Beg Tease Submit Audiobook – Sequence One by C.D. Reiss (Review)

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Review of: Beg Tease Submit - Sequence One Audiobook
C. D. Reiss

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On February 10, 2015
Last modified:March 21, 2015


All in all, this was a fantastic introduction to CD Reiss, and if you love 50 Shades, or if you hated 50 shades, this is an erotic romance we can all sink our teeth into.

Beg Tease Submit Audiobook

By: C.D.  Reiss

Narrated by: Jo Raylan

Published by: Flip City Media Inc.

Beg Tease Submit Audiobook by CD Reiss

Jonathan Drazen is a known womanizer and a gorgeous piece of man I’m not letting into my heart. Ever. Yeah, he’s rich, beautiful, charming as hell, and he has a wit as sharp as a double-edged razor… but he’s made it perfectly clear that this is a short-term f–k. Three nights, tops, then we part like sexually satisfied grown-ups. I believe him when he says he can’t love me. I’m not trying to fall in love, either. We get in. Get it on. Get the hell out. Done. Right? ….Right.
©2013 CD Reiss (P)2014 CD Reiss


Beg Tease Submit Audiobook Sample


Beg Tease Submit,  Sequence one.

BDSM can be a hit or miss for me. I have only enjoyed two series before this one, Fifty Shades and The Original Sinners series. I love both of those series!. I enjoyed the stories more than the sexual parts…. Really!..LOL In all honesty, I still don’t understand the whole thing about pain and pleasure; nevertheless I find the subject very intriguing, and I approached these novels with morbid curiosity.

So when I was asked to review this title I was hoping it wasn’t one of those where the BDSM sex parts take over the plot without having a good story and  well developed characters behind it. With a title like, Beg Tease Submit I didn’t like my chances. I thought I was about to spend eight hours in a dungeon; however, I got very excited about it when I read the reviews of the printed book.

Most of the reviewers love this story, I can see why.

We get a refreshing point view from a level headed, smart and sensitive protagonist of her journey into the arms of kinky millionaire, Jonathan Drazen.

In a story well constructed and beautifully written the author not only creates a scorching HOT chemistry between the protagonists by allowing the characters to grow before the first kinky scene, but also expands the setting and their world with great secondary characters.

I like a strong woman, and Monica Faulkner is just that, and as such she’s not about to jump into any situation without thinking clearly despite the undeniable attraction. I really liked her character.

She has a few decisions to make. First, does she allow herself to feel for this enigmatic, charming (yeah, I know…Another one! But it works here) and handsome Millionaire who may or may not be still in love with her ex-wife. And second, can she submit to his kinky desires, when her first impulse, when confronted with them is to run for the hills….Just like I imagine most of us would.

Monica is in the music business;  she’s a singer and a talented a songwriter. Her artsy lifestyle has taken her to many places and in the middle of the LA scene, she’s not a complete innocent girl. She’s aware of the BDSM world out there, but not in a million years she thought herself being part of it. But when love knocks at your door, and on the other side of that door is the charming, handsome, witty and challenging, Jonathan Drazen, chances are you’re going to open that door – even if that means having to contend with a crazy ex-wife that’s not ready to let go.

Beg Tease Submit is not only super HOT and sensual, but also super engaging. The easiness and flow in which the author takes you through the story is fantastic. If it weren’t for Jonathan kinkiness and the BDSM factor (light in this installment, IMO), this would be an excellent contemporary romance. It has super likable characters and a realistic story of friendship right along the smexiness that with its smart dialog leaves you begging for more.

This story is to be continued….Damn another cliffy! Unfortunately, the next book is not out on audio yet. I’m hoping it’s released soon! I really want to know more about Jonathan.

I was so tempted to buy the Kindle of the next book (all books are published), but I decided against it. I want Jo Raylan to keep reading it to me.

