Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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The Baby is Out

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KatiebabyWoohoo! It’s done. I’m not sure how I should feel about it, a little sick and nervous, but so very relieved.

Wow. Reading through this, I really do sound like a new mother. I remember my first labor. My sweet boy screamed at the nurses. My hubby held my hand. All at the same time I felt such joy, yet loss because “the kid” who had been my constant companion for nine months was no longer inside me. I now had to share him with everyone else. Add to that the nausea from all the hard work to churn the Dear Boy out and the nervousness wondering if I’d made a mistake. Would I be a complete failure? (By the way, Dear Boy gets married next week and I’m re-experiencing some of those feelings!)

Yep. That’s about how I feel right now. The only difference – well, come to think of it, there are tons of differences – but the one that stands out in my mind is that I didn’t take 9 months to make this darling little bundle. And I have another one just like her already getting geared up for another new arrival!

Here’s the link to get your own copy of my baby! 

3dbookcoverGF1Grime Beat is the first book in the Grime Fighters Series. It is only available at Amazon as an ebook for now, but if you don’t have Amazon’s free reader app on your phone or computer, you should! Here’s the link for that!

And here’s the link for you to get your own copy of my first literary baby!

From the back cover:

Her best friend missing, every cell in Dani Foster’s body screams something is wrong.

Crime scene cleaning is the perfect job for neat-nick Dani Foster. But her orders to maintain a low profile and stay out of trouble mean little when her friend goes missing. Suspicions point to the handsome crime scene specialist, Jay Hunter, but he’s also the only person willing to help Dani. Dare she trust him even when lies seem to surround him?

Dani amuses Jay. Her penchant for speaking and acting without regard to the consequences land her in the funniest situations. But her latest moves have thrust her into serious danger. As he learns more about her circumstances, her risk rises until her very life is on the line. He has no time or inclination for romance, but this girl needs him and she seems to have no one else. How can he turn his back?

This is the first episode of the Grime Fighters series set in Dallas, Texas. Dani’s trouble and Jay’s attraction are only just beginning!

Excerpt:

Dani couldn’t go home, now. She’d never sleep with her friend maybe hurt or sick. She walled against worse scenarios. Something had happened. That much was clear.

A little dog from the apartment under Tasha’s started yapping. Sounded like a terrier. A sliding patio door opened, and Dani froze. The barking volume increased, and the door slid into place with a click, leaving the dog scratching at the high patio fence.

She backed away, eyeing the enclosure. That really was a high wooden fence. Looked sturdy. She glanced to the top floor. The upper level held more of a balcony with a waist-high rail and pickets. And she could reach the bottom of them from the top of the lower porch.

This was worth a try.

Backing up several feet, she took a running jump to the top edge of the wooden fence.

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Author: Marji Laine

Marji is a homeschooling mom with teenage twins left in the nest. She spends her days transporting to and from volleyball, teaching writing classes at a local coop, and directing the children’s music program at her church. Raised in suburban Dallas, she got her first taste of writing through the stories of brilliant authors of their day, Mignon Eberhart and Phyllis A. Whitney, and through stage experience. After directing and acting in productions for decades, Marji started writing her own scripts. From that early beginning, she delved into creating scintillating suspense with a side of Texas sassy. She invites readers to unravel their inspiration, seeking a deeper knowledge of the Lord’s Great Mystery that invites us all.

2 thoughts on “The Baby is Out

  1. Where do we go to get the baby? 🙂

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