Mon
Oct 22 2012 2:00pm

“Chenoire”: Original Story

Suzanne Johnson

Our limited release of Suzanne Johnson’s short story CHENOIRE has ended! But don’t worry, there will be more short stories and novellas to come. Meanwhile, look for RIVER ROAD, book 2 in Suzanne Johnson's Sentinels of New Orleans series, out November 13! Plus, be sure and check out all of H&H's other great original stories in our short-story collection!

As part of H&H's 13 Days of Halloween celebration, we're showcasing original fiction of the chilling and thrilling variety written by authors, bloggers, and staffers! It's our treat to you, and it's available for a limited time only. Stories will be available for two weeks only, so read on, if you dare!

River Road by Suzanne Johnson

In anticipation of Suzanne Johnson's River Road (November 13th), the second novel in the Sentinels of New Orleans series, we bring you “Chenoire,” a short story featuring one of the delicious Delachaise brothers from River Road. Suzanne says: “[T]he story was my response to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill off the coast of Louisiana, and a portion of author proceeds from River Road will go toward spill-related remediation efforts in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes, where 'Chenoire' takes place. Plaquemines Parish (where much of River Road is set) just got hammered by Hurricane Isaac, too, so that region needs a break!

The official info: a percentage of author proceeds is going to the Greater New Orleans Foundation's Oil Spill Relief Fund for relief related to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill's ongoing impact on Plaquemines, St. Bernard, and lower Jefferson parishes in Louisiana.

Recovering from the loss of her twin sister, Grace Sims throws herself into her work, traveling deep into the dangerous waters of the bayou to document the impact recent oil spills have had on the native wildlife. In need of a guide, she gets more than she bargained for in Rene Delachaise.

The last thing Rene needs is to have to watch our for some city slicker, but that’s just what he’s been ordered to do by his father and clan leader. But what should have been a simple trip down the bayou suddenly turns deadly, and Rene finds himself having to reveal more than the hideouts of local fauna. A world of clans and rituals, strength and magic, weregators and mermen, and maybe even love awaits Grace, if she can survive the day...

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27 comments
Alexis Morgan
1. Alexis Morgan
Loved this short story and I'm counting down the days until River Road comes out. Also enjoyed Christmas in Dogtown. Love the world you're creating.
Alexis Morgan
2. Marian Lanouette
Great story. Thanks for sharing.
Suzanne Johnson
3. suzannej3523
Thanks, Alexis and Marian! I appreciate your stopping by :-)
Roger Simmons
4. trainmanri
Thanks for the story. "shin-WA". A re-read for me as I read it once before on your web site. Thanks again for the updated version. Enjoyed! Roger
Maycee Majors
5. Keeyansmom04
Loved it! I hadn't heard of the series before.. But you better believe its on my TBR list for sure!
Suzanne Johnson
6. suzannej3523
Thanks, Roger and @Keeyansmom! Glad you enjoyed the story!
Alexis Morgan
7. Gracie O'Neil
Wow. Wow! Absolutely brilliant! Thanks so much, Suzanne. You have a real gift there. I've just gone and bought "Royal Street: Sentinels of New Orleans 1".
Alexis Morgan
8. Jem Stanners
What a cool story, with really unexpected weres! Loved it. Will be reading the whole series from the beginning now. Gracie is my other half, so she is about to lose her Kindle for a while. LOL.
Suzanne Johnson
9. suzannej3523
Thanks, Gracie and Jem (stop fighting over that Kindle--LOL). Royal Street will give you some good background for River Road, which is where you'll meet up with Rene again and his brother Robert!
Akinna E
10. Akinna
That was AWESOME! Really really good. Love the story, love your voice. Will defintely check out your other books! Thanks!
Alexis Morgan
12. kayohanna
I almost didn't read this story but I am so glad I did. It is so different and well written. I really enjoyed it. I intend to check out other things that you have written.
Karin Anderson
13. AquarianDancer
I love it! I have Royal Street and cannot wait to see the next story.
Alexis Morgan
14. Liz S
Enjoyed the story very much! Thanks for sharing.
Suzanne Johnson
15. suzannej3523
@Kayohanna and @LizS--thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

@AquarianDancer--Thanks! I hope you enjoy River Road!
Alexis Morgan
16. Cheryl G.
Great story----better get me the rest of the books!
Suzanne Johnson
17. suzannej3523
@Cheryl--thanks! I hope you enjoy them--Rene and his twin brother are in the second one, River Road. :-)
Alexis Morgan
18. Liv Rancourt
Wonderful story! And can't wait to get ahold of River Road...
Suzanne Johnson
20. suzannej3523
@Liv and @Miki--Thank you! I really love Rene and his family :-)
barbara studer
21. 56babs
another new thing to read!!! thanks for the info on it and the draw
Trianna Hyde
22. fire_dragon31
This is an awesome short story. I'm not familar with this series but I'm going to look into it now. Can't wait to read more!!
Suzanne Johnson
23. suzannej3523
Thanks, 56babs and fire_dragon31...Glad you enjoyed my mermen!
Alexis Morgan
24. Jill L
Oh no, I missed it! Will it be published or available for purchase anywhere?? Thanks
Suzanne Johnson
25. suzannej3523
Jill, I'll be putting it up as a free read on my blog in the next couple of days!
Suzanne Johnson
27. suzannej3523
For anyone who missed reading CHENOIRE here and would like to, click on the title to read it now.
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