Monday, December 10, 2012

Book tour is going great!

Here are today's stops

  • December 10th – Sabrina @ Sabrina’s Paranormal Palace
    Book Tour Post with 5 Star Review & Giveaway

  • Great Giveaway:

    Here are the rest of the tour stops:
  • December 11th – Laurie @ Laurie’s Paranormal Thoughts and Reviews (Interview)
  • December 12th – Kristy @ Kristy Centeno (Book Review)
  • December 12th – Lisa & Sarah @ Girls with Books (Book Review/Interview)
  • December 13th – Elora & Marie @ Lunar Haven Reviews and Designs (Book Review)
  • December 14th – Buffy @ Buffy’s Ramblings (Book Review/Guest Post)
  • Friday, November 2, 2012

    Virtual Book Tour!!


    Symbol of Hope Series by Marisette Burgess Tour Schedule:

    Sunday, October 28, 2012


    Jar of Pandora is NOW available on Amazon as an e-book!

    Buy Jar of Pandora for $.99- limited time only!

    It will be available on B&N as an e-book in the next few days!

    **Due to unfortunate printing issues the paperback is delayed. I will keep everyone up to date as soon as I get a clear picture of when the paperback will be available.

    Thank you for your support and Happy Reading!!!

    If you haven't picked up the first book in the series, Men of the Cave here's where you can get it:

    Monday, October 8, 2012

    The Next Best Thing


    I've been tagged by Amber Garr at The Evolution of a Muse to answer a few questions about my next work in progress. Perfect timing, I might add, that my WIP will be released November 1st! So thanks, Amber!!

    What is the title of your next book?
    Jar of Pandora. It is Book 2 in the Symbol of Hope series.

    Where did the idea come from?
    It's the continuing story of Kasey and Dion, a feisty eighteen year old girl and her boyfriend a two thousand year old saint. In the second book Kasey and Dion return to America only to realize their love is challenged by their opposite virtues and Kasey’s dysfunctional family. 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.

    What genre does your book fall under?
    It is a Paranormal Romatic adventure- It's a unique blend of Christian and Greek Myths and characters. Both YA and adult readers will enjoy.

    What actors would you chose to play the part of your characters in a movie redition?
    Kasey Reese - Molly Quinn (Actress)   

    Dion Kleon - Not Sure Open to suggestions :)

    What is a brief synopsis of your book?
    A clash of myth and faith. She was born with a purpose. He was sent to protect her.

    How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?
    Roughly 10 to 11 months.

    What other books would you compare this story to within the same genre?
    Hmm...I would say it is similar in romance to Twilight, but it has the action of Percy Jackson. Then I throw saints and angels into the mix to really stir up the genre. It's quite unique.

    Who or what inspired you to write this book?
    The characters. They have a story to tell and a journey to live. I can't stop until they finish what they were meant to carry out. All of them, every single character drives this story forward.

    What else about your book might pique the readers' interest?
    There is a book three, Symbol of Hope, and if you read Men of the Cave (Book #1) then you are in for a treat with this one.  

    Thanks again for tagging me Amber, and now I'm going to tag the dynamic Charlotte Abel ! You'll be very happy to hear about her upcoming project(s).

    Remember it is not to early to add Jar of Pandora to your Goodreads list!

    Thursday, October 4, 2012

    Jar of Pandora

    November 1st!!! It is just around the corner I can't wait. Jar of Pandora book two will be avaiable. Check it out:

    Thursday, August 23, 2012

    It's almost here! Have a taste :)

    To all who are waiting patiently for Jar of Pandora...

          I have been working hard on the second book . These past few weeks the novel has challenged me in ways  Men of the Cave never did. There has been three to four different versions of the ending that my poor husband has had to read and re-read. I feel confident with the current ending and I'm excited to get this novel into the readers hands. It's unique, action packed, and full of surprises.

    Here's a sneak peek. A little teaser: Dion's POV

    Artemis’ eyes narrowed and she half smiled resembling a mischievous fox. “They will kill her, then nothing can stop us.”

    Shock, dread, and every bad feeling that I could muster did within me. Tired of playing games with this has-been goddess, I swung aggressively then kicked my foot behind hers. I knocked Artemis onto her back. With the tip of my foot I threw her blade into the water. I straddled the woman, my knees holding down her arms. My sword’s tip positioned above her heart. My hand around her neck gripping tightly. She coughed.

