Spotlight: Kima by A.H. Amin


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By A.H. Amin
Release Day: December 16, 2016
Summary:

Christmas Eve 1928 gave birth to a yearly phenomenon in South Africa. A herd of false killer whales were found beached upon the shore. It has also given birth to the story of two young children who meet an old woman named Kima. Kima somehow knows why this has happened, but that’s not all she knows. The children, Alex and Alice, realize that there is more to this woman that what meets the eye, and ear. She will reveal to them a tale, a mysterious story she claims was passed on to her by a mythical Black Seagull.

Derived from both historic tales and figures, Kima is a fictional character portrayed in a way that makes her become real.

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was born in Iraq, and he had lived most of his life in Kuwait. He studied dentistry in Emirates in his first years and then he continued in Egypt.

He had first came across to his talent when he had met a group of students in Emirates who were discussing the making of a movie. After seeing how his ideas had impressed them, he started to take a little intrest in literature.
He started finally after he came up with the idea of a new fiction thriller book, Psychs, which was his first published book, after he received good criticism about his new idea.

At present he continues to write the Psychs’ series and planning for the next one.

 

Descendants of Isis Personality Quiz + Giveaway


This is a fun personality quiz I put together based on my novel series, Descendants of Isis. Be sure to leave your answer in the comments below and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway at the end of the quiz. I’m giving away 6 signed Descendants of Isis bookmarks and postcards (INT). It’s easy and it’s fun! 🙂

  1. Choose your favorite color from the list.
    1. Red
    2. Black
    3. Blue
    4. Green
    5. Pink
  2. Pick a food item you most likely eat.
    1. Steak, mushroom, and ale pie
    2. Anything is good.
    3. Tex-mex
    4. Corn dogs
    5. Salad
  3. What interests you most?
    1. Tennis
    2. Flirting with the opposite sex
    3. Reading
    4. Gaming
    5. Cheerleading
  4. What word best describes your personality?
    1. Stubborn
    2. Charming
    3. Hardworking
    4. Loyal
    5. Subservient
  5. What drink would you like to have with your order?
    1. Tea
    2. Coffee
    3. Water
    4. Soda
    5. Diet soda
  6. If you could live in any one of these cities, which would it be?
    1. London, England
    2. Luxor, Egypt
    3. San Francisco, California
    4. Los Angeles, California
    5. Paris, France
  7. How do you describe your fashion style?
    1. Sporty
    2. Designer
    3. Casual
    4. T-shirt and jeans
    5. Bold
  8. How would you describe your love life?
    1. Honest
    2. Passionate
    3. Disappointing
    4. Complicated
    5. Misleading
  9. Which Egyptian god/dess do you relate to most?
    1. Isis, goddess of magic
    2. Osiris, god of death and rebirth
    3. Nephthys, goddess of protection
    4. Anubis, god of cemeteries
    5. Hathor, goddess of love

Answers:

If you got…

Mostly A’s: You are most like Natara. You embrace life. Being healthy is important to you. You eat well and exercise, but you also don’t lose sight of what is truly meaningful in your life. You have the gift of seeing people for who they really are, and you accept them for it, no matter your differences. You also value honesty and trust in all your relationships.

Mostly B’s: You are most like Seth. You are extraordinarily confident. You have the looks and charm to win everyone over. Unfortunately, you feel there’s still something or someone keeping you from your greatest potential. You seek more from life. A destiny that will give you purpose. Look deep into your heart to find it.

Mostly C’s: You are most like Alison. You hide behind your work in the hopes that it’ll speak for itself. You tend to be a little too serious, making it harder to connect with others or even make friends. Yet behind the mask, you are still a sensitive individual with an uncanny ability to see things that others let go unnoticed. Your perception will serve you well.

Mostly D’s: You are most like Kevin. You are the classic small town American. You’re all about hanging with your friends, and visiting all the usual haunts you’ve known since you were five. You have a pure American palate, loving hotdogs and hamburgers; as well as enjoy American pass times such as American football and baseball.

