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Winter Tales

(The Original Sinners #8.7)

4.61  ·  Rating details ·  199 ratings  ·  131 reviews
An Original Sinners Christmas Anthology

Return to USA Today bestseller Tiffany Reisz's Original Sinners series with Winter Tales, a collection of three fan-favorite Christmas novellas plus a brand-new novella exclusive to this anthology.

In December Wine, the long-awaited story of Nora Sutherlin's first meeting with Nico can finally be told. Nora enlists her editor (and
Kindle Edition, 376 pages
Published November 19th 2019 by 8th Circle Press
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Title: Winter Tales
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Type: The Original Sinners Christmas Anthology
POV: Third Person

Note: Review and rating are for the brand new novella, December Wine only.

In this novella, Nora Sutherlin and Zach Easton went to France on a mission to inform Nicolas (Nico) Delacroix of his heritage. I enjoyed seeing their first encounter with the attractions just simmering on the surface. It’s nice to see Nico’s vulnerability and how it mirrored her own past.

If you had any idea

In this novella, December Wine, Nora Sutherlin has decided to act on her knowledge of a secret that affects Kingsley. Taking along her editor, Zach Easton, for moral support, she meets the mysterious Nicolas Delacroix and makes the decision to irrevocably change his life.

“There was life here, lurking behind the trees and inside the vines and under the ground and over the clouds. Life, biding its time, hiding, waiting…”

What occurs in this storyline fills in the gaps regarding Nora’s emotions
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


This Anthology brings us right back into the Original Sinners world.
And if you haven't yet read this series - please do it right the eff now - start with book 1 The Siren and keep going ... it's so worth it!

We already know some of the stories - but this first one is brand new!

We follow Nora and editor hottie Zach to France. Nora wants to find King's son!
We all know how that story ends - but we never knew how they found him, how they first meet!
And also - Zach and Nora might spend some sexy times
Hulya Kara Yuksel
Oct 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
It's always so much fun to meet with Mistress Nora again. :D She's the most funny but also the sexy heroine that I've ever read so far... <3

*ARC provided by NetGalley.
Keep Calm Novel On
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The author provided a copy of the eBook in exchange for an honest review.

Fans of Original Sinners will enjoy this anthology of short stories, Winter Tales. The reader is able to catch up with favourite characters and their eventful lives. The author’s well-written short stories will capture the attention of the reader and will be immediately drawn into the lives of the well-developed characters. The primary and secondary characters have strong and distinct voices and unique personalities. The
Sep 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Reading an Original Sinners book makes me as giddy as a kipper. I do those wicked little giggles. Those throaty dirty laughs. Full on belly wobble chuckles. And I don’t move unless I need a wee. Then I move and move quickly usually with my kindle in hand so I don’t miss a beat.

If Søren was a season he would be winter. Cold, hard, ice, sharp, unforgiving, unyielding, cruel. And yet TR reveals little by little that within the ice beats a heart so pure and full of love that I forget to be scared
Nov 14, 2019 rated it really liked it

In December Wine, a brand-new novella, Nora together with Zach is in search of Kingsley's son Nico.I really like how comfortable Nora and Zach have become to each other's naughty preferences. Tiffany Reisz never failed to remind us why Mistress Nora is such an unforgettable character. Her sassy dialogue is something I'm always looking forward to reading and in this novella is no exception to her sassiness. Winter Tales also includes previously published short stories that are always worth a
Ang (Sizzling Pages)
Nov 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites

With Winter Tales , Tiffany Reisz proved once again why she is one of my most beloved authors. Her dynamic characters, their interwoven relationships, the intensity of the love they share, the darkness in their souls, the unraveling of secrets, the witty dialogue, and above all - the extreme kinkiness - happily lured me back into the Sinners world, never wanting the experience to end. Here, as with each publication, Reisz delivered sheer brilliance in her prose that left me both satisfied
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
*I received a free copy of Winter Tales. This has in no way influenced my review which is honest and unbiased.*

I don't know what it is about the Original Sinners that always, always gets to me. Well, I do know, of course, Reisz is such an amazing writer that starting one of her books feels like catching up with really good friends. Friends I might be a tad afraid of, but still friends.

The stories in Winter Tales are little, private glimpses into the lives of Nora, Søren and King, and those
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019


‘A son for King. A son for Søren. But what about Nora? Who did Nora get?’

