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Want a sneak peek into what’s to come in the final Descendants of Isis novel? Check out this post at Liberty Falls Down. :)
Originally posted on Liberty Falls Down:
This week Kelsey Ketch is sharing her 5 things with us. She is the author of the fabulous Descendants of Isis series (links included in her post!) and blogs over at Ketch’s Book Nook. She’s also one of the nicest people on the internet, so go check her out!
5 Things to Expect in Name of Ra by Kelsey Ketch
Thanks, Liberty, for inviting me to take part in this guest post! :)
Nearly two years after Daughter of Isis first released, the conclusion of the Descendants of Isis series is quickly approaching. Up until now, high school students Seth O’Keefe and Natara Stone have discovered an ancient riddle, escaped a murderous cult, made a run for the California High Desert, and found a prophecy in an underground tomb hidden in Death Valley. Now it comes down to finding Ra’s secret name before the Sons of Set. But it’s…
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Name of Ra (Descendants of Isis #3)
by Kelsey Ketch
Release Date: 11/02/15
Summary from Goodreads:
“Set has risen.”
After being on the run from a psychotic cult for a week, Natara “Natti” Stone has finally come to realize she and Seth are the only two people standing between the Sons of Set and the secret name of Ra. Holding a part of the key that unlocks Ra’s power, they relocate to a more isolated location in the California mountains. While laying low, Natti becomes even more determined to understand her mother’s bloodline and her blessing from the goddess, Isis. But when she starts seeing the truth behind her destiny, she begins to doubt her role in the events that are about to unfold.
Then the unthinkable happens . . .
All Seth O’Keefe wanted was to get Natti as far away from his father and the Sons of Set as possible. Unfortunately, after hearing of Natti’s destiny from Isis’s own lips, he realizes they have bigger issues to worry about. Especially when one stupid slip up leads the god of chaos himself straight to their doorstep. Now Natti is the god’s prisoner, and Set holds the key to unlocking the location of the secret name of Ra. Can Seth save Natti from her own destiny and thwart the demented god’s rise to power?
*Note: Content for Upper YA*
Books in this series:
(covers linked to Goodreads)
About the Author
During 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.Daughter of Isis is her debut novel.
For more information, please visit her site at kelseyketch.com.
Malia returns home the hero of a war she can’t remember. The valley burning under the Maddion’s invasion, the fate of her late husband, the way she resolved the long-time distrust between the Taakwa people and the wolfish, winged Jegudun creatures–all of it has been erased from her memory. Malia hopes to resume training as her village’s next clan mother, but when the symbiotic magic that she and the Jeguduns used to repair the valley’s protective barrier starts to consume more and more of her mind, she’s faced with the threat of losing herself completely.
A powerful being known as “the changer” might hold the solution to her vanishing memories. But the Maddion’s new leader, Muvumo, also seeks the changer, hoping the being will cure them of the mysterious illness killing off his people. Meanwhile, Muvumo’s bride hopes the changer can bring about a new era, one in which she and the other Maddion women no longer need to hold onto their greatest secret.
Fractured Days will be available in trade paperback and ebook via Amazon.com, Barnesandnoble.com, Kobo.com, WorldWeaverPress.com, and other online retailers, and for wholesale through Ingram. You can also find Fractured Days on Goodreads.
***Praise for Shards of History***
“One of the most beautifully written novels I have ever read. Suspenseful, entrapping, and simply … well, let’s just say that Shards of History reminds us of why we love books in the first place. 5 out of 5 stars!” — Good Choice Reading
“A must for any fantasy reader.” — Plasma Frequency
“A passionate tale that will engage both young adults and more weathered fantasy readers.” — NewMyths.com
Rebecca Roland is the author of the Shards of History series, The Necromancer’s Inheritance series, and The King of Ash and Bones, and Other Stories. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Nature, Fantastic Stories of the Imagination, Stupefying Stories, Plasma Frequency, and Every Day Fiction, and she is a graduate of the Odyssey Writing Workshop. You can find out more about her and her work at rebeccaroland.net, her blog Spice of Life, or follow her on Twitter @rebecca_roland.
