The Games Duet – Adam And Diana’s Story Continues!

The Games Duet – Adam And Diana’s Story Continues!

A romance duet

It's a romance :)

So much story. I have so much story, so much romance, so much love.

Two solid, full length books worth of story. And as much as I can't wait to release Marriage Games, my anticipation and love for Separation Games is even greater, because I want you to get to that ultra-satisfying, swoony, delicious ending with me.

I'm releasing Separation Games as soon as humanly possible. Jan 3rd, 2017—Less than three months after the release of Marriage Games. It's coming along very nicely. There's hot sex, angst, crisis, drama and most importantly, everything you love about the ending of a romance. But that ending is earned. I'm not doing it cheap. You'd never forgive me for taking a shortcut.

Trust me.

In the end, I'm asking you to trust me. I've been structuring this story in my head for over a year. I have you. I have the safety of your heart as my first concern. You'll be happy. Promise.

If you've read Songs of Submission and stayed with me between Resist and Sing, I think/hope I earned your trust. If you haven't read Jonathan and Monica's story, ask someone who has. I think I did some pretty cool literary CPR there.

If you want to get Separation Games ASAP – preorder it here:


I think you will love it. I know you will. You're going to hug this book when you're done with it.

If you'd like to read books in my voice that are similar to The Games Duet, I recommend Songs of Submission. The story is complete from how-do-you-do to HEA.

As the books were released in serial format, I suggest the bundles as your most economical option.

Beg Tease Submit


Control Burn Resist


Sing Coda Dominance


If you're on Kobo, the first eight books are available in an eight book bundle.


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  1. Diana Freeman says:

    I trust you 100%. Trust is hard, difficult even. But you have earned it from me. You’ve proven yourself with Jonathan and Monica, Teresa and Antonio, Fionna and Elliot,etc. I can’t wait for Seperation Games. I will wait with baited breath from the conclusion to this story. And I am NOT a patient woman but you’ve earned my trust ten fold.

  2. Allison says:

    Hi! Did Adam and Diana have a story before “The Marriage Games?” If so I’d love to read it before I read “The Games Duet”, I’m new to your writing and am in love so far!

  3. Dee Runnels says:

    You’re in my Top Ten Romance Writers list. Your characters are well drawn. Here’s my question: Are you going to reconcile Margie and Drew between Secret Sins and the Submission Series? And my comment: I just finished Marriage Games. Loved it!

    • C.D. Reiss says:

      Margie will have another book in 2017 and it will tie the events of forbidden with the events of Sing 😉

  4. Caroline says:

    Of course i trust you! You are a genius. I loved the marriage games. Adored it. I can’t wait but will for round 2.

    I’ve read them all (more than once) and this was second only to Theresa and Antonio.


  5. Cathey Thompson says:

    I trust you! Already purchased the preorder, right after finishing the story in less than 24 hours. Thanks for such an amazing journey with this couple, I used to want to be Monica, but starting to identify with Diana more and more, her awakening was powerful.

  6. Laura Firestone says:

    I have to say….you never disappoint. I couldn’t put The Marriage Games down. Unbelievable! You always get me hooked on everything you write!

  7. Simcha says:

    You’ll have to do a lot to make me like Adam. I feel that was has done to Diana is deceitful and hateful. I don’t know how she could ever trust him again. I have a feeling she will spend a lot of time groveling when this was all his fault from the beginning of the marriage.

  8. Faith says:

    Damnit! There you go again!! First it was MY Tony, the man I despised and then loved in spite of himself. Theresa & Tony left me in tears several times. Now Adam. I seriously want to kick his ass! But I am going to trust that you will do it for me. I am pre-ordering through my tears right now. When Separation Games comes out, whatever I am reading will be dust in the wind until I finish Adam and Diana’s story……

  9. Amy says:

    I have a book hangover because I started this last night and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. As a married woman who has finally found a good balance with her husband through kink, this book speaks to me. Diana is such a great character and I am so mad at Adam right now. Part two will no doubt be my reward for surviving the holidays. You never disappoint, Ms. Reiss.

  10. Theresa Ross says:

    CD I loved the audio version. That’s the first time that I’ve heard the male female narrators appear to read and interact together in story. Usually they read the individual character along with doing the alternate male female voice, but it actually appears that Sebastian and Elena are reading together, so natural, I loved it. Sebastian York and Elena Wolfe are the best and so are you.

    • C.D. Reiss says:

      Thank you – THEY WERE in the studio together! It’s the only right way to do duet narration

  11. Darlene says:

    I just finished Marriage Games and I loved it! Can’t wait for the next Separation Games! I must admit I was little pissed that just because she submitted he didn’t want her. So I hope she goes all out after him in the next book but also makes him suffer a bit! Keep writing! Love your work!

