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.
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.