Hi I’m MaryAnn Kempher, thanks for visiting my site. I hope you will visit the blog and leave some comments. I enjoy getting to know others who love a good story as much as I do.
As an author I love to write books that feature romance, suspense or both. When it comes to romance, I want to write books that make women smile and laugh. I want my female readers to fall in love with my hero as quickly and as deeply as my heroine does. I want them to believe there is such a man out there waiting for them. When it comes to the suspense aspect of my books, I want to surprise the reader. I don’t want them to feel tricked or mislead. I want them to say, “Wow, I never saw that coming.”
My new book Mocha, Moonlight and Murder is the story of Katherine O’Brian, a woman who’s just trying to feed her late night appetite when a midnight food run nearly gets her killed; she sees someone disposing of a dead body and nearly becomes victim number two. Now, the killer is hell-bent on making sure she doesn’t talk. She meets Scott when they’re assigned as partners on a college project. They quickly become friends. Together, they try to figure out what the police haven’t been able to—the identity of the murderer. Passion flares, but with Katherine’s life in danger, romance seems like more than a bad idea. For more about Katherine and Scott’s story visit my Books page.
Here is an excerpt from Mocha, Moonlight and Murder:
“She couldn’t quite see what he was holding, but it looked like a body. Her mind scoffed at the image, but when he laid it down and started toward her a voice in her head shouted “Run!”. Hugging the building, she waited and tried to make as little noise as possible.
She heard a soft splash and a loud cuss word. She didn’t need to look to know it was the man from the garage and that he’d fallen. She could hear him breathing heavily, could even see the white cloud of his exhaled air, but he gave no indication that he knew her hiding place. The night became noisy with silence; every tree branch sway, every car speeding in the distance, even her own breathing sounded deafening. She saw the man’s shadow as he moved closer to the opening between the buildings, she held her breath. Any moment his face would confront hers, then what?”
Another excerpt from Mocha, Moonlight and Murder is available on the Books page.