Cherie Claire

Biography

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"
"The Ghost is Clear" (novella)
Ghost Fever

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.

Visit Cherie at www.cherieclaire.net and write to her at CajunRomances@Yahoo.com.

Books

Ghost Lights
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 65,550. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Psychic Viola Valentine can’t escape those on the Other Side. As she attends the Alaska wedding of her cousin Tabitha and best friend FBI Agent Clayton Ginsburg, ghosts thrust her into one of Clayton’s murder cases. Clayton warns her to stay clear of the covert investigation, but her journalistic instincts demand otherwise. Will this be the case that finally turns Viola into an apparition herself?
Viola Valentine Mysteries 1-3 (Viola Valentine Mysteries Boxed Set 1)
Price: $4.99 $1.24 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 245,210. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
The hurricane gave Viola Valentine the chance she needed to leave her dead-end job and loveless marriage. But the storm that came barreling through New Orleans also blew open a psychic door, one that Viola had worked hard to keep close. Now the travel writer must solve the mysteries of ghosts who have died by water.
Ghost Fever
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 72,020. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The ghosts of the past never stop haunting.

 Viola takes a job at her old summer camp in the Florida Panhandle, hoping for a peaceful place to work after months in COVID lockdown. But old traumas from her time at Camp Secret Spring resurface and Viola's dream of a quiet getaway quickly turns into a nightmare.


The Ghost is Clear: A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 37,510. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Some ghosts, like shipwrecks, refuse to stay sunken.

 It’s winter break and Viola Valentine and her husband TB hope for a romantic getaway on St. Simons Island along the Georgia Coast while their children enjoy a field trip on neighboring Jekyll Island. But those on the "Other Side" have other plans.
Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 61,120. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2020 . Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Magic, Nonfiction » New Age » Witchcraft & wicca
Cultures worldwide have long incorporated small bags containing herbs, stones, and other sacred items as part of their belief systems, whether to ward off evil, protect them while traveling or to attract positive elements into their lives. Gris gris and sachet bags are, in essence, a prayer or magical spell you can carry with you.
Give Up the Ghost: A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 86,260. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A hurricane uprooted Viola Valentine but three years later she and her husband Thibault “TB” Boudreaux are starting over on a Tennessee houseboat, she following her dream as travel writer and TB finishing school at Smoky Mountain University. But the ghosts of the past continue to hound the couple. With her family at stake, Vi must learn to harness her supernatural powers.
Gone Pecan
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 73,320. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Dewey Hennessey left Louisiana and Michael Arceneaux, the love of her life, with so many questions unanswered. Now, fourteen years after Dewey went “gone pecan,” her grandmother delivers an ultimatum — return to Louisiana and make things right or she’ll never speak to her again. Can Dewey leave her high-profile job in Hollywood, even if it means restoring her broken heart?
Damn Yankees
Price: $3.99 $1.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 78,840. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Southerner Maggie Mallory has two major problems in her life: she is setting a world record in job layoffs and her luck with men is disastrous. To her surprise, she inherits part of Yankee Living magazine, helmed by the distrustful but adorable Colin Parnell. Can Colin and Maggie discover love despite the obstacles, breaking down the Mason-Dixon Line between them? 


Ticket to Paradise
Price: Free! Words: 75,390. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
Martin runs into Lizzy while buying a lottery ticket. Still fuming, Lizzy nabs the last ticket before the machines close. Lizzy’s ticket wins. Only she doesn’t know it. As Martin attempts to romance his way to millions, will he lose his heart in the process?
The Cajun Series
Price: $9.99 $4.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 406,180. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
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 Letter (The Cajun Series Book 6)
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies
Emile Dugas knew she was lying the moment he set eyes on Fiona Riley, an Irish immigrant trying to pose as his distant Cajun cousin. But how could he resist the entreating blues eyes of the angel baby she held in her arms or the fact that a larger force was at work in bringing them together? 
A Cajun Dream (The Cajun Series Book 5)
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 86,080. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
When American Amanda Richardson is compromised by the town rogue, it is her good friend René Comeaux, the darkly handsome and passionate Cajun who rescues her. Unbeknown to Amanda, René has been in love with her for months. Can René convince her father his intentions are honorable and win the heart of his "Jolie Blonde?"
Delphine (The Cajun Series Book 4)
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 75,780. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Raised by privateer Captain Jean Bouclaire, Delphine Delaronde lost her heart to his partner Philibert Bertrand when she was just a girl. Years later, Delphine has inherited a title and a noblewoman’s responsibilities. Now she seems beyond Philibert’s reach forever. But beneath the beautiful Countess Delaronde beats the passionate heart of a woman who will never give up her one true love.
Gabrielle (The Cajun Series Book 3)
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 71,350. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
Years have passed since the Gallant family became separated from their patriarch during the British exile from Nova Scotia, but Gabrielle and her mother refuse to give up. They travel to the sleepy shores of Bayou Teche for Joseph Gallant’s return, while Gabrielle also waits for a visit from Captain Jean Bouclaire, a Louisiana privateer who has stolen her heart.
Rose (The Cajun Series Book 2)
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
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. 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.
Emilie (The Cajun Series Book 1)
Price: Free! Words: 75,230. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical » General
The one man she feared was the one who could steal her heart. 
Thirteen years after her family was torn apart, Emilie Gallant journeys through untamed Louisiana in search of her father. But the dangers of the bayou are nothing compared to the fierce passion of Lorenz Dugas, her longtime companion.

 Lorenz is equally determined to win Emilie’s heart and his passion will prove that their love c
Ghost Trippin': A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 86,430. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
John Valentine left home for a science conference and never returned. When a body is found on the old family homestead, his daughter Viola must piece together the clues her father left behind. What she and other family members will discover on a crazy ghost trip through Texas will be more than they anticipated.
Trace of a Ghost: A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 84,980. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
Travel writer Viola Valentine takes a trek down the historic Natchez Trace of Mississippi. Traveling with her is an adventurous heiress who’s been dead since 1860 and a living fellow travel writer who’s not what he seems. In the end, it’s a showdown between good and evil, and a bargain made with the devil at the crossroads may be Viola’s final undoing.
Ghost Town: A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $4.99 $2.49 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 83,940. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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. Ghost Town, book two in the Viola Valentine Mystery Series.
A Ghost of a Chance: A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: Free! Words: 87,110. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The hurricane gave Viola Valentine the chance she needed to leave her dead-end job and loveless marriage. But the storm that came barreling through New Orleans also blew open a psychic door, one that Viola had worked hard to keep close. Can she insist on a clean slate while busy communicating with those on the Other Side?
The Cajun Embassy: Ticket to Paradise, Damn Yankees, Gone Pecan
Price: $5.99 $2.99 USD. (50% off until July 31!) Words: 227,660. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Collections & Anthologies
The Cajun Embassy series follows three Columbia journalism coeds homesick for Louisiana who find comfort in a bowl of Cajun gumbo. Each book — Ticket to Paradise, Damn Yankees and Gone Pecan — follow these dedicated friends as they make their way into the world. Because love — and a good gumbo — cures everything.
Carnival Confessions: A Mardi Gras Novella
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Holiday
Deep secrets emerge behind Carnival masks! Cajun attorney Cameron Reed needs to warn his coworker socialite Stephanie Bertrand of her finance's betrayal. The two work together in a high-brow New Orleans law firm. But Cameron can only get into the Mardi Gras ball she’s attending by wearing a required mask. Concealed, what Cameron discovers there will turn his world upside down.

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