounding. From playing soccer with the neighborhood kids, to saving a half dead, suicidal Michael, to engaging in true sadism, BDSM and a D/s relationship with Nora...fascinating.

If you'd told me I'd be waiting with baited breath for more about a sadist-pacifist-philanthropic-priest that can make ladies swoon and Chuck Norris' anal sphincter clench in fear, I'd have said you were hopelessly demented. Yet....here I am, practically drooling, my heart aflutter, anticipating how Soren's decision to put Nora and Wesley on a collison course with one another is going to affect them all.

I'm buckled in, ready for the roller coaster to begin!

BonTempsCutie said...

I adore Nora and all of the brilliant mindfuckery that comes out of her mouth, and I am #TeamWes. I am sure that will lead to an amazing amount of angst for me. Thanks for the contest!

Donna Soluri said...

My favorite character...seriously, that's an evil question...Maybe Wesley because I want him to get laid so hard (all puns intended) and King because well, he's French and he's well, King...maybe Nora because she's badass...all I know is I can't buy a freaking tshirt bc I haven't been able to answer this question for weeks now and it's making me cranky.

As for what I think is going to happen in The Prince. Well, there will be fucking(am I allowed to drop the f-bomb here?)...other than that, I wouldn't dream of trying to figure out TR's mind!! She scares me a little, but in all the right ways.

Diane P said...

Nora is my favorite-the layers just keep peeling back. That can be said to be true of all the characters.
I just don't think Wesley can meet all of her needs.
I think Kingsley is my least favorite & I'm still not sure about Soren.
Tiffany will probably change my mind again.
Are these books addicting?

Shelly Bell said...

I've read and reviewed the first two and cannot wait to read The Prince. I go to Tiffany's awesome website to read her freebie stories whenever I miss that world. Although I love every character, I'm team Nora. She's my hero. The problem is I'm also in love with Soren, Wes, and Kingsley. Oh, and Sheridan.

Annabelle Blume said...

My favorite character is Nora. But if we're talking men-folk to be lusted after, it's hard to choose. I was Team Wes in The Siren, then Team Kingsley after reading some of the shorts on Tiffany's site, then threw some Griffen in the mix after The Angel :)

AnnBE said...

My favorite is Nora, and I have no idea what will happen in The Prince. That's the fun part!

Robbie Clapp said...

La Maitress Nora....she is the one fictional character I would like to be stranded with on a desert island. That is all. ;)

Underworld Love Addiction said...

Wesley :)

Kai said...

It has to be Soren. He is a complicated character. He is just plain unpredictable.

T.M. Lunsford said...

Picking a favorite character is hard. I'm thoroughly intrigued by Soren, enchanted by Kingsley, and I swoon over Wes.

Kristy said...

My favorite character is Wesley. Love him!

Unknown said...

My favorite has to be Kingsley, actually; there's so much buried there, and we, so far, just get pieces. Want more! :) I assume The Prince is Kingsley's story, just as I assume Soren's will be last.

Brittany Marczak said...

It's so difficult to pick only one favorite character from the Original Sinners. I love each character for different reasons. Nora is fucking awesome, Griffin makes me swoon, Michael fills me with awe, Sheridan is so sexy, Kingsley makes me shiver in anticipation...

and Søren...oh, Søren. I want to be used by Søren. Okay, maybe Søren is my favorite.

What do I think will happen? I think Søren and Kingsley will be fucking hot together...while fucking. *SWOONS*

maria moos said...

I'm soo in love with Soren

Regina said...

I've really tried but I can't come up with a favorite. Soren, Kingsley, Wesley, Michael, Griffin, Zach, and of course Nora. I absolutely adore them all!

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

I'm excited to read more. I loved The Sired, devoured The Angel, and I'm pretty sure I'm going to inhale The Prince.

a2fd3e7a-1742-11e2-93b8-000bcdcb2996 said...

If you had asked me after reading The Siren, I would've said Nora without even thinking about it - though I loved them all. Well, I was definitely curious about the complex Soren, but he scared me just a bit, LOL. I didn't love him until I read The Angel.

