Lagniappes Collection I (A House of Crimson & Clover Short Story Collection)

Lagniappes Collection I (A House of Crimson & Clover Short Story Collection)

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by Sarah Cradit, Tara Shaner
     
 
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 Lagniappes Collection I, a collection of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (bonus stories) in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. They can be enjoyed as

Overview

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 Lagniappes Collection I, a collection of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (bonus stories) in the bestselling witches family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. They can be enjoyed as standalone tales, or complements to the series.

5 BESTSELLING SHORT STORIES
ONE COMPELLING COLLECTION

FLOURISH: Anne's entire life has been a lie. She must find the courage to discover who she is, including this terrifying, inexplicable ability she was born with.

SURRENDER: Sometimes the purest love is first love.

SHAME: Every dark future begins with a dark past.

FIRE & ICE: An elaborate masquerade ball. Two mischievous, powerful twins. The possibilities are endless.

DARK BLESSING: Kelley's lifelong belief in vampires is about to take an interesting twist.

The House of Crimson and Clover Series:
Volume I: The Illusions of Eventide
Volume II: Bound
Volume III: Midnight Dynasty
Volume IV: Asunder
Volume V: Empire of Shadows
Volume VI: Myths of Midwinter
Volume VII: The Hinterland Veil
Volume VIII: The Secrets Amongst the Cypress (Fall 2016)

House of Crimson & Clover Series Prequels:
The Storm and the Darkness
Shattered

La Famille Lagniappes (Character Bonus Stories):
Flourish: The Story of Anne Fontaine
Shame: The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews

House of Crimson & Clover Lagniappes (Series Bonus Stories):
St. Charles at Dusk: The Story of Oz and Adrienne
Surrender: The Story of Oz and Anasofiya
Fire & Ice: Remy & Fleur Fontenot
Dark Blessing: The Landry Triplets
Pandora's Box: Jasper and Pandora Broussard
The Menagerie
A Band of Heather: Colleen and Noah

Box Sets:
Lagniappes Collection I
The House of Crimson & Clover Volumes I-IV
The Prequels

And many more to come...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940151591454
Publisher:
Sarah M. Cradit
Publication date:
05/14/2015
Series:
The House of Crimson & Clover
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
364
Sales rank:
15,619
File size:
1 MB

Meet 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:

