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Marie Force

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the indie-published Gansett Island Series and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books. In addition, she is the author of the Butler, Vermont Series, the Green Mountain Series and the erotic romance Quantum Series. In 2019, her new historical Gilded series from Kensington Books will debut with Duchess By Deception.

All together, her books have sold more than 7 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list 29 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, a Speigel bestseller in Germany, a frequent speaker and publishing workshop presenter as well as

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Five Years Gone (Romance)
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Description: The most brazen terrorist attack in history. A country bent on revenge. A love affair cut short. A heart that never truly heals. I knew on the day of the attack that our lives were changed forever. What I didn't know then was that I'd never see John again after he deployed. One day he was living with me, sleeping next to me, making plans with me. The next day he was gone. That was five years ago. The world has moved on from that awful day, but I'm stuck in my own personal hell, waiting for a man who may be dead for all I know. At my sister's wedding, I meet Eric, the brother of the groom, and my heart comes alive once again. The world is riveted by the capture of the terrorist mastermind, brought down by U.S. Special Forces in a daring raid. Now I am trapped between hoping I'll hear from John and fearing what'll become of my new life with Eric if I do. From a New York Times bestselling author, Five Years Gone, a standalone contemporary, is an epic story of love, honor, duty, unbearable choices and impossible dilemmas.
Outrageous (Romance)
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Description: Every time Leah Holt encounters Quantum Production’s chief counsel, Emmett Burke, the only thing she can think of is how much she wants to lick him. Everywhere. She’s never had that kind of reaction to a man, and the fact that he’s a much-older colleague makes her out-of-control attraction to him far more complicated than it should be. Every day, she brings a new legal question to Emmett, hoping to catch his attention and make him see her as a grown woman who wants him desperately. She walks a fine line in trying to remain professional as the assistant to superstar Marlowe Sloane while lusting after Marlowe’s sexy attorney. To Emmett, Leah is a fly buzzing around his head who can’t be swatted away. She’s always there, looking at him, asking him legal questions that have nothing to do with his specialty in entertainment law and generally driving him mad with her overt sexiness and sassy mouth. He wants to toss her over his desk and run the sass right out of her, which is hardly the way a professional who loves his job should behave in the office—especially with a young, fresh, sexy colleague. As the author of the company’s policy on inter-office dating, he’s painfully aware of all the reasons he should stay far, far away from her and the tantalizing temptation she represents. Then Leah gets her chance to step up for Emmett, to help him through an unfortunate “accident” and to show him she’s much more than just a smart mouth and a sexy body. When she realizes she has genuine feelings for him—and that those feelings are returned—she wonders if he will take a chance on her or continue to hold her at arm’s length. Slowly but surely, she chips away at his resistance, and he begins to crave more of her. But Emmett knows if he’s going to let her in, he has to let her all the way in. What will she think when he introduces her to his BDSM lifestyle? Will she still want him the way she does now or will she run away in horror? And what will he do if she runs away?
Mine After Dark (Romance)
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Description: He barely knew her, and he can’t forget her… It’s the dead of winter on Gansett Island, and Riley McCarthy’s mood matches the lousy weather as he and his family work to bring their new business, McCarthy’s Wayfarer, back to life. He can’t deny that he’s been in a funk since Nikki Stokes and her twin sister, Jordan, left the island last fall without saying goodbye. Riley, who’d been hired to fix the leaking roof at their grandmother’s home, had liked talking to Nikki and had been looking forward to getting to know her better when she disappeared. Months later, he still thinks of her every day, even if he wishes he didn’t. She’s hard to forget. As the manager for Jordan’s reality TV career, Nikki finds herself square in the middle of the kind of drama she’s had more than enough of, especially since her sister plans to go back to the husband who released a sex tape that devastated Jordan last fall. Enough is enough for Nikki, who quits her job and heads for her happy place—her grandmother’s oceanfront home on Gansett Island, hoping she might run into the sweet, sexy guy who fixed the roof last fall. She liked talking to him and wonders if he stayed on the island for the winter. She really hopes he’s still there. The minute Riley hears that Nikki has come back to Gansett Island, he has to see her. He has to know if the spark of attraction he’d felt for her is still there, and more than anything, he’d love to know why he’s thought more about a woman he met exactly twice than he ever has about anyone else. Come back to Gansett Island for Riley and Nikki’s sweet, sexy story and catch up with many of your favorites, including Mac and Maddie, Adam and Abby, Shane and Katie and Kevin and Chelsea!
Fatal Chaos (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Mar 02, 2018 01:06PM
Description: First the calm. Then the storm… Escaping D.C. during the dog days of summer is one of the smartest moves Washington Metro Police Lieutenant Samantha Holland ever made. Beach walks aren’t quite as romantic with the Secret Service in tow, but Sam and her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano, cherish the chance to recharge and reconnect—especially with a scandal swirling around the administration. No sooner are they back home than a fatal drive-by shooting sets the city on edge. The teenage victim is barely older than Sam and Nick’s son, Scotty. As more deaths follow, Sam and her team play beat the clock to stop the ruthless killers. With Nick facing his greatest challenge—one that could drastically change all their lives and even end Sam’s career—will the mounting pressure deepen or damage their bond?
Here Comes the Sun (Romance)
1 chapters   —   updated Jan 26, 2018 01:32PM
Description: Wade Abbott is one and done—one look, one conversation, one weekend, and he knows who he wants. Except, Mia Simpson is not free to return his affection. In fact, he suspects she’s in an abusive marriage, but she never confirms that, and he has no choice but to mind his own business where she’s concerned. Two hears after they first met and a year after he last heard from her, Mia shows up half-frozen, bruised and beaten on his doorstep, needing something only Wade can provide. Mia has never forgotten the kind, gentle, sexy guy who made her heart sing from the first time she met him. She only cut off contact with him because she feared for his safety—and hers—and takes the first opportunity she gets to make a run for what she really wants—Wade. But nothing is ever as simple as happily ever after. With issues from her past still haunting them, and Wade’s family questioning the motives of a woman they’ve never met, Wade and Mia will have to fight for their happy ending. Wade Abbott’s long-awaited story is finally here, along with an update on the Abbott and Coleman clan as well as Fred the moose!
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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.”
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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

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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 :)

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

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