Introducing Bittersweet Magic from Best Selling Author Nina Croft

Nov 11, 2013 by

Bittersweet Magic by Nina Croft is now available!

To celebrate, we’ve included an exclusive excerpt below plus a chance to win one of five copies of the first book in the series! 

 

Also, make sure to follow Nina on her Blog Tour for more fun!

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Bittersweet Magic

by Nina Croft

Roz has been indebted to the demon Asmodai for five hundred years, and her freedom is just around the corner. All she has to do is complete one last task for him—obtain a key that had been hidden in a church centuries ago.

Piers, the Head of the Order and an ancient vampire, is intrigued by the woman who comes to him for help. She’s beautiful and seemingly kind, but she’s hiding something. And he’ll find out who she is and what she really wants once he uses his power to get 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.


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And now here’s the exclusive excerpt!

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“Piers…”

Jonas said his name quietly from behind, and he glanced over his shoulder. Jonas gestured for him to come closer, and Piers moved to stand beside him. The warlock turned so his back was to Sister Rosa and spoke quietly. “You do know that she’s pretending, don’t you?”

Shock hit him in the gut. “Pretending?” That theory hadn’t occurred to him at all. “How the f*** can she be pretending?” He kept his voice low. But how could she be—it wasn’t possible. The only “person” he’d come across in more than a thousand years who could resist his compulsion was Tara. And she’d turned out to be half fae, half demon.

Jonas shrugged. “I have no idea, but she’s having you on, my friend.” He gazed past Piers for a moment. Piers followed the look. Sister Rosa was staring at them out of those big brown eyes, appearing the perfect picture of sweetness. Hell. Was she pretending? Had she been pretending the last couple of times? When she’d given up her sweet blood and come so easily in his arms?

“Why?”

He’d been speaking more to himself than to Jonas, but the warlock answered anyway.

“I have no clue as to the why. Now the how—that’s another matter.”

“So tell me how.” He wasn’t sure he was going to like the answer.

“I can sense a great power. It was obvious as soon as she walked in the room. But it’s off, hidden and unfocused…” He shook his head. “Almost as if she’s unaware herself.”

“Maybe she doesn’t know what she is either.”

“She knows enough to pretend to your compulsion. Which means someone must have warned her about you.”

Who? Was she part of some intricate plot? He couldn’t believe how much he hated that idea. But if she was, then how did she fit in? Who was she working with?

How far would she go to keep up the pretense?

He was about to find out.

***

They’d finished their little conference, and he was heading back. Roz wiped the expression from her face as he approached, his eyes staring straight in to hers.

Oh, great, the mesmerizy thingy again. She could tell by the intense expression on his face. He had stunning eyes, dark blue like a hot summer day. All the same, she wished he wouldn’t stare at her with them. It was just as well she was a good actress. She wondered who the old guy was—he looked on his last legs.

She just had to get through these questions, and afterwards, she was sure they’d let her and Maria go. Why wouldn’t they? There was one good thing about the mesmerization—at least he’d believe her. Easy.

“Sister Rosa.” He came to a halt about a foot away, a small smile playing on his lips. What had the old guy told him? She flicked a quick glance his way, and the man quirked his lips as if amused. Damn. What was going on now?

“Yes,” she murmured in her serenest voice.

“Strip.”

Okay, she was going to presume she hadn’t heard that right. Self-delusion at its best, but all the same… “What?”

“Take off your clothes.” He enunciated each word slowly so she couldn’t even pretend not to understand.

Shit.

What was going on? Did he really want her to strip for some pervy purpose or was he testing her?

Double shit.

 

 



 

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76 Comments

  1. Theresa Ann Fischer

    I think Bittersweet Magic looks the most interesting!

  2. Yazmin Rangel

    Wow this sounds like a great read. Can’t wait to get my hands on it and read it! 🙂

  3. CassandraG

    Just starting to read Bittersweet Magic and it’s really good so far.

  4. thanks for hosting this!!!

  5. Going solely on covers (yes I know that’s not the best way to pick), my vote is Break Out. I sadly haven’t read any of Nina’s books yet.