The Winter Tales anthology has the following novellas: December Wine, The Christmas Truce, Poinsetta, The Scent of Winter and Blood & Wine. Whilst I have read some of these novellas before; the magic, the intensity of emotions and the spontaneous laughter has not been lost and I enjoyed them as much as the first time round, if not more.

“So there it is,” Elle said. “I give you my heart.”
‘Slowly Søren closed his fingers
Holly Baker
Sep 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Winter Tales is a collection of short stories about my fave kinksters all set in (you guessed it) the winter months!

First up we have a new story about Nico, Nora and Zach (December Wine), all about Nora’s first meeting with Nico! We all know the basics of how it happened but to see it all play out was perfect and it really made me want to read Mischief (Nico and Nora’s short set in Salem at Halloween). Every time I know a story is coming up with Nico I always think “meh” because let’s face it,
Nov 23, 2019 rated it liked it

The rating is only for December Wine and the last bonus short story. Both were enjoyable, if not mind-blowing. That said, Poinsettia, The Christmas Truce, and The Scent of Winter (all previously published) make Winter Tales into a fairly well-rounded anthology for OS fans.
Shabby  -BookBistroBlog
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This Christmas Santa Tiffany brings a bag full of Søren anecdotes. It was truly embarrassment of the riches as we get not 1, not 2, but 5 short stories, of time lapses in Original Sinners series
The winter tale was just like a winter holiday, crisp, fragrant and nostalgic. The warmth brought in by Kingsley's son (yep!!) Nico. Both are taken by surprise at this unexpected revelation.Nora and Zach find themselves on the way to Soret in France to meet Nicholas himself and share the news. And of
Michelle Rodriguez
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: erotica, dominatrix
How do I love Tiffany Reisz, let me count the ways ... If you're not an Original Sinners fan, we can't be friends, just kidding (maybe not). In all seriousness, please read from the beginning, this novella is may be lost on you if you haven't read the other books. Not to say you can't read it because you can and if you do, after you have, I say start from the very beginning with The Siren.

Ok enough of my tangent let me get this review going. I've missed Zach. He's come a long way from being the
Angy Potter - Collector of Book Boyfriends
Beta read!
Nov 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Fans of The Original Sinners rejoice! For here we get five snippets with our beloved characters – some that have been published before, and some that haven’t, but all together for the first time in one delicious collection.

Because of the incredibly complex story told throughout the Original Sinners series, I would not recommend reading this one without having those books first. These characters and their twisted dynamic are a fave of mine, so I jumped at the opportunity to visit with
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking for that holiday romance feeling, and you already know Soren, Nora, and the rest of them, this is perfect. Just a bunch of Christmastime, wintery stories surrounding these characters, peeks into more moments in their lives. It's the strangest version of love I've read, and there's always more to their story.

However, if you haven't read the Siren books, this isn't for you. I've read some and not all and I'm a little lost. But I really enjoyed their dirtiness, their humor, and
Dirty Dayna
Nov 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
these sinner tales are short, deep and oh so hot wowers! i must say December wine was my favorite and i loved each little sip of it
Rhiannon St. Clair
***I received an ebook copy from the publisher at no cost***

Every time I think I've fallen as in love as I can with the Original Sinners gang, Tiffany comes along with something that makes me fall even harder for them.

Winter Tales is a collection of short stories featuring different characters from the Original Sinners series. Each story gives readers a glimpse into a snippet of time. From Nora and Zach searching for Kingsley's son Nico in France, to Søren and Magdalena on a quiet Christmas Eve,
Nov 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
*tosses ALL of the glitter*

Okay, seriously, I'm well aware this is a collection of novellas and I've read a couple of them already...but sit down. Because Winter Tales also contains the novella that I've been waiting for--for years! Oh yes, there is a Santa Claus this year, and her name is Ms. Reisz.

Any of you that have read The Siren or any of my reviews for The Original Sinners series know that Zach and Nora are my favorites...I know, I love the rest of the crew; but Zach and Nora, they just
Betty Lankovits
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites, bdsm

"I love Søren so much it scares me..."

Fuck yeah, that is how you write a book!

Tiffany Reisz has the words and lays them down with precision. The flow is like being on a boat, setting off on calm waters then you feel every storm and wave that passes until you reach the calm again.

Officially a favorite of 2019! Tiffany Reisz writes like no one else can. It’s thought provoking, clever, witty, steamy… I fell in love with this book as soon as I opened up that first page and that feeling was
Nov 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
It’s always exciting to take a new journey with my favorite Sinners. The gang is all back in a collection of Christmas novellas that is sure to please even the most subdued sinner!! Soren, Kingsley, Nora and Nico all make appearances in this anthology.

