Sunday, July 22, 2012

Giveaway and Tour Kickoff for Men of the Cave by Marisette Burgess

Hello my YA lovers!!  Do I have a special treat for you today!!!  We are here having a party to celebrate the kickoff of this great read!!  I enjoyed it and I know you will too.  But I asked Marisette to dip into a little of my usual Naughtiness and come up with her top ten hotties!!  This is who does it for her:

Top Ten hottest me
Hmm…being the overly complicated person that am I, this question sent me into a Sheldon Cooper moment.

Top Ten in Hollywood/ TV (Some I would love to see play the characters in my book/
1.       Johnny Depp
2.       Chris Hemsworth
3.       Liam Hemsworth
4.       Jeremy Irvine - Dion
5.       Robbie Amell – Sam
6.       Christian Bale
7.       Ryan Reynolds
8.       Christopher Egan
9.       William Mosely – Teal
10.   Simon Baker

Top ten in Literature

1.       Christian Grey – Fifty Shades
2.       Edmond Dante- Count of Monte Cristo
3.       Aragorn – Lord of the Rings
4.       Theodore "Laurie" Laurence- Little Women
5.       Edward Cullen- Twilight
6.       Dr. Carlisle Cullen- Twilight
7.       Beast – Beauty and the Beast
8.       Athos – Three Musketeers
9.       Romeo Montague - Shakespeare
10.   Zeus- Greek Mythology

Now that is quite a yummy layout!!  Now on with the tour!!  Let's take a look at Men of the Cave:

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.

Tour Schedule:
July 23:  The Log Line Blog  Book Spotlight
July 24:  Queen Tutt's World of Escapism R/GP/G
July 26:  Live to Read  Guest Post/Giveaway
July 27:  Read 2 Review  Guest Post
July 30:  Delphina Reads Too Much  Guest Post/Giveaway
Aug 09:  Sweet Southern Home Interview
Aug 19:  Reading Between the Lines  Review

So what do you have to do for your chance to win this awesome book?  Just fill out the rafflecopter!!  Good Luck!!
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Maegan Morin said...

What got you into writing? Did you always know that it was what you wanted to do?

BLHmistress said...

If you could write with anyone who would it be? What are your favorite authors?

lavendersbluegreen said...

How about your top ten songs?

Theresa Friel Newbury said...

Book looks interesting!!

So....are you one that wants to be invisible? Or center of attention?

Lisa Cox said...

Hmmm, interesting sounding book.
What made you decide to write paranormal books?

Filia Oktarina said...

I want to know who is your favorite authoe paranormal genre.

Unknown said...

Where did you get the idea for Men of the Cave? Will it have a sequel? :)

Kelly said...

HOW do you come up with your characters?

heather said...

Can you give us anymore details or hints to Dion's secretive world and whats really going on in the cave?

Anonymous said...

Outside of your own work what is your favorite book to read?

Unknown said...

Hi Marissete,

What was your inspiration for this book?

Marisette said...

Hi All,
And thank you for kick starting the book tour for Men of the Cave, by joining the discussions. I want to thank BTS tours for having an amazing staff. Now to answer your questions.

Meagan: As a child, I struggled in reading. It wasn’t until 5th grade that I picked up a Nancy Drew book and the mystery/ suspense hooked me in. One day I decided I could do this and wrote my first story in fifth grade. I haven’t stopped since.

BLHmistress & Filia Oktarina: If I could write with anyone it would be Joss Whedon. Favorite authors Joss Whedon and Neil Gaiman.

Lavendersbluegreen: Hmmm…I don’t know if I have favorite songs per say. I strictly choose my music based on my mood. So my favorites can change by the hour. Here are a few I can throw out there.
Oasis – Wonder Wall, Cake- Comfort Eagle, Darkness-I believe in a thing called love, Savage Garden- I knew I loved you, One Direction- What makes you beautiful, Fat Boy Slim- Weapon of Choice, Chris de Burgh- Lady in Red, Mandy Moore- Only Hope

Brbalways: Not invisible 

Lisa Cox: superpowers and immortality, I enjoy the concepts of both. It’s fun to have your characters do the impossible.

Kah Cherub: Yes, Men of the Cave is a trilogy. Jar of Pandora the second book comes out this Fall. The idea came about in an unorthodox way. I developed my characters and their personalities before I even had a storyline to put them in. Once I started writing, with a loose idea of what I wanted as the end result, the story unraveled itself.

Heather: I can give you some background into Dion and his brothers, but the answers as to why they were cast to sleep in that cave and given immortality is revealed in the second book, Jar of Pandora. Dion and his brothers are based off the real legend of the Seven Sleepers of Ephesus.