  6. I think BitterSweet Magic would be the one I’d nab first! It sounds so good!

  7. Kim Perry

    I think I would try Bittersweet Magic first. Thanks for the giveaway!

  8. Amber

    This one definitely caught my interest. A lot of her books sound really good! I’ll definitely be grabbing some! 🙂

  9. Break Out looks amazing: prison break, vampires and action with romance. Love it 😉

  10. kp

    This is a new to me author…can’t wait to start reading her books!

  11. Daniel M

    haven’t read any yet, Bittersweet Magic looks good

  12. Delphina

    Bittersweetmagic has been on my TBR for a while. I need to get on that 🙂

  13. Vicki Vo

    Bitter Magic looks the most interesting!

  14. Ooh! It sounds awesome! The excerpt definitely pulled me in, so I’d have to pick Bittersweet Magic! 🙂

  15. Xoun J.

    “Blackmailed By The Italian Billionaire” looks and sounds really interesting! 🙂

  16. Eva Millien

    Of the ones I have read, I loved Bittersweet Magic and I really enjoyed The Descartes Legacy. evamillien at gmail dot com

  17. Bittersweet Magic looks like a sizzling hot romance! I love the book cover, and the fact that the sequel Bittersweet Blood looks just a good! Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  18. Ashley Clark

    Sounds like a great book! Can’t wait to read the whole thing!:)

  19. Sebrina C

    I haven’t read any yet, but I’d love to start reading Bittersweet Blood.
    Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  20. ELF

    I don’t believe that I have had the pleasure of reading any of this author’s books but Bittersweet Blood or Bittersweet Magic look like a great places to start! Thank you for the giveaway!

  21. Kayla

    This looks really interesting!!!!

  22. Charlotte

    I would start with the first book and work through them in order,

  23. I haven’t read a Nina Croft book as yet, but after the teaser above, I want to read Bitter Sweet for sure!!

  24. I haven’t read any of Ms. Croft’s books yet. But Bittersweet Blood looks great! 🙂

  25. Cindy

    On my TBR list 🙂

    Thank you for the giveaway

  26. I have not read Nina’s work before but would love to start with Bittersweet Blood so that I can then read Bittersweet Magic. Thank you for being so nice and doing this giveaway.

    Lynn
    lareynolds0316@gmail.com

  27. Gi

    Haven’t read any of her books so I guess I would start with Bittersweet Magic.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  28. Mary Jo Toth

    Nina Croft is new for me but loved the Bittersweet Magic excerpt. Thanks.

  29. I hope I win I havent read any of her books poor me

  30. I haven’t read any of her Entangled titles, but I did like Bound to Night. 🙂

  31. Rosemary K.

    Bittersweet Blood was so so great. I want to read Bittersweet magic now.

  32. Julie K

    Nina Croft is a new author for me. Bittersweet Blood looks very interesting!

  33. Tina M

    Remember Me!!

  34. Rhonda D

    Nina Croft is a new to me author and all of her books sound amazing. Other than Bittersweet Magic, which sounds amazing (I love the scene from above and wonder what Roz will do to get out of that.), I would read Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire next. Thanks for the awesome chance to win!

  35. Bittersweet Magic looks the most interesting to me. Love the excerpt!

  36. Oh my Goodness!! How could I even possibly choose? I can’t… i just can’t!!!

  37. Dawn Roberto

    I haven’t as yet tried one of Nina’s books but I do have Break Out on the reading list. Now I added this series. Both look intriguing.

  38. I have only read one of her books, Break Out, but loved it. I definitely need to read more of her books!! This series sounds great!!

  39. Josie Hink

    This book sounds great…I definitely need to read it!!

    Josiehink122026 at gmail dot com

  40. orchid7

    I think Bittersweet Magic looks interesting.

  41. I haven’t read anything by this author yet but I would love to!

  42. Denise Van Plew

    Loved Bittersweet Magic so of course would love this one and she is a exceptional writer.

