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Haunted on Bourbon Street, A Paranormal Romance (Jade Calhoun Series: Book 1)

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2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

For anyone who is familiar with New Orleans, Louisiana, and the

For anyone who is familiar with New Orleans, Louisiana, and the people who live there, it is not uncommon to hear about witches, spirits, voodoo, etc. So when our main character Jade enters a local shop after moving there and finds a lovely old woman with magical power...
For anyone who is familiar with New Orleans, Louisiana, and the people who live there, it is not uncommon to hear about witches, spirits, voodoo, etc. So when our main character Jade enters a local shop after moving there and finds a lovely old woman with magical powers, she spooks her, even though Jade has a unique ability of her own.

Being an empath tends to make one more reserved when it comes to opening up and making friends. Most people will tend to shy away and be more nervous and afraid. Luckily, Jade found some great friends when she moved to New Orleans, and a very interesting landlord who also owns the strip club next door, in addition to her best friend who convinced her to move there.

But what do you do when a ghost decides he wants to be a part of your life, first scaring you in your own bathroom! Then invading your dreams with a very sexy presence. How do you get rid of him?

Just enough romance without overdoing it, along with great friendship and some unique adventure! A great read for everyone.

posted by sewolf0310 on March 13, 2012

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

The first in the Jade Calhoun series and full of fun characters

The first in the Jade Calhoun series and full of fun characters and interesting events dotting the landscape of the overall story.

Jade moves to New Orleans from Boise at the urging if her best friend Kat. Never mind that Kat 'forgot' to mention that not only was Jade'...
The first in the Jade Calhoun series and full of fun characters and interesting events dotting the landscape of the overall story.

Jade moves to New Orleans from Boise at the urging if her best friend Kat. Never mind that Kat 'forgot' to mention that not only was Jade's ex boyfriend Dan living in New Orleans as well, but that he was living with Kat, as her boyfriend.

Jade moves into a small, supposedly haunted apartment above a coffee shop & strip club, all of which happen to be owned by the drop dead gorgeous Kane, and populated with a great cast of characters; Pyper, Kane's best friend since college, Charlie, the bi-sexual bartender at the strip club, and Molly, another waitress at the cafe, too name a few.

In her search for a way to 'cleanse' her supposedly haunted apartment Jade goes into a New-Age/Spiritual shop looking for a smudge stick. It is here that she meets Bea, recognizing her almost instantly as being 'other' and most likely a witch. Despite that, she finds herself drawn to Bea in a positive way.

Since Jade's bead-making classes along don't pay all the bills, she takes a job in the coffee-shop, putting her on a collision course with the mouthwatering Kane. As soon as Jade gets settled she begins to have some pretty steamy dreams, but she can never see her partner. One night that all changes, as Kane moves into the starring role.

But Jade, who is an empath, and can feel the emotions of everyone around her, is very leery of starting any relationships, let alone one with her sexy landlord. Being an empath has caused her lots of grief - especially in relationships. To add to Jade's issues it is clear that Dan is still mad at Jade, so Kat is caught between the two, something Jade is well aware of. So she tries to steer clear of Kat to avoid putting her in an awkward situation. Sadly that makes Jade feel even more alone in New Orleans as she works to build a life for herself.

Soon that famous New Orleans 'atmosphere' is making itself known as a ghost in Jade's apartment. A ghost that scares Jade, particularly since she learns that Pyper is also being haunted each time she falls asleep. Too bad Pyper's hauntings aren't as erotic as Jade's, or as friendly.

The characters are fun, and feel as if they are your friends too, or at least would be your friends if you met them in real life. That special touch is what makes the story as compelling as it is, because you are drawn into the experiences with the different characters, giving the whole book a multi-layered feel which pulls you deeper and deeper in, along with the rest of the group.

Easily an enjoyable read, and one that leaves me wanting to know more. More about the past the each character alludes to, more about the unfolding relationships, and more about the paranormal experiences just around the corner, or in this case, the next page.

posted by ToManyBooksNotEnoughTime on March 20, 2013

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  • Posted March 13, 2012

    For anyone who is familiar with New Orleans, Louisiana, and the

    For anyone who is familiar with New Orleans, Louisiana, and the people who live there, it is not uncommon to hear about witches, spirits, voodoo, etc. So when our main character Jade enters a local shop after moving there and finds a lovely old woman with magical powers, she spooks her, even though Jade has a unique ability of her own.

    Being an empath tends to make one more reserved when it comes to opening up and making friends. Most people will tend to shy away and be more nervous and afraid. Luckily, Jade found some great friends when she moved to New Orleans, and a very interesting landlord who also owns the strip club next door, in addition to her best friend who convinced her to move there.

