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Peek Inside Bittersweet Blood

Determined to solve the mystery of who she is and why everyone wants her dead, Tara Collins hires Christian Roth to help her uncover the truth. But Christian is more than your average PI. A vampire and ex-demon hunter, he lives among the humans, but now a crazed demon hell-bent on revenge is hunting him down, a fae assassin is on the loose with an unknown target, and the Order he abandoned desperately needs his help. As Tara's secrets and Christians problems collide, they'll learn that some rules are meant to be broken.

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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.



"Woo Hoo! This author is making her mark in Paranormal Romance with this first book in her new series THE ORDER. Nina Croft has done a super job of introducing us to her world of Vampires, Fae, Demons, Shifters and Warewolves."
"The straight-up PNR you've been missing - fast read, tight world building, and great story!"
"Deliciously sexy, fun, and fast-paced--a great start to a new Paranormal Romance series"

Additional Details

ISBN: 9781622669592
Series: The Order, Book 1
Release Date: Feb 28, 2013
Page Count: 300
Imprint: select otherworld
Genre: angels and demons, paranormal, vampires
Tropes: forbidden love/off limits

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By ♥Rachel♥ May 10, 2013

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

By Melliane March 21, 2013

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

By Dianne March 07, 2013

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

By Jillian (NetGalley Addict) March 25, 2013

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

By All Things Urban Fantasy March 09, 2013

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

By Stephanie June 22, 2013

Post Title: O! What A Tangled Web: Bittersweet Blood by Nina Croft
Original Post: http://fangswandsandfairydust.blogspo...

Provided by publisher for review purposes. No remuneration was exchanged. All opinions presented herein are my own except as noted.

I loved this book from the first page. I wa... ...more

By Douglas March 14, 2013

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

By Maya August 18, 2013

Another fabulous read by Nina! ...more

By J.L. March 21, 2013

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

By Cinzia March 04, 2013

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

By Tracy August 17, 2013

~* 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

By Kristin May 27, 2013

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

By The Book Tart April 02, 2013

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

By Romancing the December 22, 2013

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

By Raina March 10, 2013

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

By Marlene March 16, 2013

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

By Jeannie March 03, 2013

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

By Sandy S March 31, 2013

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

By Sheri March 07, 2013

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 Arlena June 12, 2013

By: Nina Croft
Published By: Entangled: Edge
Age Recommend: Adult
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: 4
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

By Elle August 16, 2014

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

By K.M. April 03, 2013

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

By Eva November 20, 2013

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

By Jessica May 19, 2013

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

By Stacy March 15, 2013

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

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Nina Croft

About the author

Nina Croft

Nina Croft grew up in the north of England. After training as an accountant, she spent four years working as a volunteer in Zambia, which left her with a love of the sun and a dislike of nine-to-five work. She then spent a number of years mixing travel (whenever possible) with work (whenever necessary) but has now settled down to a life of writing and picking almonds on a remote farm in the mountains of southern Spain. Nina writes all types of romance, often mixed with elements of the paranormal and science fiction. www.ninacroft.com And if you’d like to have learn about new releases sign up for Nina’s newsletter here: http://eepurl.com/rZ5rz

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