My next guest is…

Bestselling Author Marie Force!

Marie Force is the bestselling and award-winning author of the McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, the Treading Water Trilogy and the Fatal Series from Harlequin’s Carina Press. In its July 2010 issue, RT Book Reviews named Marie a “Future Star of Romantic Suspense.” She is a member of RWA’s New England 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 teenagers and two feisty dogs, Brandy and Louie.

Marie’s latest release is HOPING FOR LOVE:

All her life, Grace Ryan was the “fat girl.” Taunted and teased and ignored by her peers, she tried every diet ever invented to no avail. Desperate to change her life as her twenties slipped away, she decided it was time for drastic measures and had lap-band surgery. More than a year later, she’s lost 130 pounds and is venturing into the dating world for the first time. During a boat trip to Gansett Island with the new guy in her life, Grace refuses to have sex with him and finds herself abandoned without a dollar to her name at McCarthy’s Gansett Island Marina.

At home for the summer awaiting the launch of his debut CD, music star-in-the-making Evan McCarthy is performing at the Tiki Bar when he notices Grace looking lost in a sea of happy people. Evan comes to her aid and quickly finds himself smitten. But the last thing Grace needs after all she’s been through is a guy who “doesn’t do relationships.” Will Evan change his ways to win Grace’s heart?

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“Another solid entry into the McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series. Marie Force continues to create characters that readers can identify with and make you want to visit fictional Gansett Island and its residents.”
—Night Owl Reviews

I love the setting for Marie’s McCarthy’s of Gansett Island series. Since I’m a beach bum at heart, answer this question to be entered to win a copy of HOPING FOR LOVE:

If you could visit any beach in the world, where would you go?

(This drawing is open internationally.)

25 comments to “Win HOPING FOR LOVE”

  1. Raonaid Luckwell
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:02 pm · Link

    If you could visit any beach in the world, where would you go? Beaches in California, Florida or Hawaii. I see the the beaches that Kim from SOS Aloha shows.

  2. winnie
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:13 pm · Link

    I agree with Viki S., I’ll definitely pick the beaches of Hawaii 🙂

  3. Julie
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:36 pm · Link

    I love Hawai’ian beaches, but I’d also want to go visit the beaches in other tropical areas (Bahamas, Jamaica, etc.).

  4. Stella (Ex Libris)
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:39 pm · Link

    There are so many breathtakingly beautiful beaches, I would love to visit the beaches of Vietnam, Caribbean beaches, Hawaian beaches and I could go on 😀

  5. Kristin Nelson
    April 3rd, 2012 at 1:40 pm · Link

    Any where in the Carribean! It wouldn’t matter I just want clear blue water and white sand!! lol!

  6. bn100
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:20 pm · Link

    I’d like to go to Tahiti.

  7. Tina B
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:27 pm · Link

    I would visit Antigua beaches! They are beautiful!
    Hawaii too because I have never been there.

  8. Yadira A.
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:28 pm · Link

    Probably to the beaches of Greece!

  9. Lisa B
    April 3rd, 2012 at 2:48 pm · Link

    Since i am not much of a travelor these day i would go for Florida or California. I live in MI in the thumb where i am surrounded by Lake Huron and beaches on three sides. Last year after growing up around here i finally started actually going to the beach. Great place to relax and read.

    Lisa B

  10. Lindsey Hutchison
    April 3rd, 2012 at 3:18 pm · Link

    i would love to go back to Maui i loved it there but if i wanted a different one i would go to a beach in the bahamas or greece

  11. Kimberly Hayes
    April 3rd, 2012 at 4:14 pm · Link

    I have been to beaches on the east and west coast. I have also been to a few of Florida’s beaches and Louisiana beaches. I have never been to Hawaii, Cancun, or Belize. So I would have to say one of them.

  12. eli yanti
    April 3rd, 2012 at 5:56 pm · Link

    i want to go to hawaii and maldevis 🙂

  13. aretha zhen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:05 pm · Link

    malibu beach:) and St. Tropez

  14. catslady
    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:29 pm · Link

    There are so many but friends have been going to Punta Conta and say it’s lovely there. Another one would be St. John.

  15. Colleen
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:12 pm · Link

    I would like to visit the beaches in Hawaii

  16. Melissa Poe
    April 3rd, 2012 at 8:49 pm · Link

    This is so hard cause I would go to any beach in the world. I love the beach but I guess if I had to pick it would have to be somewhere in Fiji or Hawaii.

  17. Fedora
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:41 pm · Link

    Hmm… maybe to one of the Caribbean beaches — something about tropical heat and warm sand 🙂

  18. Sinn
    April 3rd, 2012 at 9:54 pm · Link

    the virgil Islands probably or a beach in mexico or hawaii

  19. Kai W.
    April 4th, 2012 at 12:32 am · Link

    It would be Big Sur Beach off the Pacific Coast Highway.

  20. Maria Pronounced Mariah
    April 4th, 2012 at 5:45 am · Link

    Any beach that isn’t in Texas since those are the only ones I have been to!

  21. Kanya Chhet
    April 4th, 2012 at 8:12 am · Link

    I would choose a beach in Cambodia : hot waters, beautiful sand and not too much people!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  22. Shannon
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:38 am · Link

    Any beach… I would have to say the Seychelles. It always looks beautiful in photos and it the secluded / private getaway for so many (recently the Prince William and Katherine). Or I would like to go to Necker Island (owned by Sir Richard Branson).

  23. Froggy
    April 4th, 2012 at 11:57 am · Link

    cancun or virgin islands

  24. ELF
    April 5th, 2012 at 12:40 am · Link

    I’d have to say a beach in Australia because I doubt I’ll ever see it in person.

  25. Sarie Grobler
    April 5th, 2012 at 2:48 am · Link

    I am always upstream, I would love to go to the beach where some scenes of Twilight was filmed. I am not the sun’s biggest fan so all I am looking for in a beach is beauty. Also I would like to visit the scotish beaches, it has to be breathtaking with the fog rolling in from the ocean.

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