All in all, this was a fantastic introduction to CD Reiss, and if you love 50 Shades, or if you hated 50 shades, this is an erotic romance we can all sink our teeth into 🙂

Beg Tease Submit Audiobook Narration (sequence one)

My thoughts
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Narrator Jo Raylan nailed this interpretation!

They say a romance narrator needs go there to convey a sexual scene with authenticity. And oh boy! Did she go there! The passionate encounters are beautifully conveyed. The sex scenes never feel sleazy, her approach truly transmitted the deep connection between Jonathan and Monica.

I love her interpretation of the protagonist. Jo Raylan captured the strength and self-assuredness of her character, even in the moments doubt she never let us forget that she’s a strong girl in charge of her actions.

I loved the different voices for all the female characters; they were all quite distinct not only in tone but with their voices. She not only does a great job of establishing each character personality, but she is also excellent with the voice transitions.

In a romance novel, I have to have credible male voices, and Raylan not only gets it right with Jonathan but  with every male character in the novel.

Beg Tease Submit is a well-written erotica, and the narrator’s interpretation never dumbs down the text, and truly enhanced my experience.

All in all, this is excellent delivery by Raylan. I can’t wait to listen to the next book!

Author CD Reiss

Author CD Reiss

C.D.  Reiss
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 embed TV story structure in her head well enough for her to take a big risk on a TV series structured erotic series called Songs of Submission. It’s about a kinky billionaire hung up on his ex-wife, an ingenue singer with a wisecracking mouth; art, music and sin in the city of Los Angeles.

Critics have dubbed the books “poetic,” “literary,” and “hauntingly atmospheric,” which is flattering enough for her to put it in a bio, but embarrassing enough for her not to tell her husband, or he might think she’s some sort of braggart who’s too good to give the toilets a once-over every couple of weeks or chop a cord of wood.

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

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Narrator Jo RaylanJo Raylan is new to the erotic  narration world, but don’t think for one second this is newbie’s performance. I’m working on getting a small Bio of this  talented narrator.


I’d like to thank  author, CD Reiss for the opportunity to get this title for review. This in no way influenced my opinion of the experience.

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All in all, this was a fantastic introduction to CD Reiss, and if you love 50 Shades, or if you hated 50 shades, this is an erotic romance we can all sink our teeth into.
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  1. This sounds like a great book that I need to look into. I’m a huge fan of BDSM genre, when done well. Like you, I need there to be well developed characters and a plot outside of the dungeon or playroom. Add trying to find one that is done well on audio, and it gets way more difficult. Great review.

    • I really think you’ll enjoy this one Melanie. I love Fifty b/c it was my first BDSM story and then I Love The Siren b/c that blew my mind, I’d say this is in between those two. The characters makes this one, I didn’t have to keep one earshot to listen if you know what I mean…LOL Nothing shocking (for us) but a well-written story about the journey of this two’s Hot!
      And of course, I don’t think you have to worry about the narration.

  2. I don’t read too many books in this genre, but this sounds like an engaging read. My problem with some of these stories is the lack of strong female protagonists, so I’m glad this wasn’t the case with this book, sounds like you really enjoyed it. Hmm…where are all these good looking millionaires? I’ve been looking but haven’t found one yet…LOL Great review Loupe.

    • Monica is great Heroine, smart witty and level headed. The writing is really good. I wouldn’t say is strong BDSM (actually, I’m not and expert…LOL, but no bondage, humiliation and all that other stuff that I found utterly scary…LOL, although I’m not above reading it if the author grabs me by my throat.
      I think we need to hang out outside a BDSM club to find them…LOL so we can run for the hills…lol they all seem to be messed up, but sure is fun reading about them 🙂

  3. I don’t read this genre on a whole but I did like the narration. I will be looking for other books narrated by Jo!

    • Oh yes Felicia, you’d love her narrations 🙂

  4. Hmm probably not for me then. Bummer. I love BDSM but didn’t care for the two series you love so probably not my type of BDSM read. Thanks for the heads up!

