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Tag Archives: Marilyn Baron

The Alibi by Marilyn Baron @MarilynBaron #RLFblog #RomanticSuspenseWelcome Marilyn Baron author of The Alibi, a new Romantic Suspense.

Why did you write this book?
The Alibi was inspired by my year in the Florida prison system, doing PR, not time.

What is your favorite genre to read?
I love any book about World War II, especially thrillers.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
Gabriel Allon, an art restorer and an Israeli spy, a fictional character created by Daniel Silva.

What are you working on at the moment?
I just finished a women’s fiction with elements of historical romance and suspense called The Siege: A Novel, set in current day Florence, Italy, and New York City and the Greek island of Crete during WW II. It is inspired by a true story.

What would you do if you were in the wrong place at the wrong time—forced into the honeymoon suite with a man who wasn’t your husband while your hotel was under attack by terrorists? That’s how The Siege: A Novel, opens. When artist Theia Constas finds some vintage WW II photographs and love letters in a shoebox in her grandmother’s closet upon her death, she goes on a journey of self-discovery, where she finds love and realizes her passion through a link to her grandparents’ hidden past.

What books will we see from you in coming months?
In October, I will be announcing my involvement in a special project with a great group of authors that I’m really excited about. I can’t wait to tell you about it, so stay tuned for more details

Genre: Romantic Suspense, Crime Fiction, Women’s Fiction, Cozy Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R

Please tell us about your latest book.
In The Alibi, Merritt Saxe, newly hired public relations specialist with the Florida prison system, answers an urgent plea from their division’s director, Willard Ware Baintree. Following his orders, she finds him in the apartment of his mistress, his bloody T-shirt and the mistress’s dead body convincing her the criminal justice superstar is himself a criminal. The director claims he didn’t kill the woman and coerces Merritt into being his alibi. Meanwhile, as the director pulls her farther into his web of lies, Merritt breaks with her longstanding boyfriend and begins a steamy relationship with hunky attorney Israel Goodspeed, whose brother works for the director. Yet how can she trust Israel with her secret or her heart when she suspects the director has been orchestrating their relationship to keep her in line? Speaking out about the cover-up could cost her more than time in jail…it could cost her life.
Publisher The Wild Rose Press, Inc. https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5254-the-alibi.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Alibi-Marilyn-Baron-ebook/dp/B074LYFHKV
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-alibi-marilyn-baron/1126861810

Marilyn Baron Social Media

Marilyn Baron writes in a variety of genres, from humorous coming-of-middle age women’s fiction to historical romantic thrillers and romantic suspense to paranormal/fantasy. THE ALIBI is Marilyn’s 13th novel published with The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (TWRP) and her 21th work of fiction. AmazonEncore republished her book Sixth Sense in September 2015. She’s received writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Novel With Strong Romantic Elements and Paranormal//Fantasy Romance and a chapter service award from Georgia Romance Writers. A public relations consultant in Atlanta, she graduated with a BS in Journalism and a minor in Creative Writing from the University of Florida. She worked in Public Relations for AT&T in Atlanta for 13 years before starting her own PR firm. She serves on the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and was a featured author in the 2016 Atlanta Author Series. She was the Finalist in the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Awards in the Romance category for her novel, Stumble Stones. A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Website www.marilynbaron.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/MarilynBaron
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Marilyn-Baron-286807714666748/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4722647.Marilyn_Baron
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Baron/e/B008PJFQPC
Newsletter http://www.marilynbaron.com/newsletter/

#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe top post was the RLF Gems announcement last month. I did not count it among the top bloggers because that award would go to me. I’d like to see the credit go to guests. You are why I do this!

The Top Blogger for this month is Clare Dargin, who wins a month of free advertising on the blog. Top Blogger of 2016 was Susan V Vaughn, who won a year of free advertising for 2017.

Top Blogger Clare Dargin

Blog http:claresblog2thehaven.blogspot.com
Twitter: www.twitter.com/claredargin
Facebook: www.facebook.com/clare.dargin
Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/113201930657713285351
The Embraced: Scribal Love http://theembraced.blogspot.com
Publisher Author Page: www.bookstrand.com/clare-dargin
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Clare-Dargin/e/B005CREN68

 

The winners are judged by cumulative page views, including return and unique visits.

