Bienvenue to the Chateau Rouge Pt.2

Yet another guest blog snippet. This is from my co-write with Jolie St. Amant showcasing an excerpt from “Revelry’s Requiem” when Father Claudio De Fiore of The Possession Chronicles arrives in New Orleans during Mardi Gras 1911 to visit is cousin, Valentino–who readers met in SCARRED MEMORIES. The Chateau Rouge at that time was a brothel and Claudio soon realizes what his cousin has trapped him into entering.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue to the Chateau Rouge, an anthology that takes place in the enchanted Chateau Rouge Hotel in New Orleans. You will get to see the first reactions and setting from different perspectives as the characters check-in. This week, Jolie St. Amant and Carrie Dalby will be sharing some of their short story, “Revelry’s Requiem”.  So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with “Revelry’s Requiem”

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Chateau Rouge wore a crisp gray façade, decorative wrought iron balconies servicing the three floors above the entry. Claudio received a few choice looks from passersby before a doorman stepped aside for him.

The pale blue, cream, and gold Grecian style could not disguise what Claudio had learned to recognize as dark spirits within a beautiful setting. Whispering a prayer, he passed his bag to…

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Hostile Charms by Carrie Dalby

My final guest post for this summer series featuring front porches, this time with a sneak peek at the forthcoming HOSTILE CHARMS, releasing in September.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Hostile Charms. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Hostile Charms

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I’ve returned to the front porch today for my sixth and final instalment of my front porch tour. Hostile Charms is the fifth book in The Possession Chronicles. For this one, we’re still in Mobile, Alabama, but the year is now 1912. As in the previous post did, this excerpt features Phoebe Davenport, though she’s with a new helper—Melissa—and this time is on the porch of her mother and stepfather’s house, yet another historic home in town.

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By the time Phoebe roamed the hall, Lucy was…

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Scarred Memories by Carrie Dalby

Another guest blog post, this time featuring the Davenport house. Be sure to check my website and take a look at the new banner photo. There’s a new cover listed! Book 5 of The Possession Chronicles releases September 8, 2020.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Scarred Memories. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Scarred Memories 

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I’m back on the front porch today for my fifth instalment. Scarred Memories is the fourth book in The Possession Chronicles. For this one, we return to Mobile, Alabama, in 1910. On the Davenports’ front porch, we have three-year-old Phoebe and her babysitter, Darla Beauchamp of Dauphin Island, preparing for Halloween. Hopefully it will help cool you during the heat of summer. It is well shaded.

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Phoebe sat at the top of the front porch steps, basket in her lap, while Naomi stood inside the open…

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Tendrils of Passion by Carrie Dalby

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Tendrils of Passion. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Tendrils of Passion

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I’m back on the front porch today for my fourth instalment. Tendrils of Passion is the third book in The Possession Chronicles. Hang on because we’re heading to the Campbells’ starter cabin on Dauphin Island in 1907 where Magdalene and Douglas begin their life together—away from the Mellings and next door to the O’Farrells from Fortitude.

Douglas ran from the docks, his sweat soaked shirt no worse for the jog as he’d been working since before sunup that Wednesday in the September heat. He…

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Murmurs of Evil by Carrie Dalby

My next guest post on Bienvenue Press’s Front Porch Blog.

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For the next few weeks, we will be hosting authors from Bienvenue Press who will be sharing scenes from their books that highlight their settings. This week, Carrie Dalby stops by the Front Porch to share some of her southern gothic book, Murmurs of Evil. So, sit back, have a cup of coffee or tea, and enjoy!

On the Front Porch with Murmurs of Evil

Thank you for welcoming me back to the front porch for my third instalment. Murmurs of Evil is the second book in The Possession Chronicles. It furthers the drama surrounding the Melling family. Today, we’re heading to their weekend house near Montrose in 1906 as Magdalene Jones, the newly hired lady’s companion for Mrs. Melling, arrives.

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What Mr. Melling referred to as his cottage was nothing short of a manor to Magdalene. It might be smaller than his mansion in Mobile, but the looming spires…

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