Spin [Songs of Corruption, #1] by C.D. Reiss

WARNING: Mature review for a mature book.


Self-Published | Paperback, 233 pages
March 12th, 2014
Adult Fiction | Erotica
Rating: 4 out of 5 Stars

I tend to find some treasures when I do my rounds around the blogosphere. I’ve bought some books that come highly recommended by trusted friends. Some work out for the best; some not so. Lately, I’ve been feeling the gentle persuasion from a couple of bloggers. And in their defence, the nudging is usually unintentional. They don’t force my hand, per se. But man, do they ever make the best cases through their reviews. This book, in particular, came with the stamp of approval from the ladies of Nocturnal Book Reviews. Those ladies know a thing or two about steamy Erotica, so I tend to listen when they say, “buy the book!”.

Antonio Spinelli may be construed as a dominating, overbearing man, but he’s putty when it comes to Theresa. His fascination with her ran deeper than physical attraction at first. In fact, his curiosity about the fiery but level-headed woman was rooted to the fact that she’s always composed in the face of adversity. Having just been publicly shamed by a cheating ex-fiance, Theresa maintained her cool as a cucumber disposition throughout the whole ordeal. She faced members of the intrusive media with such poise, and was not afraid to answer difficult questions. But that’s not all where she’s shown some fearlessness. She’s fiercely loyal, which led her to some precarious situations involving a loan shark, a member of a rival mafia, and near deaths on a couple of instances. In short, the girl is deemed worthy of the “life”.

Of course, Theresa was initially apprehensive about the charismatic man’s attention . He’s dark and mysterious, and to some extent, could sense the dangerous air about him. It didn’t take long for her to find out exactly how dangerous he is. To be perfectly honest, Theresa’s back and forth about Spin was a bit irritating, but once she got over her hang-ups, the fun times begin *winks*. Β Yeah, so these two win the award for dirty talk during sex; they back that up with pornographic er, sex (somewhat redundant, but oh well). The only reason why I mentioned that is to warn readers that this is indeed, Erotica. It’s not pretending to be something it’s not, and the author knows a thing or two about realistic, raunchy sex. Theresa is a contradicting character, in my opinion. While she could set the feminist movement some years back at times, there are also instances where she ran circles around Spin. It’s all about distribution of powers, I say. And I don’t have any problem with that.

If Erotica is your thing, this book will not disappoint. As for the writing, and plot? She’ll have you wanting the next book now. Their story just began, and I feel that there’ll be a lot more action, gore, and yeah, heartbreak in the coming books. I’m definitely looking forward to reading the next one, for sure.


  • I like to read Adult books, but with a good plot not just with sex scenes.
    thanks for the reccomendation.

  • Wow, good to hear that there’s erotica’s with great writing out there! Obviously, I’m not a big reader of it haha. So glad you enjoyed this one, sounds like the author deals with some pretty realistic issues. πŸ˜€

  • Erotica isn’t really my thing, but I should try more to say that I think. In any case I’m glad you had a good time with it.

  • Alise (Readers in Wonderland)

    Really love the way you described the story in this one! Erotica really isn’t my thing but this does sound pretty good, and I’ve for sure been looking to branch out after like a few other mature NA and some other adult novels. Got to appreciate a well written book no matter the genre!

  • Sounds delicious, Joy! I love dirty talk! I don’t like wishy washy woman so I’d probably be a little annoyed like you with Theresa. I’ll definitely check this out. Wonderful review! πŸ™‚

    • Oh trust me, Rachel. You won’t even notice it. It’s barely discernible. πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll read this. I think you’ll enjoy it.

  • Lovely review! πŸ™‚ I’m so happy you enjoyed this one.

    Also, love the look of the blog!!!

    • Ohhh I definitely need to read Songs of Submission then. I’m curious about Jonathan! Thanks, Victoria!

  • Hmm, you’ve piqued my interest! I’ve never read erotica, but it’s one of those things I’ve always been a bit curious. πŸ™‚ Great review Joy!

  • Christy

    Okay, I was confused. I got Beg from the other series because of Karina, but thought these were connected. Well, I guess they might be. I think I’m going to read Beg and that series now and then make my way to this.

    • Actually, I think they’re not related. Though, I’m not positive. I haven’t read those ones yet. I think I’ll give them a shot as well. πŸ™‚ I hope you’ll enjoy, Christy!

      • This is a separate series from Songs of Corruption, but with crossover characters. You’ll see Jonathan Drazen, since he is Theresa’s brother. πŸ˜‰

      • Sorry! I meant to say separate from Songs of Submission!

  • Pabkins

    haha you’re giving an award for dirty talk during sex are you! Now my interest is peaked.

  • I was just recommended of this series by my non-blogger friend like literally a few hours ago! Your review convinced me that I should definitely try it out. I think I will like Theresa’s character too. Is the series complete? I’d rather read it when it is πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I just read the Plus One Chronicles by Jennifer Lyon last night and although not perfect I really enjoyed it overall.

    • This is just the first book, Amir. So you’ll have plenty of time yet to wait. I do hope you’ll enjoy the books when you have the chance to read them. πŸ™‚

      Oh I’ll have to check out your review of Plus One. Is that Erotica as well?

      • Yeah it’s Erotica with plenty of steam but I think it’s more toned down compared to other ones out there but I enjoyed the storyline. I really enjoyed it though and it’s actually on sale on amazon right now for .99 πŸ™‚

  • I don’t normally read erotica but this does sound good!

    • There’s a first time for everything! πŸ™‚

  • Squee!!! You liked it, you liked it! *running around in circles* I am so glad, J.! Gorgeous review and a lovely new look for your blog *huge hugs*

    • I did, very much so. πŸ™‚ Thank you for the recc!