Exclusive excerpt of Reclaiming Izabel and a Signed Book and $50 Gift Card Giveaway!!

by Maryse on November 20, 2018 · 49 comments

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<— MARITAL STRIFE ANGST ALERT!!! Reclaiming Izabel (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) went live just a few days ago, and to celebrate, author Victoria Paige is sponsoring this week’s newsletter AND she’s having a giveaway right here on the blog.

She describes it as:

“…a marriage-in-trouble, back-from-the-dead military suspense store and early reviews say it’s an angsty-emotional one… ;)

And she gave me the ultimate, and I MEAN ULTIMATE, excerpt that got me right in the “feels”. Short and sweet and oh SO emotional, and on this alone, I wanna read it. :D The author says:

“My choice of an excerpt is not really a spoiler, but I think it builds the angst for what readers know is about to come. ;)

YESSSS!!! And here it is:

“But I couldn’t wait, Iza.” Not letting go of her hands, he knelt in front of her. Her eyes glistened with unshed tears and she held back the sob that rose to her throat when she realized what he was doing. “Every time I’m away from you it’s as if I’m missing a limb. I can’t leave for another mission without worrying someone is going to steal you away from me.” At her confused gasp, he added, “I’m an insecure son of a bitch when it comes to you. Can’t help it, don’t wanna help it, deal with it.”

At her annoyed huff, he sighed. “Before I mess this up further.” He reached into his pocket and held the ring he’d purchased weeks ago.
“Marry me.” He watched the tears spill from her eyes and his own heart expanded to the point of exploding. “I’m soul-deep in love with you. I never understood what that meant until you. So marry me, Iza, make me the happiest damned bastard on the planet.”

That memory was like a faded photograph, but he never forgot how he felt that day she said yes.


And now for the giveaway!

One (1) winner receives: A signed copy of Reclaiming Izabel and a $50 Amazon gift card!!

How to enter for a chance to win this awesome prize? Just leave a comment below and – by special request by the author (she’s a reader too and totally after my own heart!!!!) – she asks:

“My favorite is Marital Strife … that’s like catnip to me….

Name your favorite marriage-in-trouble or back-from-the-dead book. That way, I might also find something to read. ;) Which is why I enjoy your round-ups.” <— LOL!!! :P

and by 10pm EST, this Sunday November 25th 2018, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.

Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.

The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond with a mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. This book & gift card will be sent to the winner directly by the author.

Giveaway open to INTERNATIONAL!!

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{ 49 comments… read them below or add one }

Beth Althouse November 20, 2018 at 7:53 AM

My fave is Lexi Blake’s Love and Let Die in her Masters and Mercenaries Series. Ian and Charlie are amazing!

Betul November 20, 2018 at 8:54 AM

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders
Slip of the Tongue by Jessica Hawkins
Lady Isabella’s Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley

Abi November 20, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas

Cindy Alexander November 20, 2018 at 9:01 AM

Arsen: a broken love story!
It’s fantastic!

Leslie M November 20, 2018 at 9:02 AM

One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid is one of my fave “back from the dead”.

Ground Rules series by Roya Carmen is my fave “marriage in trouble”.

Both are so emotional and made me cry.

Anne November 20, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Slip of tounge by jessica Hawkins is my fav

Sandy Kelly November 20, 2018 at 9:29 AM

Its a toss up for me between Love and Let Die by Lexi Blake (because who doesnt love Charlie and Ian!!) and Wild Card by Lora Leigh (because Bella and Nathan).

Pia November 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM

My favorite marriage in trouble Book is Arsen.

Tiffany November 20, 2018 at 9:40 AM

It has to be Love and Let die by Lexi Blake. Love the master and mercenaries series.

Steph N November 20, 2018 at 9:41 AM

First came to mind was Arsen. I one clicked this book too! KU!

Karen Koo November 20, 2018 at 9:47 AM

I haven’t read many but my favourites are All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover and Heartbreak Warfare by Kate Stewart and Heather M. Orgeron.

Thanks for the chance!

Nicole November 20, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Love and Let Die by Lexi Blake

Kimberly November 20, 2018 at 10:14 AM

WOW, great giveaway and thanks for including International. You don’t know how rare that is. I just read Heartbreak Warfare so this one was the first that came to mind.

Thanks so much for the chance!

Terry November 20, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Jordan Marie’s Loving Nicole.

Dawn November 20, 2018 at 11:57 AM

I honestly haven’t read any back from the dead or marriage in angst books, but now I want to. All of these suggestions sound good!

Erin M November 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM

For me it would have to be All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover.

Dawn Spinks November 20, 2018 at 12:37 PM

My Favorite is Free by Riley Edwards. Her first love mourned his death for 12 years, then found out he was alive!

