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Blog Tour: Fatal Series by Marie Force

Posted July 6, 2016 by Rowena in Promotions | 5 Comments

To celebrate Marie Force’s 10th addition to her Fatal series, Fatal Identity, we’re featuring the series here on our blog today. In putting together this post, I’m pretty interested in this series. It seems to follow the same couple for several books, like the In Death series by J.D. Robb. Hmm, this whole series is going on to my to be bought list.

I was curious about this first book when I signed up for the blog tour but after going through each blurb for the series, it’s piqued my interest. Check it out!

Fatal Identity by Marie Force
Fatal Series #10
Releases on July 26, 2016 by HQN Books

Every family has its secrets…

As the first anniversary of her marriage to Vice President Nick Cappuano approaches, Lieutenant Sam Holland is dreaming of Bora Bora—sun, sand and a desperately needed break from the DC grind. But real life has a way of intervening, and Sam soon finds herself taking on one of the most perplexing cases of her career.

Government worker Josh Hamilton begs Sam to investigate his shocking claim that his parents stole him from another family thirty years ago. More complicated still, his “father” is none other than the FBI director. When a member of Josh’s family is brutally murdered, Sam begins to question how deep this cover-up goes. Is it possible the revered director was part of a baby-napping ring and that others involved are also targets?

With a killer intent on deadly revenge and her team still reeling from a devastating loss, Sam’s plate is full—and when Nick and their son, Scotty, take ill, is her dream of a tropical anniversary celebration in peril too?

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About the Author

Marie Force


Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.2 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series from Berkley Publishing as well as the new erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force.

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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Book Spotlight + A Giveaway: All You Need is Love by Marie Force

Posted March 14, 2014 by Tracy in Miscellaneous | 2 Comments

Hoping to take the magic of the island and move it to the mountains with the Abbot family, purveyors of the odd and hard to find relics of a time long gone by in small-town Vermont. Hope you’ll come with me to the Green Mountains! Watch for the first book in the series in early 2014!

The family-run Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times. The Abbott children are determined to keep it that way—but their father has different plans…

When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she imagines a more relaxing trip than she gets. After wrecking her car by colliding with the town moose, she meets the most handsome hero she’s ever seen. Unfortunately, her savior, Will Abbott, is also the son of her client—and he wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it.

For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and out of his family’s business. But he can’t seem to get her out of his head. As his family’s dispute heats up, so does the chemistry between the two, leaving them wondering if simple is better after all—especially when it comes to matters of the heart.

Read an excerpt here.

All New Selfie Contest!

The publisher of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE soooo loved the selfie contest, they asked us to do it again! Fun fun FUN! We have all new FABULOUS prizes up for grabs! Here’s how it’s going to work and please make sure you read ALL the way to the end so you can see the many ways to WIN!

Starting TODAY, get back out there and find ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE in your

local bookstore (Barnes & Noble, Target, WalMart, Books-A-Million, grocery stores, drug stores, etc,) or order your copy from an online retailer such as Amazon and take a picture of yourself holding the book. We want to see you WITH the print copy of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE (sorry, no ebook copies for this contest). When you’re out and about, consider getting a copy of the book for a friend who loves to read and hasn’t yet discovered Marie’s books. And remember, books make great gifts for birthdays and other important events! Better yet, once your friends have the book in hand, they can enter the selfie contest too! While you’re out taking selfies, consider getting a copy of ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE to donate to your local library, nursing home, hospital or other organization where people might enjoy Will and Cameron’s story! AND, if you’d like to have your book SIGNED, we can do that too with a signed book plate right from Marie! Send your request for an ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE bookplate and postal address to author@marieforce.com.

For each of the next THREE weeks, we will award a $100 gift card to one selfie photographer. You can enter as many times as you’d like to increase your chances to win. Entries carry over to the next week’s drawings, but we need ALL NEW selfies. The earlier ones will not count for this NEW contest. We will award the gift cards on Friday, February 28, March 7 and March 14. But wait, there’s MORE! On Friday, March 21, we will award YET ANOTHER grand prize trip to the Green Mountain Series Launch Party on June 28 at the Vermont Country Store in Weston, Vermont! This package includes:

• Two nights lodging for up to two guests in Weston, Vermont.

• $750 toward airfare for two from anywhere in the United States. We suggest flying into Manchester, NH (2.5 hours away), Burlington, VT (2.25 hours away), Hartford, CT (2.5 hours), Albany, NY (1.75 hours) or Boston, MA (3 hours).