Hello Everyone! Hope you are excited as I am, because we have less than two weeks until the first ever New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins!
Here are the NewASH teams:
I hope you all are as excited as I am! The New Adult Scavenger Hunt begins at Noon Eastern Time on Thursday, April 23rd and runs through Sunday, April 26th.
Leave a comment below to tell me which team you are the most interested in checking out!
Welcome to YA Scavenger Hunt! This bi-annual event was first organized by author Colleen Houck as a way to give readers a chance to gain access to exclusive bonus material from their favorite authors…and a chance to win some awesome prizes! At this hunt, you not only get access to exclusive content from each author, you also get a clue for the hunt. Add up the clues, and you can enter for our prize–one lucky winner will receive one signed book from each author on the hunt in my team! But play fast: this contest (and all the exclusive bonus material) will only be online for 72 hours!
Go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page to find out all about the hunt. There are EIGHT contests going on simultaneously, and you can enter one or all! I am a part of the TEAM PINK–but there is also a red team, a gold team, an orange team, a teal team, a purple team, a green team, and a blue team for a chance to win a whole different set of signed books!
If you’d like to find out more about the hunt, see links to all the authors participating, and see the full list of prizes up for grabs, go to the YA Scavenger Hunt page.
***THE SCAVENGER HUNT***
Directions: Below, you’ll notice that I’ve listed my favorite number. Collect the favorite numbers of all the authors on the indie team, and then add them up (don’t worry, you can use a calculator!).
Entry Form: Once you’ve added up all the numbers, make sure you fill out the form here to officially qualify for the grand prize. Only entries that have the correct number will qualify.
Rules: Open internationally, anyone below the age of 18 should have a parent or guardian’s permission to enter. To be eligible for the grand prize, you must submit the completed entry form by April 5th, at noon Pacific Time. Entries sent without the correct number or without contact information will not be considered.
LET THE HUNT BEGIN!
***MEET ELIZA TILTON, AUTHOR OF WICKED PATH***
Today, I am hosting Eliza Tilton on my website for the YA Scavenger Hunt! Eliza graduated from Dowling College with a BS in Visual Communications. When she’s not arguing with excel at her day job, or playing Dragon Age 2, again, she’s writing.
Her YA stories hold a bit of the fantastical and there’s always a hot romance. Her YA Fantasy series, The Daath Chronicles, is published by Curiosity Quills Press.
Three months have passed since Avikar defeated the Reptilian Prince, and he still can’t remember his battle with Lucino. On the hunt for answers, he returns to the scene of the fight and discovers a strange connection between his family’s dagger and the mysterious kingdom of Daath, and it seems only his distant father can reveal the truth behind it all.
Before Avikar can travel back home, Lucy assaults him in the market and forces him to flee to Nod Mountains—a place few dare to enter, and even less return from. With Raven and her childhood friend by his side, they must survive the treacherous journey through the pass with a vengeful Lucy hunting them. If they don’t, they’ll never see home again.
Jeslyn’s new life in Luna Harbor is the perfect remedy for her confused and broken heart. But when a group of mercenaries kidnap her beloved Grandfather, interrupting her daily routine as his jewelry apprentice, she’s forced to join forces with the one person from her past she tried to forget.
And his assistance comes with a price.
Author’s note: This bonus content is the first chapter of an upcoming Daath novella that takes place after Wicked Path. Fans of the series will be curious to see what happens when you put a villain and a broken warrior together on a deadly quest.
Talk of war reached Lakewood before the first snow hit. Order after order for weapons rolled in as the soldiers made camp outside our borders. There hadn’t been a battle of this size in centuries. The blade hissed as I dumped it into the basin. I’d been working since the suns rose the day before. My mind and body moved on instinct. After this last batch was completed, I could rest. My father had left soon after sundown, but not me. Work kept me busy, and staying busy kept my mind off of her.
