Two On-Demand Workshops Available Now
Marie’s workshop team has reviewed and updated two workshops and they are now available on-demand. Click below for more information and to register.
Uploading to Retailers Manual
With so many options for distribution, one of the biggest decisions for independent authors is where they should upload and distribute their books. Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Apple, Google, CreateSpace and many other venues are available for distribution, all with their own set of quirks and limitations. This manual contains the information you need to navigate the uploading process smoothly. Registration $30.
Audiobook Production through ACX
The audiobook audience is growing, and when audiobooks are well produced they can generate substantial revenue and bring new followers to your work. But how does the self-published author get into audio, and what are the keys to production and distribution of your audiobook? This workshop will highlight the steps to successful audiobook publication through Amazon’s ACX platform. Don’t be afraid to take the plunge! Registratio $30.
Tame Versions of Quantum Series Available
For readers who have wanted to check out the Quantum Series but worried the heat was a little too toasty for your liking…. Marie announced that the TAME editions are now available in two places:
1. You can get the books themselves and read the TAME versions IN THE BACK of the sizzling versions. To access the TAME version, download a free copy of Virtuous, to start with, and refer to the Table of Contents inside your ebook. Scroll down to the heading for Virtuous TAME and start reading!
In a story full of Hollywood glamour, sexy romance and the “family” theme Marie known for in her other series, read how international superstar Flynn Godfrey falls in love with first-year school teacher Natalie Bryant after her dog bites the world famous actor in a park in New York City, starting the series that readers have called “dazzling, breathtaking and riveting.” And then continue with the second boxed set to watch Flynn and Natalie’s friends fall in love!
PLEASE NOTE: These are still EROTIC romances, but the kinky business takes place “off stage.” It is still referred to and discussed and is a central theme throughout the series.
Marie is offering more workshops in 2017 and early 2018, including a new one! Click below for more information and to register.
Self-Pub 101, Nov. 13-18, 2017: Once you embark on a career as an independent author, you are no longer just a writer. You are now officially a publisher and business-owner! With that comes all the responsibilities of a publishing company, including editing, formatting, cover art design, distribution decisions, pricing and promotion. New York Times bestselling author Marie Force will review the ultimate to-do list for your self-publishing business. Registration fee: $49
Writing Multiple Series, Dec. 4-9, 2017: A series can be a great way to launch a career and hook readers on your writing. Keeping readers coming back for more while managing multiple titles, series and genres can be somewhat overwhelming without a clear strategy in mind. As the author of five New York Times bestselling series currently at various stages, Marie Force offers some secrets to keeping multiple balls in the air at the same time. This topic will be useful for authors who have several titles to manage and are looking to grow their following. Marie will share some of the tricks of what works for her and how she’s “trained” herself to write two—and sometimes THREE—books at the same time. A series can be a great way to launch a career and hook readers on your writing. Marie likes to say that a successful series is the gift that keeps on giving for an author! Format: Facebook Group. Level: Beginner to Advanced. Registration fee: $49
NEW Marketing & Publicity for Authors, Jan. 15-20, 2018: You’ve written the books, now what? New York Times bestselling author Marie Force will discuss some of the basics of marketing your books to expose them to readers. This workshop will include an introductory look at Facebook ads, Amazon Marketing ads and BookBub ads as well as other promotion and marketing strategies used by authors to grow their readership.
Delirious is a USA Today Bestsller
With the sixth release in the Quantum Series, Delirious hit the USA Today bestsellers list at no. 63.
“DELIRIOUS is a sexy, edgy and heartbreaking story line of one man’s struggle between his public image and the truth about his past; and one woman’s battle to convince the man with whom she is falling in love, is worth everything and more. The premise is encouraging and entertaining; the characters are energetic, inspiring and intelligent; the romance is sensual, passionate and provocative. DELIRIOUS is an erotic, wicked and tender story of romance and love.” —The Reading Cafe
Live with Marie & Dan YouTube Launch
Marie and her husband dan have filmed the first episode of a “live” show for YouTube that they are calling Live with Marie & Dan that will air occasionally. The first episode is available on Marie’s YouTube channel and includes stories from their travel and Dan reading an excerpt from Marie’s recent release, Delirious. Subscribe to the channel to be notified when new episodes are posted.
“Verliebt auf Gansett Island” is a Bestseller in Germany!
The German translation of Meant for Love, Book 10 in the Gansett Island Series, is a bestseller in Germany. Jenny and Alex’s story hit no. 3 on the Bild-Bestseller powered by Amazon list.