    But what do you do when a ghost decides he wants to be a part of your life, first scaring you in your own bathroom! Then invading your dreams with a very sexy presence. How do you get rid of him?

    Just enough romance without overdoing it, along with great friendship and some unique adventure! A great read for everyone.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    Ghosties in N'awlins!

    New Orleans has always had its share of oddities. Some say vampires, we all know about voodoo and those wonderful cemeteries just have to have some ghosts floating about. It seems one has landed in the newly rented apartment of Jade Calhoun. Worse than that, being an empath, she can see him! Moving to the South from Idaho was enough of a culture shock, but ghosts! Plus the hunk landlord has her bothered enough without someone staring her from the ectoplasm world all the time. Her ex-boyfriend (7 years!) basically told her she should be committed when Jade explained to him about the empathetic powers. To add wounds to an already bleeding pain, her best friend, the only one who was ever really trusted with Jade';s secret is now living with the ex. In New Orleans! Kane, the landlord; his pal Pyper and others try to make Jade welcome but there is always something holding her back. She meets a "ghost hunter" who wants to date her but only to take her to ghostly sites hoping for his own sighting. Kane is always there, in the background in his hunky clothes and ornery attitude. Will jade ever let him in? Or anyone? And by the way, who's the ghost? Or is it really ghosts? An excellent story just in time for All Hallows Eve. I hope there will be more from Jade and Kane and their crew of friends. Applause on this book and waiting for more!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Scribble Watch ¿ Brain Candy Book Review: Haunted on Bourbon Str

    Scribble Watch – Brain Candy Book Review: Haunted on Bourbon Street – Deanna Chase

    This book is fun and gooey, although at times it is a bit tough to chew. Haunted on Bourbon Street, by Deanna Chase is the first book in her Jade Calhoun Series. Written in first person, the tone of the book hints at cute chick lit, but doesn’t go over the top. The romance is sweet and sensual – if not always exciting. The story does indulge wonderfully in the fantastical. Hauntings. Magical powers. A mystery or two. The setting of New Orleans is a favorite of mine, although it isn’t filled out much here. As for the difficult to chew parts: there were rough patches in the writing when the prose is a bit stilted and the motivations of the characters aren’t consistent. That being said, it is an fun, easy read.

    Brain Candy Rating

    Yummy flavor: Salt Water Taffy

    Sustenance: Light Snack

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 12, 2013

    Great start to a great series. 

    Great start to a great series. 

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 20, 2013

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    The first in the Jade Calhoun series and full of fun characters

    The first in the Jade Calhoun series and full of fun characters and interesting events dotting the landscape of the overall story.

    Jade moves to New Orleans from Boise at the urging if her best friend Kat. Never mind that Kat 'forgot' to mention that not only was Jade's ex boyfriend Dan living in New Orleans as well, but that he was living with Kat, as her boyfriend.

    Jade moves into a small, supposedly haunted apartment above a coffee shop & strip club, all of which happen to be owned by the drop dead gorgeous Kane, and populated with a great cast of characters; Pyper, Kane's best friend since college, Charlie, the bi-sexual bartender at the strip club, and Molly, another waitress at the cafe, too name a few.

    In her search for a way to 'cleanse' her supposedly haunted apartment Jade goes into a New-Age/Spiritual shop looking for a smudge stick. It is here that she meets Bea, recognizing her almost instantly as being 'other' and most likely a witch. Despite that, she finds herself drawn to Bea in a positive way.

    Since Jade's bead-making classes along don't pay all the bills, she takes a job in the coffee-shop, putting her on a collision course with the mouthwatering Kane. As soon as Jade gets settled she begins to have some pretty steamy dreams, but she can never see her partner. One night that all changes, as Kane moves into the starring role.

    But Jade, who is an empath, and can feel the emotions of everyone around her, is very leery of starting any relationships, let alone one with her sexy landlord. Being an empath has caused her lots of grief - especially in relationships. To add to Jade's issues it is clear that Dan is still mad at Jade, so Kat is caught between the two, something Jade is well aware of. So she tries to steer clear of Kat to avoid putting her in an awkward situation. Sadly that makes Jade feel even more alone in New Orleans as she works to build a life for herself.

    Soon that famous New Orleans 'atmosphere' is making itself known as a ghost in Jade's apartment. A ghost that scares Jade, particularly since she learns that Pyper is also being haunted each time she falls asleep. Too bad Pyper's hauntings aren't as erotic as Jade's, or as friendly.

    The characters are fun, and feel as if they are your friends too, or at least would be your friends if you met them in real life. That special touch is what makes the story as compelling as it is, because you are drawn into the experiences with the different characters, giving the whole book a multi-layered feel which pulls you deeper and deeper in, along with the rest of the group.

