C.D. Reiss Books

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C.D. Reiss is an American USA Today and Amazon bestseller that writes romance novels. Reiss’ career had a challenging start. Like most authors, she would have preferred to secure an agent soon after she began writing in 1992.

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Order of Affluence Series

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1 Kick 2014 Description / Buy
2 Use 2014 Description / Buy
3 Break 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Crowne Brothers Series

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1 Iron Crowne 2019 Description / Buy
2 Crowne of Lies 2020 Description / Buy
3 Crowne Rules 2020 Description / Buy
4 Fake Crowne 2023 Description / Buy
5 Crowne Jewel 2023 Description / Buy

Order of DiLustro Arrangement Series

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1 Mafia Bride 2021 Description / Buy
2 Mafia King 2021 Description / Buy
3 Mafia Queen 2021 Description / Buy

Order of The Edge Series

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1 Cutting Edge 2018 Description / Buy
2 Rough Edge 2018 Description / Buy
3 On the Edge 2018 Description / Buy
4 Over the Edge 2018 Description / Buy
5 Girl on the Edge 2019 Description / Buy

Order of The Games Duet Series

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1 Marriage Games 2016 Description / Buy
2 Separation Games 2017 Description / Buy

Order of Hollywood A-List Series

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1 Bombshell 2017 Description / Buy
2 Bodyguard 2017 Description / Buy

Order of King of Code Series

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1 King of Code 2017 Description / Buy
2 Prince Charming 2018 Description / Buy
3 White Knight 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Sins Duet Series

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1 Secret Sins 2016 Description / Buy
2 Sacred Sins 2018 Description / Buy

Order of Songs of Corruption Series

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1 Spin 2014 Description / Buy
2 Ruin 2014 Description / Buy
3 Rule 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Songs of Submission Series

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1 Beg (Short Story) 2013 Description / Buy
2 Tease 2013 Description / Buy
3 Submission 2013 Description / Buy
4 Submit 2013 Description / Buy
5 Control 2013 Description / Buy
6 Burn 2013 Description / Buy
7 Resist 2013 Description / Buy
8 Sing 2013 Description / Buy
9 Domination 2013 Description / Buy
10 Dominance (Short Story) 2014 Description / Buy
11 Coda 2015 Description / Buy
12 Connection 2015 Description / Buy
13 Sing / Coda 2015 Description / Buy
14 Breathe (Short Story) 2015 Description / Buy

Order of Manhatten Mafia Series

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1 Take Me Capo 2021 Description / Buy
2 Make Me Cry 2022 Description / Buy
3 Break Me Down 2022 Description / Buy
4 Mafia Kingdom 2023 Description / Buy

Order of C.D. Reiss Standalone Novels

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1 Shuttergirl / Star Crossed 2015 Description / Buy
2 Forbidden 2015 Description / Buy
3 Hardball 2016 Description / Buy
4 Prince Roman (Short Story) 2017 Description / Buy
5 Pretty Scars 2019 Description / Buy
6 Only Ever You 2019 Description / Buy
7 Lead Me Back 2020 Description / Buy

Order of C.D. Reiss Coloring Books

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1 This Is Your Los Angeles (Short Story) 2016 Description / Buy

C.D. Reiss Anthologies

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1 1001 Dark Nights: Compilation Nineteen 2018 Description / Buy
2 Best Women's Erotica of the Year, Volume 5 2019 Description / Buy
3 Dark Romance Collection 2020 Description / Buy
4 Collection: A Jonathan & Monica Shorts Anthology 2020 Description / Buy
5 Twelve Naughty Days 2021 Description / Buy
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But the hundreds of queries she submitted bore little fruit. Every agent she approached turned her away. Things got even worse when a screenwriting school rejected her. The author only persevered because she hated the idea of people telling her what to do. The publishing industry kept insisting that it had no place for her, but Reiss wouldn’t take no for an answer.

She was determined to write more books because fiction was her only creative outlet. Her fortunes began to change when she enrolled at USC to study screenwriting. Reiss eventually graduated with a Master’s degree in 2003.

When her son came along, Reiss went back into the workforce. However, she had no intention of accepting defeat. The author continued to write novels and screenplays. She made numerous submissions, hoping that a publisher would come along and give her the shot she needed.

That shot never came. The author amassed an impressive pile of rejections. Eventually, she had to accept the truth. Reiss’s dreams would never come to pass unless she changed tactics. If traditional publishing wouldn’t embrace her, she would take the indie publishing route.

In 2010, the author turned a screenplay into a novel and uploaded it to Amazon KDP. Even though the book was terrible, Reiss doesn’t regret uploading it because it taught her so much. Because her fans associate her with erotic romance, they might be surprised to learn that she wrote three mystery novels during those early years.

They did well enough. But Reiss’s career was hardly thriving. She blames a friend for changing everything by encouraging her to write short, sexy, cheap, serialized novels. The author put the advice into action and enjoyed the process so much that she kept doing it.

Today, C.D. Reiss takes pride in the racy descriptions (Shakespeare of Smut) she’s earned over the years. The author is a success because she injects time and money into her promotional campaign.

Reiss has a savings account dedicated to advertising. But that doesn’t mean she neglects the quality of her books. The author knows that her fans will only stick around if they can trust her to entertain them.

Reiss does the best she can. She is grateful for everything her screenwriting classes taught her. The author has found that novelists spend too much time obsessing over their sentences. She thinks screenwriters are superior because they prioritize the story.

And from what Reiss has seen, readers are the same. They don’t care about pretty sentences. Readers want thrilling stories. This is what Reiss endeavors to deliver. She creates compelling characters with exciting romances.

C.D. Reiss Awards

Reiss’s accolades include an Audie Award.

Best C.D. Reiss Books

The author is surprised that her friends and family are not as shocked or disturbed by her erotic fiction as she initially expected. In fact, she has a pastor that has never taken offense to the stories she writes. Reiss’s best books include:

Beg: Monica Faukner had too much on her plate. Music was her passion, and, fortunately, she had the talent. But finding the time to pursue her music was not easy, especially when she had a part-time job as a waitress and a suicidal friend that required her attention.

Monica would have preferred to make a good first impression when she met Jonathan Drazen. But she ruined things by spilling a tray of drinks on the real estate magnate. Luckily for her, their encounter was the first of many.

Tease: Monica and Jonathan’s relationship continues in ‘Tease,’ the second novel in ‘Song of Submission.’ Monica and Jonathan respect one another, and they enjoy the sizzling sex. But Jonathan is still in love with his ex-wife.

To the billionaire, Monica is just a sex toy. For her part, Monica is not ready to give her heart to a man, not after everything that happened with her ex. She can’t commit to a serious relationship if it means sacrificing her music.

Something has to give. Monica and Jonathan know the truth. Their arrangement is not sustainable.

When Does The Next C.D. Reiss book come out?

C.D. Reiss doesn't seem to have an upcoming book. Their newest book is Mafia Kingdom and was released on August, 22nd 2023. It is the newest book in the Manhatten Mafia Series.


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