Here is an excerpt from Mocha, Moonlight and Murder:
She’d only walked a couple of blocks when the large, ominous clouds above began to swirl and play hide and seek with the full moon; soon they hid it completely. Katherine made a tsk sound and then mumbled, “Damn.”
Luckily, up ahead on the other side of the street, a dim light shone from an outside lamp attached to someone’s garage. She focused on that. A man was standing near the trunk of the car in the driveway. Katherine couldn’t help smiling, he looked so comical as he struggled to contain an overflowing bag of Styrofoam tubes, like something out of a movie. She was nearly parallel to the garage and the man when the moon reappeared.
When the sky went from black to bright, her smiled disappeared. She looked back and forth between the man’s eyes and the arms and legs she’d mistaken for Styrofoam tubes. He was holding a woman, and Katherine wanted to laugh hysterically, she’d been so stupid. It was a mannequin! Of course. Her eyes traveled from the legs sticking out from the blanket up to the arms, so fake looking now that she knew her mistake. She looked for the faceless head, but it was hidden. Carefully, the man set the mannequin down on the cement. The blanket fell open and finally Katherine could see everything. Including the head, drained of color and covered in blood. A voice in her head shouted run!
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, mystery or both. When it comes to romance, I want to make my reader smile and laugh. I want my female readers to fall in love with my hero as quickly and as deeply as my heroine does. When it comes to the mystery 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 28 year old 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 former football player Scott Mitchell 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.
Another excerpt from Mocha, Moonlight and Murder is available on the Books page.