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Marie Force

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance and erotic romance. Her series include the indie-published Gansett Island, Treading Water, Butler, Vermont and Quantum Series as well as the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books.

Her books have sold more than 9 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 30 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she

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12 Days of Gansett Giveaway: Day 1

I’m celebrating all things Gansett during the 12 Days of Gansett as we gear up for the release of Trouble After Dark on Dec. 24! You have a chance to win a new prize every day between Dec. 12-23 at 5:00 AM (PT). I’ll be posting details to the blog daily. Today’s Prize: $100 Spafinder […]
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Famous (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Oct 25, 2019 08:35AM
Description: Marlowe I’ve planned this night for weeks, down to the last detail. I want it to be perfect. Bringing someone new into my private life is not something I do lightly, having learned the hard way over the years that celebrity has a dark downside that I go out of my way to avoid whenever possible. But he is different. We’ve been together for months and the time is right to take this next step with him. It doesn’t take long for me to realize I’ve made a huge mistake trusting this man. Before things go from bad to worse, I have the presence of mind to know I’m in big, big trouble. Marlowe Sloane’s story, FAMOUS, is the thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Quantum Series.
Deceived by Desire (Romance)
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Description: Aubrey & Maeve A glittering tale of star-crossed romance set amid the lavish mansions and decadent lifestyles of early 20th century Newport, Rhode Island. But even in an age of great fortune, the heart has its own idea of true riches… Wealthy American industrialist Aubrey Nelson has invited the Duke and Duchess of Westbrook to visit his family’s Newport seaside “cottage” for the summer. With his parents’ departure from New York delayed, Aubrey’s mother sends him ahead to oversee preparations for their guests. But when he arrives, he’s surprised to find the house and staff in disarray… With much to do and little time, Aubrey comes to rely on the housekeeper, a lovely young Irish woman named Maeve Brown. And when he also finds himself confiding in Maeve about more personal matters, he tells himself it’s merely their close proximity that draws him to the compassionate, hard-working beauty. Yet when he suspects Maeve is in danger, Aubrey realizes his feelings for her have grown much deeper than they should have. For what will his mother, who dreams of a society match for her youngest son, have to say when she arrives to discover he’s lost his heart to a girl of the working class?
One Year Home (Romance)
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Description: If you haven’t yet read Five Years Gone, the excerpt for One Year Home is full of spoilers. He came home a hero and lost the only woman he’s ever loved… John I have no idea how to survive without my beloved Ava. She had no choice but to move on with her life during my six-year deployment and has now married Eric. I hate him for taking her from me. I’d prefer to wallow in my depression and heartbreak, but the whole damned world wants a piece of the SEAL Team leader who helped capture the world’s most-wanted terrorist. I need help handling the relentless requests, and when Ava sends her new sister-in-law to manage the media circus for me, I’m prepared to hate her on principle. Her brother took my Ava. What else do I need to know about her? Julianne It takes five seconds to realize Ava’s ex is going to be the most complicated and difficult client I’ve ever had, but the opportunity to represent the most celebrated man in the world could make my career. I’m determined to do the job, even if I dislike John from the moment I meet him. And I like everyone. So much so that my brothers worry about me being exploited by those who would take advantage of my unwavering love for others. But John… He’s in a class by himself, and his bitterness is a festering wound that I begin to wish I could somehow fix for him. The more time we spend together, the more our mutual disdain morphs into something that feels an awful lot like desire. There’s no way I can want this man, or so I tell myself, and when Eric finds out I’ve developed feelings for the man causing trouble in his new marriage, well… That’s going to be a hot mess.
Till There Was You (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jun 18, 2019 02:45PM
Description: Being an adult has its advantages… Lucas Abbott and his identical twin grew up sharing everything—including a reputation for funny, idiotic behavior. But now that Lucas is ready to shed that lovable-idiot image, grow up and have a real, adult relationship, the joke’s on him. He and his twin have fallen for the same woman. Crushed and hoping a few days on the slopes will work out his frustrations, he heads for Stowe, Vermont. All thought of fun and relaxation flies away as a car spins out in a snowstorm, and his firefighter/paramedic training kicks into high gear. Danielle Rowson is hoping to pick up the pieces and build a new life for herself and her daughter in Vermont. Winding up in a ditch in the middle of a blizzard isn’t part of the plan—and neither is the kind, sexy rescuer whose strong hands pull them to safety. Lucas has been a little kid, a big kid and now an adult—and he discovers that adulting has more than one advantage. Especially when it comes to sharing with Dani and Savannah the one thing that’s his and his alone: his love.
Fatal Reckoning (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 28, 2019 12:51PM
Description: When tragedy strikes, a cold case suddenly turns hot—and deadly A peaceful morning is shattered when Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland’s beloved father succumbs to injuries from an unsolved shooting while on duty four years ago. As the community rallies around Sam and her family, one thing becomes crystal clear: her father’s death has turned the unsolved case into a homicide—and it’s on her to bring her father’s killer to justice. But the case has been cold for years…until an anonymous tip that’s too shocking to believe leads Sam down a dark and dangerous path. Her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, knows if she can’t solve this case, it will haunt her for the rest of her life. She’ll need the strength of their bond to pull her out of the darkness before it’s too late, because as the missing pieces rapidly fall into place, Sam realizes the truth might just break her all the same—and that her father’s killer isn’t done yet…
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Marie answered Shannon Edmonds's question: Marie Force
Thank you! So glad you love Gansett Island! I do too! Yes, much more to come. I'm writing Trouble After Dark now and will have it out later this year or early next year. Make sure you are on my newsletter list at to be notified when... See Full Answer
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Duchess by Deception by Marie Force
"I’m SO not usually a fan of historical romance. I’ve read a few I really liked but it’s definitely not my first, or even second, favorite genre. But this book and these characters? SO much to love. I encourage everyone to give it a try- you will n..." Read more of this review »
Duchess by Deception by Marie Force
"I am not a fan of historical romance but really enjoyed this book. I loved Derek despite his lies knowing that he did it to protect her. I loved Cat for so many reasons and was so happy that they found there happily ever after. I look forward to r..." Read more of this review »
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“Every dream I've ever had begins and ends with you.”
Marie Force, The Wreck