Fatal Threat is a Bestseller
Fatal Threat, book 11 in the Fatal Series published by HQN, is a bestseller and hit the New York Times list at no. 15 and the USA Today list at no. 14.
“Force’s 11th Fatal romantic thriller continues her trend of writing likable, relatable characters who are entirely capable of handling the inevitably dire situations that occur in their high-risk jobs.” —Publisher’s Weekly
With a killer on the loose, it’s the worst time to be on lockdown…
It’s just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano. This isn’t the first time the couple’s lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam’s past returns to haunt her, she can’t help but wonder if there’s a connection. With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam struggles to tie the threat to a murder that can’t possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband’s career is irrevocably damaged…
New Historical Romance Series Coming in 2019 from Marie
Publishers Weekly announced Marie’s deal with Kensington to publish her first historical romance series coming in 2019. Marie recently signed a mass-market paperback deal with Kensington to publisher books from her Gansett Island Series.
“…bestselling romance author Marie Force closed a two-book North American mass market paperback rights agreement with Martin Biro for her first historical romance series. Force, who Kensington said has sold more than six million books worldwide, will launch the Edwardian-era series with Duchess by Deception in February 2019. Kensington said Duchess follows a duke who has “a deadline to marry” and “disguises himself to win the heart of a woman who disdains the aristocracy.”Force did not use an agent in the deal.” —from Publishers Weekly
Book Signing at Vermont Country Store
Vermont Country Stores hosted a book signing of Every Little Thing at the Weston and Rockingham locations. Thank you to the staff at both stores who welcomed Marie and her readers and thanks to the readers for coming out over Memorial Day Weekend!
Sex Machine and Sex God Hit USA Today Bestseller List
In the same week, two of Marie’s releases set in Marfa, TX hit the USA Today bestseller list. Sex Machine, released in September of 2016 when it hit the USA Today list for the first, hit the list for a second time at no. 92. Sex God, released on May 15, hit the list at no. 86.
New Monthly Newsletter Subscriber Giveaway
On the first of every month, Marie will choose one winner from her list of email subscribers to receive an awesome care package built around the winner’s favorite book or series. If you are receiving Marie’s newlsetters, you’re already entered. If you aren’t subscribed, click here to be added and for the chance to WIN BIG.
Gansett Island Episodes: Episode 1, Victoria & Shannon is a Bestseller!
Marie’s most recent release from the Gansett Island Series, Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon hit the USA Today bestseller list at no. 22 and the Wall Street Journal bestseller list at no. 8.
Two German Releases Hit Bestseller List
Marie has hit the bestseller list twice in one week in Germany with translated release of Zärtlichkeit auf Gansett Island, book 9 from the Gansett Island Series, and Schenk mir deine Träume, book 4 in the Green Mountain Series.
Gansett Island Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon Available for Preorder
In a newsletter to readers, Marie answered questions about the upcoming Gansett Island book, a novella that will feature island midwife Victoria and her boyfriend Shannon. Episode 1 releases on March 21. Click here for more information and preorder.
Gansett Island midwife Victoria Stevens loves taking care of people, in her job and in her personal life, especially when it comes to her boyfriend of one year, sexy Irishman Shannon O’Grady. Fueled by combustible chemistry, her relationship with Shannon has been H-O-T from the start. But she’s begun to wonder whether theirs is destined to be a short-term fling or possibly the love of a lifetime. When she goes looking for answers about his past, she learns something she was better off not knowing and isn’t sure what to do with her newfound information. What will happen when Shannon finds out she’s been asking questions about him, and will they be able to overcome the obstacles standing between them and happily ever after? Find out in this first Gansett Island Episode, which also includes the arrival of some long-awaited island babies!
Here are a few other questions and answers about the Episodes:
Q: Will you still write full-length Gansett Island books?
A: Yes! Absolutely. My plan is to next write Episode 2, featuring Kevin and Chelsea. I will use that Episode to tell more of their story AND get to know Kevin’s sons, Riley and Finn, a little better so I can then write full-length books for each of them.
Q: What other characters are you considering for Episodes?
A: I’d like to do something with Dan and Kara, who have never been showcased in their own book. I’d love to have Seamus take Caro and the boys to Ireland to see where he’s from and to meet his extended family. I’d like to do more about Adam and Abby and their quest to become parents. And that’s just a few of the ideas I’ve had so far. So you can see I have lots of stories I’d still like to tell within the Gansett world. Feel free to respond to this message and tell me what else you’d like to see in a future Episode!
Q: How long is Episode 1?
