Coming Soon from Marilyn Baron

Following up on my interview with author Marilyn Baron - information on her upcoming releases. (By the way, Marilyn, I love the cover for Significant Others!)
Significant Others, a humorous women’s fiction, is now out on Kindle and will be available in paperback Nov. 29.

For Honey Palladino, the holidays have lost their magic. She is sure her husband is cheating on her. Her daughter plans to spend the time with a friend. Her widowed mother sees the image of Jesus in a live oak tree. As if that's not enough, her mother is also talking about going on a Christmas cruise with some old geezer, without benefit of marriage. That would be right after she signs away the family business—the real estate agency Honey's father built into a company worth millions, the job to which Honey has devoted her life.

At her mother's condo in Boca Raton, Florida, many have recently lost a spouse and are now with "significant others," and Honey is intrigued by the promise of new love even at an old age but doubts she'll ever find another significant other after her inevitable divorce. When her mother reunites with a lost love from years before, Honey is completely undone, but the "Jesus tree" puts into motion a series of holiday miracles. Discovering what's important in life brings a message of hope for lovers of all ages.
Chapter One: The Jesus Tree
One Week Before Christmas
Atlanta, Georgia
When my brother Donny called to tell me our mother had seen the image of Jesus in a live oak tree on the golf course behind her retirement condo in Boca Raton, I knew I had to make a pilgrimage to
Millennium Gardens to answer her cry for help. It’s not that I’m particularly religious, but there were two major problems with this sighting. One, my mother is Jewish, so she had no business seeing Jesus in
a live oak tree or any other place. Two, it was the first anniversary of my father’s death and she probably wasn’t thinking straight.
For the past year, my mother had managed to avoid making some important decisions about the disposition of Palladino Properties, our family’s residential real estate firm in Atlanta. In her grief, Dee Dee Palladino,
the other half of our award-winning mother-daughter real estate team, had all but deserted me.
Dad’s death not only left a hollow place in my heart, it left a gap in the business that was threatening to become a sinkhole. And my mother’s extended absence was aggravating the situation. I’d done my best since
the funeral to keep an eye on her. But with my busy schedule, and the fact that I worked and lived in Atlanta and she had taken up residence in Florida, my best didn’t even come close to being good enough.

Sixth Sense, a Psychic Crystal Mystery, Book One, (romantic suspense with paranormal elements) will be out on Kindle 8/29 and in paperback Dec. 20. The second book in the series, Homecoming Homicides, has just been contracted by The Wild Rose Press.
Reluctant psychic Katherine Crystal, dubbed “Crystal Ball Kate,” is thrust into the national spotlight when she accurately predicts the death of a movie actor’s young son in a private plane crash. Besieged by requests to use her powers to help others, she realizes why her parents had warned her never to let anyone know of her visions.
By-the-book Atlanta police detective Jack Hale harbors a deep-seated distrust of psychics and ignores Katherine’s warnings when she calls to report her premonition. Jack is forced to partner with Kate, who uses her eerie sensitivity to evil to help him catch a serial killer in Sydney, Australia, but that’s only the beginning of the story. Jack and Kate are drawn into the investigation of a mystery surrounding Kate’s birth and find murder and romance among a secret society of psychics in the quaint seaside spiritualist community of Casa Spirito, Florida.
“The plane is going to crash!” a woman shouted. “You need to do something.”
Jack jolted forward, ready for action. A plane crash! Then his police training kicked in. Stay calm in a disaster.
“Could I get your name, please?” He reached across the desk and picked up a pad of yellow stickynotes.
“It’s Katherine Crystal. But my name isn’t important. Vince Rivers and his son are on a plane, and it’s going down.”
This call was getting stranger by the minute.
“The movie star Vince Rivers? Are they on a commercial airliner?”
“It’s his private plane. Vince Rivers is the pilot.”
“When is this crash going to happen? And where?”
“I don’t know when it’s going to crash, but soon, and somewhere in Georgia.”
“Can you be more specific about the location?”
Dead silence.
“Let me get this straight,” Jack stated. “You can’t predict when or where this crash will happen.”
“That’s not how it works.”
“How what works? Do you have inside information about this incident? Is the crash weather-related? Is it terrorism? On what facts are you basing this call?”
“I saw it in a vision.”
“I see.” Jack exhaled, rolled his shoulders, laid down his pen, and flexed his right hand. Another lunatic. Predictable.
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Marilyn Baron


  1. Gloria, thank you for featuring my new books. I hope everyone enjoys the excerpts.


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