jeudi 25 octobre 2012

Chenoire ( Sentinels of New Orleans 1.5) by Suzanne Johnson

Today being the day for the free novella, i really wanted to make a bit of promotion for the one by Suzanne Johnson, a favorite author of mine.
Chenoire is the story of Rene one of the mermen brothers DJ will meet in "River Road" second book off the Sentinels of New Orleans and it was done with all her love for Louisiana.

Why i decided to give you a short review of it today? Simply because it's a fee story that is available for a very limited time and i wanted to give you the opportunity to discover it and the author behind it.  Don't worry even if you haven't read the first book of the series Roayal Street, you really can enjoy Chenoire so after reading this small post click on the link provided and read this novella please.



title: Chenoire
Publisher: Suzanne Johnson 2012
Genre: Urban fantasy
Violence: mild

Language: normal
sex: none
Public: 18+
Source: free and available only for a limited time on Heroes and Heartbreakers

Short description and information  ( taken from Heroes and Heartbreakers):

If you can wait until River Road second book of the Sentinels of New Orleans series in November, Suzanne offer you a treat “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...

My opinion:

          Suzanne Johnson is a kind author but also a really engaged one, she loves Louisiana and New Orleans and when a calamity arises she acts in her way because she respects those inhabitants. It’s something that should be said and in buying River Road you can help too. But before that (however you can already pre order it of course^^) she wanted to offer a treat to her readers, because we count too, and thus she put a small novella on her blog for a short time and for Halloween she accepted that Heroes and Heartbreakers put this small novella online again but you have only until November to savour it if you did not get the opportunity to read it before.

And what a treat it is ^^, the only “bémol” is that’s really short but that put aside Chenoire is wonderfully written and a really good novella. It’s a story about acceptance, trust and the need to move forward with also humour and some fun parts.  I can’t tell you a lot of things if I want to avoid spoiler but I can tell you that you don’t need to have read “Royal Street “(first book of the series) to understand the novella it’s perfect as a stand alone you will just want more because it gives us a good idea of the universe and the writing style of Suzanne.
I loved to have a bit of the Rene background since he will play a major role in River Road.

So take 5 minutes and go to read it please you won’t be disappointed.

Score:  4/5

Disclaimer: All opinions are my own and no compensation was received in exchange for this review

Want to read it? You can find it Here: Chenoire until November so hurry ^^

2 commentaires:

  1. Ah j'avais pas fait attention qu'il y avait un 1.5, il faudra que je regarde ça de plus prés. L'auteur m'a envoyé le 2eme tome que je viens de finir, il était vraiment très bien!!!

    1. c'est une petite histoire qui n'est en ligne que pour quelques jours donc le 1.5 est pe un peu trop officiel^^.

      tu as de la chance, j'aurai également du recevoir un arc du tome 2 mais il semble qu'on me l'ai volé à la poste...