Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Ain’t Misbehaving by Marji Laine

Posted February 5, 2018 by meezcarrie in Christian, contemporary, giveaway, Marji Laine, romance / 33 Comments

about the book

True, Annalee’s crime amounted to very little, but not in terms of community service hours. Her probation officer encouraged her with a promise of an easy job in an air conditioned downtown environment.

She didn’t expect her role to be little better than a janitor at an after-school day care in the worst area of town.

Through laughter and a few tears, Annalee finds out that some lessons are learned the hard way, and some seep into the soul unnoticed.

Carlton Whelen hides behind the nickname of CJ so people won’t treat him like the wealthy son of the Whelen Foundation director. Working at the foundations after-school program delights him and annoys his business-oriented father.

When a gorgeous prima donna is assigned to his team, he not only cringes at her mistakes, but also has to avoid the attraction that builds from the first time he sees her.

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SERIES: Dallas Duets #1
GENRE: Inspirational Contemporary Romance
PUBLISHER: Write Integrity Press
RELEASE DATE: January 16, 2018
PAGES: 350

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about the author

Marji Laine has completed seventeen years of homeschooling with the surreal notion that

she’ll now have time on her hands. But that’s unlikely. Her publishing company, Write Integrity Press, keeps her extremely busy. In her spare time, she teaches a high school and college Bible Study, leads a Sunday morning high school fellowship group, directs a children’s choir, and sings in her church’s adult choir.

She enjoys road trips with her family and friends, photography, scrapbooking, and participating in musical theater. Her favorite past time is game night with her family and her kids’ extended collection of friends.

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Other Books by Marji Laine

AIN’T MISBEHAVING delves into the depth of life from the perspective of a shallow, sheltered woman. Annalee Chambers has been raised to pay attention to all aspects of society, particularly the appearance of success. Being cultured and socially-educated, she’s not really prepared to work in one of the poorest sections of town. And she’s really not expecting to find such joy intertwined with such poverty.

Having my story set in my hometown has some fun aspects. I got to handpick the homes for the main characters and the locations for the after-school program. And even now when I drive past some of those places, I get all excited about the story again.

Photo by Andreas Praefcke via Wikimedia Commons

For instance, I chose a particular building downtown to be CJ’s (the hero’s) condo. It’s in One Arts Plaza. This condo was for sale when I was writing the book so I was able to download actual pictures of the place including the view from its southeast facing patio. You’ll laugh, but I don’t drive by that building without looking up to the 18th floor and half expecting to see CJ standing there.

AIN’T MISBEHAVING goes much deeper than only the setting, though. It was written a number of years ago, so many that I barely remembered the storyline. But when I started editing, I was moved to tears again and again. These characters are so real, and I would love to meet them!

I hope you’ll enjoy AIN’T MISBEHAVING and watch for Annalee and CJ to have an extra special cameo part in Book 2 of the Dallas Duets, PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ.

To celebrate her tour, Marji is giving away a grand prize of Dallas chocolates, Texas snack box, and a packet of Bluebonnet seeds!!

Click below to enter. Be sure to comment on this post before you enter to claim 9 extra entries!

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This giveaway is hosted by Celebrate Lit, not RimSP
Follow along with the tour for more chances to win!


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33 responses to “Book Spotlight (and a Giveaway!): Ain’t Misbehaving by Marji Laine

  1. Janet Estridge

    Books and Chocolate, my idea of what Heaven must be like.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

  2. Kay Garrett

    Thank you for the information on “Ain’t Misbehaving” and author Marji Laine. Appreciate your being part of the book tour. <3

  3. Perrianne Askew

    Thank you for the book spotlight. It sounds like a good storyline. Thank you for the giveaway opportunity.

  4. Amy

    Seeing pictures of actual locations and settings always makes the book come more ‘alive’ to me. Thanks for sharing and offering the giveaway.

  5. Natalya Lakhno

    Carrie, didn’t I tell you how much I like “Reading is my Superpower”!!!! Well, I am a fan LOL Thank you for introducing so many authors and books to me! I enjoy reading all your interviews and suggestions.

  6. Evangeline

    This is a new author to me, and I would love to win a copy of her book. It sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway. ?

  7. Pam K.

    Ain’t Misbehaving sounds like a book I’d enjoy reading. It would be fun to win this Texas themed contest since I lived in central Texas for several years, about eleven years ago. I still miss the bluebonnets.

  8. Gloria

    This sounds like a fun book. Carrie, I am going to have to delete your emails. I will never read all the good books.

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