Friday, August 21, 2015

The House of Crimson and Clover Box Set by Sarah M. Cradit with Review's and Author Interview

Title: The House of Crimson & Clover Box Set (Volumes I-IV)
Author: Sarah M. Cradit 
Genre: Paranormal 

Dive into the secret, ancient, powerful world of two New Orleans families, the Deschanels and the Sullivans… 
The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IV contains the first four volumes of the bestselling House of Crimson & Clover Series. 
VOLUME I: THE ILLUSIONS OF EVENTIDE- Nicolas spent 30 years under his flawed set of principles. Mercy, three millennia under hers. Both are bound by these chosen illusions, until their paths unexpectedly cross. 
VOLUME II: BOUND- Ana, Finn, and Aidrik are forever bound. By love, promises, and the undeniable threads of fate. 
VOLUME III: MIDNIGHT DYNASTY- The Deschanel Curse is back. Who will be its next victim? 
VOLUME IV: ASUNDER- Destiny reaches across the centuries. 

The House of Crimson and Clover Box Set Books 1-4 by Sarah M. Cradit Reviewed by Dawn Hartzburg

Illusions of Eventide:
The illusions of Eventide is a book that will take you on a journey from the very beginning. In this book we get to meet Nicolas Deschanel who is very moody and comes off as an ass. But wouldn’t you be that way if the two people you cared the most for betrayed you and hurt you in the worst way possible.

Then we get to meet Mercy whom Nicolas is thinking is someone who is very crazy yet she is anything but. Mercy is carrying so many secrets that it’s a wonder she can talk her way out of anything. Mercy has Nicolas and Oz fooled until Aidrik makes his presence known.
There has always been something special about the Deschanel family and they have always been different from others. It’s not until Aidrik comes into the picture that they learn exactly why they are different from normal humans. I would highly recommend this book to anyone, I gave this book a five star but I wish I could give it more.

Bound by Sarah M Cradit is the second book in the house of crimson and clover series. This book is a continuance of Finnegan, Anasofiya, and Aidrik. During the beginning of this book we learn of the issues that Anasofiya is currently going through. She is heartbroken and missing Fin. We also learn of the troubles that Fin is having with coming to terms with what Ana has done. Fin has lost everything that he holds dearly and that is his one and only love Ana. After some very much needed alone time Fin comes up with a plan and he just has to figure out how to implement it. He is determined that he is going to be with Ana no matter what. After finding out that the only way that Ana’s son can be named the heir of Ophelia Nicolas knows that there is only one thing to do and that is for someone to track down Ana and Aidrik and get Ana to marry Fin. But can Fin, Anna, and Tristan find Ana in time or will their travels be for nothing? Will Ana marry Fin and will Aidrik allow it to happen? To find out what happens please get this amazing book because you will not be displeased with the outcome.
Overall impression of this book!!!!!
I would suggest this book to anyone that likes to read paranormal books that contain stories of empaths, and other paranormal abilities. Sarah is an amazing writer and I cannot wait to dive into the third book and find out what happens.

Midnight Dynasty:
Midnight Dynasty is book three in The House of Crimson & Clover series. In this book we learn a lot about Tristan and the horrible things that he has to endure. The Deschanel’s are once again being plagued by the infamous Deschanel curse. They’re being left to wonder who the curse is going to take this time. When the family of seers come together to try and find a way to beat the curse all havoc breaks loose when they find that two people in the family have taken it upon themselves to find the cure. When cousins mate most of the family has turned their backs on them until one fateful night tragedy hits and the family members start to fall. Amelia whom is an empath falls victim to her own abilities due to emotional overload. While the family is trying to pick up the pieces and move forward Amelia wakes to a world that no longer seems the same and she struggles to move forward. To find out the struggles and tragedies that struck the family this time around then by all means pick up the books and enjoy the adventure the books will take you on.

In the fourth installment of The House of Crimson and Clover series we continue to follow the story of Tristan, Jacob, Amelia, and Oz. Now that Amelia is awake it seems that she is more confused than ever because while she knows in her heart that she loves Jacob Donnelly more than anything in the world she cannot explain the pull that she is having towards Oz Sullivan. While she is trying to figure things out for herself she tries to distance herself from both men. But how can you do that when one has access to your mind?

Jacob Donnelly knows that something is seriously wrong with Amelia because she just isn’t acting like herself since she has been awake. So with that in mind he implores Amelia’s parents to help him fix what is wrong with Amelia. But what they find in the process is something that is very unthinkable and they remain hopeful it can be reversed. When they learn of what has been done can they overcome the obstacle and can Oz overcome the grief that he will be left reeling in because of the truth? Will Jacob and Amelia get their happily ever after or will they be destined to pain and suffering?

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

Author Interview 
1.      Provide information about yourself. (What made you become a writer, ect.)
I’ve been writing since I was 7, largely due to an overactive imagination that had the propensity to get me in a lot of trouble. Creating worlds, especially, was appealing to me, and some of my favorite authors were those who had spent considerable time on their worldbuilding. This is still true today, and why I have worked so hard to build out the world of the House of Crimson & Clover. 
2.      What inspires you to write?
Everything. The world around me. Music. Travel experiences. I can see a story in anything, which is a gift that means everything to me.

3.      Tell us about your writing style.
My style is rather lyrical, almost like a dance. I like the sound of words as much as I like how they’re put together, and I aim for a stylistic cadence. Beyond that, I view setting as a character. 
4.      Do you listen to (talk to) your characters?
Let’s face it: mine are in charge, completely. I set them on a direction, and they’ll go whatever direction they feel like, frankly. They’re always in my head, telling me what to do, where to go.
5.      What advice would you give to other writers?
Write. Write, write, write. I know new writers especially are hoping to hear about some magic bullet, but that’s the only one I have. Your first priority should be to put out quality products, and keep putting out quality products, and the more you write, the better you’ll be. It’s incredibly rewarding to watch your growth from one book to the next. That motivates me beyond anything.
6.      How did you decide on how to publish your books?
I knew I wanted full control over my creative, from the story to the covers and everything in between. I also wanted the flexibility to publish on my own schedule.
7.      What do you think about the future of book publishing?
Publishing has been around for thousands of years. It’s stayed around this long by evolving to different trends, markets, reader needs. I think e-books are here to stay, though paperbacks aren’t going anywhere.
8.      What do you use when writing and releasing books? (ex, beta readers, )
I have an alpha reader who reads as I write, and then a team of 4-5 betas who get a crack at it after my editor has taken her first pass. I also, then, have an omega reader who does a quick read after my editor’s final pass, to check for any latent errors hanging on.
9.      What genre of books do you write? 
Paranormal Southern Gothic, with romance, fantasy, history, and lore all wrapped in.

10.  What formats are your books in? 
All my books are in both e-book and paperback formats.

11.  What are your websites?
Official Website

Google +:
Twitter: @thewritersarah
12.  Do you have anything that you want to say to your readers / followers?
I love to hear from you! Love it! Feedback, questions, curveballs, you name it. Don’t be shy.

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