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It was her destiny...Tara Collins just wants to be normal. Everyone else wants her dead. Tara’s eccentric aunt raised her to be fearful of the world and follow the rules. But after her aunt’s death, Tara is ready to take control and experience life for the first time. But she quickly discovers that everything she’s been told is a web of lies. Determined to solve the mystery of who she is truly, she hires private investigator to help her uncover the truth.
Christian Roth is more than your average PI. A vampire and ex-demon hunter, Christian lives among the humans, trying to be “normal.” But recently, things seem to be falling apart. There’s a crazed demon hell-bent on revenge hunting him down, and a fae assassin on the loose with an unknown target. And the Order he abandoned desperately needs his help. As the secrets of Tara’s past collide with the problems in Christian’s present, she finds herself fighting her attraction to the dark and mysterious investigator. Falling in love does not fit into her plans at all, but Tara soon learns that some rules are meant to be broken.
Bittersweet Blood was a deliciously addictive paranormal romance/mystery complete with vampires, fae, and shapeshifters. A combination that ticked all the right boxes for me!
Tara’s childhood upbringing was far from normal. She was raised by her reclusive aunt and taught to live by strict rules. A... ...more
My English review
Mon avis en Français
I didn’t know anything about Nina Croft before discovering this first novel. I did not know what to expect but it was ultimately a good discovery. It is a light and fast read.
We discover a girl, Tara, lost in a world she does not know anything about. She lived... ...more
Nina Croft has created a fun and fast-paced novel with Bittersweet Blood! Yes, we have vampires, we have fairy assassins, we have demons, and we have Tara Collins, who spent most of her life with her loving aunt, living in seclusion. Now Tara is on her own and wants to find out what its like to b... ...more
NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review
Tara has lived a sheltered life, her aunt kept her away from the world and now that her aunt has died she wants to know what and who she is. She hires private investigator Christian Roth; she doesn't know that he is a vampire. Chr... ...more
Review courtesy of All Things Urban Fantasy
I liked BITTERSWEET BLOOD way more than I was anticipating. It featured a sexy vampire and a woman with a secret so hidden even she doesn’t know it, with enough action and mystery to keep me hooked the entire time. There were so many things to like- stro... ...more
Post Title: O! What A Tangled Web: Bittersweet Blood by Nina Croft
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I loved this book from the first page. I wa... ...more
Tara has led a very sheltered life, unknown to her there was a very good reason for that and a good part of the book’s plot is figuring out the “why” that goes with that story.
Christian is the ex-Order hunter that crosses paths with Tara and he ends up with the job of keeping her alive when Fae a... ...more
One of the many things I love about receiving advanced reader's copy's from publishers is the opportunity to be introduced to new authors. My reading addiction started many years ago with a little book called Twilight. You may have heard of it? No? Anyway...after reading it, I was hooked on readi... ...more
How cute this book! While I was reading it I think of me as one of Whitesnow's seven dwarfs: Happy. I picked it out just reading the synopsis, not having read other Nina Croft's books and I was sooo happy! From the title you can guess that it is a paranormal romance book with the presence of my d... ...more
~* 3.5 Stars *~
Almost Very Entertaining
Out of everything in the world she could possible have, all Tara Collins wants is one thing: a normal life. A normal life that doesn't include twenty-two years of living a lonely, secluded existence with a sheltering, secretive aunt. A normal life to be foun... ...more
As soon as I was done reading this book I was commenting with my long-lost book signing buddy, Nan, that I haven't been reading any true, straight-up paranormal romances lately and I really missed them. I'm behind on all my Black Dagger Brotherhood, Lords of the Underworld, and Dark Hunter series... ...more
I blazed through this book! I couldn’t put it down…. I love when a story sucks me in and and time speeds by. :D I adored the world building in Bittersweet Blood by Nina Croft. It’s filled with some of my favorite fiction beasties. Vampires, fey, demons, shifters, and witches oh my. And the two re... ...more
Reviewed by Nadene R.
Book provided by NetGalley for review
Review originally posted at Romancing the Book
I came across this title on NetGalley and was intrigued by the blurb so I immediately submitted a request for a copy of this book. I was fortunate enough to have my request granted in return fo... ...more
Wow! When I started Bittersweet Blood , I was not expecting the unique world Nina Croft created: Vampires in a secret society, hunting and feeding off demons; ancient mages and trained witches; assassin fae and bodyguard werewolves as well as other shapeshifters—all buried deep in sensuality a... ...more
Originally published at Book Lovers Inc.
In most fairy tales, terms like demon and fae have automatic associations with them. Fae=good and demon=bad.
But what if those are just names for otherworldly races who have different agendas from our own, and what humans think of them doesn't enter into it... ...more
Bittersweet Blood. Nina Croft
I received this book free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. I don't gush and give false praise – I don't believe that helps readers or authors so what you read is what I truly feel about a book.
Vampires and Romance, love those books so I was eager to cr... ...more
REVIEW: BITTERSWEET BLOOD is the first storyline in Nina Croft’s new contemporary, paranormal romance series The Order. The Order is the regulating vampire body that polices the supernaturals of the world. Once the presiding head of The Order, five hundred year old vampire Christian Roth is begru... ...more
Originally posted on my blog!! :) :)
My reading interests are normally more geared toward the Young Adult and New Adult categories. That's not to say that I never branch out, like now. I received an email from NetGalley about Entangled Edge, a new branch of the Entangled publishing team, and there... ...more
By: Nina Croft
Published By: Entangled: Edge
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Book Blog For: GMTA
Series: The Order #1
"Bittersweet Blood" by Nina Croft was a real active force of 'werewolves, witches, shape shifters, vampires, beasties and fairies, a good paranormal, so ge... ...more
I am a big fan of Nina Croft! I loved Bittersweet Blood, it was definitely what I’ve come to expect from this author. Tara, has grown up completely sheltered from the world. When her aunt dies, she embarks on a mission to experience the world and find out who she is. Christian Roth is a private i... ...more
Review from pagetrotter.blogspot.com
3.5 Stars out of 5
ARC received from Netgalley/Entangled Pub.
Ok there really isn't anything wrong with this book. The dialogue is good, the pace is good, the characters are good, the action, secondary characters, love scenes, villain scenes, paranormal aspect a... ...more
The first Novel of the Order is an intriguing and fascinating paranormal read.
Tara has been raised to fear everything and just wants to be normal but when she learns that everything she’s been told was lies, she hires a private investigator to discover the truth. Christian is not only a PI, he’s... ...more
Werewolves, and witches and fairies, oh my! Most novels take on one or two of the paranormal, but this series seems to be taking them all on, and I love that. Why not? So many possibilities. I was genuinely shocked at every revelation and jaw-dropper. I love a book that can shock me. I hate predi... ...more
The cover of BITTERSWEET BLOOD didn't really draw me in but I ended up enjoying it despite that. Tara really has no clue who she is and when she seeks out answers Christian Roth ends up turning her world upside down.
Tara has spent her whole life following weird rules her aunt drilled into her he... ...more