BLOG TOUR – Kiya: Mother of a King

Today I’m pleased to share the second book in Katie Hamstead’s “KIYA” trilogy.

Title: Kiya: Mother of a King

Author: Katie Hamstead

Genre: Historical Romance

Release Date: October 25th 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.

Book 1, Kiya: Hope of the Pharaoh is available now-


Several of the soldiers seemed to have their interest piqued by the knowledge of the gathering being a wedding celebration, and I saw lust glimmer in their eyes as they advanced on Malachi.

All his brothers rushed forward, and so did Samuel and my brothers-in-law, to protect the sanctity of the marriage chambers. A tussle started, and I felt frightened for my family as the soldiers drew their swords.

“Enough!” a loud voice bellowed from the doorway.

All eyes turned to see Horemheb standing there, looking more terrifying than I had ever seen him. I couldn’t help gasping at the sight of him, which drew Malachi’s eyes to me, but he didn’t dare move.

Horemheb looked so much stronger, more powerful, and just as strikingly handsome, with his strong set jaw and dark, stern eyes that stared directly at Malachi.

“Get out, you swine!” he hollered at the soldiers. They all rushed for the door. Once every last one was out, he gave Malachi another stern look before he slammed the door shut.

“He’s back,” I said softly to myself, in shock.






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1 Comment

  1. katieteller katieteller
    October 24, 2013    

    Thanks Lisa!

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