The Illusions of Eventide

The House of Crimson & Clover

Book 1
Sarah M. Cradit
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Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans...


From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The Illusions of Eventide. This novel is Volume 1 in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover.


Nicolas Deschanel was betrayed by the only two people who matter to him. Their disloyalty stung and an overwhelming sense of loss lingers. Nicolas has lived the high life professing to not have a care in the world, and now this illusion is calling his bluff.


Determined to take control of an existence now devoid of purpose, he sojourns to his family's holiday home on the Gulf of Mexico. Resolved more than depressed, he plans to privately say goodbye to a world which no longer needs him. Of questionable fortune, he finds a woman, Mercy, sitting alone on the shore at eventide. Nicolas is conflicted between an obligation to help, and annoyance at her intrusion.


Mercy has many layers of secrets. Deepest of all, she cannot tell this Child of Man she is thousands of years old and very powerful. In her presence, Nicolas’ own dormant powers begin to surface, triggering a sequence of events that cause both of their lives to spiral further out of control. When old friends from both sides come to help, together they all learn a painful truth: new life can only begin once you’ve set free what means the most.


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About the author

Sarah is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Paranormal Southern Gothic series, The House of Crimson & Clover, born of her combined passion for New Orleans, and the mysterious complexity of human nature. Her work has been described as rich, emotive, and highly dimensional.

An unabashed geek, Sarah enjoys studying obscure subjects like the Plantagenet and Ptolemaic dynasties, and settling debates on provocative Tolkien topics such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf's personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, Sarah has visited over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration (though New Orleans is where her heart rests). She's a self-professed expert at crafting original songs to sing to her very patient pets, and a seasoned professional at finding ways to humiliate herself (bonus points if it happens in public). When at home in Oregon, her husband and best friend, James, is very kind about indulging her love of fast German cars and expensive lattes.

Connect with Sarah:

Official Website: http://www.sarahmcradit.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/houseofcrimsonandclover
Google +: google.com/+SarahMCradit
Twitter: @thewritersarah

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Sarah M. Cradit
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Published on
Dec 7, 2013
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Pages
400
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Contemporary
Fiction / Fantasy / General
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Romance / Fantasy
Fiction / Romance / Paranormal
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Sarah M. Cradit
Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans...


From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The Storm and the Darkness. This novel is a prequel to the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone story, or a complement to any of the books in the series. Don't miss the follow-up novella, Shattered.


Ana Deschanel made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island.


Summer Island, Maine (population 202) is not the tranquil escape Ana imagined. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbor, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews. Her only lifeline is the kind but odd caretaker, Alex Whitman. Showing up at all the right moments, he warns her she is completely unprepared for a Maine winter. As the first seasonal storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown, Ana realizes she may soon be cut off from the rest of the world.


After a surprising encounter with Jonathan’s brother, Finn, Ana finds herself braving the storm to return something to him. Unprepared for the Maine storm, she slips and falls onto the jagged rocks along the shore. The St. Andrews brothers find her in the nick of time, but she remains unconscious. As the storm worsens, the St. Andrews brothers learn there are other, more sinister forces at work closer than they ever imagined.
With no help from the outside world, they must find a way to protect themselves from both the storm, and the growing darkness that looms across the island.


Search terms: witches, family of witches, New Orleans, Maine, Atlantic, Southern Gothic, complex characters, love triangle, wealthy families, mysterious people, small town, mystery, sorcery, magic, healer, love triangle, forbidden love, stalker, thriller, storm, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller.

Sarah M. Cradit
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 The Deschanels are back! From the USA Today bestselling fantasy author of the House of Crimson & Clover novels comes a thrilling new paranormal romance series, Midnight Dynasty. Even more magic, romance, and mayhem await as readers dive back into this secretive, ancient, powerful world of The Saga of Crimson & Clover. 


 Nicolas Deschanel spent thirty-two years holding court as the princeling of New Orleans and heir to his family’s dynasty, with no obligations beyond his own pleasures. Following a storm of events, his rock bottom leads him back to his family, where he finds redemption in contrite service. Paired with the pragmatic Lauren—who is deeply skeptical of his reformation—the two spend their days in seclusion, cultivating the lofty research goals of the Deschanel Magi Collective. Charlotte Fontenot is calculated and driven in her approach to her mission in Paris. With help from her cousin Julian, they follow Gabrielle and Lawrence Henry, siblings whose unusual behavior has caught the attention of witches in Paris. The cousins quickly realize neither sibling is what they seem, and Charlotte’s fearlessness leads her closer and closer to mysterious philanthropist Lawrence. With Charlotte and Julian settled in Paris, Nicolas and Lauren shift their focus to a special, secret project: quietly and carefully investigating the women of the powerful LaViolette family, distant cousins of the Deschanels. This assignment quickly leads them down a dangerous path, one where turning back is no longer an option. Events in both New Orleans and Paris begin to spin wildly beyond the control of all involved, and when the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same.
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.