• Reimbursement of up to approximately $300 for car rental and fuel to be used for transportation from the airport to Weston, VT.

• A special breakfast with Marie for you and a guest.

• $100 gift card to the Vermont Country Store

• $100 gift card to Bryant House Restaurant at the Vermont Country Store

• Your very own stuffed “Fred the Moose”

• Signed copies of All You Need Is Love and I Want to Hold Your Hand

Everyone who enters a selfie in the next three weeks will be entered into this grand-prize drawing. In order to WIN the prize, however, you must be able to answer three new questions about the short story TO KNOW HER IS TO LOVE HER, which is found ONLY in the back of the print book. (It will be released to e-readers on Marie’s website in May.) ALSO, everyone who enters this new Selfie contest will get our ALL NEW Green Mountain Romance sticker! UK, Australia, New Zealand readers: You are looking for YOUR LOVE IS ALL I NEED and your selfies count!

WAIT, there’s one more chance to win! If you SHARE this post, you will be entered into a drawing to win yet another super fun prize pack that includes signed copies of Marie’s books, Fred the Moose and other fabulous swag. Everyone who clicks the SHARE button on this post will be entered into the SHARE drawing!

So go forth and take those selfies and SHARE this post to get your friends out there taking pictures, too! We will feature as many selfies as we can on Marie’s Facebook page!

You must send your selfie to author@marieforce.com to be entered into the drawing. If you’d like the Green Mountain Romance sticker, please include your postal address (international entries permitted) and let us know if you’d like to be on the list for occasional postcards and other items by mail. NO selfies posted directly to Facebook or Twitter will count as entries. The only way to ensure that your entry is counted is to email it to author@marieforce.com with:

  • Your name: 
  • Where you found the book (store/location):
  • Mailing address if you want the Green Mountain Sticker: 
  • Do you wish to be added to the postal mailing list for occasional postcards and other swag during the year?



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Guest Review: Time For Love by Marie Force

Posted February 2, 2014 by Judith in Reviews | 0 Comments

17383815Judith’s review of Time for Love (The McCarthy’s of Gansett Island #9) by Marie Force

Dr. David Lawrence has spent the last two years atoning for his sins and recovering from the devastating breakup with Gansett Island golden girl Janey McCarthy. As the island’s only doctor, he’s had ample opportunity to show his fellow island residents that there’s more to him than the guy who disappointed Janey so profoundly. Now if only he could find a way to forgive himself, he might be able to move on with his life without the woman he’d expected to love forever…

Daisy Babson, probationary director of housekeeping at McCarthy’s Gansett Island Inn, is in bad need of a fresh start after her relationship with Truck Henry took a violent turn, leaving her battered and broken—in more ways than one. As she recovers from her injuries, her days are made brighter by her visits with David Lawrence. The kind and caring doctor who tended to her after the attack has become much more than a friend to her in recent weeks.

Will these two wounded hearts take comfort from one another and move forward on a new path toward love together? Or will ghosts from the past derail them before they get the chance for their own happily ever after?

Little did I realize eight books ago that I would still be hooked on these McCarthy’s of Gansett Island, a fictional location that bears a remarkable resemblance to the author’s growing up experiences with one of the islands off the East Coast of Rhode Island.  Readers have been introduced to all the immediate family and their discoveries of love and the stabilizing forces of commitment within stable love relationships.  Now the author is bringing in stories that feature characters who made their first appearances in earlier books and whose more in-depth experiences are featured.

Here we meet Dr. David Lawrence, a young physician who always intended to return to Gansett Island after med school and finishing his residency.  He fully intended to marry Janey McCarthy, the only daughter in the McCarthy Clan and whose heart he broke with his infidelity.  Now he has spent two years trying to reclaim his life, put his own hurting and wounded heart and soul back together, trying to reclaim a sense of himself apart from the future he once envisioned and which is no longer possible.  He’s had to find a way to live with the hurt he has caused while hoping he can rebuild some level of trust with the people who have been the warp and woof of his life from the beginning.

