Friday, October 15, 2010

Some Great News!

Wow, what a week this has been! On top of some major production on the WIP, Fatal Consequences, I finished up the proposal for Fatal Flaw (which, pending acquisition committee approval would be Fatal Book #4) and I got the first look at the cover for Fatal Justice. I absolutely LOVE the way the Harlequin design team is building the brand for the Fatal Series. The covers are gorgeous! I also love the glimpse at Sam and Nick as the designers see them, which is so exciting.

Here's the blurb on Fatal Justice:
Standing over the dead body of the man she’d dined with the night before, Sam was suddenly hip deep in another high-profile case.

The fact Washington, D.C. Metro Police Lieutenant Sam Holland was one of the last people to see Supreme Court nominee Julian Sinclair alive just complicates matters even more. On the plus side, her relationship with Senator Nick Cappuano is heating up—but it’s also attracting a lot of unwanted media attention and generating front-page newspaper articles.

The pressure is on for Sam to find Sinclair’s killer, but a new lead in her father’s unsolved shooting puts her in unexpected danger and her habit of keeping secrets threatens to derail her relationship with Nick. Once again, Sam and Nick discover that mixing romance with politics can be fatal…

Can't wait to get this one out there in January!

Next on the excitement-o-meter was the release today of the Fatal Affair Audio Book from Audible.com. You can check it out here. I wondered how long it would take to tell the full story and the verdict was 11 hours!

While we're on the subject of Fatal Affair, I was so pleased to hear this week that Harlequin will be releasing it in print in July 2011 as part of it's Direct to Consumers program. People who subscribe to Harlequin's Reader Service program for romantic suspense will receive a copy. I'm sure there will be other ways to buy the book, and I'll let you know about that once I know more. I can't wait to see the print copy of Fatal Affair!

Next on the news feed is the first look at Everyone Loves a Hero! I posted a two-chapter excerpt here. Everyone Loves a Hero is now available for pre-order here, and I'm running a contest for those who pre-order. Send me proof of purchase by midnight Oct. 22 (marie@marieforce.com) and I'll enter you into a drawing to win one of four Advance Reader Copies. You can also win by following me on Twitter @marieforce and telling me in 140 characters what makes a good hero.

Here's the back cover copy on Everyone Loves a Hero:

Being a hero isn’t all it’s cracked up to be…
After a heroic blizzard landing makes him famous, First Officer Cole Langston thoroughly enjoys the playboy lifestyle that comes with his fame and good looks. Until he meets the one woman he wants more than anything and finds it impossible to convince her of his love.

especially when everything you’ve ever wanted is at stake…
Olivia is a talented artist, working at an airport kiosk to get through school. When drop-dead gorgeous Cole rescues her from an obnoxious customer, their instant attraction turns into something much deeper…

With jealousy and insecurity rearing their ugly heads as Cole and Olivia fall hard for each other, they’ll either figure out how to trust, or they’ll both miss the connection of a lifetime…

Looking forward to giving away the ARCs for ELaH, so make sure to enter one or both of the contests before next Friday at midnight!

10 comments:

Judith Leger said...

Gorgeous covers, Marie! The books sound great too. Congrats and wishing you the very best with these!

Marie Force said...

Thanks so much for stopping by, Judith! I love the Fatal Justice cover!

Judy F said...

I love the new cover. Looking forward to any and all books from you.

Say hi to Mr. Oreo for me. LOL

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Judy! Mr. Oreo and I are fighting again....

Mary G said...

Hi Marie
So much good news all at once.
Congrats on being one of the first
Carina authors to go to print. You're too modest to mention that. Loved the first 2 chapters of ELAH.
I can tell it's going to hit me like LOS & LAFF.

Marie Force said...

Thank you so much, Mary! I am thrilled with all the good news lately, and I sooooo hope ELaH hits you the same way LOS and LaFF did!!!

Sheila Deeth said...

Those are certainly eye-catching covers. Looking great.

oklanannie said...

Oh bummer!!! I missed the deadline for the contests. Lots of overtime and babysitting grandkids has interfered with my blogging lately.

I just read the two-chapter excerpt from EVERYONE LOVES A HERO and I'm so ready to read this book!! I can't wait to find out more about these two characters.
Thanks for the great teaser, Marie!

Marie Force said...

Thanks so much, Anne! So glad you enjoyed the opening chapters. Just under three months to go!!! I'll offer more contests when I get my author copies. :-)

Marie Force said...

Thanks, Sheila!! So glad you like the covers!!!