Marji Laine

I Love a Good Mystery!

Mercy’s Files

CoverWoohoo! The books are shipping out fast! Yes! My very first in-print book, The Heart Seekers Series, is now available from Amazon. If you haven’t gotten to visit, you can find Mara’s journals that travel across the first story (A Dozen Apologies) and Brent’s emails to his sister that wade through his second story (The Love Boat Bachelor).

After Brent found his happily-ever-after, one of the gals he didn’t choose returns to real life and gets a completely unexpected turn. Not only did her time with Brent spark interest in a chance Continue reading


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!


3 Ways Mercy Follows

eagleThat title sounds downright profound. Don’t get me wrong, this is a deep message, but on the surface of things, Mercy is actually the main character in my latest book which you can get free right now. (Here’s the Link!)

In the story, Mercy Lacewell  feels rather listless. She has no Continue reading

2 Great Reasons

CoverToday, July 1, is the release day of my latest publication! Woohoo! I’m excited,

but . . .

YOU get the best part!

There are 2 great reasons for you to visit today!  Continue reading

Revelation of my Hero!

CoverFay Lamb is sharing secrets! All of the authors of Unlikely Merger are being connected to their heroes, and mine was revealed! Check out Fay’s blog to not only find out who I wrote about, but where his character came from and what celebrity inspired me!

Boom Hunt!

_bbpanoramaI love guest posting! Today I have an article on road trips and a boom hunt featured at the Write Integrity Press blog! Check it out!

Will you’re there, make sure you vote for your favorite hero!

3 Reasons to Vote

voteUsually when a life or a future is at stake, we don’t, as a democracy, hold a vote to decide someone’s fate. In real life, our choices – right and wrong – along with our Father’s leading determines our direction.

However, fiction is a different *story.* 🙂

1. Help Needed

In Mercy’s case, she’s at a crossroads. Ten different fellas have made an impact on her heart. She needs
your opinion on which will bring her happily ever after.

2. Continue reading

Vote on this Unlikely Merger!

It’s time to settle Mercy’s Unlikely Merger and the responsibility is in YOUR hands!


You have to decide which of them men will give Mercy her happily ever after:

  • Dustin Rogers, Mercy’s co-worker at Lacewell Limited. Due to a crazy ice storm, they never made it to Austin and stopped in Bellville, Texas. (Chapter Two is HERE!)
  • Landon Gates, the owner of Lakeview Inn in Watkins Glen, New York. His dream is to help his sister and others with learning disabilities by giving them training and jobs. (Chapter Three is HERE!)
  • Ric Montoya runs the Montoya Olive Oil business outside of San Diego, California. With a successful company, he’s finally ready to settle down with the right woman. (Chapter Four is HERE!)
  • Gabe Mann, owner of Ally’s Gators in Titusville, Florida. He enjoys the outdoors and hopes to make his farm into an educational tourism place. (Chapter Five is HERE!)
  • Talon Hawthorne, who lives in Madison, Alabama. His dream is to honor his deceased mother by making her Burger Bistro the best it can possibly be. (Chapter Six is HERE!)
  • Digger Grant, the head of the Fourteen Quarters Repertory Company in New Orleans, Louisiana. His experience through Hurricane Katrina has ignited a passion for bringing together all races and cultures within the city districts. (Chapter Seven is HERE!)
  • Levi Shepherd, of St. Louis, Missouri. His work as an IT Director with McBride Mortgage is only a place holder until he can reach his dream of opening a vacation spot that focuses on fishing and families. (Chapter Eight is HERE!)
  • Steve Leclerc, who drives for his brother at Leclerc Trucking in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. His dream is to use the land of his inheritance to build God’s Table, a farm that will supply food pantries and homeless shelters throughout the area. (Chapter Nine is HERE!)
  • Reuben Miller, the half-owner of Trinity Productions in Santa Monica, California. He’s also Rube Miller, the superstar and trying to live down his past with a focus of following God’s leading in his future. (Chapter Ten is HERE!)
  • Daniel Knight, the equine habitat architect that Mercy met in Lexington, Kentucky. After he finishes his current work for his uncle, he’ll return home to Boulder, Colorado. (Chapter Eleven is HERE!)

Your Turn:

Vote Now!

(Voting ends June 24, 2015.)

A Horse of a Different Color

binocularsOur crack team of investigators actually caught up with Mercy Lacewell, the acting Vice President of Acquisitions for Lacewell Limited on her recent trip to Kentucky. It appears that LL’s next target is an architect firm. Ms. Lacewell spent a few hours involved in a meeting with the various directors and associates.

However, as with many of her other business trips, she Continue reading

Shake It Up

business desk

Our crack team of investigators followed Mercy Lacewell’s trail to Santa Monica, California, the next stop for our acting Vice President of Acquisitions for Lacewell Limited.

By our calculations, Ms. Lacewell arrived at the building housing Trinity Productions, but was not recording as entering the offices there until Continue reading