December Wine is the latest addition to the collection. It is a journey that Nora embarks upon to give a piece of Kingsley’s life back. With the aid and sexual prowess of her editor, Zack, Nora travels overseas to find out of her information is
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
They break each other apart, only to put themselves back together, stronger than before.
Kingsley, Soren and Nora have a bond so unique and special that no matter what life throws at them they will always find a way to bounce back into each others arms. Never before did I believe that I could fall so passionately in love with such characters... yet here I am worshiping the ground they walk on with every new book or short story Tiffany Reisz comes up with. It seems I can never get enough of
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley

This is not what I was expecting and I really didn’t enjoy it. It just wasn’t romance to me and I found it very difficult to stay interested.

This was a NETGALLEY gift and all opinions are my own.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 5-stars, m-m, 2019

#erotic #third-person #short-story #MM #threesome

What can I say I haven't told a thousand times already? Tiffany Reisz's writing is addictive, and her Original Sinner series is irresistible. It doesn't matter that I have the pleasure of reading a new novel, a short story or just a few tidbits the result is always the same: I crave more and want to reread every piece of them. She's that kind of author who can pull the trick to present a collection of kink-fest memories as it would be just a
-  Michelle Claypot_Reads
This is my kind of Christmas read. Catching up with some of my favourite characters from one of my favourite authors. Winter Tales is a delicious compilation of bite sized treats with Soren, Nora, King and others. The way this author connects you to the characters and their blatant sexuality is always a joy. Add in the humour, emotions and wit and I am a blissed out reader!

If you're looking for a Christmas story with a little sting in the tale then this is definitely for you.

I received an ARC
Jennifer Gauthier
Oct 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
December wine

You know those authors that when you read thier words you just smile

No....well let me introduce you to Tiffany Reisz.

December Wine was like coming home and what a homecoming. I love hearing about the past again while they went on the hunt for Nicholas. Zach and Nora are fabulous together. It's so crazy but every man Tiffany writes for Nora just fits. Every man you can see her with. But the banter and jokes between these two I love it.

This is story of friendship, loyalty, human
Eleanor (The Book Hammock)
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Sigh sigh sigh!!!!

Tiffany Reisz knows how to grab my attention. Yes, there were stories I’ve read before, but there were 2 brand new stories for me that were absolutely incredible (just as all of her stories are).

All stories center around Søren or Kingsley or both, and all made me miss reading the Original Sinners series. And I might just drop everything and read them all over again.

I think what I enjoyed the most about Winter Tales is getting to know Søren and Magda’s relationship, their
Benjamin Thomas
Revisiting the characters of the Original Sinners is always a fun time so I was glad to see this anthology coming out. There are five stories here, four of which have been published individually before as e-books. All of them take place, of course in the winter months, and mostly feature Christmas time.

The first story, ‘December Wine’ is the brand-new story of the bunch. It features Nora and her editor, Zach as they go to meet Kingsley’s son Nico for the first time, determined to verify if he
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5* Sexy December Stars

I was so excited to read this Original Sinners Anthology because I can never get enough of these wonderful sexy entertaining characters and Tiffany Reisz is one incredible storyteller.

It starts off with December Wine which is a brand-new short story of Nora’s first meeting with Kingsley’s illegitimate son Nico. Nora travels to France with Zach her Editor, and of course they get up to mischief as Zach is irresistible. I was so happy to catch up with Zac again as I have
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Tiffany Reisz is the USA Today-bestselling author of the Romance Writers of America RITA-winning Original Sinners series from Harlequin's Mira Books.

Born in Owensboro, Kentucky, Tiffany graduated from Centre College with a English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky'sAsbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The

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The Original Sinners (9 books)
  • The Siren (The Original Sinners, #1)
  • The Angel (The Original Sinners, #2)
  • The Prince (The Original Sinners, #3)
  • The Mistress (The Original Sinners, #4)
  • The Saint (The Original Sinners, #5)
  • The King (The Original Sinners, #6)
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“It was rude to stare but Nora was rude and so she stared.” 0 likes
“You think we should go upstairs now?” Kingsley asked. “Our lady probably fell asleep waiting on us to make up our cocks.”
“Our lady is probably at the top of the stairs eavesdropping on us,” Søren said.
“Am not!” Nora yelled down.”
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