Congratulations to these fine bloggers:
1. Clare Dargin
2. Susan V Vaughn
3. Marilyn Baron
4. CB Clark
5. Cynthia Sax, Kryssie Fortune
Honorable mention: NJ Walters, Adele Downs, Danita Minnis

Top Chatters for the Month

#Romance Lives Forever @ClareDargin @VickiBatman @kayelleallen #RLFblogThe person who gets the most comments in a month is not always the person who gets the most page views. For that reason, I instituted the Top Chatter Award. This award is for the bloggers who receive the most comments.
This month’s winners are:

Vicki Batman
Marilyn Baron
CB Clark
Alina K Field

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When you like and share the posts it increases the reach. Thank you for sharing with your readers and friends!

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.

Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first name are:
Adriana Kraft, Alexa Aston, Bonnie Phelps, Cailin Briste, Candi Fox, DP Denman, Faye Hall, Iris Blobel, Jennifer Allis Provost, JJ Montgomery, Juli D Revezzo, Kayelle Allen, Laurel Richards, Livia Quinn, Liza O’Connor, Mary Anne Yarde, Patricia Preston, Sharon Buchbinder


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The Vampire Next Door by Marilyn Baron @MarilynBaron #RLFblog #romance #comedyToday’s featured book is The Vampire Next Door: Book 4 in The Psychic Crystal Mystery series, a vampire romance by Marilyn Baron.

True Blood Meets The Addams Family Meets Romeo and Juliet

Aurora Dawn Hale, the ravishing daughter and granddaughter of psychics, wants to take a bite out of the boy next door, reformed vampire Lancelot “Lance” Lakeland, who repents his past and desperately desires to be good. Lance has given up immortality to be with the woman he craves. He must convince Aurora Dawn he is worthy of her trust. Will she love him for who he is and leave her fiancé at the altar? Or wake up from her spell in time to recognize the evil presence of the fiend who has terrorized her family for centuries?

Genre Vampire Romance, Romantic Comedy

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Publisher The Wild Rose Press, Inc. https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5063-the-vampire-next-door.html
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Vampire-Next-Psychic-Crystal-Mystery-ebook/dp/B071CSXPXM/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-vampire-next-door-marilyn-baron/1126256723?ean=2940157538408

Marilyn Baron Social Media

Marilyn is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of Marketing for Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) and the recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. She writes humorous women’s fiction, romantic thrillers/suspense, historicals and paranormal. She has won writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance. Marilyn blogs at Petit Fours and Hot Tamales http://www.petitfoursandhottamales.com/. She and her sister, Sharon Goldman, just released a play about Alzheimer’s called Memory Lane. You can find out more about Marilyn’s books and short stories and listen to a medley of the music from Memory Lane on her Web site at www.marilynbaron.com or view it on YouTube at http://youtu.be/Hgi_mIdt5MA.

Website: www.marilynbaron.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MarilynBaron
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Marilyn-Baron-286807714666748/

In preparation for the move from Blogspot to WordPress, I’m sharing the RLF Gem Bloggers of this site. Each Saturday for the next few weeks, I’ll showcase a different author.

2014 Star Blogger: Marilyn Baron

Marilyn has appeared on the Romance Lives Forever blog seven times. She has been an RLF Gem multiple times and was on the list of Bloggers of the Year in 2014. The position is chosen by the amount of visits the author’s post receives.
I’m proud to present Marilyn with the 2014 RLF Gem Award.
Others who won monthly top blogger awards in 2014 were Daisy Banks, Vicki Batman, E Ayers, and JD Faver.

About Marilyn Baron

Marilyn Baron is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of Marketing for Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and
Georgia Romance Writers (GRW) and the recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. She writes humorous women’s fiction, romantic thrillers/suspense, historicals and paranormal. She has won writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance and Paranormal/Fantasy Romance.
Website www.marilynbaron.com
Blog www.petitfoursandhottamales.com
Twitter https://twitter.com/MarilynBaron
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/pages/Marilyn-Baron/286807714666748?fref=ts
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4722647.Marilyn_Baron
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/Marilyn-Baron/e/B008PJFQPC/

Marilyn Baron’s Latest Book

Marilyn’s 20th work of fiction, The Vampire Next Door, a paranormal romance, is now available for pre-order. The worldwide release date for the novel is June 9, 2017. Aurora Dawn Hale, the ravishing daughter and granddaughter of psychics, wants to take a bite out of the boy next door, reformed vampire Lancelot “Lance” Lakeland, who repents his past and desperately desires to be good. Lance has given up immortality to be with the woman he craves. He must convince Aurora Dawn he is worthy of her trust. Will she love him for who he is and leave her fiancé at the altar? Or wake up from her spell in time to recognize the evil presence of the fiend who has terrorized her family for centuries?

