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Kelsey Ketch’s Descendant’s of Isis Series

doiDaughter of Isis (Descendants of Isis #1) By Kelsey Ketch Release Date: October 26nd, 2013 Upper Young Adult Fantasy

Summary from Goodreads:

“Her mouth parted slightly, waiting for Seth to breathe life into her own body, just like in the story. She wanted him to awaken her senses.” Their worlds collide in California’s high desert. The last thing Natara “Natti” Stone wants to do is to start anew at Setemple High School. She wished she had never left London. Yet the brutal murder of her maternal grandmother has made her life very complicated. The only clue related to her murder is an ancient, encrypted necklace Natti discovered after her grandmother’s death. And if trying to adjust to American life is not enough, Natti is being stalked by a mysterious, charming high school senior, Seth O’Keefe, who is annoyingly persistent in his attempts at seduction. Seth O’Keefe is secretly a member of the Sons of Set, an order that worships the Egyptian god of chaos. Seth’s blessing from Set, his “charm,” never failed, except with one person: Natti Stone. Her ability to elude him infatuates and infuriates him, and he becomes obsessed with the chase. But the closer he gets to her, the more his emotions take a dangerous turn, and he risks breaking one of the most valued covenants of his order. The punishment for which is a fate worse than death. The adventure this unlikely couple becomes engulfed in could cost them their lives and their souls. *Note: Content for Upper YA*

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***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

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Author Bio:

Kelsey Ketch is a young adult/new adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist in the state of North Carolina. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress or organizing the New Adult Scavenger Hunt, a biannual blog hop. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.

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Kelsey Ketch’s Son of Set teaser

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Do you know Kelsey Ketch’s Seth O’Keefe from Descendants of Isis?

If you have read Daughter of Isis and Son of Set, you may have noticed a few things about Seth that make his life more challenging that the average teen. Seth Amahte’ O’Keefe is named after his god, Set and his gift, Amahte’ [Egyptian word meaning ‘to have the power over’]. He ‘rules’ his own world at his high school, but he faces serious ridicule at home from his cruel and overbearing father. Some things about Seth worth noting:
1. Seth has copper hair and turquoise eyes, unusual combination compared with many leading male characters.
2. Seth shows genuine concern for his mother, being fully aware that he is not supposed to care.
3. Seth is a bit less enthusiastic about creating total mayhem unlike his friends, Ky and Q.
4. Seth’s father has Seth’s life completely mapped out, including going to Yale and becoming the future Hem-netjer.
5. Seth wants to create his own path and is fed up with his father.
6. Seth’s friends are happy to capitalize on his abilities for their own advantage.
7. Seth has his demons and they can be overwhelming and extremely frightening.
8. Seth has weaknesses and tries to face them.
9. Seth is obviously attracted to Natti, but there seems to be something about her that makes him want to treat her differently than is current clan of ‘groupies.’
10. Seth is growing which makes him an interesting character to read.

If you have been waiting to read Daughter of Isis and Son of Set, maybe this insight into Seth will convince you to give them a try. Seth is a total hottie, check out the Son of Set cover!

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Ten Things I like about Kelsey Ketch’s Natara Stone [Natti]

If you have read Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch, you know that Kelsey puts a lot of thought into her characters. To begin with, the name Natara in Arabic means sacrifice. It also provides a great nickname, Natti, which sounds like the slang word, natty which is an adjective meaning smart and fashionable. For example, she wore a natty jacket and designer jeans.
So who is Natti?
Natti is from London, England where she lived a normal life. She went to school, she had a circle of friends, took tennis lessons at the Sutton Academy, and lived with her father, the world-renowned author Alexander Stone.
Then unexpectedly, Natti and her father moved from London to a small town in the California High Desert. Her new life presented some extraordinary challenges. Here is why I like her.
1. Natti is stunning, but she does not capitalize on that fact.
2. Natti is intelligent, but does not flaunt it.
3. Natti has a great deal of common sense.
4. Natti chooses her friends very carefully, and is very loyal.
5. Natti is nobody’s fool; she knows when someone is trying to take advantage.
6. Natti loves her family and respects her father.
7. Natti misses her home, but tries to adapt to her new world.
8. Natti likes to try new things.
9. Natti can sense that something is not quite right and heeds that feeling.
10. Natti has a great, subtle sense of humor.

If you read Daughter of Isis, what do you like about Natara Stone? If not, maybe you might find something to like if you do.

Kelsey’s Blog:
http://kelseyketch.com/my-novels/descendants-of-isis-series/

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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

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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

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•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

Son of Set Release Day BannerSonSet_CVR_SMLSon of Set (Descendants of Isis #2)
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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***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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