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Best Covers of 2014

Best Covers of 2014.

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Signed Copies of Daughter of Isis and Son of Set

Signed Copies of Daughter of Isis and Son of Set.

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Score some SIGNED Descendants of Isis [Kelsey Ketch] Swag

It’s like Christmas in August! I just got some signed swag for Daughter of Isis and Son of Set in the post and I thought I’d share. Just fill out the form and let me know if you read or plan to read the novels and I will contact you via email for your shipping information.


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Last day for the Son of Set Blog Tour and Giveaway

Enjoy fun posts and enter the giveaway – check out

http://www.darkworldbooks.com/son-of-set-tour/

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Kelsey Ketch’s Son of Set now Available @

•Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Son-Descendants-Isis-Kelsey-Ketch-ebook/dp/B00K08RW94/ref=sr_1_7?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1398813614&sr=1-7&keywords=son+of+set

•Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/son-of-set-kelsey-ketch/1119342497?ean=9781499137149

•Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/son-of-set

•Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/432494

I loved this book!

Physically, mentally, and emotionally battered, a delirious Natara Stone finds herself in a hotel room with the boy she holds responsible for involving her with the Sons of Set and at the same time for saving her from becoming their sacrifice. Her world has been turned upside down overnight and the only person she can trust is Seth. But is he trustworthy?
In less than 24 hours, Seth O’Keefe gave up the comforts of being the son of highest priest on the west coast for the Egyptian cult known as the Sons of Set. Marked as a traitor for saving Natti’s life, Seth is now a fugitive who the Sons want dead. He can hardly comprehend why one girl could be worth risking everything for. Was she?

Son of Set, Kelsey Ketch’s second novel in the Descendants of Isis series follows the couple as they try to find a safe haven from Seth’s father and his cohorts who are hell bound and determined to recover Natti and bring their god Set back from the dead. The story abounds with intensity as the couple struggles to survive. A rollercoaster ride, this novel takes off where Daughter of Isis left off and exceeds expectations.

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Release Day – Son of Set by Kelsey Ketch

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By Kelsey Ketch
Release Date: May 2nd, 2014
Upper Young Adult Fantasy

Summary from Goodreads:

“. . . the Sons would never just let him go—alive.”

Seth O’Keefe has broken the laws of his god. He never thought he would sacrifice his own future to protect a Daughter of Isis. But when the Sons of Set discovered Natti is the Secret Keeper, he had no choice. Now, Seth and Natti are on the run from his father, who wants nothing more than to see Seth dead. With no allies, Seth turns to the Daughters of Isis for help, hoping they would protect Natti. But when they meet the Daughters, he discovers a secret that puts both their lives in more danger. Low on options, Seth sees only one possibility for survival. He must help Natti solve an ancient puzzle and find the secret name of Ra.

Natara “Natti” Stone is having a hard time swallowing the truth. She can’t believe what she has learned in the past twenty-four hours: Seth is a Son of Set blessed with charm; she is a Daughter of Isis blessed with a sliver of Ma ‘at; the locket her grandmother gave her holds an ancient Egyptian secret linking to Osiris and Isis. That along with being tortured and brutalized by the Sons of Set, she can hardly hold herself together. Thank God for Seth’s touch! That warm, tingling sensation that drowns it all out. Yet her heart struggles to stay focused. She must quickly embrace her destiny before the secret name of Ra falls into the wrong hands.

*Note: Content for Upper YA*

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Available at:

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Book One:
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***Some Praise for Daughter of Isis***

“Daughter of Isis is an addicting and enthralling read brimming with Egyptian mythology. Readers will be pulled into the story after simply reading a page!” —Emily, Reader Rising

“I always enjoy a good book about Mythology and Daughter of Isis brings a thrilling modern day spin to one of the tales. Kelsey Ketch wove the story perfectly and sucked me right into her magnificent world.” —Naomi, Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

***Excerpt From Son of Set***

***Warning: Excerpt May Contain Spoilers***

Chapter 1

Seth wrung a blood-soaked hand towel until the fabric pinched the flesh of his aching palms. Droplets of Natti’s diluted blood trickled into the running water. When the cotton began to dry, he drowned it again and wrung it out even tighter. Yet, no matter how sore his hands were, the haunting bloodstains on the towel wouldn’t wash away. Exhausted and frustrated, he tossed the towel into the basin. He slammed the faucet off, leaned over the counter, and stared at his reflection. Dark circles and black kohl accented his turquoise eyes. Large, swollen bruises coated his lightly tanned skin, each screaming with the slightest movement. Dry blood encrusted his wrists. His back ached and his knees were coated with grime. Even so, his injuries carried little pain compared to the memories he was still trying to process: his own father, Sean, drawing Seth’s Glock 38 on him at the hospital; being chained down in Set’s Temple and listening to Natti’s screams while his father dosed her with synthetic scorpion venom; watching Sean enslave her essence; seeing the ceremonial dagger poised over her breast. Seth shoved his fingers through his copper hair, trying to force the images out of his mind.