As for what will happen in The Prince? I am hoping Wesley gets his Nora, at least for a while. Looking forward to the Kingsley/Soren dynamic as well.

Dolly Reader said...

I'm a fan of Nora. Her wicked sense of humor is the perfect antidote for the intensity that Tiffany gives us in other scenes of the stories.

AnastasiaBeaverhausen said...

I posted earlier without giving my answer. I do believe I like Griffin Fiske best at the moment. He's a good time, but there is much more to him, as The Angel so beautifully revealed.

Voting on these characters feels wrong, however. I like them and want to know more about each of them, thus I'm looking forward to more more more of this series!

Marnee Bailey said...

Favorite character? I think Michael is one of my favorites. I love Wesley too. And I can't help but root for Nora. I don't know, I love them all.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

My favorite is Soren . he is such a complex character :) still need to read the angel but I bow down to this author and awesomeness

bexbooknook said...

My favorite is Nora -- fell in love with her spunk in the first short I read by Tiffany and she is still my favorite.

Not sure what will happen in The Prince, but I am definitely looking forward to the ride. :)

Becky said...

I have loved Wesley from the beginning but after reading The Angel for the second time, I think my favorite may be Griffin.
I hope that in The Prince Wes and Nora have a HEA. But not too happy because I want more of Soren!

Sarah Nicolas said...

I adore Nora, but I also want a Wes of my own!

June M. said...

I so want to be Nora! But I think my favorite would have to be Søren.
I am very eager to read this book! One of these days, I am going to have to meet Tiffany. I live less than an hour from Lexington (where she lives) so I am going to have to meet her & get her to sign my books :)
June
manning_J2004 at yahoo dot com

Jessie Russell said...
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Jessie Russell said...

Nora is my favorite - She's addictive and unique and I think we have yet to fully appreciate the inner workings of her mind. The Siren gave you a glimpse, The Angel gave you so much more. I think The Prince will show us yet another side of her. I think it will open our minds to her heart as it explores what her and Wesley truely feel and have for each other. But I'm almost afraid of this, I love Soren and what they have... I'm not sure I could stand her leaving him for too long.... Can't wait to find out!

Lorie said...

Nora is my favorite such a strong woman. I hope she end up with Soren in the end.

cyberducks said...

My favorite character is Wesley. I am afraid he is going to get his heart broken - or worse - in The Prince. But I still can't wait to read it.

readingwithanalysis said...

Favorite, eh? Honestly, my favorite is whichever character I am reading about at a given point in time. I am drawn most to Grace and Sheridan, but I love them all.

therisqueredheadreads.com said...

Wesley! Even Soren knows he is pretty bad ass and is competition!

una_tentazione said...

If I had to choose one - I guess I'd choose Nora. She's a badass and I'd love to be more like her!

I've heard Tiffany say The Prince is dark - I can only predict one or more of our favorite characters gets hurt ...and NOT in a good way. HURT BUT DO NO HARM ...we'll see who survives!

BTW...I ♥ Tiffany Reisz (like a lot!)

Wkonsunshine said...

Nora is the reason I read the first book and mostly the reason I will read the last. She's an indelible character that represents all the contradictions of modern womanhood. Love her!

Kira D said...

My favorite has to be Michael. His pain and struggles tugged at my heart but through him you get to see the true worth of Soren.

If I gave learned anything about Tiffany Reisz just when you think you have it figured out...you don't! I can't wait for more insight into Soren but thus time from Kingsley.

Torture is just another word for waiting on the release. And tiffany is a master!

TonyaT said...

I don't think I can pick a favorite. I REALLY love them all. Soren, Kingsley, Nora, Wesley, Griffin, Michael! I absolutely love them all. I love this series and can't wait to read The Prince!!!

Claudia McDaniel said...

I love everyone in this series, but I LOVE Nora. I want to BE Nora! That way I can have Soren, Kingsley, Wes, Griffin, and Michael!!

Robicslady said...

Kingsley. Boom. (Needs to take an ice cold shower) :0)

Robin Segnitz said...

