Marji Laine

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Brent’s Emails

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When I get my hands on my very first print book, you’ll know about it! Promise!

It’s really funny how this series all came about. Mara really started it all, leaving a trail of wonderful, kind, fun, and genuine characters in her wake.

And did I mention heartbroken? Well, we couldn’t jest leave the poor guys like that! And so, The Love Boat Bachelor was born. Well, he was actually closer to 30 years old when he became The Love Boat Bachelor.

But the title wasn’t his fault. Blame his meddling sister and his well-meaning best friend for contriving to get this poor guy Continue reading


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My First Book in PRINT!

HeartSeekers FRONT CoverIt’s out! Woohoo! The Heart Seeker Series is finally out and in PRINT!

This book is such an amazing blessing to me in so many ways! First the fact that it is, indeed, my first book in print. I don’t have my copies, yet, but there really is something about holding that book in your hands! Don’t get me wrong; I LOVE e-books. My iPad is FULL! But holding a print book in my hands that I actually helped to write – oh my, that’s special.

I haven’t actually experienced it yet! Anticipation is a beautiful thing, though! Like Christmas morning’s gifts that hang around the tree all month long.

The second thing that I love about this book is that my very first published book is included as a special gift! The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt became an Amazon best-seller! Yeah, my first time out of the gate, I was on a top 100 authors list for 8 days. I ranked higher than Leo Tolstoy! Hows that for a laugh!

Seriously, though, I can’t take credit for that. The story is absolutely charming and the chapters, all by different authors, entwine seamlessly.

And that leads to the third bit of awesome about this book. These authors that I’ve had the pleasure of working with are flat-out amazing! Their writing is sharp and engaging. Their concepts are cutting-edge creative. And they’re delightful ladies! I’m thrilled to have been a part of these teams. And I feel even further blessed to call our editor friend!

Another thing that jazzes the tar out of me about this book is that of the four stories included… (Yes, I said four. All complete. All romances. All precious stories of faith.) I got to be an author on all of them! God is so good! And His timing was PERFECT! That’s a story I’ll have to tell another time! Maybe next week!

Last, but not least, I have to share a little buzz. This is like the school-girl crush type of buzz that shimmered right through me when I looked up this book on Amazon to get the shortcut link. Right there under the title. Right by the word author… my name. Tickled doesn’t begin to describe my excitement! Check it out for yourself HERE! Squee!

I cannot wait to hold this baby in my own hands. Feeling a little like a first time momma right now!

 


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Forced Detours

_968644_44648305Is there anything worse than searching for a place only to find a detour that makes it practically impossible to access? I dealt with that very situation last month as I drove around a group of teenagers on a photo scavenger hunt. FYI, the Horses of Las Colinas are Continue reading


The Waves of Life

I’m so flattered to be hosted by Jennifer Slattery, today. She’s my amazing critique partner, a confidant, and friend! I appreciate her letting me share my thoughts about the waves of life.

Loved, chosen, & empowered

When I was first diagnosed with fibromyalgia, (Ugh. Did I really just admit my illness, one with so many myths, judgements, and misconceptions surrounding it, online???) I felt ready to break—physically and emotionally. I thought the intense pain shooting through every ounce of my body would last forever.

I’ve since learned those waves, or flares, as the medical community calls them, won’t last forever, and knowing that brings incredible peace. Knowing there is an eventual end to the pain makes it bearable. And knowing God has a purpose in my pain, which He does, makes it glorious.

Life is like that, isn’t it? Stuck in the muck, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and defeated, to focus on the tumult rather than our Savior. But today my sweet friend and highly-valued critique partner, Majie Lane, MarjiLaine-260x300shares some encouraging thoughts on these “waves of life” we all go through and what each one…

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The Nicest Thing You Can Do

love boat bachelorHave you gotten the chance to read The Love Boat Bachelor, yet? It has the most wonderful ending! And the ending is all due to you and your votes! We loved your choice!

And the free book is our gift to you, in thanks for your support and encouragement.

Did you know the nicest thing you can do in return? Continue reading


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Release Time!

love boat bachelorDon’t miss the free days! Download The Love Boat Bachelor e-book from Amazon at no cost. Don’t have a Kindle? No worries. You can get the FREE app for your computer, you phone, your iPad, etc. Here’s the link for the app.

And stay tuned! There’s more news coming down the pipe about this book! Can’t wait to share it with you!


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In This Together

handsI hope you’ve enjoyed the chapters of THE LOVE BOAT BACHELOR, and I hope you’ve gotten a kick out of Brent’s letters to his sister. Working together as a group of authors instead of just working by myself is pretty challenging, in just the communication zone. But we had some Continue reading


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Dear Sis from St. Maarten

***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure! And don’t forget, after reading this last chapter, you can vote for your favorite bachelorette from this afternoon until February 7! Make sure your favorite gal wins Brent’s heart!

presentDear Sis,

I visited the duty-free shop on the ship today. Trying to decide on a souvenir for you. Don’t argue. You deserve something truly special. I’m having some trouble, though. I can’t choose between the Continue reading


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Dear Sis from Barbados

***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!

barbadosDear Sis,

It’s amazing how all of these places can be so similar and yet so different. It’s like music from the same era. The rhythm connects them, but every artist has their own spin on the song. And as to music, these stops radiate with it. Guitars, something akin to xylophones, and of course all of those Continue reading


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Dear Sis from Bonaire

***As promised, these emails were snagged off the virtual server of Brent’s sailing vessel and are presented to you one per day. Who’s Brent you ask? He’s our Love Boat Bachelor, and you can read about his daily exploits at Write Integrity Press! Don’t miss a day of his romantic adventure!

Author or WriterDear Sis,

I’m really blowing it, here. Remember that couple that fussed at me for trying to help them when I wasn’t married. Well, I’ve done it again. Not the same way. This time the fault was completely mine. I just failed.

I know you think Continue reading