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DA BWAHA time!

It’s DA BWAHA time again and my pick for the winner needs votes! If you haven’t voted yet, could you pretty, pretty please swing by and vote for NO STRINGS ATTACHED by the fabulous Jaci Burton? 😀

http://dabwaha.com/

This poll closes at 12:00 midnight CST.

And if you do vote for Jaci, just leave a comment here letting me know and I’ll buy a copy of Laced With Desire for one randomly drawn person. 😀 (Bribes work, right?)

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Thank you so much for having me back for another visit. Before I go any further, I wish to express my profound sorrow to Fatin and her daughters for their terrible loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Fatin asked me to talk today about the three books I’ve chosen to publish independently. For a variety of reasons, mostly involving timing, I had several completed books that haven’t been shopped to publishers. With my career moving in a number of interesting directions and with e-books exploding in popularity, the time was right to experiment with posting some of my unsold books to Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Smashwords. I’ve been thrilled with the results as readers have embraced these new books with the same enthusiasm they’ve shown for my conventionally published books. Here’s a little about each of these new offerings:

True North
The first time Travis North lays eyes on Liana McDermott, she’s wearing the most hideous bridesmaid dress he’s ever seen. He doesn’t immediately recognize the world-famous model who is attending her cousin Enid’s wedding at the country club he owns. Thanks to Enid’s shameless matchmaking, Travis and Liana become acquainted and later embark on a two-week fling intended to be free of emotion and entanglement. As Liana’s return to work gets closer, however, Travis wonders how he’ll ever let her go when the time comes while Liana considers whether he might be her true north. Two high-powered careers, two amazing weeks and a love that comes along just once in a lifetime. Is she ready to give up her career for a different kind of life? Does he want the same things she does? After insisting on an emotionless affair, she can’t very well ask him. Or can she?

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The Fall
Dr. Ted Duffy has finally met a woman who makes him ache with desire. Too bad she’s dating his best friend of twenty years. This simple premise has momentous consequences for Ted in “The Fall,” a story that explores the bonds of friendship, the expectations of family, and the power of love to unite and divide. Ted is a third-generation pediatric oncologist in Boston. He is thirty-seven years old, married to his work, and his patients are his kids. He and his college friends spend summer weekends in Newport, Rhode Island, which is the only break Ted gets from the grind of his job. After a devastating loss at work, he leaves for Newport where he meets his friend’s new girlfriend, Caroline. During that first weekend together, Ted and Caroline fall in love. When they later act on their feelings, shock and disbelief ricochet through his tight-knit group of friends and family. A highly respected doctor, a beloved son and grandson, a loyal friend, Ted is stunned by his sudden free fall from grace. Sometimes love is not enough…or is it?

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The Wreck
Carly Holbrook and Brian Westbury are weeks away from their high school graduation. The young couple plans to marry before they head to college, and their future seems bright with promise. Everything changes one spring night when their six closest friends, including Brian’s younger brother, are killed in a fiery car accident that Carly and Brian witness. The trauma leaves Carly unable to speak, and Brian is forced to make unimaginable decisions about a future that once seemed so certain. With Carly incapable of going forward with their plans, Brian leaves home—and Carly—for good. Fifteen years later, disturbing new clues indicate the accident that wrecked so many lives wasn’t an accident at all, bringing Brian home to face a past—and a love—he’s never forgotten.

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My question today for readers is how do you feel about some of your favorite authors publishing books on their own? I’ll give away a copy of each of the three books listed above today. I look forward to chatting with you!

Marie Force is the bestselling, award-winning author of FATAL AFFAIR and FATAL JUSTICE, Books 1 and 2 in her Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press. Book 3, FATAL CONSEQUENCES, is coming July 18, 2011, FATAL DESTINY, the Fatal Wedding Novella, is free to readers on September 5, 2011 and Book 4, FATAL FLAW, is out in February 2012. “This novel is ‘The O.C. does D.C.,’ and you just can’t get enough.” (RT Book Reviews, 4.5 stars for FATAL AFFAIR). In its July 2010 issue, RT Book Reviews named Marie a “Future Star of Romantic Suspense.”

Marie is also the author of the following contemporary romances: EVERYONE LOVES A HERO, LINE OF SCRIMMAGE, LOVE AT FIRST FLIGHT, TRUE NORTH, THE FALL and THE WRECK.

Since 1996, Marie has been the communications director for a national organization similar to RWA. She is a member of RWA’s New England, From the Heart and Published Author Special Interest Chapters.

While her husband was in the Navy, Marie lived in Spain, Maryland and Florida, and she is now settled in her home state of Rhode Island. She is the mother of two kids and a feisty dog named Brandy.

Find her at http://www.mariesullivanforce.com, on her blog at http://mariesullivanforce.blogspot.com, where she runs the popular weekly Romance & Oreos Book Club, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/pages/Marie-Force/248130827909, and on Twitter at twitter.com/MarieForce. Marie loves to hear from readers. Contact her at marie@marieforce.com.

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Many thanks to Marie for joining us today!

Don’t forget to answer Marie’s question to be entered in the giveaway. Three winners will be drawn on Sunday. Good luck! 😀

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