New Release Forever Doomed by Talented Author, MaryAnn Kempher
It’s here! The long anticipated arrival, Forever Doomed, the sequel to Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is now available for your reading pleasure. I’ve known MaryAnn Kempher for awhile, and I love her writing style, and I am confident you will, too. Forever Doomed is currently available online and in paperback! Enjoy the brief excerpt and lovely cover art below, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below for a chance to win both Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder and Forever Doomed, along with two awesome gift cards!Forever Doomed promises to be a gripping mystery that will keep you turning the pages.
The man had to pull hard on the back entrance/exit to the kitchen that led directly outside. Though he worked out and was strong, the door tended to stick. That night was no different. With one good yank, it opened. He entered cautiously, looking around to ensure the room was empty. Technically, he wasn’t supposed to be in the cafeteria at that late hour, but with the costume ball going on, and the room finally empty, he had to take a chance.
Time was running out; the ship had been at sea a week and there had been only a few opportunities to be alone in the kitchen. There was always someone there, even after hours, but that night everyone was gone, working the party. Even the pastry chef, who could usually be found in the kitchen at all hours of the night preparing cakes and pies, especially with the baked goods competition about to begin, was absent. The lights flickered. Damn thunderstorm. He opened a refrigeration unit, took out things for a sandwich, and walked over to the pantry door with plans to pull out a container that was inside. He was startled to see Matt Smith enter the kitchen.
“What are you doing in here?” asked Matt.
The man felt like a prize fool for what happened next, because it didn’t have to happen. If he hadn’t been surprised by Matt’s entrance, he would have thought of a perfectly plausible excuse. But he panicked and without thinking, grabbed the rolling pin off the counter and swung it at Matt’s head. It happened so fast, he didn’t even realize he’d done it until he heard the gasp come from the direction of the door that led to the cafeteria. Someone was at the kitchen door’s window.
He ran to the door in time to see a woman rushing from the cafeteria. He went back to Matt and felt for a pulse. Damn damn damn! He’d have to take care of this on his own and he needed to be quick. He went to the outside door, looked out, and when he saw that nobody was there, easily picked up Matt’s body, took it outside, and tossed it overboard.
He leaned against the closed kitchen door, breathing heavy, his heart beating fast. After a minute, he straightened up, smoothed his shirt, and went back into the kitchen. He walked over to the swinging door and peered out the window. The seating area was empty, the woman long gone.
I haven’t had an opportunity to read Forever Doomed yet, but I loved Mocha, Moonlight and Murder, so I have no doubt the sequel will exceed my expectations. You don’t have to read the first book to enjoy the second, but a lot of the characters from the first book are in Forever Doomed, so I encourage you to read both. They only cost $2.99 for Kindle/Nook, and the Forever Doomed paperback is only $12.00. Also, on Amazon, if you buy the paperback, you get the Kindle version for only 99 cents.
About the author: MaryAnn Kempher’s writing is infused with mystery and romance. She spent her teen years spent living in Reno NV where her first book, Mocha, Moonlight, and Murder is set. Her writing influences include favorite authors Agatha Christie, Jane Austen and Janet Evanovich. Her guilty pleasures include any and all sweets, including a good cup of Mocha. She is married with two children.
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Feature cover image of Forever Doomed provided by MaryAnn Kempher.