Marji Laine: Faith~Driven Fiction

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I was planning to …

… share all of the new releases for September, but not only did time get late, I have too many other things to share to squeeze that data in! Maybe later?

My Newest Release!

Yes, it’s true! I’m so excited to finally complete Dani’s saga with GRIME & PUNISHMENT. This one has more suspense than mystery, but finally ties up all the loose ends of Dani’s past and reveals all of her secrets! Here’s the short version:

Dani Foster has spent the better part of the last year in witness protection, seeking security against a dangerous man in her past. Even behind bars, he had wielded power enough to have her killed—if he could’ve found her. But now he’s escaped, and everything has changed. No longer can she live in a semblance of normalcy. Her survival depends on her acting talent, the masks she wears, and the hated lies she must continue to tell. Neither does she have any expectation of freedom from her masquerade. And no longer can she have any contact with anyone she’s left behind: not in Sacramento, and not in Dallas.

Jay Hunter is sure that, despite the secrets Dani hid, she is the woman with whom he wants to spend his life. Yet on the verge of him actually proposing, her past creeps in. Strangers shouting in a nearby parking lot spook Dani into an all-out flight. Jay’s determined to protect her, until she climbs into the car of another stranger, then tells Jay goodbye. With a permanent sound to the word.

Is it any wonder that the dangerous man, intent on killing Dani himself, would use her affection for Jay to his benefit? A shooter targets Dallas police, sending Dani into panic and giving the dangerous man exactly what he wants. Enough contact with her past to determine her present proximity.

But Jay has been alerted to her contact as well. Can he locate her, forgetting the pain of her rejection, in time to save her life?

The e-book will be coming out soon, but the print book is officially available at Amazon


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Three Free Books!

TitlewhstackToday’s the day! Woohoo!

I just loaded up my third episode of the Grime Fighter series, Grime Spree. It should be available on Amazon any time. Don’t worry! I’ll link it HERE as soon as the book is available!

To celebrate, I’m giving away Continue reading


Forensic Technology

scene-vision from 3rdtechResearch is a necessary part of writing, even in fiction. I confess, I almost called it a necessary evil! LOL! The truth is, I usually enjoy digging into the setting of a story, but with my recent story, I had a special bit of research that I needed to complete.

My newest book, Grime Wave, was partly inspired by some Continue reading


When Romance Blooms

3dbookcover2Woohoo! Tomorrow through Thursday, Grime Wave, the second book in the Grime Fighter series, is only 99¢, and tomorrow only book one, Grime Beat, is FREE!

Dani and Jay’s romance begins to bloom in this story. And Jay’s attempt to take Dani on a first real date inspired me to make a series of posts about the first dates of some of some outstanding Christian authors.

But I don’t want to put any of them Continue reading


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Texas Living: El Fenix

El FenixDowntown frontDallas, Texas

Since my current series takes place in my hometown, I thought you might want to get some experiences from the city where Jay and Dani do their thing. And if you have no idea what I’m talking about, by all means, please Continue reading


Telling Tales

_Meme19My sweet hubby has started reading GRIME BEAT. I’m ultra-flattered because romantic suspense isn’t normally his preference. But he’s Continue reading


My First Blog Review!

I’m so excited to receive my first blog review today! What a fun ride this is!

3dbookcoverGF1Check out Brittany McEuen’s review at her blog, Britt Reads!