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It’s Release Week for Big Mac and Linda in Celebration After Dark

Thank you all so much for giving CELEBRATION AFTER DARK such a fantastic release week! Readers are loving the look back at how Big Mac and Linda came to be, and are finding out where the McCarthy boys come by their formidable charm! They’re also enjoying catching up with each of Big Mac and Linda’s five children as well as his brother Kevin’s intriguing new romance with Chelsea Rose. You’ll also hear more about Slim and Erin who will star in the next book, DESIRE AFTER DARK. The cover of that book and a synopsis of their story is included in the back of CELEBRATION.

Of CELEBRATION, one reviewer wrote: “Can it get any better – we get to learn about Mac and Linda’s love for each other, catch up on each of our favorite couple’s, get an anniversary party and a wedding. Looking forward to more books in this series.”

Vicki said: “This series just keeps on getting better!!! What a lovely tribute to Mac and Linda and how nice to catch up with everybody during the holidays.”

I so appreciate all the lovely reviews you guys have left and I enjoy reading your thoughts on the book. Here’s a little snippet from Big Mac and Linda’s story…

They walked around to the back of the marina, near the building he hoped to someday turn into a hotel, to a strip of sandy beach where they left the towels and their sandals. Wading into the cool, refreshing water, she continued to hold his hand. He hoped she never let go.

When they were waist-deep, he looked over to see her gazing at the last remnants of the sun, a fireball of light heading for the horizon. “What’re you thinking?”

“This place is beautiful.”

“I couldn’t agree more. I’m glad you think so, too.”

“I can see why you fell in love with it.”

“I can’t wait to look at this view every day for the rest of my life.” He dropped down into the water, bringing her with him to float on the surface of the water. Over the last hour, the wind had dropped off considerably, and the gentle sway of the water soothed him.

A sense of rightness came over him. This was where he belonged. It was where she belonged, too. Maybe she didn’t know it yet, but hopefully she would before too long.

“I have a confession to make,” she said, breaking the comfortable silence.

“Do tell.”

“I’m glad the ferries were canceled.”

Smiling, he said, “Me, too.” He drew her into his arms, gazing down at her, memorizing every detail of her gorgeous face.

She floated into his embrace, seemingly without reservation, linking her arms around his neck, her legs around his waist and looking up at him expectantly.

“Linda, I, um…”

With her hand on the back of his neck, she drew him into a kiss.

Enter the fabulous CELEBRATION AFTER DARK giveaway at FIVE winners will receive:

  • Marie Force FanGirls coffee mug
  • Signed copy of Celebration After Dark
  • Gansett Island sweatshirt OR Gansett Island pajama pants
  • Map of Gansett Island
  • Gansett bracelet
  • $50 gift card

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Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, romantic suspense and erotic romance. Her series include Fatal, First Family, Gansett Island, Butler Vermont, Quantum, Treading Water, Miami Nights and Wild Widows.

Her books have sold more than 10 million copies worldwide, have been translated into more than a dozen languages and have appeared on the New York Times bestseller more than 30 times. She is also a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller, as well as a Speigel bestseller in Germany.

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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