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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology

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Hometown Heroes: A Christmas Anthology
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Genre – Romance
Page Count – 242 Pages
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Publishing Company – Bienvenue Press, LLL www.bienvenuepress.com
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Community. Courage. Compassion.

Hometown Heroes brings you five Christmas romances that celebrate everyday heroes.

From paranormal to contemporary to historical, there’s something here to fill everyone with the spirit of the season.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Cajun Navy Relief, an organization dedicated to helping neighbors in distress.

~ AMAZON

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1) by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Debi Kircher

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1)That Voodoo That You Do by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1) by Jolie St. Amant

5 Stars

This was an awesome collection of 3 short stories that I absolutely loved and enjoyed. One of my favorite parts is that they are all based in New Orleans at The Chateau Rouge. Now after reading all 3 of these, all I could think of is I want to go there, I would probably be scared out of my mind half the time but I don’t care, all of the characters in these stories were written and portrayed perfectly. This author has a way of taking very few pages and adding in so much content and not in a way that it feels like it has all been jam packed in there, there are also mini twists and turns throughout, not those kind that are earth shattering or major story changing but those kind that are placed perfectly and you never see them coming.

I have said this before and now I’ll say it again, I could read 100 books all in a row that take place at The Chateau Rouge, and I highly recommend this as it was just plain fun to read and I do see me reading all of these again in the future.

Loved Loved Loved this collection!!!

Reviewed by @debikircher

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That Voodoo That You Do by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Erin Wolf

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1)That Voodoo That You Do by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I give That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1) by Jolie St. Amant, 5 stars.

The Chateau Rogue is the setting for these stories. A wonderful, old hotel that is supposedly haunted. Three couples that are thrown together by chance. Or is it just chance?

I loved this book. The setting of an old hotel in a town with lots of history itself is just the perfect place for these to take place. Each of the main characters are quite interesting and very real. Not to mention that there are three separate possible romances going on, but it is not like some books, where only the characters change. No, this has three very distinct couples, each with a very different story/circumstance. I could not pick a favorite, I loved them all. I cannot wait to read more with this hotel as the setting and hope this series goes on a long time.

If you like romance set in a historic, haunted setting, this book is for you.

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That Voodoo That You do (Chateau Rouge Book 1) by Jolie St. Amant ~ Review by Liz Vrchota

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1)That Voodoo That You Do by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That Voodoo That You Do is the first three books in one collection for you to enjoy in one sitting of Jolie St. Amant’s Chateau Rouge novellas. I personally have loved every single one of them. Each are short but jammed packed stories promising to satisfy your hunger for that bedtime story or afternoon escape, much like it did for myself.

Dream A Little Dream of Me is the first novella in the set. It features Josey Jacobson who owns the Chateau Rouge, and this is how we are introduced to the gorgeous background for most of the upcoming stories to come, as well as the vibrant streets of New Orleans. We also get to know the handsome Archer, and well it’s a short story so you will just have to see what happens for yourself…

The second to come is, Hard Hearted Hannah. Another vibrant and detailed short gives us the story of Hannah and Julien. Both come alive off the screen of your kindle and promise to intrigue you with their story. I personally found theirs to be my favorite story of the three in the collection. They just seemed to keep me on the edge of my seat the most.

Last, but most certainly not least, is A Kiss to Build a Dream On. It is an explosive way to complete the set. At only 83 pages, again it is short but wow is it one heck of a story. In this one we meet Chloe. There is more of the mystery and intrigue throughout to keep you well engaged, and enough paranormal to have you questioning the bumps in the night after you finish the last pages. I personally can’t wait to see what will come next for Chateau Rouge and from Jolie St. Amant!

Review by @lizaileen
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That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book #1) by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Angela Hayes

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1)That Voodoo That You Do by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars

That Voodoo that You Do is Book #1 in The Chateau Rouge Series by Jolie St. Amant. It contains the three books of the series in this one fantastic edition. I have really enjoyed this series and exploring New Orleans and the stories through the eyes of the characters and Ms. St. Amant’s exquisite writing. Her attention to detail, rich descriptions, and original storylines bring everything to life and kept me engrossed the whole way through. This is a great way to familiarize yourself with Ms. St Amant’s style and The Chateau Rouge series- getting three books for the price of one means you are able to flow directly from one story right into the next. “That Voodoo That You do” contains:

-Dream A Little Dream of Me (Book #1)
-Hard Hearted Hannah (Book #2)
-A Kiss to Build A Dream On (Book #3)

Dream a Little Dream of Me is the first book in the Chateau Rouge Series by Jolie St. Amant. It is an incredibly clever, unique and engaging paranormal romance that captivated me from the very first page. Ms. St. Amant’s vivid imagery and descriptive details painted a picture of New Orleans that brought all the sights and sounds of this colourful city to life right before my eyes. The story had a mysteriousness about it, it captured my attention and enticed me further into the book. I couldn’t put it down till I had finished every word.
Josey Jacobson owns Chateau Rouge, a hotel steeped in history on a busy street in New Orleans. The story is set in the lead up to Halloween which ads an extra air of excitement to the story. Josie and the Chateau are not what they appear. There is so much more to Josie and her lovely old hotel and as the story unfolds there are quite a few surprises to be found.
Archer is in the city for a music festival and is a guest at the Chateau. He is the sexy and charismatic lead singer of a well-known band, who finds himself drawn to the Chateau and its beautiful owner, Josie. There is also more to his attraction than first comes to light and discovering all the details was such a fantastic ride.
The story is a short, quick and easy read. It is told form several POV’S, which allows the reader to get a much bigger picture of what’s happening, as well as extra elements to the intriguing backstory.

