Tuesday, February 20, 2024

Sneak Peek.. Daughter of Isis by Kelsey Ketch

 Today, I'm changing  things up a bit and offering a sneak peek instead of a review. Oh, I am reviewing this one...it does sound interesting...but I need a couple more days to get through it. So, enjoy the excerpt below until I catch up!

Daughter of Isis

Descendants of Isis #1
by Kelsey Ketch
YA Fantasy
300 pages

“You can’t keep resisting my irresistibleness, Natara Stone.”

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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“Natti, you need to relax,” Seth finally said.

“‘Relax’? Are you mental? My best friend was drugged.”

Seth stood up from the long, ratty sofa, peeled apart her hands, and took them into his. “You

don’t know that for sure.” He brushed his thumbs over her skin in soft, smooth strokes.

“Let the doctors worry about it.”

The soft tingling of his touch coursed lightly through her muscles and released their tension.

Slowly, layer upon layer, her fear and stress eased until she felt nothing at all. Her mind and

body were calm. She looked up at Seth’s eyes, drawn to their warmth and comfort.

“Okay . . .” Natti spoke, almost breathless. “How do you do that?”

“Do what?” Seth’s voice was seductive as he leaned his forehead against hers. His scent of

spice cologne, myrrh, and sandalwood consumed her senses.

“This,” she pressed. “The sensations of your touch. I’ve been feeling it all night and even

before. Ever since we met. And don’t try to lie. I know you’re doing it, but how?”

Seth smirked, his eyes fixating on her hands. “It’s nothing.”

Natti couldn’t help but smile as more of the tingling sensation slipped under her skin.

“Oh, this is definitely something. What is it?”

His beautiful full lips tempted her to lean in and kiss him. “You wouldn’t believe me if I told you.”

“I might, if you give me the chance.”

Silence fell between them while Seth thought over his answer. He massaged her hands with his

thumbs and fingers. The pressure and the release of each movement gently pulled her thoughts

to the feel of his smooth skin. “Touch is a magical thing,” he explained. “It can comfort.” He

raised his hand and stroked her cheek, gently. “It can entice.” His thumb moved along

her jaw and applied pressure as it traveled down her neck, causing her to shiver with delight. “

And it can hurt. Whatever the intensions, it brings two people together. It creates a certain


Though there was no heaviness of a lie, Natti chuckled at his response. “You’re right. I

don’t believe you. Touch is just a sense. A tool the human body uses.”

“Yes, and it’s a powerful tool when used the right way.” His honey-sweet voice teased,

tempting her. “Now come sit with me and relax. Wanda will be all right.”

***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

And here she is...

Kelsey Ketch is a young-adult/new-adult author, who works as a Wildlife Biologist and Data Analyst. During her free time, she can often be found working on her latest work in progress. She also enjoys history, mythology, traveling, and reading.

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

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