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Visiting the romantic Green Mountains of Vermont with Marie Force

We’re more than a little in love with the idyllic Vermont setting of the Green Mountain series. What was your inspiration for this fabulous place? Yay! I’m so glad you’re in love with my little corner of Vermont! My inspiration was a TV news story about the real-life Vermont Country Store, which is owned by a father and three sons, who are second- and third-generation proprietors. I was fascinated by their story and went to visit both of the actual stores in Vermont. I quickly realised the setting would make for a fantastic series. Have you always wanted to be a writer? What do you love most about your job? Yes, I’ve always wanted to be and have been a writer because I’ve never really been good at anything else. Never could do a cartwheel, I can’t sing as well as I think I can, I cook and the smoke detector goes off, I tried out for the track team and couldn’t make it once around the track… You get the picture. I wouldn’t trade the one thing I got for any of those other talents. Especially the cartwheel. I’ve learned not to mess with gravity. Gravity always wins. You’re a hugely prolific writer publishing not only the Green Mountain series but your hugely successful McCarthys of Gansett Island and Fatal series as well. How do you manage your busy writing schedule? And let’s not forget my new Quantum series that’s coming next year… Because I wasn’t busy enough! I really love to write, and it’s pretty much all I do when I’m not reading a good romance! I’m not quite sure how it all gets done, but it does. I feel very lucky to be able to write fairly quickly and to keep up with a rather punishing schedule. I love my job - best job EVER! :-) Do you have the most fun creating your heroes or your heroines? I love the guys! I think I might’ve been a guy in my previous life. I love writing them. Of course they’re no good without strong women to love, so I like creating them, too. But there is something about the guys. Do you have a favourite hero or heroine from your books or by any other author? My all-time favourite character in my books is Lt. Sam Holland, homicide detective extraordinaire, from the Fatal series. She’s the bad-ass broad we’d all like to be. She thinks it, she says it, and her mouth gets her into a lot of trouble. She’s so fun to write, and of course her guy, the hunky Senator Nick Cappuano, is pretty damned fun to write, too! Who are the authors you read for pleasure? I read ALL over the place. I’ve been really digging the new adult genre lately. One of my recent favourites was Tangled by Emma Chase. Laugh out loud funny! If you could take only three essentials with you to a desert island what would they be? My kids (because they are WAY smarter and more resourceful than I am), my Kindle and my laptop with a very long extension cord. Who would be on your dream dinner party guest list, dead or alive? Hmmm… What does it say about me that I have no good answer to this question? I guess I will say Nora Roberts, because I greatly admire her career and her blunt way of telling it like it is, which is a lot like my blunt way. I feel like she and I would be BFFs by the end of one night and a couple of bottles of wine. What are your guilty pleasures? Chocolate and uninterrupted time to write. What can I say? I’m kind of boring and easy to please. :-) Can you tell us a little of what we have to look forward to with Let Me Hold Your Hand and beyond with the Abbotts? Let Me Hold Your Hand is a very special book for me about an Iraqi war widow who finds new love with her late husband’s close friend, seven years after her husband’s death. I spent a lot of time reading and talking to war widows, which was an extremely powerful and emotional experience for me. It was really important to me to do justice to Hannah’s loss while also giving her a fresh new start with a man who truly deserves her. The result is a book I’m extremely proud of and can’t wait to get out to readers! After Let Me Hold Your Hand comes I Saw You Standing There, which features Abbott family mountain man, Colton, who runs the sugaring facility that makes maple syrup for the store. He is paired with Lucy Mulvaney, who we met in Book 1, Your Love Is All I Need. I love their story - the two of them were hilarious to write, and I think readers will enjoy them. Right now I’m writing I Love Her, which features oldest Abbott sibling, Hunter, who is the family’s chief financial officer and resident GQ cover model. :-) There’s so much interest and excitement around romance fiction right now. What do you think that romance readers are looking for in the romances they read today? I can really only speak to what I think they are looking for from me, because those are the readers I’m in close contact with. Mine are looking for sexy romances with hot guys who care passionately about their independent women as well as families that pull together in tough times but know how to laugh together, too. More and more I hear from readers who thank me for the ‘escape’ from their real-life problems. For a couple of hours, my books take them away from it all, and they love that. And I love to hear that my books did that for them!

