Oct 22 2012 2:00pm
“Chenoire”: Original Story
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!
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...