Marie Force's Blog

November 17, 2014

On this day four years ago... I self-published for the first time.To mark this amazing anniversary, I thought I'd share the story behind how I came to try self-publishing for the first time... I wrote seven books before I sold one in 2007 and ended up doing three books with my first publisher, who wasn't interested in the other books I had written. They rejected most of my earlier books, including Treading Water, True North, Fatal Affair and Maid for Love. Fatal Affair later sold to Carina Pr...
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Published on November 17, 2014 07:47 • 213 views

September 30, 2014

Take the ferry back to Gansett Island for yet another installment in the popular McCarthys of Gansett Island Series! Kisses After Dark features Shane McCarthy and Katie Lawry. Shane and Katie first came together in Gansett After Dark, when Shane saved her from a rip current and nearly drowned in the process. The sparks between them were evident from the very beginning and carry through in Kisses After Dark! Here's what you can expect in the new book:

She's avoided men all her life...
Growing up...
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Published on September 30, 2014 08:03 • 110 views

June 3, 2014

Happy Release Day, Hannah and Nolan!
I haven't been this excited, nervous or filled with anticipation about a book release in a LONG time. I poured my heart and soul into Hannah and Nolan's story, I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND, out NOW. My fingers and toes are crossed that you all love it as much as I do! Not sure I will sleep tonight waiting to hear what you all think of it!

Make sure you also check out the print version, in stores this week, with a special bonus story A HARD DAY'S NIGHT, feat...
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Published on June 03, 2014 07:17 • 193 views

April 6, 2014

With 675 five-star reviews on Amazon Kindle, MAID FOR LOVE is a fan favorite, and the perfect antidote to endless winter! Ready to put some sand between your toes? Get MAID FOR LOVE and read about what happens when hometown hero Mac McCarthy returns to Gansett Island and accidentally knocks a down-on-her-luck single mom off her bike. If you love Mac and Maddie in book 1, follow their story throughout the entire McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, now at 10.5 books...
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Published on April 06, 2014 08:19 • 195 views

March 19, 2014

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Published on March 19, 2014 18:10 • 155 views

March 7, 2014

It’s Never Too Late to Fall in Love: Eshel Traviseshel travis

“I have fallen in love with you,” begins a letter 68-year-old Eshel Travis wrote to Marie. “Let me diagnose my condition.”

Mr. Travis goes on to explain that he used to watch four or five movies a day. During his 46 years of marriage, including several years or retirement, his wife, Pam, has unsuccessfully attempted to encourage him to read a book. “Any book,” as he says. Prior to falling in love (with Marie), it had been more than 30 years sinc...
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Published on March 07, 2014 10:55 • 101 views

February 20, 2014

The publisher of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE soooo loved the selfie contest, they asked us to do it again! Fun fun FUN! We have all new FABULOUS prizes up for grabs! Here’s how it’s going to work and please make sureyou read ALL the way to the end so you can see the many ways to WIN!

Starting TODAY, get back out there and find ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE in your local bookstore or order your copy from an online retailer and take a picture of yourself holding the book. We want to see you WITH the print copy...
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Published on February 20, 2014 17:10 • 148 views

February 2, 2014

I’m so excited that it’s finally February and the the release week for ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE! I thought it would be fun to help prepare for release week by telling you some more about my new family as well as what inspired the titles for the series. What I didn’t know when I picked Beatles song titles for my new Green Mountain Series is that the week the first book came out would also mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in the U.S. for the first time. What a happy little coincidence! ...
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Published on February 02, 2014 08:10 • 90 views

January 30, 2014

For the first time in my life, I’ve found myself looking forward to freezing cold February! That’s because ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE, the first book in my new Green Mountain Series, is out this month after a rather long incubation period that began all the way back in 2011 with a spot on the NBC Nightly News. I’m a tad bit addicted to Brian Williams and his nightly broadcast—okay, I TiVo it, don’t judge me. A story about the Vermont Country Store and the hunky brothers who run it with their dad ca...
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Published on January 30, 2014 14:17 • 85 views

January 28, 2014

Are you ready for the Abbotts of Vermont? I’m very excited for next Tuesday when All You Need Is Love, Book 1 in my new Green Mountain Series, becomes available everywhere e-books, print and audio books are sold. This release is different from most of my others because there’s a publisher involved—Berkley Publishing, a division of Penguin-Random House. I’ve had a great time working with the team at Berkley to bring the Abbott family to you. I wanted to make you aware of a few things about the...
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Published on January 28, 2014 05:48 • 105 views