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RapturousCoverFinal500This past week, I finished RAPTUROUS, Book 4 in the Quantum Series, and after editing over the long weekend, it’s off to my copy editor for buff and polish. I really love the way Hayden and Addie’s story came together, and I enjoyed spending time in the Quantum world again. I finished RAPTUROUS in a wild writing FRENZY that resulted in a 10,000-word day last Tuesday (can you say I was DETERMINED to have the holiday weekend OFF?) Dan said I looked stoned afterward—haha! I was like a noodle for the rest of the day as my brain came down from the incredible high of writing that many words in one day. To give you an idea—that’s about 20 single-spaced pages. If you haven’t yet preordered RAPTUROUS, I’ve included the links below. At the end of RAPTUROUS, you’ll get to read about the plans for book 5, RAVENOUS, which will feature Flynn’s sister, Ellie Godfrey, as the lead character. I’m not going to say too much more about her story because I don’t want to give anything away. Suffice to say for now that I’m EXCITED about the plan for her book, and looking forward to writing it! If you haven’t yet tried the very sexy Quantum Series, now is the perfect time with book 1, VIRTUOUS, free for a couple more days before it goes back to the regular price of $5.99. See below for links to the free offering of VIRTUOUS. I know this super sexy series isn’t for everyone, and I totally understand that, but I do appreciate all of you who’ve written to tell me how much you love it.
We are running a very special preorder giveaway for RAPTUROUS, so if and when you preorder, register here to enter the drawing for:
  • $500 gift card
  • Signed print books from the Quantum Series
  • Swag from the series, including fun items you might find in the Quantum Club
In other news….
Fatal Series Update
Tomorrow I’m back in the Fatal world to begin work on FATAL IDENTITY, Book 10 in the Fatal Series, which will be out next summer in ebook, print and audio on the same day. This will be the first time all three formats are released on the same day as this initially digital-only series fully transitions to simultaneous publication. I’m looking forward to this big release of FATAL IDENTITY but of course I have to WRITE it first! I’ve missed Sam and Nick and I’m looking forward to getting back to them beginning tomorrow. I’m still waiting to hear when FATAL SCANDAL and FATAL FRENZY will be released in print, and I’ll pass those dates, as well as the release date for IDENTITY, on to you as soon as I have them. In other Fatal news, last week in Toronto, the team at Harlequin held a photoshoot for two people I feel resemble Sam and Nick enough to “play” them on the covers of the books. We will be unveiling new covers for the series over the next couple of months, and I’m thrilled with this new direction. I hope you will be, too!
New Gansett Island Book Out Tomorrow
CelebrationAfterDark500ALSO TOMORROW is the big release of CELEBRATION AFTER DARK, Big Mac and Linda’s long-awaited story! I had so much fun with this 40,000-word novella that celebrates the McCarthy’s 40th anniversary with a look back at how they came to be while also updating past stories for each of their five children. Oh and there’s a wedding, too! This is the first time I’ve written about Gansett Island in the winter, which made for a different feel to the story. In the back of CELEBRATION AFTER DARK we reveal the cover for the next book, DESIRE AFTER DARK, which will feature Gansett Island’s no. 1 pilot, Slim Jackson, and the new lighthouse keeper, Erin Barton. I’m really excited to write their story, especially after their initial flirtation in LOVE AFTER DARK. You’ll see more of them as well as new series favorites Kevin McCarthy and Chelsea Rose in CELEBRATION AFTER DARK. If you haven’t yet preordered to read CELEBRATION AFTER DARK tonight when it’s released, I’ve included the links below. Can’t wait to hear what you guy think of the latest Gansett Island installment!
AintSheSweet500AIN’T SHE SWEET, Green Mountain Book 6, Release Date Changed
Just a heads up that AIN’T SHE SWEET was moved from April 5 to April 26 at my request. April 5 was JAMMED with big book releases, and I wanted Charley’s story to be able to breathe in the marketplace, so I asked them to push it back a little. I do hope to MAYBE write Patrick and Mary’s story between now and then, so you may get more Green Mountain story before April 26, but no promises just yet. If you already preordered AIN’T SHE SWEET no need to do anything. You’ll receive a notice from your vendor of choice about the date change.
Commercial Shoot
ShootThis weekend, I shot the footage for what will be a series of TV commercials about my books that will air in the Rhode Island and Southern New England markets. Of course I will post them so everyone can see them. Here’s a photo from the shoot that will *hopefully* make you laugh! One commercial is pretty funny, spoofing how “glamorous” writing books can be and the other is more serious. And can we say what a good sport my husband Dan was about this?! Any Husband of the Year nominations!?! My kids also make a cameo appearance, and we all had a lot of laughs filming. Someone said this could be the start of our reality TV show!

That’s what’s going on around here. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about any of the upcoming books, writing, publishing, etc. Bring it on! 

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Celebration After Dark out on Dec. 1:
Ain’t She Sweet, out on April 26:

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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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