Bboo04: I’m embarrassed to admit I will not read a book more than once. I’m not one of those that can read a story over and over. The last time and the only time I have ever done this is when I was in sixth grade with a book called The Juniper Game.

Antoniette: To be honest I had recently finished the Twilight series and the first Percy Jackson and thought what if I wrote a love story with a real twist to the Greek characters. I created my heroine, Kasey, then found the legend of the Seven Sleepers, and finally figured out a way to incorporate the Greek Myths.

Thank you to all who have posted. I will be following the discussion all day, so please feel free to join in!

Rachel said...

Marisette, who is the first person you tell when you've finished a book? Thanks for the chance to win :)

Marisette said...

It's my pleasure Rachel thanks for entering. I can associate with the root of this question. At first I kept it a secret and wouldn't let anyone know what I was working on, big mistake. Tell everyone, promote, talk, meet other authors, network, network, network. Even if you are not finished with the manuscript.

Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm said...

If you could go back and had a chance to do a do-over, what would it be and why? Would you continue being an author?


April Alvey said...

I Gotta Ask Is Any Of The Men Based On Any One You Know Personally.
What Type Of Advise Would You Give A First Time writer.

Marisette said...

Romance Reader Enthusiast: If I could go back and re-do any mistake in my life I wouldn’t change a thing. Every fault I have made has helped me be who I am and paved the path I’m destined to take. If those mistakes were not made then who knows what my life would entail. Some have asked me why I didn’t start this process sooner, like right after college. My answer is simple, I wasn’t ready. I needed to experience the life I have thus far to be able to maturely and mentally write this series. Would I still be a writer? Absolutely, I can’t think of anything better.

Marisette said...

April: No none are based on people I know personally. I like my characters to be their own unique person. Even though they do not exist, I treat them as if they do. I do incorporate little traits or corks into their lives from my own. For instance, Dion’s messiness is totally me, and Kasey’s fear of flying, I know that feeling intimately. When I was creating the seven brothers I did ask myself, "What would I want seven hot brothers to be like?" Well, you can see what I came up with.

Marisette said...

Sorry I forgot the second part of April's question. My advice to first time writer's is join a writer's group. Critique and get critiqued it's the only way you will ever learn. Talk to other authors. And most importantly be fearless.

Anonymous said...

You book sounds really interesting! Is there any one author who has influenced you in your writing?

Marisette said...

Patsy: No, not really. If I get blocked I walk away from the writing for a few days and pick up a book. Any book, I just start to read all the time. I would say the words in music influence more than anything else would.

Mary Preston said...

MEN OF THE CAVE is Book One: how many books will there be?

Gale Nelson said...

when did you know you wanted to be a writer?

Stephanie Pflug said...

Are there days that you get overwhelmed or too stressed? If so, what do you do to relax and get out of that funk?

Marisette said...

Marybelle: There will be three books. 1. Men of the Cave 2. Jar of Pandora 3. Symbol of Hope

Gale: Writing was always something I enjoyed to do for fun, but I didn't pursue it professionally until a few years back.

Stephanie: I do have days where I feel overwhelmed. I call a friend or talk to some author buddies. My husband is great at calming my nerves.

Christine said...

Can't think of a question to ask, but I would like to tell you that I enjoy your blog very much

desitheblonde said...

wow the book soudn great and then i would brag on it and then i like t he vlr of t he book are you going to do book mark or the trading card on the books you have

Psyche said...

How do you handle Writer´s Block?

Marisette said...

Christine: Thanks a bunch!

desitheblonde: I am not sure what you mean about trading cards? Are they like the baseball trading cards. As of right now I'm not sure, but could be sometime in the furture. Depends on marketing.

maly: I walk away when I have writer's block. Which coincidently I have right now. I'm writing the third book and have been dragging my feet on writing the next scene. So, I pick up a book or a couple of books and read. When I'm ready to return to it I'll know.

divavixenqueen said...

Nice lists.
Have you ever had your own adventure (spelunking)in a
cave and what got you interested in writing about a cave?

Marisette said...

divavixenqueen: No I am terribly afraid of heights. The cave isn't really a major part of the storyline. It falls back on the history behind the Men of the Cave. The story of these men is an old Catholic/Muslim legend called the Seven Sleepers. You can read more on them on July 27th at Read2Review on the tour schedule.

Crystal said...

Sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway! What inspired you when writing this?

Marisette said...

Crystal: Every aspect of my life gives me inspiration. From something someone said, to the vocabulary words I teach to my students. I can find inspiration anywhere, and I am always looking.

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