  12. Sue Ellen says:

    I just finished Marriage games loved it! A at first I was really angry at Diana for leaving Adam now I’m angry at both of them. I pre ordered the Separation Games can’t wait to find out how they repair the damage they made. Love your work CD.

  13. Rachel says:

    I think Marriage Games, was the most gut wrenching books I ever read. In the beginning, my heart broke for Adam. He was so in love with his wife and she was so cold and closed off to him, and then when they got to the cottage and I realize what he was doing to her, my heart broke for Diana. I don’t usually like to read two part books when there is such a long period of time before the next book is released, but I had to read Marriage Games it pulled me in and didn’t let go!! I will be very disappointed if they don’t find their way back to each other!! I think they both need to find themselves and then they can truly give themselves to each other. I’m looking forward to reading Separation Games.

    • C.D. Reiss says:

      I think you’re going to love it!

    • Maria says:

      Your writing is beautiful. This story is heart wrenching. Who to feel sorry for? She started it, he finishes it. At least for now! I love Jonathan and Monica so much I have triple read their story, but I think I might end up loving Adam and Diana more. Looking forward to seeing how it works out for these two.

  14. Carol Hall says:

    You said above that Separation Games will release Jan 3, but the preorder says Jan 11. Has it been moved back a week?

    • C.D. Reiss says:

      No I just gave myself an extra week in case something bad happened (amazon penalizes heavily for lateness). As of now it’s on track for Jan 3rd

  15. Julie says:

    I absolutely loved this book….BUT was frustrated with Adam from the beginning. He kept who he truly was from the woman he said he loves (I do believe he loves her). He’s an ass (sorry, but t fits). To say he can’t live a submissive offends me greatly! He doesn’t know the meaning of submission if he feels that way and it makes me angry that he wanted to “break” her so he won’t love her any more. It grabbed me by the throat, however, and I read it in only two settings. I identify with Diana in several ways.
    Thank you for this book. I can’t wait for the next, because I know you will hanger my opinion of him.

    • C.D. Reiss says:

      Personally, I know he’s nuts with the submissive thing, but it’s what he has to fix that makes him interesting to me.

  16. Latrice says:

    I struggled to wait for Marriage Games, I have already preordered Separation Games, now the struggle continues… I am in love with Adam and Diana and can hardly wait until January 3rd. You have done it again!

  17. Mona says:

    I stumbled upon this book by accident and I couldn’t put it down. My heart went out for Adam in the beginning. He loved Diana so much that he willingly stayed away from that lifestyle for five years. He did say that he couldn’t love a sub once he broke them and he told Diana that he would ruin her for anyone else. He did what he did as a way to survive their divorce. Let’s see what happens in Separation Games. I like them both.
    I have to check out your other books in the meantime.

  18. Pam Gordon says:

    I am on vacation, in France, the land of passion and pissiness and Gaelic shrugs…and I just finished Marriage Games, in two late night marathon sessions. The truth there broke my heart. Having been through a painful divorce and finding amazing love 10 years later, the feelings, the dialogue, the desperation and the love rang so true. Love always involves submission, regardless of your kink, and I have lived that struggle over 5, and then 30 years of marriage and your book has given me so much to think about, so thanks. Though I can’t seem to preorder inFrance, I’ll do it when we arrive home, it realeases a week after my birthday and will be a wonderful gift. Reading the pre-release notes, I thought I KNEW this book already, but I was unprepared for the truth and the depth I found, and this is why I read you. A bientot-

  19. Helen says:

    Please let me start by saying that I absolutely freaking love your stories! And this one, OMG, AWESOME! I have never added to book discussions such as this before because I didn’t feel like my input was important. And I’m not sure why I feel so strongly about needing to express my thoughts now, except to say that you, Ms. Reiss, really have me “tied up” in knots with this story. I just have to say, because everyone is hating on Adam, I’m on his side. I realize that he made mistakes in hiding who he is for 5 years, but I think he did it truly out of love and not to be deceitful. The fact that he openly admits, early on, that he can not love someone that he has “broken” but that he was willing to do this with Diana broke my heart. He was willing to give up the love of his life, by the only means that makes sense to him, so that SHE can be happy. I do understand how many readers would see it as selfish that he would take her and “use” her and then walk away form her. But to me, that seems to be an enormous sacrifice. He said over and over that he didn’t want his marriage to be over but she refused to listen or try. He knows he will never be able to move on without her under “normal” circumstances so he does the only thing that he thinks will work for him. Seeing how he still struggles with breaking her or continuing to love her throughout the story is really heartbreaking to me. Diana, on the other hand, while I sometimes feel sorry of her, I feel like she is completely selfish. I do want a HEA for Adam and Diana and I really can’t wait to see where you will take us next. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing talent with all of us.