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Twitter: @thewritersarah

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Lagniappes Collection I (A House of Crimson & Clover Short Story Collection) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
pamela984 More than 1 year ago
Flourish - The Story of Anne Fontaine.  the characters created in the series are so well thought out and described that I just want to know them even better. I feel like I'm part of their lives, even if it is a relationship looking in from the outside. This story enhances the series, but you wouldn't have to read the series first necessarily. I do think the novella makes more sense after reading St. Charles at Dusk. Do I recommend this novella? You bet I do. I recommend St. Charles at Dusk and The Storm and The Darkness too. I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. This novella just reminded me that I want more! Shame - The Story of Jonathan St. Andrews.  I have enjoyed every single book associated with this series. Some characters have been easier to relate to than others. One character I have loved to hate is Jonathan St. Andrews. As the son of the island's only doctor, Jon has been portrayed as brooding and dark. Shame gives the reader the opportunity to get to know Jon better...find out what makes him the way he is. Shame shows more of his relationship with Finn, his younger brother. But it also unfolds a beautiful story. Fire and Ice - Remy and Fleur Fontenot.  Fire and Ice is a short story about Remy and Fleur Fontenot. The twins have a gift. Remy's gift is Fire and Fleur's gift is Ice. Through a Mardi Gras Krewe ball, where the sport of the night is how many sexual conquests can be obtained, Anne is introduced. Since this was a short story, not a novella, there just wasn't time to learn much about anyone. But it demonstrates the strength of the author's writing talents.  Surrender - The Story of Oz and Ana. This was a great story that gave further insight into Ana and Oz - but mostly Ana. It was a great lunch hour read. I highly recommend this short story to give more character development and helps to know why Ana (and Oz) make the choices they make. It was also nice to hear more about Clancy. This is a great addition to the House of Crimson and Clover Series. I was given these novella in exchange for an honest review and these opinions are honest. 
NimiaB More than 1 year ago
Love this series. It cativate you from the very beginning and keep you wanting more. All the characters are intriguing and passionate that leave you wishing you were really part of their family.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
Shame:  I'd made up my mind not to like Jonathan St. Andrew and was hoping karma would step in to make him pay for his wrongs.  Then I read Shame and learned about the wrongs that had been done to Jon.  Never judge a book by its cover. Parts of Jon's story were heart-rending, but I also learned how he discovered his career path in life and just how important his relationship with his brother, Finn, was to him. This author truly has a talent for character development and I appreciated this opportunity to delve into the tragic past of Jonathan St. Andrews and maybe feel a little more empathy for him.  The House of Crimson and Clover series just continues to be more compelling. I received a digital ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. Fire & Ice:  This short story gives the reader a chance to learn more about scheming twins Remy and Fleur Fontenot - and the entertaining situations they can get themselves into. Fire & Ice is a fun read that contains some of the Deschanels and Sullivans, but Anne, someone you really shouldn't provoke, is the more prominent Deschanel in this story and adds to the amusement. If you follow this series, don't miss this one, but if you're just picking up the series, don't start here.  This is definitely for readers already familiar with the characters. I received a copy of this story from the author in exchange for an honest review. Surrender:  Reading about these characters again felt like being with old friends. Flaws and all, I genuinely like them. This is a short, sweet novella that gives the reader further insight to Ana and Oz and how their relationship began and evolved. Once again, the author did a wonderful job at making me empathize with these characters, pulling me into their lives from the first page. My fav, Nicolas, was only mentioned a few times, but it's nice to see he was honest about who he was even as a teen. Although part of a series, this could be read as a standalone or even as an introduction to the series. This review is based on an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. Flourish:  Although I still haven't read the first book in the series, St. Charles at Dusk (still in my TBR pile!), and one of these characters was only in that book, I had no problem keeping up with this story. As I mentioned in another review, Nicolas Deschanel was my favorite character in The Storm and the Darkness, so I was excited to see him again in this novelette. I just love his straightforward approach and 'tell it like it is' attitude! I'm hoping one of the author's upcoming books will focus more on Nicolas - hoping to see him get his happily ever after with a good woman who can keep up with him. Although this was my first time being introduced to Anne Fontaine, it was easy to connect to her character's strong sense of family and insecurity about her limited finances and education in comparison to the Deschanels'. The supernatural aspects of this story made me want to know more about Anne and, like some others who have read this book, I want to see what happens to her character beyond this novelette. The author truly has a talent for character development and plot and I look forward to reading more in this series. I also have to mention again how gorgeous the book covers are! I received a digital copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
mindyg123 More than 1 year ago
Flourish:This novelette was given to me by the author for an honest review. This novelette gives an insight into the side of the Deschanel family we briefly met in The Storm and The Darkness. This is the story of Anne, the bastard child of Charles Deschanel and how she decides to travel to New Orleans to find her sister and meet her brother. Even though this is a very short story it delves deeply into how dysfunctional a family can be and how much some people want to belong. I totally enjoyed this story and am looking forward to reading more about the Deschanel family and how Anne fits in with the family.I give it 5 stars even though it left me hanging :) Shame:Finally we learn why Jonathon St.Andrews acts the way he does. If I went through the same thing he went through I'd probably be the same type of person as him. I made the mistake of assuming that he was an ass and a creep from the get go, I never knew he was in love and was a decent person at one time who changed due to circumstances. I really love these little side stories that delve deeper into the characters and look backwards into their pasts. These seek peeks are awesome and really explain a lot about how the characters developed into who and what they are now. Sarah has me on the edge of my seat from the minute I pick up one of her books till I put it down. I can't wait for the next book in the series, I'm hooked and lucky me I'm a beta reader so I don't have to wait to long. Sarah you definitely never disappoint me. Independent reviewer for PR&ATR. Fire & Ice:Remy Fontenot and his twin sister Fleure are at the family's Mardi Gras krewe ball. Remy to win the " King of the Great Sport" sexual conquest game. Fleure is there to seduce Clancy Sullivan, cousin of Oz Sullivan. The only problem with that is he's engaged and his real true love Anasofiya Deschanel isn't there. We find out the talents that Remy and Fleure have and Remy makes the mistake of trying to "pick up" Anne Fontaine.What follows shows the powers of the clan. Surrennder:This is the short story of one night between Oz and Ana. Oz, Ana, and Nicholas have been the three amigos forever, as long as Ana can remember. At 16 Nicholas knows Oz loves Ana and tells him all the time to "go for it". But Oz loves Ana so very much he's afraid he'll screw it up and ruin their friendship. Ana doesn't date but on the night of junior prom she agrees to go with Calvin Whittaker.. When events lead to Ana and Oz being alone in the hotel after the after prom party what follows is a night they'll never forget. I love how Sarah explains so much in a short story and now we understand the dynamics better between the three of them. Love these little off shoots of the main story and learning more about the Deschanel clan.
KdRussell More than 1 year ago
Flourish- Meeting Anne and getting to know how she came into the family, has been a wondrous adventure. I love getting to know the characters in the House of Crimson and Clover series. Author Sarah M Cradit does such an excellent job they become friends and family to me. I am always wondering what happens next  Shame- I love it when I get to read and learn more about a character from my favorite series. Anyone who is a fan of Sarah M. Cradit will love this look into the St. Andrews family. Anyone starting this series will get a look at how creative this author is. I loved to see Jonathan open up and blossom in love. It was a special time for him and his family loved the difference in him. I could picture the man he would of become if things would of been different. This book gave me a new insight to his character and his behavior in The Storm and the Darkness. I highly recommend every book in this series there is something here for everyone. Fire and Ice- I love Sarah M Cradit and her ingenious way of bringing characters to life. This was a fun and entertaining look into these fun loving and mischievous characters. I love how she can bring to life so many people with their own personality and give us a glimpse into several families. This is a must read for all fans and if you are new to her series please jump in and fall in love with the rest of us.  Surrender-  Author Sarah M, Cradit is brilliant when it comes to bringing characters to life. In this short story we see how Nicolas, Oz and Anna are best friends. How Anna and Oz move forward with the love they feel for each other. This is a great look back to see them as young adults and it gives me more insight for the House of Crimson & Clover series when they are older. Cradits series has become one of my favorites and I love getting to know all her characters.