Thursday, February 20, 2014

Jar of Pandora Blog Tour

 Jar of Pandora (Book Two)

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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.


“I’m calling 911,” Teal said
frazzled by the whole thing.
I held on to his wrist tighter,
“Hold on not yet.”
“What do you mean not yet, are
you crazy!” Teal screamed at me frantic.
Dion didn’t hesitate. He swiftly
scooped Nolan into his arms and disappeared before our eyes.
“Where the hell are they? What
the hell just happened?” Teal looked around confused.
“Come on let’s go.” I sat up,
grabbed my things, and headed for the car. I wept all the way. I couldn’t get
it under control.
“No,” Teal pulled his hand away.
I hadn’t even noticed that I was still holding on to it.
“Kasey, what is going on?”
“I don’t know,” I yelled back.
“Where’s is Dion and Nolan? How
could they have just disappeared?” He started to follow me to my car.
“Dion took Nolan back to his
house.” I knew I had a lot of explaining to do.
“Exactly how,” he stopped
 “I will explain in the car, now let’s get the
hell out of here.”
He gathered the seriousness in
my tone and hurried to catch up. As soon as we made it to the car my phone
vibrated. It was Dion letting me know that he arrived at the house and Nolan
was with Max. Feeling relieved but completely terrified I sobbed.
 “Who was that?” Teal asked. His eyes wide, his
face covered with an expression of madness. I started the car with shaky hands
and began our forty-five minute trip to the Kleon ranch. I kept my breathing
shallow and slow. The smell of blood from our clothes made me sick.
“It was Dion, he’s at the house.
Max is taking care of Nolan.”
 “Kasey,” Teal narrowed his eyes, “how did Dion
get to Saint Cloud in a few minutes?”
I exhaled and shot quick glances
at Teal. “Dion isn’t exactly human.”
He lost all color in his face
and his eyes went from narrow to wide.
 “What do you mean he’s not human?”
 “Dion and his brothers are immortals…”
 “Jesus, Kasey. I’m going to flip out on you if
you freakin tell me your boyfriend is a vampire!” He was crazed.
 “Don’t be ridiculous Teal, vampires don’t
exist…I don’t think. Dion and his brothers are immortal saints.”


So, this is the 2nd book in the Symbol of Hope Series, and as much as I liked the first book, this one’s even better.  Marisette Burgess really has such a unique writing style…and wow, what a creative imagination.  I still just cannot get over how she so seamlessly blends the world of ancient Greek mythology and Christian/Catholic religions; and even though you’re aware that you are reading a fictional story created by Marisette, she is just so talented a writer, that the events unfolding around you, actually seem plausible. 

We continue the adventure with Kasey, Dion and his brothers leaving Spain and returning to Kasey’s home in St. Cloud, Florida.  Right off the bat we hit a bit of awkward friction when Kasey’s brother Nolan is waiting at the airport to pick her up, but he’s not alone, Teal, her ex-fiancé is with him…holding a balloon that says, “I love you”, yeah…awkward!  Not to mention that Kasey and Nolan are supposed to have dinner at their parent’s house later that day…oh, and their parents recently had a lifestyle change to become nudist and relocated to a nudist colony…yep, another awkward…and well, just a little…ewwww!

Before you know it, Kasey and the guys are dodging and fighting monsters one minute and having conversations with characters that are mythical legends the next.  And the entire time, you just feel like you’re right there with them…  I swear, at the nudist camp, I was embarrassed for Kasey when her parents were strutting around in the buff and averting my eyes to the floor along with her because of just feeling so in the moment.  Along with feeling these moments with Kasey, I was also just swept along with the non-stop action and mystery of the adventure.  I got so engrossed and carried along with Kasey’s journey, that when I finished the last page, I couldn’t believe it was 3:00 am… yeah… in the morning!  Then, I couldn’t get to sleep for another 45 minutes or so because I was so amped up with everything that had just occurred and what was coming next! 

Thank you, thank you, thank you Marisette for such an amazing story!  I will most definitely be reading the next book, “Symbol of Hope” and eagerly look forward to anything else that you decide to write!
5 Stars  ~Kathy

About the Author 
Teacher, mother, and wife, not in that order. I’m an extreme
Florida girl whose never seen snow. I believe white should be worn at funerals,
not black. Studied at the University of Central Florida for a BA in English. If
I can avoid close-toed shoes, I do. Born from Cuban immigrant parents I spoke
Spanish before I spoke English. If you ever see me staring blankly into
nothing, then my head is in a story.

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  1. Thank you Kathy! I'm looking forward to reading your thoughts on the final book :)