    “Kill who? Who are you after?” I pressed her head into the dock.

    She resisted me, choked and smiled. She whispered, “Pandora’s granddaughter of course.”

    With petrified shock, I squeezed her neck tighter. “Who is after her and why?” I yelled inches from her wretched face.

    She began a maniacal giggle, then maneuvered her left arm free, and before I could gain control of it again she gripped the handle of my sword and pulled it into her heart.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012

    Steph at Starry Night Book Reviews's Reviews

    Men of the Cave

    Men of the Cave by Marisette Burgess
    My rating:
    didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it it was amazing (my current rating)
    shelf: read

    's review
    Aug 15, 12

    5 of 5 stars false
    bookshelves: favortie-s, up-for-review
    Read from August 07 to 15, 2012

    I want to thank Marisette for letting me review her book, I’m officially addicted and I cannot wait to get my hands on book 2! I loved how she combined Greek mythology with religion it really made for an interesting story that will have you laughing at times too.

    Kasey and Dian I loved them what can I say, their romance was a perfect balance in the book I can’t wait till they go and meet her parent’s heh you will get it when you read the book! The book is done in two points of views Dion’s and Kasey’s, which worked out prefect because you get to understand where both characters are coming from. I’m excited to read what happens next for Kasey and Dion along with his brothers. This will defiantly a book I’ll reread.

    Kasey flees to Spain on a scholarship, she thought learning Spanish was going to be difficult just wait till she finds out what destiny has in store for her.

    She meets Dion and his brothers at her host family’s restaurant, from there they start off as friends but they feel this pull to be with one another their relationship starts to develop from there. But everything come to a halt when she find out just what Dion and his brothers are, As Kasey struggles to believe in the things she been told little does she know things are about to take a turn and not a good one either.

    With Dion’s other two brothers after them they must protect the one thing they have all grown to care about Kasey.

    Comments (showing 1-1 of 1)(1 new)

    message 1: by Marisette(new) -           
    Marisette Burgess Thank you Steph! I am jumping out of my seat excited you enjoyed the book. I can't wait for everyone to read book two. I appreciate the review, thank you.   

    Wednesday, August 8, 2012

    Interview Aug. 9th & 10th!!

    Hello all,

    If you want to know some secrets into my world of writing, then see two of my Q&A interviews at:
    Sweet Southern Home- Aug. 9th
    Amber Garr the Evolution of a Muse- Aug. 10th

    Samples of questions I answered:

    What made you want to become a writer?
    Who or what gives you inspiration?
    Are your characters based on anyone you know?

    Who is your favorite character in the book and how would you spend a day together?

    Feel free to ask further questions you have on my Facebook page!/MenoftheCave

    or Goodreads Author Page

    Hope you enjoy!!!

    Monday, August 6, 2012


    Men of the Cave is doing great another 5 star from a Goodreads winner! Irene Watson's reviewer on Reader Views had this to say about the book:

    " A world of Greek mythology, Christian beliefs, and attractive immortals.
    I loved the Spanish culture and language thrown into the book as Kasey adjusted to her new surroundings. The juxtaposition of Greek mythology and Christian myths was also excellently and intriguingly done. All these different layers of culture and context provided a rich background for the story.
    Overall I enjoyed “Men of the Cave” and will probably keep my eye out for the sequel, and its semi-groundbreaking back-story made up for its overdone romance. I would recommend “Men of the Cave” to fans of “Twilight” or other supernatural romances, to fans of Greek mythology, and fans of Christian fiction." Reviewed by Madeleine Sullivan for Reader Views

    My Editor is done with Jar of Pandora and said "Did I tell you how much I love this story! Maybe more than the first!" We meet soon and I go back to rewrites on it. It is still looking like late Fall for it's release.

    Thank you everyone for the support.
    *I will be doing a Skype interview for the Goodreads group Teen Romance at the end of August. Hope you check it out!
    Happy Reading,

    Wednesday, August 1, 2012


    Congratulations to the 4 winners of Men of the Cave on the Goodreads giveaway. 

    We had an amazing response of 706 readers enter.

    If you didn’t win and would like a copy of the book, Men of the Cave is available on

    Stay tuned with Goodreads group Teen Romance as they discuss Men of the Cave for August.
    Thank you all for entering the giveaways and participating.

