New York Times Bestselling Author Marie Force Celebrates More Than One Million Fatal Series Books Sold

NEW YORK, June 30, 2015 /CNW/ -- Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, announced today that New York Times bestselling author Marie Force's Fatal Series has sold more than one million copies and achieved multiple national bestselling placements.

"This incredible milestone is a testament to Marie's compelling storytelling, her hard work and the loyalty of her fan base," said Angela James, editorial director of Carina Press. "We are thrilled to be able to celebrate this achievement with Marie and look forward to her continued success."

Force has experienced phenomenal success with her Carina Press romantic suspense ebooks and hit the New York Times ebook bestseller list at #7 and the USA TODAY bestseller list at #15 with Fatal Scandal in January. The Fatal Series features Force's wildly popular characters, Metropolitan homicide lieutenant Samantha Holland and her love interest, Senator Nick Cappuano, whose story plays out amid Washington, DC, politics and intrigue.

"It's really exciting to see the Fatal Series reach this amazing milestone," said Force. "Sam and Nick have been such a big part of my life for the past seven years, and to know that readers love them as much as I do is very gratifying. I'm looking forward to many more adventures with them."

There are now eight books and two novellas in the series and today Fatal Deception is being released for the first time as a paperback. With stunning commercial packaging in line with competitive bestselling suspense and with robust promotional support plans, the Fatal Series print editions are poised for strong success in the retail environment. For more about The Fatal Series, visit

Since its inception as the first digital imprint within a traditional publishing house, Carina Press has been an industry leader while publishing a broad range of editorial, including romance, science fiction, steampunk, fantasy, erotica, gay and lesbian romances, mystery, family sagas, horror, thrillers and more—not to mention a multitude of subgenres within these categories.

About the Author
Marie Force is the New York Times, USA TODAY and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than 40 contemporary romances, including the Fatal Series, the Gansett Island Series and her new erotic Quantum Trilogy, released earlier this year under the name M.S. Force. Sixteen of her books have been New York Times bestsellers, and she recently recorded her 4 millionth career sale. A resident of Rhode Island, Marie has been married to Dan for 23 years and is the mother of a daughter, 19, and a son, 16, as well as two dog children. Find out more about Marie and her books at

About Harlequin
Harlequin ( is one of the world's leading publishers of books for women, with titles issued worldwide in 34 languages and sold in 102 international markets. The company publishes more than 110 titles monthly and more than 1,300 authors from around the world. Harlequin is a division of HarperCollins Publishers, itself a subsidiary of News Corp and one of the largest English-language publishers in the world. Harlequin has offices in 15 countries, including offices in Toronto, New York and London. For more information, please visit and Follow Harlequin on Twitter: @HarlequinBooks.

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