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Winter Tales

(The Original Sinners #8.7)

4.57  ·  Rating details ·  88 ratings  ·  76 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 sometimes lover/>Return
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Expected publication: November 19th 2019 by 8th Circle Press
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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 a
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 o

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 surro
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,
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 a
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… Nico, if you knew how shitty fathers coul
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 o
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!
Oct 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, m-m, 5-stars, 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 typical holiday-t
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 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 them once again.

December Wine – 4 stars

This is the
Betty Lankovits
Oct 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc, 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 tbook!
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 ver
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 a
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc
Have you read the Original Sinners series? If not, you must. You will fall in love with the characters and their journey. You can't NOT love them and all their quirks and kinks. All I have to say is I wanna be besties with Nora.
Winter Tales are all the little novella goodies that Queen Tiffany Reisz has graced us with. Some previously published online, but also a little bit of new in December Wine. I think she ends up missing the characters as much as we do, so revisiting them during the h
Lisa VH
Oct 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I always look forward to snippets from this world. The stories included in this compilation are fantastic. The first, December Wine, is probably my favorite. In this short story, we learn about the time Nora and Zach travel to France to meet Nico. Nora and Zach are given a 'pass' by Grace and they fall into an easy rhythm during their journey. Zach provides support and advice as Nora struggles with her mission and tries to determine where her loyalties actually lie in regards to Nico. There is a ...more
Robin Powers
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ahhhh...what a comfort to be immersed into the Original Sinners world. Reading these novellas made me long to relive the first time I met Eleanor, Kingsley and Soren. My favorite book in the series was about Kingsley and Soren’s budding relationship so you can guess which story I swooned over. I loved every single snippet into my favorite characters’ lives like a kinky voyeur getting off on a secret thrill. I will be over here in my corner waiting anxiously for more of my Priest, King and Mistre ...more
-  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
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
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 n
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 around the hart and pressed his fismore.
Nov 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Words continue to escape me when trying to review a Tiffany Reisz book. Her writing is truly in another stratosphere where the term skimming is not only forbidden but you'd be labeled a fool to even think you could even try to get away with that. Your mind would revolt at the loss of the beauty that is her mode of expression. Please just that leap and enjoy this exquisite ride.

With Winter Tales, we are treated to various short stories circling around our beloved Nora, Kingsley and SØ
Johanna Sawyer
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: alphamale
Thanks to Netgalley for an eARC to read and give my honest opinion.

This author is absolutely amazing, I'm shocked every time I crack open one of her books because she can make some of the most taboo stuff seem utterly amazing. A gifted writer with the ability to read romance into any situation. The Sinner series is one of the most beautiful and fun series I have been blessed with reading. This is one of the best anthologies I have ever read and that is saying a lot. Each story feels
Nov 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
DISCLAIMER #1: Honestly, I didn't think this would have to be said considering this is billed as a RETURN to the Original Sinners as well as a collection of FAN FAVORITE novellas. Still, I have already seen complaints from people who, for some reason, know nothing about this series, but for some reason, requested to read this story anyway. However, IF YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH OUR SINNERS THAN YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND THIS COLLECTION OF SHORT STORIES.

And now on to my review.

I have sa
If I could step into one book, let it be one of Tiffany Reisz. I can't emphasize how much I love her books, her characters, writing, dialogues, humor... everything. The only downside is, there are not enough of them :) They make me giggle, laugh, gasp, cry, horny and more...
Winter Tales is a series of Original Sinners novellas, all happening in winter - which is quite fitting for Soren.

There is one brand new novella, starring Nora, Zach and the first glimpse of Nico. This was one magnificent treat. There are rare momen
December Wine:

I'm such a huge Nora x Soren fan now that I forgot how delightful it is to see Nora and Zach together again. My favourite quote of this short:

"Now wait. How is one night with him equivalent to a week with me? Are you and my wife implying that I'm one-seventh of the lover that he is?"

Anyway, Nicolas Delacroix a.k.a Nico Boissonneault! Hearteyes over the first time he came on page.

The bit with Fionn hiccuping reduced me to tears.

The Christmas Truce:

The per/>
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My feelings about this book are kind of all over the place. It's an odd one. Parts I loved and parts, well... not so much.

It wasn't until I got to the end that I completely understood how all of the stories fit together and why. Essentially the book is a lot of backstory and explanation of feelings and personal reasons for things that went on in previous books. Time-wise it jumps around. Some of this was a little challenging because the stories they explain were things I read quite a
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 a
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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 B.A. in English. She began her writing career while a student at Wilmore, Kentucky's Asbury Theological Seminary. After leaving seminary to focus on her fiction, she wrote The Siren, whic

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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)
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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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