    Easily an enjoyable read, and one that leaves me wanting to know more. More about the past the each character alludes to, more about the unfolding relationships, and more about the paranormal experiences just around the corner, or in this case, the next page.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    5stars!

    Loved it! Highly recommend it to anyone who likes romance, mystery, suspense, comedy and action!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 30, 2011

    romance with ghosts

    4 STARS
    A good book to read the day before Halloween. A good ghost or two haunting two ladies.
    Jade had just moved from Idaho to the French Quarters in New Orleans. She is teaching how to make glass beads. She sales them on the internet and got a job waitressing at a coffee shop part time to make ends meet.
    Her boss is Pyper. Pyper partner is Kane and he owns the building and the strip club next door.
    Pyper is also being haunted, Pyper still strips when they are short but mostly she manages the strip club and cafe.
    There is pleanty of connections to each other in the story and more connections wanting to be made. Kane is eyeing Pyper but he is close with business partner Pyper. Jade can't keep her eyes off Kane. Their is Ian who is trying to gather evidence of the ghost. Pyper ex from Idaho is now in New Orleans living with Pyper best friend Kat.
    This has lots of characters that you want to know more about and what their talents they have. The title also has book one so maybe their is more to come or even here. If so I would like to read it. I was given this ebook in exchange for honest review.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Definitely would recommend this book

    This was a very enjoyable book. The storyline and characters were very likable. I thought it was interesting in a new way for the paranormal romance it was also fun to read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2014

    LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I really enjoyed this book! I also loved the setting of this story. New Orleans fits the setting. I really REALLY enjoy the first person's abilities. I am absolutely flaber-blasted!

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  • Posted October 27, 2013

    A first book of Ms. Chase that I have read and I enjoyed it.





    A first book of Ms. Chase that I have read and I enjoyed it.




    Jade Calhoun is an empath and just moved into her new apartment. Suddenly Jade is visited by a ghost which really spooks her.  Shortly afterwards, Jade is visited again by an unknown ghost and has some hot dreams in regard to her hunky landlord, Kane.  




    Eventually Jade's coworker, and new friend, Pyper, is terrorized in her sleep by an unknown ghost. Jade is an empath and wants to help her friend, but Jade also wants to keep her secret abilities just that--a secret.   Soon Jade enlist the help of Bea, who she thinks may be a witch, and her friend Kat, who happens to be dating Jade's ex-boyfriend,  along with some other people to help.




    I really liked this story in that is had just enough magic and mystery combined. It also has some great supporting characters, in which they all helped each other and were there to help when ever a friend was in need.




    I plan on getting the other books in this series.  I would like to read some books that have Pyper or Kane as the main character or even one that goes back and is centered around Jade and Dan when they were dating.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 29, 2013

    Great characters and a story full of mystery and fantasy, showin

    Great characters and a story full of mystery and fantasy, showing the dark and lighter parts of the always mysterious New Orleans.  I couldn't wait to finish and move on to the next book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 8, 2013

    Not for me.

    I thought that this was one of the worst books I have ever read. No real character development, the prose did not flow and the plot was predictable. It was a free nook book or I would never have chosen it.

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  • Posted July 3, 2013

    Loved it! New Orleans was the perfect setting for this story!

    Loved it! New Orleans was the perfect setting for this story!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Loved this series...def recommend!!!

    Loved this series...def recommend!!!

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  • Posted May 23, 2013

    I really enjoyed this paranormal romance/mystery! In the beginni

    I really enjoyed this paranormal romance/mystery! In the beginning I did feel as if I was walking into a second installment of a series as you are immediately thrown into Jade's life. But, soon enough, the backstory is revealed and you catch up. There was a great mix of empaths, witches, ghosts and more. I found the story to be well written and fun to read. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Very entertaining book and series! I loved the characters, and i

    Very entertaining book and series! I loved the characters, and it's always nice to be in New Orleans!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    This is a great Paranormal, fantasy adventure, Jade is an empath

    This is a great Paranormal, fantasy adventure, Jade is an empath with a past and is moving into a new apartment and will soon find out it is haunted. This is just the beginning of Jades journey of a lifetime in her quest to find out what happened to her mother.
    If you enjoy this book, you will undoubtedly enjoy the rest of the series.

    Sandra M.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2013

    Delight in this engaging story full of dynamic and colorful char

    Delight in this engaging story full of dynamic and colorful characters.  The strong female lead is likable, and identifiable, and when combined with a cast as diverse as its New Orleans setting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    Wonderful

    Never read any of her books .she now is one of my favorites great story thank you for writing it :)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2013

    Great read, addicted

    Not sure where the negative reviews came from....i loved it cant wait to read the next books, willing to pay for them too!

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