Visit www.sarahmcradit.com for the latest information, news, and updates. 


Search terms: witches, wizards family of witches, New Orleans, Louisiana, Southern Gothic, mystery, complex characters, wealthy families, sorcery, magic, illusions, paranormal romance, romance, second chance romance, friends to lovers, Paris, France, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller.

Sarah M. Cradit
Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans...


From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes Shame. This short story is a La Famille Lagniappe (Character Bonus Story) in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone story, or a complement to any of the books in the series.


Jonathan St. Andrews has spent seventeen years content to live in his quiet, secluded world. Popularity never more than a passing thought, friendships would inevitably lead to disappointment when others realized he was every bit as awkward on the inside as he seemed on the outside. With high school graduation right around the corner, Jon sets his sights on a career in medicine, spending his evenings at his father’s side learning the family business.


One seemingly innocent encounter with Carla Edgewater, the most beautiful girl in school, changes everything. Softened by her distress, Jon agrees to help her, only to find himself hurling down a path he never could have anticipated. As Jon and Carla grow closer, the looming threat of her jealous, dangerous boyfriend, Lionel, is a bomb waiting to go off.
Circumstances swell into a perfect storm, crashing down toward a tragic, shocking conclusion that alters Jon’s life forever.

Search terms: Maine, Atlantic, complex characters, wealthy families, sorcery, magic, paranormal romance, romance, love triangle, forbidden love, mystery, thriller, coming of age, young adult, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller.

Sarah M. Cradit
Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans...


From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes The Storm and the Darkness. This novel is a prequel to the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone story, or a complement to any of the books in the series. Don't miss the follow-up novella, Shattered.


Ana Deschanel made a terrible mistake. The only chance of protecting the other people involved is to flee New Orleans, the only home she has ever known, for the quiet solitude of Summer Island.


Summer Island, Maine (population 202) is not the tranquil escape Ana imagined. The locals are distant and cold, especially her neighbor, the reclusive veterinarian Jonathan St. Andrews. Her only lifeline is the kind but odd caretaker, Alex Whitman. Showing up at all the right moments, he warns her she is completely unprepared for a Maine winter. As the first seasonal storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown, Ana realizes she may soon be cut off from the rest of the world.


After a surprising encounter with Jonathan’s brother, Finn, Ana finds herself braving the storm to return something to him. Unprepared for the Maine storm, she slips and falls onto the jagged rocks along the shore. The St. Andrews brothers find her in the nick of time, but she remains unconscious. As the storm worsens, the St. Andrews brothers learn there are other, more sinister forces at work closer than they ever imagined.
With no help from the outside world, they must find a way to protect themselves from both the storm, and the growing darkness that looms across the island.


Search terms: witches, family of witches, New Orleans, Maine, Atlantic, Southern Gothic, complex characters, love triangle, wealthy families, mysterious people, small town, mystery, sorcery, magic, healer, love triangle, forbidden love, stalker, thriller, storm, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller.

Sarah M. Cradit
Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans...

From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes St. Charles at Dusk. This novel is a Crimson & Clover Lagniappe (Series Bonus Story) in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover, and can be enjoyed as a standalone novel, or a complement to any of the books in the series.


A father’s threats. A tragic accident. Unanswered questions. Oz Sullivan has finally moved past the tangled web surrounding his brief, but intense, relationship with the young, impetuous Adrienne Deschanel. Through his family, and successful career as an attorney, he has forged a tranquil predictability.

Then Adrienne unexpectedly emerges, with no memory of the life she once led. Her desperate attempt to flee the confusing and dark influences in the bayou instinctively propels her to the one face for which she has a name. Oz’s world is once again turned upside down, as he must decide how to help her without losing himself entirely.

Set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, St. Charles at Dusk tells the story of Oz and Adrienne; of forbidden love, and startling heartbreak.

Search terms: witches, wizards, family of witches, New Orleans, Louisiana, Southern Gothic, complex characters, wealthy families, sorcery, magic, paranormal romance, romance, forbidden love, coming of age, second chance love, mystery, bestseller, bestselling, USA Today bestseller.

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