Ashley November 20, 2018 at 12:47 PM

My favorite would have to be Arsen or One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid! I read Arsen when it first came out years ago and it’s stayed with me ever since.

Emma November 20, 2018 at 12:53 PM

Arsen. Always Arsen !

sonia Peixinho November 20, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Arsen by Mia Asher or All your perfects by Collen Hoover. Thanks for the chance. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

Shanna November 20, 2018 at 1:10 PM

Awesome giveaway! All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover is my pick. Thanks for the chance!

Heather November 20, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Heartbreak Warfare by Heather Orgeron was a recent 5 star read for me, it was really good!
But my ultimate favorite martial strife book was The Rule Breakers trilogy by Roya Carmen. OMG so so so good 5+++ stars!

Dawn November 20, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Unwanted wife

Jaime November 20, 2018 at 1:26 PM

All Your Perfects is an incredible book! Colleen Hoover killed it with this book.

Megan November 20, 2018 at 1:39 PM

After I Do… by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Reclaiming Izabel sounds great. Thanks! -

Lillian Angley November 20, 2018 at 2:05 PM

I have to say Wild Card by Laura Leigh!

Mary Orr November 20, 2018 at 2:16 PM

Loving Nicole by Jordan Marie. All her books are good

Shannon Ressler November 20, 2018 at 2:26 PM

All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover.

Tasha J November 20, 2018 at 2:47 PM

My favorite is What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty.

Natalie November 20, 2018 at 3:46 PM

Preppy by TMFrazier but you should read the whole series :D
Connected by Kim Karr is one of my faves too

Karen November 20, 2018 at 4:57 PM

Love when a couple has to fight for their marriage book! My favorite marriage in trouble book is Marriage Games by CD Reiss. It is so good and it is awesome in audio!

Angie W November 20, 2018 at 6:33 PM

My favorite marriage is in trouble book is The Ground Rules by Roya Carmen, or really any of the books in this trilogy (The Rule Breakers). There is so much angst! I found myself not knowing who I wanted Mirella to end up with, her husband or the guy she was having an affair with. I highly recommend this series if you have not read it.

Rachelle Creech November 20, 2018 at 7:05 PM

The Unwanted Wife by Natasha Anders for sure!!!

kyproff November 20, 2018 at 7:58 PM

my recent fave would have to be Confess by A Zavarelli it’s on KU I don’t want to say much to ruin the surprise twist!!

Heather Strand November 20, 2018 at 9:55 PM

Love and Let Die by Lexi Blake!

Cheryl November 20, 2018 at 10:13 PM

After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Just remembering the line, “I’ve met someone” guts me every time!

Catelan November 20, 2018 at 10:21 PM

One of my favorites is Deadly Force by Misty Evans

Anna Nguyen November 20, 2018 at 10:24 PM

Frayed Silk by Ella Fields

Jane Vogler November 21, 2018 at 12:59 AM

The Highwayman by Kerrigan Byrne. It’s got it all. It’s HR, long lost love. Found love, but doesn’t know it. Dorian is a scoundrel, Farah Leigh is kryptonite. I love the writing. I love the Audible narrator. LOVE it. .

Tamara Kasyan November 21, 2018 at 1:55 AM

Wild Card by Lora Leigh

Melinda November 21, 2018 at 3:47 AM

I have just recently read Heartbreak Warfare by Heather M Orgeron and Kate Stewart. And I really really loved it.

Arsen was a 10 star read at the time. I loved it that much.

Thanks for the opportunity.

Claudia November 21, 2018 at 6:03 AM

The Siren by Tiffany Reisz and yeah Arsen is also good.

Dawn M. November 21, 2018 at 6:49 AM

I haven’t read much in these categories either. I guess I can check this book out and the other suggestions. The excerpt from this book sounded really good. Thanks for a great giveaway.

Elle November 21, 2018 at 7:21 AM

The Original Sinners Series by Tiffany Reisz…
it does involve a separated couple trying to find a way to love each other, and lots of feelings!

Carolin November 21, 2018 at 8:16 AM

I second Not Quite a Husband by Sherry Thomas, really loved it when it first came out and reread it several times.

Thanks for the giveaway!

Deborah Lane November 21, 2018 at 8:39 AM

Lovely. Gone with the Wind. How did Rhett not strangle Scarlet? Strong, willful, and beautiful. First romance book i read, when I was ten!

Lynn van Nieuwburg November 21, 2018 at 8:50 PM

I loved Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec! It is a very emotional read.

Nickie Sale November 22, 2018 at 4:02 AM

Never Forget by KaLyn Cooper

Tracee November 23, 2018 at 6:29 AM

The Unwanted wife by Natasha Anders but the next book in the series, A Husband’s Regret comes a close 2nd.

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