Mostly E’s: You are most like Mandy. You have a presence that makes itself known the moment you step into the room. You are attractive, confident, and know exactly what you want in life. And you often wish to please others, some of whom might not have your best intentions in mind. When setbacks and bad choices lead you a stray, cling onto the hope that something better will be waiting on the other side.

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The New Adult Scavenger Hunt TEAMS!!


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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:

TEAM RED

TEAM BLUE

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!

Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Announcement!!! #YASH


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Hello Everyone!

I’m so happy to introduce to you the Spring 2015 YA Scavenger Hunt Authors!

We have eight outstanding teams this season. I am going to be a part of #TEAMPINK! The Scavenger Hunt runs from April 2nd through April 5th beginning and ending at noon Pacific time on those days.

If you’ve never been a part of the hunt before you should give it a try. It runs like a giant blog hop, introducing you to new YA authors and books along the way. There are tons of prizes including a grand prize for each team. If you win one of the grand prizes you will get a book from each author on that team! For more information and to make sure you get hunt updates, sign up for news on the #YASH website.

Not only will I be hiding an exclusive bonus scene of SON OF SET, I’ll be giving away 5 e-copies of DAUGHTER OF ISIS and SON OF SET in a separate giveaway as well. You don’t want to miss out on this fabulous and fun event, but play fast because the hunt is only live for three days.

And now, here are the teams!

Blue Team 1

Pink Team

Team Gold (2)

Team Purple 1

Team Green

Team Red 1

Team Teal (2)

Team Orange

 I hope you are all as excited as I am!

THE HUNT BEGINS 4/2/15!

Nominate Daughter of Isis and Son of Set!!


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Nominations are now open for the Year End Book Nominations at Plain Talk Book Marketing!! There are nine categories: favorite book, favorite author, favorite character, favorite baddie, favorite book boyfriend, favorite book BFF, favorite book couple, favorite heroine, and favorite hero.

I know each of you has a favorite for each of these, but I would be greatly honored if you nominated Daughter of Isis and/or Son of Set for one or more of these categories. Here’s 5 reasons why from reader reviews:

DaughterIsis_CVR_LRG“Kelsey Ketch’s debut novel will keep you reading from start to finish…The way Kelsey explains the myths and legends from Egypt makes it easy for the reader to understand and follow the story without needing Google to come to the rescue. The story is paced almost perfectly, while some moments felt a bit slow for my taste, I was never bored. The last part of the book specially keeps you on your toes. ” ~ Cynthia’s review for Daughter of Isis, Goodreads

SonSet_CVR_SML“Seth’s character has really grown on me by about a third of the way into this book. In the first book I didn’t like him and was just beginning to warm up to him. Now I can relate to him much better. He still has a few traits that are less than wanted but with his upbringing it is fully understandable. We get a good view more into his story in this book which was very appreciated. Not to mention he amuses me with his idea of “real food.” Quote:
‘I’m not eating all this healthy junk twenty-four-seven. I need real food too. Chips, soda, jerky…'” ~ Jamie’s review for Son of Set, Goodreads

DaughterIsis_CVR_LRG“As Natti is slowly pulled into Seth’s world, my heart was racing with anticipation of was going to happen to them. Little does Natti know that this boy has the potential to be her undoing or her savor. Seth is of the order of the Sons of Set whose enemy that they strive to eradicate is the Daughters of Isis. So what happens when their worlds collide?” ~ Candy’s review for Daughter of Isis, Goodreads

SonSet_CVR_SML“The fluidity that was displayed in this novel was perfect. I have a really visual imagination and there’s at some points that I forgot that I was reading.

The sexual/romantic tension between Natti and Seth was super intense. I haven’t read about this much sexual/romantic tension since Jennifer Armentrout’s “Obsidian”. If you’re like me and enjoy some (sometimes not so friendly) banter between the two mains, prepare yourself for some hilarious dialogue. Seth and Natti’s characters developed so much throughout this novel and it was such a natural, smooth maturity. Nothing seemed out of place and you really connect to the two.

