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"

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.

Books

The Ghost is Clear: A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 32,690. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2020. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Viola Valentine hopes for a romantic getaway along the Georgia coast while her children enjoy a field trip. But those on the "Other Side" have other plans. While Viola’s daughter Gaia grapples with the ghost of an old shipwreck, Vi sees a woman who worked the shipyards during World War II. Since the ghosts keep haunting both sides of the family, are the stories connected?
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 USD. Words: 82,810. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Hurricane Katrina 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 USD. Words: 73,620. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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 USD. Words: 78,840. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Adult
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: 75,840. 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 USD. Words: 406,180. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, 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. Words: 35,010. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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 USD. Words: 86,080. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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 USD. Words: 75,780. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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 USD. Words: 71,350. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
Gabrielle Gallant lost her heart when she met the dangerously handsome Captain Jean Bouclaire on the banks of the mighty Mississippi. Jean swore to return to her, to help Gabrielle in her quest to reunite her Cajun family, but a duel went tragically wrong. Now it will take a miracle to bring them together, or the courage of a woman who will risk everything to be with the man she loves.
Rose (The Cajun Series Book 2)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,370. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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: 71,570. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical
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 unexpected traveling companion. After losing so much, can she let herself love again? 
Ghost Trippin': A Viola Valentine Mystery
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,360. 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 USD. Words: 81,190. 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 USD. Words: 78,560. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth
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: 82,280. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
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.
The Cajun Embassy: Ticket to Paradise, Damn Yankees, Gone Pecan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 227,660. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
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 » Holiday » Adventure
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 mask. Concealed, what Cameron discovers there will turn his world upside down.