Oh my goodness, y'all. I just spent my entire day off and most of today's morning off positively WALLOWING in the writing of one Tiffany Reisz. Like you know how if you give a cat a big ole pile of catnip, they do that thing where they take a bite, fling themselves down on their backs, and twist around with a look on their face like "yes, I know, I'm ridiculous but this is just SO GREAT?" That.
Sometimes a good distraction is the most wonderful thing in the world, and for as long as I was buried in the books, novellas, and short stories, my tooth didn't hurt and my head didn't hurt and I wasn't worrying about money or anyone's health or the fact that someone done lost their mind at one of my jobs (yes, again, no, not the same person, a different one--we're an unstable lot in the service industry, what can I say).
It was grand.
Especially when I found that the author has a website where she not only publishes the odd freebie, but also does nice things like auction signed copies of her work (including a chapter of her not-yet-released next book) and a phone call from her to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy via the American Red Cross. I'd totally bid on that if I had money to burn, purely because PREVIEW CHAPTER (not so much the signed books, as I have an enire shelf full of those from the many amazing writers I met during my MFA program years and I kind of feel like signed books are overrated, in a don't-touch-those-maybe-someone-will-die-scandalously-and-make-us-rich-on-eBay kind of way, or the phone call because I hate the phone, but I suppose I'd suck it up and talk to my new favorite author for a bit, you know, to be polite).
If kinky sex is not your thing then a) I'm terribly sorry for you and b) probably you won't enjoy Tiffany Reisz's work but if it is (or even if it's not ACTUALLY your thing but something you like to read about OTHER people doing) you should absolutely check out the books and the website, and if kinky sex and CHARITY are both things you like and you're filthy rich you should go and bid in that auction. And maybe give me your preview chapter of The Mistress. We'll call it a finder's fee. GO!