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Chiasson Series

Description

A generations old family of hunters fight the many evils that abound in the bayous of southwest Louisiana and New Orleans.

Look for the spin-off series the LaRues as the stories are intertwined.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do the books in the series have to be read in order?

A. They are all stand-alone, however reading them in order will give you a better flavor of the series. If you want to read in order, the series installments are:

  1. WILD FEVER
  2. WILD DREAM
  3. WILD NEED
  4. MOON KISSED (LaRue)
  5. MOON THRALL (LaRue)
  6. WILD FLAME
  7. MOON STRUCK (LaRue)
  8. WILD RAPTURE
  9. MOON BOUND (LaRue)
Q. Are the Chiassons connected to any other series?

A. This began as a stand alone series. It incorporates paranormal elements that I love, but unlike my other books, it is set in America. However, while writing, a set of cousins living in New Orleans – the LaRues – appeared and will have their own spin-off series starting in 2014

Q. How do the LaRues factor in?

A. The LaRues are cousins to the Chiassons and their stories intertwine. They’ll have different titles and a little different look on the covers.

Q. How many books will there be in the series?

A. Five in all for all five siblings for the Chiassons, and four for the LaRue siblings.

Q. Will they all be novellas?

A. Yes, the entire Chiasson series will be novella length (about 20K – 40K words) though some may be a little longer. Due to contracts, I can’t make this series full length.

Q. Where can I buy the books?

A. Most ebook retailers as well as in print format.

Glossary

Andouille (ahn-doo-ee) & Boudin (boo-dan):
Two types of Cajun sausage. Andouille is made with pork while boudin with pork and rice.

Bayou (by-you):
A sluggish stream bigger than a creek and smaller than a river

Beignet (bin-yay):
A fritter or doughnut without a hole, sprinkled with powdered sugar

Cajun (‘ka-jun)
A person of French-Canadian descent born or living along southern Louisiana.

Etoufee (ay-two-fay)
Tangy tomato-based sauce dish usually made with crawfish or shrimp and rice

Gumbo (gum-bo)
Thick, savory soup with chicken, seafood, sausage, or wild game

Hoodoo (hu-du)
Also known as “conjure” or witchcraft. Thought of as “folk magic” and “superstition”. Some say it is the main force against the use of Voodoo.

Jambalaya (jom-bah-LIE-yah)
Highly seasoned mixture of sausage, chicken, or seafood and vegetables, simmered with rice until liquid is absorbed

Maman (muh-mahn)
Term used for grandmother

Parish
A Louisiana state district; equivalent to the word county

Sha (a as in cat)
Term of affection meaning darling, dear, or sweetheart.

Voodoo (vu-du) – New Orleans
Spiritual folkways originating in the Caribbean. New Orleans Voodoo is separate from other forms (Haitian Vodou and southern Hoodoo). New Orleans Voodoo puts emphasis on Voodoo Queens and Voodoo dolls.

Zydeco (zy-dey-coh)
Accordion-based music originating in Louisiana combined with guitar and violin while combing traditional French melodies with Caribbean and blues influences

 

PRONUNCIATION:

Arcineaux (are-cen-o)

Chiasson (ch-ay-son)

Davena (dav-E-na)

Delia (d-ee-l-ee-uh)

Delphine (d-eh-l-FEEN)

Dumas (dOO-mah-s)

Lafayette (lah-fai-EHt)

LaRue (l-er-OO)

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