Winter Tales: An Original Sinners Christmas 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) Zach Easton on a mission t ...more
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 cour ...more
I'm probably going to fumble this but bear with me for a sec.
Reisz is a talented writer. She singlehandedly has made me not just like or care about but become borderline obsessed with these characters who are openly and unabashedly polyamorous. Me! Who is openly and unabashedly possessive and, I daresay, a bit jealous. That in and of itself is a monumental feat. However, I think that very character trait may be the prov ...more
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 emotion ...more
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 id...more
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 ...more
There are five novellas in this anthology. Some old, some new but all of them utterly delightful.
December Wine ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
When I read the blurb and saw that December Wine is about Nora and Nico, I lost a tiny bit of enthusiasm. It's not that I wouldn't like Nico but honestly, I don't care much about him. Or at least, I didn't until now. He came into the story so out of the blue and I never warmed up to him. But December Wine gave him the exact introduction of his ...more
“If there were any hard feelings at all, they evaporated the second the nurse put Fionn in my arms. And I knew then that I had been given a gift I could never hope to repay. So I finally have one reason to like that priest of yours. But just the one.”
- Zach Easton
“The second he finds out about you, he will love you with all his heart. You will have a guardian angel who will swoop in at the first word of your first prayer to him. When you need five Euros, he’ll give y ...more
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 ...more
But nope, I can't. This series just isn't going to get more than 3 stars from me no matter what.
Good writing. Interesting characters - Soren is my fave.
While the love story between King and Soren was somewhat satisfying, bringing closure to something the reader has always known but never proven - because Soren has never explicitly stated it (and ...more
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 ...more
I step into the Original Sinners world and I never want to leave.
When I closed my copy of Winter Tales, all I wanted was more OS tales. I had the urge to go back to The Siren again and reread everything and anything that is Original Sinners related. It would be lovely to get away from the world and get lost in these books once again. Until I manage to do that, a few words about these wintery tales from me are long overdue.
Tiffany Reisz has been gifting us with Original Sinners Ch ...more
‘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 aroun ...more
For those who have never read the first two Winter tales, I recommend this collection of short stories. For the rest of you...
Did Reisz intentionally make this five stories so I could read one story a day from solstice to Christmas like an advent calendar? Probably so. ’Tis the season. Merry happy.
Serious question though, why is The Scent of Winter so good? (A: because The Prince is so good and it’s thirty-three years later.)
“It shouldn’t have been that simple, but it was. A little more light where before there was darkness. A little more beauty where before there was emptiness. All the bad things that were th
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 glimp ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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, ...more
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.
Ok enough of my tangent let me get this review going. I've missed Zach. He's come a long way from being the ...more
"Kingsley wished there were angels here to worship Søren. He deserved it, all of it, the seraphim and the archangels and all the heavenly host. But ...more
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 th ...more
#erotic #third-person #short-story #MM #threesomeWhat 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 ...more
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 th ...more
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 ...more
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“Our lady is probably at the top of the stairs eavesdropping on us,” Søren said.
“Am not!” Nora yelled down.”