A Haunting Desire by Julie Mulhern
Blog Tour November2 – 6 & 9 – 13, 2015
A HAUNTING DESIRE
Author: Julie Mulhern
Release Date: July 28th, 2015
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
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
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, October 13, 2015. http://www.juliemulhern.com/
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WHAT I THOUGHT
I don’t read a lot of historical, but with this book having paranormal elements AND being set in New Orleans, I was intrigued. I was definitely not disappointed.
A Haunting Desire is set in 1902 New Orleans. It is a southern gothic type mystery with a touch of paranormal and romance. I liked how the romance didn’t overpower the novel. There was just enough to keep it interesting, but it was more about mystery than romance. I also enjoyed the ghosts and references to voodoo, and the references to Marie Laveau (if you know New Orleans history, you should know that name!)
The two main characters, Zeke and Trula were well written and compliment each other nicely. The murderer was a surprise, which was great! I do love trying to figure out the mystery, but I’m just as pleased when the author stumps me as I am when I figure it out myself.
This was a good switch up from what I normally read, and I look forward to reading more from this author.
Rating: 4 stars
**I was provided a reading copy of this in exchange for a review for this blog tour.
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