Symbol of Hope Series Blog Tour: Interview/Giveaway

Posted December 12, 2012 by sarah in Uncategorized / 1 Comment

 
About the Author:

MARISETTE BURGESS is a mother, wife, and teacher. She was
born in Los Angeles, California to immigrant Cuban parents. She grew up in West
Palm Beach, Florida then moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central
Florida. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing.
She’s an extreme Florida girl who’s never seen snow. Marisette lives in Florida
with her husband and son. She has enjoyed the art of storytelling since she was
ten. Her first book, Men of the Cave, débuted May 2012.

 
 
 
More information about Marisette can be found here:
 
 
 
 
Author Interview:
 
What
is your favorite ice cream?
Coffee/Espresso Ice cream
 
If
you could work with any author who would it be?
Joss Whedon. I like how he
incorporates
banter and comedy into his writing in a natural
way
.
 
Who is your
favorite author and is your writing style similar to theirs?
I like the works of Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman. Each
author brings a unique trait into their stories that I love. I don’t feel that
we have similar styles.
 
What
are your must-have accessories while writing?
 
Music
and a chair with no side handles. I live on Pandora radio, I use stations like
90’s alternative grunge, spiritual fairy music, and the love station (this one
is strictly when I need to write a particular ambience). I need a chair with no
handles. I can never sit still. My legs are constantly on the move when I
write.

The dreaded writer’s block; Ever have it? If so, what do you do to get through
it?
Yes, I have suffered this common illness in the writing world. The best
thing I can do for it is let it pass. I just give myself time. I don’t stress
and don’t force myself to write. I take breaks from writing pick up a book and read for a few days.
 
If there was
a movie for Men of the Cave, who would you want to play Kasey?
Molly Quinn from
the T.V. show Castle.
 
Do
you have a play list while writing? If so can you share some songs you have on
there?
 
Sure, Comfort Eagle by Cake, I won’t give up by Jason Mraz, Just the way
you are by Bruno Mars, Stole My Heart by One Direction, and a lot of 90’s
alternative grunge.
 
Is
there any future books/projects you can share with us?
Yes, I hope to write a
short novella of the love story between Max and Cyra (Two characters in Men of
the Cave). Also I have started an adult period piece with romantic fairy tale
elements.
 
What
book are you reading now?
Actually, I just picked up an oldie The Thorn Birds
by Colleen McCullough. I remember watching the mini-series with my Mom when I
was a kid. She loved the book so I decided to read it.
 
Favorite
place to travel?
Every time I go out to the beach I tell myself I don’t get out
there enough. I love the beach. It’s where I find serenity and my muse. Other
places I would love to go is Europe, Turkey, and the Mountains.
 
Anything
else we should know about you?
I would like to thank Lisa and Sarah for hosting
my books. I am open to anyone who would like to ask any further questions about
the books. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. Thanks again to
all who stopped by.
 
 
 
 
 
Books:
 
 
Title: Men of the Cave
Series: Symbol of Hope Book 1
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Author: Marisette Burgess
Published: WRB Publishing – May 2012
Word Count: 59,000
 
 
Synopsis:
Raised by unorthodox parents, Kasey Reese has always
struggled to be invisible, to not be noticed, to avoid conflict. Running from a
broken relationship, Kasey flees to Spain on a scholarship, to restore the
comfort she finds in anonymity. Destiny, however, has other plans for her – a
life threatening, life-altering journey into the supernatural when she meets
the men of the cave.
 
Sarah’s Review:

I loved this book!  I really enjoy mythology so this was an easy book for me to connect with.  I enjoyed the characters and their interaction with one another. I hope other’s find it as interesting as I did!




Lisa’s Review:

I received this book for a review. I really enjoyed reading this book. The book is well written and a quick read. Although Kasey’s self doubt was annoying, it was well balanced with strength. The story was interesting with the mix of Christianity and Greek culture/history. Loved it!!

 
 
 
 
 
 
Title: Jar of Pandora
 
Series: Symbol of Hope Book 2
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
Author: Marisette Burgess
Published: WRB Publishing – November 2012
Word Count: 73,000


 



Synopsis:

Kasey Reese ran from a life of responsibility to study
abroad in Deia, Spain. She hoped for an adventure, but what unfolded in Spain
was beyond the imaginable. In that remote little village she met the love of
her life, Dion – a twenty-year-old immortal saint.

Kasey and Dion return to America only to realize their love
is challenged by their opposite virtues and Kasey’s dysfunctional family.

Unique and action-packed, in this book Kasey learns that
Pandora is her immortal grandmother. Determined to find her and to uncover many
truths, Kasey sets out with Dion on a deadly journey. But answers come with a
great cost – a three thousand year old prophecy, a feud of the gods and death.

Lisa’s Review:
I really enjoyed this book. The mix between Christianity and Greek mythology continues on in this book. I really like how Kasey is at the end of this book… Her inner strength is felt through the pages.

 


 

 

Giveaway Details:

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