Top 10 List & Giveaway: Marissa Clarke’s Top 10 Reasons I Married My Husband

October 30, 2014 Giveaways, Guests 1

A big welcome to Marissa Clarke who is here counting down the Top 10 Reasons I Married My Husband and celebrating the release of Love Me to DeathThe Underveil Series (published on October 28, 2014 by Entangled Select). 



Marissa Clarke’s Top 10 Reasons I Married My Husband

When writing Love Me to Death, I thought a lot about Nikolai’s and Elena’s future beyond the book. What would it be like to spend centuries, even millennia with the same person? For me, it would be great! I’ve been married to my husband twenty years, and it gets better and better with time. So, in honor of the life bond my characters in Love Me to Death share, I’ll give you the top ten reasons I married my husband.

10. He Loves the Outdoors

We met on a blind date, but fell in love doing outdoor activities like water skiing and cycling. Being outdoors is essential to me, and a couch potato didn’t appeal. He is anything but a couch potato.

9. Looks Great in Jeans and Even Better in a Suit

I’m going to be honest here, I love guys with small, tight backsides. The first time I saw my husband, he was wearing button-fly jeans (Yes, I noticed) that were worn in all the right places. Hot. But what blew me away was how he looked in a suit. He’s a lawyer, so I get to see that perfect backside in suit pants every weekday. Sigh.

8. He is Tidy

Actually, he’s a neat-freak, which is not always the best thing, but it beats a slob by a mile.

7. He Likes Animals and Children

Which just makes you say, “awwww.” Doesn’t it? I have always had dogs and he was cool with that, and when I watched him play with his very young Goddaughter, my wedding ring finger itched. Husband material x10.

6. Puts the Toilet Seat Down

This needs no explanation and is a highly meritorious behavior in a mate.

5. I Adore His Mother and Father

Marry the man = marry his family. I was totally cool with that. His parents were, and still are, fantastic.

4. He Smells Darn Good

Odd, I know, but this one is really important to me. He smells fantastic. The combination of starch, CK Cologne and husband is the most appealing thing ever.

3. He Wanted Kids

A single male who wants kids. Rare. Perfect. MINE.

2. Great in Bed

No explanation needed. But, yeah…

1. He Loves Me Even with All My Faults

While dating, we were honest with each other about our dislikes and likes, and even after he got to know me with all my faults, he wanted to marry me anyway. What more could I ask for? It’s been a great twenty years. I can only wish Nikolai and Elena the happiness I have.



 Marissa Clarke lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes.

When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn Terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa’s heart) with an iron paw.

Marissa also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA under the name Mary Lindsey.

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Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke


Available on October 28, 2014 by Entangled Select


Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar, which is not easy to do when you live with the craziest woman in the world. But eccentric Aunt Uza is a picnic compared to the other people who enter her orderly life after she is shot in a convenience store robbery.

Elena finds herself rocketed from comfortable predictability to supernatural insanity courtesy of her own private angel of death who happens to have the sexiest accent on earth and a body to match. Her death angel is convinced she’s some kind of freaky half vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster.

Yeah, right. She’ll play along, but then she doesn’t have much choice seeing how as the guy claims to be some immortal law enforcer and has taken her prisoner.

* * *

Nikolai Itzov had expected to fight the urge to torture the progeny of his father’s murderer, but he’d never anticipated battling the urge to kiss her her.

As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his charge from the Underveil General is clear: Kill her or die. He has been told she is one of them–an Undead. Nothing but a parasite to be destroyed. But he has been told wrong.

Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans.

With her analytical mind and his centuries of training and experience, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.

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