Preorder The Vampire Next Door https://www.amazon.com/dp/B071CSXPXM/

Coming next Saturday…Top Blogger for 2015. Come back and see who it is! Visit the new blog – still under construction: RLFblog. Since the hashtag is #RLFblog, that’s the url for the new site. It will keep the name Romance Lives Forever.

Kayelle Allen

Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Landlocked by Marilyn
Baron.

About the Book

Title Landlocked
Genre Romantic Comedy with elements of mystery and suspense
Author Marilyn Baron
Book heat level (R)
Romance, A Decades-old Mystery and
a Serial Killer on the Loose…
Amelia Rushing is an inexperienced South Florida realtor with weather issues, and a loser in love. Her grandmother asks her to sell some property on an isolated North Carolina mountaintop, and upon investigation, Amelia finds the tract is landlocked. Determined to make her first sale and right the injustice to her grandmother, Amelia travels to the town of Confrontation and enlists the help of local real estate attorney, Alec Brady, who thwarts her at every turn.
 Sparks fly when Amelia announces her plans to move into her grandmother’s cabin until she can sell the property. It is Alec’s current home, and he’s not giving it up. When Amelia discovers that thirty years ago a prominent landscape artist disappeared in the town of Confrontation, she is anxious to solve the decades-old mystery, but there’s a serial killer on the loose, one nobody wants to turn in, despite the number of people missing. What is the community hiding, and does Alec know where the bodies are buried? 

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Publisher The Wild Rose Press

About the Author

Marilyn Baron is a corporate public
relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of Marketing for Romance
Writers, Romance Writers of America and Georgia Romance Writers (GRW),
recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award and winner or finalist in writing
awards in single title, suspense romance, novel with strong romantic elements
and paranormal romance.
Marilyn writes in a variety of
genres, including: Humorous coming-of-middle-age
women’s fiction (The Widows’ Gallery,
Stones, and Significant Others)
; a psychic suspense series (Sixth Sense, Homecoming Homicides and Killer Cruise); romantic suspense (Landlocked); fantasy (Someday My Prints Will Come); and
historical romantic thrillers (Under the
Moon Gate and the prequel, Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story
) for The Wild  Rose Press; and humorous paranormal short
stories for TWB Press (A Choir of Angels,
Follow an Angel,
The Stand-In
Bridegroom, Dead Mix
and The Files
Death Forgot
).
Marilyn is a member of the 2016 Roswell
Reads Steering Committee and belongs to two book clubs. A native of Miami,
Florida, Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia, with her husband and they have
two daughters. She graduated from The University of Florida in Gainesville,
Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism [Public Relations sequence]
and a minor in Creative Writing.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys
reading, going to movies, eating Italian food and traveling. She often sets her
stories in places she’s visited, including Bermuda, Australia and Italy, where
she spent six months studying in Florence during her senior year in college. 

Author Social Media

Blog I blog at Savvy Authors on the 22nd of every
month http://savvyauthors.com/blog/?s=marilyn+baron
RLF Gem Award 
Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
Each month, the RLF Gems post ranks in the top ten, but is not counted, in order
to focus on guests.
The Top Blogger for May was Sabrina York. She wins a month of
free cover advertising on the blog. Our Top Blogger of the Year is publisher Liquid
Silver Books, which won a year of free advertising.

