Meant for Love, Book 10 in New York Times Bestselling Author Marie Force's McCarthys of Gansett Island Series, Available Now

Nov 18, 2013, 11:05 ET from Marie Force

PORTSMOUTH, R.I., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A lighthouse, ferry, salt air and beaches provide the backdrop for characters whose lives intersect—often with sizzling results—on Gansett Island. Readers can catch up with these characters now that Meant for Love, New York Times bestselling author Marie Force's 10th book in the McCarthys of Gansett Island series, has been released on all major e-book retail sites and in print.

In Meant for Love, Jenny Wilks, who lost her fiance in the 9/11 attacks in New York City, is finally ready to jumpstart her romantic life. She meets Alex and minutes later, she's throwing tomatoes at him to express her displeasure at being awakened by his early morning grass-cutting in front of the lighthouse where she lives. This rocky start sets the stage for summer steam.

"I'm so excited to get this book to readers," Force says. "It's become my favorite Gansett Island book. Jenny and Alex took me on an amazing journey, and I hope readers will agree that these two deserve every minute of their happily ever after."

Meant for Love is Force's 28th novel, the 18th that she has self-published, rendering her a trailblazer in the publishing world.  Authors aware of Force's expertise often seek her advice and in response, Force earlier this month held a widely praised Independent Author Symposium that provided authors with the information they need to be successful in publishing, marketing and selling books on their own. Another offshoot of Force's publishing experience is the E-book Formatting Fairies, a service that prepares books for e-book and print distribution for self-published authors.

Force has drawn inspiration from her home state of Rhode Island for the McCarthys of Gansett Island series and the Treading Water series, named after the first book she completed and one of four in a series. She has planned a Memorial Day Weekend 2014 reader event to Newport, RI, and nearby Block Island, which serves as the inspiration for Gansett Island, so readers can experience the scenes from many of her books.

Force has sold more than 1 million McCarthy books and more than 2 million books overall. Among them are the New York Times bestselling Fatal Series, which is set in Washington, D.C. and published by Harlequin, as well as seven stand-alone books. On February 4, 2014, Berkley Publishing will release All You Need Is Love, the first book in Force's new Green Mountain Series, set in Vermont. Book 2, I Want to Hold Your Hand, will be out on June 3, 2014, and Force has agreed to write three more books in the series. For more information about Marie Force's books, events and news, please visit

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