I loved seeing the different sides of the story. I found that’s what really pulled it together to give you a full understanding of the world that Kelsey created.” ~ Brittany Piazza’s review for Son of Set, Goodreads

SonSet_CVR_SMLSon of Set was a breathtaking, addicting sequel! I adored Kelsey Ketch’s first novel, Daughter of Isis, and I am extremely excited to report that I loved the second book just as much!

The characters are so likable and unique! In the beginning, Natti is shocked and scared after the terrible events in Daughter of Isis. However, she still keeps going and plans to side with the Daughters of Isis against the Sons. I admired her fierceness and determination.

I liked Seth a lot more in this novel. After a lifetime of being taught horrible ideas and lifestyles from his father, Seth is finally realizing how to be a better person. He and Natti made a delightful couple! Also, we make a startling revelation about Seth’s mother that I didn’t see coming!” ~ Emily Anne’s review of Son of Set, Goodreads

To view more wonderful reviews, read a sample of Son of Set, and enter a Goodreads Giveaway of Son of Set, you can find them here:

Daughter of Isis | Son of Set

So what are you waiting for? Tell us what great books have you read this year and nominate your favorite book, characters or author for our year end poll. There will even be a giveaway you could win just in time for the holidays. Nominations close on November 15, 2014 and voting begins on November 20, 2014.

Year End Book Nominations

YA Scavenger Hunt!!


Hello Everyone!

It’s that time again. We have less than two weeks until the YA Scavenger Hunt begins. I hope you reserved plenty of time for this one because there isn’t just one team or two or even three. This time we have 6, that’s right, I said 6 YASH teams which means more prizes, news, and fun for all you readers out there! So let’s get started!

TEAM RED INCLUDES:

 

TEAM GOLD INCLUDES:

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TEAM GREEN INCLUDES:

 

TEAM ORANGE INCLUDES:

 

TEAM INDIE INCLUDES:

 

TEAM BLUE INCLUDES:

 

There are so many books here I don’t even know where I would begin. I hope you all are as excited as I am! The YA Scavenger Hunt begins at noon pacific time on Thursday, October 2nd and runs through Sunday, October 5th. That means to get through the entire hunt you’ll need to go through 1.5 teams per day!

Leave a comment below to tell me which team you are the most interested in checking out!

Promo: Kindle Countdown for Glamour by Andrea Janes


The Kindle Countdown for Glamour by Andrea Janes has begun!!

The rush is on! The price of Glamour has been reduced to $0.99, but as the week progresses, the price will increase $1 every 38 hours until May 31; when it returns to its normal Amazon price of $4.99. So grab your copy TODAY!

Glamour
by Andrea Janes
Release Date: March 18th, 2014

Summary from Goodreads:

Stealing the life she’s always wanted is as easy as casting a spell.

Townie. That’s what eighteen-year-old Christina Sundy is. All year round she lives in a one-stoplight town on Cape Cod, and when summer comes, she spends her days scooping ice cream for the rich tourists she hates. So when one of them takes a job in the ice cream shop alongside her, she’s pissed. Why does a blonde and perky Harvard-bound rich girl like Reese Manning want to scoop ice cream anyway?

Something else weird is happening to Christina: tiny blue sparks seem to be shooting off her fingers. It isn’t long before she realizes the truth about herself — she’s actually a powerful hereditary witch. But her newfound powers are too intense for her to handle and, in a moment of rage, she accidentally zaps Reese into another dimension.

So that no one will notice that the rich girl has disappeared, Christina casts a disguising spell, or “glamour,” and lives Reese’s life while she tries to find a retrieval spell. But as the retrieval spell proves harder than anticipated, and as she goes about living Reese’s life without anyone on the outside noticing the switch, Christina realizes that there’s nothing to stop her from making the glamour permanent… except, of course, her fellow witches, a 16th century demon, and, just maybe, her own conscience.

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