    Sunday, July 29, 2012

    Carmen (Serenity Books & Love)'s Reviews > Men of the Cave

    Men of the Cave by Marisette Burgess

    's review
    Jul 28, 12

    4 of 5 stars false
    bookshelves: mythic-or-fairytale-fantasy
    Read from July 01 to 05, 2012

    First of all, I would like to thank Marisette for asking me to review this book! If she had never asked me to, I would've never found this book, and miss out on some really great fantasy!

    Men of the Cave was a fabulous book, very fun and adventurous, and I loved the blend of Christianity with Greek Mythology! I mean where else can you find that in books?! It was such and original unique idea, and it gave it a fun twist, and I enjoyed it very much.

    The setting was FABULOUS! I love how it's all the way out into a foreign country, instead of the U.S. Seems to me it's either the U.S. or a whole new world that most books are set in now. So the setting was such a refreshing change.

    Each character really felt unique- how each brother had their own special talent, and how each acted, and thier interactions with Kasey were fun! Very humourous at times too. :)

    Dion and Kasey's romance was so cute! I loved how it wasn't like an overdoes of romance, like it can sometimes get in other books, it was in perfect balance with the rest of the story. It was fun, and very romantic at times. :) Brings a smile to your face.

    I liked how this was written in two POVs- Kasey's and Dion's, which worked really well with this story. I'm cool with more than 1 POVs, but sometimes, it seems unnecessary, and can be executed badly. Marisette is definitely a talented writer. I think the best thing about this book is how unique it is, it definitely stands out among all those other YA books out there.

    The only complaint: TOO SHORT. PLEASE. I WANT TO KNOW MORE. :( I reach the end of the story and I kept flipping the page expecting for more... and nope. That was the last page. So here is me, hoping for the next book to come out...

    I'm very intrigue by how all this is going down, and the prologue and the end of the book gave a very nice cliffhanger, so that doesn't really help with waiting... But thank god there's a next book! I was worried there wasn't going to be. I can't wait for Jar of Pandora! :)

    Friday, July 27, 2012

    The history behind Men of the Cave

    Want to know the history behind the Men of the Cave? Then check out my guest post at Read2Review

    I am often asked about the Seven Kleon Brothers in the story. The men of the cave are based off a Catholic/ Muslim legend. You can actually go visit the tomb cave of the Seven Sleepers in Turkey. I stayed relatively close to the events of the legend, but made modifications to fit the parameters of my story.”

    Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Share your tale....

    Here's mine today:

           My son has always hated getting his haircut. I'm talking kicking, screaming, crying. The works! You would think we were torturing him. We bribed with everything, ice cream, toys, and even a pet. So, the deal is if he can get a haircut without crying he gets a fish. Well, no fish yet, until today.

         He heard that his cousin was coming into town and asked me if he could get his hair cut today. Not allowing an opportune time to go a miss, I called the barber right on the spot and we were off.

          My son's barber is the only person that has even managed to make his hair look decent. He works out of a barbershop in Port Saint Lucie in a shopping center.

        We enter for the haircut, so far so good. My son is willing and chipper. He has it in his head that he wants this done for his cousin's arrival. He sits in my lap as my husband watches and like a miracle from the bible, he didn't cry. Finally, my son got a haircut with no hassle. Yea!

         We congratulated him, praised him, and hugged him with joy. He was so proud. Since he did such an amazing job, we agreed on a fish and ice cream.

          As I stood at the checkout counter paying the nice woman, my husband went to tip the barber. All I remember hearing was a series of men yelling NOOO!!!! Don't touch....but they never got to finish their sentences. When my eyes looked behind me, my son's hand had already pulled down the white handle in the red box of the fire alarm.

         The siren blasted, my heart stopped, and my son ran to a chair and cried. The alarm connected to the entire strip mall. All the venders came out of their stores, customers avoided the building, and my nice tan cheeks turned a very bright colored pink. I was mortified. My son cried and cried. He understood the gravity of what he did and felt awful.

        The fire department was super nice about the whole thing. The barber shop as well. My son apologized to the firefighters and the shop after he had calmed down. In the end he still received a Beta fish (Named One Wing, his choice, makes no sense), but no ice cream. Lesson learned the hard way. Will he ever experience a normal haircut?

     Do you have a tale on an accidental fire alarm incident? Please do share!

    You can be a winner too!

    Congratulations to Carol for being the first winner of a free copy of Men of the Cave!
       Here's Carol's favorite superpower:

    Comment:  Carol L. on said:
    Mine is being able to Teleport and being able to smell a lie. :) Carol L.