  43. I haven’t read anything Nina yet but this has definitely caught my eye and I look forward to reviewing it on my blog >^.^<

  44. Kimberley Coover

    Bittersweet Magic looks interesting. From the comments, I look forward to reading her books!

  45. Bons

    I haven’t read any of Nina’s books but Deadly Pursuit looks interesting.

  46. Regina Castillo

    I can’t wait to read. I am glad I received the email. Thanks a ton.

  47. Crystal Guidroz

    Break Out has been my favorite to date. I am excited though to get my hands on Bittersweet Magic! Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Maritza

    I love to read and I’ll admit I usually choose books I read by the cover. The storyline though does have me intrigued. Will be reading it soon.

  49. Julianne

    The first book in The Order series, Bittersweet Blood looks the most interesting to me. I haven’t read any of Nina’s books, I’ve found another new to me author. It makes me so excited when I find an author I haven’t read before. So many interesting possibilities.

  50. Colleen C.

    It has been awhile since I read a Nina Croft book… this series sounds great!

  51. I’d go for Bittersweet Magic, and have just added it to my reader. Great stuff.

  52. erinf1

    I haven’t read any of Nina’s books but this book sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing 😉

  53. Michelle Willms

    I read Deadly Pursuit and loved it. I know I’ve read others, but don’t remember the titles. I’ve loved all her books I’ve read. She’s an excellent author. I look forward to reading both titles I’ve missed in this series. Thanks for a lovely excerpt.

  54. SHELLEY S

    SHE IS A NEW WRITER TO ME. THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY!

  55. Pam

    I’m really interested in Remember Me, though they all sounds great! Thanks for this chance!

  56. Break Out and Bittersweet Magic both sound like my kind of reads! Congrats on the new release Nina!

  57. Margaret

    I haven’t read any yet, but Deadly Pursuit sounds great! (They all sound great, but that one really caught my attention!)

  58. Janie McGaugh

    Bittersweet Blood looks most interesting to me.

  59. I’m really looking forward to this series–looks great!

  60. mark

    i haven’t read one yet but break out looks interesting!

  61. I read The Descartes Legacy last week which I really really enjoyed. 🙂 Looking forward to reading more by Nina Croft. Bittersweet Magic sounds like my sort of book.

  62. Rinib

    Well after that excerpt it will have to be Bittersweet Magic 🙂 this is a new to me author, thanks for the giveaway!

  63. San K

    Remember me intrigues me in the simplicity of the cover

  64. Jen Valencia

    “bittersweet blood” sounds like a good book to snuggle in bed with! 🙂

  65. Linda

    I´ve got a bunch on my TBR list – but the one I´d want to start with is Bittersweet Blood, the cover & the blurb pulls me in! =)
    Thanks for the giveaway & Happy Wednesday!
    //Linda

  66. Cheryl English

    All In. I would love to read it. Thank You for the chance.

  67. Zina

    I don’t believe I’ve read any of Nina’s books but Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire looks good.
    Z

  68. Sherry J

    I haven’t read any of her books yet but I can’t wait to read Queen of Swords.
    Thanks for the chance to win.

    dragonkeep62(at)gmail(dot)com

  69. Looking forward to this new line!

  70. Angie Kroemer

    Losing Control and Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire look really interesting!

  71. peggy

    I can’t wait to get a copy sounds great

  72. Danielle B.

    Bittersweet Magic sounds really great. I’ve never read any of Nina’s books, but BM sound like a good place to start 🙂

  73. Bonnie Hilligoss

    I have the Sisters of the Moon series, but haven’t read it yet. They just moved to the top of my TBR list! Thank you for the chance to try another series!!

  74. Filia Oktarina

    I still haven’t read her book, Blackmailed by the Italian Billionaire look really interesting! Thank you for giveaway 🙂

  75. Katha

    Bittersweet Magic is the only one I read… and I loved it! I want to read a lot more Nina Croft books!!

  76. Vanessa

    Gosh, they all look good. I have not read her yet but I think I should start with Bittersweet Blood and Bittersweet Magic.

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