Perhaps the once thing that David has realized during these difficult two years is that he can be a man that sees others with compassion and caring and a willingness to be a friend.  Add in the fact that he has faced his own selfishness and the hurt that has caused.  In all the ways that count, David is a changed man.  Now he can see the hurt in others far more clearly and that is not only making him a better person but it is making him a better doctor.  Perhaps now–in this critical time in his life–David can recognize the value in a woman like Daisy, a woman he quite possibly would have never “seen” before the cataclysmic changes in his own life.  Now he recognizes her giving heart, her deep wounds of soul and spirit, and her disillusionment with people.  It all reminds him of some of the issues he is facing in his own life.

Marie Force seems to be one of those authors who has her finger on the pulse of human reality, one who can tell a story that resonates with readers because it embraces human experience in a way that carries the stamp of authenticity.  The people in her story are genuine with all their bumps and bruises, their joys and their foibles, their celebrations and disappointments, their energy and their fatigue.  They get to us because they sound like us so often.  The relationship between David and Daisy may seem unlikely, but somehow their careful and tentative encounters, begun when David was tending Daisy’s terrible injuries at the hand of her boyfriend, compel the reader to look deeper into one’s own heart, to ask how each of us would respond to such a situation and question whether or not we would be able to look beyond the obvious foolishness of this woman in even getting involved with this mean and abusive man.  Yet I, for one, have dealt with people such as Daisy and know the patience and caring it took for David to keep encouraging her, helping her to look beyond her insecurities, and building within her a sense of her intrinsic worth.

I have to say right out that I loved this novel and was delighted when it was released.  I have looked forward to all the books in this series, and even though some readers may tire of such a long series, I have not.  Again, I think it is because I “recognize” so many of these characters as being able to remind me of people I have known in real life.  Thus, there is a very strong sense of connection with these stories.  This novel is truly one of those “feel good” kinds of stories that will engage the emotions as well as entertain the mind.  Don’t get me wrong.  There are real ups and downs here, crises and all the mayhem that go with them, as well as dealing with residual issues left over from a family tragedy that is a part of a previous novel.  However, as each of these books stands alone, it won’t be difficult for anyone beginning with this ninth book in the series to “catch up” sufficiently to appreciate the story as well as catch a glimpse of past happenings.

I highly recommend this novel and hope that those who love the warm and fuzzy romance and the push/pull of family and a close-knit society will take the time to read, enjoy, and possibly savor the really good writing that has brought us another fine romance offering.

I give it a rating of 4.25 out of 5

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Guest Review: Fatal Mistake by Marie Force

Posted December 7, 2013 by Judith in Reviews | 0 Comments

16090419Judith’s review of Fatal Mistake (Fatal #6) by Marie Force

A critical error.
A Cinderella season cut short.
A star player murdered. 

D.C. is recovering from angry riots after one player’s mistake blew the D.C. Federals’ chance at the World Series, and Lt. Sam Holland is determined to unravel the twisted web of motives behind the star center fielder’s death. Was it a disgruntled fan, a spurned lover or a furious teammate?

While Sam digs through clues, her husband, U.S. Senator Nick Cappuano, fights for his political life in the final days of his reelection campaign as financial irregularities threaten his future. It’s a distraction Nick can ill afford with Sam in the midst of another high-profile murder investigation and both of them trying to help their adopted son, Scotty, cope with the murder of a ball player he admired.  Determined to bring the killer to justice, Sam must root out the truth before another mistake proves fatal.

Those of us who have been raised around baseball fanatics like my dad and my hubby know that the race for the penant and the World Series win assume white hot proportions.   The adoration of hundreds of thousands of fans, the cheers of the home crowd, the hopes and dreams of many kids who believe their favorite baseball player is invincible–all this combines to make a potent mix that can combust at some point in the race toward victory.  Thus, when a player on the home team makes an error and allows the other team to win the penant, the city of Washington, D.C. goes a little crazy — well, a lot crazy, actually.   But even that isn’t the low point in the senator’s household.  It is the palpable disappointment of Sam and Nick’s adopted son that causes their hearts to nearly break.  And it is this terrible tragedy that launches this sixth book in a vibrant and entertaining series written by an author whose way with words is about as good as it gets.   The story of Sam Holland as a high-profile homicide officer and her love affair and marriage to a U. S. senator have fascinated readers for a very long time, and each time a new addition to the series is released, all of us who have loved these novels are delighted beyond measure.