About Sabrina York

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each one! There was a tie for first place.
1. Sabrina York
1. Alisa Anderson
2. Marianne Rice
3. Marilyn Baron
4. Susan Behon
5. Anne Kane
Honorable mention: Berengaria Brown

New Award – Top Chatter

RLF Gem Chat Award 
Because the person who gets the most comments in a month is not always
the person who gets the most page views per month, I instituted the Top Chatter
Award. This is the award for the person who receives the most comments. It goes
to the top three people in that category. To win, a guest must have five or
more comments (not counting the guest author’s).
1. Marianne Rice
2. Sabrina York
3. Sue Behon
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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:
Alisa Anderson, Ari
Thatcher, Brita Addams, Felice Stevens, Freya Lange, Grace Marshall, Ines
Johnson, Jennifer Lynne, K. Vale, Kayelle Allen, Kim Carmichael, Kim Headlee, Kristina
Knight, Leigh Ellwood, Lily Harlem, Linnea Alexis, Lisa Carlisle, Lisa Haman, Nhys
Glover, Regan Walker, Ruth Kaufman, Shauna Aura Knight
Cover Love includes a cover, blurb, buy links, and social
media contacts for the author. Today’s featured book is Someday My Prints Will Come by Marilyn Baron.

About the Book

Title Someday My Prints Will Come
Author Marilyn Baron
Genre Paranormal Fantasy
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Buy This Book

About the Author

Marilyn
Baron is a corporate public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s a member of
Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), and Marketing for
Romance Writers. She’s a recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award and
winner or finalist in writing awards in single title, suspense romance, novel with
strong romantic elements and paranormal romance. Marilyn writes in a variety of
genres, including: Humorous women’s fiction; a psychic suspense series; historical
romantic thrillers; and Fantasy for The Wild 
Rose Press; and humorous paranormal short stories for TWB Press. She
also wrote two books and a musical with her sister. Marilyn is a member of the
Roswell Reads Steering Committee and belongs to two book clubs. A native of
Miami, Florida, Marilyn now lives in Roswell, Georgia.

Author Social Media

Blog http://ce.savvyauthors.com/
(22nd of every month)

The Widows’ Gallery 
Today’s authbor interview is with Marilyn Baron.
Why did you write this
book?
I love using art and art theft as themes in my books. I studied
art history in Florence, Italy, in college where I fell in love with my favorite
painting—The Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli—which hangs in the Uffizi Gallery.
So I decided to make that painting the centerpiece of my story. The cover art is
also reminiscent of that painting. Last year, my husband and I took an anniversary
cruise to the Mediterranean. All these things gelled and I decided to set part of
my book in Florence, Italy, and on a cruise ship, before the main characters arrived
in Lobster Cove, Maine, where the Lobster Cove series for The Wild Rose Press is
set.
What are your favorite
genres to read?
Literary fiction, women’s fiction and thrillers
Who is your favorite character
from fiction (not including your own)?
Jamie Fraser in the Outlander series.
What are you working on
at the moment, and will see from you in coming months?
On March 20, Killer Cruise, the third book in my Psychic Crystal
Mystery Series, will be released from The Wild Rose Press. It also takes place on
a cruise ship and one of the themes is art theft. It’s murder, mystery, and mayhem
combined with high jinks on the high seas. The novel even features a vampire.
TWB Press just released my fifth dark and humorous supernatural
short story, The Files Death Forgot http://www.twbpress.com/thefilesdeathforgot.html
The Grim Reaper with a failing memory, a craving for chocolate chip cookies and
a penchant for old movies: Could this agent of death inadvertently save the world
from mass annihilation??M
My current work in progress is called Landlocked, where an inexperienced
South Florida realtor with weather issues, tries to sell her widowed grandmother’s
rural property on an isolated Western North Carolina mountaintop only to discover
the tract is landlocked, and therefore, unsalable. The book features a missing artist,
two romances and a serial killer.

About the Book

Title The Widows’ Gallery
Genre Women’s Fiction/Romance
Author Marilyn Baron
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Childless heiress Abigail Adams Longley and three other widows
on a Mediterranean cruise bond over a Renaissance masterpiece in Florence, Italy,
and find love, friendship and joy in their joint venture to open an art gallery
at the Longley mansion in Lobster Cove, Maine.
Since the death of her husband, Abigail has been lonely and drifting
in a house that’s too big and a town that’s too small. When she literally runs into
sexy widower and whale-watching excursion captain Tack Garrity on the dock, she’s
entranced by his adorable five-year-old daughter.
But will Tack, who has harbored a secret crush on Abigail for
almost two decades, be able to capture her heart? A secret pact her husband made
with Tack could either tear them apart or bring them closer together and change
their lives forever.

