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Green Mountain Series Launch Party, June 28, Weston, VT. Click here to register for this FREE event.
Romance Writers of America 34th Annual Conference, July 23-26, 2014, San Antonio, TX
Romance Writers of Australia Conference, August 8-10, 2014, Sydney, Australia
Romance Writers of New Zealand Conference, August 15-17, 2014, Auckland, New Zealand
Book Signing with Nora Roberts at Turn the Page Bookstore, Nov. 1, Boonsboro, MD
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Owen Lawry is days away from leaving Gansett Island to attend the trial of his father, who is charged with assaulting his mother almost a year ago. He has spent his entire adult life trying to outrun his violent past, but the upcoming showdown with the father he hasn’t seen in more than a decade has him spending far more time in the past than in the present. His biggest challenge is convincing his pregnant fiancée, Laura McCarthy, to sit out the trip. The last thing he wants is to expose the woman he loves to the pain of his past.
Laura is determined to stand by Owen’s side throughout the trial and into the life they have planned together. The trial and her final divorce papers are the only things standing between them and the wedding they have looked forward to all year. Can she convince Owen to let her in and allow her to help him through this difficult time? And what will become of the man she loves if his father walks free?
As Owen and Laura prepare for the emotional battle with his father, his mother, Sarah, finally comes clean about her violent marriage with Charlie Grandchamp, the man who has been her friend and companion for months now. How will Charlie react to hearing Sarah’s secrets, and will their relationship move forward now that he finally knows the truth about why she can’t bear to let him touch her?
Catch up with all your favorite Gansett Island characters from the past ten and a half books and meet several new characters, including some McCarthy cousins on the island for Laura and Owen’s wedding, who will be featured in future books.
While Gansett After Dark could be read as a standalone story, readers will enjoy it more if they have read the rest of the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, particularly book 6, Season for Love.
Welcome to Gansett After Dark, book 11 in the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series! When I first wrote Maid for Love back in 2010, I couldn’t imagine a time when I’d be talking about the eleventh book in the series that began with that first story, but here we are! Three years after Maid for Love hit the e-book shelves, readers are still clamoring for more of the McCarthys, and I still look forward to every minute I get to spend on Gansett Island. It’s a match made in writer’s heaven!
In the McCarthy of Gansett Island Series Reader Group on Facebook, we spent a lot of time talking about Gansett After Dark and batting around ideas for everything from sexy nights with each couple to a sex toy party hosted by Tiffany, which is something I’d still like to do sometime. While many of the ideas were amusing and fun to think about, when it came time to write the book, Owen’s story was the one that called to me the most. He’s come so far from his old life and is happily settled with Laura. Now he must confront the past before he can move on to the happy future he deserves. Putting his father’s trial at the center of this book also gave me the opportunity to move several other stories forward, namely that of Charlie and Sarah, a couple that has interested me from the day they first met.
Rest assured, you can count on plenty of sizzle between some of our favorite couples and a glimpse at what everyone is up to as we move forward into the next phase in this series. Oh and did I mention you might get more than just one wedding in this book?! And look for a blockbuster development in the lives of Big Mac and Linda McCarthy that will ricochet through their entire family.
As always, thank you for coming along on this ride with me. I’m so happy to be continuing to write this series we’ve all come to love so much.
Washington, D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland and her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, have been looking forward to a quiet Thanksgiving with their son. But any thoughts of a restful holiday are dashed when Sam and Nick return home to a gruesome scene: Sam's seventeen-year-old niece Brooke, barely conscious and covered in blood on their front stoop.
With lines between personal and professional blurring in this emotionally charged, deeply personal case, Sam is relying on Nick more than ever for support. But when suspicious images from the night in question appear on social media, Sam begins to wonder if her niece is telling her everything she knows about what really happened. And when Nick questions her tactics—and her ethics—as she races against the clock, Sam will need to decide how far she's willing to go to prove Brooke is a victim, not a murderer.
Pre-order available now for Fatal Scandal, Fatal Series, Book 8! Cover and additional retail links coming soon.
Sam and Nick’s adventures continue as dual scandals rock the Metropolitan Police Department, forcing Sam to put herself on the line for two of her closest colleagues.
Join Marie for a special online Booktalk Nation video chat Thursday, June 5, at 7PM EDT/4PM PCT! No matter where you are, you can sign up and join as she talks about her new book, I Want to Hold Your Hand. There will be time for your questions at the end, and you can even order a personalized, signed book. It's like a live book signing except you don't have to leave home to join and it supports independent bookstores. Details can be found at Booktalk Nation. Signing up is required, but this event is free!