Yet with all the hoo-haa of the baseball tragedy that engages Sam and her squad in unraveling a mystery, this book is ultimately about relationships:  Sam’s with her sexy husband Nick, Sam and Nick’s relationship with Scotty and their growing need to interact positively as his parents, Nick’s relationships in the political arena that can either make or break his political career, and Sam’s on-going relationship with her own disabled father and her extended family.  It is at its most basic a love story that winds its way through the challenges of living on the front pages of the daily news.  It is about how two people manage their lives even as they know that their love for one another is absolutely essential to who they are.  And because of all that, it is a story rich in emotion, rich in the texture of family and friendship, and all of it interwoven with the mystery of who perpetrated they death of a community sports hero.

All in all, it is a marvelous romance/mystery novel and one that is deeply emotional and so very entertaining.  As one who reads dozens of books, this one is even now one of my favorites of recent weeks and this entire series has been one that has drawn me back several times.  Ms Force writes with a deft hand using an economy of words that makes her characters come alive and the context, though complicated, still make wonderful sense.  It is not hard to keep everything straight but there will be no easy answers and the reader will be surprised by the twists and turns of the mystery before all is resolved.  Most of all, it seems to me that the author has a better than average awareness of the qualities of this relationship, of how it has developed through several books, of the depth of feeling and connect that Sam and Nick share, and  the necessity we readers feel that Sam and Nick deserve all the happiness they can wring out of living.

So be sure and connect with this book and I hope it will be just as enjoyable for you as it was for me.  I give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5.

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You can read more from Judith at Dr J’s Book Place.

This title is available from Carina Press.  You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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Guest Review: Fatal Flaw by Marie Force

Posted February 9, 2012 by Book Binge Guest Blogger in Reviews | 2 Comments

Genres: Romantic Suspense

Judith’s review of Fatal Flaw by Marie Force.


Back from their honeymoon, Senator Nick Cappuano and D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland are ready for some normalcy after the whirlwind of their wedding, but someone has other plans for them. When Sam discovers wedding cards containing thinly veiled death threats, she’s not sure if she or Nick is the target.

Already on edge, Sam and her team start investigating a series of baffling murders. The victims are well-liked with no known enemies, and the murders are carried out in a clean and efficient manner. Unable to find a clear motive for the deaths, she feels like she’s chasing her tail.

With no obvious connection between the victims, Sam soon suspects that she may be the ultimate prize in the killer’s clever game. When the danger starts to hit a little too close to home, she has two goals: find the elusive murderer and manage to live long enough to enjoy her happily ever after.

I first encountered this couple in the novella Fatal Destiny that was released late in 2011 and which finally got Sam and Nick to the altar but even then danger and threat came at them right up until the night before the wedding. Now they have returned from two weeks in Bora Bora and just minutes into her first day back on the active roster, Sam is called out to a homicide and things go downhill from there. This entire series, while featuring Lt. Samantha Holland, has embraced the lives and experiences of several officers in the Metropolitan Police Force of Washington, D.C. Because of that, there are background and secondary characters who have been familiar to readers who have read this series or even just the preceding novella. And while Sam’s life and experience are foremost, the lives and experiences of her closest co-workers are also displayed, giving the reader the sense that there is a whole community that is interacting with the reader and with each other. It is one of the things I like best about this kind of novel: the reader becomes a part of the whole.

This novel, like the others in this series, gives readers a good look-see into the complicated life of a police lieutenant who is trying to juggle her job, care for an officer that has been traumatized by kidnapping and rape, deal with an old adversary in the department, try to make sense of a series of murders that don’t make any sense, find some time with her sexy new husband, and move forward with their plan to adopt a pre-teen youngster. It’s a lot on anyone’s “plate” and then her dad, who was injured in the line of duty, comes down with a life-threatening case of pneumonia, and Sam’s life becomes even more stressful.

I love romance novels, but I especially like stories where the love story is spiced up and laced with the tension of a good mystery. I like police novels for that reason–people trying valiantly to juggle the demands of one of the most demanding professions with the demands of love and family. So it is here and you will find yourself neck deep in a slice of life that isn’t like what most of us experience. It is so beautifully written and it just flows–from scene to scene–and the segue is always flawless. That is the mark of a really good writer, as I see it. I tried to find something about this book I didn’t like. I really like most of the books I read so I try to find something negative just to see if I can be objective, but in this case, I just flat out really liked this book. I don’t know if Ms Force is planning anymore chapters in Sam & Nick’s life, but I sure hope so. I think she’s on a roll.

I give it a rating of 4.25 out of 5

You can read more from Judith at Dr J’s Book Place.

This book is available from Carina Press. You can buy it here or here in e-format.

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