“He made her feel as if she was the answer to every question he'd ever had.”
Marie Force, Love at First Flight

“Be careful with my fiancée. I love her more than life itself.

Nick...You make me all fluttery. No one has ever made me fluttery. How do you that?

Ridiculously pleased he smiled. What can I say? It's magic. Take care, babe.”
Marie Force, Fatal Consequences


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“There’re no guarantees in this life, and when we risk our hearts, there’s always a chance of getting hurt. Speaking only for myself now, I’d much prefer taking a chance on being hurt over never knowing real, true love.”
Marie Force, Kisses After Dark

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message 17: by Bill

Bill Wetterman Good to connect. I need your help. I'm in a Kindle contest. Contract, retainer, free advertising. Nominate my novel.

message 16: by Brooke

Brooke thank you for adding me!!! =)

message 15: by Mo

Mo Another winner! Loved it. Review is up!!

message 14: by Ivy

Ivy Your Fatal series makes me happy!

message 13: by Ivy

Ivy When is Fatal, #6 coming out?❤

message 12: by Lady Heather (last edited Aug 18, 2011 05:47AM)

Lady Heather Thanks for accepting my friend invite! I have just started reading your writing and I'm now a fan! I really enjoyed reading 'Wrecked', and I love your 'Fatal' series!
What I like most about the 'Fatal' series is that you've used the same lead characters throughout the series. It is one of the reasons why I read in PNR the Kate Daniels, Night Huntress, and Guild Hunter series.
Often when reading a series I find I just start to connect to the characters and their relationship, them "BAM" the stories over with a 'semi' HEA, and I'm wondering what the characters lives will be like later on and how their doing... Then in the next books in "the series" the characters are mentioned but there is nothing really personal.
Thank you for writing the 'Fatal' series! I can't wait to read the Novella and the next Novel in the new year!
Lady Heather :))

message 11: by valee

valee Marie please tell me we're getting Grant's story next. I want more McCarthy brothers!!! As always I'm loving all your books! I finally got to read the rest!

Regards from your number one fan from Uruguay

message 10: by Milton

Milton Esitubi Mary Anita And The Second Liberation In Kenya Consider reading this book full of African passion and flavour, the culture, social life and politics.

message 9: by Ed

Ed Rambeau Thanks for accepting my friend request, Marie. You seem like an interesting person, as well as quite the prolific author, so feel free to tell me more about yourself. I, myself, am a singer/songwriter/actor who has recently turned author. My 2 top ten recordings were CONCRETE & CLAY (as a singer) and NAVY BLUE (as a writer)...both in the early 1960's. My first novel is an unusual murder mystery entitled: FORBIDDEN STEPS.

Regards, and have a great day, Ed

Jackie When will "Line of Scrimmage" be available for my kindle??

message 7: by Kassi

Kassi I'm kinda sad that I've voted for the last thing for Sam & Nick. *sigh*

dintyrk Aw, I so want to read line of scrimmage but I cannot see it on Kindle Store. I'm desperate (especially when I saw the quotations above)! But anyways, I'm gonna read "The Fall" today! Have a good day and thank you for accepting me here as a friend! :)


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Sheri Fredricks Congratulations on an awesome, inspiring writing career. Looking forward to your updates :)

message 4: by Marie

Marie Nice to meet you here, Beth.

Beth wrote: "Hi Marie,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!"

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Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!"

Beth wrote: "Hi Marie,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!"

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Beth Hi Marie,
Thanks for befriending this fellow author on Goodreads!

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Marie Roxanne wrote: "Hi, Marie. Great book cover."

Thanks, Roxanne!

Roxanne Hi, Marie. Great book cover.

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