    Reply: Marisette Burgess on said:
    Ha Ha, smell a lie. I didn’t think about that one. Hmmm…could come in handy

    Many more Giveaways still going on! You can be a winner! ends-July 29th July 30th ends July 31st

    Sunday, July 22, 2012

    Blog Tour Started Today!!!

    Come by this Link and see what my top ten Hottest Hotties are

    Plus enter a chance to win a copy of Men of the Cave and join in as fans ask me questions. Join in on the discussion if you like.

    Here is the schedule for the rest of the week:

    Tour Schedule:
    July 23:
    The Log Line Blog
    Book Spotlight
    July 24:
    Queen Tutt's World of Escapism
    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
    Aug 19:
    Reading Between the Lines Review

    Men of the Cave received another 5 star review read all about it:

    Hope to see you sometime this week!

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

    Another 5 Star review

    Intriguing & Addictive!

    Wow! What a fantastic start to a new series. Get ready for a fantastic Journey as Kasey discovers a whole new life/world beyond her wildest dreams in a country far away from her own home. I was intrigued by the story immediately as the author’s description of Kasey and her situation became visualized from the smooth writing. It was totally addicting and I could not put the book down, I had it read within 4 hours and only craved more in the end.

    The characters were so real like and the connections between all of them were family oriented, passionate, and heart melting emotional. With a great mixture of Christianity (God & his first Children) and Greek Mythology (Greek God’s, Goddess, and Demigods) intertwined, it made for a very interesting story that I will never forget.

    First off I love Mythology especially anything about Pandora’s Box (Jar) and as I read this great story the author held my interest and excitement of learning more about Pandora and her descendants. I also love the different take on how the God’s, Goddess, and demigods came about and how the Almighty God with his warrior angels ended the great war in the heavens.

    The myth story on the 7 Men of the Cave came with some interesting characters making the story mysterious and exciting to learn more about them, they were not only handsome but they all had different talents and special abilities to go along with their immortality.

    Here are just a few short quotes of their description and who they were:

    “Max-Maximian can heal with his touch. Anthony-Antoninos, can speak with animals. John-Joannes sees the future and Martin-Martinianus sees the past or present”

    “Sam-Sambatus my older brother can leave his body in spirit form and move around in a ghost like way. James-Jamblichos my younger brother can move objects with his mind. Me-Dionysius , I am fast,”

    The story’s plot remained a mystery all through the book and I loved that about it. The romance between Kasey and Dion built up beautifully. I would have to say the heat level on this romance was mild, I would also say that the story’s romance could be based on a border line between Young Adult and Adult especially since Kasey’s character was 18 and the immortals were several centuries old. There were a couple of make out scenes but they were very tasteful, nothing naughty.

    I found the story very humorous with the bantering between the 7 brothers and with Kasey. In the end, though I wanted a Happy Ever After and an ending climax to the mystery of the 7 Men of the Cave along with the relationship between Kasey and Pandora, I quickly accepted the cliff hanger knowing there will be a book 2 “Jar of Pandora” in the series and am totally Jones-ing until it comes out.

    I highly recommend this book to all those who have an interest in romance with mythology and Christianity elements. You will truly be amazed at the author’s talented writing and storytelling. Marisette Burgess you have a new fan and I can’t wait to read more of your work.

    Excellent read!

    Monday, July 16, 2012


    Sorry I've been MIA online for the past weeks or so. I have been working diligently on the second book. Jar of Pandora goes to the editor this Thursday! Tentative release is late Fall.

    Here are some wonderful things happening with Men of the Cave!

    Goodreads group Teen Romance is giving away two copies of Men of the Cave! To enter click here:

    I am the August Author to review for Teen Romance to join in on the discussion of Men of the Cave click here:

    July 22nd starts my weeklong virtual book tour!

    Here is the schedule of sites and giveaways:

    July 22… Tour kickoff… Top Ten/G/Review (Tell me your top ten hottest men)

    July 23.. ..Book spotlight

    July 24.. Post (Metting the Supernatural)

    July 26.. Post/Giveaway(Why YA?)

    July 27.. http://read2review.comGuest Post (Can you give us some background on the Men in the Cave?)

    July 30..www.delphinareadstoomuch.comGuest Post/Giveaway (Where did the idea of this book come from?)

    August 19..…Review

    Please share and join in on the fun!