Here's your chance to get Sam and Nick's story in paperback when our favorite D.C. duo hit the bookshelves in stores beginning Feb. 25 with the release of Fatal Affair, Book 1 in the Fatal Series!
Both books are also avialable at WalMart. Order a signed copy from Marie's hometown independent book store, Island Books.
Look for the next three books and novella in print later this year.
Marie recently signed a lot more copies of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE and FATAL AFFAIR at Island Books, her local indie bookstore. If you want a SIGNED copy of any of either book—and Fatal Justice next month—you can order them here and Marie will be happy to sign them for you!
By Cheryl L. Serra
Sometimes a man needs to put down the remote control and give in to romance, and Marie Force’s books let him do just that. She has kept her readers entertained on Facebook with stories about her own dad reading her books. In January, she sent her dad, George, a copy of her new print book, All You Need Is Love, so he would have the first signed copy. A few weeks later, George, who will soon be 80, dropped a bomb on her: He was actually reading the book!
“Okay that was so not the plan,” said Marie, her face a bit red at the thought of her dad reading some of the racier bits, even though he’s read some of her earlier books. Later her readers told her that as they read the book and came upon the steamy parts, all they could think about was Marie’s dad reading those words and what he must’ve thought. “He’s cut off,” she joked. “No more signed copies for him.”
The verdict was extremely positive despite her embarrassment. George loved All You Need Is Love and is looking forward to book 2, I Want to Hold Your Hand. “I’ve created a monster,” she said, laughing.
Her dad isn't the only guy reading Marie's books though. These four men have found compelling characters, well-crafted story lines, and feelings they understand within the pages of Marie’s books—and they loved the books enough to get in touch with her about them. Continue reading to find out what drew them in and what keeps them coming back for more.
Click here to continue reading about some of Marie's most ardent male readers.
By: Marie Force
From the very beginning of my thoughts about the Green Mountain Series, I pictured ten kids growing up in a red barn in Vermont. That image was very vivid in my mind right from the start. I’ve had a few dour people infer that I went with ten kids in the new series to ensure I could write ten books. Well, that is and isn’t true at the same time. It is true in the sense that I’m hoping to write about ten siblings who interest me. It’s not true because check me out on Gansett Island. “Only” five McCarthy kids, and here we go into book 11 with no end in sight. I’m writing the eighth book (plus a novella) about one couple in the Fatal Series. So I don’t need 10 kids in a family to propel a series. I went with ten kids because that’s how I saw the Abbott family in my mind.
I’ve always been fascinated with big families, possibly because I’m one of two. My brother and I grew up surrounded by cousins, all of whom came from bigger families than ours. Two cousin families had four kids, one had five and another had six. My brother is great, but I wanted sisters and maybe another brother or two so I’d have more people to fight with. Of course, having lots of siblings probably looks a lot better on paper or on TV than it does in reality, but I had a bit of a yearning for a bigger family. My cousin Jen, who has always had long, thick hair, will tell you she has no feeling in her scalp. When you ask her why, she says, “I’m the youngest of five” as if that explains it all.
Click here to continue reading about my interest in large families and how that brought me to know Molly, one of 10 children who grew up in Vermont! Molly and her family are shown here.
For the Abbott siblings, the Green Mountain state has always been an idyllic place to call home. But it isn't until they open themselves up to love that they'll truly discover how fulfilling life can be .
Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn't sure she's ready—or able—to move on, but the attentions of a lifelong friend are making her think about it for the first time. The memory of the sweet kiss she shared with Nolan Roberts hasn't strayed far from her thoughts, but she also fears that pursuing something with him would mean betraying her husband's memory.
Nolan has loved Hannah for years, but he'd been giving her the space she needed to heal from her devastating loss. Now, when an opportunity arises to show her how he feels, Nolan can't resist, but he knows earning her love will take more than a kiss. Somehow he has to prove to Hannah that finding love twice in a lifetime is possible—and well worth risking her heart.
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Liebe auf Gansett Island (Maid for Love German edition)
Fatal Consequences &
Book 3 & 3.5
I Want to Hold Your Hand, Green Mountain Series, Book 2
Mass-Market Print, E-book and Audio
Fatal Flaw, Fatal Series,
Mass-Market Print US
Fatal Affair, Fatal Series
Fatal Justice, Fatal Series
Australia and German Release
Fièvre d'amour (Ready for Love French edition)
Fatal Consequences, Fatal Series
Fatal Deception, Fatal Series,
Fatal Consequences, Fatal Series
I Saw Her Standing There, Green Mountain Series, Book 3
Mass-Market Print, Ebook and Audio
Fatal Scandal, Fatal Series, Book 8
Ebook and audio
Jan. 12, 2015