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Monday, December 10, 2012
12:05 AM | Posted by Sabrina Ford | | Edit Post
MARISETTE BURGESS is a mother, wife, and teacher. She was born in
to immigrant Cuban parents. She
grew up in Los Angeles, California West Palm Beach, Florida
then moved to Orlando to attend the . She graduated with a
Bachelor of Arts in English Creative Writing. She’s an extreme University of Central 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, debuted May 2012. Florida
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
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. Spain
“Tell me what happened,” he said serious.
I recalled his brother lying dead on the forest floor. I didn’t want to cry, “I must be crazy.” My voice sounded distant even to me. Had I lost my voice?
He looked at me and smiled, “You are not crazy. I promise.”
“You know what I saw, don’t you?” I challenged.
“Why not tell me what you saw, and we will go from there.”
Still uncertain, but wanting to trust him, I took a deep breath and explained what I had seen.
He interrupted before I finished, “Did you see any blood?”
“What?” I snapped.
“Did you see any blood?” he asked again in the same monotone voice.
I summoned up the memories of the gladiator fight. I tried to remember and realized he was right. It was a very clean scene, no blood.
“I don’t understand how…” I whispered.
“Kasey, the world as you know it, is not what it seems.” He stared across the ocean.
“What do you mean? What’s going on Dion?” I demanded.
“Kasey, before I explain what you saw there are a few things you need to know.”
The cover had me intrigued but the book description pulled me and loving the ride the story took me on.
Kasey has unorthodox parents who give her and her little brother no structure. Going to
to study abroad and fleeing from her broken relationship she wants nothing more
then to forget her parents and ex-boyfriend that is until she meets Dion and he
changes everything she thought she knew about herself and the world she lives
in. With a dangerous adventure and trying to keep herself from falling in love
Kasey but when destiny has other plans for you all you can do is try and enjoy
the ride. Spain
I loved Kasey from page one. With everything she has gone through with her parents she is a smart, and caring. Her love for her little brother really shows every time they talk on the phone or she is talking about him. Dion and her brothers are amazing. They are immortal and each has special powers. Dion’s is he is really fast. And they don’t make guys like him or his brothers anymore. They are so sweet and chivalrous and Dion just had me swooning all over him from the start. I loved the chemistry between Kasey and Dion even though he knew she was coming and meant for him he never pressured her to fall quickly for him. At times I wanted to smack Kasey though for fighting her attraction and pushing him away but I understood also learning that your boyfriend is immortal can not be easy but she does handle all the weirdness good. Add the fact that Kasey has her own weird heritage makes her and Dion a perfect match.
I loved all the side characters. They added to the story line and I can’t wait to learn more about all of Dion’s brothers. I enjoyed how Marisette adds people from history along with Gods and Demi-Gods. All the history thrown in plus Greek mythology makes for such an amazing story that will leave you wanting more. 5/5 Bloody Fangs
Kasey Reese ran from a life of responsibility to study abroad in
. She hoped for an adventure,
but what unfolded in Deia, Spain
was beyond the imaginable. In that remote little village she met the love of
her life, Dion - a twenty-year-old immortal saint. Spain
Kasey and Dion return to
only to realize their love
is challenged by their opposite virtues and Kasey’s dysfunctional family. America
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.
Artemis’eyes narrowed her lips rose in a half smile. She resembled 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 her arms down. 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.
I wanna say Thank you to Marisette for letting me review her book and to Jaidis for letting me participate in the blog tour.
- Sabrina Ford