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The Nashville Bet

Shana Gray
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Shana Gray

'Full of fun, friendship and romance - a real escapist treat' Jill Shalvis on What Happens In Vegas'If you are looking for a fun, sexy and swoon-worthy series about friendships and love, I can't recommend this one enough' Hopeless Romantics Book BlogIn the third warm, funny and romantic novel in the Girls Weekend Away series, four best friends embark on the ultimate girls' getaway filled with hijinks and a sprinkling of romance. For any fan of Bridesmaids and Sex and the City and readers of Jo Watson, Lauren Layne, Joanna Bolouri and Cate Woods.The romantic... When her boss offers her free tickets to the CMA Fest, Ava Trent jumps at the chance for a weekend in Nashville with her best girlfriends. Great music and new opportunities to look for Mr Right? What more could a former country girl ask for? Well, maybe not to literally fall at the feet of the hottest guy she's ever seen. And the superstar singer... After becoming an overnight success, fame doesn't rest easy on Chase Hudson's shoulders. It's hard to tell who's interested in him and who's interested in the star. So when he and Ava collide, and she has no idea who he is, he's immediately intrigued. Something about Ava calls to him - even though he's convinced she's a city-type who couldn't handle his Nashville life. Are about to get their country on. What starts as a light-hearted bet to test one another, becomes something much deeper as Ava and Chase can't stay away from one another. But with so many differences between their lives, will they win the relationship they've been dreaming of? Or lose each other?Look for the other Girls' Weekend Away novels, including What Happens In Vegas and Meet Me In San Francisco!

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Meet Me In San Francisco

Shana Gray
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Shana Gray
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What Happens In Vegas

Shana Gray
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Shana Gray
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It's Love, Only Love: Green Mountain Book 5

Marie Force
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Marie Force
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You'll Be Mine: Green Mountain Novella 4.5

Marie Force
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Marie Force

The popular series from the New York Times bestselling author and creator of the beloved McCarthys of Gansett Island and thrilling Fatal series continues in this a special novella in the Green Mountain series. Fans of Bella Andre, Jill Shalvis and Kristen Proby will fall madly in love with the Abbotts and the heartwarming, sexy romance of the Green Mountain series.A wedding on Butler Mountain... After a whirlwind romance that began suede-boot deep in Vermont mud season, Will Abbott and Cameron Murphy are ready to tie the knot - as long as family, friends and a love-struck moose don't get in the way.***Originally published in the ASK ME WHY? anthology***For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.

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And I Love You: Green Mountain Book 4

Marie Force
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Marie Force

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Force, creator of the beloved McCarthys of Gansett Island, Quantum and Fatal series, comes the fourth book in her Green Mountain series. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis will love the heartwarming, sexy romance series centered on the lives of the Abbott family. Can he convince the woman of his dreams that his love is for keeps? As the chief financial officer of the family firm, Hunter Abbott prides himself on his ability to fix things for the people he loves. But one thing he can't fix is his undeniable attraction to Megan Kane - and he's prepared to do whatever it takes to show Megan that he's the man for her. Megan's world is rocked by the news that she'll soon be alone and out of a job when her beloved sister moves overseas. She finds herself leaning on the sexy, buttoned-up accountant who isn't afraid to lay it all on the line for her. But Megan has watched too many people she loves leave her. If she risks her heart with Hunter, will he keep it safe?Bonus Content: Features A Green Mountain Short Story! (Published in the USA as A Day In The Life)***And I Love You is published in the USA as And I Love Her***For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.

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I Saw You Standing There: Green Mountain Book 3

Marie Force
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Marie Force
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Let Me Hold Your Hand: Green Mountain Book 2

Marie Force
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Marie Force

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Force, creator of the beloved McCarthys of Gansett Island, Quantum and Fatal series, comes the second book in her Green Mountain series. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis will love the heartwarming, sexy romance series centered on the lives of the Abbott family. It isn't until she opens herself up to love that she'll truly discover how fulfilling life can be... Almost seven years after losing her husband in Iraq, Hannah Abbott Guthrie isn't sure she's ready - or able - to move on, for fear of betraying her husband's memory. That is until a sweet kiss shared with lifelong friend Nolan Roberts makes her think about it for the first time. Nolan has loved Hannah for years, but understood she needed to heal from her devastating loss. Now, when an opportunity arises to show her how he feels, Nolan can't resist, yet knows he has to prove to Hannah that finding love twice in a lifetime is possible - and well worth risking her heart.Bonus: Features A Green Mountain Short Story, exclusive to this print edition! (Published in the USA as A Hard Day's Night)***Let Me Hold Your Hand is published in the USA as I Want To Hold Your Hand***For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.

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Your Love Is All I Need: Green Mountain Book 1

Marie Force
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Marie Force

From New York Times bestselling author Marie Force, creator of the beloved McCarthys of Gansett Island, Quantum and Fatal series, comes the first book in her Green Mountain series. Fans of Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery and Jill Shalvis will love the heartwarming, sexy romance series centered on the lives of the Abbott family. The Green Mountain Country Store is cherished by locals as a reminder of simpler times, and the Abbott siblings are determined to keep it that way...When Cameron Murphy heads to Vermont to build a website for a new client, she anticipates a relaxing trip. That is until she collides with the town moose, wrecking her car, and meets the most handsome man she's ever seen. Unfortunately, her saviour and son of her client, Will Abbott, wants nothing to do with the new website or the city girl creating it.For all Will cares, Cameron can march her fancy boots right out of town and his family's business. But he can't seem to get her out of his head. As the chemistry between the two heats up, they begin to wonder if simple could be best - especially when it comes to matters of the heart.Bonus: Features A Green Mountain Short Story - exclusive to this print edition! (Published in the USA as To Know Her Is To Love Her)***Your Love Is All I Need is published in the USA as All You Need Is Love***For more spellbinding Green Mountain romance, check out the whole series: Your Love Is All I Need, Let Me Hold Your Hand, I Saw You Standing There, And I Love You, You'll Be Mine, It's Love, Only Love and Ain't She Sweet.

