Episode 286: An Inside Look at a Romantic Suspense Series — Interview with Marie Force

by Gabriela Pereira
published in Podcast

Hey there word nerds! Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Marie Force.

Marie is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than seventy contemporary romances, including the Fatal Series. Thirty of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and she has sold more than nine million books worldwide.

Today we’ll be discussing book #15 in the Fatal series—Fatal Accusation—and the craft of putting together a romantic suspense series.

In this episode Marie and I discuss:

  • How a news story inspired the Fatal series
  • Building a romance series around one couple
  • The difference between romance with suspense and romantic suspense
  • Managing writing multiple series at once
  • Balancing indie and traditional publishing 

Plus, her #1 tip for writers.

About Marie Force

Marie Force is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than seventy contemporary romances, including the Fatal Series. Thirty of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and she has sold more than nine million books worldwide. Find out more about Marie and her books at MarieForce.com. Contact Marie at marie@marieforce.com, on Twitter or Instagram.

Fatal Accusation

The story breaks as Metro PD lieutenant Sam Holland attends a dinner party with her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano: President Nelson is accused of having an affair. More shocking still, campaign staffer Tara Weber claims the president fathered her newborn son—while the First Lady was undergoing secret cancer treatment.

When a high-profile murder case hits Sam’s desk, she’s shocked to uncover a connection to the presidential scandal. With the department caught up in its own internal scandals, and the chief’s job hanging by a thread, Sam questions who she can trust as her team uncovers information that clouds an already-murky case. And with calls for the president to resign getting louder by the minute, Sam needs to close this case before she finds herself living at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue…

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