Marie Force is the New York Times best-selling, award-winning author of 25 contemporary romances, including “The McCarthys of Gansett Island Series,” the “Fatal Series,” the “Treading Water” Series and numerous stand-alone books.

marieMarie was born in Newport, Rhode Island, and grew up in neighboring Middletown. After marrying a man in the Navy, she lived in Spain, Maryland, and Florida, and is now settled again in Rhode Island. She’s the mother of two teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.

In early 2010, Marie sold her third novel, Fatal Affair, (which tops today’s Buffet) to Harlequin’s new Carina Press digital-first imprint. Soon afterwards, she released Fatal Justice, Fatal Consequences, Fatal Destiny and Fatal Flaw and Fatal Attack. Several of those books are now being revived for the Kindle and mass-market paperback beginning this fall.

Marie’s new series, “The Green Mountain Country Store,” is coming in early 2014.

Fatal Affair: Book One of the Fatal Series

Romance > Mystery & Suspense
Author: Marie Force

Fatal Affair: Book One of the Fatal Series

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Washington, D.C., Metro Police Detective Sergeant Sam Holland needs a big win to salvage her career–and her confidence–after a disastrous investigation. The perfect opportunity arises when Senator John O’Connor is found brutally murdered in his bed, and Sam is assigned to the case.

Matters get complicated when Sam has to team up with Nick Cappuano, O’Connor’s friend and chief of staff…and the man Sam had a memorable one-night stand with years earlier. Their sexual chemistry still sizzles, and Sam has to fight to stay focused on the case. Sleeping with a material witness is another mistake she can’t afford–especially when the bodies keep piling up.


Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1

Romance > Contemporary
Author: Marie Force
Treading Water, The Treading Water Series, Book 1

Love is the last thing on Jack Harrington’s mind when he sets out to meet Andi Walsh’s flight. Recently back to work after spending more than a year tending to his comatose wife, Jack is focused on getting through each day and caring for his three daughters. However, the moment he sets eyes on Andrea Walsh, the interior designer who has come to decorate the hotel his company is building in Newport, Rhode Island, Jack begins to wonder if Andi might be his second chance.

After a disastrous marriage, Andi, single mom to a hearing-impaired son, isn’t exactly looking for love, either, but that’s what she finds with Jack. The two embark on a long-distance relationship fraught with challenges as they balance the needs of their children and dueling careers while Jack continues to care for his wife, Clare. Just when Jack thinks his life is once again settled, he is confronted with a new challenge that tests him in ways he never could’ve imagined, leaving him to wonder if “happily ever after” is in the cards for him.


The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Small Business & Entrepreneurship > New Business Enterprises
Author: Mike Michalowicz
The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur

Never started a company before? Struggling with little or no cash? Have no experience, no baseline to judge your progress against? Thank God! You’ve got a shot at making this work. So says author Mike Michalowicz

Whether you’re just starting out or have been at this for years, Mike’s “get real” approach to business is a much-needed swift kick in the pants. In this book, you’ll discover:

  • Why a business plan is a total waste of your time.
  • Why fulfilling your own needs is the first and last order of business.
  • Which three sheets of paper you need to successfully launch, manage and grow your business.
  • How to get started in business with little or no money.
  • How to find and exploit resources that no one else knows about.
  • How to stop procrastinating and take action now.

Voodoo or Die

Romantic Suspense
Author: Stephanie Bond
Voodoo or Die (Mojo, Louisiana humorous mystery series #2)

You always find your mojo in the last place you look for it…

When a female attorney relocates to the quaint town of Mojo, Louisiana to take over the practice of a dead man, she thinks the welcome gift on her office doorstep is sweet…until she opens it to find a voodoo doll! After a horrible death occurs that’s a little too close for comfort, she can no longer ignore the power of the evil doll…and frantically realizes her secret past might be catching up with her.