A soft moan, a harsh groan, and then a scream echoed from the next room. Seth’s overwhelmed system surged with adrenaline. He raced into the bedroom of the hotel room. Natti had her back pressed against the pillows and headboard as she manically swiped at the old, floral bedcover. She abruptly withdrew her hand with another scream and began to cower, her knees brought up to her chest.

“I don’t know,” she bellowed. “I don’t know.”

“Natti?” Seth rushed to her side. He stared at the bedcover, trying to determine who or what she was shouting at.

Natti turned her glassy eyes to him with a gasp. She scrambled sideways, and Seth had to catch her before she fell over the edge of the king-sized bed. Her panicky screams transformed into desperate cries for help. Afraid someone would hear her, Seth quickly covered her mouth. She struggled against him for a brief moment before she finally went limp in his arms. Her silver-violet eyes were filled with fear.

“Shh,” Seth cooed, trying to keep his own heart from leaping out of his chest. He stared into the eyes that had bewitched him on the first day they met. When she looked back at him, it was like she was gazing at a stranger. He swallowed a lump that formed in his throat and slowly raised his fingers from her lips.

“I don’t know,” she whimpered. “I don’t know. I swear, I don’t know.”

“Natti, it’s me,” Seth whispered, mentally begging the gods to help her. “It’s Seth. We met at school in mid-September. I rescued you at the festival. I helped you escape from the temple. Don’t you remember?”

Her body tensed under his hold, and her gaze went wild while she scanned the room. “Oh God, please. . . . I don’t know.”

“Natti.”

She wasn’t paying any attention to him. Her eyes were beginning to dilate, and her body vibrated with fear. Seth finally called on his blessing from Set, his magical charm, to try to calm her, but her mind was too wired and her veins throbbed under his touch. She suddenly screeched and thrashed violently in his arms.

“No. No, stop. I don’t know.” Her anxiety was building. Grabbing hold of her flying fists, Seth pinned her down on the bed. Her back arched and her legs kicked while she attempted to wrench herself from his grasp.

“Natti, stop,” he ordered. “Stop!”

***Giveaway***

Daughter of Isis Journal and Natti Swag Pack (INT) -> a Rafflecopter giveaway

Kelsey KetchDuring her high school years, Kelsey Ketch could always be found tucked away in a little corner of the hall or classroom, writing her fantasy worlds and creating illustrations and maps. Today is no different, except now she’s writing in the break room at her office building or at the tables of the Barnes and Noble Café in Cary, North Carolina. She is also an avid reader, a part-time book blogger at Ketch’s Book Nook, and lives with her two orange tabbies and awesome and humorous flat-mate.

For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.

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New Price for Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

Paperback Version

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If you like egyptian artifacts you will love this

Well it is another OMG moment provided by none other than Kelsey Ketch as she takes her creativity to a whole new level.  Just check out what this girl can do!

http://ketch1714.wordpress.com/2012/08/31/ketchs-sketches-isis-box-ankh-darn-camel/#comment-1986

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My Favorite Book Reviewer

I love GoodReads.  It makes it possible to track my reading, create a list of to read books, and an opportunity to review books I read.  But the best part about good reads is that I met someone who is amazing at reviewing books.  Kelsey Ketch is open and honest about how she feels about a book.  Over time she has built up an solid credibility to the point where I rely on Kelsey’s reviews to populate my to read list.  I would be selfish to keep Kelsey to myself, so I am sharing my book resource with you.  See Kelsey’s reviews and other cool posts at her blog:

http://ketch1714.wordpress.com/

Tell Kelsey I sent you!

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Oscar’s Gift by Lisa Rivero

GoodReads Summary:

The year is 1904 on the Rosebud Indian Reservation, and eleven-year-old Tomas, the son of Swedish immigrants, thinks that life is a game of chance. Now you see it. Now you don’t. His father. School. Dreams for the future. It doesn’t matter how hard he tries or how much he hopes. In the end, everything he loves can disappear with the delivery of a telegram.

Then one hot day, on a dusty street in Bonesteel, South Dakota, he sees a tall, dark, city-slicker of a man as they both are trying their luck in a land lottery. Tomas does not know that he has just met the man who will one day write novels about his homesteading life on the Great Plains and be known as America’s first African-American feature film maker. Oscar will also become his friend and mentor.

Could it be that Tomas’s luck is changing?

OSCAR’S GIFT uses a classic style and historical photographs to bring the diversity of history alive for modern young readers.

Oscar’s Gift is a wonderfully crafted story that takes place in South Dakota during the early 1900’s. While Lisa speaks of Oscar’s gift, she has her own way with words and works them like the masters worked oil, watercolour, clay, and stone.  She has and uncanny way of bringing the story to life with characters and settings are so well crafted they can be seen with your heart.  Oscar’s Gift kept me totally engaged and I read it from cover to cover with out setting it down.

This is a charming story, and I recommend it highly to everyone.

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