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Thursday 24 September 2015

☀ A Haunting Desire - Julie Mulhern

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for A Haunting Desire, a historical romantic suspense novel by (, Entangled: Select Historical, 286 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and excerpt below.  Read the first two chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

Author Julie Mulhern will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


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.

Teaser: Excerpt

     Zeke walked through the door, soaked to the skin, and she handed him a dry towel. “You’ll catch your death.”
     His brows rose as his gaze moved from her destroyed hat to her wet dress. With a flick of his sooty lashes his midnight gaze shifted and took in Granny’s one-room cabin. The wobbly table, the bed covered with a colorful quilt, the rocking chair next to the fireplace, and the vivid altar. Then his gaze returned to her. She was all too aware of her sopping dress and lank hair. His stare trapped her, a lamb cornered by a hungry wolf.
     Her heart stuttered then beat far too hard and fast. She wrapped her arms across her chest. A useless protection. “Granny’s not here,” she said. Not that an old woman would offer any additional protection against the man who stared at her with such heat.
     His lips quirked as if he could read her mind, as if he knew she was trying to escape her fate. “I hope she won’t blame us for squatting. We can’t drive back to the city in this storm.” A clap of thunder shook the small cabin, emphasizing his point.
     She had to spend the night in Granny’s cabin with Zeke?
     The quilt-clad bed drew her gaze. She stole a glance at Zeke.
     He wore a grin. Damn him.

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About the Author

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.

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Julie said...

Thank you so much for hosting me!

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for sharing :)

Julie said...

Roselle - thanks so much for stopping by and for taking time to comment!

Rita Wray said...

I liked the excerpt.

Julie said...

Thank you, Rita - and thank you for taking time to comment!

Glenda said...

Great excerpt and cover! Thanks for the introduction to a new to me author!

Julie said...

Glenda - isn't that cover gorgeous? I can say that because I had absolutely nothing to do with it. Thanks so much for taking time to stop by and to comment!

Glenda H. said...

I enjoyed the excerpt...I would like reading this I believe!

Julie said...

Thanks, Glenda! I hope you'll give A Haunting Desire a try!

Patrick Siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Unknown said...

This sounds like a great book, thank you! I really enjoyed the excerpt and that's an amazing cover!

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great teaser - thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Thanks for stopping by, Patrick!

Julie said...

Thanks, Betty! I get no credit for the cover. My publisher and the artist, Syd Gill, should receive the praise. Didn't they do a super job? Thanks so much for taking a moment to comment.

Julie said...


Thanks for taking a moment to read and comment!

BooksChatter said...

Hi Julie, thank you for joining us!

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed the teaser! Thank you!