  20. Diane says:

    You are killing me. I totally loved this book and am so looking forward to the next one. As always I love every damn book you write. You are the true fu****g queen of erotica and love. Thank you Christine!

  21. Michell Sellers says:

    I hate you, but I love you. Trust, smust! Can’t wait until January!!

  22. Gaby says:

    Wow! So I just ended Marriage Games for the second time around. I have read all the comments and even though I sense a general “hatred” towards Adam, I
    can´t feel the hate. I don´t even think I feel sorry for Diana. I do feel compassion for both characters. I guess I feel empathy in the sense that we are who we are, in the present moment. We change constantly, we adapt, we sacrifice part of ourselves, we push and pull, especially in relationships. I feel both characters stay true to who they are throughout the back and forth of the time play in the book. Adam listens to himself and respects himself so much that he is willing to sacrifice part of who he is for the woman he loves. Diana, belongs to a history, her family’s history, whether she likes it or not (and I do think it is not a matter of liking it, we are simply a product of our own histories). She has introjected certain concepts about what it is to be a woman from a woman who was very important to her. How can she know otherwise? In this sense, Adam, keeping silent about who he really is and what he truly desires, is unable to dislodge those introjections. He also has those pre-conceived ideas: he cannot love a sub, a woman he breaks. But he hasn’t yet given himself permission to discover if he can, if he wants to or even if he is able to. He says it himself, he also has hard limits. For me, this story is a journey into self-discovery. For both characters and for the reader. I am guessing, it was a journey into self-discovery for you too, CD. I think both characters break each other and at the same time, they break us too. They test each others limits, they test each others love and for me, the most enlightening part, the part that speaks to me the most (in my personal life) is how mindblowing and confusing it is to live in a world that is limited by contradictions that on the surface appear to be unable to co-exist together: light and dark, love and hate, submission and dominance, power and surrender. I think we live in a world that teaches us that these are antagonists, when in truth they are simply complements of each other. And I feel that is the crux of Adam and Diana’s conflict. I hope that in the second part they learn that they can function together and in themselves and they come to terms that these elements in their lives and their characters are the things that make them whole. Thank you CD. Can´t wait to read the ending. And by the way, you have my trust.

  23. Cristy says:

    I hate to wait for second parts !! But i’m sooo interested in whats gonna happen! I HATE YOU for making us wait.

  24. Tina says:

    Trust is earn’t, and you have definitely earn’t mine….I have read all your books Jonathon & Monica’s three times, I love the anticipation, the on the edge of my seat, the feeling of being there almost experiencing the pain and the love. I cannot wait to read the next part of Adam & Diana’s journey love your books.

  25. Teri says:

    I have read almost all of your books, still working my way thru them. I loved Corruption, Submission and Perdition series. I was glad to see, in a previous comment, that you addressed the issue of another book for Margie. I want to know how she transitions from NY back to CA. I guessed her secret early on but I was blown away by the reveal. The whole family is so interesting. More, more, more.
    I raced through all those books because I couldn’t wait to get to the end. Consequently, I savored Marriage Games. Your use of prose really made me feel part of this story. I was a friend to one or both of them. I am really anxious to see how this culminates. You are Shakespeare!

  26. MG Moore says:

    After reading the first three books in the Submission Series and opening the windows to Jonathan and Monica’s love story, you immediately became one of my top three (now top two) one-click authors, sharing the top two stop with Whitney G’s Jonathan and Claire. After that, I never bothered reading the reviews of any of your new releases because I knew they would be awesome. Unfortunately, the third author on my list was forever deleted for making her fans wait almost two years for the final release of her final book and holding captive my other favorite couple. I’m being a bit overly dramatic, but that experience scarred me somehow. I no longer purchase series books and get emotionally involved until the final book in a series has been released. However, you’ll be happy to know that is not the case with you and my other awesome one-click author. Thank you for your talents and for giving me a reason to take those most needed “mental health” days off work when a new release comes out. They are my favorite “sick days.” I absolutely love all of the Drazens, even Declan after reading Cin’s story.

  27. Cristine Neibauer says:

    I just got Marriage Games today and read it in one sitting. I was crying at the end. For me that is rare. I am so looking forward to Separation Games. January 3rd seems a long way off. Its unusual for me to come to care for characters in books lately but both Adam and Diana feel so real to me. Your writing has restored my belief that there are still wonderful authors, like yourself, that can make you believe. You are one of those rarities! I borrowed Marriage Games for free with my kindle subscription but I am going back to buy it. I will also be getting your other books too. Thank you for the wonderful story! Counting the days for the conclusion…