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About the Author

Marilyn Baron
Marilyn Baron is a corporate public relations consultant in Atlanta.
She’s a member of Marketing For Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and
Georgia Romance Writers (GRW), recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award and
winner or finalist in writing awards in single title, suspense romance, novel with
strong romantic elements and paranormal romance.
Marilyn writes in a variety of genres, including: Humorous coming-of-middle-age
women’s fiction (The Widows’ Gallery, Stones, and Significant Others); a psychic
suspense series (Sixth Sense, Homecoming Homicides and the soon to be released Killer
Cruise); and historical romantic thrillers (Under the Moon Gate and the prequel,
Destiny: A Bermuda Love Story) for The Wild Rose Press; and dark and humorous supernatural
short stories for TWB Press (A Choir of Angels, Follow an Angel, The Stand-In Bridegroom,
Dead Mix and The Files Death Forgot).
Marilyn is a member of the Roswell Reads Steering Committee and
belongs to two book clubs. A native of Miami, Florida, Marilyn now lives in Roswell,
Georgia, with her husband and they have two daughters. She graduated from The University
of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism [Public
Relations sequence] and a minor in Creative Writing.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys reading, going to movies,
eating Italian food and traveling. She often sets her stories in places she’s visited,
including Bermuda, Australia and Italy, where she spent six months studying in Florence
during her senior year in college.

Author Social Media

Blog Savvy Authors on the 22nd of each month http://savvyauthors.com/blog/

Last month, Romance Lives Forever had 31 posts in a 31 day month.
RLF Gem Award 

Top Five Bloggers for the Month

(judged by page views). Congratulations to each person!
  1. Marilyn
    Baron
  2. Pamela Moran
  3. Barbara
    Donlon Bradley
  4. Elise Cyr
  5. VS Nelson
 Honorable mention: Cynthia Sax, NN Light
Romance Lives Forever features authors and new books. It has a blogger’s
FAQ page with a downloadable guide and optional interviews. Readers can follow via
Google+, Networked Blogs, Linky Followers, email, an RSS feed, and there’s a blog
button readers and authors can grab. RLF takes up to three images per article, so
authors can share previous books. The blog uses author or publisher names as tags
on posts, and author Twitter handles in the titles. The site is broadcast over Triberr
with a potential reach of over a million readers via its Twitter-linked network.
Twitter mentions are also gathered in several Paper.li ezines, giving the author
additional opportunities for promotion. The Romance Lives Forever
Paper.li ezine
features guest authors on its front page every day.

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My thanks to all who took part this month. You made Romance Lives
Forever a great place to discover new books and authors.
Other participants this month in alphabetical order by first
name are:

Anita Philmar, Ashley Ladd, Ashley York, Dena Garson, Eva Lefoy, Jennifer
Britt, Jennifer Kacey, JoAnne Myers, Lisa Carlisle, LM Brown, Margie Church, Mary
Caelsto, NJ Walters, Penelope Merrin, Regina Kammer, Renee Reynolds, Sam
Cheever, Sarah Makela, Sayara St Clair, Suz deMello, Tina Donahue, Tina Gayle
Stones
Genre Humorous Women’s Fiction
Author Marilyn Baron
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Desperate housewife seeks closure with first love about secret
baby on the eve of their son’s wedding.
When Julie Paver’s husband Matt moves his business to Atlanta,
she is forced to leave behind her thriving jewelry boutique, Stones. The move threatens
their twenty-five-year marriage, because now if Matt isn’t out of town negotiating
a merger, he’s spending late hours on overseas phone calls with his sexy-sounding
second-in-command. Feeling neglected and unloved, Julie seeks closure by reconnecting
with her first love, Manny, when he pursues her with his Internet innuendos. Manny
is unaware he’s the father of Julie’s son, and Julie contemplates revealing the
secret to him on the eve of their son’s wedding. But would such a walk down memory
lane be worth the cost? Julie and Manny finally meet at her oceanfront condo — in
the midst of a hurricane — and elements collide to create the perfect storm in a
coming-of-middle-age crisis.

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After Stones’ worldwide release September 26, you can find other
distribution channels and formats listed on Marilyn’s Web site at www.marilynbaron.com.

