Christine Young

I am a writer and avid reader of romances particularly historical romances. Please join me on my journey through time

Christine Presents ~ A Haunting Desire by Julie Mulhern

Please welcome Julie Mulheron author of A Haunting Desire.


A Haunting Desire

by Julie Mulhern


GENRE: Historical Romance



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.




Trula raised her arms above her head, stretching her muscles, arching. He drank in her every movement. Her hand skimmed the sheet under the pillow and she froze. Sudden tension rolled off her body. She pulled a bit of paper out from under the pillow.

“What’s that?” he asked.

Trula studied the bit of paper. Her brows knit together and worry lines wrinkled the smooth perfection of her forehead. “Fate.” She handed him an elaborately decorated card.

He looked at a naked man and woman whose hands reached for each other.

“Granny left a message for us.” Her voice sounded distant.

“The lovers.” He laid the card on the bedside table. “It appears Granny Amzie is a wise woman.”

“Too wise.” Her eyes misted like the river at dawn. She’d wandered far away from him without taking a step.

He lifted his hand, caressed her soft cheek. “I don’t want to talk about old women.” He nuzzled against her neck, breathing in her scent.

“How…wise of you.” Her laughter sounded almost sad and the fingers she ran through his hair no longer held electricity at their tips.

He pulled her warm body to him and held her, watching as her eyes fell closed. Her breathing eased into a regular, deep pattern. She didn’t respond to the brush of his lips on her soft cheek. He’d made a tactical error. One night with Trula wasn’t near enough.




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.

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Twitter: @juliekmulhern







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



15 comments on “Christine Presents ~ A Haunting Desire by Julie Mulhern

  1. Goddess Fish Promotions
    September 22, 2015

    Thanks for hosting!

  2. Mai Tran
    September 22, 2015

    What does your writing process look like?

    • julieinkc
      September 22, 2015

      Mai, I have a full-time job and a family which means I get up early to write. Most days I get up around 4:30 or 5:00 and write until it’s time to start the rest of the day. I write longhand during found minutes and I always have pages with me that I can edit or improve.

    • julieinkc
      September 22, 2015

      Mai, I have a full-time job and a family so I get up early to write. I find snippets of time during the day and will write longhand during those times and I ALWAYS carry pages with me to edit or improve.

  3. julieinkc
    September 22, 2015

    Thanks so much for hosting me today!

  4. achristay
    September 22, 2015

    Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

    • julieinkc
      September 22, 2015

      Thanks, Christine!

  5. Rita Wray
    September 22, 2015

    I liked the excerpt.

  6. Lisa Brown
    September 22, 2015

    A book I need to read, it looks fantastic! Thanks for the chance 🙂

    • julieinkc
      September 22, 2015

      Thank you so much, Lisa! I hope you LOVE it!!!!

  7. Victoria
    September 22, 2015

    Really great excerpt, sounds like an awesome book! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  8. julieinkc
    September 22, 2015

    Victoria, thanks so much for stopping by!

  9. Betty W
    September 22, 2015

    I enjoyed the excerpt and I love the cover! I admire your dedication to your writing! Happy writing!

  10. Ree Dee
    October 6, 2015

    I am looking forward to reading more about your book. Thank you.

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