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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Genesis Book Launch


Today I'm celebrating the release of Genesis with author Kristie Cook. This novella is a companion to Kristie's popular paranormal novels, Promise and Purpose. Here is a bit about Genesis:

A father who reveals his truth.
Twins who take different paths—one light, one dark.
Angels who have plans for them both
And Demons who do as well.
So the Earthly battle for souls ignites…

A tale that is over 2,000 years old, this is the story of the Amadis beginnings.


Please welcome Kristie to tell us a bit more about Genesis:

Kristie: It’s a bit different from the other Soul Savers books. Although the fantasy world I created is the same, the real world is not. After all, it takes place over 2,000 years ago, around 200 B.C. So it required a lot of research to understand life in Greece during that era. For each stop along the release tour, I’m sharing something I learned and how it ties into the story.

Today we explore marriage customs. Most wedding ceremonies took place in January and began after dark. The bride was carried to the groom’s home with a procession of family and friends carrying torches and playing music. The bride would eat a piece of fruit from the groom, symbolizing that the man would now provide food and basic needs for her.

Fathers arranged marriages for their daughters, who married at about age 15 to men who were 30 or older. Can you imagine?! Ew! Divorce was allowed and common. I wonder why…

In Genesis, marriage is more about the commitment and lifestyle of the man and woman. The main characters don’t participate in ceremonies, but they do know life as husband and wife. There’s a reason for this, but I won’t give it away. I can tell you, though, that the wives were not betrothed, nor were they teens. In fact, the only character raised in the traditional Greek society has something to say about this.

Thank you, Heather, for being a stop along the tour. You’re a most gracious hostess! Lovely readers, you can be entered to win a Soul Savers swag pack simply by commenting below. Your comments also gain you entries to win the Grand Prize at the end of the tour. For more details about the tour, stop schedule and the Grand Prize, visit the tour page.

You're very welcome Kristie, thank you for stopping by! Before you learn more about the tour, here is a bit of background on this fabulous author:

Kristie Cook is a lifelong, award-winning writer in various genres, from marketing communications to fantasy fiction. She continues to write the Soul Savers Series, with the first two books, Promise and Purpose, available now and the third book, Devotion, coming February 2012. She’s also written a companion novella, Genesis, coming October 2011.

Besides writing, she enjoys reading, cooking, traveling and riding on the back of a motorcycle. She has lived in ten states, but currently calls Southwest Florida home with her husband, three teenage sons, a beagle and a puggle. She can be found at:

Author's Website & Blog: http://www.KristieCook.com

14 comments:

  1. Congratulations Kristie!! I can't wait to read it! And thanks for intorducing me to yet another author I HAVE to check out!

    christina.irelan@gmil.com

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  2. It sounds like a interesting book!

    I hadn't known that about Greek marriage and society--yeah, I can't imagine why divorce might have been common. :P

    Great post!

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  3. Very interesting!! I'm anxious to read and find out more about the marriages!!

    jmluker at winco dot net

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  4. Awesome! Looks like I need to get my copy of Genesis :O)
    b00boy@comcast.net

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  5. Congrats! It looks like a great read. Can't wait to read it.

    Vivien
    deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

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  6. congrats sounds really great

    rogcaprino at hotmail dot com

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  7. It looks interesting. I like novels with rich cultural aspects within the plot. Congratulations on the publications.

    .......dhole

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  8. I love the idea of a companion novella -- a little something extra for a series you love!

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  9. The story of Genesis and the cover are amazing!!!

    artgiote at gmail dot com

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  10. Taking a fantastic trip back in time! Sounds like a wonderful book. Thanks so much to Heather and Kristie...and to Kristie, Congrats!

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  11. This is the coolest blog tour post I've ever read. :D

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  12. Thank you, everyone! And thank you very much, Heather, for being a stop on the tour. Good luck to everyone on the giveaways.

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  13. Looking back on the prospect of marrying by arrangement and so young gives me shivers. Divorce indeed!

    Thanks for sharing!
    sophiarose1816@gmail.com

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