Review: Bayou Nights by Julie Mulhern

Bayou Nights by Julie Mulhern
Series: Haunting Desire (# 2)
Release Date: July 25, 2016
Publisher: Entangled: Select Historical
Pages: 285
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



New Orleans, 1903. Before he died, Christine Lambert’s father won a piece of eight in a poker game. How was he to know the coin was part of a puzzle that when solved revealed the location of Jean Laffite’s treasure? Now Christine must find the treasure before a killer beats her to it.

Matthias Blake is as out of place in New Orleans as a raven in a flock of hummingbirds. He has serious work to do and Christine is a distraction he doesn’t need. But how can he resist a lady in distress–even if that lady can win a fight armed with a hat pin?

Together they must overcome their pasts and defeat dark forces sent by a shadowy evil. In the process, they just might find the greatest treasure of all…


Review:  I liked all the voodoo, ghosts, witched, pirates, and even the treasure found within the pages of this story. Ms. Mulhern gives us a world filled with mystery…when a ghost who just happens to be Christine’s father is looking for his missing piece of eight. Christine needs help so she asks a friend for help and they send Mattias. If having a ghost for a father isn’t enough being chased by zombies and a mob that is processed just might be.

As Mattias helps Christine the deeper into the mystery they get the more fascinating it becomes not only with the storyline but also with them falling in love.

Even though this is a little on the dark side with all the paranormal activity going on it is actually a pretty captivating story. I enjoyed the ghosts, zombies, witches and everything else that was going on within the story. It helped that Ms. Mulhern gave us some really interesting characters. Christine was strong yet she processed a wickedly clever gene that helped in outsmarting the zombies and mob. Then Mattias… well let’s say he learned a lot.

I found this to be a highly entertaining story that was sexy and a little spooky just perfect for Halloween.
I think a nice cup of cider and a haunted house are just what we need.