Carly Bloom

Carly Bloom began her writing career as a family humor columnist and blogger, a pursuit she abandoned when her children grew old enough to literally die from embarrassment. To save their delicate lives, Carly turned to penning steamy, contemporary romance. The kind with bare chests on the covers. Carly and her husband raise their mortified brood of offspring on a cattle ranch in South Texas. Also? Carly is vegan. The cows love her. To find out more about Carly, visit her website at www.carlybloombooks.com, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/authorcarlybloom and follow her on Twitter @carlybloombooks and Instagram @carlybloombooks.

Jaci Burton

Jaci Burton is a New York Times bestselling author who lives in Oklahoma with her husband and dogs. She has three grown children, who are all scattered around the country having lives of their own. A lover of sports, Jaci can often tell what season it is by what sport is being played. She watches entirely too much television, including an unhealthy amount of reality TV. When she isn't on deadline, Jaci can be found at her local casino, trying to become a millionaire (so far, no luck). She's a total romantic and loves a story with a happily ever after, which you'll find in all her books.Find the latest news on Jaci's books at ww.jaciburton.com, and connect with her online at www.facebook.com/AuthorJaciBurton or via Twitter @jaciburton.

Jasmine Guillory

Jasmine Guillory is a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School. She is a Bay Area native who has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake recipe for every occasion, and upwards of 50 lipsticks.Visit her website: www.jasmineguillory.com, find her on Facebook www.facebook.com/jasmineguillorywriter and follow her on Twitter @thebestjasmine and Instagram @jasminepics for more information.

Jay Crownover

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, the Saints of Denver Series, the Point Series, Breaking Point Series, and the Getaway Series. Her books have been translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.Learn more:www.jaycrownover.comTwitter @JayCrownoverFacebook.com/AuthorJayCrownover

Jill Shalvis

New York Times bestseller Jill Shalvis is the author of many romance novels including her acclaimed Cedar Ridge, Lucky Harbor and Animal Magnetism series. The RITA winner and three-time National Readers Choice winner makes her home near Lake Tahoe. Visit her website at www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog, and www.facebook.com/jillshalvis for other news or follow her on Twitter @jillshalvis.

Jo Watson

Jo Watson is an award-winning writer whose romantic comedies were originally published on Wattpad. Her first novel Burning Moon won a 2014 Watty Award for being one of the site's most downloaded titles and has now had over 7 million reads. Jo is an Adidas addict and a Depeche Mode devotee. She lives in South Africa with her family.Visit her website www.jowatsonwrites.co.uk for exclusive extras and follow her on Twitter @JoWatsonWrites, Facebook at www.facebook.com/jowatsonwrites and Instagram @jowatsonwrites.

Kate Baxter

Kate Baxter is a die-hard romantic with a thing for Shakespeare. She lives in the great northwest where she hides away to write about all things fanged, furry and undead.Find out more about Kate by visiting www.authorkatebaxter.blogspot.co.uk, and connect with her on Twitter @KateBaxterAuthor, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/AuthorKateBaxter.

Kelly Rimmer

Kelly Rimmer is the USA Today bestselling women's fiction author of six novels, including Before I Let You Go and Me Without You. She lives in rural Australia with her husband, two children and fantastically naughty dogs, Sully and Basil. Her novels have been translated into more than twenty languages.

Laura Griffin

Laura Griffin is the New York Times bestselling author of more than twenty books. She is a two-time RITA Award winner as well as the recipient of the Daphne du Maurier Award. Laura got her start in journalism before venturing into the world of romance fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas, where she is working on her next novel. Visit her website at www.lauragriffin.com and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/LauraGriffinAuthor and Twitter @Laura_GriffTo hear about new releases, sign up for Laura's newsletter at: http://lauragriffin.com/subscribe/

Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than two dozen romantic comedies. Her books have sold over a million copies, in eight languages. Lauren's work has been featured in Publishers Weekly, Glamour, The Wall Street Journal, and Inside Edition. She is based in New York City. Join Lauren at www.laurenlayne.com to get news on her latest books, or keep up to date with her on Instagram: @laurenlayneauthor.

Shana Gray

Shana Gray is a hybrid author who was first published in 2010 and has written contemporary erotic romances for multiple publishers including Harlequin Blaze, Random House, and Headline and is also an indie author. Her stories range from scorching quickie-length to longer full-length novels. Shana's passion is to enjoy life! She lives in Ontario, but loves to travel and see the world, be with family, friends and experience the beauty that surrounds us. Many of her experiences find their way into her books.Visit her website at shanagray.com, find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/authorshanagray, and follow her on Twitter @ShanaGray_.