For the second time this year, I am happy to host Romance and Mystery Author MaryAnn Kempher and blog on the release of yet another novel.
Her first book, Mocha, Moonlight and Murder became available on Amazon in April of this year. Did MaryAnn sit back and bask in the joy of having her first book released? Well, of course, BUT, she didn’t rest on her laurels long.
Right on the heels of her first novel, she penned FOREVER DOOMED, another romance/mystery novel and … it’s her best yet.
The synopsis goes:
“It’s not wise to wander the cruise ship Forever alone at night. You might not live to see daylight.
Detective Jack Harney agrees to do an old Army buddy a favor. Curt Noble had some personal business to attend to, he didn’t say what. What he did say was he needed someone to temporarily take over his duties as head of security on the struggling cruise ship Forever. Jack hesitates, but he owes Curt his life so agrees. He’s told the worst mischief he can expect to encounter will be the occasional shoplifter, or drunk. Instead, one week into the cruise, a beautiful red head and a member of the crew are ruthlessly murdered. Are the two murders connected? It’s up to Jack to find out. He must find the killer before the ship returns to Tampa’s port, or worse, before another dead body is found. This won’t be easy. The ship is old, its security systems outdated, and clues are few, or so it seems at first
It’s not just a sense of obligation that motivates Jack to agree to Curt’s request; Jack moved thousands of miles, started over, and still can’t get Amy O’Brian out of his heart or mind. When she shows up on the ship as part of a large wedding party, Jack must fight to stay focused. To make matters worse, Amy isn’t his only distraction; a sexy and mysterious woman has made it her mission to seduce Jack.
As the body count rises, and time slips away, Jack has to ask himself, “Did someone commit the perfect crime?”
In FOREVER DOOMED, MaryAnn Kempher has brought back a few of the characters her fans from Mocha, Moonlight and Murder grew to love. Although FOREVER DOOMED is not a sequel, once you read it, you are going to want to go and pick up Mocha, Moonlight and Murder to see where they started and, to read even more of this author’s writing. Already, her fans are asking when her third book will be out.
MaryAnn Kempher’s writing is infused with romance and mystery. Her love of romance stories goes back to her teen years spent living in Reno NV where her first book, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is set. MaryAnn’s travels have taken her to beautiful cities in Italy, Southeast Asia and the sultry desert country of Qatar. She met her husband on one of her romantic is adventures while traveling. She has two children and currently lives in Florida where she and her family share their home with two dogs and a cat. Her writing influences include favorite authors Jane Austen and Agatha Christie. Her guilty pleasures are any and all sweets, including a good cup of Mocha.