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

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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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  • 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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2013

    Don't understand the good reviews. Friends?

    Don't understand the good reviews. Friends?

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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