    • I loved this one Anna. I thought of it more as a D/s story instead of BDSM.

    • I loved Fifty!! Although I’m aware that to old time readers of this genre found that book an atrocity..LOL I loved it! The same way I loved Twilight. It open up my mind to this types of reads, the way Twilight open my mind to paranormal romance and romance in general. But I can see how people that hated Fifty can find this story a lot more mature and the key here is the heroine, She’s great! Now, I don’t read a lot of this genre to say this is good depiction of the Dominant and Submissive dynamics, I don’t understand them really, but it’s a well-written story, engrossing and super HOT! I can’t ask more from erotic romance 🙂
      There’s nothing here like The Original Sinners, and do love that series too.

  5. I’m probably the only romance lover out there who hasn’t read 50 Shades of Grey. I have however promised my BFF that I’d see it with her at the theater when it comes out.

    I LOVE hot steamy romance scenes the sizzlers are my favorites but when it gets to bondage or multiple partners or acts out of my comfort zone I just can’t get into it.

    But since you’ve said this is mild maybe I could give it a try since I really like your review of it 😉

    • There are a lot of peeps that haven’t read I think, it took a while for me to read it, I was sure I wasn’t going to enjoy it, but I was wrong. The BDSM is mild in this installment.
      I don’t like multiple partners either. I’m one man one woman kinda gal, now you add all the craziness you want, and still be romance to me..LOL I’m old fashion that way, so I can’t find romance in a story with multiple partners…Not yet…LOL
      A story won’t get sizzling for me if it’s just about sex, I have to have a good story and engrossing characters, and we sure get that in this one 🙂

      • Thanks Loupe Maybe I will try it 🙂

  6. I am glad you didn’t have to spend 8 hours in the dungeon. This isn’t my genre, and I don’t think I can listen to it, because sometimes those lengthy sex scenes get to be a little much and then when you listen you can’t skim. Glad you liked it.

    • I did too! LOL I like a good and compelling story in erotica, and this was just that. I’m glad this one delivered.
      I find it that can downplay sex and violence when I read, but listening makes everything (more) can be a little tough listening..LOL

  7. I feel ya, it’s not the sex part that does it for me in BDSM either. It’s the WHY behind the pain/pleasure that draws me in. Like you, I don’t get that part, so I need to understand what goes into a sado-masochist’s brains for them to cross that threshold.

    Been wanting to read this, Brandee of Bookworm Brandee still has to lend me her books!

    • Exactly Braine!That’s the way I feel, but then I get to develop and understanding and they not longer so alien to me. This is not nearly as dark as the Siren. This novel deals mostly with the protagonist journey into that world, and not necessary a “world” but to submissive relationship with Jonathan. So it is interesting to see it. Well-written and super engaging outside the bedroom, and super HOT in it 🙂

  8. You are tempting me to go from one or two romances on audio to full blown erotica. I love the narrator’s tone. Ugh…I need to up my audio budget 🙂

    • LOL Kimba, take a walk on the wild side 😉 just make sure to keep the volume
      The narration is perfect, so this could be a good to deep your toes in some smut 😉

  9. I LOVED this one. I need the next audio NOW!

  10. BDSM books can be hit and miss for me too. I also loved Fifty Shades and more because of the story too plus my curiosity of this world took over. LOL
    Glad you loved this one. I might just have to check it out. Great review.

    • I think that was the magic of that book. Most of us were innocent to that world…I knew about it, but that was my first close look into it, so in a way we were virgins too! LOL
      This book is along those lines, and normally any kind of similarity would have bothered me, but the protagonist and the world around her are unique, and well-developed characters and a well-written story almost always draw you in, that’s the case here 🙂 Monica is sassy, funny and strong…And well Jonathan is Hot and complicated.
      Thank you Sharon!

