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How I’m Spending My Summer “Vacation”

BI Sunset

Picture this: it’s a gorgeous sunny day in Rhode Island and I’m on the ferry to Gansett Island. Joe and Seamus are SO happy to have me coming back to the island that they insisted on co-captaining my ferry. Who am I to say no to TWO hot guys, especially the one with the Irish brogue? Swoon. Anyway, I digress. I’m here to tell you that as of today, I’m free and clear to spend the summer in my favorite place: Gansett Island! The new Fatal book is done, so I turn my full attention today to Gansett, where I plan to finish Love After Dark (already well under way) and another Gansett surprise for later this year (I hope). Going back to the title of this blog, I think of this as summer vacation because Gansett is always my favorite fictional place to be, especially in the summer. I’ve got a nice chunk of time coming up that’s fully devoted to Gansett. Feels like vacation to me! I’ll keep you posted about the progress of Love After Dark, and we’ll soon be revealing the very special cover of book 13 in the Gansett Island Series! Stay tuned!

I want to thank everyone who came over here yesterday to follow my new blog! We had a crazy first day, and I’m so thrilled that so many of you are following me here now. I promise to make this a fun, exciting place to hang out. If you haven’t yet subscribed to the blog, please go to the box on the upper right side to put in your email address so you never miss an update!To get things started in style, on Friday I’ll be hosting a blog party with giveaways, so watch for more about that later in the week! If you’ve had trouble subscribing to the blog, email us at and we’ll see about getting you added. Keep trying–we might’ve overwhelmed the system a little bit yesterday. Doh!

Very excited to share today that my cousin Jennifer Barrera is one of the three Harlequin​ More Than Words winners! Jen will receive a $15,000 cash prize for her organization, Lucy’s Hearth, which supports homeless women and children in our hometown of Middletown, RI. Jen works tirelessly on behalf of the women and children she serves as the program director at Lucy’s Hearth. I couldn’t be happier for her and I just want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to all my readers and followers who voted over the last couple of weeks. We couldn’t have done this for Jen or Lucy’s Hearth without your amazing support! Also a special thank you to Cheryl Serra on my team, who helped with the nomination package and did such a great job showcasing Jennifer’s amazing work. Thank you everyone!!!

FScreen Shot 2015-06-17 at 8.03.07 AMinally, this happened this morning. Taye Diggs followed me on Twitter! Not a bad way to start the day, especially a day in which Stella is getting her groove back on Gansett Island! 🙂 (If you haven’t seen How Stella Got Her Groove Back, check it out and you’ll find out why I think Taye Diggs is H-O-T!)

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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 6.5 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller list many 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 a publisher through her Jack’s House Publishing romance imprint. She is a two-time nominee for the Romance Writers of America’s RITA® award for romance fiction.

Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.

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