Sunday, October 28, 2012

True Confession

My name is Marie Force and I am guilty of ignoring my blog. There. I said it out loud. I can't believe it's been almost three months since I posted here! You'd think I had nothing to say, which couldn't be further from the truth. If you've gotten to know me at all, you know I've always got plenty to say! So what's new?

FATAL DECEPTION, book 5 in my FATAL SERIES, will be out on November 12. I'm really excited about this book, which in my humble opinion, is the best one yet. Sam and Nick are back with more married adventures. You'll see more of series favorites Freddie, Gonzo, Jeannie, Skip, Graham, Laine and of course, SCOTTY! I've also come up with what I think is a fun way to get our superstar wedding planner, Shelby Faircloth, back onto the canvas in a more enduring role. She was so damned fun to write and her dynamic with Sam made me laugh out loud more than once, so how could I not find a way to get her back into the series? If you haven't already pre-ordered your copy, you can do so now at:


More retailers coming soon! Here's a bit about what you can expect in FATAL DECEPTION: 

The wife of the White House deputy chief of staff has been beaten to death, and their one-year-old daughter is missing. D.C. Police Lieutenant Sam Holland is in charge of the murder investigation, but she's forced to collaborate with Special Victims Unit detectives as well as thorn-in-her-side FBI Special Agent Avery Hill. Then, a cold case of her father's resurrects old hurts—a distraction Sam cannot afford. 

As Sam's investigation heats up, so does Nick's political career—and the heat carries over to their bedroom. Will Sam put the pieces in time to catch a killer and find the baby, or will ambition, greed and lies prove fatal?

I get a lot of questions about the Fatal Series, so let me answer a few of them here.
How many books do you plan to write in the Fatal Series?
I don't know yet. I figure as long as I'm having fun with Sam and Nick and readers are enjoying their adventures, I'll keep writing the series. 
What will the next book be called and when will it be out?
Book Six will be called Fatal Mistake, and I believe it's scheduled to be out in June 2013. 
Will the Fatal Series be coming to print?
YES! I'm pleased to report that books 1 and 2, FATAL AFFAIR and FATAL JUSTICE, will be out in  2013 in what's called mass market paperback format (meaning they will be in bookstores and retail outlets close to your homes) from HQN, which is a Harlequin imprint. I'm hoping the rest of the books will follow soon after. In the meantime, the series has been coming to print via Fatal Consequences is currently available there in print.
Will Sam ever have a baby?
I'm not sure yet how that will play out. I do know that bringing a newborn in their lives would vastly change the landscape of the series, and not necessarily for the better. So if and when Sam has a baby, I do expect it to be much later in the series. 
Will we ever find out who shot Skip?
I believe we will, but I'm not sure when yet!
If you have other questions about the Fatal Series, please feel free to post them in the comments. I'm happy to provide the answers—if I have them!
In other news...
Right now I'm working on two books at the same time. COMING HOME, book 4 in the Treading Water Series, will hopefully be out by Christmas, and WAITING FOR LOVE, book 8 in the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, will be out early next year. Right after that, I'll be diving into FATAL MISTAKE as well as book 1 in my new Green Mountain Country Store Series that's coming in late 2013. If you're interested in audio books, watch for the McCarthy Series coming to audio in 2013!
So that's what is keeping me busy at the moment! Hope you're doing well and getting lots of reading time! 


Kara C said...

Ah, Sam. Best heroine ever. And, Nick's not bad either. Congrats on all that good news! How many Oreos does it take to write multiple books at the same time? :-)

Marie Force said...

A lot of Oreos and even more Diet Coke! LOL! I love writing Sam and Nick. Glad you love them, too, KK!

QCharmaine said...

I have been waiting for the next one, yay!!!!!

Doreen Burke said...

Well you know I love Nick and Sam so as long as you keep writing about them, I will keep reading and re-reading about them.

I'm also looking forward to reading your new Green Mountain Country Store Series books as well as book 8 of MGI. I think your a very talented writer and can't wait to read what happens next in any of your books :)

Karen said...

Any news about Nick and Sam is great news to me!! All my reading friends here at home are looking forward to finding out how our little town figures into this one. I hope this well-written series continues to live a long and loving life. Nick and Sam are two of my favorite characters as you well know!

Laurel S said...

We know you've been busy writing, so we can forgive you for failing to blog, I'm sure I speak for quite a I say we'd rather you focus on the books so we can get them as sson as possible (we're not always a patient bunch) Can't wait for the next Fatal book and Adam's story!!

Marie Force said...

Thanks Doreen! That's very kind of you!

Thanks Karen! I am not sure the people of Defiance will be happy about what goes on there. LOL

Thanks for the forgiveness Laurel! I appreciate it!

Kristy said...

Thanks for the updates! I've been really looking forward to reading Coming Home so it's good to know it might be out around Christmas. :)

Belynda said...

I loved Coming Home and having some closure with Reid and Kate!... But now we want more! Are you going to write more from these families/extended families? I would love to read Maggie's story and to be able to revisit those we love from the previous stories.

Marie Force said...

Thanks Belynda! Glad you enjoyed Coming Home! No plans for more of the Treading Water Series any time soon, but maybe at some point down the road. We'll see!

maritza cabrera said...

Im with Laurel S & Belynda!!!! OH no Marie, besides Maggie, I want to read Jill & Ashton story! YES we love that series too. I also can get enough of Sam & Nick, must admit I soo enjoyed his alpha male in the bedroom. The McCarthy's of Gansett Island series is cemented in my heart. You rock Marie!!!

Marie Force said...

Glad you all enjoyed the Treading Water books, but my plate is VERY full right now with the McCarthys, the Fatal Series and the new Vermont series, coming late 2013. Maybe someday I'll be able to do more of the Treading Water Series. We'll see! :-)

Caitlin said...

Best series I have read so far can't wait for fatal mistake! Read all your books in 2 weeks!

Marie Force said...

Thanks Caitlin! So glad you're looking forward to Fatal Mistake. You can join the mailing list to be notified when new books are released at Thanks for reading!

lauren thompson said...

I love these books i think you should consired making them into movies. Any plans?

Marie Force said...

No plans that I'm aware of, but you never know! Now that the McCarthys have appeared on the New York Times list, anything is possible! Thanks for your interest in my books!

Anonymous said...

nLoved Avery Hill, what will happen to him? Is he in the new book?

Marie Force said...

Yes, you will see more of Agent Hill in Fatal Mistake.