Ghost Town: A Viola Valentine Mystery

Viola Valentine Mystery

Book 2
Happy Gris Gris Publishing
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Every day at dusk, in a small Louisiana town, the dead emerge from Lorelei Lake. And travel writer Viola Valentine must use her “gift” of seeing ghosts to rid this town of apparitions. Viola struggles not only with the task at-hand, but hopes that this evolving ability she obtained after Hurricane Katrina will help her reach her beloved Lillye. 


Yet, the more Viola struggles to talk to her departed daughter, the more frustrated she gets. Plus, it’s 2008, the height of the Great Recession, travel jobs are hard to come by, and her suffocating family and ex-husband keep making demands. She takes solace in a new love interest, one who teaches her how to harness her anger. 


In the end, Viola realizes that only love can solve her problems, from ridding ghosts of lakeside towns to healing a broken heart. 

Ghost Town, book two in the Viola Valentine Mystery Series.


BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

• Book Two of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A full-length novel of approximately 80,000 words 

• R-rated content: Light sexuality

• Set in Louisiana and the Deep South


Other books by Cherie Claire:

Viola Valentine Mystery

A Ghost of a Chance

Ghost Town

Trace of a Ghost

Ghost Trippin'

 

The Cajun Series

Emilie

Rose

Gabrielle

Delphine

A Cajun Dream

The Letter

 

The Cajun Embassy

Ticket to Paradise

Damn Yankees

Gone Pecan

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About the author

Cherie Claire is a native of New Orleans who like so many other Gulf Coast residents was heartbroken after Hurricane Katrina. She works as a travel and food writer and extensively covers the Deep South, including its colorful ghost stories. To learn more about her novels and her non-fiction books, upcoming events and to sign up for her newsletter, visit her website www.CherieClaire.net. Write to Cherie at CajunRomances@Yahoo.com.

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Publisher
Happy Gris Gris Publishing
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Published on
Jun 26, 2017
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Pages
250
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Fantasy / Paranormal
Fiction / Ghost
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
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 John Valentine left home for a science conference and never returned, his family chalking it up to the divorced father’s mid-life crisis. But when a body is found on the old family homestead, his daughter Viola must piece together the clues her father left behind. Along for the ride are her witchy Aunt Mimi, her uptight lawyer sister Portia and her sometimes ex-husband Thibault Boudreaux, otherwise known as TB. What they discover on this crazy ghost trip through Texas will be much more than they anticipated.

Ghost Trippin’ continues the story of Viola Valentine, who changes her life after Hurricane Katrina and follows her dream of being a travel writer. But the storm also blew open a psychic door and now she sees ghosts who have died by water. As she travels the South in her new career she must also solve mysteries that appear with apparitions. But the one person she hopes to speak to — her daughter who died of leukemia years before — continues to elude her. Or does she?


BOOK DETAILS

• Contemporary paranormal mystery

• Book Four of the Viola Valentine Mystery Series

• A full-length novel of approximately 80,000 words 

• R-rated content: Mild sexuality

• Set in Louisiana, Alabama and Texas

 

The Viola Valentine Mystery Series

A Ghost of a Chance

Ghost Town

Trace of a Ghost

Ghost Trippin’

 

Other books by Cherie Claire:

The Cajun Series

Emilie

Rose

Gabrielle

Delphine

A Cajun Dream

The Letter

 

The Cajun Embassy

Ticket to Paradise

Damn Yankees

Gone Pecan

 

Carnival Confessions: A Mardi Gras Novella

 Rose Gallant was always the agreeable sister, which is why she’ll do anything to help her Cajun family find their father in the wilds of Louisiana. Joseph Gallant was separated from Rose and her two sisters thirteen years ago during le grand dérangement, the brutal exile by the British from their Nova Scotia home. So when a rich Louisiana Creole offers marriage and a chance to help, Rose believes the union will reunite her family. But it’s the passionate and handsome Coleman Thorpe that sets her heart to flame. Thorpe is both English and Protestant and therefore forbidden, but Rose will soon learn how determined a man can be in love, able to break down all boundaries and bring a family together. 

 

"Ms. Claire's tale of the Acadians (Cajuns) is rich in Old World traditions as she explores the early beginnings of what was to become the melting pot of American society. Rose and Coleman's love is the stepping stone to a new beginning and readers' hearts will be warmed by their love and its powerful message." 
—Romantic Times Magazine 

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!” 
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1768 
• Book Two of Cherie’s The Cajuns series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books) 

The Cajuns series 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 follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 Raised by Captain Jean Bouclaire, Delphine Delaronde lost her heart to his partner Philibert Bertrand when she was just a girl. But when she finally came of age and confessed her love to the dashing Louisiana smuggler, he dismissed her “juvenile crush.” Embarrassed and hurt Phiney fled to France, hoping to forget his cruel rejection, unaware that Phil had realized too late the precious gift he had cast aside. By the time fate brought them together again, Delphine had inherited a title, and a noblewoman’s responsibilities. Now she seems beyond Philibert’s reach forever. But beneath the poise and grace of the beautiful Countess Delaronde beats the passionate heart of a woman who will never give up her one true love.

 

“I’m saving a spot for Cherie Claire on my keepershelf!” 
—Heather Nordahl, Affaire de Coeur 

BOOK DETAILS 
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1778 
• Book Four of Cherie’s The Cajun series 
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages) 
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes! 
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. 

The Cajuns series 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 follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six). For a family tree, visit http://www.cherieclaire.net. 

The Cajuns historical saga 
Book One: Emilie 
Book Two: Rose 
Book Three: Gabrielle 
Book Four: Delphine 
Book Five: A Cajun Dream 
Book Six: The Letter

 

“Author Cherie Claire masterfully blends the challenges of history, love and loyalty in Delphine. From the grand mansions of the aristocrats of France to the marauding dangers of the high seas, this rich plot combines intrigue, treachery, and traitorous love in a riveting novel readers will not be able to put down….Delphine comes highly recommended.”

—Cindy Penn, Word Wrap

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