A Haunting Desire by Julie Mulhern *Review and Giveaway

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A Haunting Desire

by Julie Mulhern

 

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GENRE: Historical Romance

 

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BLURB:

 

Murder in the streets. And passion in the shadows…

 

New Orleans, 1902

 

A killer walks the streets of New Orleans, eviscerating men and leaving them in the streets, and for madam Trula Boudreaux, it’s bad for business. Trula needs help but she’s not prepared for Zeke Barnes, the charming would-be savior who darkens her doorway-or the yearning he awakens. For while Trula knows well the delights of lust, she avoids love at all costs…

 

Investigating the killer was one thing, but Zeke can’t help but be enchanted by the gorgeous mystery woman who runs an exclusive brothel. Caught between his duty to protect the city and his clear-as-day desire for Trula, Zeke sets about capturing Trula’s heart-or at least a place in her bed. But with every moment Trula resists, Zeke falls into greater danger.

 

For his investigation into the haunted city and madam doesn’t just risk his heart but both their lives.

 

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excerpt

 

“Trula.” He breathed her name. She tilted her head so his lips could travel her neck. Her fingers fumbled at his suit coat, clumsy in their eagerness to remove the clothes that separated them, desperate to feel his skin. Her teeth nipped at his lower lip as he shrugged out of the garment. It fell unheeded to the floor and she ripped at his tie, growling in frustration when the slippery silk refused to cooperate.

 

His fingers pushed hers aside and the strip of burgundy joined his coat on the carpet.

 

Trula yanked his shirt free. Her hands explored, memorizing the chiseled planes of his chest and abdomen. Her tongue danced with his, building heat, building need.

 

His fingers unbuttoned the tiny buttons fastening her shirtwaist. Why had she worn clothes so difficult to remove?

 

A button popped, thudding softly to the carpet. The blouse finally fell away and he trapped her, pinning her shoulders against the cool expanse of the wall.

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My first Julie Mulhern novel, I love a twisted mystery along with some romance. Ms. Mulhern brings it. I will admit that I got a bit confused with the terminology she used – very period driven, southern gothic confused me and jumbled the beginning around for me, but please give it a chance. It is a lovely mystery true to old New Orleans! The setting drives the story – mystery, romance, voodoo, ghosts. 

New Orleans has it’s own version of Jack the Ripper running rampant in the red light district. Trula – is the madam of one of the better brothels, she came into the life after being sold to a man for jewels by her Grandmother, at the young age of fifteen. 

Zeke, works for the government and he has been sent to find the killer, very similar to one that he was investigating in Haiti, in which he lost his wife. So, both Trula and Zeke have some ghosts to slay (both real and imagined). 

It is obvious that the research was done – we get a glimpse of Papa Legba and Marinette, along with the reference to Marie Lavaue. Both Zeke and Trula see ghosts. So, that being said – the story is definitely worth the time, it’s very well written and the characters are strong and they mystery will keep you turning pages, so if you are looking for a great paranormal/historical romance this one is a keeper. 

I am an independent reviewer for Paranormal Romance and Authors that Rock.

 
 

 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Julie Mulhern is a Kansas City native who grew up on a steady diet of Agatha Christie. She spends her spare time whipping up gourmet meals for her family, working out at the gym and finding new ways to keep her house spotlessly clean–and she’s got an active imagination. Truth is–she’s an expert at calling for take-out, she grumbles about walking the dog and the dust bunnies under the bed have grown into dust lions.

 

Her first romance was a finalist in the 2014 Golden Heart® contest. That book, A Haunting Desire released July 28, 2015.

 

Julie also writes mysteries. The Deep End (available now) is her first mystery and is the winner of The Sheila Award. Look for book two, Guaranteed to Bleed, in October, 2015.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/juliekmulhern?ref=h l

Twitter: @juliekmulhern

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/juliemulhern/

Website: www.juliemulhern.com

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Haunting-Desire-Entangled-Select-Historical-ebook/dp/B0111JLTL2

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GIVEAWAY

 

Julie Mulhern will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Posted on October 8, 2015, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

  2. Thanks so much for hosting me today!

  3. Great post, I’m excited to read this one 🙂

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