They say there are blessings from Hurricane Katrina. For Viola Valentine of New Orleans, it was losing her dead-end job and leaving behind a loveless marriage and an overbearing family.
But the storm also blew open a psychic door. Now she sees ghosts who have died by water.
As she enters her new career as travel writer, solving mysteries that appear with apparitions everywhere she goes, the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her.
Or does she?
• Contemporary paranormal mystery
• Book One of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series
• A full-length novel of 82,000 words
• R-rated content: Light sexuality
• Set in Louisiana and the Deep South
Books by Cherie Claire:
The Viola Valentine Mystery Series
A Ghost of a Chance
Trace of a Ghost
Give Up the Ghost
The Ghost is Clear (novella)
The Cajun Embassy
Ticket to Paradise
The Cajun Series
A Cajun Dream
Carnival Confessions: A Mardi Gras Novella
Non-fiction titles by Cheré Coen:
Magic’s in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets with Jude Bradley
Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana
Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana
Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History
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About the Author
Cherie Claire is the award-winning author of several Louisiana romances and a paranormal mystery series. Her latest is the Viola Valentine paranormal mystery series, featuring New Orleans travel writer and ghost sleuth Viola Valentine. The books are: "A Ghost of a Chance" "Ghost Town" "Trace of a Ghost" "Ghost Trippin'" "Give Up The Ghost" Originally published with Kensington, the “Cajun Series” of historical romance follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books (“Emilie,” “Rose,” “Gabrielle,”) follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father (and find love) in the wilds of Louisiana and “Delphine” (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues into the 19th century with “A Cajun Dream” (Book Five) and “The Letter” (Book Six). Cherie is also the author of “The Cajun Embassy” series of contemporary romances – “Ticket to Paradise,” “Damn Yankees” and “Gone Pecan.” What happens when several Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo? They become lifelong friends. Because love — and a good gumbo — changes everything. Cherie lives in South Louisiana where she works as a travel and food writer when not indulging in Cajun culture. Visit her website at www.cherieclaire.net and write to her at CajunRomances@Yahoo.com.