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 Todaybestsellers lists.
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 Todaybestseller 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.
Read Marie’s interview with Shelfbuzz Book Club where she discusses the Quantum Series and writing Jasper and Ellie’s story in Ravenous.
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.
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.
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.