The Island: Vampires of the Merovingi Book 1

Sarah M. Cradit
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From the USA Today bestselling fantasy author of the House of Crimson & Clover novels comes a chilling new historical fantasy series, Vampires of the Merovingi. Ancient lore, a vidid historical backdrop, and elusive, tantalizing mythical creatures await readers as they dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of The Saga of Crimson & Clover. 
1789. Saint-Domingue. Hispaniola. West Indies.  Etienne de Blanchefort has seen incredible success as a colonial planter in the Northern Province of Saint-Domingue. Though uprooting his family from France a decade past was a gamble, life in the tropical West Indies has been good to him, his wife, and four children. With France embroiled in their great revolution across the Atlantic, he harbors little doubt he made the right decision for his family’s future. Until, that is, the arrival of his fiend. Etienne’s practical nature cannot reconcile what he knows to be true of his world with what he cannot ignore about the abominable creature haunting his family and the island. Nor can he ignore his wife’s terrifying dreams that slowly steal her vitality. Or Victorine’s burgeoning free spirit and wariness of their way of life. Or Nanette’s curious, furtive behavior as she hides in trees. Or Marius’ secret new friendship with one he cannot name. Or Flosine’s unsettling drawings of a man from a time long before theirs. Etienne’s fiend will not stay elusive for long. He has a request. A very particular, very important request, one that will change the lives of Etienne, his family, and his descendants forever. 


The Saga of Crimson & Clover:A sprawling dynasty. An ancient bloodline. A world of magic and mayhem.
Welcome to the Saga of Crimson & Clover, where all series within are linked but can be equally enjoyed on their own.
Series List: The House of Crimson & Clover Series: Dive into the secretive, ancient, powerful world of the Deschanels & SullivansThe Midnight Dynasty Series: There’s no place like home.Vampires of the Merovingi Series: From the ashes of the sorcerer kings rose an empire.The Seven: Seven Siblings. Seven Years. Seven Spellbinding Novels.And many more to come…
Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates.
Midnight Dynasty:This is the recommended reading order for the series.Book One: A Tempest of Discovery
The House of Crimson and Clover Series:This is the recommended reading order for the series.Prequel: The Storm and the DarknessPrequel: ShatteredVolume I: The Illusions of EventideVolume II: BoundVolume III: Midnight DynastyVolume IV: Asunder Volume V: Empire of ShadowsVolume VI: Myths of MidwinterVolume VII: The Hinterland VeilVolume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress Volume IX: Within the Garden of TwilightVolume X: House of Dusk, House of Dawn
Vampires of the Merovingi:This is the recommended reading order for the series.Book One: The Island
The Seven:This is the recommended reading order for the series.Book One: 1970
Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Bonus Stories):Lagniappes are standalone stories that can be read in any order.St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and AdrienneFlourish: The Story of Anne FontaineSurrender: The Story of Oz and AnasofiyaShame: The Story of Jonathan St. AndrewsFire & Ice: Remy & Fleur FontenotDark Blessing: The Landry TripletsPandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora BroussardThe Menagerie: CylerA Band of Heather: Colleen and NoahThe Ephemeral: Autumn SullivanBanshee: The Story of Giselle Deschanel
Box Sets:The PrequelsThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IVThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes V-VIIThe House of Crimson & Clover Volumes VIII-XLagniappes Collection I

Lagniappes Collection II 

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Sarah M. Cradit
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Published on
Mar 12, 2018
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Pages
366
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Dark Fantasy
Fiction / Fantasy / Historical
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal / Vampires
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Book 1, Captured.   

Captured, taken from her beloved family and woods, Aria’s biggest fear is not the imminent death facing her, but that she will be chosen as a blood slave for a member of the ruling vampire race. Aria’s world is turned upside down when a vampire named Braith steps forward to claim her. He delays her execution, but Aria knows it’s only a matter of time before he drains her, and destroys her. Aria is determined to hate the prince, but his strange kindness and surprising gentleness astonish her. Torn between her loyalties to the rebellion, and her growing love for her greatest enemy, Aria struggles to decide between everything she has ever known and a love she never dreamed of finding.

Book 2, Renegade.

Though she is free of the palace, rescued from her position as a blood slave, Aria is haunted by the memories of Braith, the prince that betrayed her and shattered her heart. Every day is a struggle to get through, and the only solace she can find is with Max, her best friend, and fellow captive. Aria slowly begins to salvage the broken parts of her wounded spirit by throwing herself into the wonder of the woods she had so greatly missed. Her world is thrown into a tailspin again though when a marauding group of vampires destroy the caves she had found temporary shelter in. Scattered about the forest, seeking to stay hidden and find her family, Aria is stunned when Braith, the monster that savaged her heart, reappears. 

Book 3, Refugee.

Whispers, rumors, and horror stories abound about The Barrens and the strange creatures that lurk within them. Determined to find the remaining vampires that stood against his father in the war, Braith knows that it’s dangerous to enter the inhospitable land, but that they must if they are to have a chance at gaining allies to help overthrow the king.

Aria is fearful of entering into the land she’s heard nothing but cautionary tales about, but she’s determined to help Braith locate the vampires that may help them with their cause. She is fascinated and amazed by the world they uncover within. However, the more immersed they become in a world, the more she realizes that it won’t be the war or even the king that will eventually tear her and Braith apart. It will be her.  

Book 4, Salvation.

Imprisoned by Caleb and at the mercy of the king, Aria is determined not to let them break her.

Tormented by the loss of Aria, Braith is forced to choose between his need to rescue her, and the impending rebel war he’s been chosen to lead. Fighting against the darkness which threatens to drag him into its tempting depths, Braith struggles not to become the one thing he hates the most, his father.      

Faced with their separate challenges, Aria and Braith must come to terms with who they are, what they want, and the likelihood that they can never be together as the inevitable war looms on the horizon. A war that all of them will fight but not all of them will survive. 

Book 5, Redemption.

A year has passed since the war against Jack’s father. Having left the palace behind to ensure that the outer towns are obeying the new laws, Jack struggles to come to terms with the grief that drove him from the palace in the first place. That is until he encounters Hannah. 

Growing up in the small town of Chippman, Hannah had long ago accepted the fact that she would never leave. When Jack walks into her life, she quickly realizes that not everything is what she’d believed it to be. Knowing that Jack will reject her if he learns the truth about her, Hannah struggles to fight her growing attraction to him. For though the town of Chippman seems normal, its residents harbor secrets that they’ve taken great pains to keep hidden.


Recommended reading order for The Captive Series.

Captured  

Renegade 

Refugee 

Salvation 

Redemption 

Broken 

Vengeance 

Unbound 

 

Mature YA/New Adult. These books contain some language, violence, and sexual situations. Recommended for ages 16+.

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