lives in a world where magic is a myth and supernatural creatures are
fiction—or so she thinks. As a strong, independent woman, a relationship is the
last thing she needs. Then she meets Ian Kincaid, a mysteriously sexy bachelor
with otherworldly charm. She’s instantly enamored of him, drawn by an
inexplicable magnetism. Ian awakens something magical inside her, opening her
mind to things she never thought possible. Things that shouldn’t be possible. But Ian has secrets Jules is better off not
knowing. The truth will tear her world apart, making her question everything
she once knew to be real.
looked up to see who I was
talking about. “Oh. Umm…that’s just Ian. He owns the place…So, Mom. Have you
worked on any interesting cases at work?” She was trying to draw my attention
away from the gorgeous man.
talking about work. I wanted to know more about Ian. “Is he married?”
see his reaction but quickly fixed my gaze back on Ian.
chuckled. “He’s just very…picky.”
Our eyes met, and something inside me burned. It started in my core, and a heat
pulsed out through me. My body ached to be close to him. I shivered, and he
smiled. I smiled back, then looked away; the intensity of the eye contact was
too much for me. If I believed in love at first sight, I would have said this
was it. But I didn’t…believe in love at first sight, that is.
Ian said. He looked at each of them, and then his eyes focused on me as he
spoke. “You must introduce me to your friend, Beth.”
gave me goose bumps. I couldn’t take my eyes off him. Even under the dress
shirt and tie, I could tell his body was exquisite. My fingers twitched with
the urge to touch him.
She looked at him incredulously; then she looked at me and back at Ian again.
the empty chair. He didn’t wait for an answer. “Is Jules short for another
tongue like music. My heart melted when he said my name. “Cameron, will you
please go tell the kitchen to make two of whatever Juliann has ordered?”
beautiful mother. How could you keep such a secret from me?” He smiled
beautifully as he spoke, and I was enamored. Beth was shocked.
touched her shoulder. “Do not apologize, Beth. I’m only teasing you.” Then he
turned to me and took my hand. He raised it up to his mouth and gently kissed
it. “You are a vision of beauty, Juliann. I must get to know you better. Are
you free tomorrow night?”
force myself to speak. I couldn’t get the words out; I was so flustered by the
magnificent man sitting next to me. Luckily, the waiter brought out our food,
so I had a little time to compose an answer…or at least to compose a coherent
with a dazzling smile.
Pulkinen has always been fascinated with the paranormal. Of course, when you
grow up next door to a cemetery, the dead (and the undead) are hard to ignore.
Pair that with her passion for writing, and you’ve got the perfect recipe for
an exciting storyteller.
spent the first part of her professional life as a high school journalism and
yearbook teacher. She loves red wine and chocolate, and in her free time, she
likes to read, take pictures, and play with her kids.