"If you enjoy historical romances or are a fan of Egyptian fiction, you definitely want to read Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh by Katie Hamstead. I found myself unable to put it down because I was so interested in what would happen next. Great all around read and I cannot wait for more from this author."
When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for…
The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya. Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her. When Akhenaten declares Kiya will be the mother of his heir, Nefertiti, furious with jealousy, schemes to destroy Kiya.
Kiya must play the deadly game carefully. She is in a silent battle of wills, and a struggle for who will one day inherit the crown. If she does bear an heir, she knows she will need to fight to protect him, as well as herself, from Nefertiti who is out for blood.
Born and raised in Australia, Katie’s early years of day dreaming in the “bush”, and having her father tell her wild bedtime stories, inspired her passion for writing.
After graduating High School, she became a foreign exchange student where she met a young man who several years later she married. Now she lives in Arizona with her husband, daughter and their dog.
She has a diploma in travel and tourism which helps inspire her writing. She is currently at school studying English and Creative Writing.
Katie loves to out sing her friends and family, play sports and be a good wife and mother. She now works as a Clerk with a lien company in Arizona to help support her family and her schooling. She loves to write, and takes the few spare moments in her day to work on her novels.
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Title: Where the Carnies Are
Author: Kayla Curry
Genre: Paranormal, Fantasy
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Olive is having a very bad day. She caught her boyfriend cheating on
her, she lost her job, and she stumbled into a portal leading to a
secret carnival kingdom which she can’t escape. The good news is she
meets an eccentric, but stunningly handsome knife thrower. The bad news
is she can’t go home for another two months.
The world she lands in is full of sideshow characters, terrifying
amusement rides and her biological parents’ past. She was born a carny,
but raised as a normal human. Magic lives in her blood, but it hasn’t
reached her heart. To find out who she really is, and why carnies are
disappearing, Olive must deceive the king with the help of Alex the
Olive and Alex play a dangerous game with their emotions when they
decide to have a fling during Olive’s stay. They both lead very
different lives and being together would mean one of them giving up the
life they've always known.
Tricks and traps are around every corner in this kingdom. Few can be
trusted and Olive will need all the help she can get to make it through
Title: KIYA: Hope of the Pharaoh
Series: KIYA #1
Author: Katie Hamstead
Genre: Historical, Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Release Date: April 30, 2013
When Naomi’s sisters are snatched up to be taken to be wives of the
erratic Pharaoh, Akhenaten, she knows they won’t survive the palace, so
she offers herself in their place. The fearsome Commander Horemheb sees
her courage, and knows she is exactly what he is looking for…
The Great Queen Nefertiti despises Naomi instantly, and strips her
of her Hebrew lineage, including her name, which is changed to Kiya.
Kiya allies herself with Horemheb, who pushes her to greatness and
encourages her to make the Pharaoh fall in love with her. When Akhenaten
declares Kiya will be the mother of his heir, Nefertiti, furious with
jealousy, schemes to destroy Kiya.
Kiya must play the deadly game carefully. She is in a silent battle
of wills, and a struggle for who will one day inherit the crown. If she
does bear an heir, she knows she will need to fight to protect him, as
well as herself, from Nefertiti who is out for blood.
Title: CASSIA: Know My Name
Series: Cassia Trilogy #1
Author: Juliet Pierce
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia
Age Group: Young Adult
Release Date: May 12, 2014
A powerful class of people were taken captive from the concrete city of
Regenesis. A small remnant survives in captivity in the Balka dungeon.
No one knows they are there. It’s been twenty four years.
In this dystopian saga, sixteen-year-old Cassia is part of that
remnant. Disguised as a boy, she bears the brand of the Balka seal as
proof that she belongs to them.
But her true identity is revealed in the concrete city where she
travels as a prisoner. Here, she discovers secrets and plots that
threaten to overthrow generations of monarchy.
In the midst of her plight, she finds herself torn between two boys,
each from a different world: Gildon, the handsome prince of the Balka
kingdom, and Dolph, a mysterious boy whose eyes can see into her soul.
Title: The Forgotten Ones Series: The Danaan Trilogy #1 Author: Laura Howard Genre: Paranormal, Romance Age Group: New Adult Release Date: November 24, 2013
Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember.
What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his fairy tale about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's sanity.
Title: Clicks Series: The Dolphin Prophecy #1 Author: Amy Evans Genre: Paranormal Age Group: Young Adult Release Date: December 22, 2013
Clicks - When you just know.
Clicks are the sounds the universe makes to tell you what will happen next. Truths you hear in your heart that you can't explain.
For sixteen year old Cami, the clicks won’t stop. They’re telling her to fall in love with the wrong twin, that her family is hiding something, and that Pinhold, her pristine Island home, is in danger. It's hard to trust them when they go against everything she knows.
But then an ocean mystery makes people sick, sinking the best swimmers to the seafloor and, while they're not dead, they're barely alive.
Modern medicine and island legends have no answers for Cami. Can she trust her instincts to find a cure, or will she lose the most important people in her life forever?
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Robin fell in love with Kent, the boy next door, a long time ago. Once their romance is rekindled, getting married and starting a family seems like the obvious next step. But fate throws a wrench in that plan. Now Robin is tempted to walk away from their relationship rather than settle for anything less than perfect with the man she loves.
Bailey is certainly not the boy next door, yet Shayna fell for his well-played act. But real love only exists in the movies. When a chance encounter binds them together, Shayna finds herself relying on Bailey more than she could ever have expected. And while their resources are slim and their circumstances are far from perfect, she and Bailey slowly discover that they do have something special to give….
When things don’t go exactly as planned, it’s hard not to PANIC.
Ryan Ringbloom lives for anything Romance. The passion, love, angst,
awkwardness… she loves all of it. When Ryan needs a break from reality
she sneaks off to read a romantic story or write one of her own.
Drinking coffee, reading Tweets and hugs from her five year old are the
best part of her day.