Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Genesis by Kristie Cook-The Men of Genesis


Today we are honored to have author Kristie Cook of the Soul Savers Series join us. She is here to give us a some background on what goes into the research she does for her series. But most importantly, THE MEN! hehe....so keep on reading!!! THANK YOU KRISTIE FOR BEING HERE TODAY WITH US!!!

Genesis is 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 2000 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.

On this tour I’ve talked about women and children, but today we get to explore men! Think hard-bodied warriors and demi-gods. Nice, huh? Well, not quite. Unfortunately, the traditional men of Ancient Greece were basically chauvinistic pigs, unless you were in Sparta, in which case, women were trained just as hard as men and given more freedom.

The rest of Greece, however, was very male-dominated. In fact, only men could become citizens (and not even all males, at that). Only men could go to the marketplace (except for female slaves in some cases). Only men could attend most festivals except those specifically for women and a few highly religious ones. Basically, only men could be seen in public.

Men spent their time working during the day and discussing politics with other men at night in their own designated parts of the homes where women were not allowed to enter. They were allowed to enjoy activities such as wrestling, horseback riding, drinking parties and traveling (in fact, they were rarely home). Only men could
attend the Olympic Games because the athletes participated in the nude (although in later times, women who owned a horse in the chariot race could attend).
So, a little disappointing that men had all the fun and even more disappointing that, except soldiers or poorer men who did their own labor rather than owning slaves, most were not built like Spartan warriors. Genesis to the rescue!

The men in Genesis have a different view of women’s roles than the traditional Greeks, although in certain cases it’s not any better. But they are all hot and some of the best soldiers with the bodies to match. How hot are they? Read to find out.

Thank you, Mindy and Forbidden Reviews, for hosting me and being a part of the Genesis Release Tour! Readers, in addition to the other giveaway they have going on here, you have a chance to win a Soul Savers swag pack just by commenting below. Your comment also enters you for the Grand Prize drawing at the end of the tour.

For more info on the tour and the Grand Prize, please visit the tour page: http://
www.kristiecook.com/2011/10/genesis-release-tour-giveaways.html
*Sources:http://www.crystalinks.com/greekculture.html
http://library.thinkquest.org/CR0210200/ancient_greece/daily_life.htm

I have to say that this series is OUTSTANDING! I am so in love with the world and characters that Author Kristie Cook has created in this series. This is one of those series that I would prefer her to keep writing forever! Check out my review of GENESIS here and my reviews of Promise & Purpose here.


CONTEST IS CLOSED! 

WINNER IS:

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9 comments:

AMY and SHELBY said...

Kristie, this series sounds amazing!! I can't wait to read Promise,Purpose, and Genisis! So glad to know that the men of Genesis are MUCH kinder to their women :)

Shelby Rodewald

Michele said...

Thank so much...I have been following the tour and love the history!!

jmluker at winco dot net

Mandy said...

Very very interesting to learn the history!!! I cannot wait to read Genesis!!! Promise and Purpose were great! Kudos to Kristie, Mindy and Forbidden Reviews!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vivien said...

Thanks for the great information! I love getting the inside scoop.

Vivien
deadtossedwaves at gmail dot com

Sophia Rose said...

Drat those chauvinistic men! Its that way in my house when NFL is on. Men in the cozy family room; women hanging out in the kitchen or dining room. (-;

The story sounds like a breath of fresh air for those times. Hottie soldiers! Yum!

Thank you for sharing the post and for the prize opportunities.
sophiarose1816@gmail.com

desitheblonde said...

wow i like the site and then i like the cover of the ook it sound great and then would love t read and blog onit
desitheblonde@msn.com

Foxygirl said...

the book looks great...I would so love to read it. Shannon S. calitigerlilly@yahoo.com

marybelle said...

This is why I love book tours. You learn more at each stop.

GENESIS looks amazing.

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Kristie Cook said...

Thank you, Mindy & Forbidden Reviews, for being a part of the tour! I couldn't have done it without you. Thank you, everyone, for participating! Congrats to Shannon!!!