The Electric Bike Book

Reference > Transportation
Author: Jim Turner
The Electric Bike Book

There is an electric bike revolution taking place around the world, yet most Americans are unaware of it. Indeed, most Americans couldn’t answer the question, “What is an electric bike?” But get ready to discover how these amazing machines can improve your life and quite literally change the world.

Forget the do-it-yourself garage projects with clunky motors mounted on heavy cruiser bikes. The reality is that hi-tech, modern electric bicycles have come of age in Western Europe and America, where quality manufacturers and some of the world’s best engineers are introducing amazing new technologies and design. The results are innovative and highly efficient electric bicycles that provide safe alternative transportation in such a fun, healthy and environmentally responsible manner as to make urban automobile use obsolete.

Big Girls Don’t Cry

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Taylor Lee
Big Girls Don't Cry: Sexy Romantic Suspense (Book 1 in The Blonde Barracuda's Sizzling Suspense Series)

They called her the Blonde Barracuda. The press loves her, the politicians fear her and the mob is out to kill her. Can she find her brother’s killers before they find her?

Hell Around the Horn

Genre Fiction > Sea Adventures
Author: Rick Spilman
Hell Around the Horn

In 1905, a young ship’s captain and his family set sail on the windjammer, Lady Rebecca, from Cardiff, Wales, with a cargo of coal bound for Chile, by way of Cape Horn. Before they reach the Southern Ocean, the cargo catches fire, the mate threatens mutiny, and one of the crew may be going mad, yet the greatest challenge will prove to be surviving the vicious westerly winds and mountainous seas of the worst Cape Horn winter in memory

When You Were Older

Literary Fiction
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
When You Were Older

Russell Ammiano works on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center. On the morning of September 11, 2001, the phone rings while Rusty is rushing to work. The news is devastating: Rusty’s mother has died of a stroke, leaving his brain-damaged older brother Ben alone. This news also saves Rusty’s life. He’s still at home when two planes hit the World Trade Center–and only one of his friends and colleagues survives. In a single day, the life Rusty built in New York crumbles to the ground.

Rusty returns to his tiny hometown and the brother he was more than happy to leave behind. Ben hasn’t changed a bit, but the town has. Tensions are running high in the wake of the terrorist attack, while Rusty struggles to put the the past behind him and care for the exasperating brother he loves. He finds refuge drinking coffee in the early morning with beautiful Egyptian-American Anat in her father’s bakery.

Rusty is beginning to get his life back…until one awful night threatens to take it all away again.

Millionomics: My Journey to Gaining Financial Freedom

Investing > Introduction
Author: Shiv Verma
Millionomics: My Journey to Gaining Financial Freedom

The true story of a common man’s journey to becoming a millionaire after his arrival in the United States—the story of a man who started from ground up to gain financial freedom in a new land. This book is short and practical volume about living well and saving smartly.

Shiv Verma illustrates how to create a successful financial model based on simple and educated decisions. By maintaining the strong and adaptable system of “smart savings” and finding your own personal “commit force,” you can be on the path to achieving financial freedom sooner than you expected. Millionomics is an easy to read book that can be finished in a single sitting. Readers of all ages, regardless of where they stand financially or what their goals are, will leave with a new perspective on how to save more money without sacrificing a high quality of life.

The Huntress: full-length sexy romantic suspense

Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
Author: Dorothy McFalls
The Huntress: full-length sexy romantic suspense

Spunky bounty hunter Vega Brookes meets her match when she hunts down a dangerous ex-special forces officer accused of murder.

Heroes and Monsters: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be Human

Religion & Spirituality
Author: Josh James Riebock
Heroes and Monsters: An Honest Look at What It Means to Be Human

Every one of us is both a hero and a monster, and the world we inhabit is both beautiful and twisted. We are shaken by changes, losses, gains, insights, desires, mistakes, and transitions. And just when we’ve gotten settled back down, things get shaken up again. This is the life we’ve been given. So how do we make sense of life’s unexpected nature, find a way to embrace the tension, and live with a sense of peace despite pain?

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