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Review and Giveaway: Spin and Ruin (Songs of Corruption #1 & 2) by C.D. Reiss

Posted on 19 December, 2014 by in C.D. Reiss, Giveaways, Review / 0 comments

by C.D. Reiss


***You do NOT need to read Songs of Submission to read Spin***

Mafia capo, Antonio Spinelli blew through my orderly life like a cyclone.

Gorgeous and passionate, with a breathtaking brutality, he put me under his spell the moment he touched me, drawing me into his underworld of risk, violence and betrayal.

And I found, just as this sophisticated savage didn’t trust me, I didn’t trust myself. Something happened to me. Some alchemy from the heat between us.

I discovered I was a savage, too.






**Ya gotta read Spin before you read Ruin**

Antonio is a killer.
He’s beautiful, educated, a prodigy of a thief and as violent a motherfucker as ever came of the boat from Napoli.

Theresa knows it, but that doesn’t stop her from getting emotionally and physically entangled with him, and this is how, maybe, she got it in her head that she can protect him.

But it’s not her job to save him, and she’s just not getting that. Every time she tries to protect him, she practically gets him killed, and the tighter he grips her, the more dangerous she becomes.

It’s almost as if…well, he’d never admit this….but it’s almost as if protecting her the way he does is the one thing he should stop. As if the only way he’s ever going to find a moment’s peace is to just embrace her as a partner, rather than a defenseless creature.

But he’d never do that. Not this violent motherfucker.

WARNING: This book contains delicious sex scenes with a hot man dirty-talking in Italian; women handling firearms and explosives; and scenes of violence with a crystal Virgin Mary cigarette lighter.




Wow! So these are the first C.D. Reiss books I have read and will definitely not be my last. Author Claire Contreras recommended these books to me and I always take her advice because she gives me good books to read and boy was I blown away!

I want to note first that I thought that these books were SO well researched..the author did a phenomenal job with this because I really felt like I was a character within this book living this story with them (either that or watching a really good movie). Every scene, situation, conversation was really true to what I feel a life in a Mafia crime family would be like.

So what’s it about?

Well this series is a spin off from the Songs of Submission Series but can be read as a standalone (but of course now want to go back and read those too! So many good books so little time!)

This is the story of Anthony Spinelli aka Spin aka Capo, the man running the show. When he meets Theresa Drazen aka Contessa, the beautifully smart, socialite/accountant/movie script writer, their lives are forever changed. You see Theresa is the good girl, family oriented; she is getting over being cheated on by her boyfriend Daniel, a candidate for mayor. Spin is a complete 360 of the typical guy she dates, but she is drawn to him, attracted to him and vice versa. Their connection is palpable.

Getting involved with Spin means becoming a part of his world of violence and crime. Though he wants to resist to protect her from harm, there is no denying their feelings, their emotions, their love. And let’s not even get into the hot, steamy sex….just WOW! WOW! WOW! I love a dirty talker 😉

Theresa gives Spin a look into what life could be like outside of the world he is used to; he wants to be a better man for her.

Action packed, suspenseful and intrigued, I immediately jump into Ruin to find out what is in store for this couple.


In Ruin, Theresa is SO different from the socialite we have come to know. At his complete mercy and totally embedded into his life and heart, Spin has awakened something in her that she never knew existed. While she started off so pure and innocent (which is what drew Spin to her in the first place), her goodness is changing to protect the man she loves with her whole being and for once Spin wants out. Out of this life he knows, out of the responsibility; just wanting a normal life with his Contessa.

Spin has so much to contend with in Ruin…trying to deal with and escape the family dynamic while protecting the woman he loves. And as Spin and his Contessa plan for a future that is so unpredictable, I know that they love each other…but will love be enough?


So YES there is a part three and their story is not done…..but I am on the edge of my seat DYING for the next book because I have to know what happens, I have to know if their love can survive.

CD Reiss totally amazed me with her story telling…I was completely captivated all the way from page 1 of Spin to the end of Ruin and am left wanting more. Completely passionate, sexy, violent yet emotional, CD Reiss found a new fan in me and I can’t wait to read what perfection she has in store for us next!!!


Book 1 – Spin

Book 2 – Ruin


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About C.D. Reiss

CD Reiss is a New York Times 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 give her a big enough ego to write novels.

She’s frequently referred to as the Shakespeare of Smut which is flattering but hasn’t ever gotten her out of chopping that cord of wood.

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

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