Monday, January 4, 2016

Special excerpt from mystery Guaranteed to Bleed by Julie Mulhern

I'm kicking off the week with a special excerpt from Julie Mulhern's new mystery, Guaranteed to Bleed.

During her virtual book tour, Julie will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card (winner’s choice) to a lucky randomly drawn winner. To be entered for a chance to win, use the form below. To increase your chances of winning, feel free to visit her other tour stops and enter there, too!

A little bit about the book:
With his dying breath, Bobby Lowell begs Ellison Russell, “Tell her I love her.”

Unable to refuse, Ellison struggles to find the girl the murdered boy loved. Too bad an epically bad blind date, a vindictive graffiti artist, and multiple trips to the emergency room keep getting in the way.

Worse, a killer has Ellison in his sights, her newly-rebellious daughter is missing, and there’s yet another body in her hostas. Mother won’t be pleased.

Now Ellison must track down not one but two runaway teenagers, keep her promise to Bobby and elude the killer—all before her next charity gala committee meeting.

  
Excerpt from Guaranteed to Bleed:
The sight of Hunter Tafft on their front steps might make some women’s hearts flutter. He is, after all, tall and tan and more polished than my grandmother’s silver tea service. He’s also charming and ruthless. The perfect lawyer? Definitely. The perfect date? I wasn’t so sure.

Hunter smiled at me and my heart fluttered—just a little bit. Such is the power of his thousand watt smile.

He leaned forward and gave me a chaste kiss on the cheek. “You look lovely.”

“Thank you.” My damned heart needed to settle back down to a steady beat.

“Shall we?” He held out his arm.

My fingers closed on the fine wool of his sports coat. He led me down the steps to his Mercedes. He opened the door and made sure I was safely tucked inside before he closed it. Then he climbed into the driver’s seat and started the car.


A little bit 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. She is a 2014 Golden Heart® Finalist.

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25 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Mai T. said...

Would you rather ride a bike, ride a horse, or drive a car?

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing :)

Helen Moulden said...

It sounds like a great book. Have added it to my 'to read' list for 2016!

Eva Millien said...

Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds like a great book, thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Thanks so much for hosting me today!

Lisa Brown said...

Thank you for the chance to win and happy new year :)

Betty Woodrum said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt! This sounds like a terrific book, thank you for sharing!

Helen Moulden said...

How do you come up with the cover art for your books?

Rita said...

I enjoyed the post.

patrick siu said...

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

Helen Moulden said...

Thank you for the opportunity to win :)

Helen Moulden said...

Was it difficult becoming a published author?

Helen Moulden said...

If you could live in any time period, when would it be?

Helen Moulden said...

Do you ever base characters in your books on people you know in real life?

Ree Dee said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

Helen Moulden said...

If you could be any character in a book, who would it be?

Ree Dee said...

I can't wait to read this book. Thank you.

Helen Moulden said...

When was your first big break as an author (and how did it come about)?

Helen Moulden said...

Did you have imaginary friends when you were growing up?

Helen Moulden said...

If you weren't an author, what would you be?

Helen Moulden said...

What was the first book that you remember reading?

Helen Moulden said...

What's your favourite film?

Helen Moulden said...

Did you come up with the title for your book first, or at the end, once you'd finished writing it?

Helen Moulden said...

Bit random this time, but are you a dog person, or a cat person? (or neither!)