Hard Hearted Hannah is the second book in the Chateau Rouge series by Jolie St. Amant. It is a wonderful paranormal romance set once more against the backdrop of a city steeped in rich history that is New Orleans. Ms. St. Amant is a talented writer whose attention to detail and vivid descriptions transported me into the story to see all the sights and sounds as the story unfolded.
Hannah Montgomery works for the Charleston Lifestyle Magazine, but she’s also the boss’s daughter. She has a reputation for being a heartless Ice Queen- but she hadn’t always been so hard hearted. Having your heart broken can do that to a girl. After enduring the pain of heartbreak Hannah vows to never let it happen again, and so she builds a hard, cold barrier around her heart.
With plans to attend the Voodoo Festival in New Orleans to hear her favourite band perform, Hannah is not impressed when her father insists on the magazines photographer accompanying her on the trip. She is concerned because he’s the only one who has made her heart flutter for a very long time.
Julien isn’t any more impressed with their situation than Hannah is. She is so a snippy, dismissive and cold. Julien could remember a time when she was happy, kind and caring. Those days are long gone. It’s going to be a torturous trip
And so, their mysterious weekend begins. What happens in New Orleans? With supernatural forces drawing them together, will these two find a connection? Can Julien melt the ice around Hannah heart? Will Hannah let down her defences and take a chance on love again?
This story was cleverly woven through the same time frame as the first book, so we get to see characters we know and love- as well as meeting new ones. This is a sensual story and having New Orleans as the backdrop really added an extra element of intrigue and interest.
This is a novella length book, so it’s a very quick and easy read. It’s a sweet and captivating read. The paranormal elements are really well done- subtle, but memorable.

A Kiss to Build a Dream On is the third book in the Chateau Rouge series by Jolie St. Amant. It is a charming and captivating paranormal romance set in New Orleans. This series is fast becoming a favourite of mine, and even though the books are short novella sized stories, they pack a lot in a short amount of space and feel like a much longer novel.
In this book we meet Chloe Deveraux who accepts a new job interstate and leaves her unhappy marriage, husband, home, and life behind- to start fresh in New Orleans, a city she’s long held a fascination for. Her new job is at the Chateau Rouge- where she’s the new P.R manager and Chloe will be staying at the hotel while she settles into the job and city. She is so excited about exploring the city, wanting to experience everything the New Orleans has to offer. Her new beginning really kicks off when she has a drink spilt on her in the bar on her first night in town.
Jared Peterson is an IT and computer guru with his own software firm. He’s in town on business, which happens to be at the Chateau Rouge, where he is also staying. When he accidentally spills a drink on a gorgeous woman at the hotel bar he is surprised to recognise his high school crush. Chloe hasn’t changed in the years since he saw her last, but she doesn’t immediately recognise him. He’s been crazy about her in high school and he’s determined not to waste this opportunity to reacquaint himself with her, and hopefully it will develop into more. But Chloe is ready for a fresh start and to enjoy her freedom- not get tied down a man again. But as they spend time together, Chloe can’t help but feel drawn to Jared. Will she lower her guard and let him in, or will she allow her fears to prevent her taking a chance on love?
This is a great addition to the series and I love how each book reveals a little more about New Orleans, and the history of the recurring characters and Chateau Rouge. Everything is so intricately connected. Small details that all blend together to produce the larger picture. I loved that with this story we got a bit more of Alcide’s story- he’s such a mysterious character, I loved uncovering those details about him.
A story rich in history- with wonderful characters, an intriguing storyline, suspense, drama, mystery, tension, new beginnings, the paranormal, and a touch of Fate….. makes this a sweet and memorable read!

If you love a great paranormal romance set in a rich and exotic location, with endearing characters, and beautifully written & captivating story- then this is definitely the book for you!

Thank you, Ms. St. Amant!

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1) by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Heather Bahm

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

That Voodoo That You Do, by Jolie St. Amant, is the first of the Chateau Rouge book set. This features stories of three different women and how their lives are changed once they come to Chateau Rouge. This is an author and series that I highly recommend. I have read two stories that are a part That Voodoo That You Do which feature Hannah and Chloe.