  11. I’ve heard great things about this series! I’m glad it worked for you. It’s high on my TBR so the next time I’m “in the mood” for some kink, I’ll check out the Audio. I’m presently on an Audio kick, and you say this Narrator was good so I’m down! 🙂
    Great Review!

    • I was excited when I read the positive reviews, and they were right. The narration is excellent, so it was win-win for me.
      I’d love to hear your thoughts if you listen 🙂

  12. I’ve read very few BDSM books, the ones I have I enjoyed. Not sure why I shy away from them. Will have to correct that 😉

  13. I don’t know why but it’s not a genre that attracts me… In fact I don’t think I know about the author or her books but I’m glad you had a good time with it. Who knows? Maybe one day.

    • I totally understand, this would have been the case for me a few years back, but then fifty shades happened to me..LOL I found out how deep the stories can be, and they do touch a lot of subjects the a normal contemporary romance doesn’t, so a lot times they can feel more realistic.

  14. Great review! I loved the clip, not only the narration but the conviction of the heroine. I’m not much into BDSM but the Dom/sub storyline is intriguing. Thanks for the post.

    • Thanks Jonetta! There is not a lot BDSM, is very light..LOL says the expert…NOT! LOL but this is really Monica’s journey into a submissive relationship. it’s a good story, with more time outside the bedroom, which I like. I don’t go out my way to find BDSM stories, but I’m glad I picked this one up 🙂

  15. I have read the first 4 or 5 books in this serial, but never got the last one or two episodes as it was amazon only and I ran out of gift card money. I did enjoy the episodes I read mostly. I thought the author did a good job of portraying Monica’s hesistating and making it seem believeable. It was a good erotic romance and I really hope to eventually read the rest of the books by this author.

    • So you know what happens next!!! Oh, boy I’m dying to know, but I’ll wait for the audio, the narration is excellent 🙂

  16. Whenever I read a book that deals with romance, or is even classified as erotica, I want the sex to enhance the story but not BE the story. Glad this one worked!

    • Yes, that’s totally me too! I don’t listen to a lot erotica, but the ones I kept listening to always have great characters and a good story to go with it. The ones that don’t or if there a sex scene too early in the book I don’t enjoy, and never finish them. I want to know the characters first, I want to care about them, and that doesn’t happen in just two chapters. That’s why enjoyed this one, it has great character development.
      Thanks 🙂

  17. I have this, except as an ebook. The narrator sounds good though. You really try The Love Undercover series by Roni Loren. You can read them individually, and the story and the characters are what really make the book. I love the ones I’ve read so far.

    • I have to check that out. Let me know if decide to give this one a go 🙂 The narrator is excellent!

  18. I am getting tired of billionaires and their kinky crazy ways…lols. Glad you were able to enjoy this one Loupe and the story AND characters appealed to you. Great review ;D

    • Thanks Sharonda 🙂 I think is all about the writing in the characters. I feel the same way about paranormal creatures, but I wouldn’t be surprise if a new author comes a rocks my world with a new Vampire series..LOL

  19. WELL, I was almost ready to dig out my ebook copy of this, but then I saw “cliffhanger.” Then I thought, hey, I’ve had that ebook for a LONG time, so maybe it’s finished, and she just hasn’t gotten to it yet, so I looked it up, but no. It’s not. I did try though 😉 And I will keep it on my list of series to start when it’s finished.

    • Apparently this was a serial, I don’t know much about those since in the last couple years I mostly listen. So this audiobook got the first 3 parts or 3 books, and yes is not the end, but the following books are already published, and I’m giving it my best shot to wait for audio and not to pick up the kindle to see what happens next 🙂

  20. Like you, BDSM romances are a hit or miss for me. I haven’t tried out anything from this author, so I’ll add this to me TBR. I liked the sample. 🙂

    • The BDSM is light in this one, is mostly the beginning of their journey. Very engaging characters, and well-written. I really enjoy this one Grace 🙂


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