Sweat dripped off my forehead. The forge heat flaming my face and making me thirst. With the last sword cooling, I could close shop. I stretched, flexing out the muscles in my arms. When Avikar returned home, I’d put him in a chokehold he’d never be able to break free from.
I left through the backdoor, and locked it closed. When I turned around, a girl dressed in tight black breeches and a matching cloak leaned against the shop’s outside wall.
“I don’t think we’ve ever been formally introduced,” she said.
With clouds from the early rain blocking the moon, and her black hood up, I couldn’t see her face.
“Do I know you?”
“You should.” She stepped forward and let her hood fall to her shoulders
I grabbed my sword from my back. I’d never forget that face.
“Oh, you’re not still mad about that silly kidnapping are you?” Lucy grinned.
Lucino’s sister, a girl who we should’ve killed long ago. She had a wicked smile with full red lips that contrasted against her alabaster skin. Her long black hair blew with the midnight breeze, matching the darkness of her heart.
“Put your sword down, Derrick,” she said in a singsong voice.
Her brow twitched. Her grin vanished.
“Your voice won’t work on me.” I charged forward and pushed my blade tip against her rib cage. “No magic will ever put me to sleep again.”
After our battle in Daath, I had blood crystals tattooed into my skin. The magical stones kept me immune from any of these creatures’ abilities.
If she was confused as to why her songspell had no affect, she didn’t show it.
“I’ve come in peace. No reason to be angry.” With the tip of her fingers, she pushed the blade away from her chest. “I have a proposition for you. One that includes your dear Jeslyn.”
Jeslyn . . . she’d left over three months ago to stay with her grandfather in Luna Harbor. She wouldn’t admit she left because of me, but I knew the truth. She had refused my proposal. After Avikar and I risked our lives to save her, she said no, and I still didn’t understand why.
“Talk and talk quickly.” I stepped back, but kept the blade in between us.
Lucy straightened. “That’s better . . . see . . . I have a bit of a problem. My brother is missing and I have a feeling he’s with your precious sweetheart.”
I gripped the blade tighter, controlling the river of anger flowing through me. Jeslyn and Lucino’s name should never be said together. “Lucino’s dead.”
Lucy laughed. “Did you really think you killed the Reptilian Prince? Silly boy.” She laughed again while her words sunk in.
Lucino’s not dead. How? “Even if he is alive, why would you think he’s with Jeslyn?”
“Because Jeslyn’s not in Luna Harbor anymore.”
“Goodbye, Lucy.” I pushed her aside, done with the conversation. If I didn’t leave now, my sword would land in her heart.
“That’s it? Aren’t you worried?”
“Jeslyn can take care of herself.”
Lucy laughed again, and I left her by the shop. I didn’t trust Lucy, and Jeslyn wasn’t my problem, not anymore.
Awesome!! I’m adding to my TBR, now. How about you? And don’t forget to enter the contest for a chance to win a ton of signed books by me, Eliza Tilton, and more!
To enter, you need to know that my favorite number is 12 .
Add up all the favorite numbers of the authors on Team Pink and you’ll have the secret code to enter for the grand prize!
Also, along with the Scavenger Hunt, I’m hold a BONUS GIVEAWAY of 5 e-copies of Daughter of Isis and Son of Set (INT). Enter here -> a Rafflecopter giveaway
***CONTINUE THE HUNT***
To keep going on your quest for the hunt, you need to check out the next author, Erica Crouch!
Welcome to the Fool for Books Giveaway Hop, hosted by I Am a Reader, Not a Writer! For the hop, one lucky winner will have the chance to get:
Here are the Rules:
- You must be 13 years or older to participate. Giveaway is open internationally.
- Fill in your name and email in the form below (one entry per person, please – duplicates will be deleted).
- The Fool for Books Giveaway will close at 12:01 AM, April 8th.
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This Giveaway is now Closed. :)