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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 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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  • 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 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 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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  • Posted January 7, 2013

    Love it !?

    Love it !?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 29, 2012

    Haunted On Bourbon Street

    I made a good choice getting this book! I absolutely love this book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2012

    Love it

    This book is amazing! I love the sex appeal to it and tje mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 2, 2012

    Go Jade!

    I got half way through this book and had to get the other two available.Jade faces alot of battles with herself and her friends.I liked it so much I finished it without ever putting it down.

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  • Posted December 2, 2012

    I enjoyed this book and will read the whole series. Love parano

    I enjoyed this book and will read the whole series. Love paranormal and New Orleans. Can't get enough. This story has all the points for me. Action, mystery, and a little romance. The characters are odd and quirky, but just the right amount. It's a fun read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 17, 2012

    Okay...

    So theres two book of the same book for all uv yall who just wasted money theres the exact same book for free so i geusse u just wasted money but a bove tht really good book

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    Loved it

    it took me a while to choose this book since it was part of a series but i am so glad i did, I really loved it the characters are great and it has a good ending no cliff hanger or any stupid thing like that it just makes you like the characters so much you want to read about them big thumbs up for this book i will read the 2nd one soon :)

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