Nicolas and Mercy are each bound by their chosen illusions, until their paths unexpectedly cross.
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.
“THE ILLUSIONS OF EVENTIDE is absolutely brilliant! In previous reviews, I’ve mentioned how Cradit’s writing reminds me of a young Anne Rice. In this new installment for her House of Crimson and Clover series, Cradit proves that point yet again as she introduces us to powerful beings reminiscent of Anne Rice, creating well-loved immortals like Akasha, Marius, Pandora, and more – except that Cradit’s new powerful creatures come from an entirely different lore, one all her own. This new work is highly original, well written, and thoroughly compelling throughout each page.”– Becket, Assistant to Anne Rice and Bestselling Author
“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.”– Carrie Cunningham
“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!”– Shelley Custer, Blogger