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


Brand New Books for July!

reading-studyingWow! July’s offerings have me drooling! Today, I posted a review of a great new mystery (one of the new June releases) on Suspense Sisters! Check it out.

And as for those releasing in July, I couldn’t Continue reading


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 Amazon.com 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!


New Christian Reads for June

BackfireI’m super excited about Elizabeth Goddard’s latest book in her Mountain Cove series, Backfire. Here is the short version from Amazon, but check out the review for Backfire on the Suspense Sisters review page:

Tracy Murray had thought she’d be safe disappearing in the wilds of Alaska after her testimony put away a gang leader. But the gang symbol tattooed on an attacker’s arm means the clock has run out. She’s been found—and she knows the killers won’t let her escape alive again. She can’t fight an entire gang alone—she needs help. But when she finds herself relying on widowed firefighter David Warren, a new struggle emerges. Fleeing Alaska and cutting all ties could be the only way to survive…but it would mean leaving her heart behind. Mountain Cove: In the Alaskan wilderness, love and danger collide

Here are some other good bets that have made it to my reading list. If you like Christian or clean romances, mysteries, or suspense, these books should be on your list as well!

I’ve divided my list into categories depending on what I know of the author and the type of story that their blurb suggests. 

  • Bathtub Reads (Light, fluffy, sweet, and/or humorous. Good books, but easy to set aside until another quiet time.)

Family of her dreamsFamily of Her Dreams by Keli Gwyn: A headstrong housekeeper who longs for a family of her own must convince a withdrawn widower she’s the right person to care for his children—and help him learn to live again. Love Inspired Historical. I got to read Keli’s debut and enjoyed it. I can highly recommend this one!

  • Every Moment Reads (Mysteries or romances that beg to be picked up again and again. These stories compel the reader to find moments to read a few more pages.)

Undercover BrideUndercover Bride by Margaret Brownley: Pinkerton operative Maggie Michaels travels to Arizona Territory as an undercover mail-order bride to track down the notorious Whistle-Stop Bandit. If she doesn’t prove the suspect guilty before the wedding—she could end up as his wife! I LOVED Brownley’s last book, The Petticoat Detective. See my review of it! Can’t wait to read this one!

  • Sleepless Night Reads (No putting the book down until finished or the eyelids are forced shut. These stories are too intense to put off even for a good night’s sleep.)

Desperate MeasuresDesperate Measures by Sandra Orchard: Researcher Kate Adams has finally pinpointed the medicinal plant responsible for tearing her family apart. She’s certain that discovering its secrets is her only hope of solving the mystery surrounding the disappearance of her father. Kate will risk anything to find the truth–even her budding relationship with Detective Tom Parker. But more people than she can fathom are after the plants and going it alone just might prove to be a fatal mistake.
Award-winning author Sandra Orchard pulls out all the stops in this breakneck and breathtaking conclusion to the Port Aster series. Fans will not be disappointed by the surprises they find inside. Sandra Orchard has been one of my favorites and I enjoyed the first book of the Port Aster series. 

And don’t forget to vote for your favorite hero from the online serial, Unlikely Merger. You can find all of the chapters linked at the title or on WriteIntegrity.com. And the complete ebook will be available and free at AMAZON on July 1!


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.

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Vote on this Unlikely Merger!

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

VOTE NOW!

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