Friday, July 5, 2013

The Storm and the Darkness...

Title:  The Storm and the Darkness
Author:  Sarah M. Cradit
Series:  The House of Crimson and Clover Book 2
Publication Date:  July 15, 2013

Ana Deschanel has 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 winter storm approaches to whispers of an island shutdown - Ana realizes that 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.


Sarah is the author of the Southern Fiction series, The House of Crimson and Clover.  The series was born of her combined loves of New Orleans, family dramas, and the mysterious nature of love and desire.  Her books combine elements of mystery, suspense, intrigue, romance and even paranormal.  She is always working on the next book in the series, and absolutely loves connecting with her fans.

Sarah lives in the Pacific Northwest, but has traveled the world from Asia to Europe to Africa.  When she isn't working (either at her day career, or hard at work at writing), she is reading a book and discovering new authors.  The great loves of her life (in order) are:  her husband James, her writing, and traveling the world.


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