Interview with Marilyn Baron

Why did you write this
book?
I wanted to feature a heroine of a certain age because I’m not
getting any younger and I believe people don’t just want to read about twenty-somethings.
This book was originally called, The Colonoscopy Club, so right away you know what
age I’m talking about. In Stones, I take a humorous look at a woman who can’t seem
to get closure in her life. My central character Julie has issues. Even her issues
have issues. Stones is about how Julie deals with those issues and features the
themes of first loves and second chances.
What is your favorite
genre to read?
I write in a number of genres—from historical romantic thrillers
and suspense to paranormal and women’s fiction—and I love to read a variety of genres.
Among my favorite genres are thrillers, literary fiction, and romantic suspense.
I have read a lot of amazing YA lately.
What is your favorite
character from fiction (not including your own characters)?
Gabriel Allon in the Daniel Silva books.
Do you enjoy films and/or
TV shows? Which are your favorites?
I love movies and I watch a lot of TV. Some of my favorite TV
shows are Castle, Rizzoli and Isles, Major Crimes, Blue Bloods, The Good Wife, The
Bridge, and Downton Abbey.
What are you working on
at the moment, and what are we likely to see from you in the coming months?
I am currently finishing Book Three of my Psychic Crystal Mystery
Series. Book One is Sixth Sense; Book Two is Homecoming Homicides. Book Three is
called Murder on the Repositioning Cruise.
I have a new women’s fiction book coming out this year in The
Lobster Cove Series from The Wild Rose Press (TWRP) called The Widows’ Gallery.
I’m very excited to be participating in this series. Lobster Cove is a quaint and
quirky fictional town on the coast of Maine near Bar Harbor. Participating TWRP
authors write stories across all lines as long as they’re set in Lobster Cove.
Here’s the blurb for The Widows’ Gallery:
Four recently widowed women meet on a Mediterranean cruise, bond
over the Renaissance masterpiece, The Birth
of Venus
, in Florence, Italy, and find love, friendship and joy in their joint
venture to open an art gallery in the quaint, quirky, coastal town of Lobster Cove,
Maine.
Please tell us some fun
facts about your latest book, Stones.
The Colonoscopy Club (Now the published novel Stones) finaled
in the GRW Unpublished Maggie Awards for Excellence in 2005 in the Single Title
category.
I lived in Florence, Italy, for six months during my junior year
in college, where I studied Art History, Italian, English, Mythology and Religion.
Part of Stones is set in Florence. The story is also set in Atlanta, Miami, and
Palm Coast. I was born in Miami and currently live in Atlanta and I own a beach
condo in Palm Coast. My central character owns an upscale jewelry boutique called
Stones, hence the name of the novel. I love jewelry, which is why I chose that career
for my heroine. My birthstone is an emerald which is why I wanted an emerald necklace
on the cover. A priceless emerald medallion is also featured prominently in the
book.
In Stones, Julie is planning her son’s wedding and in real life,
I’m planning my daughter’s wedding.
The first line and my favorite line of the book is “Thank
God for lint.”
The book will be officially released September 26. Right now
it’s only available in paperback. It was released early in paperback in time for
my appearance on a panel at the Decatur Book Festival Saturday August 30 from 10:00
a.m. to 10:45 a.m. called “Tackling Sensitive Issues in Fiction.” Additional
information about the event is available on https://www.facebook.com/events/623254154448358/
If you’re in the Atlanta area over Labor Day I hope you’ll attend the presentation/book
signing.

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Significant Others
Marilyn is a finalist in the 2014 Georgia Romance Writers Published
Maggie Award for Excellence in the category Novel with Strong Romantic Elements
for her book Significant Others.
Marilyn Baron is a public relations consultant in Atlanta. She’s
a member of Marketing for Romance Writers, Romance Writers of America and Georgia
Romance Writers (GRW) and the recipient of the GRW 2009 Chapter Service Award. She
writes humorous women’s fiction, romantic thrillers/suspense, historicals and paranormal.
She has won writing awards in Single Title, Suspense Romance, Paranormal/Fantasy
Romance and Novel with Strong Romantic Elements. Marilyn blogs at Petit Fours and
Hot Tamales at www.petitfoursandhotamales.com.
She serves on the Roswell Reads steering committee.
She and her sister, Sharon Goldman, just released a play about
Alzheimer’s called Memory Lane. You can find out more about Marilyn’s books and
short stories and listen to a medley of the music from Memory Lane on her Web site
at www.marilynbaron.com or view it on
YouTube at http://youtu.be/Hgi_mIdt5MA.

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