Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Witness



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Witness

Have you ever been witness to a crime?
Or been present during a traumatic accident?

I bet that if you did, you may have had trouble forgetting it.

Several years ago, a man drowned in the Jacuzzi of my building. Although I wasn’t present, several of my neighbors talked to him a few minutes before the incident happened.
A person standing on her balcony saw him sprawled under water and called 911 and the front desk security.

The man was in his late thirties. Athletic and handsome. He had a few drinks and was kind of drunk as reported by those who talked to him while he was on his way to the hot tub. Apparently, the alcohol and heat made him sleepy and drowsy. The report said he slept and slipped under the water.
They closed the hot tub for months, but even after they cleaned and disinfected, I never, ever stepped in it again. And then we moved. I never forgot that story.

Coming soon at Amazon.com, NEIGHBORS and MORE...
A romantic suspense, the first book in High Rise Series.

Blurb: High Rises are like large families where members face love, hate, meddling, and gossiping. When the neighbor who was harassing her is found dead in the Jacuzzi, Alexa is a suspect. Can she count on her dear neighbors for help?
The lawyer she loves, a mafioso's grandson; her overbearing ex-husband who is trying to keep her to himself; her former friend, the victim's ex-wife, who blames Alexa for her husband's infidelity; the ex-husband’s new girlfriend; the widow's secret lover...

All dear neighbors who may help save Alexa...or incriminate her.

11 comments:

Josie said...

Hi Mona,
First, thanks for sharing an incredibly sad story about the man drowning in the jacuzzi. It seems like something like that could never happen, but they say that truth is stranger than fiction.

Terry Spear said...

Wow, Mona, I don't blame you!!!

Mona Risk said...

It's true story. I turned it into a romance with suspense and intrigue.

Mona Risk said...

Terry, they reopened the hot tub six months later, but it was a no-no for me.

Keena Kincaid said...

I love the premise of your book, although the seed of the idea is awful. I wouldn't go back into the hot tub either.

Celia Yeary said...

Your cover is great. I do like the premise of the series very much. Don't stop, Mona. You'll regret it. You have me thinking of writing another series!

Maggie Toussaint said...

I love your cover. Very eye-catching. And I like that you plan to have a High Rise series. It sounds so "today".

Mona Risk said...

Hi Keena, you'd be surprise to hear about what happens in the high rises on the beach. Some terrifying stories, and some funny although in a cynical way.

Mona Risk said...

Celia, I am glad you''l write another series. The short romances are not too tiring to right and you know how to pull the reader in from page one.

Mona Risk said...

Maggie, I'm so glad you like the cover. I was agonizing over it. I had to redo my covers three times for the last two books.

StephB said...

Mona, I like the new cover. I think it gives a great sense of what to expect from the story within. Looking forward to reading it!
Smiles
Steph