Bittersweet Christmas

The Order

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Orphan Liam Ryan isn’t asking for much this Christmas--just his Uncle John. And he’s counting on Father Christmas to find a way to make that happen.

But when Father Christmas tosses Liam’s letter, claiming that the kid is asking the impossible, his daughter, Winter, takes over. Half-pixie, Winter, longs to do something important with her life, starting with getting a job at the Order of the Shadow Accords, the organization that polices the supernatural world. When she discovers Liam’s uncle works for the Order, it seems like fate.

Savaged by werewolves and bitten by a vampire, no one knows what to expect of John Ryan, but it won’t be anything good. So there’s no way he’s getting involved with his nephew...or anyone else. Worse, he’s getting a babysitter over the holidays. But when he meets irrepressible Winter, all that matters is whether she likes her guys to be naughty or nice....

The Order series is best enjoyed in order.
Reading Order:
Book #1 Bittersweet Blood
Book #2 Bittersweet Magic
Book #3 Bittersweet Darkness
Book #4 Bittersweet Christmas

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About the author

Nina Croft grew up in northern 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's writing mixes romance with elements of the paranormal and science fiction.
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Entangled: Select Otherworld
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Published on
Nov 27, 2017
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Pages
137
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ISBN
9781640634527
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Shifters
Fiction / Short Stories (single author)
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Stop everything and lose yourself in stories filled with scintillating passion, high stakes adventures, and the ever-after kind of love you crave! Let author Nina Croft take you for a walk on the supernatural side of romance with The Order series. Due to high demand, The Order series has been collected into a special edition boxed set with an exclusive novella only available here.

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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.

Bittersweet Magic

Roz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years. But after completing one last task for him—obtaining a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago--she'll be free. Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. He’ll find out who she is and what she really wants when he gets inside her head. But Piers has no idea that Roz is immune to his mind-control...or that he is simply a pawn in her dangerous mission for freedom.

Bittersweet Darkness

As payment for a debt, Ash Delacourt finds himself working with the Order of the Shadow Accords as the demon representative. It’s a chance to be near his daughter, make a new start, and—once he’s met the delectable Detective Connolly—maybe have a little fun. But Faith has a secret and falling in love with Ash—one of the bad guys, albeit a stunningly gorgeous one, isn't part of her future. How can she ever let Ash close when her time is running out...?

Bittersweet Freedom

Follow the mayhem. That's what I'd been told, but how much trouble can one little cat shifter cause? Answer: More than I could ever imagine.

Carl is a powerful werewolf and head of security for the Order, the organization responsible for policing the supernatural world, and as such, it's really not his job to return runaway housekeepers. But when the cat shifter in question has a thing for tight black leather and a way of looking straight through him that's always got him hot and hard, he jumps at the chance.

All my life, I've been a good little slave, but not any longer...

Shera is changing. Not only is she developing a burgeoning obsession with sex and a craving for raw meat, but deep inside her, latent powers are awakening, powers that will bow down to no man. And so, armed with a bucket list and a bag of stolen demon gold, Shera heads off in search of freedom and fun, unaware there's a sexy hunter about to pounce.

But when the cost of freedom is death, Carl must prove to Shera that they have to fight to live...and love.

An all-new Dresden Files story headlines this urban fantasy short story collection starring the Windy City’s favorite wizard.

The world of Harry Dresden, Chicago’s only professional wizard, is rife with intrigue—and creatures of all supernatural stripes. And you’ll make their intimate acquaintance as Harry delves into the dark side of truth, justice, and the American way in this must-have short story collection.

From the Wild West to the bleachers at Wrigley Field, humans, zombies, incubi, and even fey royalty appear, ready to blur the line between friend and foe. In the never-before-published “Zoo Day,” Harry treads new ground as a dad, while fan-favorite characters Molly Carpenter, his onetime apprentice, White Council Warden Anastasia Luccio, and even Bigfoot stalk through the pages of more classic tales.

With twelve stories in all, Brief Cases offers both longtime fans and first-time readers tantalizing glimpses into Harry’s funny, gritty, and unforgettable realm, whetting their appetites for more to come from the wizard with a heart of gold.

The collection includes:

  •  “Curses,” from Naked City, edited by Ellen Datlow
  •  “AAAA Wizardry,” from the Dresden Files RPG
  •  “Even Hand,” from Dark and Stormy Knights, edited by P. N. Elrod
  •  “B is for Bigfoot,” from Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron, edited by Jonathan Strahan. Republished in Working for Bigfoot.
  •  “I was a Teenage Bigfoot,” from Blood Lite III: Aftertaste, edited by Kevin J. Anderson. Republished in Working for Bigfoot.
  •  “Bigfoot on Campus,” from Hex Appeal, edited by P. N. Elrod. Republished in Working for Bigfoot.
  •  “Bombshells,” from Dangerous Women, edited by George R. R. Martin and Gardner Dozois
  •  “Jury Duty,” from Unbound, edited by Shawn Speakman
  •  “Cold Case,” from Shadowed Souls, edited by Jim Butcher and Kerrie Hughes
  •  “Day One,” from Unfettered II, edited by Shawn Speakman
  •  “A Fistful of Warlocks,” from Straight Outta Tombstone, edited by David Boop
  •  “Zoo Day,” a brand-new novella, original to this collection
The Boss and her Billionaire – Michele De Winton
Investment billionaire Dylan Johns always gets what he wants. He is used to giving orders—not taking them—until he's forced to go on hiatus from his investment company. To bide his time and carry out an old dream, he takes a job on a cruise ship—and ends up taking orders from his gorgeous, but frigid, new boss. He is determined to loosen her up with a fun onboard romance, but their no-strings fling turns serious and Dylan is forced to confess his lies. When the affair threatens to shatter Michaela's own career dreams, she finds herself caught between the devil and the deep blue sea.

Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire – Nina Croft

Olivia Brent is happy with her quiet life in the country, until the loss of her home forces her to search for her estranged father. When she meets the stunningly gorgeous and enigmatic billionaire Luc Severino, her world is turned upside down. Jimmy Brent's daughter was the last person Luc ever wanted to be with, but she's the key to finding her father, the man Luc has wanted revenge on for over ten years. He's willing to use any methods available, including blackmail, to persuade Olivia to help him find Jimmy and put the past behind him. And if blackmail doesn't gain her total cooperation, then perhaps a little seduction will...

The Spanish Billionaire's Hired Bride – Rachel Lyndhurst

Blackmailed to marry against his will, Ricardo Almanza needs a wife before he's thirty, and time is running out. Helen Marshall can't believe she's considering Almanza's outrageous proposal, but she must help clear her parents' debts or they face financial ruin. The small print on the marriage contract changes to read three months as his wife in every way—including in the bedroom. Has she gotten in too deep, or will she need a new contract addendum, extending their marriage forever?
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