My favorite Original Sinner is Wesley! I think that Nora & Wes will have vanilla sex, then will have sex Nora's way. I also believe Kingsley and Soren are going to reconnect while Nora is away. Nora is going to explore possibilities with Wes, while Soren will need to face feelings for Kingsley.

KimH said...

My favorite sinner changes every book, The Prince might just make a Kingsley fan out of me. Although the brilliant Ravel gets a vote too... Choiches, choices, never my strong suit!

What will happen in The Prince? I am hoping for a backstory of Søren and Kingsley. Mostly Kingsley, because we don't know that much about him yet. As for plot? Every prediction I made for The Angel was completely of the mark, so I won't even try.

Can't wait to find out!

-Kim

Jenna (JL @ An Avid Reader's Musings) said...

*dies* I loved THE SIREN and THE ANGEL even more. I can't wait for THE PRINCE to be released! I am stalking NetGalley daily to see when Harlequin makes it available.

My favorite Sinner is Kingsley (hello, Francophile here!). This glimpse of him as a teenager is intriguing and I am looking forward to reading about Soren and him as young men (especially the development of their relationship).

Ellie Hackney said...

My favorite is Kingsley. I love how openly he lives his life. Thanks for the chance to win!

Betsy said...

Wesley and Mick. Yep. Something about an underdog. And in Nora's world? The nice guys are DEFINITELY the underdogs. I enjoyed The Siren, and I loved The Angel. So naturally I cannot wait to see what will happen in The Prince. I can't wait to see how Nora handles being back with "Vanilla" Wesley. And how she handles being apart from Soren. And how Kingsley handles Nora's time away...since we now know how he feels about Soren. Bring it on...

AG said...

Wesley, Wesley, Wesley. My prediction is that Nora rides his wild horses. And we get to watch. Please?

Jen said...

After The Siren Wes was definitely my favorite character. Then I read The Angel and now I'm not sure. Soren is growing on me, and there's still Wesley. So it's a toss up.

As for what's going to happen in The Prince, yeah I have no idea. Trying to predict anything about Tiffany's books is impossible. That's part of the reason I love this series...completely unpredictable!

Thanks for the giveaway.

Unknown said...

Oooh, that's a tough one...I'm so torn between Nora and Søren!! But I think it has to be Søren for me. Wise, complex, sexy...the prequel books are gonna kill me.

Sari said...

Soren because of his contradictions. He's a devoted and beloved priest in love with a woman and king of the BDSM underworld. Can't wait to see more of his story with Kingsley.

Lisa Chamberlin said...

I love Nora. Her boldness is as wonderful as her fierce love and loyalty to the men in her life.

Elizabeth Belchik said...

I believe Nora is my favorite. Even though I was drawn to Griffin and nearly died reading Angel, Nora has been my girl since page 1. Not only is she a magnetic creature (that I secretly want to be), she's also open, honest, and lacks a verbal filter that I absolutely adore and cannot get enough of. The woman intimidates me and yet is as playful as the kitten at the pet store and who doesn't want to play with that?

As for where I see The Prince storyline going, I know we will see more of the Soren/Kingsley relationship and I for one am thrilled to see the boy behind the collar that I've grown to love. Another element I would like to see is the Nora and Wesley saga however, I want to see Nora completely removed from all of her comfort zones to actually see and experience the vanilla world as a whole and not just what she sees of it from Wesley innocent eyes. I also am looking forward to seeing if there is yet another complex or lost character that we have yet to met. These characters (like Suzanne) are always smaller and sometimes forgotten but still contribute to the story in a unique and needful way.

To say I am obsessed with these characters and stories is an understatement. It's more like these people are now part of me and everywhere I go they seem to make their presence known. ;)

jaimetrotro said...

I am in Love with Kingsley after reading The Prince. It was beautiful seeing Soren through his eyes and viewing his vulnerable side, whilst reading I was like an addict waiting to see the headings 'North Past'. My heart aches for that little French boy and the man he's become, Tiffany Reisz never ceases to amaze me with the complexity of her characters and is the writer I aspire to be. Now even when I listen to music it somehow reminds me of Kingsley and Soren and I can't help but tear up. The Prince is my favourite so far and I cannot wait till The Mistress!