Marji Laine

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Indie Pubbing is a Challenge!

But a fun one! As I prepare for my release, I’m getting my manuscript scanned with a fine-tooth comb! Grime Beat’s polish is really starting to shine!

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Grime Beat is coming!

Meme Vintage sweep11I’m having so much fun getting ready for my solo flight into indie publication! Yesterday, I set up some of the pages that I want to include at the back of the book.

There’s just so many things that I’ve never given much thought to before.

One of those is links – I’m hoping to do some fun connections with live web pages throughout the book. That will be a challenge, but a fun addition.

We’ll see if it happens.

So GRIME BEAT releases on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Please give a shout out about this debut!


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GRIME BEAT Coming Soon!

Dallas skyline eveningDue to Release Tuesday, April 14, 2015 from Amazon.com

Dani Foster’s work as a crime scene cleaner in Dallas sometimes turns up more trouble than she anticipates. And when her best friend turns up missing, Dani has no idea that something she found put them both in danger. Suspicions fall on handsome Jay Hunter, the crime scene specialist that her team usually cleans up after. But he’s also the only person willing to help her find out what happened to her friend. 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?

GRIME BEAT 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.

Memes:

As I built memes to share about my new Grime Fighter Christian novella series, I made a number of them that just didn’t quite fit my focus. But they’re still so much fun! I just had to share! Feel free to pin these or share them on Facebook, but please link them back to this page!


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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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Coming up!

For the last couple of months, I’ve been working with a group of exceedingly talented people. I so enjoy collaborating with them to create stories. We have three as of today. All of them single stories of inspiration and romance, and all of them written by multiple authors.

A Dozen Apologies Cover A Ruby Christmas FULL COVER The Christmas Tree Treasure Hunt

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Review: November Bride

November BrideI’m so glad I picked up this novella, November Bride, from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. And I can honestly say that I loved this story by Beth K. Vogt.

Erik and Sadie became best friends in middle school under the strangest of situations. For a flirt who can’t date one girl for more than a few months and an obsessive-compulsive whose heart has taken a beating from painful breakup after painful breakup, the friendship they share is the only constant in their lives. And the unlikely Continue reading


Mara’s Journal – Chapter 6

Read today chapter of A Dozen Apologies at Write Integrity PressAfter the first five chapters of Mara’s story, she’s destroyed a cake, given gifts to children, almost lost a dog, and decimated the dessert table of a fancy banquet. If you missed any of Mara’s story, you’re going to want to read up on her at Write Integrity Press. And just wait to see what she’ll do next!

The story premise: After coming to know the Lord, Mara Adkins feels compelled to try to right the wrongs she committed during her more manipulative days. And she’s got a LOT of victims to encounter. Yet God just might intend that one of them hold her heart.  Continue reading


Last Chance for Ruby!

A Ruby Christmas FULL COVERYou haven’t gotten your copy of A Ruby Christmas? Oh dear! Well, it’s not too late. Not yet.

But today is the final day you can get it for free!

You don’t want to wait any longer. Go over to Amazon now and grab it while you’re thinking about it! Here’s the LINK at Amazon!

If you don’t have a Kindle, you can download the Kindle app for free HERE!


Ruby’s in Florida – Thoughts on Chapter 3

A Ruby Christmas FULL COVER

Don’t miss Ruby’s trip to Cocoa Beach in today’s chapter!


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Ruby’s in Texas – Thoughts on Chapter 1

A Ruby Christmas FULL COVER

Make sure you read the first chapter of A Ruby Christmas!

Woohoo! A Ruby Christmas debuts today! There’s so much to do and so much to see!

  • If you haven’t read today’s chapter, go check out chapter 1 on the Write Integrity Press blog.
  • It’s game time! Join us in A Ruby Christmas Pinterest contest. Find today’s link at Ruby’s special Pinterest board or you can use this direct link to the TEXAS photo! You know you want to play! The prize of $400 in books goes to the winner!
  • Co-author Fay Lamb posted some insight on her Inner Source blog
  • Visit the blog by today’s chapter’s author, J.A. Marx
  • An interview with co-author Dianne Butts on her blog
  • Here’s another guest post with more information about today’s author
  • And a special post by our CONTEST WINNER, Phee Paradise

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