Hard Hearted Hannah, by Jolie St. Amant, is the second story in the Chateau Rouge series. This is a paranormal romance novella. This story instantly caught my interest and is the first story I have read by this author. The plot within this short story was unique, yet tied into the theme expertly well. The two main characters, Hannah and Julien, were well paired and their navigation through the story was fun, creative and suspenseful. Add in the cast of supporting characters, there is much mystery lingering in this series and its amazingly done. I have not read the first book of the series and didn’t feel it took away from this story. Jolie St. Amant is certainly a talented author and it is clearly shown in this short story.

Jolie St. Amant’s A Kiss to Build a Dream On is the third book in the That Voodoo That You Do series. This may be a novella with limited pages, but don’t let that deter you. Each of the stories within this series overlap each other in one way or another and the way it is done is seamless and perfectly done. I have previously read the two other books prior to A Kiss to Build a Dream On and enjoyed those. A Kiss to Build a Dream on was fun, light with a hint of paranormal energy with is a solid theme within this series. I really liked Chloe’s character is this book and how she came into her own. This author is quickly growing on me with each new book I read within this series.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1) by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Bobbi Wagner

That Voodoo That You Do (Chateau Rouge Book 1)That Voodoo That You Do by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is a paranormal-ghost romance set that I loved and is a must read. Three women each looking for one thing, love. The Chateau Rouge is a hotel that secrets and if only the walls could talk, oh the tales! I loved the characters in this book. They are connectable and lovable. They took me on a journey of finding themselves along with a chance of love at the same time. It left me sitting on the edge of my seat just waiting to see what would happen next. I highly recommend this book!

Reviewed by @bjwagner

September 25, 2018

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A Kiss To Build a Dream On (That Voodoo That You Do Book 3 by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Jenni Bishop

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A Kiss To Build a Dream On (That Voodoo That You Do Book 3 by Jolie St. Amant is a  paranormal romance book. It is set in a city of New Orleans where everything from  ghosts to voodoo is at your fingertips. It is a very short story that can be read in one  sitting and with the way Jolie writes about the place gives you can imagine the rich  vibrant feel from the history and enough mysticism to make it a story that comes alive.  I loved reading and didn’t want to put down until I had finished the final page.     This is one easy read and very enjoyable. Grab a drink and get lost in the story.

Reviewed by @jennadb

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A Kiss To Build A Dream On (That Voodoo That You Do Book #3) (A Chateau rouge Novella) by Jolie St. Amant – Review by Angela Hayes

A Kiss To Build a Dream On (That Voodoo That You Do Book 3)A Kiss To Build a Dream On by Jolie St. Amant
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

A Kiss to Build a Dream On is the third book in the Chateau Rouge series by Jolie St. Amant. It is a captivating paranormal romance set in New Orleans. And again, as with the other books in this series, Ms. St. Amant’s vivid imagery and rich, descriptive details really brought all the sights and sounds of this colourful and historic city to life, right before my eyes. This series is fast becoming a favourite of mine, and even though the books are short novella sized stories, they pack a lot in a short amount of space and feel like a much longer novel. Technically you could read this book as a standalone, but each instalment in the series is like a piece to a much bigger picture, all intricately woven along the same time-frame as the other books in the series. So, having said that, I really recommend reading ‘Dream A Little Dream of Me’ (Book #1) and ‘Hard Hearted Hannah’ (Book #2) to fully appreciate the rich tapestry that the author is creating. Each new book adding more ‘strokes’ and ‘layers’ to the overall picture.
In this book we meet Chloe Deveraux who accepts a new job interstate and leaves her unhappy marriage, husband, home, and life behind- to start fresh in New Orleans, a city she’s long held a fascination for. Her new job is at the Chateau Rouge- where she’s the new P.R manager and Chloe will be staying at the hotel while she settles into the job and city. She is so excited about exploring the city, wanting to experience everything the New Orleans has to offer. Her new beginning really kicks off when she has a drink spilt on her in the bar on her first night in town.
Jared Peterson is an IT and computer guru with his own software firm. He’s in town on business, which happens to be at the Chateau Rouge, where he is also staying. When he accidentally spills a drink on a gorgeous woman at the hotel bar he is surprised to recognise his high school crush. Chloe hasn’t changed in the years since he saw her last, but she doesn’t immediately recognise him. He’s been crazy about her in high school and he’s determined not to waste this opportunity to reacquaint himself with her, and hopefully it will develop into more. But Chloe is ready for a fresh start and to enjoy her freedom- not get tied down a man again. But as they spend time together, Chloe can’t help but feel drawn to Jared. Will she lower her guard and let him in, or will she allow her fears to prevent her taking a chance on love?
This is a great addition to the series and I love how each book reveals a little more about New Orleans, and the history of the recurring characters and Chateau Rouge. Everything is so intricately connected. Small details that all blend together to produce the larger picture. I loved that with this story we got a bit more of Alcide’s story- he’s such a mysterious character, I loved uncovering those details about him.
A story rich in history- with wonderful characters, an intriguing storyline, suspense, drama, mystery, tension, new beginnings, the paranormal, and a touch of Fate….. makes this a sweet and memorable read!
I wonder who we get to meet in the next book?

Thank you, Ms. St Amant!

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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