The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit

My review is at the bottom.

The Illusions of Eventide is here!


The long awaited third novel in The House of Crimson and Clover series is now available on Amazon, BN, Kobo, and Smashwords! Links for Itunes, Sony, and Diesel coming soon.


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Story Overview

1479467_625040174203746_1521512437_nNicolas 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.

What Reviewers Are Saying

“In a word… beautiful. With every new installment I get to read in this fantastic series I fall more and more in love. This is by far the best novel by Sarah I have read, and one of the best books I’ve gotten my hands on of the year.”

“Many books can leave you breathless until the book abruptly ends and you have so many unanswered questions and feel cheated. That is not the case with this book. The author takes you to the very edge, then brings you back on multiple occasions.”

“LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!! Could not put it down!!”

“This is a story about forgiveness and redemption, thickly seasoned with fantasy and paranormal. Cradit has mastered connecting the dots.”

“Cradit’s ability to weave a story filled with mythology, paranormal, and the reality of life so fluidly kept me turning page after page, thoroughly engrossed. The Illusions of Eventide is by far my Top favorite of 2013!”

“Page after page of twists and unexpected turns, running the full gamut of emotions. At times it is heartbreaking, exciting, witty, charming.”

“I said it before, and I’ll say it again, this author develops characters better than anyone else I’ve had the pleasure of reading. I simply cannot recommend this book enough.”

“Sarah did a fabulous job of painting the pictures of places, characters, events, and visions! I felt the pain, passion, love, hate, and anguish of each character!”

“I cannot wait for the next installment!”

“This series is one you won’t want to miss out on. Sarah is an amazing writing and knows how to suck her readers into the story.”

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The House of Crimson and Clover Series

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St. Charles at Dusk
The Storm and the Darkness
Sony: Coming Soon
Beyond Dusk: Anne
Sony: Coming Soon
Diesel: Coming Soon

Also Coming Soon


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The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit

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My review:

Although I haven’t gotten around to reading the first book in this series, I’ve read Beyond Dusk and The Storm and the Darkness and throughout both of these, Nicolas has remained my favorite character, so you can imagine how excited I was to see it was his time to shine even more in this new installment to The House of Crimson and Clover Series.

I immediately liked Nicolas and his very straightforward, tell-it-like-it-is, I-couldn’t-care-less-if-you-love-me-or-hate-me attitude when I first met him in The Storm and the Darkness.  You never had to wonder where you stood with Nic and although he came across as a jerk (I’m being kind here) at times, you still had to admire that in a guy.  This book allowed me to see there was more to Nicolas than his surface persona and it was interesting, and definitely entertaining at times, to watch as his layers peeled away to meet the real guy underneath.

There was no doubt that Nic needed a strong woman to keep him in check and although Mercy was definitely strong, she wasn’t at all what I’d expected.  That being said, Mercy’s character added a whole new dimension to this series and I’m interested to see where it leads.  There are so many possibilities.  I was happy to see some characters I knew, and was intrigued by a major new character which I’m sure we’ll see more of in the future.

Sarah is an amazing storyteller and does an excellent job with characterization.  The blend of fantasy and paranormal genres was highly enjoyable.  Don’t miss out on this wonderful series.

This review is based on a digital ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

2 thoughts on “The Illusions of Eventide by Sarah M. Cradit

  1. Teri, I’m doing some catch up blog reading. You’ve caught my attention with this review. I’ve not read any of the books in this series, but am intrigued. I’ll be adding these to my TBR list on Goodreads NOW! Thanks for a great review and a thorough overview of the series.


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