A: It’s 32,000 words, which translates to about 115 pages in book format. I promise you a fully formed, emotionally satisfying story in every Episode.
Q: Do I have to read the series in order? In other words, does Episode 1 follow Light After Dark in the Gansett timeline?
Yes, it does. Early on in the planning for the Episodes, I realized that I would need to incorporate them into the series timeline so they weren’t just “floating” out there on their own, separate from the larger story on Gansett. So the series list will incorporate the Episodes in the order in which they appear.
Every Little Thing is a USA Today Bestseller!
Book 1 in the Butler, Vermont Series, Every Little Thing, released in ebook, print and audio on Feb. 14 and is a USA Today bestseller, hitting the list at no. 34. This new series is a continuation of the Green Mountain Series and picks up right where Ain’t She Sweet left off.
Every Little Thing Out Today!
Book 1 in the Butler, Vermont Series, Every Little Thing, released in ebook, print and audio today. This new series is a continuation of the Green Mountain Series and picks up right where Ain’t She Sweet left off.
“Force has become one of my favorite authors. I devour her books when they come out and always look forward to reading more. Another five star read!”—Recommended read from Romance Junkie
Click here to read Marie’s release day newsletter including details about the release week contest, ebook sales as well as a discount code for 15% off signed books and merchandise in Marie’s online store.
Gansett Island Series Paperback Print Deal with Kensington Publishing
Publisher’s Weekly made the official announcement that Marie has sold the first six Gansett Island books in mass market paperback to Kensington Publishing for release in stores in 2018. Marie is really excited to bring Gansett to bookstores and paperback readers beginning next year! This will be the first time the Gansett Series has been in mass distribution paperback format. Read the full announcement from Kensington Publishing.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
Kensington Publishing CEO Steve Zacharius bought mass market rights to the first six books in romance author Marie Force’s Gansett Island series. All six books were previously self-published by the author in digital format. According to Kensington, the series is set on a fictional version of Block Island, in Rhode Island, and tells of the “lives and loves of the McCarthy family and their friends.” The publisher adds that Force’s books have sold more than 5.5 million units worldwide. The mass market paperbacks are set to begin to be released in summer 2018.
Light After Dark is a Bestseller!
Light After Dark has brought Marie’s books further up the New York Times bestsellers list than she’s ever been before — number two on the e-book list for January, 2017.
Readers return to Gansett Island in Light After Dark, where Mallory only a year ago found out Big Mac was her father. Life circumstances bring her back to the island for the “Summer of Mallory,” where anything is possible, especially love!
Light After Dark is the 16th book, including a novella, in the Gansett Island series. Many books in the series have been on the New York Times and USA Today bestsellers lists.
Sex Machine is a Bestseller!
Marie’s first standalone release in five years, Sex Machine, is a New York Times bestseller hitting no. 8 on the ebook list and no. 19 on the combined list. It also his the USA Today bestseller list at no. 38. Set in Marfa, TX, Sex Machine introduces readers to Honey Carmichael and Blake Dempsey as unexpected feelings turn hot sex into messy entanglements.
Shelfbuzz Book Club Interview with Marie
Read Marie’s interview with Shelfbuzz Book Club where she discusses the Quantum Series and writing Jasper and Ellie’s story in Ravenous.
Ravenous is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller
Ravenous, a standalone Quantum Series novel, released on Aug. 23 and told the story of Jasper and Ellie. Ellie wants a baby, Jasper wants her and when Jasper and Ellie get together to work on her “project,” the sparks fly. Book 5 in the Quantum Series is now a bestseller hitting the New York Times ebook list at no. 12 and the USA Today list at no. 29.
Mark Dawson from the Self Publishing Formula Features Marie on March Podcast
In the March podcast, Mark Dawson, bestselling author and marketing guru, interviews Marie about her publishing operation with a mix of both self publishing and traditional publishing deals. They discuss her marketing tips as well as Marie’s advice to authors setting out to build a platform for better sales. They also discuss her unique approach to reader relationships which involve annual gatherings in her native Rhode Island. Click here to access the podcast or read the full transcript.
Marie’s Interview with the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi)
Check out Marie’s interview with ALLi where she talks about her writing career, advice for other authors, her creative process and more. Marie discusses her success saying, “I’ve also done really well in traditional publishing, but nothing can compare to the impact that self-publishing has had on my career—and my life. To bring it further into perspective, my business recently hit the eight-figure revenue mark. 80 percent of that is from 30 self-published titles whereas 20 percent is from 20 traditionally published books.” Click here for more.
Fatal Series New Covers are Here!